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Economic Benefits of Walkable and Bike Friendly Communities
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Economic Benefits of Walkable and Bike Friendly Communities

When: Wednesday, April 17
3:00 to 4:00 pm Eastern
Contact: Debra Goeks

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Economic Benefits of Walkable and Bike Friendly Communities

There's growing evidence that providing great places to walk and bicycle is a successful strategy for maintaining or restoring economic vitality. Savvy practitioners need to know how to make persuasive economic arguments for building pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Attend this webinar to learn about different approaches to convincing decision-makers to invest in active transportation.

Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, will provide information on VTPI’s work to identify and calculate different economic benefits related to nonmotorized facilities, in areas such as productivity and spending. Gain insight into how nonmotorized travel is undercounted, which benefits can be measured, and how to monetize or value those benefits. Martha Roskowski, Green Lane Project Director, will discuss how communities are capitalizing on walkable and bike-friendly development to attract top talent and enhance economic competitiveness. A case study from the Niagara (Ontario) Region will describe the Economic Value of Active Transportation Project, which supports citizens and decision makers working on active transportation and built environment initiatives and aims to create a calculator tool that can demonstrate the economic impact of nonmotorized projects.

Todd Litman, Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Martha Roskowski, Green Lane Project Director, Bikes Belong
Jillian Stephen, P.Eng., Niagara Region Public Works Department; Project Manager, Economic Value of Active Transportation Project

Continuing Education Credits: APBP will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours; each 60-minute webinar provides one hour of training (.1 CEU). APBP applies to the AICP for  Certification Maintenance credit for each webinar.

The fee to purchase a site license is $50 for APBP members, $85 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. For more information, contact Debra Goeks (262-228-7025 or info at   


APBP thanks these generous sponsors for underwriting the webinar: