UCLA Complete Streets Initiative – Guest Post by Arianna Allahyar

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UCLA CS 1On February 28, 2013, UCLA’s Complete Streets conference brought together students and professionals from the transportation field to discuss success stories and useful implementation tools for creating complete streets.

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UCLA Complete Streets Initiative – Guest Post by Grace Turney

complete streets 1On February 28, 2013, the Institute for Transportation Studies at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, the Luskin Center for Innovation, and the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies jointly held the Complete Streets Conference. It’s mission “is to conduct research, educate students, and engage the public on many critical, and often competing, roles streets play in creating a more vibrant, productive, and sustainable California.”

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Jason Pack on Complete Streets and Transportation Happenings

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Jason Pack, PE, TE, PTOE – Fehr and Peers, Senior Associate

Mr. Pack began working for Fehr & Peers after receiving his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1999.  He worked in the Bay Area market for over four years and worked in the Sacramento market for another five years before moving to Southern California in 2008.  He has worked on a wide variety of transportation projects, from general plans and specific plans to detailed corridor, interchange, and signal coordination studies.  Additionally, he has applied or developed travel demand forecast models on over 50 projects in the State of California.  Jason services Fehr and Peers clients throughout Southern California and Arizona, with projects from Bakersfield to San Diego, and Phoenix to Long Beach.  Jason has had papers/presentations accepted to the TRB National Roundabout Conference, the ITE National Conference, and the California APA Conferences.  Jason also teaches two classes for the ASCE national webinar series on Roundabout Feasibility Assessment and Process of Signal Coordination.

Complete Streets for California Conference 2012 (via The Lewis Center)

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The ideas and principles within the complete streets movement are consistently evolving and progressing.  Within the City of Los Angeles, for example, the Bicycle Master Plan was adopted in early 2011 and the Mobility Element of the City General Plan is currently being updated.  On a state level, 2011 is the first full year since the passing of the Caltrans Complete Streets Act.  Within these examples and more, the movement is experiencing increased momentum with an increased amount of on-the-ground projects. Continue reading

Are Complete Streets Incomplete? (via Placemaking)

“The desire to go ‘through’ a place must be balanced with the desire to go ‘to’ a place.” — Pennsylvania and New Jersey DOTs’ 2007 “Smart Transportation Guide.”

The “complete streets” movement has taken the United States by storm, and has even taken root in countries such as Canada and Australia. Few movements have done so much to influence needed policy change in the transportation world. As of today, almost 300 jurisdictions around the U.S. have adopted complete streets policies or have committed to do so. This is an amazing accomplishment that sets the stage for communities to reframe their future around people instead of cars. Continue reading