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Issue #23 Friday, July 20, 2001

 

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Micro-Grants for "Healthy People 2010"

OR Safe Routes Bill Stuck in Committee

NYC Mayoral Candidate Pledge: Attack Congestion Calif.

85th %ile Speed Law Relaxed More States Get CDC Grants

Mayors Go to Bike School!

BTA Hosts Oregon "ACE" Breakfasts

6000-km European Cycle Route Opened

NYC's "Daily 800,000 Mile Marathon"

Good News from Main Street

FHWA Ready to Rumble?

Kaiser Foundation Offers State Health Stats

 

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Macho Denver Takes To Biking

MI Health Officials Plan 'Battle Of Bulge' Edmonton

Countdown Signals: Mixed Reviews

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MICRO-GRANTS FOR "HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010"

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson

announced that HHS plans to award hundreds of "micro-grants"

to community organizations for activities that support the goals of

Healthy People 2010, the nation's public health agenda for the next

decade.

 

HHS will grant between $500,000 to $700,000 to one or more

not-for-profit organizations this year to initiate a pilot project "to

study the potential of the micro-grant approach to further the goals of

Healthy People 2010," (see Federal Register / Vol. 66, No. 136 / Monday,

July 16, 2001 / Notices).

 

Micro-grants of up to $2010 will support efforts by local groups to

promote health education, quality care, access to care and other

projects that support the far-reaching national health goals of Healthy

People 2010. For more information about Healthy People 2010, and a web

link to FR Notice, visit

http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/Implementation/Community/default.htm

 

[Ed. Note: It's unclear what types of bicycle and pedestrian-related

initiatives may be eligible, but interested ped/bike groups will

undoubtedly need to partner with public health professionals to meet

minimum project requirements.]

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OR SAFE ROUTES BILL STUCK IN COMMITTEE

According to an article in the July issue of Cycletter, the

newsletter of Portland's Bicycle Transportation Alliance, "As the end of

the Legislative session nears, the BTA's Safe Routes to School bill is

languishing in the Senate Rules and Redistricting Committee, chaired by

Steve Harper (R - Klamath Falls). After a strong start in the House

Student Achievement and School Accountability Committee, the bill was

amended and passed the House floor. While the original bill would have

set aside $5 million to fix hazards that keep kids from walking or

bicycling to school, the amended version simply required that cities,

counties and school districts develop a plan to fund projects that

address those hazards. Even that may have proved too much for some

legislators: as of press time, it looks likely that the bill will not

make it out of committee.

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"The BTA is already planning our Safe Routes strategy for the next

Legislative session (in 2003) and for interim activities. If you would

like more information, or would like to help, call or email Catherine at

the BTA office: 503.226.0676; catherine@bta4bikes.org.

Source: http://www.bta4bikes.org

 

NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATE PLEDGE: ATTACK CONGESTION

According to an article in the July 16th edition of "Mobilizing the

Region, "Republican candidate for NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg released a

plan for "untangling traffic" last week. The 8-page document makes

reference to the "Unclogging NY" plan issued by business, labor, and

environmental groups earlier this summer (MTR #321).

 

"In it, Bloomberg pledges to implement several policies long-sought by

city pedestrian advocates, and to cut back on the privileged parking now

enjoyed by city workers, state federal employees, diplomats and several

other groups, many of whom work in transit-rich areas...

 

"Since 1989, Transportation Alternatives and the Straphangers Campaign

have issued "car potato" challenges urging city leaders to use transit

and occasionally forego use of official cars. The efforts have not met

much success, but Bloomberg's pledge seems to have struck a chord in the

city that other candidates should heed..."_

 

For more information, visit the Tri-State Transportation Campaign's

website at: http://www.tstc.org To subscribe to Mobilizing the Region,"

send a request to: tstc@tstc.org

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CALIF. 85TH %-ILE SPEED LAW RELAXED

According to an article by Dani Weber published in the Spinning

Crank, newsletter of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, "A new law

explicitly authorizes cities to consider residential density and

pedestrian / bicyclist safety when setting speed limits. The law

states: 'When conducting an engineering and traffic survey, local

authorities may consider Residential density [and] Pedestrian and

bicyclist safety.' Under former law, speed limits were set (at the 85th

percentile speed, rounded down to a multiple of 5 miles per hour, with

no legislatively authorized consideration given to other users of the

street, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, children, the elderly, or

residential uses.

 

"As traffic engineers themselves freely admit, the flaw in the 85th

percentile approach is that drivers are traveling at a speed they feel

is safe for themselves. That speed is not necessarily safe for other

road users like pedestrians and bicyclists. High speeds (over 25 mph)

are directly correlated with motorists' failure to yield to pedestrians

in cross- walks, high injury rates, injury severity, lack of perceived

walkability, and high noise levels.

 

"For the last several years, traffic engineers have declined to lower

speed limits, saying that the process was "out of their hands." As a

consequence, many neighborhoods now suffer from excessive speed limits

(such as 35 mph) on residential streets. And even higher actual speeds,

in the 40-45 mph range. Assembly member Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa

Barbara), authored the bill. She says she introduced the bill "at the

request of local residents who are worried about pedestrian and bicycle

safety in their neighborhoods. Local authorities should have the

discretion to consider the safety of their residents when setting speed

limits."

 

"Ultimately, a decision to lower a speed limit is up to the City

Council, but the Council will probably heavily weigh the recommendations

of the city traffic engineers. Eric Nordman has agreed to start asking

our local government officials how] they plan to use these new laws to

improve traffic safety for all of us and I encourage everyone out there

to start looking around to see where we should try to implement this."

 

Source:

March/April 2001 issue of Spinning Crank, the Newsletter of the Silicon

Valley Bicycle Coalition http://www.svbcbikes.org

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MORE STATES GET CDC GRANTS

According to a newsletter from the CDC, "six additional states were

awarded CDC funds to establish 'State Nutrition and Physical Activity

Programs to Prevent Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases' under Program

Announcement #00099 competed last year. The Division of Nutrition and

Physical Activity at CDC is pleased to work with the following states on

this program."

 

The new states are: Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Montana, Pennsylvania

and Washington. These states join the states previously awarded funding

in FY2000: CA, CT, MA, NC, RI, TX.

 

[Ed. Note: If you're interested in knowing more about physical activity

initiatives in these states, please contact Peter Moe at

pete@bikewalk.org]

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MAYORS GO TO BIKE SCHOOL!

According to the July issue of CycleTherapy, the newsletter of the

Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition [Victoria, B.C.], "During Bike to

Work Week, three area mayors attended an all-day Cycling Traffic Skills

course, winding their way through busy downtown streets. Victoria Mayor

Alan Lowe, Colwood Mayor Beth Gibson and Metchosin Mayor Karen Watson

rode in a group of ten students, taught by cycling guru Ray Hall.

 

"The program, 'Bike to Work Victoria 2001' is a commuter traffic skills

program for cyclists, organized by the Greater Victoria Bike to Work

Society and funded by a special ICBC [Insurance Corporation of British

Columbia] grant."

 

For a PDF copy of the newsletter:

http://www.gvcc.bc.ca/cycletherapy/ct200107.pdf

To learn more about GVCC:

http://www.gvcc.bc.ca/index.htm

To learn more about the GVBTWS: http://www.biketoworkvictoria.ca/

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BTA HOSTS OREGON "ACE" BREAKFASTS

According to the July issue of CycleLetter, "The [Bicycle

Transportation Alliance] recently completed a swing through the state,

this time with a series of breakfast presentations about Active

Community Environments (ACEs). An initiative of the Centers for Disease

Control, the ACE concept promotes places where people of all ages and

abilities can easily enjoy walking, bicycling, and other forms of

physical activity for daily health. Sponsored by the Oregon Department

of Transportation, the ACE breakfasts were held last month in Portland,

Eugene, Corvallis, Bend, and Ashland.

 

"At the breakfasts, Dr. Jane Moore of the Oregon Health Division

presented a compelling argument that the choices communities make

regarding transportation have a direct link to the health of the people

living in those communities. Dr. Moore described a national public

health epidemic of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, stroke,

heart disease and high blood pressure. All of these diseases share

obesity as a major risk factor.

 

"The solution? According to Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, Director of CDC and Dr.

William Dietz, head of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity,

'Changes in the community environment to promote physical activity may

offer the most practical approach to prevent obesity or reduce its

co-morbidities. Automobile trips that can be safely replaced by walking

or bicycling offer the first target for increased physical activity in

communities'..."

 

For the rest of the story, go to:

http://www.bta4bikes.org

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6000-KM EUROPEAN CYCLE ROUTE OPENED

According to an article in the July issue of T&E, the newsletter of

the European Federation for Transport and Environment, "Europe's first

official multi-national cycle route opened last month with a group of

demonstration riders making up a 6000-kilometre journey. They North Sea

Cycle Route links seven countries (Denmark, England, Germany, the

Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, and Sweden), and a leaflet explaining the

route map is available in six languages. For more information on the

route: http://www.northsea-cycle.com To download a copy of T&E #100

(July 2001): http://www.t-e.nu/Publications/Bulletin/T&EBull100.pdf

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NYC'S "DAILY 800,000 MILE MARATHON"

With respect to the New York City Marathon, Right Of Way's Michael

J. Smith recently had this to say..."...in spite of official antagonism

and cultural obloquy, cyclists in New York account for as many

person-miles every day as the marathoners collectively will this

Sunday: about 800,000.

 

"This daily, invisible New York City Marathon, not only unsung but

widely execrated, is an unacknowledged boon for New Yorkers, whether

they participate or not. These 100,000 or so self-propelled citizens are

not taking up space in the subways or buses; much less hogging the

hundred-plus square feet of pavement required to accommodate a car. The

only fuel they are burning is their own breakfast. To be sure, they are

not always as polite and law-abiding as one might like; but their

capacity to do damage is considerably less than that of an SUV.

 

"They are not alien beings: they include couriers, delivery people,

white- and blue-collar commuters, children and the elderly, real

athletes and recovering couch potatoes -- a cross-section of the city.

Like the marathoners, each of them has taken a step that shows

considerable gumption -- and in the cyclists' case, one that's good for

the city, as well as for themselves. And like the marathoners, they

deserve encouragement rather than abuse..."

 

For the rest of the article, go to:

http://www.cars-suck.org/littera-scripta/marathon.html

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GOOD NEWS FROM MAIN STREET

According to a trends survey conducted by the National Trust for

Historic Preservation's Main Street Center, historic Main Street isn't

dead and may be staging a come back against competition from the big

boxes and strip malls. Here are a few findings from the 2001 Survey:

 

- Retail sales were up in 56% of historic Main Street communities;

- 61%reported an increase in the number of retail businesses;

- Ground-floor occupancy rates rose for 59% of respondents;

- Crowds at downtown events grew 78% of the time;

- The category showing the strongest growth involved the number of

businesses using the Internet.

 

"Among the greatest successes experienced by Main Street communities

were upper-floor housing development, local zoning law amendments,

senior housing development, and 'white elephant' redevelopment.

Disappointing trends were historic movie theater closings, sprawl

development, government offices moving out of downtown, inadequate

building code enforcement and increased retail rental rates..."

 

For further details from the survey, go to:

http://mainstreet.org/FrontPage/2001TrendsSurvey/Trendsreport.htm

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FHWA: READY TO RUMBLE?

According to a June 26th message from John Fegan of the Federal

Highway Administration, "FHWA has issued the Rumble Strip Synthesis

Report and the Draft Technical Advisory on Rumble Strips for comment."

 

While these long-awaited reports will not dictate State DOT policy,

their recommendations will undoubtedly have an impact on the development

of these policies--and the extent to which the needs of bicyclists are

ultimately considered and accommodated in the implementation of shoulder

rumble strips on state highways.

 

The links to the Synthesis Study and Draft Technical Advisory on

Shoulder Rumble Strips are now available from the FHWA Safety front

page:

http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/

from the "What's New" page:

http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/whats_new.htm

and from the Library page in the Resource section of the Rumble Strips

website:

http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/fourthlevel/pro_res_rumble.library.htm

 

Any suggested changes should be sent to Richard.Powers@fhwa.dot.gov

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KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION OFFERS STATE HEALTH STATS

According to a recent newsletter from the CDC, "The Kaiser Family

Foundation has launched a new online resource that offers free,

user-friendly access to comprehensive and current health information for

all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. State

Health Facts Online provides health policy information on a broad range

of issues such as managed care, health insurance coverage and the

uninsured, Medicaid, Medicare, women's health, minority health, and

HIV/AIDS.

 

"State Health Facts Online allows users to view information for a single

state or compare and rank data across all 50 states. Information on more

than 200 topics is displayed in easy-to-read tables and color-coded

maps, and can be downloaded for customized comparisons..."

 

For further information, visit http://statehealthfacts.kff.org .

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MACHO DENVER TAKES TO BIKING

According to a July 19th story by Denver Post Columnist Diane

Carman, "It used to be that only the hip cities had people on bicycles

- places such as Boulder, Berkeley, Madison, Wis. They were eccentric

places, home to the fruits and the nuts, the people who ate only

vegetables and wore bicycle shorts in broad daylight.

 

"Cities such as Detroit, Dallas and Denver were real cities made of

tougher stuff. We didn't suffer bicycling fools gladly. We had big

honkin' freeways. We had ozone alerts and multiple-car pileups, and we

were proud of them. Cycling was something self-respecting people did in

the privacy of a gym. You wore sweats and watched Oprah and took a

shower afterward. Then you got in your car and drove home, flipping off

anybody who got in your way.

 

"So when the proposal to spend $638,000 on a bike hub, complete with

showers, bike lockers, repair facilities and a juice bar, at the planned

Union Station transit station came before the RTD board last week, it

caught some folks by surprise. It just seemed so, well, alternative.

'We're going off the deep end,' said RTD director Neill Quinlan.

 

"It must have been the juice bar..."

 

Source: http://www.denverpost.com/news/carman.htm/

(Note: Older columns may be accessed from this page)

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MI HEALTH OFFICIALS PLAN 'BATTLE OF BULGE'

According to a July 10th article in the Detroit News, "The

proportion of Michigan residents who are overweight has hit a record 39

percent -- 23 percent of them obese -- and state health officials today

are expected to launch a Battle of the Bulge. Michiganians rank fourth

among the states on the pudginess scale, and for years have been forced

to continually loosen their belts. When the first survey came out in

1988, just 23.5 percent of Michigan residents were overweight. 'There's

no terrible mystery as to what's going on,' said Dr. David Johnson,

chief medical executive for the Department of Community Health. His

department today is to kick off a $500,000 campaign to encourage

lifestyle changes that include better nutrition and more exercise.

 

"Radio announcements will run statewide. And a 'Fit Kit' will be made

available at no cost (dial toll-free (866) 4FITKIT). 'We shouldn't think

of overweight as a problem confined to middle-age or older adults,'

Johnson said. 'Unfortunately, our problems extend down to childhood

years and that's a tragedy we have to address.' Added Geralyn Lasher,

spokeswoman for the health department: 'There are a lot of fad diets out

there, but not things people will stay with, and they could actually be

hazardous to your health. We want people to take a more balanced

approach to nutrition and exercise.'

 

"The campaign will urge communities to develop more bike trails and

walking paths to lure people off the couch..."

 

Source:

http://detnews.com/2001/health/0107/10/a05-245600.htm

Search:

http://detnews.com/search/index.htm

Title: "Michigan residents get fatter"

Author: Charlie Cain

Archive retrieval cost: No

For more info on the Fit Kit:

http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/fit--kit/index.htm

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EDMONTON COUNTDOWN SIGNALS GET MIXED REVIEWS

According to an article in the July 19th Edmonton (AB) Journal, the

City is testing countdown pedestrian signals at two locations at a cost

of $6000 to $7000 each. Reactions, however, have been mixed. "Studies in

the United States have shown the timers reduce anxiety for some

pedestrians because they know how much time they have to cross the

intersection, said Deanna Green, a senior traffic signals engineer with

the city. 'They enhance the pedestrian experience,' she said.

 

"'I think it's a damn good idea,' said Roy Brookes, a retired Glenora

resident. 'It's a good investment.' However, most people interviewed

didn't share Brookes' view. 'It's not worth the money,' said Theresa

Lalonde, as she crossed the street on the way to her office. 'People

will probably just ignore it anyway.' But during the interview, Lalonde

confessed that she walked faster when the timer started its countdown.

University of Alberta student Jon Hagan dismissed the device as a waste

of money. 'It defeats the purpose of the flashing hand. People are

supposed to wait.' But Hagan's eight-year-old son, Justis, wasn't

totally convinced the new devices are a waste of money. 'It's kind of

neat,' the boy said..."

 

Source:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com:80/city/stories/010719/5022641.html

Search: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/contents.html

Title: "City trying out crosswalk timer"

Author: Shelby Haque

Archive retrieval cost: No

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And now for something completely different:

'VIRTUAL STROLL' THROUGH KYOTO GARDENS RELEASED

According to a July 19th story by Dennis Sellers on MacCentral.com,

"Today at Macworld New York, Mercury Software will announce the

immediate availability of Kyoto Gardens, the second edition of a

"virtual stroll" through Zen Landscapes, a QuickTime VR hybrid CD-ROM

rewritten from scratch to support QuickTime 5 and Mac OS 9 (as well as

Windows 98/Me).

 

"'In the interactive mode, the CD takes the user on a virtual tour of 24

of Japan's most famous Zen landscapes with detailed notes on the design

and history of the gardens popping up as you walk,' Ian Shortreed of

Mercury Software told MacCentral. 'When you are tired of learning, you

can turn off all text with a flip of a switch and simply walk full

screen through these exquisite Japanese spaces (you can even change the

ambience of your stroll with New Age Japanese music in the background).'

..."

 

For a trial walk go to: http://www.mercury-soft.com/GARDEN.eng.html

 

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"WALKING WELLNESS ONLINE"

According to author Jeff Salvage, "Welcome to what I believe to be the

first on-line interactive walking book. This book breaks the paradigms

set forth by printed media and allows the reader to progress

non-linearly through pictures, text, digital movies, and sound to learn

about all aspects of walking. Originally I intended to write this as a

traditional racewalking book, but my involvement with the internet led

me to realize that there was a greater potential on the internet than

through traditional media...."

http://www.racewalk.com/newBook/pdefault.htm

 

"THE IMPACT OF TRANSPORT POLICY ON CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT"

Presentation by Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus, Policy Studies

Institute, London, UK. Says in part, "The purpose of my contribution to

today's conference is to place on the agenda an aspect of children's

maturation into coping adults which to date has been largely overlooked.

It is aimed at revealing how policies and practices in the transport and

related spheres have had damaging affects on children. I conclude with

an outline of a strategy intended to return to children the wide range

of opportunities that they need for their development outside the home

which previous generations of children enjoyed...." Available at:

http://www.spokeseastkent.org.uk/mayer.htm

 

"TRANSPORTATION ENERGY DATA BOOK: EDITION 20"

"Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an

assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize

transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that

influence transportation energy use." Can be downloaded from:

http://www-cta.ornl.gov/data/tedb20/Index.html

 

"IN-ROADWAY FLASHING LIGHTS AT CROSSWALKS: AN INFORMATIONAL REPORT"

This new report from the Institute of Transportation Engineers,

"contains information and data on the In-Roadway Flashing Light

Crosswalk Warning System. The report gives a history of the system and a

description of lighting devices and installation, as well as activation

methods. It also discusses other uses of the device. The report includes

charts showing existing US sites and existing California sites of the

warning system." (Publication No. IR-105) Available through the ITE

online bookstore; cost: members $15.00; non-members $20.00.

http://www.ite.org

 

"TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE ECONOMY"

Subtitle: "Why new roads can harm the economy, local employment, and

offer bad value to European tax payers." 30-page article in the December

2000 issue of T&E, the newsletter of the European Federation for

Transport and Environment. Author Frazer Goodwin says, in part,

"Investing in transport infrastructure is frequently assumed to provide

large-scale economic and employment benefits. So much so that large

portions of EU and national budgets set aside for regional assistance or

economic regeneration are devoted to transport infrastructure. Empirical

evidence to support this general assumption is, however, notable by its

absence..." Downloadable as a PDF file from:

http://www.t-e.nu/Publications/2000%20pubs/T&E%2000-6.pdf

 

"A SURVEY OF NORTH AMERICAN BICYCLE COMMUTERS"

Summary results of a survey by William E. Moritz, Ph.D., Human Powered

Transportation, University of Washington. "This document summarizes the

results obtained in a study of bicycle commuters in the U.S. and

Canada. A paper (97-0979) describing the methodology and

aggregate

results of the survey was presented at the 1997 Transportation

Research Board meeting in Washington. D.C., on January 15, 1997. The

information below was taken from the oral presentation made at TRB..."

http://www.bicyclinglife.com/Library/Moritz1.htm

 

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July 28-31, Great Parks - Great Cities Conference, New York City, NY.

Info: Project for Public Spaces, 153 Waverly Place, 4th floor, New York,

NY 10014, voice: 212 620-5660, fax: 212 620-3821, email: pps@pps.org

website: http://www.pps.org/conference.htm

 

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/

 

August 20-24, 2001, Summer School on Community-based

Strategies to Enhance Physical Activity, Saskatoon, Canada.

Info: Lesley Rugg, University of Saskatchewan, voice:

(306) 966-6498, fax: (306) 966-6502,

email: lmr134@duke.usask.ca

website: http://www.usask.ca/kinesiology/PASS )

 

September 13-16, 2001, Rail~Volution: Envisioning the New Frontier, San

Francisco, CA. Info: (503) 823-6870.

website:

 

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 21-22, 2001, New Zealand Cycling Conference 2001, Chateau on

the Park, Christchurch. Call for Papers out now.

Info: NZ Cycling Conference, PO Box 237, Christchurch, NZ,

voice: 03 371 1472, fax: 03 371 1864. email: cycling@ccc.govt.nz

 

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

 

October 4-6, 2001, Innovative Approaches to Understanding

and Influencing Physical Activity, Dallas, TX. Info: The

Cooper Institute, Dallas, TX.

website: http://www.cooperinst.org/conf2001.asp

 

September 3-6, 2002, ProBike/Prowalk 02, the 12th Inter- national

Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, St. Paul, MN.

website: http://www.bikewalk.org

 

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JOB > GEORGIA D.O.T. BIKE/PED COORDINATOR

Under limited supervision, develops and manages the State Bicycle and

Pedestrian Ways Plan, independently conducts professional multimodal

transportation planning studies for all rural and small urban areas

within an assigned portion of the state. Minimum Training and Experience

include completion of a college major in civil engineering at a four

year college or university and one year of work experience at the

Transportation Engineer II level. For more information, go to:

http://www.thejobsite.state.ga.us/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=484-61022aa

 

JOB > EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: BIKEWALK VIRGINIA

BikeWalk Virginia, a recently created 501(c)(3), seeks part time staffer

to carry out its programs to encourage biking and walking in Virginia.

This is an exciting opportunity for a person with vision and energy to

shape this young organization. The executive director is responsible for

carrying out day-to-day activities; tasks include fundraising, writing

grants, establishing and operating a membership program, implementing

education programs, administrative and financial duties, and

coordinating annual conference. Limited short-term salary available.

Long-term pay and benefits are subject to the executive director's

ability to secure funding. For more information, contact:

cstroebel@igc.org

 

JOB > MANAGER, NTEC

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) seeks to fill the position of

Manager of the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse

(NTEC). The NTEC is a partnership project between RTC and the Federal

Highway Administration (FHWA). The Manager is primarily responsible for

the daily operations of the Clearinghouse and for carrying out NTEC's

research projects and product development. For full description see

http://www.enhancements.org/manager.htm

 

JOB > PUB. HEALTH STRATEGIES MGR, AMERICAN HEART ASSN

The Manager creates vision for federal and state governmental public

health collaborations and provides expertise and leadership to

volunteers and staff on the creation, implementation and management of

programs, products and services through public health collaborations;

works to select and maintain strategic public health alliances and other

external relationships in order to assist in the achievement of the

AHA's strategic goals and objectives; ensures that AHA is represented on

public health boards and councils as appropriate to expand partnership

opportunities; provides continued education and training to AHA staff

and volunteers on public health entities and identified opportunities;

integrates with other departments and committees within the Association

to assure successful partnerships. For further information, please

contact: Katherine A. Krause mailto:Katherk@heart.org

 

JOB > PROGRAM MANAGER, SCCCL NORTH COAST OFFICE

The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League ( http://www.scccl.org )

is an independent membership organization. Our mission is to protect the

threatened natural and cultural resources of the S. C. coastal plain.

Program manager will coordinate and implement the strategic plan for

this regional office, lead land-use and transportation planning issues,

work with staff on forestry, water and air quality issues, be primary

spokesperson to the media. Successful candidate must be a conservation

advocate, have firm understanding of land-use, transportation or related

policy field, and be adept in a political environment. Desirable

qualities include dedication to the region, fundraising and media/p.r.

experience. Generous salary and benefits pkg. E.O.E. To apply, send

letter and resume to Sam Passmore, Land Use Program Director, POB 1765,

Charleston, SC 29402 or mailto:samp@scccl.org No phone inquiries please.

 

JOB > CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER, ORANGE, CALIF.

The City of Orange in Southern California is looking for a Manager of

Transportation Services/City Traffic Engineer. The City of Orange has a

commuter rail station, some bus service and is planning some bikeways.

The regional transportation authority may re-initiate a light-rail

proposal through Orange and neighboring cities. It's an exciting time to

be managing transportation services in Orange. If you know an

engineer/planner who understands how to accommodate and promote transit

and non-motorized transportation, please direct them to:

http://www.cityoforange.org/personnel/TranspMgr.htm

 

JOB > FIELD DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION

Transportation Choices Coalition (TCC) is a statewide non-profit based

in Seattle with a Spokane field office. We promote improving the quality

of life for all Washingtonians by supporting a diverse and effective mix

of transportation choices (bus, rail, vanpools and passenger ferries,

trip reduction, Smart Growth, bike and pedestrian facilities). This

high-energy position is responsible for building public support for our

agenda, running the grassroots component of legislative, issue-based and

ballot measure campaigns, directing other field staff and volunteers,

serving as a liaison to coalition partners and interacting with the

media. Flexible schedule with some night and weekend work required.

Occasional travel. For more information, contact Peter Hurley

mailto:peterh@transportationchoices.org

 

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