Friday, March 11, 4:00 pm,
Conference Room 1
In January 2015, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx challenged city leaders to raise the bar for bicyclist and pedestrian safety by joining a “Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets” effort. One of the activities outlined through this challenge is to gather and track walking and biking data.
Cities throughout the United States are continuously adopting new policies focusing on bicycles as a viable means of transportation, one that is healthy and energy efficient when compared to motorized vehicles. However, the lack of systematic data collection related to walking and bicycling transportation modes creates challenges for improving non-motorized transportation networks and safety. As San Antonio continues to work towards building a viable bike network as part of the 2011 Bike Master Plan, the Bicycle Counting Program remains an important tool in evaluating the City’s goal to increase bike ridership for daily travel. By implementing and building upon an Annual Bike Counting Report, San Antonio is moving forward in better understanding its bicycle network.
In this session participants will understand the benefits bike counting programs bring towards evaluating your bicycle network, articulate the goals in creating a bike counting program, and the obstacles organizations should anticipate when creating their own programs and learn from the successes and challenges moving forward with San Antonio’s Bike Counting Program.
Sustainable Transportation Manager,
City of San Antonio
Timothy Mulry moved to San Antonio after growing up in Chicago and working within a variety of planning organizations throughout the Midwest. He is currently involved in key projects for the City of San Antonio such as the implementation of San Antonio’s Bike Master Plan, San Antonio B-Cycle municipal bike share system, and a variety of bicycle safety education and outreach initiatives. With a Bachelors degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, Timothy is interested in providing sustainable, healthy, and safe transportation options for San Antonio’s visitors and residents. He is a member of the American Planning Association, and League of American Bicyclists and
and was recently awarded Bronze level status as a Bicycle Friendly Community (2014-2018) with the League of American Bicyclists on behalf of the city of San Antonio.