April 16, 2018 – Bi-State Regional Commission is holding a free Complete Streets Worshop on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island.

This short, half-day event is going to be packed with great speakers and ideas to take back to your community. Highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker Michael Divita from South Bend, Indiana, a town of 101,168 whose streetscape improvements were recently named one of the Best Complete Streets Initiatives of 2017 by Smart Growth America.  Learn about project implementation, key takeaways, and demonstration projects that helped South Bend gain the support of local residents and business owners.
  • Presentations from Scott County Public Health, Healthy Hometown, and the Illinois DOT about opportunities to get free, expert assessments of your pedestrian amenities, followed by a short demonstration “walking audit” to give you a feel for the process.
  • A guided brainstorming session with Heather Schady from the Active Transportation Alliance following a presentation on low-cost pop-up projects (involving such simple materials as chalk and duct tape) that have been used in other communities to explore the benefits of Complete Streets initiatives.

Parking is at the library.  Wear walking shoes for the walking audit demonstration over lunch.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-bi-state-complete-streets-workshop-tickets-45040020915.