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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Complete Streets

In the August Hot Topics, Brendon Haggerty, MURP, discusses "complete streets" policies and how public health agencies can use them to influence transportation planning and promote health.

In the August Hot Topics, Brendon Haggerty, MURP, discusses "complete streets" policies and how public health agencies can use them to influence transportation planning and promote health.

August 13, 2013

In the state of Washington, roughly 99 percent of transportation funding supports road construction for vehicular travel. To ensure a more equitable use of public space, communities are implementing “complete streets” policies. These policies promote the design and construction of roadways for all types of users, including bicyclists, public transportation, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. "Complete streets" policies provide a unique opportunity for public health to collaborate with new sectors to address chronic disease and injury prevention.

In the August Hot Topics, Brendon Haggerty, MURP, will explain what "complete streets" are and why they are gaining popularity across the country. Haggerty will discuss common strengths and weaknesses of current policies and review criteria used to determine their minimum elements. He will also share examples from both urban and rural settings that demonstrate successful approaches to health planning.

Register today and learn how public health agencies can influence regional transportation planning to improve health.

From Plan to Practice: Helping Transportation Policies Hit the Streets

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences:

  • Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners
  • Local and state planners and engineers
  • Active transportation advocates

Presenter:

Brendon Haggerty, MURP, is an urban planner for Clark County Public Health in Vancouver, Washington.  His work focuses on health and the built environment, especially chronic disease prevention through healthy eating and active living. His recent projects include health impact assessments, a health element for the county’s comprehensive plan, and food system planning.

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