Hey – great news from the Federal Highway Administration, of all places.

They’re starting a new initiative to encourage towns and cities to recommit to putting walkability as  a high priority. The program will  “evaluate community walkability and pedestrian safety through questions related to engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation and planning.”

“The Walk Friendly Communities program will show us how communities are improving walkability and demonstrating leadership in addressing pedestrian safety concerns,” said FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez.

Have a city you think should get reconized as a “Walk Friendly Community” – you can apply for official designation on their website:


I hope this means funding and help with creating new greenways.