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Land Use Planning: Routine Inclusion of Bicycling and Walking in New Developments
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When: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
3:00 to 4:30 pm Eastern
Contact: Debra Goeks

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Land Use Planning: Routine Inclusion of Bicycling and Walking in New Developments
Note: This is a 90-minute webinar

Broad land use patterns and transportation policies determine whether walking and bicycling are not just possible, but practical and enjoyable. Understanding how the big picture works is essential for those engaged in regulating, designing and advocating for more sustainable transportation options. Attend this webinar to learn how land use policy and regulations are the basis for pedestrian and bicycle friendly communities, and what to look for in plan review. Through overview and examples of policy and regulations, and the experience of one small Wisconsin city (Fitchburg, pop. 20,000), you'll find out how innovative zoning codes and policies can help promote active transportation.

People attending this webinar will learn about:
• The connection between transportation and land use, and how it relates to Smart Growth
• The importance of connectivity and the benefits of street networks
• Smart Code/Form-based Code, including the Bicycle Module, as well as the urban-rural continuum of development contexts
• Land use policy vs. regulations, including what can be regulated through zoning and subdivision standards
• Examples of site designs and best practices for integrating design standards into land use regulations
• The land use, development regulations, and bike/ped transportation elements of the Fitchburg, Wisconsin Comprehensive Plan.

John Cock, Associate/Regional Manager Southeast, Alta Planning + Design; Mike Lydon, Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative; Ahna Bizjak, Transportation Project Engineer, City of Fitchburg; and Susan Sloper, Community Planner, City of Fitchburg.

APBP has applied to the AICP for 1.5 Certification Maintenance credits for this webinar. APBP will provide letters certifying attendance to those who document their professional development hours. Cost to purchase a site license is $50 for APBP members, $75 for non-APBP members. 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 February 14. For more information, contact Debra Goeks (262-228-7025 or

APBP thanks these generous sponsors for underwriting the webinar: