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posted Aug 21, 2018

A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities

by Federal Highway Administration

This guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety. It includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian safety.

  tags: walking, livable communities, urban trails, design

posted Aug 21, 2018

Walkable Edmonton Toolkit promotes a more active community

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. You’ll read success stories that prove you and your community can make a difference.

  tags: walking, livable communities, pedestrian, urban trails, design

posted Aug 13, 2018

Willamalane Park and Recreation District

Willamalane Park and Recreation District maintains and operates five recreation facilities and 46 parks and natural areas, totaling more than 1,500 acres. Highlights include 10 waterfront areas, 29 miles of hiking and biking trails, 9 sports fields and 27 playgrounds. Created by voters in 1944, Willamalane is a special tax district, separate from the city of Springfield, with its own boundaries.

  tags: parks, recreation, health, livable communities

posted May 30, 2018

Williamson County Parks, TX

Williamson County Parks mission is to manage and operate a system of parks that will add quality to life, build community pride and spirit, promote physical fitness and self improvement, evoke an emotional and intellectual response to connections with nature, consider long term open space needs, preserve endangered species, and improve air quality.

  tags: parks, recreation, livable communities

posted May 3, 2018

The Evolution of Denver's Platte River Greenway System

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

A presentation on the emergence and growth of the greenway and open space system in Denver, Co.

  tags: greenways and open space, livable communities

posted Apr 3, 2018

Perceptions of How the Presence of Greenway Trails Affects the Value of Proximate Properties

This study indicates that multi-use trails are an amenity that helps sell homes, increases property values and improves the quality of life.

  tags: crime and liability, benefits of trails, livable communities, economic

posted Mar 13, 2018

Trails and Greenways for Livable Communities

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.

  tags: greenways and open space, livable communities

posted Feb 5, 2018

Economic Impact of Livable Communities with Active Transportation Options

This webinar explores the concept of "Livable Communities" which include trails as a part of the transportation infrastructure.

  tags: urban trails, advancing trails webinar series, livable communities, benefits of trails

posted Feb 5, 2018

Rail-Trails, Smart-Growth, and…Realtors?

This webinar explores how to engage Realtors and other untraditional allies to see the benefits of trails

  tags: rails-to-trails, rail trail, livable communities

posted Jan 19, 2018

Anchorage Trails System Adds to Quality of Life

The Anchorage Trail System includes paved and non-paved multi-use trails such as cross country ski trails, dog mushing trails, hiking trails and skijoring trails .

  tags: shared use, partnerships, hiking, livable communities, snow and winter trails

posted Oct 25, 2019

Florida’s Growing Trail Town Program

by Doug Alderson with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

To recognize Florida’s trail towns, the Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) developed the Florida Trail Town program in 2018, inspired by the successful trail town programs of states such as Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

  tags: livable communities, travel & tourism

posted Oct 15, 2019

US Play Coalition

The US Play Coalition is a partnership to promote the value of play throughout life. We are an international network of individuals and organizations that recognize play as a valuable and necessary part of a healthy and productive life.

  tags: recreation, livable communities

posted Oct 15, 2019

The Street Trust

The Street Trust staff and board are committed to creating communities where people can meet their daily transportation needs through active transportation.

  tags: trails as transportation, livable communities, walking, bicycle

posted Oct 14, 2019

America Walks

America Walks is the only national organization devoted exclusively to making America a great place to walk.

  tags: walking, livable communities

posted Oct 14, 2019

Active Transportation Alliance

Active Trans is a coalition of people who are working to make walking, biking, and transit safe and easy options for getting around Chicagoland.

  tags: walking, livable communities, trails as transportation

posted Aug 9, 2019

New Orleans City Park

City Park is a 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks.

  tags: parks, greenways and open space, livable communities

posted Jul 24, 2019

City of Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, TX

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by enrolling and educating our community in the preservation and protection of natural areas while standing as an example of these same principles and values in North Central Texas.

  tags: conservation and environment, livable communities

posted Jul 19, 2019

Coastal Alabama Partnership

Coastal Alabama Partnership functions as both a force and a resource for our region. The scope of our effort exceeds a single community. We leverage the strength of every area of our two counties to focus on what is important for Coastal Alabama.

  tags: livable communities

posted Jul 19, 2019

Quimby Family Foundation

We envision thriving Maine communities empowered by reciprocal relationships with nature. We see people connecting with, eating from, and caring for Maine's farms, woods, and waters.

  tags: livable communities

posted Jul 19, 2019

Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo

Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York.

  tags: livable communities