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----- Happy Birthday Centerlines!
----- Register for Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2012 Now! Operators Standing By!
----- House GOP May Try to Revive Their Transportation Bill This Week
----- Get to the National Bike Summit in D.C. & Save Cycling!
----- Gear Up for the First-Ever National Bike to School Day
----- Call for Trail Managers to Participate in Nat'l Survey
----- News from Velo-City Global 2012 (Vancouver)
----- Walk21 Mexico City Proposal Deadline Extend to 3/16/12
----- Alliance Announces Winners of 2011 Photo Contest

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----- Houston Chronicle Editor Touts Complete Streets' Benefits
----- 7th Annual "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" Coming March 27th
----- 2012: A Very Good Year for Bicycle/Pedestrian Legislation in Florida.
----- Moses Lake (WA) Adopts New Streets Policy
----- Prescott (AZ) Bike Ambassadors Heading to Vancouver Velo-City 2012
----- "Complete Streets" Bill Gaining Attention in West Virginia
----- Legacy Parks Launches "Outdoor Knoxville"
----- Kansas Rail-Trails Threatened by Proposed State House Bill
----- Cyclists to See More Bike Lanes, Safety in Boston's Future

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----- Niche in Dutch Market for Seniors' Safe Cycling Products
----- NHTSA: Motor Vehicle Deaths Lowest Since 1949, Ped Deaths Up
----- Survey: Boulder (CO) Bike Industry Supports $52M in Sales, 100's of Jobs

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CENTERLINES!

Dear John,

Thanks for 300 issues. For the past 11+ years, you have never failed to deliver all the walking and bicycling news that is fit to print. There have been late nights, early mornings, working weekends, and the myriad challenges life and technology throws at us at inopportune times, and yet every other Friday (now Wednesday) CenterLines always appeared in our readers' inboxes. Thank you for that, John.

For each issue of CenterLines that I've been executive editor, there is always a surprise, something to celebrate, something to make me laugh, or something that causes me to reflect; equally as likely, CenterLines evokes all-of-the-above responses. John, you surface arcane resources and studies that inform our work; you help us maintain a global perspective reminding us that we can and must do better; and with the wry humor you infuse in the issues, you remind us not to take ourselves too seriously and that this should be fun. CenterLines' readers seem to agree: our subscriber list grows steadily, and our open rate is enviable. To more late nights, early mornings, working weekends, and issue #301: Cheers!

Mark Plotz and Friends (see below)
Executive Editor, CenterLines #281-


The Executive Editors often give CenterLines its spice by interpreting the transportation news of the day, needling our friends (when called for), and calling out our political leaders and the transportation establishment when the safety for all users has been placed in the backseat or (more often) under the wheels of the bus.

In advance of our birthday issue, I spoke to Sharon Roerty, former Executive Director of NCBW, now Senior Program Office at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Executive Editor for issues #210-280, to get her perspective on the niche CenterLines occupies:

"First off, happy 300th issue CenterLines (CL)! It seems it was not that long ago you kept me up on Tuesdays making sure that all the news that was fit to print was, well, fit to print! We have strived over the years to provide interesting, concise, current and relevant content to a diverse group of readers who have a lot of media choices."

"In many ways CL is an extension of the staff at NCBW. For more than 30 years, the staff at NCBW has traveled throughout North America to help catalyze community change. During that same time CL has been a dream catcher and bi-weekly broadcaster for stories of small town champions and big city agitators; bold leaders, quiet troopers and visionary malcontents. If you are looking for new ideas on how to get something started, implemented or occasionally reversed CL can be a gold mine."

Sharon concluded by telling me to keep the good stories coming. It is a reminder that many of you are not simply passive readers, but newsmakers and active participants in content creation. Without you, CenterLines may never have become the newsletter of record for walking and bicycling professionals.


Someone who knows John Williams best is Bill Wilkinson, Executive Editor issues #1-209. Bill and John became pen pals in 1973, when John was publishing the "Cyclateral Thinking"--pause to groan--newsletter. It is to Bill I turn for the story of how CenterLines evolved from a print publication into the format you see today:

"In the early 1980s, the Bicycle Federation of America began publishing a monthly newsletter, Pro Bike News. This continued until about the late 1990s when we decided to make the shift to a free, web-based format. John was on the staff and was the obvious go-to guy to make it happen. So, on 15 September 2000, issue #1 of CenterLines was distributed. But, the back-story on issue #2 is what I best recall. We had planned to make CenterLines a bi-weekly thing but as we approached the due date for issue #2 it didn't look like we were going to be ready: there was so much we wanted to do and include. After some hand-wringing the call was made to do as much as we could BUT, we would publish on Friday 30 September and so we did."

That second issue contained such far-fetched stories as "Walk Our Children to School Day" and such treacherous ideas as a pedestrian takeover of Times Square??? Enjoy! http://bit.ly/ywfe9l


For the rest of CenterLine's history and/or to express your thoughts about CenterLines, how it informs your work, your favorite features, et cetra, please visit our reader survey:
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Thanks for reading!

REGISTER FOR PRO WALK/PRO BIKE® 2012 NOW! OPERATORS STANDING BY!

-> Register for Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2012 in Long Beach, CA, September 10-13. Early Bird Registration continues through May 16, 2012. Large delegation and APBP member discounts available. For details, please contact Mark Plotz, Conference Director, (202) 223-3621 or <mark@bikewalk.org>. Register today: http://bit.ly/xXgelQ.

Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2014 requests for letter of interest to host the conference in 2014 are due by March 16, 2012, 8:00pm ET. Info: <http://bit.ly/AsD7Qp>.

HOUSE GOP MAY TRY TO REVIVE THEIR TRANSPORTATION BILL THIS WEEK

-> According to a Mar. 12th DC.Streets.Blog entry, "Last week, when House Speaker John Boehner indicated his willingness to bring up the Senate transportation bill, it seemed like an admission of defeat for the brazenly partisan approach and insanely destructive policies the Republicans have been promoting. But it's not over yet."

"Check out the nuances of Boehner's statement, quoted in The Hill last Thursday: 'As I told the members yesterday, the current plan is to see what the Senate can produce and to bring their bill up,' Boehner told reporters at his weekly news conference Thursday. 'In the meantime, we're going to continue to have conversations with our members about a longer term approach, which frankly most of our members want. But at this point in time, the plan is to bring up the Senate bill--or something like it.'"

"House members are away from the Capitol this week on recess, but this is when the GOP leadership is having those 'conversations.' And when Boehner said he'll be discussing a 'longer term approach,' what he means is a bill that gives short shrift to transit, biking, and walking so the House can squeeze out more money for highways--and hence more years of spending for their bill..."

Source: http://bit.ly/y3tGNW
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Title: "Don't Count Out HR 7 Yet: House GOP Could Revive Their Bill This Week"
Author: Tanya Snyder

GET TO THE NATIONAL BIKE SUMMIT IN D.C. & SAVE CYCLING!
(March 20-22)

-> According to the latest word on the National Bike Summit, "Don't let Congress turn back the clock on decades of hard-fought progress towards creating a more bicycle-friendly America. Join us at the 2012 National Bike Summit to help defend critical funding programs--just when America needs them the most. We Need You at the 2012 National Bike Summit! All hands on deck! Register now."

"At the Summit, you'll find answers to questions like these and more: will there be a Transportation Bill in 2012?; what's the Status of the Senate bill?; what about Safe Routes to School and Complete Streets?; what's the status of the House bill?; what is the Klobuchar amendment on Recreational Trails?; what does this mean for the Summit?; why should the Federal Government fund bicycling and walking?...and more!..."

Questions? E-mail <bikeleague@bikeleague.org> or call the League at (202) 822-1333.

Source: http://bit.ly/whc00e

CALL FOR TRAIL MANAGERS TO PARTICIPATE IN NAT'L SURVEY

-> In a collaborative effort between the U.S. Access Board, the National Center on Accessibility (NCA), and Oklahoma State University, NCA is seeking to provide qualified professionals, resource specialists and operations staff of parks in the United States with descriptive and or/comparative information about the status of construction practices of pedestrian/hiker, natural surface trails in the United States. This study will provide better insight into the products used on trail surfaces, the firmness and stability of those surfaces, and the frequency of maintenance/repair activities performed.

Participation in this phase of the study requires completing an administered online survey that will take about ten (10) minutes to complete. The survey provides the means of gathering the information from professionals affiliated with trails' management. Upon confirming your interest in participating in the study, you will be forwarded a link to the survey. The larger the participation rate, the larger the database of knowledge--so your involvement is greatly appreciated, and your time is greatly valued!

For more info and/or to participate, send your name, contact phone number, email, and the organization your trail is located within, to the Trail Study Coordinator:
Nikki M. Montembeault
Accessibility Specialist
National Center on Accessibility
(812) 856-3680 voice
(812) 856-4421 tty
<nmontemb@indiana.edu>

GEAR UP FOR THE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY

-> The Mar. 9th PBIC News suggest "Prepare to switch gears this spring. The National Center for Safe Routes to School is coordinating the first-ever National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Bike to School Day builds on the popularity and success of International Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country--and the world--each October, and encourages a bike-focused celebration in the month of May. The National Center, which serves as the information clearinghouse for the federal Safe Routes to School program, is planning the inaugural event in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists, the organization that leads the celebration of National Bike Month."

"'Communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school days for years,' said Lauren Marchetti, director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School. 'This inaugural celebration not only provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate National Bike to School Day but also to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.' said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. 'Bike Month-including Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day has grown year after year and we're pleased to add a school- and kid-focused event to the celebration this year.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/vZYhvR

NEWS FROM VELO-CITY GLOBAL 2012 (VANCOUVER)

-> According to the latest announcement from the Velo-City folks, "The wheels will be turning June 26-29, 2012 in Vancouver when the most complete global conference on cycling planning and infrastructure development rolls into town--and even though June is 'Bike Month,' bicycle wheels won't be the only things turning. Velo-City Global 2012 will engage cycling minds from around the world. Politicians, engineers, planners, architects, academics, researchers, environmentalists, advocates, educators and industry representatives are a few of the groups represented. Some will be leaders, others will be experts, and many will be visionaries."

"Niels Torslov, Director of Copenhagen's Traffic Department, recognizes cycling as a vital part of sustainable urban transport systems, and their policies. He is also aware of the growth in cycling popularity from what Velo-City Global 2012 would term the 'Forerunner Cities,' to the 'Climbing Cities.' Copenhagen is often used as the gold standard to which all cycling-friendly cities are compared. Forward thinking, with an environmentally friendly and sustainable bent, it is surprising to some when they learn its director of traffic operations is a trained landscape architect. Maybe less surprising is Niels Torslov's focus on safety as being integral to the success of cycling policies, especially in newly emerging cycling cultures..."

Source: http://bit.ly/AloF6j

WALK21 MEXICO CITY PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTEND TO 3/16/12

-> In a Mar. 9th email, Bronwen Thornton announced an extension of the March 9th deadline for Walk21 Conference session proposals. The new deadline is March 16. Conference themes are:
-- Inclusion: the city of the future offers an accessible, integrated and inclusive mobility.
-- Trust: the city of the future can be enjoyed securely, with confidence and certainty.
-- Well-being: the city of the future allows its people to breathe, move freely safely and be healthy.
-- Community: the city of the future has active citizens and is supported by responsible government.

Details: http://bit.ly/yWSMz2

ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2011 PHOTO CONTEST

-> According to a March 1st news release, "The Alliance for Biking & Walking is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 People Powered Movement Photo Contest. With three new categories in 2011-- Women, Diversity, and Open Streets--more than 1,700 photos were submitted from photographers across North America. After a public voting period, finalists and winners were selected by a diverse panel of judges and Alliance staff. 'To increase biking and walking, advocates need access to quality photos that convey the power and possibility of a self-propelled lifestyle,' said Carolyn Szczepanski, Alliance Communications Coordinator. "The images submitted to the People Powered Movement Photo Contest will serve as a practical and inspirational resource for state and local leaders across North America."

"Rachel Schell, a photographer from Spokane, WA, won the overall grand prize for 'Flying' and will receive an all-expenses-paid, 10-day bike trip to Tuscany, Italy, from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. Liv Ames from San Jose, CA, won second place overall for her photo 'Vancouver Foot Traffic,' and Russell Roca of Corvallis, OR, took third place overall for his 'Biking Family' image. Partnering with the Alliance to share these images with a wider audience, Momentum magazine is featuring winning photographs from all seven contest categories in its March/April 2012 issue..."

Source: http://bit.ly/ysGdRJ


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

HOUSTON CHRONICLE EDITOR TOUTS COMPLETE STREETS' BENEFITS

-> According to a Feb. 24th Houston Chronicle editorial, "People 65 and older make up around 14 percent of Texas drivers. But of course, as baby boomers hit retirement age, their share of the road is growing fast: In a little over 10 years, they're expected to make up 20 percent...In a car-centric city like Houston, giving up driving too often means resigning yourself to staying home. It becomes difficult to buy groceries, go to doctor's appointments and see friends. Maybe you have to leave your home in the neighborhood you love. Life shrinks abruptly. But it doesn't have to be that way."

"What if you were able to go to interesting places without getting in a car? For this reason, across the country, the AARP is urging cities and states to build 'Complete Streets'...Right now is the time to demand Complete Streets in neighborhoods all across town. Houston's development, parking and infrastructure-design codes are all being updated now; MetroRail is about to radically expand; and the city is planning a wave of Rebuild Houston-related street renovation. Complete Streets would go a long way toward helping seniors' isolation. And they'd make life better for the rest of us, too."

Source: http://bit.ly/ztxjs4
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Title: "Editorial: Why we need Complete Streets"
Author: Editor

Via Sustainable City News: http://bit.ly/xkCuCZ

7TH ANNUAL "GEORGIA RIDES TO THE CAPITOL" COMING MARCH 27TH

-> According to a Mar. 7th news release, "On March 27, 2012 the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA) will co-sponsor, along with Georgia Bikes, the Seventh Annual "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" event to raise support for the development of a regional-scale bicycle network of both on-road facilities and multi-use-trails, and cycling connections focused around major transit facilities, activity centers and schools."

"Metro Atlanta-area mayors and council members are encouraged to participate in the bike ride, which will have police-scorted routes departing from the cities of Decatur and Roswell. There will also be a three-block ceremonial ride from Hurt Park in the city of Atlanta to the Capitol and several auxiliary rides including from Alpharetta, Peachtree City, Cumming, East Point, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, McDonough and Covington/Conyers. More than 1,000 bike enthusiasts are expected to join the ride that will culminate in a press conference on the Capitol steps with metro mayors and council members, state legislators and other state officials highlighting the importance of funding for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and other alternative forms of transportation."

"The 2011 event had more than 1,800 riders, 40 mayors and elected officials, plus Lt. Governor Casey Cagle rode the Decatur route and Gov. Nathan Deal spoke at the Capitol press conference and rally. Less than two months after Deal spoke at the event, he signed into law the Better Bicycle Bill, which modernized a host of outdated bicycling laws in the state code and implemented a number of significant improvements for bicyclist and motorist safety..."

Source: http://bit.ly/xU7Pxy

2012: A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN LEGISLATION IN FLORIDA.

-> According to a recent note from Mike Lasche, "Florida Walks and Bikes worked with Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach) and Sen. Larcenia Bullard (D-Miami) on the recently passed H1223. H1223 changes Florida law in the following ways, effective January 1, 2013:
-- Allows the cyclist to leave the bike lane for any "potential conflict".
-- Allows cyclists, who are cited for not using lights at night, to install lights instead of paying an $82.50 fine.
-- Allows cyclists to use flashing lights on their bicycles.
-- Requires all bicycle helmets in use, after January 1, 2016, to be approved by the Code of Federal Regulations.
-- Requires vehicle drivers to come to a complete stop when a mobility-impaired pedestrian attempts to cross a crosswalk. These pedestrians, if using a motorized wheelchair, will also gain the right to leave the sidewalk and use the roadway for any "potential conflict" if no alternative route exists."

"House Bill 7043, also passed. This bill removes the requirement that bicyclists keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times. This is slated to take effect July 1, 2012. Senate Bill 268 proposed more revenue for Florida's Trails program, the state's traffic safety education program, and Florida's Safe Paths to Schools, by allowing private entities to purchase sponsorship and naming of trails. S268 passed the Legislature on March 7 and is slated to become Florida law on July 1, 2012. Neither H1223, H7043, or S268 is expected to be vetoed by the Governor. "

"Florida Walks and Bikes is a new organization which recognizes Florida's abysmal safety record yet its great potential as a wonderful state for walking and biking. Thus, Florida Walks and Bikes has adopted the goal of 'Taking Florida from Worst to First.'"

For more info, contact Mike at <mike@floridawalksandbikes.org>

MOSES LAKE (WA) ADOPTS NEW STREETS POLICY

-> According to a Mar. 8th Herald article, "City council members recently passed the first reading of an ordinance creating a Complete Streets Program to ensure all users are planned for in the construction of city transportation improvement projects. 'The City of Moses Lake encourages healthy, active living, reduction of traffic congestion and fossil fuels and improvement in the safety and quality of life,' the ordinance states. It goes on to say the city will hereafter plan, design and construct all new transportation projects to provide 'reasonable and appropriate' accommodations for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users. The ordinance exempts cases where there is no identified need for such projects, they would be contrary to public safety, would contradict the city's comprehensive plan or the cost would be disproportionate to probable future use."

Source: http://bit.ly/x5JgIF
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Title: "Moses Lake adopts new streets policy"
Author: Ryan Lancaster

PRESCOTT (AZ) BIKE AMBASSADORS HEADING TO VANCOUVER VELO-CITY 2012

-> According to a Mar. 6th One Street news release, "This year, ambassadors from Prescott, Arizona, will enjoy the endorsement of the city's most prominent university when they travel to Vancouver to engage with bicycle experts from around the world. One Street, an international bicycle advocacy organization based in Prescott, is raising funds for community advocates and Prescott College students to attend the Velo-City 2012 conference in Vancouver June 26-29. These bicycle ambassadors will be charged with bringing back the latest project and policy innovations from around the world to help transform Prescott into a bicycling city."

"'Prescott College is proud to endorse a project that speaks directly to caring for our environment and improving our population's physical fitness,' said Dr. Kristin Woolever, president of Prescott College. 'Making our cities and towns bicycle friendly is a major step forward!' This is the second year that One Street has run the City to Velo-City program. 'Last year was more of a spur of the moment thing,' said Sue Knaup, One Street's executive director. 'But after the outstanding success of the trip, our board of directors decided to make it an on-going program. Connecting local bicycle advocates with their peers from around the world fits our mission perfectly. And this year we are thrilled to have the endorsement of Prescott College.'..."

For more info, contact Sue Knaup, Executive Director: (928) 541-9841 or <sue@onestreet.org> For more about One Street, go to: http://bit.ly/w47uUl

"COMPLETE STREETS" BILL GAINING ATTENTION IN WEST VIRGINIA

-> According to a Mar. 1st W.V. Public Radio story, "State roadways would be more bike and pedestrian friendly under a bill the West Virginia Legislature is debating. It has support but critics as well in its current form. 'Complete streets' is a term defined in the legislation as roads 'that are safe, comfortable and convenient for travel by all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.' The bill's main sponsor is Nancy Guthrie from Kanawha County."

"It's seen some movement in the legislature and it's of great interest to Christian Abildso, a member of the Morgantown Pedestrian Safety Board. He hopes it passes. 'It's just going to take a shift in mentality from designing roads from the inside out; let's start from the outside in," he said. 'What we really need to think about is decreasing the demand for single occupant vehicles; let's get people on bikes and getting to work on foot.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/zTvGUG
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Title: "'Complete streets' bill gaining attention"
Author: Ben Adducchio

LEGACY PARKS LAUNCHES "OUTDOOR KNOXVILLE"

-> According to a Mar. 7th Knoxville-Knox Co. MPC news release, "Knoxville takes the first step toward putting itself on the map as a premier outdoor recreation community with the launch of Outdoor Knoxville, a three-pronged initiative to capitalize on the exceptional outdoor recreational assets found in and around Knoxville. It includes a new Adventure Center, a website and a three-day festival to be held this summer. Legacy Parks will operate the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center in partnership with River Sports Outfitters. The center will offer boat, stand-up paddleboard and bike rentals as well as retail space with outdoor gear and equipment. Premium outdoor brands Patagonia, The North Face, Smart Wool and Mountain Hardware will create boutique concept shops within the center."

"OutdoorKnoxville.com just went online as well -- a robust, comprehensive website for all outdoor recreational activities, venues and events in our region. Showcasing the abundance of parks, trails, greenways, activities and amenities that we enjoy in Knoxville, OutdoorKnoxville.com will position the Knoxville region as a recreational destination. The three-day Outdoor KnoxFest was announced as the third component of the initiative. It will be held Aug. 24 -26 at Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center. People of all levels of experience are invited to participate..."

Details: http://bit.ly/zucukB

KANSAS RAIL-TRAILS THREATENED BY PROPOSED STATE HOUSE BILL

-> According to the March 5th Kansas Cycling News, "Just as trail-building in Kansas is gaining momentum--with dozens of miles of new trail added every year, and ongoing projects in development throughout the state--a proposed bill threatens to derail the burgeoning trail system. House Bill 2735 seeks to force counties to tax the land of a trail right-of-way, handing huge bills to trail-building organizations. According to KanBikeWalk: 'It could cost recreational trails over $100,000 per year statewide. It is an attempt to value the land under a recreational trail right of way as high as possible and charges the taxes to the trail operator. Currently, counties are exempting rail trails or are valuing the land at $0.00, much like the public greenways and trails in many KS cities. No one is paying taxes on the land and the counties and municipalities want to keep it that way. This bill was created by special interest groups whose goal is to stop recreational trail development..."

Source: http://bit.ly/wplFDP

CYCLISTS TO SEE MORE BIKE LANES, SAFETY IN BOSTON'S FUTURE

-> According to a Mar. 5th Daily Free Press article, "With more plans to advance Boston as one of the best U.S. cities for cycling, the Hub is beginning to look more and more like a bicycle wheel. Boston Bikes launched in 2007 and improved upon numerous infrastructure and bike programs this past year, ultimately winning the city national recognition, according to a press release on the Boston Bikes Annual Report. The New Balance Hubway bike share system, launched in July, provided 60 stations and 600 bicycles for the city. Boston also installed bike lanes on Massachusetts Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue, creating 50 miles of bike lanes in Boston."

"Community programs have given 8,000 students bike training and donated more than 1,000 bikes to low-income residents, according to the press release. 'Over the past four years, we have taken great strides toward making Boston a city that welcomes and encourages bicycling,' said Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in the press release. 'This year, I'm proud to say that the car is no longer king in Boston. With 50 miles of bike lanes now on our streets and the huge success of Hubway, we are well on our way to making Boston one of the best cycling cities in the country.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/xdzjvn
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Title: "Cyclists to see increase in bike lanes, safety in Boston's future"
Author: Hina Tai


THE RESEARCH BEAT

NICHE IN DUTCH MARKET FOR SENIORS' SAFE CYCLING

-> A Jan. 30th DutchMobility article noted that "According to the Cyclists' Union senior cyclists run a threefold higher risk of injuries than the average cyclist. The risk of a single vehicle accident is three times higher as well. As the Cyclists' Union states, many mishaps happen while mounting the bicycle, failing to see obstacles (because of bad weather conditions), frights created by scooter drivers coming from behind, or bicycle sliding accidents. These test show that powerful headlights, skid proof pedals, a good mirror, direction indicators, and wide tires can make cycling safer and more comfortable for seniors."

"Reducing the shortage of such clever, easy to attach accessories could improve cycling safety. New bikes are often fitted with inferior parts, such as bad headlights. Seniors often suffer from decreasing eyesight. A powerful headlight can help to avoid accidents, particularly on badly lit roads. A surprising number of accidents occur while mounting or dismounting a bicycle often because cyclists slide off the pedals. A normal skid-proof pedal coated with rubber only has a moderate effect in the rain. There are pedals available with a special anti-skid layer..."

Source: http://bit.ly/zDLndP

NHTSA: MOTOR VEHICLE DEATHS LOWEST SINCE 1949, PED DEATHS UP

-> According to the Feb. issue of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2010 Motor Vehicle Crashes Overview, "In 2010, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States--the lowest number of fatalities since 1949 (30,246 fatalities in 1949). This was a 2.9-percent decline in the number of people killed, from 33,883 in 2009, according to NHTSA's 2010 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). In 2010, an estimated 2.24 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes, compared to 2.22 million in 2009 according to NHTSA's National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) General Estimates System (GES). This slight increase (1.0% increase) in the estimated number of people injured is not statistically significant from the number of people injured in crashes in 2009..."

"The large decrease in fatalities among passenger vehicle occupants was partially negated by increases in fatalities of other occupants and pedestrians..." According to the tables, pedestrian deaths between 2009 and 2010 rose by 171 (4.2%) and pedestrian injuries rose by 11,000 (19%)."

Source: http://bit.ly/y7c9YX (follow link on this site to the 1.5MB pdf)

SURVEY: BOULDER (CO) BIKE INDUSTRY SUPPORTS $52M IN SALES, 100'S OF JOBS

-> According to a Jan. 25th Daily Camera article, "About six years ago, Taro Smith turned his passion for cycling into a business model and opened Boulder Cycle Sport. The cycling shop has since grown to include two locations in the city that together employ more than 30 people at the peak of cycling season. The businesses help support an industry that a new survey says accounts for an estimated $52 million in sales and 330 full-time jobs in Boulder. 'Cycling is a core of the city,' Smith said. 'It's pretty incredible how people not only have bicycles in town, but they have multiple bicycles.'"

"The economic impact survey was released Wednesday by Community Cycles, a local nonprofit that educates and advocates for the safe use of bicycles. The organization based its findings on surveys sent to 41 businesses in 2011. Community Cycles found that bike-related retail, rental and repair shops supported 214 jobs and generated more than $24.4 million in revenue in 2010, while manufacturing supported 13 jobs and generated $10.4 million in sales. Education and advocacy organizations supported 48 jobs and generated $7.9 million in revenue, and miscellaneous groups supported 55 jobs and generated more than $9.5 million in revenue..."

Source: http://bit.ly/yIkLpW
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Title: "Survey finds Boulder's bike industry supports $52 million in sales, hundreds of jobs"
Author: Heath Urie

Via Update from Community Cycles: http://bit.ly/xWzT6I


QUOTES R US

-> "House Speaker Boehner's proposal was the worst transportation bill I've ever seen during 35 years of public service."
-- Ray LaHood, U.S. Transportation Secretary

http://wapo.st/ApxnuV

-> "There are over 1,000 people that get together and talk about bikes at the National Bike Summit, not like they do at Interbike, but how to make riding them better. It opened my eyes. These are people that are working to make it better for all of us. I saw that as a pro cyclist, there was a lot that I needed to learn. I use roads for a living...You see these incredible race photos in VeloNews and I grew up with cycling as a sport. It was so inspiring. But what about a kid who isn't allowed to ride his bike to school? He can't get into racing because his roads aren't safe. You never know how and when a kid will start riding and whether they'll become a racer. But we can make it easier for them."
-- Tim Johnson, long-time professional bike racer

http://bit.ly/AvBrAp

-> "The Cheapway is 'the thoroughfare formerly known as the Freeway.' The Freeway, of course, was originally designed to run freely in the countryside, carrying people quickly between cities and towns. But when it entered the city, the Freeway metastasized into its evil twin: the Cheapway. It is so named because it has likely destroyed over a trillion of dollars of real estate value around it in the US and drains municipal coffers across the country of billions in property taxes and sales tax revenues..."
-- Steve Mouzon, New Urban Guild

http://bit.ly/Az7MeC

STATS R US

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION -- A LINK TO BETTER HEALTH AND EQUITY

-> "According to the the American Public Health Association, "Balanced transportation choices, including improved and expanded public transportation systems, bring health and equity benefits to communities across the nation. An equitable public transportation system is one that allows its users equal opportunity in mobility, independent of age, ability, income or race. Promoting public transportation use is associated with health, social and environmental benefits. "

"Results indicate that:
-- On average, public transportation produces 95% less carbon monoxide, 92% fewer volatile organic compounds and 45% less carbon dioxide compared to private automobiles.
-- Communities that are walkable and have access to transit generally have a lower dependence on automobiles and encourage physical activity.
-- The fatality rate associated with transportation-related injuries in public transportation is approximately 1/25th that associated with automobiles.
-- Studies have found that men who commute to work on public transportation are 44.6% less likely to be overweight or obese due to increased active commuting..."

Source (485KB pdf): http://bit.ly/xALTcX

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

LEFTIES VS. RIGHTIES: HOW WE DECIDE DIFFERENTLY

-> According to a Feb. 29th Shine article by Lylah Alphonse, "We like to think that we make decisions based on our ideas of right and wrong--and we do, to an extent. But according to recent research, our choices may also be influenced by something as simple as whether we're right or left handed. That's because right-handed people are more drawn to things on the right side of a screen or page, while left-handed people look to the left. Cognitive scientist Daniel Casasanto of The New School for Social Research says it's part of the "body-specificity hypothesis"--the idea that our physical bodies affect the decisions we make and the way we communicate with one another. One of the easiest ways to measure this hypothesis is by looking at whether a person is a righty or a lefty. 'Handedness is a good tool (to use) because it's easily measurable, and our hands our important in how we interact with the physical world,' Casasanto explained to MSNBC..."

Source: http://yhoo.it/xkjAFO

Via Left Handers Club Newsletter: http://bit.ly/zc9stV


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

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 "Empowering Women to Bicycle for Transportation"

Date: March 28, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Cost: Free

Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>

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

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

-> "TEEN DRIVER CELL PHONE BLOCKER - FINAL REPORT"
Report by Benden, Fink & Stafford (UTCM); Project #10-15-47; for the USDOT; DOT Grant No. DTRT06-G-0044. February 2012 (2.1MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/w8a5rK

-> "HOW COMMUNITIES ARE SLOWING DOWN"
Report by Wright & Bricker; America Walks. February 2012 (5.8MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/ACbfEP

-> "WHY WE'RE STUCK AT HIGH SPEED, AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO..."
"... About It;" report by Wright & Bricker, America Walks. February 2012 (450KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/AmRqxs

-> "COMPLETE STREETS IN DELAWARE: A GUIDE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS"
Report by Scott, Beck & Rabidou (University of Delaware) for Delaware DOT. December 2011 (20.4MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/zoaKB8

-> "WINTER MAINTENANCE OF PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES IN DELAWARE..."
"...A Guide for Local Governments;" by Scott, Rudd, Cutajar-Wynne, Primack, Scott & O'Donnell (University of Delaware); for Delaware DOT. February 2012 (8,4MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/ytL9rY

-> "DEPLOYMENT OF PRACTICAL METHODS FOR COUNTING BICYCLE AND..."
"Pedestrian Use of a Transportation Facility, Final Report;" by: Somasundaram, Morellas & Papanikolopoulos (Univ. of Minnesota); for the Center for Transportation Studies; CTS 12-01. January 2012 (general info & link to abstract and 564MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/yMrd5U

-> "DRIVING UP THE COST OF LIVING: HOW HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION..."
"...Costs Pressure Economic Development in Northwest Arkansas"; report by Cleveland, Perkins, Smith & Nichols; Center for Neighborhood Technology. July 2011 (552KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/ygOIkU

-> "ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AND..."
"...Perceptions of the Built Environment With the Frequency, Type, and Duration of Physical Activity Among Trail Users;" article by Maslow (Carolinas HealthCare System, N.C.), Reed (Sacred Heart Univ. S.C.) & Hooker (Univ. of South Carolina); Prev Chronic Dis 2012;9:110114.
http://bit.ly/yeQHQk

-> "EFFECT OF CHANGES TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILT ENVIRONMENT..."
"...on Physical Activity in a Low-Income African American Neighborhood;" article by Gustat, Rice, Parker, Becker & Farley; Prev Chronic Dis 2012;9:110165. February 16, 2012 (online & link to 351KB pdf)
http://1.usa.gov/z98SEc

-> "MINNESOTANS ARE DRIVING LESS"
Report by Dave Van Hattum for Transit for Livable Communities. March 5, 2012 (online)
http://bit.ly/AnWuPQ

-> "THE OPEN STREETS GUIDE - OPENING STREETS TO PEOPLE, SHARING..."
"...Resources, Transforming Communities, Volume 1;" report by Lydon, Garcia, Woudstra, Fogt, Mikic, Allen (the Street Plans Collaborative), Miller, Samuelson, Grandstaff, Szczepanski (the Alliance for Biking & Walking), Hebbert & Abraham (Open Plans); project funding: the Oram Foundation. February 2012 (general info & link to 105.7 MB)
http://bit.ly/yaoUCs

Via Cool Cleveland: http://bit.ly/yyPWqJ

-> "MONITORING OF THE PERTH BICYCLE NETWORK 2011"
Report by Chris Batini (Painted Dog Research) for the Western Australia Department of Transport: Bikewest. June 2011 (4.5MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/zs9IQ1

Via Active Transport-Bikewest : http://bit.ly/xFDzaL

-> "SMART CONGESTION - RELIEF COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF TRAFFIC..."
"...Congestion Costs and Congestion Reduction Benefits;" report by Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute. March 8, 2012 (787KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/qP4fuU

-> "EFFECTS OF PEDESTRIAN PERCEPTIONS OF SAFETY: AN EXAMINATION OF..."
"...Pedestrian Crossing Behavior in Marked versus Unmarked Crosswalks;" by Emily Tracy; thesis submitted in partial satisfaction of a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning, U.C. San Diego. February 28, 2012 (659KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/z2VO4h

-> "A NEW SOCIAL EQUITY AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION"
Report by Litman (Victoria Transport Policy Institute) & Brenman (Social Justice Consultancy). March 8, 2012 (354KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/y90EN3

-> "CYCLE PARKING GUIDE FOR NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS"
Report by Transport Initiatives LLP & Cambridge City Council (UK). February 2010 (4.8MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/z4FYcy

-> 17 articles on pedestrian technical issues from the Transportation Research Record (Vol. 2264, 2011): http://bit.ly/xd7fHj
Titles include:
-- "Field Evaluation of Automatic Pedestrian Detectors in Cold Temperatures"
-- "Enhancing the Quality of Infrared-Based Automatic Pedestrian Sensor Data by Nonparametric Statistical Method"
-- "Sign visibility for Pedestrians Assessed with Agent-Based Simulation"
-- "Do Advance Yield Markings Increase Safe Driver Behaviors at Unsignalized, Marked Midblock Crosswalks?"
-- "Multi-Objective Optimization of Signal Timings for Two-Stage, Midblock Pedestrian Crosswalk"
-- "Effectiveness of Signal-Based Countermeasures for Pedestrian Safety"
-- "Use of Genetic Algorithm for Phase Optimization at Intersections with Minimization of Vehicle and Pedestrian Delays"
-- "Crossing Behaviors of Pedestrians at Signalized Intersections"
-- "Modeling of Pedestrian Activity at Signalized Intersections"
-- "Does Proximity to Activity-Inducing Facilities Explain Lower Rates of Physical Activity by Low-Income and Minority Populations?"

Note: there are links to abstracts of the articles and info on purchasing full articles.


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!

-> 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

-> March 28-April 1, 2012, Aging in America Conference, Washington DC. Info:
http://bit.ly/yFGTv8

-> 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 5, 2012, Hamilton Transportation Summit, Hamilton, Canada. Info: Share the Road Cycling Coalition, phone: (647) 201-2820.
http://bit.ly/zuVp66

-> April 7, 2012 (7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.) Great Canal Walk - TR2NB40, Trenton, NJ, to New Brunswick, NJ. Info: FreeWalkers, Paul Kiczek, email: <pkiczek@freewalkers.org>
http://bit.ly/wvCSap

-> April 14-17, American Planning Assn. National Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Info: http://bit.ly/z9IIRL

-> 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 24-25, 2012, Ontario Bike Summit "Shifting Gears," Toronto, Canada. Info: Share the Road Cycling Coalition, phone: (647) 201-2820.
http://bit.ly/wdOQ1K

-> 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 3-4, 2012, Pedestrians Count! 2012, Los Angeles, CA. Info: Alexis Kelso, WALKSacramento, email: <akelso@walksacramento.org> or Rhianna Babka, California WALKS at: <pedscount2012@californiawalks.org>
http://bit.ly/y58f6Q

-> 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, Canada. Info: phone: (604) 685-0450, toll free in Canada & USA: (877) 685-0452
http://bit.ly/wPXlUx

-> July 14-17, 2012, International Urban Parks Conference, New York, NY. Info: Frank Accosta, Greater & Greener Conference HQ c/o Lorelei Enterprises & Events; phone: (212) 838-2660 x 21; email: <info@urbanparks2012.org>
http://bit.ly/xjienG

-> July 29-August 1, ACT (Association for Commuter Transportation) International Conference, Savana, GA. Info: http://bit.ly/AsPXFv

-> September 7, 2012, World Urban Forum, Naples, Italy. Info: http://bit.ly/wLKJI6

-> 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 12-14, 13th National Conference on Transportation Planning in Small and Medium Sized Communities, Big Sky, Montana. Info: http://bit.ly/dByw3U

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

-> September 30 - October 3, 2012, American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Info: http://bit.ly/xDidSf

-> 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 -- MANAGER -- GO BOULDER, BOULDER (CO)

The City of Boulder, Colorado is conducting a nationwide search for the Manager of GO Boulder, the City's multi-modal transportation program. Since 1989, GO Boulder has been working to create an innovative and balanced transportation system that sustains the quality of life valued by Boulder residents, employees and visitors.

We are seeking a creative and dynamic individual, with background in transportation planning, or regional/urban planning. The GO Boulder Manager will be responsible for expanding the community's alternative transportation options, including the planning, designing, and funding aspects. He or she will manage the development and implementation of multi-modal transportation systems, services and programs that employ best innovative alternative industry practices.

The GO Boulder Manager will be responsible for supervising and supporting a team of Transportation Planners. He or she will also be responsible for fostering partnerships with various agencies and community groups to implement mutually beneficial projects that support alternative and active transportation. The position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

To apply, please email resume (and if you wish, a brief cover letter) to T. Malouf & Company, a retained search firm, at: <info@tmalouf.com>

-> RFP -- REC TRAILS PROGRAM DATABASE -- FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has a requirement for non-personal services to develop, operate, and update a searchable Recreational Trails Program (RTP) database to be available on a website, and to provide annual reports on RTP funding. The purpose of the database is to promote program transparency, by providing information to the public on how states use RTP funds. The Contractor shall interact with State agencies in all states to continually update the database. The anticipated period of performance consists of a base year and three one-year option periods. Please see http://bit.ly/wpe1Ix for more information, including a link to the Solicitation.

The Solicitation was posted March 6, 2012. Sealed offers in original for furnishing the supplies or services in the Schedule will be received until 3:15 pm Washington, D.C. time, Monday, April 9, 2012.

Angela A Jones,
Contract Specialist
HAAM, Mail Stop E65-101
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20590

Questions? Contact Ms. Jones at: <angela.jones@fhwa.dot.gov>

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

Details: http://bit.ly/AmvNwm


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