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New York City, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Walk audits through communities surrounding the Canal Street corridor will identify possible pedestrian safety improvements. The area has recorded 1,000 injuries over the course of a decade.

Shreve, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: This project will provide walk audits near two parks, the library and Shreve's downtown. The village will recruit older adults to participate and provide feedback on how to improve pedestrian safety and mobility.

High Point, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: This walk audit will identify walkability upgrades in an urban neighborhood where nearly a third of the residents have no vehicle. Improved public health is a primary goal since the neighborhood experiences the county's highest rate of chronic diseases.

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Jacksonville, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: This project will install lit gateway markers throughout the Cathedral Hill neighborhood to enhance safety and wayfinding. The markers will also support gathering spaces within the community.

Jacksonville, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: To incentivize business development along Jacksonville's Main Street, the Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council worked to improve the appearance of area. They installed trash receptacles, bike racks and bike maintenance stations. The improvements keep the streets clear of litter, give visitors with a safe place to lock their bikes and provide a convenient place to repair bike and wheelchair tires. Organizers say they hope the improvements set the stage for this historic community's continued popularity.

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