NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Gain a deeper understanding of Vision Zero, a commitment to eliminating traffic fatalities and creating a culture that prioritizes traffic safety that originated in Sweden nearly two decades ago. Today cities across the world have implemented similar initiatives. Gain insight into the Vision Zero initiatives in three major cities: San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.
What is "Vision Zero"? How have cities pursued this ambitious goal? Learn from the experiences of five Vision Zero cities, assess your city’s progress around key Vision Zero themes, and leave with concrete steps to improve transportation safety at home.
Explore how the National Park Service and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association—once at odds—are now partnering to advance a bold new regional trails vision. Learn how changes in user demand have shifted attitudes and revealed new approaches to resource management and advocacy.
Learn how PennDOT is integrating bicycle and pedestrian transportation into its highway and bridge planning and design processes—specifically, how such modal integration is transforming the state's heavily traveled and scenic U.S. Route 6 corridor.
The American automobile is far from dead, yet we are demanding more from our city streets. This session will take a comprehensive look at how bicycle infrastructure can be built in charged political environments.
Corpus Christi, TX, the “fattest city in America” (Men’s Health, 2010), where big trucks and vehicular access are inalienable rights, now boasts one of the most comprehensive bicycle mobility plans in the country. This is community transformation in action.
Communities can create viable bicycle networks that are comfortable for bicyclists of all ages and abilities to use. Explore the latest metrics for evaluating low-stress bicycle networks and their ability to connect users to places they want to go.
An assessment of building Smart Cities through Smart Transportation System in Energy Corridor District in Houston, Texas. The outcome is to provide a quantitative measurement framework to evaluate the health, safety, and environmental benefits.
Divvy system in Chicago, as a bike-sharing system, is expected to serve the first- or last-mile for transit commuting trips. This research focuses on the distances among the Divvy stations to reveal how it can affect the usage pattern for that purpose and what is commuters’ preference.
BIKEIRONBOUND demonstrates how performance metrics can be used to guide the bicycle planning process. Through bicycle level of traffic stress and demand analyses, Newark developed an implementable plan for a comfortable, convenient, and connected bicycle network.
Denser communities require improved shared bicycle storage in multi-unit residential properties to encourage cycling. This poster presents field work and resident surveys to suggest improvements for shared bicycle storage design, management, and municipal regulation.
This poster aims at introducing the 3-C process to planners that can help to identify the bicycle accommodation needs in their communities. This methodology is also used in the development of the first San Antonio Rural Bike Plan.
The value of police officers as sources of information regarding dangerous pedestrian crossings is important in identification of challenging intersections by criteria other than the occurrence of crashes, including near-miss pedestrian-vehicle incidents.
FHWA has designated New Jersey a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Focus State, prompting NJDOT to develop a Bicycle Safety Action Plan. This poster presents bicycle crash data analyzed for this Plan.
Safe Routes to School programs aim to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety to and from schools. Federal funds are awarded to local governments for improvements. This poster identifies the keys and barriers to successful completion of SRTS grant funded projects.
Examine the Pedestrian Network Design Grades tool developed by the Lawrence-Douglas County metropolitan planning organization. Using GIS data, these Grades are assigned to each sidewalk segment throughout the 92,000-person town of Lawrence, KS, helping staff and other decision-makers identify areas of high and low pedestrian-friendliness.
This poster will explain cycling inequality for African-Americans in Columbus and will include socio-demographic characteristics in the form of a cluster map of African-American residences. I will compare bike-riding comfort level and connectivity between the African-American community and other communities, which are often made up of middle-income households and other races.
NYC CitiBike is considered as one of the best bike-share systems in the U.S. Who use the bike-share? Where are the origins and destinations? Why some stations are pretty busy, some just deserted? What influence the ridership? This poster will tell you.
Broadway is an iconic and historic street stretching the entire length of Manhattan. In Midtown, NYC DOT has redesigned the corridor with a focus on safety, mobility for all users and place making for the world stage.
See how NYC is increasing biking with its protected bike lane network. Discuss macro issues like ridership demand, phasing strategy as well engineering principles of including mixing zones and split phase signals. See different designs in various contexts, including favoring pedestrian flow, plaza space, and bicycle level of service.