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Plus: A Prize With Purpose
February 21, 2018  
AARP
Livable Communities Newsletter
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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.
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How to Lead a Walk Audit
Sometimes it takes a leader to show a community’s leaders why the local streets aren’t walkable — and how they can be.
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Events, Resources & More
Making a Point About Main Streets in Maine — A local writer reminds developers and community leaders, “The Maine downtowns that charm visitors, and are again the economic drivers of communities, were built long before there were trucks and automobiles.” Source: CentralMaine.com ►
The Importance of Curbs — Much of the traffic congestion in cities is caused by drivers searching for places to pull up alongside a curb. Driverless cars will encounter the same problem, unless cities start to digitally map their curbs. Source: Quartz ►
Fight for Your Ride — That’s the title of a new, free, downloadable “advocate’s guide for expanding and improving transit.” Source: Transportation for America ►
The AARP Purpose Prize is the only national award in the United States that celebrates people age 50 and older who are using their life experience to make a difference. In honor of AARP’s 60th Anniversary, this year’s five winners will receive $60,000 each. There are only two weeks left to submit a nomination!
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