Green Action Centre and Bike Winnipeg invite you to join us for a local viewing of the following APBP and Green Lane Project webinar on "Rapid Implementation and Pilot Projects" for protected bike lanes (cycle tracks).
The webinar viewing takes place in the EcoCentre http://greenactioncentre.ca/content/ecocentre-directions-and-travel-options/ boardroom (3rd floor, 303 Portage Ave) and will be followed by group discussion of local applications.
RSVPs appreciated but not necessary. Hope to see you then!
* * * * * Rapid Implementation and Pilot Projects (Protected Bike Lanes) *Wednesday, December 3rd, 2:00-3:00 p.m., EcoCentre Boardroom*
*Key takeaways*: • Identify key factors for success in rapid implementation • Recognize when a pilot project is the right tool for rapid implementation • Describe best practices for effective pilot projects
*Description*: 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.
In this session, learn how the cities of Austin and Memphis have evolved a replicable process for getting projects on the ground quickly. Specific factors conducive to rapid implementation of new facilities are considered, including capacity, resources, process and public outreach. Pilot projects are a tool for rapid implementation, and communities have learned some sharp lessons about what works—and what doesn’t. Hear about the evolution of pilot projects in Memphis, including considerations for planning and implementation to maximize community acceptance.
Read about pilot projects here: ‘Ready, fire, aim’: How to make a great protected bike lane pilot project http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/ready-fire-aim-how-to-make-a-great-protected-bike-lane-pilot-project
*Presenters*: Annick Beaudet, Capital Planning Consultant, City of Austin Kyle Wagenschutz, Bikeway/Pedestrian Coordinator, Memphis Urban Area MPO