The Age-Friendly Block-by-Block Walk is one way Age-Friendly DC seeks to make the District a better place to live, work, and play for those who are 60 and older. Walk participants identify neighborhood assets and issues needing attention all through the lens of older DC residents. Why? Because what's good for older residents can be good for those with different mobility needs — wheelchair, tricycle, walker or stroller.
Between March and September of 2014, 104 of 296 Single Member Districts (SMDs) were surveyed regarding walkability, neighborhood amenities, and specific concerns.
In August and September, 2015, 11 additional SMDs were walked with local Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, community members, and student volunteers from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and George Washington University.
There are still Single Member Districts across the city that need to be walked. You can add to the number of SMDs walked by forming a team of at least three people and walking your own neighborhood using the 311 Mobile App and Vision Zero map. Information about using these tools is available below.
To find out which SMD you live in, type in your address here: http://dcatlas.dcgis.dc.gov/mar/.
The Walk in media and social media
The Age-Friendly DC Block-by-Block Walk has garnered interest and support from across the city:
Seen on the Scene – Checking out DC’s Ward 5 (Volunteers of America Chesepeake)