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October 15, 2010

Complete Streets

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John LaPlante, PE, PTOE will present “Complete Streets:  Who Benefits and Who Pays?” on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12:30pm in the Life Science Building Rm 111. Come early for refreshments!

“Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street.” – National Complete Streets Coalition


JOHN N. LAPLANTE, PE, PTOE, is currently Director of Traffic Engineering for T.Y.Lin International, working out of their Chicago office.  Prior to joining the firm in 1992, Mr. LaPlante had been with the City of Chicago for 30 years in various transportation engineering positions, including Chief City Traffic Engineer and Acting Commissioner of the new Department of Transportation.  He has been involved in several national committees (PROWAAC, AASHTO Green Book and Bicycle Guide Committees, NCUTCD Bicycle Technical Committee and Pedestrian Task Force, and the TRB Pedestrian and Bicycle Committees) and was principal author of the AASHTO Pedestrian Guide. He has taught many courses as part of the FHWA Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, National Complete Streets Coalition and the APBP/US Access Board Designing for Pedestrian Accessibility training.  His education includes a BSCE degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MSCE degree at Northwestern University.  He is a Fellow of both ITE and ASCE.

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