The America Walks’ Learning Center provides multiple pathways to find the specific information you’re looking for to learn about walking and walkability.
The heart of the Learning Center consists of the Advocacy Resources and Technical Resources sections. Advocacy Resources includes nine topic areas of interest to citizens, advocacy organizations, and elected officials. For example, information about forming a walking group or learning how to engage effectively with your mayor and city council, can be found there. More technical topics, such as data analysis and intersection design, are found within Technical Resources.
While almost all of the Learning Center’s resources are located in one of these two sections, the same resources can be accessed in other ways. In the Resources For … section, you can select your particular audience type, such as advocacy organization, health professional, or business person, and pull up all of the resources relevant to that particular field. The Resources Types section simply links you to all of the resources according to what format they are in, whether they are case studies, archived discussion forums, policy white papers or some other type.
Your Stories allows you to share your successes and lessons learned with other America Walks members – and to benefit from their experiences. Use this section to upload your stories, pictures, videos, and more to the site, and become a contributing member of our learning community.
Finally – and a great place to start if you are new to the Learning Center – check out the Benefits section. Here, you will find six concise fact sheets laying out the safety, health, social equity, environmental, transportation, and economic benefits of walking and walkability.
New Case Studies Released
America Walks is excited to release new cases studies that highlight how a number of states have been working successfully at the intersection of public health, transportation and commerce.
America Walks and Sam Schwartz Engineering Partner to Offer New Resources
America Walks is proud to be able to offer tactics on approaching specific challenges as part of a partnership with Sam Schwartz Engineering and Steps to a Walkable Community.
New Resources: Getting Started Practice Guides
We 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.
Review six concise fact sheets about the multiple, cross-cutting benefits of walking and walkable communities.
Search for more technical resources organized under topics that include sidewalks, speed management, and place-making.
Search our resources for citizens and local groups, organized under advocacy topics such as building partnerships, developing campaigns, and finding funding.