Walk to Work Day!
Atlanta’s Walk Score, a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of an address, is currently 42, which means that the City is measured as more car-dependent than walkable. This isn’t shocking given the fact that Atlanta is known for its daily traffic congestion, and Buckhead is no different. However, Buckhead leaders are diligently working to make improvements that will improve its walk score – from extending PATH400 to adding complete streets and increasing access to green spaces.
If you want to show your support, we suggest that you consider participating in National Walk to Work Day this Friday! This national day is held on the first Friday of April and was declared in 2004 by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson. The day encourages Americans to walk to work.
Celebrating Walk to Work Day will not only improve Buckhead’s traffic congestion and walkability, but it also has many other benefits including:
- Saving money
- Decreasing commute time (depending on your location)
- Giving you energy and reducing fatigue
- Improving mental wellbeing
- Lowering stress levels
- Giving you time to reflect
It might be tricky walking to work, but planning your route, predicting your walking time, wearing sneakers and bringing another pair to change into at work, packing an umbrella (because you never know with the weather lately) and carrying a water bottle to stay hydrated, can make your commute more enjoyable.
If you can’t walk to work on Friday then try walking to get coffee, lunch or dinner from work. Employees in Buckhead can even jump on PATH400 for a quick afternoon stroll or walk to Charlie Loudermilk Park and have lunch at many nearby options. These are just a few examples, but there are many walkable locations in Buckhead.
If you decide to participate on Friday, share your photos to our Facebook page, @buckheadcid, and use the hashtag #BuckheadWalktoWorkDay.
We hope to see you walking!