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Issue #47 Friday, June 21, 2002

 

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Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002 Workshops Now Online

NCBW to Sponsor New MPO Workshop Series
Cycling's Erl Wilkie Honored at Queen's Birthday
Access Board Releases Draft R-O-W Guidelines
Who's Your State Coordinator?

Celebrate the Mass Central Rail-Trail!

 

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Rush-Hour Gridlock Nothing New

STPP Questions Congestion Study Data

Mountain of Wal-Mart Bikes Recalled

Bikes Not Land Mines

INS Wants Us/Mexico Border Bike Lane

Columnist: Put Brakes on Segway Lobby

Safety Battle Pits Pedestrians vs Col. Sanders
School Kids Safer in Buses than Cars
SF Police to Monitor Pedestrian Safety
Director's Son Kills 4, Found Insane by Jury

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PRO BIKE/PRO WALK 2002 WORKSHOPS

We've just added to our conference website a listing of a

majority of the workshops that will be offered at Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002,
Sept. 3-6 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The url for the workshops
area is: http://www.bikewalk.org/Workshops/workshops.htm.


Also, with the diligent digging of new NCBW intern Emily Perry, we've
added a St. Paul logistics area to the site, with all sorts

of information about getting to the conference hotel from the

airport and other locations, plus things to see and do while you're

in St. Paul. We've even got some walking tours and bike rides

featured, because you know you'll feel the need to get out and stretch
your legs between some of those workshops.


Keep your eye on the conference area of the website. During the next
few weeks we'll be adding much more about the workshops and the
presenters. We'll also post the daily schedule as soon as it is available.


Don't forget that the early registration discount for the Pro Bike/Pro

Walk 2002 conference ends July 31.

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NCBW TO SPONSOR NEW MPO WORKSHOP

For the past five years, Walkable Communities Workshops (also called

pedestrian road shows) have been presented around the country to help

people make their communities better places to live. In just four

hours, these workshop sessions have helped groups composed of elected

officials, local government staff, and citizens analyze their situation

and identify needed improvements. The results? New traffic calming

programs that work; revitalized main streets; more pedestrian-friendly

intersections; new, accessible sidewalks; and safe routes to school

programs. And, most importantly, more people walking!


Last year, the U. S. Department of Transportation sponsored a pilot

program with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to organize and

present Walkable Community Workshops. Applications were solicited and

six MPOs were selected to take part in this shared-cost, demonstration

program. The project was very successful.


Now, the National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is offering a

new round of workshops as part of its program to support community

design for active living (sponsored in part by The Robert Wood Johnson

Foundation).


The program will operate on a shared-cost basis: each selected MPO will

provide a $7,000 fee and, in exchange, will receive approximately

$20,000 worth of technical assistance and direct support. Details on

how the program works, as well as the application form, may be found at

this address:

http://www.bikewalk.org/mpo_wcw.htm


MPOs who decide to apply for Round One workshop series must have their

applications in by August 15, 2002. If you have any questions, please

feel free to contact John Williams, CenterLines editor and NCBW's

project manager, at :john@montana.com

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CYCLING'S ERL WILKIE HONORED

Olly Hatch, Series Director for the Velo-city Conferences wrote to

say "In the Queens birthday honours list for this jubilee year

published just this morning, a great Scot, as well as Velo-city and

cycling have been honoured. Mr Erl Wilkie has been awarded the order of

MBE, and these letters should now follow his name. The official

citation, as posted on the No.10 Downing Street web site, credits his

work as Velo-city 2001 Director and for services to the City of Glasgow

City Council.


"As Director of the Velo-city series, and as one of many many people

whom Erl has met and worked with in the cycling and sustainable

transport sector, I am sure you will join me in raising a glass of

whisky in toast to him today on receipt of this honour. It could not

have happened to a nicer chap, and is a tribute to the huge amount of

work he did on the Velo-city event last year as well his ongoing work

to make cycling more accessible in Glasgow."


To congratulate Mr. Wilkie, drop him a note at :erl.wilkie@ntlworld.com
Olly may be reached at:oh@velo-city.org Visit the Velo-city 2001 website at: http://www.velo-city2001.org/

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ACCESS BOARD RELEASES DRAFT R-O-W

"On June 17, 2002, the U.S. Access Board released draft guidelines

on accessible public rights-of-way for public comment. The guidelines

cover pedestrian access to sidewalks and streets, including crosswalks,

curb ramps, street furnishings, parking, and other components of public

rights-of-way. The Board's aim in developing these guidelines is to

ensure that access for persons with disabilities is provided wherever a

pedestrian way is newly built or altered, and that the same degree of

convenience, connection, and safety afforded the public generally is

available to pedestrians with disabilities. The guidelines are being

developed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which covers

access to a wide range of facilities in the public and private sectors,

and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), which requires access to

certain federally funded facilities. Local jurisdictions and other

entities covered by these laws must ensure that the facilities they

build or alter are accessible to people with disabilities.


"The new provisions would supplement the Board's ADA and ABA

accessibility guidelines by adding a new chapter specific to public

rights-of-ways. Currently, these documents, like the focus primarily on

facilities on sites. While they include certain features common to

public sidewalks, such as curb ramps, further guidance is necessary in

addressing conditions unique to public rights-of-way. Various

constraints posed by space limitations at sidewalks, roadway design

practices, slope, and terrain raise valid questions on how and to what

extent access can be achieved. Access for blind pedestrians at street

crossings and wheelchair access to on-street parking are typical of the

issues for which additional guidance is needed. The new guidelines

address these and other issues.


"The draft guidelines are based on recommendations from an advisory

committee chartered by the Board. The Public Rights-of-Way Access

Advisory Committee was composed of 33 members representing disability

organizations, public works departments, transportation and traffic

engineering groups, design professionals and civil engineers,

government agencies, and standards-setting bodies. The committee's

recommendations are contained in a report, 'Building a True Community,'

which was submitted to the Board in January 2001. Since the draft

guidelines depart from the advisory committee's report in several

areas, the Board is making an advance copy available for comment by the

public, including industry groups, State and local governments, and

advisory committee members. Through this release, the Board is also

seeking information and feedback, including usability and cost data,

for its use in developing a proposed rule, which will provide an

additional opportunity for comment in the future. The Board will hold a

public meeting on the draft guidelines in Portland, Oregon, on October

8, 2002. The deadline for comments is October 28, 2002..."


For more information, go to: http://www.access-board.gov/news/prow-release.htm

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WHO'S YOUR STATE COORDINATOR?

According to a note from Christopher Douwes of FHWA, "We have had

quite a few changes of State Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinators over the

last few months, including some new assistants, some retirements, etc."

Christopher is keeping the list up to date at the following address: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bikeped/bipedcor.htm

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CELEBRATE THE MASS CENTRAL RAIL-TRAIL!

Today transport yourself to Bentley College in Waltham,

Massachusetts. The occasion? The June 21st Celebration of the Mass

Central Rail-Trail and the new route from downtown Boston to Cambridge,

through Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Watertown, Waltham, and

beyond...


There will be food and music, tours of the historic bridge, and the

abandoned railroad (complete with trees growing up between the ties)

will follow. An outdoor bar-b-que luncheon, complete with the bluegrass

sounds of "Southern Rail" will highlight the event. What's it all

about? Here's a touch of the history of the project:


"A 104 mile rail line was shattered by hurricane in 1938. Now, over 60

years later, dedicated volunteers in 33 communities are working to

reconnect it. Instead of trains there will be cross-country skiers,

bicyclists, hikers, joggers and babies in baby carriages.


"It won't be easy. While much of the old railway is passable to a

dedicated hiker today, the ownership is less clear. The railway has

faded so far from memory that many maps don't even show the former

route. A number of the bridges were torn down for scrap. Some of the

land was sold, and neighboring landowners in other areas took advantage

of the situation to build swimming pools, backyards, parking lots and

other structures.


"However, volunteers can work wonders. About 15 miles of trail are

already open, with more scheduled to open soon. A cooperative effort

between the state, local government, and private landowners can help to

open the rest..."


Check it out at: http://www.masscentralrailtrail.org/

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RUSH-HOUR GRIDLOCK NOTHING NEW

Those of us who remember the Monty Python movie, "Jabberwocky" may

recall the hilarious image of the harrowing Middle Ages rush hour. Now,

some suggest that image may be more true than previously thought.


According to a June 19th Wall Street Journal (found on MSNBC), " Just

imagine when driving to work didn't mean long hours of stop-and-go, of

pushy minivans jockeying for split-second advantages and of annoying DJ

teams on the radio. Imagine the open road from doorstep to desktop.

Dream on. Those days never existed. For all the stories of

ever-worsening commuter nightmares, the kvetching, the studies, most

commuting experts say an average person's commute time has barely

budged for centuries. According to new U.S. census figures, average

travel times to work from 1990 to 2000 increased by only about three

minutes. Between 1980 and 1990, it grew by about 40 seconds.


"Commuting, you see, has its own theory of relativity, postulated by

U.S. Department of Transportation scholar Yacov Zahavi many years ago.

He argued that people in every society in every era budget roughly the

same amount of time for daily travel - about half an hour one-way - to

accomplish routine tasks. Whether we're walking, or riding horseback,

carriage or bullet train, the average commute time stays about the

same..."


Source: http://www.msnbc.com/news/769327.asp

Title: "Commutes haven't changed for eons"

Author: Suein Hwang

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STPP QUESTIONS CONGESTION STUDY

According to a June 20th Washington Post story, "The institute that

reviews the nation's traffic problems each year says the Washington

region remained among the worst places to drive, in a country where the

jam ups generally are getting longer. The region ranked third in the

amount of time a traveler spends stuck in traffic congestion, according

to the data collected for 2000 by the Texas Transportation Institute.

Washingtonians spent 84 hours a year stuck in congested traffic,

according to the study.


"Los Angeles and San Francisco-Oakland were the two urban areas that

were even worse off on the institute's congestion index. That ranking

held in last year's study, as well. But generally speaking, the

institute says, traffic conditions are getting worse. All across the

nation, the penalty for making rush hour trips is greater, the period

of time that travelers might encounter traffic congestion is longer,

the number of streets and highways that are congested is higher.


"The institute's numbers were questioned today by the Surface

Transportation Policy Project, a national group of planners and

advocates based in Washington. 'I sympathize with TTI and anyone else

trying to better understand our transportation system,' said Sarah

Campbell, chairman of the project's board. 'But in this case, as in

many others, the data just isn't there. The transportation profession

hasn't produced it, and even the recent Census numbers on Journey to

Work are problematic.'..."


Source:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16426-2002Jun20.html

Archive search: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-adv/archives/front.htm

Cost: Yes

Title: "Study: Metro Area Third in Traffic Congestion"

Author: Robert Thomson

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MOUNTAIN OF WAL-MART BIKES RECALLED

According to a June 20th AP story, "About 132,000 mountain bicycles

sold at Wal-Mart stores are being recalled because their suspension

forks can break apart, potentially causing riders to lose control, fall

and be injured. There have been 20 reports of the Ballistic 105 forks

breaking on the Next Ultra Shock bicycles, resulting in injuries to 19

riders, including concussions and chipped teeth, the Consumer Product

Safety Commission ( news - web sites) said Thursday.


"BY US International Co., of Taiwan, manufactured the forks on these

bicycles, which were distributed by Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San

Rafael, Calif. The recall includes blue Next Ultra Shock bicycles with

model numbers 8524-14 and 8526-20. The bicycles were manufactured

between April 1999 and November 9, 1999. A label on the frame near the

crank housing identifies the model and manufacture date. The name

'Ultra Shock' is on the bicycle down tube in white lettering..."


Source: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020620/ap_on_re_us/bicycle_recall_1

Title: "About 132,000 Bicycles Recalled "

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BIKES NOT LAND MINES

According to a June 10th AP story, "A California-based nonprofit

group is restarting a program to provide artificial limbs and bicycles

to Afghan amputees. The Bicycles and Rehabilitation for Amputees will

fit those who have lost limbs to land mines with artificial limbs,

teach them how to use a bicycle and give them adult literacy and

vocational training, said Sher Ahmad, executive director of

International Refugee Services, based in Fremont, California.


"The number of people who have been injured by land mines is unclear.

Ahmad said there are more than 2 million Afghan amputees. The

International Committee for the Red Cross estimates about 3,000 Afghans

are maimed each year by land mines. According to United Nations ( news

- web sites) estimates, 100,000 people have been injured or maimed over

the past 23 years..."


Source: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020610/ap_wo_en_po/us_afghan_amputees_1

Title: "Program to give artificial limbs, bicycles to Afghan amputees

restarts "

Author: Olga R. Rodriguez

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INS WANTS US/MEXICO BORDER BIKE

According to a June 19th story on San Diego's KGTV, "Immigration

officials are seeking $570,000 to build a dedicated bike lane at the

San Ysidro Port of Entry to accommodate a huge upsurge in two-wheel

traffic at the border in the aftermath of Sept. 11. The lane will be

the first dedicated only to bicycle traffic at a U.S. border crossing.

Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesperson Lauren Mack

confirmed that the agency is 'in the process of preparing a financial

request to fund a bike lane' at the border, The San Diego Union-Tribune

reported.


"Since April, bicyclists crossing the border have used a portion of a

pedestrian walkway after officials banned them from a bus lane due to

safety concerns, the newspaper reported. The new plan is for a special

lane near the bus lane, dedicated only to bikes, according to INS

spokesperson Lauren Mack. The curb and gutter will be removed and

striping will be added, she said.


"Faced with long waits for pedestrian and vehicle traffic after

increased security went into effect after the terror attacks, many

frequent border crossers turned to bicycles. Prior to Sept. 11, only

about 50 bikes crossed the border daily at San Ysidro, Mack said. The

number is now about 1,500 on weekdays and as many as 2,000 on weekends."


Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/kgtv/20020619/lo/1232137_1.html

Title: "Officials Want $570K For Border Bike Lane"

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COLUMNIST: PUT BRAKES ON SEGWAY

According to a June 19th Dan Walters column in the Sacramento Bee,

"Inventor Dean Kamen spent many years and a reported $100 million to

secretly develop the two-wheeled, electric-powered device he calls the

Segway Human Transporter, which was unveiled to the public last winter

amid much media hype.


"Is it the breakthrough device that bridges the gap between walking and

driving (hence the name 'Segway,' phonetic spelling for 'segue'), as

Kamen and other boosters claim? Or is it just a trendy toy -- a mobile

pet rock -- that will vanish after a couple of pedestrians are

clobbered and personal injury lawyers slap zillion-dollar class- action

lawsuits on Kamen and his company? Whatever chance the Segway has of

becoming a commercial and cultural success, rather than a New Age

Edsel, may hinge on what happens in California.


"The company has dispatched what the Wall Street Journal describes as

'an army of lobbyists' to state capitals to change laws that might

prohibit the Segway from being operated on sidewalks. And California,

with its largest-in-the-nation consumer market and its affinity for

technologically trendy devices, has become ground zero..."


Source:

http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/3259806p-4286303c.html

Title: "Legislature Should Put Brakes On High-Powered Drive For Segway"

Author: Dan Walters

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SAFETY BATTLE PITS PEDESTRIANS

According to a June 10th WJLA TV story from Washington D.C., "The

growing issue of pedestrian safety took to the streets Sunday.

Communities across the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia

observed Safe Neighborhoods Day Sunday to kick off a week-long focus on

safety. Protesters staged curbside rallies at the corner of University

Boulevard and Lexington Drive in Silver Spring Sunday to promote

pedestrian safety and protest plans to put in a Kentucky Fried

Chicken/Pizza Hut Express.


"'We don't need more congestion, we don't need more traffic,' said

Bonnie Friedman.'And we do not want to put the residents, the citizens

of this community in harm's way over a bucket of fried chicken.' It's

across the street from Blair High School and down the street from St.

Bernadette's Grade School, where Regina Gretschel's daughters go. 'I

don't need to put them at risk to be hit by another car. We have enough

traffic here, this is a very busy intersection,' said Gretschel.


"Growing congestion, aggressive driving and careless pedestrians have

become a dangerous mix. In 2000,more than one thousand pedestrians were

struck by motor vehicles, hundreds were killed. Residents, government

and law enforcement officials from DC and Montgomery County took the

streets Sunday for 'Safe Neighborhood Day.'..."


Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wjla/20020610/lo/be_vigilant_pedestrians_and_drivers_urged_1.html

Title: "Be Vigilant, Pedestrians and Drivers Urged"

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SCHOOL KIDS SAFER IN BUSES THAN

According to a June 18th Reuters story filed in Washington D.C.,

"Children traveling to school in America are at far greater risk of

being killed or hurt in a traffic accident while riding in a passenger

vehicle than they are in a school bus, a study for Congress showed on

Tuesday. The report by the nonprofit National Academies Transportation

Research Board said the risk was even higher when school children were

driven to and from school by teenagers.


"Each year in the United States, about 800 school-age children are

killed and 150,000 hurt in motor vehicle-related accidents during

normal school travel hours. Two percent of those killed in crashes were

in school bus related accidents, while 74 percent were in private

passenger vehicles, the study found. Another 22 percent involved

pedestrian or bicycle accidents. More than half of the 800 deaths

occurred when a teenager was driving, the researchers said..."


Source: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020619/ts_nm/autos_children_dc_1

Title: "Study: School Bus Safer Than Car for U.S. Children"

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SF POLICE TO MONITOR PEDESTRIAN

According to a June 2nd story on San Francisco's KCBS Radio,"San

Francisco Police Department's Traffic Division will soon begin

monitoring pedestrian safety at the city's most dangerous

intersections. Police Captain Mike Yalon believes officials need to

step up enforcement and pedestrian safety education. 'We are concerned

as is everyone in city government with the number of pedestrian injury

accidents caused in San Francisco mostly at intersections. They seem to

be caused by failures of vehicles to stop, by speeding vehicles, by

violation of pedestrian right away,' said San Francisco Police Captain

Mike Yalon.


"KCBS Reporter Ron Naso says about twenty dangerous intersections in

San Francisco are being targeted by the Traffic Division, and

enforcement is about to begin. The police department's Traffic Division

will work closely with the Health Department and MUNI since many

pedestrians are in a hurry to catch a bus..."


Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/kpix/20020602/lo/3455_1.html

Title: "SF Police To Monitor Pedestrian Safety At Dangerous

Intersections"

Author: Arleen Bolton

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DIRECTOR'S SON KILLS 4, FOUND

According to a June 20th Reuters story filed in Santa Barbara, "A

jury ruled on Thursday that the son of a Hollywood TV director was

insane when rammed his car into a crowd last year screaming he was the

'angel of death.' Four people were killed when 20-year-old David

Attias, a student at the University of California Santa Barbara, rammed

his turbocharged Saab sedan into a crowd of college-age pedestrians in

the Isla Vista area of town on Feb. 23, 2001.


"Attias, the son of Hollywood director Daniel Attias, was found guilty

last week of four counts of second degree murder. But the Superior

Court jury decided Thursday that he was legally insane at the time of

the attack -- a decision which will allow Attias to receive treatment

at a medical hospital rather than face a possible life sentence in

prison..."


Source: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020621/ts_nm/crime_ramming_dc_1

Title: "Director's Son Ruled Insane in Calif. Ramming Deaths"

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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

Check out the "City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Featured Urban

Cyclist of the Month" for June 2002... http://www.ci.charlotte.nc.us/citransportation/bicycle/cyclist6_02.htm

 

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"ACCESSIBLE HELSINKI"

Subtitle: "Guide for disabled people." Maps, tips,etc. for those with

difficulty moving around.English version at: http://esteeton.teho.net/english/index.html

 

"BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PLANNING GUIDE FOR UTAH"

"Designed to help planners at the local level in Utah develop and

implement their own plans..." http://www.deq.state.ut.us/EQAIR/MOBILE/mobile.html

 

"TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNITY AND SYSTEM PRESERVATION PILOT PROGRAM"

FHWA's 3rd year report (2001) highlights accomplishments and lessons

learned under the Transportation and Community and System Preservation

(TCSP) Program.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tcsp/3rdyrrpt.html

 

"HEALTH AT A GLANCE"

"...tells many stories, concerning changes in health status and health

systems across OECD countries covering: life expectancy, health care

resources, health system activities, health care financing, and health

expenditure."

Available for order at: http://oecdpublications.gfi-nb.com/cgi-bin/OECDBookShop.storefront/EN/product/812001091P1

 

"WALKING AND CYCLING TRACK NETWORKS IN NORWEGIAN CITIES"

Subtitled "Cost-Benefit Analysis Including Health Effects and External

Costs of Road Traffic," by Kjartan S&#8216;lensminde, Institute of Transport

Economics, Oslo, 2002. http://www.toi.no/toi_Data/Attachments/887/sum_567_02.pdf

 

"THE PERCEPTION OF RISK"

By Paul Slovic. "Insisting that 'risk' is not simply a matter of

numbers, Slovic argues that a good system

of risk regulation should be democratic as well as technocratic - and

that it should pay a great deal of attention to what he sees as the

structured and sometimes subtle thinking of ordinary people..." [Cass R

Sunstein, HARVARD LAW REVIEW] http://www.earthscan.co.uk/asp/bookdetails.asp?key=3140

 

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August 1-31, 2002, Bikesummer2002, Portland, OR. Info: BikeSummer

Portland, P.O. Box 786, Portland OR 97207; email:

bikesummer@pdxbikes.org

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaanozaaShONb1NP4Wb/

 

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:

mailto:bikeleague@bikeleague.org

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaanozaaShOOb1NP4Wb/

 

August 31, 2002, 7th Annual Thunderhead Retreat, Chisago City, MN.

Grassroots bicycle advocates interested in more information should

contact Adam Spey, The Thunderhead Alliance, 1612 K St., NW Suite 401.

Washington, DC 20006; voice: (202) 728-9100; fax: (202) 822-1334;

email: mailto:adam@thunderheadalliance.org

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaanozaaShOPb1NP4Wb/

 

September 3-6, 2002, Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002, the 12th International

Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, St. Paul, MN.

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaapN1aaSzNab1Dwz7b/

 

September 3, 2002, 2nd Annual National Congress of Pedestrian

Advocates, St. Paul, MN. Info: America Walks, P.O. Box 29103, Portland,

Oregon 97296-9103; voice: (503) 222-1077; fax: (503) 228-0289; e-mail:

info@americawalks.org

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaapN1aaSzNbb1Dwz7b/

 

September 6-7, 2002, Mississippi River Trail, Inc. Annual Meeting, St.

Paul, MN. Info: Pat Nunnally, Executive Director, MRT, 2001 Sargent

Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105; voice: (651) 698-2727; fax:

(651) 698-4568; e-mail: pdn@umn.edu

 

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

:walk@claire.hsrc.unc.edu

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaapN1aaSzNcb1Dwz7b/

 

November 10-13, 2002, 16th National Trails Symposium, Orlando, FL.

Info: American Trails, PO Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797; voice:

(530) 547-2060; fax: (530) 547-2035, e-mail:

symposium@americantrails.org

Website: http://click.topica.com/maaapN1aaSzNdb1Dwz7b/

 

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JOB -> TRAINING MANAGER -- NATIONAL CENTER FOR BICYCLING & WALKING

The National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW), located in

Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced program manager for the

development and implementation of NCBW training programs. The manager

will supervise curriculum development, develop course concepts, prepare

course materials (guides, instructor materials, and manuals), recruit

and develop trainers, and work closely with the Deputy Director in

fulfillment of a grant to foster more bicycle- and pedestrian- friendly

community environments. Experience in community organizing and

advocacy, and knowledge and understanding of transportation planning

and facility design is essential. Experience in training course

development and outreach is also important. The knowledge of local

land-use planning and community design, as well as knowledge of local

and state government processes is desired. Applicants must have

excellent verbal and writing skills, familiarity with project and

proposal management, strong management skills, the ability to work

independently.


Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree and/or at least five years

experience in a related field. Strong people skills are a must. Good

benefits, small casual office, and friendly atmosphere. Salary $44-50K,

commensurate with experience. Fax resumes to 202-463-6625, mail to NCBW

Personnel, Suite 200, 1506 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, or

e-mail to info@bikewalk.org. Application close date is June 28th.

 

JOB -> TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE MANAGER -- NATIONAL CENTER FOR BICYCLING

& WALKING

The National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW), located in

Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced program manager for the

development and delivery of technical assistance and support to public

agency staff and citizen advocates. This position will work closely

with the Deputy Director in the fulfillment of a grant to foster more

bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community environments. Experience

with transportation planning and design, land-use planning and bicycle

and pedestrian programs are essential. Candidates must be able to

coordinate the development and delivery of special technical services

to state and local agencies and organizations and local communities,

research and identify information needs of various audiences, and

assist with the development of workshops and training. Applicants must

possess strong interpersonal communication and writing skills, solid

management skills, the ability to work independently and

collaboratively in a small team environment, and a commitment to

customer service.


Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree and/or at least five years

experience in a related field. Strong people skills are a must. Good

benefits, small casual office, and friendly atmosphere. Salary $44-50K,

commensurate with experience. Fax resumes to 202-463-6625, mail to NCBW

Personnel, Suite 200, 1506 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, or

e-mail to :info@bikewalk.org.

 

JOB -> EXEC. DIRECTOR -- BICYCLE FED. OF WISCONSIN

Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, a statewide non-profit bicycle advocacy organization, with 2500 members seeks an Executive Director. The successful applicant will have financial, public relations, programming, fundraising, staff management, and advocacy experience. As the primary employee of the organization, the Executive Director sets the tone and direction of the organization yet works with board, staff, volunteers, members and public to achieve the goals of the organization. Interested applicant should have a passion for bicycling and bicycling issues.


The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin has two offices Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Executive Director will be working out of the Madison office. Salary will be based upon the skills and experience of the final candidate. For a more detailed job announcement, please email info@bfw.org.

 

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