Maryland Celebrates Walktober 2021 with a New Series of ‘Walkinars’  

Planning in Progress 

We introduced Walktober 2021 in our August 6 edition of Planning Practice Monthly, and we now have more to share!

Walking is an activity that’s part of daily life for many Marylanders and is recognized as a healthy transportation choice. In fact, walking is Maryland’s official state exercise.  

But with issues of pedestrian safety and access, many communities recognize walking and improving the walkability of our neighborhoods are goals that require public attention and action.  

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Walktober 2021: Never Too Early to Plan – It’ll Be Here Before We Know It!

Planning in Progress 

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

Last year marked Maryland’s first ever WALKTOBER, a full month in which the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), and other partnering agencies promoted and hosted walking events and webinars – aptly named ‘Walkinars’ – spotlighting issues of pedestrian safety, health, and bi-pedal and multi-modal commuting options throughout the state.

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Celebrate Fall with Walktober and Walk Maryland Day!

Planning Assistance in Action

by Brittany Brothers, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Maryland Department of Transportation, Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner, and Michael Bayer, AICP, Manager of Infrastructure and Development 

The days are growing shorter, the evenings crisper, and the leaves are just about to “turn,” which means October is right around the corner. Fall is the perfect season to kick start or reignite your walking routine, and what better way than with Walktober! 

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Become a Walk Maryland Day Leader

Planning in Progress

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

In last month’s edition of Planning Practice Monthly we told you about Maryland’s first ever WALKTOBER, a month during which the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and other partnering agencies will promote and host events and webinars spotlighting Maryland pedestrians’ safety, health, and commuting options in a variety of walk programs and initiatives, including Walk Maryland Day

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Area Businesses and MDOT Work Together to Support More Options for Commuters: We Want to Share Your Company’s Story!

Planning in Progress 

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

In May’s edition of Planning Practice Monthly, we featured the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT’s) Commuter Choice Maryland program in an article describing how this transportation demand-management program promotes alternatives (both pre- and post-pandemic) to driving alone, including teleworking, biking, walking, public transportation, and ridesharing. All these options are important because they help Maryland reduce congestion, conserve energy, protect the environment and improve the quality of life of all Marylanders.  

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