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What does Walk to School Day mean to you?

For teachers, it can be a day without lesson plans. For kids, it can be like the book fair; an exciting outdoor happening that escapes the dreary boundaries of the four classroom walls. Walk to School Day can be so many things all at once. For us, it is a reminder that walking is a […]

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There is a problem with the word “pedestrian.”

Last October, we brought this point up on Twitter: The word “pedestrian” needs a rethink. Today, we are giving these thoughts a more permanent home on the WalkSafe blog. Perhaps it may seem odd for a walking advocacy organization to criticize the word pedestrian. Many advocates – including ourselves – use the word to promote […]

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Sticky Streets Revisited: Fix your neighborhood park.

Not long ago, we found ourselves engaged us in a discussion on Twitter – as a follow-up to our sticky streets article – whether the best streets in history were intentionally built with human enjoyment in mind. While we never did come to a conclusion, the discussion did bring something to mind: Parks remain one of […]

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Dockless scooters are in Florida, and that’s a good thing. Here’s why.

There’s walking, there’s bicycle riding, and now, dockless electric scooters are joining the ranks as the latest option in urban micromobility. However, like anything new that challenges existing conventions, they are embroiled in controversy. Dockless scooter op-eds fill Twitter and Facebook, while journalists have been prolific in sharing the social media bombast as the “scooter scourge” […]

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Sticky streets benefit sustainable walkability.

Somewhere between the desire to expand cities under ambiguous visions of progress and urbanists’ rally cry for more walkable streets sits this unassuming checkerboard painted on a table. That’s right: Checkers (or something like it) can make your city better. Lest you think we’ve completely lost our senses, hear us out: Advocates for more walkable […]

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