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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Julie Bjornstad

Senior Transportation Planner
Wasatch Front Regional Council

Julie Bjornstad, AICP, is a Senior Transportation Planner for the Wasatch Front Regional Council, where she helps create communities that are more vibrant, livable, and sustainable. She focuses on long-range planning, policy, and funding. She has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Parking is like jeans: “one size all” misfits all »

2024 Spring Conference, May 10, 2024 10:20 am

Parking affects how streets look and feel, a city’s fiscal health, the affordability of housing, how people choose to get around, and business profitability. Hear how some cities have started to vary parking requirements based on different contexts, avoiding a one-size mis-fits-all citywide approach. This is a hot topic and a lot of new thinking and research is actively being explored, including a new "parking modernization" from Utah's transportation agencies.

How to get your community cycling »

2024 Spring Conference, May 8, 2024 2:45 pm

This session will discuss how to encourage cycling in your community by outlining the elements of a healthy bicycle ecosystem - elements such as best design practices low-stress bicycle routes; street connectivity; wayfinding; family-friendly amenities; bicycle parking; promotion through events, marketing, and encouragement; access to a local bicycle shop; and a robust safe routes to school program. We will explore partners to engage with in the work, including local advocacy groups, health departments, schools, and chambers of commerce. Ultimately, attendees will leave the session with options to pursue a healthier bicycle ecosystem in their community, taking on the element that they have interest in and resources to implement.

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