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#280 Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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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.

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----- Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2012 Conference Website Goes Live
----- What is Placemaking?
----- Got Complete Streets & SRTS in Your Transformation Grant?
----- LaHood: Equal Access to Transportation a Right for All Americans
----- NTEC Releases Transportation Enhancements Spending Report
----- Nonmotorized Pilots Brief Congress
----- New SRTS Nat'l Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 17
----- As America Ages, a Push to Make Streets Safer
----- Grassroots Fundraiser Nets over $31K for U.S. Bicycle Route System
----- Many TRB Docs Now Available Free as Pdfs
----- 2 in 3 Australians Blame Unsafe Roads for Staying Off Their Bikes
----- Doing "Bike to Work Week" in Abbotsford (BC)

R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
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----- Complete Streets Coming to Mobile, Alabama!
----- Honolulu Cyclists Rally for Bike Lanes
----- Riverside (CA) Reaffirms Commitment to Bicycle Future
----- Washington State's Vulnerable User Bill Passes!
----- U of Oregon Prof : "Can't a Guy Ride a Bike Without Being Yelled At?"
----- Starksville (MS) Cyclist Run Over Twice by Same Driver

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----- Long Commutes Cause Obesity, Neck Pain, Loneliness, Divorce, Stress, Insomnia

N-E-W-S--S-E-C-T-I-O-N-S
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- The National & International Scene
- Regional and Local Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Stats R Us
- Webinars, Webcasts and Seminars
- Resources
- Calendar
- Jobs, Grants & RFPs
- Housekeeping
- Contact Us

THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

PRO WALK/PRO BIKE® 2012 CONFERENCE WEBSITE GOES LIVE

-> The Conference website for Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2012 in Long Beach, California, is now online. Consider this site your portal to everything Conference-related including: the Conference program, information on hotels and travel, mobile workshops, registration and important deadlines, special meetings, and proposal submissions. Over the next few months, we will be adding those above-mentioned features to the site. For now, you can check out what makes Long Beach a great host city for Pro Walk/Pro Bike®. We have also retained information from Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010 in Chattanooga, for those of you not yet familiar with the conference.

Please contact Mark Plotz <mark@bikewalk.org> with questions about the Conference, or if you are interested in sponsorship. Conference dates are: September 10-13, 2012. See you in Long Beach!

Go to: http://tinyurl.com/3vgbrg6

WHAT IS PLACEMAKING?
by Mark Plotz

-> The 279th edition of CenterLines carried with it news of the incorporation of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking into the New York City-based Project for Public Spaces (PPS). This announcement provoked a number of questions among CenterLines readers, chief of which is "What (exactly) is Placemaking?"

To understand Placemaking, we need to start with an understanding of what makes a "Place." A place is where people want to experience life: it may be a park, a market, the street outside your home, the public square where you eat lunch, or a public building. While they are disparate locations, these spaces have common characteristics: good access and linkages; sociability; support for multiple uses and activities; and they are comfortable, clean, and attractive. In making a "Place," PPS begins by asking people about their vision for a space they inhabit or an everyday setting they pass through on the way to another, more compelling destination. Then the community acts on that shared vision by devising a series of simple and incremental actions.

Often small changes lead to remarkable differences, as evidenced by the Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper approach utilized by PPS: http://tinyurl.com/49zjvgb

Future editions of CenterLines will include a regular Placemaking section, highlighting a best-of PPS' blogs, resources, fact sheets, and case studies.

Useful Resources:
Placemaking 101: http://tinyurl.com/3go9a4c
Tools for Placemaking: http://tinyurl.com/3fqzc22

GOT COMPLETE STREETS & SRTS IN YOUR TRANSFORMATION GRANT?

-> You better get on it! According to a June 7th National Complete Streets Coalition blog entry, "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now accepting applications for its revolutionary Community Transformation Grants (CTG). Authorized under the new health care law, these grants will fund applicants in up to 75 jurisdictions, tribes, and territories working to reduce death and disability by instituting policy, environmental, programmatic, and infrastructure change."

"We encourage you to include technical assistance from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the National Complete Streets Coalition in your application. Complete Streets and Safe Routes to School activities have a huge impact on community health, by changing the built environment so that it supports healthy, active living. We are prepared to help you achieve your goals in Strategic Direction 2, Active Living and Healthy Eating, and in Strategic Direction 5, Healthy and Safe Physical Environment..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/43bgxzq

LAHOOD: EQUAL ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION A RIGHT FOR ALL AMERICANS

-> In a June 1st FastLane blog entry, Transportation Sec'ty LaHood wrote, "Transportation is about a lot more than just getting around. Our roadways, runways, and railways connect people with all of the things that make life worth living: family, education, job opportunities, and recreation. That's why we here at DOT -- and the entire Obama Administration -- are laser-focused on improving access to transportation for all Americans."

"Last week, I joined the White House monthly disability call with the Special Assistant to President Obama on Disability Policy, Kareem Dale, to discuss with hundreds of stakeholders everything we're doing at DOT to improve transportation access for people with disabilities. In the twenty years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there's no doubt we've made significant strides forward. But we won't rest until everyone has equal access to all forms of transportation..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/5s8jzww

NTEC RELEASES TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENTS SPENDING REPORT

-> According to the June 6th American Bicyclist Update, "The National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse (NTEC) has published the 2010 Transportation Enhancements Spending Report. This report analyzes states' use of federal transportation funding from 1992 through 2010. The TE Spending report is a free download, and provides insight into your state's spending..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/3of8wm6
Full report: http://tinyurl.com/3qlv55j

NONMOTORIZED PILOTS BRIEF CONGRESS

-> In a June 7th Bike Walk Twin Cities blog entry, Joan Pasiuk wrote, "More than twenty House and Senate offices participated in the May 12, 2011, briefings on Capitol Hill about the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP). Our messages: 1) that focused, comprehensive bike/walk investments (education, infrastructure, innovative programs) shift trips from driving to bicycling and walking; and 2) that the pilot is a success, even as implementation continues. The four communities participating in the federal NTPP are: Columbia (MO); Marin Co (CA); Minneapolis area, (MN); Sheboygan Co (WI). Across the pilot communities from 2007 to 2010, walking increased by 22% and bicycling by 49%. In the Minneapolis pilot, we measured an increase in walking of 17% and of bicycling of 33% at 30 benchmark locations."

"All the pilot presentations emphasized program and project highlights and together featured a smorgasbord of proven investments targeted to address the needs and opportunities of each community. These included improvements along key corridors and commuting routes, bicycle parking, comprehensive planning, new partnerships, connections to transit, intersection improvements, bicycle boulevards, focused promotion and outreach, and more. Minneapolis City Councilmember and Bike Walk Twin Cities advisor Robert Lilligren eloquently told the Bike Walk Twin Cities story..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/3gfqj2t

NEW SRTS NAT'L CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 17

-> According to a June 1st reminder, "The early bird registration deadline for the 3rd Safe Routes to School National Conference, August 16-18, 2011, in Minneapolis, MN has been extended until Friday, June 17. Register today to take advantage of the early bird rate of $300! Whether you're new to Safe Routes to School or have experience to share, you're invited to attend this dynamic conference, advance your important work and build the connections-in your schools, streets and communities..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/3d9xyh3

AS AMERICA AGES, A PUSH TO MAKE STREETS SAFER

-> According to a May 24th NPR story, "America is aging -- a fact that advocates are pushing Congress to consider as it takes up a new transportation bill. Their goal is more safety for older Americans, on both roads and sidewalks. Pedestrians and cyclists are already far more likely to be hit by cars in the United States than those in some European cities. Add to that the coming tide of older Americans who use walking canes and wheelchairs, and some warn that a road safety crisis looms."

"To get a sense of the problem, I meet Elinor Ginzler of the AARP at a busy urban intersection in Silver Spring, Md., just outside the nation's capital. Ginzler isn't actually old, but she has brought along a cane to help make her point. 'It's all about how you get to the other side!' she says. We step into six lanes of rush-hour traffic, and the crosswalk countdown light flashes: 20 seconds! 'There are cracks in the pavement that could make it difficult for me to walk well,' says Ginzler, pointing them out with her cane. 'And I'm getting a little nervous, because I have 10...8 seconds left, and I'm only halfway through.'..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/3l4buxh
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Title: "As America Ages, a Push to Make Streets Safer"
Author: Jennifer Ludden

GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISER NETS OVER $31K FOR U.S. BICYCLE ROUTE SYSTEM

-> According to a June 7th news release, "Adventure Cycling Association announced today that its 2011 'Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It' campaign for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) surpassed its $30,000 goal, raising over $31,000 for the project during National Bike Month. Using social media tools, a group of dedicated fundraisers, state partners, and leveraged funds from a diverse roster of business and organizational donors, Adventure Cycling asked cyclists across America to donate $10 or more to help build this national network. In 2010, the first year of the fundraising campaign, Adventure Cycling raised over $27,000. 'This year we saw more than 400 individual donors contribute to the campaign, a big increase over last year,' said Julie Huck, membership director for Adventure Cycling. 'The wide spread support for this project is truly inspiring.'..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/3kgywrb

MANY TRB DOCS NOW AVAILABLE FREE AS PDFS

-> According to the June 7th TRB E-Newsletter, "The National Academies Press (NAP) -- which publishes reports produced by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and most divisions of the National Research Council -- has announced that almost all of its publications will be available for complimentary download from the Internet in convenient PDF format."

"TRB, which is part of the National Research Council, has had this type of publication dissemination policy in place since the 1990s. Free online access to virtually all TRB and NAP reports supports the goals of the Academies to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public education and understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, and medicine..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/6f896fj

2 IN 3 AUSTRALIANS BLAME UNSAFE ROADS FOR STAYING OFF THEIR BIKES

-> According to a June 2nd PushOn article, "A national survey conducted by the Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF) and the National Heart Foundation of Australia has found more than 62% of Australians want to be able to ride a bike for transport, but road safety fears are keeping bikes in the shed and off the road. The data released today at the Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards in Canberra found that while more than 60% of Australians have access to a bike, almost 70% were not considering cycling for transport in the near future, even though more than half of those would like to."

"According to Stephen Hodge spokesperson for the CPF, the main reasons why people were not riding bikes were unsafe road conditions (46%); speed/ volume of traffic (42%); don't feel safe riding (41%) and a lack of bicycle lanes/ trails (35%). 'With almost a quarter of all respondents believing that cycling is not a safe form of transport, there's a lot more that governments can be doing to foster a safe cycling culture in our cities and towns,'..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/3kmmmc9

DOING "BIKE TO WORK WEEK" IN ABBOTSFORD (BC)

-> According to a recent Punjabi Patrika article, "'It isn't about motorists versus cyclists; it's about working where we can to make communities healthier, fitter, and happier,' says Ken Wuschke, Chair of Abbotsford Cycling Action Group -- the group hosting Bike to Work Week Fraser Valley. He is speaking of how he believes Bike to Work Week makes a positive impact within Fraser Valley Communities."

"'When I drop-off my son, Tomas, at school, I wonder why I don't see bikes there. I remember when I was a kid my elementary school had bike racks for hundreds of bikes and it was full every sunny day. Today, there is a traffic jam in school parking lots and no one is cycling. Yet, one of the biggest issues facing us is obesity. By bicycling to school and work we can create a healthy community. But to do this we need bike lanes and bike paths.'..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/6dxyqdj
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Title: "Motorists versus cyclists"
Author: Staff


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

COMPLETE STREETS COMING TO MOBILE, ALABAMA!
by Mark Plotz

-> In previous editions of CenterLines we introduced you to Wendy Allen and Charlene Lee of Smart Coast. Smart Coast is a Mobile, Alabama area based nonprofit that promotes sustainable development and healthy transportation policy. NCBW has been with Smart Coast from Day 1 of their Complete Streets campaign, and we watched in awe as the Wonder Women helped pass the first CS policy in the state. Then things really took off: in less than a year, five local polices were passed in Mobile and Baldwin counties. On Tuesday, May 31, that, which was unthinkable two years ago, happened: the Mobile City Council passed a Complete Streets resolution. Unanimously. Well-done, Wendy, Charlene, and all of your supporters!

Local coverage: http://tinyurl.com/3wz5ypq
National coverage: http://tinyurl.com/4xqlbvh

Instrumental in building the case for a Complete Streets policy, is the 2011 "Dangerous by Design" report by Transportation for America. Data, reports, and fact sheets for your state from 2000-2009. Go to: http://tinyurl.com/3mz7lzl

HONOLULU CYCLISTS RALLY FOR BIKE LANES

-> According to a May 28th KITV4 story, "A coalition of community groups rallied at Kaimuki Park Friday to draw attention to the need for bike lanes. About 85 people held signs on the corner of 10th Avenue and Waialae calling for the delay of a city repaving project, so the community can consider the option of adding bike lanes. 'We need to have that conversation. That is really what we are pushing,' said Daniel Alexander University of Hawaii based club, Manoa Cycle. AARP joined the campaign to adopt the complete streets policy...and to start with Waialae Avenue. Last year the state passed a law calling for the counties to adopt complete street policies which calls for safer streets for bicyclists and pedestrians..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/3jdkcxj
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Title: "Cyclists Rally For Bike Lanes"
Author: Catherine Cruz

RIVERSIDE (CA) REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO BICYCLE FUTURE

-> According to a May 31st Press-Enterprise article, "Last week the Riverside City Council unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to support bicycling as a key means of transportation, fitness and fun by agreeing to hire a consultant to work directly with the bicycle community and the city to advance Riverside's standing as a bicycle-friendly community. 'The decision to hire a bicycle consultant marks a defining time for this city and its future,' commented Mayor Ron Loveridge. 'There is much to be done to further enhance our infrastructure and for the culture of bicycling in Riverside.' Riverside is part of an urban bicycle renaissance that is taking hold across the nation..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/3jn9zsa
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Title: "Riverside reaffirms commitment to being bicycle friendly"
Author: Staff

WASHINGTON STATE'S VULNERABLE USER BILL PASSES!

-> According to the May 31st edition of Braking News, "It's official! After three legislative sessions of hard work by Cascade and other supporters, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed the Vulnerable User Bill into law on May 16. Several Cascade staff, along with victims of negligent drivers and their families, stood during the signing with the bill's sponsor, Senator Adam Kline, and Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, who introduced a companion bill in the state House. Also present was outgoing Advocacy Director David Hiller, whose tireless work played a gigantic role in this victory. The law will go into effect one year from tomorrow: June 1, 2012..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/3uwyuwe

U OF OREGON PROF: "CAN'T A GUY RIDE A BIKE WITHOUT BEING YELLED AT?"

-> In a May 256th Register Guard article, Marc Schlossberg wrote "It finally happened. The other day someone yelled at me, 'Why do you cyclists think you own the road?' I had just finished an afternoon dentist appointment and was cycling home. I was riding on East 27th Avenue from Willamette Street to the Amazon Parkway in Eugene, a short, narrow, not-too-heavily traveled road with parking on both sides and no bike lanes - generally the type of road where things work themselves out. I was riding downhill in the middle of the lane at the pace of the car in front of me, preparing to turn left on Amazon. A car entered the road behind me, accelerated around my left (into the opposite traffic lane), swerved in front of me, and skidded to a stop as we all reached the stop sign at Amazon Parkway. And that's when I heard it: 'Why do you cyclists think you own the road?'..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/43yx8dh
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Title: "Can't a Guy Ride a Bike Without Being Yelled At?"
Author: Marc Schlossberg

Ed. Note: Marc is associate professor of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon and Associate Director of OTREC; he has worked on several Safe Routes to School projects with the NCBW.

STARKSVILLE (MS) CYCLIST RUN OVER TWICE BY SAME DRIVER

-> According to a June 4th Daily News article, "Jan Morgan, 57, was hit by a car while riding her bicycle. The incident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 22 near Pheba on Highway 50. The driver was identified as Robbie Norton, 44, of Cedar Bluff. She remains in critical condition at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She is being kept sedated while her body recovers from injuries including broken bones and traumatic head injury. She is being kept on a ventilator and fed through a tube. 'She is still critical, but still with us. Better than when she came in,' Morgan's husband David said. 'It will be very slow.'" According to the accident report, "The cyclist was westbound on MS 50 near the Truelove Loop intersection. V1 (vehicle one) was westbound on MS 50 approaching the cyclist from the rear. The front of V1 collided with the rear of the bicycle. The impact threw the cyclist into the air before landing on the hood of V1 and onto the windshield. V1 continued for a few feet before coming to a stop. The cyclist was then thrown to the asphalt when V1 stopped. The driver of V1 exited the vehicle and observed the cyclist while talking on the phone. D1 (driver one) then reentered her vehicle and ran the cyclist over again before being forced from her vehicle by a witness..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/5wpzhdw
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Title: "Morgan remains in critical condition after accident"
Author: Colleen McCarthy

For more info, go to: Bike Town Bikes: http://tinyurl.com/3zq2xfe


THE RESEARCH BEAT

LONG COMMUTES CAUSE OBESITY, NECK PAIN, LONELINESS, DIVORCE, STRESS, INSOMNIA

-> According to a May 26th Slate article, "This week, researchers at Umea University in Sweden released a startling finding: Couples in which one partner commutes for longer than 45 minutes are 40 percent likelier to divorce. The Swedes could not say why. Perhaps long-distance commuters tend to be poorer or less educated, both conditions that make divorce more common. Perhaps long transit times exacerbate corrosive marital inequalities, with one partner overburdened by child care and the other overburdened by work. But perhaps the Swedes are just telling us something we all already know, which is that commuting is bad for you. Awful, in fact..."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/3dlxccp
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Title: "Your Commute Is Killing You"
Author: Annie Lowrey


QUOTES R US

-> "America needs to start directing traffic. The public sector spends north of $170 billion each year on transportation, and we'll need to spend even more to modernize our battered infrastructure. But before we start writing more checks, we need to stop and think long and hard about transportation. Not only are we spending too little right now, but we're also not spending it wisely. The nation lacks a clear-cut vision for transportation, and no way to target spending to make sure all those billions of dollars help achieve our economic and environmental goals. That means we have a lot of bridges to nowhere, with nobody making sure that these big investments generate enough returns to be worthwhile, or that they address any number of the large, thorny problems that are crucial to the well-being of the nation..."
-- Robert Puentes, Brookings Institution

http://tinyurl.com/3n6uqvv

-> "With close to 200,000 Angelenos basking in the afterglow of CicLAvia (our brand-new local version of Bogotá's famous ciclovía), it is easy to forget that a diminishing but still significant number of Angelenos continue sharpening their tongues to shape a vicious spite campaign against any support whatsoever of practical cycling -- as even a cursory exploration of the comments sections of blogs and newspaper article will clearly show. The ubiquitous Mr. Anonymous is ever ready to drop his cluster bombs of accusations, slurs, and imaginary factoids in an endless war designed to prevent even the cession of even the most minor smidgen of road space to cycling in a city whose roads are choked, not by bicyclists, but by drivers..."
-- Richard Risemberg, The New Colonist

http://tinyurl.com/6ezrpjy

AND NOW, FOR A PLETHORA OF THINGS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

VIDEO: THE ENERGY GLUT

Dr. Ian Roberts introduces his book of the same name
http://tinyurl.com/6gzmw3b

ABANDONED BIKE BECOMES ENDANGERED ART PROJECT

"The Neon Bike Project is one of those little DIY street art interventions that I tend to think make the city are far more interesting place."
http://tinyurl.com/3hqnp5b

THE GRAND RAPIDS LIPDUB

(New World Record)
http://tinyurl.com/65wv7xt

"COMPLETE STREETS," THE SONG

By Chris Beaver
Video shot in April 2011, featuring The Geese, a Canadian band whose debut LP will be released in fall 2011.
http://tinyurl.com/3nqe9t6

Check The Geese out at http://tinyurl.com/3h9xa8v


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

WEBINAR: "Livability in the Mid-Atlantic Region"

Date: Jun 9, 2011, 12:00-1:30p.m. EDT

Presenter: Harrison Rue, ICF International

Host: ICF International

Cost: None

Contact: ICF <info@icfi.com>

Registration and information: http://tinyurl.com/6kzda65

WEBINAR: "Safety Enforcement"

Date: Jun 16, 2011, 2:00-3:30p.m. EDT

Presenter: Peter Flucke, We Bike and Craig Allred, FHWA Resource Center

Host: PBIC & FHWA

Cost: None

AICP CM Credits Pending: 1.5

Contact: PBIC <webinars@hsrc.unc.edu>

Registration and information: http://tinyurl.com/3tocffc


RESOURCES

-> "BENEFITS OF NEW AND IMPROVED PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES - BEFORE AND AFTER STUDIES"
Report by Turner, Singh, Quinn & Allatt; Beca Infrastructure Ltd; for NZ Transport Agency; research report 436. May 2011 (general info and link to 4.3MB pdf)
http://tinyurl.com/5rshndt

-> "BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY STRATEGIES IN NORTH CAROLINA..."
"...Statewide Input and Priorities Synthesis;" report by O'Brien & Jackson, ITRE, NCSU; for Div of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation, NCDOT. May 1, 2011 (general info and link to 774KB pdf)
http://tinyurl.com/5sdlddh

-> "SMART GROWTH: A GUIDE TO DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING GREENHOUSE..."
"...Gas Reductions Programs;" report by Ng, Simons, Susman & Zinsmeister (EPA), Buehring, Freedberg, Gray, Santangelo & Stromberg (HUD); EPA. 2011 (3.3MB pdf)
http://tinyurl.com/3tosdkp

-> "A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO LEED FOR NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT..."
"...How to Tell if Development is Smart and Green;" report by Welch & Raimi (Raimi + Associates) & Benfield (NRDC); for LEED-ND, CNU, NRDC, & the U.S. Green Building Council. 2011 (background, related resources and link to 3.9MB pdf)
http://tinyurl.com/4xuuxsz


CALENDAR

Additional training 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:
http://www.bikewalk.org/calendar.php

HEY, YOU! SEND US YOUR CALENDAR ITEMS -- PRONTO!

-> June 9-10, 2011, Placemaking: Making It Happen, New York, NY. Info: Project for Public Spaces, Dana Kitzes, email: <dkitzes@pps.org>
http://tinyurl.com/6zjddmp

-> June 12, 2011, 19th annual Bike to the Sea Day Ride, Malden, MA. Info: Malden Bicycle Club, phone: (781) 397-6893; email: <swinslow4152@gmail.com>
http://tinyurl.com/3u2j6jb

-> June 20-22, 2011, Membership Development Training, Chicago, IL. Info: Alliance for Biking & Walking, Carolyn Szczepanski, Communications Coordinator, email: <carolyn@peoplepoweredmovement.org>
http://tinyurl.com/3t6lymg

-> June 20-22, 2011, Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference, St. Louis, MO. Info: <info@cfte.org>
http://tinyurl.com/2ewnxvr

-> June 21, 2011, 4th Annual Active Communities Conference - Walking, Biking, Physical Activity and the Built Environment, Brunswick ME. Info:
http://tinyurl.com/44sogjn
http://tinyurl.com/6zjddmp

-> June 24-27, 2012, 4th Urban Street Symposium, Chicago, IL. Info: TRB flyer
<http://tinyurl.com/4p2yoc8 (138KB pdf)

-> July 18-20, 2011, 19th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, Berkeley, CA. Info:
http://tinyurl.com/6atbrz7

-> July 28-30, 2011, World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research, Whistler (BC) Canada. Info: Center for Transportation Studies, Univ. of Minnesota.
http://tinyurl.com/2azxuv8
Note: Call for Papers deadline: December 31, 2010

-> August 16-18, 2011, 3rd Safe Routes to School National Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Info:
http://tinyurl.com/ajk7jy

-> August 21-25, 2011, International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Seattle, WA. Info:
http://tinyurl.com/27lm4sl

-> August 26-28, 2011, Winning Campaigns Training, Lansing, MI. Info: Alliance for Biking & Walking, Carolyn Szczepanski, Communications Coordinator, email: <carolyn@peoplepoweredmovement.org>
http://tinyurl.com/3vh5pvz

-> September 7-8, 2011, Conference on Performance Measures for Transportation and Livability, Austin TX. Info: Tara Ramani, Conference Coordinator <t-ramani@ttimail.tamu.edu>; Katie Turnbull, Conference Planning Committee Chair <k-turnbull@tamu.edu>
http://tinyurl.com/4pgecsl

-> September 17-18, 2011, Wheels in Motion, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Info: <TomT@bicyclensw.org.au>
http://tinyurl.com/4hvsphq

-> September 18-21, 2011, the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Brisbane, Australia. Info: State of Queensland (Department of Transport and Main Road; email: <info@cyclecongress.com>
http://tinyurl.com/4sacgf3

-> September 22-23, 2011, 4th International Urban Design Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. Info: Sarah Hoekwater, Conference Secretariat, PO Box 29, Nerang QLD, 4211, Australia; phone: +61 7 5502 2068, fax: +61 7 5527 3298, email: <conference@urbandesignaustralia.com.au>
http://tinyurl.com/7z6ukf

-> October 2-5, 2011, 5th Mid America Trails and Greenways Conference, Fort Wayne, IN. Info: Amy Hartzog, City of Fort Wayne, phone: (260) 427-6228; email: <amy.hartzog@cityoffortwayne.org>
http://tinyurl.com/4cofdy7

-> October 14-16, 2011, Winning Campaigns Training, Los Angeles, CA. Info: Alliance for Biking & Walking, Carolyn Szczepanski, Communications Coordinator, email: <carolyn@peoplepoweredmovement.org>
http://tinyurl.com/4xbdz4g

-> October 25-27, 2011, Using Census Data for Transportation Applications Conference, Irvine, California. Info: Transportation Research Board, Thomas M. Palmerlee, <TPalmerlee@nas.edu>
http://tinyurl.com/676ngsa

-> November 4-6, 2011, Winning Campaigns Training, Columbia, SC, Info: Alliance for Biking & Walking, Carolyn Szczepanski, Communications Coordinator, email: <carolyn@peoplepoweredmovement.org>
http://tinyurl.com/3hmtuuv

-> January 22-26, 2012, TRB 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Info:
http://tinyurl.com/4vk6jw8

-> September 10-13, 2012, Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2012 Long Beach, California, produced by the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, and Project for Public Spaces: email Mark Plotz, mark@bikewalk.org


JOBS, GRANTS, AND RFPS

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!

-> JOB -- TRANS ENGINEER -- T.Y. LIN INTL

T.Y. Lin International is looking for a civil engineer like to take an active role in significantly expanding the City of Chicago's bicycle network. TYLI is responsible for providing in-house engineering and planning staff to the City of Chicago's Department of Transportation (CDOT) Bicycle Program. You will help implement one of the most ambitious bicycle program agendas in the country. The new city administration has established an objective of creating 100 miles of cycle track over the next four years. This is in addition to expanding the on-street bicycle lane network. Also, you will be involved in innovative bicycling facilities such as bike boulevards, buffered bike lanes and bike boxes. The CDOT Bicycle Program involves a collaborative team that works closely together in all facets of the program. Individual drive and passion to improve accommodations for bicyclists within Chicago's transportation system is essential.

Requisition #3299IL
Details: http://tinyurl.com/62lj54l

-> JOB -- TRANS PLANNER -- T.Y. LIN INTL

T.Y. Lin International is looking for an urban planner who would like to take an active role in significantly expanding the City of Chicago's bicycle network. TYLI is responsible for providing in-house engineering and planning staff to the City of Chicago's Department of Transportation (CDOT) Bicycle Program. You will help implement one of the most ambitious bicycle program agendas in the country. The new city administration has established an objective of creating 100 miles of cycle tracks over the next four years. This is in addition to expanding the on-street bicycle lane network. Also, you will be involved in planning other innovative bicycling facilities such as bike boulevards, buffered bike lanes and bike boxes. The CDOT Bicycle Program involves a collaborative team that works closely together in all facets of the program. Individual drive and passion to improve accommodations for bicyclists within Chicago's transportation system is essential.

Requisition #3297IL
Details: http://tinyurl.com/68uj8rc

-> GRANTS -- COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION GRANTS -- CDC

Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) are authorized under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 for state and local governmental agencies, tribes and territories, and national and community-based organizations. The CTGs will support the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community preventive health activities to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence base for effective prevention programming.

Funding is available to support evidence and practice-based community and clinical prevention and wellness strategies that will lead to specific, measurable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support intensive community approaches to reduce risk factors responsible for the leading causes of death and disability and to prevent and control chronic diseases in the nation.

Details: http://tinyurl.com/6j6re3r

-> JOB -- ASSOC. DIR, BICYCLE PGMS - PRESIDIO COMMUNITY YMCA, SF, CA

Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Development, the Associate Director of Bicycle Programs is responsible for developing the operational and strategic vision of the Presidio Community YMCA's YBike Program, the largest community outreach program of the Presidio Community YMCA.

The Associate Director of Bicycle Programs oversees a diverse and growing school- and community-based bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic safety education program that serves thousands of youth and families yearly through a variety of innovative programs, including: Safe Routes to Schools pedestrian and bicycle safety programs at multiple SFUSD elementary schools; after school bicycle safety and bike maintenance programs for middle school youth at multiple off-site SFUSD middle school sites; 10-day Bicycling and Bicycle Safety units in Physical Education classes at schools throughout SFUSD; community- and city-wide events and outreach efforts and helmet giveaways; family and youth bicycling-related classes at the Presidio Community YMCA; and other programs.

All YBike programs must be administered in a manner consistent with the mission, goals and policies of the YMCA. There is direct supervision of full-time, part-time and volunteer staff as well as additional responsibilities related to working with school personnel and community partners.

To apply, send cover letter & resume to: presidiohr@ymcasf.net

Details: http://tinyurl.com/3m2pluv

-> JOB -- PROGRAM MANAGER -- NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Job Title: Program Manager
Department: Department of the Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Job announcement number: NPSWASO-HQ-11-474060

Salary range: $123,758.00 - $155,500.00 /year
Open period: May 18, 2011 - June 08, 2011
Series & Grade: GS-0340-15
Position information: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
Promotion potential: 15
Duty locations: 1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC
Who may be considered: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Job Summary: This position serves as the Assistant Director for Partnerships and Civic Engagement with responsibility for providing leadership, policy development, external and congressional liaison, program accountability and budget formulations in the functional areas of partnerships, community assistance programs and the promotion of outdoor recreation. The challenge is to find new ways to revitalize the National Park Service mission of preserving and interpreting our nation's natural and cultural heritage. The task of meeting the goal of building a citizenship committed to the nation's principles and purposes, which is accomplished through empowering partnerships, and citizens...

Details: http://tinyurl.com/3tkpmf4

-> JOBS -- ADVOCACY COORDINATOR -- MARIN CO BICYCLE COALITION (CA)

Join the hugely successful Marin County Bicycle Coalition's advocacy team -- we're currently hiring a full-time Advocacy Coordinator who will report to MCBC's Advocacy Director. The Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for successful outreach and public involvement on County of Marin projects, for empowering local citizens to take action in their own town/city, and publicly represents MCBC's positions on infrastructure and policy platforms at public meetings and through written submittals.

The position includes direct communication with public works directors, elected officials, MCBC members, and the public about bicycle needs, design issues, priorities and more. Candidates require excellent written and public speaking skills, project management and partnership building experience, and the ability to take initiative and work independently.

The position is currently available, and will be open until filled. Interviews will be conducted as relevant applications are received. The salary is $41,600-45,760/year DOE with benefits.

Details: http://tinyurl.com/6xque77

-> RFP -- LIVABLE TRANSIT CORRIDORS -- TRB

Posted Date: 5/3/2011
TCRP H-45 Project Data:
Funds: $350,000;
Contract Time: 18 Months (includes 1 month for TCRP review and approval of the interim report and 3 months for TCRP review and for contractor revision of the final deliverables);
Authorization to Begin Work: 10/1/2011 -- estimated;
Staff Responsibility: Dianne S. Schwager;
Phone: 202/334-2969;
Email: dschwager@nas.edu;
RFP Close Date: 7/6/2011;
Fiscal Year: 2011

BACKGROUND: Considerable attention has been given to the need for and benefits of livable communities and how transit investments and operations contribute to livability. For example, transit services promote livability by increasing access, improving mobility, supporting economic devel­opment, and facilitating a healthier environment. Previous research has explored the relationship between transit investment and economic development (one aspect of livability), in particular in and around transit station areas. Less research has addressed the broader relationships between transit and livability in transit corridors.

In 2009, the U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined together to champion policies and programs designed to stimulate sustainable and livable communities. The Partnership for Sustainable Communities established six livability principles and a partnership to act as a foundation for interagency coordination.

Details: http://tinyurl.com/6hr96px

-> JOBS & INTERNSHIPS -- MISC. POSITIONS -- SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE COAL.

Jobs:
* Temporary Communications Director
* Operations Assistant (three-quarter-time)
* Development Assistant (three-quarter-time)

Internships:
* Social Media Internship
* Grassroots Organizing
* Communications Internship
* Bicycle Advocacy Intern

Source: http://tinyurl.com/machp3

-> JOBS -- 3 POSITIONS -- LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS

Education Director: The League of American Bicyclists is looking for an Education Director to lead and manage our national certification and education program and coordinate a nationwide network of volunteer instructors and trainers. This position will need to transition current curricula to on-line delivery of classroom materials. We are looking for an enthusiastic program manager with strong technology and communication skills.
Send cover letter and resume to: elizabeth@bikeleague.org.

Bicycle Friendly America Program Specialist: The League of American Bicyclists is hiring a Bicycle Friendly America program specialist to serve as primary contact with applicants, answer technical and detailed queries, and produce written reports and presentations. The specialist will also assist in developing BFA educational and outreach events, review BFA applications, contribute to listserves and publications on behalf of the BFA program, and participate in the creation and development of new BFA designations. Minimum of two years experience in either bicycle planning/engineering and/or advocacy required.
and resume to: elizabeth@bikeleague.org.

Bicycle Friendly America Communications Manager: The League of American Bicyclists is seeking a Bicycle Friendly America Communications Manager to lead program-based media and public relations, magazine and web publishing, and brand management. This position will need to have strong writing skills, experience with Web publishing software (preferably Expression Engine), and excellent time management skills. The BFA communications manager will assist in all aspects of social media and Web site presentation of the Bicycle Friendly America program. Familiarity with video production a plus.
and resume to: elizabeth@bikeleague.org.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/4ywfqo4

-> JOBS -- PROGRAM MGR -- MASS BICYCLE COALITION

MassBike, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, is seeking a full-time Program Manager. This brand-new role has broad responsibility including managing our education program, coordinating outreach activities, and participating in advocacy projects. The Program Manager will report to the Executive Director, and will work closely with both the Executive Director and the Development Manager. This position is based in our office in Boston.

Responsibilities:
- Manage existing Safe Routes to School bike safety training program, including recruiting, training, coordinating, and supervising instructors; coordinating with statewide SRTS program office; preparing invoices and payment requests.
- Manage existing workplace commuter workshop program, including recruiting, training, coordinating, and supervising instructors; scheduling workshops; teaching workshops as needed; preparing invoices and payment requests.
- Manage other education activities, including program evaluation and development.
- Regularly contribute blog posts about MassBike's advocacy work and programs, and coordinate email newsletter production.
- Represent MassBike at public events and actively seek out opportunities to communicate MassBike's message to the public.
- Develop innovative ways deliver our message and generate more interest in and excitement about MassBike.
- Work with Development Manager to increase our volunteer capacity for events.
- Provide advocacy support to Executive Director, including assisting with or taking primary responsibility for specific advocacy projects.

Details: http://tinyurl.com/2ad3m2r

-> JOB -- 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.

Current vacancies:
--- IT Internship
--- Communications Internship
--- Photography Internship
--- Graphic Design Internship
--- Marketing Communication Internship
--- Event Marketing Internship

Details: http://tinyurl.com/3azq84d


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