October 26, 2012

Engineering for Walking and Bicycling: How is it Changing? How is Davis involved?

Time

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

Location

1065 Kemper Hall

Speaker(s)

Rock Miller, Principal for Stantec Consulting

Abstract

Rock will present an overview of his professional career in transportation with
highlights on many of the significant walking and bicycling projects he has worked on.
Rock’s work has helped Santa Monica to be designated as a Walk Friendly City and for
Long Beach to become a Bicycle Friendly Community. He just returned after leading a
delegation of ITE leaders on a tour of bicycle facilities in the Netherlands. This delegation
will prepare a report on how to adapt promising European design approaches to US cities.
This work will be incorporated into his presentation.

Rock will also indicate how a growing number of Davis grads of the 1970’s and 1980’s are now combining their early bicycle transportation experiences with their current positions to help guide the transformation of the US into a more walk- and bike- friendly country.

Biographical Sketch

Rock is currently a Principal for Stantec Consulting and lives in
Orange County CA. He graduated from UC Davis, College of Engineering in the 1970s.
He commuted to school on a new invention, the bike lane, and earned his master’s in early
bikeways research. Over the next 35 years, Rock has become a leader in the US Traffic
Engineering profession, with a significant emphasis on active transportation (walking and
biking). He was recently elected to serve as the International President for the Institute of
Transportation Engineers (ITE), its highest elected office. He was also recently named to
represent walking and bicycling interests on the California Traffic Control Devices
Committee, an important State committee that regulates standards for development and use
of signs and markings.