Walkability Workshop for Middletown - Town of Middletown, Delaware

Walkability Workshop for Middletown

Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Local residents, business owners invited to event to help make
Middletown’s Main Street safer, attractive, pedestrian-friendly

Middletown, DE – Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) will hold a Walkable Community Workshop, sponsored by Middletown Main Street on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 19 W. Green St., Middletown.      

Tracy Skrobot, program director of Middletown Main Street said, “Creating a safer, more pedestrian friendly commercial district near Everett Theater is a high priority.  Giving the district a safer pedestrian atmosphere will attract more residents and make it easier for them to enjoy the area.”

There are many reasons to improve the pedestrian environment. Walking is good for our health. Walking instead of driving is good for the environment (those short auto trips are particularly damaging to air quality). Inviting walking also attracts diners, shoppers and theater goers, thereby promoting economic development.

The workshop is free and open to the public.  A Walkable Communities Workshop is an event for elected officials, local residents, and professionals in the fields of planning, engineering, law enforcement, public health, and education.  It will provide participants with information on how to turn their community into a pedestrian-friendly place.  The workshop will consist of a presentation on ways to improve walkability in a community, a walkability audit, and a follow-up session for brainstorming possible options for improvements.

The Walkable Community Workshop concentrates on identifying real-world problems and hands-on solutions for Middletown.  The workshop is free and open to anyone. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tracy Skrobot, Middletown Main Street at (302) 378-2977, or email tskrobot@middletownde.org.