Safe Street Summit 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
Deerfield Beach, FL, United States
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The Genesis & Evolution of Complete Streets
Be prepared to challenge the conventional wisdom related to USDOT’s roadway design standards! Hear what innovative steps have been taken at the federal level to incorporate design flexibility for nonmotorized transportation networks. Barbara McCann, the architect of the Complete Streets movement, will be on stage to share her professional insight from her time at the National Complete Streets Coalition through her new position at the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.
We boast about buffered bicycle lanes, pedestrian refuge islands, and bulbouts…but are your streets truly “complete” after dark? Do they incorporate appropriate treatments for the visual, hearing, and mobility impaired? Our speakers will explore the often forgotten elements of Complete Streets and shed light on the design considerations that improve roadway safety for all users, both day and night, in this complete Complete Streets safety panel.
Steps to Better Health: The Heartbeat of Complete Streets
The health of a community is dependent on the health of its streets. Let’s explore how streets can affect our physical and mental well-being and provide access to healthy food options for all generations. Learn what factors contribute to people’s happiness, trustworthiness, and nutrition through street design. Our panelists will add science to your livability toolbox and have you rethink the impacts of a Complete Street from physiology to psychology.
The Fiscally Conservative Case for Multimodal Street Design
We are funding an unproductive transportation system – constructing more and more highways to solve the problem of ongoing congestion. How have we managed to get to this point? More importantly, how do we shift our investments to promote economic development and provide greater access to other modes of transportation? Travel down the road with Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns to learn how we can reclaim our roadways for all users and inject value back into our urban street framework.
Show Me the Money: Capturing Value in Streets
Streets aren’t just for moving cars, they serve as a framework for capturing value. Hear from experts in the private, public, and non-profit realm who will make a case for linking long-term fiscal health with investments in a multimodal transportation network. Using both local and national examples, our panel will explore the economic benefits of walkable developments and how an equitable transportation network will pave the path to enduring prosperity in our communities.
Timothy Hernandez, AICP