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NCHS Virtual Coffee- Slow and Open Streets Initiatives to Make Biking, Walking, and Access t
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9/17/2020
When: Spet 17, 2020
8:30 - 9:30 am
Where: United States

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Dear NCH2 Community,

Just a reminder that the next NCH2 Virtual Coffee and Discussion Hour is coming up on 17 September.  This virtual event is free and open to all, however we ask that you register through EventBrite  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/active-transportation-and-slow-streets-in-and-around-chicago-tickets-117816846359so that we can send you the Zoom link prior to the meeting.

About the Event
Day: Thursday, 17 September, 2020
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 AM Central Time
Location: Zoom
Short presentations will introduce slow and open streets initiatives aimed at making biking, walking, and access to public transit safe.
Speakers/Organizations: Jenna Holzberg of Bike Walk Oak Park and Julia Gerasimenko of the Active Transportation Alliance
Moderator: Laura Derks from Flybird Experience and NCH2
As more and more people seek access to walkable and bike-able streets, the movement to set aside streets for slower traffic is gaining traction. Short presentations by Jenna Holzberg of Bike Walk Oak Park and Julia Gerasimenko of the Active Transportation Alliance will provide background on the history and missions of two organizations working to make walking, biking, and the use of public transit more safe and equitable. Discussion period will provide an opportunity to explore:
* How to effectively organize and advocate for local bike/pedestrian improvements
* How to develop a thoughtful, local approach to Shared Streets that centers community context, needs, and priorities, and
* Integrating the Slow Streets program into larger, long-term infrastructure investments
Note: the time for this event is earlier than our recent online events: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
Zoom Link will be sent to registered participants 24 hours before the event.

Please, see the NCH2 webpage (http://www.nch2.org/) for more information about Nature, Culture, and Human Health

Thank you,

Terry
NCH2 Steering Committee Chairperson