Paths for All - Scotland
Recently, I had the honour and privilege to travel to Scotland and visit the “Paths for All” National Walking program including joining in on a “health walk”.
This trip reaffirmed for me the important role we are playing to make walking an easy way to move around our communities. Countries around the world are discovering that walking should be equitable. In fact, one measure of the health of a community is whether or not people of all abilities are able to walk in their communities.
As you can see from the picture, even in rural areas walking is prioritized. As a matter of fact, Scotland has a "right to roam" policy which makes it possible for people to walk on private land (while always being respectful of course). This is an idea, perhaps, for us to consider in this part of the world, particularly in rural areas where it can be challenging to walk safely.