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Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2008 Mobile Workshops

Once you've registered for the Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2008 Conference you can reserve spaces in mobile workshops.

  • Each conference participant is limited to two mobile workshops
  • All mobile workshops begin and end at the Westin Hotel on the 6th Avenue (drive through side of the hotel)
  • For all workshops, participants will only miss one indoor presentation session
  • There are at least 30 minutes between mobile workshops, which will allow participants to attend two back-to-back outings.

Important Information about Reserving Space On Mobile Workshops:
- You will have to have your conference registration number available in order to reserve space in a mobile workshop. This number is provided on the registration confirmation on-line screen when you complete your registration for the conference; your registration number is also at the top of the registration confirmation e-mail you will receive after registering.

- You will be limited to reserving space in up to two mobile workshops. Spaces on mobile workshops will be offered on a first-come/first-served basis. On the mobile workshops reservation form you will also be asked for one alternate mobile workshop. If one of the mobile workshops you select is already filled, we'll try to place you in your alternate choice. If that mobile workshop is also filled, we'll e-mail you and let you know that we were unable to place you in your choice of mobile workshops or your alternate.

Wednesday
September 3

Wednesday, September 3

Name of Workshop:  High Point: New Urbanism

Date:  Wednesday, September 3 
Time:  9:45 a.m. to 12 Noon  

Transportation: Van (3)         
Limit
: Registration for this workshop is closed. This workshop is full.

Workshop Description:  West Seattle’s 34 block, 120 acre High Point neighborhood has proven to be one of the most successful new urbanist neighborhoods in the city’s history; it has attracted regional, national and international acclaim.  Built Green® buildings, natural drainage systems, skinny streets, a “complete street’,  planting strips, “loft” apartments above garages, alleys, pocket parks, porous concrete streets and sidewalks, 1600 units of mixed income housing, new library, community center and access to transit and area shopping are just some of what you will see when you participate in this mobile workshop.  Visit their web site at http://www.thehighpoint.com/.

Workshop Leader(s): Peg Staeheli, ASLA, LEED; SvR Design Co. Principal, Kathy Gwilym, PE, LEED, Senior Associate and Tammy Frederick.  Peg, Kathy and Tammy were the infrastructure design leads for this project.  More information on this and other successful SvR bike/ped projects can be found at http://www.svrdesign.com/high_pt.html.


Name of Workshop:  Road Diets, Lane Diets, Sharrows and Green Bike Lanes

Date:  Wednesday, September    
Time:  9:45 a.m. to 12 Noon       

Transportation: Van (2)         
Limit
: Registration for this workshop is closed. This workshop is full.


AICP:
Attend this Mobile Workshop and receive 2 AICP credit hours.
More info...

Workshop Description: Seattle has installed more than 50 miles of new bicycle lanes and sharrows (sharred lane markings) in just two years.  The city’s 26 road diets (reducing the number of general purpose lanes) has also attracted national attention. On this mobile workshop you will see the most recent road diets, lane diets, bike lanes, climbing lanes, sharrows, green bike lanes and a bicycle-only left turn pocket.  All participants will receive Seattle’s guidelines for installing bike lanes, sharrows and green bike lanes.  Bring your camera. More information on these facilities and Seattle’s bicycle program can be found at: http://www.pan.ci.seattle.wa.us/transportation/bikeprogram.htm

Workshop Leader(s): Peter Lagerwey and Carol McMahan, Seattle Pedestrian and Bicycle Program.  Peter and Carol are responsible for selecting, designing and installing Seattle’s bike lane and sharrow facilities.


Name of Workshop:  Complete Streets

Date:  Wednesday, September 3    
Time:  1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Transportation: Metro bus      
Limit: Registration for this workshop is closed. This workshop is full.


AICP: Attend this Mobile Workshop and receive 1 AICP credit hour. More info...

Workshop Description: On April 9, 2007, Seattle adopted one of the most comprehensive and sweeping Complete Streets ordinances in the nation; these ordinances are already being implemented throughout the city. Join this workshop for a stroll down one of Seattle’s newest and finest complete streets.  See new, high density mixed-use commercial/residential developments with newly paved streets and sidewalks, street trees, curb side amenities, transit and bike lanes all in one place.  All participants will receive a copy of Seattle’s Complete Streets Ordinance and an overview of how Seattle is implementing complete streets requirements into all projects and programs. Go to http://www.seattle.gov/council/newsdetail.asp?ID=7278&Dept=28 for more information on Seattle’s Complete Streets Ordinance.

Workshop Leader(s):  Barbara Gray, Seattle Department of Transportation, Policy and Planning Section.  Barbara is one of the chief architects of Seattle’s Complete Streets program and is currently the project manager for the new Pedestrian Master Plan under development.


Name of Workshop:  Cascade Bicycle Club Headquarters

Date:  Wednesday, September 3      
Time:  1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Transportation: Van (2) 
Limit: Registration for this workshop is closed. Check on-site at conference for availability.

Workshop Description: The Cascade Bicycle Club is one the nation’s most successful bicycle clubs with more than 9,000 members.  Cascade is operated by a nine-member volunteer Board of Directors, fifteen professional staff, three AmeriCorps interns, and thousands of volunteers. Building membership, developing strategies for successful advocacy, implementing bicycle safety education programs, successful fund raising and club organization are just some of the topics that will be covered when you visit their headquarter building located in northeast Seattle. More information about the Cascade Bicycle Club can be found at: http://www.cascade.org/Home/.

Workshop Leader(s):  Chuck Ayers, Executive Director of the Cascade Bicycle Club.


Name of Workshop:  Bike Works

Date:  Wednesday, September 3       
Time:  3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Transportation: Van (1)                      
Limit
: Registration for this workshop is closed. This workshop is full.

Workshop Description: Bike Works has been working for kids, bikes, and community since 1996.  With a storefront, fully equipped bike shop, Bike Works’ mission is to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. The urban riding, bicycle touring, bicycle mechanics, and community programs teach young people how to fix bikes, how to travel by bike, reward them with their own set of wheels, and provide affordable bicycle services to the community.  During one of the core programs: Earn-a-Bike, kids learn all about bike repair over eight classes.  Then they practice their repair skills on donated bikes, working their way towards their own recycled cycle to take home.  This highly successful and acclaimed project is serving as a model for similar efforts around the country.  Meet the kids and see the bikes on this fascinating mobile tour.  For more information on Bike Works, visit their web site at http://www.bikeworks.org/.

Workshop Leader(s):  Dara Ayres, Executive Director of Bike Works.


Name of Workshop:  Arterial & Non-Arterial Traffic Calming

Date:  Wednesday, September 3       
Time:  3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Transportation: Van (2)                      
Limit
: Registration for this workshop is closed. This workshop is full.


AICP: Attend this Mobile Workshop and receive 2 AICP credit hours. More info...

Workshop Description: Seattle’s award winning neighborhood traffic control program is 30 years old.  Since 1978, more than 1,000 neighborhood traffic circles have been installed with a crash reduction factor of over 90 percent!  In addition to traffic circles, visit chicanes, speed watch sites, speed humps, speed cushions, curb bulbs and raised crosswalks as part of this mobile workshop.  Before joining this workshop, you will want to visit Seattle’s comprehensive web site at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/ntcpprogram.htm  which has everything from a traffic calming slide show to extensive information on public involvement.  This workshop is a must for traffic calming enthusiasts.

Workshop Leader(s):  Luke Korpi, Manager of Seattle’s Neighborhood Traffic Engineering Program.

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