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September 10, 2013
Karen Dredge, APBP
Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals
Boulder, CO - The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) announced annual winners at its 2013 conference.
Winners are Anne Lusk, PhD; Joshuah Mello, AICP; Emily Snyder, AICP; Michael King, RA; Darren Flusche; and Kyle Wagenschutz.
APBP’s Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Anne Lusk, PhD, Research Scientist at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Lusk’s work to make bicycling safer and more attractive spans 32 years. She is recognized for drawing attention to design changes that cause women, seniors, and children to feel more comfortable on bikes. Her many accomplishments include: created Stowe Recreation Path (Vermont 1981); helped found and chaired Vermont Trails and Greenways Council; helped found Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition; Vice Chair of American Trails; received a prestigious NIH 4-year grant to study bicycle facilities; taught classes on bicycle facilities at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard University Extension School; and published articles including “Bicycle Guidelines and Crash Rates on Cycle Tracks in the United States” in the 2013 American Journal of Public Health. APBP salutes Anne Lusk as researcher, worldwide lecturer and career mentor.
APBP’s Professional of the Year – Public Sector Award was presented to Joshuah D. Mello, AICP
APBP’s 2013 Professional of the Year Award – Private Sector was presented to Michael King, RA, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. APBP recognized Michael King for his work on two landmark projects; both likely to change how street infrastructure in U.S. cities is planned, designed, and modified. Michael served as project manager for the Chicago's Complete Streets Guidelines and the NACTO Urban Streets Design Manual
APBP’s 2013 Professional of the Year Award – Non-profit Sector was presented to Darren Flusche, Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists. APBP recognized Darren Flusche for helping APBP members and other bicycle and pedestrian professionals and advocates to navigate federal transportation legislation known as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21).
APBP’s 2013 Young Professional of the Year Award was presented to Kyle Wagenschutz,
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals provides expertise for sustainable transportation and is the only professional membership organization for the discipline of pedestrian and bicycle transportation. APBP members are employees of all levels of government, consulting firms and non-profits who work in the engineering, planning, landscape architecture, police, safety, health and promotion fields and specialize in improving conditions for bicycling and walking. For more information about the organization, visit www.apbp.org.
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