State of Practice
Free APBP Webinar on Nov. 6 Focuses on New NACTO Urban Street Design Guide. Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) and The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) will provide a free webinar on the Urban Street Design Guide. There is no cost to this webinar, but registration is required. Click here to register.
U.S. Federal Transportation Policy Briefing:Tune in on November 12 at 1:00 pm ET to hear the latest on federal transportation policy from Caron Whitaker, Vice President of Government Relations for the League of American Bicyclists. These Policy webinars are free but are not recorded. Caron will discuss policy, pending legislation and other developments on the national advocacy scene. APBP along with the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking plan to present a policy briefing every second Tuesday at 1pm ET.
Haven’t bought Barbara McCann’s newest book, Completing Our Streets yet? You can read excerpts from it every two weeks; The National Complete Streets Coalition blog is posting them here.
Education & Training
APBP’s free featured webinar for the month of November is Green Lane Project: Advancing Best Practices for Protected Bicycle Lanes. Just click here to begin viewing.
Safety in Numbers for Cyclists and Pedestrians? is the November Webinar topic in APBP’s regularly scheduled Webinar Series. November 20th, 3p.m.- 4:15 p.m. EST.
Did you know APBP members have free access to all webinars more than 12 months old?Just click here to find a catalog of great information.
APBP offers Tailored Bicycle Parking Workshops to fit your needs. APBP’s Bicycle Parking Guidelines and workshop are designed to assist government and transit agencies, employment centers, downtown business improvement districts (BIDs) and developers in implementing bicycle parking that is functional, attractive, and responsive to current and future needs. For further information or to schedule a workshop, contact Phil Miller, APBP Program Manager at 425.922.2282 or email Phil@apbp.org.
Looking for a Complete Streets workshop? APBP offer three types of hands-on workshops tailored to each jurisdiction or state. For more information or to schedule a course, contact Linda Tracy at 406.880.3880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
APBP Member News
APBP is grateful to Debby Schaaf, longtime member of APBP, for the work she did in making Philadelphia a stronger walkable city. Debby retired from Philadelphia City Planning Commission Nov 1st. We wish her success and health in her next chapter of life.
A big shout out to a great number of APBP members participating in the California by Bike Summit 2013, November 7 -10 set in Oakland, CA. Carolyn Szczepanski, Director of Communications for the League of American Bicyclist & Leader of the national Women Bike Program; and Dave Snyder, Executive Director of the California Bicycle Coalition, will speak at the summit. Other members are hosting bike tours or presenting workshops: David Taekmoto-Weerts, Dave Kemp, Ryan Dodge, Hannah Kapell, Laura Thompson, Deb Hubsmith, Seleta Reynolds, Louis Montoya, Miriam Sorell, Neal Patel, Sean Co, Jennifer Stanley, and Eric Anderson.
APBP Member Rory Rowan wins AirSage™ Professional Advancement & Success Scholarship (PASS). On October 25 in Atlanta, GA, Rory Rowan was one of three Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) to receive the AirSage PASS: Professional Advancement & Success Scholarship. Presented quarterly by AirSage™, PASS funds are awarded exclusively to YPT members as a way to support the continuing education and professional development of emerging leaders in the field of transportation planning.
The AirSage PASS will reimburse Rowan - a Design and Special Projects Engineer with the Virginia Department of Transportation - for costs of attending the September APBP's Professional Development Seminar in Boulder, Colorado.
This week, APBP member and 2013 Professional of the year as well as a key collaborator on the USDG, Michael King, was a panelist at NACTO's regional conference in Phoenix, AZ on crosswalk design and participated in the workshop "Urban Street Design Guide applied."
Applications are now being accepted for Green Lane Project Phase 2, a campaign to catalyze the installation of protected bike lanes (also called cycle tracks or separated lanes) on city streets. The two-year campaign will establish a close working partnership of six leading cities poised to pave the way to better streets. Interested cities should submit a letter of intent to apply by November 15, 2013. Full applications are due January 14, 2014. Winners will be announced in March 2014. For more information, follow this link.
Attending ASLA 2013 Annual Meeting & Expo. Gaining Ground, Nov 15-18, Boston, MA? APBP is there. Stop by Booth 962 and visit with APBP’s Executive Director, Kit Keller.
Call For Papers - ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2014, November 6-8, 2014, Long Beach, CA.
DEADLINE: November 8, 2013
Call For Speakers - For 2nd International Winter Cycling Congress, February 12-13, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2013
Call For Papers - National Outdoor Recreation Conference, May 13-16, 2014, San Francisco, CA.
DEADLINE: November 25, 2013
Associate Transportation Specialists: The City of San José, CA, is currently recruiting to fill two Full-time permanent Associate Transportation Specialist positions, one in the Transportation Planning and Project Delivery Division and one in the Transportation Parking and Operations Division. Interested? Follow this link to apply.
Transportation/Project Engineer: RSG, Inc., has an immediate need for a Project Engineer at White River Junction, Vermont. This person will work in teams conducting transportation analyses and design on a broad range of projects for municipal, regional, state, and federal clients with a focus on projects in New Hampshire and Vermont. Follow this link to apply.
Principal Transportation Engineer/Planner: Sunnyvale, CA. The position of Principal Transportation Engineer/Planner is an advanced journey level classification in which the incumbent is responsible for performing a wide range of functions, including supervising staff and performing considerably complex transportation engineering and/or transportation planning work in the division. Follow this link to apply.
Transportation Associate I: City of Baltimore, MD. This position involves routine studies of traffic conditions and the development of plans to promote traffic safety and reduce traffic congestion. Follow this link to apply.