PL-11 Complete Streets Planning and Design

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CEUs: 1.60


This course grants 1.6 CEUs and 16 AICP CM credits. (AICP credits pending approval)


Complete Streets are planned, designed, operated, and maintained to provide safe and comfortable travel for all users of all ages. Complete Streets provide for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit vehicles, and motorists, as well as allow for emergency response, road maintenance, and goods movement. This course covers the planning and design of Complete Streets, including the history of Complete Streets; the policy environment for Complete Streets, particularly in the California legislative environment; how to integrate Complete Streets with the urban planning process; and how to design streets, intersections, crossings, and interchanges consistent with the Complete Streets approach.

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Topics Include

  • the history of Complete Streets
  • the policy environment for Complete Streets
  • new planning trends affecting decisions regarding transportation
  • integrating Complete Streets with general plans, specific plans, RTPs, TIPs, and the entitlement process
  • layered networks
  • design manuals and guidelines relevant to Complete Streets
  • cross-section element design: travel lanes, parking, shoulders, pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities
  • experimental and innovative bikeway design
  • signalized intersection and uncontrolled crossing design

What You Will Learn

Students will gain an understanding of the Complete Streets approach and its application to planning and design. Students will learn how to plan for future Complete Streets as well as how to retrofit existing streets to provide for all modes of transportation. Additionally, students will learn how to evaluate complicated trade-offs between modes of transportation.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for urban planners and transportation engineers at local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit. The course is primarily appropriate for urban perspectives; however, it will address Complete Streets in rural environments as well.

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