Go On A Jane Jacobs Walk
What is a Jane Jacobs Walk?
A Jane Jacobs Walk (previously known as Jane’s Walk USA) is a free neighborhood walking, biking, and/or transit tour that celebrates and investigates the people and places that make a city great. While most Jane Jacobs Walks are designed around a theme (architecture, local culture and history, city planning, local cuisine, mobility challenges, nature, etc.), most of all, a Jane Jacobs Walk is an opportunity to meet new people, and to have a great time.
Most Jane Jacobs Walk events take place annually on the first weekend in May to coincide with Jane Jacobs’ birthday. This year, most Jane Jacobs Walks will happen on May 5th and 6th. Jane Jacobs Walks can also be organized and led at any other time of the year by enthusiastic local people or organizations.
How do I find a Jane Jacobs Walk event near me?
Check out the 2013 events page to find listings of all the events happening in cities across the United States. Check if there are any restrictions for the event (a cap on participants, or age restriction), but don’t worry about having to pay: all Jane Jacobs Walk events are free. Also check to see if the event requires registration – if so, RSVP in advance. If there isn’t currently a walk happening in your city, don’t panic: you could always host your own.
I’ve found a walk near me, now what?
Check the event posting prior to your event to make sure that the date, time, and/or location of the event hasn’t changed. Remember to be prepared to walk (or ride, if you’re biking, unicycling, or otherwise rolling) and wear appropriate clothes and footwear. Most of all, remember to have fun! Check out the video at the top of this page (if you haven’t already) for some more tips for Jane Jacobs Walk participants.
Lastly, after your walk, let us know how your Jane Jacobs Walk experience was. Send us pictures, submit a survey (coming soon), write an email, tweet us, post to the Jane Jacobs Walk facebook page: we want to hear from you!