Complete Streets: Connecting Communities Through Multi-Modal Transportation Options
In the first installment of the VECAN 2023 Winter Workshop Series, Complete Streets: Connecting Communities Through Multi-Modal Transportation Options, Kati Gallagher of VNRC and Jonathon Weber of Local Motion presented on how to support the planning, design, and implementation of Complete Streets in Vermont’s communities.
Complete Streets is a policy that integrates the needs of users of all ages and abilities into street designs – pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users are all considered when constructing a new road or re-paving an existing one. In Vermont, where 93% of residents rely on a vehicle to get where they need to go, and transportation is our largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, Complete Streets presents an opportunity to build a transportation future that is clean and widely accessible.
You can access Kati’s presentation slides here, Jonathon’s presentation slides here, and a copy of the chat here.
Find some resources from the workshop below:
- Local Motion – Technical support; Safe Routes to School; Pop-up projects
- Local Motion Complete Streets page and technical assistance request form
- Local Motion E-Bike Lending Library information and request form
- Smart Growth America Complete Streets Coalition – General
- Vermont Agency of Transportation Bike & Pedestrian Program – Funding, guidance, state coordination
- Complete Streets; A Guide for VT Communities
- AARP VT – Funding, guidance
- Better Connections Grant Program – State Funding, planning
- Transportation Alternatives Program – State Funding
- Mobility & Transportation Innovation Grant Program – State Funding
- Regional Planning Commission Transportation Planners – Guidance, planning & data
- VNRC Small Grants for Smart Growth – Catalyzing grants