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August 10, 2011 10:30 AM
MoDOT to Host Livable Streets Design Workshop

JEFFERSON CITY - Best practices in bicycle and pedestrian design will be the topic of an all day workshop hosted at various Missouri Department of Transportation offices around the state on Aug. 25.

Nationally known bicycle and pedestrian planner and engineer Bruce Landis is the featured speaker. Landis will present the Best Practices in Bicycle Pedestrian Design workshop with an interactive lecture in the morning, followed by a hands-on planning and design activity in the afternoon.

The workshop will be broadcast in a webinar fashion from a live presentation at MoDOT's Kansas City District Office at 600 N.E. Colbern Rd., Lee's Summit, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 25. It will be simultaneously televised for public attendance at seven additional MoDOT locations: Jefferson City - 830 MoDOT Drive, Blue Room; Chesterfield - St. Louis District Office at 1590 Woodlake Drive; Hannibal - Northeast District Office at S. Route 61; Sikeston - Southeast District Office at 2675 North Main St.; St. Joseph - Northwest District Office at 3602 North Belt Highway; Springfield - Southwest District Office at 3025 E. Kearney St.; and Macon - 902 N. Missouri St.

The workshop focuses on strategies for transportation designers that make neighborhoods, retail districts and other community settings more walkable, bikable and accessible to all. The workshop's content is aimed at engineers, city administrators, planners, designers, architects, design-oriented students, legislators, commissioners, city and county officials and citizens. Continuing professional education credits are available for planners, architects and engineers.

Registration is necessary and will cost $25, with a reduced registration for students ($10). Lunch is included. Register online at http://livablestreets.missouri.edu/upcomingtrainings.html.

The Best Practices in Bicycle Pedestrian Design workshop is co-sponsored by the Missouri Department of Transportation, University of Missouri Extension, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, American Planning Association-Missouri Chapter, Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition and The American Institute of Architects.

For more information on this training and the design workshop, contact Trevor Harris, Livable Streets Project Manager, University of Missouri Extension, at 573-884-8602 or go online at http://livablestreets.missouri.edu/upcomingtrainings.html.

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