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This Week at APBP: April 26

Tuesday, April 26, 2016  
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May 12th APBP Women Cycling Webinar Explores "Bicycling for a Lifetime"


May 12, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Register here.

Celebrate National Bike Month by learning how women are engaged in encouraging and teaching bicycle use to:

  • The next generation (all second graders in the DC Public Schools),
  • Women immigrating to the Netherlands,
  • Women in Edinburgh who want to start or increase their cycling, and
  • People of all economic means who can add physical activity to their daily trips thanks to equitable bikeshare programs.

Speakers:

  • Suzanne Forup, Head of Development Scotland for Cycling UK
  • Nicole Freedman, Chief of Active Transportation and Partnerships, City of Seattle
  • Miriam Kenyon, Director, Health and Physical Education, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Fionnuala Quinn, Director, The Bureau of Good Roads
  • Angela van der Kloof, Sustainable Mobility Consultant, Mobycon | Concordis Groep

Appearing in photo above, clockwise from top left are: Suzanne Forup, Nicole Freedman, Angela van der Kloof, Fionnuala Quinn,Miriam Kenyon.

REMINDER: By May 19, take and share APBP’s 2016 Women Cycling Survey.

You can share the survey with others by email or by posting a shorter link on social media (see below).
-Link to use in emails: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APBPWomenCycling2016
-Link to use for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D272SZZ

Best in Education


On April 20, APBP members Bartek Komorowski (Vélo Québec) and Bob Patten (Toole Design Group) presented a fantastic webinar for APBP on Shared and Separated Off-street Paths. Along with Lennart Nout of Mobycon, Bartek and Bob discussed design best practices and new tools like The Shared Use Path Level of Service Calculator.

Upcoming Webinars and Conferences

May 10 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern – Federal Policy Briefing presented by APBP, the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking. Register here.

June 6-7 – California Walks presents PedsCount! 2016 in Long Beach.

Sept. 12-15 – Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place, Vancouver, BC. APBP members receive a discount on registration.

Sept. 26-29 – NACTO presents the 2016 Designing Cities conference in Seattle.

Photo credit: Bob Patten

Member News


Retirements
Jim Coppock retired after 24 1/2 years with the City of Cincinnati where he managed the Bicycle Transportation Program. Jim is now with Wye Design.

APBP SoCal Chapter News
Ryan Johnson (Alta Planning + Design) reports: “Thanks to those of you who made it out to our March networking event after Beach Streets Downtown. We had a great time and hope you did, as well!”

“During the day APBP-SoCal co-hosted a booth at the Bixby Park hub with the Los Angeles chapters of the American Planning Association, Young Professionals in Transportation, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. About 15 professionals joined us for happy hour following Beach Streets to mingle and share experiences from Long Beach’s second very successful open streets event.”

Photo credit: Ryan Johnson (APBP SoCal chapter event)

Active Street News


At the APBP Alliances Committee meeting on April 14, APBP member Matthew Roe (NACTO) announced the new NACTO Transit Street Design Guide. Matthew discusses the guide at a free webinar on April 27 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

According to Seleta Reynolds, General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and NACTO President, the new guide “offers on-the-ground knowledge and proven ideas about how transit makes great streets. Cities of every size can use this indispensable template to create streets that support local businesses and strong neighborhoods while moving more people more efficiently.”

Jobs!
Apply by April 29 – America Walks seeks an Executive Director.

Got a job opening? Post it to APBP’s Career Center.

Photo credit: NACTO.org
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