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Ensuring public safety is a cornerstone of community planning, affecting every department and shaping our roles as planners. Join us for an enlightening session with the City of Laguna Niguel to explore innovative strategies that have elevated bicycle and pedestrian safety at a local middle school. This multidisciplinary initiative leveraged partnerships between public and private sectors, fostered interdepartmental collaboration, secured community and stakeholder buy-in, engaged students, and implemented engineering solutions. Recently honored with APA Orange Section's Implementation Award of Excellence, the program serves as a compelling case study on how cities can collaborate effectively with law enforcement and educational institutions to advance pedestrian and bike safety. 1.5 CM Credits.


October 11, 2023

11:30 am -1:00 pm


Los Lomas Community Center

10 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603


$20 APA Members
$25 Non-Members
$15 Students


Kathy Nguyen is the Engineering Services Manager and City Traffic Engineer at the City of Laguna Niguel. She is a licensed Civil and Traffic Engineer with 14 years of experience in municipal government and transportation engineering. Her passion to explore new ideas and integrative approach to problem solving have contributed to the implementation of innovative traffic safety solutions throughout Orange County.

Paul Martin is a licensed Civil and Traffic Engineer who leads transportation planning and active transportation projects at Mark Thomas. Paul was the first Orange County Active Transportation Coordinator; and has leveraged 24 years of experience to collaborate with public health, education, law enforcement, and community-based organization representatives to improve public travel and safety.

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