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Take a walk to learn about traffic management

New Century Transportationby Cathy TuttleOn Wednesday, the Glenwood Springs Traffic Efficiencies and Bike and Pedestrian Utilization committee would like to invite representatives from the city of Glenwood Springs, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and all other interested individuals to attend a full morning of activities to educate, inform and promote bike and pedestrian issues and traffic management tools.From 8-9 a.m., in the Glenwood Springs Council Chamber Room, participants meet with Dan Burden, of Walkable Communities Inc., and Troy Russ, of Glatting Jackson, to discuss Grand Avenue benefits and possibilities.From 9:15-10:30 a.m., put on your walking shoes for a Grand Avenue Walk-About. Meet at Sacred Grounds, 725 Grand Ave., and walk with Dan and Troy while touring the Grand Avenue/Highway 82 downtown area. You can discuss bike and pedestrian accessibility and traffic calming solutions. Pictures will be taken to be used in a 2-day presentation with Dan and Troy from July 1820.From 10:45 a.m. to noon, the group will meet in the Glenwood Springs Council Chamber room to recap the Walk-About, and discuss and outline agendas for the July 1820 series of focus groups and work sessions.Dan Burden is a pedestrian, bicycle and livable communities specialist with 35 years of progressive government and nonprofit experience, promoting and evaluating alternative transportation and sustainable communities at national, regional, state and local levels.Burden is also a specialist in transportation and land-use planning, research and implementation of bicycling, walking and traffic-calming. He has communications expertise and much experience in technical manuals production, legislative and courtroom preparation and testimony, audio-video productions and fund-raising.For additional information on Dan Burden, go to the Walkable Communities Web site at http://www.walkable.org.For additional information regarding the Glenwood Springs Walk-About, contact the City of Glenwood Springs at 384-6435 or e-mail the New Century Transportation Foundation at http://www.info@newcenturytrans.org.This event is sponsored by the city of Glenwood Springs, New Century Transportation Foundation and the Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program.Cathy Tuttle is with the New Century Transportation Foundation. For more information, contact the New Century Transportation Foundation at 704-9200 or e-mail ctuttle@newcenturytrans.org.

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