Through a highly competitive process, Living Streets Alliance has been chosen as the first of only five organizations throughout the nation to host an Advocacy Advance Action 2020 Workshop!
Advocacy Advance – a partnership between the League of American Bicyclists and Alliance for Biking & Walking – is facilitating an Action 2020 Workshop in Tucson on Friday, September 16th, 2011. Action 2020 Workshops are designed to ensure advocates, agency staff, and elected officials have the knowledge, skills and resources to access untapped or under- utilized federal funding sources at the state, regional and local level to build bicycling and walking infrastructure and programs. This is a fantastic opportunity for furthering active transportation in the greater Tucson region!
The one day workshop, co-hosted by Pima Association of Governments, will be facilitated by a team of experienced professionals (see below), and – even more exciting – will be attended by none other than Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists and Jeffrey Miller, President of the Alliance for Biking & Walking. For further information, please visit our events page.
Darren Flusche is the Policy Analyst for the League of American Bicyclists. Before joining the League in April 2009, he worked for six years in New York City on a number of urban policy areas including transportation, education and philanthropy, and the arts. Darren has earned a B.A. in history from Syracuse University and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in public policy analysis from New York University.
Brighid O’Keane is the Advocacy Advance Program Manager for the Alliance for Biking & Walking. Before joining the Alliance in February 2011, she opened a food cooperative market as the Program Director of the Berkeley Student Food Collective. An environmental policy graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder, she has worked in Colorado, California, Alaska, and Thailand on community organizing, organizational development and facilitation.
Peter Lagerwey is the Regional Office Director for Toole Design Group in the Northwest. Peter has over 26 years managing high profile pedestrian and bicycle projects and programs with the City of Seattle and as a private consultant. Peter is a nationally known expert having worked on non-motorized projects and made presentations in over 200 states, counties and cities. He was the project manager for developing and implementing the widely acclaimed Seattle Bicycle Master Plan; and co-author of the FHWA manual and training course on “How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP). Peter has taught the PSAP course along with the FHWA’s designing for Pedestrian Safety (DPS) course in eleven states.