The Washington DC Complete Streets bike tour fundraiser will provide participants with an overview of Complete Streets through an organized cycling tour. The tour will guide participants through a 5-mile route specially selected for a demonstration of Complete Streets elements. Concepts for exploration in the tour will include bicycle infrastructure, such as shared streets, sharrows, bike lanes, bike boxes, signals and bicycle boulevards. Pedestrian infrastructure concepts will include separated sidewalks, multi-use paths, streetscapes and integration of green infrastructure. Q & A stops along the tour will provide an opportunity to consolidate lessons derived from the cycling experience.
The educational objectives are:
- Understand Complete Streets concepts and how Complete Streets can be employed as a planning tool in urban communities to support a safer, more livable public environment.
- Understand how implementation of Complete Streets must be flexible to meet the needs of neighborhoods and the complexities of urban environments.
- Understand how local codes and regulations often may not support the development of Complete Streets, and how necessary changes may be effected.
Note: Participants will meet at a starting point in central Washington, DC (near the U.S. Capitol – exact location to be announced one week prior to the event) at 9:45 for registration and a safety message. The group will depart on the route at 10:00. Snacks and water will be provided.
Participants are welcome to join the group for a casual lunch after the tour is done. The cost of lunch is not included in the registration price.
All proceeds from this event will support the WTS-DC Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to young women pursuing degrees in transportation, and is, in essence, providing seeds for the future of the industry. Ticket types (Super Star Supporter, Star Supporter, Supporter) reflect the amount of the participant’s donation to the Scholarship Fund. Additional donations from non-participants are also welcome.