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Wednesday, June 28 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tactical and Strategic Approaches to High Impact Projects

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Two presentations will take place during this session.

Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper (LQC) (Grace Kyung and David Leyzerovsky):  demonstration projects are gaining traction as a way to test engineering solutions, and have people experience in real time how potential street changes will work for all road users. They are the antithesis of over-planning, top-down, resource heavy projects that often fail to gain community support. Demonstration projects bring together new partnerships for cross-sector collaboration and reinvigorate a more equitable community engagement process by putting people first. Join this session to learn from Project for Public Spaces of their successful approach to creating streets as places across the nation and internationally and Trailnet's award winning project in Missouri. The session will have an interactive component to share ideas on low-cost high-impact solutions and the tools needed to accomplish this.

Old and New: How Partnerships Got Trail Bridges Built  (Jeff Riegner):  This session includes case studies of two successful but very different trail bridge projects. The first, the Manayunk Bridge Trail in Philadelphia, consisted of conversion of a disused rail bridge into what has been called the "crown jewel" of the Delaware Valley trail network. A coalition of nine agency partners banded together to get financial support for the project and see it through completion of construction in late 2015. The project has won six awards from a variety of organizations and has been praised for its function and design sensitivity. The second, the Jack A. Markell Trail in Delaware, is one mile of trail that includes more than 3,000 feet of bridges, part of which is a new signature arch bridge over the Christina River. The multi-agency partnership for this project was focused less on funding and more on quality of design and permitting. Design and permitting are complete and construction begin in November 2016. 


Grace Kyung

Special Projects Director, Trailnet
Grace Kyung is a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner at Trailnet. Grace enjoys the challenges and opportunities of using innovative approaches to engage and educate stakeholders about safer street designs. Grace provides technical assistance on how to improve the built environment to increase... Read More →

David Leyzerovsky

Senior Project Associate, Project for Public Spaces

Jeff Riegner

Vice President, Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP
Jeff Riegner is vice president of Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP. He leads the firm's active transportation practice and its Wilmington, Delaware office. Jeff is a professional engineer and certified planner with 26 years of transportation consulting experience. He serves a workshop... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Continental Ballroom (Peabody Hotel) 149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Attendees (9)