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Next webinar: Accessibility and Protected (Green) Lanes
Wednesday, July 2 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern
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Learn how some cities address the challenge of designing protected bike lanes (green lanes) that meet the accessibility guidelines for people with physical disabilities. The session includes a discussion of the current guidance related to accessibility and protected lanes; examples include solutions to help pedestrians with visual impairments navigate raised cycle tracks, getting paratransit vehicles to the curb, bus islands, detectable warnings, and more.

Thanks to the sponsorship of PeopleforBikes, this webinar is free to APBP members and staff in Green Lane Project cities.


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

Tune in on Tuesday, July 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 (members only) and not recorded. Register here.


 

APBP celebrates the life and accomplishments of former Congressman James Oberstar who died on May 3. In 2012, APBP recognized Mr. Oberstar for championing the vital, daily work of our members by presenting him with an APBP Meritorious Service Award. "Over the past 20 years, we can trace many of the gains we've made straight back to the desk of Jim Oberstar," said Andy Clarke, APBP's founding executive director. Mr. Oberstar was a brilliant policy maker with tireless dedication to establishing broad eligibility for transportation funds. His legacy includes the Safe Routes to School program, state bicycle pedestrian coordinator positions, the requirement to plan for bicycling and walking at the state and regional level and the non-motorized transportation pilot program. We'll miss you Mr. Oberstar.



 

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: 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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