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2014-15 TRAINING CALENDAR

Past events from July 2015

July 6-7, 2015 — 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference

  • Melbourne, Queensland, Australia
  • With Melbourne being named the world’s most liveable city for the fourth year in a row, it is only fitting that the 2015 conference is being held at Pullman Melbourne on the Park. 2015 will be our 8th Annual Conference, continuing our support for improving the quality of life in our capitals and major regional cities. You are invited to join us as we continue our focus on healthy, sustainable, resilient cities as we address the conference theme, Liveable Cities for the Future.
  • Info: http://www.healthycities.com.au/index.html

July 9, 2015 — Webinar: Benefits of Complete Streets

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 to 1:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Institute of Transportation Engineers. This webinar will examine how Complete Streets projects cost significantly less than conventional transportation projects, yet can still deliver transportation benefits like better safety performance and encourage more multimodal travel. More than 700 towns, cities, counties, regions, and states have made official commitments to these practices by passing Complete Streets policies. This webinar will provide a real-life case study from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
  • Info: http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-W39

July 9-12, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Aspen, CO
  • Hosted by: Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=522&reset=1

July 12, 2015 — Building Foot Bridges

July 13, 2015 — Introduction to Trail Maintenance

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY
  • Sponsored by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. This three hour class provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/taconic-crew-armoring-and-paving-trail-u-982

July 14, 2015 — Federal Policy Update

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Tune in to hear from League of American Bicyclists staff about the latest news from Capitol Hill. Presented by the League of American Bicyclists, Alliance for Biking & Walking and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/trainings/calls-webinars/event/55

July 15, 2015 — Webinar: Health in Biking and Walking Policies

July 15, 2015 — Webinar: Institutionalizing the Change to Walkable Communities

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by America Walks. With an understanding of the physical components of a walkable community, the next step is to redesign and rebuild our streets and public places— and that means engaging in the public policy process and working with the business establishment. Join Mark Fenton as he describes the most effective and achievable strategies for modifying both public- and private-sector procedures so they lead inevitably to walkable communities.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8097056881423285761

July 16-19, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Telluride, CO
  • Hosted by: San Miguel Bicycle Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=523&reset=1

July 16-18, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Morehead, KY
  • Hosted by: Morehead Tourism Commission. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=552&reset=1

July 17-19, 2015 — Tahoe Trail Skills College

  • Truckee, CA
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association Skills College is a place to learn all you ever wanted to know about building and maintaining trails. Choose from a variety of classes, from the fundamentals of trail maintenance to advanced drainage systems. Trail Skills College is free to all participants! Camping and meals are provided throughout the weekend. Whether you are new to trail work or a seasoned veteran, we have a class that will enhance your trail maintenance skills.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/tahoe/

July 17-24, 2015 — Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference

  • Winchester, VA
  • The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Biennial Conference theme is "Hiking Through History" and will be held at Shenandoah University. It is co-hosted by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) and Mountain Club of Maryland.
  • Info: See website

July 18, 2015 — Tread and Drainage: Stepping Stones

  • Sterling Forest State Park, Tuxedo Park, NY
  • Sponsored by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Discover what it takes to make stepping stones that will withstand storm events, as well as enhance the trail experience. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and learn the mechanics of working with tools such as rock bars and pick mattocks.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/tread-and-drainage-stepping-stone-trail-u-991

July 18-19, 2015 — Crew Leader Training

  • Aspen, CO
  • Sponsored by RFOV. In this two-day program, you’ll learn how to:

    ■ Build and maintain sustainable trails in different types of terrain.
    ■ Safely and effectively use a variety of tools.
    ■ Lead a crew of five to eight volunteers to complete a portion of a project.
    ■ Ensure that your crew’s work is completed to the highest standard.
    ■ Ensure that your crew has a great time and enjoys a rewarding experience.

  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/tread-and-drainage-stepping-stone-trail-u-991

July 20, 2015 — Webinar: Innovative Bicycle Facility Treatments

  • Online Webinar: 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers. The primary goals of this webinar are to familiarize transportation engineers/planners with the newest innovations in the bicycle facility design practice. The webinar will discuss recent developments in available design guidance and considerations when designing these facilities.
  • Info: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/534091/q/n=2&o=t&c=79&t=2125&t=2118

July 21, 2015 — Webinar: Active Transportation and Equity: Key Challenges and Opportunities from the Field

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm ET
  • Join the National Partnership's webinar to hear why equity is crucial in the world of active transportation, how equity is being prioritized in the field, and learn about best practices in bridging the gap between community need and active transportation's benefits. Speakers: Sara Zimmerman, Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership; Pedro Arista, Program Manager, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum; Tamika Butler, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition; Alyia Smith-Parker, Senior Associate, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, National League of Cities.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1325030626106513153

July 23-26, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Rice Lake, WI
  • Hosted by: Chippewa Offroad Bicycling Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=528&reset=1

July 26-30, 2015 — Comprehensive Bikeway Design 1.0

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course covers the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom sessions and field tours. The course will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and provide you with skills, practical first steps, and diverse perspectives needed to get started on your next project. Topics typically covered are: *Creating a bike plan *Bicycle facilities *Policies for active transportation *Suburban bikeway design *Connections: transit, trails, bridges *Encouragement progams *Health and equity *Creating a count program *The role of research *Funding
  • Info: www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bikeway-design-10

July 29, 2015 — Webinar: Sustainable Pavements

  • Online Webinar: 2 pm to 3 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Federal Highway Administration. For FHWA, a sustainable approach to pavements means that decisionmakers make balanced and efficient choices among environmental, economic, and social values—the triple bottom line of sustainability—that will provide the best benefits to the natural and human environments now and into the future..
  • Info: https://www.sustainablehighways.dot.gov/FHWA_Sustainability_Activities_Webinars.aspx

July 29, 2015 — Webinar: How Rapid Transformation Delivers Bike-Friendly Urban Streets

  • Online Webinar: 3 pm to 4 pm ET
  • Explore how the concept and practice of rapid implementation is evolving and has altered the way cities develop and deliver urban street projects. This webinar previews a new report from PeopleForBikes on the institutionalization of real-time transportation programs and shows how the techniques are becoming embedded as normal practice within city governments.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5231991262474300674

July 30, 2015 — Webinar: Safe and Accessible Pedestrian Routes for Older Adults

  • Online Webinar: 2 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by National Center for Senior Transportation. This 90-minute webinar explores community projects that support safe pedestrian movement for older adults. Whether seniors are trying to reach transit stops or stations, walk to shopping or entertainment, or arrive safely at other destinations of choice, street and pedestrian design changes can make a difference. Even small changes to lighting, signage, and landscaping can result in a greater sense of safety and security for all pedestrians regardless of age or ability.
  • Info: See website

July 30, 2015 — Webinar: Trail Towns: Bringing Outdoor Recreation and Communities Together

  • Online Webinar: 2 pm to 3 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. Renee Tkach, project manager from the Friends of Columbia Gorge will present the Gorge Towns to Trails project which supports land protection, recreation enhancements and economic development. Elaine Wilson from the Kentucky Trail Town Program takes a community development approach to creating marketable trails across Kentucky. Participants will learn about creating connections and partnerships utilizing the best practices of Gateway, Portal, Trail Town, and Geo-tourism philosophies and developmental assessments.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/sorp-webinars

July 30 - Aug 1, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Cody, WY
  • Hosted by: Park County Pedalers. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=553&reset=1

July 30 - Aug 2, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Rockford, MN
  • Hosted by: Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=534&reset=1

Past events from June 2015

June 2-5, 2015 — Velo-City

  • Nantes, France
  • The Velo-city conference series is the major global platform for the exchange of vision, knowledge, expertise, and good practice for cycling as part of daily transport and recreation. More specifically, Velo-city promotes the integration of urban cycle planning into all the relevant public policy sectors, including transport planning, land development, public health, education, environment, economy, and energy.
  • Info: http://www.velo-city2015.com/en/about/velo-city-series/

June 2, 2015 — Webinar: Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Federal Highway Administration. The webinar highlights the new Separated Bike Lanes Planning and Design Guide. The Guide supports FHWA's National Performance Objective to protect and enhance the natural and human environment, foster livable communities, and increase the implementation of sustainable highway practices. The Guide is a resource for practitioners and stakeholders as they plan and design separated bike lanes and implement connected bike networks.
  • Info: https://collaboration.fhwa.dot.gov/dot/fhwa/WC/Lists/Seminars/DispForm.aspx?ID=595

June 4-7, 2015 — Trail Skills College

  • Sisters, OR
  • The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests volunteer training weekend ia designed to train new and returning volunteers in a variety of topics from trail maintenance to invasive species identification. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in providing quality recreation experiences for forest visitors.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/allingham/

June 4-6, 2015 — Georgia Trail Summit

  • Athens, GA
  • In 2014, a dynamic committee planned the first trail summit in Georgia in 15 years, to provide connections, share knowledge, and further the trail projects already happening in Georgia. Trails includes rail-trails, greenways, blueways, multi-purpose paths, equestrian trails, and thematic trails based on history, culture, and food.
  • Info: http://georgiatrailsummit.com

June 4-7 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Driggs, ID
  • Hosted by: Linn Area Mountain Bike Association, Central Iowa Trails Association and Whiterock Conservancy. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=519&reset=1

June 4, 2015 — Webinar: Measuring the Economic Impact of Nonmotorized Transportation

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Sponsored by Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. This webinar will explore methods that can be used to evaluate the economic benefits of nonmotorized transportation investments based on a recent report from the Federal Highway Administration, Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Nonmotorized Transportation. The report documents a variety of economic benefits of these investments and provides a resources for communities who are interested in measuring the economic impact of future projects.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2031873665300242945

June 6, 2015 — National Trails Day

  • On trails across America
  • American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is the country’s largest celebration of trails.Events will take place in every state across the country and will include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.
  • Info: http://www.nationaltrailsday.org

June 10-12, 2015 — Iowa's first statewide bicycle-friendly business conference

  • Quad Cities, IA and IL
  • The Iowa Association of Business and Industry “Taking Care of Business” Conference will be Iowa’s first statewide bicycle friendly business conference. Participants will be encouraged to bring their bicycles and commute between different venues using the Quad Cities premier trails system which features the Mississippi River Trail and American Discovery Trail. The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau is making its fleet of rental bicycles available to the group, is preparing special bicycle route maps for the conference and installing special temporary signage to connect attendees, trails, and the venues.
  • Info: www.iowaabi.org/en/events_calendar/2015_taking_care_of_business_conference/

June 10-13, 2015 — International Snowmobile Congress

  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • The 47th International Snowmobile Congress will be held at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. This event is dedicated to the development of strategies on our common role with respect to the environment, conservation, access, education and accountability.
  • Info: http://www.isc2015.com

June 14, 2015 — Trail Layout & Design

  • Fleischmanns, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Attendees will learn guidelines for laying out a safe, exciting, and ecologically sound trail. Students will learn to understand the humanity in a trail: what makes one trail more enjoyable and satisfying than another. After discussing for a short time indoors, participants will have the opportunity to design a new trail segment.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/trail-layout-and-design-second-sundays-spillian-trail-u-941

June 17, 2015 — Webinar: First Mile/ Last Mile Connections to Transit

June 18, 2015 — Webinar: Why Walking?

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by America Walks. Why do we care about walking, and why do we put so much effort into campaigning for walkable communities? In our first Walking College Webinar, we take an introspective look at the walking movement with the help of two of its most accomplished practitioners. Jonathon Stalls, Founder and Lead Itinerant with Walk2Connect, will discuss the human, psychosocial practice of walking and give examples from the increasing popular vogue of walking groups, clubs, and programs.
  • Info: http://americawalks.org/event/why-walking-webinar/

June 18-19, 2015 — Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by Portland State University. This course is designed to help transportation planning and engineering faculty integrate bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. The course focuses on a holistic approach to teaching transportation engineering and planning by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. In addition, the course provides an understanding of state-of-the art practice. Participants will receive learning materials to broaden their curriculum and provide resources for course design.
  • Info: www.pdx.edu/ibpi/integrating-bike-ped-topics-into-university-transportation-courses

June 23, 2015 — Webinar: Designing Places for People

June 24-26, 2015 — National Water Trails Forum

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Meet, learn best practices from and begin a lasting network of fellow and aspiring National Water Trails (NWT) leaders. Attend plenary and breakout sessions planned based on input from NWT volunteers and staff, and discover Southeast Michigan’s scenic water trails with the enthusiasm and expertise of our water trails hosts!
  • Info: http://www.river-management.org/river-management-workshop

June 25, 2015 — Webinar: Trail Towns: Paths to Prosperity

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. This webinar will kick-off a series focusing on the intersection of outdoor recreation and economic development. Renee Tkach of Friends of Columbia Gorge, will present their Gorge Towns to Trails vision, an initiative to connect towns, wineries, farms, and wild areas to support land protection, recreation enhancements, and economic development. Elaine Wilson will present how the Kentucky Trail Town Program connected communities throughout Kentucky to natural resources creating a more diverse economy and access to healthy living.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/sorp-webinars

June 25-28 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Driggs, ID
  • Hosted by: Mountain Bike the Tetons. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=520&reset=1

June 27, 2015 — Intro to Armoring and Paving

  • Fahnestock State Park, NY
  • Sponsored by New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Learn how to Armor/Pave Trails in Fahnestock State Park. Armoring and Paving is a technique used when a concentrated area of trail gets a lot of water flow. We crush rock into the tread of the trail to protect it from any water erosion that may occur.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/taconic-crew-armoring-and-paving-trail-u-982

June 27 - July 1, 2015 — 15th Conference on National Scenic & Historic Trails

  • Franklin, TN
  • The Natchez Trace Parkway Association and the Overmountain Victory Trail Association will host this year's conference themed, "Find Your Trail: Planning Pathways into the 21st Century". Learn from educational sessions, mobile workshops, key note speakers and networking with other trail experts and volunteers.
  • Info: http://www.pnts.org/

Past events from May 2015

May 1-2, 2015 — East Coast Greenway Alliance Spring State of the Greenway Summit

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • It will be from 9:00 to 5:00 located at Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row. There will be a reception at 5:30 on the Schuylkill Banks, just north of the Schuylkill Boardwalk.
  • Info: http://www.greenway.org/events or info@greenway.org

May 4-5, 2015 — PedalMN Bicycle Conference

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • This year’s conference theme is "Building the Bike Friendly State℠." Bicycling promotes and supports local economies, tourism, the environment and health improvement. Plan now to attend to learn how you can make your community more bicycle friendly.
  • Info: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/

May 5-7, 2015 — New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Workshop

  • Tijeras, NM
  • National-Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in conjunction with New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, US Forest Service Region 3, and US Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office. The workshop will focus on OHV trail maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Workshops/NMOHVWorkshop2015

May 5, 2015 — FHWA / PBIC Webinar on Agency Leadership and Pedestrian Safety

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
  • The session will focus on how state, local, and regional agencies have raised the profile of pedestrian safety issues and launched programs to prioritize pedestrian safety as a focus area and influence cultural changes within their agencies and departments. Panelists representing a variety of agencies will describe how pedestrian safety became a priority.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7742358826800533506

May 6, 2015 — National Bike to School Day

May 10, 2015 — Advanced Trail Maintenance

  • Westchester, Teatown Lake Reservation, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. This one-day crew work and training session provides the skills necessary to carry out intermediate maintenance with a crew on a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn and carry out a variety of tasks as the trails demands including assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, water and erosion control and proper use of tools.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/clone-advanced-trail-maintenance-trail-u-954

May 12, 2015 — Federal Policy Update

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Tune in to hear from League of American Bicyclists staff about the latest news from Capitol Hill. Presented by the League of American Bicyclists, Alliance for Biking & Walking and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/trainings/calls-webinars/event/54

May 12 (repreated May 14), 2015 — Webinar: Learn more about the Every Kid in a Park Initiative

  • Online Webinar: 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET
  • Tthe “Every Kid in a Park” initiative was announced in early 2015 to provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission to their federal lands and waters for a full year. Join us for a webinar to learn more about this exciting initiative, and ways that you can participate. Speakers will discuss the various program developments that are currently underway as well as a timeline for upcoming events.
  • Info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1W8eEo08k55BISj6RPx4rJoLNuKKBN95ZwvFSN-_7Pa0

May 13 - 15, 2015 — Mayors Bike Summit

  • Madison, WI
  • The United States Conference of Mayors sponsors the event. Leaders in transportation policy and planning and the bicycling industry, will share what you need to know now to develop and promote a thriving biking culture in your community. Each session will offer the opportunity for engaging discussion with presenters and participants.
  • Info: https://www.cityofmadison.com/mayorsbikesummit/index.cfm

May 14-17, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Buena Vista, CO
  • Hosted by: Ark Valley Velo and Salida Mountain Trails. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=508&reset=1

May 15, 2015 — National Bike to Work Day

  • Across America
  • More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, hundreds of American communities have been successful in increasing bicycle commuting by providing Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day events.
  • Info: http://bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0

May 15-17, 2015 — Appalachian Trail Days

  • Damascus, VA
  • Trail Days will celebrate the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), hikers, sponsors, vendors, families and friends as we come together to celebrate the A.T. and all who have played a role in making the Trail what it is today.
  • Info: http://www.traildays.us

May 17, 2015 — Trail Supervisor Training

May 17-20, 2015 — American Trails International Trails Symposium
  • Portland, OR
  • The Symposium addresses every aspect of trails, greenways, and blueways. Learn from dozens of educational sessions and mobile workshops and network with experts and enthusiasts from across the globe.
  • Info: http://americantrails.org/ee/index.php/symposium/2015

May 20, 2015 —Webinar: Law Enforcement Strategies to Improve Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Tune in to hear from League of American Bicyclists staff about the latest news from Capitol Hill. Presented by the League of American Bicyclists, Alliance for Biking & Walking and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/trainings/calls-webinars/event/54

May 21-24, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Montrose, CO
  • Hosted by: Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=510&reset=1

May 22, 2015 — Webinar: Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx challenged mayors across the country to take a leadership role in addressing pedestrian and bicycle safety. This webinar will feature three of the mayors who have responded to the Challenge and task you to get involved in your mayor's initiative or to get your mayor involved.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2100804247494925314

May 29, 2015 — Miami Valley Cycling Summit

  • Piqua, OH
  • The Miami Valley Cycling Summit aims to use the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities both large and small throughout the region. This year’s theme is “Cycling Cultivates.”
  • Info: http://cyclingsummit.com

Past events from April 2015

April 2, 2015 — Colorado Mountain Bike Association annual meeting

  • Golden, CO
  • Help us celebrate our 2014 accomplishments with an evening of camaraderie, free beer, door prizes, and a preview of the events currently planned for 2015.
  • Info: http://greatergreener.org/

April 2, 2015 — Walkable Washington Annual Symposium

  • Redmond, WA
  • The Walkable Washington Symposium & Awards is the state’s only event designed to provide creative networking opportunities, helpful resources, and awards to organizations and cities building healthy, livable and walkable communities. Our symposium offers a fun learning environment with sessions moderated by experts to discuss projects and programs implemented in the last three years throughout Washington.
  • Info: www.feetfirst.org/get-involved/walkablewashington/walkable-washington-2015-symposium-page

April 2-5, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Nevada City, CA
  • Hosted by: Bear Yuba Land Trust. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

April 4, 2015 — Trail Structures Training

  • Ossining, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. This course covers all types of constructed trail features, their purpose and use, and their effect on the trail experience. Emphasis will be placed on how each structure must fit into its location and how trail structures'architecture can affect hikers' experience.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/trail-structures-trail-u-952

April 8, 2015 — Webinar: Finding Funding at the State and Federal Levels

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Community Transportation Association of America. There are new and existing funding sources available to many types of transportation organizations, but accessing eligible funds and grants can seem complicated and daunting. CTAA Communications Director Scott Bogren will be speaking on the best practices for locating and preparing funding applications. On the client side, our guest will be John Metzinger from CityBus who will speak towards the benefit of planning funding for transportation technologies.
  • Info: See website

April 8-12, 2015 — Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association Rendezvous

  • Crossville, TN
  • Rendezvous is the annual fundraiser for Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA). This happens once a year and is held at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville, TN on the Cumberland Plateau. This area provides so many adventure possibilities for paddlers of all levels.
  • Info: http://www.paddletsra.org/rendezvous

April 9-12, 2015 — Florida Trail Association Annual Conference

  • Fruitland Park, FL
  • Join us as we celebrate another year dedicated to building and maintaining the Florida Trail. Topics include *State of the Trails and Update on Trails Manual *Legislative Wrap Up *Strengthening Chapters *The Cross Florida Barge Canal *Finances for Chapter Treasurers *Growing Your Membership *Hiking the Florida Trail
  • Info: https://www.floridatrail.org/2015-annual-conference/

April 9-12, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Cobb, CA
  • Hosted by: Friends of Boggs Mountain. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=499&reset=1

April 10, 2015 — Equestrian Soft Trails Conference

  • Des Moines, IA
  • This trails conference will have sessions of interest to both trail managers and trail users to explore together the problems and challenges of maintaining and creating sustainable equestrian trails. Iowa County Conservation soft trails will be the focus this year as we continue to also facilitate managers and trail riders working together to keep our Iowa equestrian trails in good riding condition.
  • Info: http://iowahorsecouncil.org/event/2015-equestrian-soft-trails-conference/

April 10, 2015 — 2015 Utah Bike Summit: Two Wheels, One Love

  • Provo, UT
  • The Seventh Annual Utah Bike Summit brings together everyday riders, bicycle and trail advocates, representatives from Utah's bicycle industry, planners, engineers, representatives from Utah’s tourism industry and health fields, and local and state government officials. This year's keynote speakers is Gary Fisher, Founding Father of the Mountain Bike.
  • Info: http://www.utahbikes.org/event-1740017

April 11-14, 2015 —Greater & Greener 2015: Innovative Parks, Vibrant Cities

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Join us—and global park leaders, and advocates, urban planning and design professionals, and city officials, to explore the latest innovations in urban park creation, revitalization, and stewardship. With more public open space than any other metropolitan area in the U.S., and a deep cultural attachment to parks and the outdoors, San Francisco is a shining example of how creativity and innovation can be applied to park systems for the benefit of urban communities.
  • Info: http://greatergreener.org/

April 12, 2015 — Introduction to Trail Maintenance

  • Westchester, NY
  • This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-936

April 12-16, 2015 — National Outdoor Recreation Conference

  • Annapolis, MD
  • The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals and the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium are proud to join forces. Presenting creative approaches to current and future challenges, modern vision for outdoor recreation, innovative partnerships, use of technology, entrepreneurial solutions, cultivating political and community support, and new ideas and tools that contribute and create a lasting and sustainable future for outdoor recreation.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/2015-conference

April 13-14, 2015 — Opportunities for Accelerating the Assessment of Health Impacts

  • Washington, DC
  • Transportation Research Board will bring together professionals in the fields of transportation, urban planning, public health, health care, and health economics to explore the state of the art and state of the practice on quantifying the public health outcomes of active transportation.
  • Info: See website

April 13-17, 2015 — Leadership in Accessibility Management for Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Settings

  • Kansas City, KS
  • Sessions will include discussions of the characteristics and needs of people with disabilities, legislative mandates and litigation, accessibility standards and common errors, the application of universal design to park, recreation and cultural environments, program access, considerations for conducting accessibility assessments, visitor use and marketing, and comprehensive planning. Field exercises will give participants an opportunity to understand how to identify and determine physical and programmatic barriers, along with good examples that have been implemented, and also discussion of the considerations for prioritization of physical and programmatic barrier removal.
  • Info: www.ncaonline.org/events/access_management_04-2015.shtml

April 13, 2015 — Webinar: Organizing a Walk+Bike Challenge Month at your School

  • Online Webinar: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Free webinar hosted by Bicycle Transportation Alliance. Are you participating in the Walk+Bike Challenge at your school? Would you like to hear from others that have had success on organizing events and incentives for encouraging kids to walk, bike, and roll to school?
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2838443508456182529

April 14-15, 2015 — Webinar: Nonprofit Public Lands Boot Camp

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Association of Partners for Public Lands An information packed online series that will provide the fundamental basics of nonprofit public lands partner operations, management and the unique role they play in building public engagement and awareness for the benefit of America's public lands.
  • Info: See website

April 15, 2015 — Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Workshop

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • National-Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in conjunction with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. The workshop will focus on OHV trail maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement, and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Workshops/ab-ohv-workshop-2015

April 15, 2015 — Webinar: Legal Rights and Issues for Pedestrians and Cyclists

April 15, 2015 — Webinar: Creative Ways to Consider Funding Future Transportation

  • Online Webinar: 2:00pm to 3:30pm Eastern Time
  • Transportation Research Board will cover new ways of funding transportation infrastructure. Webinar presenters will provide a brief overview of common approaches to funding transportation and highlight several emerging models, including cooperative ownership models, roadway usage charges, and transportation utility fees. The presenters will explore how these approaches may generate new funding for transportation capital and operating programs.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/172141.aspx

April 15-17, 2015 — Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum

  • Burns, TN
  • The 2015 statewide conference will be held at Montgomery Bell State Park. The Greenways and Trails Program is looking for Sponsors, a Keynote Speaker and other speakers for the educational sessions of the Forum. Please let us know if you would like to speak about your creative and innovative greenway project.
  • Info: Robert.richards@tn.gov or call 615-532-0753

April 16-17, 2015 — Streets as Places

  • New York, NY
  • Sponsored by Project for Public Spaces. Over the last several years, New York City has become a laboratory for innovation through dozens of Department of Transportation projects that have their roots in PPS's NYC Streets Renaissance campaign effort, from the Plaza and Parklets programs, to the ribbons of new bikeways and pedestrian spaces that now run through the city. Course participants will learn from a roster of experts how to transform streets into true destinations that attract people, spur economic development, and build community.
  • Info: http://www.pps.org/training/

April 17-19, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Cobb, CA
  • Hosted by: Friends of Boggs Mountain. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=499&reset=1

April 17-19, 2015 — Midwest Horse Fair

  • Madison, WI
  • The Midwest Horse Fair® is one of the top 3-day horse fairs in America. Hundreds of clinics, seminars and educational events are presented by some of the top horse professionals from around the country. Over 500 vendor booths offer shopping opportunities.
  • Info: http://www.midwesthorsefair.com

April 18, 2015 — Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association Annual Conference

April 18-19, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Pine, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each two-day training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

April 18-21, 2015 — National Planning Conference

  • Seattle, WA
  • American Planning Association National Conference: Sustainability. Climate change. Transportation. Economic development. What's at the top of your community's planning agenda? Come to the peak event in planning and come away with the answers you need.
  • Info: https://www.planning.org/conference

April 21, 2015 — Webinar: Addressing Perceived Traffic Risk Along Urban Arterials

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by Institute of Transportation Engineers. This webinar describes findings from several recent studies on roadway design and perceived traffic risk for bicyclists and pedestrians along urban arterials. The findings highlight the influence of near misses and collisions on user perceptions of safety and contribute to a more nuanced definition of traffic risk and safety for non-motorized users.
  • Info: http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-W30

April 21, 2015 — The Intertwine Alliance’s Spring Summit

  • Portland, OR
  • The event will focus on Building Regional Impact. Topics include: *Building a ‘Connecting-to-Nature’ Continuum (Youth Engagement/Environmental Education) *Creating Large-Landscape Projects (Conservation/Restoration/Urban Forestry) *New Daycation App: How It Can Further Your Communications Goals (Public Engagement)
  • Info: http://theintertwine.org/events/spring-summit-2015

April 21-22, 2015 — Trail Design and Layout

  • Wasilla, AK
  • One day classroom, one day field exercises, covering the basics of sustainable trail design, routing and layout. The Agenda includes Basic Concepts, Terms and Definitions, What You Need to Know First (about both terrain and use), Trail Design (sustainable elements, other elements, the Design Process, written Design results), Trail Routing and Layout (Control Points, preliminary Map Routing, ground investigation techniques, preliminary Flagline Routing, final Construction Marking), and Where Things Go Wrong.
  • Info: http://www.alaska-trails.org/trail_teachers/2015/conf.shtml

April 22, 2015 — Ohio Bicycling Summit

April 22-24, 2015 — California Trails and Greenways Conference

  • Yosemite, CA
  • Provides trail professionals, advocates, volunteers and users with a venue for sharing practical, up-to-date trail management and advocacy skills; as well as a forum for networking and building support for accessible, inter-connected, and sustainable non-motorized trail systems. Since 1985, this investment of knowledge by California State Parks and the California Trails Conference Foundation has helped ensure trail stewardship and leadership for generations to come.
  • Info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24151

April 23, 2015 — Webinar: Active transportation, recreation amenities, street redesigns

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Free - hosted by America Walks. Transforming the built environment to improve health outcomes can take years, if not decades. This webinar will focus on short term, low cost, yet high impact strategies for improving streets, public spaces, and buildings across the country that can lead to longer term change. Kate Rube and her team at Project for Public Spaces will present health-promoting 'Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper' approaches, including active recreation amenities, street redesigns that prioritize pedestrians.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5604857644690319618

April 23, 2015 — Webinar: Roadway and Traffic Air Pollution Risks for Bicyclists

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by Transportation Insight for Vibrant Communities (TREC), Portland State University. This webinar will review the state of knowledge about how roadway and traffic characteristics impact air pollution risks for bicyclists, including research quantifying bicyclists' uptake of traffic-related air pollution using on-road measurements in Portland. Implications for planners, engineers, and policy-makers will be discussed, including guidance for more pollution-conscious bicycle network planning and design. Additionally, ways for individual travelers to reduce their air pollution risks will be discussed.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5291547407869424641

April 23-24, 2015 — Alaska Trails Statewide Trails Conference

  • Wasilla, AK
  • "Partnerships: Building Trails - Building Community" The conference will be held in Wasilla, April 23rd - 25th, and will bring together a diverse array of trail users from across the state to teach about the latest in sustainable trail building, maintenance, advocacy and many other trail topics. Every day is full of "breakout sessions" within the following categories: Breakout Session Categories Trail Design / Layout Construction / Operations / Maintenance Advocacy / Funding Partnerships.
  • Info: http://www.alaska-trails.org/trail_teachers/2015/conf.shtml

April 23-24, 2015 — Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Workshop

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • National-Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in conjunction with Arizona State Parks, US Forest Service Region 3, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District, and US Bureau of Land Management Arizona State Office. The workshop will focus on OHV trail maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized.
  • Info: http://www.nohvcc.org/Education/Workshops/ab-ohv-workshop-2015

April 23-26, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Weaverville, CA
  • Hosted by: Trinity County Resource Conservation District. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=500&reset=1

April 25, 2015 — Introduction to Trail Maintenance

  • Westchester, NY
  • This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-937

April 29 - May 2, 2015 — Meeting the Demand for Walkable Places

  • Fort Worth, TX
  • This year’s theme looks at the forces driving the desire for more urban lifestyles. In Dallas alone, 68% of residents "believe being able to walk or bike to destinations would be good for the local economy" yet the current market of walkable neighborhoods is only 3-5% in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Join real estate developers, architects, public officials, planners, architects and advocates working to make our cities better places.
  • Info: see website

April 30, 2015 — Webinar: Designing Wayfinding Systems that Extend Your Civic Brand

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Sustainable City Network. Grant Hayzlett will step us through the planning and implementation considerations when designing vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian wayfinding signs and kiosk systems. Grant has worked on more than 100 civic projects involving signage, furniture and interactive elements that all work together to illustrate and promote a community's civic brand.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8334408455204173058

April 30 - May 3, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Corvallis, OR
  • Hosted by: Team Dirt/Salem Area Trai Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=502&reset=1

Past events from March 2015

March 2-3, 2015 — Montana Bike Walk Summit

  • Helena, MT
  • Learn about national best practices in shared-use pathways and on-street bikeway design including cycle tracks, separated bicycle lanes, bicycle boulevards, and intersection treatments. The session will delve into the nuts and bolts of moving from concept to construction including design considerations, and impacts to traffic operations. Whether you are an engineer, planner, or advocate, you will leave this workshop with new tools and knowledge about bicycle facilities.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkmontana.org/bike-walk-summit-2015/

March 3-5, 2015 — Accessibility Training for Park Facilities

  • Montgomery Bell State Park, TN
  • Recreation Educational Services is hosting a 3-day training course conducted by the National Center on Accessibility that will provide an overview of the new accessibility standards while emphasizing how design and construction affect people with disabilities and how people with disabilities function in park facilities.
  • Info: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=aqx85ieab&oeidk=a07e94x3z6d2b736365

March 3-6, 2015 — Texas Recreation & Park Society Institute & Expo

March 3, 2015 — Webinar: Road Diets: Improving Safety for All Road Users

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and Federal Highway Administration discuss "Road Diets," the conversion of four-lane undivided roadways to three lanes (two through lanes and a two-way-left-turn-lane), are listed as one the FHWA's proven safety countermeasures. This cross section reallocation can potentially improve safety, reduce speed differential, and/or improve accessibility for transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5767519393088781569

March 4, 2015 — Iowa Horse Council Trails Committee Meeting

March 5, 2015 — Webinar: Accessibility Open Question and Answer

  • Online Webinar: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • The United States Access Board's free monthly webinar will feature an open question and answer session with accessibility specialists. Questions are welcome on the Board's accessibility requirements and rulemaking activities, including the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards, new standards being developed for medical diagnostic equipment, and other topics. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the webinar.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org

March 5, 2015 — Growing IN Place Symposium 2015

  • Raleigh, NC
  • Growing IN Place addresses planning and design policies that support these needs for children and other family members. Young people need networks of attractive, walkable/bikable routes connecting homes to schools, parks, community gardens, and cultural institutions – where they can engage with nature.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org

March 5, 2015 — Webinar: Building Equity: Race, Class and Protected Bike Lanes

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. The new report from PeopleForBikes, "Building Equity: Race, Class and Protected Bike Lanes," makes the case for bicycling as an equity tool. Presenters review the research and data, and delve into the concepts highlighted by the domestic and international case studies featured in the report.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/events/event_details.asp?id=598261&group=

March 5-12, 2015 — Webinar: Effective Communications in Public Involvement

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • This course is a blend of two live, web-conference sessions plus a series of self-paced web-based training modules. The course explores how and why members of the public can develop entrenched and emotionally-charged positions; traces the root causes of their hositilites and anger; and teaches strategies to help you and your organization gain credibility and the public's trust.
  • Info: See website

March 7-8, 2015 — Arizona Trail Association Trail Training

  • Tucson, AZ
  • This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association and American Conservation Experience staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each two-day training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Info: http://www.aztrail.org/volunteers/training.html

March 6-7, 2015 — American Endurance Ride Conference

  • Reno, NV
  • The 2015 equestrian-focused convention will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.
  • Info: http://www.aerc.org

March 9, 2015 — Webinar: Lessons from the Experts: 10 First Steps to Walkability

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by America Walks. Many communities are overwhelmed by the apparent technical challenges and cost of making themselves more walkable. But there are compelling, cost efficient, often simple approaches that are ideal first steps. Based on a series of interviews with some of the most experienced and successful walkable community advocates and implementers in the United States, this Webinar reveals starter-strategies that have been shown to work, and why!
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6463415695850153474

March 10-13, 2015 — California Park & Recreation Society Annual Conference & Expo

March 10-12, 2015 — National Bike Summit and National Forum on Women & Bicycling

  • Washington, DC
  • This year's theme -- Bikes+ -- focuses on new ideas for exponential growth. We'll zero in on ways the bike movement, in combination with strong partners, can add value to other big issues of the day and find powerful champions in health, community development and the business sector.
  • Info: http://bikeleague.org/summit

March 11-14, 2015 — Designing Inspiring and Effective Spaces for Children

  • Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Join architects, landscape architects, planners, educators , environmental educators, funders, and elected officials in a first-of-its kind event to explore high-level universal principles necessary in designing effective spaces for children. Participants will work in multidisciplinary teams to create indoor and outdoor designs for three programs from various parts of the world.
  • Info: http://www.worldforumfoundation.org/get-involved/design2015/

March 12, 2015 — Maryland Trails Summit

  • Linthicum, MD
  • What Would It Take to Create a State Trail Network? Join us for a spirited discussion on what the state and trail advocates are doing to create a trail network connecting our public lands to the places where people live, work, shop and play.
  • Info: http://www.mrpanet.org/events/event_details.asp?id=527226

March 13-15, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Hosted by: Dawn to Dust & Sonoran Mtb Clubs. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=486&reset=1

March 14, 2015 — Introduction to Trail Maintenance

  • Tenafly, NJ
  • This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-924

March 16, 2015 — Webinar: Maintaining Green Infrastructure Systems in Your Community

  • Online webinar: 12 pm - 1 pm ET
  • A new suite of mitigation measures termed Stormwater Control Measures (also known as Best Management Practices) was developed to treat various forms of urban stormwater impacts including pollution, runoff volume and erosive flows.
  • Info: https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry

March 16, 2015 — Liberty Bell Trail Workshop

  • Perkasie, PA
  • • Trail Planning (including acquisition) • Trail Design • Trail Development and Trail Links • Operations and Maintenance  General Session The general session will be a discussion on the current status of the trail from each of the 17 municipalities which the trail traverses.
  • Info: http://www.prps.org/training/training.html

March 16-17, 2015 — Webinar: Washington Bike Summit

  • Olympia, WA
  • The Washington Bike Summit brings together advocates for bicycling and safe streets with professionals in planning, design, engineering, health, education, and tourism to connect and learn. Day Two of the Summit, advocates may participate in Transportation Advocacy Day legislative visits with a coalition of people who promote bicycling, walking, transit, health.
  • Info: http://wabikes.org/summit/

March 18, 2015 — Webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting Programs

March 18, 2015 — Webinar: Collaborations, Mergers, and Strategic Alliances

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Alliance for Biking & Walking. As nonprofits consider strategies for the future, it is not unusual for a board or staff to explore the possibility of collaborating or entering into strategic alliances with other organizations. Before formalizing an agreement, it is helpful to be familiar with common pitfalls and challenges. Join this webinar for suggestions and considerations on all levels of collaboration, from partnership agreements to joint programming to collaborative fundraising to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/trainings/calls-webinars/event/51

March 19, 2015 — Webinar: Trail Wayfinding Systems

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents this webinar to provide a practical understanding of trail/ped/bike wayfinding and informational systems with an emphasis on in-the-field structures and media. Elements addressed include: directional and locational; use and access; safety and regulatory and related systems including branding elements. Instructors are Bob Searns, The Greenway Team • Jenny Rigby, The Acorn Group, Inc. • Karen Vitkay, Alta Planning and Design, Inc. • Mark VanderKlipp & Jeff Frank, Corbin Design, Inc.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/resources/trailhead/trail-wayfinding-systems-webinar.html

March 19-20, 2015 — Indiana Bike Summit

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Join us to learn how Indiana employers can benefit economically, recruit and retain top talent, and be recognized as community and business leaders by promoting active transportation by bike.
  • Info: http://www.bicycleindiana.org/summit.php

March 20-21, 2015 — Southern Mountain Bike Summit

  • Auburn, AL
  • Join IMBA-SORBA for a 2-day conference aimed towards bringing land managers, tourism professionals, advocates, and the mountain bike industry together to educate them about how to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences in the Southeast.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/register?id=495&reset=1

March 20-22, 2015 — Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society Annual Conference

  • Lancaster, PA
  • Making Transit a Partner with Trails and Parks • Interpreting Your Park • Making Eagle Scout Projects Work for You! • Pump Parks are Coming To Your Neighborhood Soon • Streambank Stabilization in Parks and along Trails • A ‘Tail’ of Two Cities- Creating Successful Dog Parks • Accessibility for Parks, Playgrounds and Trails
  • Info: http://www.prps.org/training/training-conference.html

March 22, 2015 — Horse Trail Riding Expo

  • Elkhorn, NE
  • The Nebraska Horse Trails Committee presents the 2015 Expo at Chance Ridge Event Center in Elkhorn, Nebraska. This all-horse event will feature trail riding presentations, educational opportunities, horse training tips, horse camping tips, and more!
  • Info: http://www.nehorsetrails.com

March 22, 2015 — Trail Layout & Design

  • Westchester, Teatown Lake Reservation, NY
  • Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. This workshop is devoted to establishing guidelines for laying out a safe, exciting, and ecologically sound trail. Topics covered include trail planning, soils, grades, hydrological relationships, and trail alignments, as well as trail experience concepts such as users' expectations, gateways, anchors, and trail flow. Students will learn to understand the humanity in a trail: what makes one trail more enjoyable and satisfying than another. After discussing and analyzing existing trails, participants will have the opportunity to design a new trail segment.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/trail-layout-design-trail-u-951

March 23, 2015 — Parks and Greenspace Conference

  • Atlanta, GA
  • What makes a park great? This is the question at the center of the 2015 Parks and Greenspace Conference theme. "Parks and People: A Declaration of Interdependence," explores the direct (and often complex) relationships between engaged communities and successful parks. All over the world, languishing public spaces have been re-invented by strong community interventions, deliberate design and programming and strategic partnerships.
  • Info: http://www.parkpride.org/conference/

March 24, 2015 — Conservation By Design Codes' workshop for planning professionals

  • Kempton, PA
  • "Writing Growing Greener: Conservation By Design Codes" is presented by the Appalachian Trail Conservacy (ATC) and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-PA). This event, which is geared toward planning professionals who write zoning and subdivision/land development codes, will include a segment on the economics of conservation.
  • Info: See website

March 24, 2015 — The Appalachian Trail: Conserving and Connecting Habitats

  • Hanover, NH
  • More than just a hiking trail, the A.T. runs across the ridgelines, summits, forests, and fields of the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine. The Trail connects 8 National Forests, 6 National Parks, 24 federally designated Wilderness Areas, and dozens of state parks and forests with a protected land base of over 250,000 acres, which continues to expand. These lands provide important habitat connectivity, regional flow and potential climate resiliency for a rich variety of plants and animals.
  • Info: See website

March 23, 2015 — East Coast Greenway Maine State Committee meeting

  • Augusta, ME
  • ECG Maine State Committee meeting & Maine DOT Bike/Ped Program Manager Meet & Greet! Held at MaineDOT offices - Child Street, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. The meeting will take place 3-4:30 pm and is free and open to the public.
  • Info: http://www.greenway.org/events or molly@greenway.org

March 26, 2015 — Walking Evolution and Revolution Conference

  • Boston, MA
  • Join us at the first-ever conference in the Boston area focused on walkability: the Walking Evolution and Revolution Conference! A companion event to WalkBoston's 25th Anniversary celebration, the WERC is produced by the APBP Boston Chapter, WalkBoston and Project for Public Spaces, and hosted by the Boston Society of Architects. Join us to explore the freshest thinking about walkability and place-making.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/WERC

March 26-29, 2015 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Fresno, CA
  • Hosted by: Central California Off-Road Cyclists. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=488&reset=1

March 26-28, 2015 — Alabama Statewide Bike Summit

  • Montgomery, AL
  • The Montgomery Bike Club and the Alabama Bicycle Coalition will host the 2015 Alabama Statewide Bike Summit in downtown Montgomery. A Summit brings together all the different groups interested in safe bicycle transportation and recreation: planners, engineers, ALDOT, tourism facilitators city leaders, advocates, trail builders & politicians.
  • Info: http://www.alabike.org/summit.html

March 27, 2015 — Webinar: Offering Inclusive & Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Programs

  • Online webinar: 1:00 - 2:00pm ET
  • Inclusive recreation activities are held when individuals, with or without disabilities, participate together. This webinar features adaptive recreation professionals and practitioners who will provide guidance on getting started with adaptive recreation, strategies for success and connecting with partners and desired audience.
  • Info: see website

March 27-28, 2015 — Advancing Environmental Education Conference

March 30-31, 2015 — Oregon Active Transportation Summit

March 28, 2015 — Introduction to Trail Maintenance

  • Stanhope, NJ
  • This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-934

March 30-31, 2015 — Oregon Active Transportation Summit

  • Stanhope, NJ
  • This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail.
  • Info: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-934

March 31 - April 1, 2015 — Ontario Bike Summit 2015

  • Eaton Chelsea, Toronto, ON
  • Summit Themes - From Paper to Pavement: Moving Forward with #CycleON. Our 2015 summit will focus on ways that Ontario's Cycling Strategy is being implemented across Ontario. Attendees can expect to hear presentations that address #CycleON's five themes: 1. Healthy, active & prosperous communities 2. Cycling infrastructure 3. Safer highways and streets 4. Awareness & Behavioural Shifts 5. Cycling Tourism
  • Info: http://www.sharetheroad.ca/obs-2015-s16970

March 31, 2015 — Webinar: Evaluating Complete Streets projects

  • Online webinar: 1:00 - 2:00pm ET
  • Hosted by Smart Growth America's National Complete Streets Coalition, will provide an overview of how to evaluate Complete Streets projects. Learn about the measures most useful to common Complete Streets goals, and the different metrics jurisdictions can use to understand them. A resources section will be useful for those ready to dive deeper into the why and how of performance measurement for Complete Streets.
  • Info: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=sp4ctdvqiqgi

Past events from February 2015

February 3, 2015 — Webinar: Focus on Pedestrians: Sidewalks and Crosswalks

  • Online Webinar: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Institute of Traffic Engineers. The webinar will discuss a study involving pedestrian safety, driver behavior, and the combination of both with the presence of an active Light Rail Transit facility.The City of Folsom, California had been exploring safety enhancements for users of the Folsom Parkway Rail Trail.
  • Info: http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-W22

February 7, 2015 — Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Annual Meeting

  • Elon, NC
  • Reports on progress to build, maintain and promote the MST; Presentations about newly-opened sections of trail; A keynote address by Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring NC, who just produced Highway to the Future about the MST; An update by State Parks Director Mike Murphy about the MST master plan; Workshops on: how to hike the trail, how MST trail towns can help promote the trail, and technology for hikers.
  • Info: http://www.ncmst.org/ or kdixon@ncmst.org

February 7-12, 2015 — Hike the Hill

February 8-11, 2015 — The Corps Network National Conference

  • Washington, DC
  • Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from Federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations. Our theme is “Tackling America's Greatest Challenges” – a direct reference to The Corps Network's new mission statement. Throughout the conference we will highlight how The Corps Network and Corps programs tackle America's greatest challenges, provide critical leadership to the Corps Movement, and help young people transform their lives for the better.
  • Info: http://www.corpsnetwork.org/about/national-conference

February 9, 2015 — 2015 Colorado Bike Summit

  • Denver, CO
  • This two-day program, hosted by Bicycle Colorado each year in February, is geared to educate and empower attendees, identify common bicycling issues and solutions in our communities, demonstrate the power of a unified voice to the state legislature and set priorities for improving the future of bicycling in Colorado.
  • Info: https://bicyclecolorado.org/events/colorado-bicycle-summit/

February 10, 2015 — Webinar: Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • The Federal Highway Administration just released "A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Bicycling," a free guide offering step-by-step instructions for residents and community groups looking to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, access, and comfort. This webinar offers an overview of the guide and will review how two communities used the principles outlined within it to make their communities more walkable and bikeable.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/824575809760209409

February 13, 2015 — Youth Bike Summit

  • Seattle, WA
  • Youth Bike Summit is an annual three-day national conference bringing together educators, advocates, activists, students, teenagers, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and community leaders to engage around youth, bicycles, education, and advocacy. We bring people together from different disciplines and backgrounds to network, learn, and explore how the bicycle is a catalyst for positive social change.
  • Info: http://youthbikesummit.org

February 15-18, 2015 — US Play Coalition's Conference on the Value of Play

  • Clemson, SC
  • Attendees of the annual conference come from diverse fields including park and recreation professionals, educators, researchers, health scientists, landscape architects, business leaders, psychologists, parents, physicians, and many more.
  • Info: http://usplaycoalition.clemson.edu/conf2015.php

February 16-20, 2015 — Association of Partners for Public Lands Convention and Trade Show

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Join professionals from the public lands community for this annual event that brings together nonprofits, land management agencies and vendors for three days of shared learning, idea exchange and collaboration. The program is packed with panel discussions, dynamic learning formats, special events, a premier trade show and lots of opportunities for networking.
  • Info: https://www.etouches.com/ehome/appl/229248/?&

February 18, 2015 — Webinar: New Tools for Estimating Walking and Bicycling Demand

February 19, 2015 — Webinar: Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • FHWA recently completed its update to the Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System, commonly known as BIKESAFE, to reflect the latest research and best practices surrounding designs for bicycle safety. This free webinar highlights many of BIKESAFE's newest features and innovative countermeasures. Presenters will discuss how practitioners can use BIKESAFE to analyze crashes and implement new treatments as well as how to identify options to improve bicycle safety.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7552593013237777409

February 22 - 25, 2015 — Active Living Research Conference 2015

  • San Diego, CA
  • The goal of the conference is to provide more opportunities for exchange on how to use evidence to increase physical activity in many settings. Implementation science needs to be applied to active living. What predicts which policies are implemented well? What strategies can practitioners apply to improve policy implementation? How can advocates monitor the quality of implementation?
  • Info: http://activelivingresearch.org/annual-conference-2015

February 21, 2015 — New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit

  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • As a participant in the NJBWC Summit, you have the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community, become aware of various public funding sources, network, and identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.
  • Info: http://www.njbwc.org/summit-2015/

February 23 - 25, 2015 — National Physical Activity Plan Congress

  • Washington, DC
  • In 2010 a National Physical Activity Plan was released. The NPAP Congress 2015 will bring together a diverse group of experts and key stakeholders — representing nine sectors — to review and revise the existing Plan. It is through experts, organizational partners, state liaisons and many individuals throughout the United States that the vision becomes reality.
  • Info: http://npapcongress2015.org/wordpress1/

February 23-26, 2015 — Great Lakes Park Training Institute

February 24, 2015 — Washington Trails Association Hiker Lobby Day

  • Olympia, WA
  • Without proper funding many of the trails Washington hikers love will be closed or neglected. Washington Trails Association sponsors the eighth annual Hiker Lobby Day to let elected officials know that their constituents care about preserving wildlands and protecting funding for public recreation lands. This is an opportunity to make your voice heard. It's also a chance to learn new skills to help you be an even better advocate for trails.
  • Info: http://www.wta.org/events/hiker-lobby-day

February 25-27, 2015 — Building a Healthier Future Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • Partnership for a Healthier America hosts this gathering of health experts, policy makers and business and industry leaders committed to ending childhood obesity. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for those in the private sector to sit with their nonprofit, academic and government counterparts to address an issue critical to the future of this country’s health and well-being.
  • Info: http://ahealthieramerica.org/summit/about-the-summit/

February 25, 2015 — Webinar: The Best of Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place 2014

February 26, 2015 — Webinar: Evolving Market Trends for Outdoor Recreation Professionals

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hosted by Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. This presentation will feature the key findings of the 2014 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report, including an overview of historical trends, a detailed look at emerging trends with youth, and efforts to expand recreation use among diverse populations. It will provide perspectives on regional trends and insights on strategies to engage users. We will also discuss how this data has been used by practitioners to shape recreation planning decisions.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3118937719307232770

February 26, 2015 — Webinar: Speed Management for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 am to 2:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by National Highway Institute. As the first of a series of webinars on speed management for improving the safety of all roadway users offered by FHWA, together with the member agencies of USDOT Speed Management Team, this webinar will highlight case studies and examples related to managing speed to improve the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Info: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=28919

February 28, 2015 — 2nd Annual Cascade Winter Ruck (Backpacking Clinic)

  • Cascade Locks, OR
  • This day long event is designed to help all sorts of backpackers from novice to expert get prepared for the hiking season. We will have a specific focus on those attendees looking to set out on their first long distance hike whether it be the Pacific Crest Trail, Timberline Trail, Camino de Santiago, Continental Divide Trail, Wonderland Trail, John Muir Trail, or any other trail your heart desires.
  • Info: see website

Past events from January 2015

January 11-15, 2015 — Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting

  • Washington, DC
  • The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for 2015 is "Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology." A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting2015/AnnualMeeting2015.aspx

January 22, 2015 — Webinar: Protect What You Love: Water Trail Ambassador and Stewardship Programs

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents this webinar on all levels of ambassador and stewardship programs, with an emphasis on paddling and water trails. Presented by Amy Camp of the Pennsylvania Water Trail Partnership. She will detail two programs that train and deploy volunteer ambassadors to raise awareness around watershed protection. Additionally, a “Best of the Rest” presentation will highlight a number of short-term and long-term stewardship efforts around the country.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/resources/water/webinar-water-trail-stewardship.html

January 29-31, 2015 — 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

  • Baltimore, MD
  • The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for 2015 is "Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology." A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
  • Info: http://www.newpartners.org/

January 30, 2015 — Building Connections: Trails, Playborhoods and Safe Routes

  • Redding, CA
  • Hosted by Shasta Safe Routes to School, Healthy Shasta, Shasta Living Streets, and the California
    Convergence Far North Region.
  • Info: See registration page

Past events from December 2014

December 3, 2014 — Webinar: Using Pilot Projects to Implement Protected Bike Lanes

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) What's the best way to develop an effective pilot project? What is best practice? What are considerations for planning and implementation to maximize community acceptance? Learn from other professionals' pioneering projects to implement protected bike lanes in their communities.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/events/event_details.asp?id=481634&group=

December 3-5, 2014 — America Outdoors Marketing and Management Conference

  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • AOA 26th Annual Marketing and Management Conference for outfitters, paddlesports businesses, and adventure resorts returns to Daytona Beach, FL, December 3- 5, 2014 with training for managers, marketers and CEO's.
  • Info: http://www.americaoutdoors.org/outfitter/

December 4, 2014 — Webinar: Prioritizing Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements on Existing Roads

  • Online Webinar: 1:30 - 3:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. National Cooperative Highway Research Program developed a model methodology to evaluate and prioritize pedestrian and bicycle improvements on existing roadways. The result of this research is the ActiveTrans Priority Tool. This webinar will provide an overview of the (APT, which is intended to provide a step-by-step prioritization process including a programmed spreadsheet.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/100000000065077717

December 4-7, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • San Diego, CA
  • Hosted by: San Diego MBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

December 6-9, 2014 — Virginia Recreation & Park Society Annual Conference

December 8, 2014 — Webinar: Complete Streets Design

December 9, 2014 — Webinar: Youth Workforce Development

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Corporation for National and Community Service have partnered to expand youth workforce development opportunities and strengthen transportation career pathways. This webinar will provide an overview of transportation youth workforce opportunities and highlight AmeriCorps, Youth Service and Conservation Corps best practices.
  • Info: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/creatingaccesstoopportunity/event/registration.html

December 9, 2014 — Trail Design & Layout for Universal Access Workshop

  • Stonewall, WV
  • Participants will take part in the layout of a section of universal access trail which will become part of the Stonewall Resort State Park trail system. The newly approved federal trail accessibility guidelines will be used in this workshop. Each person will get hands on experience calculating grades, setting grade stakes and determining trail construction methods. All measuring tools will be provided. Participants must wear boots and long pants. Gloves will be provided.
  • Info: http://trailbuilders.org/training/sustainable-trails-workshops/stonewall-wv-workshops/

December 9, 2014 — Introduction to Treadway Structures: design and layout of stone and timber crib structures

December 9, 2014 — Adult CPR/AED Certification Course

  • Stonewall, WV
  • The Adult CPR/AED course features the American Red Cross Blended Learning course that participants complete at their own pace online, followed later with the onsite instructor lead skills training and testing. This course is a pre-requisite for taking the WRFA course above. Participants who have a current American Red Cross or American Heart Association Adult CPR/AED certification card, and present it the day of the WRFA class to the instructor, are not required to take the Adult CPR/AED class.
  • Info: http://trailbuilders.org/training/sustainable-trails-workshops/stonewall-wv-workshops/

December 10, 2014 — Webinar: Future of Florida Trails

  • Online Webinar: 12:00-1:30 p.m. EST
  • The goal? Link most of Florida's urban areas together by paved trails. The plan? 2,000 miles of Florida's Top 10 regional connector trails. Think C2C, SW Coast Connector and Heart of Florida Loop. Hear the latest updates on "Planning for Greenways: Florida's Expanding System of Regional Connectors." Dale Allen, President of the Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation, and Doug Alderson, Assistant Bureau Chief for the Office of Greenways and Trails will present a webinar on the state's progress in connecting long distance regional trails across Florida.
  • Info: https://attendee.gototraining.com/registration.tmpl?training=3915046808012523008

December 10, 2014 — Webinar: To Print or Not to Print? Email vs. Paper Newsletters

  • Online Webinar: 11:00 am - 12 noon Pacific ST
  • The internet has never been more important for organizational communications. In this thoroughly digital age, should we be using print newsletters to keep members and supporters in the loop, or is email enough? Join this webinar to hear from your peers about what works in newsletter communications.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9202425598149026306

December 10-11, 2014 — Trail Construction for Universal Access Workshop

  • Stonewall, WV
  • Participants will take part in the construction of a short section of trail designed using the newly approved federal trail accessibility guidelines. Construction will entail use of a mini excavator, a tracked machine for hauling surfacing materials, plate compactor for surface material compaction, and hand tools for grading and finishing. We will also discuss retaining and drainage structure installation.
  • Info: http://trailbuilders.org/training/sustainable-trails-workshops/stonewall-wv-workshops/

December 10-11, 2014 — Treadway Structures Construction Techniques Workshop

  • Stonewall, WV
  • During this 2-day workshop, participants will learn construction techniques appropriate to Stone Wall construction or Box Crib Stairway construction by taking part in the construction of a stone crib wall drainage structure and a set of timber box crib steps that are both a part of the Stonewall Resort Legacy Trail. Participants will split into two groups and the groups will switch on day 2 to give a broad learning experience in these two methods of constructing treadway structures.
  • Info: http://trailbuilders.org/training/sustainable-trails-workshops/stonewall-wv-workshops/

December 10-11, 2014 — Universal Trail Assessment Process and High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process Certification

  • Stonewall, WV
  • The UTAP/HETAP Workshop is an inventory processes that provide objective information about trail conditions (e.g. grade, cross slope, width). The information obtained through an assessment can be used by land managers to enhance the safety and enjoyment for trail users (by providing accurate, objective information about trail conditions), as well as meet the spirit and intent of the recently enacted Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards on federal lands.
  • Info: http://trailbuilders.org/training/sustainable-trails-workshops/stonewall-wv-workshops/

December 10-11, 2014 — Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certification Course

  • Stonewall, WV
  • The two day/16-hour American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) course is designed to provide outdoor trail crews, staff and employees with a foundation of contemporary first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. Course curriculum will emphasize training scenarios focused on responding to injuries or illnesses that may happen in trail and remote construction environments.
  • Info: http://trailbuilders.org/training/sustainable-trails-workshops/stonewall-wv-workshops/

December 11, 2014 — Webinar: Towards a Mountain Trail Sustainability Ethic ~ Part 3 of 3

December 16, 2014 — Webinar: Maintenance Funding

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Advocacy Advance. Maintenance is an important part of a safe and efficient transportation system. When constructing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure it is important to understand the maintenance costs of those investments and maintenance practices that will make them safe and comfortable. Join this webinar to learn about how cities and states maintain bicycle and pedestrian facilities and how those efforts are paid for.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7078942092458197762

December 17, 2014 — Webinar: Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement

Past events from November 2014

November 4, 2014 — Ohio Department of Transportation Bike/Ped Summit

November 6, 2014 — Webinar: Creating “Best of the Best” OHV Recreation Experiences

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 to 2:30 pm Central
  • Hosted by Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. "Best of the Best” experiences satisfy user needs as well as sustainability objectives. Given the growth in sales of Off Highway Vehicles for recreational uses, OHV enthusiasts and land managers are facing challenges in providing the “best” experiences possible.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3462266819720750594

November 6-8, 2014 — International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Long Beach, CA
  • This conference is not about how to be sustainable. If it were, we would tell you not to waste your time. Instead, and more appropriately, this conference is about how to deal with the consequences of non-sustainability, that is, how to plan, design and construct infrastructure for a new and increasingly harsh operating environment
  • Info: http://content.asce.org/conferences/icsi2014/index.html

November 6-9, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Auburn, CA
  • Hosted by: FATRAC. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=456&reset=1

November 7-8, 2014 — Waterfront Center's Annual Conference Urban Waterfronts

  • Washington, DC
  • An engaging and informative program drawing on projects and geography from around the world. The speakers are all committed, seasoned practitioners sharing a passion about waterfronts and waterfront issues. They will be eager to share their experiences and answer your questions. We are looking for a lively, interactive dialogue! Urban Waterfronts 2014: Making Connections
  • Info: http://www.waterfrontcenter.org/

November 8, 2014 — Massachusetts Trails Conference

  • Leominster, MA
  • The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in partnership with the Massachusetts Recreational Trail Advisory Board (MARTAB) presents the 2014 Massachusetts Trails Conference to be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center in Leominster. The conference is funded through the Recreational Trails Program, a grant program which supports motorized and non-motorized trail construction and enhancement across the Commonwealth.
  • Info: Amanda Lewis, Recreational Trails Program Coordinator, at amanda.lewis@state.ma.us to receive conference updates and registration information

November 11-14, 2014 — National Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference

  • Savannah, GA
  • For more than 40 years the National Preservation Conference has been the preeminent annual gathering of architects, planners, developers, students, public and private-sector professionals, and community enthusiasts working to save America’s historic places. These participants share a commitment to ensuring that historic places not only celebrate our rich heritage, but also contribute mightily to the economic vitality of our communities.
  • Info: http://www.myhsf.org/special-events/2014-national-preservation-conference/

November 12-13, 2014 — Transportation Innovations in Bicycling and Parking

  • Washingtn, DC
  • Cities, towns, and villages are changing gears. They're getting smarter about using their curbside space to support their business districts and safeguard their residential neighborhoods. At the same time, communities have come to see cycling as more than a fun and healthy means of travel; they've embraced bikes as an affordable and efficient way to move around town.
  • Info: https://www.planning.org/cm/search/event/?EventID=28374

November 12-14, 2014 — Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Annual Conference

  • Portland, OR
  • conference theme this year is “Core of Discovery”. Through out the summer and leading into the conference you will see this theme be a consistent driver of information, content and goals related to this years conference. We ask you to reflect inward and see what are your core attributes as an organization are in relation to Outdoor Recreation and Education. You just might be surprised by what you find.
  • Info: http://www.aore.org/conference

November 12-19, 2014 — IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

  • Sydney, Australia
  • The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme "Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions", it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda. The Congress will: Articulate the vital role of protected areas in conserving nature while delivering essential ecosystem services; Position protected areas within goals of economic and community well-being; Demonstrate how this can be achieved in practice.
  • Info: http://www.worldparkscongress.org/index.html

November 13, 2014 — Webinar: Designing Bicycle Facilities

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Guidance will be provided on geometric design parameters for bicycle lanes, off-street bike paths and intersections. Signing and striping for bicycle facilities will be discussed, especially at locations where bicyclists have to cross heavily traveled streets and intersections.
  • Info: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/260397/q/n=1&c=79&t=2125&t=2118

November 13-16, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Monterey, CA
  • Hosted by: CCCMB. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=453&reset=1

November 14, 2014 — Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

  • Washington, DC
  • oin The Corps Network at the U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters for Films about Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders; a screening and discussion about getting youth outdoors. The event will include include speakers from numerous federal agencies as well as 5 short films from the following organizations: The Corps Network (we will premiere our short documentary film, Discovering the Boulder-White Clouds) *The Student Conservation Association (SCA) *Children & Nature Network *Nuestro Rio *Southern California Mountains Foundation
  • Info: http://www.corpsnetwork.org/films-about-engaging-next-generation-conservation-leaders

November 18, 2014 — Webinar: Creating a Green Infrastructure Plan to Transform Your Community

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
  • Green infrastructure approaches, such as incorporating trees and rain gardens into street designs, can help communities better manage stormwater while achieving other environmental, public health, social, and economic benefits, allowing communities to achieve more for their money. This webinar will discuss how three different organizations—a regional association of governments, a local government, and a nonprofit organization—have developed and implemented plans for using green infrastructure to achieve multiple goals.
  • Info: http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/webinars/index.html#cgiptyc

November 18, 2014 — Webinar: Health Funding

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Advocacy Advance. Advocates and agency staff have traditionally focused on using transportation dollars for biking and walking, but there's another set of funds out there from health agencies focused on reducing chronic diseases and obesity. In this webinar, learn about funding opportunities available from health agencies, how federal health dollars applicable for biking and walking are administered, and steps for collaboration among transportation and health advocates and agency staff.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4825059803750578945

November 18-20, 2014 — International Cycling Safety Conference

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Take the chance to attend a premium forum for researchers, legislators, politicians, and members of cycling associations. Exchange knowledge on cycling safety, extend your network, and discuss new research topics and safety solutions. All papers submitted for the conference are peer-reviewed by experts in the field. Selected scientific papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Safety Science journal.
  • Info: http://www.icsc2014.eu/icsc2014-en/program

November 19, 2014 — Webinar: E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy

November 19, 2014 — Webinar: Questions on the ADA: Alternative Modes of Transportation

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Easter Seals Project Action. Have you ever wondered what your rights are as a person with a disability using a ridesharing application? Or how much assistance a taxicab operator is required to provide to people with disabilities? Or the requirements under the ADA on level rail boarding? If you have had these question or other ADA related questions about alternative modes of transportation including rail, taxicabs, shuttles, bike sharing programs and ridesharing applications, then this session is for you.
  • Info: http://www.projectaction.org/ESPANews/tabid/727/token/detail/nid/145/Default.aspx

November 19-22, 2014 — National Association for Interpretation

November 20-23, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Hosted by: CCCMB. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

November 21, 2014 — Webinar: Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities - Livability Solutions

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm to 2 pm ET
  • Hosted by: EPA. Learn more about Livability Solution' free technical assistance, supported by the EPA Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. Livability Solutions partners, which include the nation’s leading experts in creating sustainable communities, will lead one- and two-day targeted workshops in communities around the US.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3894763018078109186

November 21-24, 2014 — American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting

 

Past events from October 2014

October 1, 2014 — Webinar: Transit and Protected Bike Lanes

October 2, 2014 — Access Board Webinar: "Building Blocks" - A Refresher

  • Online Webinar: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • an in-depth review of "building block" requirements for ground and floor surfaces, clear floor space, turning space, operable parts, reach ranges, and protruding objects in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/Schedule/

October 2, 2014 — Webinar: How to Create a Bicycle Safety Action Plan - part 1 of 3

  • Online Webinar: 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. This webinar will explain how careful planning can contribute to bicycle safety. Attendees will learn techniques and approaches for crash data collection and analysis, developing a bicycle network, and selecting the right bicycle facility for the network considering bicyclists' characteristics. Presenters for this series: Bill Schultheiss amd Peter Lagerwey, Toole Design Group
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/964666898

October 2-3, 2014 — Design for Nature Play & Learning Places

  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Join us at the 12th Annual Design Institute where we will focus on how to promote physical health and well being for children and families by providing opportunities to connect with nature through play. Evidence based design and management approaches to bring nature into children’s lives and increase their time outside will be explored at this event.
  • Info: http://naturalearning.org/12th-annual-design-institute

October 4-5, 2014 — Southern California Trail Skills College

  • Warner Springs, CA
  • Sponsored by the Pacific Crest Trail Association. Up and down the Pacific Crest Trail, we teach the fundamental skills of trail design and maintenance. Classes are free and open to new and experienced volunteers and outdoor professionals. Trail Skills Colleges are taught by professionals and volunteer leaders who have extensive experience in the fields of recreational construction, trail maintenance, and leadership. Learn from the experts.
  • Info: http://www.pcta.org/volunteer/trail-skills-college/southern-california/

October 7, 2014 — Webinar: Identify Your Best Online Ambassadors

  • Online webinar: 1:00 pm Eastern
  • Want to acquire more donors? Try creating a robust online ambassador program. During this webinar, Justin will share an effective, four-step approach for establishing a community of supporters that will help you spread your message and improve your fundraising. Free webinar.
  • Info: See website

October 7-8, 2014 — Making Sustainability a Community-Wide Priority

  • Dubuque, IA
  • Collaboration will be a common thread in the keynote addresses, workshops, tours and exhibits at the 7th annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, to be held at the Grand River Center in Dubuque. Presented by the City of Dubuque and Sustainable City Network, the conference is supported by Crescent Electric Supply Company and other corporate sponsors. Programming will include keynote addresses by two internationally-known thought leaders in sustainability and urban development, as well as 25 workshops, two mobile tours and dozens of vendor exhibits.
  • Info: http://gscdubuque.com/

October 7-10, 2014 — World Green Infrastructure Congress

  • Sydney, Australia
  • The World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) has an international membership of 17 countries, holding bi-annual Congresses to promote urban greening, green roofs & living facades as one solution to mitigating the impacts of climate change, improving building energy efficiency and reconnecting urban populations with nature.
  • Info: http://www.wgic2014.org/

October 8, 2014 — International Walk to School Day 2014

  • Neighborhoods around the world!
  • Walk to School Day is a one-day event with the goal of encouraging more families to enjoy the benefits of safely walking and biking to school. The event which began 17 years ago with only one school has grown substantially with registrants from over 40 countries in 2013. Last year, South Carolina had the highest participation rate across the United States with 89 schools participating in Walk to School Day.
  • Info: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/

October 8, 2014 — Managing for Diversity Across Florida's Unique Landscapes

  • Kissimmee, FL
  • Hosted by Natural Areas Training Academy. Become aware of biodiversity protection laws and how environmental laws are enforced Learn about the role of restoration in maintaining biodiversity over the long term Compare ways to control invasive and non-native plant/animal species that threaten Florida's biodiversity Learn how to apply a prioritization scheme to determine which invasive species are most deserving of early treatment Develop a monitoring plan that assesses trends in biodiversity over time.
  • Info: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b1df4c2bdeb0f2de0af679b45&id=4f672f6ed9

October 9, 2014 — Webinar: Transportation Financing

  • Online webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
  • Institute of Traffic Engineers is the host: This module will summarize the history of transportation financing and describe how federal authorizations determine funding levels and programs. The transportation programming process used by most metropolitan planning organizations to determine funding allocations and additional funding concepts, such as user fees and public/private partnerships will also be discussed.
  • Info: See website

October 9-11, 2014 — Trail Running Conference USA

  • Estes Park, CO
  • This conference is for trail runners of all levels, trail race directors, and sponsors and vendors that are looking for an event to showcase their trail related products or services. This event is the second annual Trail Running Conference in the USA, and we are proud to partner with ATRA (American Trail Running Association). Our inaugural Conference in June 2013 was a great success – we learned much from the event, and also from the follow up surveys that we carried out with both attendees and fans of Trail Running.
  • Info: http://estestrailascent.com/

October 9-13, 2014 — Hatfield-McCoy TrailFest 2014

October 9-12, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Twin Falls, ID
  • Hosted by: Southern Idaho Mtn Biking Assn. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

October 14-16, 2014 — National Recreation and Parks Association Congress and Expo

October 15, 2014 — Webinar: Implementing Strategies to Promote Physical Activity

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) invites you to participate in the last of three webinars examining the most effective ways to successfully implement strategies promoting physical activity. This webinar series builds off our previously released Implementing Physical Activity Strategies book released earlier this year from Human Kinetics. This hour-long webinar will discuss the promotion of physical activity, based upon case studies included in the book Implementing Physical Activity Strategies. Each case study illustrates high-priority strategies of the NPAP.
  • Info: see website

October 15, 2014 — Webinar: Design Treatments to Transition from Trails to Roadways

October 15-17, 2014 — Natural Areas Conference

  • Dayton, OH
  • The Natural Areas Conference will take on a slightly condensed format this year. Our conference will kick off on Wednesday morning with its plenary session, leading into an afternoon of concurrent sessions and an evening poster session. The following day will include a full day of concurrent sessions, our NAA membership meeting & lunch and our annual awards dinner. We'll round off the week with field trips to a variety of western Ohio habitats on Friday.
  • Info: https://naturalareas.org/conference/2014-natural-areas-conference

October 16, 2014 — Webinar: MPOs Advancing Sustainability in Transportation Planning

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Numerous metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are now using INVEST to evaluate their long range transportation plans, identify areas for improvement, and implement new practices to improve economic, social, and environmental outcomes. Hear from some of the ones in the lead about how they are achieving excellence in sustainability using FHWA’s sustainability self-assessment tool, INVEST. Sponsored by FHWA. Presenters: · Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission · Robin Mayhew, Puget Sound Regional Council · Myranda McGowan, Kittery Area Comprehensive Transportation System
  • Info: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/climteinfoexchange/

October 16, 2014 — Webinar: On-Road Bicycle Facilities

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. This webinar will describe how design of on-road facilities can improve bicycle safety. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of geometric design at intersections, other roadway design considerations (e.g. RR crossings, bridges, tunnels), and signal timing and detection.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/273802826

October 16-18, 2014 — Washington State Trails Conference

  • Bellingham, WA
  • The conference will pay special attention to how trail organizations and agencies are adjusting to changing conditions, with an emphasis on innovation and adaptation in trail planning, advocacy and management in both urban and rural trail settings. Breakout sessions following three tracks: 1. Changing Terrain for Trail Management – Tactics and success stories for adapting to changing conditions: demographics, demand, regulations, access controversies and user conflicts. 2. Adaptive Solutions for Shrinking Budgets – Case studies and presentations focused on innovative ways to address funding and staffing shortfalls including partnerships, user fees and volunteer programs. 3. Trails for Transforming Communities - Demonstrating the social value of trails in your community, with an emphasis on health benefits, recreation, active transportation and tourism.
  • Info: http://washingtonstatetrailscoalition.org/conferences/2014-conference/

October 16-17, 2014 — Sustainable Trails for All Conference

  • Greenfield, NH
  • This two-day, in-depth, field-oriented conference will provide you with information on the Federal Trail Accessibility Guidelines, assessment for trail accessibility and teach techniques and hands-on skills for planning and constructing trails which meet these new guidelines.
  • Info: Deb DeCicco at (603) 547-1475 or sustainabletrailsworkshops@gmail.com

October 16-19, 2014 — Old Spanish Trail Conference

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 2014 Conference Highlights include: * Placement of final Old Spanish Trail * Replacement marker * Dutch Oven dinner at "Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park" * Welcome by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval * Auto tour along Old Spanish Trail in Nevada * Field Trip Options include boat tour of Lake Mead
  • Info: http://www.oldspanishtrail.org/

October 17-19, 2014 — Smoky Hill Trail Association Annual Conference

  • Russell, KS
  • Russell is located about 230 miles from the eastern terminus of the Smoky Hill Trail. The stage coach station located nearest to Russell was Fossil Creek. The Trail was located about 5 miles south of our meeting site. At various times there were 4 stations located in present day Russell County. So there is a lot to see and experience within just a few miles of the site of this annual conference. There will be a tour of several historic sites related to the Smoky Hill Trail.
  • Info: http://smokyhilltrail.com/annualconf.htm

October 18-19, 2014 — Trail Construction for Universal Access Workshop

  • Greenfield, NH
  • Help design and build a new section of Crotched Mountain’s award-winning accessible trails and get hands-on experience with the tools, equipment and materials used in the construction of these types of trails. This workshop is open to students who have completed Peter Jensen’s Sustainable Trails for All Conference. This Trail Construction workshop will focus on building a new trail section that connects an existing trail to a parking area.
  • Info: Deb DeCicco at (603) 547-1475 or sustainabletrailsworkshops@gmail.com

October 21, 2014 — Webinar: MAP-21 2.0

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Advocacy Advance. The current federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), expires on October 1, 2014. Join this webinar to learn about how MAP-21 was implemented for biking and walking, and what's next in the federal transportation landscape.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/208409490323820033

October 21-23, 2014 — International Conference on Walking & Liveable Communities

  • Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • The Walk21 Conference brings together experts in the field of walking promotion, research, policy, planning and delivery. It is an opportunity to learn from international experience and to showcase local challenges and solutions.
  • Info: http://www.walk21sydney.com/

October 21-23, 2014 — Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting

  • New York, NY
  • The ULI Fall Meeting attracts more than 7,000 attendees annually, offering unprecedented access to some of the globe's most influential real estate leaders.
  • Info: http://fall.uli.org/

October 22, 2014 — Ohio Action for Healthy Kids Training

  • Marion, OH
  • Includes Safe Routes to School/Shared Use Policy training. Plus topics for the Wellness Team training: • Making the Case for Healthy Schools • School Wellness Policy 101 • How to Create a Healthier School Food Culture • How to Add More Activity into the School Day • Assessing Your School’s Wellness Environment • Developing and Implementing an Action Plan
  • Info: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/events/event/218

October 23, 2014 — Major Gifts Fundraising Summit

  • San Francisco, CA
  • The Center for Nonprofit Success is pleased to invite you to the Major Gifts Fundraising Summit taking place in San Francisco on October 23, 2014. If you are looking to bring more major gifts through the door, this one-day conference offers an A-Z guide for finding and soliciting major gifts. No sales pitches. No sponsor messages. No advertising. Only the information you need.
  • Info: http://www.cfnps.org/14SFSummit.aspx

October 23-24, 2014 — National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation

  • Washington, DC
  • Large landscape collaborative conservation is a fresh approach to the conservation challenges of the 21st century, linking public, private, non-profit and academic resources in novel, strategic, and enduring ways. Join conservation practitioners and policy makers from across North America to share ideas on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in implementing large landscape conservation, as well as the most effective tools, strategies and science available to inform large landscape initiatives.
  • Info: http://www.largelandscapenetwork.org/2014-national-workshop/

October 23-26, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Klamath Falls, OR
  • Hosted by: Klamath Trails Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

October 24, 2014 — Stronger Together

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Many topics for nonprofit leaders including * Building Collective Power: Where Strategy and Power Come Together to Activate Social Change * Gender Identity Discrimination - Employment Rights for Transgender Workers * The E-Workplace: Are Employers Becoming "Big Brother"? * Evaluating the CEO: A Process to Benefit the CEO, the Board, and the Staff * The Nonprofit Overhead Challenge: Action Lab for Change * How Funders Support Risk Taking and Creative Thinking * Cultivating the Sustainability Mindset
  • Info: https://t.e2ma.net/message/7axcf/vdjaed

October 27, 2014 — Webinar: How INVEST is Helping DOTs Build Sustainable Transportation

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Sponsored by FHWA. Hear from transportation agencies about how they are improving the economic, social, and environmental outcomes of their projects and programs using INVEST, FHWA’s sustainability self-assessment tool.
  • Info: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/climteinfoexchange/

October 27-30, 2014 — National Historic Trails Workshop

  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • We hope you can join us for this workshop focused on organizational capacity building, and preservation approaches for federal agency partners and stewardship organizations alike.
  • Info: http://www.pnts.org/

October 30, 2014 — Webinar: Off-Road Bicycle Facilities

  • Online Webinar: 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. This webinar will illustrate how the design of off-road facilities can improve bicycle safety. Attendees will learn the basics of pathway design including speed, width, clearance, grade, railings, and intersection/mid-block crossings. 
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/361978754

October 30-31, 2014 — Trail Design Course

  • Portland, OR
  • Hosted by: Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation at Portland State University. This is a highly interactive course that includes classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of trail challenges they are currently facing in their communities. Those who are tackling trail gaps, difficult crossings, or challenging connections to the on-street network can draw on the expertise of course instructors from Alta Planning + Design as we work as a group to examine issues, find precedents, and sketch out potential solutions. 
  • Info: http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/trail-design

October 30 - Nov. 1 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Reno, NV
  • Hosted by: Poedunks. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=455&reset=1

Past events from September 2014

September 1-3, 2014 — Future of Places International Conference

September 1-3, 2014 — 7th International Urban Design Conference

September 3-6, 2014 — Public Lands Council Annual Conference

September 4-7, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Hosted by: Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=426&reset=1

September 7-9, 2014 — American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention

  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • The Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association is a federation whose primary goal is to aggressively grow and protect transportation infrastructure investment to meet the public and business demand for safe and efficient travel. 
  • Info: http://www.artba.org/

September 8-11, 2014 — Pro Walk, Pro Bike

September 9, 2014 — Webinar: Implementing Strategies to Promote Physical Activity

  • Online Webinar: 4:00 p.m. EDT
  • This hour-long webinar is the first of three free webinars that will discuss the promotion of physical activity, based upon case studies included in the book Implementing Physical Activity Strategies. The case studies illustrate high-priority strategies of the NPAP.
  • Info: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/295307312

September 10, 2014 — Webinar: Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • The National Physical Activity Plan focuses on tactics and strategies for addressing physical activity. The report card is the first in a historic series of report cards that will provide an unprecedented benchmark using a common methodology on this critical public health issue. Free.
  • Info: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/456117953

September 11-14, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Hosted by: Santa Fe Fat Tire Society. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 15-17, 2014 — Transportation and Federal Lands

  • Washington, DC
  • "Enhancing Access, Mobility, Sustainability, and Connections" focuses on transportation needs in National Parks and other Federal Lands. It will highlight innovative approaches for improving access, internal mobility, and links to gateway communities. The conference will bring together professionals from federal land management and transportation agencies, state and local transportation and transit agencies, universities, consulting firms, foundations, and private non-profit groups.
  • Info: see website for more information 

September 15-19, 2014 — Public Lands Partnership Academy

  • Online Learning
  • Public lands agencies and nonprofits are making a renewed commitment to partnerships—requiring different approaches, working in new ways, and across different organizational cultures. people The Association of Partners for Public Lands is conducting an intensive, blended learning Partnership Academy designed to engage leadership from nonprofit partner organizations along with key agency staff.
  • Info: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9n8y6wh15969f2a&llr=lwwuohcab 

September 17-18, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Taos, NM
  • Hosted by: Del Norte Mtn Bike Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 18, 2014 — Webinar: How to Build Top Notch Equestrian Facilities

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents this Webinar to help trail managers, planners, and builders create the best and most appropriate trails, trailheads, and facilities for horseback riders. Presenter Jan Hancock is one of the authors of Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads, and Campgrounds. Jan is an equestrian recreational facilities design consultant, and former college instructor in Phoenix. She is also an American Trails Board member and a frequent presenter and trainer at national conferences and workshops on equestrian topics.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/nttp/webinars-american-trails.html

September 18-20, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Taos, NM
  • Hosted by: Del Norte Mtn Bike Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 18-20, 2014 — National Land Conservation Conference

  • Providence, RI
  • Join your fellow land conservationists at Rally: The National Conservation Conference in Providence and experience the history and culture of Rhode Island’s capital city. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, a renowned restaurant scene and quick access to 400 miles of coastline, Providence is the perfect place to visit.
  • Info: http://www.landtrustalliance.org/training/rally/

September 18-20, 2014 — Santa Fe Trail Association Annual Meeting

  • Larned, KS
  • Sponsored by the Santa Fe Trail Center, the Santa Fe Trail Association, and Fort Larned National Historic Site, with funding provided by the Kansas Humanities Council and the National Park Service. The theme for Rendezvous 2014 is "Hispanics and the Santa Fe Trail".
  • Info: http://www.santafetrail.org/trail-events.html

September 21-24, 2014 — Rail-volution

September 23, 2014 — Webinar: Public-Private Partnerships

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Advocacy Advance. As all levels of government face budget constraints many are looking to the private sector as a partner in new infrastructure investments. Public-Private Partnership (P3) can be used to promote bicycling and walking in a variety of ways. Common public-private partnerships that benefit active transportation are private sponsorship of bike share systems, private funding of trail networks, and public-private collaboration in community bike shops or transit-related bicycle stations.
  • Info: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/trainings/calls-webinars/event/41

September 23, 2014 — Webinar: Top 6 Tips for Retaining Nonprofit Talent

  • Online webinar: 1:00 pm Eastern
  • Experts Ritu Sharma of Social Media for Nonprofits and Jacqueline Breslin of TriNet share practical, actionable tips that will help your organization build a great culture. Register now to learn how to attract and keep the most talented nonprofit professionals motivated and engaged in your mission. Free webinar.
  • Info: See website

September 24, 2014 — Introduction to Sustainable Trails 101

  • Anchorage, AK
  • Hosted by: Alaska Trails. This class will emphasize sustainable design elements, trail planning, and management concepts for all trail enthusiasts. Also learn the importance of using a clinometer in a short outdoor exercise. This is a pre-requisite for Alaska Trails advanced trainings.
  • Info: 907-334-8049 or office@alaska-trails.org

September 24-26, 2014 —EcoDistricts Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • EcoDistricts works to help create sustainable cities from the neighborhood up, and Washington, DC—a case study in inventive collaboration—has captured that spirit like few others. At this year’s Summit, we’ll explore district-scale sustainable development from every angle and dig deep into the public-private-civic partnerships that are laying the groundwork for the neighborhoods of the future: resilient, vibrant, resource-efficient and just.
  • Info: http://ecodistrictssummit.org/summit-2014/

September 25-26, 2014 — Trail Drainage Structures & Basic Terrain Hydrology

  • Anchorage, AK
  • Hosted by: Alaska Trails. Day 1: Trail Drainage Structures & Basic Terrain Hydrology - This class is designed to acquaint the trainee with both the typical structures used for controlled trail drainage (including the trail itself), and the natural surface and subsurface hydrology affecting that drainage. Day 2: Slope Structures and Trail Stability - This class is designed to acquaint the trainee with both the structural nature of a trail and the variety of structures that may be used to improve trail and slope stability, including the variables of soil-slope mechanics.
  • Info: 907-334-8049 or office@alaska-trails.org

September 25, 2014 — Webinar: Evaluating the Level-of-Service of Protected Bike Lanes

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PST
  • Hosted by: Portland State University. This presentation will describe how to evaluate the level-of-service of a protected bike lane using results from surveys conducted in the United States. The model developed by this project could be used to supplement the current HCM to objectively consider a wider range of options for improving the environment for bicycling. This is increasingly important as the implementation of, and demand for, protected bike lanes surges around the US.
  • Info: http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/evaluating-the-level-of-service-of-protected-bike-lanes

September 25, 2014 — Webinar: Planning for All Modes

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Institute of Traffic Engineers. The history of modal development in the United States and other countries will be explained to provide a backdrop on the importance of multi-modal planning. The goals of people and goods movement along with the role that each mode can play will be discussed along with the relationship between modes and intermodal transfers.
  • Info: http://www.ite.org/education/webinars_FundPlan.asp

September 25-28, 2014 — European Ramblers Association 45th Annual Conference

September 25-28, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Moab, UT
  • Hosted by: Moab Mtn Bike Assn. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule

September 26-28, 2014 — Preserving the Historic Road 2014 Conference

  • Savannah, GA
  • The National Scenic Byway Foundation is pleased to be partnering with Historic Roads to provide a diverse and comprehensive conference program, which will include enlightening educational sessions, and informative mobile workshops to unique sites (featuring some great shrimp, grits, and barbeque). The combination of these events will let you experience southern road culture, history and local issues that tie in to the national, and global, perspective of historic road identification and protection.
  • Info: http://www.historicroads.org/

September 27, 2014 — Trail Maintenance Skills Training - Outdoor Stewardship Institute

  • Golden, CO
  • Presented by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado's Outdoor Stewardship Institute. Trail maintenance is a critical activity to ensure the success of a trail program. Finding solutions for erosion problems, boggy areas, loose soils and widening or braiding of trails requires experience and skill. Multiple skills will be taught during the training including water diversion structure construction, rock step instillation, social trail closure and corridor clearing. Participants will rotate through all of the skill sets offered.
  • Info: http://www.voc.org/project/trail-maintenance-skills-training-lubhan-trail

September 29, 2014 — Webinar: Shared Use: Tools You Can Use!

  • Online Webinar: 1-2 p.m. Eastern
  • Hosted in collaboration with Active Living by Design, this webinar will highlight the latest innovative tools that can be used to advance shared use practices. Presenters will give an overview and introduction to the Joint Use Calculator, ChangeLab's Open Use Policy and the National Partnership's Shared Use Clearinghouse.
  • Info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1978015182201604098

September 29-30, 2014 — Minnesota State Water Trails Tourism Summit

September 30 - October 1, 2014 — Eastern Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit

  • Center Valley, PA
  • Join Eastern Pennsylvania’s trail and greenway community for a two-day summit highlighting regional trail initiatives, real-world solutions to trail issues, best practices and innovative case studies from across the region, need-to-know information for your trail, and a half-day of hands-on field experiences.
  • Info: see website

September 30 - October 2, 2014 — Meeting of the Minds: Spotlighting Innovations in Urban Sustainability

  • Detroit, MI
  • t’s not an easy thing to reimagine a city’s identity, business models, and urban future. But hope still prevails and new innovations are quickly emerging in Detroit. Detroit offers a platform for the discussion of alternative urban futures—which are relevant for all cities. This is why Meeting of the Minds has chosen Detroit as the site for its 2014 annual convening
  • Info: see website

Past events from August 2014

August 6, 2014 —Webinar: Intersections and Protected Bike Lanes

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Presenters will discuss geometric techniques for managing speed and mitigating right turn issues and best practices for signal phasing and mixing zones. We ask “What do next-generation protected bike lanes at intersections look like?” and discuss how North American intersections designs can look and function more like their Dutch counterparts.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/GLP_080614

August 6, 2014 —Webinar: Neighborhood Wayfinding: What You Need to Know to Get Involved

  • Online Webinar: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Easter Seals Project Action. How well does your community help you find your way? Are there services you would like to use, like public transit, but find it hard to figure out how to access them? Do you avoid places because the route to those places is difficult to navigate? This session will teach you about wayfinding and transportation connections, enabling you to help your community leaders make good choices for spending local dollars on signs and strategies to help you and others find the way to places in your community you would like to reach!
  • Info: http://www.projectaction.org/News/tabid/727/token/detail/nid/142/Default.aspx 

August 7, 2014 — Webinar: Accessible Routes - Advanced Session

  • Online Webinar: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Access Board. Advanced level discussion of the requirements for accessible routes in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. Presenters will address in greater detail topics and issues concerning accessible routes, including connection to required clear floor spaces, door maneuvering clearances, and exterior routes. They also will answer questions submitted from attendees in advance and those posed during the webinar session.
  • Info: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/Schedule/#nextSession

August 7-10, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Boulder, CO
  • Hosted by: Boulder Mountainbike Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=434&reset=1

August 14-17, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Vail, CO
  • Hosted by: Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=422&reset=1

August 16-19, 2014 — Great Trails: OHV Location & Design Clinics with Dick Dufourd

  • Great Falls, MT
  • The sessions include one day in the classroom and three days in the field. The classroom session will include a practical exercise and will discuss topics such as: what makes a great trail great, principles of OHV management, how to provide for the rider's needs while protecting resources, the role of engineering and physics in sustainable design, how to play with the landscape, understanding controls and constraints, how to manage water with tread watersheds, and 10 things that a trail locator must know before going to the field. The first field day will be spent touring existing trail locations and discussing issues, options, and solutions. For the last two days, the group will be divided into teams and each team will be assigned a route to layout and design.
  • Info: http://www.recconnect.biz/Seminars-Workshops/Upcoming+Workshops/default.aspx

August 19, 2014 — Webinar: Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations

  • Online Webinar: 1 pm to 2 pm CDT
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed a new guide that gives law enforcement and community partners advice, guidance, and promising practices for setting up and conducting effective pedestrian safety enforcement operations and reducing pedestrian fatalities.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/306931298

August 19-23, 2014 — Annual NOHVCC and INOHVAA Joint Conference

  • Great Falls, MT
  • The annual meeting of off-highway vehiucle managers, state and federal OHV program staff, and supporting organizations. Programs include: *OHV Trails Training from an expert; *Program Managers Round Table; *OHV training for Dirt bikes, ATVs, and ROVs; *OHV trails guidebook and the Getting Started in Riding project; *Youth Corps members will once again be presenting; *presentations regarding successful OHV projects; *The New US Forest Service Planning Rule.
  • Info: see NOIHVCC website

August 20-24, 2014 — International Mountain Bicycling World Summit

  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • The IMBA World Summit is a biennial event that brings together mountain bike enthusiasts, volunteers, trail builders and thought leaders with bike industry representatives, land managers and government officials from across the U.S. and around the world. The summit is a unique opportunity for people to share ideas, learn new things and ride great trails in a beautiful destination.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/world-summit

August 23-26, 2014 — Great Trails: OHV Location & Design Clinics with Dick Dufourd

  • Great Falls, MT
  • The sessions include one day in the classroom and three days in the field. The classroom session will include a practical exercise and will discuss topics such as: what makes a great trail great, principles of OHV management, how to provide for the rider's needs while protecting resources, the role of engineering and physics in sustainable design, how to play with the landscape, understanding controls and constraints, how to manage water with tread watersheds, and 10 things that a trail locator must know before going to the field. The first field day will be spent touring existing trail locations and discussing issues, options, and solutions. For the last two days, the group will be divided into teams and each team will be assigned a route to layout and design.
  • Info: http://www.recconnect.biz/Seminars-Workshops/Upcoming+Workshops/default.aspx

August 25, 2014 — Webinar: Extend the Life of Asphalt

  • Online Webinar: 1 pm to 2 pm CDT
  • In this free one-hour webinar, Robert Cummins, retired Ohio Department of Transportation construction manager (13 years) and pavement manager (17 years), and Michael Freisthler, owner of BioBased Spray Systems, LLC, will explain how BIORESTOR Asphalt Rejuvenator works to rev up road performance, saving money, conserving energy and reducing emissions in the process. A square yard of asphalt 2 inches thick requires 3 gallons of petroleum as either fuel to haul, heat to manufacture or asphalt cement to hold it together.
  • Info: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/780206854

August 28, 2014 — Webinar: Fundamentals of Mountain Trail Sustainability ~ Part 2 of 3

Past events from July 2014

July 2, 2014 — Webinar: Accessibility and Protected (Green) Lanes

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
  • This webinar examines how some cities address the challenge of designing protected bike lanes (green lanes) that meet the accessibility guidelines for people with physical disabilities. The session includes a discussion of the current guidance related to accessibility and protected lanes; examples include solutions to help pedestrians with visual impairments navigate raised cycle tracks, getting paratransit vehicles to the curb, bus islands, detectable warnings, and more. This webinar is sponsored by People Powered Movement and APBP.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/GLP_070214

July 3, 2014 — Webinar: Organizational Models for Public Involvement

  • Online Webinar: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Creating Great Communities through Public Involvement will explain why public involvement is necessary, identify the types of public involvement, and review organizational models and opportunities for public involvement. Attendees will learn specific institutional changes they can make to better involve the public in all projects and programs, thereby creating better communities for walking and bicycling. Presented by Peter Lagerwey, Seattle Regional Office Director, Toole Design Group.
  • Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/918249618

July 9-13, 2014 — Ice Age Trail University

  • Merrill, WI
  • Vision + Skills + Incentives + Resources + Action Plan = Positive Change! Ever wonder why a drainage structure is built where it is? Or how to craft a sustainable rock wall or feed 100 hungry trail builders? These topics and more will be offered this year at IAT-U.
  • Info: http://mobileskills.iceagetrail.org/event-registration

July 10-13, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Winona, MN
  • Hosted by: Winona Area Mountain Bikers. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=411&reset=1

July 10, 2014 —Navigating MAP-21 Workshop

  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Advocacy Advance Workshops train citizens on getting their communities to unlock federal dollars for biking & walking. During these workshops, we'll look at where dollars are tied up at the state, regional and local level-- and how those dollars can support better infrastructure and programs. With a focus on the current transportation bill, Navigating MAP-21 Workshop participants will learn how to maximize funding in the Transportation Alternatives Program and utilize all MAP-21 funding programs for bicycle and pedestrian projects at the state and local levels.
  • Info: http://www.advocacyadvance.org/trainings/registration/chattanooga-tn

July 15, 2014 — CA Council of Land Trusts: California Mitigation Summit

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • The conference offers unequaled access to, and rich content for, public agencies, project proponents, land trusts, and environmental consultants. Keynote speakers from California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Bureau of Land Management and federal agency directors and experts in the field of mitigation will provide thought-provoking panel discussions, including new approaches for mitigation work in California.
  • Info: http://www.calandtrusts.org

July 15, 2014 — Webinar: State Funding Sources for Walking and Biking Projects

  • Online Webinar: 2-3:00 pm ET
  • As the federal funding landscape changes for active transportation funding, more and more states are turning to local public revenue sources to raise the local match or fully fund bicycling and walking projects. Join this webinar to hear about the revenue sources that states are using to fund active transportation projects, and how advocates are working with State Legislatures to pass statutes that ensure bicycling and walking projects have access to dedicated state funds. 
  • Info: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/458855440 

July 16, 2014 — Webinar: From Fast to Safer: Best Practices Where Road Speeds Change

  • Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
  • Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Individual webinars cost $50 per session for APBP members (non-members pay $85). Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). See web page for details of upcoming APBP webinars.
  • Info: http://www.apbp.org/event/2014_12webinars

July 17, 2014 — Webinar: Urban Trails in Difficult Places

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents this webinar on solving problems in the most challenging urban trail situations. How do you design and build urban greenways through narrow corridors threaded with utilities, flowing streams, drainage structures, bridges. You'll learn from a variety of completed projects involving creative partnerships, as well as engineering solutions including walls, cantilevers, floodways, and other structures. Presenters are Bob Searns, The Greenway Team; Chuck Flink, FASLA; and Bill Nuemann, DHM Design.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/nttp/webinars-american-trails.html

July 17-20, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Brookings, SD
  • Hosted by: Brookings Mountain Bike Association. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=435&reset=1

July 19-20, 2014 — Crew Leader Training

  • Aspen, CO
  • Hosted by: Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. Crew Leader training consists of two full-day sessions where trainees are introduced to RFOV's mission and how projects are run, followed by instruction on leadership basics, trail construction and maintenance techniques. Training is free to those who pledge to lead an RFOV volunteer crew on at least two projects during 2014. For participants who will not be volunteering with RFOV after training, there is a $100 fee to help cover the cost of the training manual, snacks and dinner on Saturday.
  • Info: http://rfov.org/programs-events/training/

July 20-21, 2014 — Sustainable Summits: The International Mountain Conference on Environmental Practices

  • Golden, CO
  • The American Alpine Club is hosting a summit of land managers, climbers, planners and scientists representing the world’s mountainous regions. The conference focus is to shape and share environmentally sustainable solutions in mountain areas along with developing global partnerships.
  • Info: http://www.americanalpineclub.org/p/sustainable_summits

July 27-31, 2014 — Comprehensive Bicycle Design and Engineering 1.0

  • Portland, OR
  • This course will cover the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. It will bring you up to speed on the cutting edge in practice and research and offer valuable skills for your professional life. Instructors will integrate transit access and connections, bridges, trail crossings, and other special features into discussions, while using project examples to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered.
  • Info: http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/comprehensive-bicycle-design-engineering-10

July 31-August 3, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

  • Winter Park, CO
  • Hosted by: Headwaters Trails Alliance. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
  • Info: https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=417&reset=1

 

 
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