Many organizations work to encourage walking, create better places to walk and promote safety. Below is a list of just some of these groups working within Alameda County, across California and nationwide.
- Albany Strollers and Rollers – Pedestrian and bicycling advocacy in the city of Albany.
- Bike Walk Alameda – Pedestrian advocacy in the city of Alameda.
- United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County – Provides support for seniors to enable them to improve their community participation with walking and health as a major focus area.
- Walk Oakland Bike Oakland – Improves neighborhood quality of life by making walking and biking in Oakland safe, easy, accessible and fun.
- Alameda CTC Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee – Provides input on the countywide bicycle/pedestrian funding programs, educational and promotional programs, and bicycle and pedestrian plan updates.
- Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees
California and National
- California WALKS – Assists in organizing and training local pedestrian advocacy groups in dealing with the pedestrian issues at the state level.
- Active Living Research – Provides resources and tools to help make walking and bicycling part of a healthy community lifestyle.
- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy – Helps to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connects corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
- America Walks – Fosters walkable communities by engaging, educating and connecting walking advocates.
- California Council of the Blind – Helps make California inclusive of all people, especially persons who are blind or visually impaired.
- TransForm – Works to create world-class public transportation and walkable communities in the Bay Area and beyond.
Other Ways to Get Involved:
- Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools
- Toolkit for Improving Walkability in Alameda County
- Pedestrian Planning Resources – Find your local jurisdiction’s pedestrian staff contact or locate your city’s pedestrian plan.
- Walkscore.com – Learn about the walkability of your neighborhood.