The WALC Institute helps to create healthy, connected communities that support active living and that advance opportunities for all people through walkable and bikeable streets, livable cities and better built environments. 

Each year, we directly help as many as 80 communities across North America by providing technical assistance and working alongside them to plot a course toward a more walkable future.  We also develop and broadly disseminate educational materials and tools that are free to the public and that help to advance the walkability movement. And because a picture is worth a thousand words, we produce inspiring photo-visions (see below) to help local leaders and residents see for themselves how walkability, bikeability and livability can transform the community.

Please let us know how we can be of help in your community.


In the images top and below: a vision for a more livable future on South Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont, where the WALC Institute provided technical assistance in 2013 and 2014 and is helping the community adopt best practices for becoming more walkable, bikeable and people-friendly.

Existing conditions on Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont.

Existing conditions on Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont.

A photo-vision helps the community imagine a healthier, better connected future.

A photo-vision helps the community imagine a healthier, better connected future.