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News + Updates

  • July 14, 2014America Walks' Scott Bricker Joins Placemaking Leadership CouncilAmerica Walks Executive Director Scott Bricker has been selected to join the Placemaking Leadership Council, an organization of 600 influencers dedicated to creating sustainable public spaces to strengthen communities. The Council's purpose is to work for collective impact, with the Project for Public Spaces serving as its backbone organization and convener.Read more >
  • June 26, 2014Walkable Cities are Good for the Economy, LOCUS/GW Report ShowsWalkable cities attract a more highly-educated population and generate one-third higher Gross Domestic Product per capita, according to a recent report by LOCUS : Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors and The George Washington University Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis.   Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros ranked the top 30 US metropolitan areas based on their amounts of commercial development in what they refer to as Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs) Read more >
  • June 9, 2014DOT Extends Comment Period on Performance Safety MeasuresThe Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has extended the time for the submission of comments on its proposed highway safety performance measures. The previous deadline for comments of June 9, 2014 has been extended to June 30, 2104, according to the US DOT's latest notice. The closing date was changed to for provide additional time for interested parties to discuss, evaluate, and submit responses to the the proposed rules and related measures, according to US DOT.Read more >
  • June 2, 2014Walking For Health-- in Healthy CommunitiesThe ongoing national debate over health care surely will continue as next round of congressional and then presidential elections gets closer. Common ground may yet be found, visionary writer Jay Walljasper claims in his latest treatise, Walking for Health -- in Healthy Communities. As emerging medical evidence increasingly shows significant health gains from even minimal amounts of physical activity, walking "shows remarkable promise for improving Americans' overall health and reducing skyrocketing medial costs, " he says. Download Walking for Health -- In Healthy Communities here.  
  • May 7, 2014America Walks Urges DOT to Include Pedestrians in Performance Safety MeasuresThe Department of Transportation should propose a highway safety performance measure focused solely on the number of fatalities and injuries of people who walk, America Walks told DOT in comments submitted May 6. "America Walks is deeply disappointed that the proposed rules acknowledged - yet ignored - requests from concerned organizations to include a specific non-motorized performance measure to reduce pedestrian deaths, currently 14 percent of all roadway fatalities!" Executive Director Scott Bricker wrote. "As proposed, the rules would deem acceptable increases in fatalities of the most vulnerable people – those on foot – even if the overall traffic fatality numbers declined. This likely would increase the number of children, seniors, and our most vulnerable populations who are maimed and killed on our nation’s streets and highways." Read more >