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Tuesday, June 27 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Defining success - How to win community buy-in

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Three presentations will take place during this session.

Radical Traffic Engineering: How to combat impacts of vehicle-centric design (Matt Starkey)
McGrath Highway is a 1960’s highway-era roadway that provides vehicular access into Boston at the expense of local neighborhoods by literally raising the automobile over all else in the adjacent communities. Replacing this elevated highway-centric roadway with a present day urban boulevard that reconnects neighborhoods requires new and “radical” tools to ensure all transportation modes are equitably accommodated. Learn about new tools used in the McGrath Boulevard re-design to make the case against vehicle-centric design such as: traffic evaporation, alternative pedestrian and bicycle “level of service” methodologies, and roadway user data. To make a more equitable transportation system, designers can no longer consider vehicles as the predominant mode of transportation, and but instead utilize new tools to facilitate connected neighborhoods. 

Defining success - How to win community buy-in (Grace Kyung)
The St. Louis region is taking a new approach to how we plan for our communities. Trailnet, a local St. Louis region non-profit, is leading a collaborative effort to re-envision how to design our streets to improve walking and bicycling within the region by focusing on equity within the planning process. Grace Kyung will discuss how over 55 different agencies have come together to discuss regional 

Effective Steering Committees (Jennifer Baldwin)
Steering committees can often be seen as a tough crowd. Too controlling. Too bureaucratic. Not engaged. It doesn't have to be that way! Steering committees provide excellent insight into the needs of the community and can often spark unique and mutually beneficial partnerships. This session will highlight easy steps, such as workshop style meetings, subcommittee structures, and consensus building techniques, that project managers can take to get a steering committee moving in the right direction.

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Tom Bertulis

Manager of Traffic Engineering Department, Design Consultants Inc (DCI)


Jennifer Baldwin

Planning Associate, Alta Planning + Design
Jennifer Baldwin is a planning associate for Alta Planning + Design with over twelve years of multi-modal transportation planning experience in both the public and private sector. Her passion is creating healthy, active communities through active transportation planning and she has... Read More →

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 →

Matt Starkey P.E.

Senior Project Engineer, McMahon Associates
Matt is an avid bicyclist with a passion for better bicycle facilities and complete streets. He brings his understanding of a variety of transportation planning and engineering projects including: complete street design, bicycle facility planning and design, pedestrian crosswalk improvements... Read More →

Tuesday June 27, 2017 11:15am - 12:45pm
Louis XVI (Peabody Hotel) 149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Attendees (11)