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Issue #13 Friday, March 2, 2001

 

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Legislative News In ME, MT

Bad Texas Sidewalk Bill

Urban Sprawl -> Waistline Sprawl

NY Backs New Planning Approach

Pottstown: A Place To Walk

New Rails-To-Trails President

 

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WA Advocates: 1/3 For Bike/Ped/Transit

Fixing Chicago's Sidewalks

Pedestrians Further Cause

Road Plan vs. TX Smog Levels

Dublin Pedestrian Bridge Refurbished

Bike Sober, Stay Off Sidewalks

Questions In Death Of Seattle Cyclist

Cops Should Walk Savannah Beat

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GOOD/BAD STATE LEGISLATIVE NEWS IN ME AND MT

With state legislatures working furiously, there are

some interesting bills moving along (or stalling, as the

case may be). Some bills look good, others...well...let's

just say they're "interesting."

 

On the plus side:

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is backing four (count 'em

four!) bills:

- L.D. 621, An Act to Protect a Child's Right to Bike and

Walk to School

- L.D. 636, An Act to Promote Healthy Workplaces

- L.D. 312, An Act to Modernize Bicycle Safety in Maine's

Statutes

- An Act to Promote Motor Vehicle Operator Responsibility

For details, go to:

http://www.bikemaine.org/legislation.htm

 

- In Montana, the legislature tabled House Bill 212,which

would have required bicyclists to ride against traffic

while cycling in rural areas. Bicyclists from around the

state, with help from the folks at Adventure Cycling

Association, fought this one and won.

 

On the minus side:

- Montana's legislature tabled House Bill 522, which would

have created a Safe Routes to School program and funding

source. This bill was put together by AERO (the Alternative

Energy Resources Organization) and -- we hope -- will come

back next session.

For info on the Montana bills, go to:

http://laws.leg.state.mt.us

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BAD NEWS TEXAS SIDEWALK BILL INTRODUCED

It definitely is the silly season. Here's another

example of legislative tomfoolery... According to the

February 19th edition of the Gulf Coast Growth News, "A

bill that would amend the state Transportation Code to

allow drivers to park a car or light truck on a sidewalk

across a private driveway has been introduced by Texas

Representative Gary Elkins (R-District 135). HB 674 opposes

what the City of Houston tried to accomplish with the 1999

amendments to Chapter 42, the Development Ordinance, by

forcing residents to walk in the street, according to Mike

O'Brien, President of the Houston Homeowners Association."

To track the bill:

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us

To subscribe to Gulf Coast Growth News:

http://www.livablehouston.org/

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URBAN SPRAWL MAY BE CAUSING WAISTLINE SPRAWL

A Feb. 21st Scripps Howard News Service story asks "Is

urban sprawl making Americans fat? That's what a growing

number of health researchers are coming to believe.

 

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is

launching a major study to examine the connection between

urban sprawl and the dramatic increase in obesity among

Americans.

 

"'The initial step is to identify what general

relationships are going on - and we assume that there are

some because obviously America is experiencing substantial

growth in its metro areas and we're also experiencing

substantial growth around our waistlines,' said Rich

Killingsworth, a health scientist with the centers' Active

Community Environments Initiative..."

 

For the rest of the story:

http://www.shns.com/frontdoor/download.php?item_id=OBESITY-02-21-01&item_type=sto&file=%2Fstories%2Fview-story.php%3Fslug=OBESITY-02-21-01

Alt. search info:

Source: http://www.shns.com/stories/morestories.php

Title: "Urban sprawl may be causing waistline sprawl"

Author: Joan Lowy

Date: Feb. 21, 2001

Slug: obesity

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NY STATE BACKS NEW PLANNING APPROACH

According to the Feb. 26th issue of Mobilizing the

Region, "The transportation section of New York's 'Quality

Communities' Task Force report recognizes the innovative

land-use/transportation planning underway under the rubric

of 'sustainable development studies' in the Hudson Valley

and Long Island, and urges the NY State DOT to continue in

this direction, '[adopting] new techniques to promote

community visions.'

 

"Quality Communities is a Pataki Administration effort to

bring NY State government actions into line with "smart

growth" planning principles. Development of policy

recommendations was headed up by Lieutenant Governor Mary

Donohue.

 

"The sustainable development studies, set up by staff of

the NY Metropolitan Transportation Council, bring local

governments, state transportation agencies and citizens

together to examine how zoning and development policies and

transportation infrastructure plans can promote community

goals. Though none of the studies has reached a conclusion

yet, they appear a promising approach to the critical land

use-transportation connection in the context of home rule."

For a copy of the Jan. 2001 report "State and Local

Governments Partnering for a Better New York," visit:

http://www.state.ny.us/ltgovdoc/cover.html

Or download a PDF at:

http://www.state.ny.us/ltgovdoc/final_doc.pdf

 

Mobilizing the Region is the weekly e-newsletter of the

Tri-State Transportation Campaign

email: tstc@tstc.org website: http://www.tstc.org

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POTTSTOWN PA: A PLACE TO WALK

According to a Feb. 26th essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning

author Thomas Hylton, "...Like all traditional American

towns, my home town of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was

designed with the pedestrian in mind. Big plants that,

during the town's glory days, turned out fabricated steel,

auto parts, underwear and Mrs. Smith's pies lie in a

mile-long stretch along the Schuylkill River. Just north of

the plants is an eight-block commercial district, which in

turn is bordered by neighborhoods of closely spaced single

family homes.

 

"Having grown up walking to school myself, I was careful to

buy a house close by the newspaper where I worked for 22

years. My wife made a special effort to get a job in the

Pottstown School District, where her students are also our

neighbors.

 

"Not having to commute a half hour each way to work during

the last three decades has saved us more than 10,000 hours

behind the wheel, the equivalent of five years at work.

It's also saved us more than $100,000 for the second car we

didn't have to buy and maintain..."

The rest of the essay is part of a series by the Elm Street

Writers Group and is posted on the Michigan Land Institute

website at:

http://www.mlui.org/projects/growthmanagement/elmstreet/hylton2.html

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NEW PRESIDENT FOR RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY

According to the February Trails & Greenways Update, the

e-newsletter of the California Office of Rails-to-Trails

Conservancy, "The RTC has a New President: Keith Laughlin,

former executive director of the White House Task Force on

Livable Communities, has become the new president of RTC.

He succeeds David Burwell, who co-founded RTC in 1986 with

environmentalist Peter Harnik, and has served as its

president for 15 years. Laughlin joined the White House

staff in 1993 as associate director for sustainable

development on the Council on Environmental Quality.

To subscribe to the Trails & Greenways Update, email

lcohen@transact.org and make your request in the body of

the message.

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WASHINGTON ADVOCATES WANT 1/3 FOR BIKE/PED/TRANSIT

According to a story in the Feb. 27th issue of STPP's

"Transfer" e-newsletter, "In Washington State, the

Transportation Choices Coalition and other groups are

leading a '1/3 for Choices Campaign' this legislative

session to advocate that at least 1/3 of new transportation

revenue be dedicated to transit, bicycling, walking, and

other transportation choices. According to local advocates,

the campaign has its roots in both a 1999 state ballot

initiative that significantly reduced funding for transit

and an evolving alliance between the environmental,

business, and labor community that helped defeat another

anti-transit measure last year.

 

"As such, the emerging coalition is now urging state

policymakers to advance an overall transportation package

with a budget that directs 1/3 of all new state

transportation funds to transportation choices.

Transportation Choices Coalition and 1/3 for Choices

Coalition are also putting together a list of the types of

projects to be included in the budget, ranging from

vanpools, to financial incentives for trip reduction, to

possibly some money for smart growth programs. This

February, representatives of the Transportation Choices

Coalition, Bicycle Alliance of Washington, and People for

Puget Sound met with all 45 members of the House and

Transportation Committees and delivered one-third slices of

pie to their offices to bring attention to the campaign.

 

"According to State Rep. Ruth Fischer, Co-Chair of the

House Transportation Committee, although there is

bipartisan support for the 1/3 for Choices legislation in

both the House and Senate, finding flexible funds will be

difficult. Fischer recently said, 'We are really

struggling with this since there aren't many flexible

funds. Our 18th amendment requires that all of the state's

gas taxes go to highways and highway purposes and we no

longer have the excise tax funds for transit.'"

 

For more information about the campaign and other

Washington State news, visit

http://www.transportationchoices.org

To subscribe to STPP's Transfer, send email to

transfer@transact.org with your full mailing address and

name of your organization, phone and fax numbers.

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CHALLENGES OF FIXING CHICAGO'S SIDEWALKS

According to a Feb. 21st article in the Chicago Tribune,

"At a time when Chicago is devoting unprecedented resources

to resurfacing streets, planting flowers and erecting

wrought-iron fences, Frank Paulo stumbled on a crack in

Mayor Richard Daley's highly touted plan to rebuild the

city. Actually, he fell face first.

 

"It happened on a summer morning in 1995, as Paulo was

taking his father to a dialysis center on the Northwest

Side. When Paulo got out of the car and stepped up on the

curb, he tripped on a broken sidewalk and landed on his

head. The city had planned to repair the sidewalk months

earlier but reneged when the adjacent building owner

declined to pay part of the costs..."

Source:

http://chicagotribune.com/news/metro/chicago/article/0,2669,ART-50058,FF.html

Alt. search info:

Source: http://chicagotribune.com/tools/search/archives/form

Title: "Peril lurks just outside your door"

Author: Andrew Martin

Cost per article: $2.95

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PEDESTRIANS TAKING STEPS TO FURTHER THEIR CAUSE

According to a Feb. 21st Scripps Howard News Service

story, "A belief that the simple act of walking in most

American cities and suburbs has become either inherently

dangerous or fundamentally impractical has spawned a

grass-roots movement to retake the nation's streets for

pedestrians.

 

Boston to Austin, Texas, to Portland, Ore., groups

devoted exclusively to advocacy on behalf of pedestrians

have sprung up largely independent of each other over the

past decade and are now coalescing into a national

movement.

 

"In August, pedestrian advocates will hold their first

national convention in Oakland, Calif. ..."

 

For the rest of the story:

http://www.shns.com/frontdoor/download.php?item_id=PEDESTRIAN-02-21-01&item_type=sto&file=%2Fstories%2Fview-story.php%3Fslug=PEDESTRIAN-02-21-01.html

 

Alt. search info: Source:

http://www.shns.com/stories/search.php

Title: "Pedestrians taking steps to further their cause"

Author: Joan Lowy

Slug: pedestrian

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ROAD PLAN CONFLICTS WITH NEW TEXAS SMOG LEVELS

According to the Environmental News Network, "A dispute

over Houston's long-range highway plan that threatens

federal funding for upcoming road projects, including the

Katy Freeway expansion, may be reignited this week.

Environmentalists contend that a highway plan adopted in

late 1999 by the Houston-Galveston Area Council fails to

meet the strict air-quality standards in the state's new

smog plan..."

Source: Distributed by Knight Ridder/Tribune

http://enn.com/news/wire-stories/2001/02/02212001/krt_road_42130.asp

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DUBLIN'S OLDEST AND BUSIEST PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REFURBISHED

According to a Feb. 26th story in the Irish Times,

"Dublin's most emblematic structure, the Ha'penny Bridge,

has been obscured by an ugly sister, erected alongside,

which looks like a poor relation of the hideous Loop Line

bridge further downriver.

 

"But the new bridge is a temporary structure, installed at

the behest of shopkeepers in Lower Liffey Street, who

feared a six-month closure of the historic cast-iron bridge

for refurbishment would ruin their trade. Dublin

Corporation is investing 1.8 million [pounds] in the

restoration of the city's oldest and busiest pedestrian

bridge, assisted by funding from the Dublin Transportation

Office, and it is intended to complete the project by

September..."

 

For the rest of the story:

http://www.ireland.com:80/newspaper/ireland/2001/0226/hom30.htm

Alt. search info: Source:

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/archive/

Title: "Ha'penny Bridge's ugly sister bridges a gap,"

Author: Frank McDonald

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BIKE SOBER AND STAY OFF SIDEWALKS

According to a March 5th story in the U.S. News & World

Report, "Common sense says that riding your bike after

you've had a few drinks is not a good idea. A study in last

week's 'Journal of the American Medical Association'

confirms it-even one drink dilutes the skills and judgment

needed for safe cycling. Researchers from Johns Hopkins

University School of Medicine in Baltimore studied 124

Maryland bicyclists who were in serious accidents and found

that one third of those fatally injured had elevated blood

alcohol levels. Just one drink, they calculated, multiplied

the risk of serious injury or death six times, and four or

five drinks multiplied it 20 times..."

 

For the rest of the story:

http://www.usnews.com:80/usnews/issue/010305/nycu/cycling.htm

Alt. search info:

Source: http://www.usnews.com:80/usnews/issue/archive.htm

Title: "For safe biking, stay sober and stay off the

sidewalk"

Author: Stacey Schultz

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QUESTIONS RAISED IN DEATH OF SEATTLE CYCLIST

According to a Feb. 28th story in the Seattle

Post-Intelligencer, "Controversy hangs over the death of a

31-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a police car

shortly before dawn yesterday in North Seattle. Some

witnesses said the patrolman ran a red light and wasn't

using his emergency lights or siren when his cruiser hit

31-year-old Joel Robert Silvesan.

 

Police officials initially said Silvesan was at fault but

later backed off, saying it's too early in the

investigation to reach conclusions. There was no argument

about the impact. The victim's bike landed nearly 50 yards

away...."

 

For the rest of the story:

http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com:80/local/struck28.shtml

Alt. search info:

Source: http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com:80/search/

Title: "'Questions raised in death of cyclist"

Date: Feb. 28, 2001

Author: Gordy Holt

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COPS <SHOULD> WALK BEAT IN SAVANNAH

According to a Feb. 24th editorial in the Savannah

Morning News, "IT'S NOT surprising that the Savannah Police

Department has instituted a new policy of having officers

walk a beat in the Historic District. The surprise is that

full-time foot patrols weren't instituted years ago.

 

"Foot patrols are a great idea. They give police better

visibility, thus deterring crime, and they give residents

and tourists a sense of security. Instead of limiting their

use to evening and night shifts, SPD should expand the

walking patrols to all day.

 

"Savannah is a walking and bicycling city. Residents and

tourists alike take advantage of the mostly moderate

weather and shady parks and squares. Many downtown

residents who work in the Historic District don't think

twice about biking or walking to their offices..."

 

For the rest of the editorial:

http://www.savannahmorningnews.com:80/smn/stories/022401/OPEDone.shtml

Alt. search info:

Source: http://www.savannahmorningnews.com/search.shtml

Title: "Walking the city beat"

Date: Feb. 24, 2001

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And now for something completely different...

 

"MILITARIZED FOLDING ALL/EXTREME TERRAIN "MOUNTAIN" BIKES"

"...'Dragoon' Light Bicycle Infantry (LBI) can use

air-droppable folding ATBs and Extreme Terrain Bikes (ETBs)

with 10-inch wide tires to traverse over

sand/snow...seizing assault objectives and road block

mobility corridor security positions immediately after

forced-entry. The maneuver of LBI units would be supported

by Dragoons in ATVs firing heavy-caliber machine guns,

grenade launchers, rockets and recoilless rifles. Expanding

the Recon & Security zone after an airhead is taken,

Dragoon LBI units can act as the mobile reserve of the

Airborne Task Force commander and be used for reconaissance

and raids far beyond what men on foot can travel. The

Airborne's battle space tied in with digital communications

means extends beyond enemy artillery and rocket weapons

ranges and secures the foothold for offensive operations to

collapse the enemy before he can react..."

 

For photos, diagrams, and more on the military use of

bicycles go to:

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/5265/atb.htm

 

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"THE DESIGN OF NEW URBANIST STREETS"

A 20-page report by C."Rick" Chellman, P.E., for the Urban

Land Institute. Published in April, 2000, it says in part

that "New Urbanist projects include the design of streets

that create an environment where drivers will realize that

to drive too fast or too aggressively is inappropriate,

anti-social and, perhaps most effectively, uncomfortable..."

Downloadable as a PDF from:

http://www.tndengineering.com/papers/ULI-4-2000.pdf

 

"A SHORT HISTORY OF PHYSICAL SPEED REDUCTION MEASURES IN

EUROPEAN URBAN AREAS"

According to this brief article by Nicole Muhlrad of the

National Research Institute for Transportation and Safety

(INRETS) at Arcueil,France "In Europe, 'traffic calming' is

gradually becoming a regular part of urban traffic

management, but this comes after a long evolution of

opinions and attitudes towards car use and vulnerable road

users. The evolution was faster in some countries, more

progressive in others, but followed the same trend

everywhere..."

Downloadable as a PDF from:

http://www.ictct.org/workshops/00-Delhi/Muhlrad.pdf

 

"PUTTING THE BRAKES ON SPRAWL: INNOVATIVE TRANSPORTATION

SOLUTIONS FROM THE U.S. AND EUROPE"

A Nov. 1999 report by the Tellus Institute and David Gurin

that "examines some innovative transportation practices in

six cities - practices that can lessen sprawl's impact on

our neighborhoods and on our environment. The report groups

the problems and solutions under three, interrelated

themes: (1) relieving traffic congestion (2) overcoming

inaccessibility, and (3) restoring neighborhood quality of

life and downtown vitality." Available as a PDF from:

http://www.tellus.org/energy/publications/brakesonsprawl.pdf

Extra credit question: Is co-author David Gurin THE David

Gurin who used to be head of NYC's trans. dept and whom we

intereviewed in Bicycle Forum #4?

 

"POSTINGS AND REVIEWS OF BICYCLE-RELATED RESEARCH"

A new section of John Allen's website devoted to discussing

bicycle-related research. Includes Jerry Kaplan's 1975

Master's thesis "Characteristics of the Regular Adult

Bicycle User. "

http://www.bikexprt.com/research/index.htm

 

"INFORMATICS FOR CO-ORDINATING ROAD USAGE AND THE

POSSIBLE IMPACT OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ON ROAD TRAFFIC

PLANNING"

A Swedish report by Oskar Juhlin and Lars Erik SjÓberg that

critically analyzes "the guiding principles of road traffic

planning as applied to road usage co-ordination and the

design of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Our

conclusion is that ITS holds out a promise of very humane

tools for road usage. But there must be a shift from expert

systems to an acceptance of the fact that road-users are

competent actors on the road, and that road usage is a

multifarious practise with broader meaning for road-users

than being guided around by traffic managers..."

Downloadable as a PDF from:

http://www.sts.gu.se/projects/road_talk_informatics/Texts/RoadTalk(english%20ver.)_0308.pdf

 

"ROUNDABOUTS AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT"

Two slide presentations and one paper on how roundabouts

affect access management practices. By Bruce Robinson,

Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Joe Bared, FHWA, and Richard

Perez, City of Federal Way, Washington.

Dowloadable as a PDF from:

http://www.accessmanagement.gov/WEBPDF/AM415.pdf

More papers on access management available from:

http://www.accessmanagement.gov/

 

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February 20-22, 2001: Australia: Walking the 21st Century:

An International Walking Conference, Perth, Western

Australia. Info: John Seaton, Metropolitan Div., Dept. of

Transport, PO Box 7272 Cloisters Square, Perth, W.

Australia - 6850, voice: +61 8 9313 8680 fax: +61 8 9320

9497 e-mail: jseaton@transport.wa.gov.au

website:

http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/conferences/walking/index.html

 

March 4-8, 2001: 29th International Conference on

Making Cities Livable, Savannah, Georgia. Info:

Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard Ph.D.(Arch.), IMCL

Conferences, P.O. Box 7586, Carmel, CA 93921,

voice: (831) 626-9080, fax: (831) 624-5126

website: http://www.livablecities.org/savannah2.html

 

March 25-28, 2001,17th Annual ITE Spring Conference:

Improving Transportation Performance and Productivity,

Monterey, CA. Info: ITE, 525 School Street, SW, Suite 410,

Washington, DC 20024 USA , voice: (202) 554-8050 fax:

(202) 863-5486, email: ite_staff@ite.org

website: https://www.ite.org/conference2001/sixdays.asp

 

March 28-30, 2001: National Bike Summit 2001, Washington,

DC. Info: League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K

Street NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20006-2082 voice:

(202) 822-1333 fax: (202) 822-1334 email:

Bikeleaguedc@aol.com

website: http://www.bikeleague.org

 

March 30, 2001: Renewing Sustainable Urbanism: Performance,

Potential, and Proposals, School of Architecture,

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Info:

Bettie Hall, Planning Department Secretary, at 804-924-1339

or bhh@virginia.edu

website: http://arch.virginia.edu/~sch-docs/announce/

 

April 2-8, 2001: National Public Health Week - "Healthy

People in Healthy Communities."

To assist in planning public health week activities, read

and/or download the National Public Health Planners Guide:

http://www.apha.org/news/press/Health_Week_Booklet.pdf

and the 2001 Planners Guide Supplement

http://www.apha.org/news/press/PUBLIC_GUIDEsupp.pdf

(PDF files).

Single printed copies available by mail for $5.00. To

order, call (301) 893-1894.

 

July 3-6, 2001,Environmental Design Research Association

(EDRA) Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland. Info: EDRA,

P.O. Box 7146, Edmond, OK 73083-7146, voice: (405)330-4863

fax: (405)330-4150, email: edra@telepath.com

website: http://www.telepath.com/edra/home.html

 

August 3-5, 2001, Bikefest 2001 - LAB's National Rally,

Altoona, PA. Info: League of American Bicyclists, voice:

(202) 822-1333, email: bikeleague@bikeleague.org

website: http://www.bikeleague.org/rallies/rallies.html

August 16-18, 2001, First National Congress of Pedestrian

Advocates, Oakland, CA. Info: AmericaWalks, email:

info@americawalks.org

website: http://americawalks.org/news/congress/

 

September 13-16, 2001, Rail~Volution, San Francisco, CA.

For more information go to:

http://www.railvolution.com/ataglance.htm

 

September 17-21, 2001, Velo-city 2001, Edinburgh/Glasgow,

Scotland. Info: Meeting Makers Ltd, Jordanhill Campus, 76

Southbrae Drive, Glasgow G13 1PP, Scotland, voice: 0141 434

1500 fax: 434 1519, e-mail: Velo_city@meetingmakers.co.uk

website: http://velo-city2001.org/

 

September 26-29, 2001, TrailLink 2001: the 3rd International

Trails and Greenways Conference, St. Louis, MO. Info: Rails-

to-Trails Conservancy, voice: (202) 974-5152,

email: rtcconf@transact.org

website: http://www.railtrails.org

 

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RFP> CARTOGRAPHER FOR PHILLY REGIONAL BIKE MAP

The Bicycle Coalition of the Delaware Valley is seeking a

cartographer for our new regional bike map. The Bicycle

Coalition will be meeting with area cyclists to determine

routes and bikability of local roads. This information will

be given to the cartographer. The cartographer will be

responsible for developing the map and working with a

designer to produce the final product. The cartographer

will also assist the Bicycling Coalition in working with

the printer for the final product. A thorough knowledge of

the Philadelphia metropolitan area is desired, and previous

mapping experience in the Philadelphia region is preferred.

Interested parties should submit a one-page proposal, along

with examples of previously published maps by 3/6/01 to Sue

McNamara, Bicycle Coalition of the Delaware Valley, 252

S.11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Call (215) 829-4188

or fax: (215) 829-0426. Email: sue@bcdv.org

 

GRANT > FEB. 2001 RFP FOR CLEAN AIR COMMUNITIES

"Clean Air Transportation Communities: Innovative Projects

to Improve Air Quality and Reduce Greenhouse Gases." *

Solicitation notice for innovative pilot projects to reduce

transportation-related emissions of criteria pollutants and

greenhouse gases, by decreasing vehicle miles traveled and

increasing use of cleaner technologies. * Eligible

recipients are state, local, multi-state, and tribal

agencies involved with transportation/air quality and/or

climate change issues. * EPA requests submission of an

informal "Intent to Apply" by March 14, 2001. *

Instructions for submitting "Intents to Apply" and final

proposals are found in the solicitation. * Proposals must

be postmarked by April 24, 2001. * Four two-hour

conference calls have been set up to answer questions on

the RFP at the following times: March 6 at 3:00 p.m.

(EST), March 7 at 2:30 p.m. (EST), March 27 at 3:00 p.m.

(EST), and March 29 at 2:00 p.m. (EST). For the first

three dates, call (202) 260-1015, access code 6898#; on

March 29, call (202) 260-8330, access code 7731#.

Contact: Mary Walsh, phone:_(734) 214-4205 or

email: walsh.mary@epa.gov

More information (and a downloadable PDF or WPD file of the

Solicitation) available from:

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/transp/traqnew.htm#catc

 

JOB > TRANSPORTATION PLANNER

The City of Lawrence, Kansas, has an opening for a

transportation planner. The Transportation Planner performs

complex and professional level work related to the field of

transportation planning with some direct responsibilities

supporting the bicycle planning efforts of the City. The

position requires a Masters degree with major course work

in planning, urban design, landscape architecture, public

administration, or related field. Strong preference will be

given to candidates with a minimum of three years of urban

planning experience, particularly in transportation (or

bicycle) planning. Application deadline is 04/16/01. For

more information and applications visit

http://www.lawrenceks.org or contact the City at (800)

444-832. Administrative Services, City Hall, 6 East 6th

Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 personnel@ci.lawrence.ks.us

EOE M/F/D

 

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