Over half of all car trips in the United States are less than 1 mile-or about a 20-minute walk.
Luckily, Redmond is a "Walkers Paradise" with a Walkscore of 95. This makes it easy for you to swap some of these short drives for a stroll.
Even if you can’t walk for your commute, the benefits of walking to grab a bite to eat or to run your errands are hard to beat!
Benefits of Walking
- 30 minutes of walking reduces risk of heart disease and certain cancers
- Walking has been shown to be a mood booster and stress reducer
- Walking provides FitBit & Microsoft Band bragging rights
Where to Walk in Redmond
Think Redmond Directory of Local Businesses
Pull up Think Redmond on your mobile phone to find local Redmond stores, restaurants, and services that are near your location! You can get walking and biking directions right on your phone, and many businesses offer discounts to Think Redmond users.
Downtown Redmond has a WalkScore of 95 out of a 100, a “Walkers Paradise.” With abundant trails-like the Redmond Central Connector and Sammamish River Trail-and uber connected neighborhoods, walking just makes sense.
Overlake is one of Redmond's urban centers and it is growing and changing quickly! It's still a great place for a stroll. Check out the walking map of Overlake and Grasslawn neighborhoods here.