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Infrastructure Projects That Walk the Walk

This blog is posted in honor of Infrastructure Week 2018. America Walks is a proud affiliate of Infrastructure Week.  We’re making great strides all across the country in championing and creatively implementing walkability but there is still work to be done  to fill gaps and address disparities in the walking conditions of communities across the … Continue reading Infrastructure Projects That Walk the Walk

Tech Tools to Supercharge Your Walk

This is a guest blog post by Selina Tobaccowala. Selina is the co-founder and CEO of Gixo, a mobile app that offers more than 180 live fitness classes for anyone and at all levels, every week. She also sits on the board of Redfin.   Previously, Selina was the President & CTO of SurveyMonkey and the co-founder … Continue reading Tech Tools to Supercharge Your Walk

I Want to Be Invited! Designing Accessible Event Environments that Shape Positive Experiences

This is a guest blog post by Juliette Rizzo.Juliette Rizzo is the former Ms. Wheelchair America, one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women and a long-time inclusive health and wellness advocate. Juliette is a nationally recognized public speaker and has over two decades of experience designing and producing largescale, highly visible public events. Click here to contact Juliette. I recently ventured out to the March for Our Lives, held in Washington, … Continue reading I Want to Be Invited! Designing Accessible Event Environments that Shape Positive Experiences

I am a fan, too!

This is a guest blog post by Juliette Rizzo.Juliette Rizzo is the former Ms. Wheelchair America, one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women and a long-time inclusive health and wellness advocate. Juliette is a nationally recognized public speaker and has over two decades of experience designing and producing largescale, highly visible public events. Click here to contact Juliette. Walkable, Roll-able Accessible Events: Setting the Stage for Possibilities  I never thought … Continue reading I am a fan, too!

New Technology is Exciting- When It’s Safe

The first pedestrian fatality caused by automated vehicles earlier this week in Tempe, Arizona, is a stark reminder that our work to create communities where walking is a safe transportation option is far from finished. As we all wait to hear more about what happened, why, and, most importantly, how to prevent future crashes, America … Continue reading New Technology is Exciting- When It’s Safe

Safe Places to Walk

This is a guest post by America Walks board co-vice president Kevin Mills. Kevin Mills is Senior Vice President of Policy at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. He has served on the America Walks Board of Directors since 2010, and as Co-Chair of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative since 2013.   America Walks Board members are passionate about the … Continue reading Safe Places to Walk

One Walking College Fellow’s Winning Recipe for Walkable Suburbs

Adriana Y. Hochberg is a 2017 Walking College Fellow and the creator of Sidewalk City, a blog about sidewalks and manhole covers from around the world and advocacy for more walkable communities. It all started with a walk audit. On a humid July morning last year, I met Berit in the parking lot of the … Continue reading One Walking College Fellow’s Winning Recipe for Walkable Suburbs

What does a walkable street look like?

This is a guest blog post by Rachel Quednau at Strong Towns.  You know those games you usually find on the back of a cereal box or in a kids’ magazine that present you with two seemingly identical pictures and ask you to spot the six things that are different in each? Well, here’s a much … Continue reading What does a walkable street look like?

Sexism on the Sidewalk: How Poor Street Design Keeps Women from Walking

This is a guest post by Katie Matchett. Katie is an urban planner and active transportation advocate in San Diego, California. She walks and bikes most days with her two young children, and sometimes even manages to find time to blog at Where the Sidewalk Starts. “Can we walk there?” my daughter asked. I was facing … Continue reading Sexism on the Sidewalk: How Poor Street Design Keeps Women from Walking

Designing for Inclusive Health Grantee Shares Success

This is an update from the Access Portsmouth team who received a Designing for Inclusive Health grant in 2017 as part of the America Walks-NCHPAD partnership.  We thought it was time to send a ‘season of Thanksgiving’ update to you. When we reflect on things we are grateful for, you easily make the list. Back … Continue reading Designing for Inclusive Health Grantee Shares Success