Nature in the City: The Transit Connection
Nature and urbanity can go together, and so do trails and transit. Whether it’s the A train to the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge or Metro North Railroad to the Breakneck Ridge trail head, walks through nature and transit rides through the city are complementary aspects to healthy urban life. Exploration of natural areas should be a fundamental part of every human’s experience. Cheryl Strayed, Henry David Thoreau, Bilbo Baggins—all used trails to facilitate their journey of self-discovery. For urban dwellers, access to nature is even more critical to our wellbeing.
Join TransitCenter, Natural Areas Conservancy, author Tony Hiss (The Experience of Place and In Motion: The Experience of Travel) , Sarah Charlop-Powers (Natural Areas Conservancy), and Susan Trautman (Great Rivers Greenway) as they discuss how access to nature and robust transit systems together improve the quality of life and social connection in large cities.
Sarah Charlop-Powers, Executive Director and Cofounder Natural Areas Conservancy
Tony Hiss, Author, Lecturer, Consultant
Susan Trautman, Chief Executive Officer Great Rivers Greenway, Saint Louis Mo.
Event is free and open to the public