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09/12/2022: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Complete Streets: Designing for Walkability, Monday, September 12, 2022, 11am-1pm Eastern

09/12/2022: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Complete Streets: Designing for Walkability, Monday, September 12, 2022, 11am-1pm Eastern

2 hrs. Webinar

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-W091222

SME: Alfredo Cely, P.E., MSEM

The historical purpose of street design since the industrial revolution has been to move as much motorized traffic as quickly as possible from one point to another. Of course, based on this optic the focus of street design has been the automobile. Now, times have changed and there is a renewed interest in for the health and welfare of our communities to convert our automobile-centered streets into livable spaces to support the growth of our communities. Through this course, engineers, planners architects, contractors and practitioners within the A/E/C industry will learn the principles for making livable streets by designing for walkability and use of their surrounding communities.
Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToWebinar. Session instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call Client Support (1-866-546-1212) the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive. Students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.
Course Objectives
  • Enumerate the four zones that a sidewalk is divided into, in order to provide ample space for community connectivity that promotes the welfare of the public. 
  • Based on a specific roadway posted speed limit and vehicular traffic identify the best suited bicycle facility that improves the health and safety of vulnerable users. 
  • Describe at least one difference between pedestrian and vehicular scale lighting that focuses on the safety and welfare of the public. 
  • Describe the four groups of tree species used in a complete street design that simplify initial roadway design and placement, and which are used to benefit the walkability and usability of roadway corridors by surrounding communities.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Alfredo Cely, P.E., MSEM
Alfredo Cely, P.E., MSEM Photo

Alfredo is a Civil Engineer that has managed Transportation, Land Development, Water Resources and Aviation projects from planning to construction for the past 14 years. Most recently his consulting work has focused on assisting state and local agencies in improving the safety of our transportation network. He has been responsible for several multi-modal transportation projects in the Tampa Bay Area, throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is a licensed Civil Engineer in Florida, North Carolina, and Ecuador.

 

At the University of South Florida, Alfredo serves as an instructor for the Transportation sections of the P.E. Preparation Courses hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Student Chapter. Alfredo is a member of ASCE’s Street and Highway Operations Committee and is an associate member of the Aviation Planning and Operations Committee. At the national level, Alfredo helps several of the Transportation Research Board Committees and is currently involved in the following committees: Low Volume Roads; Hydrology, Hydraulics and Water Quality; Pedestrian Safety; and Bicycle Transportation.

 

Alfredo served as the Chair of the local ASCE Transportation and Development Institute group during its first two years (2012-2014). The Florida West Coast Chapter of the ASCE has recognized Alfredo’s commitment to the profession and our community honoring him with the Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2014. As part of his involvement with the local engineering community, Alfredo currently serves as a Board Member of the Florida West Coast Branch for ASCE.