Dale St. Bridge: From Community Action to Infrastructure* (1:00pm-5:00pm)

Wednesday, September 13

In this workshop we will follow the footsteps taken by community members and transportation planners to replace the Dale Street Bridge over Interstate 94: from conducting a walkability survey, to securing funding, to influencing plans to replace the bridge to include improvements for people using the sidewalks. We’ll explore how a community-led survey resulted in a tangible infrastructure project, navigating the challenges and opportunities of community-public sector partnerships, and leading community engagement in a diverse neighborhood with a deep history of negative impacts of freeway construction. Join us to explore connections between health equity, environmental justice, and transportation infrastructure improvements.

Facilitator: Carol Swenson, Dale Street Bridge Project Coordinator, Summit-University Planning Council