Looking to save some cash, get more exercise without a membership, reduce stress, recruit and retain talented employees and students, add a little adventure to your day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this symposium is for you.
Event: Transportation Symposium
9:30 am Wednesday December 14th
Fargo City Commission room
It’s exciting to see the cranes and new construction in our revitalizing downtown building on years of good work by many. While this may cause some disruption in the way we move around as we triple the number of residents, businesses, and employees downtown over the next decade, learn how you can adapt, engage, and benefit through this collaborative effort with some new smart tools and small tweaks to your employee and student parking policies.
Free sign up at Eventbrite available but not required
9:30 – 9:45
Rob Lynch Training Coordinator Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
Rob will share about the work the institute does helping study and improve our local transportation systems.
9:45 – 10:10
Matbus Smart App: Julie Bommelman Lori Van Beek directors, Matthew Peterson and Matbus provide 2.2 million annual rides, they’re not stopping there. They will share the cool new matbus app and integration with google maps and Route Shout. Also a very exciting announcement of an incredible pilot project kick off!
10:15 – 10:40
Walk your way to wealth: Mike Zimney Project Manager Kilbourne Group. Mike will share insights into the role pedestrian friendly environments play in generating an active public realm, higher property values, and strong retail environments.
10:45 – 11:10
Downtown Parking. Presenters: Derrick LaPointe Fargo Parking planner and Andy Renfrew Interstate Parking manager. City staff has been compiling important data to analyze current and future parking needs. This presentation will take a closer look at what data has been collected and what on-going and future projects are planned to help ease parking demands
11:15 – 11:30
Bicycle Education Network. Presenter: Austin Hauf PartnerSHIP 4 Health’s 2016 Active Transportation. Information on StreetsAlive tactical urbanism, Concordia’s BFU award, and the FM Bike Education Network.
11:35 – Noon
Great Rides Bikeshare, Sara Curry, Alyssa Johnson share about the national award for system with most ridership per bike, how new smart tools will make it even easier to ride, and how they’re collaborating to achieve common goals
Link to Lunch 12:10 – 1:00 (Ride the Fast, Fun, and Free Link to Lunch from the symposium with discount from sponsor restaurant) See where Link FM is at on the route at: www.matbusmobile.com