2015 PDS – Professional Development Seminar, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1

Urban Systems is a proud sponsor of the Association of Pedestrian and Cycling Professionals (APBP) Professional Development Seminar (PDS) being held in St. Louis Missouri at the end of the month.

What is the Professional Development Seminar (PDS)?

PDS is a biennial conference distinguished by longer, in-depth sessions and a collegial atmosphere where participants collaborate to learn how to propel policy into practice. Our ninth PDS in St. Louis offers a menu of workshops, mobile tours, poster sessions and networking events that will give you the tools to move active transportation in your community to the next level.

PDS runs for two and half days, with optional pre-conference workshops and tours. Session speakers deliver state-of-the-practice information and share insights, tools and tactics; case studies highlight the newest reports, experiments and programs; and tours and mobile sessions showcase the St. Louis area’s strategies for building connections and fostering collaboration within a diverse community.

Sarah Freigang
Our own Sarah Friegang will be presenting twice during the event. The topics include:

  • Cycling and Walking to Safer Streets: City of Vancouver Pedestrian and Cycling Safety Studies
  • Talking Traffic: Low Stress Street Designs

Brian Patterson
The co chair for PDS is Brian Patterson who leads the Urban Systems Active Transportation practice across Canada. What does he have to say about the 4 day seminar, “PDS is a unique conference designed to go deep into the most important topics in the field through intensive, hands-on sessions.”

To view all the events planned for the week, visit the Professional Development Seminar At‐a‐Glance Schedule PDF.

To register or learn more about PDS, visit

For further information or latest news about the Association of Pedestrian and Cycling Professionals (APBP), visit their website at

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