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This Week at APBP: August 30

Tuesday, August 30, 2016   (1 Comments)
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APBP Award Winners Announced
Barbara McCann
2016 Lifetime

Dan Goodman
of the Year
Public Sector

Ryan Johnson
of the Year
Private Sector

Tamika Butler
of the Year
Non-Profit Sector

Photo Credit: Serena Lieu
Carlos Hernandez
Young Professional
of the Year

APBP is pleased to announce our 2016 award winners, honoring excellence in the profession. Four Professional of the Year awards and the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the APBP annual meeting at Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference in Vancouver on September 12, 2016. 

Barbara McCann, Director, Office of Safety, Energy and Environment for the U.S. Department of Transportation is the 2016 APBP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.  Barbara founded the National Complete Streets Coalition and oversaw its rise to win successful policy victories in states and cities across the country.  Barbara is truly passionate about making streets livable and her skill in advocacy and coalition-building will be recognized by many generations to come.  The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made a substantial commitment to the profession and who have shown excellence in the field of bicycle and pedestrian planning, design, advocacy, and/or education.

The APBP Professional of the Year Awards recognize the achievements of four pedestrian and bicycle professionals made during the 12-month period between the summer of 2015 and the summer of 2016—one private sector professional, one public sector professional, one nonprofit sector professional and one young professional under the age of 30.

The 2016 Professional of the Year-Private Sector goes to Ryan Johnson, Senior Planner for Alta Planning + Design.  Ryan has successfully managed large planning projects throughout Southern California and is the co-founder of APBP SoCal.  He makes himself indispensable to the causes to which he dedicates his time (Young Professionals in Transportation, the Los Angeles Pedestrian Advisory Committee, CicLAvia, and as an active certified League Cycling Instructor teaching urban cycling courses).

The 2016 Professional of the Year-Public Sector goes to Dan Goodman.  Dan works for the Federal Highway Administration in the Office of Human Environment, Livability Team.  He served a pivotal role in updating key policies and developing critical guidelines for walking and bicycling in the U.S.  Dan has led the development of several key documents and has contributed to critical changes to public policy related to walking and bicycling.

Tamika Butler receives the 2016 Professional of the Year-Nonprofit Sector for her bold and effective leadership in Los Angeles County to build a more inclusive movement at the local, state, and national level.  Tamika serves as the Executive Director for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and, under her leadership, LACBC led a diverse coalition to fight for LA’s Mobility Plan 2035, which the Alliance for Biking and Walking recognized as the 2016 Winning Campaign of the Year.

APBP’s 2016 Young Professional of the Year is Carlos Hernandez, Bike Share Program Coordinator for the City of Oakland, CA.  Carlos has developed and executed the framework for an equitable and inclusive bike share program in Oakland. He was instrumental in identifying best practices for an equitable bike share program and negotiating with both the vendor and funding agencies to incorporate geographic equity for the siting of stations, intensive community outreach in the low-income areas of Oakland, and reduced low-income rates for annual and monthly memberships.

Please join us in congratulating these accomplished professionals. We thank all our members who participated in the awards nomination process, and our award selection panel (Sarah Fine, Cara Seiderman, and Kyle Wagenschutz). 


Recently, APBP hosted a free webinar onVision Zero that featured Leah Shahum, Founder and Director of Vision Zero Network, as well as planners from two cities who serve as great models of moving Vision Zero from talk to action. If you missed this live webinar on August 23, you can still listen to the recording by purchasing it from the online store.

Upcoming APBP Webinars:
 • Sept. 21: Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context
 • Oct. 19: Intersections That Work for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Join us and register today!

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Join APBP at the Annual Meeting on Monday evening at ProWalk ProBike ProPlace in Vancouver, BC. 

Network, have fun, and learn about APBP’s new Strategic Plan and global trends in transportation!

The Annual Meeting will be followed by dine arounds hosted by the National Capital Region APBP Chapter.

APBP Annual Meeting
Monday, September 12th
6:30 - 7:30 PM

The Annual Meeting is sponsored by Urban Systems 

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By September 30:

If your state has unspent (aka “orphaned”) funds that were originally earmarked before Sept. 30, 2005 for specific projects, then pay close attention to FHWA’s guidance about repurposing those funds.

Approximately $2 billion is at stake!

Visit the FHWA website to see if your state has funds available.

Several of APBP’s allied groups are working with their members and followers to make sure these funds go to bicycle and pedestrian projects.

Deadline is September 30!

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Kit Keller says...
Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2016
APBP members, note that the Vision Zero webinar recording is free. There is no charge to view it. The link in column one takes you to APBP's online store. You will see a $0 charge for this recording. Cheers, Kit

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