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Walking College Alum Continues Built Environment Advocacy

Faye Paige Edwards is a 2015 America Walks Walking College Fellow who actively advocates for a built environment that promotes physical activity, spreading the joy of inter-generational play, walking and biking to African-American women and anyone who wants to be active with them. Faye has more than 30 years’ experience in sales, marketing and training … Continue reading Walking College Alum Continues Built Environment Advocacy

Want to Make Things Happen? Go to a Planning Commission Meeting

Laural Ruggles is a 2016 America Walks Walking College Fellow.  She chairs the local Fit and Healthy Coalition and is a member of the St. Johnsbury Walk and Bike Advisory Committee. Over a decade ago I heard Mark Fenton speak for the first time.  He was here in Vermont. Up on the screen, he put … Continue reading Want to Make Things Happen? Go to a Planning Commission Meeting

2018 State Report Cards on Active Kids and Communities Show Opportunities to Strengthen Policy for Walking

A new report out from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the Y, Making Strides: 2018 State Report Cards on Support for Walking, Bicycling, and Active Kids and Communities, analyzes state policy in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia to provide a snapshot of each state’s support for walking, biking, and … Continue reading 2018 State Report Cards on Active Kids and Communities Show Opportunities to Strengthen Policy for Walking

Jamestown, ND Embraces a Trail Stay-cation to Improve Health

This is a guest blog post by Robin Iszler in celebration of Parks and Recreation Month. Robin has been working in public health since 1988 when she was hired as a secretary at Central Valley Health District in Jamestown North Dakota. After graduating as a nurse she continued her public health career and has worked in … Continue reading Jamestown, ND Embraces a Trail Stay-cation to Improve Health

America Walks Talks Pedestrian Safety and Autonomous Vehicles

Chris Snyder, a Masters of Public Health candidate and intern at America Walks, attended the first in a series of five dialogues to be hosted by the Federal Highway Administration across the country through the 2018 year, concerning the introduction of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies to the American streetscape. Each of these five sessions is … Continue reading America Walks Talks Pedestrian Safety and Autonomous Vehicles

Infrastructure Projects That Walk the Walk

This blog is posted in honor of Infrastructure Week 2018. America Walks is a proud affiliate of Infrastructure Week.  We’re making great strides all across the country in championing and creatively implementing walkability but there is still work to be done  to fill gaps and address disparities in the walking conditions of communities across the … Continue reading Infrastructure Projects That Walk the Walk

Tech Tools to Supercharge Your Walk

This is a guest blog post by Selina Tobaccowala. Selina is the co-founder and CEO of Gixo, a mobile app that offers more than 180 live fitness classes for anyone and at all levels, every week. She also sits on the board of Redfin.   Previously, Selina was the President & CTO of SurveyMonkey and the co-founder … Continue reading Tech Tools to Supercharge Your Walk

I Want to Be Invited! Designing Accessible Event Environments that Shape Positive Experiences

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 long-time inclusive health and wellness advocate. Juliette is a nationally recognized public speaker and has over two decades of experience designing and producing largescale, highly visible public events. Click here to contact Juliette. I recently ventured out to the March for Our Lives, held in Washington, … Continue reading I Want to Be Invited! Designing Accessible Event Environments that Shape Positive Experiences

I am a fan, too!

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 long-time inclusive health and wellness advocate. Juliette is a nationally recognized public speaker and has over two decades of experience designing and producing largescale, highly visible public events. Click here to contact Juliette. Walkable, Roll-able Accessible Events: Setting the Stage for Possibilities  I never thought … Continue reading I am a fan, too!

New Technology is Exciting- When It’s Safe

The first pedestrian fatality caused by automated vehicles earlier this week in Tempe, Arizona, is a stark reminder that our work to create communities where walking is a safe transportation option is far from finished. As we all wait to hear more about what happened, why, and, most importantly, how to prevent future crashes, America … Continue reading New Technology is Exciting- When It’s Safe