Over the past couple of weeks while going on trips to different cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, and my home town Richmond I have had to use plenty of public trasportation. However in every city the same thing was turning up, all of the buses and subways were crowded, smelly, and uncomfortable. Although this way of transportation is positive, I think walking and utilizing sidewalks is something that would improve social capital, and help our countries overall health. It seems that the effect of the people on the buses and subways compared to the people walking along the sidewalks is completely different. Cramming people into tiny unsafe buses, only causes for more irritation and aggravation. Sidewalks are the way to go! Along with improving social capital, using more sidewalks reduces pollution in these big cities and practically could eliminate crowding of other vehicles. We all know that when people get places faster it makes them happier.