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Walking Paths

Walking paths are 3 to 8' wide, and so are not designed for cyclists to use (though some do!). They are always constructed with a hard (paved or gravel), stable, and even surface (otherwise these would be considered trails). Walkers can always use Shared Use Paths, but must just expect to encounter cyclists.

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Some other things to note:

  • Walking Paths usually meet accessibility standards for surface, width, obstacles, and so on, and so would be rated as no stress.  Some may not meet accessibility standards for grade because of sections with steep running grades (and sometimes cross grades), and the lack of resting spaces. 

  • When paths are labeled as low stress, this is typically because they barely exceed one of these standards for a short section; the specific details are provided n the description, and in an accompanying popup. 

  • You can read more about our model for evaluating effort and then how we describe and map it for each shared use path

  • Strategies for building your capacity (planning your outing, finding your comfort zone, establishing a routine, and then reviewing progress) are similar whether you are walking a path, hiking a trail, or cycling on a route. 

All Walking Paths mapped so far

  • Click on any icon to reveal a popup with links to maps, directions, and other related information

  • Click on Legend to see the symbols indicating different grades. 

  • Click Home to re-center the map on the trail. 

  • Click here to open the map in a new window.


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Map of all walking paths
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