Tag Archives: walkability

In Tysons Corner, Land Of The Car, Three Years To Build A Crosswalk

​Nearly three years after opening, Silver Line ridership at the four Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner continues to disappoint. However, just before the Silver Line celebrates its third birthday, completed crosswalks are finally coming to a massive intersection that typifies the Tysons of yore — the sprawling suburban office park where pedestrians and bicyclists tread hostile ground. Crosswalks matter because Metro has determined that ridership is largely determined by pedestrian and bicycle access to stations. Read more... Read more

How Your Suburb Can Make You Thinner

If people can’t be cajoled to walk for its own sake, is there another way to get them moving? In recent years, planners and policymakers have begun to consider this: If suburbs are the problem, maybe suburbs can be re-imagined as the solution. People drive because their neighborhoods encourage it—and sometimes even leave them with no choice. What, then, if their neighborhoods were built to foster walking? With the right layout and development, the notion goes, our suburban towns and... 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

Providence Is Using Bikes to Build a Future on a Freeway’s Footprint

​ Providence, Rhode Island is about to learn what happens when you move a freeway out. The 2013 relocation of Interstate 195 near downtown is just starting to pay off. The move reclaimed 16 city blocks for homes, parks and businesses just outside downtown and rejoined the downtown with the city’s historic jewelry district. Read more... Read more

Designing for Inclusive Health

​America 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

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
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