Before you get outdoors, make sure that you can exercise safely in your neighbourhood. Here are a few tips that can help you stay safe as you get moving.
Always be aware of your surroundings
Follow the rules of the road - Cross at the lights or on a zebra crossing where possible
Don’t look at your phone especially when crossing a road
Stay alert at all times. If you’re listening to music as you walk, turn down the volume so you can still hear bike bells and warnings from other walkers and runners coming up behind you.
Always walk facing oncoming traffic.
Walk on a sidewalk or a path whenever possible. Watch out for uneven sidewalks, which are tripping hazards.
Never assume a driver sees you crossing the street. Try to make eye contact with drivers as they approach. Before you start to cross a street, make sure you have plenty of time to get across. Rushing increases your risk of falling.
What to talk about and what not to talk about on walking meetings in public spaces
Which conversations make good walking meetings:
Meetings which would benefit from creative and innovative thinking
Non confidential conversations
Walks to re-energise and clear your mind
Which conversations don’t make good walking meetings:
Confidential and sensitive conversations
Anything you don’t want your competitors to hear