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Sunday, March 10 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Bikeable Community Workshops: How to Get Bike-Friendly Work Done in Your Hometown

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Each summer in Minnesota, a team made up of staff from the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation travel around the state to hold Bikeable Community Workshops, using the League's Bicycle Friendly Community program as a framework. Through this collaborative program, we’ve put 29 communities on the path to becoming more bike friendly, and we want to share with you what makes this program so successful.

At each workshop, local and regional staff, community leaders, and local bike champions are trained on strategies that they can use to create a more bicycle-friendly community. Through discussions, presentations, and an on-bike mobile workshop, participants assess and evaluate their community's current bicycle-friendly efforts and facilities, and work together to create a personalized community action plan.

In this interactive workshop session, we’ll start out by sharing with you what makes these workshops work in Minnesota. We’ll discuss the essential partnerships that make up this program, give an overview of what happens at each workshop, and discuss the strategies we use to assist participants in coming up with their community action plans.

Then, we will walk you through the steps necessary to hold a Bikeable Community Workshop in your community or state, and give you the chance to work through these steps in small groups.
Presenters include staff from the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, the Minnesota Departments of Health and Transportation, and the League's Bicycle Friendly America program. 

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Kate Matusinec

Minnesota GreenCorps Member, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
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Amelia Neptune

Program Director, Bicycle Friendly America, League of American Bicyclists
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Nick Mason

Deputy Director, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
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Kelly Corbin

Planner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Kelly Corbin works at MN Department of Transportation on expanding Safe Routes to School efforts and providing technical assistance to Local Public Health professionals partnering with Schools and Cities for Active Transportation efforts. Previously she was the Physical Activity... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
Fairfax 3rd Floor