Pedestrian Advocacy Groups

Walking is an important transportation mode, both within the US and internationally. Unfortunately, the needs of pedestrians are often overlooked in transportation planning. Pedestrian advocacy groups work to address this problem by advocating for the rights of pedestrians in their communities.

Want to become a pedestrian advocate yourself? You can start by checking out my series on Your Very Own Crosswalk (Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4). Then, take a look at the list below to see if there is an active pedestrian advocacy group in your town--if not, maybe it's time to start one yourself.

America Walks
Alliance for Biking & Walking
National Complete Streets Coalition
National Center for Safe Routes to School
Partnership for a Walkable America 
Transportation for America
Local Groups by State

Global Road Safety Partnership 
International Federation of Pedestrians
Local Groups by Country

Don't see your organization on the list?
I try to keep this list comprehensive and up to date. If your pedestrian advocacy group has a website that does not appear here, please email me so I can add you to the list.