Mark Fenton is a transportation, planning, and public health consultant, author, PBS television host, and active transportation advocate. An adjunct associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, he combines a public health perspective with engineering expertise to provide innovative community level program, design, and policy solutions to create more walkable, bicycle- and transit-friendly settings.
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Fenton worked with the Safe Routes to School national training course and as a workshop facilitator and for the National Center for Bicycling and Walking in Washington, DC, leading sessions in over 200 communities nationwide. He has published widely on on walking for health and fitness topics, speaks regularly nationally (even internationally), and is quoted often in the media.
Fenton's work ranges from local and regional health and sustainability initiatives to leading the National Physical Activity Plan’s Transportation, Land Use and Community Design working group. He has also served on the World Health Organization’s advisory group for the development of Health Economic Assessment Tools for bicycling and walking.
Local community work includes neighborhood workshops to develop site specific plans, such as corridor redesigns or neighborhood traffic calming plans, to setting community-wide or regional transportation and public health priorities. The goal is to develop multi-disciplinary teams that will advance healthy land use policies and engineering designs, combining the public health argument for more active community environments with the economic, social, and environmental case for more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly settings based on sound engineering principals and established best practices.