Your Hour with APA Virginia - September Webinar Innovative Mobility Programs: Planning, Funding, and Implementation
This presentation will explore the evolution of ‘innovative mobility’, how it is changing the landscape of transportation in our cities, how cities can plan for mobility and micro-transit programs, and funding opportunities for these programs.
Adrienne Harrington was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She earned a degree in Geography and Community Regional Planning from Appalachian State, then obtained a teaching certificate at University of North Carolina Wilmington. After teaching 8th grade for 3 years, she decided to make a career change and go back to school. She earned a Master of Public Administration from UNC Wilmington in 2011, including an internship to implement North Carolina’s first bicycle boulevard. This project was the beginning of her passion for creating sustainable, healthy, and active communities by implementing alternative transportation projects. She was a transportation planner for the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization for 8 years with a focus on planning and securing funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects. She started the Wilmington region’s Go Coast program, which promotes alternative transportation solutions to businesses, commuters, and community members. She was UNC Wilmington’s Transportation Manager before joining Gotcha (a micro-transit service company) as their Director of University and Government Affairs. In 2018, Adrienne decided she wanted to start her own business and called it Smart Moves Consulting. Smart Moves has participated in a variety of projects, including the establishment of a large-scale integrated mobility program, the coordination of a public-private partnership to develop a public project, and recommendations to create a regional bicycle and pedestrian network. Adrienne’s grant writing efforts have been rewarding lately; through successful partnerships with other agencies, her project teams have secured almost $85 million for transportation-related projects.
1 CM Credit Available - #9185609
COMPLETE STREETS FOR THE RICHMOND REGION Ashland Complete Streets Pilot Project
Complete Streets: Safer Streets/Stronger Economies
OPEN HOUSE FORMAT
Spend an hour learning with us about Complete Streets
Top of every hour at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by PlanRVA The Regional Commission
- Overview of Complete Streets - Emiko Atherton, Smart Growth America
- Break-out stations for hands-on exercises for Urban, Suburban, and Rural areas
Complete Streets: Safer Streets/Stronger Economies will be the focus of a public open house on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Henrico County’s Tuckahoe Library. Facilitated by Smart Growth America and Michael Baker International, and PlanRVA, the open house will provide the general public, TPO Policy Board and committee members the opportunity to review recommendations for undertaking a more comprehensive process for implementing complete streets practices in the Town of Ashland and the region.
Due to its urban, suburban and rural character, the Town of Ashland has served as the pilot community, contributing to a comprehensive region-wide analysis of specific design practices and principles that make a street function effectively for all users and modes of travel. TPO staff will use the findings from this pilot project to create a complete streets tool kit for the region’s localities to consider as they plan, design and maintain their travel networks.
Tuckahoe Public Library
1901 Starling Drive
Henrico, VA 23229
Complete Streets are designed to facilitate safe access for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. They make it easy to cross streets, walk to retail areas and travel to work. They also allow buses to run on schedule and make it safe for people to travel to and from train stations.
When creating Complete Streets, transportation planners and engineers must design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users, regardless of age, ability or mode of transportation. Complete Streets make the transportation network safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.
APA Virginia's Fall Symposium Alexandria - Register NOW!
APA Virginia is pleased to present the Alexandria Symposium, happening Sunday and Monday, October 20-21, at the Embassy Suites in Old Town Alexandria. This day and a half symposium will dive into housing affordability and partnerships with a focus on implementation in Alexandria. Registration cost is $90.
Lodging is available - book by Friday, September 27!
Embassy Suites, Old Town Alexandria
1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Rooms Available - $239
($12 below current per diem rate)
Rooms must be booked by Friday, September 27, 2019
to get this heavily reduced rate.
To book via phone call 703-842-7106
Room block code: VCA