Walk to Work Day Is Back This Thursday
Time to lace up your Chuck Taylors.
Thursday, April 7 is Walk to Work Day and there’s never been a better time to experience San Francisco one foot at a time. The fourth annual Walk to Work Day, sponsored by Walk SF, is an invitation to see just how easy it is to integrate 15 minutes of walking into your morning or afternoon commute.
Not only does walking reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality, but it’s an easy way to kick start a healthier lifestyle.
With 34 miles of pedestrian and other safety improvements implemented throughout the city in 2015 — and 13 more miles slated to be added this year — there’s never been a better time to explore San Francisco from the ground up.
As in past years, Walk to Work Day will feature 15 “walking hubs” or stations throughout the city to reward foot commuters with free beverages, breakfast snacks and prizes like free Clipper cards and tote bags: a much-deserved pat on the back.
The SFMTA will have its own Walk to Work Day hub just outside our headquarters at Market and Van Ness from 8 to 10 a.m. Stop by and pick up a free Muni magnet and a reflective safety light.
Please share the fun. Be sure to include #Walk2Work in your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts about your commute. This will let you enter contests like the “Longest Commute,” “Most Interesting Sight” and “Best Shoe Bling.”
At the last year’s Walk to Work Day, eight of the city’s 11 district supervisors joined Walk SF, along with Police Chief Greg Suhr, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, District Attorney George Gascón, SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin and the heads of numerous other city agencies.
We're all pedestrians at some point on our commute. Whether you’re walking from your bus stop to the office or from your bike-share station to class, those steps add up. The more than one million walking trips taken every day in San Francisco form the foundation of how this city moves.
The SFMTA continues its efforts to make San Francisco one of the most walkable cities in the nation. By the end of the year, the agency will have improved hundreds of intersections with high-visibility crosswalks, traffic signal re-timing and bright red, transit-only lanes. Major construction efforts planned for high-injury corridors like Masonic Avenue, 2nd Street and Polk Street will help make the city even friendlier to pedestrians.
Join us on April 7 for Walk to Work Day as we celebrate the oldest and healthiest form of transportation.
To find out more about Walk to Work Day, visit walk2workday.org.
Fifteen walking "hubs" will be in place to encourage and reward your walking commute on Thursday.