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This Week at APBP: July 26

Tuesday, July 26, 2016   (0 Comments)
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APBP supports transportation options that are efficient, safe, and accessible to everyone. We are committed to supporting performance measures that include walking, bicycling, and transit, which we believe are key to health, equity, economic vitality in our communities.
 
A recent article in the ITE journal titled "Putting Active Transportation Performance Measures into Practice" explored the need for active transportation performance measures as well as ways to implement and measure them.  They identified health and safety, multimodal, equity, education, access, infrastructure, economic development, and placemaking as the categories to describe active transportation performance measures.

The full article by Carly Sieff and Dana Weissman can be found in the March edition of the ITE Journal.  APBP's goal is for transportation performance measures to be more inclusive of walkers, bikers, and public transport users, and will lead to a transportation system that is safer, healthier, and more livable for all.
Thanks for Tom Bertulis for his news and contributions.

MAKE YOUR PLANS FOR VANCOUVER

September 12-15, 2016
Vancouver, BC

This year's Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place is sure to provide networking and educational opportunities for all.  You can view the conference program here. Over the four day event, there will be 80 breakout sessions, 50 poster displays, 50 pecha kucha presentations, more than 20 mobile workshops and lots of special meetings, trainings, tours and things to do while you are in Vancouver.

See the schedule at a glance to learn what is happening and when. Or use the search tool to find the sessions you are looking for.

Click here to register.  And be sure to join us for the APBP Annual Meeting on Monday, September 12 at 6:30 pm in Vancouver!

Photo credit: Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place

UP NEXT IN OUR WEBINAR SERIES


We have many informative and educational webinars coming your way for the remainder of the year.  

Be sure to mark your calendars!  

All webinars begin at 3:00 pm ET:

• Street Design and Planning in Suburban Contexts
8/17/2016 
• Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context
9/21/2016
• Intersections that Work for Pedestrians and Cyclists
10/19/2016
• Transitions Between Bikeway Facilities
11/16/2016
• Tips to Demystify Traffic Analysis
12/14/2016

If you have ideas for webinar topics in 2017, please contact info@apbp.org.
 

RESEARCH RELEASE FROM UC CONNECT

“Heightening Walking above its Pedestrian Status: Walking and Travel Behavior in California”

Data from the current California Household Travel Survey (CHTS) show that walking occurs more than trips by both transit and bicycle, making it the second most common travel mode in California. Board member and UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies Associate Director, Madeline Brozen along with other UCLA colleagues draw on data from the last two California Household Travel Surveys to examine walking behavior in four major California regions.  

View the full technical report at this link

Photo credit: UC Connect
Thanks to Madeline Brozen for her news contribution.
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