ACHIEVE Healthy Communities Leadership Team Provides Education on Complete Streets Planning

The ACHIEVE Healthy Communities Leadership Team of Winter Park recently supported two programs  providing education on complete streets planning to local transportation planners and advocates.

It first offered scholarships to the Healthy Communities Healthy Government conference held at the UCF Alumni Center on March 25 and attracted 14 public and private sector transportation planners and advocates to participate. They joined approximately 150 public administrators, city managers, division managers and staff from across Central Florida and the state who wanted to learn more about how local governments and regions are planning for healthy communities and how these efforts relate to the administration of government. ACHIEVE initiative resources, provided by Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), were used for conference scholarships.

Then on Monday, April 11, in partnership with Bike/Walk Central Florida and MetroPlan Orlando, the group provided an educational workshop on complete streets policies featuring Dan Burden, a recognized authority on bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The workshop was held at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and drew about 50 participants.

Mr. Burden, who previously had been commissioned by the ACHIEVE Leadership Team to work with the City of Winter Park staff to review the City’s transportation plan to see if it was compatible with principles of a complete streets policy, presented his findings at a Winter Park City Commission meeting right after the workshop.