Parking, Walking & Wellness
…..It’s a Healthy Connection
Parking is not always about cars. It is about people. Parking, walking, bicycling, ridesharing, and trolleys are all important factors for a healthy community. Whether you are working or living in downtown or in the many pedestrian friendly neighborhoods, the City offers a mobile and pedestrian environment. It is entirely possible to “Park Once” and walk to your destination or to explore all that the city has to offer.
PARK Roanoke promotes healthier lifestyles by encouraging more walking or simply taking the stairs. Consider the health benefits of choosing to park off-street in one of the 7 garages or 5 surface lots or park in one of these facilities a little farther away from your destination or place of work and then walking.
Health Professionals recommend 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily for 3 or more days a week. Adults can reduce their risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, and also improve their quality of life by adding a modest amount of physical activity to their day. One way to achieve daily physical activity is to take advantage of resources available each day such as your nearby Parking Garage or Lot. Incorporate stairs or walking into daily activities that you would be doing anyway. Studies have shown that people are most likely to stick to exercise when it is a part of their daily lives.