America Walks is deeply troubled by the sharp increase in pedestrian fatalities over the last decade. Last year, 6,227 pedestrians were killed. This was up from almost 6,000 in 2017 and the largest number since 1990. Seniors, people of color and low-income individuals are at greatest risk – over twice as likely to be killed. In 2018, we partnered with the … Continue reading Safe Systems for Safer Streets
The Transit-Walkability Collaborative case study series is an intimate look inside the interactive work being done by both public transit and active transportation organizations to improve safety, walkability, and access to transit in four different communities. Transit-rich, walkable communities are livable places that improve quality of life in many ways. These communities strengthen local economic … Continue reading Four Communities That Prioritize Transit-Walkability Collaboration
The case study below looks at the work being done by Walk Bike Nashville to improve walkability and access to transit. For more on their work, check out their presentation in our Making the Case for Transit webinar recording.
We at America Walks believe vehemently that even incremental interventions can add up to powerful change in our communities. It’s why, in partnership with the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, we launched our Micro Grant program in 2015, in the wake of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to get Americans walking more. Efforts funded … Continue reading Community Change Agents in Action: A Look at Our 2016 Micro Grant Recipients
Walking College Case Study: To Help People Integrate Physical Activity In Their Daily Lives, Making Connections Is Key
In September, 2014, the America Walks Board of Directors gathered in Pittsburgh for its annual retreat. The agenda included a review of the results of a recent survey of 700 organizations working at the local and state level to increase walking and expand walkability, followed by a brainstorming session on how best to respond. Two … Continue reading After the Classroom: Walking College Case Studies
From inner-city Birmingham to small town Iowa to racially diverse suburbs of LA By Jay Walljasper Imagine living in one of America’s great walkable communities. Your day begins with a stroll—saying hi to neighbors, noticing blooming gardens and enticing shop windows, maybe stopping for a treat on your way to work. Weekends are even better. … Continue reading Walking Makes Strides in All Kinds of Communities