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Workshops in Boulder, CO Offer Expertise to Make Communities Walkable, Bicycle-Friendly

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NEWS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2013
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Karen Dredge, APBP
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Sept. 9 Workshops in Boulder, CO Offer Expertise to Make
Communities Walkable, Bicycle-Friendly

CEDARBURG, WI. The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) invites active transportation professionals to hands-on workshops on Mon., Sept. 9, 2013. The workshops focus on best practices. Two all-day tours and three half-day classroom sessions still have space for a few more participants. with Separate from the APBP Professional Development Seminar that follows Sept. 10-12, these workshops provide a unique opportunity for Front Range practitioners to enhance their knowledge about bicycle and pedestrian planning. Registration ends Sept. 5.

Bicycle Parking | 8:00am – 12:00pm | $150 APBP members; $160 non-members. Resolve to adopt and implement a comprehensive bicycle parking policy and plan in 2013. This workshop adapts APBP's Bicycle Parking Guidelines, 2nd Edition, to address implementation needs in municipal, transit, and institutional or campus settings. The instructors are John Ciccarelli of Bicycle Solutions and Jennifer Donlon of Alta Planning + Design. An invitation-only instructor training follows as APBP rolls out its newest workshop. APBP is taking reservations for onsite Bicycle Parking workshops throughout North America.

Bicycle Counting | 1:00 – 5:00pm | $45 APBP members; $50 non-members. What gets counted counts! Numbers, as well as vision, drive the planning process. Critical to Boulder County’s planning efforts was the need to establish and apply methods for documenting bicyclist volumes, an essential metric for evaluating the usage and relative safety of bicycle infrastructure. The Colorado DOT and the City and County of Boulder share their experiences in developing protocol.

Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals | 1:00pm – 5:00pm | $210 APBP members; $250 non-members. This workshop provides planners, engineers and other members of the professional design community with technical complete streets design implementation tools and the foundation necessary to routinely create complete streets networks that serve all users. The instructor is Michael Moule, PE, PTOE, of Nelson\Nygaard, an experienced National Complete Streets Coalition workshop instructor, nationally recognized for his design experience and teaching expertise.

Denver on Foot and by Bike | 8:00am – 5:00pm | $150 APBP members; $160 non-members.
Find out how walking and bicycling have helped to revitalize Denver’s neighborhoods on this full-day mobile tour that includes an in-depth look at the city’s bike share program. From light rail that entices new transit users, to pump tracks that enable new cyclists to develop their skills, to a vibrant new pedestrian mall featuring a booming streetcar line, Denver is fast becoming a city to watch and emulate.

Fort Collins on Foot and by Bike | 8:00am – 5:00pm | $150 APBP members; $160 non-members. Discover why Fort Collins (population 143,986) is consistently named one of the Best Places to Live by Money magazine. Learn how the city leverages its vision for sustainability across planning sectors – from energy to transportation – with positive support from funders. With more than 280 miles of bikeways, a Bicycle Library, planned bus rapid transit, and seasoned town-gown relations, Fort Collins is an excellent Return on Investment (ROI) case study.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/pdsmondayworkshops to register.

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals provides expertise for sustainable transportation and is the only professional membership organization for the discipline of pedestrian and bicycle transportation. APBP members are employees of all levels of government, consulting firms and non-profits who work in the engineering, planning, landscape architecture, police, safety, health and promotion fields and specialize in improving conditions for bicycling and walking. For more information about the organization, visit www.apbp.org.

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