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Our Commitment to Confronting Racism in Policy, Systems, and Environmental Work

Our hearts mourn for the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark, and countless other Black Americans at the hands of police. This is a pattern that must end. At WALKSacramento, our mission is to improve quality of life and health equity through community-centered policy and systems change in land use, …

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Family Fun Ways to Stay Active While Practicing Safe Social Distancing.

As we enter a multi-week social distancing practice, we are excited to see so many families walking, biking, scooting, skateboarding as a way to stay active and stay connected. We have created a few resources and gathered a few more from partners around the web to keep those walks interesting and fun. Scavenger Hunts We …

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On COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Desire for Public Space

For all of its challenges and heartbreak, COVID-19 has given us a glimpse of what could be possible. Streets are empty of cars commuting to work, school, and errands. The air is cleaner than it’s been in decades due to dramatically reduced amounts of driving. More people are out walking now than ever before – to stretch their legs, enjoy …

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How the WALKSacramento Team is Adapting to COVID-19

Like so many small businesses and nonprofits, everything we do relies on social interaction. Meaningful conversations on how community design supports or hinders quality of life relies on in-person events such as Bike to School Day, pop-up community events, and face-to-face brainstorming meetings with residents, partners, and stakeholders. So, what happens when valuable in-person interaction …

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Our Response to the Recent Pedestrian Fatalities in Sacramento

Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA Across the nation, news media outlets are reporting that pedestrian deaths are at a 30-year high. This comes at a time when in Sacramento we are seeing a rapid increase in the number of fatal vehicle – pedestrian collisions in the first part of 2019, including five tragic collisions across Sacramento …

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