Feb 16, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
School of City and Regional Planning alumnus Byron Rushing (MCRP ’06) was announced as the national president for the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP). This is Rushing’s second term and he will serve until 2020.
“In 2018 we will continue to implement the association’s strategic plan. Alongside our core focus of operational excellence and sustainability, we are tackling several fun projects including a new website! The site will be fresh and mobile-friendly while continuing to support our member database and functions,” said Rushing in his 2018 President’s Message. “We are offering a new Global South membership for our colleagues in Mexico and Central and South America, along with membership outreach and renewal campaigns. We will be continuing to support our friends, including a series of joint-member features with ITE, promoting Walk/Bike/Places along with Project for Public Spaces, and looking for new opportunities with our national peers and local chapters.”
Rushing is currently a transportation planner with the Atlanta Regional Commission. He focuses on bicycling, walking and livability planning. The APBP was founded in 1994 at the ProBike Conference in Portland, Oregon. It has more than 1,300 members across the United States and Canada, all working in different areas and contributing to the same mission. For more information on the APBP, click here.