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Upcoming Event – Bicycle Parking APBP Webinar

#4 Institutional and Campus Bicycle Parking Programs
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
MPO, 825 S. St. Mary’s

The final session looks at how major employment centers and institutions such as hospitals, college campuses and office/industrial centers can meet employee transportation needs both independently and in conjunction with public and transit parking programs. Techniques such as bike rooms and sheds will be examined, as will the impact of proposed bike share facilities on existing bicycle parking capacity. The session includes examples from the University of Washington and Microsoft.

Approved for 1.0 AICP CM Credits.

Upcoming Event – April 11, 2013: “How El Paso Developed America’s Best Smart Growth Plan”

CM credits requested (pending)

Panel Discussion: Judge Veronica Escobar of El Paso County, City Council Representative Susie Byrd of the City of El Paso, Planning and Community Development Director of the City of San Antonio John Dugan, Director of the City Development Department of the City of El Paso Mathew McElroy

April 11, 2013 5:30 PM

Aula Canaria Lecture Hall

Buena Vista Street Building

BV 1.328

El Paso, the 19-th largest city in the United States recently adopted a comprehensive plan focused on principles of smart growth and green development. Plan El Paso has received awards from the American Planning Association and the Environmental Protection Agency for its bold vision of sustainable community development. The Plan presents strategies for creating walkable neighborhoods and districts to improve public health and a framework of transportation alternatives that include bicycle systems and transit.