Derk van der Laan, a Dutch expert and reporter, discovered that just walking deserves more attention.
Derk: "People often sit still. Their mind does not signal them to move. They get around by motorized vehicles. And should they go on foot, they do not get enough space."
He says: "This happens in many countries. I am a specialist in urban planning, traffic and transportation. I love to write clear, vivid stories. Or short articles. I live in Amsterdam, but you can meet me all over the Netherlands. Or travelling through Europe. I am comfortable with the sounds and smells of life in India and the United States". COVID-19 brought trends pointing in two different directions. People walk more and are more aware about the goodies of walking. Also a lot of people take less exercise, for various reasons.