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apbp E-news | January 8, 2014

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State of the Practice

Funding Bikeshare Transit Systems is the second webinar in apbp’s 4-part Bikeshare Transit System webinar series. January 8, 3p.m. EST. apbp offers this series to explore the rapidly changing landscape of bike sharing. Members save 58%.

Strategies that Enable Winter Cycling and Walking is the January Webinar topic in apbp’s regularly scheduled Webinar Series. January 15, 3pm- 4pm Eastern Time. Members save 58% on each webinar and can purchase 12 webinars for the price of 10. Use monthly webinars to build strong local support for walkable, bicycle-friendly communities.

U.S. Federal Transportation Policy Briefing:Tune in on January 14th at 1p.m. EST to hear the latest on federal transportation policy from Caron Whitaker, Vice President of Government Relations for the League of American Bicyclists. Policy webinars are free but are not recorded. Caron will discuss policy, pending legislation and other developments on the national advocacy scene. apbp in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking presents these members only policy briefings every second Tuesday each month at 1pm Eastern Time.

National Highway Institute will host a webinar on how Virginia DOT and stakeholders worked together to balance the dual roles of Route 50 as a major national highway and as the heart of communities it binds together. Reshaping Rural Highways for Livability (The Regional Scale) airs Tuesday, January 21, 3pm- 4:30pm Eastern Time.

Net names may be the bellwether to policy changes. .bike is available according to BBC.co.uk November 26 2013 News Technology. In the past, generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) have only been available to those with registered trademarks, but come January 2014, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) will release new gTLDs at a rate of 10 per week to sell to the general public. For more information.



Education & Training

Did you know apbp members have free access to apbp monthly webinars more than 12 months old?Click here to find a catalog of great information. Use this members only benefit to train new staff or convince decision makers to adopt best practices.

apbp offers tailored Bicycle Parking Workshops to fit your needs. Our team of instructors represent leaders in the field of bicycle parking who can help you advance best practices in bicycle parking in your community. apbp’s Bicycle Parking Guidelines, 2nd Edition 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.

BTW: Phil is spearheading a third edition update to the apbp Bicycle Parking Guidelines. If you can help or supply photos, policies and case studies, please contact Phil@apbp.org

Looking for a Complete Streets workshop?apbp offers 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 linda@apbp.org.

Got accessibility? As we await the long-awaited final guidelines for accessibility in the public right of way, it’s a great time to review your community’s transition plan and work zone accessibility practices. Check out archived webinars on these topics at https://www.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8a6d6787586772aaa3af and https://www.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8a6e668b5a5f757bb399. If you’d like to participate in the 2014 update to apbp’s Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility course, contact Kit Keller at 262-375-6180.



apbp Member News

Got good news?apbp would like to share your news with the world. Send us your company’s press releases or shoot us an email telling us about your promotion or your latest project. Email Karen Dredge, Communications Coordinator at karen@apbp.org.

2014 apbp calendar is in the mail. We loved all the photos members sent in; we used as many as possible. We need inspiring images for the 2015 calendar that can sustain the eye and intrigue the mind for a full month. Between now and Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place in September, send your 300 dpi images of awesome projects, innovative solutions and charming scenes to karen@apbp.org.




Announcements

Want to present your work at Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place in Pittsburgh Sept. 8-11? Get your proposal in fast! The deadline is January 31. Follow this link to submit.

ASLA is now accepting proposals for education sessions for the 2014 Annual Meeting and EXPO, November 21-24, in Denver. Present and share your knowledge with the landscape architecture profession, submit a proposal through their online system. Deadline to submit is January 30, 2014. Going to the ASLA conference? Visit apbp at booth #907. apbp sponsored a booth at the ASLA conference in Boston; the response was outstanding! apbp now has TWO landscape architects on the apbp board (President Jennifer Hefferan and Vivian Coleman).

Sydney, Australia will host the XV International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities. www.walk21sydney.com Themes for the conference are economic benefits of walking; healthy and active living; new innovative technologies; and the built environment. Interested in attending as a presenter? Submissions will be open until March 14, 2014. For more information, follow this link.

To quote Bob Dylan, "Times they are a changin’” Florida Department of Transportation has embarked on establishing a bike route following the outline of U.S. 1 that runs from Jacksonville to Key West. To learn more.

Dutch start-up Cyclodeo has just released a new collection of geo-tagged bike route videos covering the city of San Francisco. The route videos build on an existing database that includes Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and New York City. The 92 videos in the San Francisco collection offer virtual bike rides through areas like the Golden Gate Bridge, Market Street. To watch an example, click here.




Employment Opportunities

Toole Design Group has some current openings in Washington, DC; Madison, WI; Seattle, WA; and Boston, MA.For more information.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a full-time Assistant Education Coordinator for its adult and youth education programs in the District of Columbia and the surrounding jurisdictions. For more information.

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262.228.7025 • info@apbp.org
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