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



Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 - Victoria BC Issue!
#105 Friday, September 10, 2004



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
  Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 Conference Sets Records
  America Walks Elects New Leaders
  Maine DOT Offers Free Walkability PowerPoints
  NHTSA Releases New Safe Routes Guide
  Velo Quebec Hosts Tourism Conference
  Walk to School Day/Week Coming in Early October
  Gihon Jordan Retiring from City of Philadelphia
  2005 Nevada Ped-Bike Conference Call for Abstracts
  Rockville (MD) Development Wins New Urbanist Award
  Cooper Institute Studies Childhood Obesity Programs

I-N--T-H-E--N-E-W-S
  600 Ped/Bike Advocates Descend on Victoria BC
  News Flash: Calif. SB 1087 Signed Into Law
  "Lance Effect" Boosts Cycling in U.S.
  Study: Kid Bicyclists Slow to Move in Traffic
  North Carolina Cities Plan for Car-Free Day
  Philly Considers "Walkable" B.F. Parkway
  Hoosiers Need to Burn More Calories
  Hoboken (NJ) Cracks Down on Illegal Parking




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


NOTE Since all of our staff are currently working hard on site at our
Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 conference in Victorial, BC, this issue will be
an abbreviated version. Next issue we'll resume our normal format --
and will include a wrap-up of the Conference...




PRO WALK/PRO BIKE 2004 CONFERENCE SETS RECORDS

-> The 2004 Conference, with the theme of Creating Active Communities,
has just wrapped up in Victoria, BC, as this issue of CenterLines goes
to "press."


The conference had a record attendance level, with more than 600
participants from across Canada, the United States, and a half-dozen
overseas countries. THe next highest attendance level was in St. Paul
in 2002, when just over 500 delegates attended. THe Canadian contingent
was out in force for the Victoria conference, with Canadians representing
just over one third of the attendees.


See more about the conference in the In The News section, below. There
will be a full wrap-up of the conference in the next issue of
CenterLines; select presentations will be posted on the NCBW web site
by the end of September.
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AMERICA WALKS ELECTS NEW LEADERS


-> According to a recent news release, "America Walks, the national
coalition of walking advocates, announced that Andy Hamilton of
WalkSanDiego has been elected Board President. Kit Keller of Wisconsin
Walks has taken over as Vice President for Development. Charlie Gandy,
a founding member of the Thunderhead Alliance, recently joined the
board, along with advocate and consultant, Sue Newberry of Carson City,
NV, and David Levinger of Feet First in Seattle. Former president,
Ellen Vanderslice, retired from the board to concentrate on a new
position with the City of Portland, OR.


"Hamilton stated, 'Right now America Walks is girding the foundation of
the organization -- revamping our website, writing grants, enlisting
new members, and forming partnerships, most notably with public health
organizations. Pedestrian advocates are succeeding like never before.'
America Walks now numbers 63 member groups, up from 45 in 2002."


For more information, contact the Boston office at (617) 367-1170, or
visit http://www.americawalks.org. Andy Hamilton can be reached at
(858) 650-4671 or <andy.hamilton@sdcounty.ca.gov>
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MAINE DOT OFFERS FREE WALKABILITY POWERPOINTS


-> The Maine Department of Transportation has created a CD, "Creating a
Walkable Maine," that features 12 different PowerPoint presentations to
stimulate the desire to create a better walking environment. The
presentations are not highly technical with regard to design detail but
are intended to be more advocacy-oriented to encourage policy makers to
improve wallking conditions.


For more information or to request a free copy of the CD, contact John
Balicki, MaineDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, at:
<john.balicki@maine.gov>.
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NHTSA RELEASES NEW SAFE ROUTES GUIDE


-> At the Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 conference, the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration released its new "Safe Routes to School -
Practice and Promise" report. The 122-page publication offers an
overview of Safe Routes to School activities around the world, listing
information on challenges and lessons learned, as well as contact
people.


Written by Peggy da Silva and Gracie Askew at the Center for Health
Training, "Practice and Promise" is essential background for organizers
and administrators. For more information, contact Gracie at (510)
835-3700. The report will be available soon from NHTSA.
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VELO QUEBEC HOSTS TOURISM CONFERENCE


-> According to a recent note from Jean-Francois Pronovost, "On October
21, at the Delta Sherbrooke Hotel, Velo Quebec present TOURISM AND
CYCLING, toward the inauguration of the Route Verte! This major
conference will be an opportunity to highlight winning strategies, both
for those who are currently planning to develop bicycle tourism
infrastructures in their region and for those who are already the
marketing the attractions of their destination. Simultaneous
translation provided at all plenary sessions and in four workshops (two
in the morning and two in the afternoon)."


For details or to register, go to
http://www.routeverte.com/colloque_e.lasso
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2005 NEVADA PED-BIKE CONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


-> According to a recent release, "The Nevada Pedestrian & Bicycle
Program of Nevada DOT is now formally accepting proposal abstracts for
presentation in the following topic areas as they relate to bicyclists
and pedestrians: traffic engineering; maintenance; policies and
standards; Americans with Disabilities; traffic safety; livable
communities; advocacy; event planning and coordination; transportation
planning; traffic operations and management; education; and law
enforcement. Abstract submittals must be postmarked by December 17,
2004."


For more information, contact Eric Glick, Nevada DOT, 1263 S.
Stewart St., Carson City NV 89712; phone: (775) 888-7433; email:
<bicycle@dot.state.nv.us>
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WALK TO SCHOOL DAY/WEEK COMING IN EARLY OCTOBER

-> According to the USA website of the International Walk to School
Week, "Each October, millions of children, parents, teachers and
community leaders across the globe walk to school to celebrate
International Walk to School Day and, since 2003, International Walk to
School Week. It is an energizing event, reminding parents and children
alike of the simple joy of walking to school. It also serves as an
opportunity to focus on the importance of physical activity, safety,
air quality and walkable communities. Walk to School activities often
become a catalyst for on-going efforts to increase safe walking and
bicycling all of the time."


Here's the schedule for this year's event:
Walk to School Day: October 6, 2004; Walk to School Week: October 4-8,
2004. For more information, go to:
http://www.walktoschool-usa.org/
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GIHON JORDAN RETIRING FROM CITY OF PHILADELPHIA


-> We recently received this note from Gihon Jordan, long-time bike
advocate and professional: "Hello! I have been attending PB/PW for many
decades, but unfortunately, I cannot attend this year and speak with
you personally. I will be retiring from the City of Philadelphia
Traffic Engineering Department in May, 2005. I am looking forward to
taking time to bicycle around the world, improve my gardens, write a
book on transportation cartoons, and take on more of the work I am
enthusiastic about. After decades of being the queen's opposition
within government, I relish working with communities and consultants
that want to implement modern ideas in transportation..."


We send out our best wishes to Gihon and he can be reached at (215)
349-8605(h); (215) 686-5536(w); email: <gihonjordan@verizon.net> or
<gihon.jordan@phila.gov>.
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ROCKVILLE (MD) DEVELOPMENT WINS NEW URBANIST AWARD


-> According to a Sept. 9th news release, "More than a year before
breaking ground on Twinbrook Commons, a proposed mixed-use transit
oriented development surrounding the Twinbrook Metrorail station in
Rockville, MD, the development team has earned a prestigious Charter
Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)...The award
recognizes the development team's success in the goal of embracing new
urbanist principles by creating a place that enables residents to get
out of their car and travel by foot, bicycle, or public transportation.


"'Twinbrook Commons embodies a remarkable number of new urbanist
principles at all scales,' states the CNU's Charter Award. According to
the Congress for the New Urbanism, 'Under this fine plan, a parcel of
land that functioned primarily as a turnstile [commuter parking] will
become a destination.' The architects, Torti Gallas and Associates,
noted that 'Not only will one be able to walk to and from the transit
station; one will actually want to make the trip.'..."


Source:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/
www/story/09-09-2004/0002247323&EDATE=

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COOPER INSTITUTE STUDIES CHILDHOOD OBESITY PROGRAMS


-> According to a recent note, "The Cooper Institute, in Dallas, TX,
has received a grant to identify and evaluate childhood obesity
programs with the intent of finding the programs with the greatest
potential of having a measurable impact on the problem of childhood
obesity. The goal of the project is to make available a database of
programs that have been quantitatively and qualitatively evaluated in
order to summarize what is currently available and highlight future
needs. Ultimately, the results of this work will be presented to a
private foundation for evaluation of appropriate funding targets."


If you know about a program or initiative that should be evaluated,
please forward program and contact information to Dr. Jody Wilkinson at
<fitkids@cooperinst.org>.
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Q-U-O-T-E-S--R--U-S


[From the NCBW's Sept. 7th "Back to School" Safe Routes to School
Institute, held in Victoria, British Columbia]


"If we get Safe Routes to School right, we will get the rest of the
[bike/ped] agenda right."
-- Bill Wilkinson


"A city more suitable for children is more suitable for everyone."
-- Catherine O'Brien


"A better way to promote safe routes to school to the children could be
to call it "unsafe routes to school."
-- David Engwicht


"Kids can't have an adventure [on their way to school] without some
risk,"
-- David Engwicht


"One road that is too busy with no crossing guard will cause a parent
to drive."
-- Unknown


"The traffic threat multiplier effect, meaning exposure to traffic,
generates traffic as people say, 'We can't let our child walk to school
because there is too much traffic.'"
-- Bruce Appleyard


"SR2S is not just reclaiming the opportunity for our kids to walk to
school but it reclaims the opportunity for all of us to get around,"
-- Bernadette Kowey


"Ask yourself every day: 'How can I effectively use my time to effect
change this week?'"
-- Peter Lagerwey


"Develop the program so that all stakeholders [educators, police,
engineers, parents, and planners] own the SR2S problem."
-- Jacky Kennedy


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600 PED/BIKE ADVOCATES DESCEND ON VICTORIA BC

-> According to a Sept. 6th Monday Magazine article, "If you took a map
of Victoria, and put it in front of local cycling advocate John Luton,
he says it would take a week to point out all the spots where things
could be improved for cyclists-places where the traffic flow could be
simpler, where cyclists could have dedicated bike lanes, where those
lanes could be marked more clearly-and on, and on. And that's in a city
known as the cycling capital of Canada. Imagine what it's like in other
cities, where the obstacles to two-wheeled transportation include even
greater challenges (like snow, poor pavement conditions, indifferent
drivers and worse). That's what the participants in this week's
upcoming Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike conference (taking place from Tuesday, Sep
tember 7 to Friday, September 10), will be addressing as they wind
their way up and down the Galloping Goose, through downtown traffic and
yes, even when they sit in the conference centre, all the while
discussing how to make their cities (and this one) better for cyclists
and pedestrians.


"The conference, sponsored by the National Center for Bicycling and
Walking in Washington, DC, happens every two years in a different North
American city. As such, it attracts participants from urban planning
departments, recreational cycling and walking organizations, local
governments, equipment manufacturers, environmental activists and
people who just care passionately about their preferred human-powered
modes of transportation. The theme of this year's conference, Creating
Active Communities, will focus on how to get more people out of their
cars and onto their feet or bikes, by developing ways, and places, for
them to do so. Not only will the conference expose some 600 (at press
time) delegates to the pleasures of cycling and walking in Victoria, it
could spark some more direct benefits for the city (beyond all those
delegates telling all their friends to come here)..."


Source:
http://web.bcnewsgroup.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=117&cat=43&id=290670&more=
Archive search:
http://www.mondaymag.com/monday/archive/editorial/index.htm
Cost: No
Title: "Local cyclists and pedestrians to benefit from conference
think-tank"
Author: Alisa Gordaneer
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NEWS FLASH: CALIF. SB1087 SIGNED INTO LAW


Just in from Paul Dom, Executive Director of the Califorina Bicycle Coalition:
NEWS FLASH: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed the bill
reauthorizing Safe Routes to School in California. Many, many thanks are
due to Surface Transportation Policy Project, California Alliance for
Transportation Choices, Odyssey, and many local bike coalitions and
activists across the state.
For more, see the California Bicycle Coalition web site at:
http://www.calbike.org/
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"LANCE EFFECT" BOOSTS CYCLING IN U.S.


-> According to a Sept. 10th Christian Science Monitor article,
"Whenever champion bicyclist Lance Armstrong wins a Tour de France,
interest in cycling perks up in the US. The more Americans hit the
pedals for work or play, it's all the better for them and the
environment. The 'Lance effect,' as it's known, remains strong.
Professional and amateur bike associations in the US report membership
has risen since Mr. Armstrong's latest, and sixth, victory. Bike races,
too, lure more to this sport. One race in North Carolina offers a
$125,000 purse.


"And perhaps bicyclists find a role model in presidential candidates.
John Kerry and George Bush have recently raised biking's profile by
often using their two-wheelers. (Mr. Bush rides a mountain bike; Mr.
Kerry, a competition racer). More than half the bicycles sold in the
$5-billion-a-year industry last year were sold to adults, according to
the National Bicycle Dealers Association. And the League of American
Bicyclists reports that 57 million Americans bicycle regularly, with
about 3 million commuting on a bike...Towns that support cycling often
boast a strong community spirit and improved quality of life. Bicycling
needs public support as much as highways do...."


Source http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0910/p08s01-comv.html
Archive search:
http://www.csmonitorservices.com/csmonitor/archivesearch.jhtml
Cost: Yes
Title: "Take a Bike!"
Author: Editorial Board
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STUDY: KID BICYCLISTS SLOW TO MOVE IN TRAFFIC


-> Here's a news item we missed earlier. However, according to a July
16h HealthDayNews article, "If you're the average bike-riding adult,
your foot is already firmly positioned on the pedal, ready for forward
motion, whenever you wait for a break in busy traffic. However, a new
study using virtual reality finds the average kid may be much less
prepared -- and thus, less safe -- in the same situation. The finding
could have real implications in preventing the dozens of deaths and
hundreds of thousands of injuries in the United States linked to child
bike accidents each year.


"'We think that kids and adults are perceiving the visual information
-- the size of gaps in traffic -- probably fairly similarly. But the
kids just aren't as ready to go as the adults are,' explained lead
researcher Jodie M. Plumert, a professor of psychology at the
University of Iowa. According to Plumert, this means that if cars speed
up unexpectedly, or a child loses temporary control of the bike, 'then
the child might be in trouble, because they just don't have the same
margin for error that adults have.' The study, funded by a grant from
the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Injury
Control and Prevention, appears in the July issue of Child
Development..."


Source: http://www.kpax.com/Global/story.asp?S=2051857
Archive search: use "Search" window
Cost: No
Title: "Kid Bicyclists Slow to Move in Traffic"
Author: E.J. Mundell


For a copy of the study abstract (and ordering info for the article),
go to:
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00736.x/abs/
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NORTH CAROLINA CITIES PLAN FOR CAR-FREE DAY


-> According to a Sept. 8th Daily Tar Heel article, "A small group of
Chapel Hill and Carrboro public officials gathered Tuesday morning to
discuss plans for World Car-Free Day, which will be held Sept. 22 and
celebrated locally. On World Car-Free Day, local citizens will be urged
to use alternative modes of transportation, such as walking or
utilizing public transit systems. Citizens can visit
http://www.gocarfree.com and pledge to go car-free or 'car-lite,'
making them eligible to win prizes including train tickets and walking
shoes.


"The event is being promoted to create awareness of the environment and
to increase the popularity of a walkable community, officials said.
'Local decisions have enormous bearing on achieving sustainability,'
said James Carnahan, chairman of the Village Project, a local
environmental group. He said the goal of the Village Project and events
such as Car-Free Day is to let future generations enjoy the same
quality of life as people do today. The group is working in conjunction
with the town of Chapel Hill to keep the community
pedestrian-friendly..."


Source:
http://www.dailytarheel.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/08/413efc20953cc
Archive search:
http://www.dailytarheel.com/vnews/display.v/ARC?submit=search
Cost: No
Title: "Citizens to eschew driving"
Author: Catherine Sharoky


For more on World Car-Free Day, go to:
http://worldcarfree.net/wcfd/
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PHILLY CONSIDERS "WALKABLE" B.F. PARKWAY


-> According to a Sept. 9th Philadelphia Daily News article, "Maybe the
time has come to stop dreaming about building a better Ben Franklin
Parkway and actually start doing something about it. After months of
fine-tuning and quietly shopping ideas to give Philly's famous
boulevard more pizzazz, one of the Parkway's big dreamers took his
ideas yesterday to some people who have the power to actually implement
them - the Fairmount Park Commission. A 30-minute PowerPoint
presentation at the commission's monthly board meeting kicked off the
start of a more public campaign by Paul Levy, executive director of
Central Philadelphia Development Corp., to build support for what he
called an 'animated, walkable cultural campus' on the Parkway...


"Commissioners heard Levy lay out a smorgasboard of ideas for making
the Parkway more of a destination for pedestrians and not just a
thoroughfare for cars. Ideas included creating sidewalk cafes, public
art and Parisian-style book stalls in green spaces near the Parkway's
cultural institutions, which attract 2.8 million visitors a year. Other
ideas were bolder. They included covering the exposed parts of the Vine
Expressway with green space, reducing the number of traffic lanes, and
adding islands of green space and bikeways..."


Source: http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/local/9615331.htm?1c
Archive search: use "Search" window
Cost: Yes
Title: "Park panel hears Parkway ideas"
Author: Michael Hinkelman
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HOOSIERS NEED TO BURN MORE CALORIES


-> According to a Sept. 10th Indianapolis Star article, "To burn more
calories -- and let's face it, we Hoosiers need to burn more calories
-- we could train for a marathon or work out in the gym five times a
week. But it doesn't have to be that hard. 'We try to get people to
just move,' said Heather Hedrick, assistant director of educational
services at the National Institute of Fitness and Health. 'Just get up
and walk down the hallway, or go up and down the stairs, or walk
farther.' Do something. Indiana has one of the highest obesity rates in
the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. We're not about to take that lying down, are we?


"Uh, that's how we got this way in the first place. Our problem? We
simply love things easy. 'Everything's about convenience now. There's
drive-through everything,' said Bryan Stednitz, assistant director of
fitness for the division of recreation at Indiana
University-Bloomington...Good health, he says, 'is about increasing
physical activity. It's about not waiting in a Wal-Mart parking lot for
the closest space, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator.'..."


Source: http://www.indystar.com/articles/3/177362-3363-047.html
Archive search: use "Search" window
Cost: Yes
Title: "Let's get (just a bit) physical"
Author: George McLaren
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HOBOKEN (NJ) CRACKS DOWN ON ILLEGAL PARKING


-> According to an Aug. 30th Jersey Journal article, "It's been close
to six months since the city launched its Safe Paths to School program,
an initiative meant to improve pedestrian safety. So far, city
residents have mixed opinions about it. The program calls for greater
enforcement of state and city laws prohibiting drivers from parking
within 25 feet of an intersection or crosswalk, in order to leave views
unobstructed. The hazard hit home in June when Clare Roberts, a
31-year-old Hoboken woman, was killed while riding her bicycle at the
corner of Newark and Grand streets. Roberts' widower, Greg Madigan,
said when his wife was hit by a car, an SUV had been parked too close
to the intersection, blocking the view there...


"[About] six months ago, well before Roberts was killed, concerns over
the safety of Hoboken's roadways began to mount. So Mayor David Roberts
- who is no relation to Clare Roberts - along with the city's police
and fire departments, launched Safe Paths to School. The program is
designed to improve safety along the routes most often used by children
walking to school, including more stringent enforcement of the
ordinance prohibiting parking too close to an intersection. 'We've
stepped up enforcement of those paths and we're doing the best we can
in a tight, urban setting where there are many vehicles that coexist
with pedestrians' the mayor said. 'From the onset of my administration,
we have made pedestrian safety a priority. We're getting the larger
SUVs off the street corners and we're getting the crosswalks clearly
painted. We've purchased several hundred pedestrian safety signs and
several hundred speed humps. We are enforcing traffic and parking
regulations,' he said..."


Source:
http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/news-0/109385714561841.xml
Archive search: http://www.nj.com/search/
Cost: Yes
Title: "Hoboken crackdown since cyclist's death"
Author: Sarah N. Lynch
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AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...


WHO'S GRUMPY?


-> "...Irritable male syndrome is the subject and title of a new book
by psychotherapist Jed Diamond. Diamond made a name for himself with
the 1997 book Male Menopause, in which he argued that 'andropause,' or
the decline in testosterone that accompanies aging, can really bring a
guy down. In 'The Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the Four Key Causes
of Depression and Aggression' (Rodale), scheduled for bookstores in
October, Diamond broadens his scope of hormonal changes that can make
men, old or not, grumpy. And hormones are just one element in a mix of
internal and external forces that can turn a happy, healthy stud into a
sour, sick spud..."


Source:
http://www.aarp.org/bulletin/yourlife/Articles/a2004-08-26-grumpy.html


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


-> "SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL - PRACTICE AND PROMISE"
New NHTSA overview of Safe Routes to School activities around the
world; by Peggy da Silva and Gracie Askew, Center for Health Training.
For information, contact Gracie at (510) 835-3700. The report will be
available shortly from NHTSA.


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



September 7-10, 2004, Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004, Victoria, British
Columbia, Canada. Make plans now to attend the NCBW's 13th
international symposium on walking and bicycling. For details on how
to get to Victoria and where to make hotel reservations, visit the
website. Other details posted as they become available.
http://www.bikewalk.org/PWPB2004/PWPB2004.htm.


September 18-22, 2004, Rail~Volution: Building Livable Communities with
Transit, Los Angeles, California. Info: Rail~Volution phone:
503-823-7737 / 800-788-7077; fax: 503-823-7609; e-mail:
<info@railvolution.com>
http://www.railvolution.com


October 7-9, 2004, Missouri Trail Summit, Columbia MO. Info: Missouri
Park & Recreation Assn, 2018 William Street, Jefferson City, MO
65109-1186; phone: (573) 636-3828; fax: (573) 635-7988; email:
<info@mopark.org>
http://www.mopark.org/2004_Trail_Summit_page.htm


October 14-15, 2004, Safe Routes to School Leadership Training
Workshop, Mill Valley, CA. Info: David Parisi, Parisi Associates, 58
Alta Vista Ave, Mill Valley CA 94941; phone: (415) 388-8978; email:
<davide@parisi-associates.com>


October 21, 2004, Tourism and Cycling, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
Louise St Maurice, VLO QUBEC, 1251, Rachel Street East, Montreal,
Quebec, H2J 2J9, Canada; phone: (514) 521-8356, ext 308.
http://www.routeverte.com/colloque_e.lasso


October 21-24, 2004, 17th National Trails Symposium, Austin, Texas.
Info: Dr. John Collins, University of North Texas, Department of
Kinesiology, Health Promotion & Recreation; phone: (940) 565-3422;
email:<Collins@coe.unt.edu>.
http://www.AmericanTrails.org/Austin/default.html


October 20-22, 2004, 2nd "Child in the City" Conference, London UK.
Info: Child in the City Foundation, Ms. Sandra van Beek, P.O. Box 822,
3700 AV Zeist, The Netherlands; phone: +31 (0)30 6933 489; +31 (0)30
6917 394; e-mail: <svanbeek@europoint-bv.com>
http://www.europoint-bv.com


October 21, 2004, Tourism and Cycling, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
Louise St Maurice, VLO QUBEC, 1251, Rachel Street East, Montreal,
Quebec, H2J 2J9, Canada; phone: (514) 521-8356, ext 308.
http://www.routeverte.com/colloque_e.lasso


January 27-29, 2005, 4th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth, Miami
Beach, FL. Info: Michele Kelso Warren, Senior Program Manager, Local
Government Commission, 1414 K Street, Suite 600, Sacramento CA 95814;
phone: (916) 448-1198; fax: (916) 448-8246; e-mail: <mkelso@lgc.org>
http://www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/SmartGrowth/


February 25-26, 2005, 2nd Annual Active Living Research Conference, San
Diego CA. Info: Kevin Reese, Active Living Research, phone: (619)
260-5538; email: <kreese@projects.sdsu.edu>
http://www.activelivingresearch.org/index.php/Conference/7


May 24-27, 2005, Health Promotion and Education at the Crossroads,
Minneapolis, MN. Info: DHPE, 1101 15th Street, N.W., Suite 601,
Washington, DC 20005; phone: (202) 659-2230; fax: (202) 659-2339;
email: <director@dhpe.org>
http://www.dhpe.org/nationalconference/


May 31-June 3, 2005, Velo City 2005, Dublin, Ireland. Info:
http://www.velo-city2005.com


June 5-8, 2005, Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers annual
conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Info:
http://www.cite7.org/saskatoon/


July 27-30, 2005, TrailLink 2005, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. Info:
http://www.railtrails.org


September 22-23, 2005, Walk 21 (VI), Zurich, Switzerland. Info: Walk21,
Diddington House, Main Road, Bredon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20
7LX, United Kingdom; phone: 00 44 (0) 1684 773 94; email:
<info@walk21.co>
http://www.walk21.com/


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


-> JOB -- MGR. OF TRAIL DEVELOPMENT -- R-T-C
Nonprofit environmental organization is seeking a Manager of Trail
Development. Duties: manage trail planning team; identifying project
prospects, marketing services; managing projects, and in-depth project
work; oversee the Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse, manage technical
assistance and training programs in identified regions of the country;
manage and provide technical assistance and training programs to
various regions of the country; oversee our GIS mapping program;
identifying potential funding sources and developing proposals;
delivery of technical assistance to trail builders and advocates;
assist with other program duties as assigned. Occasional long-distance
travel. Salary is commensurate with experience. Qualifications: B.S. or
B.A. in urban and regional planning, environmental studies or related
field, master's degree preferred; a minimum of five years experience in
urban and regional planning or related field; three years of management
experience (non-profit background a plus); excellent GIS mapping
skills; database management; experience developing/managing budgets and
raising revenue; excellent written and oral skills, plus excellent
interpersonal and leadership skills.


To Apply Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume
no later than September 17, 2004 to (no phone calls please): Elton A.
Clark, Manager, HR, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 1100 17th St., NW,
10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Email: elton@railtrails.org. Women
and minorities are encouraged to apply.



-> JOBS -- EXEC. DIR. & BTW COORD -- BAY AREA BIKE COAL.
The Bay Area Bicycle Coalition (BABC) represents all the local bicycle
coalitions on regional issues. BABC is planning to hire its first-ever
Executive Director. BABC is looking for a dynamic individual with
skills and experience in organizational development and a commitment to
bicycle advocacy. BABC may also hire one or more coordinators to help
plan and implement the next Bike to Work Day event (scheduled for May
2005). BABC is asking interested applicants for either position to
submit a resume and letter of interest by September 30, 2004. The BABC
job announcement is available at:
http://www.bayareabikes.org.


-> JOB -- COMMUTE TRANS. OPTIONS TEAM -- ARLINGTON, VA
Arlington Transportation Partners is seeking an energetic team member
for a unique opportunity marketing commuter transportation options.
Duties include: creating and implementing sales and marketing plans,
building client relationships, seeking new clients, managing event
projects, and conducting local community outreach to top clients and
prospects, all while working to reduce the region's pollution
emissions. Sales, marketing, and/or public relations experience
preferred. Demonstrated writing and presentation skills. Proficiency
required in Microsoft Office, database management. Excellent benefits,
salary, 401K, generous leave. Please fax resume to Executive Director
at 703-247-9288. Visit:
http://www.commuterpage.com/atp/index.cfm


-> JOB -- ASST ENGR FOR BIKE/PED PROJECTS -- MARIN CO. CALIF

To replace now vacant Bicycle Coordinator position. Help find the right
person! The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin
County Public Works Department are announcing a recruitment for the
position of Assistant Engineer. The current vacancy serves as the
Bicycle Coordinator in the Transportation Services Division of the
Public Works Department. The salary is $5,397 - $6,500 monthly.
Depending upon the number of qualified applications received, the exam
process may include an application screening or a written, practical or
oral examination or any combination. Successful candidates will have
their name placed on the eligible list. Tentative oral examination date
is Tuesday, October 12.


For the complete job posting, visit the Marin County website at:
http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/hr/jobs/bulletin.asp?bulletin_num=0631-04-07&job_class_code=0631&job_opened_year=04&job_opened_num=07&ServDeptCd=PW
There is a link to the County's website from http://www.marinbike.org


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