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Register Now for Our July-December 2018 Webinars

Mark those calendars! America Walks is excited to announce the second six webinars of its monthly series. Held every second Wednesday of the month at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific, these webinars look to expand knowledge, highlight success stories, and share new tools and resources.

Opportunities for Walkability in Rural Communities and Small Towns (July 11, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific)- Register Here

At America Walks, we believe that all communities of all shapes and sizes have the potential to be walkable communities. We have seen inspiring work being done across the US to promote physical activity and improve walkability in small towns and rural communities. This webinar will explore some of that work and the trends of walkability in rural communities.

Act Fast: The Growing Call for Slower Speeds (August 8, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific)- Register Here

Every community member has a right to safe places to walk and be physically active. Unfortunately, the rise in pedestrian fatalities in recent years reminds us that our work in protecting that right is far from done. Hear from those leading the call for slower speeds and communities putting people first in the call for safer streets.

Pedestrians Are People Too: The Criminalization of Walking (September 12, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific)- Register Here

Walking is the original form of transportation and yet too often it is forgotten in planning, promotion, and protection. Equally concerning is the increased messaging around victim-blaming, distracted walking legislation, and other moves to criminalize walking. This webinar will explore the criminalization in walking and the responsibility we all have in supporting a culture of safe and accessible walkability.

Walk into Action: Walking and Walkability Policy Issues (October 10, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific)- Register Here

The 2018 election is right around the corner and at America Walks, walking and walkabilityare ballot issues. Learn about how you can use your vote to support walking and walkability by engaging communities and local elected officials on a variety of intersecting issues.

Where Do We Go Next? Mapping and Tracking in the Future (November 14, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific)- Register Here

You can’t improve what you don’t measure. Advancements in technology have allowed for increased reporting, tracking, and mapping of data and information that can help communities improve walkability. Learn about some of the sources of data and how they are being used to promote walking and improve walkability.

On a Sustainable Path: The Role of Walkability in Addressing Climate Change (December 12, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific)- Register Here

Transportation accounted for over a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions in the US in 2016. Creating opportunities for walking and other forms of active transportation can help lower that number and create opportunities to address climate change both within the US and around the world. This webinar will explore the role walkability can and should play in the fight for sustainability.