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A Solution to Climate Change


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Biking and Walking: A Solution to Climate Change

Friday, September 5

Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Place: Cascade Room, Westin, 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle

Free, public invited, everyone welcome!

Interactive workshop; participants, resource people, and panelists explore three ideas: (1) the value of trading a car trip for a bicycling or walking trip, (2) strategies to create buy-in from general public, businesses and elected officials, and (3) improving air quality through policies, programs and projects that promote bicycling and walking. Outcome: recipes for local success to cook up at home, working whitepaper, and feedback loop.


2:30–3:00 | Visionaries Create a Climate Action Plan

  • The Climate Change Challenge
  • Creating a Climate Action Plan – the Seattle Experience
  • The Role of Bicycling and Walking

3:00–3:30 | Sustainability Measurements

  • True Costs of Motor Vehicles
  • Benefits of Bike/Walk Facilities

3:30-4:15 | Workgroups discuss:

1) Barriers to Acting on Climate Change
2) Convert Individual Interest to Action
3) High Priority Policy Changes
4) Create a Climate Action Plan
5) Transform Systems and Institutions

4:15-4:35 | Report back

4:35-5:00 | Action planning: climate change recipes, and next steps

Bonus materials

  • Handouts and displays demonstrating other communities’ tools/tactics
  • Case studies and Web sites for more information
  • Talking points for success and to counter contrary contentions

Hosted by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

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