The Los Alamos Walkability Advocacy Group
LA Walks is a citizens' group supporting pedestrian safety, accessibility,
convenience, and comfort throughout the community. We are actively engaged
with the Transportation Board, TAPS (Trails and Pathways Subcommittee), the
County Staff, other volunteer organizations, private developers,and the public
to make Los Alamos a safer and more enjoyable place to walk.
You can help! Check out our Walkability/pedestrian safety checklist and design guide. Get involved in helping to make your neighborhood a safer and better place to walk.
Reduce your carbon footprint and save money—take the Atomic City Transit bus to downtown Los Alamos or White Rock, then walk to your destination. Click here for bus routes and schedules.
Walkability ads: LA Walks is running a series of video advertisements for walkability at the Reel Deal Theater. Click to view the first or second ad (note - this is a low-quality version, compressed for web viewing).
Got roundabouts? Several roundabout options are being considered for Trinity Drive. Before deciding what you think, get the facts and statistics. Here is a very informative video from the University of Minnesota; RoundaboutsUSA has articles and photos on roundabouts throughout the U.S.; Roundabouts: An Informational Guide, from the Federal Highway Administration, has statistics and detailed design guidance; this Oregon DOT site has a detailed design guide with advantages/disadvantages and costs/benefits. For information specifically on the Trinity Drive roundabout proposals, click here.
Health Impact Assessment (HIA): A study of health impacts on pedestrians from current conditions on Trinity Drive was recently conpleted. The study was done for LA Walks by Emily Piltch, of the UNM Prevention Research Center. Here is the final report.
Next LA Walks meeting Friday, August 5th, 2011, 10:30 AM, at the Mesa Public Library. For information on future LA Walks meetings and other upcoming events, go to our coming events page.
Our past events page has photos, press clippings, and other information on events sponsored by LA Walks.
Students, communities pay when schools cut busing
- fewer school buses mean more cars on the road. Walking is a good alternative, but many
communities lack safe sidewalks.
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