Proud and pedestrian friendly.

Proud and pedestrian friendly.

That's Clinton Estates in the wake of last month's Neighborhood Pride week. In addition to the full attention of city officials in terms of code enforcement, safety concerns and beautification efforts, a side benefit of the program was the release of a walking map through a Columbus Public Health program.

Clinton Estates is now one of 22 neighborhoods to be the focus of the "Healthy Places Walking Map" treatment.

"The goal of the walking maps is to overcome barriers to walking the neighborhoods," Christine Green, Healthy Places coordinator for the department, has said.

By exploring, with the help of neighborhood residents and community leaders, walking routes that are not only safe but also get people to places they might like to go, Green said she is able to create maps to get people to take that brisk 30-minute stroll each day that can be so beneficial to health.

Green has mostly devoted her walking map efforts to communities that have undergone the Neighborhood Pride program treatment, but she has developed some at the request of residents.

Although the program is mostly an effort at getting people out and walking in their own neighborhoods, the maps can also serve as a means of helping to explore other parts of the city.

All of the maps are available in PDF format on the department's Web site at http://publichealth.

Green has said the Web site will eventually include information on how people can create walking maps for their own neighborhoods.