Healthy, economical, and avoiding all parking problems, walking is no doubt one of the most suitable modes of transportation for traveling short distances.
A few steps a day keeps the doctor away!
A person who sits for 7 hours a day (or continuous periods of 2/3 hour) is considered to be sedentary, which is not without consequences for their health. To combat the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle, we recommend incorporating at least 30 minutes of physical activity into your daily routine to stimulate blood circulation and reduce muscular tension.
As well as reducing stress, alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, improving physical fitness and enhancing memory and concentration, walking is known to stimulate brain activity! It wouldn't be surprising if new ideas or solutions to a problem encountered in the course of a professional task came to light during these periods!
So don't hesitate to include some walking time in your day, whether it's :
- systematically walking when you're travelling less than 2 km,
- getting off the bus earlier than your destination,
- by encouraging intermodality (car + public transport),
- by parking your car in a car park a little further away,
- scheduling meetings in a room further away,
Pedestrian maps of ULiège sites
To encourage walking on its campuses, the University of Liège is working to create wide, safe and, if possible, well-lit paths to move between buildings. It has also produced "pedestrian maps" to estimate the travel time between the sites in the centre of Liège, Sart Tilman and Gembloux.Download the pedestrian maps of Liège, Sart Tilman and Gembloux.
New pedestrian signage
There are many pedestrian links between the buildings of the Sart-Tilman campus. To get from one building to another, it is quite possible to leave your car in the car park and avoid wasting time looking for a parking space. An adapted directional signage installation was finalised in autumn of 2016. A survey of footpaths was performed. It will lead to rehabilitation projects and new soft pathways. In particular:
- creation of a pedestrian link in Grande Traverse
- extension of the "Promenade des étudiants" (cycling/pedestrian link between the Polytech and Agora districts)
- development of the path between rue de Sordeye and rue des Homes into a cycling/pedestrian pathway
Planning - Urbanism and Mobility Unit