The next meeting of the Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) Collaborative is coming up next Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m.!

 

The next meeting of the Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) Collaborative is coming up next Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m.!

We’ll hear from Megan Wier of the San Francisco Department of

Public Health on San Francisco’s new pedestrian strategy, and from author Darrin Nordahl on how cities can lure people out of their automobiles and toward healthier, more sustainable methods of transportation. .Thank you for joining the Bay Area Health in Transportation Collaborative (BAHT) — and being part of improving health and transportation in the Bay Area!Go to this link to register in advance for the next webinar (you’ll receive an email with the link to join and call in information): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1179085832310329344

What will happen on our next call:
Megan Wier, MPH is an Epidemiologist at the San Francisco Department of
Public Health where she develops and applies innovative approaches to using
health data and evidence to inform safe, sustainable and equitable
transportation planning and policy in collaboration with local communities
and government agencies.Megan will be sharing some of her work to use health data and evidence to
inform targeted, inter-agency pedestrian safety initiatives in support of
Mayor Ed Lee’s Pedestrian Strategy, released in April 2013, which aims
include reducing severe and fatal pedestrian injuries by 50% by 2021 and
reducing neighborhood injury inequities. The SF pedestrian strategy can be found here:  http://www.sfmayor.org/index.aspx?recordid=283&page=934.
Darrin Nordahl is an urban designer, and a dynamic speaker and writer on issues of public transit and city design.  He is the author of My Kind of Transit and Making Transit FUN!  (both from Island Press) which has been featured in a wide media continuum, from The American Conservative to Jezebel, the sex, fashion, and gossip website for women. Darrin has been interviewed by NPRBloomberg NewsThe Globe and Mail, and television, magazines, and newspapers throughout the United States and Canada.
Darrin speaks to audiences across North America, arguing that transit can be just as inviting, exciting, and even seductive as the automobile, if designed with the passenger experience in mind. Please join Darrin Nordahl as he shows how cities can lure people out of their automobiles and toward healthier, more sustainable methods of transportation. Darrin’s lively, image-packed presentation will focus on bicycling, and the fun strategies to bring back the usefulness and youthful joy of getting around on two wheels.
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What happened on our last call:
We heard from Rochelle Wheeler, Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the Alameda County Transportation Commission, on their model efforts to ensure Complete Streets policies in the county.  Presentation here. We also heard from Susan Stuart, Health Planner in the Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, on her county’s active transportation efforts, including the new County General Plan Health Element. We also got an update on Plan Bay Area and how to make comments. Presentation here.

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We look forward to having you involved in the next meeting, June 19 at 10 a.m.

If you have questions or concerns please contact:

Please invite others to get on the list for future meetings and information about BAHT. If you have questions or concerns please contact us at the numbers and email addresses listed below.

More details can be found here: https://saferoutescalifornia.wordpress.com/bay-area-network/

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