A Return on Investment for Active Transportation

APA California Chapter, Orange Section


Thursday, April 13, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT

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As funds for infrastructure development become increasingly limited, it is important that cities are making decisions that maximize the impact of each dollar spent. This means that cities have become more creative and paid more attention to approaches that not only improve the local economy, but also improve the health, and quality of life for their community members. In this webinar, experts from the Urban Land Institute, AARP, and City of Long Beach will discuss how active transportation can make a positive impact on the local community.  Participants will:





  • Understand how to use data to prioritize infrastructure improvements that will have the safest and most cost-effective outcomes.

  • Learn how cities leverage funding (such as Measure M) to build a cohesive active transportation network.

  • Learn about positive impact that active transportation infrastructure and place making efforts, such as parklets and street decks, have on local businesses.

  • Learn about the impact active transportation has on real estate values.

  • Learn about the impact active transportation infrastructure has on health.

  • Gain tools and techniques to ensure that active transportation infrastructure is used to improve low-income communities without causing displacement. 













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Charles Gandy

Invited Speaker


Matt Norris

Invited Speaker

Matthew Norris supports the Building Healthy Places Initiative and works on projects linking health, sustainability and development. He previously worked at the Tri-State Transportation Campaign where he focused on improving access to safe, reliable and equitable modes of transportation throughout southern New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area. Matt earned ... Read More

Jessica Meaney

Invited Speaker

Jessica Meaney is the Executive Director of the non-profit Investing in Place with over 10 years of professional experience in transportation policy in Southern California. She is a is a committed transportation advocate who has been living intentionally car free in Los Angeles for close to 17 years. Academically trained ... Read More

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Starla Barker, sbarker@mbakerintl.com