CNU's 2019 Transportation Summit

Start: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 8:00am
End: 
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Alexandria, VA / Washington, D.C.
Event Details

Cities and towns across the U.S. are still struggling with how to integrate land use and transportation into revitalization efforts, new development, highway removal, resizing of streets and roads, better balancing parking supply and demand, and a range of other infrastructure decisions and investments. The implications of not aligning transportation and land uses are enormous; ranging from decreased economic development potential to increased pedestrian and driver deaths.

At CNU 27.Louisville, Wes Marshall, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver, and Billy Hattaway, Transportation Director, City of Orlando, became the new co-chairs of CNU’s Project for Transportation Reform (PTR)*. The primary focus during their tenure as co-chairs is to develop, design, and implement programs that can directly help cities and towns better align transportation and land use decisions, investments, designs, and planning.

Join CNU this fall in the critical work of framing and creating policies and practices to empower safer and more enjoyable streets, people-centered mobility, and walkable places. The 2019 Transportation Summit, October 24-25 in Alexandria, Virginia, will open a new chapter in the Project for Transportation Reform and determine the projects it—and CNU members—will undertake next.

For years, CNU has built on its transportation reform successes (such as Highways to Boulevards, the Sustainable Street Network Principles and Emergency Response and Street Design Initiative) to address how to provide a template for streets that support safe and livable communities. We can't advance this work without you.

Space at the Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum in Alexandria, VA is limited to 80, so act soon to secure your registration. Please see below for the two-day agenda.

DAY ONE: Call to Action. Help CNU define the 2020 vision for the Project for Transportation Reform, with discussions by leading transportation planners and engineers, culminating in a tour of Washington, D.C.'s Wharf and Southwest Waterfront, site of some of the nation's first shared streets.

DAY TWO: Action Plans. Participate in creating action plans for five focus areas:

1) Aligning Transportation and Land Use
2) Coding for Transportation
3) Technology and Transportation
4) Transportation Tools for Housing Advocates
5) Highways to Boulevards

Working within these five areas, participants will translate the calls to action from the previous day into plans of action that will enable the PTR to further contribute to the creation of walkable streets and places.

Additionally, on October 23, H2B campaign leaders, activists, and CNU members will gather in the morning to learn about the two bills recently introduced in Congress, S.2302 and H.R. 4101, that include highway removal pilot program. The afternoon will be spent visiting their Congressional representatives and educating them on the economic, environmental, and public health benefits results from that from highway removal. Anyone is welcome to join this effort. There is no cost to attend, but participants must register separately here. Participants who wish to visit their representatives in Congress should contact their offices as soon as possible to arrange a meeting for the afternoon of October 23rd.

Please send questions to Ben Crowther.

* CNU Initiatives, like the Project for Transportation Reform, are member driven and led with limited staff support. They represent a tremendous opportunity for members to engage directly with an issue, limited only by their own capacity and creativity.

Photo: New Road (Brighton, UK), a shared street. Credit: NACTO

Event Program

Check out the draft schedule for the 2019 Transportation Summit below. Some changes and substitutions may be made leading up to the Summit, but the schedule below reflects the most up-to-date information. Other than tours, all events take place at the Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum, located at 201 S. Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Thursday | October 24

REGISTRATION
8:00 – 8:30 AM

WELCOME, PURPOSE, AND INTRODUCTION
8:30 – 9:00 AM

Speakers:
Wesley Marshall, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver
Billy Hattaway, Transportation Director, City of Orlando

This year’s summit opens a new chapter in CNU's Project for Transportation Reform and attendees will help determine the projects it will undertake next.

CALL TO ACTION: THREE TAKES ON TRANSPORTATION
9:00 – 10:45 AM

Leaders in the fields of engineering, urban planning, and architecture provide their perspective on the link between transportation and successful urbanism and what we need to do to amplify this connection.

Speakers:
Linda Bailey, Vision Zero Director, District of Columbia Department of Transportation
Dan Reed, Transportation Planner, Toole Design Group
Gary Toth, Executive Vice President, Project for Public Spaces

BREAK
10:45 – 11:00 AM

DISCUSSION: MAKING THE TRANSPORTATION CONNECTION WORK
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Moderators:
Wesley Marshall, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver
Billy Hattaway, Transportation Director, City of Orlando

Following our speaker perspectives, we open the floor for discussion to address these questions:

• What actions can we as New Urbanists take to better align transportation and land use?
• What transportation issues are most pressing and how do we begin to solve them?
• Who will we need to work/partner with?

LUNCH AT THE LYCEUM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

PROJECT FOR TRANSPORTATION REFORM VISION STATEMENT WORKING SESSION
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Attendees will work collaboratively to define and articulate the 2020 vision for the Project for Transportation Reform, determine its priorities and objectives, and identify the steps necessary to achieve them. A draft of the vision statement will be circulated prior to the Transportation Summit.

TOUR: THE DISTRICT WHARF AND D.C.'S SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Come tour the District Wharf, a 24-acre, waterfront neighborhood, home to thousands of residents and employees, three hotels, a 6000-seat music venue, and over 50 shops and restaurants. Developed in 2017, the Wharf is well-connected to a wide variety of modes of transportation, including the Metro, Virginia Railway Express, Capitol Bikeshare, and even a water taxi. Learn from those who worked on the development how they integrated transit into the neighborhood's design.

Friday | October 25

BREAKFAST AT THE LYCEUM
8:30 - 9:00 AM

PROJECT FOR TRANSPORTATION REFORM FOCUS AREAS BREAKOUT GROUPS
9:00AM – 12:00 PM

At CNU 27, members identified five focus areas in transportation that still required reform: 1) Aligning Transportation and Land Use, 2) Coding for Transportation, 3) Technology and Transportation, 4) Transportation Tools for Housing Advocates, and 5) Highways to Boulevards. During this session, attendees will breakout into these focus groups and create a plan of action for members who work in these fields. Attendees will codify the focus area's objectives, determine how they relate to the vision statement of the Project for Transportation Reform, and set a plan toward achieving the area's objectives.

LUNCH AT THE LYCEUM
12:00PM – 12:30 PM

PROJECT FOR TRANSPORTATION REFORM FOCUS AREAS REPORT OUT
12:30PM – 1:30 PM

In this facilitated discussion, attendees as a group will decide how best to capitalize upon the summit's outcomes, incorporate the focus areas into the PTR's vision statement, and solicit volunteers to work on each area's objectives.

Event Rates

Early-bird Registration
(8/29-9/20)

Registration is $125 USD for CNU members and $150 USD for non-members and includes access to both days of the summit, as well as breakfast and lunch.

General Registration
(9/21-10/14)

Registration is $150 USD for CNU members and $175 USD for non-members and includes access to both days of the summit, as well as breakfast and lunch. Please note that all who wish to register after 10/14 will have to do so on-site.

On-site Registration

Registration is $175 USD for CNU members and $200 USD for non-members and includes access to both days of the summit, as well as breakfast and lunch.

Cities and towns across the U.S. are still struggling with how to integrate land use and transportation into revitalization efforts, new development, highway removal, resizing of streets and roads, better balancing parking supply and demand, and a range of other infrastructure decisions and investments. The implications of not aligning transportation and land uses are enormous; ranging from decreased economic development potential to increased pedestrian and driver deaths.

At CNU 27.Louisville, Wes Marshall, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver, and Billy Hattaway, Transportation Director, City of Orlando, became the new co-chairs of CNU’s Project for Transportation Reform (PTR).* The primary focus during their tenure as co-chairs is to develop, design, and implement programs that can directly help cities and towns better align transportation and land use decisions, investments, designs, and planning.

Join CNU this fall in the critical work of framing and creating policies and practices to empower safer and more enjoyable streets, people-centered mobility, and walkable places. The 2019 Transportation Summit, October 24-25 in Alexandria, Virginia, will open a new chapter in the Project for Transportation Reform and determine the projects it—and CNU members—will undertake next.

For years, CNU has built on its transportation reform successes (such as Highways to Boulevards, the Sustainable Street Network Principles and Emergency Response and Street Design Initiative) to address how to provide a template for streets that support safe and livable communities. We can't advance this work without you.

Space at the Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum in Alexandria, VA is limited to 80, so act soon to secure your registration. Please see below for the two-day agenda.

DAY ONE: Call to Action. Help CNU define the 2020 vision for the Project for Transportation Reform, with discussions by leading transportation planners and engineers, culminating in a tour of Washington, D.C.'s Wharf and Southwest Waterfront, site of some of the nation's first shared streets.

DAY TWO: Action Plans. Participate in creating action plans for five focus areas:

1) Aligning Transportation and Land Use
2) Coding for Transportation
3) Technology and Transportation
4) Transportation Tools for Housing Advocates
5) Highways to Boulevards

Working within these five areas, participants will translate the calls to action from the previous day into plans of action that will enable the PTR to further contribute to the creation of walkable streets and places.

Additionally, on October 23, H2B campaign leaders, activists, and CNU members will gather in the morning to learn about the two bills recently introduced in Congress, S.2302 and H.R. 4101, that include highway removal pilot program. The afternoon will be spent visiting their Congressional representatives and educating them on the economic, environmental, and public health benefits results from that from highway removal. Anyone is welcome to join this effort. There is no cost to attend, but participants must register separately here. Participants who wish to visit their representatives in Congress should contact their offices as soon as possible to arrange a meeting for the afternoon of October 23rd.

Please send questions to Ben Crowther.

* CNU Initiatives, like the Project for Transportation Reform, are member driven and led with limited staff support. They represent a tremendous opportunity for members to engage directly with an issue, limited only by their own capacity and creativity.

Photo: New Road (Brighton, UK), a shared street. Credit: NACTO