About the Course
Transportation investments have shaped our communities for many generations, both expanding and limiting our options with each investment decision.
Today, most local governments struggle to provide adequate investments in transportation, to maintain their basic systems, and to respond to growing demands.
A Strong Towns approach guides a community in making productive transportation investments with limited available resources. We go beyond simply transportation spending to align systems of growth and development with transportation policies. In this course, we will examine:
• The forces that have shaped local government transportation investments
• How to balance maintenance needs with other investment opportunities
• The difference between a road and a street, and why It matters
• How to understand and properly respond to traffic congestion.
• The role of safety in a transportation system
• The proper use of standards and codes for building transportation systems.
• The role of biking and walking in building a productive place
• The role of transit in building a Strong Town.
Participants in this course will develop a plan for local action that they can begin implementing immediately.
This course is worth 9 AICP continuing education credits.
Interested in purchasing multiple licenses for this course? Learn about group discounts here.