Webinar: What COVID-19 Stimulus packages promise for infrastructure

With Congress scrambling to address unprecedented unemployment and an economy in free-fall, negotiations over stimulus packages present new possibilities for one of the Trump administration’s long-promised priorities: infrastructure. In this webinar, we will explore new and innovative policy approaches that will generate more value from existing U.S. infrastructure, including asset recycling and public-private partnerships. We will also discuss the role of infrastructure in economic stimulus, as well impact such proposals can be expected to have for the United States economy and workforce.

Cycling Events in the COVID-19 Era: Guidelines for the Return to Cycling Events Webinar

USA Cycling  will share insights from its nation-wide rider survey regarding, among other things, what they hope to see from events moving forward. This webinar will introduce and explain an event risk assessment tool and return to cycling events guidelines derived from those created by the CDC, WHO and, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC). The event will conclude with a live panel with medical experts. More information and registration.

Research in Action: Trends in How Municipalities Are Addressing Increased Demand for Safe Public Space Webinar

This webinar will describe various strategies communities are implementing in response to increased demands for safe public space for walking and cycling during the COVID-19 crisis. Researchers at UNC’s  Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center will present on an effort to collect and analyze data on these strategies in order to identify community-based factors related to their adoption, impacts, long-term viability, and potential unintended consequence.  This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic. More information and registration.

The Great American Outdoors Act: Vital to Recovery and our Future Webinar

We’re at a turning point for parks and open space in America. Parks have emerged as essential to healthy, resilient communities during the pandemic, but the crisis has also laid bare the dire inequalities in outdoor access across the nation. Right now, we’re on the brink of a defining legislative victory: securing full and dedicated funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This has been a generation in the making and could transform the outlook for outdoor equality across the country. Read more and register.

Greenway Today Webinar: Kelly Mezzapelle and Dean Moss

Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance for a compelling dialog with Dean Moss of the Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail in Beaufort, South Carolina, and City of Myrtle Beach Planner Kelly Mezzapelle. Moss, Mezzapelle and our Georgia and South Carolina Coordinator Brent Buice will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting coastal South Carolina parks and greenways, efforts to make sure all communities get the physical and mental health relief that is needed and the impact this global economic and health crisis will have on East Coast Greenway segments moving forward.

Eighth Annual Matt’s Moon River Cruise

The Eighth Annual Matt’s Moon River Cruise, presented by the Law Office of Joseph J. Steffen, will be held virtually May 21-26 — from wherever you are.

The event is named in memory of Matt Kohler, who was hit from behind by a driver on July 26, 2012 while riding his bike on U.S. Highway 80 in Bloomingdale.

On Friday, May 22, we will post a variety of routes ranging from 4-25 miles for all to enjoy in Savannah. These rides do not need to be completed on Friday — rather, they are a suggestion of routes to take at your leisure. Participants are encouraged to post photos on social media, tagging @BikeWalkSav, #MMRC8, #BikeWalkSAV, #BikesUnite. Want to share your route from outside Savannah? Email us at info@bikewalksavannah.org.

Webinar: Equitable Public Engagement Practices During COVID-19 and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing have reshaped the transportation landscape: transit ridership has plummeted; normally congested highways have emptied; and some micromobility companies are pulling out of cities as demand has bottomed out. The pandemic, as well as our response measures, have not impacted all communities equally, and in many ways reflect and deepen pre-existing racial and social inequities in our communities. Transit dependent populations—predominantly people of color and people with low incomes—are often unable to work from home as they continue to provide the essential, front-line services that we all rely on. It is critical that we ensure inclusive, equitable, and diverse public outreach and engagement as part of the important decision-making processes ahead—whether for real-time responses to the pandemic, existing projects, or future transportation funding and planning scenarios.

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?

Webinar: Inclusive Community Engagement During Covid-19 and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color throughout metro Atlanta with respect to health, housing, small businesses and jobs, transportation, education, and more. Relief and recovery efforts are compounding existing inequities. The effective design and implementation of community engagement and outreach efforts during and after the COVID-19 crisis must acknowledge and address historical, social, cultural, and other challenges to inclusive community engagement, incorporate a variety of approaches, and endeavor to establish and grow trust with and among these communities. Doing so ensures a process that is more diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and expands the range of different and improved outcomes. This webinar will focus on increasing understanding and capabilities for inclusive community engagement processes and initiatives among communities of color, immigrant communities, and low-income communities during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.