Walkability Workshop: Design, Function, Maintenance and Liability - CANCELLED

Date: May 24, 2016
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Gladstone DDA, 911 Delta Ave., Gladstone, MI 49837
Contact: Glenn Pape, pape@landpolicy.msu.edu, 517-552-6912; Brad Neumann, neuman36@msu.edu, 906-475-5731

This workshop has been cancelled.

Fifty percent of U.S. residents say that walkability is a top priority or a high priority when considering where to live, according to the Urban Land Institute’s America in 2015 report. Local officials have the power to increase opportunities for walking and improve the pedestrian experience by designing and maintaining communities and streets to make them safe and accessible for all ages and abilities. Walkable communities are the foundation of placemaking. That means having sidewalks, trails, bike routes and more. Learn how to make your community more walk-friendly.

This training program focuses on sidewalk design function maintenance and liability. Topics covered include:

  1. General theory of walkability
  2. Sidewalk and street design
  3. Legal liability and maintenance
  4. Planning best practice (CIP)
  5. Walkability assessment and audit

An attorney with Garan Lucow Miller, P.C. will present on sidewalk liability at each location.

Master Citizen Planners will earn 3 continuing education hours.

Where: Four locations statewide:

Howell – Livingston County MSU Extension, Wednesday, May 18
2300 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 111, Howell, MI 48843

Saginaw – Saginaw County MSU Extension, Thursday, May 19
1 Tuscola St. #100A, Saginaw, MI 48607

Gladstone – Gladstone DDA, Tuesday, May 24
911 Delta Ave., Gladstone, MI 49837

Traverse City – Michigan WORKS! Service Center, Wednesday, May 25
1209 S. Garfield Ave., Suite C, Traverse City, MI 49686

When: All programs run 6 - 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: 
Regular Registrants - $55
Master Citizen Planners or groups of three or more - $50

There is a fee of $10 for cancellations less than one week prior to the respective program.

Instructors:  
MSU Extension: Glenn Pape, CNU-A; Brad Neumann, AICP; and Andy Northrop
Garan Lucow Miller, P.C.: Nicholas Draugelis (Howell); Frances G. Murphy (Saginaw); M. Sean Fosmire (Gladstone); and Peter B. Worden, Jr. (Traverse City).

Photo credits (L to R): MML, MDOT, Kurt Schindler, Brad Neumann

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