Are the Lunatics Running the Asylum?
2002 National Bike Summit(r)
"America's Walking" to a PBS Station near You? Maryland
House Passes Sidewalk Bill TX Bicycle Coalition Gets $3
Million for 'Safe Routes' Tax Break for Bike Commuting
Study Links Air Pollution, Lung Cancer, Cardio Deaths
Make Money Pedaling Car Divorce
Maine Bike Ed Hits Schools
New Traffic Signal at San Jose State Univ
Competition: Smart Growth in Transportation
NYSDOT Goes Context Sensitive
Improving the Way Humans Walk
Ft. Worth Driver Lets Pedestrian Die in Garage New
American Dream: Less Materialistic Society?
Mount Prospect Residents: No to Four Lanes!
Hated Speedbumps Removed in Kandahar
Pedestrian Killed at Daytona Beach Bike Week
Coming Down Fast
70-Year-Old Twin Bicyclists Killed in Finland
ARE THE LUNATICS RUNNING THE ASYLUM?
In an overwhelming display of deference to the auto industry, a 62
to 38 majority of the members of the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to
reject the first increase in mandatory fuel economy standards in more
than 25 years. And the requirements were going to be phased in over 13
As Massachusetts Senator John Kerry said "Today, the big money and the
special interests prevailed in their fight to stop us from increasing
fuel efficiency and doing it in a way that makes sense for our workers,
our consumers, and our environment. The industry launched a massive
campaign against reasonable fuel efficiency standards and through
lobbying and advertisements they scared citizens and Congress with
grossly exaggerated claims aimed at buying stalemate and inaction."
According to the Alliance to Save Energy, America's cars and light
trucks account for over 40 percent of U.S. oil consumption, and vehicle
fuel economy in the U.S. is at a 21 year low. Yet, our oil consumption
continues to increase - U.S. oil consumption rose 15 percent in the last
decade while U.S. oil imports rose 28 percent.
Alliance President David M. Nemtzow said "Even as American troops are
advancing on al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Senators are retreating from the
auto industry here at home. With America vulnerable to disruption of oil
supplies from an explosive Middle East, a majority of Senators caved in
to intense lobbying by the auto industry and put special interests over
national interests. This was a complete abdication of responsibility and
a betrayal of their rhetoric embracing energy policy," he added.
With respect to our current crop of Senators, Bill Wilkinson, executive
director of the NCBW, asked, "Can we get a few folks with a modicum of
commonsense to serve in some of these positions? The current occupants
don't appear to care about we common folk --- or the health of our
children and grandchildren --- not to mention their children and
grandchildren. May they rot in heck," he added.
For more information, go to:
Alliance fact sheet supporting stronger fuel economy standards:
Read AP coverage:
Reuters coverage of the fuel economy debate:
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2002 NATIONAL BIKE SUMMIT(r)
According to a recent release from the League of American
"over 275 people --- including bicycle advocates, transportation, public
health and environmental professionals and leaders from the bicycle
industry --- came together at the National Bike Summit, March 6-8, to
exchange ideas, explore common goals, and make new alliances to
encourage and promote bicycling.
"Trek President and Bikes Belong Coalition President John Burke,
Executive Director of the Texas Bicycle Coalition Gayle Cummins,
Executive Director of the National Center for Bicycling and Walking Bill
Wilkinson and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) kicked off the Summit
by delivering an energetic and enthusiastic vision of 'America Bikes.'
Attendees then presented and attended panels on important elements for
bicycling within TEA-21, enjoyed a pro-cycling keynote from FHWA
Administrator Mary Peters, participated in a valuable Listening Session
with the FHWA and ended the long day with issues review and advocacy
"Attendees worked Capitol Hill the following day, engaging over 225
congressional offices including two thirds of the Senate and over 160
House offices in a pro-cycling agenda. About a dozen Members of Congress
and 75 congressional staffers joined with Summit participants at the
Summit's congressional reception that evening to cheer on cycling's
Some key achievements:
- Participation in the 2002 Summit grew by 53% from the inaugural Summit
- Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) agreed to co-chair the new Senate
Bike Caucus. Summit participants secured another 15 commitments to join
the Senate Bike Caucus. The Congressional Bikes Caucus already has 107
Members in the House of Representatives.
- Summit participants encouraged interest in the US Senate in The
Bicycle Commuter Act. Several new cosponsors were also added to the
House bill, which now has a total of 44 cosponsors.
- Summit presence generated over 100 commitments from Congressmen and
Senators to attend cycling events in their districts/states.
- Summit attendees generated Congress support for the Safe Routes to
Follow-up work continues on legislative initiatives and policy topics.
To keep up, subscribe to the League's e-newsletter at:
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"AMERICA'S WALKING" TO A PBS STATION NEAR YOU?
According to an alert from Mark Fenton, "The series, 'America's Walking'
is now officially available to local PBS stations to begin airing the
week of April 1. The 13 half-hour episodes include features on
Congressman Earl Blumenauer; the efforts of elementary school children
in Santa Anna, CA to calm traffic near their school; a comparison of the
walkability of Atlanta and nearby Chattanooga, TN (a city making a
serious effort!); and a visit and walkability audit with Dan Burden.
"Feel free to share this info with anyone, as local pedestrian advocacy
and public health groups may benefit by urging their local PBS station
to carry the show. Even better, they can and should offer to partner
with the station to increase impact (by helping to respond to viewers
who follow up and show an interest, for example). Please share this with
whoever you think may be interested (there's a communications contact
below for anyone who's interested.)
Publicity contact: Lee Newton, Connecticut Public Television,
860-278-5310, ext. 1285; fax: 860-244-9624; email: email@example.com
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MARYLAND HOUSE PASSES SIDEWALK BILL
According to a Mar. 14th release from Maryland State Delegate Bill
Bronrott (D-16, Bethesda), "The [Maryland] House of Delegates today
approved legislation (HB 130) to increase the state's share of building
sidewalks and bikeways in Smart Growth regions of the state. Currently,
counties and municipalities split such construction costs in a 50-50
share. Under HB 130, the states share increases to 75 percent, which
proponents say will help speed up construction of sidewalks, and bicycle
pathways that will help improve community links to transit, schools and
commercial areas. The bill now moves to the State Senate.
"The bill was a legislative recommendation in the recent final report of
the Montgomery County Blue Ribbon Panel on Pedestrian and Traffic
Safety, appointed by County Executive Doug Duncan and chaired by
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TX BICYCLE COALITION GETS $3 MILLION FOR 'SAFE ROUTES'
According to the March 2nd BikeLeague News, "Texas Bicycle Coalition
(TBC) supporters were stunned by the recent announcement that the Texas
Department of Transportation will allocate $3 million to develop the
TBC-sponsored Safe Routes to Schools program. The announcement was made
by State Rep. Roberto Gutierrez (D-McAllen), who sponsored the Matthew
Brown Act that included the creation of Safe Routes to School. Gutierrez
said he had been assured by both Gov. Rick Perry and TxDOT Executive
Director Michael W. Behrens that TxDOT intends to come up with the funds
to get the program started.
For the full story, visit http://www.biketexas.org.
For more info about BikeLeague News, visit http://www.bikeleague.org .
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TAX BREAK FOR BIKE COMMUTING
According to the latest issue of Quick Release, the Santa Barbara
Bicycle Coalition newsletter, "If you commute to work by bike, if your
employer participates in the 'Transportation Fringe Benefit' plan, and
if House Bill HR1265 passes in Congress, you will get a tax benefit of
$65 a month. HR1265, called the 'Bicycle Commuter Act,' has the backing
of 33 co-sponsors. It simply adds bicycling to other responsible means
of commuting-carpool and public transit-that already receive the tax
break. The bill is currently in committee."
Contact your Representative and ask her/him to become a co-sponsor for
this bill that will help encourage bicycle commuting. But be advised
that, with the Anthrax scare, mail to Representatives' offices is
delayed so send an e-mail via http://www.house.gov/writerep/
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STUDY LINKS AIR POLLUTION, LUNG CANCER, CARDIO DEATHS
According to a Mar. 5th release from Brigham Young University,
"Tiny particles of pollutants emitted by automobiles, power plants and
factories significantly increase the risk of dying from lung cancer in
the United States, according to a study led by Brigham Young University
epidemiologist Arden Pope.
"The research, which was published in the March 6 issue of the 'Journal
of the American Medical Association,' also substantiates Pope's
controversial previous work that demonstrated an association between
increased levels of air pollution and an increase in total and
"'The findings of this study provide the strongest evidence to date that
long-term exposure to air pollution common to many metropolitan areas in
the United States is an important risk factor for cardiopulmonary and
lung cancer mortality,' said Pope, professor of economics at BYU..."
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According to an article in the Mar. 5th issue of STPP's Transfer
Newsletter, "Duane Gibson, staff member to the House Transportation and
Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit (the house panel
overseeing TEA-21 renewal), outlined the likely House schedule for
action on legislation renewing TEA-21. During remarks last week before
the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
(AASHTO), Gibson indicated that the subcommittee would introduce
legislation in February 2003 and would act on that legislation in March
of that year. The full Transportation and Infrastructure Committee would
act before Memorial Day 2003, and the bill would go to the full House
after the Memorial Day recess. The Senate has not announced their
reauthorization schedule, but fully expects to renew the bill next
For more information about STPP visit:
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MAKE MONEY PEDALING CAR DIVORCE
"Divorce Your Car!" author Katie Alvord is offering a portion of
proceeds to bike/ped non-profits who announce signed copies of her book
for sale through their newsletters. The book (in case you haven't seen
it) includes an overview of society's troubled marriage to automobiles,
as well as chapters on walking and bicycling as transport solutions;
there's a more detailed description on the publisher's website at
http://www.newsociety.com. The signed copies Katie is selling are from her
own author's supply. She'll donate 50 cents per book sold and handle all
the shipping -- you just run the announcement.
For more details about how your group can offer members signed copies of
this book and raise a little money at the same time, please contact
Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 516, Houghton, MI 49931.
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MAINE BIKE ED HITS SCHOOLS
According to a recent release from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine,
"The Maine DOT is again contracting the BCM to do the Bicycle Safety
Education Program in Maine Schools. Last year this allowed us to teach
over 15,000 school kids across the state. Letters have just gone out to
the school principals inviting them to apply for this popular and
successful program. We suggest you check with your school to make sure
they are applying for this program (there is no guarantee that MDOT will
fund this program next year). We are also offering teacher trainings on
how to most effectively teach bike safety to young people."
Source: Bicycle Coalition of Maine http://www.BikeMaine.org
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NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT SAN JOSE STATE UNIV
According to a story in the March issue of the WALK SAN JOSE
the San Jose DOT "installed a new traffic signal at the corner of East
San Fernando and South 9th Street, to allay he terrifying pedestrian
conditions between SJSU and its parking garage. DOT built the new
signal, without going to outside bidding, which reduced time
dramatically. SJSU contributed financially the project.
"The new signal, the first of it's kind in San Jose, includes a
'scramble' phase, where vehicular traffic is stopped in all directions
and peds can walk in any direction. In addition, when a pedestrian
pushes a signal button, a bright 'No right turn on red' light is
activated, increasing everyone's safety. The opening ceremony was held
February 22. Walk San Jose was present at the opening, and we were
pleased to observe that the signals, which are activated by camera
instead of an in-pavement loop, were readily activated by bicycles.
Thanks to DOT and Councilmember Cindy Chavez's office for their work to
expedite this project."
For more on Walk San Jose, visit http://www.walksanjose.org
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COMPETITION: SMART GROWTH IN TRANSPORTATION
According to a Mar. 7th release from AASHTO, "A new competition,
'Smart Moves: Transportation Strategies for Smart Growth,' has been
launched by AASHTO, the Federal Highway Administration and the
Environmental Protection Agency to showcase outstanding state and local
efforts to promote smart-growth principles in the planning and delivery
of transportation projects.
"The competition was announced Thursday at AASHTO's Washington Briefing
by Mary Peters, Federal Highway Administrator, who said that the
national competition is intended 'to honor best practices in smart
growth and transportation.'...
"'More communities are recognizing that smart growth can help create a
balanced transportation system while addressing environmental
challenges,' said Thomas J. Gibson, EPA's Associate Administrator, for
the Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation. 'EPA is proud to work
in partnership with AASHTO and FHWA to recognize the very best state and
local transportation and smart-growth efforts. Partnership and
innovation are essential at all levels of government to achieve smart
"Eligible participants include state DOTs, metropolitan planning
organizations, transit operators, and local transportation departments.
Partnering with other agencies, non-profit organizations, and civic
groups is encouraged. The competition sponsors stress the importance of
partnering with appropriate project and activity stakeholders that are
not eligible applicants. Up to eight winners in three different
categories will be recognized. Emphasis will be on those projects or
activities that make outstanding contributions to their communities,
create effective partnerships and demonstrate best practices for smart
"The application and instructions can be downloaded at
http://www.transportation.org and are due on May 3, 2002. An expert panel will
evaluate the applications and make its selections by Friday, August
16th. Winners of the competition will be formally announced at AASHTO's
annual meeting, October 11-15 2002 in Anchorage, Alaska.:
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NYSDOT GOES CONTEXT SENSITIVE
This just in from Michael King: "Great news! The new Context
Sensitive Solutions (CSS) web site is now up on NYSDOT's Home Page.
Please explore the CSS site at your leisure to review the information
and learn about what we are currently working on. Please share this
information with your Region and peers.
"The CSS site is intended to assist New York State communities, our
customers, stakeholders, the Department and anyone interested in CSS to
be more informed, to better understand what CSS is all about and how CSS
is making a difference in our projects. As always, your thoughts,
suggestions and comments are most welcome to help us better inform the
public and our customers and to assist our efforts to make CSS better."
Go to: http://www.dot.state.ny.us
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MINI-HIGHWAY COUPLETS DIMINISH DOWNTOWN
"Speaking as a real estate developer, we look to invest in downtown
areas that are attractive and inviting to pedestrians; areas that invite
and encourage people to live and work there. The one way streets act as
through-ways that diminish the value of downtown as a place to be, and
encourage development elsewhere. By eliminating these through-ways, it
will reinstate downtown as a more efficient and attractive place to be
for all the reasons downtowns exist in the first place. By definition,
downtowns are center of everything!"
--Dennis L. Randall, Jr., Senior Director
Real Estate Development
Opus West Corporation
(From the WALK SAN JOSE Reporter, Issue #22, March 2002)
For more on Walk San Jose, visit
IMPROVING THE WAY HUMANS WALK
According to a Mar. 12th story in the New York Times, "As dawn breaks,
Linnette Otieno leaves her small house on Nairobi's outskirts and walks
five miles to market. On her head is a load of firewood she plans to
sell. The load weighs about 65 pounds. She hardly sweats. 'I've been
doing this since I was 6,' she explains as she hoists the wood onto her
head with an experienced motion. When she was growing up in her home
village in western Kenya, she had to walk even farther to gather
firewood, up to eight hours a day. By now, at age 35, she says long
journeys with heavy loads are second nature.
"Scientists have long wondered how women like Ms. Otieno are able to
carry so much so easily. Now, in a study to be published shortly, two
researchers from Europe describe the trick in detail: women from certain
African tribes unconsciously modify their gait to walk using less
energy. The energy they save is applied to carrying the weight.
"The study, which follows two previous articles in the journal Nature,
is the first documentation of humans' improving the economy of
Archive search: http://query.nytimes.com/search/advanced
Title: "Improving the Way Humans Walk"
Author: Otto Pohl
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FT. WORTH DRIVER LETS PEDESTRIAN DIE IN GARAGE
According to a gruesome story in the Mar. 9th edition of the Ft.
Worth Star-Telegram, "Bail was raised to $250,000 Friday for a woman
accused of leaving an injured pedestrian, whose body was trapped in the
shattered windshield of her car, in her garage until he died. Chante
Mallard, a 25-year-old nurse's aide, was immediately taken from the
courtroom to jail while family members discussed how to raise money to
post her bail. Mallard had been free on a $10,000 writ bond since her
arrest Wednesday on a murder warrant. If released on bail, Mallard must
remain under house arrest, wear an electronic ankle monitor and adhere
to other restrictions imposed by Judge James R. Wilson.
"Mallard is accused of hitting 37-year-old Gregory Glenn Biggs as she
drove near the East Loop 820 split with U.S. 287 one night in October
and then hiding the injured man, still lodged in her windshield, in her
garage until he died days later of blood loss and shock. Police say
friends of the woman took the body from the garage and dumped it in Cobb
Park, where it was found Oct. 27..."
Archive search: http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/archives/
Title: "Driver's bail now $250,000"
Author: Deanna Boyd
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NEW AMERICAN DREAM: LESS MATERIALISTIC SOCIETY?
According to a Feb 8th story from the ENNWorldWire News, "Your
neighbors are expanding their house, the driveway across the street is
starting to look like a luxury car lot, and your kid's room is filling
up with video game cartridges, $150 sneakers, and bean-filled toys. A
Time/CNN poll says 80 percent of people think children are more spoiled
today than the kids of 10 or 15 years ago. American CEOs now make more
than 400 times what their average workers make, and 'the top 20 percent
of American households earns nearly as much as the bottom 80 percent,'
write John De Graaf, David Wann, and Thomas Naylor in Affluenza..."
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MOUNT PROSPECT (IL) RESIDENTS: NO TO FOUR LANES!
According to a Mar. 13th story in the Chicago Daily Herald, "Mount
Prospect residents who live on or near Busse Road told village officials
Tuesday that they're not interested in seeing the road widened into a
four-lane highway. They added that less drastic changes, such as the
addition of a single lane for left-turns, might be acceptable.
"Roughly 30 people attended Tuesday's village board meeting to discuss
possible changes to the stretch of Busse between Golf and Central roads.
That portion is under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Highway
"Cook County officials have placed Busse on their five-year road
improvement plan, with 2004 considered a target year for any work that
might be done. Village officials stressed that discussions about changes
to Busse are in their infancy, and a final decision is still about a
year away. Though no specific plans have been submitted, the county has
suggested that Busse be widened between Golf and Central to accommodate
as many as four lanes of traffic -- two in each direction
-- plus a fifth lane for left turns..."
Archive search: http://archives.dailyherald.com/
Title: "Residents say they don't want Busse Road widened to 4 lanes"
Author: Matt Arado
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HATED SPEEDBUMPS REMOVED IN KANDAHAR
According to a Mar. 8th AP story filed in Kandahar, Afghanistan,
"Friday was something of a 'driver's liberation day' in this noisy,
exhaust-choked city, as crews began digging up speed bumps that slowed
traffic to a crawl during the time of the Taliban. Long stretches of the
Herat Bazaar and Kabul Shah thoroughfares were suddenly flat and
inviting to speeding motorists, where once the Taliban had built up
bumps in the pavement to control the traffic of motorized rickshaws,
lumbering trucks, bicycles and overpowered sport utility vehicles.
"Although many Kandaharis appreciated the Taliban's law-and-order
government, the speed bumps were highly unpopular. During their
five-year rule, the Islamic radical Taliban also sought to control the
population by banning music, movies, television and girls' education,
among other things. Friday's unannounced pavement project came three
months after the Taliban were toppled from power in a U.S.-led military
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PEDESTRIAN KILLED AT DAYTONA BEACH BIKE WEEK
According to a Mar. 12th AP story from Daytona Beach, Florida, "Nine
people died during this year's Bike Week festival, including a
pedestrian who was hit and killed by a motorcycle over the weekend.
Emergency workers responded to 69 crashes on Friday and Saturday alone,
the most accidents EVAC Ambulance has responded to over two days at Bike
Week in 21 years, said spokesman Mark O'Keefe.
"The ninth and final death during the event occurred after a man was hit
crossing a busy intersection on Saturday night, police said. Bike Week
is a 10-day festival in Volusia County that is among the biggest biker
events in the nation. The festival began last Friday and ended Sunday.
Fifteen motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents during Bike Week
2000, while six people died last year."
[We'd guess their 'Bike Week" is a motorcycle event...]
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COMING DOWN FAST
According to a March 1st column in the LA Weekly, "Aldea Hill, as it
was and may still be known to the little children of Encino Village, is
where the street I grew up on rises steeply to meet Burbank Boulevard,
across which superannuated character actor Edward Everett Horton (Top
Hat, F Troop, Fractured Fairy Tales) in the days of my youth kept his
woody, ramshackle estate...
"The essential purpose of this block-long incline --- a matching of form
to function from whose perfection a philosopher might extrapolate the
existence of God --- was evident to anyone old enough to ride a bike
without training wheels. It was for coming down fast. On a bicycle or
skateboard or whatever other wheeled thing you were brave enough to try.
One time a kid in my class was hit by a car, I remember or think I do,
as he cruised into the intersection at the bottom of the hill; he flew
across the street and landed more or less safely in some bushes. Maybe I
am making that part up. But he lived to tell the tale, and, I am
(practically) sure, to coast and coast again..."
Author: Robert Lloyd
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70-YEAR-OLD TWIN BICYCLISTS KILLED IN FINLAND
According to a Mar. 6th AP Europe story filed in Helsinki, Finland,
"Seventy-year-old twin brothers riding their bicycles were killed, each
one hit by a truck, in separate accidents hours apart on the same
highway. The first accident occurred at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday when one of
the twins was riding a bike on an icy road at a road junction in Raahe,
370 miles north of the capital, Helsinki, Constable Pauli Ketonen said.
"Two hours 17 minutes later the other twin was hit and killed by another
truck nearby while riding his bike on the same road in similar snowy
conditions," Ketonen said. The second twin was killed at a junction
about a mile from the first accident, he said. Ketonen said it was
unlikely the second victim knew of his brother's accident because police
had not had time to inform the family about the first accident. Police
declined to identify the men or give further details..."
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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
"ARTISTS ALONG THE KATY TRAIL 2001"
A curated exhibition will travel throughout Missouri in 2002. The
April 14 -- May 18: The St. Louis Artists? Guild, Clayton
June 3 -- June 28: William Woods University, Fulton
Aug. 31 -- Oct. 6: Springfield Art Museum, Springfield
Nov.11 -- Dec. 13: CMSU Art Center Gallery, Warrensburg
"LISTENING TO BIKE LANES: MOVING BEYOND THE FEUD"
Jeff Hiles' report attempts to help advocates rise above their feuds.
"WORLD TRANSPORT POLICY & PRACTICE"
Volume 7, Number 4 contains numerous articles on pedestrian issues by
authors like Mayer Hillman, Rodney Tolley, Ian Ker and Werner Brog.
Available free as a pdf file at: http://www.ecoplan.org/wtpp/
"FIT SOCIETY PAGE NEWSLETTER"
Spring 2002 special edition on Outdoor Recreation: water safety, energy
expenditure of daily activities, activities at high altitudes, and
enhancing flexibility http://www.acsm.org/newsletters.htm
"BICYCLE SAFETY EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER"
New web site with bicycle safety education information, a searchable
database of training materials, a guide to identifying training needs,
and a "Good Practices Guide." http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/ee/fhwa.html
"WHEN YOU ARE CONCERNED"
A handbook for families, friends and caregivers worried about the safety
of an aging driver. From the New York State Office on Aging at:
"BUILDING TRANSIT-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES"
From Regional Plan Association; readable online or downloadable as a
"A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF TRAIL AND RECREATION ISSUES"
Extensive bibliography from the International Mountain Bicycling Assn.
"BUILDING BETTER TRAILS"
Subtitled "Designing, Constructing and Maintaining Outstanding Trails,"
International Mountain Bicycling Association, 2001
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: email@example.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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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;
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;
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 email@example.com
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 > 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
JOB > PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CHAIN REACTION
Seeking full-time Program Director for Chain Reaction, a grassroots
recycle-a-bicycle program for Washington, DC youth. Must have 2-3 years
program management experience, excellent organizational skills, and
ability to teach youth ages 11-19 about basic bicycle transportation
issues (mechanical experience not necessary). Contact
:firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (202)265-8899 for full job
JOB > BIKE MECHANICS TEACHER, CHAIN REACTION
Seeking part-time (20 hours/week) Bike Mechanics Teacher for Chain
Reaction, a grassroots recycle-a-bicycle program for Washington, DC
youth. Minimum 2-3 years professional bicycle mechanics experience,
passion for working with youth ages 11-19, and excellent organizational
skills. Contact email@example.com or call: (202)265-8899 for
full job description. http://www.shawecovillage.com
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