Case Studies

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

New Webinar: Grading the Walking Movement (July 12, 2016)

Register Today Title: Grading the Walking Movement: The 2016 State Report Cards When: July 12th, 2016 at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific About the Webinar America Walks, in partnership with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and YMCA of the USA, is excited to offer a chance to go back to school and measure the … Continue reading New Webinar: Grading the Walking Movement (July 12, 2016)

Coalition Pilots Walking School Bus to Combat Childhood Obesity

Healthy West Kendall is an initiative powered by West Kendall Baptist Hospital but driven by the community, with vision of becoming the Healthiest Community in Florida.  The goal is to inspire the residents to think differently about their health and the health of the community.  This includes from the food residents eat to the way … Continue reading Coalition Pilots Walking School Bus to Combat Childhood Obesity

100 Years of Walking

Fifty-nine years ago Donald Bean’s youngest son was born. Mr. Bean was 40 years old, living in Philadelphia with his wife and their two older boys, and he decided that he needed to take steps toward a long life. He wanted to improve his chances of a long, healthy life so he decided to go for a jog … Continue reading 100 Years of Walking

100 Year of Walking – Safety Considerations for All Users

This article is part of a larger series of interviews with Mr. Donald Bean. For the full series, click here. Some people may say that walking on a daily basis like Mr. Bean does is impossible in their communities and sadly they may be right. Safe and well-maintained physical environments are important to making walking … Continue reading 100 Year of Walking – Safety Considerations for All Users

100 Years of Walking – Advice on Getting Started

This article is part of a larger series of interviews with Mr. Donald Bean. For the full series, click here. For Mr. Bean walking is not just an effective form of transportation around his community, it is the exercise his body needs and it is wellness for his mind. Mr. Bean is proof of the … Continue reading 100 Years of Walking – Advice on Getting Started

100 Years of Walking – Benefits of Walking

This article is part of a larger series of interviews with Mr. Donald Bean. For the full series, click here. The benefits of walking for Mr. Bean extend far beyond the long lasting connection to his family and into overall personal and community wellness. The advantages he finds when he takes those steps are ones … Continue reading 100 Years of Walking – Benefits of Walking

America’s “Worst Walking City” Gets Back on its Feet

Oklahoma City improves life for people who walk– and reaps the benefits By Jay Walljasper The US gave up on walking in the mid-20th Century—at least planners and politicians did. People on foot were virtually banished from newly constructed neighborhoods. Experts assured us that cars and buses (and eventually helicopters and jet packs) would efficiently … Continue reading America’s “Worst Walking City” Gets Back on its Feet

Walking as a Practice

Walking as a Practice Download the Full Report Here Walking as a Practice begins with choosing to walk for reasons other than transportation. When we individually or collectively choose to walk, we are doing more for ourselves, for each other, and for our communities than we could ever imagine. The idea of Walking as a … Continue reading Walking as a Practice

Webinars

New Webinar: Grading the Walking Movement (July 12, 2016)

Register Today Title: Grading the Walking Movement: The 2016 State Report Cards When: July 12th, 2016 at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific About the Webinar America Walks, in partnership with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and YMCA of the USA, is excited to offer a chance to go back to school and measure the … Continue reading New Webinar: Grading the Walking Movement (July 12, 2016)