From Paint to Preform: Getting the Most from Pavement Markings
The next APBP Webinar that BWAM will present will be particularly informative for those who apply the markings to Missoula’s streets or control the budget for the materials for those markings. Join us in the 1st floor conference room at Garlington, Lohn, and Robinson, 350 Ryman Street at 11:30 am. Register early for a free lunch. Remember, you MUST register in advance to reserve your lunch.
- When: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 11:30 am
- Where: 1st Floor Conference Room, Garlington, Lohn, & Robinson, 350 Ryman St., Missoula
- What: Pavement Marking Webinar
- Registration: Register here for a free lunch! Please register by 12:00 Midnight of Monday 8/5 to insure you are provided a lunch.
Most low-cost retrofits for bicycle and pedestrian improvements involve pavement markings, whether striping a crosswalk or a bike lane or colorizing a conflict zone. This presentation will examine the effectiveness of different pavement marking materials including factors like durability, winter maintenance issues, retro-reflectivity, slip resistance and accessibility with a particular focus on application for innovative markings such as colorized paint and specialized symbols. The session includes an overview of MUTCD guidance on pavement marking materials, a presentation from Los Angeles that discusses an evaluation and comparison of different materials for green lanes, and information from Chicago related to the effect of winter conditions on pavement markings.
Presenters are Zaki Mustafa, Executive Officer, Project Delivery, LADOT; Nathan Roseberry, Senior Transportation Engineer, T.Y. Lin; and Bill Schultheiss, Senior Engineer, Toole Design Group.
BWAM needs your membership! As an incentive to encourage you to join before July 31, you will receive a small bike light with the BWAM logo on it with your new membership or renewal. This offer extends to all lapsed as well as new memberships. Click to our Join Now page and complete your membership information. Click the “Just Give” or “PayPal” buttons to pay electronically and securely.
If your membership is paid up, you can receive a BWAM light by bringing in a new member or a former one whose membership has lapsed for a year or more. Request your referred member to enter your name in the “Referred By” text box to credit you for bringing in a new member.
As a member of BWAM, you may also join Bike Walk Montana for just $10. By becoming a member, you are voicing your support of a safer Montana for biking and walking including better laws, improved roadways, and more facilities for biking and walking. It takes everyone in Montana coming together to make these changes happen.
Volunteers needed for BWAM ‘s annual fund raiser with New Belgium Clips Beer and Film Tour in Missoula. Join us for an evening of fun on July 19th from 7:30 PM to midnight. We need beer gypsies and servers. Or you might rather work in the Fat Tire, Hops or Beer Tasting concessions, or supervise the Beer Adventure Game. We need folks to check wristbands and sell tokens. Our BWAM tent needs folks to sell raffle tickets for the Fat Tire cruiser and memberships for BWAM. Finally, we need a set up crew of 4 to 6 strong folks to help with setting up the morning of the 19th starting at 10:00 AM.
Your rewards: a free t-shirt, some New Belgium Beer, a meet and greet the night before and helping BWAM, a great non-profit that advocates for walkers and cyclists in Missoula County. Click here to sign up!
BWAM will be represented by President Ethel MacDonald at the Seattle Bicycle Urbanism Symposium as part of the Missoula panel discussing how Missoula achieved the Gold Level Bike-Friendly Community status in 2012. Her presentation will focus on the role of citizen advocacy, and especially BWAM’s role since its establishment in 2007. Other panelists include Jackie Corday of Missoula Parks and Recreation, Ben Corteau of UM Campus transportation, and Bicycle-Pedestrian Coordinator Ben Weiss. The group looks forward to calling attention to Missoula’s great bike-ped achievements and bringing back many good ideas from the symposium.
Here is the abstract submitted by Ben Corteau which gained Missoula a spot on the program:
How did Missoula, Montana, a small city where roads are often snow-covered and slick, in a state where cars seem essential, achieve the League of American Bicyclists Gold Level status in 2012?1 From modest beginnings over twenty years ago, when the city established a bike-ped office and advisory board, our advocacy community has grown into a broad coalition of citizens, non-profit groups, student groups, city staff, and elected officials. These efforts have helped Missoula develop a strong bicycle culture with one of the highest bicycle mode shares in the country. Beginning with the development of a riverfront trail from the combined efforts of residents, business associations, and a land trust, Missoula has steadily expanded its urban trail system. Three bike/walk bridges cross the Clark Fork River near downtown and the University, each with its own unique story. Students created a transportation options office and bicycle checkout program at UM.3 Citizens and advocacy groups have worked with the city to insert and widen bicycle lanes throughout the city. Motor vehicle capacity projects were challenged and changed, citizen efforts have led to the preference of roundabouts for intersection design, and numerous local bicycling events contribute to a bustling bicycle culture.
…at the informative monthly APBP Webinars sponsored by BWAM. Pre-registered attendees are treated to free lunch! Previous offerings in this series have been well attended and space is limited, so register early to avoid missing out. Remember, you MUST register in advance to reserve your lunch.
On Thursday, June 13th, at noon, in conjunction with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), BWAM will host a pre-recorded webinar entitled Model Design Manual for Living Streets in the 1st Floor Conference Room at Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, 350 Ryman Street. Because we don’t want you to miss your lunch, all attendees who pre-register at the BWAM APBP Webinar Registration page will have a freshly prepared lunch compliments of The Good Food Store.
Los Angeles County’s Model Design Manual for Living Streets (released last October) is an outstanding new resource for transportation professionals and the communities they serve. Attend this webinar to learn what’s in the manual, how to get it, and how to use it. Read the rest of this entry »
BWAM hosted the Missoula 2013 Ride of Silence at 7:00 pm on Wednesday May 15. Approximately 32 bicyclists participated in the 6.5 mile ride of remembrance of those cyclists who have been injured or killed in crashes with motor vehicles. We began with a presentation by Ethel MacDonald reminding us of the need for all road users to be courteous and mindful of others on the roads. A proclamation from Mayor Engen was read by Councilperson Alex Taft proclaiming May 15 as Ride of Silence Day in Missoula.
This year’s Missoula ride proceeded from the Missoula County Courthouse to Higgins Ave., SW Higgins Ave., Russell St., South Ave., Stephens Ave., Orange St., and Broadway St. return to the courthouse. KPAX TV provided video news coverage.
In remembrance of the recent pedestrian fatalities in Missoula, we also organized a simultaneous Walk of Silence. A small group of pedestrians walked from the courthouse to Higgins Ave., S. 3rd St., Orange St., Broadway and return to the courthouse.