Complete Streets 201: Designing Your Streets For People-Virtual Classroom

Date: 9/13/2022 9:00 AM - 9/14/2022 11:30 AM

Location: Virtual





Course Description

This virtual live instructor led training will begin with an overview of the MassDOT funding program's operation and a tutorial of the online Portal, where all program interactions take place. Afterwards, the course will provide an in-depth technical review of various Complete Streets design elements in rural and suburban contexts.  Attendees will learn:
* Benefits of Complete Streets in rural communities;
* Design guidance for people walking, biking, and taking transit;
* Methods to balance roadway users and apply flexibility;
* Complete Street Funding Program requirements; and
* Best practices for public engagement.
The course will be held over two, 2.5 hour sessions held on back-to-back days. The elements discussed will be applied through a design exercise, that will include a 30 minute homework assignment between the first and second day. The following will be covered each day:
Day 1/Session 1:
* Introductions
* What is complete streets?
* Overview of MassDOT's Complete Streets Funding Program and Portal
* Designing for Walking
* Designing for Biking
* Introduce Homework: Design Exercise
Day 2/Session 2:
* Signal Design
* Review Design Homework activity (Virtual group activity) * Public Engagement * Wrap up/Course Survey
Target Audience

The workshop is intended for Engineers, Designers, Planners, and other municipal staff who are interested in developing Complete Streets solutions for municipal roadways, particularly in rural communities. Municipal representatives requiring training eligibility for the Complete Streets Funding Program are encouraged to attend.

Each session has a 50 attendee maximum. 

Attendees will receive links to the class after registering for the course. You will receive a confirmation email with additional information. Please contact Brenda Codella at if you did not.

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at or 413-800-2655 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.

First Name Affiliation
Oanh MassDOT
Amber MassDOT
Patrick MassDOT
Charles VHB
Benjamin VHB
Matthew WSP (Boston)
William VHB
Jen Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Jack Sales Solutions, Inc.
Molly VHB
Gregory WSP (MA)
Sara VHB
Joseph Town of Andover
Griffin Town of Barnstable DPW
Bernard Town of Shrewsbury
Brenda MassDOT District 1
Evan Cape Cod Commission
Nicholas City of Chicopee
Geoffrey Town of Ware DPW
Kevin Town of Dover
Allison City of Westfield
David Cape Cod Commission
Louise Town of Shrewsbury
Emily City of Cambridge DPW
Peter Town of Medway DPW
Lee City of Chicopee
Paul Town of Athol DPW
Kevin Town of Deerfield
Elizabeth National Rural Transit Assistance Program
Andrew Town of Shrewsbury
Lisa MA Human Service Transportation Office, EOHHS
Maggie Town of Marblehead
Tracy UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
  • Cassandra Gascon
    Community Grants Program Administrator at MassDOT
  • Conor Semler
    Senior Planner at Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
    Conor is an complete streets planner with Kittelson & Associates, Inc in Boston. Conor draws on his experience in urban planning, traffic engineering, and technical research in complete streets design to improve conditions for walking and bicycling. Conor is a national leader in the planning and design of innovative bicycle facilities, and was involved in the development of both the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide and the FHWA Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide.
  • Caitlin Tobin
    PE, Senior Engineer at Kittelson & Associates, Inc.