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Accelerating Quick-Build for Complete Streets

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Oakland, CA

Webinar Series
Join us to learn more about how we can accelerate complete street redesigns for people, and deliver pedestrian and bicycle facilities and protected intersections to enhance access to active transportation for all during social distancing.

Webinar Fact Sheet: Accelerating Quick-Build

Webinar Fact Sheet: Hardening Slow Streets

  • Monday, December 14, 2020, 10am-11am
    Jessica Zdeb, Jeremy Chrzan, and Gwen Shaw, Toole Design Group
    “Hardening Slow Streets: From Pilot to Permanent during COVID-19” | VIDEO
    Join us to learn more about how to transition successful COVID-era street redesigns to pilot, interim, and permanent projects. We will discuss recommended processes, practices, designs, materials, and outreach strategies to ensure these transitions work for residents, the general public, and implementing agencies.
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 12pm-1pm
    Tony Garcia, Street Plans Collaborative
    “Adapting Streets During Uncertain Times: Using Quick-Build to Create Resilient Streets and Public Spaces” | VIDEO
    Cities around the world are recognizing the need to adapt to ever-changing conditions during the quarantine and beyond. Many are learning that this moment is presenting both a need and an opportunity to expand the space they allocate for bicyclists and pedestrians. Join us for a webinar with Street Plans Collaborative Founder Tony Garcia for a conversation about how cities can use the Quick-Build methodology to address critical street safety and neighborhood improvement projects.
  •  Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 12pm-1pm
    Gwen Shaw and Jeremy Chrzan, Toole Design Group
    “Rebalancing Streets for People” | VIDEO
    Communities around the world are adapting to a new normal. One unanticipated dilemma is how to enable people to walk, bike, and run outside while still social distancing. Popular parks and trails are filled with people exercising, getting some fresh air, and taking care of their mental health. Sidewalks and bike lanes are at capacity as essential workers walk, ride, and scoot instead of taking transit. At the same time, many streets are eerily empty of cars. The pressure is on to re-balance our streets, at least temporarily, to provide more safe places for people to walk, bike, and run while maintaining a safe physical distance from each other. How do we make this transformation happen?
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020, 12pm-1pm
    Vignesh Swaminathan, Crossroad Lab
    “Quick-Build During a Crisis: Constructing Projects Rapidly for Social Distancing, Planning for Social Cohesion.” | VIDEO
    Urban Vibrancy Matters. We see it now more than ever during a time of social distancing. These unprecedented times affect us drastically. 2019 was the year of Urban Mobility and Active Transportation, but as 2020 comes around we are hit with the hard reality of COVID-19. But that does not mean we should lose momentum—if anything, the community is itching to get outside. Cities around the world have been collaborating to develop Quick-Build and Active Transportation projects. Over the past few years, we’ve had the private sector, politicians, and communities all begging for rapid implementation. The need to quickly respond to community, traffic, paving, and equity issues—and now a shelter-in-place order—presents an opportunity to continue developing these types of projects.

For information: Nicola Szibbo, MTC Program Manager at; or Toshi Shepard-Ohta, MTC Principal Engineer at

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