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Community Outreach, General Information, Media Advisory

Pedestrian Advocate, University & Local Leaders to Explore Nicholson Corridor

03/21/2012 05:29 PM

BATON ROUGE – Media are invited to a community tour with pedestrian advocate Mark Fenton, community leaders, local policy-makers and LSU administrators on Thursday, March 22, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Fenton and the group, which will include LSU Chancellor Michael Martin, representatives of various state and city agencies and other campus and community leaders, will exchange ideas and explore possibilities for re-envisioning the Nicholson Corridor to improve the quality of life and health for both the LSU and Old South Baton Rouge communities. The day will begin at noon, with a lunch for the dignitaries in the Lawton Room of Tiger Stadium. From there, the group will begin their tour.


Fenton will present a lecture on “Healthy Community Design:  A Local Policy Playbook for Health, Economics and Environment” later that day, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Holliday Forum of the Manship School of Mass Communication. Fenton will make a case for building a healthier community through safe and accessible pedestrian walkways.  The lecture is free and open to the general public.


The event is presented by the LSU College of Education Department of Kinesiology and the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs.


Members of the media wanting more information about the walk route and participants may contact Billy Gomila of LSU University Relations at 225-578-3867 or


For information about the public lecture call the LSU College of Education Department of Kinesiology at 225-578-2913 or visit

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