Over 10 years ago Healthy People Portage County and Ministry Health created a walking map of downtown Stevens Point with many historical landmarks highlighted. This fall, Ministry, PC Can, and UWSP decided to create an updated version to print this spring and make available to support physical activity. This spring, we also plan to develop several themed maps with routes that highlight different features of the communities in Portage County. Examples of themes include local food, natural resource conservation, arts, and any other theme that community members suggest that can be worked into a series of short-distance loops that begin at locations that are accessible by car or bike or are located near major employment centers. We also want to add mobile device features to generate ongoing interaction between walkers and the routes.
Note that all the routes depicted here will be integrated into a fold out map with all the info you can see now plus details about historical sites.
At Thursday’s meeting, we will be gathering input primarily on the updated walking map that highlights building of historical significance. If you also have ideas on the future maps and mobile device features, we’d love to have your thoughts now. Be sure to note your interest in being part of the project planning efforts next year.
Click on a map and let us know what you think of the starting points, distances, and different versions. Also, do you think such a map would be useful to the audiences you are encouraging to be physically active?