A study conducted by Kaiser Permanente showed that 94% of Americans understand their goal should be 30 minutes of walking per day, 5 days per week. This amount is thought to be an adequate amount for better health. Unfortunately, most admit that they do not reach this baseline goal. Sited reasons include poor walking infrastructure and lack of time.
Recommendations include taking time to consider your walking environment and making recommendations to city leaders. Studies support improved walking infrastructure leads to changes in walking habits.
Shade Parade Nashville is dedicated to improving walkability in Nashville through high quality well designed sidewalks. To this end, The Sidewalk Foundation, is dedicated to raising funds to support this mission.