The City of Winston-Salem continues to strive to improve conditions for pedestrians throughout the city. Walking is important for exercise and is an excellent mode of transportation. Sidewalks are being added/repaired through the Department of Transportation's Sidewalk Program.
Neighborhoods and citizens may submit requests for sidewalks. Any requests are reviewed and prioritized according to a point system. Sidewalks are constructed as funds are available according to the priority of the project.
The City of Winston-Salem's Street Division is responsible for sidewalk repair, replacement and maintenance. In addition, the city´s Engineering Division uses bond funds, when appropriated, to rehabilitate the city´s sidewalks by contracting replacement of damaged sidewalks or constructing new sidewalks. Property owners are responsible for keeping sidewalks clean and free of debris or obstructions.
For any questions or to report problems, please contact Michael Doub, Streets Supervisor at
or by e-mail.
To obtain a sidewalk permit, please contact Chad Aldridge at
or by email.
Greenways & Parks
Winston-Salem has many excellent greenways and parks that offer safe and peaceful places for walking. Greenways are linear parks that can be used for transportation as well as recreation. And, as the number of greenways grows, citizens will find better connectivity to schools, parks, and shopping. The Recreation and Parks Department's Greenways section has a map of all our greenways, as well as links to more information about each one.
Parcourse on Silas Creek
This 1.1-mile unpaved figure-eight course, popular with walkers and runners, also includes physical activity stations. Open from dawn to dusk, it is accessible from Silas Creek Parkway (near Yorkshire Road) or from Kirklees Road.