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What’s in There For Me: Mining National Data for Information on Walking and Bicycling

The next APBP Webinar that BWAM will present will provide an examination of the large national databases available to us and how they can be queried to extract data on cycling and walking in our communities. This webinar will provide a user-friendly, 101-level overview of the National Household Travel Survey and the American Community Survey, including a detailed description of the data relevant to bicycle and pedestrian trips to be found in each data set; how to use the NHTS Table Designer Tool and the U.S. Census Factfinder website to extract information and build a profile of your community; and a discussion of the limitations and caveats of these tools. The session includes a case study from Portland, Oregon, that shows how these data can be used to build support for investments in cycling and walking. Presenters are Dr. Robert Schneider, Assistant Professor in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Urban Planning, and Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator, City of Portland.

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

  • When: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 12:00 noon
  • Where: 1st Floor Conference Room, Garlington, Lohn, & Robinson, 350 Ryman St., Missoula
  • WhatWhat’s in There For Me: Mining National Data for Information on Walking and Bicycling
  • Registration: Register here for a free lunch! Please register by 5:00 PM of Tuesday 10/8 to insure 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.

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 Bike LightBWAM 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!

Ride of Silence LogoBWAM 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.

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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.

 

Ride of Silence LogoBWAM will be hosting the 7th Annual Missoula Ride of Silence on May 15, 2013 beginning at the Missoula County Courthouse on Broadway. Please plan to arrive by 6:00pm for the 7:00pm ride that will travel approximately 6.5 miles. See the worldwide Ride of Silence website for more information  about this 10th anniversary ride and background about this important worldwide event.

Helmets will be required and while we invite riders of all levels, only bicycles and adult tricycles will be permitted and all riders must be comfortable riding for at least 1 hour at 12 miles per hour.

In addition to the Ride of Silence, BWAM will be organizing a simultaneous Walk of Silence. If you are not comfortable biking the 6.5 miles on busy streets, please consider joining others for a 1.6 mile walk to remember those pedestrians who have been killed or injured due to a motor vehicle crash.

Link to our Contact Form and select Ride of Silence to ask a question about how you can participate or help with the event.

Once again, BWAM will host the New Belgium Clips Beer and Film Tour in Missoula, and it will be even more fun for all of us if a film (or two!) from Missoula is selected for the tour! New Belgium is looking for under-5-minute films with original creative content that touches on craft beer, advocacy/activism, humor, culture, adventure, art, and fun! Just put all that on your bike and you should be a winner. Why bother? Here’s what New Belgium says:
“If we select your Film: What’s in it for you? Fame and beer-fortune. Yes, getting your film in front of thousands of beer and film-loving fans is no small feat. In 18 different cities, coast-to-coast, your film is up on the big screen and then potentially online and at New Belgium hosted events. But that’s not all… “
Visit the New Belgium website for all the fun details. Good luck! Be sure to let us know if your film is a winner.

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3:00 pm Bike/Ped Advisory Board @ Missoula City Council Chambers
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