As a big proponent of active transportation options, you will often find me out walking around the city. There's always lots to see and do while out for a walk around town. However, if you need a little extra push to get out and explore your city, look no further then Jane's Walk weekend May 3-5, 2019. Jane's Walks are held the first weekend in May in celebration of Jane Jacobs, the great urban thinker and activist. Even for those not familiar with Jane's work, many have heard reference to her thinking on cities, such as 'eyes on the street' and the 'sidewalk ballet'. Her impact on city planning can still be felt in many of today's city planning and design discussions.
During Jane's Walk weekend, you can attend a variety of walks that are open and free to all. These walks help people see a particular area or neighbourhood from a new perspective and to get to know their city a little more deeply. There's always a wide variety of walk options and this year is no different. Walks currently listed include: The Handmaid's Tale, Fairy Walk, and A Downtown Supermarket Grocery Run. Of course, the walk "Brewers, Taverns, Hotels, and Saloons: Drinking in Berlin (Kitchener) History" has caught my eye, not only because it sounds fascinating, but because it is led by my favourite local historian (and husband) Todd Bowman.
Hopefully you'll take a look at the great list of walk options and join one (or several) on May 3-5th to learn a little more about a pocket of your community. #365ofgoodWR