Metroped Inc - P.O. Box 7244 - Alexandria, VA - 22307-0244
Metroped is a privately funded non- profit corporation

 

 

 

OUR MISSION

Metroped is a proponent and information source for issues outside the scope of mainstream fitness, health and neighborhood area advocacy. We are particularly concerned with negative impact of  infrastructure, public policy, and design that, either by omission or intent, acts as an impediment to exercise and physical activities.  

 

WILLINGNESS TO WALK  -  IMPACT OF TIME versus DISTANCE   
It's not just distance -  time is also a factor in peoples willingness to leave the car

NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTOR TRAILS
Low cost, high impact walkable community resource

LESS ADDRESSED PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEMS  
Public policy impediments to pedestrian and bicyclist activity not typical addressed by mainstream advocacy. 

STONE-FACED SIDEWALK SURFACES  
Many cosmetic cobblestone sidewalk surfaces are likely at variance with ADA Accessibility Surface Guidelines 

SAFE CROSSINGS CAMPAIGN    
Advocacy for the less addressed  bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure problems in aging  economically challenged metropolitan areas 

SKATE LEGAL INFORMATION RESOURCE  
Providing  information for communities considering on-street adult fitness skating. 

WALKDC  Legacy files for Metro Washington DC pedestrian advocacy organization 

START POINTS COMPREHENSIVE CONCEPT LIST  
Sample comprehensive list of  walk, jogging, bike and skate start points in a municipal area. This Washington D.C. Metro area demonstration lists parking, restroom and trail information for many otherwise unpublished assets.

THE PUBLIC RESTROOM INITIATIVE    
Advocacy for the many people who hesitate to participate in fitness activities that puts them out of range of toilet facilities.

AMERICAN RESTROOM ASSOCIATION       potty parity
Promotes the greater availability of clean, safe, well designed modern public restrooms.

THE SOUTH ALEXANDRIA ADVOCATE  
Community support for narrowly focused local pedestrian and bicyclists issues 

Yoga - Local area resource and discussion 
Martial Arts - Kenpo & Tai Chi
   
Woodlawn Trail Pedestrian Access
 

Belle Haven Country Club Trail/Sidewalk Advocacy Support Page
  
Paul Spring Steam Valley Connector Trail Proposal   
Huntley Meadows North Edge Neighborhood Connector Trail Proposal
  
Hollin Hall Senior Center Volunteer Computer Support

Hollin Hall Senior Center Volunteer Class Support  
Westgrove Park Trail & Path Advocates Support Page
  
Huntington Stream Valley Connector Trail
 
Huntington Route 1 Intersection Crosswalk
I Street Greenway 
Fairfax Cycling
 
Mount Vernon Skate Loop  
  
Route #1 Corridor Monorail FAQ 
Fairfax County Residential Parking Restrictions  


Metroped is a member of, has been endorsement by, or received supported from the

America Walks 
American Restroom Association 
The International Inline Skate Assoc - Government Committee
The World Toilet Organization 
 
Digestive Disease National Coalition
Restroom Association of Singapore  See page 9   
Virginia Bicycle Federation 
Coalition for Smarter Growth 
Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities