A free “Complete Streets” Web conference is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 14th, at the Santa Monica Main Public Library multipurpose room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.

The conference is an opportunity for city commissioners, staff and residents to communicate with experts who will present Complete Streets case studies and discuss an international movement to make cities more livable.

The City of Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commission is hosting the event, which is being brought to Santa Monica by the American Planning Association.

The goal of Complete Streets is to create a network of “streets that work” for motorists, bus riders, bicyclists and pedestrians, including people with disabilities, according to officials.

Through programs that rethink the physical design of streets, the mission of Complete Streets is to “provide safe and convenient user access and more transportation choices within streets that are aesthetically attractive for all users.”

Complete Streets also supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Active Living initiative by aiming to provide safe routes for alternate modes of transportation such as walking or biking.

“Join in the question and answer session from the comfort of your chair at the Santa Monica Main Public Library through an innovative Web/e-mail discussion,” suggested Libby Carlson, a spokeswoman for the Santa Monica Community and Cultural Services Department.

Questions submitted but not answered during the conference will be posted online and be accessible to participants for three months.

The deadline to make reservations is Monday, February 12th; through libby.carlson@smgov.net or Community and Cultural Services, (310) 458-8310.

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