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
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
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:
To learn more about what's happening in other countries, visit:
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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:
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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.
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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..."
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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
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:
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.com or (520) 632-1140. Or you can visit:
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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
"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?..."
Title: "Global road safety and the contribution of big business"
Authors: Diness Mohan and Ian Roberts
PDF file may be downloaded from:
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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
For more information, contact Sue Knaup, Executive Director of Prescott
Alternative Transportation, at (928) 708-0911; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at:
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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
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
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..."
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
"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."
Title: "North County Cities moving ahead with Bike Highway Plans"
Author: Tim Mayer
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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..."
Title: "Map could help bicyclists plan Gaston County trips"
Author: Rachel P. Kovner
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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
"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..."
Title: "Get your head in gear"
Author: Maureen McDonald
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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..."
"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."
"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:
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:
"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..."
"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."
"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:
October 2, 2001, Walk to School Day 2001, U.S.A. Info:
October 4-6, 2001, Innovative Approaches to Understanding
and Influencing Physical Activity, Dallas, TX. Info: The
Cooper Institute, Dallas, TX.
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
October 21-22, 2001, Bicycle Action Days, Sacramento, CA. Info: Chris
Morfas, California Bicycle Coalition, voice: (916) 446-7558; email:
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: email@example.com
November 9, 2001. Maryland Bicycle Advocacy Meeting, Annapolis, MD.
Info: Mike Klasmeier, League of American Bicyclists, (220) 822-1333;
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
February 1 - March 30, 2002, Exhibition: The Physical Fitness of
Cities: Vision and Ethics in City Building, Salt Lake City, UT.
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
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:
September 3-6, 2002, ProBike/Prowalk 02, the 12th Inter- national
Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, St. Paul, MN.
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
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: email@example.com
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:
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