Infrastructure Week is May 16 – 23 and is an opportunity to recognize the important role of infrastructure in the economy, the health and safety of the public, and the strength of communities across the country. The theme this year is “Infrastructure Matters”, telling the story of what infrastructure means to Americans.
Although Infrastructure Week involves many sectors, including passenger and freight transportation, water infrastructure, IT and the energy grid, Plan4Health can leverage this observance to support the importance of infrastructure for active transportation. Many of the Plan4Health coalitions’ policy, system, and environmental change strategies rely on efficient, safe, and secure infrastructure in order to be successful.
Interested in participating in Infrastructure Week? You can get involved by convening an event, hosting an Infrastructure Field Trip, participating in Infrastructure Advocacy Day, and continuing the conversation on social media.
Join APA all week in celebrating and highlighting the qualities of our streets that make bicycling easy and those that make it a challenge. Take a picture of the features (protected bike lanes, bike racks) that support biking as an alternative to driving and those that discourage it. Share your pictures on Twitter with @APAadvocates through Friday. In each tweet, remember to include the official Infrastructure Week hashtag, #InfrastructureMatters; mention @APAadvocates; and include a picture. Our goal is to participate in a conversation – the more interactive you are with your tweet, the better!
Learn more about the observance and how you can get involved, and read about some of the Plan4Health coalitions’ successes and find active transportation resources.