Sackville Public Transportation
Sackville Public Transportation was a walking performance that took place in Sackville, New Brunswick, in the summer of 2007. Based on the often-expressed thought that public transportation can be alienating (since people traveling together rarely make eye contact or communicate) I wondered. . . what about when you live somewhere without any public transportation systems? Couldn’t walking home alone every day also be alienating?
The walking system was modeled after a city bus system:
- Marked stops with posted schedules were installed along the walking routes
- Volunteer walk leaders (like bus drivers) would walk to routes according to the schedules
- The volunteer walkers would pick up anyone waiting at the stops, walking with them along the route until the “passenger” wished to leave
- Pamphlets with the route details and schedules were available around town
- The walk routes covered high-traffic areas of town