posted Sep 26, 2023
Adults living within a half mile of a park visit parks and exercise more often, but according to the 2014 State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, less than 38 percent of the U.S. population lives within a half mile of a park.
posted Nov 4, 2021
The Milwaukee Method focuses on culturally-sensitive neighborhood development based on the interests of independent and institutional stakeholders. The method acknowledges that cultural workers such as artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs are critical to influencing neighborhood development.
posted Nov 13, 2020
by Josh Adams
American Trails contributor Josh Adams recently interviewed Lawrence Simonson, who serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of the PedNet Coalition, to talk pedestrian safety, projects and obstacles, and making a difference in Missouri.
posted Jul 23, 2020
American communities today are at a crossroads. For the past 70 years, the automobile has been the dominant mode of transportation and has received the lion’s share of federal and state transportation investment. Engineers have prioritized maximum car throughput and free-flowing speed or level of service as markers of transportation efficiency and success. Now, communities across America are looking for ways to strike a better balance so that residents might have more transportation choices and a higher quality of life. Multimodal transportation systems that prioritize human-centered mobility are in high demand.
posted Jun 11, 2019
by Dan Rice with Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Akron is reconnecting people, not online, but in our trails, parks and community centers.
posted Jun 4, 2019
This session demonstrates how communities can develop Rails-with-Trails that facilitate both rail and active transportation.
posted Aug 21, 2018
Here you’ll find a menu of advocacy ideas, design concepts and walkability tools, each with links to numerous other resources. You’ll discover interesting destinations and group efforts that make walking in Edmonton interesting and fun. You’ll learn about civic initiatives that may dovetail with your interests.
posted Mar 13, 2018
Parks serve many different uses, may be specialized in their function, or can simply provide visual appeal for residents. Parks define the shape and feel of a city and its neighborhoods.
posted Mar 13, 2018
To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment, and more livable communities.
posted Mar 5, 2018
Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels of walkability in the typical metropolitan areas studied.
posted Feb 19, 2018
Two key projects in revitalizing Cleveland are the Centennial Trail Lake Link and the "Re-Connecting Cleveland: Pathways to Opportunity" TIGER grant project.