Pride of the stride
KEEN walker John Howard will lead the Walk to Work charge this morning, but since he's in Perth he can't stride off to his office or he would still be walking this time next year. For security reasons, his advisers were fairly coy on where the Prime Minister will be walking, but since he is an ambassador of the program he is reasonably certain to put in a kilometre or two. (Kim Beazley's movements, by way of contrast, were fairly opaque yesterday, with no word from his advisers on whether he would be walking anywhere.) The brainchild of the Pedestrian Council of Australia, today's nationwide stride-out is the ninth WTW day and the organisers are quick to point out that participants don't have to walk to work, they can walk for a half-hour at lunchtime, or get off public transport early and walk the rest of the way, or park a kilometre or two before the office and enjoy the remaining journey on foot.