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*How to Use this Forum 0 S. Smith **HOW TO USE THIS FORUM**   In order to stay in touch and up to date on discussions in the forum, we recommend subscribing to Instant Updates for a thread that you are participating in. To do this, go to the top of the page and click Thread Actions > Subscribe to Instant Updates. You will get an email when another member posts a comment with a direct link to reply.
by S. Smith
Monday, June 25, 2018
Sharing RFPs, Reports, Successes 3 S. Smith https://wx.toronto.ca/inter/pmmd/calls.nsf/0/349822BE49EFD4D28525834400768F19?OpenDocument   Scope of work: This Request for Supplier Qualifications ("RFSQ") is an invitation by the City of Toronto ("the City") to prospective Respondents to qualify for future eligibility to assist the City's Transportation Services Division with the project management, planning, design and implementation of cycling infrastructure projects as further described in Part 2 – The Deliverables ("the Deliverables") and Appendix D – RFSQ Particulars. (1) Once established through this RFSQ process, the Roster will constitute up to five (5) Successful Respondents for the Roster ("Roster Vendors"), pre-qualified to submit a Quotation in response to Informal RFQ(s) or a Proposal in response to Informal RFP(s) issued in respect to the Roster to which they have been selected. The scope of work for the Professional Services includes consulting assignments related to the City's Transportation Services Division. Projects may be at various stages of development; some will have already had substantial investigation and design work completed while others will have only been identified at a conceptual level. For some projects the Vendors may be involved from project initiation to implementation; and for others the Vendors may provide assistance for one or more tasks of the overall bikeway project. The following list provides Respondents with a general understanding of the potential assignments to assist City staff delivering cycling infrastructure projects.  a) Undertaking investigation, analysis and conceptual, preliminary and/or final design for on-street and off-street bikeway projects; b) Preparation of tender drawings, contract documents and specifications required for issuing the tender package for bikeway construction projects; c) Contract Administration for bikeway construction projects; d) Leading and assisting community and stakeholder consultation; e) Pre- and Post-Evaluation of bikeway projects, including undertaking user counts and surveys, photographs (including drone photography) analyzing transportation data to determine impacts and potential modifications, and documenting lessons learned; f) Planning, design, implementation and evaluation of bicycle parking facilities; g) Investigation and assessment of existing conditions of bikeway infrastructure to determine required improvements and priority rating, as part of the annual state of good repair program; h) Peer review of bikeway design concepts and design solutions prepared by others, within the context of the “state of the art” emerging trends in bikeway design, and best practices from other jurisdictions; i) Leading staff or stakeholder development and/or training workshops; j) Research and preparation of reports and on cycling policies, guidelines, programs and strategies. 
by A. Popper
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Upcoming Conferences, Webinars, Events 5 S. Smith Register for Active School Travel Summit, 1 October, Toronto.   Sign up now for the Ontario Active School Travel Summit taking place Monday 1 October at the Ramada Inn in Toronto. Co-hosted by Green Communities Canada and the Ontario Active School Travel Council, this event will bring together a diverse group of 150 delegates from across the province and beyond to share knowledge, network, and celebrate our collective effort to rebuild a culture of walking and wheeling to school. Learn more and register here.   http://ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca/ontario-active-school-travel-summit-2018/  
by S. Smith
Monday, September 10, 2018
Chapter Activities 3 S. Smith Winter Maintenance Standards in Torontohttp://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2014.PW31.1
by A. Popper
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Job News, Job Opportunities 1 S. Smith A new 3-year posting in Brantford - definitely an exciting opportunity!   https://careers.brantford.ca/Current-Opportunities/Current-Job-Opportunities#/jobType/fulltime/job/645
by J. Jones
Monday, July 23, 2018
Member Introductions 2 M. Sweet Hi everyone. Shawn here. My background is engineering and I have been at York Region for the last years working on active transportation infrastructure and programs that help people reduce their car dependence and make it easier to walk, bike and take transit. I'm excited about a 121km trail we are working on called the Lake to Lake Route that will connect Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario. We also are close to completing our York Region Pedestrian and Cycling Planning and Design Guidelines, which I think are quite innovative and comprehensive. We are seeing the Vivanext rapidways taking shape on Highway 7 and Yonge Street, which are really transformational complete streets projects.I've found APBP to be a wonderful, progressive organization and there is a ton of momentum for those in the active transportation field in Ontario. Victor Hugo said: "nothing is more powerful, not all the armies, than an idea who's time has come". The time has come to make more people-oriented places!I enjoy outdoor adventures with my family like cycling, hiking, running, and camping.
by S. Smith
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Interesting active transportation infrastructure 0 S. Smith Go ahead and share some interesting walking and cycling facilities.     Here I am leading a ride of on new cycle tracks on Highway 7 from Town Centre Blvd to Sciberras Road in the City of Markham.
by S. Smith
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Design challenges 0 S. Smith Do you have any questions for the group?  Any projects where you want some guidance?
by S. Smith
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
APBP Webinar Series - Chapter subscription 1 M. Sweet Sign up to host a webinar in your workplace using the Ontario Chapter's subscription. The 2018 sign-up can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vdQG93X2QUCoWGCCb7vF-ETIYkbC5Iveq4bTLgN3vQM/edit 
by S. Smith
Monday, June 25, 2018
APBP Ontario Chapter Meeting Notes - Jan 2018 0 S. Smith APBP Ontario Chapter, Here are the updates from our last APBP Ontario Chapter meeting: APBP Board update (Kate) New board members added Kate is chair of Alliances What do we want in Canada with legislation/policy? Suggestion: support Canada Bikes with National Bike Summit in Spring Kate is now Chapter champion, starting task force, logistical issues, better ways to support chapters Website update: company has been hired, being updated, Adam Popper did Slack demo, need more time with listserve Ontario Bike Summit (Justin) speakers to be chosen by end of week APBP could host design discussion, we are flexible Membership (Justin) Justin obtained that attached APBP Ontario Members list.  (57 as of Dec 2017) Conduct membership drive at Bike Summit Action: Kate to get promo code for new members in advance of Bike Summit Could put flyer in registration packages.  Also discussed possibility of including APBP Members as option on Bike Summit registration Member survey in advance of bike summit; Action: Justin to draft survey questions 4.     APBP Ontario Chapter webinars (Shawn) Plan for two this year: May and October Ideas: Promote bike month – recipe cards from Justin, raise the profile What resources are available for municipalities Could make one APBP-wide webinar about Canada In survey, get feedback from members on topics of interest Chapter structure (Shawn) If anyone would like to take on a new role for 2018, please let Shawn know: Chair – Shawn Smith Membership – Justin Jones Events – Dave McLaughlin Communications – Adam Popper APBP Liaison – Kate Whitfield Phil Hewitson (Waterloo) and Nasim Naghavi (U of Waterloo) expressed willingness to get involved as needed. Other business Complete Streets Webinar –TCAT, Smart Growth America – Quebec City, Toronto, Calgary
by S. Smith
Monday, January 29, 2018
Notes from 2015 Ontario Bike Summit 0 S. Smith Here are my notes from the Ontario Bike Summit, for those interested.  
by S. Smith
Friday, April 10, 2015
Feedback on Chapter activities 0 S. Smith Here's a summary of the surveys received at the 2015 Ontario Bike Summit. Top 3 responses: -Presentations by thought leaders and subject matter experts -Effective communication to, from, and between members -Effective communication with local and provincial governments by recommending policies & engagement in public discussion Other interests: -social and networking events -mentor opportunities (APBP has an annual mentorship program) -contribute to the profession -active transportaton tours -host APBP webinars -effective communication with other organizations -pro bono work in underserved communities (e.g. walk and bike audits) -outreach to elected officials Note that although communication is important, our main focus is on knowledge and professional development and support.  Advocacy mostly outside our mandate. Any ideas for our next event? Anyone willing to lead a discussion or presentation? Any location ideas for a mobile workshop?   
by S. Smith
Friday, April 10, 2015
Protected Bike Lane resources 0 S. Smith MMM Group shared these resources at the knowledge cafe.
by S. Smith
Friday, April 10, 2015
Notes from Knowledge Cafe at Ontario Bike Summit 0 S. Smith The Ontario Chapter had their inaugural meeting at the Ontario Bike Summit 2015 on April 1 (no fooling).  Share the Road Coalition, the summit hosts, invited APBP members to run a “knowledge café” session discussing four hot topics of interest to APBP members in Ontario: protected bike lanes, neighbourhood greenways, winter maintenance and performance monitoring.  Over 50 people attended the interactive session.  With 60 APBP Ontario members, the Ontario Chapter charter members invited comments on what activities are of importance to the Chapter.    
by S. Smith
Friday, April 10, 2015