Saturday, April 23, 2011

Upcoming Walking Events

A few activites to keep you busy over the next month:

The Road to Health: Improving Community Wellbeing Through Transportation
From safe routes to school and accessible public transit, to impacting your regional transportation plan, our convening will provide insight into creating more sustainable, healthy, and active communities. Featuring presentations from TransForm and local advocates, the convening will include:
  • An overview of the impact of transportation on community health
  • Presentations on local advocacyefforts to ensure cleaner air, safer streets, and accessible services
  • Opportunities to advocate on local, statewide, and federal policy efforts to influence transportation policy and planning

Los Angeles – April 27, 2011
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The California Endowment
1000 North Alameda Street
San Diego – May 4, 2011
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sherman Heights Community Center
2258 Island Avenue

Registration is $25 for General Public, $10 for CPEHN Network Members. Register online here.

May 2 - Online Pedestrian Survey
Join California WALKS and America Walks in collecting valuable data on who walks and why we walk!  America Walks is sponsoring an online survey among its members and affiliated organizations to understand what characterizes avid walkers and what distinguishes them from those less inclined to walk. The survey is not lengthy, is easy to fill out, and is designed to provide information usable in developing actionable steps to promote walking in the United States.
Check out the survey here.

May 18 - Integrating Health and Equity into Sustainable Community Strategy Planning (SB 375)
11-12:30 pm (PST)

Learn more about this wide reaching law and hear how local health departments and community advocates are collaborating to ensure that the sustainable community planning process incorporates broad health and health equity goals.

Register here.     

May 18 and 25 - Online Training: Creating Livable, Accessible Communities by Completing Our StreetsThis two-part training will be lead by Barbara McCann and Michael Ronkin. McCann, Executive Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, and Ronkin, co-developer of the Complete Streets Workshop program will discuss the principles of Complete Streets and how implementing a Complete Streets policy will create improved transportation option for people with disabilities. Participants must be able to attend both sessions and be willing to complete homework between the two.

Registration is free, but must be made by May 11.

May 21, 2011 - Crest Canyon-Del Mar-San Dieguito Lagoon Community Walk (WalkSanDiego)
8:30-9:00 am – Meet your fellow walkers; 9:00 am – 11:00am – Walk

This is a bit of a departure from our previous walks, and includes a beautiful short hike through little known Crest Canyon where we’ll see Torrey Pines and some native plants in bloom, a walk through some of Del Mar’s beautiful neighborhoods, and ending with a walk along San Dieguito Lagoon.  Three walk options:1-mile through Crest Canyon only;  2 ½  walk in canyon + Del Mar; full 4-mile round-trip walk.Gentle uphill through Crest Canyon, then mostly flat terrain and some downhill sections.

Meet at northern entrance to Crest Canyon on Racetrack View Drive
(Directions: from I-5, exit Via de la Valle, west on Via de la Valle, left at Jimmy Durante Blvd, go past Del Mar Fairgrounds, left on San Dieguito Rd, San Dieguito Rd becomes Racetrack View Drive) More information available by email.

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