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This Week at APBP: July 6

Wednesday, July 6, 2016  
Posted by: Jenny Bublitz
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Hello members! We are extending the APBP award nomination process by one week. Please do nominate fellow active transportation professionals for recognition here. Our Awards Panel is prepared for some difficult decisions!
APBP, League, Alliance Present July 12th Federal Policy Webinar

Join us on Tuesday, July 12th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time for a free Federal Policy webinar. Register here. If you want to be in the know, you must attend the live webinar; it isn’t recorded.

Why is this timely? Soon, U.S. Presidential candidates will form transition teams and begin work on transportation policy goals and strategies.

On July 12, Caron Whitaker, Policy Director of the League of American Bicyclists, discusses:

  • Performance measures – what’s happening? How, when and where can you have a say?
  • What’s the latest guidance from U.S. DOT? What guidance is in the pipeline? (Presented by special guest Dan Goodman, FHWA Livability Team) What guidance would you like to see next?
  • Update on the Smart City Challenge Award: what’s the plan for Columbus, Ohio?
  • APBP and the League announce upcoming survey on 2017 federal policy.

We hope you can attend the webinar!

The joint survey launches in mid-July. APBP and the League want to hear from you!


September 12-15, 2016

Register here by July 14th for best rate! The Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference convenes in Vancouver, BC, September 12-15 at the Sheraton Wall Centre. To reserve conference rate hotel rooms, click here.

Vancouver is worth a visit to understand the power of “road user hierarchy”. Vancouver’s high quality of life comes from decisions made decades ago, when the city rejected freeways and car culture, opting to preserve its walkable urban core.

In the intervening years, progressive public policy in mobility, governance, health and resilience have made the city the global benchmark on livability.

While in Vancouver, BC, you’re invited to:
-APBP’s Annual Meeting Sept. 12 at 6:30pm
-APBP Dine-arounds
-APBP’s booth

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APBP Policy Work

APBP seeks exemplary policies and subject matter experts to help develop (or review) policy for APBP Board approval on these initial exciting topics:

-Autonomous vehicles
-Open Streets/Sunday Parkways programs
-Performance measures
-Transportation and Health Tool
-Distracted driving/cell phone use
-Transportation equity and civil rights
-Funding for bike/ped projects
-Prioritization of walking, bicycling, transit
-Vision Zero

APBP’s goal is to provide succinct policy guidance that APBP members can use in their work. Expected time commitment: two to four hours per policy (to dialogue, review drafts). Work occurs in July and August. Interested? Email APBP Policy Director Kit Keller.

Photo credit: United States Patent and Trademark Office

Active Street News

America Walks announces a new, free e-book, "America's Walking Renaissance." Download your copy here.

Learn from cities, suburbs and small towns as they take important steps toward becoming more walkable. In the book, you will:
-Travel to nine different communities across the US to see how they are embracing walking.
-Take inspiration from walking champions at the forefront of the growing movement to get Americans back on their feet.
-Learn about innovative ways to incorporate walking into your daily life and the life of your community.

Free webinars
July 14, 2pm ET “Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement”, sponsored by America Walks. Register here.

Photo credit: America Walks

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