We think that everyone can help make our communities more walkable – no step is too small! Check out this Small Steps Guide [PDF] to promoting walking and walkable communities through even the smallest steps:
|Endorse Step It Up, Kentucky! and pledge your organization's support.
Whether you represent an organization or consider yourself a concerned citizen, we need your support to spread our message. Organizations that join us will be listed as official partners and have the opportunity to share information and gain visibility through events, trainings, newsletters, and social media.
|Talk about it.
Tell neighbors and friends why you are concerned and thank businesses, organizations, and individuals that champion active transportation. Include our sample newsletter or talking points in any communication for your organization and use social media to spark a conversation by tagging it #StepItUpKY.
|Notice what needs to change.
Don’t assume things have to stay the way they are! Do a walkability audit and consider all users with diverse needs and abilities.
|Find organizations and join in.
Attend a meeting, participate in a training, or promote a community event. These groups rely on new supporters and free promotion to advance their cause.
|Promote walking programs, and events.
Suggest a walking meeting at work, organize a community walking event or challenge, or join local walking programs.
|Make walking easy, safe, and fun!
Suggest a walking meeting Provide a map with walking routes in your community, post way-finding signage, or listen to the Surgeon General’s very own walking playlist on Pandora!
|Learn more about your community's pedestrian plan.
Check with your local government to see what changes are proposed in their pedestrian plan. Can’t find a plan? Ask that they adopt one and include your concerns.