Let's Walk

Go Human with your own two feet! Walking is one of the easiest ways to get active and stay fit. It's free, reduces stress, prevents disease, and can connect you to your community in a whole new way.

Walk Safely: Tips on the Go

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Cross at the corner and use crosswalks when available.

 

Wait for the walk signal before crossing. For Walk signals with countdowns, don't enter the crosswalk if the hand is flashing or solid red.

 

Even if you have the right of way, look both ways. Make eye contact to be sure drivers see you. Don't assume drivers will stop.

 

Wear something bright or reflective when its dark. Cross the street in a well lit area if possible.

 

If you have young children, teach and reinforce safe walking.

 

On trails/paths used by bicyclists, look behind you before making sudden turns.

 

When wearing earphones, keep volume low enough to still be able to hear traffic or indications of danger, or wear just one earpeice.

 

When hiking, always let someone know your route, destination and expected return time.

 

Stand clear of hedges, buses, parked cars, or other objects that could make it difficult for drivers to see you.

 

At mid block crossings, even if one car stops at a crosswalk, do not assume other motorists can see you and will stop for you.

The Perks of Walking

 

Want to know the secret to a happy life? Walking can reduce depresion and anxiety.

 

Walking 30 minutes a day can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

 

Walking briskly can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running.

 

On average, a 20-minute walk can burn 100 calories! Where will you walk instead of drive?

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