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Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2008 Mobile Workshops

Thursday
September 4

Thursday, September 4

Name of Workshop:  Interurban Trail and Aurora Corridor projects

Date:  Thursday, September 4          
Time:  7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.                 

Transportation:  Bus  
Limit: Registration for this workshop is closed. Check on-site at conference for availability.

Workshop Description: This workshop will focus on the recently completed Aurora (Hwy 99) and Interurban Trail projects in Shoreline, just north of Seattle.  These projects together have become a focus of community identity, pride, and economic redevelopment.  Visit the trailhead, two new bridges, public art, Business Access-Transit lanes, sidewalk features, medians, landscaping and other features of this complete, multimodal corridor project.  This mobile workshop provides a premier example of “complete community” and is a must for those looking for an integrated approach to creating place in a suburban setting.  Learn more about Shoreline and this exciting project at http://www.cityofshoreline.com/.

Workshop Leader(s):  Kris Overleese and Alicia McIntire. Kris is the project manager for the Interurban Trail and Bridges. Alicia is the land use planner for the Aurora Corridor Project.


Name of Workshop:  Trail Design – the Chief Sealth Trail

Date:  Thursday, September 4          
Time:  7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.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 newly completed Chief Sealth Trail along a power line corridor is a contemporary example of the latest thinking in trail design. Built with recycled fill from a nearby light-rail project, this tour features detailed information on intersection geometry, assignment of right-of-way, ADA crossings, and trail signing.  Participants will receive sample construction plans for intersections and other relevant materials that were developed in conjunction with Seattle’s newly adopted Bicycle Master Plan.  Also included will be a brief overview of how the City of Seattle partnered with a local construction company to build this trail, in record time, at a fraction of the original cost estimates.  For more information on this and other trails in Seattle, visit their web site at ttp://www.seattle.gov/transportation/urbantrails.htm.

Workshop Leader(s):  Monica DeWald, Seattle Pedestrian and Bicycle Program.  Monica was the project manager for designing and installing the trail crossings.


Name of Workshop:  Supporting the 3-Es in a Smaller City – Kirkland, Washington

Date:  Thursday, September 4          
Time:  10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.                      

Transportation: Bus               
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:  Located on the east side of Lake Washington, Kirkland is renowned as a center of innovation for promoting walking and bicycling.  A sustained, multi-year effort is yielding spectacular results as more people walk and bicycle, and crashes have been reduced.  Road diets, bike lanes, crossing flags and mixed-use high-density development are part of this mobile workshop.  An important feature will be a presentation about Kirkland’s cutting edge education and enforcement programs and how they have involved the community to gain their support and participation.  Learn more about Kirkland at http://www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/Home.htm.

Workshop Leader(s):  David Godfrey, City of Kirkland


Name of Workshop:  Redmond, Washington – Downtown and Town Center

Date:  Thursday, September 4          
Time:  10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.             

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

Workshop Description:  Located just 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, Redmond is known for its natural beauty with 34 parks and more than 25 miles of trails.  This workshop will focus on Redmond’s efforts to create a vibrant mixed-use, pedestrian and bicycle friendly downtown through innovative development and supporting infrastructure.  Downtown has also seen mixed-use, transit oriented development take shape over the past 10 years, including a new town center that integrates retail, office and hotel. Supporting infrastructure has also been constructed, including road-diets, streetscape improvements, pedestrian wayfinding and bike parking.  Future projects currently underway include new street connections, conversion of a one-way couplet back to two way streets and transformation of a railroad right-of-way into a non-motorized trail and transit corridor.  Redmond is eager to share their story with other communities looking to create new centers that can serve as a place of identity and economic vitality.  Tour will include a walking tour and a short presentation at the Redmond City Hall.  Learn more about Redmond at: http://www.ci.redmond.wa.us/aboutredmond/aboutredmond.asp.

Workshop Leader(s):  Joel Pfundt, City of Redmond.  Joel has helped lead the effort on many of the street improvement projects that are either complete or underway in Downtown Redmond.


Name of Workshop:  Colonnade Urban Mountain Bike Skills Park

Date:  Thursday, September 4          
Time:  1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Transportation: Van (1)                      
Limit: Registration for this workshop is closed. Check on-site at conference for availability.

Workshop Description:  I-5 Colonnade is the first ever urban mountain bike skills park.  Part of a larger City of Seattle park, the mountain bike skills park was funded and constructed by the Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club (BBTC).  The limestone loop offers more than a half-mile of tight’n’twisty cross-country trail with intermediate and advanced options.  Located under an elevated freeway, this is also a neighborhood revitalization project that demonstrates how citizens, working with local transportation and parks agencies, can transform what was “throw- away space”, into a cherished neighborhood amenity.  For more information, visit BBTC’s web site at http://bbtc.org/wiki/index.php?title=Trail:I-5_Colonnade, and the Seattle Parks Department’s web site at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=4446 .

Workshop Leader(s): John Lang, Executive Director; Mike Westra, Project Manager; Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club


Name of Workshop:  Seattle Bike Station

Date:  Thursday, September 4          
Time:  1:45 p.m. to 3:30 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:  Bikestation Seattle is a one-stop transportation center that offers the public a variety of mobility choices and amenities to encourage travel trips that improve air quality, reduce traffic and parking congestion, and enhance the community’s livability. Bikestation Seattle is managed and operated by the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.  BikeStation is open weekdays from 9a.m. to 5p.m., and provides 24/7 bike-parking access for members.  Located a mile south of the Westin Hotel, participants will take the free downtown Metro bus to the Bikestation, which is located across the street from the Bus/Amtrak/Light Rail transit hub.  For more information, visit the Bikestation web site at http://www.bikestation.org/seattle/index.asp.

Workshop Leader(s):  Gordon Black, Bicycle Alliance of Washington


Name of Workshop:  Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Date:  Thursday, September 4          
Time:  1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.            
Transportation
: Walk                         
Limit: Registration for this workshop is closed. This workshop is full.

Workshop Description:  Promoting bicycling is good business.  Meet with downtown business leaders who are promoting bicycle commuting for their employees.  Find out what motivates them to invest in bicycle facilities.  Visit end of trip facilities – showers, lockers, parking – at downtown office locations.

Workshop Leader(s):  Cascade Bicycle Club & Local Business Leaders


Name of Workshop:  Seattle Wayfinding for Bicyclists

Date:  Thursday, September 4          
Time:  4 p.m. to 6 p.m.              
Transportation
: Walk & Street Car 
Limit
: Registration for this workshop is closed. This workshop is full.


AICP: Attend this Mobile Workshop and receive 1.5 AICP credit hours. More info...

Workshop Description:  Seattle is installing more than 200 miles of signed bicycle routes.  Using the new MUTCD guidelines and the experiences of Chicago and Portland, the Seattle Bicycle Program has developed cutting-edge designs and protocols for installing bicycle wayfinding signs.  Never an easy task, Seattle developed its wayfinding system in close cooperation with area bicycle groups and enthusiasts as part of the new Seattle Bicycle Master Plan.  Sign size, shape, color, frequency, logos, destinations, mileage and construction materials are just some of the topics that will be covered in this mobile workshop. All participants will receive handouts with the specifications and protocols for Seattle’s wayfinding signs.  As a bonus, participants will also get to see Seattle’s new pedestrian wayfinding signage.  More information on Seattle’s wayfinding system can be found in the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaster.htm.

Workshop Leader(s):  Gina Coffman, Seattle Pedestrian and Bicycle Program.  Gina is the project manager for Seattle’s wayfinding program.


Name of Workshop:  Elliott Bay Water Taxi

Date:  Thursday, September 4          
Time:  4 p.m. to 6 p.m.                      
Transportation
: Walk & Ferry            
Limit: Registration for this workshop is closed. This workshop is full.

Workshop Description:  This “mostly for fun” mobile workshop, takes participants on a 12- minute ride across Elliott Bay to Seacrest dock in West Seattle.  Once at Seacrest dock, stroll down the shoreline on the Alki Trail, with spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and downtown Seattle.  Experience the mix of bicyclists, walkers, joggers, skateboarders, roller bladders and baby strollers.  On-street sharrows relieve some to the congestion.  Round trip on the Water Taxi is four dollars.  A camera is a must.  More information on the water taxi can be found at http://transit.metrokc.gov/tops/oto/water_taxi.html.

Workshop Leader(s):  Doug Cox, Seattle Pedestrian and Bicycle Program.


Name of Workshop:  University of Washington Commute Trip Reduction

Date:  Thursday, September 4          
Time:  4 p.m. to 6 p.m.                      
Transportation
: Bus                           
Limit: Registration for this workshop is closed. This workshop is full.

Workshop Description:  The University of Washington’s Commute Trip Reduction Program has proven to be one of the most successful in the country and one that has attracted regional and national attention.  Central to the success of the program is the U-PASS, which offers full fare coverage on city Metro buses, the Sounder commuter train, discounted parking for car pooling, and subsidized vanpool fares.  Also important to the success of the program is an ambitious and concerted effort to promote bicycling and walking.  There are great web resources that you are encouraged to visit prior to participating in this mobile workshop.  U-Pass web site: http://www.washington.edu/commuterservices/programs/upass/index.php.

UW Bike web site: http://www.washington.edu/commuterservices/get_to_uw/employees/bike.php

UW Pedestrian web site: http://www.washington.edu/commuterservices/get_to_uw/employees/walk.php

Workshop Leader(s):  Celeste Gilman, University of Washington Commute Trip Reduction Program

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