Next to driving or riding in cars, walking is the most frequent mode of transportation for senior adults. Walk Wise, Drive Smart aims to create more pedestrian-friendly environments for senior adults within Hendersonville, NC, and surrounding areas.
Walk Wise, Drive Smart is a neighborhood-based project that is part of the Henderson County Livable and Senior Friendly Community Initiative. The program builds upon established community relationships and uses community input to guide improvements to the walkabilty of Hendersonville.
Walk Wise, Drive Smart combines educational, encouragement, enforcement and environmental activities to create a safer and more inviting walking community. The program seeks to develop and implement a model that can be replicated in similar settings in North Carolina and beyond.