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Session No. 5D

Session Title: Complete Streets

Session Description: Incorporating complete streets at a national, state and local level.  

Moderator Name: Glenn Rowe, PennDOT

Topic TBD, Adam Vest, P.E., PTOE, Associate Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.           

Pennsylvania’s Approach to Context Sensitive Solutions and Flexible Design, Brian Shunk, Project Development Engineer, PennDOT

Complete Streets and Complete Networks in the CityKelley Yemen, Director of the Office of Complete Streets, Philadelphia City

Speaker Bios

For over 14 years Adam Vest has led a variety of multimodal transportation engineering, planning, and design projects throughout the United States and Australia. These include multimodal corridor and network studies, complete streets plans, active transportation master plans, bicycle and pedestrian performance measurement, transit accessibility planning, neighborhood livability assessments, non-motorized safety evaluations, and community outreach. Most recently, he has led a number of road diet assessments in various cities across the country and is currently working on Pennsylvania’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and the multimodal traffic calming chapter of PennDOT’s Design Manual.

Brian E. Shunk, P.E. is a transportation engineer/planner with more than 30 years of experience in both the private and public sectors spanning a broad range of transportation projects encompassing multiple travel modes. Currently, Shunk is a Project Development Engineer with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation where he assists PennDOT District 4 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission with project development. He serves as the lead engineer and project manager for development and implementation of PennDOT’s Risk Management for Project Development. Additionally, he is the lead engineer and project manager for the PennDOT’s geometric design manual update to incorporate a context driven/flexible design philosophy. Shunk is a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology with both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering; is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida; and is a member of the AASHTO Joint Technical Committee on NonMotorized Transportation.

Kelley Yemen is Director of the Office of Complete Streets for the City of Philadelphia with over ten years of experience focusing on multi-modal transportation. She leads the City’s Vision Zero and Complete Streets efforts. Previously, Yemen was the Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator for Hennepin County, Minnesota, and before that a Pedestrian Planner and Project Manager within the Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs at the New York City Department of Transportation, and an Urban Designer for A. Nelessen Associates in New Jersey. 



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