Bicycling/walking part of "slow", enjoyable lifestyle

Once section of a Columbia Daily Tribune on the "Slow Food" movement focuses on PedNet's Ian Thomas and his bicycle/pedestrian oriented lifestyle:
[Ian] Thomas, a 43-year-old Briton who has lived in Columbia for more than five years, administers a local grant for a national project called Active Living by Design, which strives to improve health and health care across America. Thomas is responsible for activities like organizing groups of children to walk to school and encouraging them to stay fit. The Walking School Bus will begin April 18, and it will bring groups of families together, with adults taking turns walking to school with the children.