Long-Time SC Trail Advocate Joins FHWA Program
Safe Kids: Road Design Trends Threaten Kids
Wanted: Test Community for Speed Hump Study
Oregon Tgm Quick Response Team Helps Communities
Rumble Strips Becoming Obsolete?
New Driver Distraction Study
Pittsburgh to get 'Yield to Pedestrian' Law?
Montana Health Pgm Conducts Walk/Bike Study
Bike Activists Sue L.A.
Portland (OR) Commuters Walk, Bike To Work
Carbon Dioxide Emissions Up 3.1% In 2000
New Urbanism, Walking Go Together
Spartanburg SC to Get Countdown Signals
Pennsylvania Towns to Improve Ped Safety
Coming: Impact-Absorbing Handlebars?
Ped Bridge to Connect Tijuana, San Diego
LONG-TIME S.C. TRAIL ADVOCATE JOINS FHWA PROGRAM
According to a Nov. 19th message from John Fegan, FHWA's
pedestrian-bicycle coordinator, long-time bicycle advocate Jim Schmid
will be working with Arrowhead Space & Telecommunications to assist
with FHWA's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and the Recreational Trails
Program. Fegan noted "We are pleased that Arrowhead
selected Jim, who comes from the South Carolina State Trails
Program...Jim is well known nationally among trail advocates as a
friendly, unbiased, and knowledgeable trail expert." Schmid will assist
with the pedestrian portion of FHWA's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.
Duties will include helping to develop and provide training on the
planning, design, construction, and maintenance of pedestrian
facilities, including pedestrian accessibility.
You may contact Jim by phone at (202) 366-9766; by fax at (202)
366-3409 or via e-mail at: email@example.com
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SAFE KIDS: ROAD DESIGN TRENDS THREATEN KIDS
According to a recent news release, "Due to recent road design
trends creating potentially hazardous conditions for children who walk,
today the National SAFE KIDS Campaign kicked off its year-round
pedestrian safety program, SAFE KIDS Walk This Way. Longer street
blocks and wider street designs offer fewer opportunities for child
pedestrians to cross streets safely. Today, at more than 300 schools
throughout the country, SAFE KIDS coalitions with the help of parents,
students, teachers and volunteers from program sponsor FedEx Express
and new supporting partner 3M conducted walkability checks to examine
the pedestrian hazards found along the routes children take to school.
Once the exact problems are identified, school-based task forces will
apply practical solutions to create safer routes for schoolchildren.
"'Children should not have to ride to school simply because walking in
their neighborhood is dangerous,' said Heather Paul, Ph.D., executive
director of the National SAFE KIDS Campaign. 'SAFE KIDS' goal is to
make parents and the community as a whole more aware of the hazards
children face, and to work together to fix these problems so that
children can walk to school or anywhere in their neighborhood safely.'
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WANTED: TEST COMMUNITY FOR SPEED HUMP STUDY
We recently received this request from Richard Retting of the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, who "would like to work with a
city or county government to evaluate potential crash effects of
installing speed humps or raised crosswalks on the major legs of 2-way
stop sign-controlled intersections. The goal is to reduce intersection
crashes by reducing speeds of vehicles on the major approaches, thus
making it easier for drivers on the minor approaches to enter and cross
"If successful, this approach can serve as an alternative to traffic
signals or 4-way stop control at some intersections. IIHS is interested
in evaluating this countermeasure using an experimental design in which
a group of eligible sites is selected, and of these, a random subset
(perhaps half) of the sites are treated and the remainder serve as
controls. The sample size would we determined by a statistician based
on the number of crashes occurring at these intersections. Please
contact me if your city or county may be interested in participating in
such a study. Thank you."
Contact: Richard A. Retting, Senior Transportation Engineer, Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety, 1005 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201.
Voice: (703) 247-1582; fax: (703) 247-1587. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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OREGON TGM QUICK RESPONSE TEAM HELPS COMMUNITIES
The Oregon Transportation and Growth Management Program (TGM) was
formed by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Land
Conservation and Development after its approval by the 1993 Oregon
Legislature. The program is supported by state general funds and
federal funds under TEA-21. Its mission is:
"To enhance Oregon's livability, foster integrated land use and
transportation planning and encourage development that results in
compact, pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly communities."
The Quick Response Program is a part of TGM Program and "provides
planning and design services to help developers and communities create
compact, pedestrian-friendly, and livable neighborhoods and activity
centers. In response to local requests, property owners, local and
state officials, and affected stakeholders come together to review
development proposals, develop innovative design solutions, and
overcome regulatory obstacles to land use, transportation, and design
issues. New developments can satisfy local goals and objectives, become
more accessible for walking, cycling, and transit services, and be
profitable and rewarding for developers."
For more info on the QRT:
The TGM Program's website is at:
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RUMBLE STRIPS BECOMING OBSOLETE?
According to an article in the Nov. 12th update from Bicycle
Colorado, "While Bicycle Colorado continues our work to build a better
rumble strip, the federal government has announced tests of an
Intelligent Vehicle system which would warn drivers if they are about
to run off the road. The three year tests will involve 120 drivers
using 10 specially equipped cars near Detroit. 'The technology warns of
an imminent collision but the driver retains control of the vehicle.
The system operates on straight and curved paved roads as well as day
or night,' says a press release from the US Department of
Transportation. Bicycle advocates have encouraged the development of
these technologies, since we support the concept of keeping vehicles on
the road, we just don't like the current approach of digging divots on
More at: http://www.its.dot.gov
Bicycle Colorado's website is at:
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NEW HSRC/AAAFTS DRIVER DISTRACTION STUDY
According to a recent story on Drivers.com, " Each year an estimated
284,000 distracted drivers are involved in serious crashes, according
to a new study by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety
Research Center funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Perhaps the most surprising finding of the research is that objects and
events outside the car were such a major source of distraction. 'We
found that 15 percent of drivers in the study were not paying attention
and just over half of these (8.3 percent) were distracted by something
inside or outside the vehicle,' said Dr. Jane Stutts, manager of
epidemiological studies at the UNC center and author of the study. When
drivers with unknown attention status were removed from the data, the
percentage of distracted drivers rose to 12.9 percent...
"'Different age groups appear to be distracted by different things,'
Stutts said. Drivers under 20 were especially likely to be distracted
by tuning the radio or changing CDs, while young adults (ages 20 - 29)
seemed to be more distracted by other passengers. Drivers over 65 were
more distracted by objects or events happening outside the vehicle.
Most of the distracted drivers were male (63 percent), in part because
as a group males drive more than females and are more likely to be
involved in serious crashes..."
A detailed summary of the report is available on the AAAFTS site:
Title: " Drivers most at risk from distractions outside car"
Author: Drivers.com staff
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PITTSBURGH (PA) TO GET 'YIELD TO PEDESTRIAN' LAW?
According to a Nov. 18th story on WTAE TV, "Pittsburgh City Council
President Bob O'Connor wants to improve pedestrian safety in the city.
O'Connor plans to introduce new legislation Monday to implement 'yield
to pedestrian' signs at busy, nonsignaled intersections. O'Connor said
his office has received an escalating number of complaints. He said he
is concerned because most of the intersections are used by children on
their way to school."
Title: "'Yield To Pedestrian' Legislation Coming"
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MONTANA HEALTH PROGRAM CONDUCTS WALK/BIKE STUDY
According to a Nov. 8th story in the Helena (MT) Independent Record,
"Does automobile dependence lead to obesity? Is the health of Montana?s
residents linked to how their communities grow? Those are among the
issues the Montana Cardiovascular Health Program will address as it
embarks on a telephone survey to determine what residents think of
their neighborhood conditions, and if those conditions promote or
discourage walking and biking.
"Lynda Blades, a health education specialist for the Montana
Cardiovascular Health Program in the Department of Public Health and
Human Services, said funding for the survey comes from the
Cardiovascular Health Grant, offered by the Centers for Disease Con
trol. The CDC, Blades said, is currently looking at environmental
factors in the urban setting and how they affect individual behavior.
The CDC has asked each state to participate in the study by looking at
its own urban environment and how it promotes or impedes physical
"'We're looking at walk-ability and bike-ability and how conducive our
neighborhood environments are to recreational activities,' Blades said.
The state’s Cardiovascular Health Program chose Helena as the location
for its pilot study. Blades said the Program hopes to expand its study
to the rest of the state once the study’s fundamentals are in place.
The survey will likely begin on Nov. 12 and last through January..."
Title: "Health program searches for transportation answers"
Author: Martin J. Kidston
Archive cost: No
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BIKE ACTIVISTS SUE L.A.
According to a Nov. 10th AP story, "More than 50 bicyclists arrested
during the Democratic National Convention last year are suing the city,
county and local law enforcement officials, alleging civil rights
violations. The lawsuit filed Friday claimed 57 bicyclists were
unlawfully arrested and searched after they were halted by police on
Aug. 15, 2000. It seeks unspecified damages and a penalty of $25,000
"'They were a group of people bicycling around downtown,' said Timothy
Midgley, attorney for the plaintiffs. 'Some people were there
demonstrating in favor of pedal power, but other people were just
tourists and bicycle messengers.' County spokeswoman Judy Hammond
declined to comment, saying she had not seen the lawsuit.
"The protest was aimed at creating a more bike-friendly environment.
Police said the cyclists were arrested after they ignored traffic laws
and showed a disregard for safety. The lawsuit claims women in the
group were subjected to strip searches and body cavity searches in a
county jail corridor. It also alleges they bicyclists were denied
telephone calls and medication and were imprisoned for 12 hours after
charges were dismissed..."
Title: "Bicyclists Arrested at DNC Sue L.A."
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PORTLAND (OR) COMMUTERS WALK AND BIKE TO WORK
According to a Nov. 20th story in the Portland Oregonian, "Thanks to
its loyal bus riders, bicyclists, car poolers and walkers, Portland
ranks among the top one-fourth of U.S. cities in which people get to
work without driving there alone. That is one key finding of a new
U.S. Census Bureau survey released today that details life in the
country's 64 biggest cities and 216 biggest counties. Few cities can
top Portland when it comes to residents riding bikes to work or making
the easiest commute of all: working at home.
"Washington County and Multnomah County as a whole also rank high in
the sort of energy-conserving, weather-braving commutes often
associated with the Oregon ethos. A quarter or more of both county's
residents reported using an alternative means of commuting -- mostly
carpooling, riding the bus or walking. That beat the national average
for counties with populations over 250,000.
"The local willingness to forgo driving is the result of a lot of hard
work by transportation planners, bicycling advocates, pedestrian
alliances and city officials, alternative commuting advocates say. From
the 288 miles of bike lanes to Tri-Met buses that run as often as every
seven minutes to an urban growth boundary that squeezes housing closer
to jobs, Portland and some of its suburbs have made it easy, they say.
Brita Johnson, volunteer coordinator with the Bicycle Transportation
Alliance, said, 'There are two things I hear from everybody who's biked
in other cities and then moved here: 'I see so many bikers here,' and,
'It's so much easier to bike here than in other cities where I have
Title: "Portland commute is a road less traveled"
Author: Betsy Hammond
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CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS UP 3.1 PERCENT IN 2000
According to a Nov. 12th story on the ENN WorldWire News, "Carbon
dioxide emissions spewed by the United States and its territories
jumped 3.1 percent last year, one of the biggest annual increases in a
decade, a government report said on Friday. Carbon dioxide emissions,
which accounts for more than 80 percent to total U.S. greenhouse gas
emissions, reached 1,583 million metric tons of carbon equivalent,
according to the Energy Department's analytical arm..."
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NEW URBANISM, WALKING GO TOGETHER
According to a Nov. 19th Los Angeles Times story, "Patty and Kevin
Cunningham have nothing against Chino Hills, the town 20 miles west of
Riverside where they've lived for seven years. It's just that, 'quite
frankly, there's absolutely nothing to do,' Patty says. That's why,
come spring, this two-career couple in their 50s who love night life
and people watching will move into a two-bedroom apartment above a
"Not just any shopping mall--Paseo Colorado, the Pasadena development
that opened in September mixing apartment living with stores,
restaurants, a high-end supermarket, gym, spa and a multiplex. The
Cunninghams, minus their two grown children, will rent a two-bedroom
apartment, one of 387 units that lease for $1,500 to $4,000 a month and
look out over a P.F. Chang's restaurant, a Sephora cosmetics store,
busy Colorado Boulevard and the Pasadena skyline.
"Paseo Colorado is one of many mixed-use developments in various stages
of completion around the country that combine residential, office and
retail space in close proximity, a trend that has been gaining steam in
recent years. In Southern California, where apartment living is
traditionally considered a stop on the way to homeownership, these new
developments are drawing the young and hip along with older
empty-nesters, realizing a long-heralded growth of a new urbanism..."
Archive search: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/
Title: "In New Urban Villages, City Living Becomes Trendy"
Author: Jeannine Stein
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SPARTANBURG SC TO GET COUNTDOWN SIGNALS
According to a Nov. 12th story on WYFF-TV, "In Spartanburg, some
people will start looking straight ahead when crossing the street to
make sure it's safe to cross. Traffic engineers said that Spartanburg
is one of the first in the state to install new equipment aimed at
helping people cross the street. A new pedestrian countdown signal has
been installed at the intersection of Church Street and Dunbar Street.
"'Church Street is the busiest street that runs through downtown. What
it does is it counts down the total amount of time that is available
for pedestrians to cross the intersection,' traffic engineer Steve Raff
said. The problem may be getting pedestrians to take notice. 'They're
not paying attention to the traffic signs until the car hits the horn
as it's almost running them over,' pedestrian Joe Barnowski said. City
developers said that traffic is about to pick up. The Advance America
building is finished and downtown is making room for Extended Stay's
"'We've got a pretty good safety record as far as pedestrians. We want
to keep it that way. Even though Spartanburg may be a small city as far
as size, we don't think we're a small city and we try to keep ourselves
on the cutting-edge of technology,' Raff said. 'So we can see
additional growth coming. This is just sort of preparing ourselves for
more pedestrians downtown,' he said.
Title: "Spartanburg Installing Pedestrian Countdown Signals"
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PENNSYLVANIA TOWNS TO IMPROVE PED SAFETY
According to a Nov. 16th story in the Allentown (PA) Morning Call,
"The Montgomery County Commissioners approved $400,000 in
revitalization grants to Pennsburg and East Greenville on Thursday. The
neighboring Upper Perkiomen Valley boroughs plan to spend the money on
new intersections and other improvements designed to make their
commercial areas safer for pedestrians and more appealing to shoppers
and businesses, county planner Brian N. O'Leary said.
Pennsburg Mayor William Umbehauer said he is 'grateful that we got the
money and that the county has such a vision to help us improve our
economy.' Umbehauer said the work, which could take place within a
year, is part of a larger plan by the boroughs to refurbish a
commercial area that runs along Main Street, also known as Route 29..."
Title: "Pennsburg, East Greenville to receive $400,000 in joint
Author: Frank Devlin
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COMING: IMPACT-ABSORBING HANDLEBARS?
According to a Nov. 11th AP story, "Just falling off a bike can
result in lifethreatening abdominal injuries to children who hit the
bike's handlebars on the way down, researchers say. Such accidents
would be less dangerous with handlebars that absorb some of the impact,
and researchers want the federal government to require them. But one
bike company opposes the proposal as unjustified by the scientists' own
"'We feel these are entirely preventable accidents,' said bioengineer
Kristy B. Arbogast of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 'A child
should not suffer a life-threatening injury by falling off his bike.'
These children were not involved in car-bike accidents; all it would
take is to be thrown off-balance by striking a rock or riding off the
pavement onto gravel or grass, Arbogast said.
"As they struggle to regain balance, victims would turn the handlebars,
inadvertently pointing one end of the handlebars toward their abdomens,
Arbogast said. The children then fall into the pointed end after the
bike strikes the ground. The force of the fall would be enough to
rupture organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys or pancreas, she
said. Because the accidents seem minor, and the resulting bleeding is
internal, parents and doctors might not spot the problem right after
the incident, Arbogast said..."
Title: "Cutting Bicycle Injuries Is Studied"
Author: Ira Dreyfuss
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PED BRIDGE TO CONNECT TIJUANA, SAN DIEGO
According to a Nov. 16th AP story, "A $260 million shopping plaza,
believed to be the largest private investment project ever built along
the U.S.-Mexico border, opened Friday amid an economic downturn and a
security crackdown that has severely cut cross-border traffic. The
detrimental effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were
unforeseeable to developers of The Shops at Las Americas, which sits in
southernmost San Diego, next to the world's busiest border crossing.
Still, supporters of the venture remain optimistic.
"'These projects are visionary. You have to have a vision that says
'We're not going to have the Berlin Wall here. We're going to have a
relationship,' said Juan Vargas, a state assemblyman from San Diego.
The project's first phase features 75 outlet stores and restaurants
aimed at attracting Mexican shoppers who spend well over a billion
dollars a year in San Diego County. It will create 800 retail jobs.
Next year, a library and cultural center will open. In 2004, a
150-foot-high suspension bridge is planned to link San Diego and
Tijuana and provide a new port of entry for pedestrian traffic..."
Title: "Huge Plaza Opens in San Diego"
Author: Michelle Morgante
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And now for something completely different:
CITY 4x4 DRIVERS PREFER BUNGIE JUMPING
"In a survey of 250 UK 4x4 drivers driving in cities, 25% said they
would be more likely to take a bungee jump than go off-road driving.
The survey was carried out by motoring web site Fish4cars.com. Extra
storage space, looking good, and safety were primary reasons expressed
for owning a 4x4..."
"...27% of owners confessed they bought their vehicle to make
themselves look good, which also explains why 40% say they would be
embarrassed at having a muddy car..."
"HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MAIN STREETS"
Subtitled "Strategies for Compatible Streetscape Design," this new
Oregon DOT publication can be downloaded as a pdf from:
"MISSOULA NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION PLAN"
The website for this June 2001 plan includes downloadable PDF of plan,
itself, as well as info on public involvement, a community survey, and
"AGEING AND TRANSPORT: MOBILITY NEEDS AND SAFETY ISSUES"
A new 125-page OECD report on travel among aging citizens of OECD
member countries. May be purchased at:
or "browsed" as a pdf at:
"TRANSFORMING SUBURBAN BUSINESS DISTRICTS"
175-page Urban Land Institute book that "examines the creation of
mixed-use environments. Price: $49.95. For details and ordering go to:
"NATIONAL BLUEPRINT: INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG ADULTS AGE
50 AND OLDER"
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report developed "as a guide for
organizations, associations, and agencies to plan strategies to help
people age 50 and older increase their physical activity." May be
downloaded as a pdf from:
"ALAMEDA COUNTYWIDE BICYCLE PLAN"
Produced by the Alameda County Congestion Management Assn., in
conjunction with Alameda County and its 14 cities. May be downloaded as
pdfs by chapter at:
"OREGON'S TRANSPORTATION & GROWTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAM"
...has produced numerous publications including the following:
--"Implementing the Oregon Transportation Planning Rule"
--"Part 1 ? Planning for Narrow Local Streets"
--"Part 2 ? Planning for Sidewalks on Local Streets"
--"Neighborhood Street Design Guidelines; An Oregon Guide for Reducing
--"Main Street...when a highway runs through it; A Handbook for Oregon
--"Parking Management Made Easy: A Guide to Taming the Downtown Parking
"Commercial and Mixed Use Development Code Handbook"
"Model Development Code and User's Guide for Small Cities"
"Infill and Redevelopment Code Handbook"
These are available for download at:
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:
March 25-27, 2002, National Conference on Aging & Mobility, Scottsdale,
Arizona. Info: Maureen DeCindis, Transportation Planner II, Maricopa
Association of Governments, 302 N. First Ave, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ.
85003; voice: (602) 452-5073; fax: (602) 254-6490; email:
April 8-10, Nevada's First Bicycle & Pedestrian Conference, Reno
Nevada. Info: Eric Glick, State Pedestrian & Bicycle Program Manager,
5151 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701; voice: (775) 888-RIDE; fax:
(775) 888-7207; email: email@example.com
May 8-9, 2002, Third Walk21 International Walking Conference, San
Sebastian, Spain. Info: Carlos Suso Beitia, Technical Secretariat,
Congress WALK 21, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com by November 30, 2001.
JOB > BICYCLE PGM SPECIALIST/PROJECT MGR -- WASH. D.C.
Duties will include coordinating development of multi-use trails and
bicycle routes; reviewing technical, regulatory and legal materials;
coordinating with neighboring jurisdictions and District and Federal
government officials; preparing position papers, grant and operational
proposals, letters, and reports; developing annual budget requests;
assessing project status, analyzes performance and progress; preparing
periodic status reports and briefing papers; developing materials and
strategies specifically geared towards the public and interest groups.
Considerations may include traffic right-of-way, street and bridge
design, and construction engineering.
Ranking factors: 1. Ability and initiative to manage a large, complex,
design and construction project. 2. Knowledge of trail and bikeway
planning and all applicable planning and design standards and
guidelines. 3. Knowledge of transportation and urban planning to
analyze and plan trails and bikeways in a broader planning context. 4.
Knowledge of contractual procedures and requirements to ensure the
attainment of program specifications. 5. Ability to effectively
communicate with others both orally and in writing. Salary range is $
43,874 to $ 56,510. For more information, contact Jim Sebastian at:
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,
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National Center for Bicycling & Walking 1506 21st St NW,
Suite 200, Washington D.C. 20036; Voice: (202) 463-6622;
fax: (202) 463-6625; e-mail: email@example.com
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