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Hometown Hero: Healthy Savannah Pedestrians

The goal is to not just make walking as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. But to make it easy everywhere.

“When we have community members who depend on walking and biking to get to their everyday life activities like going to church, going to the store, going to school, then we want those people to have the infrastructure in their communities to do so safely,” Armand Turner said.

Healthy Savannah has been identifying challenges for pedestrians in Savannah’s low-income neighborhoods since securing a REACH Grant four years ago.

“Reach Grant stands for Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health we want to look at roadways, tree canopies, intersections, everything that would make it easier or harder for someone to get to the places they need to go. We want to take a closer look at them and work with the community to find out what are they seeing so we can make the proper recommendations to fix those issues.

The City does the work to fix the issues. But healthy Savannah does the legwork to identify them – already helping to get walkways improved in Edgemere Sackville and now focusing on the Carver Heights area.

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