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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?? To: 0000,0000,8000[log in to unmask] From: 0000,0000,8000John Williams <<[log in to unmask]> Subject: 0000,0000,8000clf.org/transportation NCBW Sposors MPO Walkable Community workshops Date sent: 0000,0000,8000Tue, 25 Jun 2002 15:24:44 -0600 Send reply to: 0000,0000,8000[log in to unmask] 0000,8000,0000[ Double-click this line for list subscription options ] NCBW TO SPONSOR NEW MPO WORKSHOP SERIES For the past five years, Walkable Communities Workshops (also called pedestrian road shows) have been presented around the country to help people make their communities better places to live. In just four hours, these workshop sessions have helped groups composed of elected officials, local government staff, and citizens analyze their situation and identify needed improvements. The results? New traffic calming programs that work; revitalized main streets; more pedestrian-friendly intersections; new, accessible sidewalks; and safe routes to school programs. And, most importantly, more people walking! Last year, the U. S. Department of Transportation sponsored a pilot program with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to organize and present Walkable Community Workshops. Applications were solicited 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 offering a new round of workshops as part of its program to support community design for active living (sponsored in part by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). The program will operate on a shared-cost basis: each selected MPO 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 application form, may be found at this address: 0000,8000,0000http://www.bikewalk.org/mpo_wcw.htm MPOs who decide to apply for the Round One workshop series must have 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 50,000 or more. To see if your community has an MPO, check the Assn. of Metropolitan Planning Organization's list at: 0000,8000,0000http://www.ampo.org/links/mpo0100,0100,0100 word "help" in the message body. Tony Redington 802-223-1744 (h) [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] (office) ========== VTBIKEPEDPOLICY-L: The Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy Discussion List Subscription control: http://list.uvm.edu/archives/vtbikepedpolicy-l.html. For help: email [log in to unmask] with the word "help" in the message body.