Let’s Pick Up The Pace

An easy first step to Going Smart is walking. Adding more walking to your routine can bring lifelong health benefits, plus help reduce emissions and traffic congestion. If enough people join in, our city can become cleaner, more efficient, and more attractive. Start using your head, and your feet, more (if you’re able). Park far away from stores, take the stairs, and walk to lunch or around the neighborhood. You will be surprised by how much your body loves it.

Personal Health

More exercise, even simple walking, is really good for you. Not only does it benefit your body and heart, burning calories in the fresh Ozarks air is a great way to reduce stress and improve your state of mind. Exercise can help reduce the amount of money spent on healthcare, now and down the road. All you have to do is take that first step.

Stronger Community

Going Smart can make our entire community healthier. Shopping local helps build the local economy and lets those local business owners give back to the communities in which they live. Happier, healthier employees improve service and revenue, and could potentially cost less to insure. Springfield will be more attractive to outside businesses, employees, and tourists. All of that should make us feel a greater sense of pride in this place that we call home.

  • Greenway Trails

    Greenways trails (also called "linear parks") preserved ribbons of nature throughout Springfield that typically follow stream corridors, and sometimes abandoned railroad right-of-way.

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  • Walking/Running Routes

    These hard-surfaced paths have minimal grade and provide free public access for non-motorized uses; bicycling, walking, running, skating and wheelchair access.

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  • Springfield Yields

    Springfield is a pretty friendly town, but lately it's been less and less friendly for those traveling on foot. Healthy, vibrant communities are friendly and accessible to folks from all walks of life. Let's travel responsibly and watch out for each other.

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