Posted on September 01, 2010 4:02 PM
Launch of a national walking strategy
America Walks, a national non-profit organization promoting walkable communities, in partnership with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), will convene the Equal Footing Summit at the ProWalk/ProBike conference in Chattanooga, TN in September. The Summit will adopt and launch America Walks’ National Walking Strategy, which is designed to achieve the following outcomes:
- Make walking a national, state, and local priority
- Unify policies, programs, and strategies with a National Walking Strategy
- Convene and grow a strong base of support for walking
- Speak with one voice to make America more walkable
The Equal Footing Campaign steering committee is writing the National Walking Strategy and Action Plan to unify public health, transportation, recreation, and economic development interests around goals designed to make America more walkable.
The Equal Footing Summit will be held on September 16, 2010 in Chattanooga, directly after the conclusion of the Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference. For more information or to register for the Summit, visit the America Walks website.