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  • October 23, 2014Walking for a Better BrainWhen a 70-year-old man walked the length of the United States in 1909, he sparked a conversation that ultimately changed medicine's ideas about the value of exercise in old age. Read more of the article by Wayne Curtis and find out more about Edward Payson Weston's 40-mile-a-day walk in Wayne's new book, The Last Great Walk: The True Story of a 1909 Walk from New York to San Francisco, and Why it Matters Today.

  • October 20, 2014Strong Citizen Challenge: Walk to the Grocery StoreHow do you get to the grocery store? You can share your story at Strong Towns.
  • October 13, 2014Register for CalWalks Best Foot Forward ConferenceAmerica Walks is proud to be a sponsor of The Best Foot Forward Summit scheduled for November 8-9, 2014, in Oakland. Check out the agenda and get registered.
  • September 30, 2014Sec. Foxx Announces Initiative to Build Safer Streets for PedestriansU.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announces a new initiative to reduce the growing number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities through a comprehensive approach that addresses infrastructure safety, education, vehicle safety and data collection.
  • September 29, 2014America Walks Hosts Montana WorkshopTemporary way-finding signs and a parklet were installed as part of this week's America Walks hosted workshop in Anaconda, MT, where elected officials, planners, first responders, many businesses, youth, hospital and healthcare professionals, and concerned citizens spent two days getting their feet on the ground and wrapping their brains around the principals of walkable main streets and walkable communities.