Join CA for The Path Forward: Cycling Innovations Across the US

CA’s Community Building Speakers’ Series will host nationally recognized expert Jennifer Toole on April 25

On Wednesday, April 25, the Columbia Association (CA) will host Jennifer Toole, a nationally recognized leader in bicycle and pedestrian planning and design, for a discussion on innovative U.S. communities that are making way for bicycling. The Path Forward: Cycling Innovations Across the US will be held at Slayton House from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The discussion will include topics such as greenways, safe bike lanes, pedestrian zones and bike parking that make these communities more livable, enjoyable and economically competitive. Toole, a Columbia resident, is the founder of the Toole Design Group, a nationally recognized planning and engineering firm that specializes in bicycle and pedestrian planning, design and implementation projects for communities across the country, including Seattle, Denver, Boston and Washington D.C. She is also the lead consultant for CA’s Connecting Columbia project to create a more interconnected bicycling and walking circulation system in Columbia for health, recreational and transportation purposes.

Toole has been involved in several national publications, including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Guide to the Planning, Design and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities; and the AASHTO Guide for Development of Bicycle Facilities. Jennifer has authored content for the Federal Highway Administrations Coursebook on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation and Safe Routes to School programs. She has served on many boards and associations including three terms as the president of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Toole has a B.Arch in Environmental Design in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

This event is part of CA’s ongoing Community Building Speakers’ Series. At various times throughout the year, CA hosts thought-provoking speakers on topics that stimulate us to discuss, engage and build our sense of community here in Columbia. For more information on this event, or to register, visit cycling-innovations.eventbrite.com. Registration is appreciated but not required. For assistance, please call 410-715-3166. Slayton House is located in the Wilde Lake Village Center, located at 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia.

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Resources:
Cycling Innovations  flyer
Cycling Innovations web site
Connecting Columbia Web Site
Video on Connecting Columbia project on Columbia Matters – February 2012
Hashtag: #ConnectingColumbia

For media inquiries, contact:

Kelly Cooper
410-715-3104 

kelly.cooper@columbiaassociation.org


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