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Issue #28 Friday, September 28, 2001

 

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Walk to School Day Almost Here!

Today: Webcast Community Health Training

TXDOT Hearing: Safe Routes to Schools

Unblock Some Arteries

Partnerships for Health Conference

WSDOT's Dornfeld to Move Up

American Trails Improves Training

Big Business and Global Road Safety

Prescot, AZ, Group Takes State to Task

Bike DC -- Opportunity To Heal

 

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Car-Free Day Coming Saturday

Welcome to "Downtown Disney"

CA Cities --- Bike Highway Plans

New Charlotte Map Coming

It Takes Helmets -- and a Lot More

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WALK TO SCHOOL DAY ALMOST HERE!

October 2nd is the date for the Walk to School Day 2001. According

to the U.S. organization's website, "The day is about children, adults

and community leaders walking to school together to recognize the

benefits of walking and the need to create communities that are safe

places to walk. Millions of children and adults in 20 countries will be

walking on Tuesday, October 2nd.

 

"In 1997, the Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first

National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago. Back then, it was

simply a day to bring community leaders and children together to make a

community more walkable. By the year 2000, children, parents, teachers

and community leaders in 47 states joined 2 million walkers around the

world to celebrate the first International Walk to School Day. The

reasons for walking have grown just as quickly as the event itself.

 

"Whether your concern is safer and improved streets, healthier habits,

or cleaner air, Walk to School Day events are aimed at bringing forth

permanent change to encourage a more walkable America - one community

at a time..."

 

For more information on the U.S. event, visit:

http://www.walktoschool-usa.org/

To learn more about what's happening in other countries, visit:

http://www.iwalktoschool.org.

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TODAY'S THE DAY: WEBCAST COMMUNITY HEALTH TRAINING

At 2:00pm EDT today, there will be a national live satellite

broadcast and webcast workshop entitled "Stand up and be counted:

Improving your community's health through performance standards" A

collaboration between CDC and UNC, the broadcast is brought to you by

the Public Health Training Network. The purpose is to increase

awareness and understanding of the National Public Health Performance

Standards Program and to promote a national dialogue on the critical

nature of public health infrastructure development.

 

The intended audience includes public health leaders, managers, and

professionals from local and state health departments, boards of

health, hospitals, community-based health organizations, academic

institutions, federal agencies, and others who seek to increase

awareness of the National Public Health Performance Standards Program

and the benefits of strengthening community health infrastructure.

 

Continuing education credits will be offered for various professions

based on 1 hour of instruction. An online registration and evaluation

must be completed to receive the appropriate continuing education

credits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited

by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Registration for this program will be available online at:

http://www.PublicHealthGrandRounds.unc.edu.

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TXDOT SETS HEARING FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS

According to the website of the Texas Bicycle Coalition, "TBC

members and supporters have until October 15 to submit written comments

to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on preliminary rules

for the Safe Routes to Schools (SRS) portion of the Matthew Brown Act.

 

"A public hearing on the first set of proposed SRS rules was scheduled

for 9 a.m. Sept. 19 in the Dewitt C. Greer State Highway Building, 125

E. 11th St. in Austin. According to Carlos A. Lopez, director of

TxDOT's Traffic Operations Division, rules for the new law are being

developed in two steps, the first of which were put up for public

scrutiny at the Sept. 19 hearing.

 

Source: http://www.biketexas.org/

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UNBLOCK SOME ARTERIES

According to the website of the Pedestrian Council of Australia, "On

Friday 5 October 2001, all Australians will be encouraged to UNBLOCK

SOME ARTERIES & RELIEVE THE CONGESTION by leaving their cars at home

and combining walking and public transport to travel to and from work.

Employers will be encouraged to be more flexible on start and finish

times, and more lenient on dress codes and acceptable footwear.

 

"Community leaders, mayors, councilors and celebrities from the

entertainment, social, sporting and political arenas will be 'Walking

Class Heroes' and acting as ambassadors for the event. They will be

wearing 'Walking Class Heroes' caps and t-shirts and will be out in

full force, promoting the event and supporting the community's call for

cleaner air, improved pedestrian safety, access & amenity, and a

healthier and more efficient approach to transport to and from work.

 

"We encourage all Australians to become 'Walking Class Heroes' and join

in the spirit of the Walk to Work Day - an event from which we will all

benefit in many ways..."

 

Source: http://www.walk.com.au/wtw/page.cfm?pageid=207

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COMMUNITY-CAMPUS PARTNERSHIPS FOR HEALTH CONFERENCE

With a theme of "The Partnership as the Leverage Point for Change,"

the 6th annual CCPH Conference will take place May 4 - 7, 2002 in

Miami, Florida.

 

The conference is sponsored by "Community-Campus Partnerships for

Health," a nonprofit organization that fosters partnerships between

communities and educational institutions to improve health professions

education, civic responsibility and the overall health of communities.

To learn more about CCPH, go to: http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/ccph.html

 

CCPH expects more than 500 conference participants, including

representatives of community agencies, government, foundations, health

care delivery organizations, and leaders from educational institutions.

Major themes to be discussed include:

 

* Partnership Leadership & Governance

* Partnership Assessment & Improvement

* Partnership Principles & Best Practices

* Partnership Outcomes

* Partnership Policy & Advocacy

* Partnership Tools & Resources

* Partnerships in Service-Learning

* Partnerships in Community-Based Participatory Research

 

To submit a proposal for a conference session, visit:

http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/ccph/projects.html#natlconf

(Deadline is November 1, 2001)

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WSDOT'S DORNFELD TO MOVE UP

After nine years as Washington State Department of Transportation's

(WSDOT) Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, Michael Dornfeld

recently moved to a new position in WSDOT's Traffic Operations Office.

As Mike says, "I'm leaving a community I have been part of since 1986.

That's when I began working for the Washington D.C. Department of

Public Work's Bicycle Program. It has been a great ride, but now its

time to go do something different."

 

According to the NCBW's Bill Wilkinson, "I'm sure Mike will be moving

up in the department and this is a real credit to the work he's done

(and how he's done it!) on behalf on bicyclists and pedestrians. It will

be great to know that we've got a friend in high places." Dornfeld's

e-mail address remains dornfem@wsdot.wa.gov and his phone

number is (360) 705-7288.

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AMERICAN TRAILS IMPROVES GREENWAY, TRAIL TRAINING

According to a recent release from American Trails, "You're invited

to join the National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP)! This new forum

of diverse trail organizations and agencies is working to improve

opportunities for training for the nationwide trails community. The

vision of the Partnership is to ensure that the full range of skills,

training, and resource information is available to trail groups,

communities and tribal governments, and State and Federal agencies. Our

goal is to help both staff and volunteers plan, design, enhance, build,

interpret, protect, and maintain trails and greenways for all Americans.

 

Current activities include: creating an on-line clearinghouse of

training opportunities; developing a network of Partners to provide

workshops, classes, and training for trails; identifying training

providers nationwide and encouraging more cooperation; providing

publicity on opportunities for training and education on trails topics;

and identifying skills and training needs not currently available.

 

For more information, contact American Trails at

amtrails@futureone.com or (520) 632-1140. Or you can visit:

http://www.AmericanTrails.org/NTTP

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BIG BUSINESS AND GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY

According to a Sept. 22nd British Medical Journal editorial by

Dinesh_Mohan of the WHO Collaborating Centre and Ian_Roberts of the

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, "Every day about

3000_people die and 30_000 are seriously injured on the world's roads.

Most casualties are in countries that the World Bank classes as low and

middle income countries, and a large proportion are vulnerable road

users -- pedestrians, cyclists, and riders of motorcycles and scooters.

 

"The World Bank believes that a partnership between business,

non-governmental organizations, and governments in these countries can

deliver improvements in road safety. In 1999,_while announcing the

global road safety partnership, James Wolfensohn, president of the

World Bank, described road safety as 'an issue of immense human

proportions, an issue of economic proportions, an issue of social

proportions and an issue of equity. Road safety very much affects poor

people.' The number of people killed or injured on the world's roads

over the next two decades will depend on the changes that are made to

transportation infrastructure in these countries. The World Bank has

considerable influence in this sector: 13% of its lending is for

transportation, compared with 11% for health, nutrition, and population

sectors.3

 

"The global road safety partnership, which brings together over

70_private sector and governmental organizations, aims to improve road

safety around the world. Solving the world's road safety problems needs

innovative research, practical measures, and financial resources, but

there is no shortage of financial muscle among the partners. The

partnership includes corporate giants such as the car manufacturers

Ford, DaimlerChrysler, and Volvo and the drinks multinationals

Bacardi-Martini and United Distillers. Being a socially responsible,

philanthropic organization is a criterion for joining the partnership,

but will the interests of these economic powerhouses match what needs

to be done in these countries to improve road safety?..."

 

Source: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/323/7314/648

Title: "Global road safety and the contribution of big business"

Authors: Diness Mohan and Ian Roberts

PDF file may be downloaded from:

http://bmj.com/cgi/reprint/323/7314/648.pdf

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PRESCOT, AZ, GROUP TAKES STATE TO TASK

According to a Sept. 19th news release from Arizona's Prescot

Alternative Transportation, "the Governor?s Transportation Vision 21

Task Force was intended 'to develop a vision and a plan for a statewide

multi-modal transportation system.' Unfortunately, their recently

published recommendations missed the mark by focusing exclusively on

automobile transportation. Prescott Alternative Transportation (PAT), a

non-profit bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization, has stepped

forward to help get the Task Force back on a true multi-modal track.

 

"'I am terribly disturbed that the Task Force has completely ignored

bicycle and pedestrian transportation in their so-called vision for

Arizona,' said Sue Knaup, Executive Director of Prescott Alternative

Transportation. PAT believes that bicycle and pedestrian facilities

must be a part of Arizonaís transportation system for it to function as

multi-modal. Arizona must offer our citizens a healthy, clean and

enjoyable choice in transportation that will ease our congestion and

air quality problems. PAT has been in contact with the Governorís

office and continues to vie for a true multi-modal vision for

Arizona..."

 

For more information, contact Sue Knaup, Executive Director of Prescott

Alternative Transportation, at (928) 708-0911; email:

ironclad@epfguzzi.com or visit their website at:

http://www.epfguzzi.com/pat

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BIKE DC -- AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAL A COMMUNITY

According to an article in the Sept. 20th edition of the BikeLeague

News, "When the Washington Area Bicyclist Association started planning

Giant Food BikeDC, they never anticipated how significant the ride

would become. In the wake of the tragic events of September 11, some

7,500 people are expected to ride, many with the American flag secured

to their bikes, through the Nations Capitol on Sunday, September 23rd.

DC Mayor Anthony Williams, a cyclist and supporter of bicycling, will

ride alongside the thousands expected to attend.

 

"Although security issues have forced a modification of the route, the

ride will begin and end at RFK Stadium at 8:00 am. Bicycle Magazines

Great Gear Exchange and Kid's Rodeo are proceeding as planned on

Saturday, 9/22 at the D.C. Armory. Title sponsor Giant Food will accept

donations at BikeDC for The American Heroes Fund for victims of the

September 11 tragedies. Giant Food has already given $1 million to this

fund.

 

For up to the minute information on BikeDC: http://www.waba.org

For more on BikeLeague News, go to: http://www.bikeleague.org

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CAR-FREE DAY COMING SATURDAY

According to a Sept. 19th story in the Irish Times, "Cities and

towns across Ireland have been gearing up for European Car Free Day,

"In town, without my car!", taking place this Saturday. Ten urban

centres across the State are restricting traffic for the event, which

first took place in France and Italy in 1997.

 

"Dublin Corporation had faced much criticism last month after

announcing that only a short stretch along the quays in front of the

Customs House would be car free. However, the corporation has since

included Merrion Square West as a traffic restricted area. The quay

area will be closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Merrion Square West

will be closed from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 

"Both Cork and Galway city are closing the majority of their central

streets. However, Galway's will be a voluntary restricted zone. 'We

prefer to do it on a voluntary basis to get more public support for the

event. We will have staffed barriers but if people insist on getting

through they will be allowed,' said a spokesman for Galway Corporation.

In Cork, the area being closed to traffic is bounded by Grattan

Street, Washington Street, Grand Parade, South Mall, Parnell Place,

Merchant's Quay, Lavitt's Quay and Kyrl's Quay. In Galway, streets

between Eyre Square through Merchants Road and to the Salmon Weir

Bridge will be closed from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 

"Limerick and Waterford cities are both closing certain streets in the

main city areas, but traffic will still be able to negotiate the

cities."

 

Source:

http://scripts.ireland.com/eurotimes/geneurotimesnew.plx?http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/ireland/2001/0919/hom46.htm

http://scripts.ireland.com/eurotimes/geneurotimesnew.plx?http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/ireland/2001/0919/hom46.htm

Search: http://search.ireland.com/scripts/empower.exe

Title: "Cities gearing up for Car Free Day"

Author: None listed

Archive cost: No.

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WELCOME TO "DOWNTOWN DISNEY"

According to an article in the Sept. 23rd edition of the New York

Times, "Downtown Disney Anaheim, a newly built 1,100-foot-long shopping

and entertainment street in this city 30 miles southeast of downtown

Los Angeles, is the centerpiece of a $2 billion makeover that has

transformed a group of garish commercial strips in the city's

commercial core into an area of sign- free streets lined with palm

trees and continuous flower beds.

 

"Although the length of Downtown Disney is comparable to that of

several city blocks, the shopping street remains a comparatively tiny

event within the resort districts, which cover a

two-and-a-half-square-mile area of the city and include three of the

city's busiest corridors. The entire area has received elaborate new

landscaping and new signs for local businesses.

 

"Designed for pedestrians only and not directly accessible by car, the

385,000- square-foot Downtown Disney is a collection of nightclubs,

restaurants and so-called entertainment retail. The unusual shopping

street has a dual purpose. The first is to be a sort of front yard for

two Disney theme parks, as well as two Disney-owned hotels, all of

which have entrances on the street..."

 

Source:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/23/realestate/23FOC.html?pagewanted=print

Search: http://search.nytimes.com/search/

Title: "Linking Disney to Other Anaheim Sites"

Authors: Morris Newman

Archive cost: Yes

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CA CITIES MOVING AHEAD WITH BIKE HIGHWAY PLANS

According to a Sept. 23rd article in the North County Times,

"Several San Diego-area cities are working together to construct a

44-mile bicycle trail from the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside to the

Santa Fe Railway depot in San Diego. The Carlsbad City Council approved

a contract with a local engineering firm to design a 6.5-mile stretch

of the trail. Officials in Oceanside, Encinitas, and Solana Beach will

likely follow suit and approve similar contracts with the same

engineering firm.

 

"Officials estimate that construction could begin in 2003 once a final

agreement is reached with the North County Transit District.

Approximately $13.6 million has been secured for the project from

federal state and regional transportation grants, according to a

Carlsbad engineer. The trail has been in the talking and planning

stages since 1986."

 

Source: http://www.nctimes.com/news/2001/20010923/64716.html

Search: http://www.nctimes.com/news/index.html

Title: "North County Cities moving ahead with Bike Highway Plans"

Author: Tim Mayer

Cost: No

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NEW CHARLOTTE MAP COMING

According to a Sept. 25th story in the Charlotte (NC) Observer,

"Dedicated cyclists have long known their way around Gaston County, but

in a county with no official bike trails, casual riders have been on

their own. That's where a new map comes in. The first-ever bicycle map

of the county, aimed at 'the Saturday afternoon rider,' will likely be

approved by government officials this week.

 

"Color-coded paths mark routes between Belmont, Cramerton, McAdenville,

Cherryville-High Shoals, Mount Holly, Crowders Mountain and other

destinations. Parks, libraries, museums and schools are marked. Five

years in the making, the map could be released by the end of the year

if a committee with representatives from nine local towns, Gastonia and

the county approve the map tonight. Copies will be distributed at bike

shops and local government buildings..."

 

Source: http://www.charlotte.com/observer/local/pub/bike0925.htm

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

Title: "Map could help bicyclists plan Gaston County trips"

Author: Rachel P. Kovner

Cost: Yes

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IT TAKES HELMETS -- AND A LOT MORE

According to a Sept. 19th story in the Detroit News, "Ryan Adams'

buddies call him a wimp for bicycling and in-line skating with a helmet

affixed firmly to his head. If he were really good, he wouldn't need a

helmet, they tell him. The 20-year-old Berkley [Michigan] waiter shrugs

off the jeers, buckles his helmet securely and cycles north to Stony

Creek, west to Kensington or south to a coffee shop in Ferndale.

"Accidents happen to all kinds of people, amateurs or athletes," Adams

says.

 

"Head injuries, some of the most debilitating accidents that occur

among cyclists and nonmotorized sports enthusiasts, continue to mount.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently reported a 10 percent

increase in head injuries since 1991. Researchers, physicians and

safety experts have puzzled over the statistics, questioning why brain

injuries among cyclists and skaters are on the rise when 19 state

legislatures have passed mandatory helmet laws and fewer bicyclists are

on the street.

 

"'A kid gets killed on a bike, people get manic and push for a helmet

law. What they don't deal with and won't deal with is infrastructure

issues that hamper safety for cyclists,' says Lucinda Means, executive

director of the League of Michigan Bicyclists in Lansing..."

 

Source: http://detnews.com:80/2001/health/0109/27/h06-297445.htm

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

Title: "Get your head in gear"

Author: Maureen McDonald

Cost: No

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And now for something completely different:

WHAT IS STREET SPAM?

"Street spam is the blatant and irresponsible act of placing

commercial advertising signs in public places such as on trees,

utility poles, stuck in the ground with wire or wooden stakes or even

glued to utility boxes. These signs are ugly and serve no useful

purpose to society. More often than not, the messages are scam

operations such as Get Rich Quick schemes, Lose Weight Overnight,

overpriced Insurance or a multitude of other ridiculous statements..."

http://www.causs.org/what_is_street_spam.htm

 

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"LEISURE-TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND REGULAR WALKING OR CYCLING

TO WORK ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ADIPOSITY AND 5 YEAR WEIGHT GAIN IN

MIDDLE-AGED MEN: THE PRIME STUDY"

This study published in the International Journal of Obesity

(25:940-948, 2001) found that "As compared to inactive commuters, those

individuals who reported more than 10 MET hrs/week of walking or

cycling to work had lower BMI values by 0.3 kg/m2, lower waist

circumference measures by 1 cm, and smaller increases in BMI by 0.06

kg/m2. These findings suggest that walking or cycling to work,

activities that are probably easier to promote while also having the

potential to be performed on a regular basis, may contribute to

reducing the health risks of obesity status and weight gain over time."

http://prevention.sph.sc.edu/updates/index.htm

 

"A HISTORY OF THE YELLOW AND ALL-RED INTERVALS FOR TRAFFIC SIGNALS"

This ITE report "provides a narrative description of the history of the

published guidelines and practices for determining the length of time

for the display of the yellow change interval and the all- red

interval. The executive summary of the report is available at:

http://www.ite.org/library/yellowintervals.pdf .

Copies of the report will be available shortly through ITE's Bookstore

at http://www.ite.org/bookstore/index.html .

 

"COLLECTION OF CYCLE CONCEPTS"

This report is "part of the Danish Ministry of Transport's overall plan

for promoting more and safer bicycle traffic. The purpose of the book

is to present an overview, inspiration and motivation regarding bicycle

traffic. Use it for general orientation and improvement of

qualifications and as a reference work."

Downloadable as an 8mb pdf from:

http://www.vd.dk/wimpdoc.asp?page=document&objno=17291

 

"THE STREETCAR CONSPIRACY"

Subtitled "How General Motors Deliberately Destroyed Public Transit,"

this article by Bradford Snell, a former U.S. Senate Counsel, says, in

part "The electric streetcar did not die a natural death: General

Motors killed it. GM killed it by employing a host of anti-competitive

devices which, like National City Lines, debased rail transit and

promoted auto sales. This is not about a 'plot' hatch by wild-eyed

corporate rogues, but rather about a consummate business strategy

crafted by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., the MIT-trained genius behind General

Motors, to expand auto sales and maximize profits by eliminating

streetcars. In 1922, according to GM's own files, Sloan established a

special unit within the corporation which was charged, among other

things, with the task of replacing America's electric railways with

cars, trucks and buses..."

http://www.tompaine.com/history/2001/09/10/index.html

 

"RECLAIMING THE STREETS: THE BRONX FIVE"

A report for the Bronx Borough President that focuses on "The Five Most

Dangerous Intersections for Children in the Bronx." As one of the

authors says, "The object was to develop short, medium and long term

solutions for five particularly bad (for child pedestrians)

intersections in the Bronx. In writing the report, we tried to utilize

some progressive techniques such as time-lapse photography and signal

timing movies." He also suggested downloading the powerpoint

presentations -- "they read better."

http://www.transalt.org/campaigns/reclaiming/bronx5/index.html

 

"VTPI ONLINE TDM ENCYCLOPEDIA"

"The VTPI "Online TDM Encyclopedia" is being significantly expanded and

updated. This is a unique and comprehensive resource to help

transportation professionals identify and evaluate innovative solutions

to transportation problems. The Encyclopedia now has more than 75

chapters with hundreds of pages of text and thousands of Internet

links. The Encyclopedia is likely to become one of your most useful

information resources for transportation and land use planning."

It is available free at http://www.vtpi.org/tdm .

 

"METHODS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC SPEEDS IN HIGH PEDESTRIAN AREAS"

A project of the Center For Transportation Research And Education, Iowa

State University in Ames. "The purpose of this project is to measure

the impact of speed reduction strategies in high pedestrian areas.

Using an expert advisory committee, promising strategies will be

identified for evaluation. Experimental designs will be developed for

each promising strategy and data will be collected at case study sites

before and after the deployment of the most promising strategies. Data

will be collected using mobile traffic data collection units which will

apply machine vision to collect data. The results of the evaluation

will be presented in a report along with recommendations for future

deployment of strategies." The proposal may be downloaded at:

http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/research/hpa/document/proposal.pdf

 

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October 2, 2001, Walk to School Day 2001, U.S.A. Info:

Website: http://www.walktoschool-usa.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

 

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 21-22, 2001, Bicycle Action Days, Sacramento, CA. Info: Chris

Morfas, California Bicycle Coalition, voice: (916) 446-7558; email:

chris.morfas@calbike.org

Website: http://www.calbike.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 9, 2001. Maryland Bicycle Advocacy Meeting, Annapolis, MD.

Info: Mike Klasmeier, League of American Bicyclists, (220) 822-1333;

e-mail: onespdeeder@yahoo.com

 

November 14-16, 2001, APBP Professional Development Seminar Series,

Tucson, AZ. Info: Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. (PBAA);

voice: (520) 745-2033; e-mail: pbaa@dakotacom.net

Website: http://www.pbaa.com/APBP/ElTourConference.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/

 

Febuary 6, 2002, 5th Annual Bike/Ped Symposium, Annapolis, MD. Info:

One Less Car , Bob Chauncey, voice: (410) 810-9011.

 

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 > SR. GREENWAY/PEDESTRIAN/ENVIRONMENTAL

PLANNER: BIRMINGHAM, AL

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham is considering

qualified persons for a Senior Planner position in Greenway,

Pedestrian, and Environmental Planning. Qualifications and experience:

Masters degree in urban, city or regional planning or closely related

field and three years planning experience or appropriate bachelors

degree and five years professional planning experience required;

bicycle, pedestrian, greenway planning experience desirable; knowledge

of civil or traffic engineering design principles desirable; knowledge

of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) provisions required;

working knowledge of ArcView GIS and Microsoft Office, including

Access, required. For more information, contact: William R. Foisy,

Director, Transportation Planning, RPC of Greater Birmingham, 2112 11th

Avenue South, Suite 220, Birmingham, AL 35205; voice: (205) 251-8139;

fax: (205) 328-3304; email: bfoisy@brpc-al.org

 

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

 

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