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City-Sponsored Programs

Walking programs sponsored by a city or other municipality can effectively encourage large numbers of people to walk. Large-scale programs focus on encouraging walking through incentives or through disincentivizing driving to work alone. Seattle’s Commute Trip Reduction program encourages more people to walk by providing incentives for taking transit.

Sound Steps, a volunteer-supported walking program run by Seattle Parks and Recreation, encourages seniors to walk regularly. The park district connects participants with other walkers at their level and provides them with tools to measure their progress. Volunteer walk leaders offer encouragement and regular check-ins (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/SoundSteps.htm).

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