Walking College Walking Action Plans
As part of the Walking College program, fellows complete Walking Action Plans outlining their vision for walkability. 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.