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

Issue #38 Friday, February 15, 2002

 

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"Active for Life" Office Open for Business

STPP Launches Reauthorization Website

EPA Publishes 'Getting To Smart Growth'

Mayor Daley's Bicycling Ambassadors

Spanish Cyclists Blunt Anti-Bike Legislation

Sec. Mineta to Address National Bike Summit

Belmond (Ia) is the Place to Be!

PPS Offers Scholarships For Workshop

Oops! Centerlines Mum On Rumble Advisory

 

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Mexico City's Historic District Goes Pedestrian

Calif. Radar Guns Aimed at Neighborhood Traffic

Cars Banned in Smog-Bound Northern Italy

Dallas-Ft. Worth's Berry Street to Get Facelift

Broward Co. (Fl) to Get 183 Mi. of Trails

Pedestrian-Friendly Ground Zero Proposal

Pay to Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge?

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ACTIVE FOR LIFE OFFICE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

According to a Jan. 22nd news release, the School of Rural Public

Health (SRPH) at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

has launched a new program called "Active For Life," with support from

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The purpose is to help improve

physical activity levels in adults, age 50 and older.

 

The four-year $8.7-million grants program will operate under the

direction of Marcia Ory, who recently joined the faculty at the SRPH.

The National Program Office will provide technical assistance and

support for up to eight grants to be awarded to local, state, or

regional organizations who respond to the Active for Life Call for

Proposal.

 

"Over a four-year period, Active for Life grantee sites will recruit

1,000 people age 50 and older to participate in programs that will

test, replicate, and expand a research tested method to increase

physical activity among mid-life and older adults at the community

level. The grantees will work with one of two model strategies that

help participants incorporate physical activity into their daily

routines.

 

"These are models that have been successful in highly controlled

research settings. We are eager to investigate how effective the

interventions are for mid-life and older adults when implemented in

real-world community settings with more diverse populations."

 

For more information about Active for Life, visit:

http://www.activeforlife.info

or email them at activeforlife@srph.tamu.edu

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STPP LAUNCHES REAUTHORIZATION WEBSITE

According to the Feb. 12th news release from the Surface

Transportation Policy Project, "STPP launched a new website this

morning, tea3.org. The site will keep you posted on the hearing

schedule, policy issues, and other developments in the TEA21

reauthorization process. The current news item is an analysis of

the Bush budget.

 

"In addition, a new report is available on our transact.org website,

"The 2002 Summary of Safe Routes to School Programs in the United

States". It includes an inventory of safe routes to schools programs

currently underway around the country. The report was a project of

Transportation Alternatives, produced in conjunction with STPP and

funded by Bikes Belong, League of American Bicyclists, the National

Center for Bicycling and Walking, and the Thunderhead Alliance of State

and Local Bicycle Advocates."

 

For more info, visit:

http://www.tea3.org

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EPA PUBLISHES 'GETTING TO SMART GROWTH'

According a recent news release from the U.S. Environmental

Protection Agency (EPA), "'Getting to Smart Growth: 100 Policies for

Implementation' is a new publication in the ongoing smart growth series

from the Smart Growth Network and the International City/County

Management Association (ICMA). The policy guide was officially released

at the Partners for Smart Growth conference by EPA Administrator

Christine Todd Whitman on January 24, 2002. Whitman said the

publication 'is especially valuable because it will help communities

turn smart growth ideas into action.'

 

"This 100-page resource serves as a 'roadmap' for states and

communities that have recognized the need for smart growth, but are

unclear on how to achieve it. The document provides ten policy options

to achieve each of the ten Smart Growth Principles endorsed by the

Smart Growth Network. For example, to achieve the smart growth

objective of mixed land uses, communities are offered policy options

ranging from efforts to encourage employees to live near their work, to

the adoption of parallel building codes to foster more innovative

design, to the conversion of declining commercial centers into

mixed-use developments. Each policy is supported with 'Practice Tips'

which offer additional resources or brief case studies of communities

that have applied the approach to achieve smart growth. A matrix

demonstrates how each policy can achieve multiple smart growth

objectives."

 

A free hard copy may be obtained by contacting Juanita Smith at (202)

260-6226; via e-mail at smith.juanita@epa.gov; or by faxing your

request to (202) b260-0174. It is also available free online at:

http://www.smartgrowth.org or http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth

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MAYOR DALEY'S BICYCLING AMBASSADORS

According to the ChicagoLand Bicycle Federation's website, "From May

through October, 2001, the City of Chicago deployed four outreach

specialists known as Mayor Daley's Bicycling Ambassadors. Their goals:

 

- Cut the number of bicycling-related injuries.

-Through education, help all users -- bike riders, motorists, and

pedestrians better share roads and off-road paths.

 

- Create more livable neighborhoods by helping more people to bicycle.

 

"Working in teams of two or more, the Ambassadors made over 100

appearances at events city-wide, reaching approximately 9,600 people

directly and an additional 700,000 via the news media. Most of the

people in direct contact with the Ambassadors received bike-safety and

encouragement publications that described elements of the Ambassador

campaigns..."

 

According to Dave Glowacz of the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, "The

33-page report, with photos throughout, shows how the Ambassadors

brought bicycling education to 10,000 people in face-to-face contacts.

When it debuted last year the Bicycling Ambassadors program became the

first public-outreach effort of its kind in the United States. The

Chicagoland Bicycle Federation operates Mayor Daley's Bicycling

Ambassadors under contract to the Chicago Dept. of Transportation."

 

The Program's 2001 Report is available at:

http://www.biketraffic.org/ambassador/report

CBF's Dave Glowacz may be reached at glow@chibikefed.org

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SPANISH CYCLISTS BLUNT ANTI-BIKE LEGISLATION

According to the Feb. issue of T&E Bulletin, a publication of the

European Federation for Transport and Environment, "Cycle campaigners

in Spain are celebrating a partial victory against a law introduced

three years ago which the cycling community saw as 'anti-cyclist.' The

1999 Law for the Adaptation of Transport Norms to Cycling was seen by

many as a package of measures hostile to cyclists, with the potential

to be repeated in other countries. But a coalition of sports, leisure

and transport cyclists has gained several concessions in the Reform of

the Spanish Transport Law which came into force last month.

 

"Hildegard Resinger from ConBici, which coordinates various groups

representing people who use cycles as a means of transport, said: 'When

Miguel Indurain won the Tour de France it unleashed a wave of cycling

fever in Spain. This law was an attempt to make the roads safer with

all these new cyclists on them, but in reality the law should have been

called the Adaptation of Cycling to Transport Norms.'..."

 

To read the rest of the story, download a PDF copy of the latest issue,

following this link:

http://www.t-e.nu/Publications/Bulletin/T&Ebul105online.pdf

To subscribe to the electronic version (free), send an e-mail to

mailto:majordomo@antenna.nl containing only the following text: "subscribe

bulletin-english" (without the quotes). Do not send a signature, and

leave the message header (subject line) blank.

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SEC. MINETA TO ADDRESS NATIONAL BIKE SUMMIT

According to a Feb. 8th release from the League of American

Bicyclists, "U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Minute will

offer the keynote luncheon address at the National Bike Summit on March

6 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in

Washington, DC. The audience will include hundreds of bicycle

advocates, bicycle industry leaders, as well as transportation, public

health and environmental professionals gathered to develop a common

agenda that promotes bicycling throughout our country. The 2002

National Bike Summit, March 6-8, will build on the inaugural Summit's

success with expanded programming and workshops and a full day of

meetings with Members of Congress.

 

"Elisa Margolis, Executive Director of the League, said, 'We are

delighted that Secretary Minute will address the Summit participants.

As one of the original authors of the ISTEA legislation, he understands

the need for balanced transportation and the importance of

bicycling.'..."

 

For more information, go to:

http://www.bikeleague.org/involved/bikesummit_schedule.htm

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BELMOND (IA) IS THE PLACE TO BE!

Realtors in some communities have come to appreciate the value of

short travel distances and walkable communities. For example, First

Realty Homes touts the benefits of locating in Belmond, Iowa, by

pointing out the covered sidewalks and colored crosswalks. Other

features they mention include a compact downtown with many shops, and

more. As they say, "With its small town pride, Belmond is a warm

community, which opens its doors to everyone. Belmond has the

convenience of shopping, schools and medical facilities without having

to travel long distances. The city has a unique downtown with covered

sidewalks and colored crosswalks. It truly is the place to be!"

 

To see what's up in Belmond go to:

http://www.firstrealtyhomes.com/belmond/cityinfo.asp

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PPS OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PLACE-MAKING WORKSHOP

According to a recent news release, Project for Public Spaces has

launched a new "MAKING PLACES Scholarship Fund: "The Scholarship Fund

will enable people of limited means to attend our popular 'How to Turn

a Place Around' training course. The two-day training course is based

on our broad experience and research in community-based planning and

decision-making, which has helped more than 1,000 communities in 46

U.S. states and 12 countries to 'turn their places around.'"

 

The Making Place Scholarship Fund is primarily devoted to the training

course itself; although PPS plans to fund stipends for two internships

at PPS to help prepare the course; the interns would then attend the

course as well.

 

For more info, go to:

http://www.pps.org/Products/scholarship_fund.htm

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OOPS! CENTERLINES MUM ON RUMBLE ADVISORY

Recently a reader pointed out that we hadn't covered the new

12/20/01 FHWA "Technical Advisory on Shoulder Rumble Strips." While we

have been readying a piece for the next NCBW Forum (#54), somehow the

CenterLines mention slipped through the cracks, for which we apologize.

In any event, the Technical Advisory contains "information on

state-of-the-practice for the design and installation of shoulder

rumble strips and provides guidelines for their use on appropriate

rural segments of the National Highway System (NHS)." Further, it

supersedes the information on shoulder rumble strips contained in a

Feb. 2, 1990 Technical Advisory (T 5040.29.

 

As with many reports, there are positives and negatives. Mac Elliot of

the Ace's Human Power Transportation Committee expressed concerns

about the harshness of the rumbles and the recommendation to use gaps

between sets of rumble strips instead of using a gentler design

overall. He also pointed out that FHWA goes along with rumbles on very

narrow shoulders if a minimum 1-ft clear area remains between the

rumble strip and the edge line for cyclist to ride. Dwight Kingsbury of

the Florida DOT bicycle/pedestrian program saw the Advisory as "not

bad" and pointed out that FHWA made no recommendation that rumble

strips be applied to non-freeway facilities, except when an engineering

study suggests they would reduce crash rates. Don Burrell of the OKI

Regional Council of Governments in Cincinnati said that his agency was

in general "agreement with the guidelines."

 

As mentioned above, we will be covering the Advisory in detail in the

NCBW Forum. In the meantime, to see the Advisory for yourself, go to:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/techadvs.htm

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QUOTABLE QUOTES

-> "Freedom of movement is the very essence of our free society...once

the right to travel is curtailed, all other rights suffer." -- Former

Supreme Court Justice William Douglas

 

-> "In Denmark, prices could get so high that the Danish will all be

going round on bicycles," -- Alfredo Filipina, director of

communications at auto industry committee ACEA. (in reference to an EU

proposal that could raise car prices in Denmark.

http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/020206/l06148462_1.html

 

 

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MEXICO CITY'S HISTORIC DISTRICT GOES PEDESTRIAN

According to a Feb. 13th AP story, "Mexico City officials unveiled a

plan to restore the city's 700-year-old historic district, bringing

life back to the center built upon foundations laid by the Aztecs in

1325. The plan, announced at a news conference Tuesday, will focuses on

a 30- block area surrounding the former Convent of San Francisco,

North America's first convent, some of whose remains still exist

scattered among more modern buildings.

 

The area chosen for the first, $50-million stage covers about

one-quarter of the two-square-mile, founded by the Aztecs. The area has

500 street vendors, said center borough president Dolores Padierna.

'We're going to offer them alternative spaces in which to sell,' she

said. 'We're not going to violently expel them.'

 

"New sidewalks and streetlights are planned. More police are also

planned to deal with the area's crime problem. To solve the area's

other major dilemma -- choking auto traffic-- the government is

considering closing a heavily trafficked street that runs outside the

former convent and turn it into a pedestrian mall..."

 

Source:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020214/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/mexico_downtown_rescue_2

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020214/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/mexico_downtown_rescue_2

 

Title: "Mexico City Unveils Restoration Plan"

Author: Mark Stevenson

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CALIF. RADAR GUNS AIMED AT NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC

According to a Feb. 4th story on KPIX-TV, "It may be easier than

ever to get a speeding ticket in Palo Alto (CA). Traffic zips along

Alma Street in Palo Alto at 50 miles an hour, where the speed limit is

35. For people who live along this residential thoroughfare, venturing

out the front driveway is always risky. 'It's really dangerous for

kids,' said Palo Alto resident Carmen Sandoval. "They have to be

indoors all the time.'

 

"But a change in state law now makes it easier for local police to

crack down on speeders. The radar gun is now in use on streets that had

been off-limits to radar. State law had prohibited radar in areas were

people consistently drove faster than the limit. The intent of the law

was to prevent speed traps.

 

"'In the past, there were many residential streets, or

quasi-residential thoroughfares where we couldn't work the radar,' said

Dan Ryan of the Palo Alto Police Department. 'People were speeding, and

neighbors were complaining. But the only alternative we had was raise

the speed limit or not work with radar.'

 

"A change in the law now allows radar on streets with a high density of

homes, or a great deal of pedestrian or bicycle traffic. On one Palo

Alto road, the number of speeding tickets handed out has increased 400%

in the past three months. Traffic engineers are looking to expand the

use of radar on more city streets in the coming months."

 

Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/kpix/20020204/lo/2381_1.html

Author: Tony Russomanno

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CARS BANNED IN SMOG-BOUND NORTHERN ITALY

According to a Jan. 22nd ENN WorldWire News story, " Authorities in

Italy's northern Lombardy region urged drivers to leave their cars at

home for three days in an attempt to cut soaring pollution made worse

by dry, cold weather. Lombardy has already ordered a ban on private

vehicle use for 12 hours on Sunday, the third such ban this winter.

Regional president, Roberto Formigoni, urged drivers to use other

transport on Saturday and Monday as well. 'The president would like

people to avoid using their cars on these two days too,' said a

spokesman for the regional government. 'Unlike Sunday, this is not

obligatory.'..."

 

Source: http://enn.com/news/wire-stories/2002/01/01222002/reu_46196.asp

Original source: Reuters

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DALLAS-FT. WORTH'S BERRY STREET TO GET FACELIFT

According to a Feb. 13th story in the Dallas-Ft. Worth

Star-Telegram, " Imagine Berry Street with the best qualities of

downtown - a well-landscaped, pedestrian-friendly area where

businesses, restaurants and attractions are easily accessible. That's

what Linda Clark and members of the Berry Street Initiative hope to

accomplish. 'We want a piece of downtown on Berry Street,' said Clark,

former chairwoman of the Berry Street Initiative. A key step to that is

inclusion of their master plan in the city's Comprehensive Plan, a

blueprint to guide municipal growth.

 

"On Tuesday, Clark and a handful of other residents spoke in favor of

the plan to City Council members. Council members could approve the

2002 plan, an update to the 2000 version, as early as Feb. 26. 'Our

hope in 2003 is that phase one of the Berry Street [renovations] would

be added,' Clark said. 'This plan is proof that we are heard, that we

are working as a team.'..."

 

Source: http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/local/2660108.htm

Archive search: http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/archives/

Cost: Yes (after 7 days)

Title: "Berry Street proposal considered"

Author: Anna M. Tinsley

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BROWARD CO. (FL) TO GET 183 MI. OF TRAILS

According to a Feb. 12th story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel,

"People soon will be able to skate on trails through the Everglades

conservation area, stroll along the banks of the C-14 Canal and bike

without any fear of cars from suburban homes to downtown Fort

Lauderdale.

 

"Plans to build five major greenways received the go-ahead Tuesday from

county commissioners in the first step toward the creation of a network

of trails, waterways and pedestrian paths that crisscross Broward

County. The goal is to develop natural corridors that link

neighborhoods, restore blighted areas and offer residents new

recreational possibilities.

 

"The five greenways cover 183 miles and will include trailheads at

local parks with drinking fountains, benches and picnic tables.

Commissioners agreed to spend $2.4 million to design the greenways and

laid out a plan to tap federal and state highway aid, impact fees, gas

taxes and park money to pay for the full $46 million price tag..."

 

Source:

http://www.sunsentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-greenways0213.story

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

Cost: Yes

Title: "Broward approves network of 183 miles of trails for bikers,

hikers"

Author: Scott Wyman

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PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY GROUND ZERO PROPOSAL

According to a Feb. 13th story in the Village Voice, one proposal

for rebuilding Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center

disaster, is to create a "mixed use" area that "reinvigorates the term

with its original meaning."

 

"NYU professor Andrew Ross took this tack at a recent forum on

rebuilding at Columbia University. 'Mixed-use zoning for mixed incomes

provides the only planning instrument that can encourage the utopian

balance between residents, visitors, and strangers in free flow,' he

said, sounding like Jacobs herself.

 

"His sense that the rebuilding must, as testament to a democratic city,

create space for a mixed-income population is vital. Ross favors

bringing back the city grid. The project should at least return human

scale elements to Lower Manhattan, inviting pedestrian access and

freeing us from years of overbearing towers shadowing windswept

concrete plazas. The Department of City Planning could invoke its

dormant progressive zoning powers to accomplish these feats..."

 

Source: http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0207/friedman.php

Archive search: Use "Search" window

Cost: No

Title: "Rebuilding at Ground Zero"

Author: Andrew Friedman

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PAY TO WALK ACROSS GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE?

According to a Feb. 11th KPIX-TV story, "The view from the Golden

Gate Bridge may be priceless -- but not for long. Bridge directors are

debating whether to make bicyclists and pedestrians pay a toll, along

with cars and trucks. The bridge district is facing some big bills for

increased security and seismic retrofitting. The directors have also

been considering hiking the $3 dollar drivers' toll to as much as $5

dollars."

 

Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/kpix/20020211/lo/2447_1.html

Title: "A Bridge Stroll Could Soon Cost You"

Author: Joe Belden

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And now for something completely different:

 

" . . . the tremendous success of the fast food industry has encouraged

other industries to adopt similar business methods. The basic thinking

behind fast food has become the operating system of today's retail

economy,

wiping out small businesses, obliterating regional differences, and

spreading identical stores throughout the country like a

self-replicating

code.

 

"America's main streets and malls now boast the same Pizza Huts and Taco

Bells, Gaps and Banana Republics, Starbucks and Jiffy-Lubes, Foot

Lockers,

Snip N' Clips, Sunglass Huts, and Hobbytown USAs. Almost every facet of

American life has now been franchised or chained..."

 

NYT Review of "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser

http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/s/schlosser-fast.html

 

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"ACCOMMODATING NON-MOTORIZED TRAVEL"

A California DOT policy from the Deputy Director

http://www.CalBike.org/pdfs/caltransdir.pdf

 

"BICYCLE BOULEVARD DESIGN TOOLS AND GUIDELINES"

A Public Review Draft Report on the Berkeley, CA, network of seven

bicycle boulevards. For PDFs of the chapters, go to:

http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/planning/advance/bikeboulevard/guidelines/linkpag.htm

The City of Berkeley (CA) Bicycle Boulevard Page

http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/planning/advance/bikeboulevard/welcome.html

 

"HELPING OURSELVES"

How to Design and Implement Transportation Solutions in Low-Income

Communities

http://www.transcoalition.org/forum/helping.pdf

 

"CONTROLLED-ACCESS HIGHWAYS AS BIKEWAYS"

The Arizona DOT policy on bicycle access to freeways, available at:

http://www.dot.state.az.us/ROADS/traffic/standards/PGP/TM1030.pdf

 

"PHYSICIANS' PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELING PRACTICES"

A study of North Dakota primary-care practitioners.

http://www.health.state.nd.us/ndhd/pubs/PREVENT/physicianphysical.pdf

 

"BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN DETECTION"

Draft Evaluation Test Plan by Minn. Dot for FHWA

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/guidestar/pdf/bikepedetp.pdf

 

"RESOURCE GUIDE OF PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY LAWS"

A new NHTSA report that looks at pedestrian and bicycle provisions in

the Uniform Vehicle Code and cross-references them with state

provisions.

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/research/ResourceGuide/index.html

 

"THE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EVALUATION HANDBOOK"

A new CDC resource that "outlines the six basic steps of program

evaluation and illustrates each step with physical activity program

examples."

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa

 

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February 20, 2002, Smart Growth for Municipal Planners, audio seminar.

Info: New Urban News at:

http://www.newurbannews.com

 

February 27 - March 1, 2002, Metropolitan Transportation Planning

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

(732) 932-1700, 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

 

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: mailto: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 > TRAILS OFFICE MANAGER. -- TART TRAILS, INC.

TART Trails, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, has created a new

position for an Office Manager (30 hours/wk). We are seeking to recruit

an enthusiastic person with a positive attitude towards recreation and

transportation trails to work in our new downtown Traverse City office.

Join an exciting and friendly organization with an inspiring purpose.

Qualified candidates should have excellent organizational and

communication skills and enjoy working both independently and with the

public. A broad range of responsibilities include database management,

correspondence, event coordination, and fundraising support. Bachelor's

degree preferred.

 

Please send a resume, salary requirements, and a letter of interest to:

TART Trails, Inc., PO Box 252, Traverse City, Michigan 49685. For

further information, please email bob@traversetrails.org or call Bob at

231-941-4300. Closing date for the receipt of applications is Feb 26,

2002.

http://www.traversetrails.org/

 

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: mailto: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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