Hundreds of free walking tours around the world in honor of urban activist Jane Jacobs
Thousands of people will explore their city in honor of urban activist Jane Jacobs in the weekend of May 5-7. Jane’s Walk is an annual weekend celebration featuring thousands of free “walking conversations” throughout different cities in the world.
Anyone can lead a walk. It’s a great way to explore the city and make new friend. Different from traditional walking tours Jane’s Walks are not walking lectures but tries to be more like a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers. The walks are free.
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” – Jane Jacobs
Talk to South Bronx advocates
The walks have various themes. In NYC for example you dan check out the film industry, talk to South Bronx advocates or share a Midnight Moment on the billboards in Times Square.
In Amsterdam you can wander around the famous Vondelpark and in London Greenwich The Museum of Walking will buy a pint and lunch for the first person to bring a copy of one of Jane’s books.
Do you want to explore? Find out if someone near you organizes a walk.