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TEDxSoCal - Charlie Gandy - Creating Charismatic Communities

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Uploaded on Aug 16, 2011

Charles Gandy is a nationally recognized expert in community design, trail planning and design, and bicycle and pedestrian advocacy. He is a popular consultant, speaker and lecturer on the leading edge of both the active living and livability conversations. As the Mobility Coordinator for Long Beach California's Bike Long Beach program Gandy is leading the city's award winning "sharrow" experiment, and the 3rd and Broadway national "protected bike lane" pilot program. He is delighted to be a part of the remarkable culture shift embracing both bicycling and walking and its significant rewards and now serves on the board of the California Bike Coalition.

Gandy founded and served as the first Executive Director of the Texas Bicycle Coalition (now Bike Texas) from 1990 to 1994. Moving into national advocacy, Gandy was Director of Advocacy Programs for the Bicycle Federation of America from 1994 to 1998. At the Bicycle Federation he organized and launched citizen based advocacy groups for walking and cycling in thirty states and metropolitan areas, and coached and trained advocates in all fifty states. Gandy developed and launched the "Walkable Community Workshops," which have traveled to more than 1,200 communities nationwide. He is also a certified Safe Routes to School Instructor.

Since beginning his private consulting practice Livable Communities Inc. in 1998, Gandy has been in demand with government agencies, community organizations, design firms, and the media across the U.S. for his expertise in livability leadership and design solutions.

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