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Striding Toward Healthy Communities:
Indiana’s Active Transportation Conference

November 13 & 14, 2012

Thank You to our Conference Sponsors and to all who attended!

This event was designed to educate attendees on the programs and policies that achieve walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented neighborhoods and to inspire action in local communities around the state. Attendees learned from national experts and advocates about recommended smart growth and active transportation programs and policies and how they have been used successfully in other areas of the country in order to increase physical activity, create safer, more accessible places, and to advance community and economic development.

Videos of the conference sessions are available through Indianapolis Government Access Television (Channel 16). Click here and scroll down to the 'Special Events' section.

Photos of the event will be posted soon.

Conference Presentations

Improving Public Health through Active Transportation
Dr. Susan Polan, American Public Health Association

Transportation Equity: Creating Economic Opportunity and Health for All
Anita Hairston, PolicyLink

Walk This Way: Campaigns to Improve Neighborhood Walkability
Tom Samuels

Retrofitting Suburbia: Making Sprawl Sustainable
Ellen Dunham-Jones, Georgia Tech

Organizing People and Projects to Maximize Impact
Eric Friedman, Housing and Community Solutions

A creative piece on the social, emotional, and physical effects of the daily walk
Stephanie Holman, Storyteller

Mobile Workshops

Walk/Bike Tour of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail
West Indianapolis Walkability Survey
Speedway, the Super Bowl Legacy, and Community Economic Development

Click here for a detailed conference program, including session overviews, learning objectives and speaker bios.

Thank you to our conference sponsors!

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors

Bicycle Garage Indy/BGI Fitness

Bicycle Indiana

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

Center for Urban Health, IUPUI

City of Carmel, Department of Community Services

Communities for a Lifetime/
Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

Green 3 LLC

Greenways Foundation

Hoosier Rails to Trails Council

Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program, Purdue Civil Engineering Department

Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Indianapolis Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club

Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

Indy Connect

Indy Rezone

Indiana Transportation Association

IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI

Madison County Council of Governments

Women’s Transportation Seminar of Greater Indianapolis