Wenatchee Workshop in March: Growing Biking & Walking in Your Community

Imagine a place where kids can safely walk and bike to school, where children play kickball in their neighborhood street, where families can bicycle to the library or neighborhood park.  Imagine a community where drivers don’t speed down a residential street and intersections are designed so your elderly neighbor can safely cross the street.
Growing Biking & Walking in Your Communityis a half-day workshop being presented on March 22 at the North Central Regional Library in Wenatchee by Washington Bikes.  The workshop is offered through our Hub & Spoke outreach program. 

The workshop aims to arm citizens with the tools and resources needed to reclaim neighborhoods for biking and walking.  Highlights include an overview on why biking and walking are essential ingredients for a healthy community, examples of challenges and possible solutions, tools and resources available, and a walking tour to assess community possibilities.  Ian Macek, WSDOT Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator, and Patrick Walker, Transportation Planner for the Wenatchee Valley Transportation Council, will be on hand to lend their insights and knowledge.

“It’s an exciting time to bring this workshop to the Wenatchee Valley,” said Bicycle Alliance Executive Director Barbara Culp.  “Citizens are currently engaged in shaping a regional bike master plan and this is an opportunity to build on that momentum.”

This is the first year that the Bicycle Alliance has incorporated a workshop in its Hub & Spoke schedule.  

“Attendees at past events expressed interest in community workshops and we are responding to that request,” explained Culp.  “We are still keeping the social networking element in our Hub & Spoke program,” she added.

There is no charge for the workshop but space is limited.  Use this link to register for the workshop.  There will be a social meetup at the Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery following the workshop from 5-7pm.

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