Tag Archives: Complete Streets

Tuesdays at APA: Dangerous By Design

​Join the American Planning Association (APA) in Washington, D.C., for their free after-work lecture and discussion series. This month, Emiko Atherton, director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, will discuss findings and implications from the recently released Dangerous by Design 2016 report. Attendees will learn which areas of the country are leading in pedestrian safety, what impacts roadway design has on vulnerable populations, and what steps communities can take to work toward implementing a Complete Streets design approach. Register now... Read more

Making the Most of Main Street: Complete Streets & Walkable Communities

How do Complete Streets help communities achieve walkable main streets? What steps can advocates and practitioners take to revitalize their downtowns? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-host America Walks to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will feature speakers from the City of Langley, Washington and Langley Main Street Association as they share their experiences developing and implementing Complete Streets on their downtown corridors. Speakers will explore examples of collaboration between public health and rural economic development,... Read more

Integrating Complete Streets, Vision Zero, and Transportation Equity

​How do Complete Streets and Vision Zero fit into a comprehensive planning approach? And what can planners and advocates do to support Transportation Equity in community development? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition in this webinar to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will feature speakers from the Memphis Medical District Collaborative and Livable Memphis. They will share their experiences developing and implementing Complete Streets and Vision Zero projects. They will also explore how key partnerships help to achieve... Read more

Creating Value: Assessing the Return on Investment in Complete Streets

How can benefit-cost analyses emphasize the value of Complete Streets? And what can advocates do to make Complete Streets a higher priority in city and state budgets? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and Stantec to learn how to plan and design Complete Streets projects to make them more competitive for grants. The webinar will also explore how to use basic return on investment analysis to measure the benefits of Complete Streets. Register now... Read more

The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets

What’s the connection between public health and Complete Streets? And how can professionals in public health and transportation work together to create streets that are safe and convenient for a variety of active transportation choices? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and guests Voices for Healthy Kids and the American Public Health Association for this event to discuss all these questions and more. Register now... Read more

Applying Performance-Based Practical Design Methods to Complete Streets: A Primer on Employing Performance-Based Practical Design and Transportation Systems Management and Operations to Enhance the Design of Complete Streets

This primer from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) explains how the application of performance-based practical design principles combined with transportation system management and operations strategies can promote the consideration and application of Complete Street design principles to a wider range of contexts. Read report... Read more

Smart Growth America Complete Streets Consortium Series

Smart Growth America announced a new technical assistance opportunity—the Complete Streets Consortium Series—is now open to all units of local government. This is an opportunity for three communities from the same state to work closely together to implement Complete Streets—streets that are safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. Applications due February 2, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Frederick Looks to Make Itself More Walkable

Foot traffic has long been important to shops and retailers in downtown Frederick, Maryland, but the city is making efforts to get people walking in other areas, as well. The sustainability plan Frederick passed in July calls for a complete streets policy, creating streets that “are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.” Read more... Read more

Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets

A Complete Streets approach can help Americans improve our health, our daily commutes, our local economies, and our communities. How can advocates encourage Complete Streets and work with engineers and practitioners to get these projects built? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition to answer these questions at Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets, their first-ever Complete Streets conference. For more information... Read more
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