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This Week at APBP: April 6

Thursday, April 07, 2016  
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APBP Welcomed 28 New Members in January
Please help us welcome these new members to the APBP family!

John Adams, Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Portland, ME
Erik Alling, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., South Burlington, VT
Brandon Alvarado, San Jose, CA
Sarah Bowman, CHA Consulting, Inc., Albany, NY
Leann Chaney, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Pittsburgh, PA
Matthew Dockins, RK&K, Tampa, FL
Babak Dorji, Los Angeles, CA
Steven Elmer, Metropolitan Council, Saint Paul, MN
Walter Fischer, City of Barrie, Barrie, ON
Nathan George, RK&K, Washington, DC
Krista Hansen, City of Tucson Department of Transportation, Tucson, AZ
Jennifer Hill, City of Durango, Durango, CO
Eric Howell, The TMA Group, Nashville, TN
Sarah Ijadi, Mid-Region Council of Governments, Albuquerque, NM
Jason Jackman, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Mackenzie Jarvis, Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation, Blacksburg, VA
Emily Kathrein, Seattle, WA
Regina Leonard, Portland, ME
Rosemary McCarron, Los Angeles, CA
Jeffrey Parker, RK&K, Washington, DC
Sarah Saviskas, Berkeley, CA
Gregory Scott, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Sandy, UT
Mike Sellinger, Alta Planning + Design, Portland, OR
Jonathan Silva, University of Washington, Fullerton, CA
Wendy Stensland, Studio Stensland, Tampa, FL
Ryan Taylor-Gratzer, Los Angeles, CA
Kayla VanName, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Peter Yee, City of Calgary, Calgary, AB
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Education at Your Desk

April 12 - Free webinar, 1pm ET, Best Complete Street Policies of 2015
Find out which community's policy scored a perfect 100! Host: National Complete Streets Coalition. Register here.
April 20 - APBP webinar, 3pm ET,Shared or Separated Off-Street Paths
Invite colleagues to learn the state of the practice with you. Register here.
Bike/Walk Fun from April Fool's Day 2016
Amsterdam isn't getting a self-driving bicycle. (Darn!)
Walking insurance is fake. (Thank goodness!)

Photo credit: City of Austin (courtesy of Smart Growth America)

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You'll like this goal
for NPHW: "Walking and biking must coexist with cars and public transportation." Empower your work by embracing public health colleagues in your locale.
The stars align! National Public Health Week happens during National Poetry Month. APBP longs for a poem (or possibly a Haiku) about how your work advances public health. Send i there.
APBP's endorsement appears on the April 2016 American City Quality Month poster; download ithere.
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Active Street
Useful Reports:

"Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier" March 2016 Urban Land Institute (mostly bike-focused).

"At the Intersection of Action Transportation and Equity" by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

Another performance measure: Tap into the USDOT CDC Transportation and Health Tool (THT) for state and metro area data on the health impacts of transportation systems. THT also offers strategies to improve public health through transportation planning and policy.

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