putting people back into their communities

The Partnership for a Walkable America (PWA) is a national coalition working to improve the conditions for walking in America and to increase the number of Americans who walk regularly. The members are national governmental agencies and non-profit organizations concerned about three main areas: Health, Safety and the Environment.

International Walk to School

Started by the PWA, this event has grown to 2,800 U.S. schools in just six years and is celebrated by 36 countries.

Walk to School web site

Walkability Checklist

Just how walkable is your community? Use this easy-to-use checklist to help you decide.

download checklist (pdf 197k)

visit interactive checklist

ITE Pedestrian Project Award

The Institute of Transportation Engineers and the PWA annually present Pedestrian Project Awards in six categories.

about the awards (pdf 91k)

Partnership Steering Committee:

The site is being maintained by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center with funding from the US Department of Transportation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For information contact Lauren Marchetti, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.