Walk Friendly Communities: Inspiring and Celebrating Your City's Vision for Walkable Streets

May 18, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Walk Friendly Communities program was developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or recommit to a high priority for supporting safer walking environments. Sponsored by FedEx and the US Department of Transportation, the program recognizes communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. As participants in the USDOT Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets, many cities and towns are working toward many of the same principles included in the WFC program.

This webinar will feature an in-depth look at the Walk Friendly Communities assessment tool and offer ideas and inspiration to cities and towns that want to take the next step in building safe, comfortable and connected walking environments. Panelists will draw parallels to the Mayor's Challenge program and highlight areas where activities overlap.

Panelists from current Walk Friendly Communities and Mayor's Challenge participant cities will talk about their experience with both programs and offer inspiration to cities looking to enhance their own walkability and pedestrian safety.


  • Carl Sundstrom, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Kristen Brookshire, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Dan Gelinne, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Dirk Gowin, City of Louisville
  • John (Rolf) Eisinger, City of Louisville
  • David Harrison, City of Charlotte

Webinar Resources

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