Community Walking Champions

Local champions strengthen grassroots advocacy.

In 2019, we had the opportunity to work with amazing organizations and communities that are working to make their streets safer and more inviting to walk.

We look forward to continuing this work in the year to come!


As part of the program, communities and organizations participated in:

  • Community conversations where residents discussed safety challenges they face and changes they want.
  • Pedestrian advocacy workshops that enabled residents to learn about useful safety solutions and how to get government leaders to make them a reality.
  • Walk audits where participants learned how to complete a walk audit in their community to help people imagine future possibilities.

Event Pictures

GirlTrek Atlanta Advocacy Workshop- 10/15/19 @ Auburn Avenue Research Library

Photo credit: GirlTrek Atlanta

GirlTrek Jonesboro Advocacy Workshop 9/21/19 @ the Clayton County Battle Creek Library

Thomasville Heights Community Conversation and Pedestrian Survey

Locust Grove Community Conversation

PEDS is grateful to Kaiser Permanente for providing support that makes this program possible.