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Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Workshop
Oct 23, 2014
8:00am-4:30pm
Pedestrian and Bicycle Workshop
Oct 23, 2014
8:00am-4:30pm
Ten at the Top Natural Beauty & Resources Task Force Meeting
Oct 23, 2014
10:00am-12:00pm
Enchanted Tracks presented by Safe Kids Upstate
Oct 23, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
6:00pm-9:00pm
Kinetic Connections Gallery Talk and Reception
Oct 23, 2014
6:00pm-9:00pm
Fall for Reading: Shelton Johnson
Oct 23, 2014
7:00pm-8:00pm
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October
23
Beginning
Oct 23rd 8:00am
Ending
Oct 23rd 4:30pm

Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Workshop

Where
University Center of Greenville, Room 411 225 South Pleasantburg Dr. Greenville, SC [ Map ]
Description
Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation

October 22, 2014
Sandhill REC, Room G-01
900 Clemson Rd.
Columbia, SC
Directions

October 23, 2014
University Center of Greenville, Room 411
225 South Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC
Directions


Course Description:
Many communities in the United States were not designed for pedestrian and bicycle travel. However, today walkability and bikeability are viewed as signs of a livable community and encourage physical activity. The goal is to create an environment that encourages people to walk and bike for transportation, recreation and exercise. This workshop provides current information on the design, operations (including safety) and maintenance of successful pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Emphasis is placed on making participants aware of the characteristics and needs of pedestrians and bicyclists and on the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to planning and implementing pedestrian and bicycle programs. Topics covered include:
· Characteristics of pedestrians and bicyclists
· Adapting communities for pedestrian and bicycle travel
· Policies to encourage non-motorized travel
· Design of walkways, sidewalks, public spaces and multi-use trails
· Signs and markings
· Accommodations at intersections and mid-block crossings
· Accessibility (ADA requirements)
· Bike lanes and shared roadways
· Bicycle parking and storage
· Pedestrian/bicycle connections to transit
· Pedestrians/bicycles in work zones
· Legal issues/risk management

Speaker Bio:
The instructor for this workshop is Ronald W. Eck, P.E.. Ron is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineeringat West Virginia University and Senior Advisor with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). He has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian and bicycle transportation, for over 30 years. He is a member of the Pedestrian Committee of the Transportation Research Board. This workshop is adapted from a semester-long course he developed and teaches at West Virginia University. He facilitates walkability audits and one-halfday Walkable Communities Workshops for local jurisdictions in West Virginia.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop should be of interest to those in a variety of fields including engineering (design, traffic, maintenance and construction) and public works, planning, landscape architecture, recreation and parks, and health-related professions.

Schedule:
8:15 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome, Housekeeping and Introductions
8:45 - 10:00 Background:
Why should we accommodate pedestrians?
Adapting communities for ped and bike travel
Common characteristics for ped friendly communities
10:00 - 10:45 Pedestrian and Bicycle Characteristics
10:45 - 12:00 Sidewalks and Shared Use Paths
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch (provided)
12:45 - 1:00 Sidewalks and Shared Use Paths (continued)
1:00 - 2:00 Intersections and Mid-Block Crossings
2:00 - 2:15 Ped/Bike Connections to Transit
2:15 - 3:00 Accessibility
3:00 - 3:45 Bike Lane, Shared Roadways and Bike Parking
3:45 - 4:15 Risk Management for Ped/Bike Facilities
4:15 - 4:30 Wrap-up and Evaluations
4:30 Adjournment

Registration Fee:
The registration fee for the workshop is $125.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $60.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

Advance registration is encouraged so that an accurate estimate of the number of workshop participants can be obtained. Workshops with low advance registration will be subject to cancellation.
Age Group
Family Friendly
October
23
Beginning
Oct 23rd 8:00am
Ending
Oct 23rd 4:30pm

Pedestrian and Bicycle Workshop

Where
University Center of Greenville, Room 411 225 South Pleasantburg Dr. Greenville, SC [ Map ]
Description
Course Description:
Many communities in the United States were not designed for pedestrian and bicycle travel. However, today walkability and bikeability are viewed as signs of a livable community and encourage physical activity. The goal is to create an environment that encourages people to walk and bike for transportation, recreation and exercise. This workshop provides current information on the design, operations (including safety) and maintenance of successful pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Emphasis is placed on making participants aware of the characteristics and needs of pedestrians and bicyclists and on the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to planning and implementing pedestrian and bicycle programs. Topics covered include:
· Characteristics of pedestrians and bicyclists
· Adapting communities for pedestrian and bicycle travel
· Policies to encourage non-motorized travel
· Design of walkways, sidewalks, public spaces and multi-use trails
· Signs and markings
· Accommodations at intersections and mid-block crossings
· Accessibility (ADA requirements)
· Bike lanes and shared roadways
· Bicycle parking and storage
· Pedestrian/bicycle connections to transit
· Pedestrians/bicycles in work zones
· Legal issues/risk management

Speaker Bio:
The instructor for this workshop is Ronald W. Eck, P.E.. Ron is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineeringat West Virginia University and Senior Advisor with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). He has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian and bicycle transportation, for over 30 years. He is a member of the Pedestrian Committee of the Transportation Research Board. This workshop is adapted from a semester-long course he developed and teaches at West Virginia University. He facilitates walkability audits and one-halfday Walkable Communities Workshops for local jurisdictions in West Virginia.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop should be of interest to those in a variety of fields including engineering (design, traffic, maintenance and construction) and public works, planning, landscape architecture, recreation and parks, and health-related professions.

Schedule:
8:15 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome, Housekeeping and Introductions
8:45 - 10:00 Background:
Why should we accommodate pedestrians?
Adapting communities for ped and bike travel
Common characteristics for ped friendly communities
10:00 - 10:45 Pedestrian and Bicycle Characteristics
10:45 - 12:00 Sidewalks and Shared Use Paths
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch (provided)
12:45 - 1:00 Sidewalks and Shared Use Paths (continued)
1:00 - 2:00 Intersections and Mid-Block Crossings
2:00 - 2:15 Ped/Bike Connections to Transit
2:15 - 3:00 Accessibility
3:00 - 3:45 Bike Lane, Shared Roadways and Bike Parking
3:45 - 4:15 Risk Management for Ped/Bike Facilities
4:15 - 4:30 Wrap-up and Evaluations
4:30 Adjournment

Registration Fee:
The registration fee for the workshop is $125.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $60.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

Advance registration is encouraged so that an accurate estimate of the number of workshop participants can be obtained. Workshops with low advance registration will be subject to cancellation.

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute's name no later than 24 hours before the training. No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.
Age Group
Family Friendly
October
23
Beginning
Oct 23rd 10:00am
Ending
Oct 23rd 12:00pm

Ten at the Top Natural Beauty & Resources Task Force Meeting

Where
Ten at the Top Office 124 Verdae Boulevard Suite 202 Greenville SC [ Map ]
Description
At this meeting we will pick up the conversation about an online repository (be that the Info Hub or another resource) for Natural Beauty & Resources. We will also review what emerged from the Natural Beauty & Resources component of the Upstate Regional Summit on September 16.
Age Group
18+
October
23
Beginning
Oct 23rd 6:00pm
Ending
Oct 25th 9:00pm

Enchanted Tracks presented by Safe Kids Upstate

Where
Pavilion Recreation Complex 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors, SC 29687 [ Map ]
Description
Details:

Start:October 23, 2014 6:00 pm End:October 25, 2014 9:00 pm

Cost:$7
Event Category: Pavilion

Venue:
Pavilion Recreation Complex
Age Group
Family Friendly
October
23
Beginning
Oct 23rd 6:00pm
Ending
Oct 23rd 9:00pm

Kinetic Connections Gallery Talk and Reception

Where
Converse College 580 E. Main St Spartanburg, SC 29505 [ Map ]
Description
On Thursday, October 23rd at 6:00 pm, a Gallery Talk with Artists Janet Orselli and Diana Gurri will include discussions of their art process for the exhibition. The Gallery Talk will be followed by a reception at 6:30 pm, which will include the Tai Chi performance by Autumn Singleton with accompanying sound by musician Linda Powell.

Kinetic Connections will be on view in the Milliken Art Gallery from October 2-23, 2014. The exhibition will showcase Janet Orselli and Diana Gurri's mixed media works and sculptural installation.
Age Group
Family Friendly
October
23
Beginning
Oct 23rd 7:00pm
Ending
Oct 23rd 8:00pm

Fall for Reading: Shelton Johnson

Where
151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 [ Map ]
Description
Yosemite park ranger Shelton Johnson will be on hand to discuss his historical novel "Gloryland," his life as an African-American National Parks ranger, and his appearance on Ken Burns' popular documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." As always, free Fall for Reading mugs, along with coffee and tea, will be provided. This program is part of the Dennis L. Bruce Author Series. Call 864-596-3502 or visit our website www.infodepot.org for more information.
Age Group
Family Friendly