Complete Streets Partner Spotlight: AARP St. Louis

Left: Sheila Holm (AARP Missouri) presenting at the Complete Streets Networking Breakfast in St. Louis. Right: Sheila Holm, Emiko Atherton (NCSC), and Coralette Hannon (AARP) gather for a photo.

The National Complete Streets Coalition was in St. Louis, MO last month for the New Partners for Smart Growth conference. While we were there we had a chance to collaborate with AARP St. Louis, the local chapter of our Steering Committee member AARP. AARP St. Louis is working to improve walkability, increase transportation options, and encourage healthy, active living, especially for people aged 50 and older, and we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the great work they’re doing in St. Louis.

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Five things we learned at South Florida’s Safe Streets Summit

Last month, the National Complete Streets Coalition joined the South Florida Safe Streets Summit, an annual conference co-hosted by the metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties. The day was jam-packed with informative and inspirational presentations by local elected officials, planners, authors, professors, and transportation advocates, and Emiko Atherton, Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, delivered the keynote address. Here are five things we learned during the event.

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A look back at the Seventh Annual Complete Streets Dinner

Left: Commissioner Polly Trottenberg delivering her remarks. Right: Trottenberg speaking with Governor Parris Glendening.

The National Complete Streets Coalition hosted our Seventh Annual Complete Streets Dinner last Tuesday evening, January 10, 2017. More than 60 advocates, supporters, partners, and friends gathered in Washington, DC to mingle, share ideas, and commemorate an eventful year for the Coalition.

Geoff Anderson, president and CEO of Smart Growth America, delivered a brief address welcoming guests to the dinner before passing the microphone to Art Guzzetti, vice president of policy at the American Public Transportation Association and a member of the Coalition’s Steering Committee, who introduced the Coalition’s partners and sponsors. Coalition director Emiko Atherton recounted our accomplishments over the past year, including surpassing 1,000 Complete Streets policies nationwide and introducing a new strategic plan focused on implementation and equity.

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Get your ticket for the Seventh Annual Complete Streets Dinner

Before you head home for the holidays, make sure to secure your ticket to the National Complete Streets Coalition’s Seventh Annual Complete Streets Dinner, to be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Conveniently scheduled during the 2017 Transportation Research Board meeting, this intimate and fun event brings together top Complete Streets professionals, policymakers, supporters, and friends to celebrate the successes of the Complete Streets movement in the last year.

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Tickets on sale for Seventh Annual Complete Streets Dinner

Join the National Complete Streets Coalition at our Seventh Annual Complete Streets Dinner, held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Conveniently scheduled during the 2017 Transportation Research Board meeting, this intimate and fun event brings together top Complete Streets professionals, policymakers, supporters, and friends to celebrate the successes of the Complete Streets movement in the last year.

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#StreetLights: It’s not about the streets, it’s about the people

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Last week I had the honor of opening Street Lights 2016, the National Complete Streets Coalition’s first-ever national conference, in Sacramento, California. Leaders from across the country came together on November 15 to share ideas, inspiration, and calls for actions on Complete Streets particularly as they relate to equity and implementation, two pillars of the Coalition’s core mission.

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Let’s talk Social Equity

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Achieving Social Equity in Complete Streets

Complete Streets aim to serve all people safely. In order to achieve social equity, transportation systems need to be planned and designed to serve all users, including diverse communities. As places become more accessible they become more attractive; how does revitalization and displacement work within the social equity equation?

Join our panelists at Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets as they explore the social value of the Complete Streets approach in the implementation of transportation infrastructure and programs.

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How is California implementing Complete Streets?

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Equity, Implementation, and Complete Streets in California

Since 2005, California has passed over 100 Complete Streets policies—from large municipalities such as Los Angeles county, to midsize suburbs such as East Palo Alto, to small towns just outside the hills of San Francisco.

Passing Complete Streets policies has been an important step for California, but how does this commitment on paper translate to changes on the pavement? Join our panelists at Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets as they deep dive into challenges and successes of integrating social equity goals and implementing Complete Streets in California.

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