Two Webinars This Week: Stopping Drivers & Women as Cyclists

What Does it Take to Get Drivers to Yield? Engineering Measures that Work
Tuesday, March 30, 11am-12 pm
Tower Room at the 4J Education Center, 200 North Monroe Street
Hosted by Eugene SRTS

Presenters:
Mike Cynecki, Traffic Engineering Supervisor for the Phoenix Street Transportation Department
Charlie Zegeer, Associate Director for Engineering and Planning at the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center,  Director of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

One of the greatest challenges for many schools and neighborhoods is finding the appropriate measures to slow traffic in the areas where pedestrians cross the street. Which devices will be most effective? What are the costs? What are the maintenance requirements?  Are there liability issues?

In this 60 minute webinar, engineering experts Charlie Zegeer and Mike Cynecki will share their extensive knowledge and understanding of pedestrian safety and traffic control devices to address these questions. They will discuss innovative devices and the latest research on their effectiveness as well as more standard devices and their appropriate use.

This webinar is part of the Safe Routes to School Coaching Action Network Webinar Series, developed by America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School.

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Writing Women Back Into Bicycling: Changing Transportation Culture to Encourage More Women to Cycle More Places More Often
Wednesday, March 31, 12-1 pm
City of Eugene Engineering Les Lyle Conference Room, 99 E. Broadway, Eugene

• Connect with others interested in healthy, livable, bicycle-friendly communities
• Learn about barriers, successes, international examples, what you can do
• Respond to the online survey through 5/15/10 (Women and girls only, please: take the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/womencycling Survey is open until May 15; interim results reported at the webinar)
• Can’t participate live? At your leisure, view the free archived webinar later (link posted after the webinar at www.apbp.org)

Agenda and Speakers
Cycling Culture: Laura Sandt, Associate Director, Pedestrian Bicycle Information Center (Laura lived and biked in Leischendam, Netherlands while on a research exchange program with SWOV, the Institute for Roadway Safety)

Women’s Cycling History, Resources & Preliminary APBP Survey Results: Fionnuala Quinn, civil engineer, JEiT girls engineering program (Fionnuala instigated APBP’s Women Cycling project and grew up bicycling in Ireland)

Cycling Fashion: Caz Nicklin, Managing Director of Cyclechic Ltd in London (using her diploma in Environmental decision-making, Caz created a company to promote and endorse sustainable living)

Cycling Successes: Case studies and snapshots

Recommendations and Next Steps: Kit Keller, APBP Executive Director, participant on the FHWA/AASHTO/NCHRP International Scan on Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Mobility
Questions
Conclusion
: Announcement of APBP Women & Girls Cycling Photo and Video Contest

This webinar includes international perspectives, preliminary results of the Women Cycling survey and key recommendations from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (FHWA, AASHTO, NCHRP) International Scan on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and Mobility. APBP is hosting this webinar as part of the International Scan implementation process. Scan participants saw so many more women cycling in the five countries we visited than one typically sees in most U.S. cities. Why? Why not here? The recommendations of the International Scan could help to increase the number of women and girls cycling in the U.S. and Canada. If more women and girls bicycled more places more often, they could achieve better health while having a very positive impact on their community and the environment. The solutions cross many disciplines and address many factors related to economic viability here and abroad.
As part of this project, women and girls are invited to take a “snapshot in time survey” at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/womencycling. We would like to hear from non-cyclists as well as current and past cyclists. Preliminary survey results highlighted during the webinar; final results available after May 15, 2010 when the survey closes.

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