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Posted on: April 5, 2012

[ARCHIVED] City invites residents to participate in its first walking audit

The City of Blue Springs invites residents to participate in our first walking audit. The audit will be on Wednesday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning at 101-103 Magellan Street, Blue Springs, Missouri. This audit will focus on residential area, and particularly James Walker and Thomas Ulitican Elementary Schools. The afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Blue Springs School District Administration Offices located at 1801 Vesper. A presentation about the audit results will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Blue Springs School District Administration Offices.

“This audit will help us identify good and bad aspects of the city sidewalk system so that recommendations can be provided to help shape the City's policies, codes, priorities and standards for sidewalks.” said Jim Holley, Assistant Director of the Community Development Department.

The community evening presentation will be used to show findings from the walking audit with key conceptual principles for addressing planning needs, best practices, training and other tools in order to address walkability and livability.

The City is receiving technical assistance through a service-based grant from the Environmental Protection Agency Building Blocks Program. This grant is part of a series of goals from the 2011 Let's Move! summits including the Livable Streets Policy adopted by the City Council on September 19, 2011.

For more information, contact Karen Findora, Administrative Assistant of the Community Development Department at (816) 228-0207.

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