March 25, 2020

12:30-1:00 PM EDT


We invite the transportation engineering and planning community to join us on March 25, 2020 to dialogue about an important topic through a live webinar with Kittelson Associate Planner Conor Semler.

Will mandatory helmet laws make bicycling in the United States more safe… or less?

Kittelson’s 2020 webinar series is built around our belief that transportation topics should be examined from every angle, to help us understand all potential impacts of transportation planning and engineering decisions.

Although bike helmets offer protection to bicyclists in specific crash scenarios, Conor will unpack the complexity of the topic and offer a few reasons why mandating bike helmet laws across the United States may not protect bicyclists in the long run… or long ride.

After a 20-minute presentation, Conor will leave time for Q&A, so please bring your thoughts and questions.

Whether you’re a transportation planner, a bicyclist, or just have an interest in the topic, we invite you to tune in from 12:30-1:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, March 25. Registration is free, but required to get an access link to tune in. Please register for the webinar here.

An avid bicyclist himself and someone who prefers not to travel by car, Conor Semler is an associate planner at Kittelson & Associates who is highly regarded for his ability to leverage transportation design to create livable and healthy communities. His focus is on improving conditions for walking and bicycling through better evaluation and design. Conor is a national leader in the planning and design of innovative bicycle facilities. He was involved in the development of both the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide and the FHWA Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide.

We hope you can join us on March 25 to hear from Conor on this topic!