Tag Archives: Walkable

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

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

California Won’t Meet Its Climate Change Goals Without a Lot More Housing Density In Its Cities

​To meet the bold new climate change goals put in place last year, California will work to put millions of electric cars on the road, revolutionize its dairy industry and generate half of all power from solar panels and other renewable sources. But those efforts will come up short, warn state regulators, without dramatic changes to how Californians live and travel. Getting people out of their cars in favor of walking, cycling or riding mass transit will require the development... Read more

How Engineering Standards for Cars Endanger People Crossing the Street

​At the Landmark Interchange by Fenway Park in Boston, people trying to walk across the street sometimes have to wait as long as two minutes for a signal. And that, says Northeastern University Civil Engineering Professor Peter Furth, is dangerous. Two minutes is an unreasonably long time to ask someone to wait — especially in one of the nation’s most walkable cities. Faced with that delay, says Furth, people will try their luck crossing against the light. To compound the... Read more

Street Changes Could Get More People Walking In Fort Worth

Big changes are coming to Fort Worth thanks to new zoning adopted by the City Council. The foundations of the changes are already visible with broader sidewalks, off street parking and businesses set back further from the street. New buildings have more than one story with store fronts below and residences above. It’s all geared to encourage people to walk where they need to go. Read more... 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

Beyond the First Step: The Many Benefits of Walking

The benefits of walking are many and widespread. From personal, physical and mental health, to strengthening relationships and engaging community members, walking is a powerful tool. Join America Walks for this webinar to learn how individuals and organizations are harnessing the power of walking to create lasting positive change. This webinar is intended for our advocates just getting started on the walking path as well as anyone interested in learning more about this topic. Register now... Read more
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