By 2040, about one in six Americans will be older that 65. This presents a challenge for cities: How do they design streets and neighborhoods for an aging America? In this webinar, hosted by Scott Berson from the Coastal Regional Commission, participants will talk about why cities need to focus on designing “complete streets” that cater to all ages, so older Americans can live productive, meaningful and safe lives well into their golden years. Registration.
Safe Streets in American Cities: How Complete Streets Laws are Creating Stronger Communities
Join CityHealth and the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, for a webinar to discuss their new report on Complete Streets policies in American cities.
The report shows that cities across the country are adopting Complete Streets policies that allow residents to safely walk, bike, drive, and take public transit around their cities. These laws require cities to create transportation networks to ensure that all residents have safe, convenient ways of getting around and staying active. More information and registration.
Quick Build Projects: Moving from CV-19 Response to Recovery
Cities across the globe are implementing low-cost, flexible transportation solutions to address emerging needs from the pandemic. These solutions have been marketed as “active” or “slow” streets—to enable those sheltered in place to recreate safely.
As we slowly return to work, cities will need to creatively think about getting more people to and from work on limited street space and with lower transit capacity.
Come hear from Mike Lydon, author of Tactical Urbanism, Emiko Atherton, Vice President for Thriving Communities at Smart Growth America, and Warren Logan, Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations for the Mayor’s Office of Oakland speak about what they are seeing across the globe and in their cities, and the emerging needs in the road to recovery. These speakers will talk about quick build’s role in this recovery, how to get the funding you need to get projects underway, and lessons learned from implementation and how to make projects permanent.
Webinar: Emergency Stabilization and Economic Recovery Recommendations
The economic collapse brought on by the spread of COVID-19 has necessitated urgent action to protect our economy. With a $2 trillion emergency stabilization package already approved, Congress and the administration will continue developing other economic recovery legislation over the coming weeks and months. It should prioritize safety and increase access to jobs and other essential services through investments in Complete Streets and promote equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) and mobility.
Speak up for Safe Streets: Complete DeKalb Ave!
The Atlanta Department of Transporation is holding a DeKalb Avenue Complete Street open house next month. Any project that affects this key, flat corridor should make the road safer for everyone. More information.