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NEW WEBINAR: Inclusive Planning in Tribal Communities: Engaging People with Disabilities in Designing Safe and Accessible Transportation Systems

America Walks Monthly Webinar Inclusive Planning in Tribal Communities: Engaging People with Disabilities in Designing Safe and Accessible Transportation Systems DATE: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1824924730426587408 On Wednesday, December 9th, America Walks will release a new White Paper on Inclusive Planning in … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Inclusive Planning in Tribal Communities: Engaging People with Disabilities in Designing Safe and Accessible Transportation Systems

NEW WEBINAR: The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America – a conversation with author Lawrence T. Brown

America Walks Monthly Webinar The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America – a conversation with author Lawrence T. Brown DATE: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4309119519997579787 Join America Walks for a conversation with Lawrence T. Brown about his … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America – a conversation with author Lawrence T. Brown

NEW WEBINAR: Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe, Accessible Neighborhoods

America Walks Monthly Webinar Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe, Accessible Neighborhoods DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3676656241619999758 Join us for inspiring stories from youth leaders who are working to create safe, accessible neighborhoods. Youth are the … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe, Accessible Neighborhoods

NEW WEBINAR: Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America – a conversation with author Angie Schmitt

America Walks Monthly Webinar DATE: Tuesday, September 8th, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm Pacific, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern TITLE: Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America – a conversation with author Angie Schmitt Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1557368469553608720  Join us for an interview with Angie Schmitt and discussion of … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America – a conversation with author Angie Schmitt

NEW WEBINAR: Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities – a conversation with author Andre Perry

America Walks Monthly Webinar DATE: Wednesday, August 5th, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern TITLE: Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities – a conversation with author Andre Perry Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7525207521722257423 Join America Walks for a conversation with Andre M. Perry about his book … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities – a conversation with author Andre Perry

NEW WEBINAR: Walking Towards Justice in Indian Country: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

America Walks Monthly Webinar DATE: Wednesday, August 12th, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern TITLE: Walking Towards Justice in Indian Country (Part 2): Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7525207521722257423 On Wednesday, August 12th, America Walks will broadcast Part 2 in the Walking Towards Justice in Indian … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Walking Towards Justice in Indian Country: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

NEW WEBINAR: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

America Walks Monthly Webinar DATE: Wednesday, July 22nd – 11am PST / 2pm EST TITLE: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7525207521722257423 In these stressful times, we are all looking for ways to help us stay healthy, active and connected as we manage the pandemic and the long-awaited call … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

NEW WEBINAR: Walking as a Practice: What Does It Mean to You?

America Walks Monthly Webinar Walking as a Practice: What Does It Mean to You? Date/Time: July 8, 2020 at 2pm – 3pm EST, 11pm – 12pm PST Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7525207521722257423 There are many reasons to walk that are not related to transportation. The practice of walking can impact our health, spirituality, and culture. In this … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Walking as a Practice: What Does It Mean to You?

NEW WEBINAR: Tribal Transportation Planning and Pedestrian Safety

America Walks Monthly Webinar Tribal Transportation Planning and Pedestrian Safety Date/Time: June 23, 2020 at 3pm – 4:15pm EST, 12pm – 1:15pm PST Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8506217084384939023 Join America Walks and our partners from the tribal community planning world on Tuesday, June 23rd for Part 1 in our Walking Towards Justice in Indian Country series. Titled … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Tribal Transportation Planning and Pedestrian Safety

Engage with Local Government: Critical Stakeholders in Your Walkable Community Movement

Webinar Title: ” Engage with Local Government: Critical Stakeholders in Your Walkable Community Movement” Date and Time: Friday, August 14th at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern Register Here About the Webinar Join us on August 14th for the latest webinar in America Walks’ “Walking College” series. Having learned about fundraising and personal leadership development in the … Continue reading Engage with Local Government: Critical Stakeholders in Your Walkable Community Movement

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Your Amazing Collection of Comments – Demanding a Better Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control devices (MUTCD) is a federal regulation based document that dictates the design of every single street in the U.S. It is deeply, inherently flawed, dated, oddly permissive and ultimately downright dangerous. To put it short – the MUTCD stands in the way of equitable, safe, accessible, sustainable, people-first communities. … Continue reading Your Amazing Collection of Comments – Demanding a Better Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

America Walks Announces Class of 2021 Walking College Fellows

We are thrilled to announce the the 30 local advocates who will receive Fellowships to participate in the America Walks’ Walking College program in 2021. This was our most competitive and prolific application process to date. We received 226 applications for the 30 spots available for this year’s fellowship class, an application tally almost double … Continue reading America Walks Announces Class of 2021 Walking College Fellows

Sure, Blame the Drivers — But it’s the Street Design At Fault

This blog was written by America Walks’ Executive Director, Mike McGinn. Mike got his start in local politics as a neighborhood activist pushing for walkability.  From there he founded a non-profit focused on sustainable and equitable growth, and then became mayor of Seattle. Read more about Mike here. Garden Grove did a sting operation for … Continue reading Sure, Blame the Drivers — But it’s the Street Design At Fault

How the MUTCD Creates Unsafe Conditions for People Just Trying to Access Food

Don Kostelec, AICP, is a 17-year professional in active transportation planning, health analysis and comprehensive planning. In this guest blog, Don shares his experience with how the notorious Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) affects pedestrian safety and specifically, vulnerable and food insecure community members in his city.  Convenience stores are often a vital … Continue reading How the MUTCD Creates Unsafe Conditions for People Just Trying to Access Food

Claire Stanley Joins the America Walks Board

This is an interview blog with Claire Stanley, America Walks’ newest Board Member. Claire is a Public Policy Analyst with the National Disability Rights Network, having moved recently from the American Council of the Blind, where she advocated for the rights of blind and visually impaired persons, both on a direct level as well as on … Continue reading Claire Stanley Joins the America Walks Board

Want the Tools to Create a Safe Crosswalk? America Walks is Giving Away Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons

America Walks, through the generosity of Carmanah Technologies, is making available a pair of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons for the purpose of creating a safe crosswalk to a qualifying community in the states of Texas, Arizona, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Missouri, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Arkansas. Check out the beacons by … Continue reading Want the Tools to Create a Safe Crosswalk? America Walks is Giving Away Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Demand a better recipe book for safer streets

REGISTER FOR OUR WEBINAR – The ’Notorious’ MUTCD – Why Fixing a Federal Manual is Critical to Safety, Equity and Climate Have you ever approached your city about adding a crosswalk in an important location for pedestrians? If you have, you’ve probably come away frustrated. In the United States, neighborhood residents don’t get to decide … Continue reading URGENT ACTION ALERT: Demand a better recipe book for safer streets

Stories from the Walking College: Kelli McIntyre Highlights Walkable Community Goals in the Struggle for Health Justice

In an effort to show you exactly the types of advocates and community leaders that join and graduate from the America Walks Walking College, we’ve produced an in-depth series of stories featuring some of our past Walking College Fellows and the details of the people-first work they’ve gone on to activate in their local neighborhoods. … Continue reading Stories from the Walking College: Kelli McIntyre Highlights Walkable Community Goals in the Struggle for Health Justice

Black Voices in Urbanism, Mobility and the Walkable Community Movement

Join us in listening to some of the fundamental lessons of Black History in urbanism through some of the prominent Black voices in our sphere. People we’ve had the pleasure of learning from on our various webinars and interviews. This is not an exhaustive feature but a brief, collective call to change straight from our … Continue reading Black Voices in Urbanism, Mobility and the Walkable Community Movement

Building the Local Capacity of the National Walking Movement: Outcomes from the First Four Years of the Walking College

The Walking College is a six-month, distance-learning fellowship. Participants, paired with experienced leaders in the field and peers working in similar capacities across North America, learn about the historical underpinnings of the car-centric transportation landscape and the basics of design and policy that foster safe, inclusive, accessible design for non-motorized transportation while developing essential leadership … Continue reading Building the Local Capacity of the National Walking Movement: Outcomes from the First Four Years of the Walking College