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New Orleans Active Transportation Symposium

When

Mon, Nov 21, 2011
10:00 – 11:30 am

Where

Regional Planning Commission
10 Veterans Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124

Cost

Free – Open to the Public

Details

  • Ever wonder where bike lanes come from?
  • Did you hear we’re a “Bicycle Friendly City” but didn’t really understand what that meant?
  • Thinking about bicycling on the roads, but don’t feel safe doing so yet?

New Orleans, LA—The University of New Orleans Transportation Institute, the Regional Planning Commission, and Bike Easy will co-host a symposium focusing on the current state of active transportation policy and infrastructure in New Orleans on November 21st.

This evening of lecture and discussion will bring together prominent local active transportation experts and advocates, and focus on what improvements have been made to encourage and facilitate more biking and walking, how these improvements are impacting public health outcomes, and how we can build on recent progress and momentum to establish New Orleans as a national leader in active transportation.

The event will take place at the Regional Planning Commission/ Regional Transportation Management Center () from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Monday, November 21st, 2011. This event is free and open to the public.

Speakers:
Kristin Gisleson-Palmer, City Councilmember, District C — “New Orleans’ Progress
Towards a Complete Streets Policy”

Dr. Billy Fields, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas State University —
“Establishing New Orleans as a National Leader in Active Transportation: Solidifying Progress, Moving Towards an Active Transportation Culture”

Jennifer Ruley, PE, Urban Planning Specialist and Engineer with the Louisiana Public
Health Institute — “New Orleans Active Transportation: Where We Are and Where We’re Going”

Kathryn Parker-Karst, Assistant Director, Preservation Research Center at Tulane
University —“Health Impacts of Active Transportation Improvements in New Orleans”

For more Events, please see the Events Calendar, or visit the Events Archives

This Event is part of Bike Easy’s Community Bicycle Workshops Project.

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