Stuck in First Gear
Nine years ago I started the three year Philadelphia Project and besides my observations about change and gentrification there's something else that I finding strange. People are walking so much sloooower today! I'm 50 and don't walk as fast as I did nine years ago but it feels like I'm running around the sidewalks compared to people who are half my age. Some of these sidewalk slugs aren't even on their phone and I can only imagine how long it must take them to walk a mile in the city. To tell you the truth it's throwing my timing off a bit. I also noticed this phenomenon the last time I went up to New York City. If you showed a video of 5th ave in 2019 next to one taken in 1990 it must look like someone pressed fast forward on the 1990 one.