C-E-N-T-E-R-L-I-N-E-S
Issue #49 Friday, July 19, 2002



F-E-A-T-U-R-E-S

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Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002 Schedule, Workshops Online
NCBW Design Guide for Public Health Practitioners
PennDOT Encourages Road Sharing
America Walks to Recognize Pedestrian Advocates
'Deadly Crossing' Show on Discovery Channel
2nd National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates
Wisconsin Gov. Approves $21 Million Enhancements
Florida's Theo Petritsch to Leave Bike/Ped Job
First Came the Highways
AAAFTS Seeks Traffic Safety Pre-Proposals


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Globally, Bike Sales are Soaring
Pittsburgh Square -- Ped Bridge, Paths
Arlington, VA, a Walkable Suburb?
Strip Roads of Signals, Controls, for Safety
Beijing to "Solve" Traffic Problems
Downtown Greenville, SC, Ped Bridge
Korean Buddhists March Against Hwy. Tunnel
Bicyclists Take It to Streets In Houston
The Challenges of Traffic Calming
Free Parking Feeds Car Commuting
Bike Group Installs Racks in Greenwich, CT
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PRO BIKE/PRO WALK 2002 SCHEDULE, WORKSHOPS ONLINE

The Conference At A Glance schedule for the Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002
conference has been posted to the National Center for Bicycling &
Walking website: http://www.bikewalk.org/Conference/schedule.htm The
biannual conference will be hosted this year in St. Paul, Minnesota,
Sept. 3-6. Every two years the Pro Bike/Pro Walk conference gathers
the best ideas and examples of what works in bicyciling and walking
facilities and programs. This year's information will be delivered
through a series of 50 workshops, comprised of more than 125 skilled
presenters. You can check the abstracts and speaker bios for many of
the presentations by following the links at the workshops page:
http://www.bikewalk.org/Workshops/workshops.htm.
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NCBW DESIGN GUIDE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) has just
published a new guide, 'Increasing Physical Activity Through Community
Design.' This 48-page guide focuses on how to make communities more
bicycle-friendly and walkable. It was developed under a grant from The
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

"We know that a wide range of health problems are associated with low
levels of physical activity," said Bill Wilkinson, NCBW's executive
director. "Indeed, it is estimated that physical inactivity and obesity
are contributing factors in 300,000 to 500,000 deaths each year in the
United States. According to professionals in public health, one of the
most effective 'interventions' is regular, routine physical activity
such as bicycling and walking." Wilkinson added that the new guide is
designed to provide public health practitioners and others an
introduction to increasing physical activity through better community
design, specifically by making it easier and safer to bicycle and walk.

"Fostering active living through community design involves changing the
objectives for transportation and land-use planning," Wilkinson said.
"We have to make better decisions on the location of schools and parks,
and give more attention to safety and security concerns. We have to
realize that all of these activities have very direct health impacts
and consequences." The new 'Increasing Physical Activity Through
Community Design' guide presents an introduction to community design
issues, and describes seven kinds of projects that can help create more
bicycle-friendly and walkable communities. It also discusses how such
projects get funded, and presents an array of resources to help with
implementation.

Printed copies of the new Guide were sent to each of the state public
health departments in late June. Copies are also available for general
distribution through the web site or at (202) 463-6622. The Guide is
also available as a pdf at:
http://www.bikewalk.org/PubHealth.htm
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PENNDOT ENCOURAGES ROAD SHARING
In the last issue of CenterLines, we included a very brief mention
of a new cooperative effort of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Access Council
and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Here's a
bit more information on the project, thanks to Joe Stafford, Executive
Director of the Bicycle Access Council...

"PennDOT has granted a request by the Bicycle Access Council to display
a Share-The-Road logo on the reverse side of PennDOT mailing envelopes.
This is to recognize the legitimate use by bicyclists on Pennsylvania
roadways. PennDOT Deputy Secretary Betty Serian approved the
Share-The-Road logo placement. She stated, 'I am confident that adding
this message to the reverse side of our mailing envelope will have a
positive effect on bicycle safety education.'

"'It's a simple way to educate motorists and bicyclists,' says Joe
Stafford, the Bicycle Access Council's executive director. PennDOT
has been very cooperative to accommodate the needs of bicyclists in
accordance with the Vehicle Code. Use of the new envelope format began
in May 2002."

For more information, contact Joe Stafford, Executive Director, Bicycle
Access Council at: PAbyCycle@aol.com
Or visit the organization's website at:
http://www.BicycleAccess-PA.org/pr05.htm
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AMERICA WALKS TO RECOGNIZE PEDESTRIAN ADVOCATES
According to a recent note from Ellen Vanderslice of America Walks,
"Nominations for the America Walks 2002 Pedestrian Advocates Honor
Awards are due by July 31. For more information, visit
http://americawalks.org/awards/.

"Nominations are being accepted for the following three categories of
awards:

1. The Golden Footprints Award: Bestowed on behalf of the Board of
Directors of America Walks to an individual or a group for significantly
advancing the cause of grassroots pedestrian advocacy.

2. The City at Your Feet Award: Presented to a city that has made
significant efforts to improve conditions for pedestrians.

3. The Best Foot Forward Award: Presented annually to a member group of
America Walks that has made outstanding contributions.

"Nomination Guidelines: Submit your nomination by e-mail. Your
nomination may be narrative only, or may include both narrative and
attached photos. You may include internet links. Please limit your
narrative to a maximum of 350 words and any attachments to a maximum of
1 MB. Include a contact name, telephone and mailing address (not
included in 350 word limit). E-mail to: info@americawalks.org, with
"award nomination" in the subject line. Nominations for the 2002
Pedestrian Advocates Awards should be received no later than July 31,
2002."
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'DEADLY CROSSING' SHOW ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL
In a recent note, Lys Burden of Walkable Communities, Inc., tells
us, "I just received a phone call from Film Garden, the producer of the
'Deadley Crossings' show and they wanted to let us know that the
program would air on the Discovery Channel on Wednesday, July 24th at 9
pm and 12 midnight and on Saturday, July 27th at 1 pm. I think we
should check the Discovery Channel website for confirmation, as the
advertised airtime seems to be bouncing around a bit." The show
includes footage of Lys' husband Dan discussing pedestrian crossing
issues.

Check the schedule at:
http://www.discovery.com/tv/schedule/daymulti.jsp?channel=ANL
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2ND NATIONAL CONGRESS OF PEDESTRIAN ADVOCATES DEADLINES

Ellen Vanderslice also wanted us to mention that "America Walks, the
national coalition of pedestrian advocacy organizations, will convene
the second National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates on Tuesday,
September 3, in St. Paul, Minnesota, in conjunction with the
Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002 conference offered by the National Center for
Bicycling & Walking.

"The National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates is a hands-on,
feet-on-the-ground training camp for building pedestrian power, as well
as an opportunity for delegates from the member groups of America Walks
to take collective action on pedestrian issues of national significance.

Any and all pedestrian advocates and activists are welcome to attend,
whether or not you are affiliated with America Walks. The cost of
attending the day-long meeting is $50, which includes lunch. Attendees
will receive the much-touted and newly updated "Toolbox for Pedestrian
Advocates," a $25 value.

The deadline for the regular registration rate is July 26. A limited
number of ***SCHOLARSHIPS*** are available, and the deadline for
applying for scholarships is ***July 10***, so don't delay! Advocates
(not supported by an agency or institution) may also apply by July 10
for a reduced rate to attend the ProBike/ProWalk conference. Please see
details at the registration website.

For more information on the program, or to register, visit the website
at http://americawalks.org/congress/
, or contact info@americawalks.
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WISCONSIN GOV. APPROVES $21 MILLION IN ENHANCEMENTS
According to a recent news release, on July 9th Wisconsin Governor
Scott McCallum ... announced approval of 51 State Transportation
Enhancement awards totaling about $21.4 million that will fund a
variety of improvements such as bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and
decorative street-scaping and landscaping efforts in conjunction with
state trunk highway improvement projects.

"This federal, state and local initiative serves to broaden Wisconsin's
transportation system and makes our local communities even better
places to live, work and visit," Gov. McCallum said. "An efficient and
attractive infrastructure is an essential element of a strong community
and a strong economy."

The State Transportation Enhancements Program was created in 1999 to
more fully utilize federal transportation funds on state projects. A
separate program the Local Transportation Enhancement Program funds
similar improvements along local roads and streets. Federal dollars
cover 80 percent of the project costs and most awards require a 20
percent local share. Work on the state enhancement projects is expected
to begin late in the summer of 2003, at the earliest."

For more information, contact: Debbie Monterrey-Millett in the
Governor's Office at (608) 266-9806 or John Duffe of the Wisconsin
Department of Transportation at (608) 264-8723.

Source: http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us/news_detail.asp?prid=995
Title: "Governor Announces $21.4 Million in State Transportation
Enhancement Grants"
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FLORIDA'S THEO PETRITSCH TO LEAVE BIKE/PED JOB

According to a note we got from Theo Petritsch, of the Florida DOT,
"I am leaving my position as Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator and
leaving the Florida Department of Transportation. After six years in
FDOT's Central Safety Office, I am ready to break out my calculator and
get back to being directly involved with projects.

"I came to the Central Office with the intent to make the Florida's
planning and procedures more accommodating to pedestrians and
bicyclists, and thanks to the hard work of many wonderful folks, I
believe that has been largely accomplished. I thoroughly enjoyed
working with FDOT and have only the highest praise for its employees.
Still, I am ready to move onto new things...".

We wish Theo all the best and know he'll do great work wherever he
lands! In the very near term, he may still be reached at:
theo.petritsch@dot.state.fl.us
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FIRST CAME THE HIGHWAYS
According to an article in the July 8th issue of the Tri-State
Transportation Campaign's 'Mobilizing the Region,' "In a recent series,
the 'Star-Ledger' explored the way that highways pave the way for
sprawl development around New Jersey. Using Schley Mountain's
experience as a metaphor for what is happening all over the state, the
paper wrote, "First came the roads. New interstate highways drew
corporations, then new residents...Roads that not long ago offered
quick, high-speed commutes breed maddening daily traffic jams..

"According to the 'Ledger,' the construction of I-78 was the catalyst
for development-related change in the character of Bedminster and
nearby communities. It was first proposed in the 1950's as an east-west
spur of the Turnpike linking NYC to Pennsylvania, and reached I-287 in
Bedminster in 1968...."

Source: http://www.tstc.org/bulletin/20020708/mtr37308.htm
Title: "For History of Sprawl, Look to Highways"
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AAAFTS SEEKS TRAFFIC SAFETY PRE-PROPOSALS
According to a July 16th message from Scott Osberg, Director of
Research for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, "The AAA Foundation
for Traffic Safety sponsors research and education on problem behaviors
related to traffic crashes. Strategies to enhance the safe driving
performance of novice and older drivers are of special interest, as are
innovative proposals aimed at reducing impaired driving.

"The Foundation encourages organizations to submit ideas across the
spectrum of traffic safety problems, however, as a matter of policy,
the Foundation does not fund research to develop new devices nor to
evaluate proprietary technologies. Nor does it make grants for
community "action initiatives" or other purely local traffic safety
programs.

Full guidelines for submitting pre-proposals are available at:
http://www.aaafoundation.org/resources/index.cfm?button=proposalguidelines.
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GLOBALLY, BIKE SALES ARE SOARING

According to a July 17th Earth Policy Institute article by Lester R.
Brown and Janet Larsen, "In the year 2000, world bicycle production
climbed to 101 million, more than double the 41 million cars produced.
Sales of bikes are soaring because they provide affordable mobility for
billions of people, increase physical fitness, alleviate traffic
congestion, and do not pollute the air or emit climate-disrupting
carbon dioxide.

"A half-century ago, it was widely expected that automobile production
would quickly exceed that of bicycles. Indeed by 1965, car production,
which had been growing rapidly since World War II, was poised to
overtake bicycle production. But it never did. Mounting environmental
concerns slowed the growth in car output and accelerated that of bikes.
Between 1969 and 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, bike sales
jumped from 25 million to 36 million.

"Shortly after the first Earth Day, the two oil-price shocks of the
1970s underlined the risks of oil-dependent mobility. Car sales stalled
near 30 million from 1973 to 1983. Bicycle sales, meanwhile, jumped
from 52 million to 74 million."

Source: http://www.earth-policy.org/Updates/Update13.htm
Title: "WORLD TURNING TO BICYCLE FOR MOBILITY AND EXERCISE"
Authors: Lester R. Brown and Janet Larsen
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PITTSBURGH'S STATION SQUARE TO FEATURE PED BRIDGE, PATHS
According to a July 17th story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Will
Voegele, a top official of Forest City Enterprises of Cleveland, was
showing off his baby yesterday -- a baby he said was 4 1/2 years in the
making. He led reporters on a tour of the $25 million Bessemer Court
project, which features new restaurants and taverns and a lighted
fountain. It forms the centerpiece of a $71 million expansion of
Station Square, the 52-acre entertainment/dining/shopping development
that Forest City bought in 1994 from the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks
Foundation.

"Bessemer Court, which includes the just-opened Hard Rock Cafe,
overlooks the Monongahela River and faces the Golden Triangle across
the river. The project, which began last summer and won't be finished
for at least a year, includes about $3 million in public funding. It
will pay for improvements to the two inclines that go up Mount
Washington, for construction of a riverfront trail along the length of
Station Square and for a pedestrian bridge across the railroad tracks
and down to the riverfront..."

Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20020717bessemer0717p2.asp
Archive search: http://www.post-gazette.com/search/
Cost: No
Title: "Station Square is ready to rock"
Author: Tom Barnes
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ARLINGTON, VA, A WALKABLE SUBURB?

According to a July 7th story in the Washington Post, "He thought he
was moving merely to get a better view of Washington, to a place where
he wouldn't feel so isolated from life in D.C. But what Michael Gambiam
has discovered in his 10th-story apartment off Clarendon Boulevard in
Arlington is his own slice of urban life without the hassles. He rarely
uses his car, strolls to the grocery store in flip-flops, and the Metro
that takes him to work every day is a quick walk from home. 'It's like
a little village over here,' said Gambiam, 30, a software engineer who
moved from a Reston townhouse to a one-bedroom apartment in the inner
suburb. 'I can almost not hop in my car for a week and get just about
everything I need.'

"For Gambiam and thousands of other Arlingtonians, the walkable
suburban community -- still a contradiction in terms to some -- has
emerged along a four-mile stretch through the county's heart. Here, on
Wilson and Clarendon Boulevards, once-sleepy commercial strips typical
of older suburbs have been transformed into mini-metropolises clustered
around five Orange Line Metro stations stretching between Rosslyn and
Ballston..."

Source:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33753-2002Jul6.html
Archive search: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-adv/archives/
Cost: Yes
Title: "Urban Villages Sprout Near Metro Stations"
Author: Chris L. Jenkins
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STRIP ROADS OF SIGNALS, CONTROLS, FOR SAFETY

According to a June 24th BBC story, "The key to improving safety at
road junctions could be to strip them of traffic lights and other road
control measures and reduce speed limits to 20mph. The system is based
on no-one having right of way, forcing motorists, pedestrians and other
road users to make eye contact and decide among themselves when it is
safe to proceed.

"The principle flies in the face of 50 years of traffic safety
engineering, which has seen the installation of increasingly more
sophisticated road safety features, from pedestrian crossings to
traffic lights and speed cameras. A similar "back to basics" system has
already proved successful in the Netherlands and the idea will be
presented to civil engineers in the UK..."

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_2062000/2062160.stm
Title: "Removing signals 'would make roads safer'"
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BEIJING TO "SOLVE" TRAFFIC PROBLEMS
According to a July 2nd story in the China Daily, "Beijing is
mobilizing think tanks around the country to solve traffic congestion
in the capital ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games. A total of 19 leading
transport experts from around the country gathered in Beijing last week
to discuss the city's traffic problems at the invitation of the
Ministry of Science and Technology. They gave a final evaluation of the
Beijing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Project, which they hope
will relieve the snarl-ups that have blighted the capital for years.

"The project - approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology as a
key scientific research item during the country's 10th Five-Year Plan
(2001-05) - will be carried out later this year, combining the efforts
of leading scientists nationwide. Foreign experts will also be involved
in the project, bringing expertise honed during previous Olympics in
Sydney and Atlanta, according to the ministry...

"...More than 8 million bicycles across the city also bring unique
difficulties to traffic management, transport officials said." (Ed.
note: This rather negative sentence was the only reference to bicycles
in the article.)

Source: http://www.china.org.cn/english/2002/Jul/35985.htm
Title: "Beijing on Fast Track to Solve Traffic Woes"
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DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE, SC, PED BRIDGE

According to a July 17th story on WYFF-TV of Greenville, South
Carolina, "Greenville city officials unveiled plans Tuesday for the
formal gardens that will one day surround Reedy River Falls downtown.
The gardens are part of a project that includes tearing down the
Camperdown Bridge and replacing it with a suspended pedestrian span
that would give visitors a sweeping view of the area where Greenville
was born. The city plans to begin razing the 40-year-old bridge at the
end of this month.

"Construction on the gardens could begin as early as this fall and
should be finished by the spring of 2004. Greenville Mayor Knox White
said that along with making downtown look better, the improvements
should bring more business. 'I think in very short order, we're going
to see amazing new reinvestment in this area by businesses and
developers,' White told WYFF News 4's Terrie Foster..."

Source:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ibsys/20020717/lo_wyff/1258145
Title: "City Shows Off Plans For Falls"
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KOREAN BUDDHISTS MARCH AGAINST HIGHWAY TUNNEL

According to a July 18th Reuters story filed in Seoul, Korea,
"Dozens of South Korean Buddhists mixed protest and prayer on Thursday
in a slow-motion march against plans to build a highway tunnel through
a scenic national park in the capital Seoul. The 70 monks and nuns of
the Buddhist Environment Association took more than four hours to cover
1.8 miles in the center of Seoul with a 'three-step, one prostration'
march through pedestrian underpasses and over sweltering sidewalks.

"The Buddhists' goal is to halt construction of an eight-lane
expressway cutting through rugged Mount Pukhan National Park, a cluster
of peaks north of Seoul which forms a dramatic backdrop to the heart of
the ancient city of 10 million people. .."

Source:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020718/sc_nm/environment_korea_dc_1
Title: "S.Korea Buddhists in Protest March over Tunnel Plan"
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BICYCLISTS TAKE IT TO STREETS IN HOUSTON
According to a July 4th story in the Houston Chronicle, "Nearly 300
bicyclists took to the streets Thursday to protest being treated as
"second-class citizens" by Metro Transit Authority drivers and
administrators. Dan 'The Bike Man' Lundeen, a lawyer and cycling
advocate, organized the protest and participants included children,
adults, recreational and professional riders from across Houston. The
group began its protest ride south of Hermann Park at Holcombe and
South Braeswood, where cyclist Milan Etinski was struck and killed by
an 18-wheeler in March. After a stop to sign a petition opposing bike
lane closures on West Alabama, the group continued to Metro's downtown
headquarters, where it attempted to post lists of grievances with
Metro.

"Lundeen said the ride was a way for participants to celebrate freedom
while calling attention to grievances against the city. 'We're just
trying to do the patriotic thing, and that's to express with our First
Amendment rights against the way we are treated at the hands of Metro,'
he said. Lundeen said the timing of the protest ride also provided an
illustration of Houston bicyclists' frustrations. 'This was symbolic of
when we try to talk to Metro,' he said. 'The lights are on but nobody's
home.'..."

Source: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/metropolitan/1483414
Archive search: http://www.chron.com/content/archive/index.mpl
Cost: Yes
Title: "Nearly 300 cyclists protest treatment by Metro staff"
Author: Stephen Dove
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THE CHALLENGES OF TRAFFIC CALMING
According to a July 11th Christian Science Monitor story, "Searching
for a break in the traffic, pedestrian Nancy Widmer watches car after
car plow through the white-striped crosswalk. She finally gives up.
'They should put a [traffic] light in here,' Ms. Widmer exclaims,
gesturing at the street packed with commuters emerging from a quiet
Alexandria, Va., neighborhood. 'It's crazy.' Crossing a busy
residential road at mid-block in this densely populated Washington
suburb can be a challenge - even after rush hour. But the notorious
stretch of road confronting Widmer on this sunny morning used to be
worse.

"Alexandria recently installed four flat-topped speed humps - known as
"speed tables" - along a quarter-mile stretch, flanked by a park and a
supermarket. Those humps reduced average speeds by nearly 25 miles an
hour and cut traffic by up to 7 percent. 'They definitely have helped
slow traffic,' Widmer says. But in her next breath, she admits having
some conflicting feelings: 'As a pedestrian, I appreciate them. As a
driver, I hate them.'..."

Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/search_content/0711/p12s03-stgn.html
Archive search: "http://www.csmonitor.com/archive/
Cost: Yes
Title: "Traffic calming can speed up drivers' ire"
Author: Neal Learner
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FREE PARKING FEEDS CAR COMMUTING

According to a July 8th story in the Washington Post, "As drivers
stew in Washington traffic and breathe some of the country's dirtiest
air, the city's largest employer -- the federal government -- continues
to provide what transportation experts say is the biggest obstacle to
reducing driving: free parking. More than any other factor, they say,
free and low-cost parking at work gives tens of thousands of people a
financial incentive to drive. After all, the comparative attractions of
the bus, the Metro or the carpool tend to fade if the expense of
parking isn't an issue.

"Private companies, many of which say parking perks are key to
attracting and keeping good employees, are part of the problem, too. In
fact, 68 percent of Washington area commuters can count on free parking
at work, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments found. That
doesn't include commuters who get subsidized parking. A separate survey
conducted by Metro found that people who had free parking at work were
half as likely to take Metro or the bus as those who didn't..."

"If you're giving someone $200 a month [worth of free parking], talk
about an incentive to drive your car," said Dan Tangherlini, acting
director of the D.C. Department of Transportation. "It'd be a very
difficult thing to take away. There's a tremendous connection between
people and their parking spaces."

Source:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36672-2002Jul7.html
Archive search: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-adv/archives/front.htm
Cost: Yes
Title: "Yet another way to rig the system in favor of driving"
Author: Katherine Shaver
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BIKE GROUP INSTALLS RACKS IN GREENWICH, CT

According to a July 7th Greenwich Time article, "Unlike some
attempts to ease traffic congestion or make communities more 'livable,'
this plan is rather simple. It does not involve bricks and mortar,
pavement or consultants. It simply requires people to use the dozens of
bicycle racks a local organization will install in various places
throughout town. By making it possible for more people to bike to the
neighborhood center or train station, Greenwich Safe Cycling, an
advocacy group, is hoping to take some cars off the road and create a
more 'bicycle-friendly' environment in town.

Greenwich Safe Cycling has acquired 45 bike racks which resemble an
inverted 'U' and are good for securing two bikes each. The group bought
more than half of the racks, at about $100 apiece, and the rest it
received from the town, which bought them with funding from the sale of
train station parking permits. The group's chairman, Riverside resident
Franklin Bloomer, said the racks will be placed at all four town train
stations -- Greenwich, Old Greenwich, Riverside and Cos Cob -- as well
as at Greenwich Point, Town Hall and in some commercial districts.

David Hiller, executive director of the Connecticut Bicycle Coalition,
a statewide advocacy group, said programs promoting bicycling encourage
people to leave their cars at home. Hiller cited the numerous bicycles
locked up during weekdays at the Old Greenwich train station as proof
of the need for a higher level of bicycle accommodation, at least in
that neighborhood.'There is a tremendous amount of demand,' Hiller
said. 'Those bikes are locked to anything they can be locked to.'..."

Source:
http://www.greenwichtimeonline.com/news/local/scn-gt-bike4jul07.story
Archive search:
http://www.greenwichtimeonline.com/search/scn-advancedsearch.htmlstory
Cost: No
Title: "Bike group peddles proposal promoting cycling around town"
Author: Ryan Jockers
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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

"WELCOME TO THE VERMONT FORUM ON SPRAWL"

Reminiscent of a classic R. Crumb illustration, here's a web animation
of the growth of sprawl...
http://www.vtsprawl.org/index3.htm


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"2ND GENERATION TRAFFIC CALMING PROJECT"

"...strategies and devices that cost less, can be applied city-wide
quickly, and don?t alienating motorists." By David Engwicht.
http://www.lesstraffic.com/Traffic_Calming_2.doc

"RED LIGHT CAMERAS"
A Drivers.com overview of the issue by Douglas Black
http://www.drivers.com/cgi-bin/go.cgi?type=ART&id=000000562&static=1

"PLANNING AND DESIGNING FOR PEDESTRIANS"
SANDAG's Guidelines for the San Diego region.
http://www.sandag.org/index.asp?projectid=2&fuseaction=projects.detail

"DEVELOPMENT OF SAFE WALKING AND BIKING STRATEGIES"

Components of a 'Way to Go!' strategy plan from ICBC.
http://www.waytogo.icbc.bc.ca/framesets/toolkit/index_tool.html


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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/maaaqJ6aaSIvtb1NP4Wb/

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: bikeleague@bikeleague.org
Website: http://click.topica.com/maaaqJ6aaSIvub1NP4Wb/

August 31, 2002, 7th Annual Thunderhead Retreat, Chisago
City, MN. Grassroots bicycle advocates interested
in more information should contact Sue Knaup, The Thunderhead
Alliance, P.O. Box 3309, Prescott, AZ 86302;
voice: (928) 541-9841; email: sue@thunderheadalliance.org
Website: http://click.topica.com/maaaqJ6aaSIvvb1NP4Wb/

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/maaaqJ6aaSIvwb1NP4Wb/

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/maaaqJ6aaSIvxb1NP4Wb/

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/maaaqJ6aaSIvyb1NP4Wb/

October 3-6, 2002, Rail-Volution 2002, Washington DC. Info: see the
conference brochure at http://www.railvolution.com

October 7-11, 2002, National Smart Growth Leadership Program, Potomac,
MD. Info: Danielle Koontz, Program Coordinator, Office of Executive
Programs, 1193 Van Munching Hall, School of Public Affairs, University
of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1821; voice: (301) 405-1168 email:
dw190@umail.umd.edu.
Website: http://www.puaf.umd.edu/OEP/SmartGrowth/default.htm

October 15-19, 2002, NRPA CONGRESS & Exposition, Tampa, Florida. Info:
NRPA Congress & Exposition, 22377 Belmont Ridge Rd., Ashburn, VA 20148;
voice: (703) 858-2158; fax:( 703) 858-0794; email: gamble@nrpa.org
Website: http://www.nrpa.org/index.cfm?publicationID=48

November 7, 2002, Midwestern Conference on Smart Growth and Community
Development, Cincinnati, OH. Info: Julie Seward, LISC, email:
jseward@liscnet.org
Website:
http://click.topica.com/maaaqJ6aaSIvzb1NP4Wb/

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/maaaqJ6aaSIvAb1NP4Wb/

March 20-22, 2003, Urbanism downunder 2003, Auckland, New Zealand.
Info: Barry Williams, Centre for Continuing Education (University of
Auckland); voice: +64 9 373-7599 extension 8903; email:
b.williams@auckland.ac.nz


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JOB > TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR -- OTTAWA, ONT.

We are seeking a dynamic, creative individual who recognizes the value
of sustainable Transportation to build a healthy community. You will
coordinate the development and implementation of policies, projects and
initiatives to increase the use of sustainable travel modes. Your
ability to develop partnerships is key to creating opportunities
internal and external to the City.

The successful candidate will possess a 4-year Undergraduate degree in
Communications, Social studies, Civil Engineering, Urban planning or a
related degree with a transportation focus. You have a minimum of 5
years experience in transportation or planning and possess superior
communication skills in English. Bilingualism is considered an asset.

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile, please forward
your rsum and covering letter, quoting competition number
TUPW2002/35-BB by 5:00 p.m. July 26, 2002 to: Human Resources Service
Bureau, 735 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 5J1. You may also
apply by fax at (613) 739-9757 or email at
tupwstaffing_sop_tpo@ottawa.ca using Word or Rich Text Format (rtf)
for your attachments. We thank all candidates for their interest,
however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Full
Time Permanent position. Salary: $52,650.78 - $61,601.54. Deadline:
July 26, 2002
http://www.city.ottawa.on.ca/inside_govt/careers/jobs/july26_1_en.shtml

JOB > WALKING COORDINATOR -- OTTAWA, ONT.
We are seeking a dynamic, creative individual who recognizes the value
of sustainable transportation to build a healthy community. You will
coordinate projects that focus on pedestrian requirements related to
both infrastructure and developing initiatives to increase the use of
walking as a mode of travel. You recognize and incorporate the
integration of economic, social and environmental issues in our short
and long range plans.

The successful candidate will possess a 4-year undergraduate degree in
Communications, Social studies, Civil Engineering, Urban planning or a
related degree with a transportation focus. You have a minimum of 5
years experience in transportation or planning and possess superior
communication skills in English. Bilingualism is considered an asset.

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile, please forward
your rsum and covering letter, quoting competition number
TUPW2002/31-BB by 5:00 p.m. July 26, 2002 to: Human Resources Service
Bureau, 735 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 5J1. You may also
apply by fax at (613) 739-9757 or email at
tupwstaffing_sop_tpo@ottawa.ca using Word or Rich Text Format (rtf)
for your attachments. We thank all candidates for their interest,
however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Full
Time Permanent position. Salary: $52,650.78 - $61,601.54. Deadline:
July 26, 2002.
http://www.city.ottawa.on.ca/inside_govt/careers/jobs/july26_2_en.shtml

JOB > SR. TRANS. PLANNER -- PUGET SOUND REGIONAL COUNCIL, WA
The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking a qualified Senior
Transportation Planner to be a lead on regional bicycle and pedestrian
planning, and to assist with regional transit planning and the
development of transit and pedestrian-friendly growth strategies. This
is a one-year contract position; an extension to the contract will be
considered as part of the PSRC biennial budget cycle review. The person
will be responsible for coordinating with WSDOT, local governments,
transit agencies, ports, community groups, and other interest groups
involved in transportation and growth management planning to implement
the non-motorized and transit elements of Destination 2030, the adopted
Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Closes Friday, July 26, 2002.
(One-year contract, may be extended)
http://www.psrc.org/about/jobs/
PDF of job announcement downloadable at:
http://www.psrc.org/about/jobs/annc_seniorplanner.pdf

JOB > STATE PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE COORDINATOR -- FLORIDA DOT

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to apply the principles,
practices and technical aspects of pedestrian and bicycle
transportation. Ability to apply laws, methods and techniques related
to the safety of walking and bicycling. Ability to assemble, interpret
and/or apply statistical data into functional plans, programs, or
recommended actions. Ability to effectively establish goals, objectives
and priorities. Ability to organize, manage and accomplish work
activities in a timely manner with little supervision. Ability to
effectively communicate both orally and in writing, including making
presentations, conducting training, and writing reports and
correspondence. Ability to effectively use personal computers. Ability
to supervise employees. Skills in networking and interpersonal
relationships. The State Pedestrian/Bicycle Coordinator serves as the
principal specialist and advisor in the development and administration
of the state's pedestrian and bicycle program.

Annual Salary Range: $33,446.92 to $83,617.56. For more information,
contact: Carla Sims or Ed Rice, Department of Transportation, State
Safety Office, 605 Suwannee St., Ms - 53, Tallahassee, FL. 32399-0450
Phone: (850)488-3546. Applications due by 5:00 PM EDT 07/26/02.

http://www.myflorida.com/owa_jobs/owa/www_cv.jobvac.detail?pvac_key=226&pregion=SW

JOB > POLICY DIRECTOR -- SMART GROWTH AMERICA

Smart Growth America (SGA) is searching for a Policy Director. SGA is a
nationwide coalition of more than 80 organizations promoting a better
way to grow: one that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes
neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable, and provides more
transportation choices. The Policy Director will be expected to
coordinate with SGA's Steering Committee and partner organizations to
identify, develop and advocate smart growth policies pertaining to
transportation, environment, housing, economic development, open space
and farmland protection.

The Policy Director will be SGA's main representative to Congress and
federal agencies. He or she will have significant public speaking
responsibilities, including speaking at press conferences, media
events, conferences, workshops, and television and radio programs.
Policymakers, coalition partners and the public are all key audiences
for SGA, and the successful candidate must be comfortable working with
all of these constituencies.

The Policy Director will report directly to the Executive Director, and
will work closely with SGA's staff, Steering Committee, Federal Policy
Team (policy directors from our coalition partners), and other
partners. Compensation Commensurate with qualifications, and
competitive with positions in similar Washington, DC-based non-profit
organizations. Excellent benefits. Starting Date This position will be
open till the right candidate is hired, hopefully by August 2002. See
website for more information:
http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/job_policy.html

JOB > EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE COALITION

The new Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will
lead a dynamic organization transforming San Francisco's streets and
neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the
bicycle for everyday transportation. The director manages a dedicated
and talented seven person staff that carries out this mission in
coordination with our active membership. The SF Bicycle Coalition seeks
a talented, experienced individual to lead, manage, and expand and
strengthen the organization. Interested applicant should have a passion
for bicycling and bicycling issues. Application deadline: July 31, 2002

A full position description is posted on our web site or ask for one to
be sent to you by contact us by email at <BoardPrez@sfbike.org> or by
telephone at (415) 431-2453.
http://www.sfbike.org


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