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.

 

Upcoming Events

Be Part of the Solution -- End Distracted Driving

September 9, 2019 
5:30pm | Meet & Greet
6:00pm - 7:00pm | Free Public Presentation 
COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

In 2015, there were 3,477 people killed and an estimated additional 391,000 injured in crashes involving distracted drivers across the US. 

These are sobering statistics, but they are much more than that. Each of these statistics is a person, with family and friends who love them.

Join COMPASS and the Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety as we welcome Joel Feldman, founder of “End Distracted Driving,” and father of Casey Feldman. Casey was killed by a distracted driver when she was just 21. Her death didn’t have to happen.

Joel will share his personal story of loss, along with simple steps you can take today to help make sure you are part of the solution.  

Anyone is welcome – parents and teens are especially encouraged to participate together.

Speaker: Joel Feldman, EndDD.org

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

 

Do You Want to Save Lives? Become an “End Distracted Driving” Presenter

September 10, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Presentation Training
COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

You have the power to make a difference.

Join COMPASS and the Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety to welcome Joel Feldman, founder of “End Distracted Driving,” for a training session to join a national network of speakers sharing science-based distracted driving presentations.

Following the death of his daughter Casey by a distracted driver in 2009, Joel Feldman has focused on raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. He is the creator of EndDD.org, “End Distracted Driving,” and has developed educational resources for use by businesses, schools, and community groups.

Trainer: Joel Feldman, EndDD.org

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

 

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Past Events

Next Generation Planning - Pilot Programs that Work

Try It Before You Buy It – New Ways to Build Cities

August 5, 2019 
5:30pm | Meet & Greet
6:00pm - 8:00pm | Free Public Presentation 
COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

Speaker: Lisa Nisenson, Vice President of New Mobility and Connected Communities, The Wantman Group

Presentation Slides

With city-building, we tend to think of big public works projects. But yesterday’s big infrastructure is not delivering today’s expectations of livable, sustainable community design. Moreover, while new technologies for mobility and smart cities pose potential benefits, they also pose risks. Learn how a new generation of pilot projects can help a community incrementally test, design, and futureproof new ideas.

 

Next Generation Planning – Pilot Projects to Test and Scale Innovation

August 6, 2019 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Professional Workshop | AICP credits available
COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

Speaker: Lisa Nisenson, Vice President of New Mobility and Connected Communities, The Wantman Group

Presentation Slides

Workshop Workbook

Disruptive technologies are changing not only what we plan, but also how we plan land use, transportation, and economic development. Our jobs are evolving, shifting from activities to reduce uncertainty to methods that embrace unknowns. A new generation of pilot projects is emerging to help planners test and scale innovation for better placemaking, services, and mobility options. This session explores the elements of pilot project design for a range of new technologies, as well as temporary, low-cost pilots to test and scale changes to the built environment.

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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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