Conway Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board


Why Walk?

In communities around the country, there is a growing recognition of the benefits of providing options for walking – options to walk more often, to more places, in a safe environment. The benefits of walking–whether for recreation or simply for moving from one place to another–can be expressed in terms of improved environmental and personal health, reduced traffic congestion, enhanced quality of life, economic rewards, as well as others. This section provides an overview of why it is important to walk of what the city is doing to make it easier and safer to walk more places, more often. It looks at barriers people face when making the decision to walk and how to overcome them. It also provides tips for walking safely and for increasing levels of walking as well as links to help you plan a walking trip, starting today.