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Advancing Complete Streets and Equity Goals within the Safe System (Webinar)
May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
In March 2022, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a report to Congress detailing the agency’s commitment to advance widespread implementation of the Complete Streets design model to help improve safety and accessibility for all users. Within the five elements of the Safe System approach, State and local transportation agencies focus on designing and operating safe roads that protect all road users while providing access and mobility through road designs and safety countermeasures that encourage safe speeds. Complete Streets are an embodiment of the safe roads and safe speeds elements of the Safe System approach. Safety, accessibility, and connectivity are closely linked to transportation equity. Equitable transportation provides access and options for all users regardless of race, gender, age, disability status, or class. Studies indicate that people walking in lower income areas are struck and killed by motor vehicles at much higher rates than those walking in higher-income neighborhoods.
In this webinar, you will learn how to leverage the Safe System approach principles to advance the parallel goals and efforts for building Complete Streets and promote safe, affordable, accessible and multi-modal access to opportunities and services while reducing disparities and adverse community impacts.