The March Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals webinar sponsored by Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula will be Design for Cyclist and Pedestrian Comfort originally shown by APBP on 2/19/14. Please click here to register.

  • Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • Time: 12:00 till 2:00 pm (presentation at 12:15)
  • Presentation Length: 60 minutes
  • Location: Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, Conference Room, 350 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT

A complimentary lunch will be provided to those who preregistered. Please register here.

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The February Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals webinar sponsored by Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula will be “Strategies to Enable Winter Cycling and Walking” originally shown by APBP on 1/15/14. Please click here to register.

Presenters in this session will discuss:
  • On overview of different types of winter climates and how facilities and maintenance should be adapted to local climate
  • Different policy approaches to snow removal from sidewalks
  • The importance of prioritization and predictability of snow removal in encouraging winter cycling
  • A pilot program to determine operation and funding requirements to achieve improved snow clearing and street sweeping along on-street bike routes.

Presenters:
Tyler Golly, General Supervisor – Sustainable Transportation, City of Edmonton
Marc Jolicoeur, Research Director, Velo Quebec
Nicole Losch, Bicycle/Pedestrian/Environmental Planner, City of Burlington
Arthur Ross, Pedestrian/Bicycle Coordinator, City of Madison

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time: 12:00 till 2:00 pm (presentation at 12:15)
Presentation Length: 90 minutes
Location: Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, Conference Room, 350 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT

A complimentary lunch from Pita Pit will be provided to those who preregistered. Lunch registration is closed.

Gather with us as we welcome and connect with our fellow advocates and experts in active transportation, celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, and plan for better bicycling and walking in 2014 and beyond. Good food and beverages plus a chance to meet informally with many of our local civic staff to share how you can help improve biking and walking in Missoula. Click here for more details and to register.

Integrating Equity into Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

This APBP webinar explores the idea of equity in the context of active transportation and suggests approaches for planners working to make cycling and walking programs and projects more equitable.

Presenters:

  • Naomi Doerner, Program Manager, Prevention Research Center at Tulane University
  • Helen Ho, Community Design Fellow, Hester Street Collaborative
  • Adonia Lugo, Equity Initiative Manager, League of American Bicyclists

Join us in the 1st floor conference room at Garlington, Lohn, and Robinson, 350 Ryman Street at 12:00 noon. Register early for a free lunch. Remember, you MUST register in advance to reserve your lunch.

Registration: Register here for a free lunch! Please register by 5:00 PM of Wednesday 1/8/14 to ensure you are provided a lunch.

Continuing Education Credits: APBP will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours; each 60-minute webinar provides one hour of training (.1 CEU). APBP applies to the AICP for Certification Maintenance credit for each webinar.

BWAM will take this opportunity to explore the APBP Women Cycling Project. During the next three months we will present 3 previous APBP webinars that specifically promoted more women riding bicycles for transportation and recreation. These webinars were “Writing Women Back into Bicycling” 2010, “Women Can Change the World Through Cycling” 2011, and “Empowering Women to Bicycle for Transportation” 2012. BWAM will show one of these each month at our regularly scheduled APBP Webinar time.

Join us in the 1st floor conference room at Garlington, Lohn, and Robinson, 350 Ryman Street at 12:00 noon.  Register early for a free lunch. Remember, you MUST register in advance to reserve your lunch.

  • When: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:00 noon
  • Where: Lewis & Clark Conference Room, Garlington, Lohn, & Robinson, 350 Ryman St., Missoula
  • What: “Writing Women Back into Bicycling” length 97 minutes
  • Registration: Register here for a free lunch! Please register by 5:00 PM of Tuesday 12/10/13 to ensure you are provided a lunch.

Continuing Education Credits: APBP will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours; each 60-minute webinar provides one hour of training (.1 CEU). APBP applies to the AICP for  Certification Maintenance credit for each webinar.

A critical opportunity is fast approaching for community input to the design of the new Russell Street between Broadway Street and points south. The initial phase of work will be from Broadway to Idaho Street including a new bridge and trail connections across the Clark Fork River. Newly added to this project is some reconstruction of Broadway from California Street to Mullan Road to improve access for all modes of travel.

Planning to this point has been done by the Technical Design Committee  which is made up of representatives from Montana Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, and the City of Missoula with WGM Group as the contracted design engineers. The City representatives are Bruce Bender and Jason Wiener.

Reports received from members of the public attending the meetings of the TDC indicate that, at this time, the design is adhering very closely to the “Preferred Alternative” as specified in the “Record of Decision“.

While there were public meetings held for input to the EIS the public was told repeatedly that there would be additional opportunity for meaningful input to the final design after the ROD was completed. There is now an informational Open House planned for November 20 to reveal to the public the 30% design stage of this critical project.

BWAM’s Board of Directors has written a letter to Governor Steve Bullock asking that he require the MDT to listen to the citizens of Missoula and responsibly evaluate and incorporate design features that Missoula considers important to maintaining a community atmosphere while providing appropriate transportation function for all modes of travel in this critical corridor for the next 50 years.  A crucial design change we want is narrower (10 ft) lanes to encourage lower speeds and provide safer pedestrian crossings, wide sidewalks and good bicycle lanes.

MDT Russell Street Design Open House

  • When: Wednesday, November 20, 6-8 pm,
  • Where: 1500 Burns Street. (Burns Street Commons).

Please put this on your calendars and bring your concerns!

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