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Espanola Walkability Workshop

By S M Davis, J DeBellis and A Cummings


The City of Española, University of New Mexico’s Prevention Research Center, National Park Service, and New Mexico Department of Health led a walkability workshop at Española’s Beatrice V.Q. Martinez Senior Center on June 27, 2018. More than fifty people came together to evaluate and discuss pedestrian safety and accessibility within the City. The three and a half hour workshop began with a presentation on pedestrian planning, signage, and economic development by Marcy DeMillion of the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program. The Department of Health’s Rachel Wexler discussed some of the health and social benefits of walking. Jeff DeBellis and Alison Gillette, with the University of New Mexico’s Prevention Research Center and the City of Española’s Planning Department, respectively, gave an overview of the walkability audit that the participants would complete

Topics: UNM Prevention Research Center, Community Health, Espanola
Publisher: UNM Digital Repository
Year: 2019
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