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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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What We’re Reading 4/5/19

This week the team has been reading about transportation investment and its many forms! While funding may not always be the most thrilling topic these articles highlight interesting viewpoints like how housing policy is actually transportation and climate change policy, how you can help improve transportation funding right now of the U.S Senate floor and what public …

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What We’re Reading 2/11/19

February is National Heart month! The easier it is for people to walk, bike and get out their cars, the healthier their heart can be. The relationship between the built environment and our health is clear, so it is important that our communities support healthy living.  The WALKSacramento team has been reading new research that ties public transportation to health, safety, climate change, and more.  Lower obesity …

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