Active Transportation for All Workshop
January 27, 2023 8:00 – 4:30
What: A workshop for the improvement of trails, bike/walk/roll friendliness and active equitable transportation and recreation in Volusia CountY.
Why: Walking, cycling, transit, mobility aids and other forms of #activetransportation improve individual and public health, economy and social well-being, and help protect the environment. Trails, bike/walk-friendly infrastructure and active outdoor lifestyles are part of the remedy for social, economic, and health problems. But our ground transportation and land use infrastructure and policies don’t place priority on the safety and convenience of vulnerable road users like cyclists, pedestrians and those using mobility aids and transit. Our mission is to be part of the #activetransportation revolution in Volusia County.
How: By partnering with decision-makers, influencers and professionals we hope to raise awareness, educate and inspire infrastructure and policy improvements for safety and to encourage more people to choose active transportation more often.
Who: Organized by St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance a nonprofit with the mission to advance, advocate, support, promote, protect and connect regional trails and increase active equitable transportation and recreation
In partnership with
- Florida Department of Transportation District 5 and associates
- Volusia County
- River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization
- MetroPlan Orlando
- Seminole County
- Bike/Walk Central Florida
- Rails to Trails Conservancy
- Regional municipalities
- Urban planners and land use attorneys
- Special thanks to Kittelson Associates
Where: DeBary Hall Historic Site, DeBary FL
Active, Equitable Transportation means everyone has a right get to their destination safely, regardless of how they need to or choose to travel. Many people can’t drive. This includes those too young and too old as well as those with physical and economic restrictions. Others choose not to drive or to drive less for reasons of health, fitness or personal convictions such as concern for the environment. Increasing multimodal and intermodal transportation benefits everyone by reducing congestion and cost of road maintenance and public healthcare.
Workshop: January 27, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM by invitation
Be Involved: This will be an ineractive workshop. To Learn more please register your affiliation and interest on our planning form.
Below is the overview Agenda. Speakers include representatives from Volusia County, FDOT, Seminole County, R2CTPO, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Bike Walk Central Florida and many others. Details available soon.