TO SEE DAN BURDEN AND HIS WALKABLE COMMUNITIES AT
WORK IN CONCORD, N.H., GO TO "CONCORDMONITOR.COM"
FOR A FRONT PAGE STORY TODAY OR IN THE FUTURE DO A
SEARCH AT THE SITE FOR "DAN BURDEN" AND THE ARTICLE
SHOULD SHOW UP.
HOW ABOUT THE CHITTENDEN MPO??
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From: 0000,0000,8000John Williams <<[log in to unmask]>
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MPO Walkable Community workshops
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NCBW TO SPONSOR NEW MPO WORKSHOP SERIES
For the past five years, Walkable Communities Workshops (also
pedestrian road shows) have been presented around the country to
people make their communities better places to live. In just four
hours, these workshop sessions have helped groups composed of
officials, local government staff, and citizens analyze their
situation and identify needed improvements. The results? New
calming programs that work; revitalized main streets; more
pedestrian-friendly intersections; new, accessible sidewalks; and
safe routes to school programs. And, most importantly, more
Last year, the U. S. Department of Transportation sponsored a pilot
program with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to
and present Walkable Community Workshops. Applications were
and six MPOs were selected to take part in this shared-cost,
demonstration program. The project was very successful.
Now, the National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is
new round of workshops as part of its program to support
design for active living (sponsored in part by The Robert Wood
The program will operate on a shared-cost basis: each selected
will provide a $7,000 fee and, in exchange, will receive
approximately $20,000 worth of technical assistance and direct
support. Details on how the program works, as well as the
form, may be found at this address:
MPOs who decide to apply for the Round One workshop series
their applications in by August 15, 2002. If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact John Williams, CenterLines editor and
NCBW's project manager, at <<0000,8000,0000[log in to unmask].>
Note: MPOs are designated for urban areas with populations of
or more. To see if your community has an MPO, check the Assn.
Metropolitan Planning Organization's list at:
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