PEDS is looking for a part-time Outreach Coordinator


From Sally at PEDS:

PEDS is accepting applications for an Outreach Coordinator to help implement our Safe Routes for Seniors initiative.

This job provides someone with at least one year of training in Public Health or community education to apply their skills toward encouraging increased walking.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing workshops, listening sessions and walking audits
  • Recruiting program participants
  • Enabling volunteers in selected communities to become effective safety pedestrian safety advocates
  • Helping communities organize and sustain successful walking clubs

Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week. Flexible hours

Pay: $12 – $13 / hour, depending on qualifications.

How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Sally Flocks at

Decatur Receives Walking Superstar Award


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The City of Decatur was honored by PEDS at the 20 Years Strong – Salute the Walking Superstars Celebration held on January 26 at the Wrecking Bar.

Decatur was among four recipients of the new Walking Superstars Award and was recognized for “Activating the Streets” through  Transit Oriented Development in the downtown area, having places and activities worth walking to as well as people friendly public spaces and for our highly successful Safe Routes to School Program. These programs and similar projects that focus on encouraging healthy, active lifestyles and support walking, cycling and public transit represent our community’s 30 year commitment to Smart Growth principles.

Midtown Alliance, Micheal Dobbins and the Livable Centers Initiative were the other recipients. Click here for more information on PEDS.

Decatur is also a Silver level Walk Friendly Community. For more information on walking in Decatur, visit

PEDS Forum: “Safe Routes to Transit” Thursday at Recreation Center

crosswalkJoin PEDS for a FREE public forum on April 3rd and learn about solutions for safe crossings and strategies from their Safe Routes to Transit Toolkits.

Safe Routes to Transit Forum
Thursday, April 3, 6:30 – 8 pm
Decatur Recreation Center

Increased investment in safe crossings is one of the regions’ most important needs. With your help, we can make this happen.