Mayor’s Office

AARP VT and Mayor Miro Weinberger Invite Community Participation in Active Living Workshop

MEDIA ADVISORY
September 24, 2014
Contacts:  David Reville, AARP Vermont, 802.279.6748                                                                              
                   Mike Kanarick, Mayor’s Office, 802.735.7962   

AARP VT and Mayor Miro Weinberger Invite Community Participation in Active Living Workshop
Focus on Burlington’s South End and Pine Street Corridor

Burlington, VT – AARP Vermont, in partnership with Mayor Miro Weinberger and members of the City planning  team, looks forward to welcoming the community and the media to an Active Living Workshop to hear from Burlingtonians on their ideas and dreams for a more “livable” South End in Burlington.  Whether you bike, ride, or walk - in a "livable community" people of all ages and abilities can get where they want to go safely, and everything is nearby.  “The City welcomes AARP Vermont’s partnership around active transportation and quality of life issues and looks forward to this first of many public collaborations,” said Mayor Weinberger.

WHAT:                Active Living Workshop

WHEN:                Thursday to Saturday, September 25 to 27, 2014

Thursday 25th:
1:00–2:30 pm: Walk with Champlain Elementary School students focused on Safe Routes to School.
6:00-8:00 pm:  Kick-off community dinner and presentation on the fundamentals of livable communities by Dan Burden of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute and introduction to the City’s planBTV South End project.

Friday 26th:
8:30 am: Registration and Welcome with Mayor Miro Weinberger
9:00 am: Presentation on Walkability with Dan Burden
10:30–11:30 am: Walk Audit #1 - Economic/Creative Hub along the Pine Street Corridor
11:30 am–1:00 pm: Lunch and Presentation on Safe Routes to School
1:00–3:30 pm: Walk Audit #2 – Champlain Elementary School & Residential Neighborhoods

Saturday 27th:
9:00-11:00 am: Presentation on the findings of the walk audits followed by facilitated discussion on next steps.
 

WHERE:             ArtsRiot, 400 Pine Street, Burlington

AGENDA:           Click here for Active Living Workshop agenda.

**The media is invited to attend and cover any aspect of the workshop.             

             

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Press Release Date: 
09/24/2014
City Department: 
Mayor's Office