Everyone, at some point in their day, is a pedestrian. Yet Memphis consistently ranks among the most dangerous metros in the nation for people walking and wheeling. Without action and advocacy for better pedestrian infrastructure, Memphis misses out on the many benefits - health, environmental, economic, and more - of increased walkability. Fortunately, Memphis now has a strategy for making badly-needed investment in places for people to walk in its neighborhoods. The Memphis Walkability Toolkit is an important part of implementing this plan.
Livable Memphis will make the case for increased investment in sidewalks, and talk about how the Walkability Toolkit fits within the implementation of Memphis' Complete Streets policy and Pedestrian Plan. Participants will be taken through the process of convening neighborhood volunteers to use the Toolkit in assessing walkability and advocating for sidewalk repair and better infrastructure with property owners, city officials, and neighborhood nonprofits.
2907 N Watkins St
Memphis, TN 38127
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