Integrating Bicycle Improvements into Highway Projects
You'll learn about:
- The Pennsylvania bicycle corridor master planning experience
- Potential low-cost bicycle improvements that planners can integrate during routine highway and bridge maintenance project development
- How to conduct a baseline assessment of bicycle corridors and apply innovative technologies to support the master planning process
- How to leverage statewide bicycle transportation assets to harness bicycle tourism and support the local and regional economies
While U.S. Route 6 is officially designated as a statewide bicycle route in Pennsylvania, users are expected to have several years of road-bicycling experience to travel comfortably along the corridor. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Route 6 Alliance and other key local stakeholders, is spearheading an effort to improve bicycle safety, accessibility, and connectivity along Pennsylvania's U.S. Route 6 corridor, particularly for individuals who are not seasoned bicyclists. The result is a unique, community-based master plan that outlines how low-cost bicycle improvements can be incorporated into routine highway and bridge maintenance activities.
Learn how PennDOT is successfully integrating bicycle and pedestrian transportation into its highway and bridge planning and design processes, and how such modal integration is successfully being applied to the state's heavily traveled and scenic U.S. Route 6 corridor. Explore the methodology used to identify targeted bicycle improvements along the U.S. Route 6 corridor and discover how local stakeholders can use the recommendations set forth in the bicycle master plan to increase bicycle safety and mobility through routine highway maintenance activities.
Confirmed SpeakerToby Fauver, A.I.C.P. started with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in 2004 as the Bureau Director for Rail Freight Ports and Waterways. In 2005, he became the Bureau Director for Public Transportation and between February 2005 and February 2006 served as Acting Deputy Secretary for Local and Area Transportation. As Bureau Director, Toby started a major process reengineering effort to streamline the public transportation grant processes. He also served as the project manager for the Governor’s Transportation Funding and Reform Commission. Reappointed Acting Deputy Secretary in June 2007 and permanently appointed to Deputy Secretary in October 2007, Toby was instrumental in passage of historic new public transportation funding legislation—Act 44 of 2007. This legislation completely revamped public transportation funding and oversight in the Commonwealth. In addition, he worked with the Administration and the General Assembly to pass Act 89, which provides the first increase in comprehensive funding for transportation in over a decade. Toby is now serving as the Department of Transportation’s first Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation. He will now oversee not only public transportation, but aviation, rail and ports in this new role. Prior to coming to PennDOT, Toby was a Transportation Planning Manager at Gannett Fleming, Inc, where he worked on transportation projects all over the country.
, Michael Baker International
Confirmed SpeakerTroy Truax is a Senior Associate with Michael Baker International specializing in land use and multimodal transportation planning, economic development, Brownfield and urban revitalization planning, transit oriented development, public funding, strategic planning and transportation incident management. Troy has 20 years of professional planning experience in both the public and private sectors. He provides extensive consulting support and project management to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Multimodal Deputate on a variety of its technical planning initiatives including the U.S. Route 6 Corridor Bicycle Master Plan.
Confirmed SpeakerAngela Watson has over 17 years experience working in the transportation industry. She has worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for 12 years in various roles including Transportation Planning Specialist Supervisor, Acting Director for the Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways, and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation. She currently oversees multimodal community planning studies and related project efforts. Angela has worked in the private sector as a senior transportation planning consultant and with the City of Harrisburg as the Zoning Administrator and subsequently served as a member on the City’s Zoning Hearing Board. Angela received her Bachelor of Science in Geography with a concentration in Urban and Regional Development from Penn State University, and her Master of Science degree in Community and Regional Planning from Temple University. Angela is a member of the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Immediate Past President of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).