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Walkability Workshop Update

Dec 13, 2016 04:57PM ● Published by Jim


Dodge County residents interested in learning how to make their community more walkable and vibrant are invited to attend one of four upcoming workshops hosted by Blue Zones Project® Dodge County. The workshops will be led by Dan Burden, named by Time Magazine in 2011 as “one of the six most important civic innovators in the world.” An international walkability expert who works directly with Blue Zones Project communities to reshape their built environments, Burden will provide insights into policies and initiatives that could help make Dodge County a more vibrant, walkable and bikeable community.

Horicon - Wednesday, Dec. 14 6 – 8 p.m. Horicon City Hall 404 E Lake St., Horicon
Mayville - Thursday, Dec. 15 6 – 8 p.m. Mayville City Hall 15 S School St., Mayville

Burden will lead residents in a walking audit to gather input and data that will inform and help prioritize a list of improvements specifically for Dodge County. Walking audits identify conditions that affect walkability, active living, social connectivity and access in an effort to make a community a safer, healthier place. Residents will also hear inspiring testimonials on the transformative power of connected neighborhoods. Over the past 35 years, Burden has helped more than 3,000 communities become more livable, walkable and sustainable. As the director of innovation and inspiration at Blue Zones, LLC.,Burden helps civic leaders rethink the design and construction of streets and other areas where people walk, drive, and ride their bikes. Brought to Dodge County through an innovative sponsorship by Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. in collaboration with Healthways, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC, Blue Zones Project is a community-by-community well-being improvement initiative designed to enable community members to live longer, happier lives with lower rates of chronic diseases and a higher quality of life.

To learn more about Blue Zones Project visit

Blue Zones Walkability Workshop - Downtown Beaver Dam, WI

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