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Thursday, September 27 • 9:30am - 4:30pm
Active Transportation & Complete Streets Training Course LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

NYBC will be piloting a one-day workshop on active transportation and complete streets.  This intensive hands-on course is sponsored by NYSERDA and limited to members of panning boards, municipal officials and planning professionals.  During this collaborative workshop, participants will  discuss core concepts and specific infrastructure treatments associated with complete streets.  In addition to a bike audit, participants will engage in a policy scoring exersize and a series of place-based dicussions.  Beyond strategies and best practices, the course will provide a series metrics, and evaluation frameworks to help communities measure their success and establish benchmarks.  The evaluation section of the course will introduce a suite of endemic and nonendemic datasets typically used in assessing a community’s level of bike and walkability including:
  • Screenline counts
  • Vehicular crash statistics
  • Bicycle-level of stress
  • Pedestrian volume
  • Community walk audits
  • Automated counting technologies vehicular modeshare
In addition to specific metrics and methodologies for data collection, the course will introduce established frameworks such as the League of American Bicyclist’s ‘Bicycle-Friendly Community’ evaluation criteria and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center’s ‘Walk- Friendly communities designation.’   This course will not only challenge communities to enhance efforts to proactively facilitate active transportation, but provide the tools to do so, and encourage recognition at a national level.  

Thursday September 27, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm EDT
Garden Room