Women Cycling Project
Founded in 2010 by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Join APBP as six distinguished women in transportation share their insights about being women of character, courage and commitment in a field once dominated by men.
- Do women make a difference?
- What is it like to lead an innovative transportation department?
- Can we better integrate health into all aspects of planning practice?
- Is equity (racial, gender) emerging as a core conversation in transportation planning?
- Have transportation research questions changed as more women enter the field?
- How are young professionals changing transportation engineering thought and practice?
- Who is teaching the next generation of engineers to make bicycling and walking the heart and soul of transportation?
Each speaker has a story to inspire you to continue your work to make transportation a healthier and more robust choice in communities. read more…
APBP’s fourth annual Women Cycling Project webinar features brilliant women working to make communities more bicycle-friendly.
Join us as we profile outstanding professionals who develop bicycle plans, projects and programs for communities, encourage children to bicycle to school, and inspire girls to consider careers in transportation.
Whether you are a student or professional, a woman or man, this webinar will motivate you to address key reasons keeping people from bicycling for transportation: speeding cars and inattentive drivers. This year’s webinar incorporates the 2013 National Women’s History Month theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination.
This theme honors generations of women who throughout American history have used their intelligence, imagination, sense of wonder, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions to the STEM fields. (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Visit www.nwhp.org to learn how to incorporate this theme into your 2013 Women’s History Month celebrations.) read more…
APBP Women Cycling Project Co-founder and Alta Planning + Design engineer Fionnuala Quinn offers up a fascinating 15-minute case study about JEiTs — the Junior Engineer-in-Training program.
JEiTs is a hands-on, by invitation-only program within Hunters Wood Elementary School in Reston, Virginia, USA. Each year, JEiTs selects 20 5th and 6th grade girls.
Now in its fifth year, this popular program encourages girls to see themselves in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (the STEM fields). The girls design and build projects using low-cost or no-cost materials, welcome engineers from the community and take engaging field trips that help them recognize that engineering is integral to everyday life.
In 2013 for the first time, the JEiTs sent handmade Valentines to engineers in public agencies in the community. This winsome activity generated many enthusiastic responses, such as this one from Dave J. Kubicek, Deputy General Manager, Operations, WMATA: “Thank you so much for the kind words on Valentine’s Day. I am excited knowing that we have so many bright engineers on the horizon. Keep up the good work and remember Safety First!”
The JEiTs case study complements the 2013 APBP Women Cycling Webinar: Women’s Work: Bicycle-friendly Communities by Design. read more…
About the Women Cycling Project
Stimulate collaboration among professionals to create a hospitable transportation environment that encourages more women to bicycle more places more often – alone, together and with their children.
Founded in 2010 by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, the project began with an initial “snapshot in time” survey to assess needs and concerns and start a conversation.
Annual webinar in March capitalizes on the topic of Women’s History Month to engage more perspectives in the conversation about women cycling. Primer on how to host a local Women Cycling Summit/Forum.
Increased cross-collaboration among planners, engineers, landscape architects, public health professionals, placemakers, law enforcement and economic development experts.
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APBP Membership Information:
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals is the only membership association for people working toward more walkable, bicycle-friendly communities. We are a community of peers working in government, consulting firms and non-profit organizations in the fields of transportation planning and engineering, urban design and planning, public health and active living, primarily in the U.S. and Canada. APBP offers tools, training and support for building sustainable transportation.
- This membership is for a person employed by a local, state or federal government, a corporation, a college or university or as an independent consultant.
- This membership is for staff or volunteers of an advocacy organization or advisory committee.
- This membership is for full-time students in engineering, planning, landscape architecture, urban design, safety and promotion, health, law enforcement and other related curricula.
- Retired bicycle and pedestrian professionals interested in maintaining connections in the field.