“Complete streets” is a design approach intended to accommodate a variety of modes of transportation and has been shown to reduce motor vehicle-related crashes, minimize risks for pedestrians and cyclists, and promote active modes of travel. In response to COVID-19, many cities have adopted some complete streets approaches, including reconfigured public roads for better social distancing, permits for curbside pickup, and allowed local businesses to operate on sidewalks, parking spaces, and roadways.
With a pandemic recovery on the horizon, will cities continue these complete streets initiatives? What is the role of advocacy, policy, and data in better understanding complete streets and their effects on the broader transportation system? This webinar will discuss the impacts of the pandemic on street use, the importance of equity in planning and design, and what might be next for complete streets in the wake of COVID-19 and a new administration.
Dave Ederer, PhD, Recent PhD Graduate in Transportation Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech
Khristian Gutierrez, Chief Revenue Officer, Passport
Jana Lynott, AICP, MP, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP
Romic Aevaz, Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
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Dave Ederer recently completed his PhD in Transportation Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech in the Urban Transportation Information Lab, led by Dr. Kari Watkins. His research is focused on how we can better use urban space to build healthier, more livable cities. He is an alumnus of Eno’s Leadership Development Conference. Before his doctoral studies, he worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Transportation Safety Team and served on the US Delegation to the United Nations for the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Khristian Gutierrez brings ten years of corporate finance, sales, and marketing experience to Passport’s team. Khristian is responsible for driving Passport’s Go-To-Market and Revenue Operations strategy forward while ensuring consistent value delivery to the broader client base. Khristian also serves as co-sponsor to Passport’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Council.
Before Passport, Khristian served as an Analyst in investment banking. Khristian received his MSF from the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida, where he also received his Bachelor of Science from the Warrington College of Business Administration.
Jana Lynott, AICP is a senior policy adviser with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her research and videography focus on a broad array of planning and policy issues including safe streets, public transportation, data standards to support new mobility, and the travel patterns of older adults. Publications and videos include:
The (Guadalajara) Via RecreActiva: A Successful Open Streets Program
Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America
Universal Mobility as a Service
Jana was responsible for bringing AARP’s groundbreaking Livability Index to fruition, a publicly available tool that measures every neighborhood and community in the United States against 60 indicators of livability. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Shared Use Mobility Center. As a land use and transportation planner, she brings practical expertise to the research field. She is passionate about expanding mobility options for all in rural, suburban, and urban communities.