Dennis Blind, PLA
Wednesday, March 9, 1:30 pm.
Taking the concepts identified in North Carolina’s Watch For Me NC campaign, Oklahoma City expanded Watch For Me OKC to include three major campaigns – 1) Promotional and Educational, 2) Enforcement and Evaluation, and 3) Demonstration Projects. The demonstration projects took three urban corridors and transformed them into multimodal, active transportation corridors. Implementing successful active transportation corridors became the best education tool for Watch For Me OKC. In this session participants can expect to recognize new elements to include in safety and awareness campaigns, identify various affordable and efficient implementation techniques and list a variety of implementation projects to enhance safety and awareness campaigns
Manager, Planning & Redevelopment Division ,
City of Oklahoma City
Dennis Blind is a dual registered professional – Planner and Landscape Architect and over the course of his career has focused on transportation and land use planning, design and implementation projects for both public and private sector clients. As Oklahoma City’s Planning & Redevelopment Division Manager, Dennis has initiated a variety of active transportation projects including the City’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan (bikewalkOKC) and the City’s first ever Bicycle-Pedestrian-Motorist Safety Awareness Campaign (Watch For Me OKC). The Planning & Redevelopment Division also has a newly formed transportation planning group and coordinates with other City departments, ACOG, COTPA and ODOT for the planning and development of Oklahoma City’s future active transportation and multimodal transportation networks.