KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON - The City of Shoreline, the City of Kenmore and Public Health — Seattle & King County have joined in releasing the first walking maps of Shoreline and Kenmore, highlighting city parks, open spaces and walking routes that are easy and safe to walk.
"These maps are an excellent catalyst for our communities to get outside and walk," said Carolyn Edmonds, chair of the King County Board of Health and a King County Councilmember. "Walking instead of driving is an excellent alternative. By walking we promote our health, meet more neighbors, build community and decrease traffic congestion and pollution."
"Physical activity is one of the best ways to prevent disease, and walking is one of the easiest ways to get started. We encourage people to use these maps and make walking and other kinds of physical activity regular parts of their routines," said Dr. Alonzo Plough, Director of Public Health — Seattle & King County.
"Shoreline is proud of its parks and open spaces, and a recent resident survey confirmed how important trails and walking paths are to our community," said Shoreline Mayor Scott Jepsen. "This map will help people explore Shoreline and see more of their community."
"The City of Kenmore is striving to make walking a safe, viable and enjoyable way to get around our community," said Deborah Chase, Mayor of the City of Kenmore. "This map is a first step toward meeting that need. It makes our community aware of the opportunities that exist and helps us to identify parts of the City that are lacking in these vital facilities, so that future projects will help us build a comprehensive walking network throughout our community."
Public Health collaborated with the City of Shoreline and the City of Kenmore in creating these maps. Walking maps are part of Public Health's strategy to encourage residents to meet the Surgeon General's recommendation of doing 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity throughout the day, five or more days of the week.
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Providing effective and innovative health and disease prevention services for over 1.8 million residents and visitors of King County, Public Health — Seattle & King County works for safer and healthier communities for everyone, every day.