City Encourages People To Take A Walk

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

Lexington just got a little more walker friendly. Wednesday morning, the city showed off new walking paths downtown where walkers get a view from the sky.

The American Heart Association kicked off their national "Start" campaign here in Lexington.

The initiative encourages exercise in the workplace and officials are hopeful people working downtown will use the existing skywalks to take a break and exercise. The have marked paths both on the skywalk and on the sidewalks.

According to American Heart Association officials, a sedentary lifestyle now surpasses smoking as the leading cause of heart disease.

The University of Kentucky, The Downtown Lexington Corporation and the Webb Companies all partnered with The American Heart Association to make the walking paths possible.

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  • by veiwer 1 on Jan 23, 2009 at 04:59 AM
    the way people are getting robbed in lexington you better carry your gun it will be a place for thugs to hang out
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jan 22, 2009 at 03:55 AM
    People Encourage City To Take a Hike.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Jan 21, 2009 at 03:42 PM
    I would like to encourage the voters in Fayette County to have Mr. Newberry take a hike when he runs again.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:40 PM
    Its good to see some use coming out of the skywalks that scatter through downtown. I bet this is a cheap program yet will do good things for the community
  • by Christi Location: Lexington on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:13 PM
    I think these are the pedways that loop around from Victorian Square to the Downtown Hotel (Radisson) and Rupp. Very cool!
  • by wondering on Jan 21, 2009 at 11:49 AM
    I agree, what is the location of this walking path?
  • by Concerned Location: Lexington on Jan 21, 2009 at 09:46 AM
    Where exactly are the located???


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