Originally Posted by Radio_tec
Travel by foot, horse and boat account for all transportation and it is slow. Traveling 15 miles takes 5 hours...
I will agree that the current average walking speed is around 3 mph, but without dependable vehicles it will go back up to ~4.
And for those that push the envelope, 6 mph isn't out of the question. Roman soldiers managed it daily, going 30 miles in 5 hours then building the evening's fortificaitons.
I voted for the depression, only because Americans in general won't change their habits quickly enough. Some of us will, but...