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RV 2014: Complete Streets- From Policy to Implementation by Stephanie Seskin


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Complete Streets: From Policy to Implementation (Completely)

How can you make your complete streets policy a success? How do you translate complete streets into real benefits for the people who are walking, biking and taking public transportation? How do you promote accessibility and connectivity for all -- including people with disabilities -- through design and planning? Hear regional, city and international perspectives from policy to implementation during this complete complete streets workshop.

Moderator: Richard Weaver, AICP, Director of Planning, Policy and Sustainability, American Public Transportation Association; Chair, National Complete Streets Coalition, Washington, DC
Joseph Iacobucci, Sam Schwartz Engineering, DPC, Chicago, Illinois
Stefanie Seskin, Deputy Director, National Complete Streets Coalition, Smart Growth America, Washington, DC
Dan Gallagher, AICP, Transportation Planning Manager, Charlotte Department of Transportation, Charlotte, North Carolina
James Cromar, Director of Planning, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Tony Hull, Independent Transportation Consultant, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gregory Thompson, Chair, Light Rail Transit Committee of TRB, Tallahassee, Florida
Roxana Ene, Project Manager, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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RV 2014: Complete Streets- From Policy to Implementation by Stephanie Seskin

  1. 1. Complete Streets: Policy to Implementation (Completely) Stefanie Seskin National Complete Streets Coalition RailVolution 2014 Ÿ Sept 22, 2014
  2. 2. Why Complete Streets? 2
  3. 3. Not complete. 3
  4. 4. Not complete. 4
  5. 5. Not complete. 5
  6. 6. Who, now? AARP Alliance for Biking & Walking America Walks American Planning Association APTA American Society of Landscape Architects Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Institute of Transportation Engineers National Association of City Transportation Officials National Association of Realtors NelsonNygaard Smart Growth America SRAM Stantec SvR Design Company 6
  7. 7. Promote policies & practices that: • Ensure safety • Encourage “balance” • Are aware of the larger context • Consider networks • Respect people 7
  8. 8. Our work • Establish “standard” practice • Provide training & direct assistance • Develop leadership 8
  9. 9. Policy adoption & issue awareness 9
  10. 10. “Change requires intent and effort.” 10
  11. 11. Complete Streets success 1. Political will 2. Clear path forward 3. Ownership within agency 11
  12. 12. Activities: • Plan & be accountable • Change the way you make decisions • Allow (encourage!) critical thinking in design choices • Share Complete Streets knowledge • Measure your efforts 12
  13. 13. Proliferation of tools & guidance 13
  14. 14. 14
  15. 15. Thanks! 15