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ODOT unveiling active transportation planning guidelines, hosting free workshop Sept. 3
The Ohio Department of Transportation is hosting a free workshop to unveil its new “Active Transportation Plan Guide” on Wednesday, September 3, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2213 Cherry Street in Toledo.
The guide is a step-by-step blueprint that communities can use to create safer streets for all roadway users. Workshop co-sponsors are: Ohio Alliance of YMCAs, Ohio Safe Routes to School State Network and Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
“Bicycling to work. Walking to school. Skateboarding at the park. Residents across Ohio are increasingly using active modes of transportation for work, school and play.
This new guide will give communities of all sizes tools they can use to help make transportation safer for everyone,” said ODOT Bike and Pedestrian Program Manager Julie Walcoff.
The day includes sharing best practices, reviewing the new ODOT guidelines, participating in hand-on sessions to apply the guidelines and exploring sample regional complete streets policies and active transportation treatments.
State Representative Teresa Fedor will give the keynote address. Other speakers include: Kate Moening, Ohio Advocacy Organizer, Safe Routes to School National Partnership; Jess Mathews, Policy Manager, Ohio Alliance of YMCAs; Lance Dasher, TMACOG Regional AT Implementation and Support; David R. Dysard, administrator, City of Toledo, Division of Engineering Services.
The workshop is free, however RSVPs are required by Friday, August 29. RSVPs can be made online at: bitl.ly/ODOTActiveTrans portation.

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