As a part of a larger trip to America’s West Coast, Lennart Nout and Mary Elbech will be presenting at two separate sessions during APBP focusing on transferable knowledge from the Dutch Safe Systems approach and North American best practices.
Panel Presentation: European inspired emerging best practices in bicycle facility design
Monday, 26 August; 1:45-3:15
This presentation will begin with the overarching framework regarding adapting European bicycle facility designs to North America. It will discuss how US history and the resulting built environment context sets us up for challenges and how some North American cities are having success overcoming those challenges. It will then delve into the emerging best practices in bicycle facility design from Europe. This includes protected intersections, the next generation of bicycle facilities from The Netherlands, traffic calming European rural roads, and new applications of advisory bike lanes.
- Gain insight into the context, challenges, and successes for implementing European bicycle facility designs in North America
- Understand what the next generation of bicycle facilities from The Netherlands are
- Learn about traffic calming European rural roads, protected intersections, and new applications of advisory bike lanes
Mobile Tour: Balancing Place and Flow – An Analysis of Portland’s Shared Streets
Tuesday, 27 August; 9:45-12:15
Not just a facelift for city streets, shared spaces have had an influential role in progressing the goals of a Safe Systems approach. This mobile workshop will tour Portland’s shared spaces – from pedestrian streets to urban bicycle boulevards to level surface streets. A presentation on foot, each stop will be packed full of fascinating insight, including:
- The role of shared streets in Safe Systems
- Best design practices for shared streets
- Striking the right balance between place and flow
- When to mix and when to separate, at intersections
- The stories our streets tell and intuitive design