Walking College Walking Action Plans
As part of the Walking College program, fellows complete Walking Action Plans outlining their vision for walkability. For an overview of the Walking Action Plans development process, click here. Below are a few sample plans from past fellows.
- Faye Paige Edwards, 2015: neighborhood advocate in St. Louis; goal was to get a Traffic Calming Ordinance passed. Download the plan here.
- Nate Hoover, 2015: community advocate in Burlington, VT; goal was to expand community events promoting walking/biking to increase community engagement in Walk-Bike Master Plan process. Download the plan here.
- Ann Mansfield, 2015: health care professional in rural N.E. Iowa; goal was to engage 8 regional hospitals and 5 public health departments in a messaging campaign to promote Walking/Walkability. Download the plan here.
- Heyden Black Walker, 2016: planner/architect and community advocate in Austin, TX; goal was to create a grassroots non-profit organization focused on walking/walkability. Download the plan here.
- Phil Hanson, 2016: public health professional in Columbus, OH; goal was to get Columbus accredited as a “Walk-Friendly Community” at silver level at least. Download the plan here.
- Laural Ruggles, 2016: health care professional in St. Johnsbury, VT, goal was to create an official Walk Bike Advisory Committee for the Town of St Johnsbury. Download the plan here.
- Ann Schwader, 2016: University Extension Specialist in rural South Dakota; goal was to establish a statewide program called “Everybody Walks! SD” to encourage walking in rural South Dakota communities of 3,500 or less. Download the plan here.