A graduate level class from the IU School of Public and
Environmental Affairs spent three months researching complete streets policy
and implementation strategies for Bedford. They will present their work to the
public on December 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at StoneGate Arts and
Education Center, 450 I St., Bedford.
Complete streets are those designed to enable safe access
for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders
of all ages and abilities. Fourteen students in three teams researched national
and state best practices for complete streets, analyzed Bedford planning
documents, and met with Bedford leaders and residents. The class also brought
in Indiana experts on complete streets and looked at complete streets policies
and implementation strategies in similar Indiana communities. They will show
potential implementation strategies for three streets that were also
highlighted by the Bedford Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and the Bedford
Active Living Workshop.
This is one of twenty classes that are working with Bedford,
Mitchell and Lawrence County as part of a new initiative called Sustaining
Hoosier Communities, which is part of the IU Center for Rural Engagement.
Fourteen projects were identified by local leaders for collaboration with IU
faculty and their classes during this academic year.
Contact: Jane Rogan, Bill Brown
Sustaining Hoosier Communities
Center for Rural Engagement