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The AARP Livable Community Team recently posted a series of photo albums, focused on AARP Community Challenge grant recipients around the country. The AARP Community Challenge has helped communities raise awareness about the need for local streets to be safe for all users, especially pedestrians.
Northfield, Vermont, was one of the communities featured in the Walkability Solutions photo album. Northfield Common Connections used grant funds to paint a 600-foot walk-bike lane along Wall Street to connect the village's downtown (as well as a senior center and residential neighborhoods) to Dog River Park. The residents noticed an immediate interest and usage of the lane, and attribute part of its success to using the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit to assess the community's walkability strengths and weaknesses. The results informed where a walk-bike lane would be the most useful for and appreciated by residents.
To view the full photo album, CLICK HERE