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with enthusiasm, the six MPO staff attending the training are now
back in their respective communities figuring out how, where and
when they are going to host their week-long series of eight walking
audits. One criteria by which the six MPOs were selected was also
their expected ability to eventually host many more than the original
eight audits, and the program was established in the hopes that
these MPOs would be a very visible model for other MPOs to follow.
Indeed, the announcement of the grant program has already spurred
more walkability workshops. The Puget Sound Regional Council has
scheduled a number for mid-May, and the Baltimore MPO, one of the
unsuccessful applicants, has already contracted directly with the
instructors to go ahead and do a series of workshops anyway. In
Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak MPO has hired two other instructors
(Charlie Gandy and Kit Keller) to run the show for them in late
April and early May. Gandy also says there's strong interest in
the New York City area and in central Utah.
If you want to bring a series of these workshops to your community,
contact any of the following folks:
Dan Burden at Walkable Communities
Charlie Gandy at Livable Communities Consulting
John Williams at BikePlan
For More Information:
the home site for Dan Burden's Walkable Communities, Inc., and has
an extensive array of graphics, reports and other information about
walkable communities. It also has Dan's calendar�so if you're hoping
to bring Dan to your community, book early and book often.
is the home page for the FHWA's Pedestrian Roadshow.
www.apbp.org is the home
of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Their
site has an extensive series of links to state and local pedestrian
is the home of America Walks, a national coalition of pedestrian
is the home of the hugely popular Walk to School Day event held annually in October. You can also link to an international site
documenting similar events in many other countries.