AARP's Fraud Resource Center can help protect your digital identity! Learn more.
In too many communities, it can be impossible to get around if you don't have a car. In too many communities, sidewalks are few and far between. For too many years, transportation policies have mostly served people using fast-moving vehicles rather than public transit, bicycles or their own two feet. But a street that's safe for a 70-year-old to cross to shop is safe for a 7-year-old walking to school. Complete, smartly planned streets and transportation options are great for people of all ages.
Subscribe: The free, award-winning AARP Livable Communities E-Newsletter
See past issues: Visit our newsletter archive »
FlexDanmark could be an effective transportation solution for America's non-drivers.
In many places, being unable to drive means being unable to go anywhere
Find articles, publications and more
We have content lists about Transportation, Walkability, Complete Streets, Bicycling and more
Smart planning put shopping within walking distance of homes. Poor planning separated the areas by four lanes of fast-moving traffic
How to Get a Traffic Light Installed
Too many roadways in too many places are too risky for pedestrians to walk along or cross the streets.
Slideshow: Dangerously Incomplete Streets
11 Ways to Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians
Bicycle lanes reduce the frequency of crashes, calms traffic and makes streets less chaotic for everyone
Why Older Adults Should Give Up Their Cars
Bicycling & Walkability Benchmarking Report
Small changes and creations can make a big differences
Would an E-Bike Get You Pedaling?
11 Vision Zero Solutions
When roads are closed to cars and trucks, people can safely walk, bicycle and even dance in the streets
How Modern Roundabouts Make Streets Safer
People of all ages are driving less — and enjoying life in the not-so-fast lane
Do We Really Need So Much Parking?
How to Create Safer Drivers
The subjects include parking, sidewalks, traffic calming, bicycling and even street trees
Why Sideswalks are So Important
Explore how emerging technologies may impact our communities and the ways we get around
Interviews with Livability Experts
Interviews with Local Leaders
Livable Lessons and How-To's
Placemaking and Public Spaces
Surveys and Statistics
Workshops and Conferences
Email the AARP Livable Communities team at Livable@AARP.org.
Ask about the AARP Livability Index by completing this online form.
Attention AARP Members: If you have questions about your benefits, AARP The Magazine or the AARP Bulletin, please visit the AARP Contact Us page or call toll-free 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277).
See the collection: AARP.org/LivableLibrary
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
Manage your email preferences and tell us which topics interest you so that we can prioritize the information you receive.
Explore all that AARP has to offer.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at