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#298 Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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CenterLines is the bi-weekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, a program of Project for Public Spaces. 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: CFP Results Are in
----- Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2014: Request for Letters Of Interest
----- The Green Lane Project
----- Senate Amendment Helps Local Governments Make Streets Safer
----- House Transportation Bill Turns Communities into Collateral Damage
----- Level of Service, Travel Projections: Wrong Tools for Our Streets?
----- Author Sue Macy to Keynote First National Women Cycling Forum
----- Most Americans Want Walkable Neighborhood, Not Big House
----- ACA's New Cycling Route Brings Underground Railroad Alive
----- National Main Street Conference Coming to Baltimore April 1-4
----- European Cycle Logistics Pushes Cargo Bikes for Delivery

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----- Kanza (KS) Reaches 50 Mile Mark of Trails
----- Pennsylvania Governor Signs Bicycle Bill into Law
----- Colorado "End Hit & Run Loophole" Bill to Protect Crash Victims

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----- Dutch Study: Windscreen Airbag Protects Cyclists & Pedestrians

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

PRO WALK/PRO BIKE® 2012: CFP RESULTS ARE IN
by Mark Plotz

-> The final tally is more than two hundred-seventy proposals received. Next: after a cursory in house review is completed, proposals will be forwarded to the members of our Conference Program Review committee, who have graciously accepted the task of judging the proposals. Theirs won't be an easy task: the quality of the proposals is impressive, and all six conference themes are well-represented. We have posted a summary of the CFP results on our website: <http://www.bikewalk.org/2012conference/>.

The Program Review Committee will conclude its deliberations and successful applicants will be notified no later than March 30, 2012. Until then, continue watching CenterLines and the conference newsletter for program details. One piece of insider information that I am willing to reveal: this is our best response yet for pedestrian-related presentations!

For program questions and sponsor/exhibitor information, please contact Mark Plotz, Conference Director, at (202) 223-3621 or <mark@bikewalk.org>.

PRO WALK/PRO BIKE® 2014: REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST

-> The National Center for Bicycling & Walking and Project for Public Spaces are pleased to announce the search has started for the Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2014 host city! Prospective hosts can begin the process for consideration by submitting a Letter of Interest to NCBW by March 16, 2012, 8pm Eastern Time. Guidelines for the LOI can be downloaded at <http://bit.ly/AsD7Qp>. Prospective hosts of Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2014, will be notified on or before April 2, 2012 whether they are invited to submit a full application. For questions, please contact Mark Plotz, Conference Director, at (202) 223-3621 or <mark@bikewalk.org>.

THE GREEN LANE PROJECT

-> Are you a bike/ped coordinator in a medium to large US city who is green with green bike lane envy? If so, the Green Lane Project, sponsored by Bikes Belong, may be the cure you need. The Project will provide intensive technical assistance to six cities to expedite bike infrastructure projects from 2012 to 2014. Much more than a "toolkit" and a website, the Project will bring your city's staff and leadership to Europe, New York City, and Chicago to experience the best bicycle infrastructure available. Cities will also receive expert coaching and problem solving to aid them in meeting their unique project work plan. For the next two years, Bikes Belong will dedicate 70 percent of its grants budget to make this project happen.

If your city is interested or even considering applying, please email the Green Lane Project team by February 23rd <martha@bikesbelong.org> to express your interest. Completed applications must be received by March 9, 2012. Learn more and access the application here: http://bit.ly/zBQA8C

SENATE AMENDMENT HELPS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MAKE STREETS SAFER

-> In a Feb. 14th T4 America blog entry, Stephen Lee Davis wrote, "The Senate's transportation bill, MAP-21, goes farther than any recent transportation measure to devolve responsibility and funds down to the state level. An amendment to be debated this week would push that devolution even further--down to the local level--for a small pot of money that could make a big difference."

"The Cardin-Cochran amendment (S.Amd 1549) would allow communities to build safer streets, provide more transportation options, attract new residents and businesses and spark economic revitalization in areas that desperately need it. The amendment would give local elected leaders--who know the transportation and safety needs of their constituents best--more direct control over how to spend those funds and allow them to revitalize their communities while building out the full transportation network they need..."

Source: http://bit.ly/yhr3nB

HOUSE TRANS BILL TURNS COMMUNITIES INTO COLLATERAL DAMAGE

-> According to a Feb. 14th StreetsBlog entry, "There's been a lot of analysis and explanation of how bad the House transportation bill is from a policy standpoint. This proposal takes sound transportation policy, covers it with oil, sets it on fire, and then dances on the ashes. It's also important to remember this transportation bill would make life worse for millions of people. Around the country, communities have been trying to unravel the implications for their residents."

"Portland leaders were grappling with how to respond to the House bill late last week, according to Bike Portland. Meanwhile, Charleston bike advocates were contemplating the impact on their efforts to make streets safer. Yesterday, 79 New York City area CEOs came out against the bill as well, saying it would 'significantly damage the economies of many of our nation's most important commercial centers.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/A7bo7E
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Title: "House Transpo Bill Turns Communities Into Collateral Damage"
Author: Angie Schmitt

LEVEL OF SERVICE, TRAVEL PROJECTIONS: WRONG TOOLS FOR OUR STREETS?

-> In a Feb. 6th PPS Placemaking Blog entry, Gary Toth asked, "Would you use a rototiller to get rid of weeds in a flowerbed? Of course not. You might solve your immediate goal of uprooting the weeds--but oh, my, the collateral damage that you would do. Yet when we try to eliminate congestion from our urban areas by using decades-old traffic engineering measures and models, we are essentially using a rototiller in a flowerbed. And it's time to acknowledge that the collateral damage has been too great."

"First, an explanation of what I call the 'deadly duo': travel projection models and Levels of Service (LOS) performance metrics. Travel projection models are computer programs that use assumptions about future growth in population, employment, and recreation to estimate how many new cars will be on roads 20 or 30 years into the future. Models range from quite simplistic to incredibly complex and expensive. Simple models deal primarily with coarse movements of vehicles between cities, while complex models deal with the intricacies of what happens on the fine grid of urban areas. To be truly accurate, growth projection modeling can be expensive. Therefore, absent compelling reason to do otherwise, most growth projections tend to be done using less expensive techniques, which usually lead to overestimates."

"I'm not going to look back and quibble with the general philosophy of how the interstates and the associated high-speed freeways were planned and designed. On many levels, the approach made sense. But it became increasingly less persuasive when applied to the rest of our road network. Unlike interstates and freeways, most roads exist not just to move traffic through the area, but also to serve the homes, businesses, and people along them. Yet in search of high LOS rankings, transportation professionals have widened streets, added lanes, removed on-street parking, limited crosswalks, and deployed other inappropriate strategies. In ridding our communities of the weeds of congestion, we have also pulled out the very plants that made our 'gardens' worthwhile in the first place..."

Source: http://bit.ly/A4Mvtm

AUTHOR SUE MACY TO KEYNOTE FIRST NATIONAL WOMEN CYCLING FORUM

-> According to a Feb. 13th Alliance for Biking & Walking news release, "Sue Macy, author of Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flats Tires Along the Way), will appear as the keynote speaker at the inaugural National Women Cycling Forum. The forum will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 2p.m. to 4p.m. in conjunction with the 2012 National Bike Summit in Washington DC."

"Women still cycle at much lower rates than men in the United States--making up just 24 percent of bike trips in 2009. But that trend is shifting. This Forum will be the first national gathering specifically dedicated to raising awareness about and discussing how to engage more women in bicycling. 'This critical topic and rising energy is gathering momentum across the country as more women of all backgrounds are starting to ride or getting more involved in the movement,' said Carolyn Szczepanski, Communications Coordinator for the Alliance for Biking & Walking. 'We're eager to start a continuing conversation aimed at increasing the number of women who bicycle for transportation and recreation.'"

"Sue Macy will provide unique inspiration to kick off that discussion. Among other accolades, Wheels of Change was named to the 2011 Best Books lists from the Washington Post and the San Francisco Book Review. 'Ms. Macy wrote a captivating book about the bicycle's historic role in women's empowerment, and we hope this forum will be the catalyst to begin closing the gender gap in today's cycling environment,' said Kit Keller, Executive Director of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals..."

Registration is free, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Sign up at http://bit.ly/AxJ4ek

Source: http://bit.ly/yTIqJR

MOST AMERICANS WANT WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOOD, NOT BIG HOUSE

-> According to a Feb. 7th Good Lifestyle article, "The symbol of American success often involves having the biggest house possible, but our outsized fantasies seem to be shifting. According to a new survey (http://bit.ly/w2HNLt), more than three quarters of us consider having sidewalks and places to take a walk one of our top priorities when deciding where to live. Six in 10 people also said they would sacrifice a bigger house to live in a neighborhood that featured a mix of houses, stores, and businesses within an easy walk."

"For once, our preferences align with our impending reality; in the future, we may not have a choice whether or not to downsize our lifestyles. The housing bust exposed that the McMansion phenomenon is unsustainable, which has forced us to re-examine our priorities. In another study in 2010, the ideal number of square footage people desired for their houses dropped dramatically. It's becoming increasingly clear that the American dream of buying a big old house will need to be revised for the youngest generation..."

Source: http://bit.ly/AqGvOk
Archive search: use "Search" window
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Title: "Most Americans Want a Walkable Neighborhood, Not a Big House"
Author: Nona Willis Aronowitz

ACA'S NEW CYCLING ROUTE BRINGS UNDERGROUND RAILROAD ALIVE

-> According to a Feb. 14th Adventure Cycling Association news release, "Five years to the day after the unveiling of its 2,000-mile Underground Railroad Bicycle Route (http://bit.ly/y0Q9aq), Adventure Cycling Association today announced the release of the final map section for the route's new Detroit Alternate. The 518-mile Detroit Alternate provides alternate routing, and a host of new historic sites, for cyclists traveling between Oberlin, Ohio, and Owen Sound, Ontario. The maps also provide a ferry option across Lake Erie from Sandusky, Ohio, through Windsor, Ontario. Maps are now available from Cyclosource, Adventure Cycling's online store and catalog (http://bit.ly/AEnMLG)."

"'We're thrilled to offer this new alternate route between Oberlin and Owen Sound. Cyclists can now experience even more landmarks and historically important communities along the Underground Railroad,' said Carla Majernik, Adventure Cycling's Routes and Mapping Director. 'The route also follows the Lake Huron shoreline to Owen Sound, which is an incredibly scenic ride.' According to Ginny Sullivan, special projects director and lead staff on the UGRR project, "Detroit is an important highlight on the new route for its historic relevance and its contemporary efforts to improve conditions for cyclists. Increasingly the city has invested in bike lanes, greenways, urban agriculture, and natural parks, making it an even more attractive stopover for touring cyclists on the new route.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/wGzyTy

EUROPEAN CYCLE LOGISTICS PUSHES CARGO BIKES FOR DELIVERY

-> According to the Feb. 10th ECF News, "Cargo bikes have been spotted on Brussels streets, and in European cities and capitals. Now European Cycle Logistics companies are seeking to form a federation. The group is seeking out interested parties from across Europe. 'As a group we will be able to influence and convince stakeholders that freight bikes are a feasible option for delivering cargo in congested inner city areas' says Rob King, founder of the British cycle based in delivery company 'Outspoken Delivery' who is behind the initiative to create a European Cycle Logistic Federation. The move has come about in wake of the EU-funded Cycle Logistics project, which has gathered key players in the field to promote cycle products for the transportation of goods and services..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Ay6MI1


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

KANZA (KS) REACHES 50 MILE MARK OF TRAILS

-> According to the Feb. 10th Kansas Trail News, "Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy has completed 50 miles of trail! This remarkable achievement has been reached within only ten years. Plus, the Conservancy has raised over $750,000 in grants during the same period, so the average cost of trail development has been $15,000 per mile which is far less than what was spent on the Prairie Spirit Trail by the State of Kansas. This achievement is even more remarkable when one realizes that the 117-mile Flint Hills Nature Trail is the longest rail-trail in America being developed by a nonprofit organization...."

Source: http://bit.ly/xVE0qZ

PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR SIGNS BICYCLE BILL INTO LAW

-> According to a Feb. 2nd PAMatters article, the new law (HB 170) "codifies the rules of the road so that police, motorists and bicyclists all understand their rights and responsibilities. 'I've had a lot of close calls and a lot of misunderstandings,' says Joe Stafford, executive director of the statewide Bicycle Access Council. 'We want to address those issues in the statutes, rather than just trying to do a little PR work.' One high-profile provision directs motorists to give four feet of clearance when passing a bicyclist on the road. 'No one's going to be out there with a tape measure, but as long as the motor vehicle driver is attempting to make good on approximately four feet, that will guarantee the margin of safety that bicyclists need,' Stafford explains."

"HB 170 clarifies that motorists can cross a double yellow line to pass a bicyclist with the adequate berth--if it is safe to do so. Stafford uses the mattress tag analogy. 'No one's gone to jail for ripping those mattress tags off, and very few people are cited for crossing the double yellow line, unless they're doing something else wrong.' Additional language in the bill states that no turn by a driver shall interfere with a bicyclist who's proceeding in a straight line. Stafford calls it a 'right hook,' a term that describes a driver passing a bicyclist just before cutting her or him off at an intersection or driveway. The legislation passed the House with a vote of 197 to 1 back in May; it passed the Senate 45 to 5 in late January. Governor Tom Corbett signed it on Thursday..."

Source: http://bit.ly/xOB5yU
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Title: "Governor Signs Bicycle Bill into Law"
Author: Matt Paul

COLORADO "END HIT & RUN LOOPHOLE" BILL TO PROTECT CRASH VICTIMS

-> According to a Feb. 2nd Bicycle Colorado release, &quto;State Representatives Kathleen Conti (R) and Rhonda Fields (D) and State Senators Cheri Jahn (D) and Steve King (R) collectively announced the introduction of the Stop Hit and Run Act (HB 12-1084) in the Colorado Legislature. This act will increase the penalty for a hit-and-run crash causing serious bodily injury from a Class 5 felony to a more serious Class 4. The bill will remove a dangerous loophole in Colorado law by giving a hit and run offense the same penalty as drunk driving. Bill co-sponsor Representative Conti stated, 'The goal of this bill is to remove the incentive for drunk drivers to leave the scene of a crash in order to sober up before getting caught or turning themselves in to authorities.' Drivers over the legal alcohol limit were involved in 32% of all Colorado traffic fatalities in 2008. 'This law will give authorities a better tool to help reduce drunk driving deaths,' says bill co-sponsor Representative Fields."

Source: http://conta.cc/zxz0k7


THE RESEARCH BEAT

DUTCH STUDY: WINDSCREEN AIRBAG PROTECTS CYCLISTS & PEDESTRIANS

-> According to an article in the Feb. 10th DutchMobility, the SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research's "crash tests and computer simulations show that a cyclist often sustains serious injury in a crash with a car when his head hits the windscreen [windshield]. The airbag will therefore cover the most important parts of the windscreen. The airbag inflates automatically when the cyclist or pedestrian makes contact with the front of the car. Introduction of this type of airbag, possibly combined with automatic braking, can reduce the number of seriously injured pedestrians and cyclists, says de SWOV."

"Presently, it is important to determine the precise sensor algorithms to predict the moment of impact while simultaneously controlling the airbag or braking system. SaveCAP is conducting a yearlong sensor field test to examine and improve the accuracy of this vision system. Five passenger vehicles participate in two major cities in the Netherlands where many situations with mixed and busy traffic are ensured. The cars are fitted with video cameras that register the different types of interactions and near-crashes with cyclists and pedestrians. The sensor algorithms that are developed will be used for both the airbag and the automatic braking system..."

Source: http://bit.ly/xMnKeZ


QUOTES R US

-> "Cyclists save city governments money by reducing traffic congestion, stormwater run-off, air pollution, and road maintenance expenditures. Many cities are doing little things to show their gratitude. Barcelona recently installed a counter on a main route displaying the time, temperature, bike count for the day and progress toward the official annual ridership goal for that route..."
-- Christine Grant, Sightline Daily

http://bit.ly/xCtM71

-> "Real cities have real neighborhoods. They are filled with the flexible old buildings that are ideal for incubating new ideas. They are made up of mixed use, pedestrian scale neighborhoods that literally push people out into the street, cafes and other third places, encouraging the serendipitous interactions, the constant combinations and recombinations that result in new ideas, new businesses and new industries."
-- Richard Florida, Creative Class Group

http://bit.ly/zjhLT4

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

VIDEO: HOW THE DUTCH GOT THEIR BIKE PATHS: What the Netherlands can teach us about child safety and mass protests as effective policy-benders.

-> "We've come a long way since the time of Victorian don'ts for women on bicycles as the humble bike has become an agent of economic and cultural change. This fascinating short documentary traces the rise of The Netherlands' famous bicycle paths and examines the sociocultural factors that enabled it, from mass protests to government policy. A living testament to the 'build it and they will come' ethos, these safe cycling paths not only vastly improved the city's traffic system efficiency, but they also helped address an oil and economic crisis, lower carbon emissions, and reduce child casualties by 350%, all thanks to intelligent and focused policy decisions - something to think about as we head into an election year in the tragically car-centric U.S."
http://bit.ly/wCvhrk


WEBINAR "Developing a Sustainable Communities Project Selection Tool"

Date: February 21, 2012, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Presenter: Harrison Rue & Pepper Santalucia, ICF International

Hosts: ICF International

Cost: None

Contact: email: <info@icfi.com>

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/xOMg4X

WEBINAR "Making the Cold Cool: Keeping Your SRTS Program Going During the Winter"

Date: February 28, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.

Presenter: Taylor Lonsdale (MT State Safe Routes to School), Kerry Ott (Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians); Jenna Zdunek (Marquette, MI, YMCA)

Hosts: America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School

Cost: None

Contact: Michelle Gulley at <mgulley@americawalks.org>

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/wSoq43

WEBINAR "Edmonton's LocalMotion Project"

Date: March 7, 2012, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST

Presenter: Ian Hosler, City of Edmonton (AB) Community Services

Hosts: Tools of Change

Cost: $50

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/uXBzaA

WEBINAR "Best Practices for Maintenance Programs"

Date: March 21, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Tom Huber, Toole Design Group; TBA

Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Cost: $50 APBP members/$75 non-APBP members

Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>

Details & registration: http://tinyurl.com/7kw9foy

WEBINAR "NTPP Update: A Bold Experiment in Four Communities"

Date: April 18, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: TBA

Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Cost: $50 APBP members/$75 non-APBP members

Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>

Details & registration: http://tinyurl.com/738gp5c

WEBINAR "In-Street Bicycle Parking: What, When, Where and How Much?"

Date: May 16, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: TBA

Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Cost: $50 APBP members/$75 non-APBP members

Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>

Details & registration: http://tinyurl.com/7vkoqdj

WEBINAR "Resolving Conflicts at Complex Intersections"

Date: June 20, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: TBA

Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Cost: $50 APBP members/$75 non-APBP members

Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>

Details & registration: http://tinyurl.com/7263nt6


RESOURCES

-> "SPOTLIGHT ON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY"
Article by Redmon (FHWA), Gelinne (PBIC), Walton (NHTSA), & Miller (FHWA); Public Roads; Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-002. January/February 2012 (online)
http://1.usa.gov/y2wXfE

-> "NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: AN INVESTIGATION..."
"...of the Influence of Neighborhood Crime Rates on Mode Choice - Phase II;" report by Ferrell, Mathur, Meek & Piven (Mineta Transportation Institute); for CalTrans & USDOT; MTI Report 11-04. January 2012 (1.5MB PDF)
http://bit.ly/A8EXHf

-> "REINVENTING AMERICA'S LEGACY CITIES"
"Report by the American Assembly, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development & the Center for Community Progress. April 14-17, 2011 (General info & link to 2.6MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/ygv5gJ

-> "WALKING AND CYCLING IN THE UNITED STATES, 2001-2009: EVIDENCE..."
"...from National Household Travel Surveys;" article by Pucher, Buehler, Merom & Bauman; /AJPH Vol. 101, No. S1, pp. 310-317. 2011 (526KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/A9tnwZ

-> "BETTER WALKING, BETTER BUSINESS"
Booklet by WalkBoston. December 2011 (808KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/A4RMWI

-> "ACTIVE TRAVEL IN GERMANY AND THE U.S. - CONTRIBUTIONS OF DAILY..."
"...Walking and Cycling to Physical Activity;" article by Buehler, Pucher, Merom, & Bauman; Am J Prev Med 2011;41(3):241-250. 2011 (221KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/w4Hs3t

-> "BICYCLING RENAISSANCE IN NORTH AMERICA? AN UPDATE AND..."
"... Re-appraisal of Cycling Trends and Policies;" article by Pucher. Buehler & Seinen; Transportation Research Part A 45 (2011) 451-475. 2011 (1.9MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/xnoHx3

-> "NCHRP 08-36, TASK 103 MINING RECOVERY ACT DATA FOR OPPORTUNITIES..."
"...to Improve the State of Practice for Overall Economic Impact Analysis of Transportation Investments;" report by Paula Dowell (Cambridge Systematics, Inc.); for NCHRP. January 2012 (1.3MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/wcrjhv


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!

-> February 21, 2012, 4th Annual Wisconsin Bike Summit, Madison, WI. Info: Madison Office, 409 E Main Street, Suite 203, Madison, WI 53703; PO Box 1224 Madison, WI 53701-1224; phone: (608) 251-4456; e-mail: <info@bfw.org>; Milwaukee Office, 3618 W. Pierce Street, Milwaukee, WI 53215; PO Box 511817, Milwaukee, WI 53203-511817; phone: (414) 271-9685; fax: (414) 273-7293; e-mail: <info@bfw.org>
http://bit.ly/wmJOmp

-> February 22-24, 2012, "2 Walk and Cycle" Conference 2012, Hastings, NZ. Info: Harding Consultants Ltd, PO Box 5512, Christchurch 8542 Phone: +64 3 3 352 5598 Fax: +64 3 3 352 0197 Cell: 027 436 3083
http://bit.ly/rPa6Mw

-> March 12-14, 2012, Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. Info: Active Living Research; email: <alrconference@ucsd.edu>
http://bit.ly/wzcbeP

-> March 13, 2012, Fifth Annual Mass. Forum on Safe Routes to School, Newton, MA. Info: Lauren Robinson, email: <lauren.a.robinson@state.ma.us>
http://bit.ly/xa7PME

-> March 20-22, 2012, National Bike Summit, Washington, D.C. Info: League of American Bicyclists; email: <bikeleague@bikeleague.org> phone: (202) 822-1333.
http://bit.ly/rPa6Mw

-> April 1-4, 2012, Rediscover Main Street, National Main Streets Conference, Baltimore, MD. Info: the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street program; 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036-2117; phone: (202) 588-6219; email: <msconference@nthp.org>

-> April 16-17, 2012, Oregon Active Transportation Summit, Salem, OR. Info: Ingrid Nylen, Cycle Oregon, phone: (503) 287-0405, ext. 103; email: <ingrid@cycleoregon.com>

-> April 16-19, 2012, NARRP Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. Info: Jennifer Heisey: phone: (318) 793-9427, email: <heis0068@umn.edu> or Rick Just: phone: (208) 514-2480, email: <rick.just@idpr.idaho.gov>
http://bit.ly/pVVUOV

-> April 17-19, 2012, the 2012 Bicycle Leadership Conference, Monterey, CA. Info: http://bit.ly/xYYuOW>

-> April 18-20, 2012, California Trails & Greenways Conference, Woodland Hills, CA. Info: Trails Conference phone: (877) 776-3619 or 541.547.3640; email: <trails@parks.ca.gov>
http://1.usa.gov/vi7xH9

-> April 19-20, 2012, How to Turn a Place Around, New York, NY. Info: Project for Public Spaces; Casey Wang, email: <cwang@pps.org>
http://bit.ly/gOalGM

-> April 23, 2012, Complete Streets Forum 2012, Toronto, Canada. Info: TCAT: phone: (416) 392-0290; email: <info@tcat.ca>
http://bit.ly/xvoQyx

-> April 25-27, 2012, Placemaking: Making it Happen, New York, NY. Info: Project for Public Spaces; Casey Wang, email: <cwang@pps.org>
http://bit.ly/gOalGM

-> April 27-29, 2012, Winning Campaigns Training, Boston, MA. Hosted by Alliance for Biking & Walking, with Livable Streets Alliance. Info: http://bit.ly/t5pRKu

-> May 9-12, 2012, CNU 20: The New World, West Palm Beach, FL. Info: Sandrine Milanello. Events Director email: <smilanello@cnu.org>; Benjamin Schulman, Communications Director email: <bschulman@cnu.org>
http://bit.ly/r35AAW

-> May 14-17, 2012, 8th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM), Rome, Italy. Info:
http://bit.ly/sopd4p
Via TRB E-Newsletter: http://bit.ly/n63f0Z

-> June, 6-8, 2012, 5th Healthy Cities: Working Together to Achieve Liveable Cities Conference, Geelong, Australia. Info: Sarah Hoekwater, Secretariat, phone: (61 7) 5502 2068; fax: 07 5527 3298; email: <conference@healthycities.com.au>
http://bit.ly/ApERka

-> June 8-10, 2012, Winning Campaigns Training, Houston, TX. Hosted by Alliance for Biking & Walking, with Citizens Transportation Coalition and BikeHouston. Info: http://bit.ly/sdHaEh
Via TRB E-Newsletter: http://bit.ly/n63f0Z

-> June 24-27, 2012, 4th Urban Street Symposium, Chicago, IL. Info:
http://bit.ly/mQHvBT
Via TRB E-Newsletter: http://bit.ly/n63f0Z

-> June 26-28, 2012, APHA Midyear Meeting: "The New Public Health - Rewiring for the Future," Charlotte, NC. Info: http://bit.ly/zDJZQl

-> June 26-29, 2012, Velo-City Global 2012 Conference, Vancouver, CA. Info: CongressWorld Conferences Inc., #725-1155 W. Pender St, Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 2P4; phone: (604) 685-0450, toll free in Canada & USA: (877) 685-0452; fax: 604.685.0451, toll free fax in Canada & USA): (877) 685-0456)

-> September 7-10, 2012, Alliance Leadership Retreat, Long Beach, CA. Info: Jeremy Grandstaff, Alliance for Biking & Walking, <jeremy@peoplepoweredmovement.org>
http://bit.ly/w0TS8I

-> September 10-12, 2012, 5th Int'l Urban Design Conference, Melbourne, AU. Info: Sarah Hoekwater, Conference Secretariat, phone: (617) 5502 2068; email: <conference@urbandesignaustralia.com.au>
http://bit.ly/uUuEhW

-> 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

-> September 21-23, 2012, 8th International Public Markets Conference, Cleveland, OH. Info: Project for Public Spaces http://bit.ly/o310Ua

-> September 30 - October 4, 2012, Walk21, Mexico City, Mexico. Info: Walk21 Mexico: email <walk21@ctsmexico.org>
http://bit.ly/yWSMz2

-> October 19-21, 2012, Winning Campaigns Training, Kansas City, MO. Hosted by Alliance for Biking & Walking, with BikeWalkKC. Info: http://bit.ly/sooRsr

-> October 21-24, 2012, IENE 2012 International Conference, Potsdam-Berlin, Germany. Info: IENE-Secretariat, Andreas Seiler; e-mail: <programme@iene-conferences.info>, phone: + 46 (0)581 69 73 28
http://bit.ly/wfM56G

-> October 27-31, 2012, 2012 Annual APHA Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA. Info: http://bit.ly/A55hmX

-> July 17-19, 2013, 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Info: Delft University of Technology
http://bit.ly/oHrzAE


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 -- PROGRAM MANAGER -- SUSTAINABLE CITIES INITIATIVE, U. OF OREGON

The Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) seeks a highly motivated, organized, and action-oriented individual to manage grant- and contract-funded activity for the Sustainable Cities Initiative (). The position will primarily manage the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP). The position will also manage and participate in other SCI grant-funded activity.

This posting will remain open until filled; applications will begin to be reviewed on Friday, February 17, 2012. The position is expected to start as early as possible in March 2012.

Details: http://bit.ly/zbrxpO

-> JOB -- DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE -- BTA, PORTLAND (OR)

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented person to join our development team as our Development Associate. The position is responsible for maintaining our contact management system, providing member services, managing the membership fulfillment and renewal process, and reporting on our progress to staff, board, and committees. The position is a fantastic entry-level job in non-profit fundraising. Please share with any of your budding stars or interns that might qualify.

Details: http://bit.ly/wPYIrc

-> 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:
--- Marketing Communication Internship
--- Bike to Work Week Coordinator
--- Human Resource and Accounting Manager

Details: http://bit.ly/AmvNwm


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