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Walking has countless benefits—beyond being good planning policy—to the Greater Philadelphia region. From improved physical and mental health to strengthening relationships and engaging community members, walking is a vital part of nearly everybody's day. For those with mobility challenges, having a safe area to navigate is essential. And for communities, providing safe areas for residents and visitors to walk is a crucial part of strong downtowns and destinations. Register for this free, CM-approved webinar series to join the conversation on why walking matters and how municipalities are tackling walkability challenges.
APRIL 28: Why Walking Matters
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Walking is something that nearly everyone does daily. Not only is it our most reliable form of transportation, it's good for our collective health, has little impact on the environment, and is practically free. It makes sense that as a region we’d do all we could to make it as easy as possible to get people out and about—from our youngest (and most vulnerable) pedestrians to our seniors (who may not always feel as steady on their feet). You may know why walking matters, but convincing others can be a challenge. Tune in for useful strategies and to see how some planners are doing their part to promote walkability (and healthy decision making).
MAY 24: Solutions for Walkability Challenges
As Philadelphia continues to become more of a 24-hour city (and its suburbs become more urbanized), how do we add pedestrian amenities to new construction and retrofits?
JUNE 23: Education and Outreach to Promote Walkability
How do we best reach out to the groups that need walkability the most?
For information on the series, contact Anne Leavitt-Gruberger, AICP, MCPC Assistant Section Chief of County Planning at 610-278-3727.