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Case Studies

Columbia Case Study

Columbia Case Study

Batesville Case Study

  Batesville has continued to great work since our case study was released. Work on the final four blocks of the streetscaping project are set for completion next year. Even before construction has concluded, excitement is swirling around Main Street, drawing new interest and investment. As of November 2016, the number of vacant buildings had decreased dramatically, … Continue reading Batesville Case Study

Discussion Forums

Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People

To bring about social change in a local area, activists and community leaders must lead the effort by working together. This expert panel follow-up discussion featured speakers from AARP and Safe Routes to School National Partnership who discussed innovative ways to engage the change agents in your communities to help make them more livable & … Continue reading Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People

Tactics

Prioritize Pedestrians in Street User Hierarchy

A street user hierarchy provides the framework for transportation policies, directing which mode should be considered first from a design perspective. A street hierarchy that prioritizes pedestrians would rank street users in the following order: pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, freight transporters, taxi drivers, and private-vehicle drivers. This policy framework also charges each street user to … Continue reading Prioritize Pedestrians in Street User Hierarchy

Webinars

Walking and Walkability in Rural Communities and Small Towns (May 10, 2017 Webinar)

Not all communities face the same opportunities and challengs in promoting walking and other forms of physical activity. Join America Walks as we look at walking and walkable communities in rural communities and small towns, exploring resources, toolkits and projects from walking champions working in this area. This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of issues … Continue reading Walking and Walkability in Rural Communities and Small Towns (May 10, 2017 Webinar)

New Webinar: “Tracking the Walking Path: Tools and Programs to Measure Walking and Walkability”

Register Here Webinar Title: Tracking the Walking Path: Tools and Programs to Measure Walking and Walkability Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday June 14th at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific Register Here About the Webinar When talking about opportunities to walk, knowing where to walk and what makes an attractive walk are key. Data, mapping tools, and assessments can be useful … Continue reading New Webinar: “Tracking the Walking Path: Tools and Programs to Measure Walking and Walkability”

New America Walks Webinar: Why Walking?

Webinar Title: “Why Walking” Date and Time: Thursday June 18th, 2015 at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific Register Here About the Webinar America Walks’ summer series of webinars has been designed for the 25 appointed Fellows of the “Walking College,” but is open to the public.  The first webinar in the series, “Why Walking?” takes a foundational … Continue reading New America Walks Webinar: Why Walking?

“Lessons from the Experts” Webinar

Webinar Title: “Lessons from the Experts: 10 First Steps Toward Walkability ” Date and Time: Monday, March 9th at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern Webinar Host: Ian Thomas, America Walks Presenter: Mark Fenton, Tufts University Register Here To conclude our “Inspiring Stories” Webinar series on a high note, America Walks presents inspirational speaker and walkability expert Mark Fenton … Continue reading “Lessons from the Experts” Webinar

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