SAITE Monthly Meeting - January 22, 2021 at Noon MST
TITLE/TOPIC: ADOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
PRESENTER: Donna Lewandowski, ADOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Coordinator
Presentation Summary: The field of Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning is one of the most diverse "niche" fields right now. Professionals with backgrounds in engineering, planning, public health and public administration are working for local transportation and public health departments, as well as for non-profit agencies and private-sector consulting firms. While this is a great thing for people walking and riding bikes, the diversity means that each position in each different type of agency might have very different job descriptions and responsibilities. If you ever wondered what Bicycle and Pedestrian Programming looks like at the state level, now is your chance to find out. Donna Lewandowski, ADOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator, will provide a peek behind the curtain at the January meeting. She has promised to put on her kevlar vest, so bring your burning questions.
Presenter Biography: In addition to a passion for active transportation and recreation, Donna has an undergraduate degree in psychology, a graduate certificate in Sustainable Tourism, a master's degree in Planning, and is most of the way through a master's degree program in Public Health. Before ADOT, she worked for ten years as a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner for Pima County, spent several years as an independent consultant, and was the first Bicycle Program Manager for Arizona State University.