Creating More Walkable Neighborhoods in Texas

Posted on 05/31/22 by The AARP Bulletin

AARP Texas is working to help make communities safer for pedestrians of all ages with a new educational program. 

The Texas State Walking College is a five-month distance-learning fellowship program for walkable/livable community advocates from across Texas. AARP is teaming up with the nonprofit America Walks on the program, which runs from May to September.

Participants will study leadership development, coalition- building, walkable-community design, local public policy and strategic planning. They will receive one-on-one coaching to help develop an action plan for their communities, which will include recruiting others, advocating with government officials and identifying possible design changes to public spaces. 

Learn more about the program at aarp.org/tx.

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