November 2015

November 20, 2015- State and Local Program Director Brings Vision Zero to his Hometown
America Walks State and Local Program Director Ian Thomas brought home his efforts to make America a great place to walk this past week. As part of his work on the Mayor’s Task Force for Pedestrian Safety in Columbia, MO, Ian helped to get Vision Zero adopted. By February, the subcommittees of the task force will need to have suggestions ready for improved pedestrian safety in Columbia. Read more about this exciting development here. 

November 16, 2015- America Walks Hosts Webinar for Elected Officials
America Walks and the National League of Cities was excited to be able to offer a webinar on how local elected officials can take advantage of the recently released Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities. Watch a recording of the webinar and learn how your city can Step it Up! 

November 11, 2015- New Jay Walljasper Article on 2015 National Walking Summit
We are excited to be able to offer a new article by Jay Walljasper on the 2015 National Walking Summit. “Walking is a Basic Human Right” discusses how the 2015 National Walking Summit set strategy to make every American community walkable. Read the article here.