Fri April 20, 2012
Complete Streets Summit explores Buffalo's path forward
Audio of “Complete Streets: How National Best Practices Can Influence the Buffalo" can be streamed here.
"A healthy and well-connected transportation system is essential to promote the health of residents and the economic development of a region. Complete Streets policies ensure that communities will continue to evolve and develop in sustainable ways. The implementation of Complete Streets creates opportunities for all transportation modes, and creates an inviting environment for residents, travelers and businesses. A thriving transportation system is also a key source of jobs and income in a community. The public forum highlighted the importance of implementing our local Complete Streets policies, and will draw on examples of national best practices through a panel of experts."
Tavis Dockwiller – Green Infrastructure (Viridian Landscape Studio, Philadelphia, PA)
Commissioner Gail Dorfman – Elected Official (Hennepin County, MN)
Jeff Olson – Designer and Past NYS Pedestrian & Bicycle Program Manager (Alta Planning and Design, Saratoga Springs, NY)
Sam Zimbabwe – Transit and Sustainable Development (District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Washington DC)
University at Buffalo Architecture and Planning Dean Robert Shibley
WBFO reporter Daniel Robison.