What You Can
Simple steps to improve the quality of the pedestrian environment
a bag and pick up litter where you walk, to make the pedestrian space more pleasant.
Walk your child to school
with the Partnership For A Walkable America
Ask your PTA or School Board
to take part in National Walk Our Children
to School Day.
Trim back shrubbery by your
yard that blocks the sidewalk or pedestrian space.
Remove snow and ice promptly
from the sidewalks on your property.
Ask the City or County to
trim back shrubbery that creates problems for pedestrians at nearby corners.
Have your Community
Association organize a neighborhood work day for trimming back overgrown vegetation along
sidewalks in the entire neighborhood.
Write a letter to your
Mayor, City Council, or Commissioners asking for sidewalks or other pedestrian
improvements where you live or work.
Write your State Legislature
and Governor, asking for the state Department of Transportation to pay more attention to
pedestrians. Insist that every state road project in populated areas automatically include
sidewalks and crosswalks.
Go to public hearings. If a
project doesn't include sidewalks, ask why not?
Circulate a petition for
sidewalks in your neighborhood.
Form your own pedestrian
advocacy group. Ask for advice from America
..... and finally, of course you can
Figures walking image courtesy of Wendy
Bumgardner, About.com Walking Guide