“Planning for All Ages and Abilities Through Inclusive and Virtual Walk Audits”
An Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professional Webinar
Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 1:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time
In the 1st Floor Conference room, 2825 3rd Avenue North
Walk audits are a common public engagement activity used in pedestrian planning, but often are not accessible to or inclusive of people with disabilities. People with disabilities are more likely to rely on walking for daily trips and may be more aware of and impacted by problems in the transportation network. Planning and street design processes benefit from incorporating the expertise of people with disabilities; when a street is accessible for people with disabilities, it is accessible for all people. The Inclusive Walk Audit Facilitator's Guide, developed by the Minnesota Department of Health and Alta Planning + Design, provides specific guidance and information on how to better include people with disabilities and to highlight disability in walk audits so that planning processes are more inclusive.
The City of Billings Planning and Community Services Department, from time to time, hosts free public webinars for informational purposes only on subjects that may be of interest to City and County staff, other local agencies, residents, and businesses in Billings. The Department neither supports nor opposes the expressed content in these webinars.