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Walking and Biking: User Insights and the Toolkits You Need to Know About

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This session describes innovative approaches to understanding and providing infrastructure for people walking and biking. The topics explore equity in communities, leveraging the impacts of COVID-19 and the rise of e-bikes, as well as reviewing design vehicle principles and how they relate to new mobility. Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about communities advancing bicycle, pedestrian, and micromobility infrastructure.
  • Understand factors for designing for safe walking and biking.
  • Evaluate ways to make more equitable communities through walking and biking.
  • Identify trends in expanding bike networks during COVID-19.

Moderator: Jeff Riegner, P.E., AICP, PTOE, Vice President, Whitman, Requardt & Associates

Speakers:
  • Laura Crawford, Bicycle Tourism Advisor and Co-Founder, The Path Less Pedaled, Missoula, MT
  • John MacArthur, Sustainable Transportation Program Manager, Transportation Research and Education Center, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Amar Mohite, Director of Planning and Infrastructure, Office of Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston, TX

Contributors

  • Moderator: Jeff Riegner, P.E., AICP, PTOE, Vice President, Whitman, Requardt & Associates

  • Laura Crawford, Bicycle Tourism Advisor and Co-Founder, The Path Less Pedaled, Missoula, MT

    Laura Crawford is a Bicycle Tourism Advisor and the co-founder of The Path Less Pedaled. Since 2009, she has helped to foster a richer understanding of bicycle travel and the ways in which bicycle tourism can support the economic development of small and rural communities. From 2017 to 2020, Laura was the U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator at Adventure Cycling Association, working in partnership with all 50 states and AASHTO to designate official U.S. Bicycle Routes. She is committed to helping communities be authentic and self-sustaining in their active tourism efforts, and helping transportation agencies understand the role that public roadways play in bicycle tourism initiatives.

  • John MacArthur, Sustainable Transportation Program Manager, Transportation Research and Education Center, Portland State University, Portland, OR

    John MacArthur is the Sustainable Transportation Program Manager at TREC at Portland State University. He is active in research related to sustainable and equitable transportation, particularly in the areas of emerging technologies, e-bikes, bike share, transit, and the relationship between transportation and public health. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and a MS in Environmental Health Sciences from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.

  • Amar Mohite, Director of Planning and Infrastructure, Office of Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston, TX

    Amar Mohite, as the Director of Planning & Infrastructure for Harris County Precinct One, leads the development and coordination of multi-modal transportation and infrastructure projects. Recent projects include implementation of over 50 miles of high-comfort bikeway network, Complete Streets and multi-modal improvement projects. Mr. Mohite previously led the Transportation Planning Division at the City of Houston’s Planning Department. Mr. Mohite has managed and coordinated on a range of planning and transportation projects, studies and development of ordinances inclusive of the Transit Corridor Ordinance, Complete Streets Policy, and the Houston Bike Plan.

July 20, 2021
Tue 1:30 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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