Ain’t Getting Any Younger: Designing and Building Senior-Friendly Streets
Registration Now Open!
It’s no secret that our streets fail to address the mobility challenges faced by seniors. Pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, lighting, markings, and signage on every corner are designed for the agile and the confident – not our most vulnerable road users. The social problems with limiting senior mobility are obvious, but how do we address them? What does it mean to design streets for seniors? How does this happen?
The City of New Westminster has figured it out. Join us for a morning conversation to discuss the City’s recent experience with senior-focused infrastructure planning with Great Streets for Seniors: Uptown Neighbourhood Initiative. Download a copy of the final report here.
The session includes a brief tour of the Uptown neighbourhood to discuss Great Streets, the challenges, and the steps taken to go from Concept to Capital Plan.
Join the conversation with:
Transportation Manager, City of New Westminster
Director, Walk Metro Vancouver
Sr. Transportation Planner, Bunt & Associates
& Great Streets for Seniors Study Co-Project Manager
Great Streets for Seniors Study Participant
8:15am – 8:30am: Registration & Networking
8:30am – 9:30am: Panel Conversation
9:30am – 10:30am: Uptown Neighbourhood Walking Tour
*All fees are in CDN funds and are subject to GST.
Phone/Email/Fax: September 24th
Online: September 25th
To register, download a registration form to submit via email or fax, or register online via the “register now” button below, or call ULI Customer Service at 1.800.321.5011.
*Refund requests must be submitted by September 24th.
We are pleased to share the presentation by UBC SCARP students that was shared to their colleagues, the City of New Westminster Seniors and Accessibility committees, and the City Transportation (Planning and Engineering) Department: https://bunteng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Great-Streets-for-Seniors-New-Westminster-Presentation.pdf.
Visit ULI BC’s FB page (link at top of this webpage) to see pictures from our panel discussion and tour!