photo of woman kayakingIdentifying Stakeholders and Strategic Partners to Catalyze Change

How can my community join forces to address pedestrian issues, decide whether improvements are needed, and determine what solutions should be implemented?

While the benefits of a more walkable community are clear, a more difficult task is to obtain consensus on how and what should be done to achieve a safer, more accessible, and more attractive atmosphere for pedestrians. A comprehensive approach is needed to improve the pedestrian environment. This section discusses how to develop broad-based support for a healthy-living initiative, identify stakeholders, strategic partnerships, an advisory committee, and policies and plans for a pedestrian-friendly community.

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