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This Week at APBP: October 4

Tuesday, October 04, 2016   (0 Comments)
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2016 State of the Profession Survey
Your feedback is requested on the APBP State of the Profession Survey.

Every two years APBP benchmarks the field of nonmotorized transportation by surveying people working on bicycling and pedestrian issues to document your professional progress, needs and challenges. Your answers will enable APBP to report back to you, your employer, government and the public on the state of our profession. In exchange for your participation, you will receive an advance copy of the survey results. 

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and confidentiality of individual survey responses will be respected. 

You can access the survey here.

The deadline for all responses is October 26.

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The 16th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference will be held Feb. 2-4, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.

A significant factor in the tremendous success of the New Partners Conference is its appeal to so many different disciplines who are each committed to building safer, healthier and more livable communities everywhere.

This conference is unique in that it focuses on a multi-disciplinary approach to implementing smart growth principles to help build safer, healthier, more economically viable, transit-oriented and pedestrian-friendly communities across the nation.

Visit for more information.

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“This Little Bike Went to Market” is a popular event in Ottawa, Ontario. Organized by the Citizens for Safe Cycling, volunteers with a known love for cargo bikes came together to Lansdowne Farmer’s Market to put their bikes on display. The event does a great job showing others that transporting kids to school or groceries home by bike is very possible.

Bikes on display included bakfiets by Baboe, Metrofiet, longtails by Xtracycle, and more conventional cargo carrying models. This year, electric assist was also on display. A Twitter campaign showing kids on route to soccer practice or simply the big, epic haul, helped make this a successful spring event. 

Photo credit: Kate Whitfield


On November 9, the North American Bikeshare Association (NABSA) kicks off its annual conference IN Austin, TX to unite leaders from cities across North America who believe in the power of bikesharing to transform cities.

NABSA wants to proliferate bikeshare by focusing on topics at the forefront of the industry: new technology, operations, transit integration, data analysis and social equity.

Organizers anticipate several hundred participants interested in life on two wheels for recreation, transportation and tourism. Click here for more info on the event.

Photo credit: NABSA

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