Walking is rated as Canada’s most popular physical activity and New Westminster is a great place to walk! It is also the most fundamental form of transportation, as it is part of every trip, whether that trip is made by bicycle, transit or car.
Walking is the City’s top priority in terms of transportation mode hierarchy, with the focus of the City’s efforts being to make walking a safe, comfortable, accessible and pleasant mobility choice for people of all ages and abilities, be they residents or visitors.
Less reliance on driving (especially for shorter, local trips), reduces traffic congestion, noise and air pollution and has other benefits, such as improved feelings of connection to the community.
Walking is an excellent way to admire the city and make new friends, as well as to meet your exercise goals. Walking improves cardio-vascular fitness, muscle tone, endurance, and mental health. Walking also increases energy levels, assists in weight management, and reduces the risk of chronic disease.
Take a walk in New Westminster today!