Matt Green, a former civil engineer from Virginia, has taken on an unusual task: to walk every street in New York City. Walking every street in every NYC borough – every public street, bridge (that allows pedestrians), greenway path, and pedestrian path in a park or cemetery – should take an estimated two years of full-time walking to complete. According to his own estimates, the whole route will be about 8,000 miles once completed.
To learn more details about the trek, check out Matt Green’s blog at imjustwalkin.com – here you can see pictures and entries from his everyday encounters in New York City since December 31st, 2011, when he began. You can also give a small donation in order to help him to keep walking full-time – or not, in which case he welcomes you to email him and tell him to “get a job, bozo.”
Although he undertook a similar feat back in 2010 when he walked across the U.S. – the idea of this new route is that “instead of seeing a million places for just a minute each,” he will “spend a million minutes exploring just one place.” Despite this, he makes clear that he will not become an expert on the city:
“At its core, my walk is an oxymoron: an exhaustive journey through an inexhaustible city.”
Map of progress so far via I’m Just Walkin’