Complete Streets 306: Public Engagement - Chicopee

Date: 2/7/2024 8:30 AM - 2/7/2024 12:00 PM

Location: UMass Transportation Center Aviation & Research Training Center
27 Lonczak St.

Chicopee, Massachusetts




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Course Description:
This training will facilitate a discussion between peer agencies on the challenges of public engagement and review tools for meaningful public engagement and strategies for discussing trade-offs on the value of complete streets projects with the public. The session will include small group discussions and exercises to explore engagement best practices. Attendees will learn about principles for meaningful engagement, strategies for communicating with different groups, and specific engagement tools.


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 email Caitlin Rachmaciej or call 413-230-9517 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

First Name Affiliation
Rodney Tighe & Bond (Woburn)
Emily BETA Group, Inc. (MA)
Michael BL Companies
Jonathan WalkMassachusetts
Mark Traffic Logix Corporation (NY)
Betsy Private Citizen
Yvette Madison Park Development Corporation (Boston)
George Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Boston)
Katherine Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Quincy)
Feya Madison Park Development Corporation (Boston)
Kate Kleinfelder, Inc.
Ajeet Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Boston)
Iolando WalkMassachusetts
Evan Fuss & O'Neill Inc. (Springfield)
George SICK, Inc. (MN)
Jada Madison Park Development Corporation (Boston)
Edward City of Cambridge DPW
Christopher Town of Deerfield
Miira City of Holyoke
Ryan Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)
Tim Town of Longmeadow DPW
Nathaniel Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)
Dan Town of Brookline
Nicholas Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)
Tyler City of Pittsfield
Town Town of Southbridge
  • Elizabeth Flanagan
    at Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
    Elizabeth is a skilled transportation planner and community engagement specialist with a strong background in working with communities to implement complete streets principles. Her experience is built on her understanding of the relationships between active transportation infrastructure and community impacts. Elizabeth enjoys problem solving and seeks to incorporate sustainability and equity into all angles of transportation. Her experience includes parking management studies, bike and pedestrian safety analyses, bicycle and pedestrian level of comfort and network analyses, and using GIS analysis to assess complex questions.
  • Conor Semler
    Senior Planner at Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
    Conor draws on his experience in urban planning, traffic engineering, and technical research in complete streets design. Conor is highly regarded for his ability to leverage transportation design to create livable and healthy communities. His focus is on improving conditions for walking and bicycling through better evaluation and design. Conor is a national leader in the planning and design of innovative bicycle facilities. He was involved in the development of both the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide and the FHWA Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide.