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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

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