C-E-N-T-E-R-L-I-N-E-S

Issue #30 Friday, October 26, 2001

 

F-E-A-T-U-R-E-S

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About the Mail

Kevin McCarty to Direct STPP Federal Policy

Bicycling Mag Announces Best Cities

CBC: CT Not Spending Safety $$ on Peds

Counting Active People?

 

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A Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle?

Israeli Road Deaths Climb

Charlotte Sacks Cul De Sac

Sweden Best at Balancing Growth with Environment

EPA Approves 5-Year Plan to Clean Houston's Air

Caledonia To Get Sidewalk After All

Trail from Ann Arbor to Detroit?

Bicycling Tops Child Injury List

Pennsylvania Ave. still Pedestrian Route

Sacramento to Fix Signals

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ABOUT THE MAIL...

Yesterday, we received the following from the Transportation

Research Board:

 

"Mail to the National Academies and its units (including TRB) is

processed at the Brentwood Post Office in Washington, DC. That facility

has been closed as a result of anthrax contamination. According to a

postal service representative, any mail that was at the Brentwood

facility October 19, 20, and 21, 2001 will not be delivered until

further notice and could possibly end up being destroyed. Mail that was

received at Brentwood since October 22, 2001 is being held until the

postal service determines how to process it safely."

 

Since we have not had mail delivery for the past three days, it would

appear that the NCBW's DC office is in a similar situation. For now, we

just wanted to let you know what's up and offer a couple of

suggestions: (1) email us at info@bikewalk.org, (2) fax us at (202)

463-6625, and (3) join us in understanding what a tough situation the

USPS folks are trying to deal with. If you've just got to send us

something by mail, call first at (202) 463-6622 and we'll let you know

the best way to handle it. ---The NCBW staff.

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KEVIN MCCARTY TO DIRECT STPP FEDERAL POLICY

According to an October 15th news release from the Surface

Transportation Policy Project, Kevin McCarty will be joining STPP staff

as Senior Director of Federal Policy this November. McCarty comes to

STPP from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, where he currently oversees

legislative, regulatory and policy activities and has shaped numerous

initiatives relating to smart growth and transportation. Kevin's deep

understanding of federal transportation policy issues and long

experience working with local elected officials make him the perfect

choice for this central role at STPP,' says STPP President David

Burwell.

 

"In his role as Assistant Executive Director at the Conference, Mr.

McCarty has directed legislative strategy on environmental, energy,

telecommunications, and transportation issues. He convened the

Alliance for ISTEA Renewal in preparation for reauthorization of this

landmark transportation law. He initiated other forums to build local

government and community-based support for the reauthorization, which

became the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century (TEA-21).

While at the Conference he has served on STPP's Steering Committee.

Before joining the Conference, Kevin worked for Council of Development

Finance Agencies, the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies,

the National League of Cities and the City of Seattle."

 

For more information, contact: Barbara McCann at (202) 466-2636 or

BMCCANN@transact.org

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BICYCLING MAG ANNOUNCES BEST CITIES LIST

In their November issue, Bicycling Magazine announced this year's

list of Best Cycling Cities. Begun in the early 1980s, the listing

looks at a variety of factors including bicycling infrastructure,

supportive local government, active cycling advocacy groups, bicycling

culture, and more.

 

[A big thanks to Andy Clarke of APBP for sending this info!]

 

This year's listing includes:

 

Best Overall City: Portland, OR:

http://www.trans.ci.portland.or.us/Traffic_Management/Bicycle_Program/DEFAULT.HTM

 

Cities with a population over 1 million

1. Montreal: http://www.velo.qc.ca/velo_quebec/images/RVM-carte-800.gif

2. Chicago: http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Transportation/Bikes/bicycle.htm

3 San Diego: http://www.sandag.cog.ca.us/sdmts/bicycle.html

 

Cities with a population between 500,000 and 1 million

1. Seattle: http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/td/bicycle.asp

2. Austin: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/bicycle/

3. San Francisco: http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/dpt/regs/map5.htm

 

Cities with a population between 200,000 and 500,000

1. Denver: http://198.202.202.66/dephome.asp?depid=598

2. Madison: http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/transp/bicycle.html

3. Tucson: http://www.pagnet.org/TPD/IMSP/bicycle.html

 

Honorable Mentions:

Philadelphia: http://www.phila.gov/streets/the_bicycle_network.html

Vancouver: http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikepage.html

Toronto: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/cycling/greatcycling.htm

Minneapolis: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/citywork/public-works/transportation/bicycles/

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CBC: CONNECTICUT NOT SPENDING SAFETY $$ ON PEDS

According to the October 15th edition of Mobilizing the Region, "A

report released last week by the Connecticut Bicycle Coalition finds

that the Connecticut Department of Transportation spends almost none of

the nearly $30 million it receives for safety-related construction

projects from the federal government each year on traffic calming and

pedestrian facilities. But pedestrians account for about 16% of traffic

fatalities in the state each year.

 

"The report, 'DEADLY BY DESIGN,' analyzes ConnDOT traffic fatalities

data, project lists, and funding sources. It finds that 50-60 CT

pedestrians are killed each year. 67% are either children or senior

citizens. But less than 2% of federal aid for traffic safety projects

made to Connecticut between 1998-2000 was spent improving the

pedestrian environment and reducing pedestrian fatalities. In fact, per

fatality, ConnDOT spends more than 10 times as much on projects to

promote safety for drivers and passengers of motor vehicles as it

spends on pedestrians.

 

"The co-author of the report, David Hiller, Executive Director of the

CT Bicycle Coalition, told the Hartford Advocate that most of the small

amount of money spent on pedestrian safety pays for re-striping

crosswalks and other minor modifications..."

 

Source: Mobilizing the Region #338, Tri-State Transportation Campaign:

http://www.tstc.org

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COUNTING ACTIVE PEOPLE?

Our friend Jim Sallis at San Diego State University sent along the

following request. Please respond to him directly at the email address

noted below. Thanks!

 

"As part of a research program to improve understanding of how physical

environments and policies influence physical activity, we are

interested in assessing physical activity in specific environments.

Electronic sensors are commonly used to count motor vehicle traffic,

and similar technology has been used for counting people. We are

looking for electronic "people counters" for assessing use of paths,

trails, streets, sidewalks, stairwells, and other outdoor and indoor

settings where physical activity is likely. There appear to be both

infra-red and video-based devices commercially available, but we would

like to identify all relevant devices so we can inform potential

researchers. The devices should be operable in a variety of weather

conditions and discriminate people from other objects. We are

interested in all forms of human-powered movement, including walking,

cycling, and skating. It is not necessary for the devices to assess the

direction or speed of movement, though that would be desirable. The

devices should be durable, modest in cost, able to time-stamp the data,

and be useable in a variety of settings.

 

"Once candidate devices are identified, they will undergo testing to

assess reliability across instruments, validity (accuracy), and

feasibility of use. We would appreciate information about instruments

and companies that are relevant to this research issue."

 

James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, San Diego State

University, 6363 Alvarado Court, #103, San Diego, CA 92120, phone:

(619) 594-4816; fax: (619) 594-8707; email sallis@mail.sdsu.edu

website: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/faculty/sallis/index.html

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A GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BICYCLE?

According to an October 19th story in Science Daily, "Nighttime

cyclists may soon have a dramatic safety improvement that?s sure to get

glowing reviews: a bike that glows from stem to stern, wheels included.

Using the same technology that makes wristwatch faces light up in the

dark, researchers at the University of Florida have created a bicycle

with electro-luminescent panels on the frame and tire rims. The devices

make the average bike visible from up to 600 feel away, significantly

reducing the risk of a collision for cyclists and motorists, said

Christopher Niezrecki, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering

who, along with two undergraduate students, created the system..."

 

"'Drivers need to detect that there is something in the road, posing a

hazard,' he said. 'Second, they need to recognize that what they have

detected is a bicycle.'..."

 

Source:

http://www.sciencedaily.com:80/releases/2001/10/011019074352.htm

Search: http://www.sciencedaily.com/search.asp 

Title: "University Of Florida Engineer, Students Create

Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle"

Author: University Of Florida

Archive cost: No

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ISRAELI ROAD DEATHS CLIMB

According to an October 22nd article in the Jerusalem Post, "A woman

was killed and six people were injured in a road accident on the

outskirts of Tiberias early yesterday morning, bringing to 376 the

number of people who have died on the roads since January. Later in the

day, a 15-year-old girl was hit by a car while crossing the road in

Pardes Hanna yesterday morning and taken to Hadera's Hillel Yaffe

Hospital in serious condition.

 

"The unrelenting carnage on the highways has officials complaining not

enough has been done regarding accident prevention, and that the issue

has disappeared in the shadow of other security concerns. ..."

 

Source:

http://www.jpost.com:80/Editions/2001/10/22/News/News.36684.html

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

Title: "Government urged to prevent road accidents"

Author: Allison Kaplan Sommer and David Rudge

Archive cost: Yes

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CHARLOTTE SACKS CUL DE SAC

According to an October 18th story in the Charlotte (NC) Observer,

"The reign of the cul-de-sac ended Wednesday, with a unanimous vote of

the Charlotte City Council. Under a change in the subdivision

ordinance, the dead-end circles so common in suburbia can be

constructed only when geographic barriers prevent street connections.

Though existing cul-de-sacs won't be affected, the idea, city planners

and politicians say, is to alleviate traffic by better linking future

communities.

 

"Charlotte went cul-de-sac happy in the 1970s and 1980s, said Mayor Pat

McCrory. 'We failed to develop a grid system of roads and now we have

gridlock.' The case against cul-de-sacs is the way they limit access to

and from neighborhoods. Frequently, subdivisions of cul-de-sacs have

only one or two connections to an adjacent road. When cul-de-sac

communities are lined up along that road, it clogs with drivers who

have no alternative route. Planners note that traffic flows better in

and around neighborhoods such as Myers Park, built in the early 20th

century on a grid system that gives drivers more choices..."

 

Source: http://www.charlotte.com/observer/natwor/docs/culdesac1018.htm

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

Title: "Charlotte limits use of cul-de-sacs"

Author: Lauren Markoe

Archive cost: Yes

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SWEDEN BEST AT BALANCING GROWTH WITH ENVIRONMENT

According to the October 17th edition of ENN WorldWire News, "Sweden

does best when it comes to balancing the demands of economic growth

with protection of the environment, according to a report released by a

leading conservation agency Friday. It is followed by two other

Scandinavian countries --- Finland and Norway --- with Iceland fourth

and Austria fifth in "well-being'' rankings, which grade a country

according to a combination of living standards and environmental health.

 

Source: http://enn.com/news/wire-stories/2001/10/10172001/reu_45295.asp

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EPA APPROVES 5-YEAR PLAN TO CLEAN HOUSTON'S AIR

Another ENN WorldWire News story from October 17th says that "An

ambitious, five-year plan to clean the air in Houston and surrounding

counties that includes drastic cuts in industrial pollutants, lower

speed limits, and stricter vehicle exhaust testing was approved by

federal regulators Monday.

 

"Hailing it as 'the most innovative and technically advanced air plan

ever devised,' Gregg Cooke, the regional administrator for the

Environmental Protection Agency, signed the plan at a local hotel as

Gov. Rick Perry, Houston Mayor Lee Brown, and other state and local

officials and business leaders looked on."

 

Source: http://enn.com/news/wire-stories/2001/10/10172001/krt_45288.asp

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CALEDONIA TO GET SIDEWALK AFTER ALL

An update of a previous story: According to an Oct. 20th story in

the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A proposed sidewalk project, all but

scrapped two weeks ago, will go ahead as planned after two [Caledonia]

Town Board supervisors who were originally against the measure changed

their minds. In a surprise move, town supervisors Ron Coutts and Larry

McCalvy reintroduced last Tuesday a plan to connect the Racine County

Bike Trail and Crawford Park with sidewalks. The move was an about-face

from two weeks before, when Coutts and McCalvy voted against an

ordinance that would have allowed the town to install sidewalks. 'It

was a surprise to even us,' McCalvy said of the move.

 

"Both men were against the plan until they learned that without the

sidewalks, the [Wisconsin] DOT would not install crosswalks at the busy

intersection near Crawford Park, an element of the plan both Coutts and

McCalvy strongly supported. 'Without crosswalks, and with a park going

in about 100 yards away (from Highway 32), I dreaded the children even

going across the street to get a soda,' McCalvy said. In a compromise,

Town Board Chairman Susan Greenfield said the town had approached 10 of

the 11 businesses bordering the sidewalk project, asking each to pay

for their portion of the town's share of the total project cost.

 

"As of Thursday, Greenfield said four of the 11 businesses - Walgreens,

M&I Bank, McDonald's and the Parkview Senior Center - had agreed to pay

the 25% of the cost [required as match to the State's money] to install

sidewalks in front of their buildings..."

 

Source: http://www.jsonline.com:80/news/metro/oct01/calr21102001a.asp

Search: http://www.jsonline.com/general/search.asp

Title: "Caledonia board changes mind, backs sidewalk project"

Author: Jessica Hansen

Archive cost: No

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A TRAIL FROM ANN ARBOR TO DETROIT?

According to an October 21st story in the Detroit News, "Someday not

far off, bikers may be able to go from Ann Arbor to Lake Erie and

northward to Detroit. The concept is creeping closer to reality with

the awarding of grant money to develop the Greenways Initiative.

 

"Funding from the Community Foundation totaling $1.6 million has been

awarded to several cities and offices, including the University of

Michigan-Dearborn, to develop a trail along the Rouge River. The

initiative may someday link much of southeast Michigan by using parks,

biking trails and nature reserves. There are 2,400 miles of potential

corridors."

 

Source: http://detnews.com:80/2001/wayne/0110/21/c03-323593.htm

Search: http://detnews.com:80/search/index.htm

Title: "Across Wayne County"

Author: The Detroit News

Archive cost: No

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BICYCLING TOPS CHILD INJURY LIST

According to an October 21st AP story, "The eight activities that

cause the most muscle and bone injuries to children - bicycling and

basketball top the list - stick America with a bill of about $33

billion a year, a new study says. The sports tracked by the Consumer

Product Safety Commission (news - web sites) caused about 2.2 million

bone and muscle injuries in 2000 to children ages 5-14, the report

said.

 

"Play is good, but children of these ages may not understand how to

play safely and are not getting enough encouragement to do so, the

study said. 'It's reminding us that kids do get hurt, but there are

lots of steps we can take' to prevent injuries, said Dr. John M.

Purvis, coauthor of the study. 'We are not going to eliminate them, but

reduction is something that could certainly happen.' The study, which

was presented Oct. 17 at an American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons'

meeting in New York City, focused on injuries that orthopedic surgeons

would see...

 

"Bicycling led the list, with 764,251 reported injuries, of which

414,739 were musculoskeletal, said Purvis, an orthopedic surgeon in

Jackson, Miss. Total costs of injuries were $13.2 million, of which $6

million was for musculoskeletal problems. The rest of the injury big

eight: BASKETBALL, football, roller sports such as inline skating and

skateboarding, playground equipment, soccer, baseball and softball, and

trampolines..."

 

[The trend towards obesity and diabetes among kids probably takes a

much worse toll... -- Ed.]

 

Source:

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

Title: "Popular Sports Hurt Many Kids"

Author: Ira Dreyfuss

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PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE STILL PEDESTRIAN ROUTE

According to an October 12th AP story, "Pennsylvania Avenue in front

of the White House should remain closed because a truck bomb could

reduce the executive mansion to rubble, Vice President Dick Cheney said

Friday. Cheney, speaking in a TV interview after working most of this

week from a secret 'secure location' away from the White House, said

the ongoing terrorist threat settles once and for all the long debate

over Pennsylvania Avenue. 'Pennsylvania Avenue ought to stay closed

because, as a fact, if somebody were to detonate a truck bomb in front

of the White House, it would probably level the White House and that is

unacceptable,' Cheney told PBS' 'NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.'

 

"...On the street now, the large concrete barriers - topped with sparse

plants - block off the road and it has become a playground to

rollerblading hockey players. New guardhouses monitor pedestrian

traffic, which is still allowed. Tens of thousands of motorists have to

detour around the barriers, contributing to gridlock in the city..."

 

Source:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011012/us/attacks_cheney_3.html

Title: "Cheney: Street Should Remain Closed"

Author: Sandra Sobieraj

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SACRAMENTO TO FIX SIGNALS

According to an October 24th story on Sacramento's KCRA radio news,

"Kim Hataori commutes on her bicycle in West Sacramento, but she is

regularly forced to cross intersections dangerously, against red

lights, she said. Hataori said she can't trip the electromagnetic

street sensors on her bike and that she has to wait for a vehicle to

approach the intersection before a red light will turn green. Because

Hataori works late at night, she said, she often has to chose between

waiting several minutes for a car or crossing the intersection

illegally -- and dangerously.

 

"This is the heaviest bike I could find and it still won't trip that

light no matter what I do," Hataori said, referring to the West

Capitol-Jefferson intersection. "If I put the bike down and jump on

that sensor, it's still not going to know I'm there."

 

"City officials said it's not the first time they have received

complaints about street sensors from bicyclists. 'It's a common

problem. Legally, they are part of the vehicle traffic stream,' David

Yatabe, a West Sacramento traffic engineer, said. 'It's a balance of

what's safe versus what's practical.'

 

"So why not just press the pedestrian crosswalk button? Hataori said

that because bicyclists can't legally travel on sidewalks, getting to

the buttons -- when they are available -- is inconvenient. Because of

the safety issues, Yatabe said the city is looking into a solution. 'It

means we have a problem,' Yatabe said. 'For me, Kim made the phone call

(and) it's my job to look into it.'

 

Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/kcra/20011024/lo/933890_1.html

Title: "Bicyclists: No Sensors Force Red-Light Running"

Author: KCRA Staff

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And now for something completely different:

NORTHERN ALLIANCE FIGHTER RIDES BIKE

According to its caption, a photo in the AP gallery shows "A

Northern Alliance fighter rides a bicycle to the front line in a

village near Khwaja-Bahauddin, an anti-Taliban stronghold in Takhar

province, northern Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001. A day after

the heaviest U.S. bombing yet in their sector, northern alliance

fighters on Thursday called on the United States to bring in ground

troops and liquidate the Taliban quickly."

 

Source:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/p/ap/20011025/wl/1004023139attacks_afghanistan_alliance_mosb103.html

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/p/ap/20011025/wl/1004023139attacks_afghanistan_alliance_mosb103.html

Photographer: Misha Japaridze, AP

 

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"BIKE SENSE"

The British Columbia Bicycle Operator's Manual. A 18-page guide to the

rules of the road, bike handling, traffic skills, and enjoying cycling.

Can be downloaded as a pdf from:

http://www.bikesense.bc.ca/manual.htm

 

"CREATING COMMUNITIES FOR ACTIVE AGING"

A brief Partnership for Prevention Guide for increasing community-level

walking and biking by older adults. Can be downloaded as a pdf from:

http://www.prevent.org/activeaging.htm

 

"AFTER CALAMITY, NEW YORKERS SOUGHT TRADITIONAL, INTIMATE PUBLIC

PLACES"

A Michigan Land Use Institute piece by Roberta Brandes Gratz says "In

fear, New Yorkers don't retreat in isolation behind gates and high

fences. They seek face-to-face contact. They congregate in impromptu

ways. This is one of the hallmarks of a more traditional and far more

flexible and vibrant pattern of development. Call it the Old Urbanism.

Now as New York springs back, it is proving again the value of Old

Urbanism and why it endures." See the article at:

http://www.mlui.org/projects/growthmanagement/elmstreet/gratz.asp

 

"FRAIL ELDERS AND THE SUBURBS"

Patrick Hare's report says, in part, "...People who cannot drive

usually cannot walk long distances, and in most suburban areas,

distances are long. Few services are within walking distance, even for

a healthy person. In addition, there are few sidewalks, crossing

lights, and safety islands for pedestrians, and few shops close enough

to get to by walking..."

http://www.homemods.org/library/pages/frailelders.html

 

"KID-FRIENDLY CITIES REPORT CARD"

According to Congressman David Wu (D, Oregon), "Like a child's report

card, the Kid-Friendly Cities Report Card points out the progress ---

as well as the potential --- for our cities and suburbs. By reading and

using the information contained in the report, every American can help

his or her city attain its potential as a 'kid-friendly city.'" For

information on the report card, visit:

http://www.kidfriendlycities.org/2001/

 

"COMMUNITY BIKE PROGRAMS - BIKE LIBRARIES - BIKE SHARING"

The International Bicycle Fund's extensive listing of resources on

"White Bike" (or "Green Bike" or "Red Bike" or...) programs; created by

David Mozer and Ernst Poulsen.

http://www.ibike.org/freebike.htm

 

"INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: A REPORT ON RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON COMMUNITY PREVENTIVE SERVICES"

MMWR Recommendations and Reports, Volume 50, Number RR-18 is available

as a pdf from:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5018.pdf

For HTML (web) format, go to:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5018a1.htm

 

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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

 

November 29-December 2, 2001, Rail-Volution, San Francisco, CA. Info:

Rail-Volution 2001, PO Box 519, Selbyville, DE 19975; voice: (800)

788-7077; fax: (302) 436-1911; email: convene@aol.com

Website: http://www.railvolution.com

 

December 1, 2001, Walkers Caucus (at Rail-Volution), San Francisco, CA.

Info: America Walks, P.O. Box 29103, Portland, Oregon 97296; voice:

(503) 222-1077; fax: (503) 228-0289 ; e-mail: info@americawalks.org

Website: http://www.americawalks.org

 

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

 

January 24-26, 2002, New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe,

Healthy,and Livable Communities, San Diego, CA. Info: Michele Kelso,

Local Government Commission, 1414 K Street, Suite 600,

Sacramento_CA_95814

voice: (916) 448-1198; e-mail: mkelso@lgc.org

Website: http://www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/SmartGrowth/

 

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 > DIRECTOR OF PLANNING -- CHICAGOLAND BICYCLE FED.

The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation is seeking a person to lead our

bicycle planning consulting work. The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

(CBF) is a non-profit bicycle advocacy organization with 2500 members,

a $1,000,000 annual budget and a staff of 14. CBF does quality bicycle

planning work for regional, county and municipal agencies often as part

of consulting teams. We view technical and design expertise as vital to

effective advocacy. Consider this position if you are a planner who is

not content expending your best professional energies only to achieve

some pretty reports and a tiny bicycle mode shift . We are looking for

someone who wants to be part of the group that catalyses Chicago and

the suburbs towards revolutionary changes in transportation choice.

Chicago is a great place to live and work. The working environment at

CBF is supportive and exciting. The cycling community is united,

welcoming and fun. CBF is making history. Do you want to be part of it?

Salary commensurate with experience. Minimum of two years bicycle

planning experience preferred. Health, retirement and bicycle use

benefits. Please submit a resume and a short letter of introduction by

email to planner@biketraffic.org by November 30, 2001.

 

JOB > PLANNER COORD./SR PLANNER -- MD-NCPPC

Montgomery County Park and Planning Department in Silver Spring,

Maryland, seeks experienced planner/engineer to lead efforts in bicycle

planning and support efforts in travel demand management. Education and

experience: Minimum requirements include a Masters Degree in Regional,

Urban or Land-Use Planning, Engineering, or related field of study and

minimum of three years of progressively responsible transportation

planning experience for the Coordinator level. Excellent benefits and

ideal work environment. Starting salary for the Coordinator level is

$43,654 to $56,761. Submit resume, cover letter with salary history,

SSN, to: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Attn:

Recruiter, Planner Coordinator (Transportation) #11502 Employment and

Testing Office, 6611 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20731 Fax: 301

454-1404; e-mail:recruiting@mncppc.state.md.us website:

http://www.mc-mncppc-org For questions regarding this position or the

M-NCPPC, call Richard Hawthorne, Chief, Transportation Planning at

(301) 495-4525.

 

JOB > STATE BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR -- WASHINGTON

The Washington State Department of Transportation is currently

recruiting for its Bicycle and Pedestrian State Coordinator

position. The position is responsible for the coordination and

operation of the bicycle and pedestrian elements of the Community

Partnership Program by facilitating and conducting efforts that

encourage the use of bicycles and pedestrian travel for transportation;

developing bicycle tourism efforts in the state; working within the

agency and with local agencies to assure nonmotorized travel is a

priority; and providing technical expertise and advice on nonmotorized

and urban design/land use issues. The position is located in Olympia,

Washington. Minimum qualifications: Bachelors degree involving major

study in related field, four years of professional experience; Masters

degree will substitute for one year of the experience.

Interested candidates must be in the Transportation Planning Specialist

(TPS) 4 eligibility pool. Applications can be found at

http://hr.dop.wa.gov/forms/dopforms.htm. This is a Local List

Recruitment, #LL 00-0008. On the application under Part 6 Geographic

Location, candidates must choose at least 34, for Thurston County or

may also choose the whole state. For questions on the application

process please contact 360.705.7049. For information on the

Eligibility Pool, http://hr.dop.wa.gov/bulletins/lldot1120.htm

Salary Range for the TPS 4, Range 62 is $4115-5266 per month. For

general questions on this position please contact Julie Mercer Matlick,

(360) 705-7505.

 

JOB > MILWAUKEE PGM. MGR. -- BICYCLE FED. OF WISCONSIN

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (BFW) seeks program manager for its

Milwaukee office. BFW is a 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is "To

make Wisconsin a better place to bicycle." Established in 1994, BFW is

a rapidly growing statewide advocacy group based in Madison, Wisconsin,

with 2,000 members. The role of the Milwaukee Program Manager is to

work to achieve BFW's goals in Milwaukee, representing BFW in the

community, at public meetings, to the media, and on committees. In

addition, this position is entirely responsible for the management of

several Milwaukee-specific programs, including organizing Milwaukee

Bikes to Work Week and the Bike to Work Partner Program, development of

a bicycle publicity plan for the City of Milwaukee, creating support for

the Hank Aaron Trail and other projects. This position reports to the

Executive Director, but requires the ability to work independently.

Full-time work. The salary range is between $30-32k. Benefits include

health insurance, retirement plan, and 3 weeks paid vacation. TO APPLY:

Please email info@bfw.org to request full position announcement and

then send a cover letter and resume to Jeanne Hoffman, Executive

Director, by November 8, 2001 to Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin

Madison Office, 106 East Doty St., Suite 400, Madison, WI 53703. Voice:

(608) 251-4456; fax: (608) 251-4594. http://www.bfw.org/

 

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. Voice: (415) 499-6104. Or apply

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

 

JOB > GREENWAY/PED./ENV. 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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