New Webinar: The Walkable Campus- Mobility Options for Higher Ed (October 9, 2019 Webinar)


Webinar Title: The Walkable Campus- Mobility Options for Higher Ed

Webinar Date/Time: October 9, 2019 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific


About the Webinar

College and university campuses are often described as microcosms of society, with many of the attributes of a small town or city – housing, restaurants, markets, and entertainment. And, like their larger counterparts, they often have similar issues concerning walking and active transportation and provide valuable lessons in larger scale applications. Join us as we explore examples of how universities and colleges are promoting walkability and movability in their communities. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic.

Attendees of this webinar will be able to:

  • Give examples of programs and policies being implemented on campuses.
  • Describe outreach and promotion strategies used by colleges and universities.
  • Discuss different ways colleges and universities are addressing walkability and mobility on their campuses and ways walking advocates should be engaging with topics related to this work.
About the Panel

Dane Eifling studied Urban Planning and Transportation at San Francisco State University before moving back to his hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas to serve as the City’s first Bicycle Programs Coordinator in 2014. Since that time Dane has helped Fayetteville earn a Walk Friendly Community award and taken on an expanded role as Bike and Pedestrian Programs Coordinator for the City and the University of Arkansas.

Melinda Ickes received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2010. Dr. Ickes is a faculty associate for the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy, and the Director of both Tobacco-free Take Action! and Go Tobacco-free, two initiatives to promote tobacco-free college campuses. Her research interests are in the areas of tobacco control, college health promotion, and childhood obesity. Dr. Ickes teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in health promotion including Program Planning, Health Promotion and Behavior Change, College Health Promotion, and is coordinator of the health promotion practicum/internship program.

Dave Sorrell is the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Administrator for the University of California-Berkeley Campus, managing the Berkeley Moves! TDM Program for 60,000 students, staff, and faculty.

So far, his TDM program has acheieved: a Gold Star – Bike Friendly University rating by the American League of Bicylcists, Designated “Best Workplaces for Commuters” for 2018 and 2019, and was recently awarded a “Riders First Award” by Seamless Bay Area and the San Francisco Transit Riders Union for  an assertive and proactive approach to improving mobility for the Cal Community.

Dave has a BA in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University and one in Transit Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Association for Commuter Transportation and the International Parking & Mobility Institute. His hobbies include video gaming, transit photography, trivia, and teaching high school policy debate.