A collaboration among municipalities, schools, businesses and other organizations to promote active transportation across Long Island.
Start promoting the benefits of Active Transportation to your residents, students or employees on your website, email, newsletters and social media. Our Toolkit makes it easy with sample copy, flyers and logos. .
Host an educational event either virtually or in person to promote the many benefits of Active Transportation, and build awareness about nearby walkable downtowns and recreational bike trails. Let's Move LI volunteers can help you organize the event.
Ready for the next step? Form a committee to develop and implement an Active Transportation Plan to encourage your residents, students or employees to walk and bike. Our Spotlights page can give you ideas of active transportation initiatives in other communities. Also, check out our Resources page for information on the many Long Island resources that can help!
GPI is the largest planning and engineering firm headquartered on Long Island. Founded in 1966 in the Village of Babylon, GPI has grown to be ranked within the top 100 national design firms. Today, GPI is an employee-owned company with dedicated professional staff of more than 250 people in its Babylon headquarters and more than 1,600 nationwide.
GPI strives for a balanced development of all transportation modes and provides planning, people-focused urban design, and engineering solutions that facilitate sustainable transportation in the form of public transit, cycling, and walking. As such, GPI is a strong promoter of active transportation and has supported ‘Let’s Move Long Island’ from the onset of the initiative, led by Director of Sustainability Frank Wefering. The company has also been instrumental in supporting Vision Long Island’s Complete Streets and Smart Growth Summits, and each year its employees support and participate in Long Island Mobility Week and Car Free Day Long Island.
Pursuing the company mission – ‘together, we create the infrastructure people need most’ – GPI has provided planning and engineering expertise for important active transportation, downtown revitalization, and roadway safety improvement endeavors across Long Island. GPI’s Downtown Walkability Improvement project for the Village of Lindenhurst has received multiple awards for its excellence in planning as well as its value to society. GPI also recently carried out walk audits and developed recommendations and design suggestions to revitalize Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon between Strathmore Drive and Sunrise Highway.
GPI is providing planning, design, and engineering services in support of the statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) for the NYSDOT Hudson Valley and Long Island regions. GPI is responsible for developing safety countermeasures to enhance pedestrian safety. To date, GPI has designed pedestrian safety improvements at approximately 300 intersections. The improvements include crosswalks, pedestrian signals, new traffic signal, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB), and raised medians.
For more information on GPI’s work towards creating sustainable transportation infrastructure on Long Island and beyond, please visit www.gpinet.com/livablecommunitiesor contact GPIsustainability@gpinet.com.
GPI Walk Audit - Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon
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