State of the Practice
Bike Transit System Webinar series begins on December 4. The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) presents a series of three webinars that explores the rapidly changing landscape of bike sharing. When you purchase the series, you will receive an additional session on "The Future of Bikeshare Transit Systems.” For more information.
U.S. Federal Transportation Policy Briefing:Tune in on December 10 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. Policy briefing webinars are free but are not recorded. Caron will discuss policy, pending legislation and other developments on the national advocacy scene. APBP in collaboration with the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the League of American Bicyclists presents a policy briefing every second Tuesday of each month at 1pm ET.
Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths in distracted driving accidents are increasing says new study published in Public Health Reports. Funded by a grant from the Public Health Law Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this study examined data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System database from 2005 to 2010 on every crash on US public roads that resulted in at least one death. Pedestrian fatalities caused by distracted driving crashes have steadily increased between 2005 and 2010 – from 347 in 2005 to 500 in 2010. Bicyclist fatalities caused by distracted driving crashes increased from 56 in 2005 to 77 in 2008, decreasing to 73 fatalities in 2010. Want to learn more? Read the full article here.
Did you miss our Webinar on New NACTO Urban Street Design Guide Webinar last month? Don’t worry. It was archived. You can watch it now.
Education & Training
Integrating Equity in Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning is December’s topic in APBP’s regularly scheduled Webinar Series. Register and tune in on December 18, 3p.m.- 4:00 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. Whether you’re new to the field, training a new employee, or looking for ways to educate citizens, clients or co-workers, this member benefit is for you.
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 APBP Program Manager Phil Miller at 425.922.2282 or email Phil@apbp.org.
Need 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 workshop, contact APBP Program Manager Linda Tracy at 406.880.3880 or email email@example.com.
Got accessibility? The U.S. Access Board is developing new guidelines on accessible public rights-of-way and shared use paths. See http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/streets-sidewalks. APBP’s flagship course, Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility, offers classroom learning and features outdoor exercises designed to change policies and practices. To schedule a 1-day or 1.5-day course, contact APBP Program Manager Linda Tracy at 406.880.3880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
APBP Member News
Congratulations to new APBP member Dr. Adonia Lugo on joining the staff at The League of American Bicyclists as Equity Initiative Manager. Dr. Lugo is also one of three presenters at APBP’s December webinar along with Naomi Doerner (Tulane University) and Helen Ho (Hester Street Collaborative).
The National Bike Summit seeks proposals for the 2014 Summit. The 2014 theme for the National Bike Summit - United Spokes: Moving Beyond Gridlock. Deadline is December 5, 2013 to be considered as a presenter or moderator at the Bike Summit or Women’s Forum , follow this link.
The FHWA invites the public to comment on the changes contained in the Interim Guidance on the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program, effective November 12, 2013. The Interim Guidance revises and clarifies the 2008 CMAQ Program Guidance. You can review the notice here. Deadline to submit comments is January 13, 2014.
Transportation-Environmental Planner: CH2M Hill is currently recruiting to fill a full-time position in Minneapolis-St Paul, Minn. Interested? Follow this link to apply.
Transportation Planner I - Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning: North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking an entry-level Transportation Planner I located in Arlington, Texas. This position will conduct activities related to multi-modal corridor studies, bicycle/pedestrian planning and studies, parking and demographic analysis, bicycle counts, safety education, data collection, mapping, grant administration, Context Sensitive Design/Complete Streets, and urban design/landscaping. Follow this link to apply.
Don’t see what you are looking for? APBP’s Career Center can help you. To find that next job or to list a job so that you can find that next great employee, follow this link.