Monday

Time
Description
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
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
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
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
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

Tuesday

Time
Description
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
National Household Travel Survey: What's Next?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Wednesday

Time
Description
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Thursday

Time
Description
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
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
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
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
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