Standing at my front gate, the first choice is left or right. Whichever way you chose, at the first intersection you have a similar choice, left, right or straight ahead. You soon realise that you may never run out of options for a new walk in your own neighbourhood.
This is becoming a popular form of exercise, as whatever time of day it is, there are people walking. When collecting my daily newspaper from wherever it lands after being aerial delivered from a passing vehicle, I see people walking past.
While reading that newspaper over breakfast I often spy more walkers passing by. I will soon join them.
I chose to go left as I went right last week. If it is pure exercise you seek, a brisk pace will see you literally pounding the pavement, looking like you want to get wherever you are going quickly, so you can then return.
Part of my walk today was along the service road of a busy highway, with a wide band of fairly dense vegetation separating them. Several bright yellow blossoms caught one's eye from a distance and closer inspection revealed wattle trees in full bloom, a harbinger of Spring.
Good walking shoes or sneakers are essential as you will be pounding upon concrete, so some good cushioning is needed. If you are a regular walker, you would already be well-equipped. Many walkers are accompanied by their dogs, also getting their daily exercise.
Remember that your doggy is in bare feet and prolonged walking on concrete footpaths may be uncomfortable for them. If you pass one of the many small grass-covered parks in suburbia why not stop for a few minutes to allow a rest for yourself and some soft underfoot grass for doggy.