APBP Professional Development Seminar

Professional Development Seminar | St. Louis, Missouri
September 28 – October 1, 2015

Focused on bicycling and walking policy, planning and design, APBP’s 9th Professional Development Seminar offers intensive learning for planners, engineers, advocates, municipal leaders, educators and students.

Each 3-hour session at the PDS drills down into best practice and cutting edge thinking to teach strategies for transforming and connecting communities through cycling and walking. Join your colleagues in active transportation and sustainable, healthy living at this one-of-a-kind event.
The Early Registration period has been extended to August 14 – Register now for the best rate!



Preview the program


The PDS program includes 20 classroom sessions, 8 mobile tours, 2 poster sessions, and these highlights:

  • One-minute Flash Presentations. Sample 10 great ideas; later—if you choose--join a round table discussion to explore them in depth
  • 3-hour sessions focused on topics such as separated bikeways and protected intersections, Complete Streets design exercises, Vision Zero, tactical urbanism, and measuring health impacts of active transportation
  • A full track devoted to integrating public health into transportation policy
  • Pre-conference walking and cycling tours of St. Louis plus mobile sessions that explore St. Louis’ historic riverfront, the Cahokia Mounds Trail, and neighborhood networks and their role in revitalizing and transforming the community


What people say about the Professional Development Seminar:
“It was well-run, the sessions were informative, and there were many great people there.”
“The schedule was very intensive which was great. There were many options to choose from.”
“The APBP PDS has been the best training that I have had in four years.”


As a conference destination, St. Louis is affordable and easy to reach. Our conference venue is ideally located for exploring Forest Park and the city’s world class museums. And consider staying after the conference to take part in Lucky’s Ride, a bicycle tour of the Katy Trail that benefits Trailnet’s education programs.
Visit apbppds.org and make your plans soon. The hotel room block is good through September 6; great rooms at great rates will go fast.

  • September 28, 2015 at 8:00am – October 02, 2015
  • Eric P Newman Education Center
    320 S Euclid Ave
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    United States
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  • Debra Goeks