Safe Streets for Everyone: Lancaster County’s Complete Streets Program & Complete Streets in Southwest PA

APA Pennsylvania Chapter

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
noon - 1:15 p.m. EST

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Overview

People in Lancaster County and communities nationwide are seeking more opportunities to walk, bicycle and move about without a car for many trips. The benefits of providing safe infrastructure for “active transportation” include not only reduced traffic congestion, but improved public health and safety and more vital communities.

 

In this webinar, Lancaster County Planning Commission staff will present information about Lancaster County’s Complete Streets Program that was launched in 2014 with the adoption of a County Complete Streets Policy and a program of activities to be carried out over several years.

 

In addition, this webinar will highlight the challenges facing rural communities in changing traditional planning approaches and institutional frameworks to more effectively develop and implement policies that routinely create streets that are safe, comfortable and convenient for all users. The focus will be on communities in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Speakers

Harriet Parcells, AICP

Harriet Parcells is a Senior Transportation Planner whose work at the Lancaster County Planning Commission (LCPC) and the MPO involves responsibility for development and updates of the Long Range Transportation Plan, lead staff for the Complete Streets Program and the county’s innovative Smart Growth Transportation Program and other transportation ... Read More

Brenda Buescher, MPH

Brenda Buescher, MPH, currently coordinates community health initiatives for Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine and facilitates the Lighten Up Lancaster County Coalition. Lighten Up Lancaster County is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity. Before entering her current position ... Read More

Jarod Trunzo

Jarod Trunzo, Executive Director Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP) a Nationally Accredited Main Street America program and 501c3. He has also served as the project manager in Latrobe over the past 5 years overseeing all of the streetscape, building restoration and place making projects. Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com