Elected Officials

Walkability: The Health and Wellness Equation

Walking is more than basic transportation and recreation; it is the key to health, longevity and affordable living. If we want more equitable communities–accessible–then walking must become a natural activity again.

We are all change agents. In this session, Dan Burden, one of the earliest pioneers in North America’s walkability movement, who is credited with coining the terms ‘road diets,’ ‘walking audits,’ ‘photomorphs’ and inspiring Complete Streets conversions since 1991, is joined by his colleague Samantha Thomas of Blue Zones to demonstrate to us the added lift given to us by the health movement. Participants also hear from local Blue Zones experts from Fort Worth, TX and the Beach Cities, CA.