Walking Map Guide

Promote safe walking routes in your community.

Who Is It For?

Anyone who wants to promote safe walking routes in their community.

How Do You Get It?

This resource is distributed electronically and can be downloaded from this page.

How Is It Used?

Provides step-by-step guidelines to mapping out walking routes in and around communities, schools, worksites and faith-based organizations.

A common barrier to physical activity is the lack of a safe, convenient, inexpensive place to be physically active. The Move More Walking Map Guide addresses this barrier by providing step-by-step guidelines to promote safe walking routes in and around communities, schools, worksites and faith-based organizations to encourage people to move more.

The Move More Walking Map Guide encourages the user to create routes in areas such as parking lots, neighborhoods, and around the outside or inside of large buildings. Tips for exploring other elements such as marked distances, varying lengths and destination points are also included. The guide then walks the user through the process of creating a map, directions for the route, and promotional activities that can increase awareness and use of the route.

A PDF version of the Move More Walking Map Guide can be downloaded here:

Move More Walking Map Guide – Low resolution version for desktop printers
Move More Walking Map Guide – Professional printer version

As a supplement to the guide, also released today are several examples of walking maps that have been create by diverse groups across the state. Together, these tools will get you started on you own walking map to help others in your community Move More!

Walking Map Examples:

Alamance County—Downtown Burlington Walking Maps
Alamance County—Graham Walks—City of Graham
Caldwell County—County Walking Map
Carteret County Trails Guide
Granville County—Granville Athletic Park Walking Map
Guilford County – Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway
Guilford County – Greensboro’s Watershed Trails System
Guilford County – Latham Park Greenway and Lake Daniel Greenway
Mecklenburg County—CPCC Central Campus Trails
Mecklenburg County—CPCC Cato Campus Trail
Mecklenburg County—CPCC Harper Campus Trail
Mecklenburg County—CPCC Harris Campus Trail
Mecklenburg County—CPCC Levine Campus Trail
Mecklenburg County—CPCC North Campus Trails
Montgomery County—Downtown Troy
Randolph County—Asheboro Health Department Walking Map
Randolph County—Asheboro Weekday Walking Map
Randolph County—Liberty Weekday Walking Map
Wake County—Downtown Area Walking Map
Wake County—NC Cultural Resources Downtown Walking Map
Wake County—NC Division of Public Health Walking Map
Wake County—Dorothea Dix Campus Walking Map