In partnership with Metro and the City of Hillsboro, Ian Lockwood of AECOM presents a vision to make downtown Hillsboro more accessible and walkable.
Ian Lockwood is a leader in context sensitive solutions and traffic calming techniques. Lockwood, trained as a traffic engineer, along with Dan Burden of the Walkable Communities Institute, conducted walking audits with Metro and three local cities during the summer of 2010. The following presentation is a continuation of that work.
In this presentation, made to a joint session of the Hillsboro City Council and the Hillsboro Planning Commission, Lockwood shares strategies and best practices in walkability for neighborhoods and main streets. Learn how pedestrian-friendly downtowns and main streets help create vibrant communities where people can choose to walk for pleasure and to meet their everyday needs.
Hear about the evolution of city building and how the language used to talk about transportation planning must change in order to create a level playing field for all stakeholders.
Learn about how progressive cities around the world are benefiting from rewarding the short sustainable trip, rather than encouraging the long unsustainable trip.
Discover how challenging the status quo can help transform city building into a pedestrian-centric process rather than the automobile-focused field it is today.
Learn about the transformation of West Palm Beach, Florida, from a desolate highway-oriented city into a walkable, more livable community. Also in this chapter, Lockwood highlights his recommendations for improving the accessibility of downtown Hillsboro.