PBIC at Walk 21 in New York
Visit the PBIC booth to get a 2010 pedestrian and bicycle calendar
October 5, 2009
CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) will provide training and information during this week's Walk 21, the annual international walking conference, in New York, NY. The conference will take place at New York University in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, from Wednesday October 7 to Friday October 9, 2009 and is being hosted by the New York City Department of Transportation.
On Tuesday, PBIC will present a day-long pre-conference workshop "Creating Livable Communities through Public Involvement" to a "sold-out" crowd of over 100 pedestrian safety professionals.
The course is designed to help government sponsored boards and commissions, advocacy, business and neighborhood-based groups and individuals work collaboratively to create more livable communities through public involvement. Participants will learn organizational models and strategies for working together on pedestrian and bicycle transportation projects and safety programs. PBIC Director Charlie Zegeer along with Peter Lagerway, Senior Planner, Toole Design Group will facilitate the training course. For more information on this course as well as additional pedestrian safety training courses offered by PBIC, please visit www.walkinginfo.org/training.
Additional conference activities include:
- A session on the new Walk Friendly Communities program presented by Carl Sundstrom, PBIC Engineering Research Associate on Wednesday morning.
- An informational booth on Wednesday, October 7 to distribute safety and training information to attendees. Attendees should stop by the booth to pick up a free 2010 calendar featuring pedestrian and bicycle images from the PBIC Image Library.
- PBIC is also encouraging conference attendees to take photos during the conference's planned "Walkshops" and submit them to the PBIC Image Library at http://www.pedbikeimages.org/submit.cfm.
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will also hold its professional development series in conjunction with Walk21. Sessions will focus on the technical aspects of bicycle facilities and provide methods that planners and engineers can use to filter ideas from other places and make them work in their locale. For program details and conference registration, visit www.apbp.org.
Through the Walk21 Conference series and the International Charter, Walk21 have a vision to create a world where people choose and are able to walk as a way to travel, to be healthy and to relax. For more information, please visit www.walk21.com.