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Multi-Modal School Site Planning, Design and Transportation for Primary Grades (Grades K-8) Web Seminar



TITLE: Multi-Modal School Site Planning, Design and Transportation for Primary Grades (Grades K-8)----REGISTER NOW!
DATE: Thursday, October 28, 2010
TIME:  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
SITE FEE: $25 Non-refundable Site Fee
QUIZ FEE:  The site registration includes one complimentary quiz. The cost for each additional quiz is $10 payable at the end of the Webinar.
CREDIT: 1.5 PDH/.2 IACET CEU, Approved Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity

This Web seminar is offered at a reduced cost due to the sponsorship of the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Through the use of case studies, this module will focus on policy and planning at the site level. It will provide guidance for addressing existing and redevelopment school sites and for selecting new school sites. This previously offered Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Web seminars.


At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

1) Identify key elements in developing a multi-modal school transportation plan.
2) Recognize strategies that improve safety and encourage walking and cycling to school.
3) Identify key consideration elements when selecting and designing a new school site.


Daniel B. VanPelt, P.E., PTOE, Principal, Gorove/Slade Associates, Inc., Washington, DC, USA; Michael J. Cynecki, P.E., Traffic Engineering Supervisor, City of Phoenix, AZ, USA and Jennifer Hefferan, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC, USA

Daniel VanPelt, P.E., PTOE manages the national practice at Gorove/Slade Associates. Dan has experience working on a variety of projects around the country including schools, institutions and universities where he employs the firmís planning philosophy of creating mobility options to move people and not just automobiles. Dan received a B.S. in Physics from Bethany College, a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and also from Washington University he received an M.S. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Transportation and Urban Systems Engineering. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, the International Council of Shopping Centers and Lambda Alpha International. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Michael J. Cynecki, P.E., is a Traffic Engineering Supervisor for the Phoenix Street Transportation Department and has been working in the Traffic Operations Division for nearly 25 years, and has nearly 30 years total professional experience. He currently manages the Traffic Signal Section for Phoenix, the 5th largest City in the US. He had managed the Investigative Services Section, School Safety Section, and the Neighborhood Traffic Management Team for 22 years. He received both a Bachelorsí and Mastersí of Science in Civil Engineering from Wayne State University, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona and Michigan. Mr. Cynecki has attained the membership grade of Fellow in the Institute of Transportation Engineers, is an Emeritus Member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Pedestrians, and is a Master Instructor for the National Center for Safe Routes to School Training (SRTS) Program.

Jennifer Hefferan is the Safe Routes to School Coordinator for the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. A registered landscape architect, her experience includes a wide variety of nonmotorized design and planning projects. Jennifer started her career working for the City of Seattle Department of Transportation where she conducted a field assessment of 850 marked crosswalks at uncontrolled locations in the city and co-authored a corresponding article that was published in the ITE Journal.

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