From May 5th to 7th, you are invited to lead a free Jane's Walk in the area you live, work or play in to discuss matters important to you. Anyone can lead a walking tour! Through the simple act of walking in a group and chatting about your neighbourhood, Jane's Walks integrate people into strong and resourceful communities. The globally celebrated festival is inspired by urbanist and author, Jane Jacobs, who believed in walkable neighbourhoods, urban literacy and cities planned for the people.
Since a Janes' Walk is meant to be a 'walking conversation' about neighbourhoods and how people use cities, the choice of conversation and places you choose to visit are really up to you! Past tours have highlighted everything from community gardens and publc art works to archeological sites and historic homes.
Here are a few simple steps to get started:
Choose a topic of discussion
Plan out your walking route
Enter your walk on janeswalk.org
Spread the word to your social network.
Walks typically run for 1.5 hours with anywhere from 6 to 10 stops along the way. When planning your walk, keep accessibility in mind, such as transit, public washrooms and parking. The website has a number of walking tips to help you plan your walk. Good luck and have fun!!