Walking in Vancouver
Creating a safe, accessible, and enjoyable walking environment is Vancouver’s top priority. Enhancing the walking network is also an important part of our effort to become the greenest city in the world by 2020.
We support walking by making it safer, more comfortable, and more accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
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.
Support the economy
Not only is walking inexpensive, but it is good for business. Vancouver’s most successful commercial streets have the highest numbers of people walking on them.
Connect with others
Walking can be a fun way to experience Vancouver. It helps you get to know your neighbourhood, and increases the chances of meeting your neighbours.
Help the environment
Walking produces no greenhouse gases, and space for walking such as trails and sidewalks are an efficient use of limited land.
Whether you are going to work, taking your kids to school, or picking something up at the grocery store, choose walking.