Wellness: America Walks

America Walks is a national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Its members are autonomous grassroots organizations from across the country, each working to improve conditions for walking in their area.

The mission of America Walks is to foster the development of community-based pedestrian advocacy groups, to educate the public about the benefits of walking, and, when appropriate, to act as a collective voice for walking advocates.

To carry out their mission, they provide a support network for local pedestrian advocacy groups. They offer advice about how to get started and how to be effective with public officials and engineering and design professionals.

Currently there are walking groups in St. Louis and Columbia.