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How do you move your city outdoors in a matter of weeks, especially in the midst of a life-changing pandemic? Examples from Norfolk, Virginia, Farmers Branch, Texas, Washington, DC, and Austin, Texas and other locations, where engineers, planners, business owners and citizens have come together to meet the challenge of delivering services, opening the economy and staying sane during a pandemic will be presented. Speakers discuss examples of tactical urbanism projects local jurisdictions can use in the short-term to shift the prioritization of public space from vehicles to people.
- Discover tactical urbanism projects in the District of Columbia that seek to reclaim and prioritize pedestrians and people, including Open Streets, Slow Streets, and Streateries
- Identify quick build project delivery methods and cutting-edge temporary traffic control devices and materials.
- Describe various street design approaches using temporary traffic control to maintain residential access, signal shared space and slow motor vehicle speeds
- Explain how federal CARES Act funding was used and how future stimulus funds could harden existing temporary measures
- Kim Vacca, Transportation Planner, District Department of Transportation
- Reclaiming Public Space for People
- Andrew Howard, Co-Founder, Team Better Block
- How COVID-19 Accelerated the Need and Deployment of Open/Healthy/Slow Streets
- Laura Dierenfield, Active Transportation Program Manager and Jesse Duncan, Engineering Associate, City of Austin, Texas
- Austin’s Healthy Streets Program
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