Lost? Get Directions from a Cyclist or Driver

Via Slashdot:

… or maybe a pedestrian (if you’re not going too far). But not an auto passenger or transit rider.

An article posted in “Urban Planning” (PDF) suggests that the accuracy of your mental map of an area is related to how actively you engage in wayfinding. So if you’re a passenger and not behind the wheel (or handlebars) you don’t have quite the same grasp.

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