Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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April 4, 2014

Active living input sought

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In addition to Brucaya, other presenters are Lindsey Bouza, ISDH wellness and physical activity coordinator; and Pete Fritz, ISDH healthy communities planner.

Between 30-50 attendees, who include city officials and other key leaders, will perform a one-mile downtown walk audit. According to the organizer, “We will discuss specific challenges to walking and biking along the route, as well as design opportunities that we see.”

Participants will brainstorm in the afternoon, breaking up into five interest groups (walking, biking, parks and greenspace, land use and public spaces, and schools), to identify local assets, barriers and priority actions to support active living here. Priorities will be whittled down to the top three.

A public open house will be held in the same location from 6-8 p.m. It will be “a chance for residents to hear a recap of the Active Living Workshop activities and presentations, including a summary of the priority opportunities identified by participants,” Brucaya explains. “We will provide design guidance and implementation ideas related to the top priorities identified during the day, and gather additional input from residents at the evening session through discussion and voting exercises.”

She is hopeful the evening attendees include “residents who are unable to participate in the full-day workshop, workshop participants interested in learning about additional opportunities to implement the priorities they identified and anyone who would like to demonstrate support for active living in Batesville.”

Follow-up activities for Batesville leaders include finalizing and submitting a community action plan based on the priorities and providing six-month and one-year progress reports.

The Indiana Complete Streets Coalition coordinator points out, “Batesville is already doing a lot of important work through its development of trails and parks, its Community Partners initiative that promotes healthy lifestyles” and the city’s Americans With Disabilities Act transition plan. The workshop “will help participants develop a vision to tie those existing opportunities together, identify missing pieces and motivate community partners toward a shared goal of increasing physically active lifestyles in Batesville.”

Debbie Blank can be contacted at debbie.blank@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.

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