York County Walks

York County Walks

Working with organizational partners, the Coalition has introduced York County to the national walking movement. The purpose of this local initiative is to:

  1. Educate residents on the many health benefits and the joy of walking
  2. Promote York County’s many walking opportunities
  3. Work with local municipalities to promote “Complete Streets,” thereby increasing the walkability of our communities

Message from Prevention & Wellness Committee:

"I believe walking is the best way to maintain and improve mental and physical health. It’s something that can be simply built into daily activities. Just thirty minutes a day. Get those steps in by walking with the dog or with a neighbor, taking a hike, or strolling in the park on a Sunday afternoon. It’s good for your whole being -- and fun! Make walking a lifelong habit and ask others to join York County Walks."
- Angie Piel, UPMC Pinnacle Memorial and Chair, HYCC Prevention & Wellness Committee

Announcements and updates:

  • The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance has released a national assessment of walking and walkability in the United States. This first-ever report sheds light on walking behaviors, pedestrian infrastructure, safety, and more on a national level. Click here to view their report.