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?
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
ABOUT THE MAIL...
Yesterday, we received the following from the Transportation
"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 email@example.com, (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
"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
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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:
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://220.127.116.11/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
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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:
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.'..."
Title: "University Of Florida Engineer, Students Create
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. ..."
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
"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..."
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.
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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."
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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..."
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
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
"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
"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
[The trend towards obesity and diabetes among kids probably takes a
much worse toll... -- Ed.]
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..."
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.'
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."
Photographer: Misha Japaridze, AP
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:
"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:
"AFTER CALAMITY, NEW YORKERS SOUGHT TRADITIONAL, INTIMATE PUBLIC
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:
"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..."
"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:
"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.
"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:
For HTML (web) format, go to:
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.
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: email@example.com
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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:
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,
voice: (916) 448-1198; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 1 - March 30, 2002, Exhibition: The Physical Fitness of
Cities: Vision and Ethics in City Building, Salt Lake City, UT.
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
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 International
Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, St. Paul, MN.
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 email@example.com 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:firstname.lastname@example.org website:
http://www.mc-mncppc-org For questions regarding this position or the
M-NCPPC, call Richard Hawthorne, Chief, Transportation Planning at
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,
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 email@example.com 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
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
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