Free Webinar on Ped/Bike Facility Costs

News Brief

Jan. 8, 2014

CHAPEL HILL , NC—The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is pleased to announce the next free Webinar in its Livable Communities Webinar Series:

Countermeasure Costs: Putting a price on pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure
Wedenesday, Jan. 22, 2013
2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register, please visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/877877642.

Nationwide, the demand for walkable and bikeable communities is growing, and creating such communities starts with the built environment. Having appropriate pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure reduces the risk of crashes and injuries, as well as encourages healthier lifestyles through more walking and biking for health and transportation.

Yet, with transportation budgets continually stretched, finding dollars to build walking and bicycling facilities and improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety can be a challenge.

This webinar provides an overview of the cost for installing a variety of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and facilities. It provides meaningful estimates of infrastructure costs based on up-to-date cost information from states and cities across the country. With this information, researchers, engineers, planners, and the general public can better understand the cost of pedestrian and bicycle treatments in their communities and, in doing so, make more informed planning, prioritization, and budgeting decisions.

Presenters include Mike Griffith and Shari Schaftlein with the Federal Highway Administration, Deborah Lou with Active Living Research at the University of California, San Diego, and Charlie Zegeer and Bryan Poole with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.

PBIC offers free, public Webinars approximately every month. To register for upcoming Webinars and to access archived presentations, please visit www.pedbikeinfo.org/webinars.

Since its inception in 1999, PBIC's mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.