Please join the WBWC for our Annual Meeting on November 11, 2020
Please join the Washtenaw Bicycling & Walking Coalition for our Annual Meeting! At this meeting, we'll
Socialize with other members of Washtenaw County's bicycling and walking community
Discuss priorities for the upcoming year
Hear from leaders in both Washtenaw County and the larger bicycling and walking community
At the end of the evening, WBWC members will be asked to vote on the 2021 board of directors. There will also be a raffle for prizes donated from local shops for members to enter.
Time: Wednesday, November 11, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
This event is free of charge and open to anyone; participants need only register in advance.
For more information, please e-mail email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
Angie Schmitt is one of the country's best-known writers on the topic of sustainable transportation.
She was the long-time national editor at Streetsblog. Her writing and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic and NPR. She is the founder of the new firm 3MPH Planning and Consulting, a small Cleveland-based firm which is focused on pedestrian safety. Her book Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America was published in August by Island Press.
Presentation: "The Pedestrian Safety Crisis in America: Why it's happening and what we can do about it"
More than 6,000 pedestrians are getting killed every year on American streets, representing an enormous 50 percent increase from the first part of the decade. Angie Schmitt, the author of the new book Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Crisis of Pedestrian Deaths in America will talk about the social trends that are putting people at risk. And why fundamentally, it is a problem of systematic, structural inequality.
Dr. Fred Feng is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. His research applies behavioral data analysis and modeling to study driver behaviors, cycling safety, and pedestrian safety. Dr. Feng's work has been published in multiple academic journals, and he serves on the Scientific Committee of the International Cycling Safety Conference. More information can be found on his website at umich.edu/~fredfeng.