Tactics

Tactics

Train Law-Enforcement Officers in Pedestrian Laws and Safety

Provide an education course on pedestrian and bicycle safety geared toward and taught to law-enforcement officers to help them create safer walking and bicycling communities. The training curriculum typically covers state laws and statutes relating to pedestrian and bicycle safety, the causes of common crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists, how to investigate and report those … Continue reading Train Law-Enforcement Officers in Pedestrian Laws and Safety

Advocacy Tactics

Step #1: Assess Your Organization and Network of Supporters It is important to do a self-assessment prior to or while you are defining the issue. The more people who help with a campaign, the more success you will have. Identify your prospective partners and discuss who you are and what your interests are. Allow your … Continue reading Advocacy Tactics

Use Walk Score to Your Advantage

The web-based real estate assessment tool Walk Score allows users, whether they are city-planning departments or individuals, to see and assess the walk-, bike-, and transit-friendliness of addresses and neighborhoods. Guidance Incorporate Walk Score into real estate evaluations to encourage development toward more walkable goals Incorporate Walk Score data into planning analyses for transit-oriented developments … Continue reading Use Walk Score to Your Advantage

Establish Walking Meetings at Work

Walking meetings are small-group business discussions that take place while walking, usually outdoors, instead of around a conference table. Guidance Determine the meeting agenda beforehand Determine the route and length of the walking meeting beforehand, taking into consideration the fitness and mobility levels of attendees Inform everyone they should wear comfortable shoes Schedule the walking … Continue reading Establish Walking Meetings at Work

Create a Safe Routes for Seniors Program

A Safe Routes for Seniors program targets pedestrian improvements in areas with senior centers, hospitals, and large numbers of senior residents. Guidance Demonstrate the need. Collect: Baseline data, such as the number, attributes, and circumstances of pedestrian crash injuries and fatalities Traffic volumes and speeds Population statistics by geographical distribution (e.g. area densities of senior … Continue reading Create a Safe Routes for Seniors Program

Create a Safe Routes to Transit Program

A Safer Route to Transit program targets pedestrian improvements around transit stops and the walking or cycling routes used to reach them. Guidance Demonstrate the need. Collect: Baseline data, such as the number, attributes, and circumstances of pedestrian crash injuries and fatalities Traffic volumes and speeds Ridership attributes (who arrives to stations and how) Population … Continue reading Create a Safe Routes to Transit Program

Create a Safe Routes to Schools Program

Safe Routes to School programs make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to be able to walk to and from schools. The program targets pedestrian and bicycle improvements around schools and is based on evaluation, education, encouragement, enforcement, and engineering Guidance Form a Safe Routes team at the school including parents, school officials, and … Continue reading Create a Safe Routes to Schools Program

Expand Driver’s Education into Mobility Education

Mobility education supplements traditional driver’s education to teach multimodal and trip-planning skills in addition to driving techniques. Mobility education informs students how to do the following: ride a bike, judge the walkability of streets and neighborhoods from a pedestrian’s perspective, take and plan transit trips, account for the financial responsibility of car ownership, compare the … Continue reading Expand Driver’s Education into Mobility Education

Use Apps to Encourage Walking

Using open-source data, geographic information systems, and mobile technology, software developers can create phone and online applications to tell people when the next train, taxi, or bus is coming, that there’s a fun landmark or park around the corner, or how to use a myriad of transportation systems effectively to get from point A to … Continue reading Use Apps to Encourage Walking

Start Up Jane’s Walks

Jane Jacobs Walk is a series of neighborhood walking tours (and/or bike rides, transit rides, or wheelchair rides) that helps community members learn and respond to the complexities of their city through personal and shared observation. All tours are given and taken for free and coordinated through the Center for the Living City, a nonprofit … Continue reading Start Up Jane’s Walks