ACHIEVING WALKABLE COMMUNITIES
In The Community
WALKSacramento is a nonprofit community organization leading the region in developing safe, walkable communities that promote health and economic growth.
We work with transportation and land use planners, elected officials and community groups to create safe, walkable environments for all citizens and
particularly for children, seniors, the disabled and low-income individuals.
Designing a Healther Sacramento
As one of 17 national coalitions receiving funds to build greater connections between planning and health, WALKSacramento and the D4AS Coalition (which has expanded to include new community, agency, and professional affiliate partners) are providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions throughout Sacramento County.
Health can be a top priority in the design and development of buildings, streets, and neighborhoods. Research makes a strong case that architecture and urban planning can play a significant role in improving public health and well-being. We provide training, technical assistance, as well as research and policy support.
Complete streets are streets that are designed and operated to give safe access for all citizens. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities can safely move along and across a complete street. We can help you bring complete streets to your neighborhood. Learn how to bring complete streets to your neighborhood.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools. The program has been designed to reverse the decline in children walking and bicycling to schools.