Jeff Olson, principal at Alta Planning + Design will talk about trails today. Jeff developed the Saranac River Trail feasibility study (back in 2006!) and is now working on the Greenway Extension Feasibility Study. He'll talk and take questions about trails today -- not just our Saranac River Trail, but also trail and bike sharing projects elsewhere.
Kick off the Columbus Day weekend with Jeff. Bring your questions, and feel free to bring a sandwich for the lunchtime gathering at 11 AM on Friday, October 9, 2015 in the Community Room at City Hall.
Jeff Olson is an architect, planner, and author who has been involved in greenways, open space, active living, and alternative mobility projects for more than 25 years. He has had a diverse career with national, international, and local experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. This experience was recognized in 2014 by the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His unique vision and leadership ability are important assets to projects ranging from regional planning to site-specific projects and programs. Jeff teaches America’s first university course in bicycle and pedestrian planning, and is Co-Director of the UAlbany Initiative for Healthy Infrastructure, which creates model plans connecting public works with public health. He is a frequent inspirational speaker at conferences, public meetings and other events.