Yang Tao, City Traffic Engineer
Walk-tober 2022 – Celebrate Walking in Madison
October is a great month for walking. The temperature is cooler and the fall colors are changing throughout the month. Walk to work, walk to the store, walk to pick up food, walk before school or just walk for fun. Walk-tober 2022 features walking routes each week to encourage you to get out and enjoy the season. We also have a Walk-tober Challenge to encourage you to keep walking all month, with fun prizes for everyone who completes it.
We also have a Walk-tober Challenge (PDF) to encourage you to keep walking all month and have fun prizes for everyone who completes it.
Get inspired leading up to October 1 by looking at the Madison Public Library’s Walk-tober Reading List, which has book ideas for children and adults. Look for new books added to this list throughout the month and enjoy a book about walking when you prefer to stay inside (or for reading on a nice day under a tree).
From October 2-8 get out and explore your own neighborhood. Try a different route than you normally walk and get a new perspective on where you live or stick to your favorite and reflect on what you enjoy about your neighborhood. Walk Ideas (PDF)
From October 9-15 get out and do nature walks and join in National Walk to a Park Day on October 10! What park will you be visiting? #walktoaparkday Check out one of the many Madison Parks hiking trails or just walk looking for different birds, trees, flowers still in bloom or take in the view from one of our lakes or streams. Walk Ideas (PDF).
From October 16-22 find out more about Madison’s history on your walks. Check out Madison's Preservation Plan for Cultural Walking Tours in historic districts, including Native American Mounds in Madison and Dane County
From October 23-31 check out some of Madison’s great public art by foot. Look for electric box art, murals, and sculptures. You may also see art in people’s yards or in businesses if you look closely. Walk Ideas Coming Soon
If you see things that could make walking easier and safer, find out more about the City of Madison Traffic Engineering Neighborhood Programs and how you can be a part of improving your neighborhood.
Traffic Engineering Photo Contest
Walk or Wheel Challenge