TBC Trains 2000th Bike Safety Instructor
Realtor Study Shows Commute Concerns
$$ for Obesity Prevention
Safe Routes Group Gets New Website
Cycling Popular in Quebec
ADA Overrides Local Zoning
Diabetes to Increase 165%
A Big Ped Time in Mass.
NY State Seeks Calming Proposals
CDC Report Links Health, Built Environment
A Heart for Life
Bison Trail Opens in Lincoln
Genoa, MI, Studies Sidewalks
NY Fire Fighters to Bike to LA
Honolulu Residents Get Crosswalk
Philly High-Speed Line Allows Bikes
Burden Lauded by Sierra Club
World Heading to Gridlock, Pollution
CRASHING SOFTWARE AND THIS ISSUE
This issue is a little bit later than I had hoped. Unfortunately, a
system crash destroyed the first version and I had to reconstruct it
this morning from scratch. If you had a news item that should have
shown up, let me know and I'll get it in the next issue. -- John
Williams, editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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TBC TRAINS 2000TH BIKE SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
According to a Nov. 6th news release from the Texas Bicycle
Coalition, "A San Antonio teacher became the 2,000th bicycle safety
instructor to be trained in the Texas Bicycle Coalition’s (TBC )
world-renowned Texas SuperCyclist Project Saturday. The local teacher,
Patricia S. Diez, was recognized at Hawthorne Elementary School in a
brief recognition ceremony featuring San Antonio Independent School
District (SAISD) and TBC officials.
"Diez, a teacher at SAISD's Carrajal Elementary School, was presented
with a certificate in recognition of her landmark participation in the
Texas SuperCyclist Project, and with several bicycle helmets for her
students' use in SuperCyclist classroom work. Diez was one of a group
of teachers in regularly-scheduled Texas SuperCyclist Project training
"'This is a landmark for the team of teachers we're building to make
bicycle safety a part of the institution of public education, 'TBC
Executive Director Gayle Cummins said. 'We’re planning on reaching
3,500 teachers by next year, so we may have a long way to go, but we’ve
come such a very long way already'..."
For more information, contact Gayle Cummins of TBC at
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REALTOR STUDY SHOWS COMMUTE CONCERNS
According to a recently released survey of urban and suburban
voters, "The car is still king and the yard is queen. Both can be
deposed by too long of a commute. Why is the car king? A lack of
convenient mass transit, not a lack of willingness to try it. Americans
voice a desire for choice."
The study, conducted by Gene Ulm and Rob Autry for the National
Association of Realtors found that commuting alone by car accounted for
85% of the journeys to work and bicycling and walking account for 2%.
The rest are split among carpooling, transit, and telecommuting. Forty
percent of the respondents spend more than 40 minutes a day commuting;
18% spend over an hour.
When asked about the causes of traffic congestion, many said it was due
to the lack of convenient alternatives; too many people commuting too
far; too much development; and not enough people using alternative
modes. Other popular responses include narrow roads; crashes and road
rage; too few new roads being built; and bad roads and maintenance.
To download a copy of the survey results, go to:
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$$ FOR ENVIRO APPROACHES TO OBESITY PREVENTION
The National Institutes of Health released a request for
applications (RFA) on October 26th for projects that "study primary and
secondary prevention approaches targeting environmental factors that
contribute to inappropriate weight gain in children, adolescents, and
adults." Applications may be submitted by for-profit and non-profit
organizations (e.g., universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories,
units of State and local governments, and eligible agencies of the
For the initial year, approximately $4,000,000 will be committed to
fund successful applications and NIH anticipates making 5 to 12 awards.
In addition to a variety of other suggested project goals, including
many that involve nutrition, here are some from the application
guidelines that hit close to home:
- Promoting walking or bicycling to school or to worksites
- Increasing physical activity during before and after school care
- Decreasing sedentary behaviors in children and adolescents
- Promoting physical activity at worksites
- Increasing family participation in physical activity
For more information, go to:
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CALIF. SAFE ROUTES GROUP GETS NEW WEBSITE
According to a recent note from Gracie Askew, the California Safe
Routes to School group has launched their new website. The site
includes information about California's SRS legislation (SB10), as well
as information on upcoming events and copies of their newsletters.
For more information, contact Askew at <email@example.com>
Or visit their website at:
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CYCLING POPULAR IN Quebec
According to a recent news release from Velo Quebec, "the cycling
culture is solidly imbedded in Quebec, as confirmed by the State of
cycling in Quebec in 2000. The study, undertaken by Velo Quebec in
collaboration with the ministäre des Transports du Quebec, reveals that
one Quebecer out of two has used a bike in 2000. This represents 53% of
people aged 6 to 74, about 3,5 million people.
"'Cycling keeps getting more popular in Quebec,' states Jean-François
Pronovost, director of Velo Quebec. 'With 750 bikes for 1000
inhabitants, Quebec is close to European countries that are
traditionally cycling nations, like Denmark and the Netherlands (1000
bikes/1000 inhabitants). Today we can estimate that there are 5,5
million bikes in Quebec, compared to 5 million in 1995.'
"This increase also comes with a more frequent use of the bicycle. So,
since 1977, the number of adults who use a bike at least once a week
has almost doubled, going from 0.9 million to 1.7 million. The increase
is particularly notable with cyclists older than 45, and notably with
the 65 to 74 age group (21% of cyclists in 2000 compared to 12% in
1995). On the other hand, a decrease in cycling has been reported with
young adults. The popularity of cycling for the 18-24 age group has
gone from 76 to 58% and from 67 to 58% with the 25-34 age group. We
might think that this decrease is part of a generalized decrease of
physical activity with youths..."
To download the report, go to:
Information: Sophie des Marais, Director of public relations, at
<firstname.lastname@example.org> or visit their website at:
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ADA OVERRIDES LOCAL ZONING
According to an article in the Nov. 5th edition of Elder Law Issues,
George and Astrid Dadian of Wilmette, Illinois, have medical problems
and, as a result, wanted their reconstructed home to have a garage that
could be reached from the front curb. "The Dadians have lived in
Wilmette for forty two years. Their home, like most in the Village, has
a garage that is accessible only from the back of the lot. They plan an
extensive reconstruction, however, and they hope to move the new garage
entrance around to the front of the house. This would shorten the
distance Mrs. Dadian has to back up to get out their garage, and her
doctors agree that the change would be better for her, since she would
not have to twist and turn for as long when backing out."
Neighbors, concerned about the safety of small children, objected. The
Village suggested the Dadians put in a back-yard turnabout to limit
Mrs. Dadian’s backup distance, but the couple said it would take up
most of their back yard. Since under ADA, the Dadians’ zoning problems
became a legal issue, they went to court. "They argued before a federal
judge and jury in Illinois that the Village’s refusal to permit the
front access amounted to discrimination against them based on their
disabilities. The Village objected, arguing that the Dadians are not
disabled within the meaning of the ADA, and that the law does not
require the Village to approve this curb cut even if it does apply.
After a jury trial, the Village was ordered to approve the front access
to the Dadians’ garage, and the Village appealed.
The Federal Court of Appeals, however, upheld the lower court decision,
pointing out that Mrs. Dadian's ailments fit within the law’s
definition. "The appeals court agreed that the front-access curb cut
was reasonable, especially since six of the sixteen homes on the
Dadians’ block already have similar front or side access....The ADA
(and the related Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988) can overrule
local zoning restrictions. Based on those laws, local governments and
private businesses can be forced to show that rules and decisions
reasonably accommodate the needs of the disabled." (Dadian v. Village
of Wilmette, October 18, 2001.)
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DIABETES INCIDENCE WILL INCREASE 165% BY 2050
According to an article in the Nov. 9th edition of BikeLeague News,
"The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes will soar 165% over
the next 50 years, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Dr.
James P. Boyle from the CDC found that 29 million Americans will be
diagnosed with diabetes in 2050, compared with 11 million today. The
good news: getting people to improve their diet and exercise habits
could slow this alarming increase. Dramatic new evidence signals the
unfolding of a diabetes epidemic in the United States. With obesity on
the rise, we can expect the sharp increase of diabetes rates to
continue. Unless these dangerous trends are halted, the impact on our
nation's health and medical care costs will be overwhelming, said Dr.
Jeffrey Koplan, Director of CDC.
"While over consumption of fast food and other high fat foods is part
of the problem, reduced physical activity and neighborhoods with
neither parks nor connecting sidewalks also play a role, Dr. William
Dietz of CDC said. Obesity is second behind tobacco in U.S. health risk
factors, contributing to 300,000 deaths a year. 25% of Americans are
obese, resulting in $100 billion a year in national health care costs,
or one in every $10 spent, Dietz said, and diabetes, often an obesity
complication, represents 25% of all Medicare costs. Dr. Boyle said,
"Our study strongly supports the need for people who are at risk for
diabetes to make these changes, such as developing better eating habits
and maintaining a regular exercise program.
For more information, go to:
For more information on BikeLeague News, visit the League of American
Bicyclists' website at:
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A BIG PED TIME IN MASS.
According to Josh Lehman, the bicycle/pedestrian coordinator of
Massachusetts, the recent statewide pedestrian conference was a big
success. "200 attendees over the 2 days, 18 exhibitors, 15 workshops.
Good press coverage. 3 agency heads to spark the plenary, plus the
Worcester City Manager. Mark Fenton to spark the crowd. Plus fabulous
weather for those who chose to walk when schedules permitted..."
For more information, contact Lehman at <Josh.Lehman@MHD.state.ma.us>
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NY STATE SEEKS TRAFFIC CALMING PROPOSALS
According to an article in the Oct. 29th issue of Mobilizing the
Region, "The NY State Department of Transportation has issued the
request-for-proposals for a second round of funding under its 'Long
Island Safe Streets and Traffic Calming' program. The program was
announced by Governor Pataki in 1999 and got started last year. The DOT
uses federal funding for safety projects to give grants to counties and
municipalities to build traffic calming, bike lane and other
bike/pedestrian safety projects. Nassau and Suffolk are the most deadly
NY State counties for pedestrians outside of New York City.
Last summer, the DOT made grant awards to eight towns and villages (see
MTR #320), and is working with those local governments to implement the
projects...Proposals must be back to the Dept. by December 21." For
more info, call: (631) 952-6128.
Mobilizing the Region is published weekly by the Tri-State
Transportation Campaign. They may be reached at: <email@example.com>
Their website is: http://www.tstc.org
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CDC REPORT LINKS HEALTH, BUILT ENVIRONMENT
According to a Nov. 1st story in the Gulf Coast Growth News, "A new
report by doctors from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) finds several primary connections between suburban sprawl and
public health. For Creating A Healthy Environment: The Impact of the
Built Environment on Public Health the researchers compiled data from
across disciplines and from multiple sources into a single
comprehensive report that examines the effects on health of the broad
physical and social environment, which includes housing, urban
development, land-use and transportation, industry, and agriculture.
"Findings include the following: Increases in vehicle miles traveled
has resulted in an increase in air pollution and in the incidence of
respiratory diseases, sedentary living habits contribute to poor health
outcomes because they are a significant factor in the incidence of
overweight and obesity, lack of pedestrian friendly features in a
community becomes a factor leading to illness and even death,
residential development can pose unique health and quality of life
The report, published by Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse, is available at:
For more information about the Gulf Coast Growth News, go to:
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A HEART FOR LIFE
According to a recent news release from the World Heart Federation,
"One out of three deaths across the world is now due to heart disease
and stroke, and this figure is rising rapidly. That is 17 million
people a year, six times more than HIV/Aids related deaths. This
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) epidemic is not limited to industrialized
countries. Because heart disease and stroke is largely preventable and
in response to this growing pandemic, the World Heart Federation along
with its 140 members [held] "World Heart Day" on Sept. 30th to
encourage everyone throughout the world to take action and protect
themselves from the very real threat of heart disease and stroke.
"'Factors such as lifestyle changes, lack of exercise, stress, tobacco
and genetic predisposition to heart disease are responsible for the
rise in heart diseases in low and middle income countries. Of the 17
million deaths due to CVD worldwide, 80% occur in low and middle income
countries,' said Professor Mario Maranho, President of the World Heart
(click on the news release entitled "World Heart Federation - A heart
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BISON TRAIL OPENS IN LINCOLN, NE
According to a Nov. 5th story in the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal Star,
"Hikers, bicyclers and others joined city and other local officials
Sunday afternoon to dedicate the Bison Trail, the newest addition to
Lincoln's recreational trail system. The Lincoln High School Madrigal
Singers performed and there was even the first public singing of new
lyrics - written by Cathie Bailey of Lincoln - for "Home on the Range"
in celebration of the new trail. Her version begins:
"Oh, give me a trail, where the bison did hail, and the deer and the
"Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not
cloudy all day."
"Come, ride on the trail, where the kids and the adults will play.
"Where beauty is seen, and the air is still clean, and we'll ride
southwest Lincoln all day."
"The 1.7-mile trail takes users west along Van Dorn Street under four
bridges, including the Folsom Bypass, along the north side of the
Lincoln Regional Center and up to the main entrance of Pioneers Park on
Coddington Avenue. It connects Van Dorn Trail and the rest of Lincoln's
trail system, thus providing what city officials say is a safe off-road
route to Pioneers Park..."
Title: "Bicyclists, hikers open Bison Trail"
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GENOA, MI, STUDIES WALKWAYS
According to a Nov. 6th story in the Detroit News, Genoa Township
officials "envision a day when residents can walk or ride a bike along
Grand River from Grand Oak Road, all the way to Sunrise Boulevard. In a
joint meeting of the township board, planning commission and zoning
board of appeals this week, officials decided to request bids for a
feasibility study to determine how, where and how much it would cost to
fill the gaps in the township's disconnected Grand River walkways. 'In
1995, we did a Grand River Corridor plan, and it recommended that all
the properties along Grand River should install sidewalks to allow
pedestrian travel,' said township planning coordinator Kelly
Kolakowski. 'Since then, all new developments are required to install
sidewalk, but developments that went in before that time did not. Right
now it's kind of choppy. Pedestrians can't walk the full length, so
it's not really functional.'
"Kolakowski said the township has been working with its consulting
firm, Langworthy, Strader, LeBlanc & Associates, Inc., to explore
connecting the sidewalks. 'We're trying to provide some contiguous
sidewalks so pedestrians can travel without having to walk on Grand
River Avenue,' Kolakowski said. 'We're also trying to link residential
development with commercial service areas.' Kolakowski said the
township will also consider extending the sidewalk system just north
and south of Grand River on Latson..."
Title: "Genoa studies walkways"
Author: Karen Bouffard
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NY FIRE FIGHTERS TO BIKE TO LA
According to a Nov. 9th news release from the Fire Department of New
York, "On Sunday, November 11, exactly two months after the first plane
struck the World Trade Center towers, six New York firefighters will
leave Ground Zero in Manhattan and bicycle their way across the
continental United States to Los Angeles. This ambitious bike tour is a
way for these firemen to express their deep gratitude and appreciation
for America's support following the terrorist attacks of September
11th. The six firefighters (Danny Rowan, Salvatore Princiotta, Drew
Robb, Gerard Dolan, Mac Hornug and Ralph Perricelli) are from Ladder
Co. 9, Engine Co. 33, which lost 10 of its members in the collapse of
the World Trade Center towers. Located less than one mile from the
former site of the twin towers, Ladder Co. 9 and Engine Co. 33 were
among the first on the scene following the attacks.
"Said Firemen Danny Rowan, who organized the tour, 'The response to our
loss has been amazing. The homeless man who insisted upon giving us his
last $1.22. The three young girls who donated a coffee can full of
change -- the proceeds from an impromptu lemonade stand. The $15,000 in
cash from a fund- raising party organized by a neighborhood bar or the
$10,000 that came from Hell's Angels. We just want to give something
back to the millions of Americans who have supported our efforts here
in New York City following the World Trade Center attacks. It is a way
for the riders to express their appreciation for the outpouring of
support that our stationhouse received from all across the U.S.'...''
Title: "Six New York City Firemen Begin an Ambitious 'Thank You
America' Bike Tour Across the Continent"
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HONOLULU RESIDENTS GET THEIR CROSSWALK
According to the story in the Nov. 4th edition of the Honolulu Star
Bulletin, "Seventy-five-year-old Silvestre Maramba shuffled past the
speeding traffic on the Pali Highway to catch the bus after working at
the Children's Center Inc. 'I used to watch him walk across the street
and feared for his life,' said the Rev. Tom Fujita of Nuuanu
Congregational Church. Fujita's fears were eased after state
transportation officials installed a traffic light on Jack Lane a year
ago, where Maramba crosses the highway. Since the traffic light was
installed in October 2000, safety for pedestrians has improved, some
Nuuanu residents say. Resident Carolyn Kato said, 'It's been 100
percent safer. ... It's made a big difference.'
"Transportation officials will update Nuuanu/Punchbowl Neighborhood
Board members and residents on state and city improvement projects at a
Nov. 15 community meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's
Church, 2747 Pali Highway. Officials will discuss a draft plan on speed
indicators, median openings and speed stripes. Westley Chun,
coordinator of the Pali Highway Safety Task Force, said, 'The
installation of Jack Lane's traffic signal was our first success.'..."
Title: "Nuuanu residents applaud Pali crosswalk"
Author: Rosemarie Bernardo
Archive cost: No
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PHILLY HIGH-SPEED LINE ALLOWS PEAK HOUR BIKES
According to a Nov. 8th story in the Philadelphia Inquirer,
"Bicycles will be allowed on the PATCO High-Speed Line even during peak
travel hours because the Benjamin Franklin Bridge's walkway has been
closed for security reasons, the commuter railroad said yesterday.
The walkway, which some bicyclists used for commuting, was closed Oct.
12 in response to the possibility of terrorist attacks. Bicyclists have
already been given the go-ahead to ride PATCO trains during off-peak
hours. PATCO said bicyclists must be able to lift their bikes over
turnstiles and asked that they ride in the rear cars."
Title: PATCO High-Speed Line to allow bicycles at all times"
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BURDEN LAUDED BY SIERRA CLUB
According to an article in the Nov/Dec issue of Sierra, Nov/Dec
2001, "The spring night is dark; sudden rain lashes the windshield of
the car; dense fog comes and goes, swirling trickily up from nowhere.
For almost an hour it is hard to see if the slick, twisty mountain road
ahead has any plan to its wanderings, any destination at all. At the
wheel, Dan Burden -- whom one of his clients calls 'the Johnny
Appleseed of livable communities' -- drives forward as confidently as
if he were entering his own neighborhood, and talks about his work and
his vision of the slowly emerging, post-sprawl America.
"Burden's enthusiasm for the 21st-century landscape ahead is strong and
steadfast. He seems already a resident of a future that, for many,
still only occasionally flickers into sight. People's optimism about
improving their communities often wavers when they talk about the
clutter, confusion, and congestion they see through their windshields.
It falters again when they reach inside themselves to describe the
absences sprawl imposes on their lives: It steals time, choice, and
proximity to others--not just open space. We are not only farther away
from schools and shops, from friends and neighbors, from fields and
woods; more and more of each day is given over to a tense, effortful,
unnourishing, and for now unavoidable in-betweenness..."
Title: "Man about towns: Dan Burden helps communities find their hearts"
Author: Tony Hiss
Archive cost: No
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WORLD HEADING TO GRIDLOCK, POLLUTION
According to an Oct. 30th ENS story, "People's insatiable appetite
for mobility is heading the world's transportation systems toward
unsustainable gridlock and environmental degradation unless several
grand challenges are tackled, conclude Massachusetts Institute of
Technology researchers and colleagues in report on worldwide mobility
at the end of the 20th century.
"The MIT researchers warn that by 2015, greenhouse gas emissions from
transport in the developing world will exceed those in the
industrialized world unless manufacturers and municipalities can
improve the fuel economy of cars and trucks and curb traffic growth.
Grand challenges to that end include reinventing public transport and
creating a portfolio of mobility options for people and freight ."
The report may be downloaded from the MIT Laboratory for Energy and the
Environment website at:
Title: "Mobility Study Warns of Gridlock, Pollution"
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And now for something completely different:
"FOR SAFETY YOU MUST KNOW GERMAN TRAFFIC SIGNS"
A colorful poster showing all the German traffic signs...
"ONE STEP AT A TIME--FALL EDITION"
The subject of this issue of Walk San Jose's quarterly newsletter is
"Multimodal Streets--Speed Is the Demon." Look under "News" on their
"GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO ACCOMMODATE OLDER DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS"
An update the 1998 "Older Driver Highway Design Handbook," excerpted
from the full report (FHWA-RD-01-103), which also "includes a detailed
discussion of the rationale and supporting evidence for each
"INTERNATIONAL PEDESTRIAN LEXICON"
A work-in-progress of the Jersey Pedestrians Association, compiled with
input from members of the Pednet listserv.
"FEDERAL INCENTIVES COULD HELP PROMOTE LAND USE THAT PROTECTS AIR AND WATER QUALITY"
The third in a series of GAO studies. According to Senator Jim Jeffords
(I, VT), chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, "Smart
growth provisions could be included in the reauthorization of the
nation's major transportation law (in 2003)." Request the study at:
"BETTER ALTERNATIVES TO AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORTATION"
Description of projects underway in Tucson, Arizona.
"HEALTHY PLACES, HEALTHY PEOPLE"
A report of an experts' meeting, Nov. 27-28, 2000, subtitled "Promoting
Public Health & Physical Activity through Community Design." Sponsored
by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Available as a pdf from:
November 14-16, 2001, APBP Professional Development Seminar Series,
Tucson, AZ. Info: Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc.
(PBAA); voice: (520) 745-2033; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
November 21-25, 2001, Pan African Bicycle Conference, Jinja, Uganda.
Info: First African Bicycle Information Office (FABIO), Main St, Jinja,
Plot 9, P.O.Box 1537, Uganda. voice or fax: ++256 (43) 121 468, e-mail:
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: <email@example.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: <firstname.lastname@example.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:
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:
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:
May 8-9, 2002, Third Walk21 International Walking Conference, San
Sebastian, Spain. Info: Carlos Suso Beitia, Technical Secretariat,
Congress WALK 21, email: <email@example.com>
September 3-6, 2002, ProBike/ProWalk 02, the 12th International
Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, St. Paul, MN.
September 23-26, 2002, 5th Symposium of the International Urban
Planning and Environment Assn, Oxford, UK. Info: Lynne Mitchell, OCSD,
Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3
0BP, UK; voice: 01865 484296 Fax: 01865 483298
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 <firstname.lastname@example.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: <email@example.com> 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 > 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 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
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