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Complete Streets and CEQA: Opportunities for Implementation

The San Diego chapters of APA, ITE, AEP and WalkSanDiego invite you to a joint workshop and lunch panel that will take Complete Streets to the next level. The benefits of Complete Streets are well documented and the California Complete Streets Act has provided the push for cities to craft new policies. Recent amendments to the CEQA guidelines offer the opportunity to change the way we address impacts to transit, pedestrian and bicycle facilities. However, questions on Complete Street implementation within the existing legal context persist.

This workshop and lunch will:

  • – Review current CEQA guidelines and practices and answer: “Where are we getting stuck?”
  • – Examine methods to overcome barriers and advance implementation
  • – Discuss how transportation, environmental and planning professionals can work together to advance the implementation of Complete Streets throughout the San Diego region.


This event is approved for AICP Credits: http://www.planning.org/cm/search/event.htm?EventID=20750 

Lunch Panel

Aligning Street Performance Metrics with Community Values

Following the morning workshop our lunch panel will provide an overview of the issues posed by traditional LOS, with in-depth case studies of the most promising alternatives including Multi-Modal LOS, San Jose’s Protected Intersections Model, and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s ATG/MTG approach.

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Who Should Attend: traffic engineers, transportation planners, environmental professionals, city attorneys, street designers, policy planners, physical planners, city leaders, complete street advocates — anyone who has  responsibility for, or an interest in, the public right-of-way.


Dawn Wilson, PE, TE, PTOE has been involved in transportation planning for over 18 years, most of which has been spent in San Diego County.  Currently, Dawn works for RBF Consulting as a Senior Associate responsible for transportation planning and traffic engineering in the San Diego Region.  When not overseeing mobility studies and traffic signal designs, Ms. Wilson volunteers her time as the President of ITE San Diego and as the Walk to School Coordinator at McAuliffe Elementary School in Oceanside.  She has a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.


  • Bryan Jones,  TE, PTO, AICP is Deputy Transportation Director for the City of Carlsbad where he is currently working to align transportation decisions with community values. Brian was formerly with the City of Fresno where he implemented the Intelligent Transportation Program, adopted a progressive bicycle master plan, and developed the award winning I BIKE FRESNO campaign. He was recently appointed to the State CTCDC to represent bicycle and pedestrian issues.
  • Mike Hansen is an Associate with the Sheppard Mullin Law Firm with specialties in the Real Estate, Land Use and Natural Resources and Environmental Practice Groups which focus on representing real estate developers through all phases of the development process.
  • John Bridges, FAICP is a Principal with AECOM. John has acquired a broad range of experience in public and private sector environmental planning over the last 30 years, including the completion of general plans, housing plans, climate action plans, and environmental impact reports. John is past President of APA California and past Chair of the National APA Chapter Presidents Council.
  • Rock Miller, TE, PTOE is Principal for Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering for STANTEC Consulting and is the current President of the 14,000-member Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the highest elected office in the Institute. Rock has 35+ years of experience in traffic engineering with a special focus on active transportation modes and complete streets planning including the planning of new, innovative bike facilities in Long Beach, CA and enhanced pedestrian crossings in Santa Monica. He was recently appointed to the State CTCDC to represent bicycle and pedestrian issues.
  • Sohrab Rashid, TE is a Principal with Fehr & Peers. Sohrab has over 23 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering and has served as Principal-in-Charge or Project Manager for numerous high-profile projects throughout California, Hawaii, China and Singapore.  He is currently a Senior Market Leader based in the San Jose office, overseeing projects in the South San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Coast area of California, and Hawaii, and coordinates the firm’s international work.  Recent key projects include the Envision 2040 San Jose General Plan Update, a transportation fee update on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and several transportation sustainability projects in China. In late July, Sohrab is relocating to become the Office Leader in Fehr & Peers San Diego office.
  • Tilly Chang serves as the Deputy Director for Planning at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. In her post, Tilly oversees a multi-modal transportation planning program that includes development of the city’s 25-year long-range transportation blueprint, called the San Francisco Transportation Plan, and the city’s Congestion Management Program. She spearheads several policy and planning efforts including congestion pricing initiatives, multiple neighborhood, station and corridor
  • Manuel Pineda, PE is a registered Civil Engineer from San Jose State University with a passion for Transportation and Land Use Planning.  He has worked for the City of San Jose for 15 years and is a Deputy Director in the Department of Transportation leading the Transportation Planning , Policy, and Project Delivery Divisions.  Manuel has had a varied career in transportation and has worked on multi-modal transportation, transportation analysis, policy development, and construction management.  His team oversees projects such as the BART extension to Silicon Valley, the update of the City’s General Plan, and the implementation of streetscape, bicycle, and pedestrian projects.

Lunch to be Provided

5.0 CM Credits Pending

Due to popular demand this event is now full and reservations are no longer being accepted.  If you are already registered and have not yet paid you may pay online at any time. For questions, please contact Greg Konar at gregok@cox.net.

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