PBIC launches Livable Communities Webinar Series

CHAPEL HILL, NC (September 16, 2009) - The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) has launched the Livable Communities Webinar Series to encourage safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. These free, public Webinars will be offered every other month. The first Webinar in the series will be:

"Fundamentals for Connecting Transit and Pedestrian/Bicycle Facilities"
Presented by Dan Nabors, Senior Transportation Engineer, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. and
Daniel Rodriguez, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, UNC-Chapel Hill
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
12:30 to 2PM ET

To register, please visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/911822570

In this month's Webinar, Nabors and Rodriquez will review critical research findings on the relationship of pedestrian and bicycle facilities and infrastructure to transit use, and offer practitioner-oriented tips and tools for transit agencies and pedestrian and bicycle professionals.

November's Webinar will be "The Power of 25: Advocacy Strategies for Creating Livable Communities" presented by Pete Lagerway, Senior Transportation Planner, Toole Design Group. Lagerway will articulate how just 25 people can positively impact pedestrian and bicycle environments. Registration for this Webinar will be available following the September Webinar.

Content from the PBIC Livable Communities Webinar series is drawn from the PBIC's in-person trainings focused on pedestrian safety. The trainings provide more in-depth technical assistance, allow hands-on work with the experts, and generate detailed action plans. Detailed information on these trainings can be found on the PBIC training Web site at www.walkinginfo.org/training.

To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit www.walkinginfo.org/webinars.

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