For people that walk for transportation, the College is surprisingly easy to get to from most of Burlington (don't be scared of the hills!). CATMA provide employees who walk to work three days a week or more with rewards as part of the Bike/Walk Rewards Program. Employees can sign up and receive gift cards to City Market, Skirack and Roxy Cinema simply by walking to work!
A number of local partners and resources are also here to help get people out walking as much as possible.
For the perfect walking tour through campus, start at Main Street beside 'The Gallery' and head south through the residential quad, Finney Quad to Perry Hall at the end. Turn up the hill, crossing over South Willard St and walking to the right of Cushing Hall (right in front of the crosswalk) where you will find a set of stairs leading to Rozendaal Courtyard. Further sets of stairs takes you to the green and the 'top' of Campus at Summit St. The route can be seen as a layer on our google transportation map. Feel free to walk up to the third floor of the Library, Miller Information Commons for some rewarding views. You earned it.
Be visible. Wear bright clothing and reflective lights or material.
Be predictable. Walk on sidewalks or pedestrian paths, cross at cross walks and obey signals.
Be defensive. Always look for oncoming traffic. Make sure motorists and bicyclists see you.
Be aware. Keep the volume on any portable devices low enough to hear traffic.
Be prepared. Wear proper clothing for the elements. If you're walking a long distance, plan routes where you can go inside to warm up along the way if needed.
Be equipped. Improve your traction on snow and ice with proper boots and/or traction devices.
The latest Winter Walking Workshop was held on February 5, 2015 in association with CATMA with special guests Outdoor Gear Exchange and Icebug. This workshop highlighted tips, techniques and equipment for simple, safe winter walking. Around $300 in prizes were given out to attendees too! Look out for future events by CATMA around walking as transportation.