The primary goal of CDTC's Complete Streets Workshop Series is to assist local governments with developing and implementing Complete Streets policies and projects. Many communities in the Capital District have developed, and/or are in the process of developing, Complete Streets policies. Also, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Complete Streets Act (Chapter 398, Laws of New York) on August 15, 2011, requiring state, county, and local agencies to consider the convenience and mobility of all users when developing transportation projects that receive state and federal funding.
Despite local and state regulations favoring Complete Streets, many of our local governments have faced challenges when developing and implementing their policies. The Complete Streets Educational & Technical Assistance Workshops will help our transportation planning practitioners and decision-makers identify and overcome Complete Streets policy and implementation barriers.
These free workshops are highly interactive, with the goal of building local capacity to implement Complete Streets approaches and strengthen relationships between transportation practitioners, other departments, and the community. Key decision-makers, stakeholders, and agency professionals learn how to more effectively balance the needs of all users and routinely create and maintain Complete Streets.
The workshops are made available to our local governments through a competitive application process. There is no local cost share; however, communities will be required to assist with meeting logistics, including securing meeting space, ensuring key stakeholders will attend, and documenting attendance per CDTC’s in-kind match requirements.
The next round of Complete Streets Workshops is tentatively scheduled for 2022, please check back for updates.