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Creating a Bicycle Friendly Community

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Date:
Sat Oct 06, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location:
BikeWalkKC Office, Kansas City, MO Map
Category:
Community Partner
Level:
Cadette, Senior
 

On Saturday October 6, 2018, TransportationYOU is partnering with BikeWalkKC to provide a STEM program on integrating bicycle facilities into our transportation systems. This activity will be a hands-on opportunity to conduct a bicycle audit of an existing street network to identify the quality of the existing bicycle facilities. It will be followed by planning and design brainstorming to identify ways the existing streets could be modified to provide a better bicycle network. The event will also explore the role of advocacy in planning for alternative modes of transportation such as bicycles within our transportation network. This activity will be led by a team of transportation planners, engineers, and bicycle advocates. Donuts will be provided in the morning followed by a lunch before we learn bicycle safety tips and head out on a bike ride.

Cost per Person: Free or $5 for WTS Fun Badge

Additional Information: Limited to 15 attendees.  Bicycles and safety equipment are available to use courtesy of BikeWalkKC or bring your own.

Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

How to Register: Follow this link

Questions: Contact Kim Curry, WTS Greater Kansas City Chapter, 816.822.3477

 


About this partner: Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. Through the program, WTS-KC works to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering programs and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology, which are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry.