|#e.25392||Wednesday 9:00AM to 4:30PM
December 4, 2013
CM | 6.50
Complete Streets Policy & Implementation Workshop
Workshop Description: 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 Complete Streets Policy and Implementation Development workshop to respond to the needs of state and local agencies and the communities they serve by drafting and adopting policy and changing 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 30 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 Austin Complete Streets Policy and Implementation workshop are to bring together key, diverse stakeholders such as elected officials, policy makers, agency staff, and other expertise stakeholders to:
• Build a common understanding of the complete streets concept and approach and explore how complete streets policies can help achieve multiple transportation, health, equity, and community goals.
• Explore examples of complete streets policies adopted by other jurisdictions.
• Compare how traditional and complete streets designs use existing rights-of-way. [Include outcomes, lane widths, how to consider competing interests]
• Briefly explore how well current local policies and practices function toward creating and operating complete streets and compare them to 10 effective complete streets policy elements.
• Identify perceived barriers to complete streets policy adoption and implementation
• Consider five policy implementation strategies to strengthen and streamline current processes
• Help participants identify specific next steps to develop an effective complete streets policy and its implementation plan to meet local needs