Healthy Places

Healthy Places

Mon - Fri 
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Program Director
Scott Ulrich, AICP, CNU-A 
(614) 645-5318

[email protected]

Safe Routes to School
Katherine Swidarski 
(614) 645-0380 [email protected]

Walking Safety

When walking in your neighborhood, follow these safety tips from Safe Communities:

  • Know your route before you leave.
  • Use sidewalks. If you must walk on a route without a sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  • Use crosswalks. Even if it takes you a few extra minutes, walk to the closest crosswalk. Be sure that oncoming traffic is going to stop before you begin to cross.
  • Never cross mid-block.
  • Make yourself visible! You are more likely to get hit if a driver can’t see you. At night, make yourself visible by wearing light and/or reflective clothing.
  • Don’t surprise drivers by coming out into the road from behind objects such as parked cars.
  • Alcohol and drugs impair your ability to walk safely.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. You have as much responsibility as the drivers do.
  • Be a good role model. Teach your children safe guidelines for walking and follow them yourself.