Walking/Pedestrian Advocacy

There is a growing need and responsibility to balance driving and walking – providing options that give people the opportunity to walk more often, walk to more places and to feel safe while walking. The benefits of walking can help improved environmental and personal health, reduced traffic congestion plus enhanced quality of life and economic rewards.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is a national clearinghouse for information about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility for pedestrians (including transit users) and bicyclists.

Smart Growth America
Smart Growth America advocates for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods. They believe smart growth solutions support businesses and jobs, provide more options for how people get around and make it more affordable to live near work and the grocery store. The coalition works with communities to fight sprawl and save money.

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
From reinvigorating an underutilized downtown area, creating thriving mixed-use districts, or developing innovative zoning regulations that allow for a variety of land uses, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin works with both private developers and municipalities to implement practical solutions that maximize community benefits.

Walk Score
Walk Score measures the walkability of any address.