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 2015 Professional Development Seminar

St. Louis, Missouri | September 28 - October 1, 2015

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Join us in St. Louis to explore the theme of Flexibility at the 2015 Professional Development Seminar. Tracks include Innovation and Experimentation; Integration and Shared Use; Getting to Yes; and Tools to Advance Health in Transportation Policy. PDS offers nearly 30 in-depth classroom and mobile sessions that explore how flexible, adaptive thinking and planning around active transportation can help build strong communities.

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Special Professional Development Seminar events for St. Louis locals
Conference registration not required!

Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals Mixer
Monday, September 28 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments while you learn about what your bike/ped colleagues from around the state are working on. Hosted by the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation. RSVP or register here.

Bike Parking Short Course | Register here
Tuesday, September 29 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Learn about the essentials of bicycle parking in just three hours! The Bicycle Parking Short Course explains how to successfully plan for, select equipment, and install bicycle parking on a community or campus level. APBP is the nationally recognized, leading resource for guidance on bicycle parking. Attendees receive a copy of APBP's new compact guide, Essentials of Bike Parking.
$35 / $15 students if you register online by 9/24; tickets at the door for $70 / $30.

MoveTogether St. Louis!
Tuesday, September 29 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sample the PDS without busting your bank or your schedule. Meet and learn from leading active transportation professionals about best practices in walking,cycling and complete streets. Attend the Opening Plenary and hear Ten 1-Minute Pitches; learn more in the Walking & Bicycling Great Ideas round table session.
$35 / $15 students if you register online by 9/24; tickets at the door for $70 / $30.
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MoveHealthyTogether St. Louis!
Wednesday, September 30 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Interested in connections between transportation policy and public health? Engage in conversations about health and transportation while you learn from leading active transportation professionals about Health in All Policies and the latest ways to measure the positive health impacts of bicycling and walking.
$35 / $15 students if you register online by 9/24; tickets at the door for $70 / $30.
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Advanced Complete Streets Design for Professionals Workshop
Monday, September 28 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
St. Louis, MO | Register

This seminar provides planners, engineers and other members of the professional design community with technical complete streets design tools and guidance that support the flexibility and creativity often required to create complete streets projects.It builds on information presented in the previous Complete Streets Design Implementation seminar, incorporating hands-on design work for participants, and is led by certified National Complete Streets Coalition instructors, Marshall Elizer, PE, PTOE and Jeff Riegner, PE, AICP, PTOE. APBP has applied for AICP CM credits. Fee: $250 APBP members / $350 non-members


Webinar: Shared Streets, Slow Streets
Wednesday, September 16 | 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT
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Explore the Dutch theory of Sustainable Safety (similar to Vision Zero) and the engineering and design principles underlying 30-kilometer (20 mph) zones that permit different modes to share the streets safely. The session includes examples of shared street projects in North America, where these design principles have been adapted to local contexts. APBP has applied for 1 CM credit from the AICP. $50 APBP members/$85 non-members.

Elections for the APBP 2016 Board of Directors

Nine outstanding candidates have stepped up to fill six seats on the 2016 Board of Directors. APBP members can learn more about the candidates at live webinar forums scheduled on Friday, September 18 and Friday, September 25 at 3pm EDT. Each candidate will participate in one of the two forums. Register here for the forums. (The forums will be recorded for later viewing on the APBP website.) Voting begins on September 30 and ends November 3. Take time now to read the candidates’ statements.


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.

Bottom 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, 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.



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