Walk Safely

whywalkAre you ready to go for walk?

Before you get going here are a few tips to ensure that your walk is as safe and easy as possible:

 

  • Know where you are going: plan your journey visiting our Interactive map.
  • Leave enough time to reach your destination comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, preferably ones with thick flexible soles that cushion and support your feet.
  • Walk facing oncoming traffic if there is no footway.
  • At night, wear clothing which is bright or has reflective strips.
  • Whenever possible cross using pedestrian crossings. Otherwise find a safe place to cross where you have a clear view of the road in both directions.
  • When crossing remember to stop, look, listen – especially as cyclists approach silently.
  • If you are walking on your own make sure someone knows where you are going and when you expect to arrive.

Going for a walk for leisure?walking 2

Please visit our Leisure page for different organised and self-guided walks in Peterborough, including the walking bus. Use these as a chance to challenge yourself or just to get out and about with friends and family.

Look out for details of organised walks in Peterborough. Use these as a chance to challenge yourself or just to get out and about with friends and family.

Useful Links

Walking by town hallSustrans – Health and Active travel related information: www.sustrans.org.uk

NHS Change 4 life – Healthy lifestyle related information www.nhs.uk/change4life

Travelfootprint.org – Calculate your travel footprint and different alternatives: www.travelfootprint.org

Walk England – Information on walking projects in England: www.walkengland.org.uk

Walking for Health – Information on walking paths, events and health related information  http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/

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