On behalf of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. in Oakland (formerly Dowling Associates) we are pleased to invite you to attend our new Transportation Education Series (TES) workshop. These interactive workshops focus on a wide range of topics and are intended to promote professional development and advancements in transportation engineering and planning. The sessions also provide a unique forum for transportation professionals from a wide range of public agencies to share their ideas, best practices, and challenges. Participants earn credits that can be applied to continuing education requirements. We have a wonderful opportunity lined up for you in June 20th regarding Complete Streets and Mulitimodal Level of Service. Details are listed below. Beverages and breakfast will be provided.
The demands for creating Complete Streets are coming from federal and state legislation as well as local desires for livable communities. At the same time, funding has become scarce or uncertain due to the elimination of the State’s redevelopment grants and potential reduction of federal programs in the upcoming transportation bill. This seminar, offered free of charge to public agency staff, will summarize efforts at the regional and local level for moving towards Complete Streets and present an overview of an analysis tool that can support this effort. Breakfast pastries and beverages will be provided.
About the Presentation:
This seminar will begin with an overview of the One Bay Area program and the Complete Street grant being developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. It will require local agencies to adopt Complete Streets policies in order to receive grant funding. The program’s timeline and latest updates will be presented.
An overview of the Multimodal Level of Service (MMLOS) methodology and a sample summary of applications will follow.
MMLOS is a tool to help local agencies broaden their analysis to address pedestrian, bicyclist, transit passenger, and motorist service perceptions with only slightly more effort than required for vehicle LOS analysis. It’s an integrative method that summarizes levels of service for each mode of travel to allow for comparisons. This analysis method has been adopted in the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual. Please view this VIDEO for a presentation given my Caltrans on MMLOS.
This seminar will conclude with a case study summary of the City of San Pablo’s efforts towards codifying and implementing Complete Streets. It will present the recent American Planning Association-award winning General Plan, which established a context-based street classification system. These ideas were further developed through the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan adopted six months ago, which covers the two-mile extent of the corridor through the city, and will transform the corridor into a complete street. The City has also implemented elements of its 23rd Street Specific Plan, which will also be presented.
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This Transportation Education Series workshop will start promptly at 9:30 and will run until 11:30 AM on Wednesday, June 20th. There is no cost to attend this session and the workshop is equal to 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH).
Sean Co,Active Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Sean is currently the lead planner for bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning and funding at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has focused on Complete Streets policy implementation, development of the regional bicycle plan and performance assessment for the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). Sean represents MTC on the Transportation Research Board Bicycle Committee, Bay Trail Board, and California Bicycle Advisory Committee. Prior to working at MTC, Sean worked for Monterey and Santa Cruz County as well as a consulting firm.
Kamala Parks,Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates
Working out of Kittelson’s Oakland office, Kamala specializes in pedestrian and bicycle planning, multi-modal transportation planning and analysis, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, streetscape projects, transportation demand management (TDM) programs, collision analysis, school access, and circulation elements of EIRs. She was involved in research that led to the development of the Multimodal Level of Service for Urban Streets methodology that was incorporated into the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual and was one of the first practitioners to apply the methodology to projects. She is currently the President of the San Francisco Bay Area Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
Sophie Martin,AICP, Senior Associate , Dyett & Bhatia
Sophie Martin specializes in general plans and economic development. She has additional experience in real estate analysis, redevelopment, and LEED neighborhood design. Her recent projects include general plans and EIRs for Turlock, Visalia, and American Canyon; market assessment, economic analysis and economic development elements for the cities of Fresno, Pacifica, and San Pablo (including the San Pablo Avenue Corridor Specific Plan); and housing elements for several cities. Prior to joining Dyett & Bhatia, Ms. Martin worked in real estate advisory, consulting residential and commercial developers on land acquisition, project feasibility, and highest and best use analysis. Ms. Martin holds a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Tina Gallegos,Planner, City of San Pablo
Tina Gallegos is the City Planner for the City of San Pablo and, as a member of the Executive Leadership Group for the City, has overall responsibility for strategic/forward planning and management of the daily operations of the Development Services Division. She is a committed urbanist and led the development of a new General Plan for the City that is based on smart growth principles of sustainability, economic revitalization, climate change, health, and the development of complete streets. In May of 2012, the Health Element (Chapter 8 of the new San Pablo General Plan) received the Focused Issue Planning Award from the American Planning Association-Northern Section. She also acts as staff liaison to various community organizations including the San Pablo Merchants Association, the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation, and the Rotary International club, where she serves as Secretary to the Board.