Walkability Audits scheduled for Woodland and Longview

“Walkability Audits scheduled for Woodland and Longview”

On May 25 there will be two Walkability audits performed by Dan Burden a nationally known consultant and advocate for active transportation and quality of place. The first workshop will begin at 9:30 AM at the Port of Woodland office and the second will begin at 1:30 PM in the training room at the Longview City Hall. Each activity will be two hours long including presentation, one hour walking tour, and a debriefing session. It’s an excellent opportunity for local officials and planners as well as citizens to envision how we can become a healthier community through walking.

Dan Burden has helped more than 3000 communities to develop activities that promote walking and bicycling, complete streets, mixed-use development, mass transit, economic development, and safe routes to school. Pathways 2020 is sponsoring Mr. Burden’s activities with the support of Kaiser Permanente, Family Health Center, the Cowlitz Wahkiakum Council of Governments, and the Health Care Foundation. Dan will be the keynote speaker at the rollout event for the new community report card Thursday evening, May 25 at the Expo Center.

People interested in the Woodland walkability audit should contact Peter Boyce at 360-225-8281 and for the Longview session to contact John Brickey at 360-442-5080. Visit www.pathways2020.org to learn more about the evening presentation and dinner for the new report card.