Walking Tips

Improve your walking experience

  • Wear a good pair of shoes
  • Wear brightly colored clothes so you are visible
  • Always make sure you are visible to oncoming traffic
  • Stay hydrated
  • Stretch before your walk

Finding time to walk

Brief walks can have benefits too!

  • Take a walk on your lunch break
  • Walk in place when watching TV
  • Park further away and walk to your destination
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator

Walking Safety Tips

  • Whenever possible, cross the street at a designated crosswalk or intersection.
  • It’s safest to walk on a sidewalk, but if none is available, walk on the shoulder and face the traffic.
  • Always look left, right and left again before crossing a street, and keep watching as you cross.
  • Walk on well-traveled streets rather than taking shortcuts in less crowded areas.


Walk this Way! A guide for developing community and individual walking programs.

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