Hear from transportation professionals on May 19th about making safer streets on a limited budget.
The public is invited to an evening discussion with transportation professionals from Corvallis and around the state on how to create a just, safe, healthy, and accessible community with limited dollars. “Designing Communities for Active Transportation: On a Budget” is scheduled for Friday, May 19, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at OSU’s Learning Innovation Center (LINC), Room 128, 165 SW Sackett Place in Corvallis. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and refreshments and light snacks will be provided. The program will also be available virtually. Register HERE to access the event online.
The featured panel will define the problems experienced in local transportation corridors and the types of solutions that increase safety and access within a budget. The City of Corvallis Transportation Division Manager, Rory Rowan, arrived in the past year after nearly a decade working for the City of Bend, where major investments are being made in alternative transportation. He will discuss lessons learned, and how he and his staff plan to apply those lessons to Corvallis in the years ahead.
Additional panelists include Metro Council President Lynn Peterson, author of Roadways for People: Rethinking Transportation Planning and Engineering, and Brian Ray, PE, Manager of Sunrise Transportation Strategies LLC. Panelists will share information on the importance of defining the problems in our local corridors and the types of solutions used in other communities. The panel will be moderated by Greg Macpherson, a Corvallis area farmer, retired attorney, and Oregon State University Foundation Board member.
This event is being organized by Mid-Valley Bicycle Club and is co-sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Transportation Action Team and SAFE Corvallis (Streets Are For Everyone).