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Form and Function: The Role and Future of Complete Streets Post-COVID
March 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
March 25, 2021 from 2:00-2:45pm ET
“Complete streets” is a design approach intended to accommodate a variety of modes of transportation and has been shown to reduce motor vehicle-related crashes, minimize risks for pedestrians and cyclists, and promote active modes of travel. In response to COVID-19, many cities have adopted some complete streets approaches, including reconfigured public roads for better social distancing, permits for curbside pickup, and allowed local businesses to operate on sidewalks, parking spaces, and roadways.
With a pandemic recovery on the horizon, will cities continue these complete streets initiatives? What is the role of advocacy, policy, and data in better understanding complete streets and their effects on the broader transportation system? This webinar will discuss the impacts of the pandemic on street use, the importance of equity in planning and design, and what might be next for complete streets in the wake of COVID-19 and a new administration.
Dave Ederer, PhD, Recent PhD Graduate in Transportation Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech
Khristian Gutierrez, Chief Revenue Officer, Passport
Jana Lynott, AICP, MP, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP
Romic Aevaz, Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation