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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

Advancements in measuring bicycle and pedestrian accessibility

Measures of destination accessibility by automobile and transit are growing in use. Yet measures of bicycle and pedestrian accessibility have taken longer to implement, largely because of added complexities and data deficiencies. People on bikes and on foot are much more sensitive to the types of facilities available, exposure to nearby traffic, and other factors for which there isn’t always good data. Join People For Bikes, Toole Design Group, and State Smart Transportation Initiative to learn how these challenges are... Read more

Miami Is Testing a Half-Mile of Red, Green and Slower

​In recent years, Miami has regularly ranked high among U.S. cities with the most cyclist and pedestrian fatalities. City officials want to move beyond that dubious honor. To help them do so, Miami-Dade County adopted the Safer People, Safer Streets Local Action Plan in June 2016. Last week, the city celebrated its first complete streets pilot project. Read more... Read more

St. Pete Envisions a Future Free of Traffic Snags

Imagine a city in which bicycles travel from place to place with the same ease as cars and other motorized traffic. That’s the idea behind St. Petersburg’s Complete Streets program. It’s the local edition of a national push by Smart Growth America to make sure everyone – pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities – can safely get where they want to go. 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

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

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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