|#e.24902||Tuesday 9:00AM to 4:30PM
October 29, 2013
CM | 6.50
Laying the Foundation for Complete Streets
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Hennepin County, MN
Effective complete streets policies help communities routinely create safe and inviting road networks for everyone, including bicyclists, drivers, transit operators and users, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. The National Complete Streets Coalition is founder of the complete streets movement. It designed the Laying the Foundation for Complete Streets workshop to respond to the needs of state and local agencies and the communities they serve to develop a common foundation of understanding among key stakeholders and develop the political will for changing policy and internal practices to routinely create complete streets networks that serve all users of all ages and abilities. The full-day, highly interactive workshop is customized for 40 key decision makers, stakeholders, and agency professionals. It is led by two National Complete Streets Coalition-trained and nationally-known complete streets design and policy experts.
Learning Objectives: The learning objectives of the Laying the Foundation for Complete Streetsworkshop for Hennepin County jurisdictions are to bring together key, diverse stakeholders such as elected officials, policy makers, agency staff, and advocates to:
• Build a common understanding of the complete streets concept and approach.
• Explore how complete streets policies can help achieve multiple transportation, health and community goals.
• Explore the benefits of complete streets policies, and best practice examples of their implementation by other jurisdictions throughout the country and in Hennepin County.
• Compare how traditional and complete streets designs use existing rights-of-way.
• Network, build relationships, and collaborate across fields and disciplines.
• In discussion by jurisdiction, begin to identify specific next steps toward achieving complete streets goals.