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APBP at Pro Walk / Pro Bike / Pro Place

> Visit us at our booth
> Learn with us at Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals
> Join us at the Local Coordinator's Meeting, September 8 at 1:00 p.m.
> Celebrate with us at the APBP Annual Meeting, September 9 at 5:30 p.m.
 

National Complete Streets Coalition Workshop
Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals
Monday, September 8, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
Register here (conference attendance not required)

This workshop explores when and how to use state-of-the-practice technical design tools; research and best practice examples will help professionals more effectively apply these tools back home. The workshop also delivers proven strategies to more effectively integrate complete streets policies and principles into every-day practice. More information and details here.


Upcoming Webinars
> Intersections and Protected Lanes (August 6, 3:00 p.m. ET): Hear about the most forward-looking work related to protected bike lanes at intersections, including best practices for signalizing and mixing zones. Details here.
Thanks to the sponsorship of PeopleforBikes, this webinar is free to APBP members and staff in Green Lane Project cities.

> Transform Bicycling and Walking Outside the Urban Context (August 20, 3:00 pl.m. ET). Learn how rural communities can overcome inherent challenges to become more walkable, bicycle-friendly places.
Details here.


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

Tune in on Tuesday, August 12 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.




 

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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