Walking for Change
with Mark Fenton
The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health is excited to partner with Mark Fenton, a national expert on walkability and public health.
Mark is a recognized authority on the importance of community, environmental and policy issues that encourage pedestrian and bicycling access. He has presented to a variety of national audiences, including transportation conferences, engineering and safety organizations, advocacy groups and public health officials.
We partner with Mark to help Idaho community leaders understand the impact of their actions and how decisions affect pedestrians. Mark has performed several walkability workshops in Idaho communities, and participants always leave with ideas — big and small — to make their own communities safer places.
Mark presents to our Community Transformation Grant recipients, as well as the attendees of our Community Health Academy. We also have brought Mark to Idaho to serve as keynote speaker at the Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association Conference and the Association of Idaho Cities annual conference.
Mark Fenton – Creating a Walkable City
Interested in how you can start?
Walk Audit 101
In the first video in our “Creating a Walkable City”, we sat down with Mark Fenton, a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant, about the steps a community can take to conduct a walking audit in their town or city.
Building a Healthier Community: Getting Started
In the second video in this series, Mark Fenton talks about how to take the first steps to build a healthier community.
3 P’s of Healthy Communities
In the final video in this series with Mark, we talk about the three “P’s” of creating healthy communities.