Be a part of an exciting community effort to improve your walking and biking experience in Tinley Park.
FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
Featuring Guest Speaker
PBS’ America’s Walking Host: Mark Fenton
Date: Monday, Sept. 26, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. - noon
Place: Ed & Joe's Pizza
17332 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, IL
FILL OUT THE ONLINE WALKING AND BIKING SURVEY
For more info: Steve Buchtel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.365.9365
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. He’s author of several books including the “Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness” (Lyons Press, 2008) and “Pedometer Walking” (2006). He’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 Village of Tinley Park 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.