Biloxi to take part in Walkable Communities Initiative

Biloxi has been selected along with eight other regions of the U.S. to participate in the Walkable Communities Initiative, which is designed to help develop realistic strategies to make the community a safer and more pleasant place to walk.

The city’s Main Street program will conduct a free four-hour workshop on Wednesday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. The workshop will include a walking audit of the downtown area to help understand and identify obstacles to walking and suggesting potential short-term and long-term solutions.

Those interested in participating should contact Kay Miller at 435-6339. Those planning to attend should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Other regions include Atlanta; Spokane, Wash,; Boston, Mass.; Rochester and Binghamton, NY; Hartford, Conn.; Charlottesville, Va.; and Burlington, VT.

The initiative is being funded by the National Center for Bicycling and Walking and the Gulf Regional Planning Commission (GRPC).