April 2015

April 2015

April 29, 2015- Executive Director Speaks on Demand for Walkable Cities
Executive Director Scott Bricker spoke with Infrastructure USA on the growing demand for walkable cities that allow for greater access to businesses and services without needing a car. The interview is available on the Infrastructure USA website here.

April 27, 2015- New Article: Walkable Town on the Prairie
America Walks is pleased to be able to offer access to the latest article by Jay Walljasper, Walkable Town on the PrairieThe article looks at how the community of Albert Lea, MN is embracing a healthy lifestyles including walking are not just priorities for big cities. The town of 18,000 has been working towards the goal of healthy living since 2009 when it adopted a community-wide approach to wellness.

April 26, 2015- New York Times Magazine Highlights Walking
The New York Times Magazine published a special feature on walking this week. The publication highlighted the magic of New York’s available walks as well as the efforts being made to protect the pedestrians who enjoy them. America Walks is pleased to see the attention being given to the beauty and importance of walking.

April 23, 2015- New Webinar “Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets”
America Walks is excited to announce the next free webinar in its second series of 2015, “Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets.”  This webinar is part of the “Take Action at the Local Level” webinar series that calls upon individuals to build community and institutional support for walkable design.

April 22, 2015- Surgeon General Murthy Sworn In
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was sworn in today in a ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden. America Walks congratulates Dr. Murthy on his appointment and looks forward to working with him. Dr. Murthy says he hopes to reduce chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease by promoting physical activity.

April 13, 2015- Every Body Walk! Collaborative Releases Messaging Toolkits
The Every Body Walk! Collaborative released new messaging toolkits as part of their efforts to grow the walking movement. The toolkits were highlighted in an April 13 webinar hosted by America Walks.  The toolkits and webinar are available online HERE.

April 6, 2015- National Walking Summit Registration Open
America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2nd National Walking Summit to be held October 28-30 in Washington, DC. Register HERE to join the conversation of how to move the walking movement forward.

April 1, 2015- Every Body Walk! Collaborative Launches Video Competition
America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative launched the 2015 Walking Video Competition.  The Every Body Walk! Collaborative wants people from across the country to show what walking means to them.The walking movement is growing across America and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative wants to highlight this growing strength by putting a face on the movement with a video competition.   Have fun, send in your videos and keep walking!