The MI Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian program is seeking applications of interest for host communities to partner with and make available Community Walkability and On-Road Bike Facilities during the ummer and fall of 2011.
A walkability audit is a hands-on evaluation of the walking conditions within a neighborhood followed by a presentation that includes broad design improvement recommendations that can improve the walkablility and livability of the area under study.
The bike facilites training helps community officials, engineers, and planners better understand the why, where, and how, to add on-road bike facilities. This supports a diverse array of local, state and national efforts to encourage bicycling, including: healthy livable communities, complete streets, context sensitive solutions, sustainable communities, just to name a few.
An application of interest for these courses is below. The deadline is March 25, 2011. If you are not interested in hosting but anticipate attending one of the above mentioned courses please check the appropriate box on the application.
Please contact Cindy Krupp, MDOT Nonmotorized Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (517) 335-2923 for further information and to request this training opportunity.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail