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 2015 Professional Development Seminar

Early Registration Extended to August 14!

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

Register Here | Program

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.

Visit the official conference website, for program and travel information!

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 incorporates hands-on design work for participants and is led by a team of certified Complete Streets instructors. APBP has applied for AICP CM credits. Fee: $250 APBP members / $350 non-members

APBP Annual Awards have been reopened through August 14!

Your colleagues do good work and it's time to recognize their achievements through APBP's Annual Awards program. Nominate a colleague for one of these awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award • Professional of the Year - Public Sector • Professional of the Year - Private Sector • Professional of the Year - Non-profit • Young Professional of the Year

Learn more about the awards and nominate a colleague on this page (sign in to the website with your username and password).  Awards are presented at the APBP Annual Meeting on September 30 at the Professional Development Seminar in St. Louis.


FHWA's Separated Bike Lane
Planning and Design Guide

FHWA’s new guide outlines planning considerations and design options for separated bike lanes and provides examples of best practices and lessons learned in U.S. cities. Get the guide.

Watch the FHWA webinar introducing the guide here.

The new guide builds on the FHWA's policy of design flexibility, which supports the use of the NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide and the ITE/CNU manual, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares.

Other related FHWA initiatives and reports:
Safer People, Safer Streets: USDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Initiative, which includes the Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets

Beyond Traffic 2045, USDOT's 30-year framework for the future of the US transportation network

Nominations Open for 2016 Board of Directors

Are you a current professional, advocate ore retired member of APBP? Do you want to be part of an active, enthusiastic team that works to make a difference for APBP members and the active transportation profession? Six seats are open on the 2016 Board of Directors. Click here for details and to submit a nomination! Deadline has been extended to August 14.

Want to contribute but not yet ready for prime time?
You want to get involved and meet new colleagues, but you're not sure where to start. No worries--there are lots of ways to connect with APBP. 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, or join us on June 25 at 3pm EDT for a Chapter Chat (register 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

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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