Walking and pedestrians
Pedestrians are the City's top priority. Making all streets more accessible, safe and enjoyable for walking is an important part of our effort to become the Greenest City in the world by 2020.
We support walking by designing and maintaining streets to meet pedestrians’ needs for commuting, recreation, and other activities.
Benefits of walking
Improve your health
By walking 30 minutes per day, you can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and depression.
Walking is free. Driving a car means spending money on gas, insurance, and maintenance.
Connect with others
Walking builds a sense of place, and increases the chances to interact with other members of your community, which can be difficult when driving a car or riding a bike.
Help the environment
You produce no greenhouse gases when walking, and pedestrian space is an efficient use of limited land space.
Whether you are going to work, taking your kids to school, or picking something up at the grocery store, choose walking.