Feet walking on trail

October is Walktober!

A month to promote health, exercise and pedestrian safety.

What is Walktober? 

Walktober offers fun events to help promote walking as a free, healthy and environmentally friendly option in the City of Raleigh.

Walktober is sponsored in partnership with Commute Smart Raleigh. Commute Smart consultants offer solutions to alleviate traffic congestion by encouraging the increased use of transportation options such as walking, biking, transit, carpooling, and parking cash-out.

Let's get moving!

Kids walking to school

Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day

Wednesday, October 4, locations and times vary

Check with your child’s school to learn more about Walk to School events.

Oaks and Spokes, a local non-profit, offers free event planning services to Raleigh schools. For more information email srts@oaksandspokes.com

south raleigh heritage stroll

GoTriangle Bike and Pedestrian Safety Webinar

Thursday, October 19
2 p. m.

Tune in for some open dialogue with Seth Lajeune of the National Highway Research Center about Vision Zero and the push to increase safety on our roadways for all road users while eliminating all traffic-related severe injuries and fatalities. Commute Smart Consultant with the City Raleigh, Rachel Anderson will also join to share information on bike and pedestrian safety efforts and programming in Raleigh and the region. 

Register Here


Friday, October 20
3:00 p. m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come join us at the first annual Trek-or-Treat at Kiwanis Park! Complete a half-mile walk along the Crabtree Creek Greenway and collect some great information and cool treats along the way and win a special prize upon completion of the walk!

Commute Smart Walkinar - Anatomy of a Walkable City

Tuesday, October 24
1:00 p. m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us virtually for our annual Walkinar! This year’s walkinar will focus on the essential elements of walkability in Raleigh and visions for the future. Topics include:

  1. Transforming current cities into walkable spaces and a call to action to officials.
  2. Encouraging participants to advocate for pedestrian-friendly policies and practices in their communities. 
  3. Hearing from local planners about the exciting new projects happening in Raleigh that promote a more walkable community.
train at the platform at Raleigh Union Station

Chocolates and Trains - A Walking Tour

Saturday, October 28
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Register Here

Join Commute Smart Raleigh for delicious beverages from Black and White Coffee (located inside Videri Chocolate Factory) and a tour of the Raleigh Union train station. All registered guests will receive a voucher for one small free drink of their choice. After getting your beverage, please head down the street to join us at Raleigh Union Station for a free behind-the-scenes tour of Raleigh’s only train station, Raleigh Union Station.

Learn more about the innovative architecture, plans for the station, and experience arguably the best indoor space in the city!

More information!

walking the street

Commute Smarter, Not Harder: A TALK ABOUT THE WALK

Follow Commute Smart Raleigh’s safety tips and learn about the benefits that come with a pedestrian commute. Walking is a great and efficient way of getting around for those that can make the short trip near their final destination.

Capital Area Greenway System

The Capital Area Greenway System is a network of public open spaces and recreational trails for walking, hiking, biking, nature study, and more. Explore the trails that connect many of Raleigh's parks and complement their recreational opportunities.

The Capital Area Greenway system has over 100 miles of trails to explore! 

Find a Trail!

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