Curricula Vitae

Mark E. Horowitz
Bicycle Safety & Non-motorized Transportation Consultant
Over forty years of bicycling experience

71 NE 48 Ct.
Oakland Park, FL  33334
e-mail  markh@markhorowitz.com
954-695-7292 Fax 954-876-9717

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Degree in Natural Resources obtained at Ohio State University, 1978.  Major in Parks and Recreation Administration
1998    Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering, University of Florida
1996    Effective Cycling Instructor Certification Course – League of American Bicyclists
1995    National Highway Institute, Human Factors: Principles for Highway, Traffic and Design Engineers
1992    Broward Sheriff’s Office bicycle skills and handling for law enforcement officers assigned to bicycle patrols.
1988/90/94     150 hours of Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) training on bicycle and pedestrian program management.
1986    Effective Cycling Instructor Course – Effective Cycling League
1984/85/94    105 hours of FDOT training on bicycle facility planning and design.

Experience:
2012- Present
Complete Streets Program Manager
Broward County Highway Construction and Engineering Services
Plantation, FL 33324
2010
-2012  Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMPO)
Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator
Fort Lauderdale FL 33309
1987-2010    Broward County Bicycle Coordinator
Broward County Transportation Planning/MPO
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Review and approval of the design of bicycle facilities and “bicycle friendly” roadway design.
Develop and interpret policies and legislation regarding bicycling.
Develop and teach bicycle/traffic safety courses
Develop and implement the Broward County Bicycle Facility Network Plan
Assist the Broward Schools in Developing its Traffic Safety Education Program
1987-Present    Broward County Bicycle Coordinator
Broward County Transportation Planning
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Review and approval of the design of bicycle facilities and “bicycle friendly” roadway design.
Develop and interpret policies and legislation regarding bicycling.
Develop Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans
1997-Present    Instructor: On-road Bicycling, National Safety Council South Florida Chapter, Police Departments of the Cities of Juno Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Coral Springs, North Lauderdale, and Broward Sheriffs Office, Deerfield Beach Fire-Rescue, Boca Raton Bicycle Club, Broward County Code and Zoning, Broward County Park Rangers
2008     Wrote and produced the instructional video for novice and intermediate bicyclist “Bicycling is More than Balance
Consultant to the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center for the development of an Internet based, interactive matrix for the identification of possible countermeasures for bicycle and pedestrian crashes.
Speaker: Florida Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers, Topic Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning and Design.
2004 Everyone Has a Story wins National Association of Counties Achievement Award:  Bicycle Safety Education Video
2001 Wrote and produced driver training video “Everyone Has a Story: Road Sharing Tips for Motorists and Bicyclists.” Production Funded by the Federal Highway Administration
1996    Consultant: Nevada DOT: Las Vegas Pedestrian Safety Corridor Study
Consultant: Niagara Frontier Transportation Commission: Regional Bikeway Plan
Instructor on Bicycle Facilities Planning and Design & Walkable Communities Seminars: San Antonio, Texas
Speaker: Pro-Bike/Pro-Walk International Conference on Bicycling: Portland, Maine Topic: Roadway Condition Indexing for Bicycle Suitability
1995    Consultant: City of Key West, FL: Southernmost Transportation Safety     Study
Conducted FDOT research to determine the bicycle suitability of metal gratings for bascule bridges.
Instructor on Bicycle Facilities Planning and Design & Walkable Communities Seminars: Plant City, Florida,  San Antonio, Texas
1994
    Co-authored revisions to the 1995 Florida Drivers License Handbook
Peer reviewer of draft FDOT 1995 Bicycle Facility Planning and Design Guidelines
1993/94
    In-service training instructor for Broward County Mass Transit on
bicyclist\motorist interaction.
1992
    In-service training instructor for National Safety Council, Broward Chapter’s, defensive driving instructors on bicyclist/motorist interaction.
1990  
 Co-developed the State of Florida school based bicycle/traffic safety program
Developed rating system for the Broward County Bicycle Suitability Map
Developed Bicycle LOS and Level of Coverage Standards for Broward County
1989  
   Co-authored revisions to: Broward County Engineering Standards
1987-Present 
   Regional Trainer Florida Department of Transportation Bicycle/Traffic Safety Education Program
1987
    Co-produced videos for the Bicycle Federation of America and the Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) on bicycling.
1988
    Bicycling talent for the FDOT movie “The Professional Driver and the Bicyclist” and “Basic Bicycling Education”
1985 – 1987
    Engineering Technician/Field Engineer
Dames and Moore Engineering, Boca Raton, FL. 33432
1983 -1985
    Park Ranger
Parks and Recreation Department
City of Coral Springs, FL,  33065
1970-Present
    Over 40 years experience bicycling in traffic

Certifications &Associations:
Florida Bicycle Association
League of American Bicyclists – Certified League Cycling Instructor LCI #371
Florida Recreation and Parks Association, Certified Professional
Association Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals, Bicycle Federation of America
League of American Bicyclists

Media Appearances:

Radio: WIOD, WLUV & WSRF, WKIS WLRN topic: bicycle safety, greenway planning, and complete streets
Television: Comcast Newsmakers, Continental Cable, topic: bicycle safety and bicycle commuting Broward Journal, topic: bicycle commuting, WCIX News, topic: bicycle helmet use, Trinity Broadcasting Network, topic: bicycle safety Beacon Network, topic: bicycle facility planning and bicycle safety

 Awards:
1992     Individual’s Contribution to Safety Award National Safety Council.
2006     Regional Trainer of the Year: Florida Traffic & Bicycle Safety Education Program
2015     Broward Metropolitan, Planning Organization:  Safe Streets Award, Complete Streets     Champion