A2D Talk, April 14 @ Noon

I will be talking about Access to Destinations at the Minnesota Chapter American Planning AssociationBrown Bag Lunch on April 14
Brown Bag Lunch
Access to Destinations Study
Presented by Dr. David Levinson
When: April 14th 12:00 – 1:30
Where: University of Minnesota
Room 1130 of the Mechanical Engineering Building
About the Access to Destinations Project:
Access to Destinations is an interdisciplinary research and outreach effort coordinated by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota, with support from sponsors including the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Hennepin County, the Metropolitan Council, and the McKnight Foundation.
The Access to Destinations Study takes a new approach to understanding how people use the transportation system, and how transportation and land use interact. At the heart of this approach is the concept of accessibility: the ability of people to reach the destinations that they need to visit in order to meet their needs. By focusing on accessibility – rather than simple congestion measures – the Access to Destinations Study aims to produce a more complete and meaningful picture of transportation and its role in our lives.
This presentation will discuss the research and results of this five year study, along with a newly created online mapping tool to help those who make transportation and land-use decisions in the Twin Cities region capture variations in accessibility to different types of destinations for travelers who drive, bike, walk, or use transit.
To learn more about accessibility and its role in the Access to Destinations Study, visit www.cts.umn.edu/access-study.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch to this event. Please RSVP to Matthew Parent at matthew.parent@co.anoka.mn.us by Tuesday, April 12th .”