Ready for Presentations and Par Tees at APBP in Portland?

Join us in Portland, OR for the 2019 APBP Conference later this month.  You’ll be able to connect with our team of multimodal planners, designers, and engineers – many of whom are presenting in great sessions throughout  – and meet many of our Portland office staff who are part of the local host committee. We’re also delighted to sponsor the closing reception on Tuesday night, where we invite you to test your mini-golf skills against your peers.

Here’s where you can hear from us during the conference:

Monday, August 26

Michael Hintze, AICP, Panelist

Taking Steps Toward Measuring the Pedestrian Environment

August 26, 9:45am-12:15pm

What is the best way to put a number on what makes a place great for walking? Seattle Planning Director Michael Hintze, AICP teams up with staff from Montgomery County, MD and the Oregon DOT to explore this question in a workshop where participants get their hands messy applying these measures on Portland streets.

 

Jeremy Chrzan, P.E., PTOE, Presenter
Jeremy Chrzan, P.E., PTOE, Presenter
Bill Schultheiss, P.E., Presenter
Bill Schultheiss, P.E., Presenter

Back to the Future: Understanding the Evolution of the AASHTO Bike Guide

August 26, 9:45am – 12:15pm

Toole Design Vice President Bill Schultheiss, P.E. and Multimodal Design Practice Lead Jeremy Chrzan, P.E., PTOE (also an APBP Board Member) will take you through the 45-year history of AASHTO’s bicycle design guidance from separated bike facilities to vehicular cycling and back again.

This presentation is based on the 2018 TRB Paper written by Jennifer Toole, AICP, ASLA, Bill Schultheiss, P.E., and Dr. Rebecca Sanders.

Sharon Daleo, P.E., Ride Leader
Sharon Daleo, P.E., Ride Leader

Biking Tour: Portland’s Central City

August 26, 9:45am-12:15pm

Portland is thinking big about how its innermost neighborhoods can accommodate 40,000 more households and 50,000 more jobs by 2035. Join Portland Office Engineering Director Sharon Daleo, P.E. to hear how she and the project team devised and are helping implement strategies like transit priority and separated bike lanes in limited space on this guided bike tour of the downtown area.

 

Jess Zdeb, AICP, Panelist
Jess Zdeb, AICP, Panelist

European Inspired Emerging Best Practices in Bicycle Facility Design

August 26, 1:45pm-3:15pm

 Toole Design’s Portland Office Director Jess Zdeb, AICP kicks off a panel of experts by exploring how the planning context for our streets today presents challenges and opportunities for implementing European-inspired design practices from rural road traffic calming to next-gen bicycle facilities from the Netherlands.

 

Tuesday, August 27

Bill Schultheiss, P.E., Panelist
Bill Schultheiss, P.E., Panelist

Learning Lab: Bikeway Innovation

August 27, 9:45am-12:15pm

Bill Schultheiss, P.E. joins FHWA staff to introduce the latest Federal resource on bikeway design – the Bikeway Selection Guide. The Guide helps transportation professionals make informed decisions about the benefits and drawbacks of different bikeway designs, and how to consider these tradeoffs in the transportation planning process.

 

Spencer Gardner, Panelist
Spencer Gardner, Panelist

Bike Network Evaluation: Low Stress Bike Accessibility & Connectivity

August 27, 1:45pm-5pm

How quickly can you identify and evaluate a low-stress bike network? This information is critical for planning and project prioritization, and Project Planner Spencer Gardner will join a panel of experts to describe the data and process used to identify a low-traffic-stress bike network, along with methods used to evaluate it in terms of connectivity and access to jobs, shops, schools, and other important destinations. Using his experience developing the PeopleforBikes’ BNA tool, Spencer will offer perspectives on how to leverage data to plan and implement low-stress networks that make biking an appealing choice for people of all ages and abilities.

Poster: Promoting Short Trips at a Regional Scale

Michael Hintze, AICP, Presenter

Closing Reception

Pop-Up Par-Tee Presented by Toole Design

The 19th Hole, at Hotel deLuxe

7:00pm-9:00pm

Who doesn’t love a good pop-up project? Just 10 minutes walking from the Conference is the 19th Hole, a parking lot turned beer garden and mini golf course. Unwind from the Conference by playing a round of mini golf, corn hole, Jenga, and other fun games while sharing your takeaways and new inspiration. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided and drinks are available for purchase.

Toole Design is pleased to sponsor the Closing Reception!

Wednesday, August 28

Rae-Leigh Stark, AICP, Co-Moderator
Rae-Leigh Stark, AICP, Co-Moderator

Going Macro with Micromobility

August 28, 9:45am – 12:15pm

What was once simply called bikeshare has now evolved into a veritable ecosystem of small, shared personal mobility networks and devices which have taken cities of all shapes and sizes by storm. Love them or hate them, bikes, e-bikes, and scooters are clearly meeting a need. Project Planner Rae-Leigh Stark, AICP co-moderates a panel of city officials and operations leaders to discuss regulations, demand, collaboration, and what the future of micromobility can look like.

 

Jeremy Chrzan, P.E., PTOE, Panel Expert
Jeremy Chrzan, P.E., PTOE, Panel Expert

Burning Design Questions, Boss Answers. An APBP-NACTO partnership.

August 28, 9:45am – 12:15pm

A roundtable collaboration with NACTO that can’t be missed! APBP Board Member and Multimodal Design Practice Lead Jeremy Chrzan, P.E., PTOE joins a panel five transportation experts to help you work through your most pressing design issues. There will be 5 tables, each staffed by one NACTO design guidance savant as well as your fellow attendees. Each table group will work through 2 – 3 design challenges together, and then present their solutions to the room. Think of it as fun, free crowdsourced consulting.

 

Spencer Gardner, Presenter
Spencer Gardner, Presenter

Running the Bike Network Analysis on your Neighborhood, City, or Region (Part I)

August 28, 9:45am – 12:15pm

When it debuted in 2017, PeopleForBikes’ Bicycle Network Analysis (BNA) changed the game for bikeway connectivity data analytics. The BNA software simplifies the task of running a bicycle Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) analysis for a neighborhood, city or region. This workshop gives participants a chance to dive into the BNA’s inner workings, exploring the input data, methodology, and results. With expert guidance from Spencer Gardner, you’ll will learn how bicycle infrastructure and roadway improvements affect scoring outcomes, and how they can combine BNA outputs with other data sources to measure equity in the bicycle network.

 Part I of the workshop assumes moderate familiarity with data analysis and/or experience working with spatial data. Participants can attend Part I alone or both sessions in sequence.

Running the Bike Network Analysis on your Neighborhood, City, or Region (Part II)

The all-day BNA workshop continues after lunch. In Part II, participants will learn how to run the BNA for a neighborhood, enabling them to produce an up-to-date LTS analysis independently and at no cost for any U.S. city. Attendees can participate interactively with their own laptop or follow along with other participants. This is a hands-on workshop with expert guidance throughout and requires working knowledge of data analysis programming techniques.

Part II of the workshop builds upon Part I and requires moderate experience using a programming language such as Python, R or SQL. Participants can attend Part I alone or both sessions in sequence.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals in Attendance

In addition to our many presenters, be on the lookout for other Toole Design staffers as you attend sessions and explore Portland. They will be attending in their capacity as APBP leaders, transportation practitioners, and Portland team members.

Patrick Gilster, AICP – Project Planner, Oakland
Patrick Gilster, AICP – Project Planner, Oakland
Wendy Phelps, AICP – Project Planner, Silver Spring and ABPB National Capital Region Co-Chair
Wendy Phelps, AICP – Project Planner, Silver Spring and ABPB National Capital Region Co-Chair
Rachel Finfer – Planner, Denver
Rachel Finfer – Planner, Denver
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