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Happy Hour: Eco-Impacts of Current Highway Projects
February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hosted by the Save Barton Creek Association –
Our panel of experts will provide updates on current highway projects that pose threats to the region’s sensitive environmental resources. Highways have numerous impacts including bisecting and polluting watersheds and aquifers, removing trees, fragmenting habitat, and inducing unsustainable sprawl development. Come learn what projects are currently underway and how better planning and community involvement could improve our transportation outcomes.
Introduction by Angela Richter, SBCA Executive Director
Confirmed Panelists (more to come!):
Steve Beers, Save Barton Creek Association, on the Oak Hill Parkway
Heyden Black Walker, Reconnect Austin, on I35
Heyden Black Walker (MSCRP, CNU-A) is Director of Planning for Black + Vernooy Architecture and Urban Design. Together with Sinclair Black, she co-founded Reconnect Austin, a community-based call to lower the main lanes of I-35 through downtown Austin, creating a vision of the highway rebuild that reconnects neighborhoods, while providing multi-modal access to jobs, medical facilities, transit, and civic resources. With the goal of equity in transportation, increased safety, and access for all, Heyden also donates her time and advocacy efforts to the City of Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council, the Statewide Pedestrian Safety Coalition, Cap Metro’s Project Connect Ambassador Network, as well as the Board of Directors for the Congress for the New Urbanism, VisionZeroATX, and Walk Austin. Heyden is a fellow of the National Walking College.
More details and bio’s on panelists will be provided soon! We hope that you can join us for this engaging and informational event! Please RSVP here.