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Issue #34 Friday, December 21, 2001

 

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H-A-P-P-Y--H-O-L-I-D-A-Y-S-!-!

From the folks at the National Center for Bicycling & Walking!

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ProBike/ProWalk02 Call for Papers

New PPS Listserv on Public Spaces

Michigan Coordinator Moves on

Austin Starts Bicycle Commuting Project

More Good News for NJ

Looking for Research Topics

Helmets for 2002: No Great Surprises

 

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Paris Nominates Bicycle Chief

NYC Firefighting Cyclists Reach Pasadena

Denver Cleans Up Its Bad Air Image Jacksonville's Deadly

Roads Houston Speed Limit Lowered in Drive for Clean Air

If Cars Are So Smart, How Come They Crash?

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PROBIKE/PROWALK02 CALL FOR PAPERS: MAKING GREAT THINGS HAPPEN

The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is now accepting

abstracts of papers and presentation proposals for ProBike/ProWalk02,

the 12th International Symposium on Bicycling and Walking to be held

September 3-6, 2002 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Proposals are being

Accepted online at http://www.bikewalk.org. The theme of ProBike/ProWalk02

is “Making Great Things Happen.”

* MAKING GREAT THINGS HAPPEN

* "The past 10 years have been a season of change for walking and

* bicycling. Many new opportunities arose, traditional challenges

* remained, and some progress was achieved. So, how far have we come?

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* "We cannot afford to look back on these times and regret the

* opportunities that were not realized, resources that were not engaged,

* alliances that were not forged, methods that were not employed. Nor

* can we afford to ignore the lessons learned. Great things are

* possible,and this is the time to make Great Things Happen!"

 

ProBike/ProWalk02 is the 12th in a series of biennial conferences

organized by the NCBW. Since 1980, ProBike has been the largest

gathering of bicycle professionals and advocates in North America. In

1994, ProWalk was made a formal part of the conference name,

acknowledging the many common issues and challenges facing both

activities. Recent conferences have been convened in Portland, Oregon;

Portland, Maine; Santa Barbara, California; and Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania. ProBike/ProWalk02 will be held in St. Paul, Minnesota,

marking its first mid-country venue in more than a decade, and the first

state capital city ever!

 

ProBike/ProWalk02 is again being co-organized by the NCBW and the

Pedestrian and Bicycle information Center (PBIC). Responses to the call

for papers are due March 1, 2002 and final determinations will be made

March 31st. Visit http://www.bikewalk.org for more information or email

Peter Moe at pete@bikewalk.org.

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NEW PPS LISTSERV ON PUBLIC SPACES

The Project for Public Spaces has started a new listserv "for

professionals and non professionals alike, who help plan towns and

cities - from highway engineers and real estate developers to community

garden advocates and housing specialists." The listserv is a place where

people can Share resources, techniques and tools for

place-making: How to involve the community; Creating designs that work;

What makes a great public space; Economic and social benefits of public

spaces; Good practices... and bad; methods and techniques for analysis

 

To subscribe, send a blank email to:

public.spaces-subscribe@topica.com

For info contact Harriet Festing at hfesting@pps.org

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MICHIGAN COORDINATOR MOVES ON

According to a recent message from Michael Eberlein, the Michigan

DOT coordinator of the Nonmotorized Transportation Program, will be

taking a new job as the Transportation Enhancement Program Manager.

Eberlein said that it was with "mixed feelings" that he made the change;

however, he pointed out "I'm excited about the new position because I

believe I will have more opportunity to take the case for nonmotorized

transportation to upper management directly."

 

Eberlein added "I believe that progress has come not from sweeping

directives from state DOT execs (which few of us have seen anyway), but

rather from the countless small acts that we coordinators perform every

day. Those endless phone calls, emails, and visits, all count toward

building a new constituency (beyond the faithful lycra crowd) for

nonmotorized transportation in the business community, in local

governments large and small, in MPOs who are beginning to see that they

can accomplish more than rubber stamping road spending, in our own

engineering and planning professions which are beginning to behave as if

there is professional development to do in this mode, in our educational

institutions which are beginning to offer courses and seminars on

nonmotorized transportation planning and design and its impacts in

growth management and transportation management, and finally in our road

institutions, although this shift is the slowest, and may take the

passing of a generation."

 

He can be reached at eberleinm@michigan.gov

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AUSTIN STARTS BICYCLE COMMUTING PROJECT

According to Linda DuPriest, Austin (TX) bicycle pedestrian

coordinator, "We got $375,000 for the Austin Bicycle Commuting Project,

which I very loosely outlined as a program to provide end-use facilities

(showers, lockers, covered and secure bike parking), education,

encouragement and data collection to selected employers in both the

public and private sectors. Between April and September in Austin, one

cannot ride one block without getting really sweaty; this is cited as

the main reason people who'd otherwise bicycle commute do not. We're not

clear yet on how we'll find and select the employers to receive the

programs, but will nail that down in the next few months."

 

DuPriest added "We're amazed that we got this money, and are hugely

grateful to Congressman Lloyd Doggett, who made the request on our

behalf. Lloyd is a active campaigner for bike and ped issues in Austin."

 

For more information, contact Linda DuPriest, Bicycle and Pedestrian

Program, Transportation, Planning and Sustainability, P.O. Box 1088,

Austin, TX 78767-8839; voice: (512) 974-7240; email: linda.dupriest@ci.austin.tx.us

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MORE GOOD NEWS FOR NJ

In our last issue, we reported that Tri-State Transportation

Campaign (TSTC) executive director Janine Bauer was chosen to co-chair

New Jersey Governor-elect Jim McGreevey's transportation committee for

his transition team. Now comes more good news from New Jersey. According

to Sharon Roerty of Rutgers University, "Martin Robins, Executive

Director of the Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute is also a

member of the Governor-elect's transition team for transportation."

 

Source: Sharon Roerty szroerty@rci.rutgers.edu

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LOOKING FOR RESEARCH TOPICS

Charlie Zegeer of The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

writes "The PBIC is developing a research agenda related to walking and

bicycling....I have also been asked to present a paper at TRB in

January, 2002, on research needs for pedestrians and bicyclists. I am

looking for any input, thoughts, ideas, etc. on research needs related

to walking or bicycling.

 

"The PBIC will consider every idea. This request is not limited, but

should include any topic where research is thought to be needed related

to walking or bicycling. Thank you very much for your help. Please let

me know if you have any questions."

 

Charlie Zegeer, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

charlie_zegeer@unc.edu

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HELMETS FOR 2002: NO GREAT SURPRISES

According to an article in the Dec. 17th issue of "The Helmet

Update," Randy Swart said, "Helmet lines for 2002 showed few real

improvements over the 2001 season. Prices are mostly stable after rising

somewhat last year in the mass merchant channel. Demand for bicycles has

been declining, but we can't say if helmet sales are following since

there are no industry numbers available. From the consumer's point of

view there are very protective helmets out there for reasonable prices,

and very stylish ones for a few dollars more. There is nothing on the

horizon to recommend delaying a purchase, and no compelling reason to

upgrade an otherwise good helmet this year.

 

"Helmets manufactured for the US market after 1999 must meet the

national CPSC standard. Very few of the older ones are still on sale. We

recommend looking for a helmet that (1) meets the CPSC standard. (Look

for the sticker inside); (2) fits you well; and preferably (3) has a

rounded, smooth exterior with no snag points; and (4) has no more vents

than you need..."

 

For more information, go to: http://www.helmets.org/helmet02.htm

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PARIS NOMINATES BICYCLE CHIEF

According to a Dec. 17th AP story, "The mayor of Paris on Monday

nominated Jean-Luc Marchal to become the city's first bicycle policy

chief, part of the French capital's plans to develop transportation that

does not pollute. Marchal, who previously was in charge of developing

Strasbourg's bike path system, is expected to give 'a new dimension to

Parisian bike policy,' said Denis Baupin, an assistant to Mayor Bertrand

Delanoe.

 

"The eastern city of Strasbourg is expected to have 300 miles of bike

paths by 2004. 'Strasbourg is today the reference city for the

development of using bikes. The ambition is that, in a couple of years,

Paris will be considered the model for the adaptation of the bike,'

Baupin said. Paris has plans to increase its 96 miles of bike paths in

the next three years."

 

Source:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011217/wl/paris_bicycle_chief_1.html

Title: "Paris Nominates Bicycle Chief"

Author: Bruce Rommel

Cost: No

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NYC FIREFIGHTING CYCLISTS REACH PASADENA

According to a Dec. 16th AP story, "Five New York City firefighters

rode triumphantly up to Pasadena's Old Firehouse on Sunday, the last

stop of a cross-country bicycle tour that began Nov. 11 at the site of

the World Trade Center. A crowd of supporters greeted the men with

cheers and shouts of 'F-D-N-Y! F-D-N-Y!' Children clamored for

autographs. The firefighters completed a 2,757-mile trek not to raise

funds, but to express thanks to the nation for the support they say has

overwhelmed them since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

 

"'It was beautiful, overwhelming, great support from the country,' said

Matt Hornung, 30, who was wearing bicycle shorts and a red plastic

firefighter's hat. 'We intended on thanking people, and people came out

and thanked us.' Hornung and the other firefighters come from Engine Co.

Nine/Ladder Co. 33, a station less than a mile from the World Trade

Center that lost 10 men on Sept 11. Pictures of the fallen were

displayed on a poster as the cycling firefighters listened to speeches

from local officials and a rendition of 'America the Beautiful.' 'To be

able to meet them face to face and be part of it for a few hours, it's a

dream come true,' said Pasadena firefighter paramedic Jim Todd, 40..."

 

Source:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011216/us/firefighters__ride_1.html

Title: "NYC Firefighters Complete Bike Ride"

Author: Erica Werner, AP writer

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DENVER CLEANS UP ITS BAD AIR IMAGE

According to a Dec. 10th ENN WorldWire News story, "Denver, the

mile-high city that tried to clean up its air for nearly three decades,

has finally succeeded thanks to vehicle emissions testing and the use of

alternative fuels, the Colorado governor's office said Friday. The U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency has granted the state's request to

designate the seven county Denver metropolitan area as being 'in

attainment' of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for carbon

monoxide..."

 

Source:

http://enn.com/news/wire-stories/2001/12/12102001/reu_denver_45829.asp

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JACKSONVILLE'S DEADLY ROADS

According to a Dec. 18th story on WJXT TV in Jacksonville, Florida,

"Jacksonville is among the top ten urban areas with the highest rate of

fatalities involving motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians,

according to a report released by a nonprofit transportation research

group. The Road Information Program (TRIP) report, 'Getting Home

Safely: Strategies to Make our Communities Safer for Motorists,

Pedestrians and Bicyclists,' also stated that traffic fatalities in the

nation's 50 largest metropolitan areas accounted for nearly 16,000

fatalities a year -- or 44 deaths per day..."

 

Source:

http://www.news4jax.com/jax/news/stories/news-113102720011218-101216.html

Archive search: http://search.news4jax.com/jax/index.html

Title: "Jacksonville's Roads Rank Among Most Deadly"

Cost: No

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HOUSTON SPEED LIMIT LOWERED IN DRIVE FOR CLEAN AIR

According to a Dec. 17th story on ENN WorldWire News, "The Texas

Department of Transportation voted this week to approve a reduction in

the maximum speed limit for eight Houston-area counties to 55 mph from

70 mph..."

 

Source:

http://enn.com/news/wire-stories/2001/12/12172001/reu_houston_45898.asp

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IF CARS ARE SO SMART, HOW COME THEY CRASH?

In a recent commentary on the Drivers.com website, long-time driver

trainer Gary Magwood said, "...I'm constantly amazed at the

misconceptions and misperceptions that surround an activity that is such

an integral part of our daily lives...These misconceptions are manifest

in reports and stories describing vehicle crashes and collisions.

Language is a powerful indicator of our attitudes...From community and

national newspapers in the past month I have read:

 

--'A northbound vehicle entered the west ditch and struck the tree,

wrapping around it. [sic]' --'...was the result of a single vehicle

losing control and shearing off a hydro pole...' --'A vehicle struck the

rock cut and rolled...' --'A 2001 Aztec was traveling west overtaking

traffic when a second westbound vehicle pulled out to pass. The Aztec

attempted to avoid the other car lost control and rolled into the

ditch.' --'...the car appears to have spun...'

-- and, a few minute ago, on the radio, '...car spun out blocking the

westbound lane...'

 

"Amazing. I know major advances have been made in the technology of cars

and trucks over the past 20 years. But, vehicles capable of performing

these feats boggle my mind. I'm convinced that vehicles sitting in

driveways, parked at a meter, or in a mall parking lot just kind of sit

there and are not a menace to anything or anyone. Now, put a driver

behind the wheel with little or no training and suddenly the picture

changes..."

 

Source:

http://www.drivers.com/cgi-bin/go.cgi?type=ART&id=000000487&static=1

Title: "If Cars are so Smart, How Come They Crash?"

Author: Gary Magwood

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And now for something completely different:

"A few of us in Seattle are distributing as widely as possible a

bumpersticker that says 'DRIVING A GAS-GUZZLER IS UNPATRIOTIC.' To

obtain such a FREE sticker, send a SASE to: Stickers - 19, 4509

Interlake Ave. N., #115, Seattle WA 98103. [From Les Goldstein]

 

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"POWER TO THE PEOPLE: THE PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES SPECIALIZES IN PLACE MAKING"

A 2-part article on the Project for Public Spaces' placemaking

techniques, by Susan Hines of the American Association of Landscapes

Architects. Part 1: http://www.asla.org/Members/land/pps.html

Part 2: http://www.asla.org/Members/land/pps2.html

 

"WHAT WORKS IN PREVENTING UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES IN CHILDREN AND

YOUNG ADOLESCENTS:

An updated systematic review from the British National Health Services'

Health Development Agency.

http://www.hda-online.org.uk/downloads/pdfs/prevent_injuries.pdf

 

"HEALTH UPDATE: ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH: TRANSPORT"

"The most health-promoting and environmentally sustainable modes of

transport (walking and cycling) are vulnerable to the adverse health

impacts of road transport."

http://www.hda-online.org.uk/downloads/pdfs/healthupdate_road_transport.pdf

 

"PEDESTRIAN HAZARDS AT INTERSECTIONS"

A paper by Dr. Sheila Sarkar of SDSU's California Institute of

Transportation Safety. Available from Kathleen Russell at the California

Institute of Transportation Safety, San Diego State Univ.;

voice: (619) 594 0998; fax (619) 594 0175; email: cits@kahuna.sdsu.edu

 

"NO SUCH THING!"

An article by Jane Holtz Kay that says, in part "The very notion of the

"clean car" has been turning Greens to pale grays for quite a while, of

course. Consider, for instance, a recent mailing from Environmental

Defense that landed at my door, 'Finding the Way that Works.' These

advocates delighted in finding a new environmentally-friendly

automobile. Ahhh, yes, a car that is good for the environment..."

http://www.oriononline.org/pages/oo/curmudgeon/index_curmudgeon.html

 

"AN OVERVIEW OF TRANSPORTATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE"

A brief pamphlet on the FHWA's efforts in environmental justice.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/ej2000.pdf

A Powerpoint slide show on the same topic:

http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/ejustice/train/rhonda.ppt

 

"SPRAWL NO ANTIDOTE TO TERROR"

According to this Dec. 6th paper by Keith Schneider, "Viewing dense city

neighborhoods as somehow an easy target and the suburbs as a haven from

terrorism overlooks some of the underlying causes of the Sept. 11

attack."

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

 

"THE LONG-RUN GROWTH IN OBESITY AS A FUNCTION OF TECHNOLOGICAL

CHANGE"

This paper by Tomas J. Philipson and Richard A. Posner "analyzes the

factors contributing to the worldwide long-run rise in obesity and the

effects of public interventions on its continued growth." NBER Working

Paper No. W7423 http://papers.nber.org/papers/w7423

 

"THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED"

An article by Chet Raymo says, in part, "'Stay away from anything that

obscures the place it is in,' writes poet Wendell Berry. The automobile

is the perfect machine for obscuring places, especially an automobile

with a cellular phone. 'Honey, I'm just leaving the parking lot, I'll be

home in an hour.' 'Honey, I'm on the expressway, home in twenty

minutes.' 'Honey, I'm in the driveway.' One place like every other. And

if it's not, we'll make it so..."

http://www.oriononline.org/pages/oo/curmudgeon/index_Raymo.html

 

"ERGONOMICS"

The most recent issue of Ergonomics (Vol. 4, #13) focuses on

slipperiness and its measurement. Those involved in disability issues or

simply pedestrian facility design may find this issue of interest. For

more information, go to:

http://tandf.catchword.com/ini=saramail/rpsv/catchword/tandf/00140139/v44n13/contp1.htm

http://tandf.catchword.com/ini=saramail/rpsv/catchword/tandf/00140139/v44n13/contp1.htm

 

 

"BICYCLE PARKING INFORMATION SHEETS"

Three new bicycle parking information sheets by Rick Browning of the

Oregon DEQ available on the VTPI website:

"Installing Secure and Convenient Bike Racks"

http://www.vtpi.org/bp1.pdf

"Providing Covered Bike Parking"

http://www.vtpi.org/bp2.pdf

"Bike Parking in Public Areas"

http://www.vtpi.org/bp3.pdf

"Indoor Bicycle Parking"

http://www.vtpi.org/bp4.pdf

"Lockers, Showers and Changing Rooms" 

http://www.vtpi.org/bp5.pdf

 

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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 6-8, Second National Bike Summit, Washington DC. Info: League of

American Bicyclists,1612 K Street NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC

20006-2082; voice: (202) 822-1333; fax: (202) 822-1334; email:

bikeleague@bikeleague.org

Website: http://www.bikeleague.org/involved/nationalbikesummit.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: mcarlos@2ados.com

 

June 3-5, 2002, Bicycle Education Leaders Conference, Madison, WI.

Info: League of American Bicyclists,1612 K Street NW, Suite 401,

Washington, DC 20006-2082; voice: (202) 822-1333; fax: (202) 822-1334;

email: bikeleague@bikeleague.org

Website: http://www.bikeleague.org/involved/nationalbikesummit.htm

 

June 5-7, 2002, 20th National Conference on Health Education and Health

Promotion, New Orleans, LA. Info: Sonya H. Geathers, M.A.,

NCCDPHP/DNPA, voice: (770) 488-5152.

 

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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