Tag: America Walks

Webinar this Wednesday: Best Practices for Hosting a Virtual Walking Event

Webinar this Wednesday: Best Practices for Hosting a Virtual Walking Event

America Walks Presents: “Best Practices for Hosting a Virtual Walking Event”

DATE: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Bryan Romey, Walk with a Doc Program Coordinator
Anthony Fleg, Family Medicine Physician and Native Health Initiative Partnership Director
Brendan Kearney, WalkBoston Deputy Director

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5342105200156786957

In a year that carried the undertone of general collective heartache and cancelled in-person events we learned a whole lot – and one thing we learned was the vast power and potential for virtual convenings and events to successfully connect people from all walks of life around walking, moving and advocating for healthy, people-first communities.

Hear from panelists from three different walking/moving organizations who have recent, hands-on experience and knowledge around developing virtual walking/moving events in our sphere. From the retrospective technical details to the future implementation and vision of what virtual convenings might mean for inclusion and improving community input – we’ll cover the full range of best practices for hosting virtual events that aim to promote physical activity and mobility for all people.

Revere Journal – “The City of Revere Receives Community Change Grant from America Walks”

Revere Journal – “The City of Revere Receives Community Change Grant from America Walks”

Revere Journal: “The City of Revere Receives Community Change Grant from America Walks

The City’s Healthy Community Initiatives department’s program, Revere on the Move, was selected from over 600 applications for projects that demonstrate the passion, creativity, and commitment of local walking champions. With support from partners, including the Juliet Ashby Hillman Foundation, Lyft, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), and WalkBoston, 20 projects will be supported in 2019. Awardees will work with America Walks and other members of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative to successfully complete their projects and share their lessons with other community change agents. While the projects and programs work to improve walkability, the results of each grant will have a positive change on many areas of that community.

Posted January 10, 2019

Transit-Walkability Collaborative

Transit-Walkability Collaborative

Last month, America Walks [www.americawalks.org] announced the formation of the Transit-Walkability Collaborative. Its purpose is to expand safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities by harnessing the synergy between walkability and quality public transit service. WalkBoston is a member of the Collaborative, has signed the Statement of Purpose, and our Executive Director, Wendy Landman, sits on the group’s steering committee.

The Transit-Walkability Collaborative notes that integrating walkability and public transit helps to create safe, affordable, and enjoyable neighborhoods, whose residents complete their daily activities while owning fewer vehicles and driving less often. These communities experience significant public and private-sector cost savings, lower rates of traffic fatalities, reduced air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, higher levels of physical activity, and a better quality of life – especially for low-income families.

“Walkability and transit advocacy complement each other and accomplish common goals neither can achieve on its own,” said Ian Thomas, State and Local Program Director with America Walks and coordinator of the Collaborative. “By ensuring a high level of service for both walking and public transport, we stimulate mutually-reinforcing community benefits that help address a range of social problems – from health to economics to quality of life.”

This article was featured in WalkBoston’s March 2017 newsletter.
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