FS015 Biking for All: Eliminating Barriers to Bicycling in Boston and Beyond

Shannon Simms, Assoc. ASLA
Leader
Alta Planning + Design
SOMERVILLE, MA 
United States
Shannon Simms, Associate ASLA. Shannon is a Designer at Alta Planning + Design. She has been an avid cyclist in Boston for over 10 years, and has been working in the bicycle and pedestrian field for the past seven years. Her experience at Alta includes planning for Boston’s Hubway and New York City’s Citibike bike share systems, as well as feasibility studies in communities throughout the Northeast. She has an MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Amy Linne, Assoc. ASLA
Leader
Alta Planning + Design
Boston, MA 
United States
Amy Linne, Associate ASLA. Amy is a Designer at Alta Planning + Design and has worked on site and system planning for Boston's Hubway Bike Share, as well as a bike share system in Pittsburgh and bicycle/pedestrian master plans. Prior to becoming a landscape architect, she worked at an education-focused non-profit in Dorchester, one of Boston's most diverse neighborhoods. She has an MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is an active member of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects Emerging Professionals Committee and the Cambridge Bicycle Committee.
Samantha Herr
Presenter
City of Boston
Boston , MA 
United States
Samantha Herr is a Program Manager with the City of Boston’s Boston Bikes program. Samantha runs Subsidized Hubway Membership program for low income Boston residents and the Women & Family Cycling Initiative.
Jessica Robertson
Presenter
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Boston, MA 
United States
Jessica Robertson is Transportation Coordinator at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. In addition to her work on transportation finance and bicycle/pedestrian issues, Jessica manages the regional implementation of the Hubway bike share program, a partnership between the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, the Town of Brookline and Alta Bicycle Share. 
Fri, 11/15: 12:00 PM  - 4:00 PM 
FS015 
Field Session 
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 
Room: NE Lobby Departure Area, Exhibit Level 
PDH Credits:
How can designers make bicycling a universally viable form of transportation? This session looks at how landscape architects break down the barriers to bicycling through infrastructure, design, and policy. It addresses how a bike-share system can be a key component of an equitable transportation infrastructure.

Learning Objective

1) Examine the barriers that prevent people from bicycling for transportation.
2) Learn about successful encouragement programs and street designs that target these barriers.
3) Gain a better understanding of bike-share systems and the process of developing a system at both urban and site scales.
4) Discover the various initiatives Boston is taking to become a world-class bicycling city.

 

Presentations


Education Credits

AICP
FL
GBCI
LA CES/HSW
NY/HSW

Primary Topic

Field Session