Green Action Centre and Bike to the Future invite you to join us for a local viewing of the APBP webinar on *"Parking: Buffers, Bikes and Cars" *at the EcoCentre (3rd floor, 303 Portage Ave) followed by group discussion.
RSVPs appreciated but not necessary. Hope to see you then!
cheers, Beth 925-3772
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) presents:
Parking: Buffers, Bikes and Cars Wednesday, November 16 • 2:00 to 3:00 pm CST
On-street parking is a significant issue for urban bike lane design; it has thus far not proven feasible to reduce [image: image]large quantities of on-street parking to create high quality bicycle infrastructure.This discussion will be relevant for professionals struggling with how to create bicycle infrastructure that is as comfortable and safe as possible within constrained environments where it is politically impractical to reduce parking.
This webinar will provide you with simple, practical solutions to reduce conflicts between parked cars and on-street bicycle facilities. You will learn how to apply low cost solutions that are mindful of federal guidance but also capitalize on the latest advances in the U.S. and elsewhere. Solutions discussed in this webinar will address engineering liability concerns and consider maintenance impacts (cost and manpower). Many agencies are supportive of these concepts in theory but struggle to get past these two issues.
Specific discussion will focus on:
- Buffered bike lanes, parallel lines, cycle tracks, door zone markings, facility dimensions, color, signs, educational/marketing efforts - How the MUTCD and AASHTO apply to the various treatments - The state of the practice in the U.S. and around the world - The state of the research for each treatment - Identifying when and where it may be appropriate to deploy particular treatments.
The presenter is Bill Schultheiss, PE, Senior Engineer, Toole Design Group. Bill has more than a decade of experience on high quality engineering and design for a range of projects including bicycle master plans for the cities of Seattle, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.; pedestrian and bicycle design guidelines for state and local governments; and site specific solutions for urban, suburban and rural design challenges. He is a member of the Bicycle Technical Committee of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. He holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering.