Posted on July 13, 2010 1:55 AM
Learn about the evolving best practices in the creation of bicycle boulevards. This Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) webinar will draw from lessons learned in Portland, OR, and other cities across the nation. Presenters Mia Birk of Alta Planning+Design and Greg Raisman of Portland Bureau of Transportation will describe the current state of the practice and the “next big thing” -- neighborhood greenways -- which incorporate the idea of bicycle boulevards with green streets, neighborhood enhancements, and community building. This broader concept of sustainable, bike-friendly streets appeals to diverse groups and can help communities obtain funding.
The webinar is designed to help practitioners fully optimize existing bicycle boulevards. Attendees will learn about:
- route selection
- levels of intervention
- examples of challenges and solutions for a range of design issues
- neighborhood greenway strategies, and
- processes for getting project buy-in and approval
The webinar takes place Wednesday, July 21 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CDT. Cost is $50 per site for APBP members, $75 per site for non-APBP members. Online registration is available. For more information, contact Debra Goeks at 262-228-7025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.