ProBike/ProWalk Abstracts Due!
Calif. Election Day Brings Parks, Trails Props
Commuter Bicyclist Survey
Segway -- Coming to a Capitol Near You?
NYC Council Passes Sidewalk Bill
Bike Locker Design Competition
S.C. Pushes Cardio Health with Trails
San Jose Council Approves Ped-Oriented Lights
D-I-V-O-R-C-E Your Car
Safe Routes to School Congressional Hearing
Calif Bike Funding Bill Introduced
Canadian Docs Urged to Write P.A. Scripts
Calif Kids Gagged by School Buses?
King County (WA) Low-Cost Ped Safety Unit
Taxi-Pods of Future to Carry Bicycles?
DC Area Aggressive Drivers Studied
Segway'ians Want MN Sidewalks
PROBIKE/PROWALK02 PRESENTATION PROPOSALS AND ABSTRACTS DUE!
If you're thinking of proposing a presentation or paper for
ProBike/ProWalk02, you better stop thinking and start writing! The
deadline for making your submission ended at midnight last night...but we've
conveniently arranged to have a weekend immediately following the
deadline. So, submissions received by close of business Monday, March 4
will be considered for inclusion in the conference program.
Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002, the 12th International Symposium on Bicycling
and Walking will be held in St. Paul, Minnesota from Tuesday, September 3,
through Friday, September 6, 2002. Got questions?
See http://www.bikewalk.org or email email@example.com
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CALIF. ELECTION DAY BRINGS PARKS, TRAILS PROPS
According to Feb. 28 "Alert" from Laura Cohen, California State
Director of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, "Election Day is less than
one week away -- March 5. We encourage you to vote, and to support two
ballot measures that we strongly endorse:
"- YES on Proposition 40 -- Statewide parks and resources bond
"- YES on Measure K (Alameda & Contra Costa Counties only) -- Funding
for East Bay Regional Park District.
"- PROP 40 will raise $2.6 billion for projects that improve air and
water quality, protect the coast, create neighborhood parks and trails,
and preserve open space. To learn more, please visit the web site which
contains a wealth of information: www.voteyeson40.org
"- MEASURE K will raise $8.4 million annually for environmental
maintenance and new park and trail openings in Alameda and Contra Costa
counties. The funds will be levied through a parcel tax equal to $1 per
month for single family residences, and $0.69 per apartment unit. For
more information, visit
"Both of these measures will provide desperately needed funding for
parks & trails. Each and every vote will count - please do what you
can to spread the word about Prop 40 and Measure K to friends,
colleagues and family members, too." Ms. Cohen may be reached at (415)
397-2220; fax: (415) 397-2228; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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COMMUTER BICYCLIST SURVEY
Monique A. Stinson and Dr. Chandra Bhat of the University of Texas
at Austin are conducting a survey of route preferences for bicycle
commuting. The results will be used in Ms. Stinson's master's thesis,
though it is hoped that the results will also be useful to planners and
designers of bicycle facilities. To participate in the survey, please
visit the website:
Or send a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) to Monique Stinson,
Civil Engineering - Transportation, Campus Mail Code: C1761, The
University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712
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SEGWAY -- COMING TO A CAPITOL NEAR YOU?
A heads-up from Sally Flocks of Atlanta's PEDS organization:
"Legislation authorizing 'Electronic Personal Assistive Mobility
Devices' (EPAMB) has been introduced in all 50 states. A lobbyist
hired by Segway to promote the legislation in Georgia informed me
Friday that a bill that puts almost no restrictions on EPAMB (other
than showing due care to avoid colliding with pedestrians) has already
passed both houses of the legislature in New Mexico. PEDS is eager
to give Segway a chance--and is not attempting the kill the bill. But
I encourage advocates in all states to look into the legislation that
has been introduced and to take an active role in shaping the
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NYC COUNCIL PASSES SIDEWALK BILL
According to an article in the Feb. 11th edition of Mobilizing the
Region, "The New York City Council unanimously passed a law that
requires builders to put sidewalks in new developments and build
streets that are the same width as other city streets. The law will
mostly affect developments on Staten Island and in Queens." A previous
article (from the Jan. 7th edition), mentioned that the NYC Planning
Commission had passed the amendments to the zoning code, which would
"mandate four-foot sidewalks in new housing developments, primarily in
Queens and Staten Island.
The Jan 7th article further said that "At the end of 2001, the Building
Industry Association sought an injunction against the rule. According
to the Staten Island Advance, 'the builders' recommend creating
sidewalks on one side of a private street in order to satisfy City
Planning without 'urbanizing desirable private developments.'' The
State Supreme Court rejected the request but the Building Industry
Association said it would return to court once the law passed the City
Sources: Issues 352 and 347 of Mobilizing the Region, published by the
Tri-State Transportation Campaign. http://www.tstc.org
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BIKE LOCKER DESIGN COMPETITION
According to a recent news release, the Tri-County Metropolitan
Transportation District of Oregon (Tri-Met) "invites artists and
designers from the United States to submit concept proposals for a
bicycle locker. Artists/designers of the two to three selected
proposals will receive $3,000 each for design development. The winning
designer will receive an additional $1,500 for design consultation and
For more information on the competition, contact Mary Priester, Public
Art Manager, at (503)962-2291 or via email at: email@example.com.
For more information on Tri-Met's public art program, visit
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S.C. PUSHES CARDIO HEALTH WITH TRAILS
According to the website of the South Carolina Division of
Cardiovascular Health (CVH), the agency's mission is "to prevent and
reduce heart disease and stroke in South Carolina." Their focus is on
promoting community, institutional, and environmental changes in the
areas of physical inactivity, poor nutrition, tobacco use,
hypertension, and high cholesterol.
Based on the overwhelming toll that Cardiovascular Disease takes on
South Carolina's citizens, the CVH Program area, in collaboration with
its partners, is implementing a plan to address the challenges of this
disease by supporting efforts to, among other things, "Increase
physical activity in communities, worksites, and schools."
As an example, the CVH offers mini-grants to South Carolina health
districts for projects that relate to policy and environmental
initiatives in the areas of physical activity and heart healthy dietary
intake. A number of the projects involved creating of walking and
bicycling trails, as well as programs that otherwise encourage walking
For more information, visit the CVH's website at:
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SAN JOSE COUNCIL APPROVES PED-ORIENTED LIGHTS
According to an article in the February issue of the Walk San Jose
Reporter, "Thanks to the work of councilmember Ken Yeager, the City
Council approved a plan to utilize pedestrian-oriented 'ornamental'
light fixtures when installing street light systems in Historic
Districts and Conservation areas. The glare of cobra head street lights
has long detracted from the charm and pedestrian orientation of our
historic neighborhoods. Hopefully we will see enough resources put into
our older neighborhoods so that we can underground the utility wires
and replace the freeway-style street lights with more appropriate
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D-I-V-O-R-C-E YOUR CAR
Katie Alvord, author of "Divorce Your Car!," recently wrote to tell
us she's been writing a "My Week" feature for Grist magazine. According
to Katie, "'My Week' is a journal of some of my car divorce
experiences, including some snow-biking..." According to the Feb 12th
edition, sent from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, "Snow is flying, the
wind is howling, the temperature's dropping and I'm about to cycle an
invigorating 11 miles into town. Once during a visit to our Congress
member's office to urge support for alternatives to cars, I mentioned
that I had snow tires on my bike. His jaw dropped about a foot but I
think he got a kick out of the concept. A lot of Yoopers (natives of
the Upper Peninsula, or U.P.) are proud of how much snow falls here,
and feel an affinity for anything associated with the white stuff. So
snow tires for bikes are a natural in our region, given the standard
winter's snowfall of 200-inches-plus..."
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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL CONGRESSIONAL HEARING
According to the Feb. 19th edition of STPP's Transfer Newsletter,
"On February 5, health and transportation officials and advocates from
across the country took part in a Congressional Forum to discuss their
efforts to create Safe Routes to School. Rep. Jim Oberstar of
Minnesota, ranking Democrat on the House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee, convened and moderated the forum in the
Library of Congress. In his opening statement, Rep. Oberstar lamented
the health of an 'entire generation of children who are mobility
"Dr. Jeff Runge, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA), emphasized the need to allow people of all ages
to move about safely and freely, to enable commerce and to promote
social interaction and health. He cautioned, however, against
encouraging children to walk or bicycle without providing a safe street
environment. Two top officials of the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, Dr. Bill Dietz and Christine Branche, said safe routes to
school is important in fighting physical inactivity and the obesity
epidemic in children.
"A major issue for Safe Routes to Schools programs is the funding of
engineering changes - sidewalks, crosswalks, traffic signals -
typically the most costly of the "four E's" of pedestrian and bicyclist
safety. STPP's Barbara McCann and James Corless discussed state-level
efforts to use federal safety money for Safe Routes to School
engineering projects. While programs in California and Washington have
experienced demand far in excess of funding, proposals for similar
programs in other states have been opposed by state Departments of
Transportation and typically killed in committee.
STPP took the opportunity at the forum to release an updated Summary
of Safe Routes to School Programs. The document is now available on
STPP's website at http://www.transact.org
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CALIF BIKE FUNDING BILL INTRODUCED
According to a brief story in the Feb 21st edition of the CalBike
Report, "Senate Bill 1555 (Torlakson) will add $4 onto every moving
violation in order to fund $10,000,000 worth of bicycling and walking
promotion programs at the CA Department of Health Services."
The text is now available at:
or look under 'bill information' at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov
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CANADIAN DOCS URGED TO WRITE P.A. SCRIPTS
According to a Jan. 15th release from The College of Family
Physicians of Canada (CFPC), "Doctors across Canada are being urged to
write physical activity prescriptions for their patients as a more
effective way of tackling the problem of obesity among Canadians, in
addition to a myriad of other inactivity-related chronic diseases."
According to a series of articles in the January issue of Canadian
Family Physician, "researchers have found that the effectiveness of
physical activity counseling interventions for overweight patients can
be improved if family physicians add written materials, especially if
provided in the form of a 'prescription.' The likelihood that patients
will increase their physical activity levels may be further enhanced
through the use of simple evaluations to assess fitness capacity and
guide physical activity prescriptions Currently,16 per cent of family
physicians provide patients with a written physical activity
prescription according to CFPC's 2001 National Family Physician
Dr. Andrew Pipe, Chair of CFPC's Physical Activity and Health Strategy
Coordinating Committee, said "Canadians are becoming dangerously
inactive and obesity has reached epidemic levels. Evidence shows that
family physicians can facilitate improved physical activity levels
among their patients." The articles in the January issue of Canadian
Family Physician are available on CFPC's website:
"Get active about physical activity"
"Physical activity to prevent cardiovascular disease"
"Does counseling help patients get active"
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POP QUIZ: CAN YOU FIND THE DIFFERENCES?
About pedestrians, AASHTO's 1994 Green Book, the "bible" of highway
designers, said: "Because of the demands of vehicular traffic in
congested areas, it is often extremely difficult to make adequate
provisions for pedestrians. Yet this must be done, because pedestrians
are the lifeblood of our urban areas..." (page 97)
AASHTO's 2001 edition, by contrast says this: "Because of the demands
of vehicular traffic in congested areas, it is often very difficult to
make adequate provisions for pedestrians. Yet provisions should be
made, because pedestrians are the lifeblood of our urban areas..."
(page 96) [thanks to Michael Ronkin!]
"... Mr. Bush also spoke during the question and answer section of his
astonishment at Beijing, where grand neon swaths of new building and
hotels have risen like a mix of Hong Kong and Las Vegas. Mr. Bush was
last here in 1975, when he described himself as depressed by the drab
sameness of the clothes and the bicycles. 'It is hard for me to
describe the difference," Mr. Bush told the students. "It is an amazing
New York Times, Feb. 22, "Bush Urges Freedom of Worship in China" by
Fri Feb 22, 9:00 AM ET
CALIF KIDS GAGGED BY SCHOOL BUSES?
According to a Feb 8th article in the San Francisco Chronicle,
"California has flunked a state-by-state examination of pollution from
school buses. In a report by a public interest group -- the first to
analyze the emissions from the country's 454,000 school buses --
California tied for last place in the amount of soot, smog-forming
chemicals and greenhouse gases. Nine of 10 school buses nationwide are
powered by diesel fuel, according to the report released yesterday by
the Union of Concerned Scientists.
"Tiny particulates in diesel exhaust are linked to a higher risk of
cancer and, combined with the pollutants that create smog, can
exacerbate or cause respiratory problems like asthma. The state's
average school bus discharges the same amount of particulates in a year
as 170 cars, the report found..."
Archive search: http://www.sfgate.com/search/
Title: "California school buses hit for smog"
Author: Jane Kay
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KING COUNTY (WA) LOW-COST PED SAFETY UNIT
According to a Feb. 16th story in the Seattle Times, "Deep in the
bowels of King County bureaucracy -- inside the Department of
Transportation, inside the Road Services Division, inside the Traffic
Engineering Section -- Kevin Chang sits inside his gray cubicle,
studying large street maps highlighted with hundreds of red and pink
lines, thinking about the following:
"A sidewalk should go there. Traffic goes too fast here. This school
needs better walking routes. That neighborhood could use some speed
bumps. This is the Neighborhood Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Unit at
work. But to many county residents, its influence is far more important
and immediate. This is where the thousands of calls and complaints from
citizens concerned about pedestrian safety in their neighborhoods end
up every year. The staff listens, sets priorities, helps neighborhoods
organize, recommends improvements, tries to find money for them and
ultimately builds pedestrian-friendly projects along some 2,000 miles
of unincorporated King County road.
"Given budget constraints, only a small fraction of the problems are
solved each year, and even then, often after months or years of effort.
'We fill some of the voids,' said Chang, a project engineer. 'When we
make improvements, hopefully, we're making a difference.'..."
Archive search: http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/web/index.html
Title: "Low-budget, high-impact pedestrian safety unit helps
Author: Michael Ko
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TAXI-PODS OF FUTURE TO CARRY BICYCLES?
According to a Feb. 25th Reuters story filed from London, "A shiny
white pod that began road tests this month may well be the taxi of the
future. The pod, known as ULTra -- Urban Light Transport -- could make
driver-free transport a reality and not just the stuff of futuristic
fantasy. 'It will be the first in the world,' said Richard Treychenne,
director of business development at ULTra's makers, Advanced Transport
The pod -- which seats up to four passengers -- is the brainchild of
Bristol University's Martin Lowson, who is no stranger to making
science fiction dreams come true. His past projects include the Apollo
Moon-landing program in the United States. Wherever possible, ULTra
will run along the ground, but some routes might require tracks to be
raised on pillars above roads, creating a truly futuristic look.
"The first stage of the ULTra project will have 30 pods circling the
Cardiff Bay area in Wales by 2004 if all goes according to plan,
Treychenne said. Next, the pods would move to the center of the Welsh
capital. At a maximum of 25 miles per hour, ULTra may not reach cosmic
speeds but should still speed past cars and buses stuck in traffic. The
battery-powered pods will operate on a single five foot track -- less
than half the width of a single lane of road -- and recharge at every
stop to keep their energy levels topped up.
"...Its designers say ULTra could spell the end of taxi lines, because
passengers would find on-call pods at designated stops at least 80
percent of the time. This efficiency would come from a large number of
pods in circulation, and by shortened journey times without
conventional traffic jams. Advanced Transport Systems estimate that
building an ULTra network would cost about one-third to one-half of the
amount needed for a light railway.
"...The pods will be accessible to the disabled, as well as passengers
with bicycles or prams, with lifts taking people up to high-rise
Title: "British Travel Pod Makes Science Fantasy a Fact"
Author: Toni Vorobyova
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DC AREA AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS STUDIED
According to a Feb 26th Reuters story, "A large proportion of
motorists drive 10 miles an hour or more over the speed limit and can't
be bothered to stop at red lights or stop signs, according to the
results of a new US study aimed at evaluating so-called aggressive
driving behaviors. Aggressive driving--not to be confused with the
verbal or physical abuse associated with "road rage"--can include
speeding, improper lane changes, running red lights or stop signs,
failing to use turn signals, tailgating and improper passing.
"According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
aggressive driving occurs when a motorist commits 'a combination of
moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.'
Currently, there is a dearth of scientific data on how common
aggressive driving behavior is, but a recent survey conducted by the
American Automobile Association found that drivers feel that such
behavior is on the rise. In the current study, Drs. Samir M. Fakhry and
Kathy Salaita of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia
assessed aggressive driving at several sites in metropolitan
Washington, DC, which includes parts of suburban Maryland and northern
"Using hidden cameras, human observers and devices embedded in roads,
the researchers gathered information on three aggressive driving
behaviors: running red lights, running stop signs and speeding. Between
40% and 80% of motorists drive on major roadways at speeds exceeding
the speed limit by 10 miles per hour (mph) or more, according to the
report in the February issue of The Journal of Trauma. What's more, the
investigation revealed approximately 30,000 cases of drivers not
stopping at red lights over a 1-month period, with 16% of red-light
runners sailing through at speeds 10 mph or more over the speed
Title: "Aggressive Driving Common in DC Metro Area: Study"
Original source: The Journal of Trauma 2002;52:217-224
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SEGWAY'IANS WANT MINN. SIDEWALKS
According to a Feb. 21st AP story, "Its inventor brags his device
will transform cities and revolutionize human travel. First, though,
the Segway Human Transporter must get permission to use sidewalks.
Lawmakers in a Minnesota House transportation committee took a step
toward that goal Thursday, passing to the floor a bill that crafts the
rules of the road ? and the bike paths and sidewalks ? for the
"Though the scooter travels up to 15 miles per hour, backers don't want
the Segway regulated as a motor vehicle. They want it to be allowed
anywhere people walk..."
Title: "Segway backers seeking laws to permit its use"
Author: Patrick Howe
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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
One of the editor's favorite books is the 70's classic, "The Man Who
Loved Bicycles" by Daniel Behrman. A recent crawl around the web found
it, in its entirety, available online at:
Behrman is one of many authors found at "BikeReader, a Rider's Digest"
--- a truly splendid website!
"AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO 'WALKING ALONG ROADWAY'
A new FHWA study, subtitled "Research Study and Guidelines for
Sidewalks and Walkways"
"IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRAVEL POLICIES: FINAL REPORT"
Examines ways national governments can act as catalysts for sustainable
travel practices on a local level.
"LISTENING TO BIKE LANES: MOVING BEYOND THE FEUD"
Jeff Hiles' report attempts to help advocates rise above their feuds.
"PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES USERS GUIDE"
Shows how to create walkable environments through engineering
improvements and identifies the main causes and solutions of pedestrian
"SAFETY ON ROADS: WHAT'S THE VISION?"
"Fatalities across OECD countries could be halved if all governments
were fully committed to improving road safety".
"TEN YEARS OF PROGRESS"
STPP's latest report on "how transportation is changing in America, why
more change is on the way, and where transportation is already creating
better communities." Can be read online or downloaded as a pdf:
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:
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
May 1, 2002, National Walk to Lunch Day, U.S. Info: America WALKs ,
P.O. Box 29103,Portland, Oregon 97296-9103; voice: (503) 222-1077; fax
(503) 228-0289 ; e-mail: email@example.com
May 2-4, 2002, Breaking Ground Conference on Urban Greening, Calgary,
AB. Info: Calgary Area Outdoor Council, 1111 Memorial Drive NW,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 3E4; voice: (403) 270-2262; fax:(403)
270-3654; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 8-9, 2002, Third Walk21 International Walking Conference, San
Sebastian, Spain. Info: Carlos Suso Beitia, Technical Secretariat,
Congress WALK 21, email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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;
June 5-7, 2002, 20th National Conference on Health Education and Health
Promotion, New Orleans, LA. Info: ASTDHPPHE, 1101 15th St. NW, Suite
601 , Washington, DC 20005 ; voice: (202) 659-2230; fax: (202)
659-2339; email: email@example.com
August 1-31, 2002, Bikesummer2002, Portland, OR. Info: BikeSummer
Portland, P.O. Box 786, Portland OR 97207; email:
August 2-4, 2002, BikeFest 2002, Amherst, MA. Info: League of American
Bicyclists. 1612 K Street NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20006-2082;
voice: (202) 822-1333; fax: (202-) 822-1334; e-mail:
September 3-6, 2002, ProBike/ProWalk02, the 12th International
Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, St. Paul, MN.
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
October 2, 2002, National Walk to School Day, U.S. Info: Pedestrian
Bicycle Information Center, Walk to School Day - Sara Latta, 730
Airport Road, CB 3430, Chapel Hill, NC 27599; email
November 13-16, 2002, 16th National Trails Symposium, Haines City, FL.
Info: American Trails, PO Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797; voice:
(530) 547-2035; fax: (530) 547-2035, e-mail:
JOB > SR. TRANS. PLANNER -- CITY OF KETCHUM, ID
Successful candidates with skills to conduct transportation/ parking
studies, including development of downtown parking plan, experience in
project planning, programming, reviewing traffic impact studies, travel
demand modeling, managing consultants, working with local officials,
public groups, state/federal partners, familiarity with federal/state
grants. Experience with transportation issues in mountain resort
Required: Bachelor's: civil engineering, transportation and/or
urban/regional planning - four years experience, master's - two year's
experience. Salary: $3,555 - $4,320/month, doq. Cover letter
describing skills applicable to position, resume/three references by
March 11, 2002: Lisa Horowitz, P&Z Administrator, City of Ketchum, Box
2315, Ketchum, Idaho 83340.
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com website:
http://www.mc-mncppc-org For questions regarding this position or the
M-NCPPC, call Richard Hawthorne, Chief, Transportation Planning at
CORRECTION: Michael King wrote re: last issue's story from "The
Dallas-Ft. Worth Star-Telegram" to let us know that it's just "The Ft.
Worth Star-Telegram." Or as his dad calls it, the "Startlegram."
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