Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 7:00-9:00pm – FREE
Liberty Hall, 642 Massachusetts St., Lawrence KS 66044
Please bicycle or walk to the event
Safety for families who walk or bicycle and for children walking or bicycling to school is the focus of this town hall meeting. The keynote speaker will be Robert Ping, a national expert from Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. Also will be a panel of regional experts that are working to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in their communities. Panelists will be: Karl Fundenberger, Topeka Metro Bikeshare; Joey Lightner, Manhattan Bike-Ped Coordinator; Lawrence Simonson, Columbia Ped-Net; and Kellee VanBruggen, Lincoln Multi-Modal Transportation Planner. There will be bicycle valet parking, door prizes, refreshments, and FREE admission. City Commissioners and City Commission candidates will be present to hear your concerns.
The Vision Zero Initiative is the guiding principle of the Town Hall organizers, the highest priority being streets built for safety; motorist education is important also, but streets should be safe by design – see What is Vision Zero?. The event is hosted by the Lawrence Pedestrian Coalition, and co-organized by Sustainability Action, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, the Bicycle Advisory Committee, and the Sustainability Advisory Board. For more information contact Erin at <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or go to Lawrence Pedestrian Coalition.