Conducting a Walk Audit is the first step for many walkable community advocates, and it often leads to positive community change for people of all ages.
Join America Walks and AARP Livable Communities on Tuesday, February 14th for a webinar titled The Walk Audit: An Effective Tool for Community Change, which will include an announcement about new resources and funding. A panel of Walking College Fellows will discuss their experience using Walk Audits to engage the public, build awareness of the importance of walkable design, identify specific pedestrian safety issues, and advance policy and community development goals. An extremely versatile tool, a Walk Audit can be conducted alone, with a group of other concerned residents to document needed changes, or with public officials who have the power to do something about it.
After registering for this webinar, review America Walks’ How to Conduct a Walk Audit video and AARP’s Walk Audit Tool Kit. Then, learn about the AARP Community Challenge grant program, which helps communities become great places for people of all ages. In 2023, a new funding opportunity – Capacity-Building Microgrants – combines $2,500 in funding with training, cohort learning opportunities, and one-on-one coaching from America Walks to help communities to implement Walk Audits.