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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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