What's New

May 2017

May 24, 2017- Make Communities Healthy and Safe
America Walks took to the US Department of Transportation’s blog, Connections, today to talk about creating safe streets for people who walk, bike, and use active transportation. Read the blog post here. 

May 18, 2017- Columbia, MO Adopts Vision Zero Plan
The City of Columbia, Missouri has developed a strong Vision Zero Implementation Plan, according to Columbia City Council member and America Walks staff member, Ian Thomas.  When the Council unanimously adopted a Vision Zero Policy in December, 2016, they instructed City Manager Mike Matthes to work with the Police Chief, Public Works Director, and Public Communications Manager to develop an Implementation Plan.  Read more here. 

May 11, 2017- America Walks Announces June Webinar
Our June webinar will look at how we track and measure the walking path. The webinar, “Tracking the Walking Path: Tools and Programs to Measure Walking and Walkability” will be held on Wednesday June 14 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific. Register here. 

May 10, 2017- America Walks Hosts Rural and Small Town Webinar
America Walks hosted its webinar “Walking and Walkability in Rural Communities and Small Towns” on May 10. The webinar looks at tools, information and programs that can be used to encourage physical activity in rural communities and small towns. Learn more and watch the recording here. 

May 10, 2017- America Walks Joins Partnership for Inclusive Health
America Walks is proud to be part of the Partnership for Inclusive Health and to make a public statement of support at the Commit to Inclusion event held today in Washington, DC. Learn more here. 

May 9, 2017- America Walks Advocates for Livable Communities of All Ages
America Walks believes that people of all ages deserve to have safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. Our recent blog post in Strong Towns looks at that topic and the discussion we hope to have at the 2017 National Walking Summit. Read more here. 

May 1, 2017- Download the New National Walking Summit App
Walking might be the original form of transportation but that doesn’t mean the National Walking Summit won’t explore new innovation and technology that encourages physical activity, including our first-ever smart phone app to engage participants, provide information, and make the most of your Summit experience. Download the app here.