More and more communities are realizing the importance of providing safe walkable and bikable options for their residents for a multitude of reasons. Not only do biking and walking offer great recreational opportunities, but they promote a healthy life style, and can provide an alternative to the car as a way of getting around.
Each year, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) makes available training opportunities that support the creation of walkable and bikable communities. Training is offered to MDOT staff, county and local agency planners, engineers and other community officials. Training is typically offered for free, but does require a certain level of commitment of staff and resources from the partnering host community.
If you are interested in hosting one of these training sessions, please see attached flyer. Training Opportunities for MDOT.pdf (2.10 mb) The deadline is March 23rd!
Colleen Layton is Director of Policy Development for the Michigan Municipal League. She can be reached at 734-669-6320 or by firstname.lastname@example.org