#268 Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
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R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
The Staff and Board of Directors at the National Center extends their warmest and best wishes for a safe and very happy holiday season to all of our friends, associates and CenterLines readers. Bike on, walk on and keep on keeping on. Centerlines will be back in January with all the news that's fit to motivate, advocate and inspire.
-> The final report is out on Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010. For the first time in the conference's 30 year history, we have pulled together your thoughts, reactions, ideas, and constructive criticisms of the conference, converted that information into flashy graphics, and published a report. If you are just interested in learning who attended, why they attended, where they came from, and how satisfied they were with the conference, then the Executive Summary is for you.
The Full Report contains all the qualitative feedback from the second half of the Conference Evaluation survey. Many of you went above-and-beyond the call of duty, providing us generous, voluminous feedback. You let us know what new, exciting trends we should explore for 2012. You gave us ideas on how we can shrink the environmental impact of Pro Walk/Pro Bike®. And you voted on your favorite presentations.
Please note: this is not the unabridged version; some editing was required. For example, even though there were 50 different ways of telling us that the conference center was too cold, we only included a handful of the most creative entries.
Here are some of the more provocative and prescient comments to get us thinking about 2012:
There are an endless number of uses for the Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010 conference report. Here are some of the more appropriate ones:
Here's where to start if you are interested in hosting Pro Walk/Pro Bike®
For the Executive Summary
For the Full Report
-> According to a Nov. 30th Florida Bicycle Association Blog entry, the American Automobile Association wants trail and bicycle/pedestrian funding cut from transportation funding. "Our friends at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy are fighting the good fight for trails and bicycle/pedestrian programs, and they need your help! AAA is advocating for the elimination of the Transportation Enhancements (TE) program from the transportation trust fund. Trails and bike/ped get less than 2 cents of every dollar in the fund, but AAA wants that money to go to highways and roads, turning back the clock on 20 years of progress toward a balanced transportation system."
"It started with AAA Mid-Atlantic in Delaware. Since then AAA National (Heathrow, FL) has indicated they support Mid-Atlantic's position. Incidentally, other AAA locations have trails. Take a peek at this video taken last week of AAA Mid-Atlantic headquarters that shows the trail just steps from the AAA building. Go figure! Our friends at YouTube support trails too. RTC has launched a petition to ask AAA to reconsider their position. More than 30,000 people have signed so far, and supporters -- and AAA members -- are flooding their regional AAA chapters asking one simple question: 'Will AAA support critical, established walking and bicycling programs -- and the funding source that allows them to thrive-now and into the future?'..."
The RTC petition is here: http://tinyurl.com/27dd8tp
-> According to a Dec. 6th Planetizen article, "New neighborhood-level data from the walkability rating website Walk Score has broadened the view of what it means to live in a walkable city. This comparison of neighborhood-level data across the U.S. offers a more specific look at which cities are really the most walkable. Over the past few years, the website Walk Score has gained a lot of popularity amongst urban planners, developers and, maybe most especially, real estate agents. It's a mapping tool that quantifies the walkability of street addresses with a simple 0-100 score, based on proximity to a variety of amenities."
"It's an easy way to find a new place to live, or to navel-gaze and see just how well your address measures up...As with many of these sorts of lists, the value is mainly in the novelty, but these figures do well to illustrate how cities differ on a macro scale. Enter the micro scale. A new release of data has created scores for more than 2,500 cities in the U.S., and, most importantly, the scores of more than 6,000 neighborhoods within these cities. The site has released a number of 'heat maps' that show, through a red-to-green color overlay, where the highest and lowest Walk Scores are within a city..."
-> In the Nov. 24th edition of CenterLines, we left off the web link for the results of the recent Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals board election. Here they are: http://tinyurl.com/26bfzov
-> According to a Dec. 7th announcement from the Alliance for Biking & Walking, "As 2010 draws to a close, many of us are reflecting on the progress we've made this year. Now is the time to show your thanks for those who worked tirelessly to improve bicycling and walking in your community. The Alliance is accepting nominations for its national Advocacy Awards, which honor individuals, organizations and businesses that show exceptional leadership in advancing the bicycle and pedestrian movement."
"Anyone can make up to six nominations and the winners will be recognized during a special reception on the first night of the National Bike Summit. But hurry! Nominations are due December 20th!"
The online submission form is here: http://tinyurl.com/2a77lhb
-> According to a recent APBP message, "Due to increasing demand for its Complete Streets Implementation Workshop series, the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC), in cooperation with APBP, will train 6 to 8 nationally recognized professionals to co-instruct these policy-oriented workshops. To request an application, please contact Linda Tracy: <email@example.com>. Applications are due no later than 5 pm PST on December 17, 2010."
"For more information about how Complete Streets Implementation Workshops help agencies fast track making their streets more complete, help them develop the political will to change policies and practices, and create, adopt and implement effective policies click on the link below."
-> According to a Dec. 1st NCSRTS news release, "Collecting Parent Surveys for Safe Routes to School programs just got easier. The National Center for Safe Routes to School has launched a new feature which gives local Safe Routes to School programs the ability to collect Parent Survey responses online in both English and Spanish. The online Parent Survey option is a free service that streamlines the data collection and submission processes, and saves local programs administrative time and money."
"The new feature enters Parent Survey responses directly into the National Center's online data system which eliminates the need for additional fee-based survey software. Previously, organizers had to subscribe to Survey Monkey in order to collect responses and then go through additional steps to submit their local data to the National Center. This online Parent Survey option is offered in addition to the National Center's free service of processing hard copies of the English and Spanish Parent Surveys..."
-> According to a recent announcement, "Paris pays homage to the bicycle by hosting the 22nd International Cycling History Conference (ICHC), from 25 to 28 May 2011 at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM). For this event, the Centre d'histoire des techniques et de l'environnement (CDHTE) invites you to prepare a paper about cycle history. Various issues may be cover: technology, industry, social interactions and patterns, economic model, representations."
"Communication projects should be sent before February 1st, 2011 to Samaher Wannous at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. They may be either in French or English language. They must include the name of the author, the title, and a 300 words summary. They will be reviewed and selected by the Scientific Board. The selected speakers will be informed around February 21st, 2011. "
Source: http://tinyurl.com/2vk3p3n (2.2MB pdf)
-> According to a Dec. 1st Sustainable City Network blog entry, "CityRyde has submitted the methodology behind its new Inspire software to the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) Program for approval. Inspire is designed to offer additional revenue streams to bicycle-sharing programs through the use of carbon offset credits. It is first methodology explicitly designed for sustainable transportation to be submitted to the program."
"'The Inspire software represents an entirely new way of generating cash flow for bike-sharing projects,' said Jason Meinzer, COO and co-founder of CityRyde. 'Furthermore, the methodology behind it is scalable to uses beyond bike sharing, and we look forward to developing it further in the interest of bringing funding to more sustainable transportation projects.'..."
For more on CityRyde, go to: http://tinyurl.com/38er5ku
-> According to a Nov. 29th NPR story, "One way National Geographic staffers in Washington, D.C., can get to know their company's CEO is to take him up on his long-standing offer: to go for a lunchtime bike ride. 'Anyone still downstairs? OK, so we ready to go, guys?' National Geographic Society CEO John Fahey asks a group of about 20 employees Fahey, an avid biker, says he's just trying to encourage a little exercise -- and he wants the opportunity to get to know folks informally. As the group makes the 15-mile trek to Hains Point along the Potomac River and back, Fahey makes a point of chatting with everyone, staffers say."
"At National Geographic -- which is a hub of outdoorsy, adventure-seeking types who think nothing of biking busy city streets -- lots of the staffers who join Fahey for the lunchtime rides also use their bikes to get to and from work every day. 'I've been riding in for 19 years,' says senior photo editor Dan Westergren, adding that he has definitely noticed the boom -- especially as bike paths and bike lanes along city streets have improved..."
Via RWJF Childhood Obesity News Digest: http://tinyurl.com/32tdgue
-> According to a Nov. 30th Politico article, "First lady Michelle Obama asked faith and community leaders Monday to 'shake up their congregations' and help her play a 'critical role' in helping to eliminate childhood obesity. In a conference call, Obama asked the leaders - including ministers, rabbis and Girl Scout officials - to become involved in 'Let's Move Faith and Communities,' an offshoot of her national campaign to promote exercise and proper nutrition."
"'You all play a vital role in so many aspects of people's lives: offering counseling on family matters, providing comfort and guidance in times of crisis, being there for folks during some of the most important moments of their lives,' the first lady said. 'All of you know how to empower people. That's why you all have an important role to play on an issue you know is near and dear to my heart. You all know how serious a problem this is...'"
Via RWJF Childhood Obesity News Digest: http://tinyurl.com/32tdgue
-> According to a Dec. 3rd iHealthBeat article, "On Thursday, [U.S. Health & Human Services] officials announced the Healthy People 2020 goals, which encourage the use of health IT to improve the health of communities, Government Health IT reports. Part of the goals' aim is to facilitate the exchange of patient data among health care and public health professionals. Other health goals announced by health officials as part of Healthy People 2020 include:"
-> According to the Nov. 29th edition of the Cyclists Touring Club's Cycle Digest, "Cycling England's demise was clear within a few months of the general election in May. Set up in 2005 to get 'more people cycling, more safely, more often', its end was announced in mid-October, a few days before the Chancellor set out the priorities for the next four years in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). Many other 'non-departmental public bodies' shared the same fate...There will be no more [earmarked] central grants for cycling in England, save a small pot to ensure the continuation of Bikeability cycle training. Wales, Scotland and London will all have to cope with cuts to their budgets, but decisions on how much cycling gets as a proportion of that total have yet to be made. In Northern Ireland, transport minister Conor Murphy is increasing spending on roads by 51% (from £149m to £225m), but has cut the cycling budget for Belfast to £8,000 -- a huge, 98% drop from the previous figure of £450,000..."
Source: http://tinyurl.com/23b6zle (2.9MB pdf)
-> In a Nov. 10th Los Alamos Bikes Blog entry, Khal Spencer wrote, "Last night, the 'Resolution on the Policy for the Design of Public Streets and Rights-of-Way in Los Alamos County,' Resolution 10-32, passed Council on a vote of 6-1. Thank you to all who worked on this, especially to T-Board member Janie O'Rourke and Community Development Director Rick Bohn, and to Council for its patience and constructive criticism as we muddled through in order to get this ready for Prime Time."
"This document will be of considerable help as we look forward to considerable change in the downtown area and in the NM-502 Corridor, just as the 2005 'Los Alamos bike plan' (not the official name) gave us the neccesary guidance for rebuilding Diamond Drive. This stuff matters..."
-> According to a Nov. 28th Indiana Daily Student article, "Thirty-nine Indiana schools will be sharing $3.4 million in awards to promote walking and biking and the prevention of childhood obesity. On Nov. 4, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Education announced $3.4 million in awards to 39 Indiana schools through the Indiana Safe Routes to School program. Indiana's Safe Routes to School program started five years ago to encourage walking and biking to school by children, families and school faculty..."
Via RWJF Childhood Obesity News Digest: http://tinyurl.com/32tdgue
-> According to a Nov. 24th Mobilizing the Region article, "In the Hudson Valley last Tuesday night, the Kingston Common Council passed a Complete Streets resolution which makes it 'a City goal to foster transportation choices by developing a Complete Streets program' and establishes an eleven-member advisory council that will make recommendations to the City on how to move forward. The evening was the culmination of an eight-month effort by Kingston's Complete Streets Committee, which has been guided by planner David Gilmour and Kristen Wilson of Cornell Cooperative Extension and funded by the Robert Wood Johnston Foundation. With one more year of funding in place and this major goalpost achieved, Wilson told MTR she was looking forward to continued progress in the community."
"The resolution passed with a bipartisan 6-1 vote. At the meeting, Republican Alderman Andi Turko-Levin spoke about the economic benefits of this policy for a small city like Kingston. As a real estate agent and President of Ulster County's Board of Realtors, Turko-Levin has first-hand experience with how a walkable, attractive community can be a significant draw for an area. She told MTR, 'it's exactly what young families are looking for in a community.' Before the vote, Democratic Alderman Tom Hoffay told the Times Herald-Record that 'there are things we need to have in place to be competitive for grants and be ready for climate change.'..."
-> According to a Dec. 1st Biking Bis article, "The bicycle ban imposed on most city streets in the small gambling town of Black Hawk, Colorado, is legal, according to a municipal court judge. The ruling means that the three ticketed bicyclists who fought their tickets in court, with the help of pro bono attorneys and the nonprofit Bicycle Colorado, will probably either pay their fines or appeal the cases..."
-> According to the Dec. 1st newsletter of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, "Last night was a warning of things to come in Santa Rosa for bicycle projects. Council members John Sawyer, Ernesto Olivares and Jane Bender played the political process to their desire; Stopping all things bike related. The backlash against bicycling from the new majority of city council members is going to take down one of the most desired bicycle projects in Santa Rosa, the SRJC/Hwy 101 bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing. They used bicycle projects as a waste of time and funding in their election campaigns and they are now going to crush all bicycle projects."
"John Sawyer voted 'yes' last night so he could bring the project back to the new council next week. This is nasty politics. The time is NOW. If you have a relationship with John Sawyer, Ernesto Olivares, Scott Bartley or Jake Ours, please, please ask them to not reverse last night's vote. This project will be built mostly with federal funds, funds that are only available for bicycle projects. That is bringing money into our local economy that would otherwise not be available to us..."
-> According to a Nov. 21st Beacon-News article, "An assortment of attributes sets DuPage County apart from other places, but there's at least one challenge it shares with the rest of the U.S. Newly compiled figures suggest that kids here are adopting the same unhealthy lifestyle habits as their peers everywhere, mirroring a national trend toward lifelong obesity. Figures suggest that in the southwest portion of DuPage, 29 percent of kids are overweight and 13 percent are obese. Aware that childhood obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled over the past three decades, local activists were expecting that."
"'The numbers basically indicate the previous supposition, where 1 in 3 kindergartners is overweight or obese,' said Ann Marchetti, director of Fighting Obesity Reaching healthy Weight Among Residents of DuPage. The data place area children on a path that could result in today's children having more serious weight problems than present-day adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of obesity in Illinois is 26.5 percent -- precisely midway between Mississippi's high of 34.4 percent and Colorado's low, at 18.6 percent. 'Forward,' a partnership spanning seven northern Illinois counties, has taken aim at countering the patterns that cause weight trouble to begin in childhood. Launched 18 months ago, the effort's first task was achieving a comprehensive snapshot of DuPage kids' weight..."
Via RWJF Childhood Obesity Digest: http://tinyurl.com/2a7g94r
-> According to a Dec. 1st Technology Review article, "The first analysis of data from shared bicycle networks in Europe, reveals some surprising urban cycling patterns In 2005, the French city of Lyon introduced a shared bicycle system called Velo'v that has since inspired numerous other schemes around the world. Velo'v differed from earlier schemes in its innovative technology, such as electronic locks, onboard computers and access via smart cards. The system now offers some 4000 bikes at almost 350 stations around the city. Most residents agree that the system has transformed the city from a grid-locked nightmare to a cyclists dream, with some 16,000 journeys now being completed each day."
"All this presents researchers with an interesting opportunity. Since its introduction, the system has kept track of the start and finishing location plus travel time of every journey. Today, we get a detailed analysis of this data from Pablo Jensen at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and a few amis. They looked at 11.6 million bicycle trips in Lyon between May 2005 and December 2007. The result is the first robust characterisation of urban bikers' behaviour, they say...Over an average trip, cyclists travel 2.49 km in 14.7 minutes so their average speed is about 10 km/h. That compares well with the average car speed in inner cities across Europe..."
-> According to a Dec. 4th UPI article, "Air pollution exposure early in life is linked to belly fat and insulin resistance in mice even if they ate a normal diet, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Qinghua Sun of Ohio State University says exposure levels for the animals subjected to polluted air resemble the fine-particulate pollution that can be found in U.S. urban areas."
"Sun and colleagues fed the mice either a normal diet or a high-fat diet and exposed them to either filtered air or air containing at least seven times more fine particulates than the ambient air in Columbus, Ohio. After exposing the mice to polluted or filtered air for 10 weeks, researchers analyzed the mice for risk factors associated with obesity and insulin resistance -- the hallmark of type 2 diabetes, Sun says..."
Editor's Note: The National Center for Bicycling & Walking stands with the American Lung Association and a long list of other national organizations asking Congress to support Clean Air Act. Forty years ago, Republican and Democratic leaders passed the Clean Air Act. This law directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to guard public health and the environment from life-threatening air pollution. Since then, the EPA's careful oversight has saved lives and improved the quality of life for millions of Americans.
-> "Let's have a moment of silence for all those Americans who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride the stationary bicycle."
-> "Although bike lanes are nice, what would really make cycling safer is to change the legal lines so that drivers are automatically at fault if they hit a cyclist. This is how things are in cycle-friendly countries like the Netherlands, where not coincidentally, it's quite common to see well-dressed women and men on bicycles."
-> "I came across an article that nearly made me fall off my chair. The heading read: 'Promoting Safe and Productive Automotive Technology' and beneath it was a picture of an iPad mounted on the steering wheel of a car! The inventor of this mount says his invention will help you communicate with your friends while driving without taking your eyes off the road or obstructing your view of the road..."
-> "Since brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief"
AND NOW, FOR A FEW THINGS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
"WHAT ON EARTH!"
"This animated short proposes what many earthlings have long feared -- that the automobile has inherited the planet. When life on Earth is portrayed as one long, unending conga-line of cars, a crew of extra-terrestrial visitors understandably assume they are the dominant race. While humans, on the other hand, are merely parasites. An Oscar nominee, this film serves as an entertaining case study."
COOPER INSTITUTE'S "CALORIES BURNED IN 30 MINUTES"
WEBINAR: "Educating the Next Generation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals: Tools and Resources for Instructors"
Date: December 9, 2010 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST
Presenters: Laura Sandt, PBIC; Carl Sundstrom, PBIC
WEBINAR: "Top Ten SRTS Engineering Treatments"
Date: December 14, 2010, 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. EST
Presenters: Mike Cynecki, City of Phoenix; Bill Schultheiss, Toole Design Group
Hosts: America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School
Contact: Michelle Gulley <email@example.com>
WEBINAR: "Bike Boxes"
Date: December 15, 2010, 3:00 to 4:00 pm EST
Cost: $50/site for APBP members, $75/site for non-members
Contact: Debra Goeks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Upcoming Webinars http://tinyurl.com/28hn8kn br> -- Bike Sharing Programs: January 19, 2011 br> -- Complete Streets: Feb 16, 2011
WEBINAR: "From the evidence, what do we know about the association between the built environment and injury risk and prevention?"
Date: January 27, 2011 from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Presenters: Kim Bergeron, Queen's University
Host: Green Communities' Canada Walks
Cost: None (50 spots are available so register soon!)
Registration and info: http://tinyurl.com/32va3z2
RE:STREETS CONFERENCE COMING THIS JULY
-> According to a Nov. 22nd announcement, "In partnership with The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Complete Streets Coalition, America Walks, Smart Growth America and the urban planning and design firm of MIG, Inc., PLAE, Inc. announces the Re:STREETS Conference...The group will take part in a working conference and design charette to be held at UC Berkeley, July 21-23, 2011. In advance of the conference participants will receive a technical manual and a working group assignment. During the conference attendees will be tasked with developing the best design options for specific problems."
Details: http://tinyurl.com/28fj4fc (53.5KB pdf)
-> "KEEPING OUR SIDEWALKS FREE OF ICE AND SNOW..."
-> "DRIVERS OF APARTMENT LIVING IN CANADA..."
-> "EFFECTS OF YELLOW RECTANGULAR RAPID-FLASHING..."
-> "TAKING THE WHEEL: ACHIEVING A COMPETITIVE TRANSPORTATION..."
Via New Urban Network News: http://tinyurl.com/23vvy9u
-> "PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PREDICTS GRAY MATTER..."
-> "ROUNDABOUTS: AN INFORMATIONAL GUIDE: 2ND EDITION"
-> "TECH BRIEF: EVALUATION OF SHARED LANE MARKINGS"
-> "TECH BRIEF: CROSSWALK MARKING FIELD VISIBILITY STUDY"
-> "HEALTH ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT TOOL (HEAT) FOR CYCLING..."
-> "PENNSYLVANIA SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM"
-> "CYCLE PARKING GUIDE FOR NEW RESIDENTIAL..."
-> "PEDESTRIAN SAFETY STRATEGIC PLAN..."
opportunities are available on the National Center for Bicycling &
Walking web site. Add your own items to the on-line calendar...it's quick
and easy. Please be sure your calendar items pertain to training and workshops
in the bicycle, pedestrian, or livable community fields. Go to:
HEY, YOU! SEND US YOUR CALENDAR ITEMS -- PRONTO!
-> January 23-27, 2011, TRB 90th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Info:
-> February 3-5, 2011, 10th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, Charlotte, NC. Info: Melissa Harper-Barton, Event Coordinator, Local Government Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 250, Sacramento CA 95814; phone: (916) 448-1198 x327; fax: (916) 448-8246; e-mail: email@example.com.
-> February 22-24, 2011, Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. Info: Active Living Research
-> March 8-10, 2011, National Bike Summit, Washington, DC. Info: League of American Bicyclists
-> March 24, 2011, Florida Bike Summit, Tallahassee FL. Info: Laura Hallam, Executive Director, phone: (352) 468-3430; fax: (352) 468-3430; email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Florida Bicycle Association, P.O. Box 718, Waldo, FL 32694.
-> April 15-17, 2011, Filmed by Bike, Portland, OR. Info: Filmed by Bike
-> May 10-11, 2011, 2011 Transportation Planning, Land Use, and Air Quality Conference, San Antonio, Texas. Info: Transportation Research Board; contact: Christine Gerencher, email: <CGerencher@nas.edu>
-> May 15-19, 2011, National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference, Abingdon, VA. Info: The Partnership for the National Trails System
-> May 18-20, 2011, 3rd International Conference on Roundabouts, Carmel, IN. Info
-> May 22-25, 2011, National Main Streets Conference, Des Moines, IA. Info: National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street Center.
-> May 25-28, 2011, 22nd International Cycling History Conference (ICHC), Paris, France. Info: French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research, Francis Papon, phone: 0145925705 ICPEF,INRETS/DEST/EEM, email: <email@example.com>, communication projects should be sent before February 1st, 2011.
-> June 20-22, 2011, Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference, St. Louis, MO.
-> July 28-30, 2011, World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research, Whistler (BC) Canada. Info: Center for Transportation Studies, Univ. of Minnesota.
-> August 16-18, 2011, 3rd Safe Routes to School National Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Info:
-> August 21-25, 2011, International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Seattle, WA. Info:
Please limit job announcements to about 150-250 words and include a web link for the full description. This will reduce the editor's workload! Thanks!
-> JOBS -- ENGINEERS -- CITY OF AUSTIN (TX)
The City of Austin is hiring 2 engineering positions for sidewalks, trail, and bikeway design. These positions are with the Public Works, Neighborhood Connectivity Division (http://tinyurl.com/396xdln), which under one roof houses the City's Bicycle, Pedestrian, Urban Trails, Child Safety, and Neighborhood Partnering Program. Support for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations exist at all levels of the City government and implementation is happening faster than ever. This is an excellent opportunity to join a diverse and talented team in a faced paced environment.
Details: http://tinyurl.com/2aqls8c (Search for Job Requisition Number 067791)
-> JOB -- DEV. OFFICER -- CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB (WA)
Cascade's Development Officer is the frontline fundraiser for individual and foundation giving who works to increase contributed income through membership and donations. S/he is an advocate for the organization who enjoys spending a substantial portion of her/his time building relationships with donors or prospective donors through meetings, phone conversations and events.
Send cover letter and resume to <firstname.lastname@example.org> with "Development Officer" in the subject field.
Deadline: Position open until filled.
-> JOB -- DEV. DIRECTOR -- ACA, MISSOULA, MT
Adventure Cycling Association seeks an energetic, well-organized, and goal-oriented person to serve as our leader on development and fundraising. This is a unique opportunity to grow the resource base for North America's largest bicycling membership group, at a time when our members and donors are becoming more supportive than ever of Adventure Cycling's mission and project work. We seek a team player who loves to raise (and help others raise) financial resources for good causes -- in our case, bicycling and bicycle travel. The position is based at Adventure Cycling's headquarters in beautiful and friendly Missoula, Montana.
GENERAL SUMMARY: Plans, coordinates, and implements all development and fundraising activities for Adventure Cycling Association. Duties include managing all aspects of our major donor cultivation and solicitation, grant research and writing, developing and tracking quarterly appeal letters, and promoting and managing planned gifts. The Development Director will be supported by a full-time Development Assistant and support staff throughout the organization. The director will also work with a Development Committee, made up of members of the Adventure Cycling Board of Directors and select volunteers.
-> JOB -- PART-TIME PGM ADMINISTRATOR -- PEDS, ATLANTA (GA)
PEDS is a nonprofit, member-based advocacy organization dedicated to making metro Atlanta safe and accessible for all pedestrians. We educate drivers about their responsibilities to pedestrians and promote pedestrian-friendly infrastructure and increased enforcement of laws that protect pedestrians.
Position: Program Administrator
Job Function: The Program Administrator coordinates membership activities, including outreach and renewals, managing the database and acknowledging contributions. Assists in updating website content regularly. Updates and manages digital photo collection. Recruits and coordinates volunteers. Performs other duties related to the core work of PEDS as assigned by the President or Director of Community Education.
Education: Minimum 2 years of college required. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
Experience: Familiarity with membership or donor programs preferred. Experience working with non-profit or community organization a plus.
Skills: Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong computer skills required, including proficiency with Word, Excel and database programs. Spanish speaking ability a plus.
Compensation: $10-$12/hr, depending on experience. 15-20 hours/wk. Flexible hours, daytime and weekday only.
To apply, Send resume and cover letter specific to this job by email to: <email@example.com>
-> JOB -- EXEC DIRECTOR -- EAST BAY BICYCLE COALITION, OAKLAND, CA
The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is seeking an experienced and energetic professional with experience in developing, leading and managing a non-profit advocacy organization to join our team as Executive Director. We are hiring a full-time Executive Director to help lead the organization through its current period of transition and intense growth and beyond. The Executive Director will supervise the EBBC's paid staff, contractors, interns and volunteers on advocacy and programs related to the organization's mission. The Executive Director serves at the direction of the Board of Directors. Candidates should have experience with non-profit governance and organizational development, fundraising, advocacy, and transportation policy. The complete job posting and submission instructions can be found at:
-> JOB -- SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ED SPECIALIST -- WI CTR FOR ENV ED & KEEP
This position serves as a staff member of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education and KEEP, helping these programs pursue their goals and objectives. This position will work with the director and staff of KEEP as well as an advisory board to provide statewide leadership in the dissemination and incorporation of climate change and sustainable transportation education into Wisconsin's K-12 schools.
This position will be responsible for coordinating teacher workshops, collaborating with statewide partners, developing print and digital resources for educators, and organizing community service learning projects. Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred in Environmental Education, Energy Education, Natural Resources, Science Education, Education or a related field. Knowledge of climate change issues and resolutions, including sustainable transportation, desirable.
Qualified individuals must possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and work equally well communicating over the computer and in person. Candidates with website development skills strongly preferred. Experience in teacher professional development; working with diverse audiences; educational program development; and program assessment a plus. Candidate should also be familiar with word processing, spreadsheets, database, desktop publishing, and presentation software programs.
Send hard copies (no email) of a letter of interest; curriculum vitae or a resume; copies of transcripts; two letters of reference and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two additional references to the following address: Stacey Allen-Bannach TNR Building room 100, 800 Reserve Street Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Screening of applications begins December 1, 2010 and continue until suitable candidate is found.
-> JOB -- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- WALKSANDIEGO
WalkSanDiego seeks a highly organized and outcome-focused Executive Director to lead and manage a regional pedestrian advocacy organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board President and is responsible for developing and managing the organization's $650,000 budget, supervising a paid staff of five, and contractors, volunteers or interns as needed. The salary range is $70,000-$75,000 with strong potential for growth. The position is full-time, with excellent benefits, including medical coverage, retirement contribution, and professional development opportunities.
The ideal candidate will have 7-15 years of diverse experience in one or more specialized areas of land use planning, transportation planning, marketing, business development, or public policy advocacy/implementation. A master's degree, law degree, or certification in a field of planning, transportation, or public health is preferred. Alternatively, candidates may have a strong background in marketing, communications, fundraising, and/or managing campaigns. Management experience, preferably in a nonprofit advocacy or community organization, is strongly desired. Bilingual Spanish is a plus but is not required.
-> RESEARCH PROJECT COORDINATOR -- VOORHEES TRANS CTR, NEW BRUNSWICK (NJ)
Posting Date: 09/30/2010; Campus
Job Description: Reports to the project manager. Supports the project managers and principal investigators with management activities on designated projects, including oversight of student research assistants and project consultants. Assists with the coordination and administration of programs and projects by conducting research; assisting with the analysis of data; assisting with the preparation of project reports, memoranda, and other work products; planning and coordinating focus groups, workshops, committee meetings, and conferences; assisting with content related to events and meetings; performing other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements: Requires a bachelor's degree in city and regional planning or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of project coordination, organization, facilitation, report preparation and analysis, writing, and outreach. Requires at least two years of experience in relevant discipline to include experience in the field of transportation planning and policy. Also requires good communication skills and computer literacy. Master's degree in city and regional planning preferred. Experience and knowledge related to transportation policy and planning and expertise in the areas of transit planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and/or transportation operations/evacuation planning also desirable.
-> JOB -- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- BICYCLE COALITION OF MAINE
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is currently conducting a national search for its next executive director. The Coalition has an exemplary track record of results in educational, policy, and outreach-based initiatives. Its policy success in advocating for improved access and the rights of cyclists on Maine roads and paths is highlighted by Maine's consistent ranking as the most bicycle friendly state in the East by the League of American Bicyclists.
The Coalition seeks an experienced leader who will continue to increase the positive momentum of the organization. The successful applicant will have experience in organizational management, excellent communication skills, the ability to engage a wide range of constituents, and a focus on making Maine a better place to bicycle.
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume by November 15, 2010 to <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Executive Director Search.
Location: Augusta, Maine
Type: Full time
Start date: Feb. 1, 2010
For the complete job description, go to: http://tinyurl.com/23jpu9ho
-> JOB -- PGM DIR., TRANS POLICY + ADVOCACY -- TLC
Transit for Livable Communities (TLC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to a safer, more just, and environmentally-sound transportation system, is seeking an individual with management experience and a background in transportation, land use, public health, or engineering who can lead our Advocacy team and contribute to TLC's reputation for integrity, excellence, and vision.
-- Manage a three-person team including one policy and two organizing staff.
For complete job description, go to: http://tinyurl.com/2wp3la8
-> JOB -- COORDINATOR, TRAILLINK.COM (PART-TIME) -- RTC, WASH, D.C.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a national nonprofit organization advocating healthier lifestyles by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Founded in 1986, RTC is one of the most respected trail advocacy organizations in the nation with more than 150,000 members and supporters. After helping create more than 19,000 miles of rail-trail over the last 25 years, RTC has an ambitious goal for the future: by 2020, 90 percent of Americans will live within three miles of a trail system. RTC is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Job Location: This position is located in RTC's national office in the West End/Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C., and is easily accessible by Metro's Red, Orange and Blue lines.
Job Duties: The TrailLink.com Coordinator is a part-time, temporary one-year position. The TrailLink.com Coordinator is responsible for supporting RTC's popular trail-finder website, TrailLink.com, in the areas of content development, site development and technical support. The position also interacts with RTC staff to ensure standards and timely updating of trail information...
-> INTERNSHIPS -- FULL + PART-TIME POSITIONS -- RTC
Rail-to-Trails Conservancy Internships:
-> JOB -- EXEC. DIRECTOR -- SUSTAINABLE CITIES INITIATIVE, U OF OREGON
The Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) seeks a highly motivated, organized, and action-oriented individual to help lead, manage and grow the Sustainable Cities Initiative. SCI is a multi-disciplinary, new program at the University of Oregon that encompasses many facets of the University. While SCI has a specific focus on sustainability and the built environment, it also was designed to help redefine the role of public education in serving the public good.
The role of Executive Director is a new position and requires an experienced, motivated person who can simultaneously create new programs and skillfully manage existing ones. A successful candidate is someone who is flexible, collaborative, and action-oriented; and someone who can be both entrepreneurial and work within the unique higher education environment. SCI has been built with a tremendous amount of faculty energy, and skilled leadership is now needed to successfully institutionalize existing efforts and foster the ongoing development of new ideas.
-> JOB -- SRTS BIKE ED CONTRACTOR(S) -- SCBC, SONOMA CO. (CA)
The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition seeks enthusiastic, experienced bicycle education independent contractors for extra-help in implementing our Safe Routes to School bicycle education programs. This is an on-call, contractual position for specific events that will be scheduled during the course of the 2010-11 school year. The position could extend beyond 2010-11. Most events will take place between September-October, and again from March-June, either on weekends or during the school day. We offer a friendly, fast-paced work environment with a staff focused on making positive change in the world.
Desired Qualifications: Bilingual (Spanish preferred); experience with community-based programs & bicycle maintenance. Strong belief in the ability to positively change lives by supporting walking and bicycling for transportation.
Compensation and Benefits: Hours will vary monthly, based on scheduled courses and events. We offer a friendly, fast-paced, flexible work environment. Our staff is focused on making positive change in the world and supports and celebrates diversity, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.
-> JOBS -- MULTIPLE POSITIONS -- ACTIVE TRANS ALLIANCE, CHICAGO
If you have a passion for bicycling and a strong desire to effect change for bicyclists in and around Chicago, then the Active Transportation Alliance might be the perfect place for you.
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