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Tuesday, May 07, 20191:30 PM - 3:00 PM

26. Approaches to Accelerating Implementation of Active Routes to Everyday Destinations
Location: Omni Atlanta Hotel, North Tower, M2, International Ballroom A

This expert panel will focus on approaches that accelerate implementation of activity-friendly routes to every day destinations, such as quick builds and walkability action institutes. Quick builds allow communities to test different temporary (“pop-up”) options (such as installing temporary protected bike lanes or converting streets to temporary mini-parks) which help communities determine which options provide the greatest yield of activity before investing in costly infrastructure changes, and how using “pop up” projects can accelerate community support for infrastructure implementation. Walkability action institutes help form cross-sector partnerships and create actionable plans to improve the built environment. These approaches may help create policy changes, including drafting and implementing local or state Complete Streets policies.

Session Learning Objectives:
  1. List the types of approaches that may be helpful in accelerating implementation of activity-friendly routes to every day destinations.
  2. Understand what a quick build is and how it can lead to permanent infrastructure improvements in the community.
  3. Understand how quick builds, walk audits, and walkability action institutes can act as a catalyst for community support for additional infrastructure improvements (permanent or temporary).
The following will be presenting:
  • Ian Lockwood Livable Transportation Engineer, Toole Design
  • Cathy Costakis MS Healthy Community Design Consultant
  • Kate Herzog President, Downtown Bismarck Community Foundation, COO Downtown Business Association of Bismarck, President North Dakota Downtown Coalition
  • Karma Harris MSPS Public Health Consultant, Walkability Project Lead, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Moderated by:

Ken Rose, MPA, Senior Advisor, DNPAO, CDC

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