August 31, 2010
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This program is a rebroadcast of the original program. It is offered again due to popular demand, in case you were not able to attend. This event will be streamed to you and will require use of your computer’s speakers.
REBROADCAST of Complete Streets- Designing Streets to Accommodate All Users
Creating complete streets means transportation agencies must change their
orientation toward building primarily for cars and institute a policy to ensure
transportation agencies routinely design and operate the entire right of way to
enable safe access for all users.
Complete streets make economic sense and identifies the relationship between
different transportation modes to eliminate future traffic calming issues. A
balanced transportation system including complete streets can bolster economic
growth and stability by providing accessible and efficient connections between
residences, schools, parks, public transportation, offices, and retail
After this program, participants will better be able to:
This program has been approved for .2 CEUs or 2 PDHs. The form to request
these credits is included in the handouts for this program. Please note there is
a $5 fee per individual requesting CEUs. For additional CEU information, please
- Identify the components within the complete street concept and design
- Evaluate the status of current legislation on complete streets
- Recognize concepts of a new and retrofit complete street
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, Inc.
Walkable Communities, Inc.
Port Townsend, WA
Dan Burden is an internationally recognized photographer and authority on bicycle and pedestrian facilities and programs, livable communities, healthy streets, smart growth, traffic calming, and other design and planning concepts and tools bonding urban land form with transportation. Dan helped initiate and has thirty-five years of experience in the active living and livable communities field.
Dan founded The Walkable and Livable Communities Institute in 2009 as an organization that gives far more than it takes in to keep its doors open. It is a non-profit center focused on helping cities and towns throughout the world become more walkable, bikeable, sustainable, socially engaged, healthful (mind, body, spirit) and welcoming by improving the built form. In simple language, we emphasize a people-first approach to town and city design.
In 1996 Dan founded Walkable Communities, Inc. This nonprofit group assists North American communities in becoming more walkable, more complete.
National Complete Street Coalition
Barbara McCann of McCann Consulting serves as Executive Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, a broad-based coalition working for the adoption of policies to ensure that roads are routinely designed built, improved and operated for the safety of all users, including bicyclists, motorists, transit riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. The Coalition includes the American Public Transportation Association, the American Planning Association, AARP, America Bikes, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, America Walks, Smart Growth America, and many other organizations. In addition to coordinating the Coalition’s work, Ms. McCann researches the effectiveness of complete streets policies around the country. She is currently working with the APA on an upcoming Planners Advisory Service Complete Streets Best Practices Manual, funded in part through the FHWA. She helped develop the Coalition’s Complete Streets Implementation Workshops, now being offered around the country.
Ms. McCann is also a writer and researcher who works with academic researchers, non-profit organizations and government agencies on transportation, land use, and health issues. She is co-author of new the report from the AARP Public Policy Institute, “Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America. She is co-author of the Island Press book, "Sprawl Costs: Economic Impacts of Unchecked Development". Other relevant recent publications by Ms. McCann include “The Regional Response to Federal Funding for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects,” issued by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, and an article with John LaPlante in the ITE Journal entitled ‘Complete Streets: We Can Get There from Here.”
Prior to opening her consulting practice, she was Director of Information and Research at Smart Growth America, where she co-authored the first national study to show a link between the built environment and health status, “Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl.” From 1998 through 2002, she directed the Quality of Life Campaign at the Surface Transportation Policy Project, using government databases to research and write reports about how transportation policy affects Americans’ lives. The reports, including the Mean Streets series, received coverage from every major newspaper and broadcast outlet in the United States.
From 1986 to 1998, she worked at CNN as a senior writer and producer, including work on award-winning newsmagazines and documentaries. She can be contacted through her website, www.bmccann.net.
||Steve Sugg, P.E.
Deputy City Manager
City of University Place, WA
Steve Sugg is a licensed engineer with over 32 years of experience in the planning, design, construction, and management of projects and teams in both the public and private sector. He currently serves as the Deputy City Manager for the City of University Place where he has worked since 1996 in a variety of capacities including City Engineer, Public Works Director, Community Development Director and Assistant City Manager.
From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Sugg managed a $50 million transportation capital improvement program for the City involving the design, right-of-way acquisition, funding, and construction of over 20 miles of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bike lanes, medians, planter strips and numerous roundabouts and traffic signals. Several of those projects received national, state, and regional recognition from organizations such as the Federal Highway Administration, University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina Center for Highway Safety Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Puget Sound Regional Council, Association of Washington Cities, Washington State Department of Transportation, Walkable Communities, and Sunset Magazine.
Prior to his employment with University Place, Steve was a Senior Engineer with Burns & McDonnell, a national consulting engineering firm based in Kansas City, Missouri. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University in 1977 and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas in 2000.