C-E-N-T-E-R-L-I-N-E-S


Issue #70 Friday, May 9, 2003


CenterLines is the bi-weekly e-newsletter of the National Center for
Bicycling & Walking. CenterLines is our way of quickly delivering news
and information you can use to create more walkable and
bicycle-friendly communities. Check online for additional stories:
http://www.bikewalk.org/technical_assistance/resources_information/publications/centerlines.htm

F-E-A-T-U-R-E-S
  Get "The Shape We're In" for Your Newspaper!
  Active Living Institute Pilot A Success
  Polls: Americans Want Better Biking, Walking
  L.A.B. Proclaims May "National Bike Month"
  Walk/Bike Calif. 2003 Call for Papers
  US House Approves "Conserve by Bike" Amendment
  Lifestyle Changes: Prevent 1/3 of Cancer Deaths
  Apply Now For Ite Pedestrian Project Awards!
  New Mexico Success - Safe Routes Bill, More...
  ULI Holds Walkable Communities Forum
  New Orleans Hosts Thunderhead Training


I-N--T-H-E--N-E-W-S
  New Books, Studies Link Sprawl, Obesity
  NCBW Walkability Workshops Come to Rochester (NY)
  Walkers, Olmsted Lovers Converge on Portland (OR)
  Franklin Co. (PA) Officials Push Physical Activity
  Calif. Hwy. Patrol: Long Bus Bike Racks Unsafe




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


GET "THE SHAPE WE'RE IN" FOR YOUR NEWSPAPER!

-> The NCBW is working with the Public Access Journalism (PAJ) group to
help distribute 'The Shape We're In,' a five-part newspaper series on
physical activity and obesity that will run in papers across the
country starting June 2. The series is distributed by Knight
Ridder/Tribune Information Services and supported by The Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation. It will focus a media spotlight on physical
activity and obesity in America. PAJ has compiled tools and resources
to help you take advantage of this series locally.

It all starts with you encouraging your local newspaper to run the
series. To get started, visit the series web site (see below), where
you can find news about the project, download copies of the series
brochure and Community Action Guide, and obtain further information
about obesity and physical activity. Questions concerning the series
can be directed to Susan Krutt at the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation: <skrutt@rwjf.org> or (609)627-7638.

"The Shape We're In" series website:
http://www.shapenews.com
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ACTIVE LIVING INSTITUTE PILOT A SUCCESS

-> Between April 30th and May 3rd, 24 professionals from around the
country took part in the pilot presentation of NCBW's Active
Living Institute in Seattle, Washington. Drawn from the fields of
public health, transportation, planning, parks and recreation, and
citizen advocacy, the participants took part in a three and one
half-day intensive seminar on creating active living communities.


Led by trainers Peter Lagerwey, Charlie Gandy, and the NCBWs Peter Moe,
participants studied exemplary projects around the city, from innovative
mixed-use redevelopment sites and affordable housing projects to traffic
calming facilities and pedestrian school zones.


We brought this group together to share with them the various things
that make Seattle such a great place for walking and bicycling, and
to learn how these conditions can be created in their communities,
said Peter Moe, the project manager for the training. We had long
and a half,long, intense days of site visits across Seattle together
with briefings by the people responsible for these innovative projects.
Seattle provides a real-world laboratory for showing how great places for
active living come to life.


The Active Living Institute was made possible with support provided by The
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the NCBWs program to provide
technical assistance and training to create more physically active
communities.


We are looking for new ways to take effective strategies such as those
developed in Seattle and transfer them to other communities," said NCBW
executive director Bill Wilkinson. "With the Active Living Institute
we are working to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of
professionals from a wide range of disciplines to work together to
make the connection between positive health outcomes and community
design. Now, we'll take the lessons we've learned from this pilot
presentation and use them to fine-tune our training.

For more about the Active Living Institute, see
http://www.bikewalk.org/technical_assistance/training_resources/ALTAC_institute.htm
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POLLS: AMERICANS WANT BETTER BIKING, WALKING

-> According to a May 5th release from the League of American
Bicyclists, "A majority of Americans want to bicycle more and are
prepared to invest tax dollars in better places to bike, according to
two new national polls released during National Bike Month. In a poll
conducted last month by the firm Belden Russonello and Stewart (BRS),
53 percent of those polled supported increased federal spending on
bicycle facilities, even if it means less gas taxes go to construction
of new roads. Fifty-two percent said they would like to ride a bike
more often.

"A survey conducted by the Gallup Organization and just released by
federal transportation agencies found that the changes Americans
believe would most improve bicycling are the installation of more
facilities for bicycling, including bike lanes, new paths, and better
lighting and signals. 'Taken together, these results show Americans
want to bike, and they want their roads to be bicycle friendly,' said
Elissa Margolin, Executive Director of the League of American
Bicyclists. 'As we celebrate National Bike Month, it is heartening to
confirm that so many Americans support investments to improve bicycling
in their communities.'...

"Fifty percent of respondents to the BRS poll supported requiring roads
to include bicycle lanes or paths, even if it means less space for cars
and trucks. Currently few states routinely provide for bicycle travel
when building roads, and less than one percent of federal
transportation funds are used to build either bicycling or walking
facilities. Almost half of the respondents to the Gallup poll said they
are very or somewhat dissatisfied with how their communities are
designed for bicycling..."

Source:
http://www.bikeleague.org/mediacenter/medprs050503.htm

For more information on the BRS survey, contact Patrick J. McCormick,
League of American Bicyclists; ) 202/822-1333; email:
<patrick@bikeleague.org>

For more info on the USDOT survey, go to:
http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/survey2002.htm
http://www.walkinginfo.org/survey2002.htm
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L.A.B. PROCLAIMS MAY "NATIONAL BIKE MONTH"

-> According to their Bike Month website, the League of American
Bicyclist's theme for this year's National Bike Month is wellness.
The League is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 12 - 16 and
Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 16.

They've created a special website with information on promotion,
bicycle safety tips, and cool freebies. Go to:
http://www.bikemonth.org/
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WALK/BIKE CALIF. 2003 CALL FOR PAPERS

-> Walk/Bike California 2003, the state's first-ever statewide
walking and bicycling conference, rolls and strolls into
Oakland October 15-17. The event's co-presenters, the City of
Oakland and the California Bicycle Coalition, are now requesting
potential workshop speakers to submit abstracts for consideration
by the program committee.

Forward this notice to planners, engineers, advocates, bike industry
leaders, educators, elected officials and others you know who may be
interested in making a presentation to the attendees. The deadline for
submission is May 25, 2003!"

See the announcement at
http://www.calbike.org/conference.asp .
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CORRECTION:

Last issue's story on the Senate adopting the "Conserve by Bike"
amendment was an old story accidentally put in place of the REAL news
-- which was that the House had just approved the "Conserve by Bike"
Amendment. Here's the correct story...

U.S. HOUSE APPROVES "CONSERVE BY BIKE" AMENDMENT

-> According to an Apr. 11th news release from Rep. Earl Blumenauer's
office,"The House of Representatives last night approved an amendment
to the Energy Policy Act offered by Congressman Earl Blumenauer
(D-Ore.) to encourage increased cycling use. The 'Conserve by Bike'
amendment promotes cycling as an alternative to driving to save energy,
reduce vehicle emissions and improve public health. 'Biking is an
important transportation choice for millions of Americans,' Blumenauer
said. 'A comprehensive energy policy should consider not just how we
consume energy, but also how we conserve. Energy conservation does not
have to be difficult: it can be as economical, healthy, and
environmentally friendly as a bike ride.'

"The 'Conserve by Bike' Amendment establishes a pilot project by the
same name within the U.S. Department of Transportation. This program
will launch ten pilot projects throughout the country that utilize
education and marketing tools to encourage people to replace some of
their car trips with bike trips. The amendment also directs the
Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences to
conduct a research project on converting car trips to bike trips. That
study would consider what car trips Americans can reasonably be
expected to replace with bike trips and what energy savings would
result. An increased number of bike trips would improve our public
health by reducing vehicle emissions and facilitating physical
activity, as well as conserving energy resources, Blumenauer argued
during debate on the measure. And, unlike automotive transportation,
bicycling is emissions free.

"'As our nation struggles to address clean air challenges and alarming
rates of adult and child obesity, promoting cycling can be critically
important' said Blumenauer. 'Americans already love to bike. Obtaining
this basic information will provide a strong foundation for taking
cycling in America to the next level as a more accepted transportation
alternative.'"

Source:
http://www.house.gov/blumenauer/press_releases/pr285.html
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LIFESTYLE CHANGES: PREVENT 1/3 OF CANCER DEATHS

-> According to a story in the Apr. 29th edition of HABIT, "On the
heels of the Institute of Medicine's cancer prevention report, the
World Health Organization (WHO) released its own report on global
cancer rates. Conclusions in the two studies are very similar:
Actions to support healthy lifestyles and preventive medicine
could drastically cut the number of cancer deaths each year.

"Cancer rates could increase by 50 percent to 15 million new cases in
2020. But reducing smoking rates, getting more people to eat fruits and
vegetables and boost their physical activity and implementing early
screening for breast and cervical cancers could keep these numbers
under control, according to the report. 'Action now can prevent
one-third of cancers, cure another third and provide good, palliative
care to the remaining third who need it,' said Dr. Paul Kleihues,
director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer...

"'Governments, physicians and health educators at all levels could do
much more to help people change their behavior to avoid preventable
cancers,' said Bernard W. Stewart, Ph.D., of the University of New
South Wales, Australia..."

For a summary of the World Cancer Report, go to:
http://bookorders.who.int:8080/newaccess/anglais/detart1.jsp?codlan=1&codcol=76&codcch=0016

For a HABIT article on the IOM study, go to:
http://www.cfah.org/hbns/news/cancer03-10-03.cfm

Source: http://www.cfah.org/habit/current/cancer.cfm
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APPLY NOW FOR ITE PEDESTRIAN PROJECT AWARDS!

-> According to a recent note from Christopher Forinash, "ITE and the
partnership for a Walkable America invite you to apply for the
Pedestrian Project Award. Awards will be presented in six categories:
(1) Policy; (2) Safety; (3) Facilities; (4) Education; (5)
Partnerships; and (6) Elderly and Mobility Impaired.

"Complete award submittals should be 10 pages or less and must include
the following information: a one page summary of the project
objectives and results, a listing of all participating organizations
and project sponsors, and details on costs and project duration. Award
submissions must be to ITE no later than June 1, 2003."

To apply, submit eight copies of your completed submittal to:
Pedestrian Project Award
c/o Institute of Transportation Engineers
1099 14th street, NW, Suite 300 West
Washington, DC 20005 USA

For more information, use this link:
http://www.ite.org/awards/PedestrianProject1.pdf.
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NEW MEXICO SUCCESS - SAFE ROUTES BILL, MORE...

-> According to an article in the May 2nd issue of Transfer, the
newsletter of the Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP), "Buoyed
by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's commitment to support a
balanced transportation agenda, the New Mexico STPP office with STPP
Board members Hank Dittmar and Judith Espinosa and staffed by DeAnza
Valencia, along with an active statewide transportation reform
coalition, helped to make 2003 a landmark year for transportation
reform. The statewide coalition, which has been growing since STPP's
office opened in 2001, created a platform with strong bipartisan
support. Along with an official name change of the New Mexico Highway
and Transportation Department to the New Mexico Department of
Transportation, there were a number of key transportation bills and
memorials signed into law.

"Key legislation included a 'Transit Cap Removal Act,' under which New
Mexico can now spend state funds for mass transit, a Safe Routes to
School bill that helps state counties and municipalities identify
school route hazards and implement engineering improving improvements,
and the creation of Regional Transit Districts, which provide a
framework for local governments to cooperate on regional transit
projects."

For more on the recent New Mexico legislative session, visit:
http://www.transact.org/nm/news/2003_legislature.htm

To subscribe to Transfer, send an email to: <transfer@transact.org> or
visit: http://www.transact.org
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ULI HOLDS WALKABLE COMMUNITIES FORUM

-> According to an Apr. 30th news release from the Urban Land
Institute, "The development of pedestrian-friendly communities that
promote walking and biking as a substitute for driving, rather than for
purely recreational purposes, presents challenges that are formidable,
but not impossible, to overcome, concluded participants in a recent
land use forum hosted by the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

"The pedestrian-oriented development forum was held as part of a ULI
project funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to
document and raise awareness of the value to real estate developers in
creating communities that de-emphasize auto use as the primary means of
transportation. As the first phase of the project, the forum aimed to
clarify the specifics of pedestrian-friendly development, including
connectivity features and appealing public spaces that encourage
physical activity. The forum also explored how to build interest for
such projects among the development community..."

For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs (202) 624-7086; email:
<priggs@uli.org>
Source: "Building Places for People, Not Cars"
http://www.experts.uli.org/DK/Press/2003/ex_Press_PR_017_fst.html
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NEW ORLEANS HOSTS THUNDERHEAD TRAINING

-> The Thunderhead Alliance, the national coalition of state and
local bicycle advocacy organizations, wrapped up their two regional
trainings in April to a chorus from attendees for Thunderhead's
continued support as they build their organizations. The trainings,
held in Santa Fe and New Orleans, drew 58 attendees from 14 states
and 25 bicycle advocacy organizations from the regions. Leaders and
potential leaders took part in sessions facilitated by three of
Thunderhead's top advocacy leaders: Chris Morfas, Gayle Cummins,
and Charlie Gandy.

"Each training started with the broad picture as attendees learned
about successful state and local bicycle advocacy initiatives then
moved into organizational development," reported Thunderhead
executive director Sue Knaup. "At the end of the sessions, these
new leaders put pen to paper and committed to next steps for their
organizations over the coming year." Three brand new organizations
were launched in New Orleans as bicycle advocacy leaders from
Georgia, Alabama and New Orleans brought their determination and
left with a plan.

"The trainings were made possible by sponsorships from the National
Center for Bicycling & Walking(NCBW), Bicycle Technologies Int. (BTI),
the Hans Johnsen Company and the Hawley Company. NCBW's staff director
Gary MacFadden took part in the training, offering a perspective of
intertwining bicycle advocacy with local public health initiatives.

For more information, contact Sue Knaup, Executive Director at
(928) 541-9841; email: <sue@thunderheadalliance.org>
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Q-U-O-T-E-S--R--U-S

DENVER MAYOR CANDIDATES WANTS BIKE/PED IMPROVEMENTS

"I will aggressively support integrated regional mass transit, while
working to improve choices for bicycling and walking through safer
streets and sidewalks, expanded bike paths and more walkable
destinations."

-- John Hickenlooper, Denver mayoral candidate (one of two finalists
for the post; a run-off will be held on June 3rd).

Source:
http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~64~1354913,00.html
Story about the election:
http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E64%257E1374253,00.html


I-N--T-H-E--N-E-W-S

NEW BOOKS, STUDIES LINK SPRAWL, OBESITY

-> According to a May 5th story in the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger, "For
decades, sprawl has been condemned for taxing the environment,
blighting the American landscape and destroying community. Now, an
unlikely alliance of urban planners and public health officials are
blaming it for making America fat. The argument that development
patterns are causing Americans to exercise less -- contributing to an
epidemic of obesity, diabetes and other disorders -- has been termed
pseudo-science by some, common sense by others.

"Regardless of who is right, there is no denying the theory is hot. Two
leading health journals will publish special issues on the topic in
coming months, at least two books backed by large-scale supportive
studies will hit store shelves by fall and foundations are spending
tens of millions of dollars to provide corroborating evidence. Leading
proponents, such as Richard Jackson of the federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, and Reid Ewing, a nationally known sprawl
researcher at Rutgers University, are much in demand.

"'It's gone from being goofy to common sense in three years,' Jackson,
a pediatrician who got his introduction to urban living growing up in
and around Newark, said last month in Denver after a speech to the
American Planning Association. Conceding his early papers on the
subject amounted to essay writing backed by little hard science,
Jackson said a bit of overreaching was justified given the frightening
public health consequences. Between 1976 and 1999, for example, the
percentage of American adults who were overweight or obese jumped from
47 percent to 61 percent. For children and adolescents, it almost
doubled..."

Source:
http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-8/1052134288207000.xml?starledger?ntop
Archive search: use "Search" window
Cost: No
Title: "Sprawl linked to increase in American girths"
Author: Steve Chambers
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NCBW WALKABILITY WORKSHOPS COME TO ROCHESTER (NY)

-> According to a May 7th story in the Rochester Democrat and
Chronicle, "Two national advocates for creating pedestrian-friendly
streets are visiting the Rochester region this week, brainstorming with
urban planners, neighborhood leaders and government officials about
ways to improve walking and bicycling in the area. 'People are starting
to recognize the impact that streets have on the quality of life and
economic development,' said Charles Gandy, a consultant from Austin,
Texas, and operator of LivableCommunities.com. Not to mention the
public health benefits, added Mark Fenton, the host of the PBS show
'America's Walking' and a program manager with the Pedestrian and
Bicycle Information Center at the University of North Carolina.

"Gandy and Fenton are conducting a series of workshops titled 'Creating
Walkable Communities.' The seminars are sponsored by the Genesee
Transportation Council and the National Center for Bicycling & Walking
in Washington, D.C., and funded through a grant from the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation. The eight workshops include presentations about how
to slow down motorists with traffic circles, public art, medians,
flowers and bicycle lanes, for example, and a walk through the
community to view specific streets..."

Source: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/news/0507story19_news.shtml
Archive search: http://cf.democratandchronicle.com/search/advsearch.cfm
Cost: No
Title: "Two who favor pedestrians visit Rochester to talk about it"
Author
Rick Armon
For more on Walkable Community Workshops, see
http://www.bikewalk.org/technical_assistance/direct_assistance/wcw.htm
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WALKERS, OLMSTED LOVERS CONVERGE ON PORTLAND (OR)

-> According to an Apr. 28th editorial in the Portland Oregonian, "Two
troops of wonderful, wild-eyed visionaries will descend on Portland
this week, both of them crazy about the past and even crazier about the
future. It's pure serendipity that they'll show up here in the same
week, but it isn't an accident that they've picked the emerald setting
of Portland to stoke their imaginations. First up this week are 150
park lovers convening here to mull the legacy of John Charles Olmsted,
who essentially dreamed up Portland's park system. Next come the
walkers of the world -- 300 pedestrian activists and experts from
Australia to Denmark -- whose dream (not impossible, they would tell
you) is to redesign cities around legs.

"Olmsted honored legs, as well. He imagined a park system that was,
above all, connected; that would get people moving from one park to the
next. The walkers here for Walk21, the International Conference on
Walking in the 21st Century, will be paying homage to Olmsted as well,
without knowing it. Thanks to his vision, and the Portlanders who have
carried it out, the walkers will have hundreds of choices. Whatever
else has gone wrong, it's still hard to find a more beautiful city.
What makes it so beautiful is not just the luck of its geography, but
also the lure of its walkable streets and connecting parks that pull
people into the postcard..."

Source:
http://www.oregonlive.com/editorials/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1051358937110791.xml
Archive search: http://www.oregonlive.com/search/
Cost: No
Title: "'Walkers of the world, unite"
Author: Karyn Hsiao
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FRANKLIN CO. (PA) OFFICIALS PUSH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

-> According to an Apr. 25th story from WHAG-TV in Marion (PA),
"Walking, biking, and hiking. Those are all activities Franklin County
officials hope will become part of daily life for residents there. A
forum was held Friday to look at how county leaders can create a
healthier Franklin County through active living. Organizers say not
only does walking around the community have physical health benefits
but socially ones too.

"Allison Topper, of Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition and Activity,
said 'we're losing a lot of social connections in our neighborhoods.
It gets us re-engaged with the environment and helps with everything
from our quality to water quality...'"

Source: http://www.nbc25.com/Global/story.asp?S=1250683&nav=0aMJFSqo
Archive search: use "Search" window
Cost: No
Title: "Leaders look to create a healthier county through active living"
Author: Natasha Ginsburg
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CALIF. HWY. PATROL: LONG BUS BIKE RACKS UNSAFE

-> According to a May 4th story in the Modesto (CA) Bee, "Two
California lawmakers are attempting to change a little-known law that
has hampered bicyclists' ability to ride Bay Area buses. Sen. Byron
Sher, D-Stanford, and Assemblywoman Lois Wolk, D-Davis, have introduced
bills that would allow 45-foot-long buses to have folding bicycle racks
on their fronts. State law prohibits vehicles longer than 40 feet from
having the devices.

"Bicyclists had heralded AC Transit's new 39-vehicle fleet of 45-foot
buses, which would have allowed cyclists to travel easily across the
San Mateo and Bay bridges with their bikes. But the California Highway
Patrol kept the agency from installing racks on the new buses,
infuriating cyclists.

"'I look at the number of people clobbered by cars while they're riding
their bikes or walking, and these are the things I wish the CHP would
directly address rather than showing concern over bike racks," said
Robert Raburn, executive director of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.
'What's the state doing? They're getting in the way of a service that
is very effective.' Highway Patrol representatives say their only
concern is safety..."

Source: http://www.modbee.com/local/story/6665568p-7606572c.html
Archive search: http://www.modbee.com/man/archive/
Cost: Yes
Title: "CHP in beef over bicycle racks on buses"
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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

MADONNA WOULD RATHER WALK, BIKE

An exchange from a Dateline interview with Madonna broadcast on Apr.
28th:

NBC's Matt Lauer
Do you have a normal day? If you and I wanted to go
for Starbucks right now ?
Madonna: Can we go to the Coffee Bean instead, because, I mean, I'm
drinking tea now, not coffee.
Lauer: Could we get in a car in Los Angeles?
Madonna: We could even walk. From my house we could ride a bike,
because I live right nearby.
Lauer: So you don't get hounded?
Madonna: Yeah, I do. There would be probably at least 10 SUVs full of
paparazzi following you, but we just pretend they're not there...It's
pretty irritating...I think they're waiting for me to fall off my bike
or something.
Lauer: Do you feel a bit of a prisoner to the fame you've achieved?
Madonna: I don't feel like a prisoner. But do I get annoyed that I
can't go for a bike ride or a walk without people following me? Yeah, I
do.

Source: http://www.msnbc.com/news/906220.asp#BODY
Archive search: http://search.msn.com/
Cost: No
Title: "Madonna: An American Life"
Author: Matt Lauer


R-E-S-O-U-R-C-E-S

-> "LEVEL OF QUALITY GUIDELINES"
A series of small and large posters describing measures describing
bicycling and walking improvements. Topics covered: "Levels of Quality
- Biking;" "Street Element Links;" "Street Crossing Details;" "Transit
Station Links;" "Traffic Calming - Intersections;" "Traffic Calming -
Midblock;" "Levels of Quality - Walking." Created by Dan Burden of
Walkable Communities, they're presented by the Thomas Jefferson
Planning District Commission, Charlottesville, VA.
http://www.tjpdc.org/transportation/walkability.asp

-> "RIDING PREDICTABLY"
An online bike safety video by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Quicktime versions of the video, along with RealPlayer versions of
several others, may be downloaded from:
http://www.sfbike.org/videos/index.html

-> "CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE"
Subtitled "The Importance of Physical Activity." Report of the European
Heart Network, Brussels; Dec. 2001. (Also check out their "Heart
Matters" newsletter on the website.)
http://www.ehnheart.org/pdf/phyactivity.pdf

-> "PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION"
Subtitled "In the European Union." Report of the European Heart
Network, Brussels; Dec. 1999.
http://www.ehnheart.org/pdf/activity.pdf

-> "TECHNICAL HANDBOOK OF BIKEWAY DESIGN"
3rd edition; April 2003 revision for engineers, planners, recreation
professionals. $50 (CAD) from Velo Quebec.
http://www.velo.qc.ca/bikewaydesign/


C-A-L-E-N-D-A-R

May 12-16, 2003, California Bike Commute Week. Info:
http://www.californiabikecommute.com/commuting.htm

May 16, 2003, Connecticut Conference on Bicycling & Walking, New Haven,
CT. Info: Connecticut Bicycle Coalition, 433 Chapel Street, New Haven,
CT 06511; phone: (203) 848-6491; email: <info@ctbike.org>
http://www.ctbike.org/Bike_walk_conf.htm

May 18, 2003, 3rd Annual Los Angeles River Ride, Los Angeles, CA. Info:
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>
http://www.labikecoalition.org/events/larr2003.html

May 22-24, 2003, 13th Annual Int'l Police Mountain Bike Assn
Conference, Charleston, WV. Info:
http://www.ipmba.org/conferences.htm

June 2-3, 2003, Design of Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities, Madison,
WI. Info:Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison college of Engineering, Dept. of
Engineering Professional Development, 432 N. Lake St., Madison WI
53706; phone: (800) 462-0876.
http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/webE890

June 2 -8, 2003, 13 annual Commute Options Week is. Info: Jeff Monson,
Executive Director, Commute Options for Central Oregon, 856 NW Bond
St., Bend, OR 97701; <541 330-2647>
http://www.commuteoptions.org

June 4-6, 2003, LAB's 2003 Bicycle Education Leaders Conference,
Portland, OR. Info: League of American Bicyclists, 1612 K Street NW,
Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006-2082; phone: (202) 822-1333; fax: (202)
8221334; e-mail: <bikeleague@bikeleague.org>
http://www.bikeleague.org/events/educonference.htm

June 4-6, 2003, Oregon Bicycle Conference, Portland, OR. Info: Serra,
the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, PO Box 9072, Portland, OR 97207;
voice: (503) 226-0676 x16; fax: (503) 226-0498
http://www.bta4bikes.org

June 5, 2003, Keeping all of California Moving, Sacramento, CA. Info or
to register: email Kerry Brown at <kerry@odyssey.org>.

June 8-11, 2003, Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference
XIII, Banff, Alberta. Info:
http://www.cyberus.ca/~carsp/call_for.htm

June 12-13, 2003, ICTCT Workshop on Safe Non-Motorised Traffic,
Vancouver, BC. Info: International Cooperation on Theories and Concepts
in Traffic Safety; click on "workshops" link at:
http://www.ictct.org/

June 22-24, 2003, APBP Professional Development Seminar, Cambridge,
MA.-June 22-24, Info: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle
Professionals. A pdf of the announcement may be downloaded from:
http://www.apbp.org/apbp_cambridge.pdf

June 26-29, 2003, TrailLink 2003: Designing For The Future, Providence,
RI. Info: Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, 1100 17th Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20036.
http://www.railtrails.org/traillink2003

June 26, 2003, Real Intersection Design session at APBP Professional
Development Seminar, Boston MA. Info: Michael King; phone:
(718) 625-4121; email: <RID@trafficcalmer.com>
http://www.apbp.org

June 27-28, 2003, Planning and Building More Livable Communities, San
Diego, CA. Info: Dave Defanti or Michele Kelso, Local Government
Commission, phone: (916) 448-1198; email: <ddefanti@lgc.org> or
<mkelso@lgc.org>
http://www.lgc.org/events

June 27-July 26, 2003, Bike Summer 2003, New York, NY. Info: BikeSummer
2003, P.O. Box 249, New York, NY 10002-0249; phone: (212) 330-7083.
http://www.bikesummer.org.

June 28-July 9, 2003, Great Places Hike and Bike Ride 2003, Czech
Republic. Info: Kumar, Project for Public Spaces; email: <kumar@pps.org>
http://www.pps.org/training//Czech_Ride.htm

August 24, 2003, Real Intersection Design session at ITE Conference,
Seattle WA. Info: Michael King; phone: (718) 625-4121; email:
<RID@trafficcalmer.com>
http://www.apbp.org

September 21-24, 2003, , Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference,
Indianapolis IN. Info: Steve Morris, Indiana Department of Natural
Resources; phone: (317) 232-4751; email: <smorris@dnr.state.in.us>
http://www.indygreenways.org/conference/index.html

September 23-26, 2003, Velo-City 2003, Paris, France. Info: Isabelle
Lesens, Velo-city 2003, Mairie de Paris, 40 rue du Louvre, F- 75001
Paris; email: <isabelle.lesens@mairie-paris.fr>.
http://www.velo-city2003.com

October 10-11, 2003, NZ Cycling Conference 2003, Auckland, NZ. Info:
Cycling Support NZ, PO Box 3064, Whangarei, NZ; phone: 09 436 2640;
fax: 09 436 2600; email: <pd@cycling-support.org.nz>
http://www.cycling-support.org.nz/

October 15-18, 2003, The California Walking and Bicycling Conference,
Oakland. Info: California Bicycle Coalition, (916) 446-7558.
http://www.calbike.org/conference.htm

January 22-24, 2004, Promoting Clean and Alternative Transport Modes,
Rome, Italy. Info: European training programme for urban transport
professionals, 92 Av. d'Auderghem / Oudergemselaan 92, B-1040 Brussels;
phone: +32-2 737 96 80; fax +32-2 737 96 99; email:
<info@transport-training.org>
http://www.transport-training.org/


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-> JOB -- BICYCLE COORDINATOR -- STANFORD UNIVERSITY
The Campus Bicycle Coordinator reports to the Transportation Program
Manager in the Office of Parking & Transportation Services.
Responsibilities include: Develop and implement programs to encourage
bicycle use; coordinate cyclist input to improve the cycling
environment; promote bicycle safety; coordinate campus bicycle-related
changes; oversee campus-wide bicycle registration program; develop and
maintain elements of campus bicycle security programs; maintain
existing elements of campus bicycle program. In addition, the incumbent
will be assisting the Transportation Program Manager with a variety of
complex issues, analyzing utilization data, and supporting the Office
of Parking & Transportation Services in a variety of tasks consistent
with this classification.

Qualifications
In-depth knowledge of bicycles & bicycling including
safe cycling practices, bicycle security measures, bicycle related
legislation, bicycle registration procedures, bicycle facilities, and
promotion of bicycling as an alternative form of transportation.
Ability to develop concepts and programs fully and see them to
successful completion. Ability to work with a diverse individuals at
various administrative levels. Combination of education and experience
that demonstrate the skills necessary to manage a bicycle program in a
complex University environment. Analytical, management, and
communications skills required for the development and implementation
of policies and programs. Strong communications skills, both written
and verbal. Ability to deal tactfully & professionally w/ all members
of a widely diverse Campus community. Ability to work independently &
manage multiple priorities in a high-pressure, results-oriented
environment. Demonstrated skill in the use of computerized spreadsheet
applications. To apply, go to the following site and search for Job
Requisition # 3071:
http://jobs.stanford.edu



-> JOB -- OUTREACH COORDINATOR -- TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS
Help a growing non-profit organization promote the use of alternative
modes of transportation including bicycling, walking, carpooling,
vanpooling, using transit, etc. The outreach coordinator will organize
and conduct grassroots campaigns including transportation fairs,
Employee Transportation Coordinator meetings, B-LINE ridership
promotions, meetings with neighborhood organizations and employers, and
other special events.

The ideal candidate is a people person who is self-disciplined,
motivated and experienced in grassroots advocacy. This job will involve
website management, event planning, program management, as well as the
development and implementation of outreach programs designed to raise
awareness and use of transportation options in the southeast Denver
area. Hours; 40 hours per week. Salary: $25,000 to $32,000 plus great
benefits. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by May 16 to:
Transportation Solutions, 2960 East Second Avenue, Suite B, Denver, CO
80206. Or fax to (303) 394-2139.

-> JOB -- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- TEXAS BICYCLE COALITION
The nationally recognized, Austin-based Texas Bicycle Coalition seeks a
full-time Executive Director. The Texas Bicycle Coalition is a
non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote bicycling safety,
education and access. Principle duties include: fundraising, financial
management and planning, contract and grant management, contract
negotiations, office management, compliance with non-profit laws,
soliciting volunteer involvement, membership campaigns and retention,
publishing quarterly newsletter, coordination with local, state, and
federal governments and organizations regarding bike/pedestrian issues,
attending professional conferences and workshops, and being current on
bicycle and pedestrian issues. TBC's 2003-2004 budget is $650,000, with
a full-time staff of eight, a minimum of six independent contractors,
and an active volunteer base.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree and senior management
experience working in a non-profit environment, performing duties
similar to those listed above. The successful candidate should be able
to start work on July 15, 2003. Submit resume electronically with a
cover letter and salary history to: <resumes@biketexas.org>. Resumes
must be submitted by May 15, 2003.

-> JOBS -- ENGRS., L.A.S, PLANNERS -- SPRINKLE CONSULTING
Sprinkle Consulting, Inc. now has openings in our Tampa, Florida
Office. We are seeking both Project and Senior level Engineers,
Landscape Architects and Planners. If you are interested, please
email me at <fleonard@sprinkleconsulting.com> for more information.
Felicia K.Leonard, Sr. Project Planner, Sprinkle Consulting, Inc.
(888) 462-3514.


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