Green Action Centre and Bike to the Future invite you to join us for a local viewing of the upcoming APBP webinar this Wednesday, Sept. 19th at the EcoCentre (3rd floor, 303 Portage Ave) followed by group discussion.* *A detailed description is provided below.* ** **Liability: Understanding and Managing Risk Wednesday, September 19th | 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CDT * RSVPs are appreciated but not necessary. Hope to see you then!
cheers, Beth 925-3772
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The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) presents:
Liability: Understanding and Managing Risk Wednesday, September 19th | 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CDT
The law is a tool--not a barrier--to making public streets safer for all users. Learn how city and state departments of transportation use the law as a normal part of evaluating bicycle and pedestrian projects and when determining whether improvements are needed after a crash occurs. [image: risk]Presentations will provide the context of federal and state guidance on local policy and design decisions, an overview of the legal concepts, and a case study of how the City of Seattle has successfully documented and defended design decisions. This webinar session will specifically discuss the concepts of negligence, reasonable care and governmental immunity. Examples are offered to encourage engineers, planners, law enforcement and legal counsel to collaborate for improved outcomes.
Who should attend? Transportation planners, engineers, public works directors and staff, legal counsel, law enforcement and elected officials who need to know how to work within the existing framework of federal and state requirements to meet public demand for safe streets that are pedestrian and bicycle friendly.
Presenters: Rebecca Boatright, Senior Assistant City Attorney with the City of Seattle; Michael Ronkin, Principal, Designing Streets for People; Benjamin Winig, Senior Staff Attorney and Program Director, ChangeLab Solutions.