Meeting Archive:
Innovation in Complete Streets Infrastructure

Meeting Description:

The National Complete Streets Coalition continues our webinar series on implementation and equity this month with local officials discussing their innovative approaches to implementing Complete Streets. Join us each month for a new topic related to creating safer, healthier, more equitable streets. 

On Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 4pm EDT we’ll be hosting our next webinar—Innovation in Complete Streets Infrastructure.

Over 1,300 communities have adopted Complete Streets policies. However, the day-to-day decisions that transportation agencies and community leaders make in funding, planning, design, maintenance, and operations are how polices are translated into smart implementation. That's why we are excited to host two leaders in Complete Streets who are working on projects that are pushing the needle on implementation.

Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer for Seattle’s Department of Transportation will share a policy framework for growth in Seattle and examples of how Complete Streets projects are pushing the boundaries on implementation and equity for one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.

Fred Dock, Director of Transportation in Pasadena, CA will describe the city's innovative effort to implement Complete Streets using smart metrics and improved operations.

The webinar will conclude with a Q&A and closed captioning services will be provided.

This conversation comes as we prepare for our flagship report, Dangerous by Design 2018, where we look at how poor design across the country is affecting pedestrian safety. You can help support this research based approach to the problem by donating to Dangerous by Design 2018.

Have a question about this topic you’d like us to explore during the event? Email it to us ahead of time at, or message us on Twitter at @completestreets.


Date: Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Time: 04:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): National Complete Streets Coalition
 Presenter Information
Dongho Chang, PE, PTOE
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City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle

Dongho Chang is the City Traffic Engineer for Seattle.  He has worked over 26 years in the transportation engineering field focused on improving safety and mobility for all travel modes.  Dongho has worked as the Traffic Engineer for City of Everett and Area Engineer for Washington State Department of Transportation where he was responsible for traffic signals group, traffic analysis and channelization review, and traffic safety program.  Dongho is active with Institute of Transportation Engineers and NACTO. Dongho drove a Zamboni during high school, which he considers as his “coolest” job ever!

Frederick C. Dock, PE AICP
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Director, Department of Transportation, City of Pasadena
Mr. Dock is a traffic engineer and transportation planner with 40 years of experience in urban transportation systems.  He currently directs the Department of Transportation for the City of Pasadena, California where he is responsible for a staff of 50 that plans and operates the City’s transportation system.  In his position, he provides direction for both long and short range planning and day-to-day operations for the city’s transit, pedestrian, bicycle, traffic and parking systems.
Mr. Dock is an active member of the Transportation Research Board’s ABE30 Transportation Issues in Major Cities Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Systems Management and Operations Council of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.  He is a member of the California Planning Roundtable.

Emiko Atherton
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Director, National Complete Streets Coalition 

Emiko Atherton is the Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America. As the Director, Emiko oversees the Coalition’s federal advocacy, communications, research, and technical assistance programs. She has used her expertise in transportation policy, public health, land use, economic development, and legislation to consult with communities across the United States on how to create better transportation networks. Emiko is an international voice on Complete Streets and has spoken to audiences across the country about the value this approach.