Walking the talk
November 3, 2005
• Tulare County workshops to “walk” communities
• To see if there’s interest in making towns more walk-friendly
A series of free “Walkable Communities” workshops is scheduled for the week of Nov. 14 in Tulare County to find out public interest in pedestrian-related issues as well as increase a more personal understanding of pedestrian needs.
The workshops are sponsored by the Tulare County Association of Governments. They are scheduled for Dinuba, Exeter, Farmersville, Lindsay, Porterville, Tulare, Visalia and Earlimart.
The workshops, which are being presented by the National Center for Bicycling and Walking, will emphasize the importance of “planning for people and places, not the automobile,” says Scott Cochran, a regional planner with the council.
Each workshop is three to four hours long and will include a walking tour of neighborhoods, three-quarters of a mile in distance or less. During the walk, participants will look for satisfactory and unsatisfactory conditions noting special problems for children, the elderly and those with physical handicaps.
For further information contact Scott Cochran at (559) 733-6653 ext. 4893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.