Members-Only Survey a Useful Tool

What follows is a brief summary of what we heard from you, in response to what you would like to see on an America Walks dues-paying, members-only website. If you have not taken the survey and feel the results do not reflect your opinions – you still have a chance to add your ideas here.

What technical resources would you find helpful?

Three resources emerged as the leaders:
□    79.7%  Walkable community recommendations/positions from health, transportation, other organizations
□    69.5%  Complete streets guidelines or traffic calming manuals
□    59.3%  Pedestrian design guidelines.

Common write-in answers for this question were requesting materials to share with municipal staff and elected officials.

What organizational development resources would be helpful?

Two responses rose to the top:
□    73.2%  Grants and fundraising resources applicable to pedestrian advocacy.
□    69.6%  What types of advocacy/promotion/education activities should you concentrate on first, second, third.

Additional write-in ideas suggested AmericaWalks provide ideas on other community organizations members could partner with and more how-to help with government relations and publicity.

88% or respondents would be interested in seeing another group’s successful grant applications and 86% would be willing to share their own successful grant application.  If you are of that 86% willing to share – we are adding content now, send it to sbrindle(at)!

98% of respondents would like to see case studies or best practice examples from other members, but only 29% said they would be willing to write up their own successful project, tactic, or best practice.

82% would like to post or view notices from members of job openings, services wanted, services available, trainings/webinars, most recent newsletter, etc.  Many repeated in the write-in they are most interested in job openings and trainings/webinars.

Finally, in the “What have we missed” write-in sections respondents had specific questions on their membership (the fees and renewal) or how to become a member, and suggestions of social networking options via a members or contacts list.  Members were interested in connecting with fellow members who may be an expert in specific areas.

Thank you again for your responses – we are working to fill the Members Only section with content you want to see!

To learn more about membership or to find out if your membership is current, please contact Suzie Brindle at 703-738-4889 or sbrindle(at)