Talk on cyclist and pedestrian issues set

A man who was instrumental in helping Oregon become a pedestrian and cyclist friendly state will speak in Red Deer on Wednesday.

A man who was instrumental in helping Oregon become a pedestrian and cyclist friendly state will speak in Red Deer on Wednesday.

Michael Ronkin, owner and principal of Designing Streets for People, which specializes in pedestrian and bicyclist access, mobility and safety, will give a talk from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Scott Block at 4816 50th Ave.

Ronkin will show Red Deer what it takes to make the city more walkable and bikeable.

He was the program manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation from 1989 to 2006.

Plus, he has advised on bicycling and pedestrian projects around the world, including Edmonton’s Bicycle Transportation Plan Update of 2010.

The presentation is being sponsored by the Red Deer Alberta Professional Planners’ Institute events committee. Cost is $10.