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Complete Streets: Design and Policy in Southern Georgia Communities
August 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Do you want to learn more about how to design streets and influence policies to better accommodate all road users of all ages and abilities?
Complete Streets are designed to safely accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, motor vehicles, delivery drivers, persons with disabilities, and more. The Southern Georgia Regional Commission is hosting a virtual training event with guest speaker Elliott Caldwell, executive director of Georgia Bikes. Free to attend. Join the webinar anywhere with a computer, tablet, or smart phone and internet connection.
For AICP-certified planners, each event has received preliminary approval for 1 CM credit.
Elliott Caldwell is the Executive Director of Georgia Bikes. He is originally from Washington, DC and first moved to Georgia as an undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta. He returned in 2011 as a graduate student at the University of Georgia in Athens. He was an active Board member of BikeAthens while getting a Master of Social Work degree at UGA and grew to love Athens’ unique mix of walk/bike-ability, live music, great food, and amazing country roads. He has a background both in bicycles (as a mechanic, courier, cyclocross racer, and bikeshare worker) and grassroots community advocacy. After a brief detour back in DC, he returned to Georgia as Georgia Bikes’ first Complete Streets Coordinator in January 2016 and took over as Executive Director in June 2017.
Ariel Godwin, AICP is a planner at the Southern Georgia Regional Commission. Originally from New York State, he learned to love the ups and downs of bicycling while riding across the Swiss Alps at age 17. Ariel has a master’s degree in planning from Ohio State University and has been working on Complete Streets policy and design for over 10 years. In 2019, he created the Complete Streets policy that was adopted by the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization. He has also created pedestrian and bicycle plans for several communities in southern Georgia.