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Building on recent research reports by LINK Houston, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and Bike Houston about safety for pedestrians and bicyclists on Houston’s streets, this summit will provide practical, relatable examples of how Houston can improve walkability and biking in Houston.

Local and national experts will share ideas and best practices on a variety of topics including campaigns, local government budgeting, public-private partnerships, coalition building and design implementation.

Event co-hosted by LINK Houston and Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Tour (Optional)

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This walking tour will explore the near northside community around Leonel Castillo. Please note that the path may be difficult to navigate due to pot holes and uneven surfaces. Limited to the first 15 registrants. Registration for this tour is separate from the workshop.

Lunch and Symposium

11:30 am - 4:00 p.m.

Panel One - Local Experiences of Pedestrians and Cyclists

Featuring Veon McReynolds of Tour de Hood; Maria Town of the Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities; and Kristen Beckworth from Texas Children’s Hospitall as panelists. Local planner Brittani Flowers will moderate.

Panel Two - Safe Streets and Walkability Benefits to the Business Community

A feature conversation between Michael Rodriguez of CBRE, formerly of the the George Washington University Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis and Clark Martinson, Executive Director of Bike Houston

Panel Three -  Investments and Actions: Lessons Learned from National Experts

Featuring Nat Gale of Toole Design Group, formerly the City of LA’s vision zero coordinator, and Colleen Cochran, an LA-based pedestrian advocate and founder of Place and Page, a community-centered graphic design studio.

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