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Where do you walk?

Original post made by Jocelyn Dong, editor of the Palo Alto Weekly, on Aug 30, 2014

Interviewed by the Weekly for an article about the health benefits of walking, one Palo Alto resident suggested that people would walk more often if they knew where others were walking and could share in the activity -- or at least look out for one another. What routes do you take around your neighborhood or around town? Do you walk in the morning, daytime, or evening? Talk about your walking routine here.

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Posted by parent
a resident of South of Midtown
on Aug 30, 2014 at 9:17 am

Our family walks in the evening, after work and school. We live in south Palo Alto and take the Adobe Creek Trail under Hwy 101 out to the Baylands. There are different loops you can do out there, depending on how many miles you want. The trail under the highway is closed during the winter, though, so then mostly walk on city streets instead. Maybe Bryant Street to downtown for a casual dinner and back.

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 30, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I always liked the boardwalk out at the Baylands. Visitors from out of town thought it was great.
A Foothills Park excursion is a much longer time-commitment.

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Posted by Walker
a resident of Monroe Park
on Aug 31, 2014 at 10:19 am

Middlefield Road .. yes, there is traffic, but if you are walking non standard hours ( too early , too late, in the afternoon when the traffic is light ) .. Middlefield Road is your best choice. There is always some traffic, people around the road.

During the day time on the weekend, Bryant is a good choice - due to the bike lane, the cars are very much restricted

Just be aware of your surroundings ( don't get distracted with music blasting in both the ears if you are on a light traffic road )

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Posted by Not in PA
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 31, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I never walk on Palo Alto residential streets anymore after falling over an exposed root and breaking my shoulder.

Now I walk in Foothills Park, or in cool weather, the Dish.

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Posted by stephen levy
a resident of University South
on Aug 31, 2014 at 1:32 pm

stephen levy is a registered user.

We walk in the neighborhood and at the Baylands where we are going later today. Sometimes we walk on campus at Stanford.

In the past we have walked at Stanford on the dish trail.

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Posted by Leave the doo on your own property
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm

People love walking past our house so their dogs can leave feces in our neighborhood.

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