Plus: Lots of Great "Playces"
October 19, 2016
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
The Goal: No Pedestrian Deaths
Vision Zero initiatives in cities nationwide are working to make streets safer for people of all ages. (Plus: 11 safety solutions.)
5 Questions About Vision Zero
Safe streets advocate Leah Shahum explains why "0" is a perfect score — and how more communities can achieve it.
U.S. Sets Goal of Zero Traffic Deaths by 2046
— The plan was prompted by a 7.2 percent jump in traffic fatalities in 2015, followed by an increasing spike this year.
U.S. Department of Transportation
101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City
— A thoughtful list of what you can do on your street, in your neighborhood, at your parks, along your route, with your neighbors and in your community.
Great Ways to Play Everywhere
— Enjoy a sampling of the more than 1,000 ideas submitted to the "Play Everywhere Challenge" to make more "
" more fun for the young and young at heart.
Get Your Community Walking
— America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are offering $1,500 micro-grants for projects that increase walking and walkability.
Apply by November 18
The Best and the Brightest
— Every year, Next City selects 40 applicants under age 40 whose smart ideas for cities, experience in the field and ambition show great promise. The prize: An exclusive invite to the 2017 Vanguard Conference in Montreal.
Apply by December 12
Be a Disability Ambassador
— Four scholarships are available for applicants with "disability inclusion experience" to attend the NeighborWorks training institute in Washington, D.C., this December.
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