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2017 National Walking Summit

The 2017 National Walking Summit is a premier event for professionals, advocates and organizers from the transit, health, and planning professions to share best practices, discover innovations, discuss ways to turn research into action, and form new partnerships. America Walks will work with partners of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative and other leading organizations to put together the strongest Summit yet. Learn more and register... Read more

Opportunities for Rural Walkability

Preserving and maintaining our outdoor spaces is a major responsibilty, especially in rural communities where trails and other areas are opportunities not only for physical activity but also for transit connections. In this America Walks webinar, learn how the support of trails, parks and sidewalks play a role in promoting walkability in rural communities and what you can do to help. Register now... Read more

The Transit-Walkability Collaborative: An Inter-Modal Strategy for Creating Strong Neighborhoods

‚ÄčThis America Walks webinar will include presentations and discussion from several members of the The Transit-Walkability Collaborative, a partnership that aims to exists to promote the benefits of walkable, transit-rich communities; to bring together transit and walkability advocates at the local, state, and national level; and to identify and implement programs and policies that simultaneously expand walkability and transit services in communities across the U.S. The webinar will highlight the release of a Fact Sheet providing critical data to support... Read more

Designing for Inclusive Health

‚ÄčAmerica Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation are kicking off their new micro-grant program with this webinar. This program will award grantees up to $1,500 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, learn, work, play, pray, and receive care. Register now... Read more

Advancing Neighborhood Change Through Equity and Inclusion

Walkability is at the cornerstone of creating neighborhoods that are vital and vibrant, allowing all members of a community to enjoy health, social and economic benefits in a variety of forms. How do we create neighborhoods where change and new development can happen along with the protection and promotion of a community’s identity and culture? Join America Walks on this webinar to learn about their recent work on the issues of gentrification and displacement and hear from three people working... Read more

The Right to Walk

It’s not always easy to find places or the time to be physically active but every individual has the right to walk. In this America Walks webinar, learn how walking can be prioritized in communities of all types and be inspired with tips of how walking can be incorporated into the daily routine of every individual. Register now... Read more

The Walking College: A Human Capacity Development Strategy for Growing the National Walking Movement

America Walks’ Walking College program is a successful interactive, online educational program for walkable community advocates. Over the past two years, America Walks has worked with advocates across the US to build skills, learn from experts and each other, and, ultimately, strengthen their capacity to create walkable communities. The Walking College curriculum and training process outlined in this report is a look at how America Walks is working to support, grow and improve this national walking movement. Read report... Read more
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