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Transportation Bonanza 6

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December 11, 2014 | Lansing Center

Registration Rate $59

Student Member Registration Rate $39

Presented in partnership with the Michigan Safe Routes to School Program

Draft Agenda

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. | Opening Remarks and General Session: Prepare for the Biggest Paradigm Shift in 75 Years

Sustainable Transportation Engineer, Toole Design Group From community values to measures of effectiveness, times are changing; the automobile - first planning era is ending. Now, cities have a lot of repairing and repositioning to do. Join us for this Opening Keynote which will address how we can align transportation and land use with changing priorities.

Ian Lockwood, PE,  Toole Design Group, LLC


10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Strategic Engagement, Smooth Execution

Paul Morris’s experience guiding urban regeneration efforts that increase healthy living and civic vibrancy recognize that integrated, well planned transportation systems can drive community and economic development investment and improve the quality of life across a region if they result in walkable, livable communities.  He also understands that transportation projects can cause community friction and are rife with controversial challenges.  He specializes in breaking down political silos and forging public / private partnerships that stimulate economic opportunities.  Paul will discuss strategies to build consensus among stakeholders to integrate land use and transportation to expand mobility options, and will explain when to engage community, and the steps to take to advance a successful project.

Paul Morris, FASLA, President/CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions


12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Keynote Luncheon

Mark Fenton is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant. He's a vocal advocate for non-motorized transportation, a frequent consultant on bicycle and pedestrian community plans, and recognized authority on public health issues and the need for community, environmental, and public-policy initiatives to encourage more walking, bicycling, and transit use.


2:30 - 3:45 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

Option 1: The End of Traffic Engineering as We Know It?

People have been building cities for nearly 10,000 years. Only in the last 50 years have automobile-oriented designs influenced how we think about cities, what we ask engineers to evaluate, and what we build. In response to this focus, the profession of traffic engineering was born. And, like any engineers, the profession developed processes and standards for assessing traffic conditions and describing traffic impacts. The focus is now shifting away from moving vehicles and back towards making places; how does the paradigm shift for traffic engineers? How might “traditional” traffic engineering concepts like projected growth rates, trip generation, and level of service change in coming decades? In this session the presenter will discuss national trends and provide detailed examples of how the field is already shifting compared to just 10 years ago.

Hannah Remtema Pritchard, Toole Design Group LLC.


Breakout Option 2: How to Facilitate a Productive Walking Audit

This hands-on session will take you outside of the conference facility to teach you how to facilitate your own evaluation of Safe Routes to School and bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Mark Fenton



The Michigan Association of Planning, in partnership with the Michigan Safe Routes to School Program, has designed this annual event to bring together professionals from the fields of land use planning, education, transportation, health, engineering, natural resource and environmental protection, architecture, landscape architecture, and others to connect around the topic of community building for health and accessibility.

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