MassBike is excited to offer a two-part training geared toward engaged community members looking to improve biking conditions in their community. Both trainings are interactive, and the ideal attendee would be someone who would like to get involved but needs an introduction to the transportation decision making process. This training is ideal in Mass in Motion communities, where they can be offered free and open to the public.
Part 1: The Decision Making Process
(3 hour, classroom)
This module focuses on how decisions are made, and how individuals and groups plug into that process. This training explores:
- How the decision-making process works for local projects and policies, and the interaction between local, state, and federal entities when making those decisions.
- An overview of how projects are funded, and explanations of how the public is involved in the various stages of those funding decisions.
- Building alliances with citizens and organizations sharing complementary goals or missions, and maintaining momentum behind efforts that can sometimes take years.
- Best practices when engaging public officials, including methods of communication, preparing for meetings, messaging.
Part 2: Programs, Policies and Projects
(3 hours, classroom and on site)
This module focuses on policy, programmatic, and infrastructure project solutions to common barriers to biking. This training gives an overview on:
- Infrastructure featured in the NACTO Bike Design Guide, Massachusetts Project Development & Design Guide, and other Complete Streets design guides.
- Parking pricing and management policies to meet municipal needs and goals.
- Bike-friendly transit access and parking policies.
- Sample municipal Complete Streets policies from across the country.
- Educational programs, including on-bike classes, classroom workshops, and other offerings.
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