PBIC announces a free webinar on the Walk Friendly Communities program

News Brief

May 04, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, NC —  The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center pleased to announce a new webinar on on resources available through the Walk Friendly Communities program.

Walk Friendly Communities: Inspiring and Celebrating your City's Vision for Walkable Streets
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6160281449689923842

The Walk Friendly Communities program was developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or recommit to a high priority for supporting safer walking environments. Sponsored by FedEx and the US Department of Transportation, the program recognizes communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. As participants in the USDOT Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets, many cities and towns are working toward many of the same principles included in the WFC program.

This webinar will feature an in-depth look at the Walk Friendly Communities assessment tool and offer ideas and inspiration to cities and towns that want to take the next step in building safe, comfortable and connected walking environments. Panelists will draw parallels to the Mayor's Challenge program and highlight areas where activities overlap.

Panelists from current Walk Friendly Communities and Mayor's Challenge participant cities will talk about their experience with both programs and offer inspiration to cities looking to enhance their own walkability and pedestrian safety.

Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with the panelists.

Since its inception in 1999, PBIC's mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.