The City of Mebane is proud to proclaim April 27, 2017, Walk at Lunch Day. Mayor Glendel Stephenson delivered the proclamation April 4, 2017, urging “…all who support walking to participate in the event.”
National Walk at Lunch Day is being promoted by Blue Cross Blue Shield to promote regular physical activity and normalize walking on a regular basis. It is being supported by Alamance County and its municipalities. Alamance County has an adult obesity rate of 34%, compared to 29% for all of North Carolina. “Walk-friendly communities” improve the health of individuals, traffic safety, and air quality. Healthy active lifestyles and healthy eating are critical for maintaining good health and preventing disease, and lower long-term societal costs for healthcare.
City Manager David Cheek said, “The City of Mebane’s history of promoting walking has led to over fifty plus miles sidewalks in the city that are enjoyed daily by our residents. Our citizens voted walking as their number one recreational and healthy activity in the recently adopted Recreation and Parks Master Plan. The City Council has committed to continuing this legacy with the passage of a $36.5 million Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan that includes not only sidewalks, but greenways, trails and bike paths as well.”
To read Proclamation, click here