PB/PW 2002 -- Meet Us in St. Paul!
Ped Advocates in ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI -- Get On TV!
Calif. DHS Funds Ped Advocates
Bikes Up, Peds Down in NY/NJ/CT Region
Take This Survey, Please! And Quickly!
PPS Wins Award for Unesco Work
Health Promo More Useful than Med. Care?
Champaign-Urbana to Get Accessible Ped Signals
38% of Americans Don't Exercise for Leisure
Feet First Protest Seattle Pedestrian Deaths
Polluting Buses Ordered Off New Delhi Streets
U.S. Border Cops to Put Bikes with Peds
Ireland Clamps Down on "Driving while Cell-Ing"
Inactivity Worse than Smoking, Part 2
UK Cops Leave Enforcement to Cameras?
Pedestrians: Don't Walk and Talk!
Park Service: No Mtn Bikers on AZ Trail
PB/PW 2002 -- MEET US IN ST. PAUL!
We hope you're planning to be at the ProBike/ProWalk Conference, the
12th International Symposium on Bicycling and Walking. This year's
conference will be hosted in St. Paul, Minnesota, September 3-6, 2002.
The theme is "Making Great Things Happen!" If you're a bicycle or
pedestrian professional, advocate, planner, engineer, public health
specialist, or transit provider, this is your conference! We've just
established the conference fees for those who would like to budget
ahead: Delegates: $450; Presenters: $350 (these fees are valid through
July 31). We're still working on our advocate scholarship program and
rate; we'll publish that announcement in an upcoming issue of
Registration fees include all conference materials, the opening
reception, all workshops and plenary sessions, two luncheons, all
refreshment breaks, one evening banquet, and the ProBike/ProWalk Party
(always a must-attend event!). For more registration details, check
http://www.bikewalk.org/conference.htm on May 1, when we'll post the
on-line registration form. We'll see you in St. Paul!
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PED ADVOCATES IN ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI -- GET ON TV!
John Z. Wetmore, producer of the "Perils for Pedestrians" TV show,
will be visiting New England for Walk to Lunch Day in Boston on May 1.
While he is there, he wants to conduct interviews in several states,
some of which have not yet been on Perils For Pedestrians. If you live
in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode
Island, and would like to appear on camera discussing issues of concern
to pedestrians in your community, please contact John at
His website is at: http://www.pedestrians.org
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YIKES! FHWA WANTS PED 'ITS' SAMPLES TODAY!
According to an article we just found in NAWGIT's Economic
Development Digest, "The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is in
the process of evaluating the effectiveness of various pedestrian
related Intelligent Transportation Systems-based (ITS) traffic control
technologies for reducing pedestrian fatalities and injuries as part of
its Pedestrian Safety Engineering and ITS-based Countermeasure Program.
The FHWA recently awarded cooperative agreements to three cities in
Nevada, Florida, and California.
"The objective of this special announcement is to notify and inform
manufacturers of pedestrian ITS-based technologies about the project
and obtain from them information on their products. This information
should be in the form of brochures, manuals, videos, etc., that can be
provided to the cities with which FHWA is working. Examples of the ITS
technologies include pedestrian detectors (infrared, etc.), pedestrian
information systems (talking signs, illuminated push buttons, audible
signals, count-down signals, etc.), motorist information (in-pavement
lighting, smart overhead lighting, etc.) and enforcement systems
(variable speed limit, speed controls, etc.)
"The FHWA reserves the right to review the submitted information for
relevance to the project. FHWA is interested in getting five sets of
brochures, manuals, and other related materials for each pedestrian
ITS-based technology. This information is for general use only, and
must not be taken as an endorsement of product or manufacturer or any
intent to procure. The materials can be mailed to: FHWA, 400 Seventh
ST, SW, HSA-20, Rm 3407, Washington, DC 20590, Att: L. Boodlal. These
items should be submitted to FHWA by April 12, 2002 and sent by
overnight mail. For technical questions call (202) 366-8044."
Title: Pedestrian Safety Engineering and ITS-Based Countermeasures
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CALIF. DHS FUNDS PED ADVOCATES
According to a Mar. 29th message from Anne Seeley of the Calif.
Dept. of Health Services, "We've funded 11 ped advocacy groups at
$2,200 each to do activities from March through June 2002 that will
'build their capacity' to be effective and successful within their
communities." Among the groups receiving grants are America Walks,
Pasadena Walks,Pedestrian Friendly Alameda, Red Bluff Trails United,
Walk&Roll Berkeley, and WalkSacramento. Projects include conducting
membership drives, printing traffic calming manuals, creating
interactive websites, and hosting trails advocacy workshops. According
to Seeley, "Pedestrian advocates need to be supported as quickly and
substantially as possible to meet the new interest in making
communities more livable. We need to bring these pedestrian groups to
the level of organization and networking that bike coalitions have been
developing in recent years."
For more information, contact Anne Seeley Active Communities
Coordinator, Physical Activity & Health Initiative, UC San Francisco /
CA Department of Health Services, PO Box 942732 - Mail stop 675,
Sacramento, CA 94234-7320. Voice: (916) 445-0472; fax: (916) 324-7763
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BIKES UP, PEDS DOWN IN NY/NJ/CT REGION
According to an article in the April 8th issue of Mobilizing the
Region, "Bicycle commuting in New Jersey nearly doubled during the
1990s, according to 'journey to work' data from the 2000 Census. Bike
commuting's share of the census commuting survey also increased more
than 60% in NY State from 1990 to 2000. The survey indicates that in
both New Jersey and New York, bicycling was far and away the fastest
growing commute mode during the decade. Mass transit's share of survey
responses, for instance, increased 29% in New Jersey and 8.29% in New
York State. Driving's share fell slightly in both states. Nationally,
bicycling increased its share more than any other mode except 'other'
-- its share of all U.S. responses to the survey increased nearly 9%.
Connecticut appears to be missing out on the bike boom, showing a
cycling share increase of only 1.1%.
"Although DOT-type planners frequently lump bicycling and walking
together, the Census data shows a sharp divergence in where the two
modes are heading. Nationally, walking declined more than any mode
except motorcycling, whose overall numbers barely register. Plummeting
rates of U.S. foot commuting are reflected around the region: In New
Jersey, walking's share dropped over 35%; in Connecticut, down over
28%; in New York, down nearly 24%..."
For information on the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, visit:
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TAKE THIS SURVEY, PLEASE! AND QUICKLY!
If you care about the development of the Highway Safety Manual
(HSM), take a few minutes to visit the link below and fill out a
survey. April 15th is the deadline (sheesh!)...
According to the release, "The proposed HSM will help in the
decision-making process to improve safety and save lives. The purpose
of the HSM is to 'provide the best factual information and tools in a
useful form to facilitate roadway design and operational decisions
based on the explicit consideration of their safety consequences.' The
unique aspect of the planned HSM will be its focus upon presenting an
organized system of tools for predicting safety impacts. The
Transportation Research Board (TRB) has formed a joint subcommittee to
oversee the development of the HSM. Several organizations are
supporting and guiding the development of the HSM, and
members/employees of these organizations are active participants of the
HSM joint subcommittee including the following: State departments of
transportation, FHWA, ITE, universities, NCHRP, research centers, and
"We need your input and active participation in guiding the development
of HSM. The link below will take you directly to a survey to assist in
the development of the HSM and provide you with additional information
on the HSM. You will find additional information on HSM in the attached
file to this email. Please complete the survey by April 15, 2002 and/or
forward this email to the appropriate person in your organization in
time for a prompt response."
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PPS WINS AWARD FOR UNESCO WORK
According to an April 11th message from Harriet Festing of Project
for Public Spaces, PPS' Ilaria Salvadori has won the Place Research
Award from EDRA, the Environmental Design Research Association. The
award is for her research and work on an international project entitled
"Growing up in Cities." The project resulted in a UNESCO publication,
"Growing Up in an Urbanising World." a book released by UNESCO.
Salvadori's work involved conducting a 1997 participatory design
project with children of Mexican and Cambodian immigrants in the
Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, California.
According to Festing, "More than half of all children in industrialized
countries live in urban areas, and the same will be true in the
developing world in the near future. Yet, by almost all indicators,
cities are failing to meet the needs of young people, prejudicing their
chances as adults."
For information on the book, visit:
For more information on PPS, contact Harriet Festing at (212) 620-5660
or via email: email@example.com
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HEALTH PROMO MORE USEFUL THAN MED. CARE?
According to a recent paper in the March/April issue of Health
Affairs, "Until recently, when anthrax triggered a concern about
preparedness in the public health infrastructure, U.S. health policy
and health spending had been dominated by a focus on payment for
medical treatment. The fact that many of the conditions driving the
need for treatment are preventable ought to draw attention to policy
opportunities for promoting health. Following a brief review of the
determinants of population health-genetic predispositions, social
circumstances, environmental conditions, behavioral patterns, and
medical care-this paper explores some of the factors inhibiting policy
attention and resource commitment to the nonmedical determinants of
population health and suggests approaches for sharpening the public
policy focus to encourage disease prevention and health promotion.
"One of the most-cited statistics in public health is the imbalance of
social investments in medical care compared with prevention activities.
Approximately 95 percent of the trillion dollars we spend as a nation
on health goes to direct medical care services, while just 5 percent is
allocated to populationwide approaches to health improvement. However,
some 40 percent of deaths are caused by behavior patterns that could be
modified by preventive interventions. (Social circumstances and
environmental exposure also contribute substantially to preventable
illness.) It appears, in fact, that a much smaller proportion of
preventable mortality in the United States, perhaps 10-15 percent,
could be avoided by better availability or quality of medical care.
Thus, one could question a funding scheme that places so much emphasis
on medical care and not on prevention..."
Pdf of whole article: http://www.healthaffairs.org/freecontent/s12.pdf
Title: The Case For More Active Policy Attention To Health Promotion"
Authors: J. Michael McGinnis, Pamela Williams-Russo, and James R.
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CHAMPAIGN-URBANA TO GET ACCESSIBLE PED SIGNALS
According to a recent article in NAWGITS' Economic Development
Digest, "Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) in
Urbana, Illinois is upgrading crosswalk signals to 'accessible
pedestrian signals,' an ITS component that visually and verbally
notifies pedestrians when it is safe to cross an intersection and can
be remotely controlled. The CCRPC is the region's designated
metropolitan transportation planning organization or MPO.
"Approached by the Central Illinois Council for the Blind in November
2000 to improve intersection crossings for the blind, CCRPC reviewed
the region's transportation improvement program (TIP) and found that
the signal upgrades minimized pedestrian-vehicular conflict. Using a
TIP study, the CCRPC incorporated the signal upgrades into a Street
Escape Project. Rita Morrocoima-Black, the Program's Transportation
Engineering Coordinator explained, 'By making it an MPO project and TIP
objective, we obtained local funding to study 20 intersections and the
necessary public and agency input to select two pilot locations.'
"The two pilot replacements will be completed in Spring 2002 and be
accompanied by traffic lane reductions and sidewalk widening to
decrease ambient noise, permitting pedestrians to hear the signals.
'The accompanying changes will be made to meet state guidelines and
federal Uniform Traffic Control Devices standards,' Black said. Meeting
these standards means that future signal replacements will be eligible
for federal and state funding from the Transportation and Community
System Preservation (TCSP) program and Illinois' 'Operation
Greenlight. "The estimated cost for each signal replacement ranges from
$8,000 to $15,000."
Title: "Pedestrian Safety"
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BTS SURVEY: 25% OF ADULTS RIDE BIKES, 76% WALK
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released the first
results of the upgraded Omnibus Household Survey of travel habits,
carried out in July 2001. The results show that one quarter of adults
(49 million) in the United States rode a bicycle during July. Primary
purposes were recreation (54%) and exercise (31%). Half the riders
reported that they rode mostly on paved roads. More than three-quarters
of adults reported walking, running or jogging outside for 10 minutes
or more. Exercise (58%) was the predominant reason for walking.
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"Like all cities of the trans-Mississippi West, Albuquerque had grown
on the assumption that humans over fourteen were driving themselves
around in their own cars."
---Tony Hillerman, in "Coyote Waits"
38% OF AMERICANS DON'T EXERCISE FOR LEISURE
According to an April 8th story in the Washington Post, "Nearly 40
percent of American adults are sedentary in their leisure time,
basically never exercising. In contrast, about 30 percent exercise on a
regular basis, either vigorously several times a week, or even more
often at lower intensity. The rest do something in between.
"Those are among the findings of a survey, whose results will help the
federal government track behaviors in the American population in the
coming decades. Regular exercise is more common in men than in women.
It is also more common in the young and in the better educated. Whites
are also more likely to exercise regularly or vigorously than blacks or
Archive search: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-adv/archives/front.htm
Title: "Study Says 38 Percent of Adults Are Sedentary in Leisure Time"
Author: David Brown
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FEET FIRST PROTEST SEATTLE PEDESTRIAN DEATHS
According to an April 1 article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
"As Shoreline officials gather information on an intersection where an
11-year-old girl was fatally hit on Thursday, citizens in several
Seattle neighborhoods are organizing their own pedestrian protest. A
pedestrian advocacy group called Feet First is organizing a
demonstration for rush hour tomorrow night to draw attention to two
intersections in the Eastlake and nearby Roanoke Park neighborhoods
that they consider dangerous.
"Shoreline residents held a similar event Saturday to point to the need
for a traffic light at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 170th
Street, where Tia Townsend, 11, and her friend Angelique Ambers, 10,
were struck by a car four days ago. Tia died later at Harborview
Medical Center. 'We need to change the way motorists and pedestrians
interact so that, when one is driving, one is more aware of pedestrians
and behaves more responsibly,' said David Levinger, treasurer of Feet
First, a group with about 50 active members. Traffic enhancements can
be expensive -- often above what a city has budgeted for traffic
improvements, Levinger said. And cities don't like to admit that an
intersection is dangerous if they're not going to fix it because they
can be sued, he said..."
Archive search: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/search/
Title: "Protesters decry pedestrian deaths"
Author: Jane Hadley
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POLLUTING BUSES ORDERED OFF NEW DELHI STREETS
According to an April 10th AP story filed from New Delhi, "Schools
were closed and commuters stranded Tuesday as nearly half of New
Delhi's public buses were ordered off the roads by the Supreme Court
for failing to switch to cleaner fuel. The court has ordered all public
buses in the Indian capital to modify their polluting diesel engines to
run on compressed natural gas (CNG), whose emissions are less noxious.
Only about half of New Delhi's 12,000 buses have switched to CNG during
the three-year deadline the court set in 1998.
"Last week, the court refused to extend the deadline, which ran out on
Tuesday. As office-goers crammed into the CNG buses and tens of
thousands more waited vainly at bus stops, police imposed court-ordered
fines of 500 rupees (US$10) on the few diesel buses that tried to
operate. Officials said buses will stay off the roads indefinitely
until either the court relents or the buses convert to CNG..."
Title: "Schools closed, commuters stranded as court orders polluting
buses off roads"
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U.S. BORDER COPS TO PUT BIKES WITH PEDS
According to April 4th story in the San Diego Union-Tribune,
"Bicyclists will no longer be allowed to cross the international border
from Mexico into the United States alongside automobile traffic, as
they have been doing by the thousands since the terrorist attacks of
Sept. 11. Traffic safety concerns prompted the decision, officials said
yesterday. Now hundreds of bicyclists who have become used to quickly
crossing the border will have to walk their bikes through pedestrian
"U.S. Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service
officials said they want to avert potential accidents as bicycles,
buses and cars jockey for position in the crowded traffic lanes at the
San Ysidro Port of Entry. 'We're putting bicycles out there with
vehicular traffic, and that's not a good combination,' said David
Murphy, Assistant Port Director for U.S. Customs at San Ysidro. 'We
don't want anybody to get run over by a car.' The change takes effect
at 6 a.m. Monday. 'They're going to be processed as pedestrians," said
INS district director Adele Fasano, adding that bicyclists will have no
'special access.' 'There might be a bike lane some day, Fasano said,
adding "ultimately that's the solution.' But there is no plan for that
now, she said.
"The policy switch was immediately decried by bike riders and business
owners, who predicted serious economic impacts because it would take
their employees longer to get to work. 'We have a lot of commuters that
ride their bikes across from Tijuana and take the trolley to their jobs
in San Diego,' said Johnny Munoz, president of the San Ysidro Chamber
of Commerce. 'So it's not just the border that will be affected; it
will be businesses all throughout the county.' Rep. Bob Filner, D-San
Diego, said yesterday that he will ask that the decision be reversed.
'The INS is like a bunch of Keystone Cops,' he said. 'They have no idea
what they're doing and no notion of what the community wants.'..."
Archive search: http://a4.uniontrib.com/index.html
Title: "Citing safety, border officials order bicycle riders into
pedestrian lines "
Authors: Union-Tribune Staff Writers
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IRELAND CLAMPS DOWN ON "DRIVING WHILE CELL-ING"
-> According to a March 20th story in the Irish Independent, "Motorists
who use hand-held mobile phones face a [435 Irish Pound] fine, three
months' jail and a six-month driving ban under a new Government move
announced last night. The Government stopped short, however, of banning
hands-free mobile phone use in cars and lorries despite stating there
was 'scientific evidence that using any mobile phone is a distraction
for a driver.'
"Last night Road Safety Minister Bobby Molloy announced he will also
bring in a new measure which will see any driver caught using a
hand-held mobile phone liable for sufficient penalty points for a six
months' driving ban. While the fine and jail terms were introduced
yesterday, the penalty points six month driving ban will be introduced
in the Dail during the next stage of the Road Traffic Bill..."
Title: "Motorists face [435 Irish Pound] fine, jail for phone use on
Author: Treacy Hogan, Environment Correspondent
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INACTIVITY WORSE THAN SMOKING, PART 2
According to a March 22nd article in the Washington Post, "Poor
physical fitness is a better predictor of death than a host of other
documented and widely feared health risk factors, including smoking,
hypertension and heart disease. This finding is based on research
conducted on over 6,000 older men published this month in the New
England Journal of Medicine. The role of exercise in improving survival
held true for every elevated-risk group studied, from those who had had
heart attacks to those with chronic emphysema and other lung diseases.
In every case, the risk of death in the fittest patients was about half
that of the least fit.
"'No matter how we twisted it, exercise came out on top,' said lead
author Jonathan Myers, a researcher at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto
Health Care System and professor of medicine at Stanford University.
While the fittest patients had the lowest risk of death regardless of
underlying condition, the biggest gain in the protective benefit of
exercise occurred at the other end of the spectrum. When the least fit
subjects stepped up their physical activity, their relative risk of
death dropped by a higher proportion than any other group's..."
Archive search: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-adv/archives/front.htm
Title: "High-Risk Inactivity
Author: Brian Reid
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UK COPS LEAVE ENFORCEMENT TO CAMERAS?
According to a March 12th story on Drivers.com, "Most people seem
to think aggressive, dangerous driving is on the increase. However,
traffic conviction rates may not show it because police are backing off
on enforcing these infractions and leaving all the work to speed
cameras, reports an article in the London Times. In the U.K., the
number of police devoted to traffic duties has fallen from 15 per cent
of all officers in 1990 to less than 5 per cent, research by the Royal
Automobile Club Foundation found. In January the Metropolitan Police
switched more than 300 traffic officers to tackling street crime.
"The RAC argues that stopping motorists for driving offences helps
detect other crimes. Stopping motorists helped to detect other crimes,
says Edmund King, the RAC Foundation's executive director. More than 65
per cent of drivers committing serious traffic offences had criminal
records, he said. "Speed cameras will not catch drivers who tailgate,
overtake dangerously, talk on mobile phones and many other potentially
fatal actions. In many areas the number of police on duty keeping the
roads safe is almost zero," King added."
Title: "Police leaving the law to cameras"
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PEDESTRIANS: DON'T WALK AND TALK!
According to an April 2nd article in the (London) Times,
"Pedestrians and drivers are to be warned about the dangers of using
mobile phones while on the move.
"Lothian and Borders Police yesterday launched a three-week clampdown
on motorists, with offenders facing the threat of being fined or
reported to the procurator fiscal. Glasgow City Council is planning a
campaign aimed at drivers and also pedestrians, who, it says, are also
Archive search: http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/welcome_post.asp
Title: "Mobile phones a risk to walkers"
Author: "A Scotland Correspondent"
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PARK SERVICE: NO MTN BIKERS ON AZ TRAIL
According to an April 10th article in the Arizona Daily Star,
"Tucson mountain bicyclists are fuming over a decision to close the
popular Cactus Forest Trail in Saguaro National Park-East to bikers.
The scenic 2.5-mile trail - the first national park trail opened to
mountain bikers - will be closed Monday and likely will stay closed for
at least three years, said Jim Bellamy, acting park superintendent. It
will remain open to hikers and horseback riders, he said.
"The organization that persuaded the National Park Service to close the
trail to mountain bikers also is pressuring the agency to examine
off-road mountain-bike trails in at least five other national parks.
Cactus Forest Trail is being closed to mountain bikers because the Park
Service must go through a process of studies and public review that it
did not follow when it opened up the trail to mountain bikers in 1991,
"The agency was alerted in February of its failure to follow its own
regulations by an organization called Public Employees for
Environmental Responsibility, a watchdog group for people who work in
government jobs related to environmental protection. It worked to
reinstate Matt Chew, who lost his job with the Arizona State Parks
after writing an essay in 2000 critical of opening Kartchner Caverns to
large numbers of tourists.
"The organization's executive director, Jeffrey Ruch, wrote to Bellamy
pointing out that park service officials did not follow the agency's
regulations on designating trails for use by bicycles. That process -
similar to a federal environmental assessment - will be done by park
and agency staff members during the three years the trail is closed,
Title: "Closure plans anger cyclists"
Author: Tim Ellis
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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
THE SEGWAY HUMAN TRANSPORTER
"In a multimillion-dollar feat of overengineering that dwarfs the
best efforts of Microsoft, NASA and Rube Goldberg, inventor Dean Kamen
has unveiled his Segway Human Transporter (SHT), a 65-pound, $3,000
'smart' scooter that can travel a dozen miles on a dime's worth of
electricity..." For the rest of of Patrick O'Grady's article, go to:
"STATEWIDE SAFETY STUDY OF BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS ON FREEWAYS,
EXPRESSWAYS, TOLL BRIDGES, AND TUNNELS"
September 2001 report by Dr. Thomas C. Ferrara, PE.
"EXPOSURE TO AMBIENT PARTICULATE SPIKES INCREASES EXHALED eNO LEVELS
IN ASTHMATIC SCHOOLCHILDREN WITH A CLINICAL SENSITIVITY TO AIR
(Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Jan. 2002, pt. 2, Vol.
109, #1). "Ambient PM2.5 particulate spikes are associated with
increased levels of the airway inflammatory marker eNO in asthmatic
children with a demonstrated clinical sensitivity to air pollution."
"GUIDELINES FOR THE CONVERSION OF URBAN FOUR-LANE UNDIVIDED ROADWAYS
TO THREE-LANE TWO-WAY LEFT-TURN LANE FACILITIES"
Publication of the Office of Traffic and Safety, Iowa DOT, and the
Center for Transportation Research and Education, Iowa State Univ.
"PEDESTRIAN STRATEGY FOR CHRISTCHURCH CITY - A STEP IN THE RIGHT
"The main aim of this strategy is to encourage more people to walk both
as a means of getting around and for health and recreation..."
"DENVER BICYCLE MASTER PLAN UPDATE"
A pdf of the entire version of the Plan (6mb) is available at this
address; individual chapters available on a linked page.
"THE COMPLETE OTTAWA CYCLING GUIDE 2002"
"LE GUIDE COMPLET DU CYCLISME D'OTTAWA 2002"
"MANUAL OF TRAFFIC SIGNS"
Richard Moeur's listing of the most commonly used traffic signs in the
United States. Signs are listed by type (regulatory, warning, marker,
guide) and sub-type (R1, R2, etc.)
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:
April 30, 2002, Shaping the Region with New Urbanism, (via telephone).
Info: New Urban News, P.O. Box 6515, Ithaca, NY 14851; voice: (607)
275-3087; fax: (607) 272-2685; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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;
May 8-9, 2002, Third Walk21 International Walking Conference, San
Sebastian, Spain. Info: Carlos Suso Beitia, Technical Secretariat,
Congress WALK 21, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
RFP > BICYCLE PLAN UPDATE -- SAN FRANCISCO CA
The Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) is pleased to announce the
issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to update portions of the San
Francisco Bicycle Plan and undertake a Bicycle Pavement Arrow Study.
To request a copy of this RFP, please contact Peter Tannen at
email@example.com or (415) 554-2396 and leave your name,
mailing address, and your firm's name. RFPs will be mailed beginning
the week of April 1.
A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2002, from
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the DPT office at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite
345, San Francisco. Responses to all questions raised at this
conference or submitted in writing or E-mailed to DPT by April 30 will
also be provided in writing and mailed to all those who requested the
RFP. However, we strongly encourage all potential proposers that have
general or specific questions or requests for interpretation to submit
them prior to the Pre-Proposal Conference to: Peter S. Tannen, Bicycle
Program Manager, Department of Parking and Traffic, 25 Van Ness Avenue,
Suite 345, San Francisco, CA 94102-6033. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (415) 554-2352 Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 2002. The City and County of San Francisco strongly
encourages RFP responses from qualified local minority-owned businesses
and woman-owned businesses.
JOB > ALT. MODES COORDINATOR -- SACRAMENTO CA
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is seeking highly
motivated and well-qualified candidates for the position of Alternative
Modes Coordinator. This position will report to the Director of
Planning. The position will be filled at either the Assistant or
Associate Planner classification. The Coordinator will have two primary
responsibilities: oversight of the region's Rideshare Program
(approximately 30% of time) and coordination of bicycle and pedestrian
planning (approximately 70% of time). SALARY: Assistant Planner:
$45,896-55,787 annually; Associate Planner: $53,130-64,580 annually.
Position will be filled at either salary range, depending on
qualifications. Applicants must send a fully completed and signed SACOG
Employment Application (available on our web site), a detailed resume
and a cover letter to the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, 3000
"S" Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95816-7056 Attn: Human Resources.
The final filing date for this position is Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at
4:30pm. Send required documents to: Sacramento Area Council of
Governments, 3000 "S" Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95816-7056,
ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES. Phone: (916) 457-2264. TDD: (916) 737-1718 For
more details on this position, go to:
JOB > BICYCLE PLANNER -- MONTGOMERY CO., MD
The Montgomery County Park and Planning Department in Silver Spring,
Maryland seeks an experienced planner/engineer to lead efforts in
bicycle planning and support efforts in travel demand management.
Typical bicycle-related assignments include: update the Master Plan of
Bikeways, present bike plan to citizen groups and public officials,
work with state and county agencies on designs for new bikeways, and
review public and private development proposals for bicycle
accommodation. Good knowledge of bicycle planning and travel demand
management practices is important. The ability to read and understand
engineering drawings is essential, as are strong written and oral
communications skills. Requires self-motivation and the ability to work
effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment. 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 pl
anning experience for the Coordinator level. Position may also be
filled as Senior Planner with requirement of advanced degree plus one
year experience. Good PC skills with word processing software and
general knowledge of GIS also are necessary. Experience in bikeways
Starting salary for the Coordinator level is $43,654 to $56,761
($69,869 top-of-grade); for the Senior level $38,546 to $50,059
($61,572 top-of-grade). Applicants should submit resume with cover
letter indicating salary history and social security number to: The
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 For questions, please
call Richard Hawthorne, Chief, Transportation Planning at (301) 495-4525
JOB > PATHWAY/TRAIL PLANNER -- TETON CO., WY
The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department, located next
to Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is accepting
applications for the full time/year round position of Pathway Planner.
This position handles the administrative responsibilities in the
planning and management of the Teton County/Jackson non-motorized and
recreational pathway system. Primary duties include: develops
agreements and documents, seeks outside sources of funding, develops
long range plans for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, develops
multi-year funding programs, develops and conducts needs analyses,
acquires easements, serves on taskforces and committees, evaluates
pedestrian and bicycle improvements in position statements, develops
budgets and project cost estimates.
The applicant must demonstrate past public experience with pedestrian,
bicycling and non-motorized planning and program development.
Qualifications include: Bachelor of Science degree in community
planning, transportation, public administration or related field with
two or more years of demonstrated experience in bicycling and
pedestrian planning. This position will answer to the Park and
Recreation Director. The salary range is $40,000 - $59,158 annually.
Hiring range is $40,000 - $44,000 annually depending on experience and
demonstrated skills. This position has County offered benefits that
currently include retirement, medical, dental, vision, vacation,
holiday and sick leave.
Questions regarding this position may be forwarded to Steve Foster by
calling (307) 733.5056 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will not be accepted electronically. Applications
submittal deadline is May 1, 2002. Please submit to: Steve Foster,
Director, Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation, PO Box 811,
Jackson, WY 83001.
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