The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Urban Street Design-Complete Streets

When - Where

February 21, 2018

(8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time)
Ellington Agricultural Center
UT Extension Office
5201 Marchant Dr.
Nashville, TN  37211-5112
Tel: 615-832-6550 for directions

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The art of street design in urban areas has evolved to a significant degree in recent decades. No longer are we almost singularly focused on designing for motorized traffic, but there is recognition that other users such as pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders both desire and deserve reasonable and safe accommodation. This class will explore current thinking that has driven this revolution, and introduce key concepts and standards such as Complete Streets, Accessibility (ADA/PROWAG) and NACTO Urban Street Design. Other urban street design considerations to be discussed include Traffic Calming, Signalization, Roundabouts and Road Diets.


Upon completion of the course, the participants will possess a basic knowledge of each of the following component areas of today's thinking regarding urban streets: Complete Streets, Accessibility (ADA/PROWAG) and NACTO Urban Street Design, as well as the related topics of Traffic Calming, Signalization, Roundabouts and Road Diets. This improved understanding will hopefully contribute to improved statewide decision making in regards to the planning of future roadway improvements.


This course is for city and county public works employees, consulting personnel, and others involved in traffic engineering or the design of local and collector roadways.


Alan L. Childers, P.E.
Mr. Childers, P.E., is a Vice President of the Transportation Group for the engineering firm of Cannon & Cannon, Inc., located in Knoxville, Tennessee. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and has over thirty years experience in Traffic Engineering and Roadway Design, with both public and private agencies. Mr. Childers has also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee Department of Civil Engineering, teaching Transportation Engineering and Geometric Design Courses.


6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) can be granted for this course.


The Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering (TATE) is an educational Program providing continuing education for engineers, planners, designers and technicians. The program focuses on the basic design of transportation facilities, the evaluation of traffic operations, and the collection of data to support various transportation studies. Successful completion of the required curricula of core and elective courses, confers TATE certification. For more information, contact Frank Brewer at 865-974-5255.


8:00 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m.Introduction to Urban Street Design
8:45 a.m.Design Controls and Key Definitions
9:15 a.m.Street Design Elements:
a. Elements common to all streets
b.Additional elements for urban streets
9:45 a.m.Complete Streets - An Overview
10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Pedestrian Facilities and Accessibility (ADA & PROWAG)
11:30 p.m.Lunch (On your own)
12:30 p.m.Bicycle Facilities on Urban Streets
1:30 p.m.Transit Service on Urban Streets
2:00 p.m.Break
2:15 p.m.NACTO Urban Street Design Guidance
3:15 p.m.Other Safety and Operational Considerations:
a.Traffic Calming
d.Road Diets
4:00 p.m.Adjourn
4:15 p.m.*Written TATE exam
*For participants who want to receive credit for the course toward the
Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering certificate.


The registration fee is $120 per person. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office. Please note your employment status on the registration form. The workshop fee includes ONLY materials and coffee breaks. NO LUNCH PROVIDED. A course may be canceled if there is low enrollment. Forty-eight hours notice will be given to registrants if a course is canceled. Register early! Limited enrollment!


Due to commitments to our instructors and facilities, the registration fee is not refundable if a registrant withdraws less than forty-eight hours before the workshop. You may substitute registrants; please notify us in advance if possible. Please register early as attendance to our workshops has increased. We may not accommodate walk-ins on the day of the workshop.

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.

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