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WalkWorks

If you have been looking for an easy, fun, and free WalkWorks logoway to increase your physical activity, seize the opportunity! Walking is a great way to improve your health and have fun with your family and friends of all ages.

 


What is WalkWorks?

To increase opportunities for physical activity, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has partnered with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Center for Public Health Practice to create a network of fun, fact-filled, community-based walking routes and walking groups. WalkWorks:         

  • Identifies and promotes safe walking routes;
  • Offers social support through guided, community-based walking groups;
  • Helps schools develop walk-to-school programs; and
  • Addresses local policies to increase safe walking routes.

So, start walking today! Find a local walking route and walking group near you in one of the following areas:

 

Pennsylvania Counties

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    Walk it, Roll it, Bike it and Bus it!

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    The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC), one of 10 planning agencies and municipalities currently receiving support from WalkWorks to help develop active transportation plans and policies, recently took its mission to the streets. As all of our grant recipients are aiming to develop transportation networks that will maximize mobility, thereby increasing opportunities for physical activity, the LVPC showed the community what could be by engaging residents in the City of Bethlehem in a “Rock Party!” An average of 33 pedestrian/bicyclists/rollers are killed or seriously injured per year in the Lehigh Valley. As it aspires to increase pedestrian safety and mobility in the Lehigh Valley, among the Planning Commission’s goals are to ensure damaged sidewalks are repaired, safety lights at crosswalks and the sidewalk system is one that facilitates pedestrian mobility and access to buses. Check out the party that was featured on the local news!



    Funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health through the State Physical Activity and Nutrition grant and Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.