Communication and Public Awareness

2019 COMPASS Education Series

COMPASS Education Series events are free and open to the public. Join us as we hear from national experts on transportation and related topics throughout the year. For more information, contact Amy Luft at aluft@compassidaho.org.

Looking for more educational opportunities? COMPASS is partnering with ACHD Commuteride, the Urban Land Institute-Idaho, Women in Transportation Seminars (WTS), and the City Club of Boise to share a series of 2019 educational events that explore our dramatically changing transportation environment. Visit letstalktransportation.com or download the series poster to learn more.

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What Is a "Complete" Street and What Does It Mean To Me?
April 15, 2019 

5:30pm | Meet & Greet
6:00pm - 8:00pm | Free Public Presentation 
COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

Presentation Slides

Often the different transportation modes – bikes, cars, freight trucks, buses, and more – are in competition for the same space, which has a significant influence on how we move within our transportation system and can lead to conflicts. This presentation provides an overview of how we can design our transportation system to be “complete” by supporting all types of transportation in a way that is safe, efficient, convenient, and comfortable.

 

Planning for a Complete Transportation Network
April 16, 2019 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Lunch Provided
Professional Workshop | 8 AICP credits

COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

Workshop Slides

Workshop Resources

The built environment has a significant influence on behavior within our transportation system. Often the needs of each transportation mode are in competition for the same space in the public right-of-way.  This course provides guidance on how to plan and design complete streets to support safe, convenient, and comfortable mode choices.
Topics discussed during the workshop will include:

  • Network connectivity for each mode
  • Needs of each mode
  • Pedestrian zones
  • Bicyclist facilities
  • Truck maneuvering
  • Street crossings
  • Traditional and innovative intersections
  • Signals
  • Land use context

The workshop will include a case study exercise where participants will work in groups to develop a proposals to improve the completeness of a transportation corridor.

About the presenters.

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Next Generation Planning: Developing Pilot Programs That Work
August 5, 2019 

5:30pm | Meet & Greet
6:00pm - 8:00pm | Free Public Presentation 
COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

RSVP: htownsend@compassidaho.org or 208/475-2232

Description coming soon!

 

Next Generation Planning: Developing Pilot Programs That Work
August 6, 2019 | Morning: Exact Time TBD

Professional Workshop | AICP credits will be requested
COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

RSVP: htownsend@compassidaho.org or 208/475-2232

Description coming soon!