Thursday, September 14
How do we create communities where all people have access to safe, adequate transportation, affordable housing, enjoyable play opportunities and the infrastructure to support them? This session will look at different ways the built environment and planning can promote communities where all members have safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active.
Toks Omishakin, Deputy Commissioner/Chief Environment and Planning, Tennesssee Department of Transpoprtation
For more information on the individual presentations of this session, click on the links below.
- Karla Weaver, AICP, Program Manager, North Central Texas Council of Governments, “Walking Safely in a Sprawling Community: Dallas-Fort Worth MPO Pedestrian Strategies”
- Matthew Dyrdahl, AICP, LCI, Minneapolis Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, “Improving Street Crossings in Minneapolis”
- Jeff Maxtutis, Senior Transportation Manager, AECOM, Patrick Zapatka, Community Connectivity Program Manager (Transportation Planner II / SRTS Coordinator), Connecticut Department of Transportation, “Community Connectivity: Nationally Connected, Locally Invested”
- Steven Lavrenz, Ph.D.; Technical Programs Specialist; Institute of Transportation Engineers, “Stepping Out for Pedestrian Health and Safety”
- Gosia Kung, Founder and Executive Director, WalkDenver, “Show me the Money! Funding for First/ Last Mile Connections to Transit.”