Plus: Sharing Wheelbarrows, Wedges and More
May 3, 2023
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Restoring Walkers, Wheelchairs and More
Used durable medical equipment is routinely thrown away. In eastern Kentucky, physical therapy instructors, students and volunteers are repairing, customizing and distributing mobility and home health care items for free to people in need.
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Sharing Wheelbarrows, Wedges and More
Residents of several neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon, have free access to all sorts of tools, including chainsaws, pressure washers, sledgehammers, lawn mowers, toilet augers, air compressors — and a selection of home and garden DIY books.
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Livability News & Notes
New! The Mayors Institute for Pedestrian Safety
— Nine U.S. mayors will receive training and resources to make immediate safety improvements on their most dangerous streets, along with support to develop plans for longer-term, systemic changes. (The program is a collaboration between the Mayors Innovation Project, AARP and Smart Growth America.)
Mayors Innovation Project
Discovered! A Farmer Finds Thousands of Internet Dead Zones
— A rural broadband advocate uncovered gaps that may brings millions of federal dollars to Nebraska for expanding high-speed internet service.
Closed! A City Street to Stay Car Free
— In a unanimous vote (and with the support of local businesses) elected officials in Houston, Texas, made the pandemic-inspired closure of several blocks along Main Street into a permanent, pedestrian-only place for people to gather, shop and dine.
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