What’s right under our nose

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When biking — or, particularly, driving — about our daily lives, we pass through many spaces that are meant only to be passed through on the way to someplace else. Stopping to watch for a while is often enlightening. The video below was taken by a volunteer bike counter at the intersection of a busy highway and a bike trail during the evening commute. The person stopped and was seeing the space as a place rather than a corridor, and the resulting view is both fascinating and terrifying.

There are countless spaces like this in the US, and not just busy streets — what would we find if we stopped to observe them more often? And what would we do differently?

Video below the jump:


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