It might be Spring, but Walktober is Just Around the Corner

From Our Partners 

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Figure 1 – Close-up photo of walking shoes hitting an urban trail, courtesy of MDOT.

The WALKTOBER 2021 campaign and Walk Maryland Day were by all accounts a great success! Events included scheduled walks organized by numerous agency and non-profit partners all around the state as well as an exciting program of webinars (dubbed Walkinars for the occasion) on a host of topics such as pedestrian safety, infrastructure, and health.

Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) with webinars hosted by the Maryland Department of Planning, the WALKTOBER 2022 campaign seeks continued and new partnerships among Maryland state agencies and non-profit organizations to help celebrate the Maryland’s official exercise: walking!

Becoming a WALKTOBER 2022 partner couldn’t be easier. First, for more information or to let us know of your organization’s interest, please contact us via email by May 16, 2022 (see contact information, below). Next, we will provide links for WALKINAR registration, Walk Maryland Day registration, social media messaging, press kits, and more, in the coming weeks. 

In the meantime, we wish you safe and happy walking, whether on park trails or city sidewalks, and wonderful spring weather for breaking out your favorite — or breaking in your new — walking shoes! 

To submit your intent to participate, or for more information, contact Francine Waters, Multimodal Transportation Project Specialist, Maryland Department of Transportation at fwaters@mdot.maryland.gov or (410) 865-1167. 

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