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Advance registration for the PDS is closed. On-site registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9. Contact us for availability.

APBP heads to Boulder, Colorado for the 2013 Professional Development Seminar (PDS). This three-day conference is packed with state-of-the-practice information for planners, engineers, landscape architects, public health professionals, advocates, elected officials, and others working to advance active transportation and sustainable, livable communities.

Download a conference brochure. (.pdf) 

Boulder has long been a respected innovator and source of inspiration for planning active transportation. The city is a leader in Complete Streets policy and implementation, has robust Bike Share and Safe Routes to School programs, and ranks as a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community.

13th Street in Boulder CO

13th Street in Boulder CO

Boulder’s residents walk, ride transit, and cycle at rates much higher than the national average. The city’s commitment to Smart Growth principles and sound environmental stewardship has paid big dividends in economic development and quality of life. 

This year's theme is Dollars and Sense: Economic, Health and Social Benefits of Walking and Bicycling. Through classroom sessions, mobile tours and stimulating plenaries, we'll explore how to build great facilities for active transportation and make the case for these investments. The seminar's in-depth, 3-hour sessions leverage speakers' expertise and participants' enthusiasm to teach new skills and generate fresh insights. 

Sessions are organized into three tracks:

  1. Return on Investment for Active Transportation
  2. Guidelines, Standards and Decision-Making
  3. Integrated Corridor Planning and Design

Boulder has long been a respected innovator and source of inspiration for planning active transportation. The city is a leader in Complete Streets policy and implementation, has robust Bike Share and Safe Routes to School programs, and ranks as a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community.

Boulder’s residents walk, ride transit, and cycle at rates much higher than the national average. The city’s commitment to Smart Growth principles and sound environmental stewardship has paid big dividends in economic development and quality of life.

What Others Are Saying ...

The APBP PDS has been the best training that I have had in four years.
— 2011 PDS Attendee
It was well-run, the sessions were informative, and there were many great people there.
— 2011 PDS Attendee
The schedule was very intensive which was great. There were many options to choose from.
— 2011 PDS Attendee