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Urban Street Design-Complete Streets - Online Workshop

September 13 & 14, 2022

(9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time)


6 Professional Development Hours can be granted for this course. No partial credit available. Attendees must attend at least 90% of the workshop to get 6 PDHs.

Register ONLINE here.


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


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.


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 Airton Kohls at 865-974-5255.


Day 1
9:30 - 12:30 pm Eastern
Introduction to Urban Street Design Design Controls and Key Definitions Street Design Elements:

  • Elements common to all streets
  • Additional elements for urban streets

Complete Streets - An Overview Pedestrian Facilities and Accessibility (ADA & PROWAG)

Day 2
9:30 - 12:30 pm Eastern
Bicycle Facilities on Urban Streets Transit Service on Urban Streets NACTO Urban Street Design Guidance Other Safety and Operational Considerations:

  • Traffic Calming
  • Signalization
  • Roundabouts
  • Road Diets

Please inform us if you want to receive credit for the course toward the Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering Certificate.


This is a free workshop for all city or county employees. Pre-registration is required. The registration fee for other attendees is $120 per person. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office at least 10 working days in advance. Please note your employment status on the registration form. 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!

Register ONLINE here.


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