Green Lane Project staff (and friends) share lessons learned about the role of protected bike lanes, and how to build support, design and implement these facilities. The series is a collaboration between APBP and PeopleForBikes.
How Rapid Transformation Delivers Bike-Friendly Urban Streets
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.
Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle
Jon Orcutt, Transportation Policy Consultant, PeopleForBikes
Kristin Saunders, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Pittsburgh
Words shape thoughts. Two skilled communicators from cities that have successfully overcome intense backlashes against bicycle infrastructure will share their tactics and experiences and take your questions. Featuring Cathy Tuttle, Executive Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and Doug Gordon of BrooklynSpoke.com, in conversation with PeopleForBikes staff writer Michael Andersen.
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. City staff and bicycling advocates should view this webinar to learn how to bring a productive discussion of equity to their communities and effectively incorporate equity concerns into planning.
Michael Anderson, Green Lane Project Staff Writer, PeopleForBikes Chema Hernández Gil, Community Organizer, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Martha Roskowski, Vice President of Local Innovation, PeopleForBikes
next-generation thinking about how protected bike lanes can integrate seamlessly and successfully with transit, accessible design, and across intersections--and learn about the potential for powerful pilot
projects and rapid implementation.
The concept of rapid implementation upends the usual order of the planning process—design, engage, execute—to put projects on the ground quickly, then refine design based on public input and actual usage. In this webinar, presenters from Austin and Memphis discuss key factors for success and the role of pilot projects in rapid implementation of protected bike lanes.
In this session, learn how the cities of Austin and Memphis have evolved a replicable process for getting projects on the ground quickly. Specific factors conducive to rapid implementation of new facilities are considered, including capacity, resources, process and public outreach. Pilot projects are a tool for rapid implementation, and communities have learned some sharp lessons about what works—and what doesn’t. Hear about the evolution of pilot projects in Memphis, including considerations for planning and implementation to maximize community acceptance.
Integrating protected bicycle lanes with transit operations (buses and streetcars) can challenge designers and engineers as they must accommodate the requirements of safety, accessibility, transit schedules, and more. This webinar focuses on projects in San Francisco and Seattle that show how these cities are finding solutions for these design challenges.
In San Francisco, accessibility requirements and the need to maintain or improve transit times have strongly influenced design decisions. Boarding islands for buses are a preferred solution; attendees will hear about three projects that show how SFMTA’s designs have evolved and lessons learned along the way. In Seattle, protected bike lanes were developed as part of a streetcar project; design issues included right-turn threats, mid-block curb cuts, pedestrian access to the streetcar station, and bicycles crossing the streetcar tracks.
Ethan Melone, Rail Transit Manager, City of Seattle DOT
Ellen Robinson, Transportation Engineer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
One of the greatest challenges to designing a protected bike lane is getting the lane through an intersection. This webinar focuses on the most forward-looking work related to protected bike lanes at intersections, as well as lessons that can be learned from Dutch design.
Presenters will discuss geometric techniques for managing speed and mitigating right turn issues and best practices for signal phasing and mixing zones. Going beyond current practice, we ask “What do next generation protected bike lanes at intersections look like?” and discuss how North American intersections designs can look and function more like their Dutch counterparts. The session includes examples of Dutch-style elements and treatments already installed in the U.S.
Nick Falbo, MURP, Senior Planner, Alta Planning + Design
Nathan Roseberry, Senior Transportation Engineer, T.Y. Lin
This webinar examines how some cities address
the challenge of designing protected bike 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.
Craig Williams, Alta Planning + Design
Nathan Wilkes, City of Austin, Texas