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Every Body Walk! Collaborative Resource- Additional Resources

Want to learn more about how to design curb extensions or make crosswalks more visible and safer? Curious to see some examples of bicycle lane treatments? Here are some resources that should answer many of your questions. Download the Additional Resources Guide Here Every Body Walk! Guide-Additional Resource

Every Body Walk! Collaborative Resource- Getting The Community On Board

Some members of your community will immediately embrace the idea of creating a more walkable environment. But others may have never given it a thought, and won’t even know what it really means, let alone why it’s a good thing or how to get there.  Here are four things a community can do to build … Continue reading Every Body Walk! Collaborative Resource- Getting The Community On Board

Every Body Walk! Getting Started Guide

Many communities aspire to make themselves more walkable and livable, embracing the idea that it can improve health, the environment, even the economy.  This brief describes a number of pilot or gateway projects that are ideal “starter” activities. Download the Guide Here Getting Started Guide

Every Body Walk! Getting Started Practice Briefs

The Every Body Walk! Collaborative and expert Mark Fenton are pleased to be able to offer this series of Getting Started Practice Briefs designed to provide local organizations and advocates with resources, knowledge and insider tips on how to make their communities more walkable. The data found in these guides came from key informant interviews with … Continue reading Every Body Walk! Getting Started Practice Briefs

Toolkits

Walkable Communities are Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: A Fact Sheet from the Transit-Walkability Collaborative

 Walking and public transportation are complements. Walking is an efficient way to complete essential journeys within a neighborhood, while transit provides affordable mobility between neighborhoods. According to recent research, 80% of regular riders access transit by walking. Because of this synergy, walkable, transit-rich communities provide significant economic savings and other benefits to residents and local … Continue reading Walkable Communities are Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: A Fact Sheet from the Transit-Walkability Collaborative

Recognizing and Overcoming Individual Biases (EBWC Social Justice Toolkit)

This is a section of the Every Body Walk! Social Justice Toolkit. For more on the Toolkit, please click here. The resources and tools below aim to help individuals and organizations recognize biases and work to effectively address the impact these biases might have on their work. Recognizing one’s own biases is an important first step in … Continue reading Recognizing and Overcoming Individual Biases (EBWC Social Justice Toolkit)

Education and Promotion of Walkable Communities (EBWC Social Justice Toolkit)

This is a section of the Every Body Walk! Social Justice Toolkit. For more on the Toolkit, please click here. The general promotion of walkable communities and the benefits that come with them can help develop communities that promote equity by engaging and informing community members on a variety of topics. Issues related to walkability, … Continue reading Education and Promotion of Walkable Communities (EBWC Social Justice Toolkit)

Walkable Communities Provide Opportunities to Work Together (EBWC Social Justice Toolkit)

This is a section of the Every Body Walk! Social Justice Toolkit. For more on the Toolkit, please click here. The work to create walkable communities and to promote physical activity provides opportunities to engage with otherwise marginalized segments of the community. Activities that are used to promote walkable communities can be used to bring new … Continue reading Walkable Communities Provide Opportunities to Work Together (EBWC Social Justice Toolkit)

Walkable Communities Are Healthy Communities (EBWC Social Justice Toolkit)

This is a section of the Every Body Walk! Social Justice Toolkit. For more on the Toolkit, please click here. Walkable communities work to promote healthy communities in a variety of ways. The benefits of walkable places to physical and mental health are well-documented and should be afforded everyone. Walkable communities also provide opportunities for strengthening … Continue reading Walkable Communities Are Healthy Communities (EBWC Social Justice Toolkit)

Walkable Communities Are Safe Communities (EBWC Social Justice Toolkit)

This is a section of the Every Body Walk! Social Justice Toolkit. For more on the Toolkit, please click here. Walkable communities work to address safety as it relates to the built environment as well as other concerns, such as street harassment and violence. Efforts to create safe places for people to be physically active … Continue reading Walkable Communities Are Safe Communities (EBWC Social Justice Toolkit)

Every Body Walk! Collaborative Social Justice Toolkit

At the 2015 National Walking Summit, several of our keynote speakers and presenters put forth the call to action that the walking movement use walkability to undo decades of injustice perpetrated across the U.S. from policies, programs and attitudes that fuel social and economic divisions along lines of class, race, income and other differences. It … Continue reading Every Body Walk! Collaborative Social Justice Toolkit

Every Body Walk! Communications Training and Toolkit

Welcome to the Every Body Walk! Messaging and Media Training Toolkit! In late 2014 and early 2015, Every Body Walk! led a national collaborative process to develop an engaging consumer message that would motivate more people to walk and bring awareness to the importance of walkable communities. Through this process, we identified a set of audience priorities and key … Continue reading Every Body Walk! Communications Training and Toolkit

Right of Way in the Crosswalk

Walking across the street is one of the most basic functions of life in a big city or small town, but can also be the most dangerous activity done each day. In order to arm advocates, America Walks and the law firm Swanson, Thomas, Coon, and Netwon have developed: Article that describes successful legal reforms  … Continue reading Right of Way in the Crosswalk

Every Body Walk! Message Toolkit

Every Body Walk! engaged in a national collaborative process to develop an engaging consumer message that would motivate more people to walk. We identified audience priorities based on the need for them to walk more because of health disparities, as well as the need for more information to be directed at these particular audiences. The … Continue reading Every Body Walk! Message Toolkit