Selling Complete Streets in Small Towns and Big Cities

APA Kansas Chapter


Friday, March 29, 2019
2:15 p.m. - 3 p.m. CDT

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The complete streets design philosophy is a shift in the focus of the planning and designing of roads in the United States. The complete streets approach starts with a realization that transportation shapes a city’s outcomes on many more levels than moving vehicles. Considering the myriad benefits of complete streets, calculating a benefit-to-cost ratio often helps projects to “sell themselves.” This presentation will discuss the basics of complete street planning and best practices, how benefit-to-cost ratios can be calculated, and present case studies in Ottawa, KS, Hays, KS, and Kansas City, Missouri.


Jay Aber

Invited Speaker

Jay Aber is a traffic engineer and transportation planner in the WSP Kansas City office. Jay works to enhance communities by improving safety, mobility, public health, liveability, economic development, and equity through smart urban design and technology deployment. He has been involved in every facet of transportation infrastructure planning and ... Read More

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