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This Week at APBP: May 3

Tuesday, May 03, 2016  
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National Bike Month is Here!


Want to expand your National Bike Month activities this year?

  1. Did you know the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month Guide offers proclamations, posters, sample news releases, infographics, data, economic benefits of bicycling, education resources and more, and tips for successful events, including timelines, events, and even Bike Month Bingo?
  2. Gather colleagues round to watch APBP’s free May 12 Women Cycling webinar “Bicycling for a Lifetime” featuring replicable examples of education and encouragement.
  3. Promote APBP’s 2016 Women Cycling Survey open through May 19. You can share the survey with others by email or through social media (see below).
-Use this link in emails: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APBPWomenCycling2016
-Use this link for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D272SZZ

APBP welcomes your photos and short stories (50-75 words) from your Bike Month activities.

Photo credit: http://bikeleague.org/BikeMonthGuide

Policy Review


5/10 at 3pm ET
Federal Policy webinar
Register here.

Learn the latest on the FAST Act, including what’s up with performance measures. Caron Whitaker of the League of American Bicyclists tells you how to take action to make draft performance measures stronger:

-Performance of the National Highway System (excluding the interstate)
-Traffic congestion
-Air Quality/Mobile Source Emission

Read the League’s letter to the USDOT and blog post.

Equity Matters


APBP members are leaders in transportation equity. The inclusivity you bring to your work matters!

Equity is core to policies like Complete Streets and Vision Zero. Secretary Foxx recently accentuated equity as a core value in transportation planning and design. Expect to see greater emphasis on transportation.

APBP participates in the Transportation Equity Caucus. Learn more about this coalition and about equity at the May 18 APBP webinar.

Photo credit: Suzanne Nathan

New Tool


Use the new 2016 National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) in your work. Read it here.

NPAP establishes overarching priorities in nine societal sectors, including Transportation, Land Use and Community Design. Walking and bicycling feature prominently in the strategies and tactics.

APBP thanks Margo Pedroso of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership for her attentive on-the-ground work in Washington, DC to ensure content excellence.

Photo credit: physicalactivityplan.org
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