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One of the greatest challenges to designing a protected bike lane is getting the lane through an intersection. This webinar focuses on the most forward-looking work related to protected bike lanes at intersections, as well as lessons that can be learned from Dutch design. Created by the Green Lane Project and the Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals. More info here.
San Francisco’s Connecting the City campaign has been a big success for both the city and for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. This multi-year initiative to envision and build neighborhoods greenways and protected bikeways all across the city has resulted in huge, visionary projects – and has helped SFBC majorly boost its budget and capacity. Created by the Alliance for Biking and Walking. More info here.
This webinar examines how some cities address the challenge of designing protected bike lanes that meet the accessibility guidelines for people with physical disabilities. The session includes a discussion of the current guidance related to accessibility and protected lanes; examples include solutions to help pedestrians with visual impairments navigate raised cycle tracks, getting paratransit vehicles to the curb, bus islands, detectable warnings, and more. Created by The Green Lane Project and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. More info here.
City officials and advocates are eager to build new separated bicycling facilities and other innovative projects, but it is a challenge to pay for them. This webinar will highlight our new report, “How Communities are Paying for Innovative On-Street Bicycle Infrastructure,” and share examples of how real cities are paying for real projects, including local, state, and federal sources. Created by the Alliance for Biking and Walking and League of American Bicyclists. More info here.
Integrating protected bicycle lanes with transit operations (buses and streetcars) can challenge designers and engineers as they must accommodate the requirements of safety, accessibility, transit schedules, and more. This webinar focuses on projects in San Francisco and Seattle that show how these cities are finding solutions for these design challenges. Created by the Green Lane Project and the Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals. More info here.
The concept of rapid implementation upends the usual order of the planning process—design, engage, execute—to put projects on the ground quickly, then refine design based on public input and actual usage. In this webinar, presenters from Austin and Memphis discuss key factors for success and the role of pilot projects in rapid implementation of protected bike lanes. Created by the Green Lane Project and the Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals. More info here.
Maintenance is an important part of a safe and efficient transportation system. When constructing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, it is important to understand the maintenance costs of those investments and maintenance practices that will make them safe and comfortable. Join this webinar to learn about how cities and states maintain bicycle and pedestrian facilities and how those efforts are paid for. Created by the Alliance for Biking and Walking and League of American Bicyclists.
The case for bicycling infrastructure as an equity tool, with an emphasis on the perspectives of bicycling advocates of color around the United States. Presenters review the research and data, and delve into the concepts highlighted by the domestic and international case studies featured in the 36-page report by PeopleForBikes. With Green Lane Project staff writer Michael Andersen of PeopleForBikes and community organizer Chema Hernández Gil of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Created by the Green Lane Project and the Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals. More info here.
Words shape thoughts. Two skilled communicators from cities that have successfully overcome intense backlashes against bicycle infrastructure will share their tactics and experiences and take your questions. Featuring Cathy Tuttle of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Doug Gordon of BrooklynSpoke.com, in conversation with Green Lane Project staff writer Michael Andersen. Created by the Green Lane Project and the Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals. More info here.
Civic crowdfunding platform ioby has hosted successful campaigns to raise public support, attention and cash for protected bike lanes. They shared observations about the best ways to do this in this free one-hour webinar, still available on their website. Created by ioby. More info here.