Cycling and walking numbers are up in many communities, as people seek out healthy and safe transportation and recreation. Meanwhile, many agency budgets are down, and plans to spend millions on infrastructure may no longer be realistic. More than ever, the public demands that transportation projects are equitable and responsive to the needs of communities impacted by historical disinvestment. Quick-build is a method of building bike and pedestrian safety improvements — protected bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, slow streets, parklets, and more — now, within your budget. Alta partnered with the California Bicycle Coalition to deliver a Quick-Build Guide so your community can meet public demand for safe active transportation networks affordably, quickly, and inclusively. As part of our Alta Innovation Series, we have brought together a panel of municipal staff from four cities in North America who have worked directly on quick-build projects this year. Hear from them as they share experiences delivering these projects, from consensus building across agencies to material selection to community engagement.
- Sarah Fine, OakDOT’s Complete Streets Paving & Sidewalks Manager (California)
- Jared Tremblay, Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (Kansas)
- Elizabeth Van Zandt, Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (Florida)
- Becky Katz, Manager, Cycling and Pedestrian Projects, City of Toronto (Ontario)