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This Week at APBP: February 7

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APBP Congratulates 2017 Officers
Please join APBP in welcoming our new officers for 2017.  Learn more about each officer as well as the full Board of Directors on the APBP website.
Byron Rushing, President
Jessica Roberts, Vice President
Tom Bertulis, Treasurer
Madeline Brozen, Secretary
APBP Thanks Past President Jessica Mortell
Jessica Mortell led APBP through a challenging and eventful year in 2016.  Her creative thinking, careful organization, and infectious enthusiasm have been instrumental in focusing APBP’s leaders on processes and infrastructure that put the association on a path for a very bright future.

We are grateful for her dedication and energy and look forward to her continued contributions as Past President this year!

DON'T MISS THE FEB. 15 WEBINAR

Growing the Movement - University Curriculum for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
February 15, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Click here to register

Webinar speaker Kristen Brookshire, Research Associate at the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, has been involved in the development of guidance documents and research reports for a variety of audiences, including a primer for state highway transportation officials and an evaluation of child pedestrian safety curriculum.

Interested in becoming a presenter for a future APBP webinar? Proposals are still being accepted through March 1. Download the RFP to learn more about becoming an APBP webinar presenter.

Photo credit: Charleston Photo

SUSTAINABLE URBANISM

Public Square editor Robert Steuteville interviews Doug Farr, architect and urban designer with Farr Associates in Chicago and author of Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature, and Jessica Millman, an urban planner with Agora Group in Skaneateles, New York, who provides environmental services and is an expert in smart growth and green building standards, on the topic of sustainability and the New Urbanism. Read the full interview here.

The trend toward complete communities shapes the debate on sustainability and environmentalism, and vice-versa. Unlike mainstream environmentalism, which focused more on natural areas, wilderness, and industrial pollution, the New Urbanism defined environmental protection in terms of an "interrelated community-building challenge."

Photo credit: CNU.org

PROTECTED BIKEWAYS WEBINAR SERIES


The Institute of Transportation Engineers is doing a six-part webinar series on protected bikeway issues. Three of the webinars have been conducted, and three more are scheduled between now and March 9. Click here for more info on the series, including a free link to a recording of the initial webinar, which is an overview of the series.  

Protected Bikeway Design: An ITE Practitioners Guide & Lecture Series

The ITE Protected Bike Lane Lecture Series will address gaps related to 5 priority areas:

1. Safety Performance
2. Mid-Block Design &
     Operation
3. Intersection Design &
     Operation
4. Maintenance
5. Implementation

Photo credit: ITE
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