Spend a morning with nationally renowned active living expert, Mark Fenton, exploring how improving biking & walking in Blue Island makes Blue Island a better place to work, play and live!
Let's Walk & Bike Blue Island! with Mark Fenton
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
Place: MetroSouth Medical Center
Address: 12935 Gregory Street, Blue Island
FILL OUT THE ONLINE WALKING AND BIKING SURVEY
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Mark Fenton is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant; former host of the “America’s Walking” series on PBS, and an adjunct associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
Mark's been a lead-trainer for the University of North Carolina’s National Center for Safe Routes to School, and facilitated walkable community workshop across North America. A former editor of Walking magazine, Mark was a member of the US national racewalking team, competing in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Trials in the 50-kilometer racewalk.
He studied biomechanics at the Massachusetts Institute Technology, was a researcher at the Olympic Committee's Sports Science Laboratory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and manager of Reebok’s Human Performance Laboratory. Mark has published widely in exercise science, physical activity promotion, and community health interventions.
He’s a vocal advocate for active transportation (even serving on his town's planning board and by-law review commission), a consultant on bicycle and pedestrian community plans, and recognized authority on public health issues and the need for community, environmental, and public-policy initiatives to encourage more walking, bicycling, and transit use.
The Active Transportation Alliance is working with the City of Blue Island to develop an active transportation plan. Made possible through funding from the Department of Health and Human Services: Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant. CPPW is a joint project between the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago.