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Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2008 Mobile Workshops

Friday
September 5

Friday, September 5

Name of Workshop:  Bicycle Tour of Seattle Facilities

Date:  Friday, September 5   
Time:  7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.                 

Transportation: Bicycle (not provided)             
Limit: Registration for this workshop is closed as of 11a.m. on July 30th. This workshop is full.


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

Workshop Description:  See it all with this two and three-quarters hour tour of Seattle’s latest and most innovative bicycle facilities.  You will see road diets, lane diets, bicycle lanes, green bicycle lanes, climbing lanes, trail crossings, trail with rail, wayfinding and regulatory signing, bike racks, and bicycle-only left turn pockets on this mobile workshop.  Participants must be comfortable riding in traffic; helmets are required. Maps will be provided and bicycles should be in good mechanical repair.  For more information on Seattle’s bicycle program, visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikeprogram.htm.

Workshop Leader(s):  Peter Lagerwey, Seattle Pedestrian and Bicycle Program


Name of Workshop:  Safe Routes to School

Date:  Friday, September 5   
Time:  7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.  

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

Workshop Description:  Seattle’s new safe routes to school program is already producing results as improvements are made throughout the city.  On this mobile workshop you will see new school zone signing, flashing beacons, crosswalk improvements and sidewalks.  Also featured will be an overview of the mini-grant program that serves to promote Safe Route events, create incentives programs to encourage walking and bicycling, and purchase new safety gear for school patrols.  This workshop is a must for any community looking to quick-start a comprehensive, neighborhood-based safe routes to school program.  More information on Seattle’s program can be found at https://www.seattle.gov/transportation/saferoutes.htm.

Workshop Leader(s):  Jim Curtin, Seattle Pedestrian and Bicycle Program


Name of Workshop:  Bikeability Audit at Meany Middle School

Date:  Friday, September 5       
Time
:  7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.    
Transportation: Bicycles and helmets are required and a limited number will be made
available on a first come first serve basis. You will be riding in an urban environment.   
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:  Participate in a bikeability audit and learn how to identify needs for safe bicycling to school.  The audit will consist of 1) a pre-audit time to be briefed on the process and learn how to use the assessment tool; 2) an audit for bicycle facilities, signage, pavement markings, traffic control devices, motorist behaviors, bicyclists behaviors; and 3) post-audit discussion to share findings and identify solutions using the 4 E’s of safe routes to school.  For more information on the Bicycle Alliance of Washington, visit their web site at http://www.bicyclealliance.org/.  For information on WSDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program, visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/Safe_Routes.htm.

Workshop Leader(s):  David Janis, Bicycle Alliance of Washington and Charlotte Claybrooke, WSDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator.


Name of Workshop:  Feet First “re+walk” Walking Audit and Health Impact Assessment Project Update

Date:  Friday, September 5   
Time:  10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

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

Workshop Description: Join Feet First, the region’s leading pedestrian advocacy organization, in conducting a review of their Beacon Hill “walking audit”. Walking audits have become a very effective way to bring citizens, school and transportation officials, and pedestrian advocates together to identify and prioritize pedestrian improvements. Curb ramps, signalization, countdown signals, accessibility and sidewalks are just some of the facilities that will be covered with this audit.  Participants will also be given information on how to conduct walking audits in their own communities, an update on what has happened since the walking audit report was published, and information on the Health Impact Assessment published on the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.  More information about Feet First can be found at http://www.feetfirst.info/.

Workshop Leader(s):  Rebecca Deehr


Name of Workshop:  Downtown Sharrows and Bike Lanes

Date:  Friday, September 5   
Time:  10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.        

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

Workshop Description: Since 2000, there has been a 31 percent increase in the number of people bicycling to downtown Seattle.  While there are many routes leading into the city, getting through downtown has been a challenge until this year.  Join in this walking tour to observe three unique facilities: the 2nd and 4th Avenue bike lanes, which provide north/south routes through downtown on one-way streets; Western Avenue sharrows (shared lane markings) and climbing lane which connects to the waterfront, and Blanchard Street, which is a one-way street with sharrows on both sides of the street. All participants will receive Seattle’s guidelines for installing bike lanes, sharrows and green bike lanes.  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):  TBD


Name of Workshop: APBP Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility Field Exercise

Date: Friday, September 5
Time: 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Transportation: Walk
Limit: Registration for this workshop is closed. Check on-site at conference for availability.

Workshop Description: Geared toward pedestrian and engineering professionals who design, review, and implement accessible pedestrian environments. Learn to identify barriers to accessibility in the built environment and identify and prioritize accessibility improvements;
become familiar with the general tools used in accessibility evaluations. This mobile workshop offers a hands-on preview of the topics presented in APBP’s Designing Pedestrian Facilities for
Accessibility Course. It is open to all conference attendees, and is strongly recommended for those registered to attend the APBP Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility Course in Seattle on Saturday, September 6. More information about APBP and the DPFA course can be
found at http://www.apbp.org/.

Workshop Leader(s): Mary Anne Koos, Chair, APBP Training Task Force


Name of Workshop: Take a architecture walking tour of downtown Seattle

Date: Friday, September 5
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Meet in the Westin Lobby at 10:20am.)
Transportation: Walk
Limit:This tour is limited to 20 people.

Workshop Description:Join Maureen Elenga, Architectural Historian whose published works
include /Seattle Architecture: a Walking Guide to Downtown/ (2007, Seattle Architecture Foundation). Maureen will take you on an hour walking tour of architecture in downtown Seattle.

Please register by emailing lisa@feetfirst.info (subject line: Mobile Walking Tour) or sign-up in person at the Feet First Mobile Tour table at the conference. *You must be registered in advance. Meet in the Westin Lobby at 10:20am. **This tour is limited to 20 people. *

Elenga holds a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Washington, where she focused her studies on Architectural History and Criticism, with emphasis on late-nineteenth and twentieth-century architecture and architectural theory. Elenga received her undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of Oregon.

Ms. Elenga lives in Seattle with her husband and two young children.

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