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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:

 

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

    For the fourth consecutive year, WalkWorks is able to provide funding to assist municipal entities with the development of active transportation plans and policies. By helping to fund these efforts, WalkWorks continues its aim to establish new or improved pedestrian, bicycle and public transit transportation systems, thereby, furthering its objective of increasing activity-friendly routes and connectivity to everyday destinations. We are pleased to share the names and projects of nine agencies named to receive these awards.

    Funding for Active Transportation
    Plans and Policies
    2020-21 Grantees Project
    City of Bethlehem Active Transportation Plan
    Chester County Complete Streets Policy
    East Hempfield Township Active Transportation Plan
    Forest Hills Borough Active Transportation Plan
    Lower Saucon Township Active Transportation Plan
    Marietta Borough Active Transportation Plan
    Quakertown Alive! Active Transportation Plan
    South Middleton Township Active Transportation Plan
    Union City Borough Active Transportation Plan


    The following lists our grant recipients of previous years with links to their plans and policies. With the assistance of transportation experts, a range of stakeholders and public input, these communities have demonstrated their commitment to encouraging physical activity by prioritizing active transportation as evidenced by the priorities set forth in their plans. WalkWorks looks forward to the same from its newest awardees!


     Funding for Active Transportation
    Plans and Policies

    2019-20 Grantees Project
    Caernarvon Township Active Transportation Plan
    City of Corry by Erie County Department of Health with the Blue Zones Project Coming Soon: Active Transportation Plan
    Denver Borough Active Transportation Plan
    East Stroudsburg Urbanized Area by Monroe County Planning Commission Active Transportation Plan
    City of Johnstown Complete Streets Policy
    City of Lancaster
    Vision Zero Action Plan
    Smart Growth Partnership Westmoreland:

    ​      Scottdale Borough
    Active Transportation Plan and Complete Streets Policy
    ​      Smithton Borough
    Active Transportation Plan and Complete Streets Policy
    Upper Providence Township Coming Soon: Active Transportation Plan and Complete Streets Policy
    Waynesburg Borough by Greene County Active Transportation Plan
    Williamsburg Borough by Blair Planning Coming Soon: Active Transportation Plan
    2018-19 Grantees Project
    Bristol Borough Active Transportation Plan
    Hatfield Township Active Transportation Plan
    Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Active Transportation Plan
    Lower Allen Township Active Transportation Plan
    Montgomery County Planning Commission Complete Streets Policy
    Morrisville Borough Active Transportation Plan
    New Britain Borough Active Transportation Plan
    Springettsbury Township Active Transportation Plan
    Upper Dublin Township Active Transportation Plan
    Wilkins Township Complete Streets Policy
    2017-18 Grantees Project
    Elizabethtown Borough Active Transportation Plan
    Jersey Shore Borough Active Transportation Plan
    Oakmont Borough Active Transportation Plan
    West Earl Township Active 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.