The national walking movement has always been informed by local work to create safer, more accessible, well-connected networks of mobility. There is no one-sized fits all solution– strategies that are employed to create safer walking environments must reflect the history, culture, and background of each community. With that in mind, America Walks has decided to embrace the opportunities brought on by these changes and redefine the National Walking Summit to focus on localized geographic-based convenings that will feature the unique characteristic of each place and will highlight the home-grown solutions and adaptations that are at work in communities. America Walks will use its network to bring in new stories and resources that can assist in the local work and share the results of the convenings nationwide.
These National Walking Summits will celebrate and identify local approaches and applications of national solutions that feature projects, programs, and practitioners that are creating safe, accessible, equitable, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active.
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