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From Strong Community Planning, Architecture and Advocacy to Sustainable Materials and Methods
Hear how a western city links recreational and commerce areas with non-motorized transportation facilities.
Moderator: Susan Moerschel, Manager, Park Resource Office, Delaware State Parks - Speakers: Blake Theisen, Project Manager/Park Planner, Schreiber Anderson Assoc., Inc.; Penni Klein, Public Lands Director, City of Middleton, WI; David Bartoo, Trail Planner, Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation; Thomas “Chip” Kneavel, Trail Crew Chief, Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation; Dan Harding, Associate Professor of Architecture, Director, Community Research and Design Center, Clemson University
Using examples from Montana, Delaware, and Wisconsin this session will explore community planning, advocacy, sustainable building materials, and environmentally sensitive design and construction methods. Hear how a western city links recreational and commerce areas with non-motorized transportation facilities. Understand ways to ignite citizen involvement. Innovative construction materials and techniques will be showcased that achieve sustainable, accessibility, and environmental goals.
The reemergence of earmarks in the infrastructure and appropriations process in Congress is creating huge opportunity for trail projects that are ready to go.
American Trails contributor Josh Adams recently interviewed Lawrence Simonson, who serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of the PedNet Coalition, to talk pedestrian safety, projects and obstacles, and making a difference in Missouri.
The 2016-2021 Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation builds on 25 years of progress toward increasing walking and biking safety and activity throughout the United States. The 1994 National Bicycling and Walking Study: Transportation Choices for Changing America set the stage for advancing safe, accessible, comfortable, and well-used pedestrian and bicycle transportation networks, with a focus on increasing trips and reducing injuries and fatalities.
This resource highlights ways that different communities have mapped their existing and proposed bicycle networks. It shows examples of maps at different scales, while also demonstrating a range of mapping strategies, techniques, and approaches. Facility types represented on the respective maps and legends are each different because they represent a community’s unique context and needs.