Living On Earth did a segment about the Reactionary Pedestrian. He tried to walk the 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine, and wound up walking 3,000 miles just to get to Georgia. He attempts to walk across the Huey Long Bridge, but is stopped by a Louisiana State Police officer, who told him there is no bridge across the Mississippi in Louisiana that allows pedestrian traffic. He winds up having to take a bus.
He also mentions that on Valentine’s evening, a long row of SUVs could be seen driving down the beach. But he was the only one walking.
He raises a lot of good points.