Walking is still the most sustainable way to travel. It's free, enjoyable and can help you to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. In these pages we explore the benefits of walking and point you towards some related information.
Walking for Health
The Public Health Agency says ...
Taking enough physical activity (at least 30 minutes most days of the week for adults and 60 minutes every day for kids) is crucial for good health and well-being, but most of us aren’t nearly active enough. Why not try to get a bit of additional walking as part of your daily journey to work or school. If the total trip distance is too far you can get off the bus a bit early or park your car a bit further away and fit in a bit of exercise as well.
Walking for the money
If you find that travel costs are getting excessive remember that walking is free apart from any additional wear on your shoe leather. It may cost you a little bit of time at the start or end of the day but if you add all the benefits together, a few minutes may be a good price to pay for an otherwise free journey.
Walking for sustainability
Lets face it, most of us, unless we have a disability that prevents it, have travelled on foot at some time in our lives. Many of our current journeys or parts of our current journeys could be done on foot if we felt motivated enough. Apart from the health benefits or the financial benefits you will also have the satisfaction that you are having a positive impact on your community.
- Car less:Cost less
- The Highway Code (motoring section)
- Walking Northern Ireland – An Action Plan (PDF, 2.93MB)
- Help with PDF files
- Our Active Nation website
- Get a life, get active website
- Translink walking maps
- Living Streets website
- Walk it website (The urban walking route planner)
- Northern Ireland Weather forecast (MET Office website)