Tactical Urbanism: People and Pavement
You'll learn about:
- How to set up a program for community-initiated demonstration projects to test ideas for improving walking and biking
- The basics of planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining a temporary path through an existing parking lot and an artistic crosswalk
- How to find and follow best practices for such projects based on the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
How can you set up local government policies for people to initiate and test their own ideas for interventions for walking and biking? What do you include in the policy guide? What are the issues and challenges of creating a path and crosswalk on existing asphalt, and how do you address them? How do you get permissions and approvals? What is the MUTCD manual, and why does it matter? Why are safety and design considerations such as color, paint, patterns, and posts important? This session covers these topics and more.
, Montgomery County Planning Department
, Silver Spring
Invited SpeakerMargaret K. Rifkin RLA AICP, currently works as an urban designer and planner for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in Montgomery County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. She has worked extensively on a range of urban design and planning issues in this County over the past 20 years. Much of her work has involved planning, design and implementation to transform suburban metro station areas into walkable centers. She lead the launch of a new plan for White Flint and prepared urban design studies and guidelines. She holds a Joint Degree in Urban Design, University of California at Berkeley, MLA and MCRP; Smith College, BA.
, Street Plans Collaborative