This recorded webinar will introduce the concepts of Complete Streets and how to create streets that are safe and functional for all users. Those concepts start from an overview of the role of streets as public spaces and the various land use contexts and functions that streets need to provide in communities. Complete Streets approaches will be introduced, including how to identify place-based priorities and criteria, such as design speeds and non-motorized facility types appropriate for those contexts. The webinar will provide examples of real-world situations and strategies to address the typical planning and design issues encountered from individual street corners to system-level management. It is ideal for those working in the fields of engineering, planning, architecture, land development, health, recreation, law enforcement, or elected officials, and will introduce the various topics, design approaches, and applicable references of Complete Streets.
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A Complete Street is safe, and feels safe, for all users. The majority of States and hundreds of local jurisdictions have adopted Complete Streets Policies, and FHWA is supporting these transportation agencies to plan, implement and evaluate equitable streets and networks that prioritize safety, comfort, and connectivity to destinations for all people who use the street network. Complete Streets serve pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, children, older individuals, individuals with disabilities, motorists, and freight vehicles.

In addition to an introduction to Complete Streets, FHWA will discuss Complete Streets from a national perspective and how it fits into the Safe Systems Approach which has shifted the paradigm on how we view traffic safety. And FDOT will describe how the statewide Complete Streets program uses context-based planning and design as a framework to provide complete streets.

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Instructor Bios:

LucasCruse100x100Lucas Cruse, AICP has over 20 years of experience in design and planning projects across all four corners of the United States with an emphasis on urban transportation and designing places for people. Lucas holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the past five years, Lucas has held the role of Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of St. Petersburg.

Kevin E. Burgess, P.E. has been with the Federal Highway Administration for over 21 years. He currently serves as the Florida Division Safety Engineer where he manages all aspects of the safety program as well as being the MUTCD Coordinator. Additionally, he has taught safety and NHI courses with FHWA specifically in the pedestrian and bicycle safety areas. Prior to relocating to the Tallahassee office in June 2015, he held various positions in the FHWA – West Virginia Division including being the program manager for the ITS & Traffic Operations, Safety and Planning programs. He also was the Director of Program Development in 2011 and 2012 where he led a team of professionals handling planning, environment, realty, civil rights, traffic operations and safety. Prior to joining FHWA, Kevin spent nearly seven years working for the West Virginia DOT in the Highway Operations Division. He is a 1994 graduate of West Virginia University – Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering & Mathematics. He is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) registered in the State of Ohio and resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Stephanie and their three children.

CarverDeWayne Carver, AICP, is the Florida Department of Transportation’s Criteria Publications Manager. DeWayne manages the Department’s FDOT Design Manual, the Florida Greenbook, and the Context Classification Guide. In his prior role as the State Complete Streets Program Manager, he helped FDOT manage the transition to context-based design, also known as “Complete Streets”, working with various offices throughout the department. He provides technical assistance based on his prior experience with walkable thoroughfare design, form-based coding, and city and regional planning. Prior to coming to FDOT, DeWayne worked in the private and public sectors in real estate development, planning, transit, and university research. He holds a Master of Regional Planning Degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He lives in Tallahassee, FL with his wife and children.


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Complete Streets Introduction and Federal/State Perspective