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


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Issue #74 Friday, July 4, 2003

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H-A-P-P-Y--4-T-H--O-F--J-U-L-Y!

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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
  Round II Walkable Community Workshops: Applications Are Out
  Denver Bikestation Business Opportunity
  AMPO Notes FHWA Funding, USDOT Survey, T3 Pgms
  Canberra to Host "Connecting Cycling" Conference
  New Article Posts on NCBW Forum Online


I-N--T-H-E--N-E-W-S
  Walkable Cities Help Folks Burn Fat
  Delaware Closes Careless Driving Gap in Law
  Sacramento (CA), Disabled Residents Settle Suit
  1 in 3 Kids Risk Diabetes, w/o Lifestyle Changes
  Santa Fe (NM) Residents Differ on Calming Projects
  Realtors Learn About Walkable Communities
  Study: Michigan Took Wrong Turn on Roads
  4-Ft Delray Beach (Fl) Bike Lanes Too Narrow?
  Charleston (SC) to Adopt Ped-Friendly Zoning?
  Milwaukee's Norquist to Lead New Urbanism Group
  Cleveland Mayor's Aids Join Critical Mass Ride




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

WALKABLE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS ROUND II: APPLICATIONS ARE OUT

-> Following a very successful first round of MPO Walkable Community
Workshops, the NCBW has issued invitations to each of the 344
Metropolitan Planning Organizations to apply for Round II of
the program. The NCBW will select up to 10 MPOs to participate
in this new round of workshops as a part of its work to help
create active communities.

The new round of the WCWs has been endorsed by the Association
of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO), and are funded
in part through a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The workshops bring together community leaders, planners,
engineers, public health officials, and pedestrian advocates
to look at specific barriers to realizing more pedestrian
activity in their communities, as well as some potential fixes.

Visit the link below for details on how the WCW program works,
as well as the application form. MPOs applying for the
Round II workshop series must have their applications in by
August 29, 2003. If you have any questions, please feel free
to contact Peter Moe, NCBW's project manager, at <pete@bikewalk.org>.

For more information:
http://www.bikewalk.org/wcw_2_application.htm
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DENVER BIKESTATION BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

-> According to an article in the July 2nd issue of "News from Bicycle
Colorado," "[Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD)] has
issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select an operator for the
Denver BikeStation at Union Station. This is an amazing opportunity
for someone interested in running a bicycle related business or
expanding their current business into a new, highly visible space.
Benefits include a rent-free 1800 sq. ft. building strategically
located on the 16th Street Mall and Wynkoop Street, over $100,000 in
grant support over the first three years and marketing assistance from
RTD.

"The Denver BikeStation will provide covered, secure bike parking for
cyclists and it is the first of its kind in Colorado. It includes
showers, lockers, bike maintenance, retail bike/commuting products.
Depending on the operator's plans it could also offer bike rental,
food/beverage concessions, or some other creative business idea."

To get a copy of the RFP, contact John Dawson at
<John.Dawson@rtd-denver.com> or -- if you're in the area -- stop by
RTD's offices at 1600 Blake Street in Denver. Proposals are due July 24.
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AMPO NOTES FHWA FUNDING, USDOT SURVEY, "T3" PGMS.

-> A few items from the latest newsletter of the Association of
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO)...

"FHWA is establishing a Pooled Fund Program to develop a
second-generation of materials for transportation agencies to provide
information and raise awareness about actions that can be taken by the
public to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality." Go to:
http://www.pooledfund.org

"USDOT announced that it will release the complete National Household
Travel Survey, the most comprehensive survey of travel in the United
States in more than six years, in August."

"USDOT's Professional Capacity Building (PCB) offers free 'Technical
Training by Telephone,' or 'T3,' service that lets multiple
practitioners participate in a targeted teleconference with experts in
specific topics." Go to:
http://www.pcb.its.dot.gov

To learn more about AMPO, go to:
http://www.ampo.org/
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CANBERRA TO HOST "CONNECTING CYCLING" CONFERENCE

-> Peter Strang, executive director of the Bicycle Federation of
Australia sent us a note saying, "'Connecting Cycling: Integrating
Cycling with Travel Behaviour Change Programs' is being organised by
the Bicycle Federation of Australia (BFA). The theme of the conference
is travel behaviour change programs.

"The aims of the conference are:
- To bring together policy makers, practitioners, cycling groups and
enthusiasts to discuss current thinking and best practice in travel
behaviour change
- To provide information & resources on how to develop cost/effective
programs to increase cycling and public transport usage"

Dates for the Conference are November 20-21, 2003. For further
information, contact Barry Neame of Consec at <cycling@consec.com.au>
or via phone at: + 61 2 6251 0675; or fax at: + 61 2 6251 0672
Website: http://www.bfa.asn.au
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NEW ARTICLE POSTS ON NCBW FORUM ONLINE

Along with the NCBWs new gateway to the Safe Routes to School topic,
we've posted a related article on the NCBW Forum, "Children: A Critical Link
for Changing Driving Behaviour." The author is Catherine O'Brien of the
York Center for Applied Sustainability, York University. One premise
of the article: "Changing attitudes and values does not automatically
lead to changes in behaviour."

For more information, see the Looking At Research heading at the online
NCBW Forum: http://ncbwforum.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?a=cfrm&s=943603
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Q-U-O-T-E-S--R--U-S

In the last issue, thanks to Don Burrell, we included this verse from
Dr. Seuss:

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
And you may not find any you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course, you'll head straight out of town."
-- Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) from the book
"Oh, the Places You'll Go."

In this issue, thanks to Glen Wanner, we include a brand new verse --
and a mighty nice one, too!

But if the town is your home, then you'll have to stay there.
So tell the town leaders that this isn't fair.
Streets are for people, not large SUV's
which seem to be speeding as fast as they please.
Build us nice sidewalks and shade them with trees.
It will help clean the air which everyone breathes.
More bike lanes, more greenways, that should be the rule,
then children can walk and ride bikes to their school.
-- Glen Wanner,<glen.a.wanner@vanderbilt.edu>; Walk/Bike Nashville


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

WALKABLE CITIES HELP FOLKS BURN FAT

-> An article in the June 20th New York times asks, "Does living in the
suburbs make you fat? Probably, say several urban planners, architects
and researchers who are studying how the design of communities affects
human health. The reason, they say, is that people have to drive
everywhere. 'We're not at the point now that we know that sprawl makes
you fat,' said Lawrence D. Frank, associate professor of urban planning
at the University of British Columbia. 'But if you choose to live in a
sprawling environment, you are more likely to be overweight.'

Mr. Frank was an author of a new study that set out to answer this
question: 'If we make places more walkable -- denser, more mixed-use,
more pedestrian-friendly and more interconnected -- do people in fact
walk more, and if they walk more, are they healthier?' With responses
from 12,000 people, the authors determined that people who live in
areas of low-building density (read: suburbs) tend to weigh more than
people in higher-density, mixed-use areas (read: cities), even
accounting for income, age, sex and ethnicity..."

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/21/national/21WALK.html
Archive search: http://query.nytimes.com/search/advanced/
Cost: After 7 days (also, free registration required)
Title: "Cities Made for Walking May Be Fat Burners"
Author: Katharine Q. Seelye

The research is included in this book: "Health and Community Design:
The Impacts of the Built Environment on Physical Activity;" by Lawrence
D. Frank, Peter O. Engelke, Thomas L. Schmid ; Island Press; May 2003.
http://www.islandpress.org/books/detail.html?cart=10565751532437&SKU=1-55963-917-2

For more information on the survey work that underlies the report, go

to: http://www.smartraq.net/survey.htm
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DELAWARE CLOSES CARELESS DRIVING GAP IN LAW

-> According to a July 1st story in the Dover Post, "When someone dies
a tragic death, those of us left behind often wonder, 'Why?' Warren
G.H. Pritchett Jr. was hit by a truck while bicycling along a rural
Kent County road on Nov. 20. When he died of a fractured skull less
than an hour afterward, his daughter decided she had to find the answer
to that often-unanswerable question.

"Abby Reichardt found her answer -- part of it, at least -- last
Wednesday, June 25, when the Delaware State Senate passed HB190, the
Warren G.H. Pritchett Jr. Act. The legislation closes a gap in the
Delaware legal code that had allowed some drivers to face little more
than a reckless driving charge when involved in an accident, even if
their actions caused the death of another person. A spokesman for Gov.
Ruth Ann Minner said Friday the governor intends to sign the bill
within the next few days...

"The driver, Gregory Keiser, 44, of Hartly, was charged six days later
by Delaware State Police with a single count of criminally negligent
homicide. Reichardt said she and her family were shocked when, four
months later, that charge was dismissed by the state Attorney General's
office. There was insufficient evidence, it seemed, to prosecute a
homicide case. The state eventually charged Keiser with careless
driving, a misdemeanor offense under the state traffic code that
carries a potential maximum sentence of a $115 fine and 30 days in
prison..."

Source: http://www.doverpost.com/pages/doverwomanscrus.html
Archive search: use "Search" window (or try "archives" link)
Cost: No
Title "Dover woman's crusade leads to legislation against drivers who kill"
Author: Jeff Brown

To learn more about the bill, go to:
http://www.legis.state.de.us/Legislature.nsf/fsLIS?openframeset&Frame=Main&Src=/LIS/LIS142.NSF/Home!Openform
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SACRAMENTO, DISABLED RESIDENTS SETTLE SIDEWALK SUIT

-> According to a June 25th Sacramento Bee story, "Ending a bitter
four-year legal battle, city officials and an attorney for disabled
activists have reached an agreement on a lawsuit over sidewalk
accessibility, they announced Tuesday. The tentative settlement calls
for the city of Sacramento to drop its push to have the U.S. Supreme
Court hear the case. In return, the city must dedicate 20 percent of
designated transportation funds for the next 30 years to improve
sidewalks, crosswalks and curb ramps.

"The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved the details in
concept during a closed meeting Tuesday. To be officially settled, the
agreement must be approved in federal court. The apparent end to the
rancorous lawsuit was hailed by city officials and the attorney
representing the disabled residents. Some activists, however, said they
were worried about whether the city would follow through with the
settlement and if there would be enough money for planned improvements.
City Councilman Dave Jones said settling was the right thing to do and
an important step in mending relations with the disabled community..."

Source:
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/courts_legal/story/6917991p-7867493c.html
Archive search:
Cost: Yes (after 7 days)
Title: "Disabled, city settle sidewalk lawsuit"
Author: Terri Hardy
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1 IN 3 KIDS RISK DIABETES, WITHOUT LIFESTYLE CHANGES

-> According to a June 16th WebMD story, "One in three American
children born in 2000 will develop diabetes if they adopt the nation's
inactive and overeating lifestyle, according to a new government
report. For Hispanic children, the odds are even worse: About one in
two will develop the disease, says K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, chief of
the diabetes epidemiology section at the CDC Atlanta.

"'We knew that the diabetes rate was increasing, but this finding was
dramatic even to us,' Narayan reported here this weekend at the
American Diabetes Association's 63rd Annual Scientific Sessions. The
projected lifetime risk is about three times higher than the American
Diabetes Association's current estimate, he says..."

Source: http://my.webmd.com/content/article/66/79851.htm
Archive search: use "Search" window
Cost: No
Title: "One in Three Kids Will Develop Diabetes"
Author: Charlene Laino
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SANTA FE (NM) RESIDENTS DIFFER ON CALMING PROJECTS

-> According to a July 2nd story in the Santa Fe New Mexican, "People
who live along streets with traffic-calming devices credit them for
slowing vehicles, but bicyclists and those who drive emergency vehicles
or maintain streets have problems with the devices. Santa Fe's Traffic
Calming Program Evaluation Task Force heard from people on all sides of
the issue at its second meeting Tuesday.

"Faith Garfield, who lives in the Casa Solana neighborhood, said the
devices on Alamo Drive have slowed traffic and reduced the number of
large trucks. 'The construction trucks just don't want to go over those
humps and hear their tools go bang, bang, bang,' she said. The main
drawbacks, she said, are the 'visual pollution' from signs warning
motorists of the speed humps and the lack of landscaping on the traffic
circle at the corner of Alamo Drive and Camino de las Crucitas. Police
Capt. Raye Byford did not recall traffic-calming devices causing
problems for officers in pursuits, but he said police cars usually have
better suspension systems than ordinary vehicles..."

Source:
http://www.sfnewmexican.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=29331&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=6
Archive search: http://www.sfnewmexican.com/Search.asp
Cost: No
Title: "Traffic-Calming Task Force Meets"
Author: Tom Sharpe
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REALTORS LEARN ABOUT WALKABLE COMMUNITIES

-> In his June 25th Realty Times "Agent News" column, David Kopec
wrote, "During the past we have tried many methods to enhance walking
as a means of transportation, or a way to exercise. While many of these
attempts have been relatively recent, the task of developing walkable
communities is intricately tied to the psyche of the potential
pedestrian. In short, pedestrians want visual cues from the environment
that will make them feel safe, take into consideration their preferred
movement patterns, and areas that appeal to their sense of aesthetic
preferences.

"As such, many communities have called upon the services of
Environmental Psychologists to assist in the planning of redevelopment
and development areas. The review of related studies with regard to
walkable communities draws upon such theories as Defensible Space,
human vision and perception, and Stimulation theories, which are
clearly the domain of behavioral scientists. While these concepts are
not exhaustive with regard to the development of walkable communities,
they are three of the bigger factors that ought to be considered.

"While the proper definition of Defensible Space Theory deals
specifically with the deterrence of residential crime, the crux of the
theory is based on symbolic barriers and surveillance. These same
concepts can be extended to the behavioral patterns of whether a
pedestrian will walk through a community or not. If we look to the idea
of surveillance for example, we can see that communities with outside
seating and more pedestrians on the street will enhance the numbers of
eyes that can witness misgivings by others..."

Source:
http://realtytimes.com/rtnews/rtapages/20030625_walkablecommunities.htm
Archive search: use "Search" window
Cost: No
Title: "Should We Design Walkable Communities?"
Author: David Kopec
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STUDY: MICHIGAN TOOK WRONG TURN ON ROADS

-> According to a June 25th story published in the Ann Arbor News,
"Michigan passed over funding for bike paths and public transit and
instead emphasized road construction that did little to relieve
congestion or air pollution, according to a study released today. The
study by the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation, which funds research on
ways to improve the Great Lakes environment, looks at how seven Midwest
states, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio and
Wisconsin, spent their federal transportation dollars over the past 12
years.

"Michigan spent the least among the Midwest states on repairs, despite
having the worst bridges in the nation and the highest percentage of
roads in fair to poor condition in the region, the study notes. It
spent the most on new roads. That's expected to change under Gov.
Jennifer Granholm's 'fix-it-first' philosophy. 'We're on the leading
edge of a crisis,' says Kelly Thayer, transportation project manager
with the Michigan Land Use Institute in Beulah and a contributor to the
study. 'The Legislature is fighting hard to have some of the
new-pavement programs come first. We can't afford to expand the system
while we're allowing it to fall apart.'..."

Source:
http://www.mlive.com/news/statewide/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news-2/105655560399590.xml
Archive search: use "Search" window
Cost: No
Title: "Michigan took wrong turn on roads, study says"
Author: Meegan Holland

For more information on the report, go to:
http://www.joycefoundation.org/
Choose link to this headline: "Nation's Transportation Hub Falls Short
on Addressing Traffic Congestion, Freight Bottlenecks, Air Pollution,
Says Report." A downloadable 3mb pdf file of the report is available.
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4-FT DELRAY BEACH (FL) BIKE LANES TOO NARROW?

-> According to a story in the June 29th South Florida Sun-Sentinel,
"Skimping on the width of planned bicycle lanes along sections of State
Road A1A in Highland Beach and Delray Beach isn't sitting well with
some cyclists. Others are glad to have the 4-foot-wide lanes, like the
ones under construction in Highland Beach, but they would prefer to
have 5-foot designated bike lanes along the whole route, like the ones
in Boca Raton.

"'You can't trust drivers. There's always going to be one nut on A1A,'
said Don Rosen, 70, who rides weekly with The Chain Gang, an informal
group of cyclists who live in the Gleneagles community west of Delray
Beach. 'The 5-foot bike lane gives you a little more tolerance for
mistakes by drivers.' Cyclists are keeping a close eye on the $40
million Florida Department of Transportation improvement project on A1A.

"The resurfacing and safety improvements, including bike lanes or paved
shoulders along 27 miles from Boca Raton to Palm Beach, will take about
five years. Other State Road A1A improvements will be done on sections
of the road through Riviera Beach on Singer Island. Uproar from all
sides of the bike lane issue is stirring action in Delray Beach.
Original plans had 4- and 5-foot-wide unmarked lanes because the width
wasn't consistent through the city. But more than 1,100 people signed
petitions calling for the 5-foot designated lanes..."

Source:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-bc29bikejun29,0,6975860.story?coll=sfla-news-palm
Archive search: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sun_sentinel/
Cost: Yes
Title: "4-foot bicycle lanes in Highland and Delray Beach stir safety
concerns"
Author: Rhonda J. Miller
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CHARLESTON (SC) TO ADOPT PED-FRIENDLY ZONING?

-> According to a June 18th story in the Charleston City Paper,
"Charleston City Council considers new municipal zoning regulations --
and quite possibly the future of city life in Charleston ... Feeling
lonely and isolated? Does facing rush-hour traffic every day leave you
feeling stressed out and irritable? Are you getting a little bored with
your digital cable, home theater, DVD player, and Playstation II? Did
you recently discover that the exotic beauty you have been courting
online all these months is actually a pot-bellied retired trucker from
Cleveland named Frank? If you answered yes to one or more of these
questions, you may need Prozac. On the other hand, you might just need
a new zoning code.

"Charleston City Council is poised to take a historic step in coming
weeks when it votes on changes to the City's zoning ordinance. If the
new ordinance passes, Charleston will be on the road to reforming the
land-use practices that have shaped the local landscape for the last 50
years. The new ordinance would allow the creation of dense, multi-use,
pedestrian-oriented communities at strategic sites throughout the city.
The new zoning plan's backers hope that such 'villages' will help
reduce traffic, conserve rural land, and create focal points for
community life in the city's more suburban neighborhoods..."

Source: http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/cover_story.html
Archive search: http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/search.html
Cost: No
Title: "Won't You Be my Neighbor?"
Author: Brent Lanford
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MILWAUKEE'S NORQUIST TO LEAD NEW URBANISM GROUP

-> According to a June 29th Witney Gould column in the Milwaukee
Journal-Sentinel, "One afternoon a few years ago I got a call from an
aide to Mayor John O. Norquist. 'The mayor wants to urge you to go to
Rockford,' the staffer said. 'There's this great pedestrian bridge down
there that he thinks you ought to see.' A day or so later, the mayor
himself called. 'Hey, Whitney,' he said. 'Have you seen that bridge
down in Rockford yet? I'm sending over some pictures.' (And he did.
Dozens of them. Confession: I still haven't got around to seeing that
bridge.)

"Then there was the time I was walking along Kilbourn Ave. downtown and
the mayor pulled up beside me in a van, yelling out the window that I
should check out a really cool little building at the corner of Capitol
and somethingorother. You might conclude that, in a city with many
urgent problems, a mayor this fixated on buildings and bridges has his
priorities out of whack.

"But Norquist's lasting legacy to Milwaukee may well be this very
passion for the built environment. Long after the sexual harassment
scandal that effectively ended his political career has faded from
public consciousness, his imprint here will be felt in the form of
beautiful bridges, a new generation of walkable neighborhoods and
street-friendly facades, and the unbuilding of an ugly freeway spur.
That's not fluff; it's the stuff of livable cities.

"No wonder the Congress for the New Urbanism, a group Norquist helped
found 10 years ago to promote diverse, compact communities in the fight
against sprawl, picked him as its leader, starting next year. The job
fits him like one of his size 14D loafers..."

Source: http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/jun03/151768.asp
Archive search: http://www.jsonline.com/general/search.asp
Cost: No
Title: "Norquist's legacy is a livelier city"
Author: Whitney Gould
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CLEVELAND (OH) MAYOR'S AIDS JOIN CRITICAL MASS RIDE

-> According to a July 2nd story in the Cleveland Free Times, "The June
Critical Mass bicycle ride downtown was graced with not one but three
members [Mayor Jane Campbell's] Administration, a welcome show of
support for the idea that bicyclists can share the road with cars
downtown -- at least after work on a Friday. And for some reason, the
whole thing went off happily and without a hitch. Even the weather was
nice. Thanks, Jane!

"Planning Director Chris Ronayne rode with his wife--acting director of
parks and recreation Natalie Ronayne--on a snazzy tandem. Planning
commission staffer Marty Cader, no doubt getting in shape for his
pedal-powered New York to Cleveland jaunt later this summer, also
joined. They were among approximately 45 cyclists, an increase of
nearly 50 percent over the previous month's traffic-ticketed crew.

"We'd be remiss not to mention downtown councilman Joe Cimperman, who
didn't ride along but did organize a meeting between cyclists and
police the day before the ride. Cader attended the meeting and told
police he was there to represent the city's interest in having a
bike-friendly city..."

Source: http://www.freetimes.com/issues/1110/chat-bikes.html
Archive search: use "Search" window
Cost: No
Title: "Three Campbell Aides Join Critical Mass"
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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

BOY ROBS ART GALLERY WITH BICYCLE WHEEL

-> According to a June 30th story in Australia's Northern Territory
News, "A Territory judge said it was the 'era of the unusual weapon'
after dealing with two assault cases involving a bicycle wheel and a
doorknob...The cases were heard in the Supreme Court on Friday.

"Justice Trevor Riley first heard a case where a 14-year-old boy robbed
an art gallery owner with a bicycle wheel, then, in another case, was
told how a woman stabbed her sister with a doorknob. 'This must be the
era of the unusual weapon -- this morning I had a case of a threat with
a bicycle wheel,' Justice Riley said. The boy with the bicycle wheel
robbed the owner of the Injalak Arts and Craft Centre at Oenpelli of
$15 -- although he demanded $50...

"The judge said he had never had a case like it. 'The bicycle wheel is
not the usual class of weapon used in such offending -- it is a first
in my experience,' Justice Riley said. 'I find it difficult to picture
just how it may have been wielded as a weapon, however, I accept that
you intended it to be threatening and that your victim regarded it as
threatening,' he said..."

Source:
http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6674709%255E13569,00.html
Archive search: use "Search" window
Cost: No
Title: "Doorknob and bicycle wheel used in attacks"
Author: Rajiv Maharaj


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

-> "ON THE MOVE: BY FOOT"
A 16-page discussion paper from the UK Dept. for Transport; June 2003.
http://www.local-transport.dft.gov.uk/consult/walking/pdf/discussion_paper.pdf

-> "WALKING - THE WAY AHEAD"
A 24-page report from the (UK) National Seminar Series by the Transport
2000 Trust Good Practice Unit.
http://www.local-transport.dft.gov.uk/consult/walking/pdf/goodpractice.pdf

-> "ADDRESSING ISSUES: HEALTH AND COMMUNITY DESIGN"
Part of a series of articles by Project for Public Spaces.
http://www.pps.org/issue_papers/Health_and_community_design.htm

-> "SEGWAY: FRIEND OR FOE?"
Commentary on and reactions to the Segway Human Transporter
http://www.preventioninstitute.org/segway.html

-> "AGGRESSIVE DRIVING SCREENSAVER"
From California Institute of Transportation Safety (Windows only)
http://www.trafficsafety.sdsu.edu/downloads/AggDrvSrnSvr.exe

-> "GOOD SCHOOLS - GOOD NEIGHBORHOODS"
North Carolina report, subtitled "The Impacts of State and Local School
Board Policies on the Design and Location of Schools in North Carolina."
http://www.unc.edu/depts/curs/goodschoolsreport.pdf

-> "BRINGING THE COMMUNITY INTO THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS"
An Oct. 2002 "Realty Times" column by Al Heavens.
http://realtytimes.com/rtcpages/20021017_develprocess.htm

->" MAKING CURRENT TRENDS IN SCHOOL DESIGN FEASIBLE"
A 57-page report from the North Carolina State Board of Education,
subtitled "Small Schools, Walkable Schools, Urban Schools, Smart
Growth, Joint Use, Sustainability, Other Design Issues."
http://www.schoolclearinghouse.org/pubs/small.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 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

July 28-30, 2003, 2nd Urban Street Symposium, Anaheim, CA. Info:
Transportation Research Board; email: <TRBMeetings@NAS.edu>.
http://gulliver.trb.org/conferences/USS2/

July 31, 2003, Roundabout Analysis using aaSIDRA, San Diego CA. Info:
California Institute of Transportation Safety, USA (619) 594 0164.
http://www.trafficsafety.sdsu.edu (click on Services>Training)

August 24-29, 2003, International Conference on Ecology &
Transportation, Lake Placid, NY. Info: Katie McDermott, Center for
Transportation and the Environment; phone: (919) 515-8034; email:
<kpm@unity.ncsu.edu>
http://www.itre.ncsu.edu/cte/icoet/ICOET2003.html

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

November 20-21, 2003, Connecting Cycling: A Conference on the
Integration of Cycling with Travel Behaviour Change Programs, Canberra,
Australia. Info: Barry Neame of Consec at <cycling@consec.com.au> or
via phone at: + 61 2 6251 0675; or fax at: + 61 2 6251 0672.
http://www.bfa.asn.au

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 -- PEDESTRIAN PROGRAM MGR. -- CHARLOTTE, NC
Serves as the Pedestrian expert and responsible for management of $5
million annual Sidewalk Construction Program; responds to citizens'
requests/inquiries; evaluates potential streets for new sidewalk
construction; coordinates design of sidewalk projects; chairs and
serves on pedestrian and safety committees; prepares annual work
programs and budgets; makes presentations as needed. Requires BS/BA in
civil/traffic engineering, transportation planning, public health, or
related (master's degree preferred); considerable experience in
transportation engineering/planning with an emphasis on
pedestrian-oriented design and safety; excellent oral and written
communication skills; knowledge of principles and practices of
transportation planning; ability to work effectively with citizens,
other public agencies, developers, and consultants; working knowledge
of GIS desirable. Job #030093/2328/52202. Mail resume to: City of
Charlotte, HR Department, 600 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 or
fax to 704-336-3236
http://www.charmeck.org

-> SOQ -- ALT. TRANSPORTATION STUDY -- BRANSON, MO
The City of Branson, Missouri is requesting the submission of a
Statement of Qualifications from interested consultants leading to the
possible award of contract for an Alternative Transportation Study.
This request is the result of the City receiving a federal funding
appropriation to implement a study of innovative methods and means to
solve the community's traffic congestion problems. To develop a
solution to this traffic situation, the City of Branson is requesting
that interested firms submit a "Statement of Qualifications" so that a
study of possible solutions can be done with the future goal of
implementing a citywide transportation system. The City's intent with
this SOQ is to proceed with the selection of an engineering firm based
on qualifications and experience and then negotiate a contract with
that firm. The deadline for submission of the SOQ is July 31, 2003.
Information on SOQ submittals for this study can be acquired by
contacting the City of Branson Engineering Department at (417) 337-8559
or email: <cashcraft@cityofbranson.org>.

-> 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>.


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