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Issue #35 Friday, January 4, 2002

 

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Money for Physical Activity

Stockholm Partnerships Push Sustainability

FHWA Best Practices Accessible Sidewalk Guide

Satellite Conference: Health Effects of Sprawl

Prescott AZ Gets Bike/Ped Project Grant

 

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Will Walking Be MD State Exercise?

Hampton Roads' New Ped-Friendly Development

'Sim-Ford' Shows Effects of Driver Distractions

Vancouver to Get Bike/Ped Ferries?

San Antonio's Bicycle Christmas

Brit Motorist Lobby Works Against Speed Cameras

Orlando's Pedaling Paramedics

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MONEY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

According to a recent message from Margo Wootan of the Center for

Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), "Congress has finally finished

the Labor HHS and Education Appropriations bill ... The Conference

Report includes $27.505 million for Nutrition and Physical Activity,

which is a 70% increase over the FY 2001 funding level of $16 mil.

 

"The funding includes $5 million for efforts to eliminate micronutrient

malnutrition and $475,000 for a study by the Institute of Medicine on

childhood obesity. Also, within the total for physical activity and

nutrition, the following amounts have been targeted (earmarked) for

projects: $125,000 for the Village of Park Forest, Illinois Health

Department, for preventive health education and screening projects for

nutrition, chronic illness, food safety, health screening, hygiene, and

nutrition education for school children; $200,000 for the Great South

Bay YMCA in Bay Shore, New York, for the Fit Kids education and health

promotion program; $500,000 for the State of Alaska Department of

Health and Social Services for the Obesity Prevention and Control

Program; and $2 million for West Virginia University to establish the

Center on Obesity.

 

"The bill also includes $68.4 mil for the Youth Media Campaign -- also

called the National Campaign to Change Children's Health Behaviors (or

the Porter youth media campaign). That program was cut by 45% (from

$125 mil in FY 2001). That program suffered from a lack of a

constituency this year and from the fact that the President zeroed the

program out in his budget. We hope to fix that next year and work to

ensure that this important program that promotes physical activity

continues to be funded. Amazingly, the bill also includes $50 million

for the Physical Education for Progress (PEP) Program -- a ten-fold

increase over the FY 2001 funding level of $5 million..."

 

Source: Margo Wootan mailto: mwootan@cspinet.org

CSPI website: http://www.cspinet.org

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STOCKHOLM PARTNERSHIPS PUSH SUSTAINABILITY

According to Eric Britton of The Commons, "For those of us who are

serious concerned with advancing the sustainability agenda in cities,

there is something very interesting that is taking shape in Stockholm

for the next six months.

 

"The program in question is the Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable

Cities. It is a multi-part event which includes a first class

interactive web site, an international competition for outstanding

sustainability projects in cities world wide, and in the first week of

June in Stockholm an Expo of the best of these projects together with a

wide-open what you may think of as a conference until you see the way

they have decided to bring people together to share ideas and learn

from each other."

 

According to the program's website," The vision of the Stockholm

Partnerships for Sustainable Cities is to gather comprehensive

knowledge and information on the most innovative and inspiring

sustainability projects from all over the world in a grand exposure of

urban solutions and to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and

technology from these initiatives.

 

"The event will highlight development projects in cities from all over

the world that show innovative solutions for sustainable development in

urban areas. Some may be based on policy, others on technology and yet

others on proactive initiatives by communally based actors, but they

will all have one thing in common: to demonstrate in practice that

sustainable urban development is already possible.

 

"The best projects, and companies offering the best enabling technology

will be offered space at the Stockholm Partnerships Exhibition that is

organized together with the conference and award programme. Also, there

will be exclusive awards handed over to the urban development projects

that demonstrate the most innovative way to ensure sustainable urban

development.

 

For more on the program, visit the Stockholm Partnerships for

Sustainable Cities website at:

http://www.partnerships.stockholm.se

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FHWA BEST PRACTICES ACCESSIBLE SIDEWALK GUIDE

The Federal Highway Administration recently published Part II of

their "Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access," a 1.5-inch thick

"best practices design guide." In the future, they will be posting

electronic versions on their bicycle/pedestrian program website (see

below). Meanwhile, according to FHWA's Barbara McMillen, "hard copies

of Part II are available by faxing a request to the FHWA Report Center,

301-577-1421. If you would like 5 or more copies, please fax your

request to the DOT Warehouse, 301386-5394. Include your street address

(no PO Boxes), city, state, zip and phone number with your request. The

Report Center and Warehouse are the only outlets for mailing reports.

Other FHWA staff offices and the Pedestrian Information Center do not

have the staff or facilities to handle report requests..."

 

Watch the Program's website for the appearance of the electronic

version: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bikeped

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SATELLITE CONFERENCE: HEALTH EFFECTS OF SPRAWL

Thanks to Ron McLinden for this Heads-Up: "On Friday, January 18,

2002 from 1:00 to 3:00p.m., the Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) at

the University of Missouri St. Louis partners with the School of Public

Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a live national

satellite broadcast. The session, 'Urban Sprawl: What's Health Got to

Do with It?' will feature a moderated discussion from health care

researchers on the health impacts on our communities, highlight regions

that have made strides in recent years, and recommend future directions

in promoting sensible and healthy communities. Immediately after the

satellite broadcast, PPRC will sponsor a moderated session focused on

the St. Louis region and the health impacts of urban sprawl.

"The satellite broadcast will be held in the JC Penney Building, Room

72. RSVP is not required and this event is free to attend. For

additional information, call PPRC at (314) 516-5273.

 

Source: Ron McLinden mailto:Ron_McLinden@kcmo.org

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PRESCOTT AZ GETS BIKE/PED PROJECT GRANT

According to a news release from the Prescott Alternative

Transportation (PAT), "PAT, the City of Prescott and the Open Space

Alliance (OSA) announced the receipt of $1.2 million in federal grants

for bicycle and pedestrian projects in Prescott today. The three

federal Transportation Enhancements grants will fund Prescott's

Greenways Trail System, the SR89/SR69 Interchange Bikeway and Walkway,

and Prescott Rails-to-Trails Phase II between old Hwy 89A and Chino

Valley...

 

"The Greenways grant, in particular, was a hard-won victory for

Prescott. The 2001 application marked the fourth year in a row that

PAT and the city had applied for funding for the project. This year,

timing appeared to be everything. Two weeks before the Transportation

Enhancements Review Committee convened to decide on this year's

recipients, PAT received word that it would be receiving $10,000 from

Bikes Belong, a bicycle industry coalition, for construction of the

Granite Creek Park low-water crossing, a crucial component of the

Greenways project. 'This grants was critical in leveraging support from

the federal government,' says Knaup.

 

Contact: Sue Knaup, Prescott Alternative Transportation, P.O. Box 2122,

Prescott, Arizona 86302. Phone: (928) 708-0911.

Website: http://www.prescottbikeped.org

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WILL WALKING BE MD STATE EXERCISE?

According to a Jan. 2nd story in the Montgomery (MD) Journal,

"Maryland already has a state cat, dog and dinosaur. And now an

8-year-old Silver Spring boy wants to add another item to the list.

Will Smith, a third-grade student at East Silver Spring Elementary

School, thinks everyone should be walking.

 

"The boy's father, Bill Smith, said he and Will were looking at the

state symbols on their home computer last fall when Will said walking

should be added as the state exercise. "A lot of people in Maryland

walk every day, but not that much," Will said. He said he got the idea

because walking is the Smith family's prime mode of transportation.

Will's mother, Kathleen, never learned how to drive, and Bill Smith

didn't renew his license. Will and Bill Smith brought the idea to

Will's teacher, who allowed the boy to introduce the idea to his

classmates.

 

"They embraced it and decided to write letters to Del. William

Bronrott, D-Bethesda, asking him to introduce the idea of an official

exercise to the General Assembly. Although he initially balked at the

idea, Bronrott, an advocate for pedestrian safety and walkable

communities, promised to introduce the legislation during the General

Assembly session, which convenes Jan. 9. Bronrott said his initial

thought was that his colleagues would scoff at the bill, but became

excited about the idea after reading the students' letters and studying

statistics..."

 

Source:

http://cold.jrnl.com/cfdocs/new/mc/mainstory.cfm?snumber=02&pnumber=01&paper=mc&section=fp

http://cold.jrnl.com/cfdocs/new/mc/mainstory.cfm?snumber=02&pnumber=01&paper=mc&section=fp

 

Archive search: http://cold.jrnl.com/cfdocs/new/mc/searchffx.cfm

Title: "A state exercise?"

Author: Kelly Smith

Cost: No

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HAMPTON ROADS TO GET PED-FRIENDLY OFFICES

According to a Dec. 29th story in the Hampton Roads (VA) Daily

Press, "Three high-powered tenants have announced intentions to be

among the first tenants for an office building in New Town, a

pedestrian-friendly community to include homes, workplaces, shopping

and recreation. SunTrust Bank, the accounting firm of Witt, Mares & Co.

and the law firm of Kaufman & Canoles all said they want space in a

three-story, 60,000-square-foot building that will be constructed on

Monticello Avenue, across the street from the new James City County

Courthouse.

 

"All three have written letters to New Town Associates LLC, developers

of the 300-acre community, stating their interest. They were waiting

for the James City County Board of Supervisors to rezone the project

before proceeding with the final leasing steps, said Dave Iwans,

president of Dave Iwans & Associates in Norfolk, the marketing and

public relations firm representing the development..."

 

Source: http://www.dailypress.com/news/yahoo/dp-01996sy0dec29 .story

Archive search: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/dailypress/index.html

Title: "3 tenants turn eyes to New Town"

Author: Jody Snider

Cost: Yes, after 7 days

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'SIM-FORD' SHOWS EFFECTS OF DRIVER DISTRACTIONS

In a Dec. 2001 article in Popular Science, automotive editor Dan

McCosh said "My passenger in the Ford Taurus I'm driving suggests we

skip through Bob Dylan's 'Positively 4th Street.' It's not my favorite

song either. I start to fiddle with the CD player in the instrument

panel. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I see that I'm running off

the road into a ditch at 60 mph.

 

"There are no screams of alarm. In fact, my passenger, Jeff Greenberg,

a group leader at Ford's science labs, grins. No one is getting hurt

here. We're sitting in Ford's new $10 million simulator, designed to

study how people act while driving. Think of it as a big video game and

you've got the idea. Ford hopes the simulator will bring scientific

data to the nationwide debate over how distracting cell phones and other

electronic devices are for drivers.

 

"'How long do you think you can drive straight without moving the

wheel, before the car leaves the lane?' asks Greenberg, bemusedly.

'About 4 seconds?' I guess. 'About 4 to 6,' confirms Greenberg,

promptly..."

 

Source: http://www.popsci.com/auto/01/12/07/distraction/

Title: "Driven to Distraction"

Author: Dan McCosh

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VANCOUVER TO GET BIKE/PED FERRIES?

According to a Dec. 22nd story in the Vancouver Sun, News story,

"Two routes crossing the Fraser River and one on Indian Arm are

front-runners for a Greater Vancouver regional district proposal to

establish a small-ferry service for pedestrians and cyclists.

 

"Although officials won't confirm the three -- short-listed from 11

proposed routes -- they agree the leading contenders for the pilot

project are the Fraser River between Richmond and Ladner, the Fraser

between the Pattullo Bridge on the Surrey side and New Westminster's

Sapperton Landing, and Indian Arm between Belcarra and Deep Cove..."

 

Source:

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/story.asp?id={35AE40F3-1F19-4665-9FFD-2FC9DB615C5F

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/story.asp?id={35AE40F3-1F19-4665-9FFD-2FC9DB615C5F

 

Archive search: http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/archives/

Title: Three routes favoured for small ferries"

Author: Larry Pynn

Cost: No but access is time-limited

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SAN ANTONIO'S BICYCLE CHRISTMAS

According to a Dec. 128th story on KSAT TV in San Antonio, Texas,

"More than 550 bicycles were donated to the Bikes For Tykes Campaign

this year, but many more bikes are needed for children ages 9 to 15.

KSAT 12 joined Youth Alternatives and the San Antonio Police Department

this year to collect new bicycles for needy area children. 'All the

children that are going to benefit from this program are all living in

the poverty level,' Youth Alternatives spokeswoman Gloria Trevino said.

'Everyone who has filled out an application is living on $600 a month

or less.'

 

"The sponsors are especially grateful to Hermes Music, which donated

more than 300 bicycles to the campaign. 'It feels good when you kind of

go to someone's home, and you knock on the door, and you say, 'Here is

what we got for you,' San Antonio police officer Robert Esquivel said.

'The kids' eyes light up, and it's great.' Bike donations are being

accepted at Crossroads Mall, Regal Cinemas and the KSAT 12 studios at

1408 N. St. Mary's St..."

 

Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ksat/20011211/lo/1006464_1.html

Title: "550 Bikes Donated To Local Christmas Campaign"

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BRIT MOTORIST LOBBY WORKS AGAINST SPEED CAMERAS

According to a Dec. 29th story in the Spectator, "In spite of clear

evidence of the success of speed-camera trials -- in a typical

experiment accidents on Nottingham's ring road fell by half when

cameras were installed -- the Home Secretary has ruled that these fair

and incorruptible machines be rendered useless. In a sop to the

militant motorists' lobby, all new speed cameras will have to be

painted in bright colours and mounted in prominent positions. Motorists

able to prove that they could not see a speed camera in time to slow

down will be able to have their convictions quashed, and the police

will be obliged to remove the offending devices. The reason, according

to Mr. Blunkett, is that speed cameras act as a deterrent only if they

are visible. It is not a very convincing argument.

 

Source:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php3?table=old&section=current&issue=2001-12-29&id=1431

http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php3?table=old&section=current&issue=2001-12-29&id=1431

 

Archive search:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/frontpage.php3?table=old&section=back&issue=2001-12-29

http://www.spectator.co.uk/frontpage.php3?table=old&section=back&issue=2001-12-29

 

Title: "They've got the wrong man"

Cost: No

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ORLANDO'S PEDALLING PARAMEDICS

According to a Jan. 3rd story in the Orlando (FL) Sentinel, "As

Orlando rang in a new year, the Fire Department's paramedics were

patrolling downtown streets -- on two wheels. While the Orlando Police

Department's bicycle officers have become familiar sights, the city's

25-person squad of bike-riding medics has been less visible. The team's

10 Cannondale mountain bikes each carry about 40 pounds of life-saving

gear -- defibrillators, oxygen, drugs and other equipment the medics

would need to help victims of heart attacks or barroom brawls.

 

"City officials say the two-person bike teams can navigate downtown's

crowds and traffic faster than rescue trucks. 'We can go through

crowds, alleys. We take our bikes into high-rise office buildings, up

escalators -- we go everywhere,' Lt. Mark Austin said. Four pairs of

medics, including Austin, were on duty Monday night and into the early

hours of 2002..."

 

Source:

http://orlandosentinel.com/news/yahoo/orl-locbike03010302jan03.story?coll=orl%2Dnewsaol%2Dheadlines

http://orlandosentinel.com/news/yahoo/orl-locbike03010302jan03.story?coll=orl%2Dnewsaol%2Dheadlines

 

Archive search: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/orlandosentinel/

Title: "Bikes speed medical help"

Cost: Yes

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And now for something completely different:

SAVE PLANET POLLUTO

"The Pollutonians need your help to save their planet from the

ravages of air pollution."

http://www.planetpolluto.com

 

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"SOCIAL JUSTICE IS PART OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION"

Article by Henry Holmes that says, in part, "In our society, if one is

unable to afford a car, one may not be able to afford a job..."

http://www.newdream.org/transport/social.html

 

"NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESPIRATORY CENTER REPORTS"

Website allows one to choose a health-related issue and an atmosphere

and to view a report with citations for journal articles, conference

papers, and technical and/or government documents. You can also view

citations related to the Statistical Approach to Mixtures Problems.

http://www.nercenter.org/canned.htm

 

"TRANSPORTATION EQUITY"

Volume 5, Number 1 (Fall/Winter 2001) is available now; it is a

newsletter of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark

Atlanta University.

http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/transequnewsvol5.htm

 

"THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND THE PREVENTION OF ROAD INJURIES: PHONE BOOK ANALYSIS"

An article in the British Medical Journal by Ian Roberts, Tessa

Hosford, and Phil Edwards (BMJ 2001;323 1485). Available from:

http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/323/7327/1485

 

"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

 

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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: carlos@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 >  TRANSPORTATION PGM SPECIALIST -- CORVALLIS, OR

Transportation Program Specialist ($3,065.14 - $3,756.10 per month)

Corvallis Public Works Department is seeking a dynamic, motivated

individual who is creative, problem-solving, energetic and dedicated to

serving the community. Specialist will perform duties in five major

areas: Bike and Pedestrian programs; Transportation Demand Management;

Alternate Mode Technical assistance, Traffic and Parking issues.

Applicant must have an associates degree and/or a combination of

education, experience, and training providing the knowledge, skills and

abilities necessary to perform the job; a minimum of two years of

experience working in public transportation or a related field in.

required; a demonstrated knowledge of transportation planning,

transportation demand management and/or bike and pedestrian design; two

years of experience in communicating with the public; ability to work

independently, identify and design new programs, adapt to changing

priorities; good communication, interpersonal, technical writing, and

organizational skills.

Ability to operate computers using spreadsheets, databases and word

processing applications at a basic to intermediate level. Possess a

valid Oregon drivers license and driving record that meets the City of

Corvallis standards. Interested applicants should contact the City of

Corvallis Personnel Division, 501 SW Madison Avenue, P.O. Box 1083,

Corvallis, Oregon 97339-1083, (541) 766-6955; TTY (541) 766-6477 to

obtain a City of Corvallis application form. Applications must be

received at the above address by 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2002.

Applications received after January 11, 2002, will not be considered.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an official completed City of

Corvallis application but are encouraged to be include with the

application form. Download an application form at

http://www.ci.corvallis.or.us/cmo/jobline.html

 

JOB >  FIELD OFFICE PGM MGR -- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a national, nonprofit

organization providing technical assistance to agencies, government and

local trail groups to acquire, design and develop trails; promoting the

use of trails as a component of creating livable communities with

close-to-home transportation and recreation potential; working at the

federal, state and local level on trail and greenway policy and funding

issues.

The Program Manager position requires a person who is excited about the

opportunity to promote trails in an effort to build more livable

communities throughout California and who will dive into the challenges

that come with working in a small, feisty non-profit. The nature of the

field office also requires someone who can work well in a team-oriented

office setting. This person will be expected to develop expertise in

all major areas of RTC's work, including providing technical assistance

to communities to help develop, fund and build rail-trails, and

promoting legislation and policies at the local, state and national

level that help create trails and greenways. Requirements: This senior

level position reports to the State Director and requires someone with

significant experience in some combination of the following

backgrounds: parks & recreation, public health or transportation

policy; land use planning/conservation/advocacy; landscape

architecture; non-profit management and resource development.

Familiarity

y with California politics and smart growth issues a plus. Compensation

depends on experience. RTC provides excellent health, dental and

vacation benefits. To apply send cover letter, resume and salary

requirements to: Search Committee (PrgMgr), Rails-to-Trails

Conservancy, 26 O'Farrell St., Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94108.

Position open until filled. We plan to begin interviews in mid-January.

Info: Amanda Eaken (415) 397-2220. email: aeaken@transact.org

 

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 >  DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR -- MICHIGAN LAND USE INSTITUTE

The Michigan Land Use Institute, one of America's largest and most

effective state-based public interest and advocacy organizations, is

seeking an experienced and skilled development director. We seek an

exceptional person to establish a peerless fundraising program that

ensures the Institute's long term security. Our $1 million annual

budget is derived from foundation grants, consulting fees, and more

than 2,000 member families, businesses, local governments, and

organizations.

The Institute recruits first-rate people and turns them loose to do

great things. We reward achievement, prize collegiality, and respect

individuality. Flexible hours, competitive wages and benefits, lunch

time swims in the porcelain-blue waters of Crystal Lake (optional), a

stunning landscape of dunes and forests, and a restorative small town

pace also make the Institute a premier place to work. Salary is

negotiable and commensurate with experience and skills. If this

position interests you or someone you know, please send a cover letter,

resume, and writing samples to: Hans Voss, Executive Director, Michigan

Land Use Institute, PO Box 228, Benzonia, MI 49616. Or send materials

by email to:jobs@mlui.org.

Job posting: http://www.mlui.org/html/newsitems/devdirector.asp

To learn more about the Institute see: http://www.mlui.org.

 

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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