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The Return From Walk/Bike/Places 2018: Planning for People First, All People – Our Collective Work is Accessibility

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. Rolling in the tire tracks of some of the great leaders of the … Continue reading The Return From Walk/Bike/Places 2018: Planning for People First, All People – Our Collective Work is Accessibility

America Walks Attends North Portland Transportation Kick-off Event

America Walks’ Communications and Outreach Specialist Kelsey Card attended the North Portland Transportation Kickoff hosted by the The North Portland Transportation Partnership (NPTP) in Portland, Oregon on September 19th, 2018. After years of growing concerns around transportation, safety, walkability, accessibility, and multi-modal mobility in North Portland, Oregon, active community members took matters into their own … Continue reading America Walks Attends North Portland Transportation Kick-off Event

America Walks Attends Sustainable Mobility Forum

America Walks’ Program Coordinator Crystal Bowne attended the Transatlantic Dialogue on Sustainable Mobility hosted by the German American Chambers of Commerce (GACC) in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 13, 2018. The forum’s theme was “Walkability as the Blueprint for Smart Cities and Work Environment” and included panelists and speakers from Germany and Central Arkansas. The … Continue reading America Walks Attends Sustainable Mobility Forum

Rolling on to Walk/Bike/Places

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. She previously posted about her experiences in public spaces with “I Am a Fan, … Continue reading Rolling on to Walk/Bike/Places

America Walks at Walk/Bike/Places

Headed to New Orleans next week for the 2018 Walk/Bike/Places? So are several of our team and we wanted to make sure you knew where to find us. Consider attending the sessions and events below. Sessions Featuring America Walks Staff and Board Come meet the people behind the organization at these sessions featuring members of … Continue reading America Walks at Walk/Bike/Places

Shift Your Energy From Driving to Walking

The automobile was a revolutionary invention and has become a dominant force in the daily transportation of US communities. As of 2002, the USDOT predicts that 87% of all regular trips made take place in a personal automobile; upwards of 91% of people use a car to commute to work. These trips add up- on … Continue reading Shift Your Energy From Driving to Walking

Walking College Alum Continues Built Environment Advocacy

Faye Paige Edwards is a 2015 America Walks Walking College Fellow who actively advocates for a built environment that promotes physical activity, spreading the joy of inter-generational play, walking and biking to African-American women and anyone who wants to be active with them. Faye has more than 30 years’ experience in sales, marketing and training … Continue reading Walking College Alum Continues Built Environment Advocacy

Want to Make Things Happen? Go to a Planning Commission Meeting

Laural Ruggles is a 2016 America Walks Walking College Fellow.  She chairs the local Fit and Healthy Coalition and is a member of the St. Johnsbury Walk and Bike Advisory Committee. Over a decade ago I heard Mark Fenton speak for the first time.  He was here in Vermont. Up on the screen, he put … Continue reading Want to Make Things Happen? Go to a Planning Commission Meeting

2018 State Report Cards on Active Kids and Communities Show Opportunities to Strengthen Policy for Walking

A new report out from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the Y, Making Strides: 2018 State Report Cards on Support for Walking, Bicycling, and Active Kids and Communities, analyzes state policy in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia to provide a snapshot of each state’s support for walking, biking, and … Continue reading 2018 State Report Cards on Active Kids and Communities Show Opportunities to Strengthen Policy for Walking

Jamestown, ND Embraces a Trail Stay-cation to Improve Health

This is a guest blog post by Robin Iszler in celebration of Parks and Recreation Month. Robin has been working in public health since 1988 when she was hired as a secretary at Central Valley Health District in Jamestown North Dakota. After graduating as a nurse she continued her public health career and has worked in … Continue reading Jamestown, ND Embraces a Trail Stay-cation to Improve Health