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APBP at Pro Walk / Pro Bike / Pro Place

> Visit us at our booth, 202-204
> Learn with us at Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals
> Join us at the Local Coordinator's Meeting, September 8 at 1:00 p.m.
> Celebrate with us at the APBP Annual Meeting, September 9 at 5:30 p.m.

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National Complete Streets Coalition Workshop
Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals
Monday, September 8, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
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This workshop explores when and how to use state-of-the-practice technical design tools and delivers proven strategies to more effectively integrate complete streets policies and principles into every-day practice. More information and details here. (Conference attendance at ProWalk / ProBike / ProPlace not required.)

 Members: Help APBP Grow!

Get involved, meet new colleagues, and give back to the profession. Volunteering for APBP offers many one-of-a-kind opportunities for personal growth and professional development.  Ready to lend a hand? Learn more here.

APBP and PeopleForBikes collaborate on a series of webinars focused on next-generation designs for protected bike lanes and transit, accessibility, intersections, and the potential for powerful pilot projects. Click here for more information.

Transit and Protected Lanes (1 Oct 2014)
Using Pilot Projects to Implement Protected Lanes (3 Dec 2014)
Intersections and Protected Lanes (recorded)
Accessibility and Protected Lanes (recorded)

U.S. Federal Transportation Policy Briefings (Members Only)

The next policy update webinar takes place October 14, 2014. Tune in 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 on the second Tuesday of most months at 1pm ET. Policy webinars are free (members only) and not recorded. Register here.


FHWA Memorandum: Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Flexibility

In 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 urban areas.”

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: 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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