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This Week at APBP: August 2

Friday, July 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
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To Improve Your Work, Become a Skillful Storyteller – Here’s How:
Wed., Aug. 3 at 3pm Eastern Time – Free APBP webinar – Register today!

A good speaker, or project leader, knows how to tell a story that moves people to action. Let APBP help you hone your skills to advance your noble work today and your exciting career tomorrow!

The webinar offers you:
  • A brief tutorial on storytelling
  • Two stories to help you inspire people to bike and walk
  • Knowledge about how the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) engages in improving bicycle and pedestrian safety
  • A preview of the results of the 2016 Women Cycling Survey

Please invite your colleagues to watch with you and help APBP spread the word! Register here.

This webinar is the last in a series of 2016 Women Cycling webinars, which can be viewed on APBP’s YouTube channel

Photo credit: photos supplied by webinar presenters; L-R: Emilie Bahr, Melissa Balmer, Honorable T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH, and Fionnuala Quinn

WEBINAR: 8/17 AT 3:00PM ET

Street Design and Planning in Suburban Contexts
Wednesday, Aug 17
3:00 pm ET
Register today!

Amelia Costanzo, Jennifer Noll and Letty Schamp will examine Active Transportation, Building Type Preferences and Changing Demographics: The ABC's of Street Design Considerations. They will discuss demographic trends based on population projections and predict the impact of demographic changes on residential and commercial development trends. Amelia, Jennifer and Letty will identify how an Active Transportation Plan can help communities to coordinate multi-modal transit planning efforts across jurisdictional boundaries to design safe and functional streets.

Be sure to join us! Click here to register

Photo credit: Lorie Miller, Brampton, ON

CAREER MOVES



Toole Design Group Hires Brooke Dubose, AICP, as California Office Director

Brooke brings over a decade of experience in active transportation and Complete Streets. She has led a wide variety of complex, high profile projects, from county-wide bicycle and pedestrian plans to multimodal roadway design projects. She is known for her strategic and collaborative approach, and her passion for creating vibrant places where walking and bicycling are safe and enjoyable.
 
Congratulations Brooke!

Photo credit: Toole Design Group

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Accessibility and safety are what bicyclists and pedestrians need from a multimodal transportation system. 

In 18 days, USDOT closes the comment period on proposed performance measures that stress driver delay. Comments here by August 20.

APBP’s Board is drafting a letter on performance measures. APBP encourages APBP members in the U.S. to speak up too. 

Here are resources to help you craft your statement: 
  • FHWA information page
  • Regulations.gov information page
  • Safe Routes to School National Partnership
  • League of American Bicyclists
  • T4America

Photo credit: pedbikeimages.org-Dan Burden
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