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Open Streets for Pedestrians and Bicyclists during COVID-19

Webinar Description:
As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and adapt to the new normal that is social distancing, transportation professionals are also adapting to new demands of increased walking and biking while maintaining social distancing due to the spread of coronavirus. This webinar will provide an overview of how streets are changing across the world due to COVID-19 and dive deeper into how three cities in North America – Burlington, Vermont, USA, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Oakland, California, USA – are adapting streets to the needs of people during social distancing.

This webinar will highlight where and how these cities are closing streets; from what street types to where cities are monitoring demand for increased walking and biking. The presentations will answer questions like how are cities deciding partial or full streets closures, what tactile urbanism and enforcement measures cities are using to ensure the open streets are safe and encouraging social distancing. Moreover, most importantly, we will hear what the transportation professionals are learning from open streets during COVID-19 and the potential lasting impacts that may change the way we shape cities long term.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the worldwide shifts and trends in adapting streets for increased walking and biking during COVID19 social distancing.
  • Identify tactics and approaches to deploying open streets during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Recognize how cities are making decisions to adapt or close streets for increased walking and biking.
  • Describe the possible long-term impacts of increased walking and biking during COVID-19 on our streets.
  • Mike Lydon, Principal | Street Plans
  • Megan Wier, Safe Streets Division Manager | City of Oakland, Oakland, CA
  • Ravi Seera, Manager, Traffic Division | City of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Nicole Losch, Senior Planner | City of Burlington, Burlington, VT
To learn more about the moderator and presenters click on the Live Event below. 


ITE Member: Free On-Demand
Non-Member: $99.00 On-Demand

How to Earn PDH/AICP Credit: If you would like PDH/AICP Credit for this webinar, there is a processing fee for each registrant of $15 members/ $25 non-members to receive 1.5 PDH/AICP credits certificate. Instructions and links to receive this credit certificate will be provided at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional Attendees at one Location:
Additional Live Webinar Attendees at one location are eligible for earning credit for attending. There is a processing fee of $15 members/$25 non-members. Instructions will be provided during the webinar.

Recordings are available for 30 days following the day of the live event for anyone who registers for the course. Additional attendees at one location are not eligible to earn PDH credit for viewing an archived recording.