Implementing Complete Streets Projects Using New and Existing Funding

Originally presented on November 6, 2014

Nadine Lemmon, Albany Legislative Advocate, Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Kristen Bennett, AICP, Consultant, Milwaukee Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

Complete streets policies create safer and smarter multi-modal transportation networks for all pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users of all ages and abilities. New and existing funding sources can be accessed to help communities make their complete streets projects become a reality. Learn how to take concrete steps that build momentum and a track record, while simultaneously helping the community become more competitive for state and federal funding opportunities. In New York, there are good examples of rural, suburban and urban municipalities that have successfully identified and acted on low-cost solutions to advance their complete streets policies and projects. For larger infrastructure projects, communities have a variety of local, state and federal funding options. Communities should be careful to consider the costs and benefits of these funding options, including the costs of grant-writing, the importance of community buy-in and the difficulties of administering a federal-aid project.

Learning Objectives
After this program participants will be able to

  • Describe different federal, state, and local new and existing funding sources.
  • Describe how to identify low-cost solutions to advance complete streets policies and projects.
  • Explain the costs and benefits of funding larger infrastructure projects.

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