Mission

Our mission is to make walking useful, safe, and enjoyable for all Austinites by collaborating with diverse communities and leaders to improve infrastructure, policies, and programs.

Visions

These photos inspire our visions of a walkable Austin.

What inspires you?

Meet The Board

Adam Greenfield

Adam Greenfield
Board president

Adam is an advocate and community organizer whose work focuses on walkability, public space, and community-building. He is a City of Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council member and Executive Director of Streets For All, an organization that promotes block parties, neighborhood street fairs, and car-free public spaces as ways to build happy, safe, and connected communities. Adam also founded Built Curious, which uses walking tours to promote public awareness of the connection between urban design and quality of life. When Adam lets his hair down, he’s often walking and bicycling around the countryside or catching up with neighbors on his front porch.

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Tom Wald
Vice President

Pedestrian environments improve our connection with other people, with our surroundings, and with our inner selves. Tom believes that pedestrian advocacy yields great results and that Austin has high potential for improvement.

Tom serves on the Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council, the Bicycle Advisory Council, the Upper Boggy Creek Neighborhood Planning Team, the Mueller Transportation Committee, and has organized for walking and bicycling funding in several local bond elections. Tom is former Executive Director of Bike Austin and co-founder of the University of Texas at Austin Orange Bike Project.

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Heyden Walker
Treasurer

Heyden Black Walker, CNU-A, is an urban planner with Black + Vernooy, former teacher, and mother of two young adults in Austin, Texas. She co-founded Reconnect Austin, a community-based call to lower and cover the main lanes of I-35, creating a vision for a multimodal corridor that reconnects communities.  Heyden holds a Masters in Community in Regional Planning from UT-Austin and serves on the City of Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council, Multimodal Community Advisory Committee, Bond Corridor Focus Group; the Congress for the New Urbanism; VisionZeroATX; and Walk Austin. Heyden is a 2016 Fellow of the national Walking College.

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Daniel Alvarado
Secretary

Daniel is an Urban Planner and Designer who advocates for public space as a commons, regenerative land management, and a just transition away from a fossil fuel economy. He holds a MS in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas, and B.A. from Colorado College. He works as an Associate Planner with Grantworks, Inc, and as a private consultant specializing in rural and small city comprehensive, water resources and environmental planning.

Daniel represents District 1 on the City of Austin Urban Transportation Commission, and as an alternate member of the City of Austin Bicycle Advisory Council. He was formally the manager and co-chair of the Colorado College Bicycle Cooperative, student representative of the UT Tree Campus USA Committee, and student representative of the Colorado College Design Review Board. Daniel’s passion for active transportation arose from his decades of training and competition as an adventure runner and cyclist.

Contact Us

    Email address

    info@walkaustin.org


    Mailing address

    Walk Austin
    P.O. Box 49227
    Austin TX 78765