I think we should declare a nation “Park and Walk” day. Park your car as far away from your office as you can manage and walk to work the rest of the way. The exercise will do you good. I chose to park my car several block further away last month from where I had been parking for the past 3 years, on the corner of Salina and Onondaga. There were a few reasons for this. One, I got tired of driving through trenches, pot holes would be preferable as Murbro must be the worst parking company on the planet, two, I got really annoyed walking past caustic kids who have nothing better to do than harass you for no good reason, why they seem to hang out around that area, i dont’ know, and three, well until the department of traffic finishes spending our money on more studies that will invariably find what we already know, that we need more two way streets, more 2 hour parking spots and better paved roads.
So now I park just across from the Everson Museum on Townsend Street, and the best part is that I get to view an amazing work of architecture, first rate world class, right here in Syracuse, every morning and afternoon. The plaza is particularly relaxing to walk past and no body harasses you.
As a matter of fact, what I’ve noticed is very odd, people actually say Good Morning, or Hi how are you, or some nice pleasantry when walking past that plaza. I believe it is a case of architecture makes the mood. On Salina street, you want to spit. On the Plaza at Everson Museum on the other hand, you just are, no wants… it’s just pleasant.