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AHBL Presents Two Sessions at APWA Conference

At AHBL, we actively contribute to our industry by participating in events that allow us to learn and share. This year, the American Public Works Association (APWA) held their Spring conference in our backyard: the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. AHBL was selected to present two educational seminars to share our experiences on a few of our recently completed projects. Read below to learn more about our sessions and download the powerpoints.

Tacoma's Top 4 Bikeways

AHBL's Tim Hansen presented with City of Tacoma's Diane Wiatr and Tucci and Sons' Matt Pavolka. Tacoma's Top 4 Bikeways Project developed 13-miles of neighborhood greenways where motorized and non-motorized vehicles share the right-of-way. This session highlighted the priority matrix tool used to determine the improvements that included 10 blocks of grind/overlay; pavement restoration; 12 ADA-compliant intersections; traffic calming; crosswalks; flashing beacons; pedestrian refuge islands; and wayfinding. Click here to download a copy of the presentation.

Stormwater Retrofit Planning: A Tale of Two Basins

AHBL's Doreen Gavin was joined by City of Kirkland's Jenny Gaus, Thurston County's Pat Allen, and NHC's Pat Flanagan for this presentation. The session featured two projects which took a basin-wide approach to stormwater retrofits utilizing the same methods but in two distinctly different watersheds, one rural and one urban. We described the steps we used to find, design and build retrofits faster and more cost effectively. The basin retrofits were featured in a recent issue of the DJC. Click here to download a copy of the powerpoint.

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