January 2022 - Connected Street Network and Subdivision Design
This webinar discussed the benefits of more connected street networks for walkability, increased safety, and more direct routes, and designing street networks to enable students to safely walk or bike to school. The webinar featured an academic perspective on the history of street design, mode shifts between different network types, and crash reduction benefits from more connected street networks. The webinar also introduced local examples from two municipalities of their strategies to encourage connected street grids and increase active transportation trips to schools.
February 2019 - Building Schools, Building Communities: A School Siting and Collaboration Workshop
In February 2019, more than 40 school facility planners, architects, engineers, and land use planners came together to share information about school siting and facility planning, and discuss ways in which local cities and school districts are effectively coordinating to achieve common goals.
NCTCOG staff hosted a workshop in October 2015 to introduce elected officials on the Regional Transportation Council and school district officials to the new Community Schools and Transportation Program, and give an overview of upcoming activities and opportunities to be involved.