Free Webinar on Statewide Complete Streets Efforts

News Brief

March 26, 2014

CHAPEL HILL , NC—he Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is pleased to announce the next free webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series:

Statewide Complete Streets: How states are working with communities for friendlier roads
Thursday, April 10, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register:

Across the nation, interest is growing in creating streets that accommodate all road users and not just motorists. As part of this effort, more than 610 regional and local jurisdictions and 27 states have adopted Complete Streets policies or made a written commitment to do so.

This webinar will explore some of the challenges states are facing, particularly in urban areas, in implementing those policies and some of the strategies they have used to overcome those issues.

Stefanie Seskin, Deputy Director for the National Complete Streets Coalition, will provide an overview of some of the challenges cities and states face when trying to build complete streets and how the agencies can work together, while representatives from North Carolina, Washington State and Minnesota will discuss how they effectively worked to roll out their Complete Streets efforts, such as statewide training sessions and main street programs.

Presenters include:

  • Stefanie Seskin, Deputy Director for the National Complete Streets Coalition
  • Lauren Blackburn, North Carolina DOT Ped/Bike Coordinator
  • Paula Reeves, Washington State DOT Community Design Office Manager
  • Chris Berrens, Senior Planner with Minnesota DOT

PBIC offers free, public webinars approximately every month. To register for upcoming webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit

Since its inception in 1999, PBIC's mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.