RSVP for upcoming Livable Streets Workshop

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2011

Adair County Annex Building, 301 N. Franklin

RSVP: (660) 627-1485

I invite you to attend the Livable Streets Workshop 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2011 at the Adair County Annex Building, 301 N. Franklin. People want to live in a vibrant community filled with opportunity. Part of that package is a city where people can safely get around, whether it’s by car, bicycle or foot—this is where the concept of Livable Streets comes in. We hope you’ll join us in the discussion of how Livable Streets can fit in the Kirksville community. Hosted by the City of Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department and MU Extension, the workshop is free, and will be followed by a City-sponsored Open House from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to discuss the City of Kirksville’s Master Trail Plan and the proposed FLATS Trail.

Livable Streets is a design and planning approach that considers the needs of drivers, as well as the transportation needs of children and families, the disabled, seniors and bicyclists. Across the state, there is growing interest in applying Livable Streets elements to new planning and transportation projects, such as the Master Trail Plan and the FLATS Trail. To date in Missouri, there are 11 communities that have passed Livable Streets or Complete Streets ordinances or policies. Communities can adopt these non-binding resolutions to help set policy directions and ensure safe access to physical activity for all residents, regardless of ability.

Please feel free to invite anyone interested in learning how to create a more walkable, bikable and accessible community to attend the free Livable Streets Advocacy Training. For more information, questions or to RSVP for this event, contact the Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department at (660) 627-1485.

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