MacFadden New NCBW Director of Operations
Susie Stephens Remembrance to be Held Monday
Portland (ME) Adopts Bike Plan
Bicycle Colorado's New Executive Director
House Transportation Chair Pushes Radical Bill
Charlottesville (VA) Gets Yellow Bikes
NY Bicycling Coalition Releases Manual, Plans Workshops
Segway Coming to a Fed-Funded Walkway Near You?
TBC's Cummins Gets Advocacy Award
CDC & PAHO Sponsor Active Cities Contest
RIDOT'S New Bridge, Park Design
Bush's New Surgeon General to Focus on Exercise, Diet
Obesity Harder on Health than Smoking?
Cell Phone Drivers Worse than Drunks?
Stuck in Traffic
MD Police to Crack Down on Unyielding Motorists
German Inline Skaters Ordered off Roads
Detroit to Get Ped-Friendly Facelift
MACFADDEN NEW NCBW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
On March 20th, Bill Wilkinson, Executive Director of the National
Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW), announced that the organization
has named Gary D. MacFadden as its new Director of Operations.
MacFadden, 49, spent 27 years with the Adventure Cycling Association,
based in Missoula, Montana. He served in the capacities of guidebook
editor and publications director before becoming the organization's
third executive director in 1982. He held that post until the fall of
"We're delighted to have Gary join our team at this exciting time,"
said Wilkinson. "Gary proved at Adventure Cycling that he knows how to
organize and manage a high-quality, 'customer service' operation.
That's exactly the kind of experience the NCBW needs right now."
Wilkinson noted that the NCBW is in the early stages of implementing a
major new technical assistance and training program funded by The
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "Gary will be helping develop new
delivery systems to support community-based actions to create more
physically active places," said Wilkinson. "His expertise in project
management and his experience with a large staff will be a great asset
for our growing organization."
MacFadden, who spent the past 18 months volunteering with his
wife at national parks and wildlife refuges, said that the challenge of
the NCBW's new programs attracted him to come out of retirement. "For
the past 27 years, I've been working with the bicycle and bicyclists
from a recreation viewpoint," MacFadden said. "The NCBW's focus on the
creation of more bicycle-friendly and walkable communities is
refreshing and exciting; the potential is staggering."
The National Center for Bicycling & Walking was founded in 1977 as the
Bicycle Federation of America. The mission of the organization is to
make America bicycle-friendly and walkable. Mr. MacFadden will work in
the DC office.
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SUSIE STEPHENS REMEMBRANCE TO BE HELD NATIONWIDE MONDAY
Please get together this Monday, April 1st and raise a glass at 9pm EST, 6pm
PT, to join us all in a simultaneous remembrance of Susie Stephens, who was
killed last Thursday in St. Louis when she was struck by a bus while
crossing the street. Solidarity events are planned in Seattle, Washington,
Washington, DC, and other cities across the country. We will gather to
celebrate Susie's life, her contribution to our lives, our organizations and
most importantly, our hearts.
Susie's family plans to hold a memorial service for her in early May in the
Methow Valley. We'll pass along the information when we receive it. In
lieu of flowers, her family suggests that donations be made in her name to
one of the following organizations: Bicycle Alliance of Washington, Methow
Conservancy, Thunderhead Alliance.
See http://www.bicyclealliance.org/ for further information.
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PORTLAND (ME) ADOPTS BIKE PLAN
According to a Mar. 20th story in the Bicycle Coalition of Maine's
e-newsletter, "The Portland Bike Plan and proposed bike lanes sailed
through City Council on Monday evening with a 9-0 vote of approval for the
project. We are anticipating that the paint will hit the pavement in
late May, in time for a special promotion of 'Commute Another Way Day
by Bicycle' in June.
"Thanks to Mayor Karen Geraghty and several City Councilors - Jack
Dawson, Jim Cloutier, Peter O'Donnell, Nathan Smith, and Jill Duson -
who all spoke in support of the project and also in support of
obtaining funds for additional facilities next spring. City Traffic
Engineer Larry Ash has an increasing understanding of what bicycle lane
facilities are, and we are confident that we will have some great bike
lanes soon. You know you've had a good meeting when City Councilors
are standing up to tell you that they're bicyclists, too."
For more information, contact Jeffrey Miller, Executive Director,
Bicycle Coalition of Maine at (207) 623-4511 or email:
mailto:BCM@BikeMaine.org or visit their website at:
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BICYCLE COLORADO'S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
According to a Mar. 11th news release, "Bicycle Colorado has named
Dan Grunig to the position of Executive Director. Grunig was previously
the Director of Communications for the Denver Center Theatre Company
and holds a Masters Degree in Business from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. He is an avid proponent for bicycling issues, has
served with many bicycle groups, and resides in Golden with his wife,
Nancy Lehet, who is also an active cyclist.
Grunig takes over for Martha Roskowski who was recently hired as
Campaign Manager of America Bikes, a national cycling advocacy effort.
Roskowski will assist Grunig for about six weeks before she relocates
to Washington, D.C. 'Martha helped create Bicycle Colorado and her work
has made it one of the leading advocacy groups in the nation,' notes
Mark Graff, Bicycle Colorado's board president. 'This certainly
influenced the organizers of America Bikes to recruit her, and it has
also helped Bicycle Colorado attract many qualified replacements. The
selection of Dan Grunig ensures our members that the vital work of this
organization can continue without interruption.'"
For more information, contact Dan at (303) 417-1544 or email:
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HOUSE TRANSPORTATION CHAIR PUSHES RADICAL BILL
According to the Mar. 18th edition of TSTC's Mobilizing the Region
newsletter, "Don Young of Alaska, chair of the House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee, has drafted and widely disseminated a bill
that would 'streamline' surface transportation project environmental
and historic impact reviews by state and federal agencies, essentially
cutting the public out of the process. The bill does not mention public
participation, but creates a rigid, inter-agency process to eliminate
"Environmental and transportation reform groups and urban advocates
told Capitol Hill staffers they vociferously opposed the bill's
provisions and would seek to head it off before it gathers momentum.
They predicted that a fight over the bill would re-polarize highway
lobby and transportation reform groups who had been looking forward to
a bipartisan, forward-looking renewal of the U.S. transportation
funding law in 2003.
"...The environmental streamlining bill, called 'Expediting Project
Delivery to Improve Transportation and the Environment Act' (EXPEDITE),
fundamentally shifts the balance of power from state DOTs and transit
properties to federal transport agencies, making FHWA or FTA the lead
sponsor and the final decision maker for all aspects of project
delivery, from the determination of projects' purpose and need,
feasible and prudent alternatives, timelines for concurrent NEPA and
permit reviews, the determination of preferred alternatives and the
record of decision. State natural resource and historic preservation
officers generally will have just 60 days to review projects..."
For more on the bill, visit the Tri-State Transportation Campaign's
website at: http://www.tstc.org/bulletin/20020318/mtr35701.htm
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CHARLOTTESVILLE (VA) GETS YELLOW BIKES
According to a recent message from Stephen Bach of Charlottesville,
VA, "You may be interested to know that on March 21 we are staging the
debut of a community bike program here in Charlottesville, Virginia. I
am president of Community Yellow Bicycles of the Piedmont, a small
group of volunteers who have been working for about a year to get
"We will debut with 50 yellow bikes, which have been donated by people
who otherwise may have discarded them. We've refurbished and painted
the bikes, and have another 50 ready to go out after the initial 50.
We are also getting worse bikes from the landfill which we're using
mostly for parts. We were fortunate to get a grant of $5000 for tools
and parts from a locally based rock band. Otherwise, the city was about
to fund us, although they were having some qualms about it due to fears
about getting sued by someone who might have an accident on one of the
bikes and get hurt."
For more information, contact Stephen Bach, 1208 Meriwether St.,
Charlottesville VA 22902-5421; (434) 977-7015
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NY BICYCLING COALITION RELEASES MANUAL, PLANS WORKSHOPS
According to a recent news release, "The New York Bicycling
Coalition is pleased to announce the release of 'Improving Bicycling
and Pedestrian Safety,' a problem-solving manual aimed at both
advocates and transportation professionals, with applications
throughout New York State and beyond. Find it, along with other basic
information about NYBC and our activities at:
Download a pdf copy at:
or individual chapters at:
For a hard copy, send a check for $3.50 per copy to cover shipping and
handling to: Jesse Day, Safety Advocacy Manager, New York Bicycling
Coalition, PO Box 8868, Albany, NY 12208. Phone: (518) 505-9499.
"Beginning this spring, NYBC will hit the road with phase two of this
Campaign, traveling to Albany, Monroe, Suffolk and Kings counties for
regional workshops aimed, again, at both advocates and transportation
professionals and with the same overall goal - to promote better
communication between constituencies who sometimes speak a somewhat
different language. This will help facilitate fixes of well-known and
well-documented problem intersections and stretches of the state's road
"Our plan is to host these workshops in conjunction with local cycling
clubs. The workshop facilitator will be one of our nation's best-known
bicycling and pedestrian advocates - Jeff Olson from Saratoga Springs,
New York. Mr. Olson served for many years as Statewide Bicycling and
Pedestrian Program Coordinator at NYS DOT and was the Director of the
Millennium Trails Project in Washington, D.C.
Tentative 2002 workshop dates: Albany County: May 2 in Albany; Monroe
County: May 22 in Rochester; Suffolk County: June 6, site yet to be
determined; Kings County: June 19 in Brooklyn. Check website for times
and venues: http://www.nybc.net
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SEGWAY COMING TO A FED-FUNDED WALKWAY NEAR YOU?
According to Andy Clarke, executive director of the Association of
Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), "Senator Bob Smith of New
Hampshire has introduced a bill into the US Senate that would allow the
use of the Segway (IT, Ginger, or 'Electric Personal Assistive Mobility
Device') on trails and pathways constructed or maintained with
Federal-aid highway funds. Senate Bill 2024...is quite short and does a
couple of things: it defines the Electric Personal Assistive Mobility
Device; and it says that such devices would, when state or local regulations
permit, be allowed to use trails and pedestrian walkaways built or
maintained with federal funds."
To see the text of the bill, go to the following website and enter SB
2024 in the search window.
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TBC'S CUMMINS GETS ADVOCACY AWARD
According to a Mar. 8th news release from the Texas Bicycle
Coalition, "Texas Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Gayle Cummins
was presented with the League of American Bicyclists' National Bicycle
Advocacy Award during the League's March 6 through 8 National Bike
Summit in the nation's capital. Cummins was chosen to receive the award
for her efforts in making the Texas Bicycle Coalition the bicycle
advocacy model for the rest of the nation, and for her work with the
"In accepting the award, however, she refused individual credit for the
honor. 'The work that went into this does not lend itself to individual
credit,' she said. 'It took a lot of dedicated staff, volunteers,
industry support and partners, all of whom stuck with us, believed in
our mission and helped create our advocacy model in Texas.' Cummins
added that she was proud to accept the LAB National Advocacy Award on
behalf of all Texas cyclists."
For more information, contact: Gayle Cummins at (512)476-RIDE(7433) or
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CDC & PAHO SPONSOR ACTIVE CITIES CONTEST
According to a story in the Mar. 15th edition of NCPPA News, The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pan American Health
Organization will hold a new contest to "recognize cities in the region
of the Americas for their outstanding efforts in improving public
spaces for safe recreation and promoting physical activity. The six
winners of the Active Cities Contest will be recognized during an
official meeting in Santiago, Chile, the Health Promotion Forum in the
Americas (Oct. 20-24, 2002).
The deadline for submitting the completed application form and all
supporting documents is APRIL 5, 2002. For more information, visit
NCPPA News is a publication of the National Coalition for Promoting
Physical Activity. Visit their website at: http://www.ncppa.org
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RIDOT'S NEW BRIDGE, PARK DESIGN
According to a Jan. 24th news release, "The Rhode Island Department
of Transportation (RIDOT) unveiled a unique design feature today for
the Washington Bridge 200 Eastbound. A linear park on the bridge's
southerly side will be created for the enjoyment of all Rhode
Islanders. 'We are looking at preserving a portion of the Washington
Bridge, rather than demolishing all of it,' said William D. Ankner,
Ph.D., RIDOT's Director. 'Not only will this become a new destination
in the Ocean State, but it turns out to be the cheapest construction
alternative, because we will not have to demolish all of the bridge.'
Five alternatives were examined for the new five lane bridge and each
one was studied for its actual construction costs, cost of demolishing
the bridge, and the cost of creating a new bikeway, as well as a total
cost. Alternative Two has been selected because it is within budget,
$82 million, and because of its innovative components.
"Creating the linear park, which will include a bike path and a
pedestrian path, will allow RIDOT to keep the two southerly most arches
of the Washington Bridge. There will be comfortable and scenic
gathering places on the bridge along with benches, decorative lighting,
and bike racks. Planters on the bridge, containing low to no
maintenance plants, will be made from the recycled granite from the
existing bridge. 'A pedestrian walkway will be placed on the water
side, and a bikeway will be built at a slightly higher grade closer to
the side of the new bridge," said Ankner. "This will allow bikers to
have a view of the water as well.'
"Historic preservation was a key element to the design as well. The
existing bridge operator's house will be rehabilitated, and the
water-facing arches of the Washington Bridge Eastbound will be
preserved. This detail will therefore maintain the vista that all Rhode
Islanders recognize. 'RIDOT's plan to save and restore the south facade
of Washington Bridge will preserve the most important historic features
of its classical design,' said Ted Sanderson, Executive Director of the
Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, 'and will
allow walkers and bicyclists to enjoy this historic structure and its
views down the river.'"
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BUSH'S NEW SURGEON GENERAL TO FOCUS ON EXERCISE, DIET
According to an article in the Mar. 27th issue of BikeLeague News,
"President Bush's appointment of Dr. Richard Carmona as Surgeon General
of the United States, and his announcement that one of Dr. Carmona's
three key missions will be to encourage Americans to exercise and
improve their diets, have great implications for the future of
bicycling and fitness in the U.S. The Surgeon General's job is to
educate Americans on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of
Following are excerpts from the President's remarks on the appointment:
"I have asked Dr. Carmona to lead an important initiative focusing on
prevention and life-long healthy living as a key component to medical
care. The research is overwhelming that simple improvements in diet and
exercise would result in dramatic improvements in America's health.
Studies show that overweight Americans who are at risk of developing
type II diabetes or coronary heart disease can delay and possibly
prevent these diseases with just moderate exercise and a healthy diet.
Walking 30 minutes a day will dramatically improve your life. Playing a
game with your children in your backyard will help. Walking in a park
can make a difference to your health."
"These relatively small actions can dramatically reduce costs and
strain on our health care system. Fitness and a healthy lifestyle are a
priority for me. I really like to run. It makes me feel better. The doc
and I are going to encourage all our country to either run or walk or
swim or bicycle for the good of their families, for the good of their
own health, and for the good of the health of the nation."
For more information and the full text of the President's remarks, visit
For more info about the League of American Bicyclists' BikeLeague News,
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SEATTLE BICYCLE FACTS AND STATISTICS
- Estimated number of Seattle-area participants in last year's Bike to
Work Day: 3,000+
- Number of times cyclists put their bikes on Metro buses every year:
- Number of times cyclists forgot to take their bicycles off the bus:
- Number of free Seattle bike route maps requested in past two years:
For the rest of the story, go to:
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OBESITY HARDER ON HEALTH THAN SMOKING?
According to a Mar. 12th Reuters story, "Obesity exacts a higher
toll on health and healthcare costs than either smoking or drinking as
serious obesity-related problems like diabetes are near epidemic
levels, according to a study released on Tuesday. 'Smoking and
drinking, which are on the decline, have been the focus of research and
policy work for years. Yet obesity, which can have far more serious
health consequences, has received far less interest' said Roland Sturm,
author of the study and a researcher at the UCLA/RAND Managed Care
Center for Psychiatric Disorders in Santa Monica, California.
"The study found that obesity -- linked to health complications
including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, strokes and certain
cancers -- raises a person's healthcare costs by 36 percent and
medication costs by 77 percent. Smoking and drinking also cause serious
health problems, but the study, released by the journal Health Affairs,
found that active smoking leads to a more modest 21-percent rise in
healthcare costs and 28-percent increase in medication costs, with
smaller effects seen for problem drinkers..."
Title: "Obesity harder on health than smoking"
Author: Deena Beasley
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CELL PHONE DRIVERS WORSE THAN DRUNKS?
According to a Mar. 22nd Wireless.NewsFactor.com story, "A British
study just released shows that talking on a mobile phone while driving
is more hazardous than operating a vehicle while under the influence of
alcohol. The study is sure to raise a few eyebrows and fuel the
controversy over legislation aimed at banning cell phone use by drivers.
"Researchers tested how driving impairment was affected when drivers
were talking on a handheld mobile phone or a hands-free phone, and when
drivers had consumed enough alcohol to register above the legal
blood-alcohol limit. The UK legal alcohol limit is 80mg/100ml, or .80.
Direct Line reported that the results showed drivers' reaction times
were, on average, 30 percent slower when talking on a handheld mobile
phone than when legally drunk -- and nearly 50 percent slower than
under normal driving conditions. Also, the tests showed, drivers
talking on phones were less able than drunk drivers to maintain a
constant speed, and they had greater difficulty keeping a safe distance
from the car in front..."
Title: "Study: Talking on a Phone Worse than Driving Drunk "
Author: Jay Wrolstad
News release from the company and a downloadable copy of the report:
Note: Michael Malak, who alerted us to this story, asks "Why was this
report quashed by the media? Try searching for it on your own local
newspaper's website. You won't find it, despite it being an AP story.
Write your local and state representatives. Get the word out."
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STUCK IN TRAFFIC
According to the March 13th issue of Gulf Coast Growth News, "An
article in emagazine analyzes the role that the highway lobby has
played in the problematic increase in gridlock, emissions and commuting
time facing modern America. According to the article, the modern
highway system, with its subsequent problems, was birthed in 1891 when
the League of American Wheelmen began lobbying state legislatures for
road improvements to support the fledgling automobile industry.
"Since that time, lobbyists, including the American Automobile
Association (AAA), have relentlessly focused on extending highways,
often claiming that building more roads can remove "strategic
bottlenecks," and therefore reduce pollution and congestion. According
to this article, however, only alternative transportation, congestion
pricing, and telecommuting will reduce the pollution and gridlock
caused by America's love affair with the car."
For more on the Gulf Coast Growth News, visit:
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MD POLICE TO CRACK DOWN ON UNYIELDING MOTORISTS
According to a Mar. 28th story in the Baltimore Sun, "In some
cities, motorists know to expect glares and gestures when they don't
stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. The person might be yards away.
Perhaps his foot has just left the curb. Or maybe he is simply standing
on a sidewalk waiting to cross. It doesn't matter. At the first glimpse
of a person near a rectangle of white stripes, drivers in places like
Seattle and Northampton, Mass., are prone to hit the brakes.
"Not in Baltimore, though, or in most Maryland towns. Here motorists
and pedestrians navigate the streets in close proximity and often with
equal disregard for each other. 'The general attitude here is that
pedestrians are supposed to keep out of the road, and if they get hit,
it's their fault,' said George Branyan, special programs coordinator
for the State Highway Administration. But police are hoping a new
crackdown will change the culture..."
Archive search: http://www.sunspot.net/search/
Cost: No (first 2 weeks)
Title: "Stepping up for safety"
Author: Marcia Myers
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GERMAN INLINE SKATERS ORDERED OFF ROADS
According to a Mar. 20th Reuters story filed in Karlsruhe, Germany,
"Germany's inline skaters were ordered off the roads and onto the
sidewalks in a ruling by the Supreme Court Tuesday. The court also
ruled that skaters must keep their speed down to accommodate
pedestrians -- a move likely to anger the country's large number of
"The ruling stemmed from a lower court decision to award damages to a
skater injured in a collision with a motorbike on the basis that
skaters be treated the same as vehicles. The Supreme Court overturned
the ruling and called on the government to introduce laws regulating
skating. But dedicated skaters will still have limited opportunities to
hit the road. Some cities occasionally close off major avenues to
traffic in order to give skaters a few hours of fast and free wheeling."
Title: "Inline Skaters Ordered Off the Streets"
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DETROIT TO GET PED-FRIENDLY FACELIFT
According to a March 21st story on Detroit's WDIV-TV, "Local
government and business leaders unveiled a new tourism plan Wednesday
that they hope will generate as much as $3 billion in additional
revenue for metro Detroit's economy. The Detroit Metro Convention and
Visitors Bureau has formed the Tourism Economic Development Council to
spearhead the effort, which brings several economic development groups
together with officials from the city of Detroit and Wayne, Oakland,
and Macomb counties..."
The plan is the product of a two-year Ernst and Young study that
included interviews with 1,500 travelers, and, among other things,
-- Improve metro Detroit's appearance with major beautification and
landscape architecture enhancement projects for area freeways.
-- Ensure a safe visitor experience by highlighting safety
improvements, enhancing the local police presence and improving
walkways, lighting, directional signage and emergency phone boxes.
-- Increase regional collaboration by improving recreation areas and
greenways, pedestrian walkways and bikeways in multi-county settings.
Cleaning up area freeways and major roadways is also a component.
"The Convention and Visitors Bureau provided $1 million to fund the
initiative and officials said additional money will come for public and
private sector organizations..."
Title: "Local Leaders Want To Boost Tourism"
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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
MARDI GRAS INDIANS: TRADITION AND HISTORY
"Mardi Gras is full of secrets and the Mardi Gras Indians are as much a
part of that secret society as any other carnival organization. The
Mardi Gras Indians are comprised, in large part, of the blacks of New
Orleans' inner cities. They have paraded for well over a century...yet
their parade is perhaps the least recognized Mardi Gras tradition..."
"THINKING BEYOND THE PAVEMENT"
New website on context sensitive design from The Project for Public
Spaces. "Looks beyond the pavement to the role that streets and roads
can play in enhancing communities and natural environments"
Latest issue of the International Bicycle Fund's newsletter, with
articles on: Pan-Africa Bicycle Information Conference, Jinja
Declaration, Pan-Africa Bicycle Information Network, Cross-Cultural
Tours, Bicycle Essay Contest. Find it online at:
"DEVELOPMENT OF A CYCLIST ROUTE CHOICE MODEL"
Subtitled "Combining Geographical Information System technology with
route environment measures to predict cyclist route choice to the
University of Queensland." Paper by Neil Hutchinson. Available as a
Word document from the author at: AROCP2@brisbane.qld.gov.au
"NEW DIRECTIONS FOR BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PLANNING EDUCATION IN US"
(Planning Practice and Research, 17(1): 91-95) Paper by Carlos J. L.
Balsas, AICP, Ph.D. Candidate and Instructor, Dept. of Landscape
Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts. For a
copy, contact the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org
"LIVEABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS - STREET LAYOUT, DESIGN AND TRAFFIC
Traffic management guidelines published by the Western Australian
"INTRODUCING LIVEABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS"
A Western Australian Government Sustainable Cities Initiative.
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 >TRAFFIC ENGINEER -- ASHEVILLE, N.C.
The City of Asheville, North Carolina is seeking qualified candidates
for the position of Traffic Engineer to perform professional
transportation planning and traffic engineering work and assisting in
the administration of various traffic and transportation activities.
Candidates must have the ability to analyze field data; develop
solutions for traffic engineering and safety issues; oversee traffic
signal design and operation; develop traffic control signage and
marking plans; coordinate the City's traffic calming programs; review
development plans and traffic impact studies; and provide input on
bicycle and pedestrian issues.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Transportation/Traffic
Engineering, or a related field, and 6 to 9 years traffic engineering
experience, or any equivalent combination of experience and additional
education and/or training that provides the knowledge, skills, and
abilities to perform this work. Registration as a Professional Engineer
with the State of North Carolina required or ability to obtain within 6
months of employment. Must possess a valid North Carolina Driver's
License at the time of hire.
Asheville offers a walkable, vibrant downtown and is a haven for
outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and art collectors. It was rated as
one of the Top 10 places to live by Outside Magazine and was selected
as a 1997 All-America City. Asheville, population 70,000, is nestled
between the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Starting Salary: $41,707 - $50,048 EOE/ADA/AA To Apply - Please fax,
email or submit cover letter, resume and Official City of Asheville
Application (http://www.ci.asheville.nc.us) to: Pat Nelson-Ezzell, City of
Asheville,P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802 Phone: (828)259-5691.
Fax: (828) 259-5479. E-mail: PatN@mail.ci.asheville.nc.us. Email:
EdwardH@mail.ci.asheville.nc.us DEADLINE IS V. SOON!!!
JOB > COMMUNITY PLANNER II -- NORTH CAROLINA DOT
The Community Planner II position will become a part of a community
impact assessment team. In this role the person must function as a
team member in a newly evolving approach toward the assessment of
transportation related effects on local communities and land use. The
position requires knowledge of community impact assessment techniques
and environmental justice principles. Communication and consensus
building skills are imperative to this new role, as well as the ability
to understand different perspectives and to identify creative
solutions. This person must be self-motivated, diligent, and able to
work with limited direct supervision. We will be developing tools to
promote more effective engagement with local communities.
Vacancy Number: 4250-3381-0000-134/00134. Salary Grade: 72. Salary
Range: $33,050 - $54,434. Division: DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS. Location:
WAKE Closing Date: 04/02/02
For additional information please go to
For a state application form please go to
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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