Healthy Hastings



Active Hastings Week May 5th-12th:

To celebrate movement, physical activity and health, Healthy Hastings is organizing a variety of events throughout Active Hastings Week.

There are several events going on including:
Bicycle Sunday Funday
Monday Meandering Bike Ride
How to Train for a Full or Half Marathon
Bike/Walk to Work Day
Spring Triathlon at Hastings YMCA

 Distance Challenges: Bike at least 33 miles or walk at least 12 miles from 6/6-6/12 to be registered for prizes.

Activity Cards: Bike or walk for at least 10 minutes to get to one of the Destination Businesses to have your card signed or attend one of the listed events. Must have 4 signatures to be eligible for prizes. Cards available at participating businesses and events.

For a complete list of activities and events click here and check out our Facebook page


Our Mission:

Healthy Hastings is a collaboration of agencies whose purpose is to improve the health of the community through effective policy change, program enhancement, and advocacy for healthy lifestyles.

Our Vision:

Healthy Hastings

Our Members:

City of Hastings Parks and Recreation Department, Mary Lanning HealthCare, South Heartland District Health Department, YMCA, and YWCA

Our Goal:

Increase opportunities for physical activity in the City of Hastings by adopting the Complete Streets Concept

According to Complete Streets “The streets of our cities and towns are an important part of the livability of our communities. They ought to be for everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars, or worse, creeping traffic jams.

Now, in communities across the country, a movement is growing to complete the streets. States, cities and towns are asking their planners and engineers to build road networks that are safer, more livable, and welcoming to everyone.

Instituting a Complete Streets policy ensures that transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire roadway with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.”

Share Our Streets:

The goals of Healthy Hastings Share Our Streets campaign are:

  • to reduce bike and pedestrian injuries
  • making our streets safer
  • to encourage physical activity by promoting non-motorized us of streets
  • to present the do’s and don’ts of using our roadways as shared paths

Did you know? 

  • When anyone is in a crosswalk, vehicles should stop and let him or her cross. Drivers should always be on the lookout and give the right of way at an intersection to a pedestrian.
  • The 3-foot law, enacted in April 2012, requires drivers to give at least 3 feet of clearance when passing a pedestrian, bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device.
  • Pedestrians should walk facing against traffic while bicycles and other wheeled transportation should flow along with traffic.
  • Bicyclists should use hand signals and obey all traffic laws. Motorists should know the signals and be watching for them, as well.

Hastings Public Middle School Safe kids video

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