Friday, March 11, 10:30 am.
Conference Room 1
Citizens of all ages all bike everyday in Ravenna, Italy and other EU cities. What policies, design features and city planning context have caused 21st century Cities to successfully convert to pedestrians and bicycles exclusively?
How did an important City in Italy, Ravenna, successfully encourage property owners in the core of their City to turn the entire street network over to pedestrians and bicyclists? What other European Cities have made that transition to all pedestrians and bicycles? More importantly, how did these Cities successfully encourage citizens of all ages to embrace a complete environment for walkable and bikeable lifestyles. This presentation discusses the history and key factors leading to this 21st century decision and implementation. What can we learn from cities like Ravenna that have made that transformation, and apply it to renewing Texas urban cores?
This presentation will demonstrate that every generation will walk and use bicycles if accommodated in a comprehensive program of policies, facilities, technology and culture.
Senior Project Manager,
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Mark Goode has 30+ years experience as Project Engineer, Project Manager and Principal-In-Charge of hundreds of traffic engineering, transportation planning, parking feasibility and functional parking design projects. He has worked with local and state officials to create innovative funding solutions for complex projects around the state. He is author and/or engineer of record on numerous professional papers, technical presentations, and engineering reports. He has completed significant projects for the City of Dallas, Dallas County, DART, TxDOT, DFW International Airport, SMU, TCU and UTD. He has made important contributions to the planning and design of the Dallas Convention Center expansions and numerous projects in Uptown, Oak Lawn and downtown Dallas. Recently, Goode served on the stakeholder committee of the Downtown Dallas 360 study, representing the Downtown Dallas Inc. Planning Committee. He is Chairman of the Transportation Task Force and a Director of the Greater Dallas Planning Council, working to develop livable and walkable solutions in greater Dallas.
Bowman-Melton Associates, Inc.
Bud Melton is a Dallas based urban design consultant and lifelong advocate for enhancing urban environments for active, healthy lifestyles. He remains focused on area-wide implementation of healthy, active transportation and transit oriented mobility options. He regularly attends or presents at state, national and international conferences focused on transportation equity and active transportation.
Bud has written or helped-write bicycle and/or trail master plans for dozens of Texas cities, many of which are getting built out and generating award winning recognition for place making. Texas cities transformed include Austin, Waco, Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Highland Village, Cedar Hill and Dallas to name a few. He’s helped shape dozens more trail or bikeway design projects that are now much-loved and well used in cities around the state. Bud is expert at finding innovative solutions to complex problems, and has had unprecedented success with stakeholder buy-in.
Bud is on the Executive Board of the Greater Dallas Planning Council and serves as Vice President of Issues, and is a trustee for both the Texas Trees Foundation and the Deep Ellum Foundation. He is also a member of the LOCUS Developers group, a project of Smart Growth America, as well as the American Planning Association and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, and is a founder and board member of Texas Trails Network as well as a past chair of BikeTexas.
Some of Bud’s signature projects include the Trinity Strand Trail, and a complex 1-mile trail connection to the Katy Trail. He also led innovative streetscape partnerships for upgrading Hi Line Avenue in the previously auto-centric Dallas Design District near downtown for 2 major mixed use redevelopments with nearly 700 dwelling units plus office and commercial spaces.