For this installment of Stories from the Field, we're excited to share a recent conversation with Molly Wagner, project manager with WALKSacramento, a nonprofit planning and advocacy organization that improves quality of life and health equity through community-centered policy and systems change in land use, transportation, and community development. In this safety story, Wagner shares her interest in the built environment and how it influences how people interact, their everyday decisions, how they move, and their overall quality of life. She also discusses key elements for successful active transportation projects like recognizing residents as the experts in their community and centering them as active partners through every phase of a project, being attentive to the language used so that it is inclusive, builds trust and creates a space that's safe for people to participate.
This story is part of the Stories from the Field Series on UC Berkeley SafeTREC's California Active Transportation Safety Information Pages (CATSIP) website. It's where you'll find stories of successes, lessons learned, best practices and tools for promoting safe active transportation throughout the state of California.
This Stories From the Field interview was conducted in collaboration with UC Berkeley SafeTREC. The opinions and perspectives expressed are those of the interviewee and not necessarily those of SafeTREC.