Moving Toward Complete Streets: Multimodal Level of Service (MMLOS) Overview & Applications

Participants will earn a total of 1.5 professional development hours (PDH).

About the Workshop

Join us for this informative presentation focusing on the Multimodal Level of Service (MMLOS) methodology and how it integrates with Complete Streets policies. The workshop will introduce and illustrate best practices in the application of Complete Streets and MMLOS using case studies from the Treasure Valley and around the country. Attention will be given to the obstacles that had to be overcome and the solutions that worked. Group discussion will focus on how those same obstacles currently come to bear on local efforts to complete streets. The goal is to help identify and tailor practices that will further strengthen the region’s move toward creating, connecting and complimenting great places with great multimodal rights-of-way.

The presentation will be given by Sonia Hennum, PE, PTOE, Associate Engineer, Kittelson & Associates (Boise, Idaho); and Kamala Parks, Senior Planner, Kittelson & Associates (Oakland, CA). In addition, Carl Miller, Principal Planner, Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) will share how the local MPO has been applying the MMLOS concepts to the State Street and Linder Road corridors.

About the Presenters

Carl Miller, AICP
Principal Planner, Community Planning Associate of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS)

Carl Miller, AICP, is a Principal Planner for demographics with the Community Planning Associate of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) – the regional MPO for the Treasure Valley. Prior to COMPASS he has worked as a long-range planner at Canyon County and a current planning analyst for the City of Boise. He received his Bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University in Planning and Resource Management and his Master of Public Administration degree from Boise State University.

Sonia Hennum, PE, PTOE
Associate Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Boise, ID

Sonia serves as the Office Manager in Boise and has directed public works and planning transportation studies; traffic design and construction; conceptual highway, arterial, and intersection design; and city, county, and area-wide multi-modal transportation master plans. She has experience and expertise in multi-modal planning, traffic operations and analysis, travel demand forecasting, development and evaluation of improvement alternatives, access enhancement strategies, and traffic design. Sonia is well respected for project community involvement, including public involvement strategies; planning and facilitating public workshops and presentations; and leading stakeholder discussions with key parties and public officials. She recognizes that key to developing a community-supported, successful project is early, consistent participation of neighboring communities and businesses and the ability to clearly communicate engineering data and technical information to affected parties.

Kamala Parks
Senior Planner, Kittelson & Associates, Oakland, CA

Ms. Kamala Parks brings her abilities in transportation planning, traffic operations, development theory/practices and research methods to Kittelson & Associates. Her work here includes preparing traffic impact studies, analysis for and writing of master plans and environmental impact reports, and assisting with research reports. She has expertise with Synchro, Traffix, and ArcView GIS, and the Multi-Modal Level of Service Analysis method for Urban Streets. Before joining KAI/Dowling Associates, she worked for the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) as a researcher and for the Office of Transportation at the City of Berkeley, where she interned for traffic engineering and was the interim Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner. She is currently the San Francisco Bay Area Section President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Registration & networking begins at 8:00am.
Presentation will begin promptly at 8:30am and run until 10:00am.
This TES workshop is equal to 1.5 PDHs.

There is no cost to attend this workshop and refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Jackie Olsommer at (208) 338-2683.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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