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WalkTober — GreenTown Celebrates Walking In October

It’s fall. Some people are ready to roll, but we hope even more are ready to stroll!

Fall is a perfect time to walk in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Cooler days bring out bold fall colors making walking to many local events attractive. Unlike bicycling, most walking activities can start right out our front doors and enjoyed by anyone.

Wherever you live, you can walk to one of our community’s shopping districts, local parks and schools to enjoy the outdoor beauty.  The Trust for Public Land says that everyone deserves a great park within a 10 minute walk of their home.

We agree, and this is the month to go explore all those destinations within 10 minutes of your home.

If you’re a new resident, the City’s Bike Map is a useful resource and includes all the secret passageways that join many of our neighborhoods.

Additionally, our neighborhood schools are an easy walk for most residents. And this year is a special year for walking to school – the 21st anniversary of Walk to School Day – so make sure you walk with your child on October 5th!

We asked Suzanne Ambiel, BPAC Chairperson her thoughts. “Take a walk! And if you’re out and about at dusk or after dark – remember to bring a flashlight and wear some reflective gear.  Stay safe – be visible – morning, noon and night!”

In addition, check out these helpful resources to get your walking juices flowing:

  1. City of Los Altos Bicycle Map (includes all of the secrets passages between neighborhoods)

  2. Los Altos Hills Pathways Map (can be purchased at LAH City Hall)

  3. City of Los Altos Pedestrian Master Plan – with suggested routes to school

  4. Bay Trail Map

  5. Mid Peninsula Open Space Maps

So join with us in celebrating the beauty of walking in one of the most beautiful cities around.

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