Boulder, CO—The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) announces the winner of the Ken Cross Scholarship for Student Research to honor excellence in the profession of bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
Student members of APBP were invited to enter the 2013 Poster Contest for the Ken Cross Scholarship for Student Research by submitting an abstract of a completed research project related to bicycle or pedestrian studies. The awards committee selected five finalists to present posters of their projects at APBP's Professional Development Seminar in Boulder, Colorado, September 9-12. Seminar attendees voted on the Grand Prize winner.
The Grand Prize was awarded to Alexandra Frackelton, MCRP/MS candidate (2nd year), Georgia Institute of Technology, " Innovate Technology for Sidewalk Assessment: Development and Field Deployment.” The Grand Prize includes one student registration to the 2014 Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania plus a travel stipend. Due to a last-minute family emergency, Ms. Frackleton was unable to attend so her colleague and co-investigator on this project, Alice Grossman, Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology, stepped in and ably presented the project.
The other four finalists were Andrew Berthaume, Ph.D. Candidate (3rd year), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "Hazardous Bicycle Maneuvers at Single-lane Roundabouts in Massachusetts: A Conflict and Events Study.” Tom Bertulis, Ph.D. Candidate (3rd year), Northeastern University, "A New Model of Urban Park and Bikeway within Constrained Street Rights-of-Way.” Andrea Hamre, Ph.D. Candidate (1st year), Virginia Tech, "The Effect of Bike and Car Parking on the Share of Transit Access Trips by Bike: Evidence from WMATA MetroRail Stations.” Justin Resnick, MURP candidate, (2nd year) UCLA, "Designing a Large-scale Bicycle Wayfinding Network: The Los Angeles Experience.”
Thanks to the generosity of the Ken Cross family who endowed the Ken Cross Research Fund at APBP, the student poster competition was established as an award program within that fund. The Student Poster Competition made its debut at APBP’s 2011 Professional Development Seminar in Charlotte, N.C.
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.