Spring 2024

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


This service-learning capstone project explores the pressing concern of walkability in Nampa, Idaho, driven by a rise in pedestrian fatalities. The project is designed to foster citizen advocacy for a more walkable town by creating a booklet. After research and collaboration, I created a concise booklet that shares the benefits of walkability, pedestrian safety tips, local laws, and organizations citizens can contact or be involved in.

Results include city support for distribution, media coverage, and engagement through social media and community events. While successful, the project could benefit from increased opportunities for community engagement and broader dissemination to promote pedestrian safety and the benefits of a walkable community.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Applied Science


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.


© 2024, Laura J. Q. Shoemaker.

Shoemaker, Laura (2024) Guidebook.pdf (8445 kB)
Step by Step: A Guide to Walkability & Pedestrian Advocacy



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