Connecting Communities: Integrating Transportation and Recreation Networks

APA Ohio Chapter


Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EDT

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published several reports in 2015 through 2017 to help communities achieve safe, accessible, comfortable, and connected multimodal networks. The Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation is a report that will guide pedestrian and bicycle initiatives and investments through 2020-21, including efforts to aid in completing networks. When building networks, practitioners may face challenges when including bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure into the existing system. Several new design publications highlight ways that planners and designers can apply the design flexibility found in national design guidelines to address common design challenges and barriers. These publications focus on reducing multimodal conflicts and achieving connected networks, so that walking and bicycling are safe, comfortable, and attractive options for people of all ages and abilities.


Christopher Douwes

Invited Speaker

Christopher Douwes is a Community Planner with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Washington DC. He has managed the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) since 1992, Transportation Enhancement (TE) activities since 2003, Transportation Alternatives (TA) since 2012, and has assisted with Pedestrian and Bicycle Activities since 1992. He manages contracts and ... Read More

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