New Jersey Future and American Planning Association(APA)-New Jersey Chapter will be hosting a two-day virtual conference on June 10-11. The conference will feature over 35 sessions, a virtual exhibit area, and ways to connect with fellow attendees as it brings together bold ideas, innovative solutions, proven concepts, and best practices for creating better, more inclusive, and equitable places where people live, work, and play.
RideWise Community Outreach Coordinator Sara Catherine Lichon will be part of the panel Are We Planning Our Streets For Cars or People?, on Friday, June 11th, at 3:15 pm. Fellow panelists include Leigh Ann Von Hagen, AICP/PP, Senior Research Specialist, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center; Angela Knowles, PP/AICP, Director of Planning Services, Van Cleef Engineering Associates; Walter Lane, AICP/PP, Director of Somerset County Planning; and Elise Bremer-Nei, AICP/PP, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Transportation.
The session will focus on how to plan and implement streets that put people first, helping a community to be more active, safe, and sustainable. Topics covered include how audits and plans that address health and safety for pedestrians/cyclists create opportunities for bold initiatives; a case study of the first community in Somerset County to conduct town-wide audits; and the County’s first-ever county-wide travel plan.
For more information and to register, visit the conference website.