Adopting a Complete Streets policy is an excellent first step toward making roads safer and more accessible for users of all ages and abilities, but as we’ve said before: it’s how the policy is implemented that really makes a difference. Several municipalities in the tri-state region have successfully adopted Complete Streets policies, but the implementation of pedestrian and bicyclist improvements has been a challenge in some places.
As part of its Prevention Agenda Webinar Series, the University of Albany’s School of Public Health is hosting a free, live webcast about Complete Streets. Tri-State’s own Nadine Lemmon and City of Milwaukee Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Kristin Bennett will help participants learn how to identify and access new and existing funding sources to help communities become more competitive for these funds. This program will explain the differences between federal, state and local funding sources and describe how to identify low-cost solutions to advance Complete Streets policies and projects. The costs and benefits of funding larger infrastructure projects will also be discussed, including the costs of grant-writing, the importance of community buy-in and the challenges of administering a federal aid project.
Implementing Complete Streets Projects Using New and Existing Funding
Thursday, November 6, 2014
11:00am – 12:00pm
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