Professional and Career Development

Pedestrian & Bicycle Standing Committee John LaPlante Award

*Formerly known as the ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee Best Project Award

The ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee John LaPlante Award is bestowed on a project that applies innovative design solutions or study techniques related to pedestrian and bicycle activities. Projects that best benefit the profession and the public are encouraged to be submitted for consideration. 

John LaPlante was a Fellow and Life Member of ITE and a generous contributor throughout his 58 years of service to the organization. A pioneer in the area of complete streets and a well-known champion for pedestrian and bicycle safety, John is remembered by colleagues as working “tirelessly” on behalf of these causes before their importance was widely recognized. The John LaPlante Best Pedestrian and/or Bicycle Construction Project Award honors John’s memory by recognizing a completed project that exemplifies the judging criteria.


Past Recipients

2016 Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide, MassDOT
2017 Assessment of Sidewalk/Bicycle-Lane Gaps with Safety and Developing Statewide Pedestrian Crash Rates, Florida Department of Transportation and University of Central Florida 
Best Pedestrian and/or Bicycle Construction Project, Music Row Bikeway
Best Pedestrian and/or Bicycle Study, Policy, and Technology Project, Improving User Understanding of Bicycle Detection at Traffic Signals
2020 North Fremont Street Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements
2021 British Columbia Active Transportation Design Guide

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