Complete Streets Workshop, 2017

Thank you to all our Attendees at the Complete Streets Workshop!

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave, Wilkinsburg, PA




Over 80 attendees joined CONNECT and partners to learn more about Complete Streets policies! Session topics included Complete Streets basics and benefits, policy development and funding opportunities, public engagement and education, and more. Our keynote speaker, Robert Bini, Director for Transportation Planning for Lancaster County, PA, oversees activities of the Lancaster County Metropolitan Planning Organization, and works to ensure that the County’s transportation plans, programs, and projects will meet the future needs of a growing and diverse community. 

Bini discussed how communities in Lancaster County are incorporating Complete Streets into their planning, and the effect these policies have had after implementation in their municipalities. Presenters offered resources, sample resolutions, case studies, and examples from different municipal perspectives for attendees to start looking at what Complete Streets resolutions might look like in their communities.


Event Materials:

Event Program

Photos (Facebook Album)

Event Video - Part I (YouTube Link)

Event Video Part II (YouTube Link)

Thank you to the Local Government Academy for the Workshop videography!

Complete Streets Resources and Handouts (included on Jumpdrives at event):

Complete Streets Funding Sources

Complete Streets Community Readiness Tool

PennDOT Connects Article

PennDOT Connects Policy

Port Authority of Allegheny County Transit-Oriented Development Guidelines

Quick Links-Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center

Safer Streets, Stronger Economies (Complete Streets Project Outcomes from across the US)


Draft Complete Streets Policies

Borough of Sharpsburg Resolution (July 2017)

Complete Streets Model Ordinance (Allegheny County)

City of Pittsburgh Complete Streets Policy Draft

Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016 (by the National Complete Streets Coalition from Smart Growth America)


Lancaster County Resources

Lancaster County Complete Streets Checklist

Lancaster County Complete Streets Guidebook

Allegheny County Resources

Active Allegheny Plan (external link)

Active Allegheny Grant Program Guidelines 2017

American Heart Association (AHA) Resources

Complete Streets - AHA Support

Dangerous by Design 2014

Evaluating Complete Streets Projects

Complete Streets Message Wheel

Streets Built to Share Advocate Fact Sheet

Voices for Health Kids - Complete Streets


Our Panel Presenters!



First Photo (L to R): Eric Boerer, Robert Bini, Hannah Hardy, Ann Ogoreuc

Second Photo (L to R): Chris Sandvig, Jesabel Rivera-Guerra, Kristin Saunders (not pictured: Brittany Reno)

Workshop Presentations:

Eric Boerer, Advocacy Director, Bike Pittsburgh (.ppt)

Ann Ogoreuc, Manager of Transportation Initiatives, Allegheny County Economic Development + Hannah Hardy, Program Manager, Allegheny County Health Department (.pdf)


Keynote: Robert Bini, Director for Transportation Planning Lancaster County Planning Commission (.pdf)


Brittany Reno, Executive Director, Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization; Councilperson, Sharpsburg Borough (.ppt)

Kristin Saunders, Principal Transportation Planner, City of Pittsburgh, Mobility and Infrastructure Department (.ppt)


Chris Sandvig, Policy Director, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group + Jesabel Rivera-Guerra, Community Health Director, American Heart Association (.ppt)

Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors!

American Heart Association

American Planning Association - Pennsylvania Chapter, Southwest Section
Allegheny County Economic Development
Allegheny County Health Department
Bike Pittsburgh

Local Government Academy

Live Well Allegheny
Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Port Authority of Allegheny County
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission