Webinar: Bicycling & Walking in American Communities of Fewer Than 10,000 People: Current Status & Plans for the Future

Wednesday, June 15 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
   

This webinar will present findings from a research study that sought to better understand what walking and bicycling looks like in rural America.  Community built bridges, non-motorized only bridges, books along a rail trail, a "square" that brings out residents of all ages, multi-use trail connections to schools, a multi-use trail loop accessible from the community's core, historical slate sidewalk, connection between the community and state park, parklets, access to business and residences, one-lane (each) non-motorized and vehicular bridge, and the presence of scooters were some of the many compelling examples of infrastructure and supporting programs for walking and bicycling found in twelve communities representative of five regions in the United States.

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APBP Project Spotlight:
HEADS UP Pedestrian Safety Activity Book

The City of Phoenix created a pedestrian safety coloring book aimed at children ages 8-12. The book includes fun activities and engaging exercises that teach positive pedestrian behaviors. Participating students in safety classes received a book and were tested on their knowledge of pedestrian safety before and after the 6-week period. The curriculum also includes a voluntary activity called “Create a Walkable City”. The Street Transportation Dept. is developing a Spanish version of the book.
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