Bring a Complete Streets Workshop to your community
Effective Complete Streets policies help communities routinely create safe and inviting transportation networks for everyone, including bicyclists, drivers, transit operators and users, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
The National Complete Streets Coalition’s workshop series responds to state and local agencies’ need to learn how to balance the needs of all users and develop and implement effective policies and procedures to routinely create networks of Complete Streets. Our workshops take participants far beyond the typical session focused on design specifics to an understanding of how to transform the decision-making process itself.
Each highly interactive daylong workshop builds local capacity to implement Complete Streets approaches and strengthens relationships between transportation practitioners, other departments, and the community. Approximately 30 key decision makers, stakeholders, and agency professionals will learn how to more effectively balance the needs of all users and routinely create and maintain Complete Streets.
Two expert instructors – one with policy expertise, the other with design experience – are selected from a pool of nationally-recognized practitioners trained to provide these workshops, providing scheduling flexibility and an array of experiences to best meet each community’s needs.
We offer four types of hands-on workshops:
Laying the Foundation for Complete Streets
- Build a common understanding of Complete Streets and the many benefits
- Examine several types of successful Complete Streets policies and best practices
- Compare how Complete Streets designs use existing rights-of-way
- Apply the Complete Streets tools and approaches to a local example
Complete Streets Policy Development
- Examine current policies and practices
- Consider policy types and the ten elements of effective Complete Streets policies
- Identify local Complete Streets goals and performance measures
- Begin drafting a Complete Streets policy that meets local needs
Complete Streets Policy Implementation
- Review current Complete Streets policies and processes guiding decision making, and assess their outcomes
- Consider five policy implementation strategies to strengthen and streamline current processes with examples from other jurisdictions
- Identify real and perceived barriers to Complete Streets implementation and discuss solutions
- Consider best practice design guidance and flexibility, goal setting, and performance measures
- Draft specific steps to implement Complete Streets
Complete Streets Design Considerations
- Discuss design context in Complete Streets policy implementation strategies
- Consider design for all users informed by standards, guides, research, best practices and technical tools
- Assess local decision-making processes and performance measures
- Develop a design implementation workplan
For more information or to schedule a workshop or series of workshops, please contact Mary Eveleigh at meveleigh [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.
DOWNLOAD: Complete Streets Workshops flyer (.pdf)