With the new year around the corner, many of us are thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Living a more healthy lifestyle is a common resolution, and what better way to start than by walking a bit more each day? Many studies show that walking just 30 minutes a day improves mood, increases energy, lowers risk of heart disease and diabetes, improves memory, and helps with weight loss. And it is never too late to start!

The many health benefits of walking are the reason that Oakmont has received funding from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Public Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health WalkWorks program to develop a Pedestrian Plan to improve the walkability of our community. You will be hearing more about this initiative in the coming months, but for now please take the time to fill out this quick 5 question survey.

* 1. What is your age?

* 2. How often do you walk 30 minutes in one day?

* 3. If you were to commit to walking 30 minutes a day, where would you go? Please choose all that apply.

* 4. What is the primary reason that prevents you from walking more? Please choose one.

* 5. What municipal improvements would make you more likely to walk? Please choose all that apply.

* 6. If you would like to be kept in the loop about upcoming pedestrian planning efforts in Oakmont, please provide your email and/or phone number here: