Youngstown to be walker friendly

YOUNGSTOWN — A new initiative to make Youngstown more pedestrian-friendly will launch next month.

The Walk Youngstown campaign aims to increase community health, connect residents to downtown and help activate under-used corridors.

It will launch Aug. 9. Thirty signs will be located around the downtown and adjacent areas to point residents and visitors to points of interest. Each sign will have how long it takes to get to the destination and a URL code to link to directions on Google Maps.