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Below, please find the latest news, press releases and other media available on America Walks and the commitment to making America a great place to walk.

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January 26, 2015- America Walks Executive Director Interviewed
Executive Director Scott Bricker was interviewed for the Next City article Bicyclists and Pedestrians, the Best of Frenemies and gave his recommendations on how to keep everyone safe on our streets and sidewalks.

January 22, 2015- Secretary Foxx Launches Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets
In his continued commitment to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx launched the “Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Street.”

January 13, 2015- NACDD and CDC to Launch Walkability Action Institute
The NACDD and CDC are partnering on a new project that will offer an action institute for interdisciplinary state/regional teams of professionals.

January 8, 2015- America Walks Launches New Series of Webinars
America Walks is excited to announce its first series of webinars for 2015. Building on the theme of “Inspiring Stories,” these free Webinars will showcase specific walkable community successes achieved by local elected officials, health care industry leaders and seasoned campaigners.

December 31, 2014- Walk Tonight, But Walk Safely, Walk With a Friend
In response to the December 29, 2014 article on Mother Jones, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Walk Drunk,” Scott Bricker, Executive Director of America Walks, offers the following comment on how to walk safe on New Year’s Eve.

December 29, 2014- Comments Submitted by America Walks on Retrospective Regulatory Reviews: State Safety Plan Development and Reporting
This letter offers our comments regarding the Retrospective Regulatory Reviews: State Safety Plan Development and Reporting announcement.

December 16, 2014- New Surgeon General Confirmed
The US Senate voted to confirm President Obama’s nomination for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy.

December 13, 2014- Implications from New Spending Bill
The $1.01 trillion spending bill passed earlier this week by the House and the Senate has several implications for transportation.

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