Complete Streets Consortium Series: final workshop in Knoxville, TN

This month, the Complete Streets team returned to Knoxville, TN for the third and final workshop of the Tennessee Consortium Series. Despite the weather’s best efforts (it turns out, a frozen street is not a Complete Street), not even a snowstorm could stop us from convening for two last days of intensive hands-on learning.

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Intersections: Building an inclusive future through creative placemaking


During Intersections, we’ll hear from the team at Washington DC’s Office of Planning who have been spearheading the District’s biggest and most innovative creative placemaking program to-date. Since 2016, the projects coming from this program have strengthened community bonds and collaboration, activated public spaces, and showcased community culture and heritage.

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Register now for “Improving mobility access through Complete Streets and mobility management”

The National Complete Streets Coalition is excited to continue our monthly webinar series designed to help professionals from a variety of disciplines put Complete Streets principles into action. Implementation & Equity 201: The Path Forward to Complete Streets is exploring a new issue each month related to creating safer, healthier, more equitable streets.

Our next webinar, Improving mobility access through Complete Streets and mobility management takes place on Wednesday,  February 21st from 12:30-1:30 PM EST.

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Revisting the eighth annual Complete Streets dinner


Last week during the 2018 Transportation Research Board meeting, the National Complete Streets Coalition hosted the Eighth Annual Complete Streets Dinner in Washington D.C. We were joined by over 70 Complete Streets partners, advocates, supporters and friends who came together to share a meal, get to know each other, and celebrate the Coalition’s 2017 milestones.

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Complete Streets News – January 2018

Announcements

Webinar next Tuesday: Complete Streets in Canada—This webinar will explore the uptake of the Complete Streets approach in Canada. We will be joined by Nancy Smith Lea, Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) in Ontario, Peter Murphy, an Urban Designer for Quebec City, Quebec, and Ryan Martinson, an Associate at Stantec in Calgary, Alberta. Inspired by the National Complete Streets Coalition, in 2012, TCAT launched the Complete Streets for Canada website to track and promote Complete Streets in Canada, and to provide Canadian-specific resources and research.

Tune in on January 23rd at 1PM EST. Register today >>

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Join us in Nashville for Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets


Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, in partnership with the Urban Land Institute, invite you to our second national conference: Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets. The conference will bring together planners, artists, engineers, public health advocates, and many others to collaborate and find practical ways to integrate arts and culture to create streets that are not only safe for everyone, but also better reflect the unique character of their communities.

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Safe Streets Academy kicks off with our first workshop in Orlando

This November, participants from Lexington KY, South Bend IN, and Orlando FL convened in Orlando for the inaugural workshop of the Safe Streets Academy. We spent two days laying the foundation for the Academy and conducting case studies and exercises on innovative strategies to improve safety through engineering countermeasures.

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Complete Streets News – December 2017

Has your community recently passed a new Complete Streets policy? Send a PDF copy of your policy to us!

Each year the Coalition releases an analysis and ranking of the best Complete Streets policies in the country based on 10 policy elements that were established more than a decade ago. The upcoming 2017 report will be the last one using our old policy elements. Next year, as we prep for the 2018 report, we will be using a brand new framework, released just a few weeks ago, to analyze and rank Complete Streets policies.

Announcements

Tickets on sale! Eighth Annual Complete Streets Dinner — Conveniently scheduled during the 2018 Transportation Research Board meeting, this intimate and fun gathering brings together Complete Streets professionals, policymakers, supporters, and friends to celebrate the successes of the Complete Streets movement in the last year. We are honored to welcome both Keith Benjamin, the Director of Traffic and Transportation for the City of Charleston, and Assistant Commissioner Toks Omishakin of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, as our featured speakers.

This year’s dinner will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00pm EST at Carmine’s in Washington, DC. Reserve your spot at the dinner >>

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Announcing a new resource on health equity and Complete Streets

The City of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish have made great strides in building out their bicycle networks and encouraging more people to bike, but much more work needs to be done to prioritize low-income areas, communities of color, and places with high rates of crashes and chronic diseases. To help achieve this goal, the National Complete Streets Coalition is pleased to release our latest report, Complete Streets for Health Equity: An Evaluation of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish.

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