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WEBINAR: Taking Back the Streets to Promote Health and Public Safety
October 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDTFREE
“Complete Streets” is the simple idea that streets and sidewalks should be accessible to all residents, regardless of their age or how they get around. Eric Boerer, the Advocacy Director of BikePGH, will discuss how communities benefit when they pass Complete Streets policies, ingraining this concept into the day to day operations and policy of a municipality. The session will give a brief overview of Complete Streets, what it means to adopt a policy, and Eric’s experiences working with the City of Pittsburgh on the adoption of their Policy, one of the highly ranked policies in the nation. Join the SCDN, Local Government Academy and BikePGH in exploring how a transportation policy designed for all users can improve the health, public safety and economic viability of your community.
Eric Boerer is one of the founders of Free Ride, Pittsburgh’s community bike sharing program. Eric coordinated BikePGH’s first BikeFest!, a multi-day bicycle festival and celebration, drawing tens thousands of participants that continues to this day. Although a native to Eastern PA, he has been in Pittsburgh since 1995, moving here to attend the University of Pittsburgh where he obtained a B.S. in Ecology and Evolution. In college, he fell in love with the bicycle, which then made him fall in love with Pittsburgh.