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SAFETY IN ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROGRESS

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
10AM - 2:30PM
MORPC
111 Liberty Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215

Streets are an important part of the livability of our communities. More and more communities are asking their planners and engineers to build transportation connections that are safer, more accessible, and easier for people of all abilities and ages to navigate. Active transportation planning helps communities identify, collaborate and ultimately create better community connections for pedestrians, cyclists, transit and vehicles.

This working workshop will guide attendees through the new Ohio Department of Transportation's "Active Transportation Plan Guide", a step-by-step blueprint towards obtaining safer 'complete streets' that enable safe access for all users of the road the the active transportation planning process. Hands-on activities will allow attendees to begin applying this guidance to start the planning process for their community, and presenters from urban, suburban and rural areas will share their active transportation planning, policy and implementation experiences, barriers they encountered, partners and participants who were involved, and more.

This workshop will provide attendees working in various professions to come together and have the opportunity to begin planning safe and healthy communities, develop networks, and to discuss successes/obstacles.