Tag Archives: walkability

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

Pop-Up Project Focuses on North Marina Street Improvements in Clearwater

The North Marina area in Clearwater, Florida has long boasted its own distinct identity. Last summer, the city’s Planning and Development Department launched a new pop-up event series in North Marina as a way for city staff to study how to improve the overall experience for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers in the area. Read more... Read more

Kansas City Unveils a Streets Plan That Puts Walking First

The $800 million infrastructure bond going before Kansas City voters in April could prove enormously beneficial for walkability in this sprawling Midwestern city. The city has unveiled its plans for the money and, rather than widening roads, it puts investments in sidewalks, bike lanes, and accessibility improvements for people with disabilities. Read more... Read more
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