Explore the Upcoming Active Transportation Safety Events this Month!

August 11, 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.


Reconnecting Communities

Host: ITE

August 11, 2022 | 11:00 am PT | Register

In the mid-20th century, transportation planning was mostly focused on how to increase mobility for suburban commuters to and from downtown areas. As a result, expressways were built to encircle central business districts, which often became a barrier between adjacent neighborhoods. Connections between city’s homes, businesses, riverfront, markets, entertainment districts, and other vibrant neighborhoods were lost with the construction of highways, which often affected minority communities the most. As these highways approach the end of their life cycle, agencies have started to consider whether rebuilding or removing them is the best answer, especially with the recent passage of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that dedicates $1 billion for highway capping and removal. Conversion of several existing highways into at-grade roadways that take all modes of transportation into consideration represents an equitable approach to reconnecting cities.

This webinar will focus on the ongoing effort to reconnect cities, and will explore case studies illustrating overall lessons learned, challenges, and success stories at different stages of the highway removal process. Webinar attendees will learn about local perspectives for planning, implementation, and post-implementation of the City of Detroit’s I-375 Removal Project, the City of Rochester's I-490 Inner Loop removal and conversion, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s removal of I-84 through Downtown Hartford.

Fee: Free members/$79 non-members

Learn more and register.

Advanced Vehicle Technology and IIJA - Taking Traffic Safety to the Next Level

Host: Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths
August 17, 2022 | 7:00 am PT | Register

Join Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths for this discussion of the future of traffic safety! You'll learn about some exciting emerging vehicle technology and the significant changes in traffic safety programming outlined in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Experts from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Governors Highway Safety Association, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety will cover these topics in detail and answer your questions.

Learn more and register.

Data Don't Drive - The Limitations of Crash Data for Understanding Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Mobility Needs

Host: APBP

August 17, 2022 | Noon PT | Register

An interactive session designed to introduce participants to the shortcomings of traditional safety data sources (e.g., crash data) and analysis methods (e.g., hot spot analysis), expand their awareness of other data sources (e.g., pedestrian/bicycle count data, community- and crowd-sourced data), and engage participants in activities that illustrate how a combination of traditional and nontraditional data sources can be used to identify both safety and mobility problems, address latent risks and unmet mobility needs, and develop innovative solutions

Fee: $50 members/$85 non-members

Learn more and register.

Reconnecting Communities – Capital Construction Grant Webinar

Host: US DOT
August 22, 2022 | 11:00 am PT | Register
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program (RCP) – Capital Construction Grant webinar.

This webinar will cover Capital Construction grant application requirements under the RCP discretionary grant program. Topics will include pre-requisites, eligibility, award and cost sharing information, and project readiness evaluation requirements related specifically to Capital Construction grant applications. DOT is hosting a separate webinar on Benefit Cost Analysis on August 30.

Putting it to Work: Strategies and Interventions in Traditionally Underserved and Vulnerable Communities

Host: Road to Zero Coalition

August 24, 2022 | Noon PT | Register

This session will build on the knowledge gained during the webinar Back to Basics: Transportation Safety in Traditionally Underserved and Vulnerable Communities. It is highly recommended that attendees view that session.

Reducing transportation deaths takes hard work and decisive action. This webinar will explore strategies and interventions currently being deployed in traditionally underserved and vulnerable communities. Attendees will hear from practitioners about opportunities to improve safety and mobility and overcoming challenges to creating change.

Learn more and register.

Reconnecting Communities - Benefit Cost Analysis Webinar

Host: US DOT

August 30, 2022 | Noon PT | Register

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program (RCP) - Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) webinar.

This webinar will cover departmental guidance for BCA as it relates to the RCP discretionary grant program application. In addition to a brief overview of the RCP Program, the webinar will include a presentation of project-specific BCA examples from the Office of the Chief Economist. BCA is required for Capital Construction applications for the RCP program.

Introducing Micromodes.org: The First Surveillance System for Micromobility Fatalities


August 31, 2022 | 10:00 am PT | Register

Micromobility devices are increasing in popularity worldwide. However, because of the novelty of these devices, the fatality risk associated with these devices is unknown. This webinar will introduce the new website, micromodes.org, which aims to improve the tracking of fatalities involving micromobility devices, starting with e-scooter fatalities.

Presenter: Kristin Podsiad, Dual Master of Public Health and Master of City and Regional Planning Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Learn more and register.


National Transportation in Indian Country Conference

Aug 22 – 26, 2022

Host: National Transportation in Indian Country Conference

The National Transportation in Indian Country Conference is the one-stop-shop transportation conference FOR TRIBES, BY TRIBES. NTICC offers access to relevant training and an opportunity for Tribal transportation professionals to engage with federal officials and their Tribal transportation peers regarding Tribal transportation issues and challenges. 

NTICC provides information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian Country and the safety of those who live, work, and travel the roadways of Alaska Native and Native American lands.
Learn more and register here.

APBP Conference 2022

Aug 22 – 24, 2022
Host: APBP

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.


Back to School Safety Month

Aug 1 – 31, 2022

August is Back to School Safety Month. Visit the links below for tips and resources for school bus safety, bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, and child safety.

Labor Day National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization

Aug 17 – Sep 5, 2022
The 2022 impaired driving national enforcement mobilization "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" goes into effect across the country from August 17 to September 5, 2022. One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes (impaired driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.

Learn more.


Making Your "Safe Streets" Action Plan Application Shine

Host: Vision Zero Network/National League of Cities

Ahead of the September 15th deadline for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program, Vision Zero Network is partnering with the National League of Cities (NLC) to help communities submit strong applications and advance roadway safety work. Two webinars will convene experts to share strategies to bolster your proposal and make a meaningful shift towards Vision Zero.Panelists include experts in the Safe System approach in communities of all sizes and types, including rural, suburban, urban and tribal lands. We’ll build on these recommendations for SS4A applicants and share more ideas and examples to boost your work. Please join us!

The August 11 webinar will focus on Planning grants. Register with NLC here.
The August 15 webinar will focus on Implementation grants. Register with NLC here.

Funding Deadline: League of American Bicyclists Community Sparks Grant Program

Sponsor:  League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists launched their Community Sparks Program to be able to help continue the momentum for biking across the country. The program is meant to empower communities to create more Bicycle Friendly Communities through funding bike-related projects. The League will award 10 grants of up to $1,500 to organizations seeking to improve their communities through biking. To be eligible to apply, organizations must be based in the United States and be a non-profit (501c3, 501c4 and 501c6) and/or a public or government agency/organization. 

The deadline to apply for the Community Spark Grant is July 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm PT. You can apply here!


IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design

Aug 29 – Sep 2, 2022

Host: Portland State University TREC

As Portland, Oregon has put bikeway plans into effect, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t—how to plan effectively, design correctly and make investments that get results. We’ve distilled those lessons into this course, which covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, field tours, and design exercises. 

Instructors draw from their years of experience, along with project examples, to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. The pioneers and leading practitioners in the field will teach the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of classroom sessions and tours. The instruction and interaction with other participants will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and teach you the skills and techniques you need to get started on your next project.

Learn more about the course and how to register.