Greg Lindsey to discuss the relationships between the built environment and active transportation.
Presently, most areas are not designed to allow people to walk or cycle and instead are designed for vehicular traffic. There is a growing movement to plan and construct areas to be friendlier to walkers and cyclists. As obesity rates rise among adults and children, this movement in support of active transportation has grown and a number of cities such as Chicago and Portland, Ore. are redesigning spaces to incorporate active transportation.
St. Cloud State University
February 27, 2012