3720Complete Streets: Designing for Transit, Pedestrians, Bicyclists and Cars
- Oct 29, 2008Complete Streets:
Designing for Transit, Pedestrians, Bicyclists and Cars
Thursday, November 6, 20086:00pm
The Little Fox Theatre <http://www.foxdream.com/> , Downtown Redwood
City <http://www.redwoodcity.org/downtown> , 2209 Broadway
$10.00 fee payable at door
NO RSVP REQUIRED
Nationally recognized bicycle and pedestrian expert MICHAEL RONKIN will
be speaking at âThe Forum at Redwood City: A Continuing
Conversation on City Designâ on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2008, from
6:00 - 7:45pm! Donât miss this timely and informative
presentation on âCOMPLETE STREETS: DESIGNING FOR TRANSIT,
PEDESTRIANS, BICYLCISTS AND CARS.â
This is an extremely timely and relevant presentation for all of us
living in California! On September 30, 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger
signed into law Assembly Bill 1358, the California Complete Streets Act,
requiring cities and counties to include complete streets policies in
their general plans so roadways are designed to safely accommodate all
users: bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders, children, older people,
those with disabilities. âStreets arenât just for cars,
theyâre for people, and with the Complete Streets Act local
governments will plan for and build roadways that are safe and
convenient for everyone," said Assemblyman Leno, the bill's sponsor.
Michael Ronkin will explain how this groundbreaking law will improve
public health, air quality, ease congestion, reduce greenhouse
emissions, and save money by including all modes at the onset of
transportation projects. Complete Streets policies also avoid protracted
debates, expensive project delays and later retrofit projects, by
assuming all modes will be served by a street â" it's complete.
About Michael Ronkin
Michael Ronkin worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
from 1984-2006. The first five years he worked in construction, where he
learned the basics of highway design and road building. From 1989 to
2006, he served as the Bicycle/Pedestrian Program Manager, where he
helped shape ODOTâs proactive pedestrian and bicycle policies.
Mr. Ronkin is now president of his own consulting firm, Designing
Streets for Pedestrians and Bicyclists, LLC, in Salem, Oregon. He is a
nationally acknowledged expert in designing streets to better
accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists. He helps community leaders and
citizens achieve their goals of place-making, building livable
communities, and reaching consensus on critical design issues. Mr.
Ronkin regularly offers training courses to engineers and planners, and
addresses a variety of audiences on the need to ensure that our cities
and streets are planned and built with people, not just cars, in mind.
Mr. Ronkin is the lead author and designer of the Oregon Bicycle and
Pedestrian Plan; the Oregon Bicyclist Manual; the Oregon Bicycling Guide
& Coast Bike Route maps; and the Main Street Handbook. He is the primary
author of âHow to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action
Plan.â He serves as ODOT staff liaison for the Oregon Bicycle and
Pedestrian Advisory Committee and is a founding APBP member (Association
of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals).
About The Forum
The Forum at Redwood City is held on the first Thursday of each month,
from October through May. Communities By Design (CBD), a local
nonprofit, and the City of Redwood City jointly produce the Forum, with
assistance from Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG). The fee for the
Forum is $10 (payable at the door, checks or cash). The Forum is held at
the Little Fox Theatre, located at 2209 Broadway in Redwood City. Doors
open at 5:30pm. (Please note that due to State regulations, attendance
at the Fox Theatre is limited to persons over 21.) The presentation and
discussion is followed by an optional, no-host dinner at a nearby
restaurant in downtown Redwood City. A flier for the event is attached.
Transportation: For those arriving by car, there is plenty of parking
available within a comfortable walk of the Little Fox Theatre. Transit
is also a great option, as the Little Fox is also only 2 blocks from the
Redwood City Caltrain Station.
If you need any additional information, please contact Dan Zack at the
City of Redwood City at (650) 780-7363 or dzack@...
PLEASE HELP US GET THE WORD OUT! Please share this information with your
colleagues who might be interested in attending.
For summaries of past Forums, visit http://www.redwoodcity.org/forum
Please join us on November 6th!
Dan Zack, AICP
Downtown Development Coordinator
Community Development Services Department
City of Redwood City
1017 Middlefield Road
Redwood City CA, 94063
âMen do not love Rome because she is beautiful; Rome is beautiful
because men have loved her.â -Leopold Kohr
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