ODOT to host active transportation workshop

TOLEDO- The Ohio Department of Transportation is hosting a free workshop to unveil its new Active Transportation Plan Guide 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo.

The guide is a step-by-step blueprint that communities can use to create safer streets for all roadway users. Workshop co-sponsors include Ohio Alliance of YMCAs, Ohio Safe Routes to School State Network and Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

“Bicycling to work. Walking to school. Skateboarding at the park. Residents across Ohio are increasingly using active modes of transportation for work, school and play. This new guide will give communities of all sizes tools they can use to help make transportation safer for everyone,” said Julie Walcoff, ODOT’s bike and pedestrian program manager.

The day includes sharing best practices, reviewing new ODOT guidelines, participating in hands-on sessions to apply the guidelines and exploring sample regional complete streets policies and active transportation treatments.

The workshop is free; however, reservations are required by Friday. Reservations can be made online at