The Age-Friendly Block-by-Block Walk was one way Age-Friendly DC sought to make the District a better place to live, work, and play.. Walk participants identified 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 2015, 115 of 296 Single Member Districts (SMDs) were surveyed regarding walkability, neighborhood amenities, and specific concerns with local Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, community members, and student volunteers from Trinity College, Catholic University, the Univeristy of the District of Columbia, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and George Washington University.
Please note safety issues in your own neighborhood using the 311 Mobile App and Vision Zero map. Information about using these tools is available below.
The Age-Friendly DC Block-by-Block Walk garnered interest and support from across the city:
City Will Conduct Age-Friendly Survey Of Every D.C. Block (DCist)
Find out how you can get involved by volunteering for the Block-By-Block Walk today. (@DCAgingNews)
Help the city improve policy and practice for DC Residents with the Age-Friendly Block-by-Block Walk! @AgeFriendlyDC (@GWService)
Seen on the Scene – Checking out DC’s Ward 5 (Volunteers of America Chesepeake)