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Walking for Civility: Moving Through the Benjamin Franklin Circle Virtues

At America Walks, we believe walking and moving can be used as an accessible, gentle, and tactical intervention for division in our communities. This three-part series on Walking for Civility examines the ways the act of walking and promoting walkable communities functions as a bridge to civility, connection, and community change. Benjamin Franklin Circles (BFC) … Continue reading Walking for Civility: Moving Through the Benjamin Franklin Circle Virtues

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Investments in Safe, Walkable Sidewalks

This is a guest blogpost written by Jonathan Klingler, the principal analyst of Praecones Analytica and an assistant professor of political science at the University of Mississippi. Overwhelming majorities of Americans value safe sidewalks in their neighborhoods and believe taxpayer funding should be spent on sidewalks according to a recent poll. These findings are more … Continue reading New Poll Finds Strong Support for Investments in Safe, Walkable Sidewalks

Climate Change Rollbacks and the Risks Latinos Could Face

This is a guest blog post by Josh McCormack for the Every Body Walk! July Monthly Theme “Climate and Health” for the #Walk4Change quarter. McCormack is a digital content curator at Salud America!, a national Latino, health equity media organization based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. Learn more about … Continue reading Climate Change Rollbacks and the Risks Latinos Could Face

Latinos Support Climate Change Policies

This is a guest blog post by Amanda Merck for the Every Body Walk! July Monthly Theme “Climate and Health” for the #Walk4Change quarter. Merck completed her MPH with a concentration in Physical Activity and Health. She curates content for Salud America! (@SaludAmerica), a Latino childhood health project based at the Institute for Health Promotion … Continue reading Latinos Support Climate Change Policies

Women of the Walking Movement: Katy Bowman

America Walks recently posed an opportunity for our audience, internal staff, and supporters to nominate women walking champions who they admire. It was brought to our attention that Katy Bowman is making waves in the walking movement. Katy is an internationally recognized biomechanist, author, and science communicator, with both the skill and passion for reintroducing movement into … Continue reading Women of the Walking Movement: Katy Bowman

Red, White and YOU: Celebrating Mobility Independence with Best Practices for Inclusive Walk Audits All Year

This is a guest blog post by Juliette Rizzo. Juliette Rizzo is the former Ms. Wheelchair America, one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women and a national pedestrian and safe streets advocate, as well as a long-time national advocate for inclusive health and wellness. Juliette is a nationally recognized and sought after public speaker and has over … Continue reading Red, White and YOU: Celebrating Mobility Independence with Best Practices for Inclusive Walk Audits All Year

America Walks Workshop Cultivates Inclusive, People-First Connectivity in Brewton

The city of Brewton, Alabama is challenged to foster walkability for any number of reasons. The town is situated between two creeks that dump into a river –– an artifact of a time when sawmills pumped product where it needed to go. There’s also a railroad track, another symbol of times gone by,  that splits … Continue reading America Walks Workshop Cultivates Inclusive, People-First Connectivity in Brewton

The Great American Rail-Trail: The Long Walk of a Lifetime

This is a guest post by America Walks board co-vice president Kevin Mills. Kevin Mills is Senior Vice President of Policy at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. He has served on the America Walks Board of Directors since 2010. Earlier this month, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the golden spike marking completion of the Trans-Continental Railroad, Rails-to-Trails … Continue reading The Great American Rail-Trail: The Long Walk of a Lifetime

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

Women of the Walking Movement: Sharon Roerty

America Walks recently posed an opportunity for our audience, internal staff, and supporters to nominate women walking champions who they admire. It was brought to our attention that Sharon Roerty is making waves in the walking movement.  Sharon Roerty is a Senior Program Officer at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and concentrates on health and the built … Continue reading Women of the Walking Movement: Sharon Roerty