Everyone enjoys a good walk (well, most everyone). It’s not just a matter of improving our own personal health, although that is certainly important; a community in which more people walk will feature less traffic, better air quality, lower medical costs, and maybe even increased commerce. You get the idea.

For all these reasons, New Rochelle’s Sustainability Plan GreeNR recommends the formation of Neighborhood Walking Groups, and to help kick off this initiative, the City is hosting “New Ro Walks!” on Sunday, September 9th at 9:00am. Starting from City Hall, you can take either a 1.5 or 2.5 mile walk though the city’s beautiful historic district with your family, friends, and neighbors.

There’s more information about “New Ro Walks!” on the City’s website, in this poster, and this press release. This registration form can be downloaded and mailed in, or you can register at the event starting at 8:00am on City Hall’s front lawn. If you’re interested in forming or joining a walking group in your own neighborhood, organizing is taking place on Facebook.

Public health is an essential part of community sustainability. And if we can have fun while doing good, so much the better. I hope to see you on September 9th.