An engaged Alaskan democracy

From Here to the Future: Transforming Anchorage/Mat-Su Transportation

Join Alaska Common Ground and our partners as we present a series of events to explore our transportation systems. We started with two inspirational speakers who shared their experience and ideas and are now following up with a series of panels of local experts and citizens. Event Flyer. Read Mary Lu Harle’s opinion piece in the Dispatch.

Panel Discussion: What we have and what we would like: Public and non-motorized or active transportation
Tuesday, April 25th, 7-8:30 pm
49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, Suggested $10 donation

  • Cynthia Wentworth – Passenger Rail for Commuters Planning Committee
  • Steve Cleary – ED, Alaska Trails
  • Andrew Ooms – Senior Engineer, Kittelson & Associates
  • Lindsey Hajduk – President, Bike Anchorage
  • Moderated by Taylor Brelsford– Board member, Alaska Common Ground

From here to the future: Policymakers Panel
Tuesday, May 9th, 7-8:30 pm
49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, Suggested $10 donation

  • Marc Luiken – DOT Commissioner
  • Hal Hart – MOA Planning Director
  • Vern Halter – Mat-Su Borough Mayor
  • Moderated by John Parsi – ACG Board Member

Past Events

Technology + Demographics + Transportation
Rollin Stanley, General Manager Urban Strategy, City of Calgary
Wednesday, March 22nd
Anchorage Museum Auditorium

Rollin Stanley presentation 3-22-17

Interview on Hometown Alaska 3-22-17

Transportation investments are about the generations that come long after they are made. What impacts do technology and demographics play in guiding these decisions?

Check out Mr. Stanley’s Tedx talk.

A Multi-Modal Transportation System (Winter or Not)
Mayor Paul SoglinCity of Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, April 5th
Anchorage Museum Auditorium

Mayor Paul Soglin Presentation 4-5-17

Book suggestions from Mayor Soglin:

Panel Discussion: How does transportation planning work and how do I engage?
Tuesday, April 11th, 7-8:30 pm
49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, Suggested $10 donation

    • Lois Epstein – Engineer, Former Director of the AK Transportation Priorities Project
    • Jennifer Witt – Former planner, AK DOT&PF
    • Anne Brooks – Brooks and Associates
    • Jessica Smith – Planner, Mat-Su Borough
    • Moderated by John Parsi – ACG Board Member

Audio from the panel is available below.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners, we couldn’t do this without you!

   

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