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  • November 24, 2014America Walks Launches New Case Studies

    Local Elected Officials Lead on Walkability

    America Walks is excited to launch its newest publication on the innovative approaches local leaders are taking to address the issue of walkability. Recognizing the importance that local leaders play in making meaningful community change, America Walks has produced case studies showcasing four local elected officials and their personal campaigns to improve walkability and increase walking in their home towns. Read more >
  • November 24, 2014Vision Zero Symposium Releases Statement of PrinciplesEarlier this month, leaders from across the US came together in New York for the first-ever Vision Zero Cities Symposium. The participants drafted and released a Statement of Principles aimed at achieving the goals of the Vision Zero initiative. The full Statement of Principles can be found here.
  • November 21, 2014Sec. Anthony Foxx Reaffirms Commitment to Pedestrian SafetyDepartment of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx gave an interview with AARP where he spoke of his commitment to pedestrian safety and his initiative "Safer People, Safer Streets."  America Walks supports this work and is excited to see Secretary Foxx working for walkable communities.  For the full interview, click here.
  • November 18, 2014Walking is Going PlacesAs America Walks continues its commitment to promoting safe, convenient and accessible walking conditions, we see firsthand the trend to walking as part of developing physically and economically fit communities. America Walks is pleased to once again partner with Jay Walljasper, author and speaker, to be able to offer access to his latest report Walking is Going Places on our website.   Read more >
  • November 17, 2014Walkable Urbanism on the Rise Turning a metro space into a more walkable urban space, though costly, can reap benefits from economic growth to an increase in development. Walkable urban spaces have a higher amount of wealth and a larger number of college graduates than less walkable areas.  Read more >