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 2015 Professional Development Seminar


St. Louis, Missouri | September 28 - October 1, 2015

 Call for Speakers

APBP invites your proposal to help us explore the theme of Flexibility at the 2015 Professional Development Seminar (PDS) in St. Louis. Through classroom sessions, mobile tours, and plenaries we'll explore how flexible, adaptive thinking and planning around active transportation can help build connections and foster collaboration within a community. Click here for details and to submit a proposal. The deadline to submit has been extended to March 23.

APBP Live! + Women Cycling Project

"What policies support cycling among women and families?"

Wednesday, March 25 | 3:00 to 4:00 pm EDT
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APBP Live! and the Women Cycling Project join forces for a lively 1-hour discussion: What policies, infrastructure and programs result in more women and families bicycling for more types of trips as well as for fun and health?

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 Walking Evolution and Revolution Conference
March 26, 2015 | Boston

Join us at the first-ever conference in the Boston area focused on walkability: the Walking Evolution and Revolution Conference! A companion event to WalkBoston's 25th Anniversary, the WERC is produced by the APBP Boston Chapter, WalkBoston and Project for Public Spaces (PPS), and hosted by BSA Space. Connect with the field's leading active transportation professionals to explore the freshest thinking about walkability and place-making. Details and registration here. Click here to download a flyer.


U.S. Federal Transportation Policy Briefing 

May 12, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern | Click here to register

Join the policy briefing on May 12 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an update on U.S. transportation policy and legislation. Hosted by APBP, the League of American Bicyclists, and the Alliance for Biking & Walking, policy updates are presented on an as-needed basis, are always free and are not recorded.

2014 Protected  Bicycle Lanes Webinar Series

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

Rapid Implementation and Pilot Projects
Transit and Protected Lanes
Intersections and Protected Lanes
Accessibility and Protected Lanes

   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 Annual Awards Celebrate Bike/Ped Leaders

At the Pro Walk / Pro Bike / Pro Place  conference in Pittsburgh, APBP recognized and celebrated the leadership of these active transportation professionals: 

• Lifetime Achievement: Jeff Olson
• Professional of the Year - Public Sector: Stephen Patchan
• Professional of the Year - Private Sector: Nick Jackson
• Professional of the Year - Nonprofit Sector: James Wilson
• Young Professional of the Year: Adonia Lugo

Learn more 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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