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Keeping Pedestrians Safe in Urban and Suburban Settings

Walking is the mode of choice for some, and the only choice for many. It is imperative that pedestrian safety becomes a priority for and incorporated into all planning and design processes. This webinar, Walking Shouldn’t Be Hazardous to Your Health: Keeping Pedestrians Safe in Urban and Suburban Settings, provides an overview of tools, campaigns … Continue reading Keeping Pedestrians Safe in Urban and Suburban Settings

Measuring the Pedestrian Streetscape

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

Illuminating the Path: The Critical Role Federal Agencies Play in Creating Safe, Walkable Communities

Federal agencies play an increasingly important role in supporting, facilitating and implementing programs that directly or indirectly help create safe, walkable environments. Join us for this webinar to learn about this exciting work! This webinar will highlight projects and programs supported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), the … Continue reading Illuminating the Path: The Critical Role Federal Agencies Play in Creating Safe, Walkable Communities

Transportation Legislation & Policy

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

Health & the Environment – An Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthy Aging

Health, the environment and other factors such as lifestyle have a great impact on overall quality of life.  Research shows that being healthy over our lifespan and healthy aging have a direct correlation.  We know physical activity/walking is one of the key ingredients in achieving this goal.  This webinar will feature the health benefits of … Continue reading Health & the Environment – An Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthy Aging

Model Pedestrian Safety Programs

Pedestrian fatalities, over the past couple of years have increased, while overall traffic fatalities have declined.  As a result, transportation organizations and other agencies that focus on health and recreation have taken a close look at developing safety programs designed to protect people who are walking and rolling This webinar will feature two such programs … Continue reading Model Pedestrian Safety Programs

Leadership at the Top: Working with State & Local Officials to Prioritize Walking into Transportation Planning

Top officials in the Tennessee transportation community will talk about how walking and walkability are being integrated into transportation planning in Tennessee. Find out why the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), a multi-modal agency, has won numerous awards for its innovation and dedication to transportation and provides one of the best transportation systems in the … Continue reading Leadership at the Top: Working with State & Local Officials to Prioritize Walking into Transportation Planning

Taking Action on the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking

Webinar Description Make your voice count. Learn how to make the most of your message to the Surgeon General through the Federal Register. Get technical support for your detailed comments on the Surgeon General’s proposed Call to Action on Walking. Become familiar with resources at the Every Body Walk! on-line action center. Learn how your organization can ‘endorse’ this letter … Continue reading Taking Action on the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking

Building the Walking Movement—New Strategies and Coalitions

“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

Follow the Leader: Successful Community Initiatives

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!