2017 Collaborative Action Grants

​Collaborative Action Grants from Enterprise Community Partners provide organizations with $5,000 to build community agency; engage local voices; and connect to long-term community goals. Collaborative Actions, as their name indicates, include community collaboration at their core. Examples include creative placemaking, mapping and community events. Applications due June 9. Learn more and apply... Read more

Boston Is Now Building Public Parks Under Interstate Highways

​ The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and National Development announced plans for Ink Underground, an urban park that will span eight acres partially under Boston’s Interstate 93. The park will serve as a connector between the South End and South Boston neighborhoods via pedestrian boardwalks, art and cultural installations, and bicycle paths along the channel. Read more... Read more

Transit is Made for Walking

​ Walkability is one of the keys to high transit ridership, and yet much of the nation’s transit is located in low density, unwalkable places. As a result, the U.S. transit industry faces the need to create “first and last mile” connections to and from transit. Why is walking access to transit important? The easier it is for people to walk to public transportation, the more likely they are to use it. Read more... Read more

How Urban Transportation And Planning Unlock The Future Of Accessibility

​Sitting in traffic is a waste of drivers’ time and money, and it contributes to air pollution. So what’s to be done? Start designing cities for people, not cars. Urban planners can ensure accessibility through mixed-use development, or by connecting neighborhoods through a rich provision of non-motorized mobility options, like bike paths or high-quality public transportation. Read more... Read more

Consensus Recommendations for Pedestrian Injury Surveillance

The Safe States Alliance created this report to provide practitioners with recommendations for improving pedestrian injury surveillance, data analysis, and reporting. Three case studies are presented as illustrative examples of how pedestrian injury data can be analyzed, using a range of methodological approaches and key variables to inform injury prevention efforts. Learn more... Read more

AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit

The AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit is designed to help individuals, groups and local leaders assess the walkability of the sidewalks and streets in their community. The toolkit provides step-by-step instructions and checklists for examining intersections, sidewalks, driver behavior, public safety and more. The documented results can be shared with elected officials and other local leaders when advocating for such safe streets features as sidewalks, crosswalks and properly-timed traffic lights. Learn more... Read more
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