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Transit and Protected Bike Lanes
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11/5/2014
When: Wednesday, November 5
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time
Contact: Debra Goeks
262-228-7025


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Transit and Protected Bike Lanes

This webinar is free to current APBP members and the staff of Green Lane Project cities. If you are a member of APBP, sign in to the website with your username and password. Or contact Green Lane Project (PeopleForBikes) staff to get a registration code.

Key takeaways:
•    Understand potential conflicts between protected bike lanes and transit stops
•    Explore design considerations for integrating protected lanes with boarding islands
•    Learn about strategies to improve safety where protected lanes and streetcars share the right-of-way

Description:
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.

Presenters:
Ethan Melone, Rail Transit Manager, City of Seattle DOT
Ellen Robinson, Transportation Engineer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Thanks to the sponsorship of PeopleForBikes, this webinar is free to APBP members and staff in Green Lane Project cities.

Continuing Education Credits: APBP will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours; each 60-minute webinar provides one hour of training (.1 CEU). APBP has applied to the AICP for  1 Certification Maintenance credit for this webinar. The fee to purchase a site license is $85 for non-APBP members. Each site license includes one phone connection (toll charges apply, or use VoIP), one Internet connection, one set of handouts for unlimited attendees in the same location, and access to the recording. (You may be required to download free software from Citrix GoToMeeting in order to participate in the webinar.) APBP accepts Visa, MasterCard or AMEX. For more information, contact Debra Goeks (262-228-7025 or info "at" apbp.org).



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