Promoting America Walks

Meet Wendy Landman!

Wendy Landman1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?
 
Executive director of WalkBoston. Walkability and walking advocate. All things walking are my full time job.
2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

It’s fun, healthy, green, easy, free, and allows people to see and relate to others while building better communities.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

bd5a65c7-c8bc-4268-a2cf-4f8adaeef162I’ve got two. 1.Walk more yourself with friends, family and colleagues.

2. Get your community to install yield-to-pedestrian signs in the middle of dangerous crosswalks. They are cheap and significantly increase yielding.

 

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 
I can’t pick just one. One favorite place to walk is across the beautiful Longfellow Bridge that connects Boston and Cambridge, which offers wonderful views of the Boston skyline, the Charles River, lots of walkers, bike riders, transit, some cars, tourists taking pictures, scullers and sailors of the river – just a bit of everything and the wind in my face.
5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 
Oprah Winfrey, to convince her to become our champion. But really, friends and family in a great city or a beautiful hike.