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GPA CM Partnership Program – Georgia Bikes! (CM | TBD)
August 20, 2014
Are you looking for more CM credits?
Through he GPA CM Partnership Program we have are working with Georgia Bikes! to bring you 4 events throughout the state.
A workshop in Valdosta (8/21) is designed for transportation directors, engineers, planners, and elected officials and will focus on implementing road diets and refuge islands for improved bicyclist safety. Experts from ALTA Planning, GDOT, and Georgia Bikes will share case studies and design guidance for road diets and refuge islands, as well as additional design recommendations from AASHTO and the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide.
From 2011 to 2012, bicyclist fatalities rose more than 50% in Georgia. 2012 to 2013 saw an additional 37% increase in bicyclist fatalities. Urban arterial roads often pose significant risks to bicyclist safety due to high motor vehicle speeds and traffic volume, but there are proven design countermeasures that effectively address safety and access for all roadway users.
This training supports the vision and goals of the state’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, and GDOT’s Complete Streets Design Policy adopted in 2012. Funding for this training is generously provided by FHWA’s Accelerating Safety Activities Program. The training is free and will include site visits to relevant local roadways. Space is limited to 30 participants.
This event has been approved for 4 CM credits. This event will also be repeated in Milledgeville (8/13), Albany (8/20) and Macon (9/18), CM credits have been applied for. Register for these events for free online at www.georgiabikes.org.