PBIC announces a free webinar on the economic benefit of ped/bike facilities

News Brief

May 19, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, NC —  The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center pleased to announce a new webinar on estimating economic value of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

Measuring the Economic Impact of Nonmotorized Transportation Webinar
Thursday, June 4, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2031873665300242945

Communities across the United States are interested in understanding how transportation decisions and investments can result in economic benefits. This webinar will explore methods that can be used to evaluate the economic benefits of nonmotorized transportation investments based on a recent report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Nonmotorized Transportation. The report documents a variety of economic benefits of these investments and provides a resources for communities who are interested in measuring the economic impact of future projects.

A presentation from Erica Simmons of the John A Volpe Transportation Systems Center will focus on the development of the report, followed by cacse study presentations from agencies that have assessed the local impacts of investing in bicycling and walking. Sean Quinn from New York City's Department of Transportation will discuss their efforts to document the economic benefits of sustainable streets, and Dr. Greg Lindsey from the University of Minnesota will share findings from a study on the economic impact of bike share users in Minneapolis.

Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with the panelists.

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.