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First Mile / Last Mile Connections to Transit

When: Wednesday, June 17
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Contact: Debra Goeks

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First Mile / Last Mile Connections to Transit

This webinar session features the work of two leading transit agencies in the vanguard of policy development and implementation for connecting transit to pedestrian and bicycle networks.

Presenters from Translink (Vancouver, B.C.) and TriMet (Portland, Ore.) discuss their agencies’ approach to prioritizing connections for people walking and bicycling. TransLink’s research has drivcen a policy shift toward increased investment in bicycle and pedestrian facilities. A cost/benefit comparison led the transit agency to conclude that it should prioritize funding and implement improvements related to cycling and pedestrian networks and end-of-trip facilities--an investment strategy that will help TransLink meet mode-shift goals more quickly and at a lower cost. This presentation describes the background, analysis, and conclusions of TransLink’s research, and its plans for network improvements and supporting programs.

TriMet routinely includes enhanced connections to active transportation to help meet service, mode share and sustainability goals. Connections to active transportation are key components of two recent projects, the Tilikum Crossing transit bridge and the new Orange Line (light rail). Pedestrian crossing improvements address safety and equity and encourage transit-oriented development and multimodal transportation. Bike network improvements include connections to existing and planned routes, on-road improvements, safe crossings of rail lines, bike parking, and planning for future bikeshare stations. The presentation also describes TriMet’s walking audits and pedestrian network analysis whose goal is to prioritize improvements (sidewalk replacement) for pedestrian access to key transit nodes.

Alan Letho, Director of Planning and Policy, TriMet
Lyle Walker, Senior Planner, TransLink

Other webinars to watch related to this topic:
First Mile, Last Mile: A Look into Biking and Walking in Federal Transit Administration Programs - Advocacy Advance report released August 25, 2014 and supporting webinar

Bicycles, Pedestrians and Transit - APBP webinar recorded 9/17/2010 (free for members)

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). The AICP has approved one Certification Maintenance credit for this webinar.

All webinars will be recorded for later viewing. 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. 

APBP thanks these partners for generously underwriting this month's webinar: