Through Children's Eyes: Planning and Bicycle Mobility for Kids

Start Date
10/03/2018
End Date
10/03/2018
Description
Recent population growth in the District has been dominated by both young and old “empty nesters,” with housing, transportation and planning strategies responding to their needs. This neglects one of the most important and growing urban demographics – children. Addressing three local projects and initiatives, the presentation analyzes child-focused urban design and bicycle mobility principles. The first project is a neighborhood revitalization in the District with a large family component. Next is the District of Columbia Public School’s “Biking in the Park” program, begun in 2015, to teach and train every second grader in the city how to bicycle on city streets. Finally, the presentation discusses the creation of two “traffic gardens” in Ward 7 as an educational tool to teach children how to bicycle in urban environments and support the DCPS program.
Location
Washington, DC
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Transportation
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe future urban demographics and their impact on planning and urban design;
2. List important metrics and principles of planning for children;
3. Use education programs to support policies for inclusive mobility strategies; and
4. Discuss the history and definition of traffic gardens as an amenity and educational tool that supports mobility across all ages.
Instructors
Cheryl A. O’Neill - Principal, Torti Gallas UrbanMary Butcher - Urban Designer, Torti GallasMiriam Kenyon - Director of Health and Physical Education, District of Columbia Public Schools
Website Registration
Course Codes
POASLA.DesignDC.20181003.06
Provider
Potomac Chapter ASLA


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