Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2012: Pro Place is the leading international conference on walking, bicycling, and creating great communities through Placemaking. Register today to take advantage of the best rate and the conference’s more than 100 program sessions, mobile workshops, and problem-solving workshops.
3:00P Conference Begins
4:00P – 5:00P Poster Session (click for all posters)
6:00P – 8:00P Opening Reception
7:30A – 5:30P Conference Sessions and Plenary
7:30A – 5:30P Conference Sessions and Plenary
TBD, evening Pro Walk/Pro Bike Networking Party
8:00A – 1:30P Conference Sessions and Plenary
2:00P – 6:30P Women’s National Bicycling Summit
2:00P – 5:00P PPS Training: How to Turn a Place Around
2:00P – 6:00P America Walks: Walking Action Workshop (PDF)
6:30P – 9:30P Cycling Chic Fashion Show
9:30P – 11:30P After Party
9:00A – 5:00P PPS Training: How to Turn a Place Around
Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2012: Pro Place will feature over 100 presentations on six major conference themes and Placemaking.
Invest + Govern. Bicycling and walking investments are ready to compete in the new cost-conscious reality and political climate in which we live. We encourage presentations that: quantify the benefits and cost savings to the individual and community; present the business case for supporting bicycling and walking; detail financing models for making investments; and other topics.
Advocate + Include. When our transportation system is balanced, everyone can prosper; when transportation decision-making is inclusive, it builds community. We encourage presentations about: environmental justice achieved; outsiders’ perspective on our work; programs that engage low income and underserved communities; and other topics.
Design + Engineer. New approaches to planning, designing, and building infrastructure are luring new people into cycling, and improving safety for all road users. We encourage presentations that: continue the professional development of planners and engineers; discuss the latest transportation engineering publications/manuals; and present best practices for finding flexibility within existing design standards.
Healthy + Safe. Our neighborhoods can enhance our health and quality-of-life by facilitating social connections and by making walking and biking trips easy and convenient. We encourage presentations from public health professionals and others who have developed successful and low cost models/programs for physical activity/built environment focused interventions. Also included in this category: innovative injury prevention programs, food access programs, programs that address childhood obesity, and programs that prioritize populations experiencing health disparities.
Plan + Connect. Changing demographics, emerging technology, and better collaboration across disciplines, agencies, and travel modes is moving us closer to seamless travel in many major cities. We encourage transportation planning related presentations on the following subjects: successful intergovernmental partnerships; exemplary public involvement practices; innovative and cost-effective applications of technology to improve service; and model bike/ped planning.
SRTS + Beyond. For work that focuses on improving the safety, desirability, and ease of movement for young people walking or biking to/from school. We encourage proposals on the following subjects: best practices for including youth in planning; exemplary SRTS programs (K-12); developing schools as neighborhood assets/destinations; and developing community wide youth mobility plans.
Peer Problem Solving Sessions.
Presenters please note: not all sessions are listed here, so don’t panic if your presentation is not listed. Details on our plenary sessions and speakers are forthcoming. Stay tuned!
Invest + Govern.
Bicycle Tourism Economy – Oregon’s Intentional Growth Model. Organized by Scott Bricker, CEO, Bricker Consulting.
Thinking Outside the Beltway: The Future of Government Funding for Walking & Bicycling. Organized by Laura Cohen, Director, Western Region, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
Multi-Jurisdictional Bicycle Planning. Organized by Sam Corbett, Senior Associate, Alta Planning + Design.
Innovative Strategies in Bike-Transit Integration. Organized by Brooke DuBose, Senior Planner, Fehr & Peers.
The Power of the Performance Metric – Getting your Jurisdiction Back on Track. Organized by Kristen “Herbie” Huff, Transportation Planner, Ryan Snyder Associates.
Beyond Urban Centers: Active Transportation in Small Towns and Rural America. Organized by Tracy Loh, Research Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
Congressional Action on Transportation: What It Means for You. Organized by Margo Pedroso, Deputy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
Speed Kills – Urbanism. Organized by Joseph Readdy, Principal, Schemata Workshop.
Galas and Sundowners: Does Multimodal Level of Service Analysis Create a Platform for Meaningful Comparison of Roadway Projects? Organized by Drusilla van Hengel, NW Planning and Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design,
Advocate + Include.
Advocacy Campaigns for Better Bikeways. Organized by Andres Alvear, Director of Campaigns, Active Transportation Alliance.
Vision Session: Doubling the Number of Women & Girls Who Actively Ride Bikes. Organized by Melissa Balmer, Editor/Initiative Director, Women On Bikes SoCal/Bikeable Communities.
Building Walkability Coalitions at the National, Regional, and Neighborhood Levels. Organized by Andy Hamilton, President, WalkSanDiego.
Innovative Public Engagement for Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning: Engaging the Community, Using New Technologies, and Sustaining Momentum. Organized by Jessica Horning, Planner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
Safe Routes Networks: Building Livable Communities for Kids and Everyone. Organized by Deb Hubsmith, Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
Lessons from Los Angeles; How Three Organizations are Raising the Voices of Minority Cyclists. Organized by Alexis Lantz, Planning & Policy Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
Exploring Attitudes Toward Bicycling. Organized by Amy Lee, Student Researcher, University of California, Davis.
State and Local Walking Strategies and Action Network. Organized by Laura MacNeil, Urban Planner II, Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Catapulting Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy. Organized by Brighid OKeane, Advocacy Advance Program Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking.
Developing Crash Support Programs. Organized by Rebecca Resman, Director of Membership and Development, Active Transportation Alliance.
Transportation Behavior Change in Diverse Communities: The In Motion Experience. Organized by Jessica Roberts, Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design.
Sustaining Complete Streets Momentum. Organized by Stefanie Seskin, State & Local Policy Manager, National Complete Streets Coalition.
Design + Engineer.
Bicycle Boulevards and Neighborhood Greenways: Best Practices and Design Guidelines From NACTO, Portland, Berkeley and Tucson. Organized by Eric Anderson, Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator, City of Berkeley, CA.
Road Diets – Improving Safety for Everyone. Organized by Brian Dougherty, Transportation Planner, Seattle Department of Transportation.
Signaling the Way for Bikes: Serving Pedal-Powered Users at Signalized Intersections. Organized by Christina Fink, Traffic Engineer, Toole Design Group.
Bike Network Planning: Tools for Dealing with Connectivity and Level of Traffic Stress. Organized by Peter Furth, Professor, Northeastern University.
A Review of Lanes Shared by Bicycles and Buses. Organized by Edward Hillsman, Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation, Univ. of South Florida.
Times Change, People Change, Needs Change. Organized by John LaPlante, Vice President/Director of Traffic Engineering, T.Y. Lin.
Bicycle Parking – Best Practices for Towns, Transit, School and Work. Organized by Phil Miller, Planner, APBP.
Developing, Using, and Expanding Bikeway Design Standards and Guidelines. Organized by Rock Miller, Principal, Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering, Stantec.
Bikeway Design Details: Small Facilities, Large Issues. Organized by Zaki Mustafa, Principal Engineer, LADOT.
Update on NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide. Organized by Jamie Parks, Senior Planner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
Green Shared Lanes: Highlighting Bikes May Use Full Lane. Organized by Becka Roolf, Salt Lake City Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Salt Lake City.
Creating Walkable Urban Thoroughfares. Organized by Heather Smith, Planning Director, The Congress for the New Urbanism.
Presenting the Model Design Manual for Living Streets. Organized by Ryan Snyder, Principal, Ryan Snyder Associates.
Cycle Tracks: Lessons Learned from Applying a European Concept to North American Cities. Organized by Robin Wilcox, Landscape Architect, Alta Planning + Design.
Toward Zero Deaths for Pedestrians and Bicyclists. Organized by Charles Zegeer, Associate Director, UNC HSRC.
Healthy + Safe.
Bringing the Credibility of Public Health to the Table. Organized by Jean Armbruster, Director, PLACE Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Vancouver’s Emerging “Department for Pedestrians”. Organized by Dale Bracewell, Manager, City of Vancouver.
Planning for Healthy Communities in Los Angeles County. Organized by Sam Corbett, Senior Associate, Alta Planning + Design.
Can A School’s Location Make A Kid Fat? Organized by Brian Fellows, Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator, Arizona Department of Transportation.
Reducing Health Inequities through Active Transportation Policy: Tools, Successes and Lessons Learned in King County, Washington. Organized by Tessa Greegor, Principal Planner, Cascade Bicycle Club.
Health and Transportation: Examples of Collaborative Intersections. Organized by Deb Hubsmith, Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
Achieving Equal Health for All through Changes to the Built Environment: The Communities Putting Prevention to Work Experience. Organized by Kirste Johnson, Grant Specialist, Sound Transit.
Birmingham’s “Our One Mile” Regional Greenway Plan: Building Unstoppable Regional Momentum for Public Health, Open Space Conservation and Active Recreation/Transportation. Organized by Jessica Roberts, Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design.
Open Streets: Opening Streets to People, Transforming Communities. Organized by Michael Samuelson, Member Services and Open Streets Coordinator, Alliance for Biking & Walking.
Giving Cities Legs: Ideas and Inspiration from Walk Friendly Communities. Organized by Carl Sundstrom, Program Manager, Walk Friendly Community.
Plan + Connect.
Complete Streets In New Jersey: Winning! Organized by Elise Bremer-Nei, Acting Manager of the Bureau of Commuter and Mobility Strategies, NJDOT.
Community Engagement Models for Transportation and Pedestrian Corridor Improvements. Organized by Alan Pullman, AIA, Senior Principal, Studio One Eleven.
Good Urbanism – Fronting the Public Right of Way. Organized by Michael Bohn, AIA, Principal, Studio One Eleven.
Projecting the Value of Benefits Flowing from Linear Greenspace. Organized by John Havenstrite, Vice President, Marsh Darcy Partners.
Optimizing Bike-Sharing in the United States. Organized by Mauricio Hernandez, Transportation Planner, Toole Design Group.
Moving Forward Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning in Suburban/Rural Communities: The Washington County, OR Experience. Organized by Jessica Horning, Planner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
Getting to Platinum – Walk Friendly Seattle. Organized by Peter Lagerwey, Senior Planner, Regional Office Director, Toole Design Group.
Santa Monica’s Implementation-Focused Bicycle Action Plan. Organized by Michael Moule, Principal, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates, Inc.
New Research on Pedestrian and Bicycle Behavior: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Habits. Organized by Robert Schneider, Post-Doctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley, SafeTREC.
Minnesota’s Mississippi River Trail MRT: Bringing Bicyclists to America’s River One Partnership at a Time. Organized by Liz Walton, Landscape Architect, Minnesota Department of Transportation.
State Pedestrian Safety Program Technical Assessment. Organized by Leah Walton, Program Analyst, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
SRTS + Beyond.
Bike It! Walk It! The Next Generation on the Move in Santa Monica. Organized by Alison Kendall, Principal Architect, Kendall Planning + Design.
Independent Neighborhood Roaming for Kids. Organized by Mike Lanza, Chief Play Officer, Playborhood.
Leveraging Safe Routes to School, Safe Passages and Community and Youth Engagement Strategies to Address Personal Safety, Community Health, and Hostile Traffic and Roadway Conditions Through Community Leadership. Organized by Jessica Meaney, California Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
Sh*t Parents Say: How Parents’ Attitudes & Perceptions Affect Safe Routes to School. Organized by Leigh Ann Von Hagen, Senior Research Specialist, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University.
Large Scale SRTS Planning. Organized by Julie Walcoff, SRTS Program Manager, Ohio DOT.
Creative Community Engagement of Biking and Walking. Organized by James Rojas, Transportation Planner, City of LA.
How to Bring More Non-Cyclists into Your Bike Community. Organized by Richard Conroy, Education Director, Bike New York.
Activating Urban Trails – Strategies for Encouraging Walking and Biking in Urban Communities. Organized by Steve Schweigerdt, Manager of Trail Development, Western Regional Office, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
Cycling Road Safety Audit Guidelines & Prompt Lists. Organized by Richard G. (Dick) Schaffer, Transportation Specialist, FHWA, Office of Safety.
Improving Bicycle and Pedestrian Access to Transit. Organized by Sam Corbett, Senior Associate, Alta Planning + Design.
Public Private Investment in Pedestrian and Bike Friendly Districts. Organized by Alan Pullman, AIA, and Michael Bohn, AIA, Studio One Eleven.
Parklets – A Powerful Urban Design Tool for Transforming Our Streets. Organized by Michael Bohn, AIA, Principal, Studio One Eleven; Kirsten Kansteiner, Owner, Portfolio Coffeehouse; and Bistro Berlin, Madeline Brozen, Program Manager, Complete Streets Initiative.
Peer Problem Solving Sessions.
Accommodating Bicycles and Pedestrians at Interchange. Organized by Matthew Ridgway, Principal, Fehr & Peers.
Helping Rural Communities Achieve Safe Routes Success. Organized by Dave Cowan, Program Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
New Challenges, Tools, and Opportunities in Planning for Healthy Transportation. Organized by Jeremy Nelson, Principal, NelsonNygaard.
Understanding New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey. Organized by Lisa Aultman-Hall, Professor, University of Vermont.
Discussing the Value of Complete Streets: Answers to Common Objections. Organized by Barbara McCann, Executive Director, National Complete Streets Coalition.
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