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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
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.)
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|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.|
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
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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