Walking to school

In Lecco, Italy, less than a hundred miles from Milan, the town has made a commitment to give up schoolbuses and encourage children to walk to school. The New York Times ran a fascinating article on the walking program, called “piedibus,” or “foot bus,” because the children walk in guided …

100 steps a minute is the new 10,000 steps a day

St. Patrick’s Day saw the release of a fascinating pedometer-based study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. A small group of researchers was interested in translating the public health recommendation that all Americans should engage in 2.5 hours of moderate activity each week into an easy-to-follow “pedometer-based guideline.” After …

Tracking my walks

The sky is gray with strips of frothy sunset. The waves are being sucked back down the sand, every lash onto the beach falling lower than the one before it. I don’t know what’s in front of us, and the mystery pulls me forward, every step a comforting rhythm. I …

Welcome Robin Jennings!

It’s my pleasure to introduce Robin Jennings:   Robin will be joining Walker Tracker to help energize this blog, among many other things. Robin is a writer, traveler and parent, and it’s going to be great having her help. She’s been a long-time walker, but she’s new to pedometers – so drop …

Three Billion Steps

We keep track of metrics around here – it’s part of what we do – and we hit a couple of nice ones recently. October 3rd marked crossing 3 billion collective steps. Now, that’s a long way from the 700 billion needed for the bailout – but were steps = …

WT in the blog world today

It’s a busy day at Walker Tracker – We were chosen as a Kim Komando cool site of the day. Thanks, Kim! We were blogged on Crooked Timber, by Eszter Hargittai. Thanks Eszter! And we signed our first Private Level in New Zealand.  So yes – the site is hopping today, …