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Active Transportation for Healthier Communities Conference

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Center For Business (CBIZ)

610 North Fourth Street River Park Place

Suite 220

Burlington, Iowa 52601

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Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission, in collaboration with Des Moines County Living Well, is bringing a one-day Active Transportation for Healthier Communities’ conference to Southeast Iowa. The conference will give you an overview of the latest active transportation strategies, including complete streets, pedestrian, and biking infrastructure. The conference will bring speakers, including city and transportation planners, and public health experts to provide an overview of technical design for active transportation projects, success stories and best practices from Midwest organizations. A walking audit/ design exercise will introduce you to basic principles of creating walkable, bikeable streets within your own community and our region.

Lunch is on us!

Schedule:

9:30 AM to 10 AM Registration and Networking

10 AM to 10:30 AM Reconnecting Urban Planning and Public Health

  • Sarah Taylor Watts, Physical Activity Coordinator, Iowa Department of Public Health

10:30 AM to 11 AM Introduction to Active Transportation

  • Shaun Lopez-Murphy, Project Planner, Toole Design Group

11 AMto 12 PM Technical Design Details Overview of Active Transportation

  • Shaun Lopez-Murphy, Project Planner, Toole Design Group

12 PM to 12:30 PM Lunch/networking

12:30 PM to 1 PM New Safety Efforts: 4 to 3 Lane Conversion

  • Andrew Fangman, City Planner, City of Muscatine

1 PM to 1:30 PM Success & Lessons with New Bicycle Facilities: Des Moines Complete Streets Pilot Project

  • Brian Willham, Principal Traffic Engineer, City of Des Moines

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Pop-up demonstration of Complete Streets Project

  • Heather Schady, Senior Transportation Planner, Active Transportation Alliance, Chicago

2 PM to 3 PM Street design activity/walking audit

  • Heather Schady, Senior Transportation Planner, Active Transportation Alliance, Chicago

3 PM to 3:30 PM Great Networks Make Great Communities

  • Zach James, Planning Director, Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission

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Center For Business (CBIZ)

610 North Fourth Street River Park Place

Suite 220

Burlington, Iowa 52601

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