Derk van der Laan, a Dutch beat reporter, discovered that ordinary walking gets little attention.
Van der Laan: "People often sit still. Their mind does not signal them to move. They choose to get around by motorized vehicles. And should they go on foot, they do not get enough space."
Derk: "This happens in many countries. I am a specialist in urban planning, traffic and transportation. I write clear, vivid stories. Or short articles. I bike and walk a lot. 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".