MDOT promotes Walkability Reviews

Contact: Jeff Cranson, MDOT Director of Communications 517-648-8247
Agency: Transportation

Fast Facts:
- MDOT is sponsoring Walkability Reviews in six communities in April.
- The activity familiarizes local officials with factors that contribute to walkability success.

March 25, 2014 -- Interested in making your neighborhood or community a more pleasant place to walk? The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is offering a series of walkability reviews in six communities around the state, designed to teach the basic principles of walkability from a non-technical perspective.

The Walkability Reviews are designed to help local administrators, officials, engineers, planners, business owners, residents, and other community stakeholders learn the benefits of providing a safe and attractive environment for walking. Toole Design Group experts Peter Lagerwey, Hannah (Remtema) Pritchard, and Carol Kachadoorian, who have extensive experience in pedestrian planning, will conduct the reviews. Participants will learn how to identify and assess factors that contribute to walkability.

Walkability Reviews will be conducted from April 21 to 25. To register, contact the communities listed below no later than Friday, April 4 - space is limited.

 Dates  Location  Contact
 Monday, April 21  Cascade Township 
 Tuesday, April 22  Pittsfield Township
 Wednesday, April 23  Woodhaven
 Thursday, April 24 (morning)  Zeeland
 Thursday, April 24 (afternoon)  Jamestown Township
 Friday, April 25  Wayland
MDOT says: Drive like you want to make it home tonight.