CEUs for this presentation: .75
CEUs available for the following certifications:
- APA / AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners
- ASCE / TSPE – Engineers’ Professional Development Hours
- ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects
- CPRP/NRPA – Certified Parks and Recreation Professional/National Recreation and Park Association
Speaker(s): Jeremy Williams; Jeff Whitacre, PE, PTP, AICP
Fort Worth’s goal was to develop a plan for a transportation system that provides multiple choices for travel. The Active Transportation Plan (ATP) focused on walking and cycling, including connectivity between other modes such as transit. This plan integrated efforts such as the Walk Fort Worth and Bike Fort Worth plans, the Task Force on Race and Culture, Blue Zones Project, and coordination with the regional Transit Master Plan and Transit Moves Fort Worth Plan. The plan incorporated data driven analysis on comfort for people walking and biking and included special emphasis on the consequences of inequity in transportation such as pedestrian safety and included systematic transportation prioritization effort that aims to reduce infrastructure disparities.
Included in the plan are design guides for building a comfort based biking and walking network, community guide for temporary transformative street designs, and a manual specifically for the planning and design of trail facilities. The result is a unified citywide transportation network plan for people who walk, bike and use transit. The Plan was adopted on April 9, 2019 and won a Texas Chapter APA and Midwest Texas Chapter APA award in 2019.
- Recognize how planning and engineering documents including the Master Thoroughfare Plan, Traffic Engineering Design Guide, Transit Plan, and Complete Streets Policy and Implementation Plan must seamlessly work together.
- Understand how to plan and implement transportation equity and safety goals with specific and actionable targets.
- Identify how to implement a low stress all ages and abilities bicycle network is more inclusive and will increase bicycling as a mode of transportation by reducing barriers.
- Evaluate existing conditions based on the Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress and Pedestrian Experience Index analysis and use data-driven planning to identify where new facilities suitable for all ages and abilities can increase short trips.
- Seamless integration with the City’s Complete Streets based Master Thoroughfare Plan, engineering
design guide, and the Complete Streets Policy and Implementation Plan.
- Establishing performance measures and funding targets, especially to increase equity and improve
access in Minority-Majority Areas (MMAs) identified by the City’s Race and Culture Task Force.
- Developing high priority projects for implementation.
- Working with the Metropolitan Planning Organization to ensure connectivity to regional trails and transit services.