Living Near Transit: Practical paths to building walkable neighborhoods

From Greenbelt Alliance:

One of the best ways we can live healthy lifestyles and combat climate change is to plan communities that reduce our dependence on cars, allow more workers to live in the community they serve, and create walkable neighborhoods with nearby amenities.

Join Live Local for a lively discussion about where we can create walkable, bikable neighborhoods in Marin County. Where can they go, who should they serve, and what should they look like?

Panelists
Supervisor Steve Kinsey, Chair, Transportation Authority of Marin and Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner
Andy Peri, Advocacy Director, Marin County Bike Coalition
Thomas Kronemeyer, Associate Principal, Community Design + Architecture

If you’d like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

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