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Transportation and Communities 2018: Academy Edition ● September 13 - 14, 2018 at Portland State University
In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re trying something a little different. Instead of brief sessions that introduce you to a topic– we will be offering fifteen half-day workshops that focus on skill building and providing the tools to apply the latest research to practice. These will be hands-on, immersive learning experiences in a small classroom setting. Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded consortium: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).

⇨CLICK HERE TO REGISTER⇦ This event is a la carte, and pricing is per workshop. You may attend as few as one, or as many as four workshops. Questions? Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu.  Let us know if you’re a student interested in volunteering, and we’ll be in touch later this summer.
  • Half-Day Workshop (general admission): $95
  • Half-Day Workshop (student rate / elected government officials rate): $50
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Friday, September 14 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Slow Street Facilities for Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Advisory Bike Lanes, Bicycle Boulevards and More

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The United States has a little over 4 million miles of roads. 69% of that mileage is made up of the slowest, calmest type of street – the local street. These are the streets most of us use every day. Bicycle and pedestrian treatments which allow the mixing of motorized and non-motorized traffic are applicable to much of this 2.8 million mile-long system. While protected bicycle lanes and off-street facilities often grab the spotlight, local streets dominate our network and treatments for these streets deserve at least equal consideration.

These slower streets present their own challenges and are amenable to a range of facilities which are not normally appropriate for busier streets. These facilities go by names such as neighborhood greenways, bicycle boulevards, bike lanes, yield roadways, shared streets, and a new treatment called advisory bike lanes. Each of these facilities has their own personality, strengths, and weaknesses.

This workshop will present these treatments, compare their advantages and disadvantages, and look at the street conditions for which they are most suitable. Guidance on siting and design for each treatment will be provided.

  • Define the bicycle and pedestrian treatments available for calmer streets
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various treatments
  • Select the appropriate treatment for a given street environment
  • Talk knowledgeably about a newly available treatment, the advisory bike lane
  • Find resources to educate themselves further in this area
This half-day workshop is eligible for 3.5 hours of professional development credit through AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Michael Williams

Transportation Consultant, Michael Williams Company
Michael Williams has been involved with active transportation for 15 years. He has researched and published on advisory bike lanes over the past 5 years. Mr. Williams was primary author of the survey paper titledLessons Learned: Advisory Bicycle Lanes in North America and publish... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA