Active Transportation Webinars in November

November 1, 2018

This month, we're highlighting a selection of webinars promoting active transportation, walkability, and how to create safer walking and biking for all in our communities. 

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Learn the Ropes: How to Start your Safe Routes to School Program
Hosted by Safe Routes to School National Partnership
November 13, 2018 at 10am PT / 1pm ET // Registration
This webinar will highlight different types of Safe Routes to School programs and how each was started. Participants will hear from city and school staff on best practices and ideas for how to start a program in your community.


Where Do We Go Next? Mapping and Tracking in the Future
Hosted by America Walks 
November 14, 2018 at 11am PT / 2pm ET // Registration
Technological advancements have played a pivotal contribution in measuring safety, improving health and well being and recording information. Attendees of this webinar will learn about various sources of reporting, tracking and mapping tools, and how they're being used to promote walking and walkability. America Walks sums it up--"You can't improve what you don't measure."


Conflict Resolution: Good Sidepath Design
Hosted by the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals
November 14, 2018 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET // Registration
Attention planners and engineers who are interested in the design of high quality sidepaths at intersections and driveway crossings: you don't want to miss this webinar! Presenters will summarize the findings of a recent safety analysis of sidepaths in Michigan. The summary of these crash trends helped inform the development of a guide for the design of sidepaths. You will learn about crash factors and safety issues that can arise with the use of sidepaths, design practices that can address these issues, and about the design manuals and resources that are available.

Lowering Speed Limits to Manage Speeds: Experiences in U.S. Cities
Hosted by the Vision Zero Network
November 14, 2018 at 9am PT / 12pm ET // Registration
Join the Vision Zero Network and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to learn how cities across the U.S. are managing speed and saving lives. With speed a factor in 27% of traffic fatalities, communities seeking to improve traffic safety will learn effective strategies and useful data from the presenters.

Walk Audit 2.0: Walkability Assessment Next Steps
Hosted by Safe Routes to School National Partnership
November 15, 2018 at 10am PT / 1pm ET // Registration
Walk audits are a great tool in creating communities where residents can participate in making their vision of healthy, safe, walkable streets real. In this webinar, you'll hear from community partners in Oregon & Washington who have completed walk audits, and explore next steps for turning their vision into reality.

Leading With Health: Complete Streets and Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning
Hosted by Safe Routes to School National Partnership
November 27, 2018 at 11:00am PT / 2pm ET // Registration
Complete Streets policies and bicycle and pedestrian plans are two key tools used by cities and counties to support community visions and goals for health, and health stakeholders have a crucial role to play in advancing strong policies and plans in their communities. In this webinar, you’ll hear from a county health department that developed pedestrian plans for unincorporated communities, a health coalition that led a Complete Streets policy effort, and about other ways to bring a health focus to local walking and bicycling initiatives.   

Active Transportation for Healthy Communities
Hosted by America Walks
November 29, 2018 at 11am PT / 2pm ET // Registration
Activity-friendly and walkable communities are designed in ways that make physical activity easier and more accessible for everyone. This webinar will highlight work being done by three communities of various sizes who are working to improve transportation systems to become more active, healthy, and safe with activity-friendly connections for all.