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  1. Westminster engages the community in a mobile needs assessment at a park-n-ride bus station. Photo via Westminster's Mobility Action Plan.

    Through our first Complete Streets Consortium Series, the National Complete Streets Coalition has been working with three Tennessee regions to foster state-wide collaboration and overcome barriers to safer, more equitable streets.

    Now, we are excited to announce that a trio of Colorado cities has won our second-ever Complete Streets Consortium technical assistance. The Cities of Arvada, Aurora, and Westminster applied for and won the award collaboratively, and will together receive a set of three free technical assistance workshops. Each of the winning cities will host one of the workshops, which will be tailored to the region's specific opportunities and challenges including creating first/last mile connections to new transit stations.

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  2. The National Complete Streets Coalition is excited to continue our monthly webinar series designed to help professionals from a variety of disciplines put Complete Streets principles into action. Implementation & Equity 201: The Path Forward to Complete Streets is exploring a new issue each month related to creating safer, healthier, more equitable streets.

    Our next webinar, Complete Streets in Canada: Designing for change takes place on Tuesday, January 23rd from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.

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  3. Virginia recently introduced new rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside the Washington Beltway on lanes previously reserved for high-occupancy vehicles, sparking a regional debate about tolling and equity. Tolls can be a valuable tool to advance smart growth — if paired with important policies that increase transportation options and support smarter land-use choices. I-66 toll gantries. Photo … Continued

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  4. You're invited to join the National Complete Streets Coalition at our Eighth Annual Complete Streets Dinner, held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Conveniently scheduled during the 2018 Transportation Research Board meeting, this intimate and fun event brings together top Complete Streets professionals, policymakers, supporters, and friends to celebrate the successes of the Complete Streets movement in the last year.

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  5. Looking for a gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list? Here are a couple ideas we think anyone would be excited to have.

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