Building Evidence for Active Travel: Studies of Multi-use Trails
Transportation, recreation, and health agencies and nonprofit organizations are collaborating to construct and connect multiuse trails to provide people opportunities for biking and walking and other types of recreation, exercise and fitness, and commuting. This seminar will feature several studies of multiuse trails conducted by Professor Greg Lindsey and his students with a number of different state and local agencies. Alumnus Lila Singer-Berk (MURP '18) will join Professor Lindsey for the conversation.
This event is presented as part of the Humphrey School's Summer Seminar Series.
Greg Lindsey joined the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2008 as associate dean, served as interim dean in 2011, and served as executive associate dean until September 2012. As the Humphrey School's principal academic officer, he led efforts to develop the Master of Development Practice degree program, its early admissions graduate programs, its Public Affairs Leadership certificate program, and its award-winning Humphrey by the Numbers information management system. Lindsey specializes in environmental planning, policy, and management. His current research involves non-motorized transportation systems, including bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and studies of relationships between the built environment and active transportation and physical activity. Partners in his research include the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Minneapolis Department of Public Works, Transit for Livable Communities, and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. Lindsey previously has directed research projects on water infrastructure finance, greenway use, annexation policy, and erosion and sediment control programs. He has served on commissions for neighborhood development, park land acquisition, comprehensive plan implementation, tree preservation, groundwater protection, and soil and water conservation.
Lila Singer-Berk is a transportation analyst at Cambridge Systematics, Inc.