Free Webinar on advocacy strategies for creating livable communities

News Brief

October 12, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announces the next Webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series:

"The Power of 25: Advocacy Strategies for Creating Livable Communities"
Presented by Pete Lagerway, Senior Transportation Planner, Toole Design Group
Thursday, November 12, 2021
2PM to 3PM ET

To register, please visit

This Webinar will articulate useful strategies for establishing and running an effective advocacy group in an effort to achieve safer streets and livable communities. Peter Lagerwey, the Seattle Regional Office Director for Toole Design Group and formerly the pedestrian and bicycle program coordinator for the city of Seattle for more than twenty years, will offer his formula for public involvement, demonstrating the effectiveness of 25 organized individuals. The presentation will address the challenges of developing a clear message, creating a work plan, and building and sustaining relationships among diverse community stakeholders.

Mr. Lagerwey has taught courses on pedestrian and bicycle safety in over 200 cities over the past eighteen years. Most recently, he led the effort to create the new Seattle Bicycle Master Plan, a planning document that will be used to guide future improvements to Seattle's bicycle network. He has co-authored articles in the ITE Journal, been interviewed by Tom Brokaw of NBC News and Juan Williams of "Talk of the Nation," and is an author of How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.

The following Webinar will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 2PM to 3PM, E.T. It will be presented by Charlie Zegeer, PBIC Director. Zegeer will speak on "Selection of Crosswalk Markings and Other Treatments at Unsignalized Pedestrian Crossings." Registration for this Webinar will be available following the November Webinar.

PBIC offers these free, public Webinars every other month to encourage safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit

Content from the PBIC Livable Communities Webinar series is drawn from the PBIC’s in-person trainings focused on pedestrian safety. The trainings provide more in-depth technical assistance, allow hands-on work with the experts, and generate detailed action plans. Detailed information on these trainings can be found on the PBIC training Web site at