New Webinar: Moving Forward: Innovation in Active Transportation (September 12, 2019)


Webinar Title: Moving Forward: Innovation in Active Transportation

Webinar Date/Time: September 12, 2019 at 12pm Eastern, 9am Pacific


About the Webinar

From the Partnership for Active Transportation, this webinar brings together experts who will discuss building and community design to support walkers, bikers, and all types of movers. On this webinar, you’ll hear from the Co-Founder of CylingScore, a building certification program that emphasizes active transportation. You’ll also see case studies from communities around the country that are paving the way for greater mobility. Finally, you’ll learn about Streetsmart, an innovative tool that helps stakeholders understand the connection between interventions and impact.

The buildings and communities in which we live, learn, and work play an important role in the growing active transportation movement. Spaces and places that foster active transportation contribute to a variety of benefits from individual health to climate impact and economic vitality. Communities around the country are taking steps towards creating people-centric transportation networks that consider mobility for all people. In addition, there is a growing market and need for buildings to support active transportation. Innovative building design and programming complements community-scale interventions by providing necessary end-of-trip facilities and other amenities that support a culture of active commuting. Finally, as the evidence base for active transportation continues to grow, data and tools that help quantify the impact of certain interventions are becoming more accessible. Ultimately, these tools help stakeholders make a strong case for active transportation and tailor people-centered design approaches to the unique needs of the communities they serve. 

Attend this webinar to learn to: 

  • Describe innovative strategies to promote active commuting at the building scale and the role of building design in active transportation. 
  • Discuss different community-scale active transportation interventions using case study examples. 
  • Explain tools and methods used to quantify the impact of active transportation on health and other outcomes. 
About the Panel

Danielle Arigoni, Director of Livable Communities, AARP

Danielle Arigoni is Director of Livable Communities at AARP, where she works to support AARP’s 53 state offices — and the hundreds of localities (and several states) enrolled in AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities — to create great places for all people of all ages.  Danielle is an urban planner by education, and has nearly 20 years of professional experience contributing to more sustainable and resilient federal, state and local policy, including prior leadership positions at USEPA and HUD. Originally from California, Danielle currently lives in Arlington, VA where she advocates for even more outstanding bike infrastructure to keep her and other families safe on their rides to work and school.

David Farr, Co-Founder of CyclingScore

David has specialised specifically within the workplace cycling arena for almost 10 years since he founded London’s most popular mobile cycling platform NipNip. NipNip provides workplace cycle services to almost 400 of London’s prime office locations and services circa 15,000 cyclists per year. David went on to set up CyclingScore in conjunction with Transport for London, Architects, Transport Planners and Landlords, as the landscape for cycle commuting shifted to become one of the most important factors for prospective occupiers of commercial and residential buildings. CyclingScore is today recognised as the official benchmark for ‘best in class’ active commuting facilities and services in the built environment.

Kelly Rodgers, Executive Director, Streetsmart

Kelly Rodgers is the Executive Director of Streetsmart, a non-profit organization developing an evidence-based transportation platform that helps civic leaders plan and evaluate transportation projects to deliver better outcomes for health, climate, and equity. She has nearly 20 years of city planning experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors working in sustainable transportation, green infrastructure and community design. Kelly is also a PhD student in Urban Studies who studies how the built environment facilitates or constrains travel behavior and access to destinations. Kelly graduated with a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from Miami University.