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local chapter events and a great national
presence. As an APBP Board member, one
of my tasks is to be the liaison with APBP's
Ontario chapter. This creates the venue
for great conversations with more local
APBP members and some opportunities
for shared initiatives. In 2017, the APBP
Ontario Chapter helped host Transportation Camp at the ITE Annual Meeting and
Exhibit in Toronto; an easy example of the
synergy between the two organizations.
Together we explored topics around new
mobility and data. In the spring, I will start
as CITE's rep on the Urban Transportation
Council of the Transportation Association
of Canada. My ability to share information
between different parties is only strengthened by my membership with APBP and
the organization's ability to disseminate
leading edge technical information. I
find that the APBP's webinars provide
information helping with the next level of
expertise in this field. They are concise with
thorough information on state-of-the-art
topics. The APBP conference held every
second year includes topics geared toward
what members are working on day-to-day,
taking a deep-dive into subjects most
relevant to professionals in biking and
walking. I am looking forward to CITE's
conference in Edmonton in June 2017 and
in Ottawa in 2018.
ITE/APBP: How do you find bike/
pedestrian transportation different from
other engineering specialties?
KW: When I am asked this, I often single
out structural engineers. When a structural
engineer says that a bridge is strong
enough, people generally agree because
the engineer said so. When I talk about
transportation at a public meeting or the
dinner table, it can come with a feeling of a
moral judgement being made: I am better
than you if I bike and you drive; you are
crazy if you bike; I am selfish if I drive; you
take the bus only because you can't afford
a car; somebody is too busy or too lazy;
but I like driving. Like other engineers,

About APBP
The mission of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is to grow the
pedestrian and bicycle profession and its influence by facilitating the exchange of professional
and technical knowledge, elevating practitioners' skills and defining the field. From a handful
of members in 1994, the organization has grown to include 1,300 members in the United
States and Canada. APBP members work at all levels of government, in manufacturing, and as
consultants, advocates, researchers, and students in a wide range of disciplines:
transportation planning and engineering, urban design, landscape
architecture, public health, active living, and Safe Routes to School. APBP
offers technical training and resources to build capacity for sustainable
transportation, including a monthly webinar series, a biennial
conference, and the respected Bicycle Parking Guidelines, 2nd Edition.

info
the job balances the technical design side
as well as the people side; however, I find
that I am often in the position of therapist
or cheerleader; encouraging a municipal
staff person who is trying to make change
that it is possible. As the APBP supports
Active Transportation Coordinators in the
municipal sector and others in the private
sector, and ITE helps elevate the walk/

bike discussion in the larger transportation
engineering/planning world, we continue
to move the bar from "nice-to-have" to
truly part of the solution. One thing that
we get to share with structural engineers is
the bridge analogy: when asked "are bike
lanes warranted here," it is hard to justify a
bridge by the number of people swimming
across a river. itej

University of Michigan
STEM Inclusion Study
You are invited to participate in a first-of-its-kind research project on
the experiences of professionals within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics) workforce. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation
(Grant #1535385) and directed by Dr. Erin Cech at the University of Michigan, supports
ITE's objective of fostering diversity and inclusiveness within the transportation profession, as outlined in ITE's 2018-2020 Strategic Plan.
All ITE members should have received an email with a link to an online survey about
your work experiences in STEM. If you did not receive this link, please contact Erin
Cech at steminclusionstudy@umich.edu.

Erin Cech

University of Michigan
steminclusionstudy@umich.edu
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ITE Journal February 2018

President’s Message
Director’s Message
People in the Profession
News
Op/Ed: Why the Uptick in Toll Roads?
Op/Ed: The P3 Paradox
Where in the World?
Calendar
2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Kicks Off
Technical Programs Division Spotlight
Member to Member: Gary F. Duncan
Member to Member: Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP
New Products
Industry News
Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Lessons on Bike Share Equity
The Value of Vanpooling as a Strategic, Cost-effective, and Sustainable Transportation Option
Delivering Impactful Projects Quickly and Effectively
Trip and Parking Generation for Shopping Centers in Jordan
Professional Services Directory
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ITE Journal February 2018 - 3
ITE Journal February 2018 - President’s Message
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Director’s Message
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ITE Journal February 2018 - People in the Profession
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ITE Journal February 2018 - News
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Op/Ed: Why the Uptick in Toll Roads?
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Op/Ed: The P3 Paradox
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Calendar
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ITE Journal February 2018 - 2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Kicks Off
ITE Journal February 2018 - Technical Programs Division Spotlight
ITE Journal February 2018 - Member to Member: Gary F. Duncan
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Member to Member: Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Industry News
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Lessons on Bike Share Equity
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ITE Journal February 2018 - The Value of Vanpooling as a Strategic, Cost-effective, and Sustainable Transportation Option
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Delivering Impactful Projects Quickly and Effectively
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Trip and Parking Generation for Shopping Centers in Jordan
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Professional Services Directory
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