Meeting Archive:
Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018

Meeting Description:
To date, there have been more that 1,400 policies passed nationwide, including 66 policies that were passed in 2018 and which are ranked in The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018. But this is the first time we're using our updated framework that elevates implementation and equity to grade new Complete Streets policies.
While policies have steadily gotten stronger (and scored higher) since we first started ranking policies in 2012, this reworked framework better reflects the need to translate policy into practice and helps makes sure that everyone in a community benefits from Complete Streets.
Representatives from four of the communities with high scoring policies will join us to share their experiences and answer your questions. This event is free, but registration is required.
Date: Thu, May 16, 2019
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): National Complete Streets Coalition
 Presenter Information
Caressa Givens
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Caressa Givens is the Milwaukee Community Projects Coordinator with the state-wide non-profit Wisconsin Bike Federation. In the Milwaukee chapter, she works with a team of bike/walk advocates that support and initiate both local and state-wide bike/walk policies, hosts a robust Safe Routes to School program, and offer bike/walk safety education to the general public. Caressa has eight years of combined experience as a Safe Routes to School educator, bikeshare programming manager, and bike/walk advocacy organizing. She is currently the project coordinator for the Advancing Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a system change grant that is focused on implementing the City's Complete Streets policy along with the City of Milwaukee Dep. of Public Works and other government agencies including City Development and the Department of Public Health.

James Hannig, AICP
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James Hannig is the Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW). He is part of DPW’s new multimodal unit which is leading the way with implementing the City’s Complete Streets policy. James has over 12 years of transportation planning and design experience with a focus on multimodal transportation and environmental justice. In his current role, he manages various pedestrian- and bicycle-related programs and projects, including Milwaukee’s first citywide pedestrian plan, bike share programming, and several bike boulevard projects.

Fred Jones, AICP
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Fred Jones is currently a senior project manager with Michael Baker International and the Vice Mayor of Neptune Beach, FL. He has over 15 years’ of public and private sector experience for a variety of community planning and mobility projects. His expertise includes multimodal transportation planning, corridor studies, complete streets, traffic impact analysis, public engagement, as well as extensive experience in regulatory issues and mixed-use development. Mr. Jones’ training in anthropology led to his career in planning as he believes “urban planning is anthropology.”
Most recently, he served as senior transportation planner with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). In this role he oversaw JTA’s Complete Streets program which seeks to increase the “first and last” mile accessibility and safety of JTA’s newly-designed transit system. Mr. Jones is a Certified Planner with a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Florida State University.

Richard Wong
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Richard Wong is an architect and as Planning Director for Cleveland Heights since 1994, he’s helping plan for a sustainable future through infrastructure modifications, zoning regulations and public education. He can be seen smiling each day on his bike to work not because it is healthy, financially prudent or good for the environment; it’s fun.