• Coronado: Where the Beach Sparkles

    Look out from the shores of downtown San Diego and the ocean won’t be the only thing in view. San Diego Bay is sheltered to the north by Point Loma...
  • Bob Sallis, MD: Walking and Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the country. While a family history of heart disease may put you at a greater risk, there...
  • Ventura, CA: Channel Island Views and Laid-Back Shores

    Not every coastal town has a stunning view of five beautiful islands. Home to Channel Islands National Park, Ventura, CA prides itself on its relaxed lifestyle, walkable streets, and, of...
  • Santa Monica: A Walkable City With a Bright Future

    Ask most people around the globe to name a beach near Los Angeles, and the answer will probably be Santa Monica. From the city’s iconic 100-year-old pier to Muscle Beach...
  • Tide Pools and Great Walks for Kids Scientists

    Who says that spending time by the water is limited to sun and surf? How about exploring a science project by the ocean, complete with tide pools and tutors who...
  • A Trail by the Rails

    Some communities are just that lucky: Two accessible train stations, 2.3 miles of beautifully constructed walking and biking trail, and 11 — yes, 11 — beaches. In this case this...
  • Birders’ Paradise

    Walking outdoors holds many surprises, not the least of them discovering the magical sides of nature all around us. Located on the Pacific Flyway, the Ormond Beach Bird Refuge hosts...
  • Walking Nature: Palos Verdes

    Palos Verdes Peninsula is home to fascinating natural history: If we dug straight down we’d run into everything from sharks teeth, fish scales, whale bones, mammoths, and saber tooth cats,...
  • Newport Beach: Hanging Out at the Pier

    Walkable communities are essential to create healthy neighborhoods. Walking by the ocean provides the added benefits of fresh air and cooler climate while moving and exercising in sunlight. The Balboa...

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Welcome to Berkeley: Let’s Go for a Walk!

Berkeley is a 10.5-square-mile city with a population of about 117,000; Oakland is next door and San Francisco is just across the bay. The University of California, known as Cal, was founded here in 1868. While the university is the heart of the city, Berkeley is much more than simply a campus town. Beyond the…

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Infographic: Safe Routes to School Programs Work

Most school children in the U.S. get to school by bus or car, with only a small percentage walking or biking. In 2005, Congress created the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program to improve safety and increase the number of children walking and biking to and from school through educational efforts, encouragement programs, and road…

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Safe Routes to School Session at 2015 National Walking Summit

Planning to attend the National Walking Summit? You can pre-register for the Safe Routes to School breakfast session with Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health on how to increase walking and physical activity among children and families and how to work with schools to encourage these efforts. You can find more information here.

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