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Dunstable, MA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will conduct three walk audits in the town center, with a focus on connections with public facilities, conservation trails and the small business community. The town will host community meetings to discuss the findings.

Greenwood, MS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will conduct walk audits and host two community meetings with participants, residents and local business owners to discuss the findings.

Baltimore, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will conduct walk audits near a senior center and host a wellness expo to promote health education, as well as improve quality of life for people aged 50.

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Austin, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Improved wayfinding

Description: The project will install wayfinding signs along the Red Line Parkway, a walking and cycling route that stretches for more than 32 miles.

Austin, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Engaging residents in vibrant public places

Description: Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin's Healthy Streets program closed streets to vehicle traffic in several residential neighborhoods. This enabled neighbors to go for walks and ride bikes without needing to dodge traffic. To help residents become advocates for slow streets, project organizers held online meetings with neighbor groups to teach them effective ways to share their opinions with City leadership. Local artists also created street murals to decorate the low-traffic spaces. This ultimately helped keep Healthy Streets alive -- the Transportation Department announced it would wind down the program due concerns about cost and staff capacity. But community advocates documented the benefits of the street closures and urged the city council to keep the project. In 2021, the council voted in to make the program permanent. Project organizers also created a report with best practices to help other communities replicate open streets projects.

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