The East Harlem Community Walking Trail (PDF) is a 3.5 mile pathway that runs along 106th and 115th Streets, connecting residents to Central Park and Randall’s Island. The goal of the trail is to highlight East Harlem’s rich history and assets. The trail can also promote physical activity and safety through coordinated group walks and community programs.
The Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center worked with a steering committee of community stakeholders for over a year to create the trail. This committee also serves as a forum for residents to collaborate, share information and set goals and priorities for the walking trail.
If you are interested in getting involved with the East Harlem Community Walking Trail, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 646-682-2100 or visit the East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center.
The Health Department’s “Block by Block: Walking for a Healthier East Harlem” (PDF) report looks at walking in East Harlem. It highlights how often community members walk, the current walking landscape and ways to improve walking conditions within the neighborhood. It is based on a survey of over 200 East Harlem residents and street assessments of more than 20 blocks.
The report investigated what residents perceive as barriers to walking and how we can work together to improve walking conditions. It found:
Learn what actions you can take to promote health and improve walking conditions in East Harlem, if you are a: