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Issue #33 Friday, December 7, 2001

 

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Alliance for a New Transportation Charter

TSTC's Bauer Joins NJ Gov Team

APBP News from Tucson

Surgeon General: Prevent Obesity

Don Chen Connects Health, Smart Growth

RTOR Dead In Staten Island

HPVs Break 80mph Barrier

 

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Mini--E.R. on Two Wheels

Queens Blvd to Get Ped Makeover

$5 Million Ped Bridge Opens In Utah

New EU Rules for Safer Cars

Phoenix Pedestrians Replace Parking Lots

Bad Air Damages Healthy Kids' Lungs

Oz Drivers Reminded of Lower Speed Limits

Jetsonian Travel One Step Closer

Will Atlanta be a "Segway City"??

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ALLIANCE FOR A NEW TRANSPORTATION CHARTER

The Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP) has begun a new

alliance devoted to making transportation more sustainable, just, and

environmentally-wise as we lead up to TEA-21 reauthorization time. The

group's charter says, in part, "WE CALL NOW for the development and

implementation of local, state, and national transportation policies

that provide real changes in transportation planning and investments

that fully embrace the following principles:

 

--Enhanced Public Health, Safety, and Security...

--Promotion of Social Equity and Livable Communities...

--Sustained Economic Prosperity...

--Improved Energy Use and Environmental Protection..."

 

To read the rest of the Charter and to sign on, visit STPP's website at:

http://www.transact.org

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TSTC'S BAUER JOINS NJ GOV TRANSITION TEAM

According to a story in the Dec. 6th edition of Mobilizing the

Region, "[New Jersey] Governor-elect Jim McGreevey has named Tri-State

Transportation Campaign (TSTC) executive director Janine Bauer to

co-chair the transportation committee for his transition team. The

other co-chair is Nuria Fernandez, a former deputy administrator of the

Federal Transit Administration. Other members of the transportation

committee are former House Transportation Committee Chair Robert Roe

and Frederick Potter, president of Teamsters Local 469. The overall

transition team is chaired by Congressman Robert Menendez." Congrats

Janine!

 

TSTC publishes the weekly e-newsletter "Mobilizing the Region." For

more information, go to:

http://www.tstc.org

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APBP NEWS FROM TUCSON

According to Andy Clarke, Executive Director of the Association of

Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), "There are a couple of

things it might be nice to mention about [APBP's recent Professional

Development Seminar in Tucson, Arizona.]

 

"1. Peter Lagerwey was the recipient of the 2nd Annual APBP Lifetime

Achievement Award for his tremendous leadership in Seattle and the

assistance and inspiration he has given to countless other bicycle and

pedestrian professionals through training, workshops, and other

activities.

 

"2. Seventy people enjoyed two days of highly interactive sessions and

field trips; the format allowed a lot of time for discussion and debate

and ample opportunity for networking. A very different experience from

the more traditional conference format, and one that suits a smaller

group much better. At least three communities have already expressed

interest in hosting the event in 2003.

 

"3. Two new board members were elected - Linda Crider and Suzan Pinsof.

Bill Barber and Jennifer Toole were returned to the board.

 

"4. There are a variety of resources that we're going to try to

marshall and post on the APBP website, but we don't have everything

yet. As soon as we do, I'll try and remember to let you know!

 

"There were a number of good outcomes from the specific workshops -

recommendations for needed research on trail/roadway intersection

design; a revised platform for APBP's TEA-21 reauthorization campaign

etc."

 

For more information, contact Clarke at: Andy.Clarke@fhwa.dot.gov or

visit the organization's website at:

http://www.apbp.org

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SURGEON GENERAL: PREVENT OBESITY

According to a news item from the CDC, "Secretary Tommy Thompson and

Surgeon General David Satcher plan to release The Surgeon General's

Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity in

Washington, DC on Thursday, December 13, 2001. The document is expected

to highlight the critical nature of the epidemic of overweight and

obesity, identify crucial priorities for action, and mobilize national

collaborative efforts to address it.

 

"A press conference will take place in the Great Hall of the Hubert

Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Because of the need for security screening, please plan to arrive by

10:00 and be sure to bring a photo I.D. The building is located 2

blocks from the Federal Center, SW stop on the blue and orange metro

lines. Parking is limited, but is available at the corner of 3rd and E

Street.

 

"If you wish to attend, please reply to this mailto:llopez@health.org with

your name and affiliation before 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 11,

2001. You may call Elaine Stanek in the Office of Disease Prevention

and Health Promotion at (202) 205-5761 with any questions. Please feel

free to share this announcement with interested colleagues."

 

A limited number of copies of the report will be available at the press

conference. The document also will be available on Dec. 13th at:

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/obesity/

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DON CHEN CONNECTS HEALTH, SMART GROWTH

According to a note from Deb Spicer of the New York State Dept. of

Health, the NYS Association of County Health Officials (and partners)

sponsors a monthly videoconference on topics of interest to public

health professionals. This month's videoconference will be on the

connections between smart growth and public health. The speaker is Don

Chen, the director of Smart Growth America and formerly with STPP. Don

spoke in August at the first national CDC Prevention Conference on

Heart Disease and was very well received by the health audience. The

teleconference will be on December 20, 2001, 9:00--10:00 AM (EST).

 

"Here's a blurb from NYSACHO's web site: 'The Smart Growth movement is

an effort to address the impact of development on quality of life.

Rather than continuing with existing trends that promote suburban

sprawl and move people away from community centers, Smart Growth seeks

to restore community, preserve open space and foster economic

development. The Smart Growth movement, with its emphasis on creating

community environments that allow for and even promote physical

activity as part of our daily lives, is particularly important to

public health. This program will focus on the implications of this new

development trend for public health activities that address both

environmental and chronic disease concerns."

http://www.nysacho.org

 

For a list of site coordinators who may be downlinking the

videoconference, go to:

http://www.albany.edu/sph/coned/t2b2site.html .

 

If you are interested in attending, you will need to contact the site

coordinator to make sure they are downlinking it and to make sure there

is space. "Healthy Heart" folks are encouraged to invite their local

planning and transportation people - it's a great opportunity for some

discussions on how to work together.

 

For more info, contact: Deb Spicer, NYS Dept of Health, Healthy Heart

Program, Room 710, Tower Bldg, Albany, NY 12237; voice: (518)474-6683;

fax (518) 474-3356; email: das09@health.state.ny.us

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RTOR DEAD IN STATEN ISLAND

According to another story in TSTC's Mobilizing the Region, "On

November 21, Governor George Pataki gave New York pedestrians and

cyclists reason to gives thanks when he vetoed the right-turn-on-red

proposal for Staten Island. Island legislators claimed that

right-turners at red lights were clogging arteries. They seemed to

ignore the fact that nearly one-third of all signalized intersections

on the Island allow the turning movement and that the others were

deemed unsafe to allow turns.

 

"The Governor in his veto stated 'While reducing traffic congestion is

an important public purpose, protecting the safety of pedestrians and

bicyclists must be our paramount concern.' Mayor Giuliani, Staten

Island Borough President Molinari, Borough President-Elect James

Molinaro and Transportation Alternatives concurred that an

across-the-board right on red rule would be a safety hazard."

http://www.tstc.org

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HPVS BREAK 80MPH BARRIER

According to a story on the WISIL HPVers** website, "'The 2001 World

Human Powered Speed Challenge,' formerly known as the 'Worlds Fastest

Bicycle Competition,' has for the second year in a row pit man,

technology, and sheer determination against the unrelenting forces of

air resistance and friction to determine the absolute boundaries of man

powered speed for a 200 meter distance. Against a lineup of the fastest

bikes and riders in the world, Sam Whittingham has broken the record

for the second year in a row by going 80.55 MPH. That's almost 8 MPH

faster than last years record!

 

"The World Human Powered Speed Challenge is not only an opportunity to

set a world record for speed, it also represents the World's Fastest

Human propelled by his own power in the most efficient vehicles ever

designed. The marriage of maximum athletic power and high level

aerodynamic and engineering result in shockingly fast speeds..."

 

http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2001/speedchallenge-2001.htm

[**WISIL HPVers is an organization of human power vehicle enthusiasts

in the Wisconsin and Illinois.]

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MINI--E.R. ON TWO WHEELS

According to a Nov. 29th story in the South County Journal in King

County, Washington, "A dozen King County Medic One paramedics have

completed training on 24-speed bicycles to become 'bike medics.' They

will use the bicycles when they're assigned to provide standby coverage

at parades, athletic events, the King County Fair and other events

where there are large crowds. Each bicycle carries a 25-pound pack of

emergency medical supplies. The pack includes a 5-pound portable

defibrillator, the device used to shock someone having cardiac arrest,

to restart the heart.

 

"Four paramedics, including program coordinator Lisa Parsons of

Enumclaw, will pedal in public for the first time Saturday at the

annual Enumclaw Christmas Parade. 'We've completed our training, which

included learning some fast braking and turning techniques,' said

Parsons, who has been a paramedic for 10 years..."

 

Source: http://www.southcountyjournal.com/sited/story/html/74928

Archive search:

http://www.southcountyjournal.com/sited/search.pl?site=scj&level=advanced&action=form

http://www.southcountyjournal.com/sited/search.pl?site=scj&level=advanced&action=form

Title: "New program puts pedal to the medical: King County Medic One

'bike medics' set for duty at large, crowded events"

Author: Bruce Rommel

Cost: No

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QUEENS BLVD TO GET PED MAKEOVER

According to a Dec. 5th story in the New York Daily News, "Efforts

to make Queens Blvd. safer for pedestrians are getting an infusion of

federal funds. The Transportation Appropriations Bill for fiscal year

2002 that the House of Representatives passed last week and the Senate

adopted yesterday earmarks $500,000 for improvements ? such as wider

medians, new traffic signal patterns, more streetlights and additional

pedestrian barriers to prevent jaywalking, Reps. Nita Lowey (D-Queens,

Bronx, Westchester), Joseph Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx) and Anthony

Weiner (D-Brooklyn, Queens) said...

 

"Officials said Queens Blvd. has become safer because of improvements,

including increased crossing time for pedestrians at some

intersections, under city Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall.

Lowey said that the funding will help the city in continuing the

progress on safety. Six pedestrians were mowed down last year, compared

with three so far this year. From 1993 through 2000, between four and

18 pedestrians were killed annually. Through Oct. 31, the number of

pedestrians struck dropped 21% compared with the same period last year."

 

Source:

http://nydailynews.com/2001-12-05/News_and_Views/City_Beat/a-134164.asp?last6days=1

http://nydailynews.com/2001-12-05/News_and_Views/City_Beat/a-134164.asp?last6days=1

Archive search: http://nydailynews.com/-/-/-/search.asp

Title: "Feds Have 500G for Qns. Blvd."

Author: Pete Donohue

Cost: No

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$5 MILLION PED BRIDGE OPENS IN UTAH

According to a Dec. 5th AP story, "The University of Utah opened a

300-foot pedestrian bridge Wednesday that will be used by athletes

walking from the Olympic Village to the stadium for ceremonies. The $5

million suspension bridge spans six-lane Wasatch Drive, which divides

the university campus. It will be open for students and the public

except on days of Olympic ceremonies when it will be reserved for

Olympic athletes. The 20-foot-wide bridge hangs from cables and a

single pylon and can hold thousands of people at once. Sculptor

Jonathan Bronson was commissioned by university donors Robert Rice and

Kenneth Melby to make a bronze statue of a skier on the west end of the

bridge.

 

The George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Foundation contributed $2 million

for the bridge. Other donors and the university came up with the rest

of the money. The Eccles foundation is donating $8 million for Olympic

ceremonies and a 130-foot Olympic cauldron. That gift made the Eccles

banking family of Utah the biggest benefactor of the Salt Lake Olympics.

 

Source:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011205/sp/oly_olympic_bridge_2.html

Title: "University Opens an Olympic Bridge"

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NEW EU RULES FOR SAFER CARS

According to a Nov. 27th Reuters story, "European Union governments

accepted Monday a voluntary commitment by automakers to improve the

design of their vehicles so fewer pedestrians die when they are hit by

cars. Under the deal, the industry will start implementing in 2002 new

safety measures ranging from the introduction of anti-locking ABS

breaks in all cars to the abolition of cow bars on the front of

vehicles. The agreement also aims at making the auto industry redesign

car fronts in order to try and reduce the number of casualties in car

crashes.

 

"'The EU states have decided to favour a voluntary system under the

agreement that all the necessary requirements are met by the industry,'

Per Haugaard, a spokesman for the European Commission, told Reuters.

'With the voluntary approach we'll start saving lives quicker.' Each

year 9,000 pedestrian and cyclists are killed in Europe and a further

200,000 injured in accidents involving cars, the European Commission

said in a background note."

 

Source: http://www.auto.com/industry/iwirf27_20011127.htm

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PHOENIX PEDESTRIANS REPLACE PARKING LOTS

According to columnist Howard Seftel, writing in the Nov. 28th

edition of the Arizona Republic, "Three-month-old Portland's is the

kind of place I'm genetically wired to love. It's set on downtown

Phoenix's fringe, in an area that's starting to show signs of urban

life. Condos, clubs and cafes are replacing empty lots and dead

storefronts. Diners here may rub their eyes in disbelief when they gaze

out Portland's windows: Instead of a parking lot view, they can look at

a parade of passing pedestrians - folks walking their dogs, or out for

a stroll - just like in a real city.

 

"The place has a comfy neighborhood feel. Diana Krall and B.B. King

seem like the right voices to softly spill through the speakers. An

energetic buzz comes from the bar. The dining room's polished wood

tables, hefty cutlery and Art Deco-like blue sconces add to the

casually classy tone, as does the un-clich'd wine list. And the staff

makes customers feel at home, too..."

 

Source: http://www.azcentral.com/home/food/1128portland28.html

Archive search: http://search.arizonarepublic.com/

Title: "Portland's puts creative fare in urban setting"

Author: Howard Seftel

Cost: No

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BAD AIR DAMAGES HEALTHY KIDS' LUNGS

According to an AP story, "Some children who appear in perfect

health have measurable lung damage from exposure to air pollution,

researchers found, suggesting such damage could lead to lung disease.

Past research has found that children living in polluted areas have

higher rates of lung diseases such as asthma. But a new study is the

first to use X-ray imaging to measure changes in children with no

symptoms of lung problems, the researchers said..."

 

Source: http://enn.com/news/wire-stories/2001/11/11292001/ap_45713.asp

Title: "Researchers Find Lung Damage in Healthy Children Exposed to Air

Pollution"

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OZ DRIVERS REMINDED OF LOWER SPEED LIMITS

According to a Nov. 30th story on the Australian Broadcasting

Corporation, "Motorists in the goldfields and Esperance regions are

being reminded that new lower speed limits for local roads begin

tomorrow. Speed limits along built-up residential roads will drop from

60 kilometres to 50 kilometres an hour. Goldfields' Roadwise officer

Chris Parry says many of the roads affected by the change will not be

sign-posted so people need to take care. He says the lower speed limits

will save lives.

 

"'A lot of people get caught up in the argument that speed is an issue

for the major roads and the highways and speeds in excess of 110

kilometres an hour,' he said. 'We do know that most people that are

killed on our streets, most pedestrians, and that includes our

community's children, are being killed on residential streets [by

vehicles] traveling in excess of 60 kilometres an hour.'"

 

Source:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/australia/wa/kalgoor/regkal-30nov2001-8.htm

Title: "Drivers reminded of lower speed limits"

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JETSONIAN TRAVEL ONE STEP CLOSER

According to a December 3rd story in the New York Times, "It is not

a hovercraft, a helicopter backpack or a teleportation pod. The mystery

transportation device being developed by the award-winning inventor

Dean Kamen -- the subject of continuous fevered speculation since

provocative clues and predictions surfaced in media reports last

January -- is not hydrogen-powered, a favored theory in Internet

discussions. Nor does it run on a super efficient Stirling engine (yet).

 

"But if the public's collective yearning for Jetsonian travel

technology must remain unrequited this week, at least the speculators

will have their curiosity satisfied. Mr. Kamen plans to demonstrate

today a two-wheeled battery-powered device designed for a single

standing rider. Its chief novelty lies in the uncanny effect, produced

by a finely tuned gyroscopic balancing mechanism, of intuiting where

its rider wants to go -- and going there.

 

"The device, the Segway Human Transporter, better known by its former

code- name, Ginger, can go up to 12 miles an hour and has no brakes.

Its speed and direction are controlled solely by the rider's shifting

weight and a manual turning mechanism on one of the handlebars..."

 

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/03/technology/03THIN.html

Archive search: http://search.nytimes.com/search/

Title: "An Inventor Unveils His Mysterious Personal Transportation

Device"

Author: Amy Harmon

Cost: Yes

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WILL ATLANTA BE A "SEGWAY CITY"??

According to a Dec. 4th story on ABC News, "As inventor Dean Kamen

envisions it, people in the next decade could be zipping around

neighborhood sidewalks, running errands and commuting to work on

motorized scooter-like devices. Kamen's newly unveiled Segway Human

Transporter is easy to operate, cheaper than a car, doesn't pollute and

can run all day on a rechargeable set of batteries. But are cities

ready to accommodate another mode of transportation? Urban planners say

it's a neat idea, but one that would take a lot of work.

 

"'You already have a lot of competition for speed space,' said Robert

Olmsted, a longtime veteran planner for the Metropolitan Transportation

Authority in New York City. 'There are bicycles, cars, taxis, emergency

vehicles and a lot of pedestrians. I'm not sure how easily these things

could fit in.' Some cities could absorb the devices more easily than

others, say planners. A metropolis like New York City, for example,

might be hard-pressed to make room for the slick new scooters, whereas

the smaller, more modern city of Atlanta is already drawing up plans to

accommodate Segway-riding citizens..."

 

Source:

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/DailyNews/itplanning011204.html

Title: "Making Space for 'IT'"

Author: Amanda Onion

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And now for something completely different:

 

"DRIVING VACATIONS THROUGH THE AGES"

"An interactive presentation tracing the evolution of the Great

American Road Trip."

http://www.msnbc.com/modules/summer_driving/decades/default.asp

 

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"MAKING CYCLING VIABLE - NZ CYCLING SYMPOSIUM 2000"

This report on the conference is available as a pdf from:

http://www.geocities.com/cycling_nz/newsletters/chnlinks_pdf/mar00.pdf

 

"STATE OF THE AIR 2001"

Report from the American Lung Association "confirmed that air pollution

remains a major threat to Americans, contributing substantially to the

nation's ill health burden."

http://www.lungusa.org/air2001/index.html

 

"ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ADULT OBESITY"

"Since the late 1970s, the number of obese adults in the United States

has grown by over 50 percent. This paper examines the factors that may

be responsible for this rapidly increasing prevalence rate..."

http://www.upenn.edu/ldi/obesity.doc or

http://www.upenn.edu/ldi/grossman.html and click on PAPER icon

 

"FOCUS ON PERSONAL TRAVEL: 2001 EDITION"

The second report from the UK Department for Transport, Local

Government and the Regions on personal travel using the National Travel

Survey (NTS) in the 'Focus' series.

http://www.transtat.dtlr.gov.uk/tables/2001/fperson/fpers01.htm

 

TRAFFIC FATALITIES AND INJURIES: ARE REDUCTIONS THE RESULT OF

IMPROVEMENTS IN HIGHWAY DESIGN STANDARDS?"

The big question about whether "improvements" intended to make roads

safer really have that effect is discussed in this Transportation

Research Board Annual Meeting Paper, #2727 (January 2001).

http://www.cts.cv.ic.ac.uk/staff/wp5-noland.pdf

 

"CARY [NC] SIDEWALKS"

Website whose mission is: "Safe accommodation of pedestrian travel on

every road, across every intersection, to every destination."

http://sggoodri.home.mindspring.com/sidewalks/sidewalks.htm

 

Three papers by John Pucher of Rutgers University ("everyone is

welcome to download and distribute them, or post them on other

websites, etc.")

 

"CYCLING SAFETY ON BIKEWAYS VS ROADS"

"BICYCLING RENAISSANCE IN NORTH AMERICA?"

"MAKING WALKING AND CYCLING SAFER: LESSONS FROM EUROPE"

http://policy.rutgers.edu/papers

 

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January 13, 2002, ASCE Human Power Transportation Committee Annual

Meeting, Washington DC. Info: Kevin R. St. Jacques, P.E., Wilbur Smith

Assoc., 4925 Greenville Avenue, Suite 915, Dallas, TX 75206-4085;

voice: (214) 890-4460; fax: (214) 890-7521; email:

kstjacques@wilbursmith.com

Website: http://www.ascehpt.homestead.com

 

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

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

Local Government Commission, 1414 K Street, Suite 600,

Sacramento_CA_95814 voice: (916) 448-1198; e-mail:

mkelso@lgc.org

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

 

February 1 - March 30, 2002, Exhibition: The Physical Fitness of

Cities: Vision and Ethics in City Building, Salt Lake City, UT.

Website: http://www.fitcities.org/

 

February 6, 2002, 5th Annual Bike/Ped Symposium, Annapolis, MD. Info:

One Less Car , Bob Chauncey, voice: (410) 810-9011.

 

February 10-13, 2002, National Leadership Conference: Healthy Kids,

Healthy Communities: Integrating Health and Education, Washington, DC.

Info: Professional and Scientific Associates, voice: (404) 633-6869,

fax: (404) 633-6477

Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/conference/current/index.htm

 

February 27 - March 1, 2002, 16th National Conference on Chronic Disease

Prevention and Control: Cultivating Healthier Communities, through

research, policy and practice, Atlanta, GA. Info:

Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/conference/current/index.htm

 

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:

mdecindis@mag.maricopa.gov

 

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: bicycle@dot.state.nv.us

Website: http://www.bicyclenevada.com

 

May 8-9, 2002, Third Walk21 International Walking Conference, San

Sebastian, Spain. Info: Carlos Suso Beitia, Technical Secretariat,

Congress WALK 21, email: carlos@2ados.com

 

August 1-31, 2002, Bikesummer2002, Portland, OR. Info: BikeSummer

Portland, P.O. Box 786, Portland OR 97207; email:

bikesummer@pdxbikes.org

Website: http://www.bikesummer.org

 

September 3-6, 2002, ProBike/ProWalk 02, the 12th International

Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, St. Paul, MN.

Website: http://www.bikewalk.org

 

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

 

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JOB > COALITION COORDINATOR -- TIMBERLAND R.C.& D

The West Michigan Trails/Greenways Coalition is requesting resumes for

a Coalition Coordinator position. This position will provide staff

support to the Coalition for regional (approx.14 counties) coordination

of intergovernmental and trail support groups in the development and

interconnecting of trails/greenways in West Michigan. Familiarity with

trail acquisition & development and community organizing desirable.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Must have excellent

computer, public speaking, and writing skills. Send resume to

Timberland RC&D's address or e-mail. It is preferred that resumes be

sent via e-mail (timrcd@iserv.net). Resumes are due by December 31,

2001. Contacts: Cynthia Price, Office Administrator or Philip S. Dakin,

Coordinator, Timberland RC&D, 6655 Alpine Ave., NW, Suite 2, Comstock

Park, MI 49321-8325; (616) 784-1090 or 784-9942; fax: (616) 784-1268;

e-mail: timrcd@iserv.net.

 

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:

jim.sebastian@dc.gov

 

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

Montgomery County Park and Planning Department in Silver Spring,

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

planning and support efforts in travel demand management. Education and

experience: Minimum requirements include a Masters Degree in Regional,

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

minimum of three years of progressively responsible transportation

planning experience for the Coordinator level. Excellent benefits and

ideal work environment. Starting salary for the Coordinator level is

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

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

Recruiter, Planner Coordinator (Transportation) #11502 Employment and

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

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

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

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

(301) 495-4525.

 

JOB > STATE BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR -- WASHINGTON

The Washington State Department of Transportation is currently

recruiting for its Bicycle and Pedestrian State Coordinator

position. The position is responsible for the coordination and

operation of the bicycle and pedestrian elements of the Community

Partnership Program by facilitating and conducting efforts that

encourage the use of bicycles and pedestrian travel for transportation;

developing bicycle tourism efforts in the state; working within the

agency and with local agencies to assure nonmotorized travel is a

priority; and providing technical expertise and advice on nonmotorized

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

Washington. Minimum qualifications: Bachelors degree involving major

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

degree will substitute for one year of the experience.

Interested candidates must be in the Transportation Planning Specialist

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

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

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

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

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

process please contact 360.705.7049. For information on the

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

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

general questions on this position please contact Julie Mercer Matlick,

(360) 705-7505.

 

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