Plus: How to Do a Walk Audit
March 15, 2017
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
11 Ways to Make Streets Safe for People (of All Ages) to Walk
These pedestrian-friendly improvements benefit motorists and bicyclists, too.
How to Do a Walk Audit
In as little as a few minutes you can assess the walkability of the streets and sidewalks near you.
5 Things Learned at South Florida’s Safe Streets Summit
— Here’s one: People who walk to work or commute by bicycle are happier and much less fearful, angry and sad than those who drive.
Smart Growth America
A Rocky Road Trip
— When AARP transportation expert Jana Lynott took her teenage son skiing in the Colorado Rockies, she used the trip as a life lesson about being a frugal and skilled traveler. Except for flying between D.C. and Denver, the pair set out to use buses or trains for all other transit needs. Learn how they did.
Americans Are Driving Less
— According to the data, more people are simply preferring to stay home than go out.
Snapshots of Unsafe Streets
— We appreciate the organization Strong Towns for spreading the word about our
Dangerously Incomplete Streets
slideshow. They have a powerful collection as well.
Take a Look
Infrastructure Financing Terminology
— Can you define what a Resilience Bond is, or what Value Capture means? If not, take a look at this online cheat sheet from the Mayors Innovation Project.
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