CNU/ITE Recommended Practice, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 9am-12pm
Speakers: Marcy McInelly, President, Urbsworks; Jim Daisa, Associate Principal/Transport Planning, Arup; DeWayne Carver, Senior Project Manager, Hall Planning & Engineering
Healthy, vibrant and welcoming places require walkable streets—convenient thoroughfares to walk, bike, drive, use transit, and live our daily lives. The Congress for the New Urbanism and the Institute of Transportation Engineers have developed a new resource, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach, to help implement the essential requirements. The manual is a recommended practice for local communities to apply context-sensitive solutions to street design and acts as a how-to document that illustrates best practices for the creation and implementation of walkable, mixed-use streets. This course will discuss the manual, and provide examples and best-practices for its implementation in various locations and contexts.