Celebrated speaker and walkability expert Mark Fenton offers a rapid-fire review of best practices for those beginning to build more walkable communities. Many communities are overwhelmed by the apparent technical challenges and cost of making themselves more walkable. But there are compelling, cost efficient, often simple approaches that are ideal first steps. Based on a series … Continue reading America Walks: Lessons From The Experts Webinar
Mayors, City Council representatives, and County Board members are in a unique position to influence public policy and funding priorities to create walkable communities. As we will learn in this Webinar, they can utilize the “bully pulpit” to focus enormous media and community attention on a particular issue. They can also educate and empower citizens … Continue reading Local Elected Officials Walk the Walk
In this webinar, you’ll find out more about the scale and scope of the walking movement in the US. Join America Walks National Coalition Director Kate Kraft and Board Member Wendy Landman to hear: -Results of our 2014 survey of organizations working on walking – the report will be issued just after the webinar. -Resources … Continue reading The State of Walking Advocacy Organizations in the US
This is an August 21, 2014, America Walks webinar on innovative and effective ways to promote walking in mid-size towns. America Walks continues our focus on the Garden State. This month’s presenters will share success stories from three New Jersey communities. Feel free to attend one or both of these programs. At the webinar, you’ll … Continue reading Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns
Join this expert panel discussion with featured speakers from AARP and Safe Routes to School National Partnership to learn innovative ways to engage the change agents in your communities to help make them more livable & vibrant places to live. The panel will also feature a speaker with experience working directly with local elected officials … Continue reading Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People
This webinar will introduce participants to the Microscale Audit for Pedestrian Streetscape (MAPS) tool that can help communities assess the activity-friendliness of streets, sidewalks, and crossings. Anyone interested in walking and finding ways to create safe, walking environments should join this webinar. The MAPS audit tool is based upon 10 years of observational research and … Continue reading Measuring the Pedestrian Streetscape
Policy experts will walk through background on policy areas regarding transportation. Speakers: Kevin Mills, VP of Policy and Trail Development, Rails to Trails Conservancy Debra Alvarez, Government Relations and Advocacy, AARP Margo Pedroso, Deputy Director, National Safe Routes to School Partnership Moderator: Yolanda Savage-Narva, National Campaign Director, America Walks Transportation Legislation & Policy from America … Continue reading Transportation Legislation & Policy
“Hear” from presenters who are our partners in the Every Body Walk Collaborative and all working to make America a great place to walk. “Tell” us how you and other walking advocates plan to be involved to ensure the success of the National Walking Movement. Time will be allotted at the end of the presentations … Continue reading Building the Walking Movement—New Strategies and Coalitions
Topics of discussion include: Brief description of a successful walking initiatives that are implemented nationally and locally Strategies for building a successful community walking program from a 1) national perspective-GirlTrek and the YMCA of the USA, 2) state perspective-Oregon Walks, and 3) local perspective-Count on Yourself!
Have you wondered how to keep up with all the tools and data available for successful local walking initiatives? This webinar, the “kickoff” of a new series, will provide you with in- depth information and resources to support your work at the state, tribal and local levels.