Explore the upcoming active transportation safety events this month!

June 8, 2022

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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.

Also, these opportunities can be found on the event calendar here.


How to Apply for SS4A Grants: General Overview

Host: UC Davis ITS as part of the Friday Seminar

June 13, 2022 | 10:00am PT | Register

This webinar will offer a general overview of the SS4A program, the grant application process, and the available grant types. This webinar is part of the Webinar Series: Safe Streets and Roads for All Grants. Learn more about additional upcoming sessions and how to register.

How to Apply for SS4A Grants:  Action Plan Grants

Host: UC Davis ITS as part of the Friday Seminar

June 15, 2022 | 10:00am PT | Register

This webinar will offer a general overview of the SS4A program and the grant application process and provide a particular focus on applying for Action Plan Grants.This webinar is part of the Webinar Series: Safe Streets and Roads for All Grants. Learn more about additional upcoming sessions and how to register.

Bicycling and Walking in American Communities of Fewer Than 10,000 People - Current Status and Plans for the Future

Host: APBP

June 15, 2022 | 12:00pm PT | Register

This webinar will present findings from a research study that sought to better understand what walking and bicycling looks like in rural America. Community built bridges, non-motorized only bridges, books along a rail trail, a "square" that brings out residents of all ages, multi-use trail connections to schools, a multi-use trail loop accessible from the community's core, historical slate sidewalk, connection between the community and state park, parklets, access to business and residences, one-lane (each) non-motorized and vehicular bridge, and the presence of scooters were some of the many compelling examples of infrastructure and supporting programs for walking and bicycling found in twelve communities representative of five regions in the United States.

Cost: $50 members/$85 non-members
Learn more and register.

Directing Drivers' Attention - A State Highway Safety Office Roadmap for Combating Distracted Driving

Host: GHSA
June 16, 2022 | 11am PT | Register

In 2020 3,142 people in the U.S. died in crashes involving a distracted driver, slightly more than 8% of all fatal crashes. While distracted driving is generally considered to be under-reported, you don’t have to be a traffic safety professional to see evidence of it every time you are on the road. A new GHSA report, funded by General Motors, refocuses attention on this pervasive and preventable highway safety problem. GHSA staff will provide a high-level overview of the issue, share key report recommendations and issue a call to action for State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs). They’ll be joined by a leading expert on distracted driving for a discussion about partnering with survivor advocates and other key stakeholders who can help advance policy, provide critical resources and implement initiatives to change the social norm. Be sure to tune in for the entire webinar, as it will close with an exciting announcement about a new grant opportunity for SHSOs and their partners.

Learn more and register.

Road to Zero Briefing - National Rural Road Safety Awareness Week

Host: Road to Zero, National Center for Rural Road Safety

June 22, 2022 | 11am PT | Register

Join Road to Zero and the National Center for Rural Road Safety as we dive into preparation for National Rural Road Safety week. The week, held July 18-22 will focus on reaching rural road safety practitioners. This briefing will highlight some of the plans for the week and ways to get involved.

Strategies for managing the effects of kinetic energy in crashes


June 22, 2022 | 11:30am PT | Register

This session in the CSCRS Research to Practice Bytes Series will describe the role of kinetic energy as a focal principle of the Safe System approach. A proposed framework that allows us to tap into a set of six ordinal crash prevention strategies will be presented. Implications for policy making and technological innovation will be discussed.

Learn more and register for the event.

How to Apply for SS4A Grants: Implementation Grants

Host: UC Davis ITS as part of the Friday Seminar

June 23, 2022 | 10:00am PT | Register

This webinar will offer a general overview of the SS4A program and the grant application process and provide a particular focus on applying for Implementation Grants. This webinar is part of the Webinar Series: Safe Streets and Roads for All Grants. Learn more about additional upcoming sessions and how to register.

The Past, Present, and Future of Electric Bicycling

Host: Smart Growth Online
June 23, 2022 | 10:00am PT | Register

As sales of electric bicycles (e-bikes) have surged and outpaced the sales of all-electric cars since 2020, more and more people are enjoying increased mobility, while communities are confronting the need to manage them, especially on public trails and greenways.

Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network as journalist Carlton Reid, Dillon Fitch of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, and Andrew Brown of iGo Electric Bikes look at the evolution of e-bike technology, how communities are responding to the increase in e-biking demand and usage, and what the future holds for these vehicles.

Learn more and register for this free webinar.

Back to Basics: Transportation Safety in Traditionally Underserved and Vulnerable Communities

Host: Road to Zero Coalition
June 27, 2022 | 10:00am PT | Register

Rural and tribal communities present their own set of opportunities and challenges in addressing transportation safety and improved mobility. The Road to Zero Coalition cannot achieve its mission of zero transportation deaths without addressing the disproportionate fatalities that occur each year on rural and tribal roads. This webinar will kick off our summer series exploring traditionally underserved and vulnerable communities, including rural and tribal populations, which will aim to engage practitioners and those working in transportation safety who might not be as familiar with issues in these communities. This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to explore the way rural and tribal communities are experiencing many of the same historical and systemic legacies of urban communities, ways to better incorporate these communities into the discussion of transportation equity, and why mobility is a right.

Learn more and register for the webinar.

Performance-Based Application of the Highway Safety Manual

Host: TRB
June 28, 2022 | 9:30am PT | Register
The Highway Safety Manual provides tools to allow agencies to change their design for safety of a facility from traditional “design standards” to a more performance-based statistical approach. This webinar will explore processes, job aids, tools, and workforce training for the HSM.

Fee: Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. 

Learn more and register.

Putting the Proven Countermeasures to Work to Reduce Roadway Departures


June 28, 2022 | 10am PT | Register

Putting the Proven Countermeasures to Work to Reduce Roadway Departures
Rural roadway departures account for approximately one-third of all U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The FHWA has identified proven countermeasures to reduce the number and severity of these crashes. This webinar will focus on how four transportation agencies are implementing these countermeasures

New Safe Streets Funding: Go BIG & Bold

Host: Vision Zero Network

June 28, 2022 | 11am PT | Register

Significant new funding is available to help local-, regional- and tribal communities advance Vision Zero – safe mobility for all – and it’s encouraging bigger, bolder project ideas. The new Safe Streets & Roads for All (SS4A) federal program will provide $1billion/year to municipalities, regional governments and tribal communities for their Vision Zero-specific work, including planning and implementation. And it’s incentivizing applicants to move beyond the status quo in their proposals.

In this 75-minute webinar, we’ll highlight ways to leverage this new funding to make meaningful, lasting systems-level safety changes in your community and move past the usual Whack-a-Mole approach. Examples include: moving beyond a typical “planning process” to problem-solve on deeper challenges related to slowing speeds community-wide; bringing an equity & justice framework to your Vision Zero efforts; and going beyond spot improvements to system-wide street changes that embody a Safe System approach.

Join us and Vision Zero leaders from communities around the nation, who will share their experiences and advice, to think BIG. (Note this is not a “How-to-apply” session. For official information on the SS4A process and details, see USDOT’s site).

Learn more and how to register.


NaTMEC 2022: Advancing Travel Monitoring in a Data Driven World

Jun 13 – 17, 2022

Host: Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and in Cooperation With the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PACTRANS)

The biennial National Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference (NaTMEC) provides travel monitoring professionals and transportation data users from around the world opportunities to share knowledge and good practices, exchange ideas, revisit fundamental concepts, learn new processes, procedures and techniques, and see the latest advancements in policy, technology, and equipment.  

The goal of the conference is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of multimodal traffic monitoring programs covering motorized, bicyclist, and pedestrian movements to enhance data driven decisions in areas of performance management, planning and design, asset management, safety, and program administration. 

This will be a virtual event. Learn more and register.

Early Bird Deadline: APBP Annual Conference 2022

Thursday, Jun 30, 2022
Host: APBP

Join over 250 active transportation professionals and advocates at the 2022 APBP Conference from August 22 - 24 in the Twin Cities, Minnesota - one of the most multimodal cities in America! Registration is now open!

The Planning Committee is coordinating over 40 sessions, workshops, and mobile tours around the Minneapolis and St. Paul area that you won't want to miss. The Conference will feature over 12 different walking and biking tour options.

Early bird registration deadline is June 30, 2022.

Learn more about the conference and how to register.


Positioning for Successful Grant Applications

Host: ATRC and California LTAP
Don't miss out on the grant writing course! Expert instructors will assist local agency staff in identifying strategies on how to beat position transportation projects for grant funding. Learn how to recognize the best matches for applicable funding, considerations to defining a project, and the importance telling a compelling story. Key topics for the course will include State & Federal Project Funding Programs, environmental and pre-construction responsibilities, community engagement and stakeholder support.

Course times: 8:30am - 12:30pm, June 8-9, 2022

Learn more and register here.

IBPI Workshop: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

Jun 21 – 22, 2022
Host: TREC at Portland State University

Hosted every summer since 2012, this two-day course supports transportation planning and engineering faculty in integrating bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. Our holistic approach to teaching delivers the state-of-the art practice in designing for active transportation, while also sharing the learning materials and resources necessary to broaden your curriculum and course design.

The importance of interactive, experiential learning is demonstrated through walking and biking (or, e-scooter) tours which offer participants first-hand experience in the innovative design solutions used in Portland and other U.S. cities that prioritize designing for all types of road users. Combined with classroom instruction on the Portland State campus, participants should expect the field tours to be up to 8 miles with some mild elevation and done at a moderate pace. 

Workshop fee: $150. 

A limited number of Diversity Scholarships are available, and applications for them are due Friday, April 6, 2022.

Learn more and register here.


SCAG: Civic Engagement, Equity & Environmental Justice Information Sessions

Thu, June 9, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Host: SCAG

The upcoming Sustainable Communities Program (SCP) Call for Applications prioritizes Civic Engagement, Equity & Environmental Justice. SCAG has set a new date for the Sustainable Communities Program application. Applications will be released in Fall 2022. The new date allows SCAG to secure additional funds from the state.

SCAG will hold two information sessions to provide updates on the program. The information sessions will provide opportunities for dialogue and to link program objectives to community priorities. We invite you to join us at one of the upcoming information sessions. 

Session 1: Wednesday, June 1, 5p - 630p

Session 2: Thursday, June 9, 11:30a - 1pm

Learn more about the SCP Program and register for a listening session here

Deadline to Apply: Champions Institute

Fri, June 10, 8:59pm – 8:59pm
Sponsor: Smart Growth America

Applications are open for the third round of the Active People, Healthy NationSM Champions Institute, an opportunity for local elected officials to gain the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for safer and more Complete Streets hosted by Smart Growth America (SGA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity. Building on two successful years of the program, this third cohort will receive comprehensive training to help them become champions in their communities to promote activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations. The Champions Institute will also help position participants to make the best use of the influx of funds from the infrastructure law, make their communities more competitive for federal grants, and more.

Applications are due by Friday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more about the Champions Institute.