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Case Studies

Wisconsin: Train Officers

In 2007, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation updated its bicycle-training program for law-enforcement officers, which had been created in 1995 through a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant, to include pedestrian statutes and crash-prevention techniques. The course is designed to give law- enforcement officers the basic knowledge, tools, and resources to create safe walking … Continue reading Wisconsin: Train Officers

Phoenix: Walk Score

The Phoenix Planning Department used Walk Score data to analyze the performance of existing light rail stations and to look at how proposed stations might perform if they were within a walking network connecting passengers to desired amenities. Walk Score data helped planners clarify which corridors and station locations performed best from a land use … Continue reading Phoenix: Walk Score

New York: Safe Routes for Seniors

As more people live longer and age in place, creating communities that are easy, enjoyable, and safe for older adults to walk through is crucial for both transportation and public-health considerations. So, in 2003, Transportation Alternatives (TA), a New York City–based transportation advocacy organization, created a Safe Routes to Seniors program. With funding from the … Continue reading New York: Safe Routes for Seniors

New York: Safe Routes to Transit

Created through New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2007 PlaNYC strategic plan, the Safe Routes to Transit program within the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) aims to improve pedestrian conditions in and around transit stops throughout the city. The Safe Routes to Transit program addresses three main transit conditions: unsafe bus stops under … Continue reading New York: Safe Routes to Transit

Portland: SmartTrips

In 2002, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) created an individualized marketing program to reduce drive-alone trips and increase walking, bicycling, transit, and carpool trips in targeted areas. Portland modeled its program after those found in Australia and Europe. After two pilot programs in 2003 and 2004, Portland added activities and extended its outreach to … Continue reading Portland: SmartTrips

Webinars

New Webinar: “Developing Leadership for Walkable Communities”

Register Here Date and Time: Thursday, June 30th at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern Webinar Host: Ian Thomas, State and Local Program Director, America Walks Presenter: Guy Williams, President and C.E.O., Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice About the Webinar On June 30th, Guy Williams, a national leader in environmental justice, will share his expertise on developing leadership with … Continue reading New Webinar: “Developing Leadership for Walkable Communities”

New Webinar: Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement (July 14th)

Register Here Please note, this webinar also serves as the Module #3 webinar for our 2016 Walking College. Date and Time: July 14, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific Webinar Title: “Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement” About the Webinar At the 2015 National Walking Summit, keynote speaker Ron Sims reminded us that though we may … Continue reading New Webinar: Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement (July 14th)

New Webinar: Walking College Webinar #1 “Why Walking & Walkability”

Register Here Webinar Title: “Why Walking and Walkability?” Date and Time: Thursday, June 16th at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern Webinar Host: Ian Thomas, State and Local Program Director, America Walks Presenter: Mark Fenton, Adjunct Associate Professor, Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy About the Webinar Join America’s best-known Walking Champion, Mark Fenton, for an … Continue reading New Webinar: Walking College Webinar #1 “Why Walking & Walkability”

New Webinar and Training- Local Ballot Initiatives

Register for the Informational Webinar Here America Walks and the Center for Transportation Excellence are excited to announce a new online webinar and training series. The series will arm advocates with the knowledge, training and tools to successfully initiate Local Ballot Initiatives to support projects and infrastructure related to improving transit to develop walkable communities. … Continue reading New Webinar and Training- Local Ballot Initiatives

Paths to Walkable Communities Webinar

The release of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015 was a watershed moment for the walking movement. Its release provided leadership and motivation for governments, businesses and organizations to address the numerous barriers to safe, active mobility and promoted the multiple health benefits of walking. This webinar … Continue reading Paths to Walkable Communities Webinar

Partnering for Strong Economies- Regional Councils & Walkable Communities Webinar

America Walks and the National Association of Regional Councils hosted webinar which examines how federal transportation funding is allocated through Regional Councils and how to access it for projects that promote walkable communities including complete streets, safety efforts and place-making. The webinar explores two unique perspectives as we hear from both a planner from a … Continue reading Partnering for Strong Economies- Regional Councils & Walkable Communities Webinar

Walking as a Practice April 14th Webinar

In this webinar, we will take a take a closer look at the “Walking as a Practice” report that was released in January 2016 and can be downloaded here. This report outlines four categories that identify how individuals and organizations are engaging in the practice of walking. Participants hear from the author of the report, Jonathon … Continue reading Walking as a Practice April 14th Webinar

New Webinar: “Orientation to the Walking College”

To learn more about the 2016 Walking College Program, click here. The application can be completed here. Register Here Date and Time: Thursday, March 31st at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern Webinar Host: Ian Thomas, State and Local Program Director, America Walks Register Here About the Webinar In April, 2015, America Walks announced the names of our … Continue reading New Webinar: “Orientation to the Walking College”

Exploring Tactical Urbanism Webinar

America Walks was excited to host the third webinar of our free 2016 webinar series on March 8, 2016- “Exploring Tactical Urbanism”. In March’s webinar, we looked at how tactical urbanism is helping to shape the built environment. Walkable communities are safe, healthy and vibrant communities. America Walks was excited to offer a webinar that explores how the idea of tactical urbanism is instrumental … Continue reading Exploring Tactical Urbanism Webinar

Livable Communities for All Ages Webinar

America Walks is excited to partner with AARP for its first webinar of 2016. To meet its commitment to creating great places for people of all ages, AARP has developed several resources that should be in the toolbox of any walking advocate. AARP’s Jeanne Anthony will walk participants through two of their resources, the Livability … Continue reading Livable Communities for All Ages Webinar