Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2012: Pro Place

The country’s premier walking and bicycling conference – Discount registration ends July 12th

It’s an exciting and challenging time for walking and bicycling advocates – more people than ever are demanding active transportation facilities and communities have responded by creating innovative solutions, from Bike Share systems, to parklets and street plazas, to protected bikeways. But with limited budgets and competing priorities, you need the skills, partners, and strategies to make your local efforts successful.  Join more than 1,000 planners, engineers, health professionals, and advocates who will convene in Long Beach, California, September 10-13, 2012 for the 17th Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference. By attending North America’s premier walking and bicycling conference, you’ll gain the insights of national experts in the field, learn about practical solutions to getting bike and pedestrian infrastructure built, and meet peers from across the country.

Register now to receive our discounted rate

The conference includes more than 100 panel sessions, poster presentations, and mobile workshops over our four-day event, including:

  • Keynotes by Mikael Colville-Anderson, Denmark’s iconoclastic Bicycle Ambassador, who coined the term Cycle Chic and Dan BurdenCo-Founder and Executive Director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
  • Among the conference’s 100 sessions:
    -New Research on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Behavior
    -Community Engagement Models for Transportation and Pedestrian Corridor Improvements
    -Bike Network Planning
    -Getting to Platinum: Walk Friendly Seattle
    -Bicycle Parking: Best Practices for Towns, Transit, School, and Work
    -Bikeway Design Details: Small Facilities, Large Issues
    -Catapulting Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy
    -Large Scale Safe Routes to Schools Planning
    -Bicycle Boulevards and Neighborhood Greenways: Best Practices and Design Guidelines
    -Cycle Tracks: Lessons Learned
    -Open Streets: Opening Streets to People, Transforming Communities
    -The Power of the Performance Metric: Measuring the Impact of Your Transportation System
    -Optimizing Bike-sharing in the U.S
    -Public Private Investment in Pedestrian and Bike Friendly Districts

Peer-to-Peer Problem Solving sessions include:
-The Value of Complete Streets: Answers to Common Objections, with Barbara McCann, who helped found and spearhead the NationalComplete Streets Coalition

-New Challenges, Tools, and Opportunities in Planning for Healthy Transportation, with Jeremy Nelson, principal and practice leader at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting

-Understanding New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey, with a TRB task Force that is also seeking your input about bike-ped data needs



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