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Issue #26 Friday, August 31, 2001

 

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Issue 52 of "NCBW Forum" Out

Facing Albany Roadblock, NYC Must Fake

Traffic Safety Program

The Traffic Crash Toll

BART Doubles Bike Parking

Cycle & Recycle Calendar

 

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Charlotte Gets First Bike Route

Official Calls for Car-Free Dublin

Fast Food, Little Exercise Taking Toll on Children

Salt Lake City Reviews Ped, Bike Plans

Lincoln Debates Beltway, Traffic

Fairbanks to Slow Downtown

Cuban Ingenuity Shows in Transportation

Safe Routes to School in St. Pete?

A Walkable Tysons Corner???

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ISSUE 52 OF "NCBW FORUM" OUT

The latest issue of the NCBW Forum is off the press! Articles

include "Children: A Critical Link for Changing Driving Behaviour" by

Dr. Catherine O'Brien of York University; "The Day-Long Hike to School"

by editor John Williams, and "Getting There: A fun game with a

message," an article about a monopoly-like board game about

transportation alternatives. There's also a review of the Project for

Public Spaces' new book, "How to Turn a Place Around: A Handbook for

Creating Successful Public Spaces." There's also an interesting 1984

article from our archives...

 

For a free sample issue of NCBW Forum, send an email to Corey Twyman

at corey@bikefed.org and include your name and mailing address.

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FACING ALBANY ROADBLOCK, NYC MUST FAKE TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM

From 'Mobilizing the Region', a weekly bulletin from the Tri-State

Transportation Campaign

 

"Frustrated by the inaction of the NY State legislature on a bill

to allow expansion of NYC's modest red-light camera

program, the NYC Dept. of Transportation is likely to install

dummy camera boxes at 200 intersections, the NY Post

reported last week. The cameras would look exactly like the

50 red light cameras in operation around the city. The

cameras photograph license plates of motorists who drive

through red lights. Because they will not facilitate the issuance

of traffic tickets, the decoy cameras do not require state

legislative approval.

 

"Although willing to approve a bill that lets drivers turn right

on red in Staten Island over the objections of Mayor Giuliani,

the NYPD, NYC DOT and safety advocates, the legislature

has balked at expanding the highly effective light camera

program and starting a new speed camera program (MTR

#330). In particular, Assembly Transportation Committee

Chair David Gannt (Rochester) has voiced concerns over the

encroachment of cameras on civil rights and police jobs.

Advocates wonder why Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver,

who hails from Manhattan, has not reminded Gannt that

drivers do not have the right to break the law, and that NYC

pedestrian deaths and injuries remain far too high.

 

"Red light and speed cameras have proven records boosting

traffic law compliance. The Daily News reported last week

that additional red light cameras installed last January along

Queens Boulevard - a roadway notorious for its 72

pedestrian deaths over the last 7 years - have yielded a 54%

reduction in red light violations there. 11,000 violations

recorded in the last 6 months of 2000 shrank to 5,000 in the

first six months of 2001. The British Medical Journal has

reported that speed cameras in London produced a 60%

reduction in deaths on the M25, one of the city's busiest

highways."

 

See http://www.tstc.org/bulletin/ for an index of recent issues,

and other information about the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

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THE TRAFFIC CRASH TOLL

The following is from a letter from Dr. Ian Roberts to the editor of

the British Medical Journal (18 Aug.):

 

"In Editor's choice of 5 May the editor noted that AIDS is now a

regular feature in the BMJ, and asks what health issues are missing

that may later come to dominate the journal in 20 years' time.(1) One

potential candidate is road traffic crashes. By 2020 road traffic

crashes are estimated to move from ninth to third in the world disease

burden ranking, as measured in disability adjusted life years, and will

be in second place in developing countries.(2)

 

"But, although road traffic crashes are a potential candidate in terms

of disease burden, whether the BMJ will feature research relevant to

this problem is far from assured. In comparison with the burden of

disability, funding for research on road traffic crashes (prevention

and treatment) is less than for almost any other cause of human

misery.(3) Traffic crashes predominantly affect poor people. The

million deaths and the 10 million permanent disabilities resulting from

road traffic crashes are largely seen as the collateral damage in our

car based transportation system. Who is setting the agenda on this

issue?

 

"Ian Roberts, professor of epidemiology and public health. Public

Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and

Tropical Medicine, University of London, London WC1B 3DP

ian.roberts@lshtm.ac.uk

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"1. Editor's choice. Fighting both bugs and tobacco companies. BMJ

2001;322. (5 May.)

2. Murray CJL, Lopez AD. Alternative projections of mortality and

disability by cause 1990-2020: Global Burden of Disease Study. Lancet

1997; 349: 1498-1504[Medline].

3. Ad Hoc Committee on Health Research Relating to Future Intervention

Options. Investing in health research and development. Geneva: World

Health Organisation, 1996."

 

BART DOUBLES BIKE PARKING

According to an article in the July-August Bicycle-Friendly Times,

the newsletter of the Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley (CA) Coalition,

"Bicyclists are finding it easier to park at BART [Bay Area Rapid

Transit], which has recently doubled the number of parking spaces with

added bike racks and lockers. Specifically, BART has installed more

than 400 new bicycle racks that are capable of holding more than 2,000

bikes at 26 of its 39 stations. North Berkeley BART has spaces for 96

more bikes and Ashby BART has spaces for 12 more. The new "wave" and

"U" racks are easier to use with modern bicycle locks, mainly because

they are wider and have square tubing. BART is also adding lockers to

accommodate 898 bicycles.

 

"When installation is fully completed this summer, BART will be able to

offer parking for 2,707 bicycles, up from 1,124. The bike parking

expansion will cost $194,039, with $185,210 coming from the Bay Area

Air Quality Management District. The balance will come from BART funds.

The new racks are being installed at most other stations as well."

Source: http://www.bfbc.org/newsletters/2001/July-August.pdf

For more on BFBC, go to: http://www.bfbc.org/

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CYCLE & RECYCLE CALENDAR

According to a recent message from the International Bicycle Fund,

"One of the most enjoyable projects we participate in every year is the

'Cycle & Recycle Calendar'. This calendar celebrates bicycle as an

everyday transportation vehicle, in every season, throughout the

world. This year the calendar is more colorful than ever. If you want

the full details, or have questions, contact us at ibike@ibike.org,

or visit our web site" at:

http://www.ibike.org/calendar

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CHARLOTTE GETS FIRST BIKE ROUTE

According to an Aug. 6th story in the Charlotte (NC) Observer,

"Charlotte will open its first bike route this fall to show casual

cyclists how they can leave their cars at home and ride safely to a

neighborhood shopping center. Or to a library, a park or school. The

south Charlotte route is a significant breakthrough for a

bike-unfriendly city that built its first bike lane only two years ago.

 

"'This is a big deal," says city bicycle coordinator Steve Hancock.

"Lots of people don't realize they can make multiple turns on quiet

streets and actually get somewhere.' Park Road Shopping Center is the

focus of the 11-mile route, which travels streets through more than a

dozen south Charlotte neighborhoods. A little footbridge not shown on

street maps allows cyclists from South Boulevard neighborhoods to reach

the shopping center, Queens College, Freedom Park and Little Sugar

Creek Greenway. Hancock has targeted recreational riders, the 90

percent of cyclists who, studies say, travel only about 2 miles per

outing. 'They don't ride on busy thoroughfares,' he said.

 

"No street will be widened to open the bike route, which is merely a

series of connected streets marked with special signs. Scaleybark Road

with its extra wide lanes will be restriped so it has a 4-foot-wide

bike lane in each direction. Two minor construction projects are

planned. The narrow footbridge at the end of Belrose Lane over Little

Hope Creek will be replaced with a wider bridge. And an entrance to

Park Road Shopping Center at Heather Lane will be redesigned to make it

safer for cyclists and pedestrians. The striping and signs will be

added in the next few months. More costly work, such as replacing the

old footbridge, could come in 2003. The project will cost about

$80,000, which will come from the $500,000 budgeted annually by the

city council for bike improvements..."

 

Source: http://www.charlotte.com/0807bikeroute.htm ,

Search: http://www.newslibrary.com/nlsite/region_pgs/south_search.htm

(choose Charlotte Observer)

Title: "City lays 1st bike trail on roads less traveled"

Author: Diane Whitacre

Archive cost: Yes

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OFFICIAL CALLS FOR CAR-FREE DUBLIN

In an August 20th article in the Irish Times, "The Dublin South

West Fianna Fİil TD, Mr Conor Lenihan, has called on the corporation to

close some streets for European Car-Free Day on Saturday, September

22nd. The decision not to do so, reported by The Irish Times last week,

was "madness", he said. Other European cities 'have decided to close

their city-centre streets to cars for the day, allowing pedestrians,

cyclists and public transport to use the streets freely,' he said. 'The

corporation have instead decided to close just one short stretch of

roadway along the quays in front of the Custom House.'

 

"Last year, when Dublin took part in European CarFree Day, cars and

other vehicles were banned from some of the city's main streets. 'This

was a big success, with reduced levels of air pollution and traffic,'

Mr. Lenihan said. 'I'm calling on Dublin Corporation to close the main

thoroughfare in the city to traffic on September 22nd next and have a

proper CarFree Day,' he said."

 

Source:

http://www.ireland.com:80/newspaper/ireland/2001/0820/hom28.htm

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

Title: "Call for car-free streets"

Author: Staff

Archive cost: No

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FAST FOOD, LITTLE EXERCISE TAKING TOLL ON CHILDREN

According to an Aug. 26th article in the Atlanta

Journal-Constitution, "Forget West Nile virus, E. coli bacteria or any

of the other disease-of-the-month scares. When it comes to our

children's long-term health, the hands-down biggest threat comes from

our own parental efforts to indulge and protect them. Two new books and

a fleet of research sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention lead to an inescapable conclusion: The American lifestyle is

supersizing our kids, and at an alarming, escalating rate.

 

"You knew that too many burgers and fries and too much lazing around

were bad for your kids. But did you know that, since a weight-gain

trend took off in the 1980s, the rate of obesity among kids 6 to 17 has

more than doubled, and that one in four is overweight? Children not

only are enduring the peer-group punishment associated with being

chubby, but they're also displaying signs of long-term, serious health

consequences at earlier ages.

 

About 60 percent of overweight 5- to 10-year-old children already have

at least one risk factor for heart disease, including elevated blood

pressure or insulin levels. Today about 30 percent of newly diagnosed

diabetic children have "adult-onset" diabetes, a disorder triggered by

poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Before 1990 it was rarely seen in

people younger than 40. By the time today's kids are entering middle

age, if current trends continue, one in four Americans will battle

diabetes and the potential consequences of blindness and kidney

failure..."

 

Source:

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/epaper/editions/sunday/issue_b388f93ad1e2625d00db.html

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/epaper/editions/sunday/issue_b388f93ad1e2625d00db.html

Search: http://stacks.ajc.com/

Title: "Super-sized KIDS"

Author: David Goldberg

Archive cost: Yes

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SALT LAKE CITY REVIEWS PED, BIKE PLANS

According to an Aug. 27th story in the Salt Lake (UT) Tribune, "Salt

Lake City planners will review maps for an updated bicycle plan and the

city's first-ever pedestrian plan this week. A steering committee,

comprising members of the city's community councils, agencies and the

mayor's bicycle advisory committee, has solicited comments from

cyclists and pedestrians for several months and will get a first look

at potential improvements Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in Room 126 in City

Hall. 'We've had a wide variety of comments,' said Diane Atkins, a

Parsons Brinkerhoff consultant working on the plan. 'People indicated

just general frustration with cycling on some of the busier streets

within Salt Lake City.'

 

"The goal: Develop a capital-improvement plan linking bicycle paths

throughout the city and secure funding for it by next year. The

steering committee will refine the ideas and then conduct two open

houses this fall, probably in October and November..."

 

Source: http://www.sltrib.com:80/08272001/utah/126407.htm

Search: http://www.tribaccess.com/

Title: "SLC Officials to Review Bicycle Plan"

Author: Brandon Loomis

Archive cost: Yes

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LINCOLN DEBATES BELTWAY, TRAFFIC

According to a story in the Aug. 25th edition of the Lincoln (NE)

Journal-Star, "...does Lincoln need a beltway? City Public Works and

Utilities Director Allan Abbott says he can't answer that question with

engineering facts and figures. The answer, he says, is simpler: The

city plans to grow. That growth will create traffic. That traffic needs

a road.

 

"He points to Nebraska 2, where traffic has increased steadily as

Lincoln has grown southward. Traffic will continue to grow on Nebraska

2 as the city grows, he said, but the increase will be more manageable

with a beltway. 'We need it because it's going to be part of an overall

plan for orderly growth in the city of Lincoln,' Abbott said.

'Recognize what can happen if you don't do it.'

 

"But a beltway generally brings an undesirable brand of growth, said

Barbara McCann, director of the quality of life campaign at the Surface

Transportation Policy Project in Washington, D.C. She described a

scenario repeated in city after city: Land prices shoot up along the

beltway, forcing landowners to sell. Wal-Marts and 7-Elevens pop up

along the interchanges. Office parks fill in between as corporations

move where they don't have to worry about neighbors. And treeless

subdivisions chew up the once-docile countryside.

 

"'It's going to change the character of Lincoln,' McCann said. 'What

communities are discovering is that building just for automobiles is

getting them communities that people don't like very much.' She cited

Milwaukee, where city officials tore down a freeway to focus on

redeveloping neighborhoods and revitalizing downtown..."

 

Source:

http://www.journalstar.com:80/local?story_id=4372&date=20010819&past=

Search: http://www.journalstar.com:80/search

Title: "Beltway vote will set city's look for future"

Author: J. Christopher Hain

Archive cost: No

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FAIRBANKS TO SLOW DOWNTOWN

An article in the Aug. 27th edition of the Fairbanks (AK) Daily

News-Miner said "When Larry Crouder was studying to become a physical

engineer, he took a course in traffic engineering. The class was all

about speeding drivers along, shaving seconds off commutes as cars

moved from point A to point B. Each second, when plugged into a

formula, produced a monetary savings. So the final conclusions in the

recently completed Fairbanks Downtown Traffic Study run against the

norm of what the city engineer is used to.

 

"'It's a conceptual change,' Crouder said. 'Instead of just trying to

push people from one point to another point, they're saying, 'Let's

slow down.'' We want to make it a more pleasant place to be.' The

34-page report, prepared by an Oregon company based on information

provided by the city, state and consulting sources, takes a

comprehensive look at the core downtown area and its multiple traffic

problems. There are narrow, weaving streets with too many one-way

routes. The sidewalks and crosswalks aren't pedestrian friendly. The

parking pinch, surprisingly, isn't quite as bad as people make it out

to be..."

 

Source and Archive Search: http://www.newsminer.com/

Note: Click on "Search News Archive" and enter article title.

Title: "Planners seek slower downtown"

Author: Chris Talbott

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CUBAN INGENUITY SHOWS IN TRANSPORTATION

According to an article in the August 22nd Washington Post, "...the

enduring impression of the Cuban highway is the resilience and

resourcefulness of the Cubans themselves. Whether it's a Russian army

truck hauling a trailer, which, in turn, pulls a motorless busload of

people, or a bicycle hauling a trailer containing a live pig, Cubans

find ingenious ways to get people and goods from place to place,

usually with good, if weary, humor.

 

"On Saturday night in Holguin, pretty girls in bright dresses and high

heels hop lightheartedly on the crossbars of their boyfriends' bicycles

for a bumpy, dusty ride to a holiday dance. Roadside vendors cycle with

immense loads of sugar cane on their fenders. An ox cart bearing a

double bed signals an upcoming wedding..."

 

Source:

http://washingtonpost.com:80/wp-dyn/articles/A43295-2001Aug21.html

Search: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-adv/archives/front.htm target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-adv/archives/front.htm

Title: "Shake, Rattle and, With Luck, Roll"

Author: Ken Ringle

Archive cost: Yes

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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL IN ST. PETE?

According to an August 23rd story in the St. Petersburg (FL) Times,

"...Twice each day at Suncoast Elementary, as many as 300 cars line up

by the entrance near Mariner Boulevard, ready to drop off and pick up

students. And while the school has a bike rack out front, principal

Tizzy Schoelles said that in her 10 years at the school, she has yet to

see anyone use it. Given Suncoast's close proximity to two major

thoroughfares, she would prefer it stay that way.

 

"'Right now, there's no reasonable way I can see a child walking or

riding a bike to this school safely,' Schoelles said. 'There are no

sidewalks or paths to protect them from traffic. I suppose we're

fortunate to have parents that know better than to let their children

even try it.'

 

Source:

http://www.sptimes.com:80/News/082301/Hernando/Bikes_paths_could_lea.shtml

Search: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sptimes/

Title: "Bikes paths could lead to safer route to school"

Author: Logan Neill

Archive cost: No

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A WALKABLE TYSONS CORNER???

According to an August 17th story in the Washington Business

Journal, "Believe it or not, there's one thing Northern Virginia

business leaders, environmentalists and both sides of the political

aisle agree on: They all want to make Tysons Corner a more walkable,

transit-oriented suburban downtown. Everyone likes the idea of making

Tysons less auto-heavy and more pedestrian-friendly by linking it with

Metro's Orange Line and boosting building density. Some developers and

major employers, including Capital One, are even ready to set aside

land for the new stops.

 

"But we may sooner see Parris Glendening and Jim Gilmore vacationing

together. Despite this unprecedented consensus, transforming Tysons

into a Ballston or a Bethesda will be difficult at best -- and, more

than likely, impossible. Forget the $2.5 billion price tag. Set aside

the political and financial hurdles Metro officials -- or any rail line

-- must clear to build out to Tysons and Dulles International Airport.

 

"Tysons' 23 million-square-foot office market rivals that of a major

city, but that's where the comparisons stop. Tysons Corner is a suburb

through and through; it favors office parks and cars over subways and

pedestrians. From building setbacks to sprawling office parks to

unwalkable streets, Tysons was built for car traffic. Architects and

urban planners say layout is a massive barrier to greater densities,

transit use and walkability. Without significant changes to Tysons'

layout, rail commuters would find it difficult to walk anywhere when

they get off the train..."

 

Source:

http://washington.bcentral.com:80/washington/stories/2001/08/20/story1.html

Search: http://washington.bcentral.com:80/washington/search.html

Title: "The impossible dream?"

Author: Mike Sunnucks

Cost: No

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And now for something completely different:

NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOLITION DERBY

According to an Aug. 25th story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune,

"An out-of-control driver created a trail of damage in his Metairie

neighborhood Friday, hitting parked vehicles, knocking out a brick wall

of a house and ramming a car into a garage door. Jefferson Parish

Sheriff's deputies arrested Charles Brechtel Jr., 51, of 3927 Mallard

St., on charges of reckless driving and driving while intoxicated,

Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. Bob Garner said.

 

"Neighbors said Brechtel, behind the wheel of a 1990 Jeep Cherokee, set

off a series of booms and car alarms in the 3000 block of Mallard

shortly after 3 p.m., interrupting a quiet afternoon after backing out

of his driveway, police said..."

 

Source:

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/eastjefferson/index.ssf?/newsstory/e_homewrecker25.html

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/eastjefferson/index.ssf?/newsstory/e_homewrecker25.html

Archive: http://www.nola.com/t-p/index.ssf

Title: "Demolition derby awakens quiet Metairie neighborhood"

Author: Mark Waller

Cost: 14 days free, older costs

 

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"MUTCD MILLENNIUM EDITION ERRATA"

FHWA published the Millennium Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic

Control Devices (MUTCD) December 18, 2000. This Errata includes

editorial changes such as spelling corrections, grammatical wording,

and other corrections. Dated June 14, 2001. For more info:

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/kno-millennium_06.14.01.htm

To download a pdf of the errata, click on:

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/millennium/06.14.01/errata.pdf

 

?NEW COMMUNITY DESIGN TO THE RESCUE -- FULFILLING ANOTHER AMERICAN

DREAM?

This report from the National Governors Association explains "how

states and communities can encourage New Community Design -- mixed-use,

mixed-income, walkable development that is distinctly different from

sprawl -- by eliminating institutional barriers in the marketplace."

Can be downloaded as one pdf file or in several pieces from:

http://www.nga.org/center/divisions/1,1188,T_ENVIRONMENT_EMERGENCY^C_ISSUE_BRIEF^D_2344,00.html

http://www.nga.org/center/divisions/1,1188,T_ENVIRONMENT_EMERGENCY^C_ISSUE_BRIEF^D_2344,00.html

 

"MARICOPA COUNTY BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PLAN 1999"

"The Maricopa County Department of Transportation shall actively

enhance, increase and enrich the freedom and opportunities of Maricopa

County citizens by integrating bicycle transportation as a standard

element in county engineering, planning, programs, and processes.

http://www.mcdot.maricopa.gov/Bicycle/index.htm

 

"A HANDBOOK FOR IOWA COMMUNITIES: IMPLEMENTING TRAIL-BASED

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS"

"To make sure that Iowa's communities truly benefit from new trails,

this handbook outlines ways to capitalize on the economic development

potential associated with both new and existing trails."

http://www.dot.state.ia.us/trails/EconHandbook/Introduction1.html

Also downloadable as a pdf:

http://www.dot.state.ia.us/trails/web-pdf/EconHandbook/HANDBOOK.pdf

 

"AGENCY LIABILITY DOESN'T STOP AT THE CURB"

Article by Andy Briscoe, Salt Institute (Spring 2001) says, in part,

"Winter maintenance liability can cover several different areas an

agency may be responsible for not only limited to the roadways.

Sidewalks also play a key role in the safety of pedestrians, and the

maintenance of mobility and safety for those who choose to travel by

foot can protect an agency. Some agencies have responsibility to

maintain sidewalks; most delegate that responsibility to property

owners. Enforcement of any sidewalk laws or policies must be addressed

in an agency's winter maintenance plan..." For the rest of the article

go to:

http://www.saltinstitute.org/sidewalk.html

 

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

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

website: 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 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 24-28, 2001, International Conference on

Ecology and Transportation, Keystone, CO. Info: Pam Cloer, CTE Events

Coordinator, voice: (919) 515-7990, email: pcloer@unity.ncsu.edu

website: http://www.itre.ncsu.edu/cte/icoet2001.html

 

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

 

September 27-28, 2001, Creating Active Community Environments, Sandy,

UT. Info: Jane Lambert voice: (801) 572-9487. The first 200 people who

register for them at the conference will receive a pedometer.

 

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

 

October 10-12, 2001, Footprints and Bike Tracks: Washington State's

biennial conference on walking and bicycling, Olympia, WA. Info: Bicycle

Alliance of Washington, PO Box 2904, Seattle, WA 98111,

voice: (206) 224-9252

Website: http://www.bicyclealliance.org

 

October 25-26, 2001, How to Turn a Place Around, New York City. 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/nyc_training.htm

 

November 21-25, 2001, Pan African Bicycle Conference, Jinja, Uganda.

Info: First African Bicycle Information Office (FABIO), Main St, Jinja,

Plot 9, P.O.Box 1537, Uganda. voice or fax: ++256 (43) 121 468, e-mail:

fabio@source.co.ug

website: http://www.connect-uganda.net/fabiobspw.htm

 

February 1 - March 30, 2002, Exhibition: The Physical Fitness of

Cities: Vision and Ethics in City Building, Salt Lake City, UT.

Website: http://www.fitcities.org/

 

February 10-13, 2002, National Leadership Conference: Healthy Kids,

Healthy Communities: Integrating Health and Education, Washington, DC.

Info: Professional and Scientific Associates, voice: (404) 633-6869,

fax: (404) 633-6477

Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/conference/current/index.htm

 

February 27 - March 1, 2002, 16th National Conference on Chronic Disease

Prevention and Control: Cultivating Healthier Communities, through

research, policy and practice, Atlanta, GA. Info:

Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/conference/current/index.htm

 

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 > BIKE COORDINATOR -- MARIN CO, CA

The Marin County Board of Supervisors recently approved a permanent new

civil engineering position -- a Bicycle Coordinator. Now, the Marin

County Department of Public Works is announcing a recruitment for an

Assistant Engineer/Junior Engineer with bike and pedestrian facility

design experience. What follows is a job description. Duties: Designs

and develops bicycle and pedestrian paths and facilities, participates

as staff in public hearings and public meetings, responds to inquiries

from the public, and writes correspondence and reports. Salary Range:

$4,696 - $5,657 monthly, 37.5 hour work week. Requirements: Bachelor's

Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college

and two years engineering experience, which must include development of

bicycle and pedestrian paths. Possession of a valid California

Engineer-In-Training Certificate and 4 years of engineering related

experience may substitute for the college requirement only. Request an

application form from: Marin County Human Resources Department, 3501

Civic Center Drive, Room 403, San Rafael California 94903. Telephone:

(415) 499-6104. Or apply at:

http://www.marin.org/mc/hr/pub/CurrentJobs.cfm

 

JOB > LEAD TECHNICIAN, SEMINOLE CO, FL

Position opening in Central Florida for person with good bicycle/ped

facilities planning/design experience and GIS. Seminole County Florida

Public Works Dept, engineering division will be looking for a "LEAD

TECHNICIAN" type whose duties will be to help in the planning and

oversight of trails, bikeways and pedestrian facilities, attend MPO

bicycle/pedestrian advisory committee, conduct LOS studies, staff

Seminole County bicycle sub-committee, maintain trails website,

educate, speak, write and all the rest of those good professional

bike/ped things including development review of plans for trails and

facilities, write research grants. Contact Ginger Hoke at

ghoke@co.seminole.fl.us

 

JOB > D.C. REP. FOR SIERRA CLUB CAMPAIGN

The Sierra Club seeks Washington DC Representative for its "Challenge to

Sprawl" Campaign. The Representative participates in the development of

strategies and priorities for the campaign, produces educational

materials and reports, does research, testifies, lobbies, works closely

with volunteers, serves as a technical resource, and represents the

Sierra Club to government officials, the media and other organizations.

Required experience includes B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies,

Political Science, or a closely related field, substantial experience

planning and conducting a national legislative campaign, and work with

senior level political leaders; excellent knowledge and background in

policy issues related to sprawl, including land use, transportation and

smart growth. For a complete job description, go to:

http://www.sierraclub.org/jobs/WDC_sprawl_rep.htm .

 

RFQ > KNOXVILLE CO. MPO, TN, PLAN

The Knoxville Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission is soliciting

qualifications to prepare a Development Concept and Transportation

Management Plan for Cades Cove, located in the Great Smoky Mountains

National Park. The Plan will incorporate natural and cultural resources,

existing Park facilities, visitation trends, and public involvement in

developing strategies to improve the visitor's experience in and around

Cades Cove. RFQ guidelines are available online at http://www.knoxtrans.org .

Qualifications are due September 14, 2001. Inquiries should be directed

to Doug Burton or Kelley Segars at Knoxville Knox County MPC, 400 Main

St., Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902, (865) 215-2500.

 

JOB > BIKE/PED TRANS SPECIALIST: SAN JOSE, CA

The San Jose (CA) Transportation Planning Division of the Department of

Transportation is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to lead and

coordinate the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs. Education:

Bachelor's degree in transportation planning, city and regional

planning, urban studies, civil engineering or closely related field.

Experience: 3 years of increasingly responsible experience in project or

program management. For more information, contact SooBin Shin,

Transportation Department - City of San Jose,1404 Mabury Road, San Jose,

CA. 95133. Voice: (408) 277-2537; fax: (408) 277-3621; E-mail:

Soobin.Shin@ci.sj.ca.us

 

JOB > ASSISTANT CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER -- PEORIA, AZ

The new Assistant City Traffic Engineer will coordinate the City's

Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (traffic calming), develop and

create a new Bicycle/Pedestrian Program, and coordinate transportation

planning activities. We are looking for a transportation professional

with engineering and/or planning experience. The salary range is

$62,475 to $79,737. The position opened on July 9th; to be considered

for the first review, applications need to be submitted by September

14. For more information: Scott E. Nodes, P.E., City Traffic Engineer,

City of Peoria, 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ 85345. Email:

ScottN@PeoriaAz.Com

 

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