Monday

Time
Description
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bike & Park Tour
See how one city took 27 Car Parking Spaces and turned it into 350 Bicycle parking spaces transforming a municipal parking garage into the largest bicycle commuter center in the United States. Bike & Park is hosting a complimentary visit to the Santa Monica Bike Center (www.smbikecenter.com). The visit will include: Round-trip coach bus ride; a tour of the bike center hosted by founder the Sustainable Streets and general manager, Ron Durgin; a brief bike tour along the beach in Santa Monica & Venice Beach; and happy hour refreshments & lite-bites.
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Using Bicycle Road Safety Audits (BSRAs) to Make Your Streets and Paths Safer for Bicycle Travel
The mobile workshop will be on bicycle to sites close to the Coonference Center. The Broadway and 3rd Street cycletrack couplet is a pilot project that the City wants to make permanent. The City's consultant recently completed the most recent set of data gathering on this facility. We will have bikes and helmets for you to wear in this evaluation. You will learn the purpose of the BRSA and perform one mini-audit during the workshop. (20 participants)
Richard Schaffer (Bicycle/Pedestrian Specialist, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration )
Plan + Connect
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Analyzing Interventions for Increasing Bicycle Commuting
Bicycle commuting decreases traffic congestion, decreases dependency on oil consumption, and mitigates critical health conditions like heart disease and obesity. Yet, it is a challenge for non-profits, governmental and community organizations to increase bicycle commuting. I analyzed and reviewed several interventions (e.g. bike lanes, bike parking, education programs, traffic calming, etc.) presented in research for increasing bicycle commuting. I also employed an ethnographic research method from an emic account by conducting interviews of various commuter types in Eureka and Arcata CA and Corvallis and Portland OR. I identified the interventions they perceived as the most ineffective or effective for increasing bicycle commuting. I answered the question: What are bicycle commuters perceptions of the interventions presented in research literature? Answering this question led me to develop a model for dealing with how to approach the implementation of interventions. This model may help determine which interventions are perceived by bicycle commuters as the most likely to increase bicycle commuting, and assist planners in developing appropriate interventions for their community.
Michael Conway (Student, Humbolt State University)
Healthy + Safe
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
BikeEmotion - Planning a New Bikesharing Product by Analyzing International Sucess Factors
This study describes the first phase of designing a new bikesharing product, supported by benchmarking and state of the art analysis.
Catarina Miguel Martins (Researcher, Universidade de Aveiro)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community-Generated Mapping and Mobility
Learn how the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC is combining bicycling and design research to create new forms of storytelling with basic cellphones (no smartphones required!). The group is also networking bike commuters with an online system to promote joint rides. Learn about the research and community-based projects, and some of their outcomes, including mapping on the ParTour.net platform.
Benjamin Stokes (Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California), George Villanueva (Researcher, University of Southern California), Otto Khera (Researcher, Annenberg Innovation Lab, University of Southern California)
Healthy + Safe
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Getting to Know Your Trail Users
Agencies often guess at the popularity of trails. Few have comprehensive user counts. The numbers can justify improvements, and leverage funding through grants and sponsorships. Active Transportation Alliance and the Chicago Park District conducted counts of Chicago's most heavily used trail, the Lakefront Trail. The Park District now uses the counts as both a sword and a shield to show how important one trail can be for an entire city.
Marissa Dolin (Transportation Planner, Active Transportation Alliance)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Long Beach Walking Loops
Walking Loops are helping engage diverse communities in Long Beach through activity and action. This community-led initiative is developing 50 walking routes that create safer, healthier and more attractive neighborhoods, by offering opportunities for people to walk regularly and connect with the community often. Along with leading walk audits of neighborhoods across the city, the program will have a downloadable 'how-to' toolkit, providing step-by-step information and open source materials for local groups to customize and sustain their own walking routes and programs.
Brian Ulaszewski (Executive Director, City Fabrick)
Healthy + Safe
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mobility Hubs - Resolving First and Last Mile Challenges
This presentation identifies cost-effective mobility strategies to increase transit use and reduce automobile trips in the City of Los Angeles. The focus is on Mobility Hubs and strategies to solve what are known as first mile/last mile barriers. The difficulty of traveling to and from one's front door and the nearest rail/bus stop is often challenging due to geography street network and car culture.
Adina Ringler (Associate Project Planner, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Raw and Uncut: New Jersey's Ambassadors in Motion Program
Pedestrian safety is a concern in New Jersey. Many crashes occur in minority and underserved communities. NJ AIM was created to strengthen a network of community organizations and leaders to advocate on behalf of safe bicycling and pedestrian activities in their communities. Ambassadors organized safety and educational events; mobilized at high pedestrian crash intersections; presented pedestrian/bicyclist safety materials; and, delivered customized materials to Limited English Proficiency and English as Second Language populations.
Charles Brown MPA (Senior Research Specialist, Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Roadway Design for All: Results from a Survey of Pedestrians, Drivers, Cyclists, and Transit Users
This poster presents findings from a recent intercept survey of pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit users, and drivers along a major urban arterial in the Bay Area. Survey results indicate that all roadway user groups desired the addition of similar roadway design features to enhance the corridor's safety and attractiveness. Specifically, bicycle lanes were the most requested design element to increase traffic safety for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, followed closely by improved pedestrian crossings. The results support Complete Streets policy, showing that design features generally assumed to benefit only one group may also benefit other roadway users.
Jill Cooper (Associate Director, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, University of California, Berkeley), Rebecca Sanders (PhD Candidate, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, University of California, Berkeley)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Safety Analysis: Augmenting Collision Data with Anecdotal Evidence at the University of California, San Diego
Safety analysis is effective for identifying infrastructure enhancements to improve conditions for bicyclists or pedestrians. Data on bicyclist/pedestrian-vehicle collisions is often too sporadic to identify trends. Important safety enhancements may be overlooked as user avoidance of real and perceived hazard areas may skew collision data downward at those locations. Anecdotal evidence, collected through surveys or workshops, is valuable for identifying 'close calls' or perceived safety issues. This presentation will identify methods for collecting and analyzing anecdotal evidence of real/perceived safety issues to supplement the analysis of collision data.
Matt Benjamin (Associate, Fehr & Peers), Miguel Nunez (Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers)
Healthy + Safe
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Pasadena Bicycle Master Plan - Multi-Modal Planning
City of South Pasadena's Bicycle Master Plan is a prime example of multi-modal transportation, where the bicycle is an essential travel mode. In the center of the City, there is a multi-modal core which creates opportunities to use a combination of transportation options: bicycles, Metro Rail, bus transit, park/ride lots and walking. The multi-modal system allows travel by connecting with the bicycle and other modes of transportation within South Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles region.
Dennis Woods (Transportation Manager, South Pasadena City Manager’s Office), Leslie Scott (Transportation Planning Consultant, Leslie Scott Consulting), Samuel Zneimer (Bicycle Plan Project Coordinator, South Pasadena City Manager’s Office)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Transforming Los Angeles
Los Angeles is on the brink of becoming a truly bicycle friendly city. With its new bicycle plan, the city is in the midst of an important shift: to implement a network of 1600 miles of bikeways and over 180 programs that will transform Los Angeles. A year into that shift, what has the city been able to accomplish to take L.A. into the new millennium for bicycles?
Michelle Mowery (Senior Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation), Nate Baird (Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Using Social Marketing and Focus Groups to Promote Safe Routes to School in Low-Income Communities
Discover more about social marketing and learn how a targeted approach can benefit your SRTS program by hearing the experience of Safer Routes KC. With the help of a marketing consulting firm, Safer Routes KC conducted focus groups of parents and students in order to successfully tailor their campaign's messaging, branding and strategy to a specific low-income community. Through this approach Safer Routes KC increased participation and interest in their programming.
Ashley Winchell (Safer Routes Manager, Public Works Department, City of Kansas City, Missouri), Sarah Worthington MPH RD (Public Health Policy Specialist, Health Department, City of Kansas City)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2

Tuesday

Time
Description
6:30am - 7:30am
Exercise and Fitness Rides and Runs
Fitness walks and bike rides for fun and to provide social and networking opportunities. These sessions will be hosted by Charlie Gandy, the City of Long Beach's former Bicycle Coordinator and the President of Livable Communities, and Kerri Zane, a local fitness and walking expert. Locations and other details to be announced at the conference. Join us and get some exercise while you explore Long Beach with enthusiastic local guides.
Charlie Gandy (President, Livable Communities, Inc.), Kerri Zane
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
8:00am - 9:30am
Opening Plenary - A Thousand Placemakers: Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2012
The street is the river of life of the city, the place where we come together, the pathway to the center." Those are the words of William H. Whyte, who inspired the formatio of Project for Public Spaces. Fred Kent, the President of Project for Public Spaces, welcomes walkers and bikers as Placemakers.
Dan Burden (Executive Director, WALC Institute), Dr. Suja Lowenthal (Council Member, City of Long Beach), Fred Kent (President, Project for Public Spaces), Ryan Snyder (Principal, Ryan Snyder Associates)
Promenade Ballroom, Level 1
9:30am - 10:15am
Bicyclist Behavior in Priority Shared Lanes, Bike Lanes in Commercial Areas, and at Red Lights
In Bicycle Priority Lanes (sharrows bracketed by dotted lines), a shift in cyclist position away from parked cars was observed. In commercial areas, a large fraction of cyclists were forced to leave the bike lane due to double parking, etc. At traffic lights, many cyclists revealed a policy of jumping red lights and stopping in or beyond the crosswalk. Implications for bikeway design are discussed.
Peter Furth (Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Cross-Sector Partnerships at the State, Regional and Local Levels
An evaluation of cross-sector partnerships at state, regional and local levels demonstrates how a variety of organizations interact to increase active living opportunities. Data from the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Livable St. Louis Network and Live Well Ferguson reveals the critical components for partnering across social sectors to promote walking and cycling.
Cindy Mense (Chief Operating Officer, Trailnet), Elizabeth Simons (Program Manager, Live Well Ferguson)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Designed and Delivered by Physical Education Professionals: A New Approach to a Bicycle Safety Curriculum
This session will outline a project between the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) and NHTSA that developed an engaging bicycle safety curriculum that was designed by (and for) physical education teachers and recreation professionals. The project included a train-the-trainers workshop, a pilot, and evaluation. The curriculum and train-the-trainer program should serve as the model program for utilizing physical educators and recreation professions to teach safe bicycling.
Christopher Neumann (Interim Executive Director, American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Development and Application of the San Francisco Pedestrian Intersection Volume Model
The San Francisco pedestrian volume modeling process refined the methodology used to develop previous intersection-based models and incorporated variables that were sensitive to the local urban context. As in other communities, pedestrian volumes were positively associated with population and employment density. Uniquely, there were significantly higher pedestrian volumes at intersections in high-activity zones with metered on-street parking, in areas with fewer hills, near university campuses, and controlled by traffic signals.
Meghan Mitman AICP (Associate, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants), Robert Schneider (Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley), Todd Henry AICP (Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Integrating Public Art with Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities
Public art can significantly enhance people's walking and biking experience as well as help to create a sense of place for a community. This poster session will answer a number of key questions related to integrating public art with pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Why do it? How to do it? How to pay for it? The session will also give a variety of examples from Eugene, OR.
Rob Inerfeld (Transportation Planning Manager, City of Eugene, Oregon)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Multimodal Level of Service Twenty Years in the Future
The Colorado Springs region underwent a multimodal long range planning process to evaluate the effects of proposed yet unfunded bicycle, pedestrian and roadway improvements on all modes in 2035 using the regional transportation demand model. This task examined the multimodal impacts of completing the MPO's modeled 2035 multimodal network vs. the no-build scenario.
Martin Guttenplan (Senior Transportation Planner, CDM Smith)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Park to Playa Trail - A Multi-Use Regional Trail Through Urban Parklands
Connecting urban parklands through a regional trail system builds community and ecological corridors. This project highlights the experience of planning and designing a 13-mile regional trail in urban Los Angeles County to connect underserved urban communities to parklands and the Pacific Ocean. The planned multi-jurisdictional trail passes through eight park systems and comprises thirteen public agencies working together.
Emily Duchon (Senior Designer, Alta Planning + Design), Robin Wilcox ASLA (Landscape Architect, Alta Planning + Design)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Salt Lake County Cooperative Plan Bike and Pedestrian Route Study
In 2009, RBF assisted the Salt Lake County Planning Department with the development of the first phase of their County Cooperative Plan in bringing together all the municipalities and other regional stakeholders such as the Utah Transit Authority and Wasatch Front Regional Council to create the first regional existing and proposed, bike and pedestrian route map using GIS. The County Cooperative Plan was designed to develop a close relationship between the municipalities and other agencies allowing them to work together to produce a more competitive region while still maintaining individuality within the Cities. Route maps for each of the 16 municipalities were created as well as an interactive web mapping application that helped aid in the collaborative process between all the project stakeholders and the public.
David Jacobus (GIS Analyst, RBF Consulting), Jim McPherson (GIS Analyst, RBF Consulting)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
The Evolution of Bicycle Facilities (Eugene, OR)
The bicycle network in Eugene, OR has steadily grown since the 1970s. Today, there are 168 miles of on-street bikeways and over 50 miles of shared use paths. Learn how the expectation for separated facilities, bike-only signals, and user friendly bicycle boulevards is improving an already robust active transportation network.
Reed Dunbar (Associate Transportation Planner, City of Eugene, Oregon)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Using Smartphones to Collect Bicycle Travel Data in Texas
By understanding the routes, trip purposes, reason for travel and demographic information of bicyclists, agencies are more equipped to prioritize projects, plan new bicycle accommodations, understand route preferences, and address the needs of this mode of non-motorized travel. Using CycleTracks - a Smartphone App developed by San Francisco County Transportation Authority, researchers in Texas studied this data collection method using Austin as the case study location. Over 3,000 bicycle trips were recorded. Almost 90% of the routes were matched to the network using ArcGIS. This test provided a robust dataset for the City and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Joan Hudson PE (Associate Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI))
Plan + Connect
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Walking and Riding to Reduce Health Care Costs-Benefit Cost Analysis of Active Transportation Impacts in Long Range Planning in the San Francisco Bay Area
For the first time in a transportation plan, projects were assessed on the health impacts from increased physical activity. Active transportation metrics are not typically captured in traditional transportation performance evaluation. As part of the Metropolitan Transportation Commissions Regional Transportation Plan, a benefit cost analysis was conducted that monetized the benefits of active transportation modes such as bicycling and walking.
Sean Co (Active Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission)
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Washington, DC Separated Bikeways: Evaluation Summary and Key Findings
This session will summarize a recent study of Washington, DC separated bikeways (including bike signals and cycle tracks), including impacts on multimodal safety and operations; bicycle volumes; and attitudes toward cycling. Preliminary findings suggest that the facilities are extremely popular among neighborhood residents and cyclists, and have not reduced safety. The findings also provide several recommended design modifications. Intended for anyone interested in applying separated bike facilities successfully in their community.
Alison Tanaka (Transportation Analyst, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.), Jamie Parks (Senior Transportation Planner, City of Oakland)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Willcocks Common: From Car Traffic to Foot Traffic
The City of Toronto recently partnered with the University of Toronto to initiate the first pilot project of its city-wide Walking Strategy.
Alan Webb (Architect / Planner, University of Toronto)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
10:15am - 11:45am
Achieving Equal Health for All in Changes to the Built Environment: Three Local CPPW Experiences
Learn how three communities funded through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative developed innovative and equitable approaches to promote and increase active transportation through policy, system and environmental changes. Panelists will discuss planning approaches, signage infrastructure, education campaigns, enforcement, and incorporation of health equity principles.
Jeanette Brugger (Planner, Philadelphia City Planning), Ryan Kellogg (Program Director, Communities Putting Prevention to Work , Public Health Seattle & King County), Stephan Vance (Senior Regional Planner, San Diego Association of Governments)
Healthy + Safe
90 minute panel session
101B
10:15am - 11:45am
Case Studies of Separated Bike Lanes: NYC, Vancouver, Winnipeg
Learn how three very different citiesNew York City, Winnipeg, and Vancouverplanned and executed their first cycle tracks. Learn about each citys process for location selection; public outreach; facility design; and data collection and evaluation of the cycle track. NYC established its first two-way cycle track in 2009; Winnipeg converted a residential street and incorporated traffic calming; and Vancouver built a 10 km network and is studying the impact on the citys transportation network.
David Rawsthorne (Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Vancouver, British Columbia), Hayes Lord (Director, Bicycle Program, New York City Department of Transportation), Robert Kurylko (Senior Transportation Engineer, Stantec)
Design + Engineer
Green Lane
90 minute panel session
101A
10:15am - 11:45am
Complete Streets In New Jersey: Winning!
Since the adoption of its Complete Streets policy, NJDOT has been committed to making complete streets the standard for all roadway improvements. Despite recent honors from the National Complete Streets Coalition as the 'Top State Internal Policy,' the real wins have been its efforts beyond the policy. This session follows New Jersey's Complete Streets evolution, including lessons learned and the outreach mechanisms used to support implementation internally, locally and regionally.
Charles Brown MPA (Senior Research Specialist, Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University), Elise Bremer-Nei AICP (Safe Routes to School Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Transportation), Michael Dannemiller (Senior Planner, The RBA Group)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
201B
10:15am - 11:45am
Navigating MAP-21
This session will begin with an overview of the new transportation law, MAP-21, so people understand the new bill, the new programs, and opportunities. The overview will be followed by a facilitated discussion with Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Advocacy Advance to explore strategies and best practices for working with state DOTs, MPOs, and other entities to maximize federal transportation dollars used for biking and walking at the state and local level.
Brighid O'Keane (Advocacy Advance Program Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking), Caron Whitaker (Campaign Director, America Bikes), Darren Flusche (Advocacy Director, League of American Bicyclists & Advocacy Advance), Margo Pedroso (Deputy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Robert Ping (Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
102ABC
10:15am - 11:45am
New Research on Pedestrian and Bicycle Behavior: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Habits
In order to develop effective strategies to increase walking and bicycling, it is important to understand the underlying reasons why people choose these travel modes. This session will summarize recent research findings that highlight the important role that socioeconomics, perceptions of safety and security, attitudes towards the environment and exercise, and habits play in people choosing pedestrian and bicycle transportation.
Kevin Manaugh (PhD Candidate, McGill University), Rebecca Sanders (PhD Candidate, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, University of California, Berkeley), Robert Schneider (Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
202C
10:15am - 11:45am
Part 1: Presenting the Model Design Manual for Living Streets
The Model Design Manual for Living Streets provides guidance that can replace existing road standard manuals with updated techniques to reflect a greater emphasis on active transportation, environmental sustainability, and placemaking.
Michael Moule PE TE PTOE (Principal, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates, Inc.), Ryan Snyder (Principal, Ryan Snyder Associates)
Design + Engineer
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
201A
10:15am - 11:45am
Placemaking 101 and the Power of 10
This presentation by Fred Kent of Project for Public Spaces will discuss Placemaking, the Power of Ten principles and how to create cities of the future. Discussion will include how the Placemaking process is different from traditional planning; how to most effectively engage the community in the planning process and tools to use; how to use Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper strategies to spur interest and test out new approaches; and how Placemaking can be applied to cross-cutting issues such as sustainability, health, diversity, and livability. Case studies from around the world will exemplify both small scale interventions to large scale public destinations with insight into how they were achieved and why they are successful.
Fred Kent (President, Project for Public Spaces)
Plan + Connect
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
103ABC
10:15am - 11:45am
Public-Private Investment in Pedestrian-Friendly Districts
Spurred by initial investments in pedestrian and bike infrastructure, a corner of Downtown Long Beach has redeveloped incrementally, with local owners, designers, and tenants creating a sustainable model of organic urban renewal and economic development. Learn the strategic economic decisions and financing models that made this pedestrian-friendly revitalization possible. Join the investors for a tour of the renovated property, experience the surrounding streetscape enhancements and enjoy the adjacent renovations at 420 4th Street, including the Berlin Bistro Parklet. This workshop will begin at the Long Beach Convention Center where the group of 15-20 will pick up bikes. The group will ride down the Promenade and take the Broadway Cycle Track to 1st+Linden where we will discuss the streetscape enhancements that were made to enhance the pedestrian experience, including curb extensions and landscaped plazas. The workshop will then ride to 4th+Linden where we will park bikes and tour this revitalized, pedestrian-friendly city block of the East Village Arts District.
Alan Pullman AIA (Senior Principal, Studio One Eleven), David White (Former Project Officer, Long Beach Redevelopment Agency), Michael Bohn AIA (Principal, Studio One Eleven)
Invest + Govern
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
10:15am - 11:45am
Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System: Building Unstoppable Regional Momentum for Bicycling and Walking in Birmingham
Birminghams Regional Greenway Plan is a model for community-based partnerships, combining public health funding, the leadership of a local land trust and regional planning agencies, private sector partners, and thousands of residents to develop a regional vision for active transportation and recreation, public health, air and water quality, and economic development. This project was recently selected for a $10 million TIGER grant, and implementation is underway.
Jessica Roberts (Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design), Wendy Jackson (Executive Director, Freshwater Land Trust)
Healthy + Safe
90 minute panel session
203A
10:15am - 11:45am
The ROI of Cool: Quantifying the Values and Benefits of Open Space and Trails
Instinctively we understand that there is a value to parks, openspace and trails. But those projects are expensive. And those project are competing for fewer funding dollars. It has become more important than ever for advocates of green infrastructure to be able to quantify the value of the 'cool' stuff they propose. Fortunately, the benefits and values flowing from linear greenspace can be calculated in a variety of areas (health care, recreation, mobility cost savings, congestion relief, crash risk reduction, VOC reduction, NOx reduction, ecosystem services, carbon sequestration, clean water, storm water detention, property value, etc.) with a single model. The work has applications for urban, suburban and rural planners, landscape architects, and public policy makers alike.
John Havenstrite (Vice President, Marsh Darcy Partners), Sue Darcy (President, Marsh Darcy Partners)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
202B
10:15am - 11:45am
Toward Zero Deaths for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Roadway related deaths and injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists continue to be a serious problem in the U.S. and there is a need to work toward eliminating these tragic events. A framework of aggressive and innovative strategies has been developed by several European countries to accomplish this goal, including selected engineering, education and enforcement strategies that have shown to be the most successful in combating pedestrian and bicyclist deaths and injuries.
Carl Sundstrom (Program Specialist, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center), Charles Zegeer (Associate Director, Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina), Gabe Rousseau (Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager and Livability Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration), Libby Thomas (Senior Associate, Highway Safety Research Center)
Design + Engineer
90 minute panel session
202A
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Plenary - More From Main Street
Are we expecting too much or too little from our concrete and asphalt? The most influential voices in transportation will debate/discuss this question and answer how we can link efforts to improve mobility and health, and restore well being to the individual, the community, and the environment.
John Horsley (Executive Director, AASHTO), John Norquist (President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism), Lynn Terry (Deputy Executive Director, California Air Resources Board), Richard Jackson MD MPH (Professor and Chair of the Environmental Health Sciences Department, University of California, Los Angeles), Tyler Norris (Vice President, Kaiser Permanente)
Promenade Ballroom, Level 1
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Answer Common Objections to Complete Streets Policies
A common concern in transportation agencies and elected officials is that implementing Complete Streets policies will cost too much. This session will provide several strategies for responding to this concern, including examples and resources from communities that have overcome this issue from advanced practitioners and Complete Streets Workshop instructors
Barbara McCann (Principal, McCann Consulting)
Invest + Govern
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Bike Sharing in the United States: State of the Practice and Economic Benefits
This workshop presents important information from two independent studies documenting the implementation and economic impact of bike sharing programs in the U.S. The first part of the session will highlight findings from a new bike share study for FHWA, Bike Share in the U.S.: State of the Practice and Guide to Implementation. Key points include factors of success, funding models, trends affecting the implementation of programs and a step-by-step approach to implementing a bike-sharing system. The second part will summarize findings from a study examining local economic activity associated with the Nice Ride Minnesota bicycle sharing system. This research documents the impact of bike sharing stations on local businesses, land use, and Nice Ride user trip-making and expenditure patterns.
Colby Reese (Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder, Decobike LLC.), Gaby Rousseau, Jennifer Toole (President, Toole Design Group), Jessica Schoner (Master's Candidate, University of Minnesota), Nick Bohnenkamp (Director of System Planning and Special Projects, Denver Bike Sharing)
Plan + Connect
Bike Share
90 minute panel session
101B
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Building Walkability Coalitions at the National, Regional, and Neighborhood Levels
Because pedestrians do not necessarily identify themselves as such, building a pedestrian coalition requires a different approach than bicycling advocacy. This session presents three recent successes in walking coalitions. America Walks will explain how it built a national coalition and hired the first-ever DC pedestrian lobbyist. WalkSanDiego will describe how a diverse regional coalition got Active Transportation, Regional SRTS, and Complete Streets programs included in a Regional Transportation Plan. WalkSanDiego will also highlight its Health Equity by Design project organizing residents in a low-income neighborhood to advocate around health issues, including walkability and bike safety.
Andy Hamilton (President, WalkSanDiego/San Diego Air Pollution Control District), Kathleen Ferrier (Policy Manager, WalkSanDiego), Scott Bricker (Executive Director, America Walks)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
102ABC
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Crash Data 101 for Pedestrian/Bike Professionals
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission prepares high-crash location lists and crash factsheets that show where and what type of safety issues exist in central Ohio. This presentation will discuss how crash data is collected and reported, and how the data can be used to promote biking and walking. Boulder, CO recently built a GIS database allowing analysis of motor vehicle crashes involving bicyclists or pedestrians. This tool enables the City to review crash data and address problematic locations and behaviors. Boulder's Bike/Ped Planner will present the methodology used to develop the database and analyze data, as well as findings of the inaugural Safe Streets Boulder report.
Joe Fish (Associate Planner, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission), Marni Ratzel (Bicycle/Pedestrian Transportation Planner, City of Boulder)
Plan + Connect
Safety/Data
90 minute panel session
203A
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Develop and Benefit from Cycle Tourism in Your State
Bicycle tourism is rapidly expanding in North America (and globally), resulting in opportunities for advocates and agencies to secure major investments in bike facilities and programs that serve visitors and every-day cyclists. At this session, staff from Adventure Cycling Association (the largest membership cycling non-profit in the U.S.) will discuss the global growth in cycle tourism; how to develop cycle tourism programs from the national to local levels; how to analyze the economic impact of bike tourism, and how to make the case for cycle tourism and its economic development and green business potential.
Jim Sayer (Executive Director, Adventure Cycling Association)
Invest + Govern
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Improving Bicycle and Pedestrian Access to Transit
Improving pedestrian and bicycle access to transit is a fundamental component of a successful multimodal transportation system. Its benefits include increased transit ridership, extending trip lengths for bicyclists and pedestrians, reducing demand on private automobile travel, and promoting healthy communities. This mobile workshop will explore some of Long Beach's recent multimodal access enhancements including Metro Blue Line station areas and the newly expanded Bikestation. In March 2011, ALTA Planning + Design completed a comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle access audit of the 9 Metro Blue line light rail stations that serve Long Beach. This audit identified a range of improvements that could be made to facilitate access to the stations. The recently completed Bikestation replaced the original facility, which was the first facility of its kind in the U.S. Bikestation Long Beach is strategically located on the transit-only mall on First Street, a nexus for light rail, buses, pedestrians, and a local shuttle that services neighborhoods and key attractions. The services offered through the facility include bike rentals, lockers, showers, guided tours, repairs, secured bike parking, and more. (25 participants)
Brett Hondorp AICP (Principal, Alta Planning + Design), Todd Boulanger (Board of Directors, Bikestation)
Plan + Connect
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Learn How to Quantify the Benefit-Cost of Regional Bike/Ped Projects
Benefit-cost analysis is an increasingly common requirement for projects applying for state and federal transportation funding. Bicycling and walking projects create numerous environmental, economic and health benefits, but quantifying these benefits can be challenging. Presenters will review a benefit-cost analysis methodology developed for regional multi-use path corridor projects successfully applying for federal TIGER grant funds and discuss its applicability to other projects. This information can help planners make the case that bicycle and pedestrian projects convey regional economic benefits and belong at the federal decision making table.
Drusilla van Hengel PhD (Northwest Planning and Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design)
Invest + Govern
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Learn How to Sell Better Bike Parking in Your Community
The presenters can more focus and insight to the economic impacts of providing quality end-of-trip facilities for the bicycle commuter and cycling enthusiast as an essential component of bicycle networks. In addition to well-documented health, social and environmental benefits, proper bicycle-parking infrastructure can bring significant, measurable citywide and community-specific economic benefits.
Elco Gauw (President, Urban Bicycle Parking Systems)
Invest + Govern
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Leveraging Safe Routes to School, Safe Passages and Community and Youth Engagement Strategies to Address Personal Safety
Safe Routes to School challenges often go beyond roadway and engineering fixes. Learn about efforts in Southern California to reduce and prevent community violence in order to create safer urban neighborhoods where students and their families can walk and bike to school with ease. These initiatives focused on community and youth engagement, collaboration and inclusiveness to maximize resources, ensure sustainability, and encourage effectiveness in addressing community health and safety.
Dane Lotspeich (Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Center for Healthier Communities at Rady Children's Hospital), Javier Hernandez (Director, Cyclertopia), Jessica Meaney (Southern California Policy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Martha Cortes (Health Policy Coordinator, Alliance for Better Communities)
SRTS + Beyond
90 minute panel session
103ABC
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Making Tough Choices Easier: A Prioritization Process for Pedestrian Infrastructure Improvements
Almost everywhere in the U.S., pedestrian infrastructure needs are high, but resources are limited. How can transportation professionals use a structured, safety-focused approach to prioritize projects? The presentation will describe a categorization process, including a worksheet, developed for SRTS projects by the National Center for Safe Routes to School that is translatable to other community destinations. Representatives from the City of San Francisco and Miami-Dade County will describe how they put the process into practice and the results they gleaned. Audience members will be engaged in discussion about how the prioritization process could benefit their communities.
Dave Henderson (Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization), Jessica Manzi (Senior Transportation Coordinator, City of Redwood City), Nancy Pullen-Seufert (Associate Director, National Center for Safe Routes to School), Stewart Robertson PE (Associate, Kimley Horn & Associates, Inc.)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
202C
1:45pm - 3:15pm
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide: Overview and 2012 Updates
NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide provides the most comprehensive source of bikeway design guidance in the United States, covering treatments from the traditional (e.g., bike lanes) to the cutting edge (e.g., cycle-tracks, bicycle signals). Moreover, 2012 promises exciting updates to the Guide, including bicycle boulevard guidance, and contextual guidance on facility selection. This session, led by key Guide content developers, will explore the Guide's contents and strategies for effective application.
David Vega-Barachowitz (Sustainable Initiatives Programs Manager, National Association of City Transportation Officials), Jamie Parks (Senior Transportation Planner, City of Oakland), Joe Gilpin (Principal, Alta Planning + Design)
Design + Engineer
Green Lane
90 minute panel session
101A
1:45pm - 3:15pm
New Challenges, Tools, and Opportunities in Planning for Healthy Transportation
What are some of the new challenges and opportunities for developing healthier 'active transportation' systems? What are some of the new planning, outreach, and funding tools that can help you achieve this goal? In this session panelists will present successful case studies and "lessons learned" from communities of all sizes to answer these questions. Attendees will learn practical hands-on techniques to help them implement healthy transportation policies and programs in their communities.
Arfaraz Khambatta (Director of Access Consulting, Sally Swanson Architects Inc.), Heath Maddox (Senior Planner, Livable Streets Subdivision, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency), Jean Fraser (Chief, San Mateo County Health System), Jeremy Nelson (Principal, NelsonNygaard Transportation Consulting Associates), Libby Seifel (President, Seifel Consulting)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
202A
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Part 2: Presenting the Model Design Manual for Living Streets (Implementation)
Ourcurrent, seemingly intractable, transportation challenges can be met byconvincing traffic engineers to stop seeing pedestrians and cyclists asalternative transportation and start designing transportation systemsaround them. This presentation discusses why and how planners and engineers should joinmedical professionals in demanding and designing healthy communities thatsupport active transportation. It will provide guidance as to how to institutionalize living streets policies and design guidelines.
Ryan Snyder (Principal, Ryan Snyder Associates), Sam Schwartz (President and Chief Executive Officer, Sam Schwartz Engineering)
Design + Engineer
90 minute panel session
201A
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Placemaking Fireside Chat
Placemaking provides a powerful set of tools for change. Not a new profession, discipline or field of study, Placemaking brings out the best of professional knowledge and skills, while supporting a participatory process that challenges and empowers local communities to take ownership over the planning process. Placemaking is a citizen driven planning process where the community is the expert on defining the vision and subject matter experts use their skills to facilitate evolution of the process. A richer more livable plan results. In this session, Fred Kent of PPS will lead a panel that includes leading Place advocates such as Dan Burden of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, and Dr. Richard Jackson, host of the PBS series 'Designing Healthy Communities,' which links to a separate book by the same name.
Dan Burden (Executive Director, WALC Institute), Fred Kent (President, Project for Public Spaces), Richard Jackson MD MPH (Professor and Chair of the Environmental Health Sciences Department, University of California, Los Angeles)
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
tbd199
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Reducing Health Inequities Through Active Transportation Policy: Tools, Successes and Lessons Learned in King County, WA
This session will explore policy, systems, and environmental changes that aim to reduce obesity rates through planning interventions in suburban cities. Specifically, this session will demonstrate (1) a model by which active transportation policies were adopted through a CDC grant targeting Washington communities with health disparities; (2) educational tools and example policies developed to support active transportation in suburban communities; and (3) lessons learned through the process. Attendees will learn how to integrate health statistics, educate skeptical elected officials and consider health outcomes when developing transportation policies to improve the built environment.
Amalia Leighton (Civil Engineer / Planner, SvR Design Company), Janet Shull (Senior Planner, City of Federal Way), Max Hepp-Buchanan (Advocacy Campaigns Manager, Cascade Bicycle Club), Tessa Greegor (Principal Planner, Cascade Bicycle Club)
Healthy + Safe
90 minute panel session
202B
1:45pm - 3:15pm
The Art of Street Design
Complete streets are all the rage. In their forthcoming book Street Design: The Art & Practice of Making Complete Streets (Wiley, 2013), Victor Dover and John Massengale argue that only beautiful streets where people want to be are really complete. In a heavily-illustrated lecture, using images from cities around the world, Massengale and Dover will show Do's and Donts for good placemaking, and explain why formulaic solutions like bulbouts and hyperstriping can add up to bad urban design. Historic examples and recent retrofits show that good street design can be revolutionary, unlock value, improve life and reknit society.
Gary Toth (Senior Director, Transportation Initiatives, Project for Public Spaces), John Massengale (Architect, Massengale & Co LLC), Victor Dover FAICP (Principal, Dover, Kohl & Partners)
Design + Engineer
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
201B
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Using and Improving the National Household Travel Survey
The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) was conducted in 1969, 1977, 1983, 1990, 1995 and 2009 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The survey gathers one-day trip-related data from households. Over time, several efforts have been implemented to improve the coverage and inclusion of bicycle and pedestrian trips. The FHWA is planning for the next survey. In this session we will explore prior NHTS surveys and some exemplary research. We will then ask for peer input on specific suggestions for the future survey, as well as general input regarding travel data needs that remain unmet in the bicycle and pedestrian transportation community.
Jennifer Dill (Associate Professor/Director, Portland State University/Oregon Transportation Research & Education Consortium), Lisa Aultman-Hall (Professor, University of Vermont)
Plan + Connect
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Bicyclist Behavior in Priority Shared Lanes, Bike Lanes in Commercial Areas, and at Red Lights
In Bicycle Priority Lanes (sharrows bracketed by dotted lines), a shift in cyclist position away from parked cars was observed. In commercial areas, a large fraction of cyclists were forced to leave the bike lane due to double parking, etc. At traffic lights, many cyclists revealed a policy of jumping red lights and stopping in or beyond the crosswalk. Implications for bikeway design are discussed.
Peter Furth (Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cross-Sector Partnerships at the State, Regional and Local Levels
An evaluation of cross-sector partnerships at state, regional and local levels demonstrates how a variety of organizations interact to increase active living opportunities. Data from the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Livable St. Louis Network and Live Well Ferguson reveals the critical components for partnering across social sectors to promote walking and cycling.
Cindy Mense (Chief Operating Officer, Trailnet), Elizabeth Simons (Program Manager, Live Well Ferguson)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Designed and Delivered by Physical Education Professionals: A New Approach to a Bicycle Safety Curriculum
This session will outline a project between the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) and NHTSA that developed an engaging bicycle safety curriculum that was designed by (and for) physical education teachers and recreation professionals. The project included a train-the-trainers workshop, a pilot, and evaluation. The curriculum and train-the-trainer program should serve as the model program for utilizing physical educators and recreation professions to teach safe bicycling.
Christopher Neumann (Interim Executive Director, American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Development and Application of the San Francisco Pedestrian Intersection Volume Model
The San Francisco pedestrian volume modeling process refined the methodology used to develop previous intersection-based models and incorporated variables that were sensitive to the local urban context. As in other communities, pedestrian volumes were positively associated with population and employment density. Uniquely, there were significantly higher pedestrian volumes at intersections in high-activity zones with metered on-street parking, in areas with fewer hills, near university campuses, and controlled by traffic signals.
Meghan Mitman AICP (Associate, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants), Robert Schneider (Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley), Todd Henry AICP (Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Integrating Public Art with Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities
Public art can significantly enhance people's walking and biking experience as well as help to create a sense of place for a community. This poster session will answer a number of key questions related to integrating public art with pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Why do it? How to do it? How to pay for it? The session will also give a variety of examples from Eugene, OR.
Rob Inerfeld (Transportation Planning Manager, City of Eugene, Oregon)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Multimodal Level of Service Twenty Years in the Future
The Colorado Springs region underwent a multimodal long range planning process to evaluate the effects of proposed yet unfunded bicycle, pedestrian and roadway improvements on all modes in 2035 using the regional transportation demand model. This task examined the multimodal impacts of completing the MPO's modeled 2035 multimodal network vs. the no-build scenario.
Martin Guttenplan (Senior Transportation Planner, CDM Smith)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Park to Playa Trail - A Multi-Use Regional Trail Through Urban Parklands
Connecting urban parklands through a regional trail system builds community and ecological corridors. This project highlights the experience of planning and designing a 13-mile regional trail in urban Los Angeles County to connect underserved urban communities to parklands and the Pacific Ocean. The planned multi-jurisdictional trail passes through eight park systems and comprises thirteen public agencies working together.
Emily Duchon (Senior Designer, Alta Planning + Design), Robin Wilcox ASLA (Landscape Architect, Alta Planning + Design)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Salt Lake County Cooperative Plan Bike and Pedestrian Route Study
In 2009, RBF assisted the Salt Lake County Planning Department with the development of the first phase of their County Cooperative Plan in bringing together all the municipalities and other regional stakeholders such as the Utah Transit Authority and Wasatch Front Regional Council to create the first regional existing and proposed, bike and pedestrian route map using GIS. The County Cooperative Plan was designed to develop a close relationship between the municipalities and other agencies allowing them to work together to produce a more competitive region while still maintaining individuality within the Cities. Route maps for each of the 16 municipalities were created as well as an interactive web mapping application that helped aid in the collaborative process between all the project stakeholders and the public.
David Jacobus (GIS Analyst, RBF Consulting), Jim McPherson (GIS Analyst, RBF Consulting)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Evolution of Bicycle Facilities (Eugene, OR)
The bicycle network in Eugene, OR has steadily grown since the 1970s. Today, there are 168 miles of on-street bikeways and over 50 miles of shared use paths. Learn how the expectation for separated facilities, bike-only signals, and user friendly bicycle boulevards is improving an already robust active transportation network.
Reed Dunbar (Associate Transportation Planner, City of Eugene, Oregon)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Using Smartphones to Collect Bicycle Travel Data in Texas
By understanding the routes, trip purposes, reason for travel and demographic information of bicyclists, agencies are more equipped to prioritize projects, plan new bicycle accommodations, understand route preferences, and address the needs of this mode of non-motorized travel. Using CycleTracks - a Smartphone App developed by San Francisco County Transportation Authority, researchers in Texas studied this data collection method using Austin as the case study location. Over 3,000 bicycle trips were recorded. Almost 90% of the routes were matched to the network using ArcGIS. This test provided a robust dataset for the City and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Joan Hudson
Plan + Connect
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Washington, DC Separated Bikeways: Evaluation Summary and Key Findings
This session will summarize a recent study of Washington, DC separated bikeways (including bike signals and cycle tracks), including impacts on multimodal safety and operations; bicycle volumes; and attitudes toward cycling. Preliminary findings suggest that the facilities are extremely popular among neighborhood residents and cyclists, and have not reduced safety. The findings also provide several recommended design modifications. Intended for anyone interested in applying separated bike facilities successfully in their community.
Alison Tanaka (Transportation Analyst, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.), Jamie Parks (Senior Transportation Planner, City of Oakland)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Willcocks Common: From Car Traffic to Foot Traffic
The City of Toronto recently partnered with the University of Toronto to initiate the first pilot project of its city-wide Walking Strategy.
Alan Webb (Architect / Planner, University of Toronto)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bicycling Mean Business: The Roadmap and Reward for Being Bicycle-Friendly
Recognizing the critical need for and clear interest from employers in creating more bicycle-friendly workplaces and communities, Cascade Bicycle Club convened the Bike Business Forum to build business support and local action for pro-bike policies and funding. To those ends, BizCycle was born: a definitive bicycle-friendly business best practices guide and an accompanying certification system that speaks to the business case for bicycling, generates recognition and sparks action.
David Amiton (Transportation Analyst, University of Washington), Heather Fortune (Advocacy Director, Saris Cycling Group), Mary Collins (Commute Programs Assistant, Cascade Bicycle Club)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
201B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bike Network Planning: Tools for Dealing with Connectivity and Level of Traffic Stress
How many people can get from their origin to their destination on a low stress route? This session presents a new method of mapping 'bikability' based on traffic stress and evaluating the connectivity of the bikeable network for populations with a limited tolerance for traffic stress. It also describes how GIS has been successfully employed in network planning to facilitate public engagement and develop context sensitive improvements.
Maaza Mekuria (Principal, Axum Design and Engineering Corporation), Norman Cox (President, The Greenway Collaborative, Inc.), Peter Furth (Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University)
Design + Engineer
90 minute panel session
101A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bridging Sectors: Fostering Collaboration Between Health and Transportation Professionals
Cross-sectoral work among public health and transportation professionals continues to make important impacts on policy change and improvements to built environments around the country. Session participants will learn about health in all policies approaches for effective transportation policy change, as well as delve into how, when and where public health and transportation professionals have worked together successfully, including examples of recent successes from the County of Los Angeles.
Arthur Wendel MD MPH (Team Lead, CDC Healthy Community Design Initiative), Deb Hubsmith (Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Erika Lewis-Huntley MPA (Project Director Healthy RC, City of Rancho Cucamonga), Louisa Franco MPH (Policy Analyst, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health)
Healthy + Safe
90 minute panel session
203A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Crash Reduction Through Advocacy, Enforcement, and Support Programs
Three talented presenters will discuss pedestrian and bicycle crash prevention and support programs, including how to provide: advocacy coverage of pedestrian and bicycle crashes to help police enforce laws; pedestrian and bicycle safety training to law enforcement; and Crash Support Programs that empower pedestrians and bicyclists to know their rights, options and responsibilities following a crash.
Damien Newton (Editor, Los Angeles Streetsblog), Peter Flucke (President, WE BIKE, etc.), Rebecca Resman (Director of Membership and Development, Active Transportation Alliance)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
201A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Creating Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A New Urbanist Approach
Healthy, vibrant and welcoming places require walkable streets and convenient thoroughfares to walk, bike, drive, use transit, and live our daily lives. The Congress for the New Urbanism and the Institute of Transportation Engineers have developed a new resource, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach, to help implement healthy public realms. The manual is a recommended practice for local communities to apply context-sensitive solutions. This course will discuss the manual, and provide examples and best-practices for its implementation in various locations and contexts.
Heather Smith (Planning Director, Congress for the New Urbanism), Rock Miller (Principal Engineer, Stantec), Ryan Snyder (Principal, Ryan Snyder Associates)
Design + Engineer
90 minute panel session
102ABC
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Independent Walking, Biking, and Roaming by Kids
Kids hardly roam independently by walking and biking with no adult supervision in their neighborhoods, and they are suffering in many ways as a result. They did it decades ago, and they can absolutely do it today as well! This session will provide inspiration and tools for parents, designers, community leaders, and policy makers to give kids the means to roam their neighborhoods on their own, every day. In particular, this session will provide suggestions on how to make a neighborhood engaging and familiar for children, utilizing innovative techniques in placemaking, community building, and parenting.
Brendan Crain (Communications Director, Project for Public Spaces), Mike Lanza (Chief Play Officer, Playborhood)
Healthy + Safe
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
202B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Innovative Public Engagement for Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning: Engaging the Community, Using New Technologies, and Sustaining Momentum
This workshop will focus on tools of engagement for pedestrian and bicycle projects, including: how to engage community members typically underrepresented in the planning process, how to prepare for hot topics that might otherwise derail your project, and how to utilize cutting-edge engagement tools and mobile workshops. Participants will also learn strategies to sustain community enthusiasm and foster public dialogue about the role of walking and bicycling in a community.
Jessica Horning (Planner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.), Jessica Roberts (Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
202A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Meet the Transportation Insiders
This session will provide an opportunity for conferences attendees to spend time with career transportation professionals who are responsible for setting the policy and practice that influences the balance of projects. They will be prepared to answer questions such as how can we foster more biking and walking projects, livability and context sensitive solutions.
Billy Hattaway (District Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation), Gabe Rousseau (Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager and Livability Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration), Gary Toth (Senior Director, Transportation Initiatives, Project for Public Spaces), John Horsley (Executive Director, AASHTO)
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
tbd195
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Road Diets - Improving Safety for Everyone
This presentation will explore planning, design, public involvement and evaluation of road diets in Seattle, WA and Chico, CA. Seattle has completed 34 road diets since 1972, finding safety benefits for everyone. Participants will be provided data analysis of speed, volume, collisions, and diversions. Unique design considerations will also be explored. In Chico, a unique bicycle corridor serves downtown and Chico State University. This case study presents bike and pedestrian improvements within the existing street width through a road diet and one-way couplet. The study also spotlights design of a roundabout connecting the couplet with a trail system.
Brian Dougherty (Transportation Planner, Seattle Department of Transportation), Carol McMahan (Senior Civil Engineering Specialist, Seattle Department of Transportation), Steve Weinberger (Principal, W-Trans)
Design + Engineer
90 minute panel session
101B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sharing Through Partnerships: Lessons Learned From Bike Sharing in the Bay Area
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is working in partnership with four Bay Area public agencies to implement a bicycle sharing system that connects transit commuters to bicycles in order to complete the first and last mile of their commute trip. This presentation describes the Bay Areas model and collaborative efforts to identify and implement 50 bike share stations in the densest city west of the Mississippi River. In addition, hear about the City of San Joss efforts to promote its new public bike share project, which launched summer 2012, with public health funding and messaging.
Heath Maddox (Senior Planner, Livable Streets Subdivision, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency), John Brazil ( Bicyclist & Pedestrian Program Coordinator, City of San José, Department of Transportation ), Will Tabajonda (Assistant Engineer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)
Plan + Connect
Bike Share
90 minute panel session
202C
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Streets as Places
This session will introduce participants into new ways of thinking about streets; specifically, how Placemaking can be used to build great streets and great communities. This session is geared towards anyone interested in creating a great street, including transportation professionals who want to learn more about how streets can contribute to better communities; civic and elected officials who realize the social and economic benefits that can result from changing the way that roads are designed; and citizen activists who understand that the time for change is now. It will include discussion of both Placemaking and Street Design principles.
Ethan Kent (Vice President, Project for Public Spaces), Gary Toth (Senior Director, Transportation Initiatives, Project for Public Spaces)
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
203B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Walking Audit: A Tool for Organizing Strong Communities and Fostering Placemaking
This session offers instruction and technique for using Walking Audits (Walking Workshops) to address community building issues. Dan Burden first developed the walking audit in 1982, while he was still at Florida DOT. The concept stuck and was broadened and expanded. Dan leads over 300 walking audits each year, bringing people to a common vision. The walking audit is now considered one of the most powerful tools for bringing change to the built environment. Come and see the evolution of the walking audit, its uses, its power and how it is done.
Dan Burden (Executive Director, WALC Institute)
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
tbd194
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Thinking Outside the Beltway: the Future of Government Funding for Walking & Bicycling
With federal funding for bike/ped investments threatened, we're at a strategic crossroads and must be more resourceful than ever in advancing active transportation. We'll highlight successful multi-faceted strategies that have used research, advocacy and communications to secure significant funding and policies for active transportation at the regional and state level, and discuss how California's landmark greenhouse gas reduction law can frame bike/ped investment as a solution to climate, public health and economic goals.
Dave Snyder (Executive Director, California Bicycle Coalition), Kevin Mills (Vice President of Policy and Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy), Laura Cohen (Director, Western Region, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy), Stuart Cohen (Co-Founder/Executive Director, TransForm)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
103ABC

Wednesday

Time
Description
6:30am - 7:30am
Exercise and Fitness Rides and Runs
Fitness walks and bike rides for fun and to provide social and networking opportunities. These sessions will be hosted by Charlie Gandy, the City of Long Beach's former Bicycle Coordinator and the President of Livable Communities, and Kerri Zane, a local fitness and walking expert. Locations and other details to be announced at the conference. Join us and get some exercise while you explore Long Beach with enthusiastic local guides.
Charlie Gandy (President, Livable Communities, Inc.), Kerri Zane
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
8:00am - 9:30am
Breakfast Plenary - Building Biking by Building Bike Culture
Allan Crawford (Bicycle Coordinator, City of Long Beach), Andy Clarke (President, Leauge of American Bicyclists), Melissa Balmer (Editor/Initiative Director, Women On Bikes SoCal), Mikael Colville-Andersen (CEO, Copenhagenize Consulting), Phil Latz (President, Where to Bike)
Promenade Ballroom, Level 1
9:30am - 10:15am
Complete Streets: Making the Transition from Policy to Implementation
In the Kansas City region, numerous communities have adopted Complete Street policies that support better walking and bicycling infrastructure. Yet, a major challenge is making the jump from a Complete Streets policy to actual implementation of streets that safely accommodate all users safely and efficiently. The Complete Streets Handbook was produced by the local MPO (MARC) and attempts to answer these questions for local communities.
Paul Supawanich (Associate Project Planner, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Engaging Youth Around Safe Routes to School
Who has more expertise about walking to school than the students who walk the routes? As researchers and problem solvers, youth from three California communities were guided to assess their neighborhoods, develop visions for healthier communities, and ultimately communicate needs to decision-makers to influence change. Strategies included walkability audits, media events, youth visioning workshops and WalkShops innovative use of technology to assess and prioritize and creation of youth-prioritized vision plans.
Leah Stender MURP LEED AP CNU-A (Program Manager, WalkSanDiego), Michelle Lieberman (Community Planner/Associate, RBF Consulting)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Getting It Done: How to Build a U.S. Bicycle Route
Take a tour of U.S. Bicycle Route 35 in Michigan. Starting with the vision, meet the players that helped create this 500-mile officially recognized new bike route along the Lake Michigan shoreline. See how city, county and state officials, bicycle and trail advocates and volunteers came together to put the nuts and bolts in place and how these efforts build a model that can be used across the country.
Ginny Sullivan (Special Projects Director, Adventure Cycling Association), Josh DeBruyn (Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator, Michigan Department of Transportation)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Girls on Bikes
Women are not equally represented in the growing number of cyclists. Results of a recent survey suggest bicycle travel patterns, attitudes, and experiences with bicycling start at youth, differing between boys and girls. This poster will highlight gendered patterns in youth bicycling that should be considered when designing bicycling education and encouragement programs that will effectively reach young girls and influence them to become lifelong riders.
Sean Meehan (Project Manager, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Lessons from the Midtown Greenway Success Story, the Bicycle Transportation Artery of Minneapolis.
The Midtown Greenway has become Minnesota's busiest bikeway with morning and afternoon rush hours. This 5.5 mile-long trail runs through a grade-separated railroad corridor providing fast, safe, and pleasant bicycle transportation across Minneapolis. The Midtown Greenway features wide nonstop cycling lanes and a separate pedestrian lane. It is snowplowed in the winter, lit at night, and open 24/7. It helped ignite an explosion in bicycle transportation as well as a residential development boom along its edges. Poster session visitors will become familiar with the Midtown Greenway, what it took to make it happen, what resulted from it's installation, and how to replicate it elsewhere.
Tim Springer (Principal, Springer Consulting LLC)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
One Way or Another: Redesigning Downtowns to Serve All Transportation Modes
One-way streets often act as barriers to a balanced transportation network. Although they provide benefits to automobile circulation, they dramatically limit bicycle and pedestrian accessibility. The City of Monterey is taking great strides to develop complete streets and revitalize its historic downtown. Through a collaborative effort, Monterey is creating new opportunities to walking, bicycling, and spending time in its downtown. The City is expanding multi-modal access to local historic destinations through new pedestrian plazas and bicycle routes. Monterey is a promising example of a community that is repurposing their street grid to better serve their community and act as an asset.
Monica Altmaier (Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Public Art in Transportation
Susan Conklu will discuss how the City of Scottsdale integrates public art into the Transportation program. This includes the Percent for Art contribution from the Capital Improvement Program, Cycle the Arts annual community bike ride, and self-guided bike tour of downtown public art. The League of American Bicyclists designated Scottsdale as a Gold Bicycle Friendly Community in 2011, highlighting Cycle the Arts and Public Art coordination as noteworthy Encouragement activities.
Susan Conklu (Transportation Planner, City of Scottsdale)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Put a Little HASTe in Your Step Towards Promoting Active and Safe Routes to School
HASTe BC (The Hub for Active School Travel in British Columbia) Active and Safe Routes to School initiative is a unique collaborative community-based approach developed to tackle the route causes to school transportation issues. It engages students, schools, and communities in active transportation issues of sustainability, safety, and health. This poster will discuss successes, challenges, and lessons learned from our work with schools in New Westminster, BC over the past two years.
Kerry Hamilton (Community Programs Manager, HASTe)
Healthy + Safe
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Restriping Sacramento's Streets for Bike Lanes
Making complete streets is a matter of changing the striping to allow for bike lanes. Routine street pavement maintenance is an ideal time to do this, presenting a blank slate for new striping. In the City of Sacramento, there is a ten-year maintenance cycle for pavement maintenance where a range of approaches have been taken from simply adding a stripe to complete restriping with removal of travel lanes and parking. Cities who use this method to install bike lanes are able to make their bikeway funding dollars go further. Knowing which streets are scheduled to have pavement maintenance allows for the needed time to plan for any desired changes to accommodate bicycle facilities.
Edward Cox (Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Sacramento)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
SRTS Cross-Curriculum Lesson Plans
CDOT is developing cross-curriculum lesson plans in support of the Colorado Safe Routes to School program. These lesson plans integrate walking and biking into subject areas beyond health and P.E. This will expand opportunities for children to develop healthy living and active transportation habits, while also providing teachers with lesson plans designed to effectively meet Colorado's education standards for kindergarten through eighth grade.
Marissa Robinson (Safe Routes to School Coord., Colorado Department of Transportation)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
The BTA's Bike Commute Challenge: Growing the Movement
In September 2011, more than 12,000 individuals from 1,400 workplaces competed in the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's month-long Bike Commute Challenge. The BTA and workplace bike advocates team up using the fun and powerful bikecommutechallenge.com web platform, workshops, and fun events to turn more than 2,000 individuals onto bike commuting for the first time, and to turn occasional bike commuters into bike advocates in their workplaces and beyond.
Stephanie Noll (Programs Director, Bicycle Transportation Alliance)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
The Idaho Stop Law: How It Came to Be and Prospects in Other States
In 1982, Idaho passed a unique law that makes it legal for cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and stop lights as stop signs. Today advocates in other states have shown a keen interest in adopting similar laws. This poster shares the true history of how the Idaho Stop Law came to be and provides suggestions to people interested in championing similar legislation in other states.
David Levinger (President, Mobility Education Foundation)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
The LADOT Bike Blog: Social Media and Outreach
At LADOT Bikeways, we have sought to garner community input by complimenting the typical planning process with an online forum that is available 24/7. Our social media strategy allows anyone to engage with the department though a direct channel. Our social media strategy doesn't just stop at blog posts and Facebook comments. We continue to integrate social media with everything we do.
Siam "JoJo" Pewsawang (Assistant Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Using All of Your E's to Spell Success
Typically New Jersey's SRTS grant solicitation receives an overwhelming number of proposals from communities that only mention one E - Engineering. To address this imbalance, NJDOT launched a Pilot Project focused providing free non-infrastructure and programmatic assistance directly to schools and communities throughout the State. This poster session will highlight the milestones of this Pilot Project which is credited with breathing new life into New Jersey's Statewide SRTS program.
Elise Bremer-Nei AICP (Safe Routes to School Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Transportation), Leigh Ann Von Hagen AICP (Senior Research Specialist, Rutgers University), Nora Shepard (Manager, Safe Routes to School, Meadowlink)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Using Innovative Designs to Prioritize Active Transportation: Case Study of Eugene, OR
In 2011, the City of Eugene successfully transformed two popular streets near the University of Oregon to be premier walking and biking facilities. The project utilizes numerous innovative treatments. Improvements include an upgrade of the existing bicycle facility on Alder Street and a number of streetscape and pedestrian-oriented improvements on Alder Street and 13th Avenue. This presentation will provide an overview of each treatment and a critical review of that facility's success.
Lindsay Selser (Transportation Options Coordinator, City of Eugene)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
York Boulevard: The Economics of a Road Diet
How do road diets and bike lanes affect surrounding local economies? There are myriad speculations about this interaction, but surprisingly few data. York Boulevard: The Economics of a Road Diet explores this relationship through research in Los Angeles, California. Employing property value, sales tax, and business turnover data as well as stakeholder surveys, we compare economic conditions along two similar sections of York Boulevard, one with a road diet/bike lanes and the other without.
Cullen McCormick (Transportation Planner, Ryan Snyder Associates)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
10:15am - 11:45am
Bicycle Boulevards and Neighborhood Greenways: Best Practices from NACTO, Portland, Berkeley, Tucson
What is a Bicycle Boulevard or Neighborhood Greenway? How can it help promote cycling in your city? Come hear city staff from Portland, OR, Berkeley, CA and Tuscon, AZ, as well as national experts answer these and other important questions about this increasingly popular bikeway concept. The new NACTO Bicycle Boulevard Guidance will be presented, as well as in-depth case studies from three of North America's most successful Bicycle Boulevard networks.
Ann Chanecka (Student, University of Arizona), Eric Anderson (Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator, City of Berkeley, California), Greg Raisman (Program Specialist, City of Portland), Joe Gilpin (Principal, Alta Planning + Design)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
202C
10:15am - 11:45am
Bike Share Planning and Implementation: Experiences from Across the U.S.
Bike sharing is a rapidly growing public transportation solution. While cities are clamoring to be the next in line to bring bike sharing to their communities, little is understood of how to successfully plan, purchase, market, or operate a bike sharing system due to lack of practical knowledge. This panel will share their insights gained through the successful planning and operation of both existing and planned bike share systems.
Brett Hondorp
Invest + Govern
Bike Share
90 minute panel session
101B
10:15am - 11:45am
Bikenomics & The Business Case for Bike-Friendly Business Districts
Learn about the business case for bicycling from Bikenomics guru Elly Blue and Bike Friendly Business Districts expert April Economides. Learn why bicycling is good for taxpayers and hear examples of bike-friendly businesses and business districts from around the continent. The speakers will share tips for stakeholder engagement, data gathering, and colorful stories of personal and civic change.
April Economides (Principal, Green Octopus Consulting), Elly Blue (Publisher, Taking the Lane Media), Lindsay Selser (Transportation Options Coordinator, City of Eugene)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
102ABC
10:15am - 11:45am
Cycling for All: Safety of Cycle Tracks and Buffered Bike Lanes
Physically separated bikeways, also called cycle tracks, and buffered bike lanes have begun to appear in different locations around the U.S. and are being increasingly debated regarding their safety benefits. This session will include two presentations providing data on the safety outcomes of cycle tracks and buffered bike lanes. Based on a review of over 20 studies, the first presentation will shed light on what the international research actually indicates regarding the safety of cycle tracks and benefits of associated intersection treatments, the limitations of the studies, and where we need to go from here in terms of further research and bikeway design policy development. The second presentation will provide multimodal crash reduction outcomes for buffered bike lanes implemented as part of a road diet on a one-way couplet in Philadelphia. Two years following implementation, motor vehicle crashes with other motor vehicles and with pedestrians declined significantly, while the rate of bike crashes also declined substantially.
Beth Thomas (Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 4), Charles Carmalt (Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator, Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities, City of Philadelphia), Michelle DeRobertis (Bicycle Program Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)
Design + Engineer
Green Lane
90 minute panel session
101A
10:15am - 11:45am
Getting the Bike Fix on Route 66
Get your bike travel fix on Route 66. Creating the "Main Street of America" for cyclists is challenging: unconnected bikeways, limited funding and competing priorities. Developing Bicycle Route 66 provides impetus to develop regional bike plans, organize stakeholders, establish funding eligibility and educate communities on bicycle friendly practices and the community/economic benefits of bike tourism. See how Southern California is integrating local efforts in the development of Bicycle Route 66.
Alan Thompson (Active Transportation Coordinator, Southern California Association of Governments), Colin Bogart (Education Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition), Ginny Sullivan (Special Projects Director, Adventure Cycling Association)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
203B
10:15am - 11:45am
Getting to Platinum: Walk Friendly Seattle
Seattle has been recognized as a Platinum-level Walk Friendly Community by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. The only city to receive such a designation, Seattle has helped to set the bar in fostering and accommodating walking. Focusing on Seattle's cutting edge Pedestrian Master Plan and subsequent implementation, this workshop will provide participants with a model for becoming a Walk Friendly Community.
Carl Sundstrom (Program Specialist, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center), Peter Lagerwey (Regional Office Director, Toole Design Group)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
202B
10:15am - 11:45am
How Placemaking Can Transform Transit Stations and Institutions into Vibrant, Multimodal Public Spaces
Transit stops and stations need to be viewed as more than just portals between customers and transit service. Similarly, libraries need to serve as more than places to get books; schools as more than places to get an education. In this session, Cynthia Nikitin, will present on ways to work with transit agencies, developers, libraries, school districts, and communities around the country to plan and design facilities that add the element of Placemaking into the mix. This creates the opportunity for all of these public facilities to serve as catalysts for economic development, civic engagement, livability and Placemaking.
Cynthia Nikitin (Vice President, Project for Public Spaces)
Plan + Connect
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
202A
10:15am - 11:45am
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Implementation
The Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) program was initiated by FHWA about six years ago to identify 'focus cities' and 'focus states' with a need for enhanced pedestrian safety efforts. This presentation will describe that program in terms of pedestrian crash trends. The session will also provide a framework for other agencies to use the program to improve pedestrian safety in a systematic and effective manner.
Charles Zegeer (Associate Director, Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina), Dave Skrelunas (District Safety Programs Manager, Florida Department of Transportation), Elise Bremer-Nei AICP (Safe Routes to School Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Transportation), Lydia Kelly (Bicycle/Pedestrian Transportation Planner, San Antonio-Bexar MPO), Tamara Redmon (Pedestrian Safety Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration)
Safety/Data
90 minute panel session
203A
10:15am - 11:45am
Reclaiming the Right of Way - Implementing and Designing Parklets
In early 2012, Long Beach welcomed the first Parklet constructed in Southern California. With more completed in spring and several planned, many see these sidewalk extensions as an effective approach to enhancing the public realm. Parklets can be leveraged in the revitalization of traditional retail corridors and contribute to the complete streets concept by calming traffic that then allows bicycles, pedestrians and cars to efficiently share existing public infrastructure. This mobile workshop will feature a cross-disciplinary group of presenters including the site designer, Michael Bohn, Madeline Brozen, lead researcher on the UCLA Parklet Toolkit, Sue Castillo, formerly with the City of Long Beach and Luis Navarro, owner of Lolas restaurant with accompanying parklet. This mobile workshop will walk to Berlin (15-minute walk from the convention center) with a short presentation of parklet background and then the group will visit and speak at the parklet, allowing plenty of time for questions to any of the presenters. (20 participants)
Maddie Brozen (Program Director, Complete Streets Initiative, University of California, Los Angeles), Michael Bohn AIA (Principal, Studio One Eleven), Sue Castillo
Design + Engineer
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
10:15am - 11:45am
Rethinking the Automobile
As founder of the New York City Streets Renaissance Campaign, Streetfilms, and Streetsblog, Mark Gorton has played a key role in the transformation of New York City's streets. This session will focus on next steps for national advocacy focused on bringing about significant policy and funding changes in the next federal transportation reauthorization. After discussing strategy and messaging ideas that can reach a diverse range of communities, voters, and elected officials, the sessions presenters will engage participants in a discussion about how to reach these goals.
Mark Gorton (Founder, OpenPlans)
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
201B
10:15am - 11:45am
Safe Routes Networks: Building Livable Communities for Kids and Everyone
Safe Routes Networks throughout the U.S. are helping to foster partnerships between transportation, health and education organizations to advance policy changes for Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets policies, and more. Hear from representatives in California, Missouri and Tennessee about their experiences on these issues, and learn how the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is building a national learning network to help advocates nationwide create walkable and bikeable communities for kids and everyone.
Deb Hubsmith (Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Ian Thomas PhD (Executive Director, PedNet Coalition Inc), Kristine Kessel (Network Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Kyle Wagenschutz (Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Memphis), Robert Ping (Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
103ABC
10:15am - 11:45am
Times Change, People Change, Transportation Needs Change
This session emphasizes how street designers and planners need to update their approaches to reflect current values, new techniques, and the discoveries of recent research. The presenters, two of whom have been practicing as traffic engineers for many years, will discuss how to adapt transportation design and methodologies to the changing needs of communities, including control approaches to improve a mature existing bikeway network.
John Laplante (Vice President/Director of Traffic Engineering, T.Y. Lin International), Rock Miller (Principal Engineer, Stantec), Sam Morrissey (City Traffic Engineer, City of Santa Monica)
Design + Engineer
ITE
90 minute panel session
201A
12:00pm - 1:30pm
A Complete Education Approach: Culture-Change Among Drivers through Creativity and Mandate
Every adult needs access to independent mobility. With the automobile failing badly as a means for universal mobility, new programs are needed to support multi-modal travel. This session describes Mobility Education, designed in the context of fiscal and government constraints. This program and its components can be implemented and institutionalized at the state, local or organizational level. The session includes presentations on laws and programs in Washington State and Chicago.
David Levinger (President, Mobility Education Foundation)
SRTS + Beyond
Special Lunch Session
203A
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Accommodating Bicycles and Pedestrians at Interchanges
Between 2008 and 2010, the ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Council hosted a series of workshops to develop a best practice for incorporating bicycle and pedestrian traffic into freeway interchanges. The product is a Draft Recommended Practice. This session will present the results of this process and then break into groups to review solutions at various interchange configurations. Changes suggested during the workshop will be considered for inclusion in the ITE Accommodating Bicycles and Pedestrians at Interchanges Draft Recommended Practice.
Matthew Ridgway (Principal, Fehr & Peers), Meghan Mitman AICP (Associate, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants)
Design + Engineer
Special Lunch Session
101B
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Emerging Trends (Plenary)
The times are a changing! Motor vehicle traffic counts are down, folks are moving back to the city, household composition is increasingly non-traditional, there is less money for new transportation infrastructure and decision making is increasingly local. This combined with an explosion in innovative bicycle/pedestrian treatments and new guidance has huge implications for how we should plan for and encourage bicycling and walking. This workshop explores the 'big picture'.
Peter Lagerwey (Regional Office Director, Toole Design Group)
Advocate + Include
Special Lunch Session
102ABC
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Streetfilms University
Clarence Eckerson Jr. (Director, Streetfilms)
Special Lunch Session
103ABC
12:00pm - 1:30pm
The SRTS Scene in Minnesota
We can all help to make it safer and easier for people to walk or bike, especially our children. However, to grow a sustainable movement we all have different roles to play that help us to connect, share stories, and advocate for state level policies. Learn from our cast of characters about our transition from separate local initiatives to our state-wide campaign to secure our own state funding.
Dorian Grilley (Executive Director, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota), Jill Chamberlain (Senior Community Prevention Consultant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN)
SRTS + Beyond
Special Lunch Session
203B
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Develop a SRTS Program for Your Rural Area
Rural communities can struggle with Safe Routes to School initiatives because of, among other things, the lack of fiscal resources, distance from schools, volunteer base, and 'rural culture.' This session is an opportunity for those facing issues preventing students from walking and bicycling to school in rural communities to brainstorm innovative solutions to frequent problems.
Dave Cowan (Program Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Melissa Kraemer-Badtke (Safe Routes to School Coordinator, East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission), Robert Ping (Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
SRTS + Beyond
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Developing, Using, and Expanding Bikeway Design Standards and Guidelines
Bikeway designers must generally work with ever-evolving standards and guidelines that describe good design. This panel brings expertise on the status and process of developing U.S. and State of California design guidelines and also describes the procedures that can be followed for demonstrating designs that are not yet shown in adopted design guides.
Bryan Jones (Deputy Transportation Director, City of Carlsbad), Richard Moeur (Traffic Standards Engineer, Arizona Department of Transportation), Rock Miller (Principal Engineer, Stantec)
Design + Engineer
ITE
90 minute panel session
201A
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Find the Right Resources and Right Solutions to Complete Your Streets
Ready to take the next steps toward routinely creating complete streets networks in your community? Ask your questions about what stands between where you are and where you want to be. Ask about strategies for building community and political support across targeted fields and disciplines to help create and adopt complete streets polices. Ask about how to more effectively implement an existing complete streets policy and measure its impact. Ask about resources to guide your work. Ask how to avoid common barriers or pushback. If I dont have an answer, I will connect you with someone who knows more.
Linda Tracy (Complete Streets Program Manager, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals)
Invest + Govern
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Help LADOT Design a 60' Multimodal Transit Way
Help us design a transit way that also serves bicyclists in a median on a street with a 60 foot right of way.
Michelle Mowery (Senior Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation)
Design + Engineer
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Implementing Education & Enforcement Components of a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, Part 1 (State Level Coordination)
This session will highlight efforts made in multiple cities across the country to develop, organize, and implement the education and enforcement components of Pedestrian Safety Action Plans, funded by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Dave Skrelunas (District Safety Programs Manager, Florida Department of Transportation), David Smith (Transportation Planner, T.Y. Lin International), Juliet Armijo (Management Analyst, New Mexico Department of Transportation), Laura Sandt (Senior Research Associate, Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina), Leah Walton (Program Analyst, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Advocate + Include
Safety/Data
90 minute panel session
202B
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Innovative Bicycle Infrastructure: Beyond the Bike Lane
As cities try to attract novice cyclists, many are realizing all bike lanes are not created equal. This panel will highlight innovative bicycle facility case studies from Europe and North America, including bike boxes, cycle tracks, and separated/buffered bike lanes. The presentation will summarize important design considerations; present findings of recent video observation and surveys of cyclists, motorists, pedestrians; and discuss the role of community engagement, advocate involvement, and non-profit/community groups to push municipalities forward.
Jennifer Dill (Associate Professor/Director, Portland State University/Oregon Transportation Research & Education Consortium), Kyle Wagenschutz (Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Memphis), Robin Wilcox ASLA (Landscape Architect, Alta Planning + Design)
Design + Engineer
Green Lane
90 minute panel session
101A
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Innovative Strategies in Bike-Transit Integration for the SF Bay Area
Strengthening connections between bicycling and transit is widely recognized as a critical step towards increasing transit ridership and reducing single-occupant automobile trips. What's less understood is the specific impact transit access improvements can have in affecting mode choice. This presentation focuses on three distinct strategies from the San Francisco Bay Area: a cost/benefit analysis of bicycle parking investments with a case study of Berkeleys public-private partnership Bike Station, regional bike share, and innovative designs for bus-bike-pedestrian interactions.
Brooke DuBose (Senior Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers), David Parisi (Principal, Parisi Associates), Eric Anderson (Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator, City of Berkeley, California), Heath Maddox (Senior Planner, Livable Streets Subdivision, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
201B
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Minnesota's Mississippi River Trail: Bringing Bicyclists to America's River, One Partnership At a Time
The MRT is Minnesota's first designated state bikeway and U.S. Bicycle Route (USBRS). MnDOT is leading collaborative efforts to develop an 800-mile-plus bicycle adventure route, linking a series of bicycle-friendly river communities. The National Park Service's Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is linking the MRT with non-motorized and public transportation to advance seamless, safe, multi-modal travel along, and connecting to, the 72-mile urban river corridor.
Dorian Grilley (Executive Director, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota), Liz Walton (Landscape Architect, Minnesota Department of Transportation), Susan Overson (Landscape Architect/Park Planner, National Park Service)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
202A
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Navigating MAP-21
This session will begin with an overview of the new transportation law, MAP-21, to help participants understand the new bill, the new programs, and opportunities. The overview will be followed by a facilitated discussion with Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Advocacy Advance to explore strategies and best practices for working with state DOTs, MPOs, and other entities to maximize federal transportation dollars used for biking and walking at the state and local level.
Brighid O'Keane (Advocacy Advance Program Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking), Caron Whitaker (Campaign Director, America Bikes), Darren Flusche (Advocacy Director, League of American Bicyclists & Advocacy Advance), Margo Pedroso (Deputy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Robert Ping (Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
102ABC
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning in Suburban and Rural Communities
In recent years, new pedestrian and bicycle treatments have been widely tested in urban areas and publicized by NACTO, but adaptations for suburban/rural contexts have been less widely tested. This panel will share the challenges faced by Washington County, OR, and lessons learned from its efforts to upgrade the County's pedestrian and bicycle system by adopting a midblock crossing policy and comprehensive bicycle design toolkit.
Adam Argo (Transportation Planner, David Evans and Associates, Inc.), Drusilla van Hengel PhD (Northwest Planning and Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design), Jessica Horning (Planner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.), Shelley Oylear (Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
101B
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Placemaking: Doing it Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper
Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper is a tool for improving your community right now. Low-cost experiments and incremental steps can jump-start the creation of places by tapping into the talents of local people, entrepreneurs, developers, and city staff. These projects quickly translate a communitys vision into reality and keep momentum moving. Ideas can be implemented, assessed, then tweaked and customized based upon the communitys response. In other circles, these low cost experiments are known as Tactical Urbanism, DIY Urbanism, and Better Blocks.
Ethan Kent (Vice President, Project for Public Spaces), Jason Roberts (Creative Manager, Team Better Block, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff), Mike Lydon (Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative)
Placemaking
Peer Problem Solving Sessions
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Placemaking: Doing it Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper
Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper is a tool for improving your community right now. Low-cost experiments and incremental steps can jump-start the creation of places by tapping into the talents of local people, entrepreneurs, developers, and city staff. These projects quickly translate a communitys vision into reality and keep momentum moving. Ideas can be implemented, assessed, then tweaked and customized based upon the communitys response. In other circles, these low cost experiments are known as Tactical Urbanism, DIY Urbanism, and Better Blocks.
Ethan Kent (Vice President, Project for Public Spaces), Jason Roberts (Creative Manager, Team Better Block, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff), Mike Lydon (Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative)
Placemaking
Peer Problem Solving Sessions
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Speed Kills...Urbanism
Streets serve two fundamental needs: they connect people to destinations (though a wide range of modes) and they serve as Places, stages for the activities of daily living. While the best land use plan is a transportation plan, we've been making mobility, especially high-speed auto-mobility, our priority for the last seventy-five years at the expense of the fabric of our cities. In a future of diminishing resources, cities that support the short, sustainable trip will have the upper hand, while cities that continue to prioritize long and unsustainable trips will be at a competitive disadvantage.
James Rojas (Founder, Latino Urban Forum), Joseph Readdy (Principal, Schemata Workshop), Lydia Tan (Executive Vice President, Related California)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
103ABC
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Thinking Big About SRTS: School Travel Plans in Large Districts
Last year Ohio DOT undertook a unique challenge, translating the traditional SRTS School Travel Plan concept to large school districts with 20+ schools. For the first time, school districts were requesting travel plans for several schools, not just one school or community. This session will cover how ODOT successfully developed and piloted a district-wide travel plan approach with Cincinnati Public Schools. These lessons learned and tools are important as DOTs and school systems figure out how to do more with less. Join us to learn more about how to successfully make school districts of every shape and size more Safe-Routes-to-School-friendly.
David Shipps AICP (Senior Planner, TranSystems Corporation), Don Burrell AICP (AICP Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Government), Julie Walcoff (Safe Routes to School Program Manager, Ohio Department of Transportation), Kate Mencarini AICP (Planner, Toole Design Group)
SRTS + Beyond
90 minute panel session
202C
1:45pm - 3:15pm
When and How to Signalize for Cyclists
In 2011, the City of Madison, WI, launched its first bicycle-specific traffic signal at the crossroads of a major bike path and major traffic intersection. The information and lessons learned from the Mayor's and Bikes Belong-sponsored European bike scan in 2010 were key to this innovative and notable project, and the beginning of a new era to specially design for and treat bicycles as a primary and distinct mode at intersections, similar to signals for motor vehicles and pedestrians.
Arthur Ross (Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator, City of Madison Traffic Engineering Division, City of Madison), Dan McCormick (Asssistant City Traffic Engineer, City of Madison)
Design + Engineer
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Complete Streets: Making the Transition from Policy to Implementation
In the Kansas City region, numerous communities have adopted Complete Street policies that support better walking and bicycling infrastructure. Yet, a major challenge is making the jump from a Complete Streets policy to actual implementation of streets that safely accommodate all users safely and efficiently. The Complete Streets Handbook was produced by the local MPO (MARC) and attempts to answer these questions for local communities.
Paul Supawanich (Associate Project Planner, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Engaging Youth Around Safe Routes to School
Who has more expertise about walking to school than the students who walk the routes? As researchers and problem solvers, youth from three California communities were guided to assess their neighborhoods, develop visions for healthier communities, and ultimately communicate needs to decision-makers to influence change. Strategies included walkability audits, media events, youth visioning workshops and WalkShops innovative use of technology to assess and prioritize and creation of youth-prioritized vision plans.
Leah Stender MURP LEED AP CNU-A (Program Manager, WalkSanDiego), Michelle Lieberman (Community Planner/Associate, RBF Consulting)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Girls on Bikes
Women are not equally represented in the growing number of cyclists. Results of a recent survey suggest bicycle travel patterns, attitudes, and experiences with bicycling start at youth, differing between boys and girls. This poster will highlight gendered patterns in youth bicycling that should be considered when designing bicycling education and encouragement programs that will effectively reach young girls and influence them to become lifelong riders.
Sean Meehan (Project Manager, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Lessons from the Midtown Greenway Success Story, the Bicycle Transportation Artery of Minneapolis.
The Midtown Greenway has become Minnesota's busiest bikeway with morning and afternoon rush hours. This 5.5 mile-long trail runs through a grade-separated railroad corridor providing fast, safe, and pleasant bicycle transportation across Minneapolis. The Midtown Greenway features wide nonstop cycling lanes and a separate pedestrian lane. It is snowplowed in the winter, lit at night, and open 24/7. It helped ignite an explosion in bicycle transportation as well as a residential development boom along its edges. Poster session visitors will become familiar with the Midtown Greenway, what it took to make it happen, what resulted from it's installation, and how to replicate it elsewhere.
Tim Springer (Principal, Springer Consulting LLC)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
One Way or Another: Redesigning Downtowns to Serve All Transportation Modes
One-way streets often act as barriers to a balanced transportation network. Although they provide benefits to automobile circulation, they dramatically limit bicycle and pedestrian accessibility. The City of Monterey is taking great strides to develop complete streets and revitalize its historic downtown. Through a collaborative effort, Monterey is creating new opportunities to walking, bicycling, and spending time in its downtown. The City is expanding multi-modal access to local historic destinations through new pedestrian plazas and bicycle routes. Monterey is a promising example of a community that is repurposing their street grid to better serve their community and act as an asset.
Monica Altmaier (Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Public Art in Transportation
Susan Conklu will discuss how the City of Scottsdale integrates public art into the Transportation program. This includes the Percent for Art contribution from the Capital Improvement Program, Cycle the Arts annual community bike ride, and self-guided bike tour of downtown public art. The League of American Bicyclists designated Scottsdale as a Gold Bicycle Friendly Community in 2011, highlighting Cycle the Arts and Public Art coordination as noteworthy Encouragement activities.
Susan Conklu (Transportation Planner, City of Scottsdale)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Restriping Sacramento's Streets for Bike Lanes
Making complete streets is a matter of changing the striping to allow for bike lanes. Routine street pavement maintenance is an ideal time to do this, presenting a blank slate for new striping. In the City of Sacramento, there is a ten-year maintenance cycle for pavement maintenance where a range of approaches have been taken from simply adding a stripe to complete restriping with removal of travel lanes and parking. Cities who use this method to install bike lanes are able to make their bikeway funding dollars go further. Knowing which streets are scheduled to have pavement maintenance allows for the needed time to plan for any desired changes to accommodate bicycle facilities.
Edward Cox (Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Sacramento)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
SRTS Cross-Curriculum Lesson Plans
CDOT is developing cross-curriculum lesson plans in support of the Colorado Safe Routes to School program. These lesson plans integrate walking and biking into subject areas beyond health and P.E. This will expand opportunities for children to develop healthy living and active transportation habits, while also providing teachers with lesson plans designed to effectively meet Colorado's education standards for kindergarten through eighth grade.
Marissa Robinson (Safe Routes to School Coord., Colorado Department of Transportation)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
The BTA's Bike Commute Challenge: Growing the Movement
In September 2011, more than 12,000 individuals from 1,400 workplaces competed in the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's month-long Bike Commute Challenge. The BTA and workplace bike advocates team up using the fun and powerful bikecommutechallenge.com web platform, workshops, and fun events to turn more than 2,000 individuals onto bike commuting for the first time, and to turn occasional bike commuters into bike advocates in their workplaces and beyond.
Stephanie Noll (Programs Director, Bicycle Transportation Alliance)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Idaho Stop Law: How It Came to Be and Prospects in Other States
In 1982, Idaho passed a unique law that makes it legal for cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and stop lights as stop signs. Today advocates in other states have shown a keen interest in adopting similar laws. This poster shares the true history of how the Idaho Stop Law came to be and provides suggestions to people interested in championing similar legislation in other states.
David Levinger (President, Mobility Education Foundation)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
The LADOT Bike Blog: Social Media and Outreach
At LADOT Bikeways, we have sought to garner community input by complimenting the typical planning process with an online forum that is available 24/7. Our social media strategy allows anyone to engage with the department though a direct channel. Our social media strategy doesn't just stop at blog posts and Facebook comments. We continue to integrate social media with everything we do.
Siam "JoJo" Pewsawang (Assistant Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Using All of Your E's to Spell Success
Typically New Jersey's SRTS grant solicitation receives an overwhelming number of proposals from communities that only mention one E - Engineering. To address this imbalance, NJDOT launched a Pilot Project focused providing free non-infrastructure and programmatic assistance directly to schools and communities throughout the State. This poster session will highlight the milestones of this Pilot Project which is credited with breathing new life into New Jersey's Statewide SRTS program.
Elise Bremer-Nei AICP (Safe Routes to School Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Transportation), Leigh Ann Von Hagen AICP (Senior Research Specialist, Rutgers University), Nora Shepard (Manager, Safe Routes to School, Meadowlink)
SRTS + Beyond
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Using Innovative Designs to Prioritize Active Transportation: Case Study of Eugene, OR
In 2011, the City of Eugene successfully transformed two popular streets near the University of Oregon to be premier walking and biking facilities. The project utilizes numerous innovative treatments. Improvements include an upgrade of the existing bicycle facility on Alder Street and a number of streetscape and pedestrian-oriented improvements on Alder Street and 13th Avenue. This presentation will provide an overview of each treatment and a critical review of that facility's success.
Lindsay Selser (Transportation Options Coordinator, City of Eugene)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
York Boulevard: The Economics of a Road Diet
How do road diets and bike lanes affect surrounding local economies? There are myriad speculations about this interaction, but surprisingly few data. York Boulevard: The Economics of a Road Diet explores this relationship through research in Los Angeles, California. Employing property value, sales tax, and business turnover data as well as stakeholder surveys, we compare economic conditions along two similar sections of York Boulevard, one with a road diet/bike lanes and the other without.
Cullen McCormick (Transportation Planner, Ryan Snyder Associates)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:30pm
A Salon Style Presentation - Complete Streets and Placemaking: Going Too Far, or Not Far Enough?
The Complete Streets movement has taken the country by storm. Few, if any movements have done so much to influence needed policy change in the transportation world. However, many feel that adoption of a Complete Streets Policy is only the first step in fostering walkable and livable communities. To complete the process, Placemaking, or creating attractive destinations within walking and biking distance, has to be part incorporated. In the words of Gary Toth: if the pharmacy and coffee shop, the bank and the corner store are three miles away down the state highway in a strip mall next to big boxes, no one will walk there no matter how complete the streets are. This session will explore the benefits of passing Complete Streets policies and legislation and what needs to be done to create an extraordinary place.
Barbara McCann (Principal, McCann Consulting), Gary Toth (Senior Director, Transportation Initiatives, Project for Public Spaces)
Design + Engineer
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
203B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
A Technical Assessment of State Pedestrian Safety Programs
NHTSA organizes a team of pedestrian and highway safety experts that evaluate State pedestrian safety program activities based on NHTSA's Uniform Guidelines for State Highway Safety No. 14, Pedestrian Safety. The team develops a consensus report that includes the current status of the State's pedestrian safety program and provides recommendations for improvement. Come hear about the most recent State Pedestrian Safety Program Technical Assessment conducted in Florida. Panelists will include the NHTSA Pedestrian Assessment coordinator, Assessment team members and Florida pedestrian program managers who requested the Assessment, recieved the Assessment report, and actions underway as the direct result of the Assessment.
Billy Hattaway (District Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation), Leah Walton (Program Analyst, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), Trenda McPherson (State Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Program Manager, Florida Department of Transportation)
Healthy + Safe
90 minute panel session
203A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Advocacy Campaigns for Better Bikeways: From Citizens to City Hall
Everyone should feel safe on our city streets. Whether you're an 8-year-old child or 80-year-old grandmother, you should be able to ride a bike in the city without fearing for your safety. Unfortunately, safety is still the most frequently cited barrier preventing people from biking. Active Trans Neighborhood Bikeways Campaign is rallying Chicagoans around creating a world-class bikeway network that will include 100 miles of protected bike lanes by 2015, as well as other innovations, and is receiving unprecedented political support at all levels of city government. Meanwhile, SFBCs Connecting the City campaign is taking a different approach towards the same goals, pushing its own 100-mile comprehensive plan by building high level and grassroots support for this vision, in the expectation that it will compel city government to develop and act upon its own strategy for 8-to-80 bikeways. This session will look at how to run an effective advocate-led campaign for next generation bikeways.
Andres Alvear (Director of Community Outreach, Active Transportation Alliance), Kit Hodge (Deputy Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
101A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bike It! Walk It! The Next Generation on the Move in Santa Monica
Santa Monica High School students started Bike It! Days in 2007 to motivate students to reduce auto use and global warming. With catchy music videos, a cool logo, and videos, the homegrown movement spread to local middle schools in 2009, when 1,200 students walked, biked or took the bus. The biannual event now involves 14 schools in Santa Monica and Malibu, getting at least one third of District students out of the car. Parents, teachers, City staff and school administrators provided key assistance through four generations of student leadership. Student organizers will join Alison Kendall, Safe Routes Coordinator, and City of Santa Monica Planner Michelle Glickert to describe their strategy and goals for the future.
Alison Kendall (Principal Architect, Kendall Planning + Design), Gabriel Schier (SMASH Bike Club Founder, Santa Monica High School), Michelle Glickert (Senior Planner, Strategic and Transportation Planning, City of Santa Monica), Peter Dzewaltowski AICP (Transportation Planning Associate, City of Santa Monica), Tara Griffith (Bike it! Chair, Samohi Solar Alliance, Santa Monica High School)
SRTS + Beyond
90 minute panel session
103ABC
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bikeway Design Details: Small Facilities, Large Issues
Some of the details of bikeway design may seem trivial at times, but there can be no limit to the issues faced by a bikeway designer, especially while trying to adapt international design techniques to an existing roadway, without a support group and experience to minimize mistakes. In this session, a qualified panel of experts will describe some of the unique problems they've faced and their approach to finding solutions.
Bob Murphy (President, RPM Transp. Consultants, LLC), Robert Kurylko (Senior Transportation Engineer, Stantec), Rock Miller (Principal Engineer, Stantec), Zaki Mustafa (Executive Officer, City of Los Angeles)
Design + Engineer
ITE
90 minute panel session
201A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bringing the Credibility of Public Health to the Table
The LA County Department of Public Health developed a multi-pronged strategy for working with cities, community groups and transportation agencies to create healthier communities. Activities range from low-cost investments (staff time) to resource intensive (grant making).One innovative approach included estimating costs for building bike/ped infrastructure region wide to inform the Metropolitan Planning Organizations 2012 Regional Transportation Plan.Stakeholders can bring the credibility and resources of their public health department to support policy change goals.
Gayle Haberman (Senior Policy Analyst, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health), Jean Armbruster (Director of PLACE Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health)
Healthy + Safe
90 minute panel session
202B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Community Engagement Models for Transportation and Pedestrian Corridor Improvements
Community involvement in the design process is critical and demands unique approaches to ensure that local residents have a clear understanding of the proposed opportunities. Using a recent Los Angeles neighborhood revitalization effort and two bike boulevard projects in Saint Paul, MN as case studies, see how these practices are implemented to successfully introduce transportation and pedestrian corridor improvements.
Alan Pullman AIA (Senior Principal, Studio One Eleven), Emily Erickson (Sustainable Transportation Planner, City of St. Paul, Minnesota), Pat Smith (Landscape Architect, Veronica Hahni (Executive Director, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
201B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Creative Community Engagement of Biking and Walking
Join James Rojas, artist and urban planner, on an interactive workshop that will change the way you think about public engagement and visioning. Using a technique honed during numerous community workshops in Southern California, throughout the USA, and beyond, James will lead a mobile workshop out into the community, then come back to develop an interactive model that will engage and elicit insights. This is a unique approach to collective visioning that really works. (25-30 participants)
James Rojas (Founder, Latino Urban Forum)
Plan + Connect
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
4:00pm - 5:30pm
How to Bring More Non-Cyclists into Your Bike Community
Join Rich Conroy, Bike New York's Education Programs Director for a session on how to teach someone the basics on how to ride. This successful program continues to teach adults and children how to operate a bicycle safely and with confidence. The Learn to Ride cirriculum teaches the fundamental elements of cycling to those who never learned to ride or who havent been on a bike in a long while. Each class covers: Adjusting your helmet for a comfortable, effective fit; Balancing on a bicycle; PedalingSteady starting and stopping; Steering with control. (15-18 participants)
Richard Conroy (Education Director, Bike New York)
Advocate + Include
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Neighborhood Connectivity, Moving Beyond Complete Streets
This session focuses on changes being made in Vancouver, Canada and Madison, WI to create more walkable, bikeable, and transit friendly streets and communities. Vancouvers Active Transportation Branch is making walking safe, convenient, comfortable and delightful, ensuring that streets and sidewalks support a vibrant public life that encourages a walking culture, healthy lifestyles, and social connectedness. Madisons transportation to work data by census tract was compared with street and path networks, completeness of the street network, mix of land uses and density for the census tracts to determine what combinations result in higher levels of walking, bicycling and public transit use.
Arthur Ross (Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator, City of Madison Traffic Engineering Division, City of Madison), Dale Bracewell (Manager, City of Vancouver)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
202A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sh*t Parents Say and What Kids Want: Safe Routes to School
This session will engage participants in a collaborative discussion about parental risk perception and safety concerns, as well as motivating factors that entice children to walk and bike to school. Participants will understand the real and perceived traffic and personal safety concerns influencing how parents feel about their child walking and bicycling to school. Presenters will provide an evidence-based framework for developing and maintaining youth motivation to walk and bicycle. Understanding these issues will help us to better target the SRTS message to parents and spur student desire to develop lifelong healthy habits.
Laura Torchio AICP (New Jersey Advocacy Organizer, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Leigh Ann Von Hagen AICP (Senior Research Specialist, Rutgers University), Mathew Palmer (Project Coordinator, National Center for Safe Routes to School), Seth LaJeunesse (Project Coordinator, National Center for Safe Routes to School)
SRTS + Beyond
90 minute panel session
101B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Vision Session: Doubling the Number of Women and Girls Who Ride Bikes
If we can put a man on the moon, we can put a million women on bikes! Right now, women ride at much lower rates than men, accounting for just 24 percent of bike trips in 2009. This interactive session will use facilitated, small-group discussions to explore how to break down the barriers and engage more women in the bicycle movement through specific, real-world scenarios. Participants will leave this session energized with new perspectives and insight to take informed, effective action in their community to double the number of women who ride!
Barbara Chamberlain (Executive Director, Bicycle Alliance of Washington), Carolyn Szczepanski (Director of Communications, League of American Bicyclists), Elly Blue (Publisher, Taking the Lane Media), Kit Keller (Executive Director, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals), Melissa Balmer (Editor/Initiative Director, Women On Bikes SoCal), Renee Rivera (Executive Director, East Bay Bicycle Coalition)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
102ABC
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wide Outside Lanes, Sharrows, and Shared Bike/Bus Lanes: Do They Work?
Too often, we rely on anecdotal information or our own preferences in providing bicycle facilities. Is it truly worthwhile to restripe roadways to create wider outside lanes? Will sharrows actually improve separation between drivers and cyclists and reduce hostility? Can cyclists and buses really share a lane? We'll summarize several research projects that have recently been completed in Florida by videotaping cyclists in traffic, analyzing before and after crash rates, and collecting data on a variety of bike/bus lanes from across the country.
Mary Anne Koos (Special Projects Coordinator, Florida Department of Transportation), Sara Hendricks (Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida, Tampa)
Design + Engineer
90 minute panel session
202C

Thursday

Time
Description
6:30am - 7:30am
Exercise and Fitness Rides and Runs
Fitness walks and bike rides for fun and to provide social and networking opportunities. These sessions will be hosted by Charlie Gandy, the City of Long Beach's former Bicycle Coordinator and the President of Livable Communities, and Kerri Zane, a local fitness and walking expert. Locations and other details to be announced at the conference. Join us and get some exercise while you explore Long Beach with enthusiastic local guides.
Charlie Gandy (President, Livable Communities, Inc.), Kerri Zane
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
8:00am - 9:30am
Bicycle Planning 2.0: Implementation-Focused Bicycle Plans
City and county bicycle plans are often 'lines on a map' plans that simply identify where bicycle facilities should be installed. As the practice of bicycle planning evolves, increasingly cities are developing implementation-focused bicycle plans, which include basic conceptual design elements for the proposed facilities and also often recommend innovative bicycle facilities. This session will explore two examples of implementation-focused plans, Boston's Bicycle Network Plan and Santa Monica's Bicycle Action Plan.
Evan Corey (Associate, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates), Laurie Pessah AICP (Senior Planner, Toole Design Group), Michael Moule PE TE PTOE (Principal, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates, Inc.), Michelle Glickert (Senior Planner, Strategic and Transportation Planning, City of Santa Monica)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
101A
8:00am - 9:30am
Bicycle Tourism Economy - Oregon's Intentional Growth Model
Oregon's bicycle leadership extends to tourism. Through a host of state and local partnerships, agencies, organizations, and businesses are partnering together to grow bicycle tourism as an economic engine for communities throughout the state. Hear about the strategy, which includes investments in facilities, business goods and services, data collection, and marketing tools all aimed at supporting a network of leveraged investments that keep bicycle tourists coming back for more.
Chris Bernhardt (Director of Consulting Services, International Mountain Bicycling Association), Kristin Dahl (Sustainable Tourism Development Manager, Travel Oregon), Scott Bricker (Executive Director, America Walks)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
102ABC
8:00am - 9:30am
Bunny Hop Roadblocks to Success: Addressing Common Obstacles to Increasing Bicycling to School
Safe Routes to School programs often focus more on getting students walking rather than bicycling because of the additional time and expertise required to get them pedaling consistently and safely. Don't let bicycling fall to the wayside! During this session, experts on increasing bicycling in schools through various Safe Routes to School strategies will identify common roadblocks and provide the framework and understanding to overcome them within a Safe Routes to School program.
Dave Cowan (Program Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Robert Ping (Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Shane MacRhodes (Program Manager, Eugene School District Safe Routes to School)
SRTS + Beyond
90 minute panel session
202B
8:00am - 9:30am
City-Wide Campaigns: Learning from the NYC Streets Renaissance Campaign
In this session, learn how building a campaign around network building, education, demonstration projects, short-term wins and inspirational imagery changed NYC and can change your city.
Ethan Kent (Vice President, Project for Public Spaces), Kit Hodge (Deputy Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition), Mark Gorton (Founder, OpenPlans)
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
101B
8:00am - 9:30am
Exploring Attitudes Toward Bicycling
Where do attitudes toward bicycling come from, and why do some people enjoy bicycling so much more than others? Davis, CA is one of the few places in the US where bicycling is a substantial mode of transportation, but even with good bicycling conditions, many Davis residents do not choose to bicycle regularly. In this presentation, three researchers discuss their findings about the nature and formation of attitudes toward bicycling.
Amy Lee (Student Researcher, University of California, Davis), Sarah Rebolloso McCullough (Ph.D Candidate, University of California, Davis), Sarah Underwood (Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Davis)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
202A
8:00am - 9:30am
Federal Funds for Nonmotorized Transportation and Recreation
The Federal Highway Administrations (FHWA) Transportation Enhancement activities and Recreational Trails Program provide funds to develop transportation and recreation infrastructure for walking and bicycling and to connect communities and promote active living. Attendees will learn how to apply for Federal-aid funds: what works, what doesnt.
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
203B
8:00am - 9:30am
Good Urbanism - Fronting the Public Right of Way
When buildings are designed to successfully engage the public realm - streets, sidewalks and parks - the results are integral to creating great places and communities for people. Learn in this session how good urbanism is critical to making vibrant, healthy and livable cities and how the City of Long Beach's new General Plan addresses these issues.
Dr. Suja Lowenthal (Council Member, City of Long Beach), Michael Bohn AIA (Principal, Studio One Eleven), Stephanie Reich (Senior Urban Designer, City of Glendale Planning Department)
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
103ABC
8:00am - 9:30am
Planning for Healthy Communities in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County is in the process of amending its municipal code to incorporate healthy design principles as a way of promoting physical activity and reducing obesity rates. The new ordinance will be based on research conducted on 12 urban design features gathered from case studies throughout the United States.
Dan Rosenfeld (Principal, Urban Partners LLC), Drusilla van Hengel PhD (Northwest Planning and Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design), Susan Tae AICP (Supervising Regional Planner, Los Angeles County Regional Planning)
Healthy + Safe
90 minute panel session
203A
8:00am - 9:30am
Signaling the Way for Bikes: Serving Pedal-Powered Users at Signalized Intersections
This session will address how signalized intersections can best serve all road users, focusing on the unique needs of bicyclists. The session will cover practical as well as innovative techniques. Topics will include: signal timing for bicycles, detection for bicycles, signal design at cycletracks and bicycle signal research.
Christina Fink PE (Traffic Engineer, Toole Design Group), Jim Peters PE PTOE (Principal, DKS Associates)
Design + Engineer
ITE
90 minute panel session
201A
8:00am - 9:30am
Sustaining Complete Streets Momentum
Your community rallied around a Complete Streets policy. Now it's in your hands to make that vision a reality, but the community is opposed to your proposed projects. This panel will explore lessons learned and best practices in effectively communicating what Complete Streets actually means on the ground.
Becka Roolf (Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Salt Lake City Division of Transportation), Chad Mullins (Chair, Salt Lake County, Bicycle Advisory Committee), Ryan Snyder (Principal, Ryan Snyder Associates), Salvador Lopez (Associate Planner, City of Baldwin Park), Stefanie Seskin (Deputy Director, National Complete Streets Coalition)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
201B
8:00am - 9:30am
Using Data and Survey Information to Guide Safe Routes to School Programs and Advocacy Strategies
The 2011 National Walking Survey, conducted online, attracted 7,000 participants nationwide. It sought to drill down into the motivations, concerns and behaviors of "avid walkers" of all adult ages, revealing important differences in walking by age and other demographics. Widely disseminated, this data is assisting America Walks and other advocates in making informed decisions in outreach and strategic planning.
Molly O'Reilly (Board Vice President, America Walks), Wendy Landman (Executive Director, WalkBoston), Yolanda Savage-Narva (Campaign Director, America Walks)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
202C
9:30am - 10:15am
A Decade of Pedestrian and Bike Counts in Alameda County, CA: Trends, Challenges, and Research Needs
Alameda County, California is large and diverse in land use, income, and bikeability and walkability. While bicycle and pedestrian data collection has long been used to assess whether specific infrastructure projects have resulted in increased usage, looking at overall trends, especially in walking, is less common. With data sets spanning a decade, Alameda County was able to assess what conclusions can be drawn, what challenges the data has provided, lessons learned for developing long-term data collection programs, and areas of outstanding research needs for establishing count programs.
Jumana Nabti (Principal, SwitchPoint Planning), Rochelle Wheeler (Principal & Owner, Wheeler Planning)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Benefit-Cost Analysis for Bicycle Investments
Reduced collisions, health care savings, vehicle emission reductions; the benefits of bicycle investments are numerous and often far outweigh the costs. Cost-benefit analysis is an effective method for quantifying those benefits and presenting a case for allocating limited public funds towards bicycle infrastructure. This presentation will review the cost-benefit analysis completed for a recent USDOT TIGER grant application and prepare fund seekers for grants with cost benefit analysis requirements.
Ricardo Gutierrez (Assistant Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Bicycle Amenities for Bicycle Friendly Business Districts
Through the installation of bicycle corrals and bicycle repair stations, the City of Los Angeles supports bicycle friendly business districts. In a built-out urban setting, accommodating bicyclists' needs can be difficult. However, converting car parking spaces into bicycle corrals and portions of public sidewalks into public bicycle repair work stations can serve bicyclists and increase business activity alike.
Emily Dwyer (Associate, Gibson Transportation), Nate Baird (Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation)
Plan + Connect
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Biketopia in Autopia - How to Create Biking and Walking-Friendly Policies in a Car-Centric Community.
While there has been momentum establishing bicycle friendly policies and infrastructure in multi-modal cities, how do you create support for it in auto-oriented suburbs? This session will explore how the City of Glendale, a suburb adjacent to Los Angeles, went from being hostile to supportive in establishing bicycle policies and infrastructure. This session will also explore strategies to build community advocacy and implementation that can be executed with limited resources.
Michael Nilsson (Mobility Planner, City of Glendale)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Bringing New People to the Open Streets - Results of a CicLAvia Participant Survey
CicLAvia, Los Angeles' open streets event, has been a wild success, but organizers continually strive to ensure that it draws a diverse crowd representative of the city. In October of 2011, I conducted an intercept survey of 300 CicLAvia participants, and I identified differences between First-Time and Repeat attendees. For instance, First-Timers were more likely than Repeats to have accessed the route via public transit. I will present other findings from the survey and offer recommendations for the CicLAvia organizers as they work to attract new participants. The results will also benefit organizers of existing and future open streets events in other cities.
Ryan Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles)
Healthy + Safe
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Striping Spring Street
LADOT recently implemented innovative green bike lanes on Spring St., a major downtown thoroughfare. Rain and other issues hampered the initial implementation. This poster displays the results of subsequent materials testing LADOT performed to select a material for future installations. Five different materials have been installed on the Spring St. bike lane for testing. This poster will give information about the different materials being tested and analyze their endurance and performance in the face of various weather conditions and infamous Los Angeles traffic.
Eve Sanford (Student, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona), Tim Fremaux (Traffic Engineer, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation)
Design + Engineer
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
10:15am - 11:45am
Beyond Urban Centers: Active Transportation in Small Towns and Rural America
There has long existed an assumption that biking and walking are 'big city' phenomena and that rural Americans don't need bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure. A new analysis of the 2009 NHTS reveals that active transportation in small towns is more prevalent than you might think. Who are these people and where are they going? Learn about the key role federal funding has played in supporting active transportation in rural communities.
Dan Stewart (Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, Maine Department of Transporation), Tracy Loh (Research Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
202A
10:15am - 11:45am
Can A School's Location Make A Kid Fat?
The Active School Neighborhood Checklist (ASNC) is an on-line, user-friendly, full-color quantitative assessment tool for scoring a school site's physical activity potential based on its programs, policies, and built environment. Presenters will make a compelling argument that ASNC score, in part, can predict the average Body Mass Index of a school. In this interactive presentation, participant groups will score a sample school site using the ASNC.
Brian Fellows (SRTS Program Coordinator, Arizona Department of Transportation), Elise Bremer-Nei AICP (Safe Routes to School Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Transportation), Michia Casebier (Grant Writer, M.G. Tech-Writing, L.L.C.), Robert Johnson (Director of Consulting Services, PedNet Coalition Inc)
Healthy + Safe
90 minute panel session
201A
10:15am - 11:45am
Catapulting Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy
In 2009, the Alliance for Biking & Walking kicked off the Advocacy Advance Grants program, which was the largest investment in grassroots bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. The program has awarded over $600,000 to help more than 25 organizations build capacity and launch innovative campaigns to help catapult grassroots advocacy in North America. Bicycling and pedestrian organization leaders will share their successes and lessons learned from the Advocacy Advance Partnership.
Brighid O'Keane (Advocacy Advance Program Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking), Eric Boerer (Advocacy Director, Bike Pittsburgh), Eric Rogers (Executive Director, BikeWalkKC), Rebecca Serna
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
102ABC
10:15am - 11:45am
Communicating Value on the Cheap: Using Digital Tools to Grow BikePed & Placemaking Advocacy
Once upon a time, getting the word out about a rally, action, or legislation required a lot of time and money. Mailing postcards was the most direct way to reach constituents, but also meant substantially higher costs. While there were no postage needed for flyers or posters, there was also no guarantee that people who were interested in the issue at hand would ever see them. Today, digital tools like Twitter, Facebook, and user-friendly content management systems make communicating with your constituents and reaching new audiences easy and cheap - often even free! Join social media managers and digital communications experts from around the fields of Placemaking and BikePed advocacy for a group discussion of best practices in this rapidly-changing field.
Alissa Walker (Journalist, GOOD Magazine), Brendan Crain (Communications Director, Project for Public Spaces), Gary Kavanagh (Writer, LA Streetsblog), Jonathan Nettler (Managing Editor, Planetizen)
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
101A
10:15am - 11:45am
Finding Common Ground - Moving Beyond the 'Silos of Excellence' to Make Real Change
This session covers three case studies from Utah that showcase the importance and power of collaboration between disparate and tightly focused organizations in order to create long-lasting and effective improvements for biking and walking.
Darci Taylor (Strategic Planner, Utah Transit Authority), Jim Price (Trails Coordinator, Mountainland Association of Governments), Travis Jensen
Plan + Connect
90 minute panel session
101B
10:15am - 11:45am
Galas and Sundowners: Does Multimodal Level of Service Analysis Create a Platform for Meaningful Comparison of Roadway Quality?
This presentation compares and contrasts Highway Capacity Manual 2010 Multimodal Level of Service Analysis with other quality of service measures to pursue the question of whether a methodology finally exists that allows practitioners and policy makers to compare apples to apples when describing vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian quality of service.
Drusilla van Hengel PhD (Northwest Planning and Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design), Rick Perez PE (City Traffic Engineer, City of Federal Way, Washington)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
203B
10:15am - 11:45am
Managing Risk and Health Benefits: How Do We Compare?
Bicycle and pedestrian advocates may be familiar with risk averse positions articulated by cities and traffic engineers when asked to build streets that are friendly to bicycle and pedestrians. But how substantial is this risk, and how does the risk of installing these facilities compare with the health benefits gained? This panel will discuss the approximate financial risk caused by increased exposure to traffic risks, how these risks can be managed effectively, and how these compare with health benefits gained from completed facilities.
Kathleen Ferrier (Policy Manager, WalkSanDiego), Kenneth Rose MPA (Associate Director of Policy, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Rock Miller (Principal Engineer, Stantec)
Healthy + Safe
90 minute panel session
202B
10:15am - 11:45am
Open Streets: Opening Streets to People, Transforming Communities
Open streets (ciclovias) initiatives offer an innovative way to introduce biking, walking and active transportation choices to residents who may not otherwise consider those options. There are now more than 70 such initiatives across North America, attracting more than one million participants each year. This presentation will discuss the new Open Streets Project, which documents the movement's history, best practices now, and case studies, highlights successful open streets initiatives, and create places.
Michael Samuelson (Member Services/Open Streets, Alliance for Biking & Walking), Mike Lydon (Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative)
Healthy + Safe
Placemaking
90 minute panel session
201B
10:15am - 11:45am
Steps to a Walkable Community: Guide and Action Network
This session will present information from the new Steps to a Walkable Community: A Guide for Citizens, Planners, and Engineers. Presenters will also discuss the Walking Action Network, which connects and supports a diverse set of organizations using walking projects and programs to meet their goals.
Laura MacNeil (Urban Planner II, Sam Schwartz Engineering), Scott Bricker (Executive Director, America Walks)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
103ABC
10:15am - 11:45am
The Power of the Performance Metric - Getting Your Jurisdiction Back on Track
How should we measure the performance of a city's transportation system? Traditional metrics have only considered cars, but modern metrics should capture bikeability, walkability, effects on public health, and disparities, among other things. This session describes a collaborative effort to calculate new metrics for the City of Los Angeles. The process sheds light on how complicated and multidimensional the transportation system is, and on the power of outsiders to change it.
Chanda Singh (Policy Analyst, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health), Kristen 'Herbie' Huff (Transportation Planner, Ryan Snyder Associates), Maddie Brozen (Program Director, Complete Streets Initiative, University of California, Los Angeles), Margot Ocanas (Policy Analyst – Built Environment, Renew Los Angeles)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
202C
10:15am - 11:45am
Transportation Behavior Change in Diverse Communities: The In Motion Experience
The community-based In Motion Transportation Demand Management program has reached over 24 communities in the King County (WA) region. This presentation will cover the In Motion model and history, and the challenges, opportunities, successes, and lessons learned of applying the In Motion model to South Park and White Center, two highly diverse, low-income neighborhoods. Presenters will also discuss the transferability of In Motion strategies to other walking and bicycling behavior change efforts.
Carol Cooper (Senior Transportation Planner, King County), Jessica Roberts (Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
203A
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Closing Plenary - Charismatic Cities/Charismatic People
Weeks away from a new federal transportation bill taking effect, we pause to ask ourselves: Where do we go from here? Helping to answer that question and to inspire us all to be advocates are Mark Gorton, founder of Streetfilms and Streetsblog, and Long Beachs freshest entrepreneurs. Following the plenary, we will announce the host city for Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2014 which, like Long Beach, has restored and reinvigorated itself by bringing walkers and bikers back to its streets.
Mark Gorton (Founder, OpenPlans), Sharon Roerty AICP PP (Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Promenade Ballroom, Level 1