WEBINAR—Street Typologies: An organizing framework for more walkable, bikeable streets
Time:12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location:Les Lyle Room, 4th Floor, Wells Fargo Bank, 99 E Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
Many cities transportation goals have shifted in recent years-- becoming more multimodal, safety-focused, and equitable. While cities transportation goals have changed, many still rely on the Federal Functional Classification System, which prioritizes vehicle mobility and access, as the main framework for organizing, designing, and managing their streets. Recognizing this dissonance, cities are developing new street typology systems that better align their approach to streets with overall transportation goals. This presentation will share strategies used in Des Moines, IA and Phoenix, AZ to develop new street typologies that align with existing and future land use and create more walkable, bikeable streets.
The Board of Directors meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and include a forum for public comments. The public comment period begins at 5:30 p.m. If you are not able to attend the Board meeting and would like to present testimony to the Board, you may send your comments to P.O. Box 7070, Springfield, OR 97475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location:Falling Sky Brewing House, 1334 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
Changing the Culture of Our Transportation Agencies from the Inside Out and the Outside In.
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Community bike ride from UO
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Jenna presents and discusses
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Room open for conversation and questions
Jenna Berman has been at ODOT serving as an “Active Transportation Liaison” for 3.5 years. Before taking on this new agency position, she worked at Bicycle Colorado - a statewide nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization - for eight years. While at Bicycle Colorado, Jenna taught bicycle and pedestrian education to thousands of students statewide and launched the Colorado Bike School, which teaches both kids and adults how to ride bikes for the first time. She also worked with local jurisdictions and workplaces on promoting active transportation in their communities and for employees.
From Bicycle Colorado to ODOT, Jenna went from nonprofit advocacy to working within a large bureaucratic system – hence the name “advocrat.” These advocrats (each ODOT region has one) are heartfelt advocates who are now embedded in a larger bureaucratic system, working toward culture change. It is a unique role with a lot of lessons learned (and many more to come) about how to effectively bring about change.