Apply Now for New Road to Zero Program

Protecting pedestrians from traffic injuries and deaths requires a multi-pronged approach: knowledge of safe systems, community engagement, political buy-in, the coordinated work of many stakeholders, and a pedestrian safety plan.

America Walks is partnering with the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (UNC HSRC) to implement a collaborative learning program for ten mid-sized cities (50,000-250,000 population). This project focuses on shared learning and peer support to systematically work through the development of an action plan, prioritize action steps, exchange ideas with peer cities, and strengthen local and regional support.

Each community will receive small group, web-based training and discussion on how to leverage and build capacity for developing and implementing a pedestrian safety plan and a $1,500 stipend to offset some of the cost of participating in the program and support implementation efforts.

For more information, contact Crystal Bowne at