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Issue #29 Friday, October 12, 2001

 

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Gov. Gray Extends Safe Routes to School

Kids Lead the Way

Shape of Nation: Not Good...

New NCHRP Project On Roundabouts

Get Obesity Trends Slide Show

Tucson Hosts APBP Conference

 

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Texans Walk to School

No More Solo Commuting for the Big Apple

North Carolinians Walk to School, too

Air Pollution More Deadly than Crashes

No Rest for Cincinnati Air Quality Regulators Bike

Parking Featured at Seattle's Safeco Field "Cadillac

Bypass" Bike/Ped Trail to Close Neighborhood Makes its

own Crosswalks

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GOVERNOR DAVIS SIGNS SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL BILL

Sacramento - Governor Gray Davis has signed Safe Routes to School

legislation -- Senate Bill 10 authored by State Senator Nell Soto

(D-Pomona) -- that extends the popular statewide program for three

years.

 

"It's wonderful to see Governor Davis recognize that Safe Routes to

School is a smart investment in the future of this great state," says

Chris Morfas, executive director of the California Bicycle Coalition

(CBC), a co-sponsor of the bill. "This is a sweet victory for bicycling.

The child cyclist has become an endangered species, and our triumph with

this Safe Routes to School legislation will get kids back on bikes in

California. Now it's time to go national with Safe Routes to School

construction, education and encouragement programs."

 

SB10 is expected to provide approximately $70,000,000 over the next

three years for new sidewalks, bike lanes, trails and other projects to

encourage students to walk or bike to school. Schools requested more

than five times the funding ($230 vs. $44 million) that was available

during the first two rounds of grant applications.

 

"It's a little bit of money that will go a long way towards safer

streets, more vital neighborhoods and healthier kids," states James

Corless, California Director of the Surface Transportation Policy

Project (STPP), the other co-sponsor of the bill.

 

More than 60 organizations statewide supported the bill including the

California PTA and the League of California Cities. California Bicycle

Coalition extends a special thanks to its members, Bikes Belong, local

bicycle advocates, Interbike, the League of American Bicyclists, the

Thunderhead Alliance and Chunky Flyrite Enterprises for their help

throughout the SB10 campaign.

 

For more information, see website of the California Bicycle Coalition,

http://www.calbike.org.

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KIDS LEAD THE WAY

According to the website of Walk to School - USA, "Walk to School

Day 2001 was a great success! The day was 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 walked on Tuesday,

October 2nd."

 

For more information on events around the country and world, visit their

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

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SHAPE OF THE NATION: NOT GOOD...

On October 10th, the National Association for Sport and Physical

Education (NASPE) released its latest "Shape of the Nation" report. As

you might imagine, the news is not good. Whether it's childhood obesity,

type II diabetes, or sedentary lifestyles, things have gotten worse.

And, perhaps even more alarming, the agencies charged with making

progress have done very little to make a difference. Here are a few

highlights...

 

"Fifteen years after the U.S. Congress passed Resolution 97 encouraging

state and local governments and local educational agencies to provide

high quality daily physical education programs for all children in

kindergarten through grade 12, and 10 years after Goals 2000 called for

inclusion of physical education as an integral component of all school

programs, little progress has been made.

 

Most states are not living up to recommendations of multiple reports and

recommendations from the federal government and other national

organizations including the Surgeon General's Report, Physical Activity

and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for

Schools and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity

Among Young People, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the

National Education Association (NEA) to require physical education for

all students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

That is the major finding of the Shape of the Nation Report, as

conducted by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education

(NASPE). While this does not represent dramatic change from the previous

survey, it does indicate that most states, in the face of the growing

crisis in childhood obesity, Type II diabetes and of increasing

sedentary lifestyles, have taken no action to provide education about

the physical dimension of individuals..."

 

The report may be downloaded from:

http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/pdf_files/shape_nation.pdf

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NEW NCHRP PROJECT ON ROUNDABOUTS

According to an October 4th posting on the Transportation Research

Board's website, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program

(NCHRP) released a Request for Proposals on "Applying Roundabouts in the

United States."

 

In particular, the proposed study will look at safety issues,

specifically regarding "pedestrians with blindness and low vision use

cues from traffic sounds to determine when to cross the roadway." The

project's objectives are to (1) develop methods of estimating the

safety and operational impacts of U.S. roundabouts and (2) refine the

design criteria used for them."

 

National Cooperative Highway Research Program

RESEARCH PROJECT STATEMENT

Project 3-65, FY 2002

If you're interested in learning more about the project and picking up a

copy

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GET THE OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT OBESITY TRENDS SLIDE SHOW NOW

The Centers for Disease Control offers a free set of Power Point

slides on the topic of obesity trends in the U.S. from 1985 to 2000.

This slide set -- even when only four or five are used -- is a very

effective, dramatic presentation of the consequences (and magnitude) of

the physical inactivity/obesity problem and really wows the audience. As

the authors say, "During the past 20 years there has been a dramatic

increase in obesity in the United States. Currently, more than half of

all U.S. adults are considered overweight, defined as having a Body Mass

Index (BMI) of 25 or more. These data were derived from the Behavioral

Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a random-digit telephone survey

conducted by the CDC and state health departments.

 

"In 1985, while only a handful of states were participating in CDC's

BRFSS, none fell into the highest two categories of obesity prevalence.

No BRFSS participating states had an obesity rate greater than 14%. By

the year 2000, data were available for all 50 states, revealing 49

states as falling within the highest two categories of obesity (i.e., 27

states having 15-19% obesity; 22 states having a population rate of 20%

obesity or more). As the obesity epidemic spread, the prevalence of

overweight among U.S. adults increased by 61% from 1991 to 2000 alone."

 

The Power Point slides can be downloaded from:

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/trend/maps/index.htm

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TUCSON HOSTS APBP CONFERENCE

From November 14th through the 16th, the Association of Pedestrian

and Bicycle Professionals will be putting on its 2nd Professional

Development Seminar Series in Tucson, Arizona. The Conference "brings

together leaders of the bicycle and pedestrian transportation profession

for two days of networking, in-depth technical seminars, and study

tours. Seminars topics include Inside the Engineering Manuals; Context

Sensitive Design; Trail-Roadway Intersection Design; Designing Sidewalks

and Trails for Access; Setting the Table for TEA-21; Real Intersection

Design; and more.

 

For more information on the conference, visit:

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

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TEXANS WALK TO SCHOOL

According to an October 3rd story in the Arlington (TX) Morning

News, "It was a little chilly, but J.J. Russell and his friend Eric

Walker still walked a mile on Tuesday from their homes to Dunn

Elementary School. 'My mom usually drives me,' said J.J., a

fifth-grader. The students were among several dozen in Arlington who

recognized National Walk to School Day on Tuesday.

 

"The event was started in 1997 by Partnership for a Walkable America, an

organization that encourages parents to walk to school with their

children to promote physical activity, pedestrian safety and awareness

of the difficulties children face on their trip to school. Since the

first Walk to School Day, millions of students, parents and teachers

from the United States and other countries have walked to their

campuses, according to the group's Web site.

 

"The Dunn students followed principal Debbie Williams along Woodside

Drive. Some wore patriotic clothes; others waved small American

flags..."

 

Source:

http://www.dallasnews.com/metro/arlington/arlington_news/486224_walk_03arl.ART.html

http://www.dallasnews.com/metro/arlington/arlington_news/486224_walk_03arl.ART.html

Search: http://archive.dallasnews.com/

Title: "Teachers, students and parents stroll to school in national

event"

Author: Jennifer Arend

Cost: Yes

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NO MORE SOLO COMMUTING FOR THE BIG APPLE

According to an Oct. 1st story in Newsday, "Rudy Giuliani has had a

lot of surprises for us in recent days. His ban on solo car commuting

represents a particularly bold break with conventional thinking about

the place of automobiles in New York City.

 

"Banning single-occupant vehicles from lower and mid-Manhattan crossings

was visionary. The mayor has done more than ease the current traffic

crunch. He has pointed the way to curing our region's chronic traffic

congestion, once and for all.

 

"With one stroke, Giuliani has eliminated gridlock's No. 1 culprit: the

single-occupant vehicle. It wasn't easy. The 'right to drive' -

anywhere, anytime - is ingrained in contemporary culture. In life's

frantic scramble and struggle, a vehicle of one's own has come to be

seen not as an indulgence but a refuge; not as a luxury but a necessary

convenience. But with more and more cars on the road, 'convenience' has

lengthened from minutes to hours, making solo commuting very

inconvenient - indeed, a luxury we cannot afford to provide..."

 

Source:

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpkom012393292oct01.story?coll=ny%2Dviewpoints%2Dheadlines

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpkom012393292oct01.story?coll=ny%2Dviewpoints%2Dheadlines

Search: http://library.newsday.com/

Title: "Giuliani Puts Brakes on Car Culture"

Author: Charles Komanoff (Yes! Our Charles Komanoff!!)

Cost: Yes (registration required)

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NORTH CAROLINIANS WALK TO SCHOOL, TOO

According to an October 2nd story on WRAL TV in Raleigh (NC), "The

cool morning air did not prevent thousands of students across the

Triangle from walking to school Tuesday morning. Students and parents

from Cary's Northwoods Elementary show their patriotism during Walk To

School Day. The walk was in celebration of National Walk to School Day.

Students from Northwoods Elementary in Cary started their trek from

their local community center. This year, students also used the day to

proudly display their patriotism.

 

"The goal of Walk To School Day is to promote physical activity and to

make sure communities are safe for walking. Students and parents took a

walkability survey to answer safety questions. As many as 600,000 people

nationwide were expected to participate in the event..."

 

Source: http://www.wral.com/family/1000047/detail.html

"Local Students Participate In Walk To School Day"

Reporter: Ericka Lewis

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AIR POLLUTION MORE DEADLY THAN CRASHES

According to an August 17th article in the Columbus (OH) Dispatch, "

More people are being killed by pollution from cars, trucks and other

sources than by traffic crashes, researchers estimate in a report that

says cleaning up would prolong the lives of thousands of people.

 

"The researchers, in a study in the journal Science, said that cutting

greenhouse gases in just four major cities -- Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mexico

City; Santiago, Chile and New York City -- could save 64,000 lives

during the next 20 years. Greenhouse gases, principally carbon dioxide

or ozone, are pollutants that tend to trap the sun's heat in the

atmosphere or to affect solar radiation.

 

"The gases have been blamed for causing global warming, but the study's

lead author, Devra Lee Davis, a professor at Carnegie Mellon

University's Heinz School in Pittsburgh, said the effects are not just

long-term. 'The message in our study is that there are real and

immediate health benefits' in reducing greenhouse gases, she said.

 

"She said that burning of fossils fuels, such as gasoline or coal, can

create air pollutants such as ozone, airborne particles small enough to

be inhaled, carbon dioxide and other gases. The pollutants, said Davis,

can cause people to die prematurely from asthma, breathing disorders and

heart disease. 'It is our best estimate that more people are being

killed by air pollution . . . than from traffic crashes,' Davis said..."

 

Source:

http://libpub.dispatch.com/cgi-bin/documentv1?DBLIST=cd01&DOCNUM=35719&TERM

http://libpub.dispatch.com/cgi-bin/documentv1?DBLIST=cd01&DOCNUM=35719&TERM

Search: http://libpub.dispatch.com/

Title: "Auto Pollution Called Deadlier Than Traffic"

Author: Paul Recer

Archive cost: Apparently but not clear

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NO REST FOR CINCINNATI AIR QUALITY REGULATORS

According to an October 2nd story from the Environmental News

Network, "Pollution still permeates the air over Cincinnati, Ohio and

the city cannot relax its air pollution regulations, a federal appeals

court has ruled. Reversing a decision by the U.S. Environmental

Protection Agency (EPA), the court decided that metropolitan

Cincinnati's air is still too dirty to qualify for clean-air status.

 

"On behalf of two Cincinnati residents and the Ohio chapter of the

Sierra Club, Earthjustice challenged the earlier EPA decision, charging

that decision violated the Clean Air Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals for

the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati handed down the decision on Sept. 11..."

 

Source:

http://enn.com/news/enn-stories/2001/10/10022001/cincinnati_45119.asp

Title: "Court rejects clean air status for Cincinnati"

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BIKE PARKING FEATURED AT SEATTLE'S SAFECO FIELD

According to an Oct. 9th story in the Seattle Times, bicyclists

heading for the ballpark to watch the playoffs between the Seattle

Mariners and the Cleveland Indians are in luck. There is parking. "A

secure bicycle parking cage for more than 150 bicycles is located in the

Safeco Field garage. Additional bicycle parking racks are located on the

plaza next to the garage. The City of Seattle has requested that

bicyclists not chain bicycles to meters, trees or other objects because

they become hazards to pedestrians. Bicycles creating a hazard may be

removed by the Seattle Police Department."

 

Source:

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com:80/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=traffic09&date=20011009

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com:80/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=traffic09&date=20011009

Search: http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com:80/web/

Title: "Transportation, parking information for playoff games"

Author: Seattle Times staff

Cost: No

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MICHIGAN'S "CADILLAC BYPASS" BIKE/PED TRAIL TO CLOSE

According to a Sept. 27th news release from the Michigan Department

of Transportation, "MDOT has temporarily closed the portion of the new

US-131 bypass in Cadillac previously used by the community for

recreation. The lanes in both directions on US-131 just north of M-55

needed to be closed for construction purposes. The recreational use on

this stretch of the bypass has been enjoyed by many over the past two

months. Residents have been walking, running and biking on it since

August.

 

"'We encourage members of the community to still come on out and enjoy

the bypass, but only on weekends now, through Oct. 14,' said Bob

Sweeney, manager of MDOT's Transportation Service Center in Cadillac. On

Oct. 14, 2001, the area will be permanently closed to all non-motorized

traffic. However, MDOT plans to hold a special ceremony near the end of

October to officially dedicate this portion of the bypass as the Sid

Ouwinga Memorial Bypass."

 

Source:

http://www.mdot.state.mi.us/communications/press/files/09-66BF-01.htm

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NEIGHBORHOOD MAKES ITS OWN CROSSWALKS

According to a story in the October 7th edition of the Philadelphia

Inquirer, "The white lines on the pavement in Seattle's Fremont

neighborhood were a bit sloppy. Errant brush strokes blurred the long

edges. Some lines crisscrossed. It was a crosswalk, but clearly not the

work of professionals. A resident baffled by the questionable paint job

called Seattle Transportation, the office in charge of such things, to

report it. When city crews showed up, they also found four unauthorized

stop signs. They spent the next three days removing the paint and the

signs.

 

"This incident is not an isolated case, city officials say. Citizens

often take traffic control into their own hands. It costs the city

about $300 to replace each sign that is stolen or vandalized, said Tammy

Ravert, Seattle Transportation field supervisor. One or more signs are

taken or vandalized every day. Yet people who want traffic signs,

including stop signs and no-parking signs, can buy them from sign

companies in the area. Ravert estimates people illegally install signs

or paint their own crosswalks once or twice a month..."

 

Source:

http://inq.philly.com:80/content/inquirer/2001/10/07/national/TRAFFIC07.htm

Search: http://www.philly.com/newslibrary/

Title: "Illegal crosswalks, signs proliferating in Seattle"

Author: Nicole Tsong

Cost: Yes

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And now for something completely different:

BIKE ATHENS VIRTUAL TOURS

"Living in one of the most notoriously car-cluttered regions of the

world (Georgia, USA), it's often hard to imagine workable alternatives

to ALL-CAR transportation. Thankfully, because of miraculous internet

technology you can now explore deep into the multimodal transportation

universe...without having to buy an expensive plane ticket to Europe or

Japan. Here you will find high-speed trains, trams, buses, safe and

enjoyable walking and biking environments, durable mixed-use urban

landscapes, city parks, countryside greenspace, plus the urban

celebration and camaraderie of San Francisco's Critical Mass. Each of

our virtual tours is divided into sub-categories with thumbnails for

your browsing convenience, and tours are long on pictures and short on

text. Take a virtual tour and enter the realm of truly advanced

transportation systems and more..."

http://www.bikeathens.com/vtour/index.html

 

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"GEOMETRIC DESIGN PRACTICES FOR EUROPEAN ROADS"

A new FHWA publication "provides a summary of findings from the

International Scanning Tour for Roadway Geometric Design. The June 2000

tour reviewed European procedures and practices in roadway geometric

design and context-sensitive design, in which safety and mobility needs

are balanced with community interests." To get the full report on the

FHWA Web site, go to:

http://www.international.fhwa.dot.gov/geometric_design/Geometric_Design2.htm

 

"HEY KID, TRY WALKING!"

According to this October 2nd Michigan Land Use Institute report,

"Communities win when schools are close to home." The author points out

that "we have to change this pattern of sending schools and children

away from the heart of our communities."

http://www.mlui.org/projects/growthmanagement/sprawl/tywalking.asp

 

"PEDESTRIAN ISSUES"

Larry Bassett's extensive online resource for pedestrian advocates,

particularly in the Montgomery CO., Maryland area.

http://www.geocities.com/larry_bassett/pedestrian/

 

"UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM ONLINE PLANNING RESOURCES

BIBLIOGRAPHIES, CONTACT AND WEBSITE DETAILS"

"This is a real treasure trove" --Bill Wilkinson

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sbe/planbiblios/bibs/sustrav/

 

"MADISON URBAN AREA AND DANE COUNTY BICYCLE

TRANSPORTATION PLAN"

The Sept. 2000 plan for the Madison, Wisconsin, area. Chapters may be

downloaded as pdfs from:

http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/transp/Bicycle/sept2000/bikeplanchapter.html

 

"DETROIT ARCHDIOCESE TACKLES SPRAWL"

According to this Oct. 11, 2001 report by Arlin Wasserman, "the church's

involvement could prove decisive to the growing Smart Growth movement in

Michigan. The Archdiocese, which represents 1.5 million Catholics in

southeast Michigan, has an enviable track record of successfully

influencing crucial public policy debates." See the report here:

http://www.mlui.org/projects/growthmanagement/sprawl/archdiocese.asp

For details about the church's activities, go to:

http://www.archdioceseofdetroit.org

 

CONNECTICUT BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN"

The Connecticut Department of Transportation's current

bicycle/pedestrian plan. Available for download at:

http://www.dot.state.ct.us/bureau/pp/docs/bike/Bike_Plan/TOC.html

 

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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 8-9, 2001, Creating Walkable Communities, Glens Falls, New

York. Info: New York State Department of Health, Cristina Dyer-Drobnack,

Event Coordinator, 518-456-7905.

Website:

http://www.nysacho.org/Grants_Update/Creating_Walkable_Communities/creating_walkable_communities.htm

http://www.nysacho.org/Grants_Update/Creating_Walkable_Communities/creating_walkable_communities.htm

 

November 9, 2001. Maryland Bicycle Advocacy Meeting, Annapolis, MD.

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

e-mail: onespeeder@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

 

December 6, 2001, The Interface of Urban Design, Public Health and

Physical Activity in Preventing Obesity, Seattle, WA. Kandi Lee,

University of Washington Nutritional Sciences program, voice:

(360)-236-3755

Website: http://www.beactive.org/register.html

 

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 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 International

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;

 

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