Mark Fenton - Engineering physical activity back into American communities and lives

Video clips of Mark in action

A concise summary of why building a world for free range kids is my driving passion. (< 2:00) https://cantaloupe.wistia.com/medias/ofyte8zhl7

How to Lead a Walk Audit w/ Mark Fenton – Prevention Speaks (4:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-XnWtqz9Oc&feature=youtu.be

Walk Audit in Oak Park, IL, with an interview (8:00) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRsBPbXoZew

Several videos of Mark’s Dec. 2015 presentation at Oregon State University in Corvallis OR, ranging from 2:00 to 10:00 minute summaries of key points, to the full 85 minute lecture. https://www.oregon.gov/LCD/TGM/Pages/fenton.aspx

A great community project example: Weslaco High School students repaint a key crosswalk with the Weslaco City Public Works team’s support. (3:19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCzz5PVWsJA

Elements of a walkable community, and the three Ps of intervention: programs, projects, and policies (2006, Ames IA); (< 7:00). http://physicalactivitysociety.org/learn/markfenton/

150 person walk audit with several participant interviews, South Bend, IN; (5:40). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KoCAIGj490

Fenton’s comments to the Everybody Walk Summit regarding winning battles but losing the war; Oct, 2013; (6:00).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XjrWHwxonM

Fenton’s succinct statement on the premise of healthy community design; why we need it, and what it takes to get there; Des Moines, IA, Oct 2014. 5:00 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i15Hp_Y09c&feature=youtu.be

Fenton facilitated urban walk audit, and brief interviews with participants, community advocates in Queens NY. (6:00)https://vimeo.com/117808385

Walk Audit in Dyersburg, TN, brief overview of a real workshop in a small community (< 4:00). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gczf26eGo9Y

Quick overview of a walking summit along “The Link,” a pedestrian & bicycle corridor, Springfield, MO (< 2:00). http://hlaspringfield.org/media/active-transportation-video-with-mark-fenton/

Three stories by Mike Lanza that tell you how Mark spends some of his time when not advocating for walk-, bike-, and transit-friendly communities:

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim hike south to north and back in a day! (Includes a quick 2:34 video with some great images from the hike.) https://thebigoutside.com/a-grand-ambition-or-april-fools-dayhiking-the-grand-canyon-rim-to-rim-to-rim/

Presidential Traverse across New Hampshire’s White Mountains – covers nine summits named after presidents, roughly 20 miles. (Includes a terrific 7:31 video.) https://thebigoutside.com/step-onto-rock-step-down-repeat-50000-times-a-20-mile-9-peak-presidential-range-death-march/

John Muir Trail seven-day thru-hike of the 220-mile trail. Includes a great video photo montage set to music (2:50). https://thebigoutside.com/thru-hiking-the-john-muir-trail-in-a-week-a-once-in-a-lifetime-experience-or-just-certifiably-insane/

Proof that Mark’s been committed to this for decades, check out these segments his 2000-2002 PBS TV series America’s Walking, and meet some early advocates for more walkable communities:

Urban planning for walkability, with examples from Dallas, TX. (9:40)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac-X9V2UNsY

Visit America’s bicycling capitol, Davis CA, with Tim Bustos. (5:55) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U0iY_VoWUk

Wheeling WV launched “Wheeling Walks” to make itself a healthier and more vibrant city. (7:50) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lElGtLsvll4

Congressman Earl Blumenauer's efforts to create livable and sustainable communities. (10:29) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae7LFeAWkuw&NR=1

One teacher's efforts to improve the safety of an intersection near a neighborhood school in Santa Anna, CA. (10:09) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZTKoePBiOM&feature

Cleaning up Chattanooga, TN and creating places for active living. (5:14) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV91UGYZQUk&feature

Codman Academy Charter School in Boston made walking and physical activity a centerpiece of their curriculum. (9:10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSfb_NDSgOU