Mission

photo credit: Dan Burden 

America Walks is a leading national organization devoted exclusively to prioritizing walkable, equitable, connected, and accessible places in every community across the U.S. We are the voice for public spaces that allow people to safely walk and move.

The Federal Government can play an important role in making American streets and neighborhoods pedestrian friendly. America Walks takes a lead in federal advocacy that supports policies, practices, and public funding that encourages safe movement in public spaces.  

People have the ability to understand issues and identify solutions to problems in their own communities — some of the biggest changes to walking conditions and pedestrian safety come from work at the regional, local, and individual levels. America Walks provides our partners with the strategic support, training, and technical resources to effectively advocate for change and create tailored walking and movement solutions for their communities.