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, who helped implement streetscape projects in South Bend, Indiana that in just three years have resulted in fewer crashes, higher property values, increased sales at local businesses, and generated nearly $100 million in new investments downtown,
  • Presentations from Scott County Public Health, Healthy Hometown, and the Illinois DOT on free resources for your community to help assess pedestrian amenities, followed by a short demonstration walk in downtown Rock Island,
  • And a guided brainstorming session with Heather Schady from the Active Transportation Alliance on low-cost, highly-effective pop-up projects that have helped other communities successfully gauge interest and demonstrate the value of Complete Streets initiatives.
  • Lunch is provided

More details and registration information are to follow.