Walking the East Harlem Community Walking Trail: A Mechanism to advocate for Improvements to the Streetscape and Social Cohesion

This presentation is part of the Exploring the Great Outdoors session.

The East Harlem Community Walking Trail is a 3.5 mile pathway on East Harlem sidewalks that runs east and west along 106th and 115th Streets in East Harlem.  Grounded in collaborative efforts and led by a steering committee composed of residents, community-based organizations, and city agencies, the walking trail has created a forum to share neighborhood stories and perspectives about walking in the neighborhood. The project has provided opportunities to advocate for improvements to the streetscape and implement creative wayfinding and programming that contributes to the vitality and vibrancy of East Harlem.

Presenter: Cinthia De La Rosa, Project Coordinator, Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers, Center for Health Equity, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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