Friday Transportation Seminar: Advisory Bike Lanes in North America

Speaker(s): 
Michael Williams, Alta Planning + Design
Cost: 
Free
Event Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT
Credit: 
PDH: 1 | AICP: 1 (#9135425)

LOCATION: PSU, Urban Center Building, Room 204 (Distance Learning Center Wing)
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). See here for a Certificate of Attendance for those who track professional development hours.

SUMMARY
Despite being used successfully for decades in Europe, Advisory Bike Lanes are an emerging facility type in North America and can be an effective tool for communities wishing to provide bicycle lanes on streets that are otherwise too narrow to accommodate them. This talk will introduce the concept and operation of advisory bike lanes and look at some lessons learned from the early installations of this facility in the U.S. and Canada.

SPEAKER
Michael Williams, Alta Planning + Design / Graduate Student of Civil Engineering at PSU
2016-2017 Active Transportation Scholar of the Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI)

Michael is a graduate student in the Civil Engineering Department at PSU, studying transportation with an emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle facilities. He has a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Electrical Engineering from CSU Chico and UC Santa Barbara, respectively. He worked for 15 years as a biomedical device engineer/manager with eleven patents in the field. Michael also worked as a public works general contractor for approximately 15 years managing road work, bridge work and school modernizations. He returned to school to pursue his passion of creating safe, exciting transportation for all. Michael worked as a volunteer advocate for ten years in Shasta and Siskiyou counties in Northern California and is a member of the California Bicycle Coalition Policy Advisory Board and Shasta Living Streets. Michael spearheaded the creation of a city pedestrian and trails master plan for the City of Mt. Shasta and the securing of grants to build the improvements in that plan. Having lived in the small town of Mt. Shasta, CA for more than 20 years, Michael is particularly interested in active transportation and public transportation issues in the rural environment. While pursuing his Masters, Michael is working at Alta Planning + Design.

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