Community Leaders Participate in Active Transportation Conference

Monday, June 30, 2014

On Thursday, June 26th, a group of Youngstown community leaders, including several members of the YNDC team participated in the Switching Gears Akron Active Transportation Conference hosted by AMATS (Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study) and sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

The conference focused on learning how to increase walking, biking and transit in communities and leverage it to create vibrant spaces and neighborhoods. The conference highlighted successful grassroots efforts, as well as advocacy and policy level actions to enhance and transform communities. Key speakers included Jason Roberts, of The Better Block project and Dave Cieslewicz, Executive Director of Wisconsin Bike Fed and former mayor of Madison, WI. The group also participated in a Downtown Akron Bike-N-Brainstorm session that included a 6.2 mile group ride through the heart of downtown Akron. To learn more about the conference, click here.