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This Week at APBP: January 31

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APBP Welcomed 24 New Members in December
Please help us welcome these new APBP members!
Rabi Abonour, UCLA Luskin School of Public Policy, Los Angeles, CA
Secundino Arellano III, Fehr & Peers, San Diego, CA
Matthew Bearden, HNTB Corp., Atlanta, GA
Wallace Beaton, Green Communities Canada, Ottawa
Britt Berner, Community Design Group LLC, Minneapolis, MN
Gwen Buckley, County of San Mateo, Office of Sustainability, Redwood City, CA
Victoria Caudullo, Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, CA
Jono Cowgill, Community Design Group LLC, Minneapolis, MN
James Davis, BBC Research & Consulting, Denver, CO
Candice Dias, Philadelphia, PA
Jessica Fields, Toole Design Group, LLC, Silver Spring, MD
Oscar Garcia, Toole Design Group, LLC, Silver Spring, MD
David Gordon, I'm Safe! Child Safety Solutions, Inc., Rockland, ME
Bryan Graveline, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR
Kadence Hampton, Community Design Group LLC, Minneapolis, MN
Jason Jenkins, Dero Bike Racks, Minneapolis, MN
Huyen Le, Blackburg, VA
Kyle Lukacs, Toole Design Group, LLC, Silver Spring, MD
Sarah Mills, Raleigh, NC
Mark Nener, Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Scot Nortrom, Community Design Group, Minneapolis, MN
Cheryl Sharp, Lochmueller Group, St. Louis, MO
Ed Spilker, Washington State Department of Transportation, Tumwater, WA
Tyler Wong, Toole Design Group, LLC, Silver Spring, MD

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U.S. FEDERAL POLICY WEBINAR

There's still time to register for today's webinar at 1 p.m. EST

Join Caron Whitaker, Policy Director for the League of American Bicyclists, for a briefing on the latest developments in U.S. federal transportation policy and legislation. This webinar is jointly presented by the League of American Bicyclists, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.

Policy briefings are scheduled quarterly, with additional dates added as needed. Please note that policy briefings are not recorded.

Click here to register for the webinar today and for future Federal Policy Briefing webinars. 

EVERY STUDENT GETS A BIKE


In September, Katie Blomquist launched a GoFundMe campaign with the goal of raising enough money to buy a bicycle for all 650 students at Pepperhill Elementary, a high-poverty school in North Charleston where she teaches first grade. Her goal — to raise $65,000 by this Christmas. Her fundraiser was inspired by a former student, a first-grader, who begged Blomquist to buy him a bicycle for his seventh birthday because he'd never owned one. She began asking other students in her class whether they had bikes at home; many didn't.

Blomquist left a corporate marketing job in Chicago to become a teacher and wants to "spread the love" to students at other schools. Read the full story here.

Photo credit: postandcourier.com

FREEWAYS WITHOUT FUTURES 2017

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) recently published Freeways Without Futures 2017 which identifies the ten worst urban highways in America, each of which could be removed to fight pollution, ease traffic, and improve walkability and health. Additionally, this report chronicles graduated highway campaigns that are successfully moving forward with removal.

Today, much of this burdensome infrastructure is reaching the end of its initial design life—and American communities are facing a watershed moment. From San Francisco, CA to Buffalo, NY, the cities in this report have the chance to remove a blight from their urban communities. 

Read the full article from CNU

Photo credit: Mike Puma, Buffalo Rising
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