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The City of Española, University of New Mexico’s Prevention Research Center, National Park Service, and New Mexico Department of Health led a walkability workshop at Española’s Beatrice V.Q. Martinez Senior Center on June 27, 2018. More than fifty people came together to evaluate and discuss pedestrian safety and accessibility within the City. The three and a half hour workshop began with a presentation on pedestrian planning, signage, and economic development by Marcy DeMillion of the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program. The Department of Health’s Rachel Wexler discussed some of the health and social benefits of walking. Jeff DeBellis and Alison Gillette, with the University of New Mexico’s Prevention Research Center and the City of Española’s Planning Department, respectively, gave an overview of the walkability audit that the participants would complete.


This report was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5-U48-DP-005034 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The findings and conclusions of this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC.

Photos in this report by: Marcy DeMillion, Xavier Martinez, Austin Fisher, and Ashley Cummings. Report designed by Ashley Cummings, Graphic Designer, University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center, January 2019.



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