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APBP Adds Bike Share Workshop with a Call for Instructors

Wednesday, September 4, 2013   (0 Comments)
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NEWS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2013
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Karen Dredge, APBP
Phone 414-573-4211
Email karen@apbp.org

Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals Adds
Bike Share Workshop with a Call for Instructors

CEDARBURG, WI. In August, APBP Adds Bike Share System Workshop; Announces Call for Instructors

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) announces the opportunity for APBP members to join the instructor corps for APBP’s new Bike Share System workshop.

Two instructors are needed to present each workshop. One instructor offers a big-picture perspective on bike share (policy/funding/planning). The other instructor will offers hands-on experience with the operational side of bike share. APBP plans to conduct the first instructor training in Chicago in December, 2013.

APBP’s Bike Share System workshop encompasses the wide range of issues that communities considering or expanding bike share face. Issues include planning, policies, funding, equipment, technology, operations, maintenance, sustainability, partners, data management, location, system-wide demand and rebalancing issues, safety, security, education, weather, topography, demographics and political climate.

Instructor qualifications include: recognized expert in the planning, development, and implementation of bike share systems; experience working with government and transit agencies, business improvement districts, employment centers and developers to make bike sharing functional, attractive and responsive to community needs; engaging, interactive teaching style; and commitment to present at least two workshops a year.

Timeline for Call for Instructors for APBP Bike Share System workshop
September 18 – Additional details and on-line application available at www.apbp.org
October 4 – Instructor trainee applications due
October 18 – APBP notifies applicants by email
December 2013, date TBA – 2-day instructor training in Chicago

E-mail questions to Kit Keller at kit@apbp.org. Please use the subject line Bike Share instructor.
Good luck to all applicants!

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