Friday, February 14, 2014

Complete Streets - How Do We Get There From Here?

Public Meeting Announcement: Complete Streets – How Do We Get There From Here?
Everyone wants our streets to be safe for pedestrians, bicyclists and public transit in addition to automobiles and freight carriers. Everyone wants our streets to be vibrant public spaces that inspire economic vitality.

Please join Livable Memphis and the MidSouth Complete Streets Coalition at a public meeting to give your valuable input on why you want safer, more accessible streets, and how we can get there.

The Active Transportation Alliance, our consultants on this project will demonstrate of how Complete Streets strategies can be used in locally. Complete Streets safely accommodate all users and serve a variety of modes –– each prioritized based on need and context. Memphis is committed to Complete Streets, and a Design Manual is the roadmap we will use to get there.

You will learn:
  • What is a Complete Streets Design Manual and why does Memphis need one?
  •  Who ultimately decides how streets and public spaces are designed?
  •  What are the obstacles to building great streets that are safe, accessible and meet the needs of the community? Is it cost, design standards or process?
  • How does this effort relate to our Regional Greenprint Plan?

We will take a closer look at some Memphis-specific projects to investigate:
  • How were design decisions made for some recent street renovation projects? How did that “project delivery process” give us the roadways we have today? How can we do things differently in the future?
  • Would a Complete Streets Design Manual help incorporate Complete Streets strategies into their designs?
  • Let’s see how Complete Streets Strategies could be incorporated into the Memphis Heritage Trail – a historically significant route through the heart of downtown.

When: Wednesday February 19, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: 1548 Poplar Ave. Memphis TN 38014. In the Memphis Leadership Foundation building across from the Home Depot in Midtown.
Who: Anyone interested in safe, accessible streets
Details: Free and open to the public – REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Pizza and refreshments provided courtesy of Self+Tucker Architects.

TO REGISTER: Complete Streets – How Do We Get There From Here? or call 901-725-8370

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