Bike Winnipeg and Green Action Centre would like to invite you to join us in the EcoCentre (3rd floor, 303 Portage Ave) for a three-part webinar series on the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guidehttp://nacto.org/cities-for-cycling/design-guide/ . Each webinar will be followed by group discussion of local applications.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about this fantastic resource on cycling design and discover how cities across North America are embracing the designs and advice laid out in this guide to improve their cities cycling experience and encourage an ever increasing number of their residents to choose their bikes over their cars. As the city is currently in the process of developing its first cycling and pedestrian strategies, the timing for these webinars could not be better.
RSVPs are appreciated but not necessary. Hope to see you then!
*#1, Bikeway Design at Intersections* Wednesday, May 29 | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. CDT
Safe, effective intersection design requires visibility and predictability among all street users. In unpredictable urban environments, achieving these goals can be difficult. Bikeway Design at Intersections provides an overview of the intersection treatments in the NACTO guide, including bike boxes, bicycle signals and mixing zones, and analyzes how to resolve and mitigate several complex intersection design problems that commonly arise.
Presenters: Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator, City of Portland Jamie Parks, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Oakland
*#2, Bikeway Design in Context: Determining the right facility for the right street* Wednesday, June 5 | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. CDT
As bikeway design options have multiplied and evolved, the decision-making process for practitioners has become increasingly complex. What kinds of streets are best suited to cycle tracks? When should an engineer use a buffered bike lane rather than a conventional bike lane? Are shared lane markings appropriate for busy streets or only on local roads? This session will analyze the decision-making process that different cities go through when answering such questions, looking beyond speed and ADT to consider elements as varied as context, parking, transit routes and street width.
Presenters: Joshua Benson, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Director, New York City Department of Transportation Nathan Wilkes, Associate Traffic Engineer, Neighborhood Connectivity Division, City of Austin
*#3, Next Generation Bikeway Design: Raised cycle tracks * Wednesday, June 26 | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. CDT
While many cities have relied primarily on signs and markings to radically transform their streets, a growing number of bikeways around the country have been improved and made permanent using higher cost materials, curb relocation and complex engineering. This session will look at two facilities that embody long term solutions for city streets. How can cities effectively move the curb without creating drainage problems? What "green” infrastructure solutions can be incorporated into these new bikeways? What are the highest and lowest cost alternatives to these designs?
Presenters: Wendy Cawley, Engineer, City of Portland Karen Haley, Executive Director, Indianapolis Cultural Trail Jennifer Tower, Engineer, City of Portland Cheers,