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WalkWorks

If you have been looking for an easy, fun, and free WalkWorks logoway to increase your physical activity, seize the opportunity! Walking is a great way to improve your health and have fun with your family and friends of all ages.

 


What is WalkWorks?

To increase opportunities for physical activity, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has partnered with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Center for Public Health Practice to create a network of fun, fact-filled, community-based walking routes and walking groups. WalkWorks:         

  • Identifies and promotes safe walking routes;
  • Offers social support through guided, community-based walking groups;
  • Helps schools develop walk-to-school programs; and
  • Addresses local policies to increase safe walking routes.

So, start walking today! Find a local walking route and walking group near you in one of the following areas:

 

Pennsylvania Counties

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    WalkWorks Continues to Fund the Development of Active Transportation Plans and Policies

    For the first time, in August 2017, Walk Works announced the availability of funding to assist municipal entities with the development of active transportation plans and related polices. At that time, four grant recipients were selected. In 2018, again, WalkWorks was able to award funds to assist with the development of eight active transportation plans and two complete streets policies! We are pleased to announce that grants have recently been awarded to assist with the development of nine active transportation plans – one of which will be a vision zero action plan (our first!) – and three complete streets policies!

    By helping to fund these efforts, WalkWorks continues its aim to establish new or improved pedestrian, bicycle and transit transportation systems – activity-friendly routes – that are combined with land use and environmental design, thereby increasing connectivity to everyday destinations.

    With the assistance of transportation experts, a range of stakeholders and public input, these grant recipients and communities have demonstrated their commitments to encourage physical activity by prioritizing active transportation as evidenced by the projects set forth in their respective plans. WalkWorks looks forward to the same with its newest awardees!


     Funding for Active Transportation
    Plans and Policies

    2019-20 GranteesProject
    Caernarvon Township Active Transportation Plan
    City of Corry by Erie County Department of Health with the Blue Zones ProjectActive Transportation Plan
    Denver BoroughActive Transportation Plan
    East Stroudsburg Urbanized Area by Monroe County Planning CommissionActive Transportation Plan
    City of JohnstownComplete Streets Policy
    City of LancasterVision Zero Action Plan
    Scottdale and Smithton by Smart Growth Partnership WestmorelandActive Transportation Plan & Complete Streets Policy
    Upper Providence TownshipActive Transportation Plan & Complete Streets Policy
    Waynesburg Borough by Greene CountyActive Transportation Plan
    Williamsburg Borough by Blair PlanningActive Transportation Plan
    2018-19 GranteesProject
    Bristol BoroughActive Transportation Plan
    Hatfield TownshipActive Transportation Plan
    Lehigh Valley Planning CommissionActive Transportation Plan (coming soon)
    Lower Allen TownshipActive Transportation Plan
    Montgomery County Planning CommissionComplete Streets Policy
    Morrisville BoroughActive Transportation Plan
    New Britain BoroughActive Transportation Plan
    Springettsbury Township Active Transportation Plan
    Upper Dublin TownshipActive Transportation Plan
    Wilkins TownshipComplete Streets Policy
    2017-18 GranteesProject
    Elizabethtown BoroughActive Transportation Plan
    Jersey Shore BoroughActive Transportation Plan
    Oakmont BoroughActive Transportation Plan
    West Earl TownshipActive Transportation Plan
    If you are not on our mailing list and wish to receive notice of the 2020-21 funding opportunity, please email pawalkworks@pitt.edu.