July 6 – 17th, 2009

Microsoft Word - Audit Registration for BHC.docMichigan Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Michigan Department of Community Health, is pleased to offer the opportunity for you to attend a walkability audit in a Cool City, City of Promise, Port City and/or a Building Healthy Community near you.

Purpose: The audit is a hands-on evaluation of the walking conditions within a particular portion of
the community followed by design improvement recommendations.

Guest Speaker:
Walkability audits and design improvement recommendation sessions will be conducted by Dan Burden. Dan Burden is the nation’s most recognized authority on walkability, bicycle &pedestrian programs, street corridor & intersection design, traffic flow and calming, road diets, and other planning elements that affect roadway environments. Dan is also sought after by the health community, promoting neighborhoods, villages, and cities that are designed for more active, interactive, and healthy living. Dan has 37 years of experience in developing, promoting and evaluating alternative transportation facilities, traffic calming practices and sustainable community design. For more information, please see

To Register: Please see the link below for participating cities. To register, or for more information about specific locations, etc., call or email the person listed for each site.

Dates and Times:

July 6, Monday:
Niles: 8am-10am walking audit
11am to 1pm presentation
Benton Harbor: 2pm-4:30pm work with community

July 7, Tuesday:
South Haven: 8am-10am walking audit
11am-1pm presentation
Ludington: 4pm-6:00pm walking Audit
*Presentation held on July 8

July 8, Wednesday:
Ludington: 8am to 9:30am presentation*
Scottville: 10am-11:30am walking audit
12:30pm-2:30pm Presentation
Manistee: 3:30pm-5:30pm walking audit
7:00pm-8:30pm presentation

July 9, Thursday:
Cadillac: 8:00am-10am walking audit
11am-1pm presentation
Boyne City: 3pm-5pm walking audit
6:30pm-8:30pm presentation

July 10, Friday:
Rogers City: 10:20am-12:20pm walking audit
12:30pm lunch
2:30pm-4:30pm presentation

July 13, Monday:
Detroit, SW Detroit Environmental Vision:
2pm-4pm walking audit
5pm-6:30pm presentation

July 14, Tuesday:
Detroit, SW Detroit Business Association:
8:30am-10am walking Audit
11am-1pm presentation

July 15, Wednesday:
Detroit, Woodward Ave. Action Association: TBD, All
day, Two to three walking audits, one to two presentations

July 16, Thursday:
Flint: 8am-10am walking audit
11am-1pm presentation
Hamtramck: 3pm-5:00pm walking audit
6:30pm-8:30pm presentation (needs confirmation)

July 17, Friday:
Saline: AM/PM – Times TBD

For general information, please contact
Cindy Krupp (MDOT) at 517.335.2923 or

2009 Dan Burden Audit Registration Annoucement