Community Advocacy and Planning Services
The PedNet Coalition offers presentations, training workshops, campaign management support, planning services, and technical assistance in all areas of active transportation and healthy community promotion. These consulting services are ideal for advocates, community groups, schools, public health, law enforcement, local government, elected representatives and others. Our hands-on, outcome-focused trainings will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and resources to start work immediately.
Examples of specific goals for your local active living or healthy community movement, which we can help you with, include:
- Build a Strong Active Living Partnership
Engage key stakeholders and energize the community around the benefits of active transportation.
- Organize Your First Walk to School Day
Jump-start your Safe Routes to School program with a highly-visible event that will attract positive media coverage and expand your partnership.
- Launch a Daily Walking School Bus Program
Move your Safe Routes to School program to the next level by understanding best practices for assessing safe walking routes, recruiting and training Walking School Bus volunteers, and marketing the program to kids and families.
- Work Effectively with Your Elected Leaders
Build long-term relationships that will lead to healthy community policy changes, by understanding the world of the local political leader.
- Teach Safe Cycling to Adults and Youth
Use education to create real mode shift by hosting your own League Certified Instructor (LCI) seminar and helping people to reap the health and economic benefits of active transportation.
- Promote Safe Cycling through Law Enforcement (for Police Officers)
Create a safe, legal and respectful culture of bicycling by giving officers the knowledge and confidence they need to enforce traffic laws related to bicycles correctly (“POST-certified” in some states)
- Implement a Successful Complete Streets Campaign
Build political will and community-wide support for complete streets legislation through grass-roots and media advocacy.
- Conduct a Community Design Charrette
Launch a successful planning process with a transparent and inclusive community design charrette led by a skilled facilitator, to save time, achieve community buy-in, and ensure a quality product.
- Create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
Develop an active transportation network plan for your community that optimizes connectivity and coverage, using GIS tools and a thorough knowledge of available bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure options.
- Create a Trails and Greenways Master Plan
Design a recreational trails network that will increase pride in the community, raise your national rating as a “livable community,” and spur local economic development.
The PedNet Coalition
The mission of the PedNet Coalition, founded in 2000, is to create an active transportation network and a healthy community in Columbia, MO, through community engagement, policy campaign action and effective planning.
Our consulting services are based on experience gained while achieving the following local successes:
- Membership of 7,000
- Community education programs
- Complete streets policy
- Reduced neighborhood speed limits
- $3.5 million sales tax for sidewalks
- $28 million federal construction grant
- 100 miles of new infrastructure
- Tripling of bike/ped journeys