Next KidsWalk meeting: Tuesday June 26th, 1pm

The KidsWalk Coalition will host its next quarterly meeting Tuesday June 26th from 1pm-2:30pm at the Prevention Research Center at Tulane University, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301. Stay tuned for an agenda. KidsWalk meetings are opportunities for Coalition members and supporters to exchange news and update one another on projects promoting policy and environmental changes in New Orleans that make walking and biking easier and combat obesity. Please RSVP to Matt. We hope to see you there!

Next Coalition meeting is Tuesday March 20, 1pm-2:30pm

We are pleased to announce the first quarterly KidsWalk Coalition meeting of 2012, Tuesday March 20, 1pm-2:30pm at the Prevention Research

Center at Tulane University, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301. Stay tuned for an agenda. KidsWalk meetings are opportunities for Coalition members and supporters to exchange news and update one another on projects promoting policy and environmental changes in New Orleans that make walking and biking easier and combat obesity. Please RSVP to Matt – we hope to see you there!

Next quarterly meeting: Monday, Dec. 5, 1pm

The KidsWalk Coalition hosts its next quarterly meeting Monday December 5, from 1pm-2:30pm at the Prevention Research Center at Tulane University,1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301. The agenda is:

1. Member news and announcements
2. Introduction of Lt. Col. Mark Jernigan, Director, Dept of Public Works
3. Complete Streets ordinance
- Changes proposed by affected parties
-  Timeline for passage and implementation
4. Safe Routes to School
- Upcoming cycle
- International Walk to School day report
- Current school activities
5. Review of proposed 2012 Work Plan
6. Speaker and topic ideas for February Breakfast Roundtable
7. Adjourn

If you have not already, please RSVP to Matt, mrufo@tulane.edu, for lunch. Metered on-street parking is available and a $2/day lot is located across Canal Street.

We will also set up a conference call:
Dial: 1-800-391-1709
Code: 619720

We look forward to hosting you!

Coalition to hold Strategic Planning Session Nov. 2

Incredibly, 2011 is nearly drawing to a close, and we have much to be proud of: a Complete Streets ordinance is in the works

at City Council, the ADA Transition Plan is wrapping up and nearly ready to be adopted, Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy received a Safe Routes to School grant, we’ve submitted recommendations for healthier CZO regulations, and we’ve reached out to neighborhoods across Orleans Parish.

Two funded years remain in the KidsWalk Coalition’s “Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities” grant, and we’d like to make the most of them. As such, we’re holding a strategic planning session Wednesday November 2. If your organization would like to participate and help chart the Coalition’s course for 2012, please contact Matt at mrufo@tulane.edu or 988-7778 for details.

Next KidsWalk quarterly meeting: Monday September 19, 1pm

Please join us at the next KidsWalk Coalition quarterly meeting, which will take place Monday, September 19 from 1pm-2:30pm at the Prevention Research Center, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301. Please RSVP to kidswalk@tulane.edu confirm your attendance. On the agenda: a review of progress made toward a Complete Streets policy for New Orleans; KidsWalk advocacy for a healthy comprehensive zoning ordinance, International Walk to School Day, and future activities of the KidsWalk Coalition.