Registration Now Open for the AHOC Active Transportation Forum on October 16!
The Alliance for a Healthier Orange County (AHOC) is holding its annual Active Transportation Forum on Friday, October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the University of California Irvine! Registration is free and now open! This forum is a great opportunity to hear all the great things happening in Orange County to promote safe walking and bicycling. The event will feature local and national speakers, including Leah Shahum of the Vision Zero Network and Mark Fenton, national walkability expert.
2015 Active Transportation Forum
Friday, October 16, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The University Club, University of California, Irvine
The agenda is available here.
It’s that time year again and the Alliance for a Healthy Orange County is looking forward to the beginning of a new school year. It’s not just our kids who’ll be learning what’s new in the big, ever-changing world. Those of us striving to make Orange County a role model for complete streets have lots of new transportation ideas to share.
In the two years since the last Active Transportation Forum, southern California has shifted its thinking from cars, cars, cars to a more balanced approach to moving people. For many communities in O.C., integrating walking and biking facilities with every new project is now commonplace. But that has brought its share of challenges.
How do we create safe bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure when the roadway is curb-to-curb motor vehicles? Is it possible for pedestrians and bicyclists to share space with high-speed motor vehicles on an arterial roadway? How do we find the money to make changes? Do we need to entertain shifting priorities? Those aren’t easy questions to ask or answer.
One thing’s for sure: coming together makes a difference. At this year’s Active Transportation Forum, we’re bringing top-flight national advocates to share what’s needed to generate that “ah-hah” moment every community needs.
On board, we’ve got Leah Shahum, Founder and Director of America’s Vision Zero Network and Mark Fenton, nationally renowned expert on transportation, planning, and community health. Both bring a wealth of knowledge from dozens of communities coast to coast, all of whom have been in our shoes and on our saddles.
We hope you’ll join us October 16, 2015, at our third Active Transportation Forum. Click HERE