E6. Providing Bike Facilities for the Strong and Fearless and Recreational Riders

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

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A variety of bicycle facilities and programs are needed to accommodate both the Strong and
Fearless bike commuter as well as the Interested but Concerned cyclists who like to ride but
will not venture out onto arterial streets. There are often space constraints to accommodate
biking facilities and funding is limited. How do you plan for these extreme users? When is
it appropriate to add a shared use path, a bike lane, or a protected bike lane? What are the
pros and cons of shared lane markings, or “sharrows” that are used to indicate a shared lane
environment for bicycles and automobiles but are very controversial? Presenters will provide
real world examples and participants will discuss possible solutions to accommodating the
wide range of cyclist types.


Scott Slingerland

"Scott Slingerland is part of Lehigh Valley-based educational non-profit, CAT. CAT promotes walking, biking, trails and transit as healthful means of transportation, supporting community, air quality and quality of life. Through CAT, Scott works with a team of League of American Bicyclists and Cycling Savvy certified instructors who conduct educational ... Read More

Diane Kripas

Ms. Kripas serves as the Division Chief of the PA DCNR’s Partnerships Division. She leads a division dedicated to fostering partnerships between nonpublic and public agencies to encourage the protection of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources, developing a statewide network of greenways and trails, and expanding community recreation opportunities ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com