Movement Resources

Inspiring and Educational Walking Movement Videos, Talks, Books, Links

Check out Walk2Connect Founder, Jonathon Stalls’s “Life at 3MPH” TEDxYOUTH@MileHigh talk!

The Walking Revolution – by EveryBody Walk (30 Minute Documentary)
Downloads: About The Walking Revolution & The Dialogue Guide. Please let us know if we can help support or set-up your own screening of The Walking Revolution!

Slow City: One Day in Denver ~ 13.5 miles across the city for One Day in Denver. From idea to execution, the Slow City event was a joy. (with WalkDenver, PlaceMatters and City of Denver Arts & Venues)

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck
Click on image or here to visit Amazon page! You can also watch Jeff’s TED Talk: The Walkable City

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Walkable Communities expert Mark Fenton at the 2014 National Walking Summit in D.C.

Maira Kalman on Walking, Thinking & Feeling (3 minutes):

A True Case for Walking by Dr. Mike Evans (9 minutes):

 

Check out Jonathon Stalls’s 200 + videos on his 2010 Kiva Walk Across America that inspired the founding of Walk2Connect.

Nate Damm does a great TEDx talk on his across the USA walk in 2011 and walking for connection and health.  Great job Nate!

Local, National & International Walking Organizations

Walkable & Livable Institute
The Institute’s vision is to create healthy, connected communities that support active living and that advance opportunities for all people through walkable streets, livable cities and better built environments.

America Walks
Making America a great place to walk

Alliance for Biking & Walking
We create, strengthen and unite advocacy leaders who are transforming their communities into great places to bike and walk.

Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals
The mission of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is to grow the pedestrian and bicycle profession and its influence by facilitating the exchange of professional and technical knowledge, elevating practitioners’ skills and defining the field.

Walk Your City
On-street signs powered by on-line tools to boost walkability.

Walkonomics
Walkonomics aims to rate the pedestrian-friendliness of every street in the world.

WalkScore
Promoting walkable neighborhoods.

Safe Routes to School
Efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.

National and International Walking Vacations and Guided Trips

Ramblers & Walk Magazine (UK)
The Ramblers is a charity whose goal is to protect the ability of people to enjoy the sense of freedom and benefits that come from being outdoors on foot.

The Walking Connection
Epic walking adventures and walking lifestyle expert

One Seed Expeditions
Exploring the world.  Investing in people.

Colorado Focused Walking Programs (Trips, Clubs, Advocacy, Policy)

WalkDenver
WalkDenver creates and advocates for quality walkable built environment that fosters healthy lifestyle and economic growth.

GO Boulder | Boulder Walks
Walking tours, neighborhood walkability, pedestrian safety, walking campaigns and more!

CU Walks

A free, informal, social ~ 1.5 mile walk that weaves through the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

Topic-Talk Walks / Meetup
Lots of fun walking opportunities in the greater Front Range!

Walk with a Doc – Denver
Encouraging healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.

Wednesday Wellness Walks
Staying active between Saturdays

American Volkssport Association (National)
Denver (Rocky Mountain Wanderers)
Colorado Springs (Falcon Wanderers)
Woodland Park (Woodland Wanderers)
Pueblo (Columbine Country Cruisers)
Ft Collins (Northern Front Range Wanderers)
Colorado Springs Walking Club (Event Schedule)

Please let us know if you would like to be added to the list!

Colorado Walking & Hiking Books

Run, Stroll, Hike – A guide to Denver’s family-friendly trails
by Denver local Chris Sekirnjak

Walking and Hiking Related Publications & Books

Walk About Magazine
Bi-monthly publication featuring articles of inspiration, information and humor about something we all do – walk.featuring

Walk Magazine
Affiliated with an incredible walking community called The Ramblers in the U.K.

Walkable City by Jeff Speck (Book)

Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit (Book)

The Complete Walker IV – by Rawlins & Fletcher (Book)

15-20 Minute Walking Radius Maps // from home or the workplace

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Make a loose commitment to NOT drive anywhere within ONE MILE of your home or workplace.  Replace practical trips to the grocery store, post office, neighborhood park, recreation center, local cafe and more by walking.  It roughly only takes 15-20 minutes to walk for one mile.  Please see the linked PDF zone maps below.  You simply print off the map that shows your home or work place location, cut out the circle stencil and draw a 1 mile radius around your home or work place.  This is your new ‘walking zone’!

Some of the many benefits to this behavior change:– Sift through thoughts and tasks of the day
– Connect with neighbors, family and friends
– Burn calories
– Reduce vehicle costs and emissions
– Improve neighborhood safety with more eyes on the streets
– Build new relationships with local business owners
– Take in fresh air and nature
– Connect to change in  seasons, cloud color, sunsets and neighborhood gardens

Maps are currently in the front range area spanning most of Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Westminster, Littleton and Denver.  Please let us know if your town or community in Colorado would like one and we’ll get it made.

ZONE ONE // NW Denver, Wheat Ridge, Arvada

ZONE TWO // Denver City, North Denver, Commerce City

ZONE THREE // Westminster, Berkley, Thornton

ZONE FOUR // South Golden, Lakewood

ZONE FIVE // Denver City, South Denver, Glendale

ZONE SIX // Littleton, Englewood, South Denver

Please share your zone map and photos with us, with friends and with other Coloradans when you are out walking!  You can send photos and stories to jonathon@walk2connect.com.  If you’re on Twitter please use hashtag #mywalkingradius and include @walk2connect

 

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A New Lifestyle / Q&A with Dave Stalls
Download PDF that document

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Camino de Santiago – Sept-Oct 2012
Download PDF that documents our on-foot travels across N Spain for 490 miles in 35 day!