Carolina's Curtis Yates Retires
Thunderhead Alliance Hires Sue Knaup of P.A.T.
'Intersections for All' Seminar at ITE Meeting
UK Trans. Researchers Look at Walking
Trek's Burke Joins Prez' Council
FHWA/FTA Notice on Local Consultation
PENNDOT Puts 'Share Road' Message on Envelopes
UK Bike-Light Rail Research Request
Albany, CA, to Get Road Diet
Wash. State Drops Funding for TTI Study
Chicago Bikes the Drive
Venice to Dry Pedestrians Wet Feet
Hit-Run Suspect Flees 600 mi. on Bike
Sidewalk Riding Bill Surfaces in NYC
Boston's Teen Drivers Learn Virtually
Bhutan Capitol Gets Pedestrian Facelift
Missouri Dot Can't Fence All Ped Overpasses
EU Lawmakers Lose Taxi Service, Must Bike Instead
U.S. Teens Avoid Bike Helmets
NORTH CAROLINA'S CURTIS YATES RETIRES
Thanks to Judi Lawson-Wallace for this item... "The national bicycle
scene will lose one of its most senior advocates when Curtis (Curt)
Yates retires on June 28, 2002. Director of the North Carolina
Department of Transportation's Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian
Transportation, Curt's retirement caps a 32+-year career, 28 of which
were spent creating and building a strong bicycle and later pedestrian
transportation program with a national reputation. North Carolina's is
the nation's oldest comprehensive state bicycle program, having been
created in 1974. From a one-person staff at the beginning, the NC
Bicycle Program grew in size and stature to eventually become a
full-fledged division within NCDOT with 11 staff positions.
"During Curt's tenure, the award-winning Bicycling Highways System was
developed, initially with the 700-mile Mountains to Sea bike route.
Also an award-winner, the North Carolina Bicycle Facility and Program
Handbook was introduced in 1976. Curt and his long-time associate Mary
Meletiou developed many outstanding education programs and materials
over the past quarter-century. His advocacy led the General Assembly to
create the North Carolina Bicycle Committee and the NC Board of
Transportation to adopt the nation's first comprehensive Bicycle Policy
for planning, design, maintenance, and construction of bicycle
facilities. Part of his legacy is the recently completed 30-mile
American Tobacco Trail, linking 3 counties. Hats off to Curt for his
long service to the cause and best wishes for a healthy and enjoyable
Ed. Note: As one who has worked with Curt off and on over the past 25
years, I second Judi's praise. Curt's a quiet gentleman who just plain
gets things done. He'll be missed. -- John W.<back to top>
THUNDERHEAD ALLIANCE HIRES SUE KNAUP OF P.A.T.
According to a June 10th news release, "The Thunderhead Alliance,
the national coalition of state and local bicycle advocacy
organizations, has hired Sue Knaup of Prescott, Arizona as their
administrative director. Sue, Executive Director and founder of
Prescott Alternative Transportation and owner of Ironclad Bicycles, a
Prescott bike shop, brings to the Thunderhead Alliance a diverse
background of experience with bicycle advocacy and the bicycle industry.
"The Thunderhead Alliance's energies are focused on growing grassroots
bicycle advocacy as they gear up for the reauthorization of TEA-21, our
nation's transportation bill, in 2003. 'I am thrilled to have this
opportunity to help steer this extraordinary effort at such a crucial
time,' said Sue. The Thunderhead Alliance is one of several national
bicycle advocacy organizations that are represented in the America
Bikes Campaign which is working for better accommodation of bicycles in
our next transportation bill."
For more information, please contact Sue Knaup at the Thunderhead
Alliance: (928) 541-9841 or PAT: (928) 708-0911, email
firstname.lastname@example.org<back to top>
'INTERSECTIONS FOR ALL USERS' SEMINAR AT ITE ANNUAL MEETING
Michael King sent us this note about an upcoming workshop that he
and other experts are putting on at the ITE Annual Meeting..."Join us
at the ITE 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Philadelphia, PA, for a
one-day special professional development seminar and site visit on
'Designing and Operating Intersections to Meet the Needs of All Users.'
The Seminar will take place on Sunday, Aug, 4th at the Philadelphia
Marriott. The fee is $175 for ITE members and $200 for nonmembers.
"'Designing and Operating Intersections to Meet the Needs of All Users'
is intended to help you identify and address the unique characteristics
and needs of all intersection users, including pedestrians, bicyclists,
the elderly and the visually and mobility impaired. Discussions will
also address the variety of vehicle types that must be accommodated at
intersections such as public transit, emergency-response vehicles and
trucks, as well as personal automobiles.
"Throughout this one-day seminar, specific attention will be devoted to
design features and equipment that serve the independent mobility of
pedestrians with disabilities, particularly those who have vision
impairments. In response to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the
traditional toolbox of geometric design and signal systems employed by
engineers to manage intersection use has recently been expanded to
include new design features and equipment, including requirements for
accessible pedestrian signals and pushbuttons, detectable warning
surfaces, and curb ramps and landings of several types. Instructors
will address the need for these subjects to be incorporated into the
transportation industry's body of knowledge."
Instructors include Janet Barlow (Design for the Blind); Denise
Chaplick (RBA Group); Michael Dannemiller (RBA Group); Gihon Jordan
(Philadelphia Street Department); John LaPlante, (T.Y. Lin
International); Michael King (Architect); Michael Moule (Sprinkle
Consulting); Deborah Schaaf (Philadelphia City Planning Commission);
Franklin L. Spielberg (SG Associates); and Lois Thibault (U.S. Access
To register online: http://www.ite.org/AnnualMeeting/personalregpage.asp
Or download a hardcopy registration form at: http://www.ite.org/AnnualMeeting/AMregform.pdf<back to top>
UK TRANS. RESEARCHERS LOOK AT WALKING
According to the June 2002 issue of 'TRL News' from the UK's
Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), 'Walking accounts for nearly a
third of all journeys in the UK but is one of the most overlooked and
neglected of all transport modes. The importance and value of walking,
however, is being acknowledged by Government and a National Walking
Strategy is currently in preparation, with its release being
anticipated for Summer 2002.
"In this climate, TRL has been carrying out a number of research and
consultancy projects to establish a greater understanding of pedestrian
activity and methods of improving walking environments. Three of these
projects, Walking Advisory Project; Pedestrian Environment Review
System (PERS) and Imax Tunnels, demonstrate the institutional,
theoretical and practical dimensions of the challenge to support
"These three projects have brought together institutional and strategic
issues as well as the practical issues associated with upgrading
pedestrian environments in constrained conditions. A legacy has been
the development of the PERS tool, suitable for wider use..."
For more details (and contact information for these projects), download
the June 2002 issue of TRL News: http://www.trl.co.uk/pdf/TRLNews_jun02.pdf<back to top>
TREK'S BURKE JOINS PREZ' COUNCIL
According to a June 20th news release from the President's Council
on Physical Fitness and Sports, "President George W. Bush has appointed
twenty members to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and
Sports. The new Council flanked the President on the south lawn of the
White House at a Fitness Expo, where he announced his HealthierUS
initiative to motivate Americans to increase their personal fitness and
"'Today, I'm taking two actions to put a new emphasis on health and
fitness in America,' the President said. 'First, I'm appointing the men
and women you see behind me to the President's Council on Physical
Fitness and Sports. These are professional athletes, trainers, U.S.
Olympians, executives from the public and private sector, and
Among those appointed is John Burke of Waterloo, Wisconsin. Mr. Burke
is president of Trek Bicycle Corporation and of the Bikes Belong
Coalition. For more information on Bikes Belong or Trek, go to:
Bikes Belong Coalition: http://bikesbelong.org/site/index.cfm
Trek Bicycle Corporation: http://www.trekbikes.com/<back to top>
FHWA/FTA NOTICE ON LOCAL CONSULTATION
According to a recent mailing from Aliyah Horton of the Institute of
Transportation Engineers, "FHWA and FTA issued a joint supplemental
notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) and request for comments on a
proposal to incorporate consultation with nonmetropolitan local
officials in current planning regulations outlined in TEA-21.
Specifically, the proposal is an effort to allow for effective
participation of local officials in statewide transportation planning.
States would have the flexibility to determine which local officials
should be involved in their statewide transportation planning process
and how they would be consulted. It would also require local officials
with responsibility for transportation to be involved on a consultation
basis in developing the statewide transportation plan and statewide
transportation improvement for the nonmetropolitan areas of the state."
Comments must be received on or before Aug. 19, 2002. Mail or hand
deliver comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets
Management Facility, Room PL- 401, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC
20590 USA; or submit electronically at:
For more information within FHWA, contact Dee Spann, Statewide Planning
Team (HEPS), (202) 366-4086, or Reid Alsop, Office of the Chief Counsel
(HCC-31), (202) 366-1371. For the FTA, contact Paul Verchinski,
Statewide Planning Division (TPL-11) or Scott Biehl, Office of the
Chief Counsel (TCC-30), (202) 366-0952. Both agencies are located at
400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC 20590 USA. (Federal Register June 19,
2002; Pages 41648-41653)
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-15280-filed.pdf<back to top>
PENNDOT PUTS 'SHARE ROAD' MESSAGE ON ENVELOPES
According to an item in the July 4th Bike Bits (Adventure Cycling
Assn), "The Bicycle Access Council of Pennsylvania has successfully
petitioned PENNDOT to include a 'Share-the-Road' message on the
agency's official envelopes. The council says this is an important step
in convincing the general public to recognize bicyclists as legitimate
users of the road. Perhaps your state's transportation department would
consider a similar move?"
ACA's Bike Bits: http://www.adventurecycling.org/bikebits/
<back to top>
UK BIKE-LIGHT RAIL RESEARCH REQUEST
We recently got this request from Dave Morris of the UK... "I am
conducting research on the integration of bicycles and light rail. The
project is funded in part by the U.K. Department for Transport, as part
of their F.I.T. initiative : Future Integrated Transport. The project
is supervised by Hugh McClintock, of Nottingham University. The project
will report on three main issues: safety implications for cyclists of
on-street light rail vehicles and rails; Bike-and-Ride Opportunities
for providing well-designed cycle parking at transit interchanges;
Bikes on trams (here in the UK, it is only possible to travel on light
rail systems with a folding bicycle)..." In particular, Dave is looking
1. Details of bike-accessible light rail / tramways, and arrangements
adopted for carrying bikes;
2. Physical measures to address risks to cyclists from light rail
infrastructure or vehicles;
3. Experience with rubber track fillers (are they are suitable / robust
enough to stay in place during extended use on high-speed and
high-frequency rapid transit lines.
4. Existing research on bikes and rapid transit safety / integration
Details of the project can be found at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sbe/research/current.htm
Contact: Dave Morris at Dave.Morris@nottingham.ac.uk<back to top>
ALBANY, CA, TO GET ROAD DIET
According to a July 3rd message from Robert Raburn of the East Bay
Bicycle Coalition, "On Monday evening the Albany City Council approved
a 'road diet' reconfiguration of Marin Ave from 4 lanes, to 3 lanes
with bike lanes for the entire stretch of Marin Ave in Albany. And it
was a unanimous vote!
"Traffic analysis has always indicated that such a conversion would
maintain acceptable levels of vehicle traffic while significantly
slowing traffic and reducing the length of pedestrian crossings. As a
result, pedestrian and bicycle safety (and vehicle safety) will be
significantly improved. The feature of adding bike lanes was not the
main focus of the project, but the support of many bicyclists really
helped. There was also broad support from neighbors, local schools, the
police, and from Albany's Traffic Commission.
"A world of thanks and congratulations goes out to Preston Jordan for
all his hard work in building support for this project. He will now be
known as the father of the Albany road diet. The EBBC was
well-represented by Albany resident Michael Marguiles and Robert
Raburn. As a Berkeley Traffic Commissioner, Dave Campbell reminded the
Council of Berkeley's willingness to continue the project across the
City line. After the vote, we celebrated at The Ivy Room.
"As an added bonus, Albany also approved studying a road diet on
Buchanan St., which could allow for the provision of bike lanes,
extending the bike lanes on Marin to the new Buchanan overpass and the
Source: Robert Raburn: email@example.com
WASH. STATE DROPS FUNDING FOR TTI STUDY
According to a June 3rd story in the Seattle Times, "Seattle traffic
is bad, but ranking may be bad, too...But some of this region's leading
transportation researchers say the high ranking is misleading. The way
TTI calculates congestion makes Seattle's traffic appear worse in
relation to other cities than it really is, they contend. The state
Department of Transportation agrees with them. It has helped finance
TTI's report for years. Last month, it withdrew its support.
In a May 14 letter, Secretary Doug MacDonald informed the institute it
would get no more money from Washington. He also asked it to take his
agency's name off the list of sponsors of the 2002 report, scheduled
for release next week. 'I want to move far, far away from the TTI
measures,' MacDonald says. 'They don't tell us a thing.'
This isn't retribution for the high ranking, MacDonald insists, or a
backdoor attempt to convince Seattle commuters traffic really isn't a
problem. He says he just wants an accurate measure of the effectiveness
of his department's efforts to combat congestion, and that TTI's report
doesn't provide it. Some of Seattle's innovations in improving freeway
flow may actually penalize the city in the institute's rankings,
MacDonald and others maintain. 'The better we do, the worse we look,'
says Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation
Center at the University of Washington..."
Archive search: http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/web/
Title: "Seattle traffic is bad, but ranking may be bad, too " Author; Eric Pryne
Title: "Good news, bad news: It's all in report"
Author: Eric Pryne<back to top>
CHICAGO BIKES THE DRIVE
According to a June 27th Chicago Sun-Times article, "Motorists
inconvenienced by Mayor Daley's unprecedented decision to close Lake
Shore Drive for four hours to give 12,000 cyclists a chance to 'Bike
the Drive' had better get used to it. On Wednesday, Daley said the June
9 extravaganza was such a smashing success that he plans to make the
30- and 15-mile rides an annual event, to the delight of the sponsor,
the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation. The federation aims to boost
attendance to 20,000 next year and 30,000 in three years.
"'We're not really ready for every Sunday yet, but once a year sounds
good,' President Randy Newfeld said. 'It was a very, very exciting
time. It clearly showed that Chicago does love bicycling, and there's a
strong and substantial constituency for it.' Daley is a cycling junkie
who said Wednesday he has been forced to get up earlier and earlier to
avoid the morning crowds as he rides the lakefront bike path from his
South Loop town house to Hollywood..."
Archive search: http://www.suntimes.com/pwrsearch/
Cost: No (but limited article search)
Title: "Bike event to close the Drive annually"
Author: Fran Spielman<back to top>
VENICE TO DRY PEDESTRIANS WET FEET
According to a June 25th AP story filed in Venice, Italy, "A 57
million euro ($55 million) project to raise the flood-prone areas
around St. Mark's Square and overhaul its drainage system has gotten
the go-ahead for the initial phase of work, officials said Tuesday. A
commission determined that renovations to elevate jetties in front of
St. Mark's and shore up the masonry around the piazza and its basilica
could get under way. Work had been suspended last year pending a full
study. A statement from Consorzio Venezia Nuova, the
government-financed consortium of engineering firms that is working to
keep Venice from sinking, said the work is expected to begin in
November, take about a year, and cost 7 million euros (dlrs 6.7
"During Venice's notorious high tides, water levels can suddenly rise
by 100 centimeters (40 inches) ? forcing pedestrians to use raised
wooden walkways or high boots to keep their feet dry. On days when the
square itself floods, the vestibule of St. Mark's Basilica gets soaked
? something which happened on 250 days in 2000..."
Title: "Project to raise area around St. Mark's Square gets the OK from
study commission"<back to top>
JAPANESE HIT-RUN SUSPECT FLEES 600 MI. ON BIKE
According to a July 3rd AP story posted in Tokyo, "A man was in
police custody Wednesday after fleeing about 1,000 kilometers (620
miles) across Japan on a stolen bicycle following a traffic accident.
"Hiroyuki Kumaki's odyssey began after his car hit another in the early
morning hours of June 11 in the northwestern city of Fukui, said local
police official Akinori Asano. Kumaki, 40 and unemployed, disappeared
after rescue officials arrived at the scene. The 19-year old college
student in the other car suffered light injuries..."
Title: "Hit-and-run accident suspect flees across Japan _ on a bicycle"<back to top>
SIDEWALK RIDING BILL SURFACES IN NYC
According to a June 24th NY Daily News Op-Ed piece by Michael J.
Smith, "Connoisseurs of the bizarre can relax now. The new City Council
may well be even deeper in the Twilight Zone than its predecessor. Its
first spasmodic gesture in the direction of traffic safety is a bill to
criminalize ... riding a bike on the sidewalk. The Council, whose
speaker, Gifford Miller, is the bill's biggest backer, is set to vote
on the proposal Wednesday.
"Dodging bikers on the sidewalk is one of the classic low- level urban
annoyances. New Yorkers love beefing about such things ? it's less
painful than thinking about, say, the city's multibillion-dollar budget
gaps as far as the eye can see. Or the up-and-down, color-coded war on
terror. Or, since we're talking about traffic safety, the fact that one
person a day is killed in the city by a motor vehicle.
"To be sure, sidewalks are for pedestrians. But maybe it's time we told
that to the drivers..."
Archive search: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/nydailynews/
Title: "Speaker's on the Wrong Path"
Author: Michael J. Smith<back to top>
BOSTON'S TEEN DRIVERS LEARN VIRTUALLY
According to a June 6th story on Boston's WCVB-TV, "This year,
Billerica lost a 14-year-old student to a drunken driving accident. Now
the school system is participating in a pilot project to help all teens
steer clear of trouble when behind the wheel. NewsCenter 5's Heather
Unruh said that when they're 16 and learning to drive, many thoughts
come to mind. Billerica Memorial High School students are getting a
crash course on the impact of driving impaired. A virtual program
called 'Crash Site' rates their personal risk factors, then assigns
them to driver, passenger or victim in a fatal wreck. The interactive
nature hooks them.
"'It makes it real. They come out of the final session and say, I was
the driver. I was the passenger. I was the pedestrian. So it makes it
much more real for them than just watching a video,' school spokeswoman
Helen Devlin said..."
Title: " Virtual Program Steers Teen Drivers In Right Direction"<back to top>
BHUTAN CAPITOL GETS PEDESTRIAN FACELIFT
According to a June 6th Reuters story filed from New Delhi, "Two
years ago, when the rest of the world was getting ready to leap into
the 21st century, the sleepy Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan finally
crawled into the 20th century by logging on to the information
super-highway. Now that the doors to the Cyber Age have been flung
open, the tiny mountainous nation wedged between India and China is
considering another leap in its development with a planned $1 billion
facelift for its monastery-studded capital, Thimpu.
"Aiming to avoid unchecked growth in the capital -- where the 50,000
population is expected to triple in the next 25 years -- authorities
drafted in U.S. architect Christopher Benninger to draw up some plans.
His design aims to meet Thimpu's traditional and modern needs by
dividing the city into 10 'urban villages' -- neighborhoods with
community halls, cinemas, restaurants, shops, temples and monasteries.
'These urban villages reflect the human settlements of Bhutan's
interior where everyone recognizes each other and knows their names,'
Christopher Benninger, who has planned developments in India, Sri Lanka
and Indonesia, said in an e-mail interview.
"'There is a Lakhang or monastery in the center, with chortens or
temples and prayer wheels in small gardens which connect pedestrian
walkways,' said Benninger, who studied architecture at Harvard and
urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is
based in India's western city of Pune..."
Title: "Bhutan Capital Thimpu to Get $1 Bln Facelift "
Author: Sugita Katyal<back to top>
MISSOURI DOT CAN'T FENCE ALL PED OVERPASSES
According to a June 4th story on KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Missouri,
"A Kansas City woman remained in critical condition Tuesday after
someone threw a log off an Interstate 70 overpass Monday and into the
car she was riding in. Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)
officials told KMBC's Donna Pitman that what happened is not common,
but covering all overpasses is not feasible.
"'We could cover them all. There are hundreds and it would take years,'
MoDOT engineer Tom Evans said. Evans said that it would also cost
millions of dollars. Pitman reported that some overpasses have fences
only on one side where there is more foot traffic, or where people tend
to linger. But even that fence is considered expensive by MoDOT. 'We're
probably talking about $25,000 to $35,000,' Evans said.
"Completely covering a pedestrian bridge could cost between $50,000 and
$60,000, Pitman reported. They cost that because heavy-duty chain link
is used and safety equipment is used during installation to ensure that
workers don't drop tools on the highways. Evans said that some bridges
are fully covered because troublemakers are drawn to them..."
Title: "MoDOT: 'Unfeasible' To Cover All Overpasses"<back to top>
EU LAWMAKERS LOSE TAXI SERVICE, MUST BIKE INSTEAD
According to a July 1st AP story filed in Strasbourg, France, "...an
exclusive taxi contract to transport members of the assembly to and
from the parliament buildings was found to be in breach of French laws
? forcing EU lawmakers to find other modes of transport to get to the
"'In 1999 the French government ensured us they would do everything in
their power to make our lives here more comfortable ... and now we
don't have any cars,' Dutch liberal-democrat Elly Plooij-Van Gorsel
complained. 'What else can the French government do to poison our lives
European Parliament President Pat Cox said members should use bicycles
to get around the historic city to attend the sessioN. 'We have
improvised service until necessary (and) we have doubled the pool of
bicycles available,' Cox said..."
Title: "EU Parliament cleared of Legionnaire's Disease; other problems
pop up"<back to top>
U.S. TEENS AVOID BIKE HELMETS
According to a June 27th Reuters story, "Today's US teens are less
likely to practice certain behaviors that put them at risk of injury or
disease than the adolescents of 10 years ago, according to a report
released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC). But other types of risky behaviors have remained stable or
increased among teens since 1991, indicating that there is still much
work to be done, said Dr. Laura Kann of the CDC. 'Too many high school
students are still practicing unnecessary health-risk behaviors,' she
told reporters at a press conference.
"The findings are based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System,
which surveyed teens from 1991 to 2001 from across the US, and within
34 states and 18 major cities. High-risk behaviors are considered to be
any activity that increases risk of bodily harm. This harm can include
injury, sexually transmitted disease, heart disease or cancer, for
example. In 2001, some of the most common risk behaviors reported by US
teens included rarely or never wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle
(85%), and smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol at least once during
the 30 days preceding the survey (29% and 47%, respectively)..."
Title: "Teens Now Safer in Some Ways, Less So in Others"
Author: Alison McCook<back to top>
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
"SHOP BLUNDER GROUNDS CHICKEN-HYPNOTIST"
According to a June 25th Reuters story filed in London, "An Alaskan
chicken-hypnotist who cycles around the world with a travelling circus
has ground to a halt after a charity clothes shop in Scotland sold her
bicycle by mistake while she was in the fitting-room. Emily Harris left
the 1200-pound bicycle leaning on a mannequin inside the British Heart
Foundation shop in Edinburgh while she tried on a shirt. By the time
she came out the bike had been sold for 10 pounds.
"'I went into shock. I started shaking and I said 'what a lot of' with
some expletives attached a few times,' Harris told Reuters on Tuesday.
She said the shop staff apologised profusely but did not give her the
proceeds of the impromptu sale. 'We're hoping the person who bought it
will have the decency when he realises the mistake to bring it back.
We'll obviously reimburse him his tenner,' said Jo Hudson, a
spokeswoman for the British Heart Foundation..."
"SUNBURN ADVICE FOR BALD RIDERS"
"Internet messages on how a bald rider can wear a helmet without funny
tan lines." [From the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute.] http://www.helmets.org/baldhead.htm
"GUIDELINES FOR GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF VERY LOW-VOLUME LOCAL ROADS"
"...addresses unique design issues highway designers and engineers face
when determining appropriate cost-effective geometric design policies
for very low-volume local roads." Item # E7-VLVLR-1; $35.00 (AASHTO
Members: $30.00) 2001. 96 pages. To order, call (800) 231-3475 or visit
"PROMOTING ACTIVE TRANSPORT IN AUSTRALIA"
"An intervention portfolio to increase physical activity as a means of
Slide show by Bill Bellew, (Australian) National Public Health
"TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT: MOVING FROM RHETORIC TO REALITY"
June 2002 Paper by Dena Belzer and Gerald Autler, Strategic Economics.
"...transit-oriented development must be mixed-use, walkable,
location-efficient development" http://www.brookings.edu/dybdocroot/es/urban/publications/belzertod.pdf
"FEET FIRST PEDESTRIAN BILL OF RIGHTS"
Feet First is a group working to make walking safer, more accessible
and more enjoyable in the Puget Sound area. http://www.scn.org/civic/feetfirst/rights.html
"IMPROVING REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DECISIONS: MPOS AND CERTIFICATION"
Sept. '99 Paper by Bruce McDowell of Intergovernmental Management
Associates "examines the MPO certification process, what it has
accomplished to date, some of the issues it has raised, and its
prospects for improving metropolitan transportation planning further in
" DEVELOPMENT OF SAFE WALKING AND BIKING STRATEGIES"
From the Way to Go! program in British Columbia/ http://www.waytogo.icbc.bc.ca/framesets/toolkit/index_tool.html
"NATIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR AUSTRALIANS"
"...incorporate recent thinking about physical activity for health, in
addition to the more widely understood concepts of exercise for
A related site:
August 1-31, 2002, Bikesummer2002, Portland, OR. Info: BikeSummer Portland, P.O. Box 786, Portland OR 97207;
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;
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;
September 3-6, 2002, Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002, the 12th International Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, St. Paul, MN.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 7, 2002, Midwestern Conference on Smart Growth and Community Development, Cincinnati, OH. Info: Julie Seward, LISC, email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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