C-E-N-T-E-R-L-I-N-E-S
Issue #51 Friday, August 16, 2002



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Countdown to Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002:Do It All In St. Paul
Comment on Proposed Mutcd Changes by Monday!
"Health Promoting" Community Design
Santa Monica Bike/Ped Ferry Service Begins
Odyssey Offers Free Transportation Training
Texas Puts $3 Million into Safe Routes Program
UCB Traffic Safety Center Starts Newsletter


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CDC-- 1/4th of US Kids Walk/Bike to School
Senior Driver & Non-Driver Challenges
German Railway Rents Bikes
Bike Taxi Biz Sues New Orleans
Brookfield, WI, Goes for Ped-Friendly
STPP, California Walks Publish Danger Study
What Now? TV in the Steering Wheel!
Britain Targets Air Pollution Levels
Segway Lobbyists Battle Scooter Opponents
Segway's Kamen "On Roll"
Sidewalk Wars in Bethesda

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COUNTDOWN TO PRO BIKE/PRO WALK 2002: DO IT ALL IN ST PAUL!
Hundreds of bicycling and walking advocates will mix with elected
officials, public health officers, engineers, planners, organization
leaders and many more when Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002 launches
on September 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

"There's still time to register for the biggest bicycling and walking
conference we've ever produced," said Peter Moe, deputy director
of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking. "During the four-day
conference we'll have nearly 150 presenters involved in more than
60 workshops. Delegates will also have the chance to explore
some of the Twin Cities through our special mobile workshops
program. It's a very exciting time for bicycling and walking programs;
we expect the energy level at Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002 to be
especially high!"

For those few CenterLines readers who aren't yet registered for the
conference, complete Pro Bike/Pro Walk 2002 conference details
are on the web at http://www.bikewalk.org/Conference/conference.htm.
The full conference booklet with workshop descriptions and the
day-by-day schedule of events will be posted to the web site
Monday, August 19.

Conference delegates can also pre-register for the mobile workshops at http://www.bikewalk.org/Conference/mobile_workshops_form.htm and
for a limited number of rental bicycles at
http://www.bikewalk.org/Conference/bicycle_rental_form.htm.

We'll see you in St. Paul!
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COMMENT ON PROPOSED MUTCD CHANGES BY MONDAY!
Thanks to James Mackay, Denver's bicycle planner, for reminding us
that the deadline for comments on proposed changes to the Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is fast approaching! The
deadline is Monday, Aug. 19th! According to James, "You can view the
proposed changes for Part Nine, Traffic Control for Bicycle Facilities
directly at:
http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/millennium/pr2/9r2.pdf

"Additionally, there are a number of worthwhile changes for Part Six,
Temporary Traffic Control at:

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/millennium/pr2/9r2.pdf

"(Since part six is quite large, you will need to scroll down to see
all the individual files for this part of the manual.)

"You can submit or retrieve comments on line through the Document
Management System (DMS) at http://dmses.dot.gov/submit. Acceptable
formats include: MS Word (versions 95 to 97), MS Word for Mac (versions
6 to 8), Rich Text File (RTF), American Standard Code Information
Interchange (ASCII)(TXT), Portable Document Format (PDF), and
WordPerfect (versions 7 to 8). Signed, written comments should refer to
the docket number and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT
Dockets, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC
20590-0001. Don't' forget to include "Docket Number 11159" so that your
comments are correctly sorted."

As James reminds us, "Please don't let this opportunity slip away." For
more information, he can be reached at: james.mackay@ci.denver.co.us
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"HEALTH PROMOTING" COMMUNITY DESIGN

Rich Killingsworth recently sent us a Call for Manuscripts: "The
American Journal of Health Promotion will publish a special issue on
Health Promoting Community Design. Authors are invited to submit
manuscripts for editorial review."

The special issue will emphasize (1) theoretical approaches to promote
active and healthier communities through city planning, transportation
and architecture; (2) methods to assess the effects of the built and
natural environment; (3) relationships among characteristics of natural
and built environments and personal health outcomes and behaviors; (4)
socio-environmental and socio-behavioral approaches; (5) policy and
legislative approaches; (6) social marketing and communications-based
approaches; (7) impacts of the built and natural environment on special
populations; (8) visionary perspectives that address specific calls to
action.

"Manuscripts that address one or more of these topics from the
perspective of theory, research, practice, and/or vision related to the
growing belief that community design, transportation, architecture and
related factors impact health, especially physical activity, are
especially encouraged. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the
American Journal of Health Promotions standard guidelines. For this
issue, we are interested in theory and method development, empirical
research, and innovative practice and visionary descriptions. The
deadline for manuscript submission is September 15, 2002."

Prospective authors who wish to discuss manuscript ideas can contact
Richard E. Killingsworth, MPH, at the University of North
CarolinaSchool of Public Health, Active Living by Design National
Program Office, 400 Market Street, Suite 205, Chapel Hill, North
Carolina 27516; phone (919) 843-3519, fax (919) 843-3083, or e-mail:
rich_killingsworth@unc.edu
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SANTA MONICA BIKE/PED FERRY SERVICE BEGINS

According to a recent article by Darien Murray, found on the Cycle
Santa Monica! website, "A free bicycle and pedestrian ferry between the
east and west sides of Marina del Rey will begin operation Saturday,
August 24th. Ferry hours will be between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays
and Sundays through September 21st, Stacia Wells of Environment Now
said. It will also operate Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd.

"Bicyclers, skaters, pedestrians, people pushing strollers and people
using wheelchairs may board the ferry for the 12-minute trip across the
Marina. The new ferry service is called Marina CoastLink. It will
provide 'a safer, shorter and fun alternative to the existing bike
path,' Wells said. 'The Marina CoastLink ferry essentially connects the
coastal trail and gives bike path users a beautiful view of the Marina
del Rey harbor en route,' Wells added.

"The ferry will stop at a dock at Mothers Beach near Palawan Way on the
west side of the Marina and at Fisherman's Village and Burton Chace
Park on the east side of the Marina. The ferry boat will be the 50-foot
Miss Christy owned by Shoreline Leasing Co. 'Miss Christy is an
aluminum crew boat that was built to transport equipment and crew to
offshore oil rigs in the Gulf,' Kenny Lawrence of Shoreline said. The
50-foot crew boats were sold when oil companies built rigs further
offshore and needed bigger boats, Lawrence said..."

Source: http://www.geocities.com/cyclesantamonica/bikeferry2.html For more info, contact Environment Now in Santa Monica at (310)
829-5568, ext. 4.
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ODYSSEY OFFERS FREE TRANSPORTATION TRAINING

We recently received this news from Elizabeth Murphy: "Odyssey, a
California non-profit with a community-based focus, is hosting several
free Transportation Academy training seminars that will teach you the
essential strategies for successful activism to help United States
communities become more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly.

"As a participant, you will use an interactive approach for learning
the essential skills and tools to effectively make a difference in the
community. Activities at the day and a half event will include expert
presentations, group exercises and role plays."

Workshop topics include: membership development; media relations;
transportation policy and funding; coalitions 101; and more.

"Presentations will be given by Academy Training Staff members with
years of community advocacy, marketing, fundraising, transportation
policy and management training experience." For more information,
contact Elizabeth Murphy at Elizabeth@odyssey.org or at (906)
448-1687 ext. 5; or visit:
http://www.odyssey.org
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TEXAS PUTS $3 MILLION INTO SAFE ROUTES PROGRAM

According to an Aug. 2nd news release from the Texas Bicycle
Coalition, "Today the Texas Department of Transportation announced the
criteria and earmarked $3 million in federal funds for the landmark
Safe Routes to School Program -- a program which will pay for
construction projects around schools making it safe for kids to walk
and ride their bikes. The Safe Routes to School Program is the result
of legislation passed last legislative session. The 77th Texas
Legislature passed a comprehensive bicycle safety bill, HB 2204,
authored by Rep. Roberto Gutierrez (D-McAllen) known as the Matthew
Brown Act. The legislation was named for Matthew Brown, an 11-year old
killed while riding his bike in his hometown of Plano, Texas.

"'This is truly a special moment,' says Linda Armstrong, Texas Bicycle
Coalition spokesperson, 'A big thanks goes out to TxDOT and all the
other stakeholders who worked so hard putting this program together.'
Schools can receive funding for things like sidewalks, crosswalks,
traffic signs, bike paths, turn lanes and many other improvements.
'Children are the weakest and most vulnerable of our species. In a
sense they are like canaries in a coal mine: they are the barometers
measuring the safety of our environment. Conversely, if we can create
an environment that is safe for children, it will also be safe for
adults, the elderly and the disabled,' says Gayle Cummins, Executive
Director, Texas Bicycle Coalition.

"TxDOT will begin accepting applications today through December 6,
2002. Applications for funding can only be submitted by a city or
county. Although any one of several entities can initiate a project, a
successful Safe Routes project team will involve students, parents,
school administration, law enforcement, traffic engineers and local
governments in the evaluation and planning stages. The projects are
awarded on a competitive basis."

Contact: Gayle Cummins, Texas Bicycle Coalition; (512) 476-7433; email:
gayle@biketexas.org

Websites:
http://www.saferoutestexas.org%20http://www.dot.state.tx.us/trafficsafety/srs target="_blank">http://www.saferoutestexas.org
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UCB TRAFFIC SAFETY CENTER STARTS NEWSLETTER

According to the website of the U.C. Berkeley Traffic Safety Center,
the first issue of the TSC newsletter is now available. The TSC is a
multidisciplinary venture led by the Institute for Transportation
Studies and the School of Public Health. Their aim is "to strengthen
the capability of state, county, and local governments, academic
institutions, and local community organizations to enhance traffic
safety through research, curriculum and material development, outreach,
and training for professionals and students."

The newsletter was created "to disseminate important information on
traffic safety topics most relevant to communities in California. The
mission of the TSC is to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries through
multi-disciplinary collaboration in education, research, and outreach.
A main goal of the Center is to make traffic safety information
available and accessible to public and private organizations, agencies,
and businesses, and to individuals."

The first issue's focus is on "Older Adults and Safe Mobility." Topics
covered include: How Older Adults Will Drive Transportation Policy; Why
Older Adults Don't Walk; Scrambling for Safety; Aging Behind the Wheel;
Making Oakland Safer for Older Pedestrians; Getting to the Heart of
Aging and Mobility, and more...

The TSC newsletter will be published four times a year. To be added to
the mailing list, send an email to tscenter@uclink.berkeley.edu with
"Mailing List" in the subject line and a message telling them that you
would like to subscribe.

To see an online version of the newsletter, go to: http://www.tsc.berkeley.edu/newsletter/aug02/frontpage.html
To download a pdf of the newsletter, go to:
http://www.tsc.berkeley.edu/newsletter/aug02/8.02TSC.pdf
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QUOTABLE QUOTES
"From the time I was nine until I was seventeen I spent most of
holidays bicycling on the Continent. This was the best education I ever
had, far better than schools. The more one circulates in his travels
the better citizen he becomes, not only of his own country but of the
world." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt


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CDC-- 1/4TH OF U.S. KIDS WALK/BIKE TO SCHOOL
According to an Aug. 15th AP story, "Only a quarter of American
children walk or bicycle to school, which may be contributing to the
country's growing problem of childhood obesity, federal health
officials said Thursday. Parents, who responded to a national survey by
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the top reasons for
not allowing their offspring to walk to schools were distance, traffic,
weather and crime.

"The CDC said the number of overweight teens has tripled since 1980,
and in 1999 some 13 percent of children and teenagers were overweight.
At the same time, Type 2 diabetes, once unheard of in children, is
increasing dramatically among adolescents. The report sets a goal of
getting at least 50 percent of children who live less than a kilometer
(mile) from school walking or cycling by 2010.

"It also advocates sending children to schools within walking distance
of their homes and making the walking routes safer. 'We need to build
physical activity into a child's daily routine,' said Jessica Shisler,
a CDC public health expert..."

Source:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020815/ap_wo_en_po/us_child_obesity_1
Title: "Health officials say only a quarter of U.S. children regularly
walk or bike to school"
Author: Kristen Wyatt
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SENIOR DRIVER & NON-DRIVER CHALLENGES

According to an Aug. 13th story in the Sacramento Bee, "There are
greater numbers of older drivers on the road than ever before, yet more
alternative transportation is needed for an aging population, according
to a new study of the driving habits of U.S. seniors. More than half of
all men over the age of 85 and a quarter of women of that age are still
behind the wheel, but that population is more vulnerable to fatal
accident injuries than younger drivers.

"After they stop driving, seniors often face isolation and depression
for years, and they need more alternative transportation, the study
also found. In the Sacramento region, some of those needs are being met
by a growing patchwork of small programs.

"According to the American Journal of Public Health, most people
between the ages of 70 and 75 will drive for an additional 11 years.
Dan Foley, the study's author and a biostatistician, said older drivers
often stay off freeways and don't drive at night to stay safe. But they
are three times as likely to die as a result of a crash because of
their frailty, he said..."

Source:
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/traffic/story/3963622p-4989138c.html
Archive search: http://www.sacbee.com/static/live/search/
Cost:Yes
Title: "Road Elders"
Author: Nancy Weaver Teichert
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GERMAN RAILWAY RENTS BIKES
According to an Aug. 13th AP story filed in Berlin, "What is red and
white, has eight speeds, lights that turn on automatically at dusk and
an elaborate electronic security system? The German Railway's new
rental bikes. Trying to shave minutes off commuter times, Deutsche Bahn
deployed more than 1,200 of the sturdy bicycles sporting the railway's
red 'DB' logo around the capital last week, with plans to distribute
another 800 by the end of the month. Customers can pick up the bikes
at stations, or even random street corners where they were left by
previous riders. The only catch: riders must have a credit card or bank
account, and it's more convenient with a mobile phone.

"Other European cities have tried to make bikes easily available, with
mixed results. Half of the 800 bikes put on the street in Vienna
through a program sponsored by the city government and private sponsors
in May disappeared within a week. Deutsche Bahn officials hope the
high-tech electronic pay and security system of their Call-a-Bike
service will prevent such losses. Only 20 bikes have been stolen or
destroyed by vandals since the program began two years ago in Munich,
where 1,100 bicycles are currently on the streets, said head of
Deutsche Bahn's program Joachim Schindler. To use the bikes, future
riders must first register a credit card or bank account number with
the railway..."

Source:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020813/ap_wo_en_po/germany_call_a_bike_1
Title: "German Railway's puts 1,200 bikes on the streets for hurried
commuters"
Author: Daniel Connolly
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BIKE TAXI BIZ SUES NEW ORLEANS
According to an Aug. 12th WDSU-TV story from New Orleans, "The
bicycle tourist taxi company that lost its battle to operate in the
French Quarter has won the right to sue the city and the former mayor
in federal court. The company said the administration of former Mayor
Marc Morial tried to extort it by insisting that the business take on a
35 percent minority business partner as the price for getting a
license.

"Turtle Taxi says it turned down the demand and filed the lawsuit. The
company goes to federal court Oct. 21, naming Morial and former
Utilities Director Lilliam Regan as defendants. Turtle Taxi started out
two years ago on the Northshore, with owner Doug Spauling pedaling
tourists around Mandeville on a tricycle. The company wanted to compete
in the French Quarter with the mule-drawn carriages, but allegedly was
refused a license based on its opposition to the alleged
minority-partner requirement..."

Source: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ibsys/20020812/lo_wdsu/1286745
Title: "'Turtle Taxi' Sues City For Alleged Minority Demand"
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BROOKFIELD, WI, GOES FOR PED-FRIENDLY

According to an Aug. 14th story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
"Brookfield Square, private developers and Brookfield taxpayers should
invest as much as $160 million to expand and renovate the mall and
create a pedestrian-friendly 'Main Street' and 'Town Square,'
consultants recommended Wednesday. If the recommendations are adopted,
the rejuvenated mall would be greatly expanded and housing would be
added - all to make sure Brookfield Square doesn't go the way of the
dying Northridge Mall.

"'Right now this is the research on what the city could do,' said
Patrick W. Drinan, Brookfield's economic development coordinator.
'Elected officials will have to decide the level: to do all, some or
none.' In all, the recommendations call for an investment of $23
million in public funds and $138 million in private funds... Among the
recommendations are three residential developments - multifamily
housing and townhouses - should be constructed between the existing
Executive Drive and the mall and a park-like Town Square... built
outside the new entry..."

Source:
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/aug02/66559.asp
Archive search: http://www.jsonline.com/general/search.asp
Cost: No
Title: "Brookfield Square revamp urged"
Authors: Mike Johnson and Doris Hajewski
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STPP, CALIFORNIA WALKS PUBLISH DANGER STUDY
According to an Aug. 14th story in the Sacramento Bee, "Several
Northern California counties are among the most dangerous in the state
for walkers and bicyclists, a study released Tuesday said. The Surface
Transportation Policy Project and California Walks found that, based on
the number of walkers per capita, more pedestrians and bicyclists die
on the streets of Solano and Sacramento counties than any other county
in the state.

"Los Angeles, Contra Costa and San Joaquin counties complete the list
of the five most dangerous counties.
The study, which looked at data from the California Highway Patrol and
the 2000 U.S. census, found that older urban cores are improving the
safety of their streets, but counties with rapid population growth or a
large concentration of recent immigrants are recording deaths at an
alarming rate. Statewide, the total number of pedestrians killed in
traffic accidents rose 5 percent to 721 last year.

"'Our (transportation) system is, right now, out of balance on the side
of drivers and cars,' said Anne Geraghty, executive director of
WalkSacramento, one of 14 pedestrian advocacy groups in the state. 'It
needs to be brought into balance for pedestrians, since all of us are
pedestrians for some part of our trip. We're all walkers.'..."

Source: http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/3976029p-5001684c.html
Archive search: http://www.sacbee.com/static/live/search/
Cost:Yes
Title: "Walkers face biggest risk in Solano"
Author: Cameron Jahn
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WHAT NOW? TV IN THE STEERING WHEEL!
According to an Aug. 13th USA Today story, "Professional athletes,
rap artists and urban youths are installing TVs throughout their luxury
cars -- including in the middle of steering wheels. It's a way to have
the most talked-about and eye-catching car in the 'hood, providing a
dizzying display at night when all the monitors are on.

"But TVs that can be seen by drivers raise safety concerns and are
illegal in most states. Federal safety officials think 20% to 30% of
accidents involve distracted drivers. And putting a TV in the steering
wheel requires removing the air bag. 'This is a big problem from the
safety point of view,' says Susan Ferguson, vice president of research
for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 'On the one hand, you
are removing a clearly proven safety device that will save a life, and
you are putting something in its place that could be distracting.'

'''People should realize that the No. 1 cause of death for young people
is motor vehicle crashes,' says Tim Hurd, National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration spokesman. 'If you put something distracting in
the car, it's not only dangerous for the driver but dangerous for
passengers, other motorists and pedestrians.'..."

Source:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/usatoday/20020813/bs_usatoday/4354571
Title: "TVs in steering wheels raise safety concern"
Author: Earle Eldridge
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BRITAIN TARGETS AIR POLLUTION LEVELS

According to an Aug. 6th ENS story, "Tougher new targets to cut
levels of four key air pollutants in England were announced Monday by
Environment Minister Michael Meacher. Benzene, carbon monoxide, and
particles will be controlled to reduce adverse effects on human health.
For the first time, a target limit has been set for polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons (PAHs).

T"he targets were set following public consultation on proposals to
update the national Air Quality Strategy. The carbon monoxide target
was cut by roughly 10 percent, a limit which must be met by the end of
next year. The target for benzene was cut to less than one-third of the
current limit, to be achieved by the end of 2010, and the same target
date was set for PAHs and particles.

M"eacher said, 'Air quality is getting better. Levels of most
pollutants have fallen considerably over the last few years through
measures to cut emissions from industry and traffic. But the latest
health evidence shows that we cannot afford to be complacent. Further
action is needed to cut air pollution levels, in particular in our
congested towns and cities, which continue to have a significant impact
on our health,' the minister said.

"Friends of the Earth UK welcomed the new standards set by the Labour
government, but the group said they do not go far enough to protect
public health. 'The new particles standard is still weaker than the one
Labour inherited in 1997. And targets have not been set for fighting
summertime smog, which is fast becoming Britain's most serious air
quality problem,' the group said..."

Source:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/oneworld/20020806/wl_oneworld/1032_1028637168
Title: "Britain Sets Tough New Targets for Cleaner Air"
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SEGWAY LOBBYISTS BATTLE SCOOTER OPPONENTS
According to an Aug. 13th story in the San Jose Mercury News, "The
makers of the Segway Human Transporter envision a day when people will
leave their cars in the garage in favor of grabbing their electric
scooters for quick trips to the grocery store. But first, they have to
get the scooters on the sidewalks.

"A bill by Sen. Tom Torlakson, D-Concord, that would allow the devices
that resemble lawn mowers on steroids to cruise city sidewalks for a
five-year trial faces a showdown today before the Assembly
Appropriations Committee. It may be a bumpy ride.

"Advocates for senior citizens, the disabled and pedestrians say the
bill would turn California sidewalks into raceways, imperiling people
who don't move as fast as the Segway's maximum 12.5 mph speed..."

Source: http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/3860186.htm
Archive search: http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/archives/
Cost: Yes
Title: "Segway has uphill fight to get scooters on sidewalks"
Author: Ann E. Marimow
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SEGWAY'S KAMEN "ON ROLL"
According to an article in the July issue of Fortune magazine, "Good
Morning America's Diane Sawyer hadn't even stepped off the Segway
before the backlash began. Last December inventor Dean Kamen ended
months of speculation by unveiling his newest invention: a motorized
scooter that he said would revolutionize transportation. Yes, the
announcement garnered more than its fair share of fanfare, but it
quickly galvanized a small army of doubters. What was so revolutionary
about a scooter? they asked. Who would buy this thing? And would cities
and states really allow people to zip around sidewalks at 12 mph on a
machine that weighs 83 pounds?

"Now that a few months have passed, we thought it was time to visit
Kamen in his Manchester, N.H., offices to find out how the Segway was
doing. Surprise! The rollout so far has been more successful than even
Kamen ever predicted. And he's already working on some new inventions
that he's just as excited about. What's more, this inventor has plenty
to say about the joys of starting a new company..."

Source:
http://www.fortune.com/indexw.jhtml?channel=artcol.jhtml&doc_id=208683
Archive search:
http://www.fortune.com/indexw.jhtml?channel=/fragments/frg_search_query.jhtml
Cost: No
Title: "Profile of an Entrepreneur on a Roll: Dean Kamen"
Author: Brian Dumaine
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SIDEWALK WARS IN BETHESDA
According to an Aug. 7th Washington Post story, "It's a jungle out
there in suburban Bethesda. And this is war. Some neighbors have
stopped talking or no longer look each other in the eye as they stroll
under the towering pin oaks and Norway maples of Maryknoll Avenue.
Others have taken to peering out their windows to keep up on enemy
movements. And, as in any battle, the disinformation, the rounding up
of powerful allies and the nasty sniping are intense.

"The opposing forces will fight it out today at Montgomery County's
first-ever public hearing on whether to build a . . . sidewalk. 'We've
had some controversy before, but it's never escalated to this level,'
said Rick Earp, who, as director of the county's sidewalk program,
builds as much as 20 miles of the concrete pathway each year. 'This is
a first for me.'

"What's at stake depends very much upon which side is doing the
talking. For some, it's a matter of public safety. For others, the
sidewalk is nothing less than an urban assault on a hard-won piece of
quiet in a sprawling region, to say nothing of the destruction of 40
years' worth of landscaping..."

Source:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52825-2002Aug6.html Archive search: http://www.washingtonpost.com/cgi-bin/search99.pl
Cost: After 14 days
Title: "Pathway to Conflict Could End Up Paved"
Author: Brigid Schulte
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CORRECTION
In issue 49's article entitled "Downtown Greenville, NC, Ped Bridge,"
we placed Greenville in the wrong state. It should be Greenville, South
Carolina.


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"BUILDING A 21ST-CENTURY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM"
Background paper on TEA-21 reauthorization by Joel Hirschhorn, Director
of Natural Resources Policy Studies for the National Governors
Association.
http://www.nga.org/cda/files/buildingtranssys.pdf

"BARRIERS TO CHILDREN WALKING AND BIKING TO SCHOOL"
(United States, 1999).An article in the Aug. 16, 2002 edition of the
CDC's MMWR Weekly newsletter. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5132a1.htm

"SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION MODES --- GEORGIA, 2000"
An article in the Aug. 16, 2002 edition of the CDC's MMWR Weekly
newsletter. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5132a2.htm

"ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION"
"The Federal Government Could Help Communities Better Plan for
Transportation That Protects Air Quality." July 30th testimony of John
Stephenson, the GAO's Director of Natural Resources and Environment,
before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d02988t.pdf

"ARTERIAL STREETS TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY" (ARTISTS)
A joint European project aimed at producing holistic analyses of
problems and methods for improving environmental and living conditions
on and along the arterial streets in European cities.

Available ARTISTS reports:
"A First Theoretical Approach to Classification of Arterial Streets" Prepared by
Stephen Marshall, University of Westminster http://www.tft.lth.se/artists/publ/D1_1.pdf

"A First Theoretical Approach to Sustainability Concepts and Assessment
Tools"
Prepared by Ian Plowright University of Westminster http://www.tft.lth.se/artists/publ/D1_2.pdf

"Approach of the Sustainability Concept"
An Internal Discussion Paper.
http://www.tft.lth.se/artists/publ/D1_2app2.pdf

"MAKING TRAVEL PLANS WORK: RESEARCH REPORT"
July 2002 report from the UK Department for Transport.
http://www.local-transport.dft.gov.uk/travelplans/guides/pdf/work_research_report.pdf


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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/maaarS3aaSRS7b1NP4Wb/

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/maaarS3aaSRS9b1NP4Wb/

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/maaarS3aaSRTab1NP4Wb/

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/maaarS3aaSRTbb1NP4Wb/

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 17, 2002, Successful Strategies for Trail Development,
Bloomington, Indiana. Info: Sherry Lorance at the Indiana Parks and
Recreation Association at: 1-888-495-8426, fax (317) 422-5169, email:
inparkrec@aol.com
Website: http://www.inpra.org/calendar.html#now

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/maaarS3aaSRTcb1NP4Wb/

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/maaarS3aaSRTgb1NP4Wb/

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/maaarS3aaSRThb1NP4Wb/

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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RFP -> NON-MOTORIZED PLAN -- HELENA, MT
The City of Helena, in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark County, the
Montana Department of Transportation, the Helena School District and
the Helena Downtown Business District will be selecting a professional
firm to prepare a non-motorized plan for portions of the Helena,
Montana urban transportation planning area. Kathy Harris, P.E.,
City/County Transportation Coordinator, 316 North Park Avenue, Room
438, Helena, MT 59623, phone: (406) 447-8457, fax: (406) 447-8460
email: kharris@ci.helena.mt.us. Additional information available at: http://www.ci.helena.mt.us/community/transportation/index.html.

JOB -> BICYCLE, PEDESTRIAN, TRAILS COORD. -- ORO VALLEY, AZ
The Town of Oro Valley is recruiting for the position of Bicycle,
Pedestrian & Trails Coordinator. For the job description go to:
http://www.townoforovalley.com%20 or
http://www.ci.oro-valley.az.us/hr/BIKE%20COORD.htm

JOB -> PATHWAY/TRAIL SPECIALIST-- TETON CO., WY
The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department, located next
to Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is accepting
applications for the full time/year round position of Pathway
Specialist. This position handles the administrative responsibilities
in the planning and management of the Teton County/Jackson
non-motorized and recreational pathway system. Primary duties include:
develops agreements and documents, seeks outside sources of funding,
develops long range plans for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure,
develops multi-year funding programs, develops and conducts needs
analyses, acquires easements, serves on taskforces and committees,
evaluates pedestrian and bicycle improvements in position statements,
develops budgets and project cost estimates. The applicant must
demonstrate past public experience with pedestrian, bicycling and
non-motorized planning and program development.

Qualifications include: Bachelor of Science degree in community
planning, transportation, public administration or related field with
two or more years of demonstrated experience in bicycling and
pedestrian planning. This position will answer to the Park and
Recreation Director. The salary range is $40,000 - $59,158 annually.
Hiring range is $40,000 - $44,000 annually depending on experience and
demonstrated skills. Questions regarding this position may be forwarded
to Steve Foster by calling (307) 733-5056 or by email at
sfoster@tetonwyo.org. Applications will not be accepted electronically.
Applications submittal deadline is Thursday, September 5, 2002. Please
submit to: Steve Foster, Director, Teton County/Jackson Parks and
Recreation, PO Box 811, Jackson, WY 83001

JOB -> TDM PROGRAM DIRECTOR -- SANTA BARBARA CO., CA
Applications are due August 26th. See job description at: http://www.sbcag.org/Career%20Opportunities.htm

JOB -> DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR -- L.A. CO. BICYCLE COALITION
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition seeks an experienced
Development Director who will work with our Executive Director, Board
and members to secure foundation/corporate funding, coordinate an
awards dinner and build our membership/donor base. Deadline: August 23,
2002. Ron Milam, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle
Coalition, 634 S. Spring St., Suite 821, Los Angeles, CA 90014, Phone:
(213) 629-2142; fax: (213) 629-2259; email: rpm@labikecoalition.org More info at: http://www.labikecoalition.org/helpwanted/devdir.html

JOB -> TRANS. ENGINEER/PLANNER -- GREENSBORO, NC
The City seeks a Transportation Planner or Engineer with hands-on
experience, vision, and interdisciplinary skills. The position plays a
key role in the technical and policy work of the Greensboro Urban Area
MPO and the City of Greensboro Transportation Planning Division and
performs a wide range of challenging transportation planning duties.

Duties include: Pedestrian and bicycle planning; thoroughfare and
collector street planning; GIS work; air quality conformity work;
travel demand modeling; communications work; and more general
transportation planning. Qualifications include bachelors degree in
urban planning, civil engineering, economics or a related field.
Masters Degree and professional certification (AICP, P.E. etc.)
preferred. Specialized experience and knowledge of transportation
analysis methods including GIS and travel demand modeling, regulatory
framework, and the practice of transportation planning is required.
Hiring range dependent on qualifications. Closing date is August 26,
2002. Forward a copy of your resume and salary history to the City of
Greensboro Employment Office at: City of Greensboro Employment Office,
P.O. Box 3136, Greensboro, NC 27402-3136. Visit:
http://www.ci.greensboro.nc.us/gdot/planning/jobs

JOB -> TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST -- STPP
The national Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP) and
Sustainable Pittsburgh (SP) have partnered to launch the Southwestern
Pennsylvania Transportation for Livable Communities Project.. The
project will advance transportation planning for livable communities
focusing on connections between transportation and land use policy. To
implement the project, a full-time Transportation Specialist is sought
to advance professional, credible, and constructive policy input and
affect regional decision-making via research, public education,
advocacy, and working with local and statewide constituencies. The
project will advance regional transportation reform bridging to a
statewide initiative, tied to STPP's federal transportation policy
agenda.

Applicants should have experience in transportation and infrastructure
planning including transportation project evaluation, community
engagement, and in the integration of land use planning analysis.
Degrees in Planning, Public Policy, Engineering and professional
training in transportation a plus.Candidates should have a high energy
and demonstrated commitment to advancing smart growth and sustainable
development. Effective public speaking and excellent writing skills
required. The Transportation Specialist is a full-time salaried
position with a starting salary of $45,000-$50,000 with full benefits.
This a minimum two-year grant funded position housed in the offices of
Sustainable Pittsburgh, Regional Enterprise Tower, Pittsburgh, PA.

Interested candidates should submit letter and resume to Karin
Cicelski, Surface Transportation Policy Project, 1100 17th St., NW,
Washington, DC 20036 or e-mail: karin@transact.org No phone calls,
please. The position will be kept open as long as possible until the
right candidate is found. The complete announcement is posted at: http://www.transact.org

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


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