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Posted on: October 3, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Flagstaff Walks!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE
FMPO/City of Flagstaff/Coconino County/Arizona DOT - Flagstaff


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Martin Ince
September 27, 2011 FMPO Multi-Modal Planner, (928) 213-2685

Flagstaff, AZ - Flagstaff Walks! is an annual series of events organized by the City of Flagstaff's Pedestrian Advisory Committee to celebrate Flagstaff's walkable character and to raise awareness of pedestrian issues.

Flagstaff is a good town for walking; according to the Trip Diary Survey conducted by the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization in 2006, more than 13 percent of all trips in the Flagstaff region are made on foot. In the central area of Flagstaff, which includes downtown, the hospital area, the NAU campus, and Woodlands Village, more than 17 percent of trips are made by foot.

Flagstaff Walks! is planned for the beginning of October to coincide with International Walk to School Day. This will be the seventh year for the event.

Flagstaff Walks! will take place September 30 through October 7, 2011, and will include a variety of fun, informative activities:

Friday, September 30

Accessibility Audit
Meet at the Downtown Transfer Center, West Phoenix Avenue
9:00 am

The City’s Disability Awareness Commission and Pedestrian Awareness Committee will lead a short tour around downtown and the southside to experience conditions that make getting around easier or more difficult for persons with mobility limitations – an eye-opening experience for all.

Sunday, October 2

Walk Bicycle or Bus to the Flagstaff Community Market
Start at home/travel to the market
8:00 am – 12:00 noon; prize drawing at 11 am

Walk, bike, bus to the Community Market at City Hall and become eligible for prizes. Two winners will receive $15 in tokens to be used at the market (thanks to the Community Market). Sign in when you arrive and get a ticket for the drawing (at 11:00 a,). Bus riders can visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/pedestrian to download a coupon for a free bus pass for this event.

Monday, October 3

Community Clean-Up – University Heights Neighborhood
Meet at The Journey Church, 740 West University Heights Dr South
9:00 am

Help keep Flagstaff’s sidewalks clean, clear, and safe for everyone! We'll pick up trash, sweep debris, and clear vegetation from public sidewalks in the University Heights neighborhood. Bring gloves; trash bags, trash pickers, and other tools will be provided.

Tuesday, October 4

School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day!
Elementary schools (school crossing)
7:30 am

Join us in honoring the folks who help our kids get safely across the streets near the schools. Thank your local crossing guard today!

Wednesday, October 5

International Walk to School Day
Kinsey, Marshall, Sechrist, and Thomas Elementary Schools
7:30 - 9:30 am

Join with over 3 million kids around the world who are walking to school today for International Walk to School Day! Walk with your children to school to enhance the health of kids, improve air quality and the environment and to help create safer routes for walking and bicycling.

Thursday, October 6

Progressive Breakfast Walk
Meet at the Downtown Transfer Center, West Phoenix Avenue
8:30 am

Join the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for a fun walk as we enjoy a progressive breakfast from local eateries. Along the way you can visit with the Committee about your concerns on pedestrian issues, large and small. We will walk approximately 2 miles.

Friday, October 7

First Friday Art Walk
Heritage Square
6:00- 8:00 pm

Discuss pedestrian and walking issues at Heritage Square with the City of Flagstaff’s Safe Sidewalks Program and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Coconino County Health Department.

Community Partners

? City of Flagstaff – Pedestrian Advisory Committee
? City of Flagstaff – Sustainability and Environmental Management Section
? City of Flagstaff – Community Development Division
? Coconino County Health Department – Safe Routes to School
? Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization
? Safekids Coalition - Coconino County
? Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority
? Flagstaff Community Market
? Friends of Flagstaff’s Future

For more information

Martin Ince
Multimodal Transportation Planner
City of Flagstaff/Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization
211 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

928 213 2685
mince@flagstaffaz.gov
www.flagstaff.az.gov/pedestrian

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