The Adventure Cycling Association is hosting a webinar in November entitled “Successful U.S. Bicycle Route System Designation for Transportation Professionals” for state department of transportation executives and managers.
[Above photo by NYSDOT]
In this one-hour webinar, the group plans to dive into efforts to expand the U.S. Bicycle Route System or USBRS into a national network for long-distance bicycle travel. State DOTs create specific bicycle routes, with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials providing oversight and Adventure Cycling providing technical support for that process.
[Editor’s note: In February 2021, AASHTO and Adventure Cycling signed a memorandum of understanding or MOU to formalize their 16-year partnership, which seeks to create a 50,000-mile national bicycle network.]
Webinar presenters include:
- Jenn Hamelman, Adventure Cycling’s USBRS program manager.
- Matt Hardy, AASHTO program director for planning and performance management.
- Kyla Elzinga, AASHTO associate program director for planning and performance management.
- Meg Fennell, transportation analyst with the New York State Department of Transportation state bicycle and pedestrian unit.
- Karen Lorf, NYSDOT state bicycle, and pedestrian coordinator.
- Jerry Scott, multimodal data system coordinator for the Transportation Data & Analytics Office at the Florida Department of Transportation.
- Tiffany Gehrke, Florida DOT Roadway Design Office’s Complete Streets coordinator.
Adventure Cycling said it would not record the November webinar, which is limited to 40 participants. By contrast, in December, Adventure Cycling plans to hold a second webinar on the USBRS for a wider audience – mainly for any person or group considered a stakeholder in the USBRS designation process – with unlimited audience size.