Walking

Walking is healthy, costs nothing and keeps your carbon footprint small. The city of Port Townsend is a walkable city with trails, sidewalks and low traffic side streets that are good for walking. Walking shoes and all weather clothes make it easy to walk all year. Be sure to walk with a light when visibility is low. Walking maps and other resources are given below.

Walking Resources

Port Townsend Walking Map

You can walk almost anywhere in Port Townsend. Many trails, shortcuts, sidewalks and quiet streets are available. This map shows streets for safest walking and many miles of off-street trails. It includes bicycling and Transit routes to help you plan car-free trips. It contains suggested walking tours for Port Townsend, Fort Worden State Park, and East Jefferson County.

Port Townsend Walking Times Map

How long does it take to walk from the Park and Ride to Uptown? 22 minutes. From the Ferry Terminal to Point Hudson? 8 minutes. Check out this map to see a whole range of walking times for Port Townsend, and discover new options to get where you need to while burning some calories instead of gas!

Google Transit 

Enter your start and destination addresses to compare the time to either walk or use transit.

Walking In Washington

For information about walking, technical assistance and funding for pedestrian projects.

Walkscore

Enter your address to find out how walkable your neighborhood is or to look for a rental in a place where you can live a walkable lifestyle.

Benefits of Walking

Visit the America Walks link above to learn about the health and economic benefits of walking.

Safe Routes to School

The National Center for Safe Routes to School

This is a resource for families, schools and health officials. It includes technical assistance and training to help communities start a safe walking program for school children. A Walking School Bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. Join families around the globe on Walk to School Day in October.

Washington’s Safe Routes to School

Charlotte Claybrooke ClaybrC@wsdot.wa.gov is the Local Programs contact for local pedestrian projects funded by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program or the Safe Routes to School Program.

The program provides technical assistance and resources to cities, counties, schools, school districts and state agencies for improvements that get more children walking and bicycling to school safely, reduce congestion around schools, and improve air quality.

 

 

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