PBIC Webinar Series 8/16 and 8/31: Walking and Biking in an Automated Future

August 14, 2017

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is hosting a free webinar series on August 16, 2017 and August 31, 2017 that will explore the ways in which automated and connected vehicles may impact pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility, and how cities can remain or become safe and vibrant places for walking and bicycling as the revolution in vehicle automation continues.

TITLE: The Promise and Challenges of Automated Technologies
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST 
REGISTRATION: to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7991204715307351809

Industry-leading experts from Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, VTTI’s Center for Vulnerable Road User Safety, and Charles River Analytics will share the latest in connected and automated technologies, and describe the challenges and potential for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility through these innovations. A facilitated discussion will follow.


  • Automated and Connected Vehicle Technologies, Promises, and Challenges (Justin Owens, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
  • AV’s Blindspot: Detecting Pedestrians and Bicyclists (Bernardo Pires, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute)
  • The Connected Bicycle: Communicating with Vehicles and Infrastructure (Michael Jenkins, Charles River Analytics)

TITLE: Policies to Prepare for an Automated Future
DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 31, 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST
REGISTRATION: to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6164921399129647873

In this webinar, speakers will discuss policy issues and tools that can guide the evolution of automated vehicles in a way that supports vibrant, multimodal communities. Hear perspectives from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), academics from UC-Davis’s National Center for Sustainable Transportation, practitioners from Sam Schwartz Engineering, and those leading the Portland, OR Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative (SAVI). Ask questions and share your own ideas in a facilitated discussion afterward.


  • City Perspectives on Connected/Automated Vehicle Policies (Mollie Pelon, NACTO)
  • Sharing, Electrification, and Automation: Policies for The Three Revolutions (Susan Handy, UC-Davis National Center for Sustainable Transportation)
  • Saving Our Cities from the Driverless Future: Impacts and Policy Framework for the Age of Autonomous Vehicles (Joe Iacobucci, Sam Schwartz Engineering)
  • Portland’s Smart Autonomous Vehicle Initiative (Art Pearce, City of Portland)

To register for upcoming PBIC webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/webinars.cfm