COVID-19 and Active Transportation Webinar

Ensuring that families get safely to and from school is top of mind for all of us. Planning and communications should consider all modes by which Georgia’s children travel to and from school including walking and bicycling.

Join us for a virtual presentation and discussion on how a partnership with Georgia Safe Routes to School can benefit your school and community. We will also focus on active transportation and ways to make the commute safer and fun while reducing car line traffic.

Date: August 24, 2020

Time: 12:30 p.m. ET

Duration: 1 hour (30 min. presentation & 30 min. discussion)

Register here to send an email to Russell Oliver, Senior Planner II with a message that you would like to participate.

Webinar: A re-imagined American city? Urban mobility after covid-19

During the coronavirus pandemic, cities saw a decade’s-worth mobility transformation within just three months. But as life returns to a new normal, will those changes last? Will America turn the page on car-centered mobility?

In this live discussion, leading American mobility experts offer an exclusive insight to the decision-making process happening right now across the nation.

The webinar will be moderated by Arjan van Andel, Director of Smart City Solutions at PTV Group America. More information and registration.

Webinar: Effect of COVID-19 on Mobility

Join Ohio State University faculty and industry experts for a conversation about the potential implications of COVID-19 for the design of our communities and various modes of transportation, including air travel, personal vehicles, and public transit, micro-mobility and ride-hailing services.


  • Chris Atkinson, Senior Leadership Office of Research, College of Engineering
  • Jennifer Clark, Professor and Head, City and Regional Planning Section, Knowlton School
  • Harvey Miller, Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science; Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis
  • Sophia Mohr, Chief Innovation Officer at COTA
  • Stephanie Morgan, Executive Director, Air Transportation and Aerospace Campus
  • Giorgio Rizzoni, Center for Automative Research, Ford Motor Company Chair, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

This event is free and open to the public. Registration and more information.

Webinar: The Role of Trails, Walking and Biking in COVID-19 Management

As the nation works to manage the spread of COVID-19, having access to trails and safe spaces for walking and biking has been essential to people’s health, safety and well-being. Nationwide, trail use spiked to rates 200% higher than last year, bike counts on trails hit a high point of more than 350% higher than last year, and people are reporting trails that are busier at every hour of the day than normal. In many places, trails were one of the only spaces available for walking and biking while separated from vehicle traffic. In places where trails haven’t been available, some have advocated to re-purpose streets for walking and biking while others have struggled to find ways to safely be active outside.

Join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, along with experts in the transit, transportation planning, and local economic development fields for a discussion about the actions we need to take now in the early stages of planning for recovery. Registration.

The Greenway Imperative: A Call to Action Webinar

The impact of COVID-19 has heightened the role that greenways and conserved greenspace play in providing critically important outdoor space for human activity, while at the same time promoting public health, safety, and well-being.

Webinar: Event Organizer COVID 19 Update

Join USA Cycling for this webinar, which will include information on:

• Riding and racing during pandemic
• New event organizer forum
• Event trends with BikeReg
• Mitigating risk in registration and results
• Case study on running an event during COVID


Quick Build Projects: Moving from CV-19 Response to Recovery

Cities across the globe are implementing low-cost, flexible transportation solutions to address emerging needs from the pandemic. These solutions have been marketed as “active” or “slow” streets—to enable those sheltered in place to recreate safely.

As we slowly return to work, cities will need to creatively think about getting more people to and from work on limited street space and with lower transit capacity.

Come hear from Mike Lydon, author of Tactical Urbanism, Emiko Atherton, Vice President for Thriving Communities at Smart Growth America, and Warren Logan, Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations for the Mayor’s Office of Oakland speak about what they are seeing across the globe and in their cities, and the emerging needs in the road to recovery. These speakers will talk about quick build’s role in this recovery, how to get the funding you need to get projects underway, and lessons learned from implementation and how to make projects permanent.

Open for Whom? Streets as a Platform for Recovery

Crisis precipitates change. The novel Coronavirus has transformed our lived experience in the blink of an eye, generating mass uncertainty and economic upheaval while laying bare the inequities in America. As we witness the struggle to maintain a sense of self, purpose, and hope, it is paramount to understand that the collective utility of the street has never before played such a crucial role in determining our American destiny.

In this free webinar, Tamika Butler, Esq, Jason DeGray P.E., PTOE and Kristof Devastey, P.E., PTOE, PTP of Toole Design will discuss equitable, ethical, and empathetic approaches to “open streets” recovery initiatives.

This presentation will:

  • Table pre-pandemic agendas

  • Reflect on the nuance of how people rely on streets

  • Address the need to dismantle racial, economic, and environmental inequities for streets to be truly open

  • Identify the need for those who are most impacted by changes to the street to have the most power to shape those changes

  • Provide practical considerations for deploying open streets

More information.

Webinar: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Communities – Panel Discussion

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Communities panel discussion will be the second in a series of events on “Cities and Regions in the Post-Coronavirus Era,” initiating community conversations on what lesson we can learn from this crisis to create a more resilient and sustainable world.

What will be the economic implications for communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Currently Ohio unemployment claims top 1 million, what will this mean for our local economy and community going forward?