• Volkswalking: A Family Affair

    Volkswalking isn’t just a great form of exercise that will get you outside–it’s also the perfect time to bond with family members. Hear from a family that’s been hooked on...
  • A Walk in the Park: Irvine, the City of Trails

    There are over 50 miles of off-street trails in the city of Irvine, making  for trails and parkways that lead to destinations throughout the city. As a city planned from...
  • Mall Walking, A Year-Round Solution

    Did you know that walking can help reduce or prevent diabetes, heart disease, depression–and even some forms of cancer? Everybody has what it takes to stay happy, healthy and strong....
  • Walks Of Life: Rails To Trails

    What once were thousands of miles of abandoned railroad tracks have now become thousands of miles of trails. We go for a walk on one of those trails in Washington,...
  • Rewarding Pedestrians: Creating a Good Walking Environment

    Walkability has many health, environmental and economic benefits, but what exactly makes a city pedestrian friendly? There are several ways to make a community more walkable. Cities can improve the...
  • Building Sidewalks: A Road to Walk On

    One of the key components of a walkable neighborhood is the sidewalk—the roadway for pedestrians. Find out how good sidewalks help prevent pedestrian collisions with motor vehicles and have a...
  • Parks: Made for Walking

    Parks are an essential component of any city’s infrastructure. They play a vital role in improving the social, economic and physical well being of urban areas and its residents. Parks,...
  • Public Transit: Walkable Cities

    The demand for transportation choices and walkable communities is always growing. Recent studies have found that people who live in communities with high-quality public transportation drive less, exercise more, live...
  • The New Times Square: A Walk to Remember

    New York City’s Times Square is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway theater district and one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections. According to Travel + Leisure magazine’s October...
  • Bob Sallis, MD: Wear a Pedometer

    Studies show that people who use pedometers walk more on a daily basis. In this video Dr. Sallis explains how using a step counter pedometer is a great way to...

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A 30-minute documentary film that's guaranteed to get you walking, The Walking Revolution explores the tremendous changes a regular walking routine can make in your life and your community.

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Introducing “Empty Spaces: Real Parking Needs at Five TODs”

The land near transit stations is a valuable commodity. Hundreds or thousands of people travel to and through these places each day, and decisions about what to do with this land have implications for local economies, transit ridership, residents’ access to opportunity, and overall quality of life for everyone in a community. Many communities choose…

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Transit-Walkability Collaborative Established

America Walks recently announced the formation of the Transit-Walkability Collaborative, whose purpose is to expand safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities by harnessing the synergy between walkability and quality public transit service. The nine founding members of the new coalition work at the national, state, and local level in the walkability and transit advocacy movements….

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Register Today for the 2017 Vision Zero Cities Conference!

Register now for the 2017 Vision Zero Cities conference from May 2-4 in New York City. With the exciting new content we’ve added and the additional speakers we’ve confirmed, you’ll want to reserve your ticket before we sell out! Whether you’re from a city that’s looking to learn more about Vision Zero, or a city…

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