If you can walk there, keep the car at home. Often under-appreciated, walking is one of the best exercises you can do for your health.
There is never bad weather, there is only bad gear:
Keep dry with a raincoat, umbrella, and boots, and keep warm with mittens, a hat, boots, and a good coat. Too warm? Bring a spare change of clothes, or wear an undershirt and wait to put on your dress shirt until you get to your location.
- Look left, right, and left again
- Make sure vehicles are stopping, don’t assume they will stop
- Walk facing traffic (unlike bicycling), so you can see that the driver sees you
- Don’t jay-walk
- Wear reflective clothing, or purchase a reflector with a clip and attach to your backpack, purse, or jacket
- Take the less busy road, and the one with sidewalks, whenever possible