Connecting Our City Streets: The Importance of Accessible Sidewalks

Digital Discourse


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Sidewalks are an essential part of urban infrastructure, connecting city streets and allowing people to travel between local destinations safely and efficiently. But they are often neglected, reflecting inequitable access to an area for residents, particularly those who rely on safe sidewalks for work, leisure, and other purposes. Join us to chat with experts from across the country about their perspectives on what makes a sidewalk accessible and what we can learn about making our streets safe and enjoyable for all.

  • Maddy Ruvolo / San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • Alice Grossman / Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • John Yi / Los Angeles Walks
  • Mark Hallenbeck / University of Washington
  • Samuel Piper / City & County of Denver




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