Wyoming Active Transportation Webinar Series
UPDATE: We had a successful first webinar of the Wyoming Active Transportation Bike | Walk | Trails “Eductional Lunch” Webinar Series on September 17th. The webinar, entitled “Complete Streets and How Wyoming Communities Can Build Them” presented useful information on the nature of Complete Streets and information on how Wyoming Communities can work toward developing them. If you missed it, you can view the webinar presentation and download the slide deck here. And remember that there are still three more webinars to attend (one every two weeks). Be sure to sign up via the links below and tell your friends and colleagues to attend as well.
Please join Wyoming Pathways and the Platte River Trails Trust for the 2020 Wyoming Active Transportation Bike | Walk | Trails “Educational Lunch” Webinar Series. This series of four webinars on Active Transportation topics will provide information and tools to make Wyoming communities better, healthier and safer places to live. Each webinar will be presented by an expert from renowned transportation planning and design firm, Toole Design and will include other experts on the subject matter.
While all are welcome and encouraged to attend this free webinar series, we would specifically like to invite elected leaders, transportation & recreation leaders, public health practitioners, tourism professionals, engineers, and biking, walking, & trail advocates around Wyoming.
Thursday, September 17, Noon – 1pm:
Complete Streets and How Wyoming Communities Can Build Them
Complete Streets are streets that prioritize placemaking over motor vehicle throughput, and they’re welcoming and inviting to everyone including people walking, bicycling, using transit, and driving. Learn about the benefits of Complete Streets and how they can be implemented in Wyoming communities.
Presented by Julie Walcoff, Senior Planner, Toole Design
We had a successful initial webinar. If you missed it, you can view the webinar presentation and download the slide deck PDF here.
Thursday, October 1, Noon – 1pm:
Encouraging Active Transportation for a Healthier Wyoming
Efforts to increase active transportation—walking and bicycling—can have profoundly positive impacts to public health. Learn about the role of active transportation in improving Wyoming’s public health and how local agencies and their partners can encourage more Wyomingites to walk and bicycle.
Presented by Wendy Phelps, AICP, Project Planner, Toole Design
Thursday, October 15, Noon – 1pm:
Improving Livability and Boosting the Economy with Walkable Wyoming Downtowns
One key ingredient of vibrant and successful downtowns is walkability. Walkable downtowns provide space for walking, sidewalk dining and street furniture, street trees and landscaping, lighting, and safe and comfortable crossings. Learn about how Wyoming communities can prioritize walkability in their downtowns and on their main streets.
Presented by Mia Candy, Project Planner, Toole Design
Thursday, October 29, Noon – 1pm:
Developing Bicycle Route Networks for Active Wyoming Communities
Rural, low-volume roadways can serve as bicycle routes to provide opportunities for recreational bicycling. Learn how communities can take advantage of their existing roadways to establish bicycle routes by installing wayfinding, producing maps, and using technology to help recreational bicyclists explore the Wyoming landscape.
Presented by Joel Shaffer, EIT, Engineer, Toole Design
We sincerely hope that you will you attend this webinar series and hope that you will encourage others to do so, as well. We believe that the more people who are made aware of the wide-ranging benefits that can accrue to Wyoming communities from promoting active transportation initiatives the sooner these communities and their residents can realize those benefits.