Thursday, September 29, 2016
Eastern Daylight Time
Large Conference Room
Hosted by the Triangle J Council of Governments, this quarterly Smart Growth Committee meeting is focused on Safe and Active Routes to School. The session will include an overview of the statewide Active Routes to School program and the resources it has to offer, what types of policies and mechanisms a municipality can use to advance Safe Routes to Schools efforts, and the funding opportunities and challenges for bicycle & pedestrian project consideration. The session will conclude with a case study of the Carrboro Safe Routes to School Strategic Action Plan, including the role of key advocates in championing the effort, how implementation has gone, and best practices and lessons learned in the 4 years since the plan was adopted. There will be time for discussion after the presentations, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share any challenges and successes they have experienced in implementing Safe Routes to Schools in their communities.
Jennifer Delcourt, MPH, Active Routes to School Regional Coordinator, Wake County Human Services
Ed Johnson, RLA, ASLA, Safe Routes to School Coordinator and Acting Director of the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation, NC Department of Transportation
Bergen Watterson, Transportation Planner with the Town of Carrboro; Eric Allman, Chair of the Carrboro Safe Routes Committee