Announcing APBP's 2016 Webinar Program Professional development, delivered to your desk the 3rd Wednesday of each month!
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Offer APBP's monthly training webinars to employees in different locations or to multiple cities served by your planning agency. Buy annual subscriptions for 3, 5, or 10 locations and save up to 60%.
APBP's 2016 monthly webinar program offers training and resources on subjects including shared and separated off-street paths,performance measures, facility maintenance and management, designing for active transportation in suburban contexts, traffic analysis, intersections, funding, and more. Subscribe to the full 12-month program and save $100 over the member rate of $50/month. Or save $50 with the purchase of any six webinars (use code Buy5Get1Free at check-out).
Discount packages are available only to APBP members.
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Present a webinar in 2016! APBP invites proposals for topics scheduled in the 2016 monthly series, as well as for unscheduled topics. More information here. Download the RFP for webinar speakers.
APBP Adopts New Team Approach to Association Management
In 2016, APBP transitions from in-house administration to management by AMR Management Services. AMR's shared services model of association management leverages economies of scale to deliver improved service and more robust programs to APBP members. Expect both continuity and change in the next few months, as most operations move to AMR’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. The Board of Directors will continue to set policy and direct APBP operations, while current staff move into to new roles. Read more about our transition to AMR.
Note APBP’s new contact information effective January 1, 2016
201 East Main Street, Suite 1405, Lexington, KY 40507 | 859-402-9818
Gihon Jordan Scholarship Fund - Application Period Open through May 31, 2016
APBP's Gihon Jordan Scholarship need-based awards underwrite attendance for APBP members at the Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference (in Vancouver, B.C. in 2016). APBP will accept applications for Gihon Jordan Scholarships through May 31, 2016. Apply here. Learn about Gihon Jordan and his legacy here. Help support professional development for APBP members by donating to the scholarship fund here.
Happy New Year, APBP members!
The 2016 Calendar is on its way to you
(unless you opted out)
Essentials of Bike Parking: Selecting and Installing Bike Parking that Works (2015)
APBP prepared Essentials of Bike Parking for people planning to purchase or install bike parking fixtures on a limited scale. It is a brief overview of APBP’s comprehensive Bicycle Parking Guidelines handbook. This 12-page guide covers the following topics:
Site planning for short- and long-term parking
Bicycle rack selection--including performance criteria, rack styles, and materials and coatings
Maybe you were at the PDS in St. Louis and want to review the sessions you attended. Or maybe you're curious about the outstanding training offered there. Whatever the case, click here to find the files you're looking for. Presentations have been organized by session name (not all presentations may not be available). If you can't find a specific file, e-mail your inquiry to email@example.com
Get Involved with Your Association!
You want to meet new colleagues and contribute to APBP, but you're not sure where to start. No worries--there are lots of ways to connect with us. Join a committee--these groups are crucial to APBP's strategic growth. Learn about committees here. Or, get involved with a local chapter. APBP has twelve chapters in the U.S. and in Canada--join an existing group, or start one in your area. Learn about chapters here.
line: Volunteering for APBP offers many one-of-a-kind opportunities for
personal growth and professional development. Ready to lend a hand? Sign up here.
New on APBP's YouTube Channel
Click here to see all webinars in the Protected Bike Lane series produced with the Green Lane Project
How Rapid Transformation Delivers Bike-Friendly Urban Streets | Recorded 7/29/2015
Explore how the concept and practice of rapid implementation is evolving and has altered the way cities develop and deliver urban street projects. This webinar previews a new report from PeopleForBikes on the institutionalization of real-time transportation programs and shows how the techniques are becoming embedded as normal practice within city governments. Download the handouts here.
Talking Biking: Language that Defuses Bike Backlashes | Recorded 6/3/2015 Words shape thoughts. Two skilled communicators from cities that have successfully overcome intense backlashes against bicycle infrastructure share their tactics and experiences. Featuring Cathy Tuttle, Executive Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and Doug Gordon of BrooklynSpoke.com, in conversation with PeopleForBikes staff writer Michael Andersen. Click here to download handouts and see more webinars about protected bike lanes from the Green Lane Project.
Active Transportation Funding and the Next Transportation Bill | Recorded 4/29/2015
In this recorded webinar, presenters from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy review the findings of their 2014 poll of likely 2016 voters for both parties, explain the messages that resonated with voters, and share
resources for using this information with important decision makers to
advocate for funding of active transportation.Click here to download handouts from the webinar.
The Best of ProWalk ProBike ProPlace | Recorded 2/25/2015
APBP and the Project for Public Spaces collaborate to deliver a reprise of the best walking, cycling, and place-making sessions from last year's conference. Featured sessions include Vision Zero for Pedestrian Safety: New Thinking from San Francisco; Designing Intersections for Cycle Tracks: The Vancouver Experience; and Rethinking and Activating Public Space in Seattle and Boston. Click here to download handouts from the webinar.
Building Equity: Race, Class and Protected Bike Lanes | Recorded 3/4/2015 The new report from PeopleForBikes, “Building Equity: Race, Class and Protected Bike Lanes,” makes the case for bicycling infrastructure as an equity tool. Presenters review the research and data, and delve into the concepts highlighted by the domestic and international case studies featured in the report. Click here to download handouts.