Active Transportation Academy:
Parts 1 & 2
TMACOG is offering a series of programs addressing active transportation in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The first program is Thursday, June 27, noon – 4 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza. It will combine two units of the academy: traffic calming techniques and the implementation of complete streets policies.
Elected officials, school administrators, disability advocacy groups, builders and developers, and others concerned with a safe, multimodal transportation system are invited to attend. There is no fee. Contact hours are offered for professional engineers, certified planners (AICP), and architects (AIA). The session is presented by ODOT’s Local Technical Assistance Program. Registration will be available soon. Contact Lance Dasher for more information; 419.241.9155 ext.1115
Active transportation describes any self-propelled transportation: walking, cycling, use of wheelchairs or scooters, or roller blades. Cities, villages, and townships are working to encourage active transportation for a healthy, vibrant community, with safe options for every resident or visitor. Complete streets defines how a space is used by vehicles, and people using other forms of transportation. See the TMACOG Complete Streets Policy here.
Later programs in the Active Transportation Academy will address how communities can conduct a bike/walk audit (September, 2019), and the role of active transportation in public health and equity (date TBD).