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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.
APBP is piloting its first-ever mentorship program!
The program aims to connect bicycle and pedestrian professionals who are new to the field with more experienced practitioners to encourage cross-generational learning. Join the program today -- Click here to learn more and sign up. (Members only; must sign in.)
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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 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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