C-E-N-T-E-R-L-I-N-E-S

Issue #37 Friday, February 1, 2002

 

F-E-A-T-U-R-E-S

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Calif. Bill May Create Bike/Ped Mobility Fund

Healthy People 2010 Info Access Project

New Jersey Gov Axes Planning Office

EPA Announces New Initiatives

Cutting Oil Dependence

Is Your City on the 100 Most Car-Free List?

A Reader's Letter to the Surgeon General

 

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State Dots to Take Financial Hit?

Daytona to Get Dale Earnhardt Ped Bridge

Two American Cyclists Killed in Vietnam Traffic

Maryland County to Spend $117 Million for Walking

Austin Bike Crashes Double, Ped Crashes Jump 50%

Tragic Day for NYC Pedestrians

S.F. Peninsula Cities Work to Lower Tensions

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CALIF. BILL MAY CREATE BIKE/PED MOBILITY FUND

According to the Jan. 29th edition of the CalBike Report,

"California Bicycle Coalition is proud to announce that Senator Tom

Torlakson (D.- Antioch) will author legislation to create an estimated

$10 million annual fund for physical activity promotion within the

state health department. The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Mobility and

Safety Fund will be sustained by adding $4 onto every moving violation

citation. A recent study by the Southern California Injury Prevention

Research Center at UCLA revealed that motorists with a history of

moving violations are 3.9 times more likely to be involved in a

fatality collision with a child pedestrian, yet none of the $145+

million the state annually collects from moving violations supports

programs improving bicyclist or pedestrian safety. 'This will be our

biggest bill yet,' says CBC board member Ryan Snyder. Look for links to

legislative language, fact sheets and action alerts in future issues of

CalBike Report."

 

For more info on the CalBike Report, visit the CalBike website at:

http://www.CalBike.org/index.htm

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HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010 INFO ACCESS PROJECT

" According a recent newsletter from the CDC, "Partners in

Information Access for Public Health Professionals makes it easy to

search PubMed for scientific journal articles related to achieving

selected Healthy People 2010 objectives. A single click retrieves

articles geared to 32 objectives in the following topics: Access to

Quality Health Services, Disability and Secondary Conditions, Food

Safety, Public Health Infrastructure, Respiratory Diseases, and

Environmental Health (see list of searchable objectives below). Also

includes links to relevant community and clinical preventive service

guidelines and MEDLINEplus topics. PubMed is a National Library of

Medicine database that provides access to over 11 million citations

from MEDLINE and other life science journals. Expansion of the pilot

site is planned..."

 

Visit: http://nnlm.gov/partners/hp

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NEW JERSEY GOV AXES PLANNING OFFICE

According to an article in the Jan. 28th edition of Mobilizing the

Region, "Editorial boards around New Jersey lambasted Governor Jim

McGreevey on Friday for wiping out the professional staff of the Office

of State Planning with layoffs earlier in the week. The Office oversees

New Jersey's State Development and Redevelopment Plan, which on paper

directs development to cities and other areas with mature

infrastructures.

 

"McGreevey had campaigned on an anti-sprawl platform, and pledged to

strengthen the state plan. Now, the 'Bergen Record' calls him 'a man

without a plan,' and other papers question his commitment to contain

sprawl. In response to the flap, McGreevey said he would reconstitute

the state planning office in the future, and launch a task force on

sprawl issues.

 

"The editorials drew attention to the loss of staff experience at the

planning office. But perhaps some good can come from a reorganization

of the state's anti-sprawl efforts. Executive agencies whose projects

have profound land use impacts like the NJ Department of Transportation

have never taken the state plan seriously. But state agencies and their

capital and local aid programs have the ability to structure public

investment and encourage municipal behavior in ways that can strongly

reinforce state plan policies. If McGreevey can get the big agencies in

line behind the state plan, it will be a step forward in New Jersey's

struggle with sprawl."

 

Source: Mobilizing the Region, Tri-State Transportation Campaign

http://www.tstc.org

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EPA ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES

In a Jan. 24th speech at the "Partners for Smart Growth" conference

in San Diego, EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman announced two

new initiatives, "The first includes key strategies for open space

preservation to help us build Smart Growth principles into the already

successful brownfields program. In the coming year, EPA will provide

additional grants and technical assistance to pilot communities that

are redeveloping brownfields in a manner that is consistent with their

own goals for smart growth. With hundreds of thousands of brownfields

needing attention across the country, it is clear that we will need to

prioritize. This is one way of doing that, and it will help communities

achieve the goals they have set for Smart Growth in their area.

 

"The second initiative will help us ensure that smart growth success

stories are shared with everyone. The best way to encourage more

sensible development is to show people that smart growth is already

working to improve the quality of life in the town or state next door.

It relies on one of the most powerful tools we have for smart growth -

'keeping up with the Jones'.'

 

"That is why the EPA will establish a National Award for Smart Growth

Achievement. This annual award will recognize communities and

individual leaders who have demonstrated innovation and success in

applying smart growth principles - and I look forward to announcing the

first five recipients next year..."

 

For the rest of the speech, go to:

http://www.epa.gov/dced/whitman_sd_speech.htm

For a copy in pdf format, go to:

http://www.epa.gov/dced/pdf/whitman_sd_speech.pdf

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CUTTING OIL DEPENDANCE

According to a new report by economist and bicycle/pedestrian

advocate Charles Komanoff of Komanoff Energy Associates, "The United

States can cut its oil use easily by 5%, and, with greater effort, by

10%, virtually overnight, thus improving national security by rendering

obsolete our network of oil-producing client states ? the 'assets' that

put America in the line of fire on September 11 and still keep us there.

 

"These savings, exceeding U.S. imports from Saudi Arabia, can occur

immediately by tapping Americans? desire, expressed repeatedly in

recent months, to collectively change individual behavior so as to

reduce our dependence on oil and the nation's exposure to future

attacks.

 

"...Three-fourths of these savings come from eliminating the least

essential car and air travel. The remainder comes largely from a

nationwide electricity conservation campaign modeled after incentives

and public-service programs that reduced power use in California by 5%

last year..."

 

A pdf of the report is available at: http://www.rightofway.org

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IS YOUR CITY ON THE 100 MOST CAR-FREE LIST?

Jim Gregory of Bikes At Work recently announced the availability of

lists of "Car-free household and carfree commuting behavior data for

the major 114 metro areas in the US." The Bikesatwork.com website also

lists:

 

- 100 Most CarFree Communities

- 100 Most Biked Communities

- 100 Most Walked Communities

- 100 Communities w/ the Highest-Used Transit Services

 

Visit: http://www.bikesatwork.com/information/carfree/2000msa.html.

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A READER'S LETTER TO THE SURGEON GENERAL

Dear Surgeon General's Office:

 

:In the obesity report ('Families and communities') you state 'Create

and implement public policy related to the provision of safe and

accessible sidewalks, walking and bicycle paths, and stairs.'

 

"As the former President and Board member of a statewide cycling

organization, the Hawaii Bicycling League, I would argue that the last

thing we need are more 'bicycle paths' if they start and lead to

nowhere and have no purpose as part of our transportation

infrastructure. This, unfortunately, is often the case.

 

"Bicycling or walking are not recommendations made in the Workplace

section of the report, although these should be obvious ways to

increase physical activity associated with work. We should be providing

commuters with safe and efficient alternatives to the family car. Fact

is, work is where we spend the greater part of our day. If we can

integrate exercise into our work life, we can attack the sedentary

lifestyle problem. However, many Americans are locked in their cars,

and will remain there until we begin addressing the crying need for

efficient, safe alternatives to Old Belchfire.

 

"We need safer streets for commuters and school kids, and we need

destinations that reward walking, bicycling, and other active methods

of locomotion. Transportation is an overarching topic which transcends

other discussions (families, work, communities) because it connects all

of them. Too often it is neglected in the discussion.

Cheers, Khal Spencer: khalil@losalamos.com

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QUOTABLE QUOTE

Thanks to Michael Ronkin of Oregon DOT for this one, from the Jan.

29th edition of the Portland Oregonian. "Actress Nicole Kidman will

move from LA to London with her two children next year. One reason:

'You can't go for a walk in Los Angeles.'"

 

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STATE DOTS TO TAKE FINANCIAL HIT?

According to a Jan 25th article in the Washington Post, "State

road-building budgets across the nation, already confronting

recession-year deficits, will lose $9.1 billion in federal trans-

portation money next year because of plummeting gas tax collections,

according to new estimates by the U.S. Treasury Department. In the

Washington area alone, federal money for road and transit projects

could drop by close to $400 million, transportation officials said

today.

 

"Officials in the region predicted that federal funds for smaller

projects and ones that have not been started might have to be shifted

to ensure completion of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge and the

Springfield interchange. Virginia Transportation Secretary Whittington

W. Clement called the loss of $211 million in federal funds 'another

crippling blow' to the state's transportation budget and said that it

would force his department to cancel or delay more projects.

 

'"There is going to be a steep reduction in federal money. It's going

to require that we make further adjustments,' Clement said after

testifying before the Senate Finance Committee. 'How bad is it? How bad

do you want it to be?'..."

 

Source:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34664-2002Jan24.html

Archive search:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-adv/archives/front.htm

Cost: Yes

Title: "Road Funds Expected To Take Big Federal Hit"

Author: Michael D. Shear

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DAYTONA TO GET DALE EARNHARDT PED BRIDGE

According to a Jan. 24th story on WJLA-TV, "A new pedestrian

overpass outside Daytona International Speedway has been named in honor

of Dale Earnhardt, who died at the track last year. City commissioners

unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday naming the overpass The

Dale Earnhardt Memorial Bridge.

 

"Mayor Bud Asher said speedway officials have agreed to pay the cost of

putting plaques honoring Earnhardt at both ends of the bridge.

Earnhardt, a seven-time Winston Cup champion, was killed in a crash on

the last lap of last year's Daytona 500. Construction of the $4.2

million overpass, which spans International Speedway Boulevard, should

be finished by Friday."

 

Source: http://www.wjla.com/showstory.hrb?f=s&s=28710&f1=spo&f2=spo

Archive search: http://www.wjla.com (use the Key Word Search)

Cost: No

Title: "Pedestrian Overpass To Honor Dale Earnhardt"

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TWO AMERICAN CYCLISTS KILLED IN VIETNAM TRAFFIC

According to a Jan. 29th AP story, "Two American tourists have been

killed while bicycling this month in Vietnam, where traffic accidents

are up sharply in recent years, officials said Tuesday. Jean Woodhead

Yokes, 65, was hit by a truck on Jan. 19 while on a bicycling tour with

12 other women, and an American man died after a motorbike hit the

tandem bicycle he was riding with his wife on Jan. 16. The man's name

was not released. His wife was also injured when their bicycle was hit

head-on by a motorbike on a road from Dalat to the coastal town of Phan

Rang, police in central Ninh Thuan province said.

 

"Yokes was killed while riding from Danang to the ancient town of Hoi

An on a tour organized by Trails of Indochina, a tour company official

said. Witnesses said it appeared Yokes fell off her bike and was hit by

the truck, which dragged her more than 100 feet, said Danang City

spokesman Le Thi Thu Hanh.

 

"...More than 10,000 people were killed last year in traffic accidents

in Vietnam, a record number. Officials blame poor observance of laws

and the sharp increase in the number of motorbikes. The U.S. Consulate

in Ho Chi Minh City said there are plans to revise the State Department

travel advisory to warn visitors about traffic problems in Vietnam."

 

Source:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20020129/wl/vietnam_tourist_deaths_1.html

Title: "2 Americans Killed Cycling in Vietnam"

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MARYLAND COUNTY TO SPEND $117 MILLION FOR WALKING

According to a Jan. 28th story on WJLA-TV, "Montgomery County

[Maryland] Executive Doug Duncan is putting an extra million dollars

into pedestrian safety efforts. Over the next five years, Duncan has

committed $117 million to efforts to make the county's streets safer

for those who walk and cycle through the county. The extra money is

being added in response to recommendations from a taskforce Duncan

created 19 months ago.

 

"The Blue Ribbon Panel on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety is also

recommending that traffic enforcement and education efforts be

conducted by county police. The panel wants stepped up enforcement of

traffic laws. They also want police to spend more time educating

pedestrians about the risks of crossing busy roads without the

protection of traffic signals and crosswalks. Duncan is creating a

pedestrian safety advisory board and appointing a senior aide to serve

has his pedestrian safety coordinator."

 

Source: http://www.wjla.com/showstory.hrb?f=n&s=29098&f1=loc&f2=loc

Archive search: http://www/wjla.com (use the Key Word Search)

Cost: No

Title: "Duncan Promises Additional Funds for Pedestrian Safety"

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AUSTIN BIKE CRASHES DOUBLE, PED CRASHES JUMP 50%

According to a Jan. 25th story on KEYE TV in Austin, TX, ABC News

story, "The Austin police department is working on improving its

response to the community in the areas of crime and public safety. The

report, obtained by KEYE news has not been published... and contains

the goals and the actual figures for areas like crime, costs, and

traffic. The most disturbing traffic data in this report has to do with

people on bicycles and on foot. The report reveals some surprising

numbers in regarding traffic. It is taking police longer to clear

traffic accidents from IH-35.... an average of fifty three minutes.

That's about thirteen minutes longer than the year before. Insurance

experts say it is because there are more cars. Auto bicycle accidents

doubled last year. Auto pedestrian accidents jumped over fifty percent."

 

Source:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/keye/20020124/lo/unpublished_report_indicates_apd_trying_to_response_time_to_crime_and_safety_1.html

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/keye/20020124/lo/unpublished_report_indicates_apd_trying_to_response_time_to_crime_and_safety_1.html

Title: "Unpublished Report Indicates APD Trying To Response Time To

Crime And Safety"

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TRAGIC DAY FOR NYC PEDESTRIANS

According to a Jan. 30th story in the New York Post, "A 61-year old

man was killed in a Brooklyn hit-and-run, and a Bronx boy was left

clinging to life in separate car accidents yesterday, police said.

Giuseppe Pappa-Andre was struck by a white convertible as he was

crossing the intersection of 15th Avenue and 86th Street in Dyker

Heights at 9:20 p.m. last night. Pappa-Andre died nearly an hour later

at Lutheran Hospital. Cops were looking for the driver.

 

"A few hours earlier, Christopher Cabreja, 6, was hit by a livery cab

in Washington Heights. He was walking on West 179th Street near Audubon

Avenue at 3:45 p.m. when he bolted between two parked vehicles into the

street. The driver was unable to stop before hitting Christopher, cops

said. The driver was not charged. The boy was taken to

Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital."

 

Source: http://www.nypost.com/seven/01302002/news/regionalnews/40169.htm

Archive search: http://archives.nypost.com/nypost/

Cost: Free for 7 days

Title: "Tragic Day For Pedestrians"

Author: Eric Lenkowitz

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S.F. PENINSULA CITIES WORK TO LOWER TENSIONS

According to a Jan. 29th story in the San Jose Mercury News, "A car

and a bicycle approach an intersection with a right-turn-only lane. The

cyclist shifts to the left to continue straight, just as the motorist

signals to turn right. So who's the jerk? Turns out it could be either.

Both are following the rules of the road. But misinformation and bad

behavior often lead to honking, yelling and rude gestures.

 

"Some Peninsula cities are trying to curb tension between cyclists and

drivers, in hopes of making the roads safer. Palo Alto is offering

street skills courses for cyclists, Menlo Park is considering lowering

the speed limit on Sand Hill Road and Woodside's bike committee has

proposed new road signs that read: 'Be Courteous, Share The Road.'"

 

Source: http://www0.mercurycenter.com/partners/docs1/023426.htm

Archive search: http://www0.mercurycenter.com/resources/search/

Cost: Free for 7 days

Title: "Peninsula cities trying to help cyclists, drivers share the

road"

Author: Ann E. Marimow

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And now for something completely different:

 

FREE PALINDROMES!

"A palindrome is a word, phrase or number that reads the same

forwards and backward."

 

Are poets a waste? Opera!

Madam in Eden, I'm Adam.

No lemons, no melon.

Was it a cat I saw?

http://www.palindromes.org/ target="_blank">http://www.palindromes.org/

 

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"MANUAL ON UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES"

Millennium Edition with incorporated Revision No. 1 changes, dated

December 28, 2001

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/kno-millennium_12.28.01.htm

 

"GUIDE TO BICYCLE PROJECT AND PROGRAM FUNDING IN CALIFORNIA (DRAFT)"

Trying to find the bucks for your (California) bike project?

http://www.calbike.org/pdfs/primary%20funding%20sources.pdf

 

"OVERVIEW OF THE WALKING SECURITY INDEX PILOT STUDY"

PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Barry Wellar of the Univ. of Ottawa on

the "Walking Security Index;" given to the Transportation and Transit

Committee, City of Ottawa.

http://www.city.ottawa.on.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/ttc/2001/11-07/minutes15.htm

 

"CITY OF PALO ALTO NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC CALMING PROGRAM"

An extensive online guide to Palo Alto's program and traffic calming

facilities.

http://www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/ntcp/booklet/ntcpbook.pdf

 

"AMISH BUGGY SAFETY ON OHIO'S STATE ROADWAY SYSTEM"

Ohio DOT's Amish Buggy study is now on the web:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/planning/Studies/AmishBuggy/AmishBuggy.htm

 

"DENVER BICYCLE MASTER PLAN UPDATE"

"Covers a number of topics including Downtown, Major Missing Links,

Trails and Recreational Bicycling.

http://www.denvergov.org/Bicycle_Program/59810116template3jump.asp

 

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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 , 700 Melvin Ave. Suite 7B, Annapolis MD 21401; voice:

(410) 810-9011; email: info@onelesscar.org

Website: http://www.onelesscar.org/

 

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, Metropolitan Transportation Planning

Course, Newington CT. Info: Susan Winter, National Transit Institute,

(732) 9321700, ext. 17.

 

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,

AZ. 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 NV.

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

 

April 25-26, 2002, How to Turn a Place Around training course, New

York, NY. Info: Harriet Festing, Project for Public Spaces, 153 Waverly

Place, 4th floor, New York, NY 10014; voice: (212) 620-5660; email:

hfesting@pps.org

Website: http://www.pps.org/nyc_training.htm target="_blank">http://www.pps.org/nyc_training.htm

 

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

 

May 13-15, 2002, Context Sensitive Solutions training course, Rutgers

University Inn, New Brunswick, NJ. Info: Harriet Festing, Project for

Public Spaces, 153 Waverly Place, 4th floor, New York, NY 10014; voice:

(212) 620-5660; email: hfesting@pps.org

Website: http://www.pps.org

 

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/ProWalk02, 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 > SR. TRANS. PLANNER/BIKE-PED COORD. -- MODOT 

The Missouri Department of Transportation, Jefferson City, seeks a qualified

individual to fill this position. This person must demonstrate a

commitment to non-motorized means of transportation by having a keen

interest in the fields of bicycling and walking, and is personally

supportive of these modes of transportation; have working knowledge of

transportation and planning to analyze and plan bikeways in a broader

planning context; and analyze and plan pedestrian facilities. A

bachelor's degree in civil engineering or in transportation, planning,

public administration, economic development, or a related field is

required. Beginning monthly salary is $3442 - $4018, depending on

successful applicant's experience. We offer an excellent benefits

package. EEO/AA. An application may be obtained by calling toll free

1-877-605-1435 or can be printed from our website,

http://www.modot.state.mo.us, under Job Opportunities.

Application with resume and college transcript must be postmarked by

February 8, 2002, and submitted to: Missouri Department of

Transportation, Human Resources, P. O. Box 270, 2217 St. Mary's

Boulevard, Jefferson City, MO 65102

 

JOB  > EX. DIR. -- BICYCLE COLORADO

Bicycle Colorado, a statewide non-profit group working to improve

conditions for bicycling, seeks an Executive Director. The successful

applicant will possess a college degree, fundraising skills, non-profit

or business management experience, advocacy or organizing experience,

public relations skills and bicycling experience. The Executive

Director will work with board, staff, volunteers, members and public to

achieve Bicycle Colorado's mission to promote and encourage bicycling,

increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for cyclists in

Colorado.

 

The Bicycle Colorado office will be located in Denver as of March 1st,

2002. Salary will be based upon the skills and experience of the final

candidate. A more detailed job description is available at

http://www.bicyclecolo.org. Send cover letter, salary requirements and

resume to execsearch@bicyclecolo.org. Attachments should be Word or

.pdf format. Application deadline is February 1st, 2002. All

information provided will be kept in strict confidence.

 

JOB  > EX. DIR. -- GROWTH MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE

The GMLA is based in Washington DC. Experience in field, good

fundraising and program development, leadership building skills all

essential. More info: http://www.gmla.org/exdir.html. Candidates should email

letter of interest with resume to: and mail same to

GMLA Search Consultant, 1616 Delaware St., Berkeley CA 94703.

 

JOB  > FIELD OFFICE PGM MGR -- RTC

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 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.

 

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