Prioritizing Separated Bikeway Treatments from a Safety and Public Health Perspective

Karla Kingsley will presenting the latest approaches in addressing public health and safety issues through specific active transportation projects with a priority on pedestrian and bikeway treatments. The presentation will provide an overview of NCHRP Report 803, Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation along Existing Roads: ActiveTrans Priority Tool and the recently published FHWA Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide. The second part of the presentation will be a case study of how Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls has utilized a recent grant by the Cambia Health Foundation to examine and map public health trends by neighborhood within the greater Klamath Falls Basin. Using findings from the GIS analysis, a feasibility study was commissioned and the first separated bikeway facility is being implemented in the City of Klamath Falls.

This presentation is tailored towards active transportation professionals, health care providers, economic and community development staff, planners, land use planners, policymakers, city managers, designers, and health oriented foundations. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions and an interactive discussion.

Participants will earn a total of 1.0 professional development hours (PDH) for attending this workshop.

Sign-in & network begins at 11:45 am, and the presentation will start at noon. Drinks and cookies will be provided. Please bring your own bag lunch. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Ashleigh Griffin at (541) 312-8300.

We hope you can join us!


Karla Kingsley, Senior Planner Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR

Karla has broad professional experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning, multimodal traffic operations, transit planning, transportation demand management, public involvement, safety analysis, and project management. Karla assisted in the publications of the NCHRP Report 803, Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation along Existing Roads: ActiveTrans Priority Tool and the FHWA Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide, and is currently involved with the ODOT Region 1 Active Transportation Needs Inventory and West Linn’s Highway 43 Corridor Concept Plan Update. Her areas of expertise include multimodal performance measurement, project prioritization, and the planning and design of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in a multimodal context. Karla has worked with local agencies in Oregon and across the US and is driven by a desire to create transportation systems that enhance quality of life and support broader community goals.