Complete Streets Workshop

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

June 12, 2013 at 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM

Location: Walb Union on the IPFW campus

Phone: (317) 352-3804

Email: www.healthbydesignonline.org

Link: http://www.healthbydesignonline.org

Event Description

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM EDT

The City of Fort Wayne and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Chapter at IPFW will be hosting a free Complete Streets Workshop on Wednesday, June 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Walb Union on the IPFW campus. Complete streets are designed to be safe and accessible for all users including bicyclists, pedestrians and public transit riders, regardless of age or ability. The workshop is open to the public, including communities outside of Fort Wayne, and participants may register for free at www.healthbydesignonline.org.

The purpose of the workshop is to help participants build a common understanding of complete streets and the diverse benefits they provide, local policy and advocacy tools that can help communities achieve their complete streets vision, and techniques for designing and implementing complete streets in a variety of land use contexts. Participants will have the unique opportunity to join a technical breakout session led by John LaPlante, PE, PTOE, a nationally recognized expert on multi-modal traffic engineering from Chicago. Following the workshop, a workgroup convened by the City of Fort Wayne will develop draft language for a citywide complete streets policy.

“These workshops are great opportunities for community leaders, staff and advocates to learn more about complete streets and the many benefits they offer related to health, mobility, transportation choice, economic development, and overall livability,” said Zia Brucaya, coordinator of the Indiana Complete Streets Coalition. “These are driving factors in where people choose to live and work, and complete streets are a vital link in helping communities build and sustain their vibrancy and appeal.”

The Complete Streets Workshop is being organized by the Indiana Complete Streets Coalition as part of the statewide Health by Design initiative based in Indianapolis. The Indiana Complete Streets Coalition is working closely with the Indiana State Department of Health to bring workshops to communities across the state including Peru, Indianapolis, Portage, and Jeffersonville. Other partners include AARP Indiana, the American Planning Association Indiana Chapter, the American Heart Association, the YMCA, and the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Professional engineers and certified planners will be eligible to receive continuing education credits for the Fort Wayne Complete Streets Workshop.

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