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Maryland Hosts Fourth Annual Walktober Celebration to Promote Pedestrian Safety, Access and Health

The Maryland Department of Transportation is joining partner agencies, nonprofits and communities across the state for the fourth annual Walktober celebration, a series of events and online webinars throughout October highlighting Maryland’s official state exercise and the importance of pedestrian safety, equitable access, transportation options and healthy lifestyles. Festivities include the ninth annual Walk Maryland Day on Wednesday, October 4. Walking is Maryland’s official state exercise, and Walktober 2023 encourages everyone to step out to enjoy the many benefits of walking. The celebration also supports the Moore-Miller Administration’s goal to transform the state’s transportation system and provide Marylanders with accessible, equitable and sustainable options – including walking and biking – to connect everyone to life’s opportunities and leave no one behind. “Safe and equitable access to sidewalks, crosswalks and walking trails is a crucial element of Maryland’s world-class transportation network, and improves the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld. “Walktober raises awareness of pedestrian needs, and challenges us all to work together to provide safe, convenience and equitable access.” Walk Maryland Day on October 4 encourages Marylanders to spend part of the day taking a walk. Registered Walk Maryland Day events will be […]

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