The Science (and Art) of Active Transportation Planning in Berkeley
with Eric Anderson
Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
Berkeley is a leading city in promoting walking and biking for transportation. The City recently adopted a new Berkeley Bicycle Plan (2017), laying out a “Low-Stress” Vision Network to promote bicycling. Hear how a process of data collection, public engagement, and analysis led to this vision, as well as the ongoing development of low-stress bikeways such as those included in “Complete Streets” projects on Bancroft Way and Hearst Avenue. Our speaker will also discuss the Berkeley Pedestrian Master Plan (2010) path-breaking demand and safety analysis and forthcoming “Vision Zero” update of this plan, with the ultimate goal of reducing traffic fatalities to zero.
Eric Anderson is the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Coordinator for the City of Berkeley, California. He has 18 years of professional experience in public agency, consulting, non-profit, and educational roles. In 2017, Mr. Anderson was the Academic Lead and Head Studio Instructor for the UC Berkeley [IN]CITY Summer Institute, where he has taught Complete Streets planning and design for the last six years. He has spoken at conferences and led workshops across the US and Canada. Eric’s past work includes Alta Planning + Design, the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, and the City of Chicago Department of Transportation. His first paid job in nonmotorized transportation was delivering a paper route on foot and by bicycle at age 11.