Tag Archives: America Walks

Tackling Gentrification and Displacement in Creating Vibrant Communities

​As advocates for active transportation and connected mobility options, these pillars are essential to our work and it is important that we continue to explore ways they come together in developing healthy, active, and engaged communities. By doing so, we create opportunities for new jobs, economic vitality, and community cohesion. This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkability. Learn more and register... Read more

Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement

By working together, we can create communities that safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. Hear from successful examples of policies, programs, and practices that have demonstrated the power of working together and strengthening the walking movement. This webinar is for walking advocates of all backgrounds and knowledge levels. Register now... Read more

2017 Community Change Grants

​America Walks, partners of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and other sponsors, announce another round of micro grant funding. This program will award grantees up to $1,500 in stipends for projects creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EST, November 10. Learn more and apply... Read more

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

The Positive Power of Walking

Many things leap to mind when someone mentions walking: fitness, fun, fresh air, relaxation, friends and maybe your most comfortable pair of shoes. But a word that rarely arises is “power.” Walking advocates once focused primarily on physical health —spurred by mounting evidence that physical activity is key to preventing disease—but now are stepping up to promote social, economic and community health. The ultimate goal is to transform towns and neighborhoods across America into better places for everyone to live.... Read more

Tracking the Walking Path: Tools and Programs to Measure Walking and Walkability

When talking about opportunities to walk, knowing where to walk and what makes an attractive walk are key. Data, mapping tools, and assessments can be useful in making the argument for walkable communities and the development of healthy and inclusive cities. Join this America Walks webinar to learn about some of the leading tools available to walking advocates. Register now... Read more

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

​This 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

Exploring the Outdoors: Partners in Outdoor Spaces

The outdoors offers beautiful places to walk and be physically active. How can we work with our friends and allies in other sectors to make sure every person has the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of being in nature? In this America Walks webinar, learn from some unusal partners on what is being done to bring physical activity to the great outdoors. Register now... Read more
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