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Emerging Technologies for Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning
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When: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
3:00 to 4:00 pm Eastern
Contact: Debra Goeks

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Through a series of short presentations, this webinar will survey several applications with the potential to help engineers and planners improve conditions for bicycling and walking. The examples covered in this session will offer an overview of a range of situations where technological advances can aid professionals in their work to develop plans and programs. Due to the number of examples, attendees should plan to be in the webinar for 75 minutes (Q&A will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET; the webinar will end at 4:15 p.m. ET).

The session will include:
1. An overview of the newest web and mobile apps and devices, with suggestions for their application to the 5 Es.
2. A description of Cycloplan, an application in development at the University of Minnesota that will leverage data collected in the geo-wiki Cyclopath to create a tool for analyzing cycling networks and managing bikeways.
3. An example from St. Louis' new Gateway Bike Plan of using technology to engage the public and help build a new regional bicycle master plan.
4. Information about GPS-enabled data collection equipment used for pedestrian access inventories, plus pedestrian access shed analysis methodology.


James Andrew is a Senior Transportation Planner with the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. He serves as the bicycle and pedestrian planning specialist at the Metropolitan Council and helps to coordinate the process for federal funds programming for the Council in its capacity as the region's MPO. James received his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Terra Curtis is candidate in 2012 for a Master's of City and Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to starting graduate school, she volunteered with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Bike & Build. She has worked for tech start-ups in San Francisco, as well as the San Francisco Department of the Environment and the Municipal Transportation Agency. Terra currently serves on the Carrboro Transportation Advisory Board in North Carolina, where she now resides.

RJ Eldridge is the Director of Planning for Toole Design Group, a multimodal transportation planning and engineering firm with offices nationwide. His work experience covers a range of transportation and land-use issues, including data collection, pedestrian and bicycle master planning, multimodal corridor design, transit access, bikeshare evaluation, streetscape and urban design guidelines and zoning recommendations, and travel demand modeling.

Julie Padberg-White, owner of FPA Group, holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Kansas State University and has worked in the architectural, construction and planning sectors for over 17 years providing project programming, stakeholder and public engagement services, implementation planning and project management for corporate and non-profit clients. Over the last 10 years, she has worked directly with Great Rivers Greenway and the City of St. Louis on Bike St. Louis Phase 1 and 2 and the Bike St. Louis Maps. More recently, she acted as the lead for branding, public engagement and outreach for the Gateway Bicycle Plan for the St. Louis region.

APBP has applied to the AICP for one Certification Maintenance credit for this webinar. APBP will provide letters certifying attendance to those who document their professional development hours. Each site license includes one phone connection (toll charges apply, or use VoIP), one Internet connection, one set of handouts for unlimited attendees in the same location, and access to the recording. (You may be required to download free software from Citrix GoToMeeting in order to participate in the webinar.) APBP accepts Visa, MasterCard or AMEX; payment should be made by noon on January 17.

APBP thanks these generous sponsors for underwriting this webinar: