photo of sussex county courthouse circleWalkability

Walking is one of the easiest ways to maintain functional fitness. The Surgeon General advises that 30 minutes of walking five days a week will significantly reduce adult risk of developing a host of diseases, ranging from cancer to depression. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that children and adolescents get twice that amount of activity daily.

In keeping with the recommendations of the Surgeon General and CDC, the following links provide further insight into the benefits of a walkable community, tips on promoting recreation programming and physical activity to encourage walkability, and guidelines for implementing effective management and maintenance of a walkable community. In addition, a GIS trail map is included to display the availability and accessibility of trails within your community as well as a walking-log template to encourage community members to participate in physical activity.

Walkability Tips/Resources

Delaware has several associations, clubs, and initiatives that provide advocacy, stewardship, events, and resources for walking, hiking, and active living. These include: