Advocate

Who to Contact

Looking for contacts for the department that handles planning and/or transportation in your city or county? Here are a few links that might prove useful.

Legislation

For a guide to current pedestrian law, click here.

Advocacy Toolkit

“Activism is my rent for living on this planet.”  - Alice Walker

Speak out in support of better walking conditions and livable communities.  Your voice is critical to maintaining funding, policies and laws that maintain and improve walkability.

Getting Around on Foot

The Getting Around on Foot Action Plan looks at basic transportation infrastructure needs from various perspectives – conversations with community planners, reviews of community plans, outreach and surveys received from neighborhood associations and individuals, and a first-hand look at eight “Case Study” neighborhoods.

In Your Neighborhood: Associations and Committees

The needs of walking people must be addressed at all levels of civic planning and design. Neighborhood Associations offer a fantastic opportunity to engage your local community to improve walking conditions in your neighborhood.

If you have a strong penchant for active transportation advocacy, consider applying for the role of Transportation Chair of your Neighborhood Association or Land Use Committee

 

Advocacy

Getting Around on Foot Action Plan

Walking is fundamental, but walking is too often taken for granted and neglected. The needs of pedestrians struggle to be heard.  

The Getting Around on Foot Action Plan looks at basic transportation infrastructure needs from various perspectives – conversations with community planners, reviews of community plans, outreach and surveys received from neighborhood associations and individuals, and a first-hand look at eight “Case Study” neighborhoods.