GIS and Active Transportation

GIS/SIG September Program

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Greece Town Hall, Eastman Room

1 Vince Tofany Blvd

Rochester, New York


GIS and Active Transportation

Elizabeth Murphy, Active Transportation Specialist, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

David Kruse, Community Planner, SRF & Associates 

Active Transportation is a hot topic in local and regional planning; it encompasses modes of transportation other than the personal motor vehicle.  Climate change, fuel prices, and public health considerations have communities across the nation re-thinking transportation networks and infrastructure to better accommodate pedestrian and bicycle mobility, as well as public transit.  GIS is a critical tool being used by decision makers to take inventory of existing conditions and target priority improvements in the transportation network.