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Women of the Walking Movement: Veronica O. Davis

Veronica O. Davis, P.E., is a self-described transportation nerd who believes all people should have access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation. She has over 16 years of experience in civil engineering and planning and is the Partner and Principal Planning Manager at Nspiregreen LLC, which she co-owns with Chanceé Lundy. Veronica is also one … Continue reading Women of the Walking Movement: Veronica O. Davis

Addressing Pedestrian Safety in Indian Country

This blog post was written by Ian Thomas. Michia Casebier contributed to this article. Jemez Pueblo’s adherence to its cultural traditions has preserved tribal members’ bonds to the community as well as its unique aesthetics for hundreds of years. This small, Native American village in northern New Mexico still consists of adobe homes, outdoor ovens … Continue reading Addressing Pedestrian Safety in Indian Country

Find Out Why These Eight Urban Trails Are Perfect for On-Foot Exploration

This blog was written by Suzanne Matyas and Amy Kapp of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a lead organization for the April Monthly Theme of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative.  This blog was originally published in Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Trailblog on April 22, 2019. With more fair-weather days afoot, it’s a splendid time to go exploring—by foot! … Continue reading Find Out Why These Eight Urban Trails Are Perfect for On-Foot Exploration

End Street Harassment to Support Walking

Margaux Mennesson is communications and marketing manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, a national non-profit that works to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, to improve the health and wellbeing of kids of all races, income levels, and abilities, and to foster the creation of healthy communities for everyone. … Continue reading End Street Harassment to Support Walking

Beyond the Crash Report: Finding Additional Data on Pedestrian Crashes

  This is a guest blog post by Ellen Zavisca, Principal Transportation Planner for Knoxville-Knox County Planning. Ellen has been a transportation planner with Planning and with the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) since 2005. When I speak with people about my work collecting and analyzing crash data, I often say “This is the … Continue reading Beyond the Crash Report: Finding Additional Data on Pedestrian Crashes

America Walks’ Women of the Walking Movement

Women have long-labored through the steep evolution of the walking movement. Here at America Walks, we recognize that women are essential to walkability and the creation of safe, accessible, enjoyable, and equitable places to walk. We’re taking a moment to highlight some of our internal champions — women who have been building up America Walks … Continue reading America Walks’ Women of the Walking Movement

Women of the Walking Movement: Susan Feldman

“We need infrastructure for pedestrian safety, but building design and orientation are so important, especially for women, children and vulnerable populations,” says Susan Feldman, America Walks’ recently retired Finance and Operations Manager of 8 years. Susan always placed a strong emphasis on “safe” when we talk about safe walkable communities. She’s been a long-time advocate … Continue reading Women of the Walking Movement: Susan Feldman

Women of the Walking Movement: Molly O’ Reilly

“I have tended to be persistent, which is one technique for overcoming that discounting,” says America Walks former Board Member, Molly O’ Reilly. Molly recounts that in the 1990’s women were almost non-existent in the transportation planning field, and that back then, you often had to overcome having your perspective discounted. Molly is a founding … Continue reading Women of the Walking Movement: Molly O’ Reilly

Women of the Walking Movement: Paulina Baeza

Paulina Baeza is a Transportation Planner for INCOG, Tulsa’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. She says the needs of modern women have often been overlooked when developing cities, and it becomes evident when they are forced to overcome barriers like transportation or the limited availability of uses and services such as daycare facilities, grocery stores, employment hubs, … Continue reading Women of the Walking Movement: Paulina Baeza

Walking College Fellows Take Their Advocacy to the Big Leagues

The Walking College is a place where walkable community advocates from various professional backgrounds come together to learn from both expert mentors and each other, to build their advocacy dreams into strong action plans. Over the last four years America Walks has graduated about 100 Walking College Fellows from all over the US and is … Continue reading Walking College Fellows Take Their Advocacy to the Big Leagues