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Getting Up To Speed On Designing Walkable Thoroughfares

Earlier this month, the Institute of Transportation Engineers released its "Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach." The 229 page guideline is designed to help agencies work toward improvements in mobility choies and community character by creating and enhancing walkable communities.

Now, the ITE is offering a webinar for planners and others to get up to speed on ITE's groundbreaking new publication.

The briefing will be Tuesday, May 25, from noon to 1:30 Eastern. The webinar will be worth 1.5 AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits, assuming the pending approval goes through. The fee for the webinar is $100 for ITE Members; $175 for non-members and $50 for student chapter member.

Leading the webinar will be James M. Daisa, P.E., Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc., Pleasanton, CA; and John Norquist of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Chicago, IL.

According to the ITE brochure, at the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between planning and project development in the application of CSS principles.
  • Describe the relationship, compatibility and trade-offs when balancing the needs of all roadway users, adjoining land uses, environment and community interests.
  • Describe the principles of CSS and the benefits and importance of these principles in transportation projects.
  • Present guidance on how to identify appropriate thoroughfare types.
  • Demonstrate and reference specific design criteria for thoroughfare elements that promote walkability.
  • Use case studies and references as examples of CSS implementation.

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