To improve transportation and connectivity across the 10 counties of the Upstate, Ten at the Top invites residents and community leaders to share ideas on mobility topics during the Connecting Our Future Idea Exchange on Monday, March 19, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Michelin Conference Center in Greenville (517 Michelin Road, Building 18).
Topics to be discussed by interested individuals during the workshop include commuter travel, bicycle and pedestrian, transit, freight movement, workforce access, strategic infrastructure, land use and development, and innovation and technology, according to a news release.
The Idea Exchange is part of the Connecting Our Future initiative launched last fall to connect organizations, businesses, and local governments to collaborate on moving people and goods in the Upstate in partnership with Kimley-Horn.
“When we first convened stakeholders around transportation and mobility, it was quickly recognized that everyone is working on important elements of moving people and goods across the region, but that most work was being done in a vacuum when in actuality there was an opportunity and need for greater connectivity and collaboration,” said Dean Hybl, executive director of Ten at the Top. “The ultimate goal of Connecting Our Future is to increase access to transportation, reduce congestion, and improve connectivity across the Upstate. However, without a clear vision and actionable regional strategies, we would continue to struggle to create clarity and synergy on how to accomplish those goals.”
The workshop is a free event hosted by Michelin, but registration is requested. To register and for a full list of coalition partners, visit http://www.connectingourfutureupstatesc.org/ or http://www.tenatthetop.org/.