Step 2: Discover Strategies - Promote Walking and Biking!
- Lead by example...walk or bike to run your errands, to work, and for all short distance trips.
- Provide maps of walking and biking routes and distribute them around your particular environment/neighborhood.
- Find a champion within your organization who is willing to promote walking and biking.
- Organize walking or biking groups and promotional events such as “Bike & Walk Day” to encourage a community culture of health and physical activity.
- Display promotional materials such as posters, fact sheets, maps, and magazines that encourage walking and biking.
- Host pedestrian and bicycle safety seminars and workshops.
- Instead of sitting around a table, hold “Walking Meetings” within your organization.
- Implement flexible scheduling for employees who bike or walk to work to allow for earlier or later arrival and departure times.
- Integrate passive ways to promote walking and biking, such as inserting messages into announcements, newsletters, payroll stuffers, and emails.
- Conduct a walkability or bikeability audit (see page 15) and share your results with your local government.
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