According to the Community Preference Survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors two-thirds of Americans see being within easy walking distance of places in their community as an important factor in deciding where to live.
The resources below provide valuable information on the benefits of walking and the importance of creating walkable communities.
America Walks America Walks strives to increase walking and walkability in America. By 2020, America Walks hopes to see safe neighborhoods and attractive public places that encourage people of all ages, ethnicities, and incomes to embrace walking in everyday life.
Every Body Walk! Every Body Walk is a campaign aimed at getting American's walking. Every Body Walk is working to spread the message walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week really can improve your overall health and prevent disease.
Walk Score Walk Score believes walkable neighborhoods with access to public transit, better commutes, and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier, and more sustainable lifestyle. Walk Score ranks cities and neighborhoods based on how walkable they are.
MapMyWalk MapMyWalk provides an interactive tool to make walking social, simple, and rewarding. Through the mobile app you can log your walks and meals and share your results with friends. MapMyWalk provides over 70 million routes all across the United States or you can create your own.