JANE'S WALK MKE 2020
HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.
WE ARE SAD. WE KNOW YOU ARE SAD.
BUT WE HAVE 20 WAYS TO STILL
SEE YOUR CITY WITH NEW EYES.
May 2020 would have been the 5th anniversary of Jane’s Walk MKE. We may be postponing our full month of public walks, bikes, runs, paddles, rolls, and community gatherings until later this year, if not until May 2021, but we’re not going to let something with the number 19 in its name deter us from sharing the city and county we love with you. We'll just have to do it while being socially distant and responsible for the safety and health of everyone to help “flatten the curve” of this pandemic.
This year, we were inspired by Priya Parker's The Art of Gathering. Defining gathering as a "conscious bringing together of people for a reason," Parker's book helped us choose a “bold, sharp purpose” for each neighborhood exploration and event we hosted: to vision and revision Milwaukee and its neighbors in 20/20. Since the pandemic's spread, however, we've all been forced to revise how and where we gather.
Therefore, Jane's Walk MKE offers you the
April | May | Beyond?
Click here to get creative with 20 ways to explore Milwaukee County. Instead of gathering in large groups, you and anyone who's part of your household or living unit can choose an adventure, share stories about your neighborhood or places you love, discover unseen aspects of our community, learn more about our namesake Jane Jacobs and those inspired by her--all while practicing healthy physical distancing and fun social solidarity.
It helps to know, too, that the CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity weekly, not only for physical well-being but also mental health. We all know a good walk or bike or kayak is great for reducing stress, which we all have a lot of nowadays. We can get this much-needed activity and explore our streets, paths, and waterways and still adhere to CDC recommendations and the governor’s orders as they develop.
So choose our own adventure and share your experiences with us. We'll be mapping your physically distant adventures, knowing that we'll walk together again one of these days!