There are three important reasons for organizing a group that can work together on making your community or neighbourhood more walkable. First, organizations often have more credibility than individuals. Second, an organization’s members bring a variety of views and skills that energize and sustain your work. And finally, organizations bring increased community contacts and awareness. The earlier you hear about problems or plans, the earlier you can get involved and the more likely you are to succeed in influencing them.
The Walkability Tool Kit provides information that may help you if you decide to organize your group in a traditional way. It also includes some tips for solving organizational problems and how to have productive meetings.