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WALK Friendly Communities Program News

WALK Friendly Communities Showcase now online!

Green Communities' WALK Friendly Communities program encourages municipalities to improve the conditions for walking and create great places to walk by awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum designations. Through the application process, communities benchmark their current walkability status and measure progress over time. The program gives walking a prominent profile in community planning and design, encourages engagement with stakeholders in walking, and enables municipalities to set targets for ongoing improvements.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our Showcase of highlights from communities that have achieved a WALK Friendly Community designation between 2013-2015:

Applications Now Being Accepted

The WALK Friendly Communities application is now open! Applications will be accepted until September 30th, 2015. Communities interested in applying are encouraged to bring partners together now to begin the application process. For more information, please visit

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