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What is WalkWorks?

WalkWorks is an initiative between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Downtown Center that supports the development and adoption of active transportation plans or related policies. Its mission is to increase access and opportunities for physical activities, such as walking, biking, wheeling, and using public transit. WalkWorks:         

  • Provides funding to develop Active Transportation Plans to guide the establishment of safe, accessible, active routes connecting everyday destinations.
  • Provides technical assistance for the development of said plans and policies.
  • Educates about the relevance and benefits of safe and accessible walking, biking, transit, and all forms of active mobility for people throughout the commonwealth, no matter their zip code, income, or skin color.
  • Offers support to communities that encourage walking, biking, transit, wheeling, etc., through events, routes, programs, and groups.

Making walking and biking safer and more convenient can help social interaction between residents, improve local economies and public health, and reduce air pollution. Take action to help prioritize active transportation in your community by talking with your local government officials, identifying stakeholders and strategic community partners, and conducting a walkability assessment.


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    WalkWorks Funds the Development of Active Transportation Plans

    For the seventh 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 in 2023-2024.

    Funding for Active Transportation
    Plans and Policies
    2023-24 Grantees Project
    Bethel Park
    Active Transportation Plan
    City of Easton
    Active Transportation Plan
    Palmer Township
    Active Transportation Plan
    City of Pittston
    Active Transportation Plan​
    South Fayette Township
    Active Transportation Plan
    Southmont Borough
    Active Transportation Plan
    Churchill Borough 
    Active Transportation Plan
    ​South Whitehall Township
    ​​Active Transportation Plan
    City of Greensburg
    Active Transportation Plan

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