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E-news for August 5, 2014
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August 5, 2014
In this APBP Members only e-news:

Welcome New Members
Member News and Opportunities
Chapter News
Announcements
Education and Training
Jobs
Good Reads and Views
APBP Liaison Reports (this issue: Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place)
National Complete Streets Coalition Workshop
Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals
Monday, September 8, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
Register here (Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference attendance encouraged but not required)

This workshop explores when and how to use state-of-the-practice technical design tools; research and best practice examples will help professionals more effectively apply these tools back home. The workshop also delivers proven strategies to more effectively integrate complete streets policies and principles into every-day practice. More information and details here.

Welcome New Members


Erick Aune, Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization; Jesse Cohn; Spencer Finch, Langan Engineering; Eli Glazier; Nicholas Gross, Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates; Alice Grossman, Georgia Tech; William High, University of North Carolina; Rick Holt, George Mason University; Spencer Hymas, Salt Lake County; Maryam Karimi, PeopleForBikes; Andy Kilpatrick, City of Lansing; Laura LaMarr; Adrian Lipscombe, City of Austin; Eron Lloyd, City of Reading, PA; Kevin Lucas; Matthew Ludwig, Stewart - Greenway Design Group; Graziella Martin, Capital Regional District; Marissa Monroy, City of Austin; Lisa Moore, PlayCore; Kathleen Murphy, Sam Schwartz Engineering; Yelena Onnen, University of Colorado at Denver; Ines Palacios, PlayCore; Steven Pas, Bicycle Advocacy Group Rancho Cordova; Robert Ring; Julia Schnell; Michael Taylor, Stewart - Greenway Design Group

Member News and Opportunities


Douglas E. Adams, AICP moved from Sam Schwartz Engineering to the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance in New York City where he serves as Chief Operating Officer.  Douglas is also an APBP Board member.
 
Alta Planning + Design posted nearly a dozen jobs to the APBP Career Center and announced several new staff in the San Diego office.  APBP Board member and Alta Senior Associate Craig Williams is the San Diego office leader.  Associate Leah Stender has joined the office.
 
Brighid O'Keane was appointed Deputy Director of the Alliance for Biking and Walking.
 
Drusilla van Hengel is now a Principal at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates. Bravo!
 
Errata: APBP inadvertently exchanged the word “city” for state. Here is the corrected  announcement: Michael Flynn, AICP, LEED AP is leaving the New York City Department of Transportation to become Director of Active Transportation at Sam Schwartz Engineering in New York City.  Again, APBP’s congratulations to you, Mike!
 
Are you moving up, over or on? Send your good news to news@apbp.org so we can share it with all APBP members.

In Memorium – APBP member and pioneering bike advocate Ralph Fertig died July 19. Long-time members will recall Ralph helped bring Pro Bike/Pro Walk to Santa Barbara in 1998. For 20 years, Ralph wrote the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition newsletter; colleagues credit him with guiding the City of Santa Barbara's Bicycle Master Plan, Pedestrian Master Plan and a regional Bikeway Signage Program. Learn about Ralph’s work here.
 
APBP’s Gihon Jordan Scholarship Fund
Thanks to the generosity of APBP Board members who pitched in a whole lot of spare change, two more APBP Gihon Jordan Scholarship recipients will attend Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place: Jessica Binder and Johan Weber.  There’s still time for you to donate. We added an “easy” button to www.apbp.org, so donate today. Help make learning happen! Watch for the full donor list in the September 2 e-news.
 
APBP Committees and Action Teams need your help
Do you like to…
Collaborate? Help APBP reach out and maintain liaisons with other professional associations. Contact APBP Board member Malisa Mccreedy for more information.
Talk? Help staff APBP’s booth at three upcoming conferences in Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Denver; contact Kit Keller; use subject line “booth assistance”
Teach? Apply to present an APBP monthly webinar
Write? Join APBP’s e-news team; volunteer at news@apbp.org
 
APBP is looking for student interns to help start and grow APBP chapters, coordinate updates to APBP’s website and provide support for APBP’s workshop programs. For more information, see the APBP Career Center.

Got a best practices topic idea for a 2015 APBP monthly webinar? Send your idea to Debra Goeks.

Chapter News


Ontario/Southern Ontario becomes second APBP chapter in Canada
A big welcome to APBP’s newest chapter: the Ontario/Southern Ontario chapter.  Hats off to chapter organizers Daniel Egan (Manager, Pedestrian and Cycling Infrastructure, City of Toronto Transportation Services), Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati (Manager, Cycling Office, City of Mississauga), Dave McLaughlin (Senior Project Manager, Partner, MMM Group Ltd.) and Shawn Smith, Program Manager, Active and Sustainable Transport Regional Municipality of York.
 
Chapter activities
The Boston Chapter is glorying in summer by meeting for APBPicnics in the Park to meet and greet, plan and play. Alison Moss of KTU+A takes over as chair of the San Diego Chapter after organizer Kendra Rowley moved to San Francisco. San Diego is planning to reach out to students.
 
All in
If you live or work in an area served by one of the eight APBP chapters, you’ll soon receive chapter updates through www.apbp.org. Watch your email for details.
 
No chapter in your area?
You can start one.  Learn how here.

Announcements


On July 25, the Federal Highway Administration made this statement: “NACTO's Urban Street Design Guide provides sample scenarios that build on the flexibilities in the AASHTO Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and StreetsGuide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities and Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities. The Urban Street Design Guide can be used to inform the planning and design process in conjunction with these other resources.” Read more here.  APBP’s Board of Directors unanimously endorsed the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide on May 7.

Call for Complete Streets workshop instructors (must be an APBP member).  Applications due August 20. Learn more here.
 
If you’re attending PWPBPP in Pittsburgh, the room block at the Westin is sold out.  APBP members have reported using www.airbnb.com at conferences with good results. At the very least, it’s worth a visit to their new website – truly a harbinger of the future in website design and a shared economy. The conference organizers recommend two hotels: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown, One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh PA 15219. A ten-minute walk to the conference. Rate: $159 single, double/night plus tax. To reserve a room, call 1-800-222-8733 by August 15 and mention Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place. Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh, 1247 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15139. A five-minute walk to the conference. Rate: $179 king, double queen/night plus tax. (Free Upgrade to King Studio while supply lasts!) To reserve room, call 1-412-288-4350 by August 15 and mention Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place or reserve online
 
Ten APBP members are running for three Board seats. View their written candidate statements and photos here.  Campaign season opens August 18. Elections open September 9 and close October 27. Come to the APBP Annual Meeting on September 9 in Pittsburgh to meet them. Each candidate will give a 2-minute campaign speech (live, video or both).
  • Ellen Barton, Active Transportation Coordinator, San Mateo (CA) City/County Association of Governments
  • Madeline Brozen, Program Manager, Complete Streets Initiative, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, Institute of Transportation Studies
  • Mary Anne Koos, Florida DOT
  • Heath Maddox, Senior Transportation Planner and Bicycle Sharing Program Manager, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • Amanda Mansfield, Planner, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
  • Stacey Meekins, Senior Planner, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Chicago
  • Nicole (Nikki) Nagaya, Interim Transportation Manager, City of Menlo Park (CA)
  • Byron Rushing, Transportation Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta
  • Dick Schaffer, Team 1 Coordinator and Bicycle Safety Instructor, North Metro Community Services in Colorado
  • Kelley Segars, Principal Planner, Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Education and Training


Aug. 6, 3:00 p.m. ET – APBP webinar: Intersections and Protected Lanes; free to APBP members thanks to funding from the Green Lane Project (PeopleForBikes). Details here.

Aug. 18, 1:00 p.m. ET – TRB Webinar: Estimating Demand for Non-Motorized Travel. Details here.
 
Aug. 20, 3:00 p.m. ET – APBP webinar: Transform Bicycling and Walking Outside the Urban Context. Learn how smaller and rural communities can overcome inherent challenges to become more walkable, bicycle-friendly places. Details here.
 
Sept. 17-18 – VeloWorks Cycling Society Conference, City of North Vancouver, B.C.
 
If you missed the "Transportation Equity: A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue" webinar, a recording and transcript are now available, along with great materials like these Online resources from US Department of Transportation:
Background on Environmental Justice and Title VI
Guidance on Environmental Justice & National Environmental Policy Act
Federal Highway Administration Order on Environmental Justice
Federal Transit Administration Circular on Environmental Justice
Fact Sheet on Environmental Justice
Fact Sheet on Civil Rights

Jobs


Check out the APBP Career Center for these and many other great job opportunities:
  • ADA Inventory and Transition Plan, City of Tucson
  • Executive Director, Trailnet, St. Louis
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Planner, Center for Urban Transportation Research - USF
  • Project Director, Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO
  • Public Space Coordinator, Chattanooga
  • Transportation and Traffic Engineer, City of Bloomington, Indiana

Good Reads and Views


From our friends at Streetfilms

Parking Craters
“The Porch” at 30th Street Station Welcomes You to Philadelphia
William “Holly” Whyte in His Own Words, “The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces” (1980)
 
Share your favorite reads and views with APBP. We have plans. news@apbp.org

APBP Liaison Reports (this issue: Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place)


Long ago and far away, APBP began life as an initiative of the National Center for Bicycling and Walking, which is itself now a resident program of Project for Public Spaces. Eventually APBP spun off as its own 501c6 and initiated an in-depth professional development seminar (PDS) in the “odd” years to complement the even-year PWPBPP conference. APBP continues to actively support the conference originally known as Pro Bike by promoting it to APBP members, holding the APBP annual meeting at PWPBPP and hosting a booth. This year APBP will host a double booth, parklet style. Come see APBP in Pittsburgh! Consider ordering a box lunch for Wednesday so you can participate in an APBP-sponsored session, 6 Words of Wisdom: Climbing Career Hills, Predicting New Horizons. The cost is $25; to order a boxed lunch, email the conference bursar. Check out the other great sessions on the program. We hope to see you in Pittsburgh!
The APBP Members Only E-news Team

Editors: Vivian Coleman, Debra Goeks, Kit Keller
Contributors: America Walks, Clarence Eckerson, Jr. (Streetfilms), LinkedIn, Ann Mack (Trailnet), Mark Plotz, Linda Tracy

Photo Credit: Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc.
Designer: Jenny Bublitz, www.BublitzCreative.com
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