|Webinar: Public Health Benefits of Active Transportation|
April 16 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT
$50 APBP members | $85 non-members
webinar looks at case studies in Charlotte, N.C. and Columbia,
Missouri, where changes to the streetscape were studied for their
effects on physical activity and social interactions. The interventions
include replacing a pedestrian bridge with an at-grade, signalized
crossing; and modifying the streetscape and street profile with
landscaping, narrower driving lanes and additional bike lanes.
Presenters also suggest techniques for breaking down professional silos
and engaging transportation, public health and research professionals in
a collaborative study and design process. Approved for 1 CM credit by
the AICP. Register here.
|APBP Members: Discuss APBP's position on transportation equity on April 24!|
Click here to sign up for the session.
other APBP members to discuss and formulate APBP’s policy on
transportation equity. You can join a small group discussion on April
10, comment via the APBP Live! forum, and/or participate in a free webinar on April 24.
- To participate in a small group discussion at 3pm ET on April 10, e-mail Kit Keller.
- To review and respond to the proposed position, visit the forum
- To register for the all-member meeting on April 24, click here
U.S. Federal Transportation Policy Briefings (Members Only)
Tune in on Tuesday, May 13 at 1:00 pm ET to hear the latest on federal transportation policy. Hosted by APBP, the League of American Bicyclists, and the Alliance for Biking & Walking every second Tuesday at 1pm ET. Policy webinars are free (members only) and not recorded.
FHWA Memorandum: Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Flexibility
August, FHWA released a memorandum expressing their support for taking a
flexible approach to bicycle and pedestrian facility design. The memo
affirms that, "The National Association of City Transportation Officials
(NACTO) Urban Bikeway Design Guide and the Institute of Transportation
Engineers (ITE) Designing Urban Walkable Thoroughfares guide builds upon
the flexibilities provided in the AASHTO guides, which can help
communities plan and design safe and convenient facilities for
pedestrian and bicyclists. FHWA supports the use of these resources to
further develop nonmotorized transportation networks, particularly in
Designing Urban Walkable Thoroughfares
is an ITE Recommended Practice that guides practitioners through
applying a context sensitive approach throughout planning and design.
View the memorandum here.
NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide Webinar
A well-illustrated, concrete vision for the future of city streets, NACTO's Urban Street Design Guide charts the principles and practices of the nation’s foremost engineers, planners and designers working in cities today. Watch this recorded webinar to learn how to use this resource in your community, and how specific topics and elements in the document differ from conventional practice in the U.S. Click here to watch the webinar. Click here to download the handouts.
Purchase a copy of the guide here: http://bit.ly/1866eQz Enter the promo code 4NACTO for a 20% discount, which reduces the price to $40. Offer good through 5/31/14.
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