June 15, 2017
Non Members: $175.00
Bicycle Infrastructure – Where the Rubber Meets the Road (Thursday, June 15, 2017)
A recording of this program will be available through the Members Library within one week of the live program.
This program is sponsored by the APWA Center for Sustainability (C4S)
This Click Listen and Learn will address the challenges and opportunities of bicycle infrastructure, including:
- The economic benefits of cycling
- Ways to retrofit existing infrastructure
- Integrating maintenance and operations
- Serving both commuter and recreational users
- Innovative designs such as buffered bike lanes and painted bicycle boxes
After attending this program, participants will be better able to:
- Overcome the barriers to bicycle infrastructure.
- Explore innovative ways to create and enhance bicycle infrastructure.
- Evaluate the economic factors to consider when designing and implementing bicycle infrastructure.
This program has been approved for .2 CEUs or 2 PDHs. Please note there is a $7 fee per non-member individual requesting CEUs (there is no fee for members).
||Freeman Anthony PE
Project Engineer Greenroads STP
City of Bellingham Public Works
Freeman Anthony is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Utah and Washington. He has 18 years of experience as a both a private consultant and public sector engineer in municipal water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation infrastructure with a focus on sustainable design and construction.
He has worked in New Zealand, Indonesia and the United States and currently works for the City of Bellingham managing design/delivery of water/wastewater facilities and multi-modal transportation corridors projects including sustainable design concepts such as porous concrete, rain-gardens, and recycled aggregates.
He currently serves on the APWA National Transportation Committee and Board of Directors for the Greenroads Foundation.
||Matt Myers, P.E., P.T.O.E.
Traffic Engineering Manager
Cedar Rapids Public Works Department
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Matt Myers, P.E., P.T.O.E., has over 26 years' experience in Traffic Engineering and Operations. He began his career at Missouri Department of Transportation and held various positions in traffic and operations before his position as the Central District's Traffic Engineer in March 2000. Mr. Myers directed the programs, plans, and implementation efforts of the District's traffic engineering and operations staff.
Mr. Myers also served as the coordinator for the Central Region of Missouri's Coalition for Roadway Safety from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Myers facilitated the implementation of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan for the Region. He was awarded the Central Region's Blueprint Award in 2012. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Myers served as the Senior Transportation Engineer at Leidos, Inc. with an emphasis on roadway safety.
Today, Mr. Myers is the City of Cedar Rapid's Traffic Engineering Manager and oversees the traffic engineering and operations for the city. Mr. Myers has a BS in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University, and a MS in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science & Technology.
||John C. Parker, M.Phil.
Impact Infrastructure, LLC
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
John Parker is the Chief Economist for Impact Infrastructure and is based in Toronto, Canada. He has over 35 years of experience in economics and public infrastructure and his particular expertise is in valuing the costs, benefits and risks of infrastructure projects and in incorporating the full value of public works into go/no go, planning, and design decisions.
Public Works Director
City of Dunwoody
Michael Smith is the Public Works Director for the City of Dunwoody, an inner suburb of Atlanta, Georgia with a population of 46,000 that incorporated in 2008. He is a professional engineer in Georgia with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sector.
In his current role Mr. Smith has been responsible for transportation infrastructure, right of way maintenance, parks and a stormwater utility. Under his leadership Dunwoody has extended its bicycle facilities from 2 miles in 2009 to over 10 miles today and has been recognized with a Blinkie Award by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
||Moderator: Anne Jackson
Director of Sustainability & CPWA Advocacy
American Public Works Association
Anne is the Director of Sustainability and CPWA Advocacy for the American Public Works Association. She provides leadership, management and direction for APWA's Center for Sustainability including governance, policy and program development, advocacy, education programs, and outreach to members and other organizations.