Tag Archives: Walkable

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

Buffalo Centers Revitalization Dreams on Waterfront

​ Tree-lined streets, solid housing stock, a renewed interest in pedestrian and bicycle transportation, investments in people and buildings, and an enthusiasm for the future make “The City of Good Neighbors” a city to watch. Although a shrinking city — Buffalo reminds us that legacy cities are too valuable to pass by. Read more... 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

Watch for Me NC: Fostering the Role of Law Enforcement in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

​Having safe and secure places to walk and bike is vital to encouraging active, vibrant communities. In addition to roadway design and engineering, education and enforcement are critical to creating safer streets. Many communities are looking for ways to leverage the strengths of law enforcement in plans to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. Read more... Read more

Dense Urbanism is Great for Downtowns. But What About Suburbs?

Post-war America has largely been built around cars. Many existing cities permanently scarred themselves with new urban freeways. Though the status quo of big, bland, car-centric subdivisions retains enormous inertia, there is now a real counter-movement of urbanists trying to reclaim the virtues of pre-car towns and cities: scale, character, and walkability. Read more... 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

The DC Area Is Improving Its Walkability Faster Than Boston, Seattle, or New York

Christopher Leinberger is a professor of real-estate and urban analysis at George Washington University and also a developer. At heart, he’s a New Urbanist—a believer in “smart growth” as the cure for America’s sprawl. We talked to him about what makes Washington a good model for where cities are going. Read more... Read more
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