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What Happens Next?
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:
www.walkable.org is 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 calendarůso 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 advocacy
is the home of the hugely popular Walk to School Day event scheduled
for October 2, 2001. You can also link to an international site documenting
similar events in many other countries.