Mobilize for a Walkable America
Welcome to the America Walks’ effort to mobilize individuals, organizations and businesses to increase walking and walkability in America. Please take the time and consideration to endorse the Vision Statement for a Walkable America as a key step in assembling a powerful network of supporters. Collectively we can advance and defend walkability for everyone. See our organization/business supporters.
Vision Statement for a Walkable America
By 2020, walking in everyday life is embraced across America. Streets and neighborhoods are safe and attractive public places that encourage people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, and incomes to walk for exercise, recreation, and transportation. Walkable community policies promote health, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and social equity.
Principles for a Walkable America
Walkability is defined by the following key principles:
- People of all abilities can safely walk and move along and across all streets in their communities.
- Communities of all sizes are designed so that most people can walk comfortably to places where they work, study, shop, play, and pray.
- States, counties, and cities revise existing transportation and development policies, standards, and programs to encourage walking, bicycling, and transit use.
- Transportation and development design decisions explicitly consider public health outcomes.
I Support a Walkable America
I/We, support changes in the built environment to encourage walking as a means of achieving healthy, efficient, equitable, socially inclusive and sustainable communities.
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