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A 1-Year Cycling Experience and the Lessons Learned

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Webinar Description:

As an ardent advocate for walking and biking, ITE member, Douglas Halpert has been eagerly involved in multi-modal projects, including Safe Routes To School, Complete Streets prioritization master plans, corridor improvement projects for ADA compliance and bicycle facilities, traffic signal design, and safety audits. Through this work, finding ways to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists safely has always been a high priority in his work.

Cycling was Douglas's primary form of transportation during college, however that since changed. Upon moving to Elkridge, Maryland and living 10 miles from his company's office, he picked up cycling again. Now, armed with 10 ten years' worth of knowledge implementing safe pedestrian and cyclist facilities, it was time as Douglas says to "walk the walk." He took the initiative to document his cycling experiences over one full year to provide a case study of challenges and opportunities and bring first-hand understanding and insight to his work designs moving forward.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify low-cost, quick-fix accessibility improvements.
  • Compare/contrast multiple metrics of vehicle vs. bicycle travel.
  • Understand the hidden barriers to cycling as the primary form of transportation.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative analysis of bicycle route.
  • Advocate for low-stress bicycle facilities.

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  • Presenter: Douglas Halpert, P.E., PTOE, Project Manager | Greenman-Pedersen, Inc | Columbia, Maryland, United States

    Douglas Halpert is a Project Manager at Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., whose experience includes traffic engineering, transportation planning, traffic calming studies, roadway safety evaluations, and traffic signal design. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Hampshire and a licensed PTOE. He has more than ten years of experience supporting the needs of private, municipal, and state clients. Douglas has been involved in various projects, including multimodal and complete streets design and implementation, and he endeavors to prioritize pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure as much as possible. Douglas has been an active member of ITE since his junior year at Northeastern University, has helped multiple board and leadership positions, and is currently the Vice-Chair of the ITE Sustainability Standing Committee.

May 16, 2024
Thu 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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