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[posted July 7, 2006]
Why walk Melbourne’s tram network?
Well, as my profile says, I was bored with my usual walking circuits and itching to explore more of this fabulous city. It’s so easy to get stuck in a routine: work, home, usual shopping/entertainment areas and rarely venturing from these oft-travelled routes.
I know people who drive to popular walking venues – namely Albert Park Lake and The Tan around the Royal Botanic Gardens – but that sort of defeats the purpose. And as for treadmills … urgh! Unless it’s being used as a warm-up for further exercise at the gym, a treadmill can feel like the road to nowhere. But when you go for a walk you can look back at the distance covered and feel a great sense of accomplishment.
Walking is not just about exercise, it’s also about getting out in the fresh air to discover new sights and sounds (and occasionally smells).