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Webinar: Public Health Benefits of Active Transportation
April 16 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT
$50 APBP members | $85 non-members

This 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.

Join 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

Tune in on Tuesday, April 8 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 and not recorded.

Apr 8



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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