Let's Walk!

Photo of Champion family going on a walk.

Everyone benefits from walking, but it needs to be safe and easy. Take a walk with a family member or friend, and use our checklist to decide if your neighborhood is a friendly place to walk. If you find problems, don’t get discouraged! There are ways you can help make things better.


  1. First, you will need to pick a place to walk, like the route to school, a friend’s house, the grocery store, the park, or just somewhere fun to go.
  2. Next, read over the checklist before you go. As you walk, note the locations of things you would like to change. At the end of your walk, give each question a rating. Then add up the numbers to see how you rated your walk overall.
  3. After you have rated your walk and identified any problem areas, the next step is to figure out what you can do to improve your community’s score. You’ll find both immediate answers and long-term solutions under “Improving Your Community’s Score” on page three.