Move It Monday: Get Out and Walk

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Walking is the most underrated exercise, when it can actually be as good for you as running! Learn more about the benefits here.

Learn more about walking in Decatur at decaturga.com/walking.

Sunday Stroll is This Sunday!

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Join Angie Macon, Executive Director of the  Decatur Arts Alliance, for the May Sunday Stroll. Learn about public art as you stroll through Decatur to see what is on display.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to walk at 2 p.m. The walk is free to the community!

Be sure to bring some water and comfortable shoes.

If it rains, the walk will be cancelled, so check back here if you are unsure.

 

PEDS is looking for a part-time Outreach Coordinator

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From Sally at PEDS:

PEDS is accepting applications for an Outreach Coordinator to help implement our Safe Routes for Seniors initiative.

This job provides someone with at least one year of training in Public Health or community education to apply their skills toward encouraging increased walking.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing workshops, listening sessions and walking audits
  • Recruiting program participants
  • Enabling volunteers in selected communities to become effective safety pedestrian safety advocates
  • Helping communities organize and sustain successful walking clubs

Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week. Flexible hours

Pay: $12 – $13 / hour, depending on qualifications.

How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Sally Flocks at jobs@peds.org.

Third Thursday Walk is February 25: New Start Location This Month

ar12502569298365Our Bright at Night walk this month takes us to the Oakhurst district.  Instead of our normal meeting place at the Decatur Recreation Center we will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Harmony Park (Located at the intersection of Oakview Road and East Lake Drive.)  We will walk for about an hour along the charming streets of this South Decatur neighborhood. Participants will receive a free Bright at Night light!

Harmony Park is located at the intersection of Oakview And Mead Roads in the Oakhurst business district. Thanks to the Pedestrian committee of the Active Living Board for coordinating this walk.

For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.

Join us for the BIG Walk on January 13th

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The Big Walk on South Candler Street

January 13th, 7-9 am

Come out and walk or bike on January 13th to show support for proposed pedestrian crosswalks on South Candler Street.  The neighborhood is teaming up with the City of Decatur, City Schools of Decatur, and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to organize a Big Walk from 7-9 am on Wednesday January 13th.

Who’s Invited?

We need your help to show that there is demand for more safe crossing options in this area.  Folks of all ages are encouraged to get active on your way to school, work, or even just a morning stroll.  Walkers, cyclists, skaters, and even dogs can join in the fun.

Where Should I Walk?

Participants are asked to cross South Candler Street at East Dougherty Street, Kirk Road, or East Pharr Road.  Feel unsafe?  No worries, Decatur Police and City staff will be on hand to keep things running smoothly.  GDOT officials will be on hand to conduct pedestrian counts.

Questions?

Contact Cheryl Burnette, cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com, 678-553-6541

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And Here Are Some Halloween Safety Tips For Adults!

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Halloween: Have Fun & Stay Safe!

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“Bright at Night” Walk on Thursday at 7:30 pm

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Walkers Bright at Night!

The community is invited to join our monthly 4th Thursday Bright at Night walk  this Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 pm. This month’s walk will venture to the northwest corner of the city to explore the neighborhood. All walks begin and end at the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street. Members of the Active Living Board Pedestrian committee will be leading the walk. Walks are family friendly and you will also receive a light to wear on your future walks. For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.

Walk There! Decatur

 

Bright at Night Walk Thursday, April 23

Walkers getting ready to light up the night! Get a free light to wear while you walk.

Walkers getting ready to light up the night! Get a free light to wear while you walk.

Join us for another Bright at Night walk!
Thursday, April 23, 7:30 pm
Meet in front of Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street

Evening fitness walks take place on the fourth Thursday of every month and follow a “no drop” policy, so no walkers will be left behind. This provides an opportunity for participants of all abilities to walk for exercise in a group setting. Walks begin and end at the Decatur Recreation Center and include tips on pedestrian safety. Be sure to wear your brightest clothes, reflectors and lights.  This week we will be lighting up the Decatur Cemetery and Glennwood Estates neighborhood with our bright presence and walkers will receive a special Bright at Night light to wear!

For more information on this and other walks in the new “Walk Decatur – Explore, Connect and Get Fit” series, visit decaturga.com/walking.  Visit facebook.com/decaturactiveliving for updates.

Walk There! Decatur….New Signs Put Up Today

Thanks to Tony and Lionel from Decatur Public Works for hanging more of our  Walk There! Decatur signs this morning. New signs are located outside the Decatur Recreation Center, the Ebster Municipal Center, Decatur High School, DeKalb County Courthouse, Parking decks at The Artisan and Decatur Renaissance and the DeKalb Parking Deck.

Each sign has destinations and walking time, as well as a QR code on the front, and a map on the back side.

Walk There! Decatur encourages  people to park once, then walk to various points around Decatur instead of driving to places that are close. For example, it is only an eleven minute walk from the Decatur Recreation Center to Ebster. No need to drive and park!

 

For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.