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.

United States
America Walks
Partnership for a Walkable America 
Alliance for Biking & Walking

Alaska
Alaska Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance (Alaska)
Arizona
Prescott Alternative Transportation (Prescott, Arizona)
California
Berkeley Path Wanderers Association (Berkeley, California)
BikeWalk Alameda (Alameda, California)
BikeWalk Chula Vista (Chula Vista, California)
BikeWalk Encinitas (Encinitas, California)
BikeWalk Oceanside (Oceanside, California)
BikeWalk Solana (Solana Beach, California)
BikeWalk Vista (Vista, California)
California Walks (California)
Los Angeles Walks (Los Angeles, California)
Mission: Pedestrian (Santa Cruz, California)
Oakland Pedestrian Safety Project (Oakland, California)
Pasadena Walks! (Pasadena, California)
Pedestrian Friendly Alameda (Alameda, California)
Santa Barbara Walks (Santa Barbara, California)
Walk Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, California)
Walking In LA (Los Angeles, CA)
Walk San Francisco (San Francisco, California)
WalkSanDiego (San Diego, California)
Walk Sacramento (Sacramento, California)
Connecticut
BikeWalk Connecticut
BikeWalk Simsbury (Simsbury, Connecticut)
People Friendly Stamford (Stamford, Connecticut)
Tri-State Transportation Campaign (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut)
Colorado
Colorado Walks (Colorado)
Walk Boulder (Boulder, Colorado)
Walk Denver (Denver, Colorado
Florida
BikeWalkLee (Lee County, Florida)
Green Mobility Network (Miama, Florida)
Georgia
BikeWalk Northwest Georgia (Georgia)
PEDS (Atlanta, Georgia)
Idaho
BikeWalk Nampa (Nampa, Idaho)
Illinois
Active Transportation Alliance (Chicago, Illinois)
Indiana
Calumet Citizens for Connecting Communicites (Calumet, Indiana)
Maine
Healthy Maine Walks (Maine)
Massachusetts
Walk Boston (Boston, Massachusetts)
Minnesota
Bike Walk Twin Cities (Minnesota)
Mississippi
Bike Walk Mississippi (Mississippi)
Missouri
Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation (Missouri)
PedNet (Columbia, Missouri)
Nevada
Muscle Powered (Carson City, Nevada)
New Jersey
Bike Walk Montclair (New Jersey)
New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition
Tri-State Transportation Campaign (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut)
New Mexico
LA Walks (Los Alamos, New Mexico)
Walk Albuquerque (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
New York
BikeWalk Alliance of Westchester & Putnam (New York)
Checkpeds (New York, New York)
Transportation Alternatives (New York, New York)
Tri-State Transportation Campaign (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut)
Walk New York (New York)
Oregon
RetROW (Portland, Oregon)
Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (Portland, Oregon)
Pennslyvannia
Philly Walks (Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia)
Walk and Bike Berks County (Pennsylvannia)
Tennessee
Bike Walk Tennessee (Tennessee)
Texas
Walk Austin (Austin, Texas)
Vermont
Burlington Walk Bike Council (Burlington, Vermont)
Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition (Vermont)
Virginia
BikeWalk Virginia (Virginia)
Walk Arlington (Arlington, Virginia)
Washington
Feet First (Washington)
Olympia Safe Streets Campaign (Olympia, Washington)
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Walks (Wisconsin)

International
International Federation of Pedestrians
Walk21
Europe
A PIE (Spain)
Asociación Peatonal Cordobesa A Pata (Spain)
Associação de Cidadãos Auto-Mobilizados (Portugal)
Austrian Pedestrian (Austria)
Badalona Camina (Spain)
Jersey Pedestrians Association (United Kingdom)
Johanna.be (Belgium)
Catalunya Camina (Spain)
Dansk Fodgaenger Forbund (Denmark)
Enosi Pezon (Greece)
Fachverband Fußgängerverkehr Deutschland (Germany)
Fotgängarnas Förening FOT (Sweden)
Les Droits du Pieton (France)
Living Streets (United Kingdom)
Peatones de Sevilla (Spain)
Pedestrians Foundation (Bulgaria)
Pedestrian Liberation (United Kingdom)
Voetgangersbeweging (Belgium)
Walk England (United Kingdom)
Yaya Yasam Dernegi (Turkey)
Americas
ABRASPE (Brazil)
Asociacion Caminar Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Asociacion de peatones de Quito (Ecuador) Fundacion Colombiana de Peatones (Colombia)
Walkable Hamilton (Canada)
Asia
The Right to Walk Foundation (India)
Urban Action Network (Korea)
Pacific
Living Streets Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Pedestrian Council of Australia (Australia)
Victoria Walks (Australia)


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.