Complete Streets 301: Bicycle/Pedestrian Network Planning - Hopkinton

Date: 5/15/2020 8:30 AM - 5/15/2020 12:00 PM

Location: MassDOT Research & Materials Lab
5 Macadam Road

Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Capacity:

17/30


Overview

Course Description: Building a robust bicycle and pedestrian network is key for a healthy community. So why is it when communities invest political and financial capital in some infrastructure, they still end up facing criticism that “no one uses it”? The most basic condition for people to walk and bike is they need to feel safe and they need to feel safe for the entire trip. This is where network planning is critical and why orphaned facilities fail to invoke serious mode shifts. This training will walk through the fundamentals of network planning for bicyclist and pedestrians and how it can help prioritize resources where the highest return can be created. The half-day training will include a presentation followed by an interactive network planning exercise in the classroom.

Registration
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Free
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Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Nicholas WSP
Ashley Alfred Benesch & Co.
Christopher Sasaki
Jane Speclines
Matthew WSP USA
Sheri Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC)
Constance Town of East Longmeadow
Josh Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)
Melissa Town of Southborough
Brian Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC)
Rhain Town of Needham
Todd Town of Brookline
Erik Town of Needham
Sarah Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Brian City of Worcester
Emma Town of Ashland
Robert Town of Adams
Instructors
  • Laura Ahramjian
    at Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
    Laura is a planner and urban designer with Kittelson & Associates, Inc. in Philadelphia. She is passionate about using multimodal transportation solutions to create safer and more accessible communities. Laura has worked on a broad range of projects, from concept designs to neighborhood revitalization plans. She also teaches a graduate-level planning workshop at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.
  • 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.