Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Joins 7th Annual National Infrastructure Week
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Posted by: Melanie Bowzer
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is a community of practitioners working to create more walkable, bikeable places. Our mission is to foster peer knowledge sharing, advance technical expertise, and support the professional development of our members. To that end, we are announcing our participation in the national advocacy and educational event, Infrastructure Week, which is taking place from May 13-20, 2019.
Across the country, hundreds of businesses, labor organizations, elected officials and more will come together to spread the message that we must #BuildForTomorrow. Investing in infrastructure is consistently one of the issues that has the strongest bi-partisan support from voters, with more supporters wanting action from government on infrastructure than almost any other issue.
APBP’s desire is to focus on building safe, comfortable and convenient transportation options for all. Our goal is to realize positive change for communities in the form of safer walkways, bikeways, roads and regional transit. APBP members work in in a wide range of disciplines including transportation planning and engineering, urban design, landscape architecture, public health, active living, and research and education. Our retired members continue to advocate for safe practices in walking and biking. Their day-to-day work ensures new infrastructure and improvements to existing projects is designed to be multi-modal and people based.
A modern infrastructure system is key to unleashing the full productive potential of the U.S. economy. In preparation for this year’s Infrastructure Week, Business Roundtable published Delivering for America, a report which examines the state of U.S. infrastructure, where we need to go, and the economic effects of taking action. The report shows that investing in infrastructure pays for itself several times over, increases labor productivity, and contributes to higher job growth. Infrastructure is a catalyst for the connections and creativity that will power the innovation and economy of the future.
Infrastructure Week coincides with Bike to Work Week this year, and between May 13-20, several APBP chapters will be holding events, coordinating local rides, and hosting discussions and presentations. Chapters will also be sending support letters to their local legislators.
Now in its seventh year, led by a coalition of labor, business, and policy organizations, and joined by hundreds of affiliates nationwide, Infrastructure Week is uniting everyone to send one message to leaders in Washington and beyond: Let’s #BuildForTomorrow.
For more information on APBP, visit apbp.org. For more information on Infrastructure Week, visit: infrastructureweek.org.