Dan Burden, a nationally recognized authority on bicycle and pedestrian-friendly urban design, discusses some of the best communities being developed today - communities for people, not just cars.
Burden will share his observations of his own "walking audit" of downtown San Jose- The Commonwealth Club of California
Dan Burden is a nationally recognized authority on bicycle and pedestrian facilities and programs, street corridor and intersection design, traffic flow and calming, and other design and planning elements that affect roadway environments.
He has had twenty-five years of experience in developing, promoting, and evaluating alternative transportation facilities, traffic calming practices, and sustainable community design. He served for sixteen years as Florida DOT's State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, and he presently works as executive director of Walkable Communities, Inc., a non-profit corporation helping North America develop walkable communities.
Connie Martinez is the executive director of the Children's Discovery Museum (CDM) of San Jose. She is the former chair of the San Jose Arts and Culture Roundtable and a co-founder of 1st ACT.
Phil Williams heads the "Sustainability" and "Systems Engineering" groups as a vice president at Webcor Builders.
Walkable Communities Inc. founder Dan Burden discusses the changes that need to take place in the way city planners and engineers are educated to improve how they work together to design better communities.
Dan Burden explains what makes the walkability of a community so valuable. He ties walkability - and cities that are built for people rather than cars - to quality of life, which has dropped in America over the past several decades.