In the practical implementation of Complete Streets, not every streets has to have a bike lane—or turn lanes or bus lanes. Some great street designs like the woonerf—Dutch for “living street”— have no lanes at all! Point is, the design of the street should reflect the context it’s in.
On December 11 at 2 p.m. ET, as part of the Complete Streets webinar series on Implementation and Equity, we are welcoming Nelson\Nygaard and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) to share their new informational guide for design that emphasizes the importance of context when designing transportation networks for multiple modes.
Steven Lavrenz, former technical programs manager for ITE and current assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University, will kick of the webinar with some background on how they went about putting together this new tool. Paul Moore, a principal at Nelson\Nygaard, will then discuss how a balanced approach to accessibility and connectivity can ensure that people can have a direct and safe way to navigate between community destinations regardless of their mode of transportation.
We know that vibrant communities care about more than just moving cars; they desire a sense of place, safety, and multiple transportation options. Join us to hear about how these two national leaders are shaping the conversation around context sensitive approaches to design.