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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide Webinar Series @MORPC


Tomorrow, Wednesday May 29th MORPC will host the first of a three-part webinar series on the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, presented by APBP. The first webinar will cover Bikeway Design at Intersections. Email Juana Sandoval | jsandoval@morpc.org  for parking pass and to RSVP. We will be in the Muskingum Conference Room from 3 – 4:15 pm.

Dates and descriptions for future webinars in the series may be found at the end of this message. Note that the webinars are only available for free viewing at MORPC. If you’d like to watch from another location, you can register here: http://www.apbp.org/events/event_list.aspFeel free to forward this message to anyone you think may be interested. If this message was forwarded to you and you’d like to receive these emails directly in the future, please let me know. You can also email to be removed from the webinar list.

#1, Bikeway Design at Intersections
Wednesday, May 29 | 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. EDT
Safe, effective intersection design requires visibility and predictability among all street users. In unpredictable urban environments, achieving these goals can be difficult. Bikeway Design at Intersections provides an overview of the intersection treatments in the NACTO guide, including bike boxes, bicycle signals and mixing zones, and analyzes how to resolve and mitigate several complex intersection design problems that commonly arise.
Presenters:
Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator, City of Portland
Jamie Parks, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Oakland

Who should attend?
Municipal and MPO or RPC staff, consultants, and others working on urban transportation planning and engineering, as well as elected officials and staff of bicycle advocacy organizations.

Continuing Education Credits: APBP will provide attendance certificates 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 one Certification Maintenance credit for each webinar; three CM credits total for the series.

Note: A portion of Liberty Street is closed for construction between South Front and Short streets and is expected to last through the summer. MORPC's parking lot will be accessible via Liberty Street from South Front Street or via Short Street.

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide Webinar Series
Three sessions: May 29, June 5, June 26 | 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. Eastern
This three-part webinar series will drill down into the Urban Bikeway Design Guide. The series will provide training on key focus areas within the NACTO Guide and is geared towards practitioners working on the ground to make cities safer places to bicycle. Sessions will focus on intersection treatments, contextual guidance and raised cycle tracks, with examples drawn from NACTO cities. Webinars are 75 minutes each and take place on Wednesdays beginning at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Get the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide here.

Who should attend?
Municipal and MPO or RPC staff, consultants, and others working on urban transportation planning and engineering, as well as elected officials and staff of bicycle advocacy organizations.

Continuing Education Credits: APBP will provide attendance certificates 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 one Certification Maintenance credit for each webinar; three CM credits total for the series.

#1, Bikeway Design at Intersections
Wednesday, May 29 | 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. EDT
Safe, effective intersection design requires visibility and predictability among all street users. In unpredictable urban environments, achieving these goals can be difficult. Bikeway Design at Intersections provides an overview of the intersection treatments in the NACTO guide, including bike boxes, bicycle signals and mixing zones, and analyzes how to resolve and mitigate several complex intersection design problems that commonly arise.
Presenters:
Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator, City of Portland
Jamie Parks, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Oakland

#2, Bikeway Design in Context: Determining the right facility for the right street
Wednesday, June 5 | 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. EDT
As bikeway design options have multiplied and evolved, the decision-making process for practitioners has become increasingly complex. What kinds of streets are best suited to cycle tracks? When should an engineer use a buffered bike lane rather than a conventional bike lane? Are shared lane markings appropriate for busy streets or only on local roads? This session will analyze the decision-making process that different cities go through when answering such questions, looking beyond speed and ADT to consider elements as varied as context, parking, transit routes and street width.
Presenters:
Joshua Benson, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Director, New York City Department of Transportation
Nathan Wilkes, Associate Traffic Engineer, Neighborhood Connectivity Division, City of Austin

#3, Next Generation Bikeway Design: Raised cycle tracks 
Wednesday, June 26 | 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
While many cities have relied primarily on signs and markings to radically transform their streets, a growing number of bikeways around the country have been improved and made permanent using higher cost materials, curb relocation and complex engineering. This session will look at two facilities that embody long term solutions for city streets. How can cities effectively move the curb without creating drainage problems? What "green” infrastructure solutions can be incorporated into these new bikeways? What are the highest and lowest cost alternatives to these designs?
Presenters:
Wendy Cawley, Engineer, City of Portland
Karen Haley, Executive Director, Indianapolis Cultural Trail
Jennifer Tower, Engineer, City of Portland

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