Beyond Greenways: The Next Step for City Trails and Walking Routes
Recorded October 31, 2023
Greenways expert Robert Searns wants to change that. He envisions communities that provide more accessible pathways, wide enough for two people to stroll together, that stitch together urban and suburban areas. He brings this vision to life in his new book, Beyond Greenways: The Next Step for City Trails and Walking Routes. In this webinar, Robert discussed the tools needed to develop successful and affordable plans for more trails.
Walkinar 4: Equity
Recorded October 26, 2023
Panelists Michael Rodriguez, AICP, Director of Research at Smart Growth America, Matt Johnson, AICP, Bikeways Coordinator for the Division of Transportation Engineering, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, and Charles L. Marohn, Jr., Founder and President of Strong Towns and Author, discussed equity issues in walking design and how to improve not just the designs of roads, sidewalks, and transit stops for people with vision disabilities but also the planning and design processes.
Walkinar 3: Maryland Initiatives
Recorded October 19, 2023
Panelists Molly Porter, AICP, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner for the Regional and Intermodal Planning Division of the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), Doug Mowbray, Data Program Manager for the Maryland Highway Safety Office, and Chester Harvey, Director of the Transportation Policy Research Group at the National Center for Smart Growth, presented walkable urban design and its implications for multimodal transportation and placemaking.
Walkinar 2: Infrastructure and Safety
Recorded October 12, 2023
Panelists Edward Erfurt, Director of Community Action at Strong Towns, Wesley Mitchell, PE, Senior Vice President / Mid-Atlantic Transportation Planning lead, and Kathryn Hendley, AICP, Lead Transportation Planner, presented the future of infrastructure and safety for walking.
Walkinar 1: National and State Perspectives
Recorded October 5, 2023
Panelists Mike McGinn, Executive Director for America Walks, and Mike Watson, Director for Liveable Communities at AARP, discussed trends in walkability at the national level, in particular the increased funding available for safe streets and new initiatives for safer vehicles. Mike also shared ways in which individuals can help build momentum in their local communities for more walkable, accessible places.
Inclusive Transportation -- Rethinking Transportation Planning and Engineering
Recorded September 19, 2023
How are accessible transportation plans created and successfully executed? They start by serving people over cars and disrupting the status quo of the transportation industry. They look at the past injustice that transit projects created while elevating current practices to do the hard work involved in making safer and more useful systems.
Veronica Davis, author of
Inclusive Transportation: A Manifesto for Repairing Divided Communities, and
Lynn Peterson, author of
Roadways for People: Rethinking Transportation Planning and Engineering, shared their decades of collective transportation experience in this webinar.