Tuesday

Time
Description
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
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

Wednesday

Time
Description
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
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