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

Issue #72 Friday, June 6, 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.

F-E-A-T-U-R-E-S
  Sec'ty Norton Designates 23 New Recreation Trails
  Walk San Francisco Hires Director, Opens Office
  Brockport (NY) Builds on Walkability Workshop
  Texas Passes "Share Road" License Plate Bill
  Obesity Almost as Expensive as Smoking
  NHTSA to Fund Ped Safety Minigrants
  NJDOT Builds Linear Park & Path Instead of Highway
  Feds to Fund Large City Healthy Lifestyle Projects

I-N--T-H-E--N-E-W-S
  New "Shape We're In" Series Kicks Off
  "Globesity" Weighing Planet's Citizens Down
  Health Experts: Take 10,000 Steps a Day
  Seven Action Plans to Get America Moving
  It Takes More Than Personal Responsibility
  Diabetes: $100 Billion/yr Lifestyle Disorder
  Delaware Gets Moving on Many Fronts
  Salt Lake City Bike Collective Helping Kids
  Cities Revive Walkable Neighborhoods
  Brainerd (MN) Citizens Ride With Rep. Oberstar
  Stamford (CT) Lagging in Bike Promotion?
  Fort Pierce (FL) Police Nab F.T.Y. Drivers
  Montana Wellness Program Gets Workers Walking
  New Dual-Duty Lathrop (CA) Bike-Ped Bridge
  What's New On NCBW Forum?




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

SEC'TY NORTON DESIGNATES 23 NEW RECREATION TRAILS

-> According to a June 5th news release, "Secretary of the Interior
Gale A. Norton today announced the designation of 23 recreation trails
in 12 states, as part of the National Recreation Trails System.
National recreation trials is an honor given to those existing trails
that have been nominated and meet the requirements for connecting
people to local resources and improving their quality of life. Norton's
announcement coincides with the celebration of National Trails Day,
scheduled for June 7.

"'Our aggressiveness in promoting trails for health and recreation is
part of a larger partnership effort by President Bush,' Norton said.
'These partnerships build trails and trails help to build healthy
Americans. It is through these partnerships and recreation trails that
we are encouraging a variety of activities to keep our citizens healthy
and physically fit.'..."

Links:
News release:
http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=128-06052003
American Trails: http://www.americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails
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WALK SAN FRANCISCO HIRES DIRECTOR, OPENS OFFICE

-> According to a recent news release, "Walk San Francisco is happy to
announce the opening of its office in downtown San Francisco and the
hiring of the organization's first executive director, Peggy da Silva.
Walk SF has been advocating for walkers in the City for the past five
years. Thanks to funding from the Haas Foundation, the California
Endowment and many members, our new office is up and running. Our new
director comes to us with twenty years of experience in public health.
Most recently with the Center for Health Training, she has spent the
past several years managing projects on physical activity, nutrition
and child health -- including Safe Routes to School. Peggy is well
qualified to lead Walk SF into a new era, in collaboration with our ongo
ing community liaison, Pi Ra, and our very active Board of Directors.
Please contact us at <director@walksf.org> or {415) 431-WALK."
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BROCKPORT (NY) BUILDS ON WALKABILITY WORKSHOP

-> In our last issue, we included an article about the recent NCBW
Walkable Community Workshop conducted in Brockport, New York. On June
5th, we heard from Kristin Bennett, Bicycle/Pedestrian Transportation
Specialist for the Genesee Transportation Council, that folks in the
Brockport area have formed a "Walkable Communities Committee" and held
their first meeting on May 22nd at the village offices. The committee
is composed of citizens from Brockport, Sweden and Clarkson, and its
goal is to work toward improvement of the walkability/bikeability of
the greater Brockport area and ultimately, to advance public health and
enhance quality of life. Congrats to Kristin and everyone for taking
that important next step!

Source:
http://www.westsidenewsonline.com/OldSite/westside/news/2003/0602/features/walkablecomm.html
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TEXAS PASSES "SHARE ROAD" LICENSE PLATE BILL

-> According to a note from Jeanne Patterson, Chair of the Texas
Bicycle Coalition, "After weeks of delays and slippery slopes from the
Senate to the House and back again, the 'Share the Road' license plate
bill has finally passed. On June 1, the final day of the 78th Texas
Legislature, the omnibus license plate bill that was added as an
amendment by State Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) to HB 2971
made it through the House around 4:30 pm and then around 8:30 pm passed
in the Senate. Talk about down to the wire! The session officially
ended at midnight."

For more on the project, go to:
http://www.biketexas.org/78_success.html
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OBESITY ALMOST AS EXPENSIVE AS SMOKING

According to a story in the May 27th issue of HABIT, "The medical costs
of overweight and obese Americans may now rival those of smokers,
according to a new Health Affairs study released May 14. Medicare and
Medicaid paid almost half of $78.5 billion in overweight and
obesity-related medical costs in 1998, a figure that translates to
$92.6 billion in 2002 dollars. The 1998 figures show that overweight
and obese individuals paid an extra 11.4 percent and 26.1 percent,
respectively, in out-of-pocket medical costs.

"'As with smoking, there is a clear motivation for payers to consider
strategies aimed at reducing the prevalence of these conditions,' said
study author Eric A. Finkelstein, Ph.D., of RTI International."

You can read the full study at
http://www.healthaffairs.org/WebExclusives/Finkelstein_Web_Excl_051403.h
tm.

To subscribe to HABIT (Health Behavior Information Transfer), go to:
http://www.cfah.org/habit/subscribe.cfm
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NHTSA TO FUND PED SAFETY MINIGRANTS

-> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has $300,000
available, to fund mini-grants of up to $75,000 maximum. The objective
is to provide seed monies to stakeholders to implement law enforcement
pedestrian safety programs. Proposals may address any strategy or
strategies, but must be supported by problem identification and/or
crash data.

Examples of possible projects include:

Applications must be received by July 8, 2003. The announcement can be
downloaded here:
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/pdf/03-13493.pdf
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NJDOT BUILDS LINEAR PARK & PATH INSTEAD OF HIGHWAY

-> According to an article in the June 2nd issue of Mobilizing the
Region from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, "To mark National
Bike Month and Bike to Work events around the state, [New Jersey
Department of Transportation] commissioner Jack Lettiere recently
handed a check for $1 million to Wall Township officials for bikeway
construction. But the significance of the event went far beyond the
fact that Wall will construct a 20-mile linear park with a bike and
pedestrian path -- it is using the Route 18 right-of-way, which DOT
originally intended to use for a highway extension to Route 71 in
Manasquan...

"DOT formally announced that it was abandoning the highway extension in
favor of the bikeway. Asking Janine Bauer of the Tri-State
Transportation Campaign to join him at the press conference, Lettiere
said, 'Tri-State was there advocating for bikeways when it was a tough
sell, but we wouldn't be here today if it weren't for their and her
advocacy.' The bike path was largely the idea of Phil Beacham, head of
the NJ Alliance for Action, a construction group...

"In another sign of change, Commissioner Lettiere also recently hosted
a group of six pedestrian safety advocates, traffic engineers and
municipal officials to tackle the State's horrific pedestrian crash and
fatality rate, again saying that he has a 'hard time sleeping at night'
knowing that pedestrian deaths soared 37% in 2002. He promised to get
capital works into the ground and pursue other strategies to better
protect pedestrians."

Source: http://www.tstc.org/bulletin/20030602/mtr41810.html
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FEDS TO FUND LARGE CITY HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROJECTS

-> According to a recent news release, a new program, STEPS, is making
funds available to cities and counties with their own health
departments and populations exceeding 400,000. STEPS will work through
public-private partnerships at the community level to support
community-driven programs that enable persons to adopt healthy
lifestyles that contribute directly to the prevention, delay, and/or
mitigation of the consequences of diabetes, asthma, and obesity.

Approximately $9,000,000 is available to fund nine to 12 Large City and
Urban Community applications.The average award will be $1,000,000 and
will range from $750,000 to $1.25 million. The application deadline is
July 15, 2003, with awards beginning on or about September 22, 2003.
The awards will be made for a 12-month budget period within a project
period of up to five years.

For information, visit http://www.healthierus.gov/steps/#rfa and click
on "requests for applications."
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Q-U-O-T-E-S--R--U-S

"We brake for moose; we don't brake for our kids. A moose comes out,
traffic comes to a standstill. Why don't we brake for the kids? One
person said the obvious: The moose can kill the driver. What an awful
thing. We rank kids beneath the moose because they can't hurt us? At
least give our kids the chance we give a moose."

-- B.J. Coopes, Director, Pediatric Intensive Care, Children's Hospital
at Providence, Anchorage AK


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

NEW "SHAPE WE'RE IN" SERIES KICKS OFF

The following four articles are part of the new multi-part "The Shape
We're In," newspaper series, supported by The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation and distributed by Knight Ridder/Tribune Information
Services. The series focuses on America's obesity crisis, each day
exploring different aspects of the problem -- nutrition and physical
education in schools, the influence of community design, how the
medical community is responding -- and highlights innovative solutions.

For more information, go to:
http://www.rwjf.org/news/special/shape/shape.jhtml
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"GLOBESITY" WEIGHING PLANET'S CITIZENS DOWN

> According to a June 2nd story in the Miami Herald, " A woman frowning

at her bathroom scale in St. Louis, a man whose pants are suddenly too
tight in Jakarta, and a roly-poly child playing under a tree in Cairo
all are part of a 1.1 billion-person trend called 'globesity.' From
Samoa to Kuwait, from Jamaica to Britain, in Latin America and even in
countries where people die of malnutrition, the planet's citizens are
gaining weight and slowing down. Worldwide, 750 million adults are
overweight and 300 million more are obese.

"This simultaneous global ballooning makes it clear that powerful
societal changes are the main cause, according to Neville Rigby, public
affairs director of the London-based International Obesity Task Force.
'Many people are taken in by the idea that you only have to make a
choice to be healthy,' Rigby says. 'But the environment they live in
provides a constant stimulus to consume more.'..."

Source: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/5959829.htm
Archive search: http://www.miami.com/mld/miami/archives/
Cost: Yes (after 7 days)
Title: "Western-style consumption worldwide fuels 'globesity'"
Author: Ellen Creager
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HEALTH EXPERTS: TAKE 10,000 STEPS A DAY

-> According to a June 2nd story in the Miami Herald, "Time is the
enemy. You know you're never going to make it to the gym at lunch. And
that early-morning run doesn't seem to be in your future. Stop
torturing yourself. Try turning 'exercise' into 'activity.' That's the
latest thinking from health experts, who'd still like you to get
moving, but now recommend doing so in the most manageable way possible.

"The goal of 10,000 Steps, born 40 years ago in Japan, is to make it
easy for you to 'work out' with minimal thought and planning. All you
need is a lowtech step pedometer - the simpler, the better - available
for as little as $11 at many sporting goods stores or direct from
manufacturers. A pedometer measures steps, no matter how long or short
the stride..."

Source: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/5959847.htm
Archive search: http://www.miami.com/mld/miami/archives/
Cost: Yes (after 7 days)
Title: "Do-It-Yourself Guide: Take 10,000 steps a day"
Author: Ellen Creager
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SEVEN ACTION PLANS TO GET AMERICA MOVING

-> According to a June 2nd story in the Miami Herald, "What you eat and
whether you exercise are strictly private decisions. Or are they? What
Americans may not realize is that public policies have helped engineer
active living and sensible eating right out of American life. Now,
there's a new move afoot to engineer them back in.

"Here are seven inter-linked ideas, plans and programs that could
change U.S. society into one where daily physical activity and
healthier eating are promoted and supported. These changes, experts
say, would take 10 to 50 years to have a real impact.

Source: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/5959808.htm
Archive search: http://www.miami.com/mld/miami/archives/
Cost: Yes (after 7 days)
Title: "Seven plans to get America moving"
Author: Ellen Creager
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IT TAKES MORE THAN PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

-> According to a June 2nd story in the Miami Herald, "...A recent
survey commissioned by Michigan State University found only one-third
of respondents believed that overweight and obese citizens should be
public health concerns; the rest would prefer government and the health
care industry stay out of their eating and exercise habits.

"'The health community and the government are saying this is a huge
public problem, but people see this as more of a personal concern, more
about individual choices, not something that impacts all of us,' said
report investigator Beth Olson, a Michigan State University assistant
professor.

"But, says Mark Fenton, host of PBS' 'America's Walking,' 'the people
who make the 'personal responsibility' argument are usually white,
wealthy and well-educated. And they don't have the personal experience
of not having a club membership, running shoes, exercise gear and not
being able to exercise at home. Not to mention the experience of living
in a community where kids can walk on the streets and not be shot.'..."

Source: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/5959760.htm
Archive search: http://www.miami.com/mld/miami/archives/
Cost: Yes (after 7 days)
Title: "Plan for America's new diet: Less sprawl, less fat, less frenzy"
Author: Ellen Creager
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DIABETES A $100 BILLION/YR U.S. LIFESTYLE DISORDER

-> An article in the June 5th issue of Nature asks, "Why is the
prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus now exploding in most
populations, but not in Europeans? The genetic and evolutionary
consequences of geographical differences in food history may provide
the answer. Type 2 diabetes mellitus exacts a huge toll in money and
human suffering. For instance, it accounts for more than 100 billion
dollars of healthcare costs annually in the United States, or 15% of
costs due to all diseases combined.

"The number of cases worldwide is estimated at 150 million. But this is
a minimum number because, for each diagnosed case, there is thought to
be one undiagnosed case in First World countries and eight in the Third
World. Despite its other name of adult-onset diabetes, the disease is
becoming more common in young people. At its present rate of increase,
within a few decades it will be one of the world's commonest diseases
and biggest public-health problems, with an estimated minimum of
half-a-billion cases...

"In addition to [the] genetic component, type 2 diabetes also involves
environmental and lifestyle risk factors -- especially, high calorie
intake and low exercise. For example:

"All in all, the basis of type 2 diabetes can be summarized as follows:
it 'is a lifestyle disorder with the highest prevalence seen in
populations that have a heightened genetic susceptibility;
environmental factors associated with lifestyle unmask the disease.'..."

Source:
http://www.nature.com/cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v423/n6940/full/423599a_fs.html
Archive search:
http://www.nature.com/dynasearch/app/dynasearch.taf?site_source=nature
Cost: Free now. Possible charge in future
Title: "The double puzzle of diabetes"
Author: Jared Diamond
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DELAWARE GETS MOVING ON MANY FRONTS

-> According to a June 1st story in the Delaware News Journal, "With 60
percent of American adults overweight or obese, the U.S. surgeon
general and the Delaware Division of Public Health wish more people
would limit their calorie intake and catch the walking spirit. 'Walking
is by far the simplest and most natural thing people can do to
positively impact their health,' said Robert A. Simmons, manager of
community relations and health education at the Christiana Care Health
System...

"On Thursday, Mike Castle, Delaware's Republican representative, said
he was introducing an Obesity Prevention Act in Congress. The bill
would encourage community and school-based activities to help reduce
weight gain among children and create a coordinated federal nutrition
and fitness program through a new commission on obesity treatment and
prevention.

"In a plan called Healthy Delaware 2010, state health officials also
have talked about mobilizing government, business, education and health
professionals to spread the message about the need for physical
activity several days a week. And for the past year, Lt. Gov. John
Carney has urged Delawareans to sign up for a 12-week fitness challenge
that awards medals for everything from gardening to walking to cleaning
the house. Like the CDC, Carney is especially enthused about people
walking 30 minutes a day. 'Walking can be done anytime by just about
everyone,' said Carney, who estimates he has signed up 5,000 people for
his challenge. His goal is 10,000..."

Source:
http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2003/06/01walkingabigstep.html
Archive search:
http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/archives/index.html
Cost: Stories available for 7 days; order copies of older papers.
Title: "Walking a big step for good health"
Author: Gary Soulsman
Note: There are also numerous website links in this story.
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SALT LAKE CITY BIKE COLLECTIVE HELPING KIDS

-> According to a June 2st story in the Salt Lake Tribune, "A kid and a
bike, the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective believes, is a perfect
match. That's why the nonprofit group, established to promote bicycling
as a safe, fun and effective form of urban transportation, aims to
refurbish donated bikes for distribution to youths who might otherwise
never own a bike. For most of the Collective's volunteer members, their
love affair with cycling started with their first bike.

"'If you give a kid a bike, it's their independence and their
responsibility,' said Brian Price, a founding member of the Collective.
This summer, the Collective will teach a nine-week Earn-a-Bike course
at Youth City, one of Mayor Rocky's programs. Participants, mostly from
low-income and refugee families, will learn bike mechanics, safety and
riding skills. At the end of the program, participants get to keep the
bike they worked on. Ken Perko, program co-coordinator for Youth City
after-school and summer programs, sees the program as a great
opportunity for participants to learn a transferable skill. 'Just
learning to fix something is a good skill and helps increase
self-esteem and self-confidence,' Perko said..."

Source: http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Jun/06012003/sports/62012.asp
Archive search: http://www.tribaccess.com/
Cost: Yes
Title: "Bicycle Basics"
Author: Janet Rae Brooks
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CITIES REVIVE WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS

-> According to a June 3rd story in the Northeast Pennsylvania Business
Journal, "In the middle of the last century, when people were looking
for a way out, [author Jane] Jacobs fell in love with city life. 'The
first time I walked out of the subway and saw Greenwich Village, I knew
I had to live there' she remembers. 'I liked its human scale, the mix
of shops and housing, the little streets and many courtyards, The craft
shops. The Italian food stores. It was so full of surprises.'

"Planners say there is a new increased demand for urban, walkable
neighborhoods due to an aging population and young people staying
single longer. And cities are responding. 'Chicago planted trees.
Philadelphia demolished abandoned buildings. Denver turned an old
warehouse district into one of the city's hippest neighborhoods - and
called it LoDo.'

"More people are trading in big homes, urban sprawl and traffic
congestion for city living where they can walk to their jobs,
restaurants, shops and cultural events. By 2010, the number of
households without children is expected to increase by 87 percent,
according to U.S. Census Bureau reports and even more young, childless,
educated professionals, 'empty nesters' and seniors may find downtown
living more attractive..."

Source:
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=8201076&BRD=2231&PAG=461&dept_id=449419&rfi=6
Archive search:
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?brd=2231&dept_id=449419&pag=628
Cost: No
Title: "Renaissance plan"
Author: Christine Fanning
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BRAINERD (MN) CITIZENS RIDE WITH REP. OBERSTAR

-> According to a June 5th story in the Brainerd Dispatch, "The sixth
annual 'Ride with Jim,' a bicycle ride along the Paul Bunyan Trail with
Congressman Jim Oberstar, was conducted Sunday on the trail. According
to event organizer Terry McGaughey, the event had the largest number of
participants ever on Sunday.

"The highlight of this year's ride, which started in Pine River, was
the chance to ride on a new section of the Paul Bunyan Trail. The new
section went through the Chippewa National Forest and is currently
under construction. The new 12-mile segment is scheduled to open to the
public July 1..."

Source:
http://www.brainerddispatch.com/stories/060503/new_0605030001.html
Archive search: http://brainerddispatch.com/stories/archive.shtml
Cost: No
Title: "Ride with Jim was success"
Author: None listed
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STAMFORD (CT) LAGGING IN BIKE PROMOTION?

-> According to a June 2nd story in the Stamford Advocate, "In the past
month, programs peddling bicycle transportation have been held in
cities throughout the state, but not in Stamford. Although bicycle
advocates and transportation planners say Stamford is well-suited for
bicycle commuting, there is no organized effort to encourage more
people to ride their bikes to work. In Hartford, the Capital Region
Council of Governments -- a planning agency serving Hartford and 28
surrounding towns -- organizes bike-to-work events on the last Friday
of every month from April to October.

"New Haven recently sponsored a conference on promoting bicycling and
walking with Yale University. Along with the Connecticut Bicycle
Coalition, New Haven is encouraging people to ride bikes around the
city and this month will host a "bicycle jam" and a second forum on
bike transportation as part of its Festival of Arts & Ideas. No such
programs have been organized in lower Fairfield County. But some
planners say that, in many respects, Stamford is ahead of the pack in
developing a network of bike paths, and Stamford's working population
and urban design provide natural advantages..."

Source:
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/local/scn-sa-bikes4jun02,0,7794219.story?coll=stam-news-local-headlines
Archive search:
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/search/scn-advancedsearch.htmlstory
Cost: No
Title: "City behind in promoting bicycle use"
Author: Jonathan Lucas
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FORT PIERCE (FL) POLICE NAB F.T.Y. DRIVERS AT XING

-> According to a May 29th Fort Pierce Tribune story, "Most people
didn't think they did anything wrong. Driving down Avenue D on
Wednesday afternoon, more than 25 motorists were suddenly motioned off
the road by a traffic officer or deputy. It wasn't speeding or lack of
seat belts that was the cause of police concern, but something many
drivers didn't know was illegal -- failing to yield to pedestrians.

"'You could do this all day long,' said Officer Darren Mace as he stood
on the curb of Avenue D, preparing to talk to another driver about the
need to stop at crosswalks. 'Most people have no idea what we're
doing.' The crosswalk stings took place on Indian River Drive and North
A1A Tuesday and on Floresta Drive in Port St. Lucie Wednesday morning
with members of the Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce Police, as well as
members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

"The sting came as part of a state grant that pays for officers and
deputies to learn how to better enforce bicycle and pedestrian safety
laws. The Center for Education and Research in Safety provided the
training..."

Source:
http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/trib_local_news/article/0,1651,TCP_1107_1997139,00.html
Archive search: http://web.tcpalm.com/sitetools/archives.html
Cost: Yes
Title: "Officers instruct drivers on pedestrian laws"
Author: Derek Simmonsen
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MONTANA WELLNESS PROGRAM GETS WORKERS WALKING

-> According to a May 26th story in the Helena Independent Record,
"...about 3,000 state employees from across Montana ... are breaking
away from their potentially sedentary lifestyles by participating in
state government's spring wellness program, 'Moving Across Montana.'
The new program encourages teams of up to nine members to log the
number of miles they walk each day on a pedometer purchased through the
program, then report those scores to their team captain. That person,
in turn, passes on the information to LaDonna Grotbo, the state
wellness officer.

"The goal of the program is for each team to accumulate enough miles
among its members to walk across Montana in an eight-week time period.
Grotbo posts each team's progress on the state employee Web site so
participants can keep track of their team's success, along with
monitoring how other teams are doing. 'I felt like I was taking a
chance when I decided to do this,' Grotbo said recently of her decision
to break away from the competitive exercise and nutrition programs the
state has pursued in recent years..."

Source:
http://www.helenair.com/articles/2003/05/26/breaking/a01052603_01.txt
Archive search: http://www.helenair.com/archives
Cost: No
Title: "State's spring wellness program is among the most popular ever"
Author: Carolynn Bright
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NEW DUAL-DUTY LATHROP (CA) BIKE-PED BRIDGE

-> According to a June 5th story in the Modesto Bee, "If all goes as
planned, a new bridge will span the San Joaquin River at Mossdale, so
bicyclists and pedestrians can get across without risking their lives.
Tuesday night, the City Council approved construction of the bike-foot
bridge. Now it needs approval from several federal, state and local
agencies...

"The new bridge would serve a dual purpose. A pipeline on the underside
of the span would connect the city of Tracy to the South County Surface
Water Treatment Project. That project, being developed, is designed to
take Stanislaus River water from Woodward Reservoir, treat it, and send
it to Escalon, Manteca, Lathrop and Tracy for drinking. The bridge also
could accommodate future water and sewer lines for Lathrop as the city
grows on the west side of the San Joaquin.

"The South San Joaquin Irrigation District, which plans to build the
south county water system, would put in the bicycle-pedestrian bridge
as part of the water project, Lathrop City Manager Pam Carder said..."

Source: http://www.modbee.com/local/story/6905093p-7841173c.html
Archive search: http://www.modbee.com/man/archive/
Cost: Yes (after 7 days)
Title: "Lathrop City Council approves bridge plan"
Author: Bob White
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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

FLYING ROUND THE EIFFEL TOWER ON A BICYCLE

...No one could say [Alberto Santos-Dumont] was not brave. In 1898 he
attached an engine to the front of his [hot air] balloon, ascended, and
performed motor-driven circles and figures of eight in the air. After
this he was unstoppable. High, buffeting winds, breaking ropes and
rents in his gasbag failed to deter, let alone kill, him. He dispensed
with the basket, preferring a bicycle frame, and proved the
manoeuvrability of this refinement when, in what must have seemed to
onlookers a vision of pure progress, he rounded the Eiffel Tower
perched on the saddle of a bicycle..."

Source:
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Title: "Flying round the Eiffel Tower on a bicycle"
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R-E-S-O-U-R-C-E-S

-> "TRANSPORTATION: WHAT'S HEALTH GOT TO DO WITH IT?"
Article in the Spring NACCHO Exchange; by John Balbus and Bill
Wilkinson (yes! our own Bill Wilkinson!). See pages 25-27.
http://archive.naccho.org/Documents/naccho-exchange-spring-2003.pdf

-> "HOW CAN I FIND AND HELP BUILD A WALKABLE COMMUNITY?"
Online article by Dan Burden of Walkable Communities, Inc. "One of the
most important and necessary questions anyone should ask before
settling down in a permanent location."
http://www.walkable.org/article1.htm

-> "CITY OF TORONTO BIKE PLAN"
2001 Plan, subtitled "Shifting Gears towards a more bicycle friendly
city."
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/cycling/bikeplan.htm

-> "BIKE PLAN HAWAII"
Draft revision of 1994 State bicycle plan.
http://www.state.hi.us/dot/highways/bike/bikeplan/index.htm

-> "EMBARCADERO ROAD TRAFFIC CALMING PROJECT"
Draft Final Report; for the City of Palo Alto; by Sebastian &
Associates, et. al. Sept. 1999.
http://www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/embarcadero/finalreport.pdf


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

Note Additional training opportunities are available on the National
Center for Bicycling & Walking web site. Readers are encouraged to add
their own items as long as they pertain to training in the bicycle,
pedestrian, or livable community fields. Go to:
http://www.bikewalk.org/technical_assistance/training_resources/training_calendar.htm

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 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 25, 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

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/


J-O-B-S--G-R-A-N-T-S--A-N-D--R-F-P-S

-> JOBS -- CHICAGOLAND BICYCLE FEDERATION
MEMBERSHIP/COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Salary: $35,000 to $45,000 depending on experience. Grow and service
the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation's diverse membership base and direct
the organization's communication and marketing needs. Responsibilities:
Manage membership and volunteer files, direct mail campaigns,
membership recruitment and renewals; Manage and coordinate the
organization's communications, publicity and marketing; Coordinate
staff and member work on publications, the website and media relations.

TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

Salary $30,000 to $40,000 depending on experience. Be the internet and
technology go-to person for the country's most effective, most
cutting-edge bicycle advocacy organization. Responsibilities: Website
maintenance and enhancement; Linux network administration; Tech support
for Windows and Mac office computers; Tech support for office software
(primarily Microsoft Office); Access database maintenance and
enhancement; Maintain phone, fax, printer and e-mail systems

For either of these jobs, direct questions and submit a resume and
cover letter by email to: <David@biketraffic.org>

-> 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:
http://jobs.stanford.edu/openings/display.cgi?Job_Req=003071&JFam=NIL



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