Active Transportation Planning and Design Resources for Small Towns and Rural Communities

APA Minnesota Chapter


Friday, September 29, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CDT

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Explore the new FHWA endorsed guide for Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks, the facility design guide focused on the smaller scale places left out of guides such as the NACTO Street Design Guide and ITE Walkable Urban Thoroughfares report. Learn from this idea book for smaller communities, with visualizations and guidance for contemporary walking facilities. Based in FHWA and AASHTO guidance, the Small Town and Rural guide applies a flexible design approach to creating more comfortable places for walking. Session learning objectives include:

1) Understanding of how to use the Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks guide to support active transportation in small town and rural communities.

2) Learn about case studies of walking and bicycling facilities that have been successful in small town and rural communities.

3) Understand design options for walking and bicycling facilities in small town and rural settings.


Colin Harris

Confirmed Speaker

Colin Harris, PE, is a civil engineer and urban designer with over 10 years of professional experience. Colin is experienced with developing specific recommendations for safety improvements in a variety of contexts including school zones, urban arterials, and roadways. Read More

Rose Ryan, AICP

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