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
Macho Denver Takes To Biking
MI Health Officials Plan 'Battle Of Bulge' Edmonton
Countdown Signals: Mixed Reviews
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
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
[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; email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
"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
"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."
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
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
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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
For a PDF copy of the newsletter:
To learn more about GVCC:
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
For the rest of the story, go to:
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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:
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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:
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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
from the "What's New" page:
and from the Library page in the Resource section of the Rumble Strips
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
"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..."
(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..."
Title: "Michigan residents get fatter"
Author: Charlie Cain
Archive retrieval cost: No
For more info on the Fit Kit:
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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..."
Title: "City trying out crosswalk timer"
Author: Shelby Haque
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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
"'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
"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...."
"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:
"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:
"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.
"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:
"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
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..."
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: email@example.com
August 3-5, 2001, Bikefest 2001 - LAB's National Rally, Altoona, PA.
Info: League of American Bicyclists, voice:
(202) 822-1333, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 16-18, 2001, First National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates,
Oakland, CA. Info: AmericaWalks, email: email@example.com
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,
website: http://www.usask.ca/kinesiology/PASS )
September 13-16, 2001, Rail~Volution: Envisioning the New Frontier, San
Francisco, CA. Info: (503) 823-6870.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
October 4-6, 2001, Innovative Approaches to Understanding
and Influencing Physical Activity, Dallas, TX. Info: The
Cooper Institute, Dallas, TX.
September 3-6, 2002, ProBike/Prowalk 02, the 12th Inter- national
Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, St. Paul, MN.
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:
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:
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
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:firstname.lastname@example.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:
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
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