A new roundup of Walkability Wins. This week we’re showcasing the movement by highlighting more places across the country advancing pedestrian-friendly agendas.
San Jose, California
San Jose’s city council voted unanimously to ban parking minimums, making it the largest city to do so! This measure will help with additional goals of being less reliant on cars for transportation, reducing pollution, improving pedestrian safety, and making use of space efficiently for things like housing.
Minneapolis approaches pedestrian safety by installing the ‘Barnes Dance’ crosswalk in one of the busiest intersections in the city. The walk button stops traffic long enough to cross in any direction, including the longest diagonal crosswalk.
The Community Guide – part of the CDC – collects wins called Community Guide in Action and today is a great day to share one! The MD Anderson Cancer Center set up a Wellness Program for nearly 20,000 employees to help promote physical activity and overall health and wellness. They made sure the approach was creative and inclusive with an employee buy-in and collective ownership. Read more at the Community Guide website where you’ll find examples across the country such as North Carolina, Minnesota, New Mexico, and several other spots across the United States.
Free bus service has been the talk of the town, and after a DC Council unanimous vote, DC will be the largest city to offer that service next Summer! A healthy transportation system has hopes of addressing equity issues and prevents fare invasion as the majority of its riders are minorities from low-income communities, who would be affected the most.
To catch up on previous installments of Walkability Wins, visit our blog.