Case Studies

Case Studies

Four Communities That Prioritize Transit Walkability Collaboration

The Transit Walkability Collaborative case study series is an intimate look inside the interactive work being done by both public transit and active transportation organizations to improve safety, walkability, and access to transit in four different communities. Transit-rich, walkable communities are livable places that improve quality of life in many ways. These communities strengthen local … Continue reading Four Communities That Prioritize Transit Walkability Collaboration

Nashville Active Transportation Advocates Get on Board with Transit (America Walks Case Study)

The case study below looks at the work being done by Walk Bike Nashville to improve walkability and access to transit. For more on their work, check out their presentation in our Making the Case for Transit webinar recording. 

Community Change Agents in Action: A Look at Our 2016 Micro Grant Recipients

We at America Walks believe vehemently that even incremental interventions can add up to powerful change in our communities. It’s why, in partnership with the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, we launched our Micro Grant program in 2015, in the wake of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to get Americans walking more. Efforts funded … Continue reading Community Change Agents in Action: A Look at Our 2016 Micro Grant Recipients

Walking College Case Study: Mayor Gordon Petrie Never Loses a Good Challenge

Walking College Case Study: To Help People Integrate Physical Activity In Their Daily Lives, Making Connections Is Key

Walking College Case Study: A Natural Leader

Walking College Case Study: “A Walk Can Lead Anywhere”

After the Classroom: Walking College Case Studies

In September, 2014, the America Walks Board of Directors gathered in Pittsburgh for its annual retreat. The agenda included a review of the results of a recent survey of 700 organizations working at the local and state level to increase walking and expand walkability, followed by a brainstorming session on how best to respond.  Two … Continue reading After the Classroom: Walking College Case Studies

Walking Makes Strides in All Kinds of Communities

From inner-city Birmingham to small town Iowa to racially diverse suburbs of LA  By Jay Walljasper Imagine living in one of America’s great walkable communities. Your day begins with a stroll—saying hi to neighbors, noticing blooming gardens and enticing shop windows, maybe stopping for a treat on your way to work. Weekends are even better. … Continue reading Walking Makes Strides in All Kinds of Communities

America’s Walking Renaissance

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the release of a new book, America’s Walking Renaissance. The book, written by Jay Walljasper, Kate Kraft and Heidi Simon with a forward by Tyler Norris of Kaiser Permanente, examines how nine cities, suburbs and towns across the US are getting back on … Continue reading America’s Walking Renaissance