Explore the Active Transportation Safety Events Coming Up in April!

March 30, 2021

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Explore our round-up of webinars and events coming up highlighting the latest road safety trends and best practices in planning and designing safe spaces for walking, biking, scooting, and rolling! Have an event you'd like us to share? Please submit your event here.


Active Living Conference

Host: Active Living Research

April 6-9, 2021 | 8:30am - 4:30pm PT | Register

The 2021 Active Living Conference theme, Now More than Ever – Active Living for All, implores us to embrace active living as a focal mechanism for overcoming the adversities in our lives. This year's conference will be a virtual learning and engagement event. The theme for this year’s conference challenges us to discuss and ensure that the positive effects that an active lifestyle and active design can provide are for everyone. 

Pacific Southwest Region UTC Congress 2021

Host: Pacific Southwest Region 9 (PSR) UTC

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 12:30pm - 4:30pm PT | Register

The month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the roads today. Distracted drivers aren’t just a threat to themselves; they are a danger to everyone else on the road. The national distracted driving effort focuses on ways to change the behavior of drivers through legislation, enforcement, public awareness, and education.

2021 AASHTO GIS for Transportation Virtual Symposium


April 19-22, 2021 | 8:30am - 4:30pm PT | Register

Since 1989, AASHTO has brought together persons in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes.  Originally scheduled to be held in Minneapolis, MN, the AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium will now be held virtually April 19-22, 2021 on the Hubilo platform.

2021 Lifesavers Conference

Host: Lifesavers Conference, LLC

April 26-28, 2021 | 8:30am - 4:30pm PT | Register

The 2021 Lifesavers Virtual Conference will provide a global platform with 70 virtual workshops in nine tracks, plenary sessions, peer exchange discussion groups, and an extensive interactive exhibit hall. The learning environment is designed to engage federal, state and local government; law enforcement; public health; injury prevention; advocacy and non-profit organization professional in an exchange of ideas, strategies, and programs to reduce preventable injuries and deaths.

Future of Commuting Summit

Host: Associate for Commuter Transportation 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 8:30am - 4:30pm PT | Register

This new virtual event grew out of ACT’s successful Emerging Mobility Summit and will feature many of the event’s unique opportunities for interactive discussions, learning, and networking about the future of commuting. This new event aims to bring together 150+ employers, thought leaders, government agencies, and private sector TDM leaders. The goal of the Summit is to address the ever-evolving challenges that face commuters from home to work or campus. We’ll take a deep dive into best practices surrounding commuter programs from a variety of employers all over the country and the challenges they’re facing in their areas.


An Introduction to Network Screening and Systemic Safety

Host: Institute of Transporation Engineers (ITE)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 11:00pm - 12:00pm PT | Register

In this webinar, attendees will be introduced to the road safety management process and how network screening and systemic safety techniques are reactive and proactive approaches, respectively, that both identify sites with the greatest potential for safety improvement.

The Basics of Bikeway Selection at Intersections and with Parking

Host: VHB and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am PT | Register

Since the release of the FHWA Bikeway Selection Guide in 2019, agencies have integrated the guide into roadway design policies, bicycle transportation plans, and corridor studies. The guide outlines a process for selecting a preferred bikeway and assessing selection in context of roadway conditions and traffic activity. But, practitioners frequently ask “How do I apply the Bikeway Selection Guide to complex intersections?” and “How do I assess the tradeoffs and options for bikeway selection with on street parking?” FHWA has responded to these questions by generating two new supplemental resources to the Bikeway Selection Guide: Traffic Analysis and Intersection Considerations to Inform Bikeway Selection and On Street Motor Vehicle Parking and the Bikeway Selection Process. During this webinar, authors will provide an overview of the information included in these resources.

FoRRRwD: You Have Crash Data, Now What?

Host: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PT | Register

Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focuses on the Systemic Approach pillar. State, local, and tribal agencies – come discover tools for crash data analysis that will help you make data driven, targeted decisions and how see how agencies have used them to analyze their data.

Level of Service Concepts in Multimodal Environments -- Traffic Engineering Manual: Chapter 5

Host:  ITE 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:30pm PT | Register

This webinar is intended to discuss how the concept of level of service can be applied to multimodal environments and why doing so requires a shift in perspective from traditional approaches to level of service where auto use predominates. Well understood performance measures that relate directly to how well a transportation system is operating as a whole need to be supplemented by other measures that address the quality of travel from the travelers perspective especially when evaluating non-auto modes. The webinar attempts to distill the characteristics which contribute to level of service for different modes and to present the nature of trade-offs that must be considered in multi-modal environments to design and operate multimodal infrastructure in urban settings

Statewide Action Plans for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

Host:  VHB and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:30am PT | Register

During this webinar, authors of How to Develop a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Action Plan will review the elements of successful Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Action Plans and describe how Department of Transportation (DOTs) at the state level can develop their own plans.

Making Progress: Vision Zero in Denver, Colorado

Host: Vision Zero Network

Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT | Register

In this webinar, you'll hear about Vision Zero progess in Denver, CO. 

Evaluation of a Transportation Incentive Program for Affordable Housing Residents

Host: Portland State University, TREC

Friday, April 16, 2021 | 11:30pm - 12:30pm PT | Register

In this webinar, you'll gain insights into the implementation and effectiveness of a transportation financial incentive program for low-income populations. 

Using Indicators to Track Walking and Cycling Progress

Host: APBP

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT | Register

In this webinar, the City and County of Peterborough, Ontario, and their partners at Peterborough Public Health and GreenUP will talk about the process of developing their second major publication using infographics and plain language to tell the story of changes in walking and cycling in their communities.  The 2020 Active Transportation and Health Indicators Report is designed to be a reference for decision and policy makers, staff and advocates.

Effective Programs to Improve Access and Use of Trails for Youth from Under-Resourced Communities

Host: American Trails

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:30am PT | Register

This webinar will identify trail studies and existing programs that may effectively promote and increase the use of trails among youth, especially those from under-resourced neighborhoods or communities.

Where’s the Money? Funding Your Active Transportation Project.

Host: Safe Routes Partnership

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am PT | Register

In this webinar, speakers from Oklahoma and South Carolina will share how they were able to successfully fund and implement active transportation infrastructure projects in their communities.

Safety in Public Spaces as a Barrier to Women’s Urban Mobility

Host: Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm PT | Register

In this webinar, Economist Girija Borker will present work from Delhi, India that studies the impact of perceived risk of street harassment on women’s human capital attainment.

Exploring the National Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Data Clearinghouse

Host: Krista Nordback, UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and Wes Kumfer, UNC Highway Safety Research Center.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm PT | Register

In this webinar, presenters will demonstrate how to use the clearinghouse, including new search geographic and temporal data search capabilities, and discuss the strengths and shortcomings of these datasets.

APBP Quarterly U.S. Federal Policy Webinar

Host: APBP

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT | Register

Join Caron Whitaker, CLW Consulting, LLC, for a quarterly briefing on the latest developments in U.S. federal transportation policy and legislation. Register once for all 4 webinars in 2021.

Safety Campaigns 

Impaired Driving Prevention

Host: Active Transportation Resource Center

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 8:30am - 4:30pm PT | Register

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, there will likely be an increase in marijuana use. To help keep drug-impaired drivers off the roads, NHTSA is teaming up with State and local traffic safety advocates to spread the message that drug-impaired driving of any kind is dangerous and illegal.


Bicycle Transportation: An Introduction to Planning & Design

Host: Active Transportation Resource Center

Tuesday, April 13, 2021| Register

The Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC), in collaboration with Caltrans, presents the Bicycle Transportation: An Introduction to Planning and Design virtual training course. The course is intended for engineering and planning professionals from local, regional, and state agencies. Participants are expected to stay and engage throughout the entire training course