Walking Around the World: Innovation and inspiration for Designing, Engineering and Planning our Cities

The obesity epidemic, congestion, pollution, peak oil and climate change are just five of the imperatives that demand we walk more — and walk more often. Yet the barriers to walking have intensified in recent years. This presentation will show how streets around the world are being opened up again to people on foot, with spectacular benefits for our personal health, and the health of our cities, our communities and our children. Walk 21 is a global partnership of experts who raise international awareness of walking issues and support development of best practice.


Attend a free lecture on this subject by Dr. Rodney Tolley with Bronwen Thornton of Walk 21on Monday, June 8th at 7:00pm at UBC Robson Square, located at 800 Robson Street in Vancouver. Reservations are required, so please call 778.782.5100 or e-mail cstudies@sfu.ca.


The Shifting Gears II: Lectures on Transportation, Health, and the Built Environment are sponsored by the Bombardier Foundation and the Active Transport Lab at the University of British Columbia and BC Recreation and Parks Association. 


For more information, please visit www.sfu.ca/city/PDFs/SG2_Walk.pdf