What does Mark do?

Overview

Conference Keynote/
Plenary Session

Leadership or Strategic Planning Sessions

Workshops and Breakout Sessions

Walkable Community/Safe Route
to School Workshop

Activity Sessions

Safe Routes to School program: Walk or Wheel (WOW) week. Longmont, CO
Safe Routes to School program: Walk or Wheel (WOW) week. Longmont, CO

All modes sharing the road, Los Angeles, CA
All modes sharing the road,
Los Angeles, CA

Walkable Community/Safe Routes to School Workshop

A community workshop which engages key officials, professionals, and residents in a group problem-solving enterprise. These are ideal tools with which to develop substantive community input and buy-in during the planning process, and during development of area non-motorized transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, or trail and greenway plans. A typical half-day format follows, although these workshops can be as short as two hours (quite tight), to as long as two days (if the goal is to develop very specific approaches and plans). Three things are very helpful for a successful session: assuring that the right folks are in attendance (see list below); selecting an area for the walk which is representative of the issues and opportunities the community is facing; and providing good large maps for everyone to work and draw on after the walk itself. These are often targeted to specifically address the issues around a school setting, including creation of safe environments for all students, whether walking and cycling or arriving by bus or car.

A typical half-day agenda could be as follows:

A participant list for a successful walkable community/safe routes to school workshop includes (but isn't limited to) the following: