------------------------------------------------------------

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

------------------------------------------------------------

#301 Wednesday, March 28, 2012

------------------------------------------------------------

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.

T-H-E--N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L-&-I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L--S-C-E-N-E
------------------------------------------------------------
----- Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2012 News Roundup
----- GOP Budget Would Cut Transportation by 25%
----- Wider, Straighter & Faster Not the Solution for Older Drivers
----- League's 2012 National Bike Summit a Huge Success
----- Alliance Announces 2012 Advocacy Award Winners
----- Group Wants Leaders to Create Kids' Healthy Environments
----- New Online Competition to Engage & Connect American Bicyclists
----- UK Group Plans to Transform Four Cities to Car-Free
----- Melbourne's Yarra River Getting Ped/Bike Link Under Major Bridge

R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
------------------------------------------------------------
----- San Antonio Has 2nd Busiest Bicycle Share Program in USA
----- Increasing Pedestrian Visibility in Georgia's Safety Plans
----- Minnesota Legislators Lose Taste for Statewide Wellness Campaign
----- FHWA Administrator Helps Unveil Penn Ave "Great Streets" Project

T-H-E--R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H--B-E-A-T
------------------------------------------------------------
----- Bicyclists Better Customers than Drivers for Local Business
----- New WHO Tool Calculates Bike/Ped Infrastructure Health Savings

N-E-W-S--S-E-C-T-I-O-N-S
------------------------------------------------------------
- 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 NEWS ROUNDUP
by Mark Plotz

-> We are 165 days out from our Long Beach opening on Monday, September 10th, 2012. It may look like we are in a lull with conference news, but I assure you things are quite busy behind the scenes. Starting with the next CenterLines we will be highlighting conference panel and poster sessions. I wish I could share more because during the two months I spent with your proposals, my enthusiasm and respect for your work has grown daily. I am not the only one getting a recharge: members of the Conference Program Review Committee have shared as much with me. It is going to be a great conference.

Placemaking in Long Beach
Last week the itinerant Fred Kent, President of Project for Public Spaces, traveled to Long Beach to lead a Placemaking seminar. Frank Peters from the Bike Newport Beach blog was there and captured the experience, along with some of Fred's chestnuts like 'When you find the Zealous Nuts in the community, change begins to happen.' We might have that base covered. (http://bit.ly/GYSpsd)

Conference Program update
It's coming!!! I appreciate your eagerness to find out if your panel, poster, or peer problem-solving session will be in the program. Toward the end of this week, I will start notifying those who submitted for Poster Session/Pecha Kucha presentations. Then it is on to the remaining 200 Panel Session proposals. Stay tuned!

Pro Walk/Pro Bike® partners with the Institute of Transportation Engineers
Hug your favorite Transportation Engineer…and don't let go until you get him/her out to Long Beach for Pro Walk/Pro Bike.* Attendees will learn how to: obtain permission to experiment with innovative bicycle facilities; find flexibility in the various design guides to design complete streets; select and implement recently approved FHWA ped/bike safety countermeasures; and more. A special rate is available for your favorite Transportation Engineer, provided he/she is an ITE member.

* Please use appropriate judgment.

Pro Walk/Pro Bike® is blogging
Visit our blog for the latest conference news <http://pwpb2012.blogspot.com>.

Registration and Hotel/Travel Information
Early Registration rates will be in effect until May 16. We are also offering discounts for large groups (http://bit.ly/GWtZ50). The downtown Long Beach Renaissance is the official conference hotel of Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2012. Don't sleep on the beach; we have a nice room block at the hotel and it is across the street from the conference (http://bit.ly/Hcgdt0).

GOP BUDGET WOULD CUT TRANSPORTATION BY 25%

-> According to a Mar. 23rd DC.Streets Blog entry, "Wednesday night, the House Budget Committee narrowly passed--by one vote--the 2013 federal budget proposed by chairman Paul Ryan. It calls for all kinds of spending cuts, casts aside the bargains struck during last year's budget debacle, and asserts that by 2050, all federal spending outside of entitlement programs (Medicare, Medicaid) should only equal 4 percent of America's GDP. For comparison, most peer nations spend around 5 percent of GDP on infrastructure alone."

"Just to be clear, the budget is separate from the two-year transportation bill passed by the Senate two weeks ago, the House's five-year drill-and-drive bill, and the 90-day extension of transportation programs introduced yesterday. Think of it as the national wish list, a policy statement that tries to set a tone for subsequent spending bills. Compared to President Obama's transportation plan, which Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been defending for the past month, the House GOP plan would essentially cut transportation spending by 25 percent. The Ryan document singles out high-speed rail for criticism, saying its job creation potential has been exaggerated..."

Source: http://bit.ly/GTxumX
Archive search: use "Search" window
Archive cost: No
Title: "GOP Budget Would Cut Transpo to the Bone"
Author: Ben Goldman

WIDER, STRAIGHTER & FASTER NOT THE SOLUTION FOR OLDER DRIVERS

-> In a Mar. 6th Placemaking Blog entry Gary Toth wrote, "The issue of safety and older drivers is an important one. And we are grateful for the way the special needs of those drivers are highlighted in a new report called 'Keeping Baby Boomers Mobile: Preserving the Mobility and Safety of Older Americans' (http://bit.ly/H6RuUu). Unfortunately, the report, produced by AASHTO (the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) in collaboration with TRIP, a national transportation research group representing contractors and engineering firms, continues to reinforce the 'forgiving highways' orthodoxy that the transportation establishment has been promoting for too long now. (On the positive side, it also endorses a number of measures that AARP has been pressing for: better signs, retroreflective paint, brighter street lighting, etc.)"

"It is time for AASHTO, TRIP, and other members of that establishment to recognize the limitations of 'forgiving highways' principles. This approach, which aims to reduce crashes by designing roads to accommodate driver error, might work well for interstates, freeways, and rural highways. But it should not be applied to the rest of our nation's roads. Evidence is mounting that not only does the 'wider, straighter, and faster' philosophy fail to fix safety problems on urban and suburban arterials--it actually makes them worse. Let's consider the issue of older drivers and safety from an engineering perspective. Engineering involves the practical application of science and math to solve problems, so we'll take a closer look at the problem defined in the report and the applications suggested to address that problem..."

Source: http://bit.ly/H3uU2S

LEAGUE'S 2012 NATIONAL BIKE SUMMIT A HUGE SUCCESS

-> In a March 26th note, the L.A.B. President, Andy Clarke, wrote "Thank you to the record-breaking crowd of more than 800 attendees from 49 states who traveled to Washington, D.C. for the 2012 National Bike Summit last week. Your presence and energy made a big statement about the importance of bicycling across the nation -- and made the 2012 Summit the most successful yet! Over the course of three days, participants had the opportunity to learn from informative workshops, be inspired by captivating speakers, network with fellow bike advocates, engage with members of Congress, and more. Read all the highlights on the League blog..."

Source: http://bit.ly/GRCfON

ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES 2012 ADVOCACY AWARD WINNERS

-> According to a Mar. 20th news release, "Since 2009, the Alliance for Biking & Walking has solicited public nominations and recognized the individuals, organizations and business leaders who are propelling our People Powered Movement. This year, the Alliance honors the following winners:"

"-- Advocacy Organization of the Year: WalkBoston: Since its founding in 1990, WalkBoston has led the way, not just locally, but on the national level, as well. In Boston, the organization's long list of accomplishments includes a wealth of infrastructure and policy victories, as well as successful public events..."

"-- Advocate of the Year: Eric Rogers, BikeWalkKC...
-- Business Advocate of the Year: CLIF Bar...
-- Winning Campaign of the Year: Bike Delaware...
-- Best Practices: League of Illinois Bicyclists...
-- Susie Stephens Joyful Enthusiasm Award: Julia Field, founder of Undriving...
-- Innovation Award: BikeTexas..."

Congrats to all the 2012 Advocacy Award Winners!

Details: http://bit.ly/GRwsMf

GROUP WANTS LEADERS TO CREATE KIDS' HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS

-> According to a Mar. 13th announcement, "PreventObesity.net (http://bit.ly/GVGbml) is currently recruiting new Leaders to add to their network of people across the country who are working on childhood obesity. The Leader network is a comprehensive representation of those making changes across issue areas to create healthy environments for kids. They also provide communication, promotion and technical assistance to registered Leaders. The best part: becoming a Leader is FREE. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides the services, complimentary to you to help create healthy changes for kids. PreventObesity.net is here to help you connect with others and achieve your goals; all you have to do is fill out their short registration form."

"PreventObesity.net's free outreach tools include:
-- The Inside Track, a weekly insider alert featuring stories about fellow PreventObesity.net Leaders--a must read for anyone working in the childhood movement;
-- Ability to reach out to PreventObesity.net supporters in your area (70,000 nationally);
-- Listed on and access to our Map of the Movement where you can find other activists in your area;
-- Permission to add interactive PreventObesity.net widgets to your own site or blog;
-- Blogger outreach analysis and webinar hosting..."

Complete the short registration form here: http://bit.ly/GY3QwG.

Questions? Contact Zach Brooks, Customer Relations Manager with PreventObesity.net at 202-659-7710 x15 or <zach@preventobesity.net>

NEW ONLINE COMPETITION TO ENGAGE & CONNECT AMERICAN BICYCLISTS

-> According to a Mar. 21st LAB news release, "Launched today by a powerful alliance of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, the League of American Bicyclists, Bikes Belong and Endomondo, the National Bike Challenge aims to inspire and empower millions of Americans to ride their bikes for transportation, recreation and better health. The Challenge is simple: Sign up as an individual or as a team, log your miles, share your stories and encourage others to join you. Riders will compete for prizes and awards on the local and national level, including a Grand Prize trip through California wine country from Trek Travel."

"Already, organizations in 26 states have committed to participate and have started warming up for the May 1 start date on the Challenge website (http://bit.ly/GNxPH7). 'The League is excited about this unique opportunity to share the many benefits of bicycling and offer a fun, engaging entry point for new riders,' said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. 'There's nothing like riding a bike with your friends and colleagues and the National Bike Challenge will create a new social network of cyclists stretching from coast to coast..."

Source: http://bit.ly/GMxM5c

UK GROUP PLANS TO TRANSFORM FOUR CITIES TO CAR-FREE

-> According to a Mar. 20th ENN article, "It is the dream of many urban planners to remove all the cars clogging the city streets. Who wants fast-moving, loud, heavy chunks of steel polluting the air and endangering people crossing the street? Some cities, such as London, have implemented a congestion toll on any vehicles entering the city center. Now there is a new group in the United Kingdom that wants to take it even further. Organized by the universities of Leeds, Oxford, East Anglia, Salford, and Manchester, along with local walkers and cyclers, the group 'Visions 2030' want to transform four key UK cities [to be determined]. The goal is to make automobiles obsolete by 2030 in future UK cities, to the point where up to 80% of all travel is done by bike or on foot. The team will be submitting their visions to city planners, discussing how this goal might be achieved..."

Source: http://bit.ly/H53t4b
Archive search: use "Search" window
Archive cost: No
Title: "Visions for the Car-Free City"
Author: David Gabel

MELBOURNE'S YARRA RIVER GETTING PED/BIKE LINK UNDER MAJOR BRIDGE

-> According to a Mar. 14th Ride On article, "A radically engineered bike and pedestrian link under the Charles Grimes Bridge on the Yarra has been revealed in tender documents released recently. City of Melbourne, working with with the Department of Planning and Community Development has offered tenders to construct the underpass to link the Docklands along the north bank of the river to the surrounding bicycle network. The innovative design by Aurecon Australia hovers above the river, unsupported by any piles, and designed in such a way to have no impact upon the river nor the surrounding infrastructure."

"It will represent a new standard in bike facilities and become a much-visited iconic element on Melbourne's riverfront and will put a smile on riders and architects alike. The State government committed Aus $15m in 2008/09 to fund the Charles Grimes Bridge Underpass and promenade extension at World Trade Centre. (The Crowne Plaza promenade redevelopment currently under construction on the other side of the river is an additional project, funded jointly by the State government and City of Melbourne, bringing the total investment for the full suite of promenade works to close to Aus $18m.)..."

Source: http://bit.ly/GOaAxs


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

SAN ANTONIO HAS 2ND BUSIEST BICYCLE SHARE PROGRAM IN USA

-> According to a March 20th City of San Antonio news release, "The Alamo City has plenty to celebrate as San Antonio B-Cycle [a public bicycle sharing program] marks its first anniversary. With more than 106,000 miles ridden by more than 6,700 day users, San Antonio is now ranked as the second busiest B-Cycle program in the nation, behind Denver, in overall bike share usage. 'San Antonio has come long way in its transportation choices and B-Cycle has become the simple solution to get where you are going--the health benefits are an added tangible bonus,' said San Antonio B-Cycle Executive Director, Cindi Snell. "We are very excited about our accomplishments. B-Cycle members have embraced this program and we can't wait to see how much more we can do in the upcoming year!' Expanding the bike share program from beyond the existing 20 stations throughout downtown San Antonio and connecting with other key points of interest in surrounding areas is a primary goal in 2012..."

Source: http://1.usa.gov/HdTbAQ

INCREASING PEDESTRIAN VISIBILITY IN GEORGIA'S SAFETY PLANS

-> According to the March edition of Peds E-News, "Transportation professionals met recently to discuss updating Georgia's Strategic Highway Plan. In response to a request from PEDS President Sally Flocks, team leaders agreed to stop bundling pedestrians and bicyclists as 'non-motorized' road users. Separating pedestrian safety issues from those of other modes will help ensure they receive a fair share of attention in the state plan. Georgia has made steady progress in reducing injuries and fatalities for motorists since 2005. Yet pedestrian fatalities during the same period increased by 12 percent. With 168 deaths in 2010, pedestrians now account for one out of seven traffic fatalities in Georgia. PEDS is eager to increase the visibility of Georgia's serious pedestrian safety problem. To that end, Sally asked planners to include a chart showing how pedestrian fatality trends differ from those of vehicle occupants. Shining a spotlight on these contrary trends is a critical step towards achieving much-needed safety investments..."

Source: http://bit.ly/H6E4rH

MINNESOTA LEGISLATORS LOSE TASTE FOR STATEWIDE WELLNESS CAMPAIGN

-> According to a Mar. 13th Star Tribune article, "An ambitious program intended to help Minnesotans slim down, eat nutritious food and ditch unhealthy habits is losing momentum and financial support, and officials caution that a goal of saving nearly $1.9 billion in future health care costs is slipping out of reach. The Statewide Health Improvement Program, known as SHIP, burst out across the state in 2009 as community gardens, fresher food in schools, employee wellness programs for small businesses and efforts to make public places smoke-free. Now, in the wake of its funding being slashed by more than two-thirds last year, the program -- envisioned as a years-long effort to change how people think about their health -- faces an uncertain future. At the Capitol, some in the Republican majority question the value of designating millions of dollars for the prevention-oriented public health program."

"'I don't believe, and have not seen, any evidence that the money being spent has any measurable effect on anything,' said Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, who chairs the Health and Human Services Committee. 'Is it the duty of the state government to provide bike racks to people?'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/GMBXMJ
Archive search: use "Search" window
Archive cost: No
Title: "Minnesota legislators lose taste for statewide wellness campaign"
Author: Katie Humphrey

Via Minnesota Active Living Network News: http://bit.ly/GLScb3

FHWA ADMINISTRATOR HELPS UNVEIL PENN AVE "GREAT STREETS" PROJECT

-> According to a Mar. 13th FHWA news release, "Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray today to unveil the Pennsylvania Avenue Great Streets project in southeast Washington, which will improve pedestrian safety, provide better access to businesses and help revitalize commerce. 'The Southeast D.C. Great Streets project is another example of how transportation helps the economy and creates jobs,' said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. 'President Obama talked about an America built to last, and the budget he recently proposed will fund critical transportation improvements like this while creating jobs, too.' ..."

Source: http://1.usa.gov/GPP8r4

Via Sustainable City Network: http://bit.ly/GOWaQm


THE RESEARCH BEAT

BICYCLISTS BETTER CUSTOMERS THAN DRIVERS FOR LOCAL BUSINESS

-> According to a Mar. 23rd DC.Streets.Blog entry, "Do local and state officials tune out when you try to talk to them about bicycling? Are they unconvinced by arguments about public health, transportation options, or clean air? Do business leaders send you packing when you suggest building new bike lanes and bike parking, fearing that the loss of car parking will keep customers away? Then show them the money. Bikes can mean big business, and businesses are beginning to realize it. At a [2012 LAB] Bike Summit panel Wednesday on the economic boost cycling can provide cities, speakers highlighted another strong message cyclists can bring to politicians when making their case for investment in bike/ped facilities."

"Far and away, the biggest reason business owners resist the addition of bike infrastructure is that they're afraid it will limit parking. Once they realize they can get 12 bike parking spaces for each car spot, sometimes they begin to change their tune. Even better, they begin to discover that cyclists can be their best customers. 'We tend to shop closer to home and shop more often,' said April Economides, a consultant who helped the city of Long Beach, California build bicycle-friendly business districts. Rather than jumping in the minivan and heading to the suburbs to go to the big shopping malls, cyclists patronize the businesses in our neighborhoods..."

Source: http://bit.ly/GR9Xte
Archive search: use "Search" window
Archive cost: No
Title: "Why Bicyclists are Better Customers than Drivers for Local Business"
Author: Tanya Snyder

NEW WHO TOOL CALCULATES BIKE/PED INFRASTRUCTURE HEALTH SAVINGS

-> According to a Mar. 23rd DC.Streets.Blog article, "Sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic calming projects--they save lives. Not just by protecting cyclists and pedestrians (not to mention motorists), but by encouraging physical activity that leads to a healthy life. Of course, it can be hard to convince politicians to see things in those terms when it's time to pony up for walking and biking infrastructure. That is the brilliance of this new tool from the World Health Organization."

"The WHO, which is on a mission to rein in the worldwide epidemic of traffic deaths and injuries, has developed a tool that measures the health impacts of bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects, calculating cost-benefit analyses as well as the economic value of reduced mortality. Of course you need to do a little advance preparation before using the tool. You'll need to have a fair amount of information about local travel habits at your disposal..."

Source: http://bit.ly/GSJWcf
Archive search: use "Search" window
Archive cost: No
Title: "New WHO Tool Calculates the Health Savings of Bike/Ped Infrastructure"
Author: Angie Schmitt


QUOTES R US

-> "We have 70 local Complete Streets resolutions and ordinances that have been adopted across the state. That's the largest number of policies adopted in any state, according to the National Complete Streets coalition."
-- John Lindenmayer, Co-Chair of the Michigan Complete Streets Coalition

http://huff.to/H92q8P

AND NOW, FOR SEVERAL THINGS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

VIDEO: "Bike Thief"

-> "Filmmaker Casey Neistat conducts an experiment in New York City, locking up his own bike and brazenly trying to steal it, to determine whether onlookers or the police would intervene."

Source: http://nyti.ms/GYuN6e

VIDEO: "How Drivers Behaved on New York's Jay Street"

by Transportation Alternatives

Source: http://bit.ly/H7mCal


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

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 "Leaving No Stone Unturned: Tips and Tricks for Funding Your SRTS Program"

Date: April 24, 2012, 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. EDT

Presenters: Scott Bricker (America Walks, Portland, OR), Ian Thomas (PedNet Coalition, Columbia, MO) & Kathy Smith (Partners for Health Foundation, NJ)

Hosts: America Walks & National Center for Safe Routes to School

Cost: Free

Contact: Michelle Gulley <mgulley@americawalks.org>

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

WEBINAR "Telling a Better Story: Best Practices for Developing Interpretive Panels for Trails"

Date: April 26, 2012, 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. EDT

Presenters: Jennifer Rigby (American Trails Board) & Erica Fielder (Erica Fielder Studio)

Host: American Trails

Cost: $25 American Trails members/$45 non-members

Contact: American Trails <trailhead@americantrails.org> or (530) 547-2060.

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/H2YB05

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: Eric Anderson, (City of Berkeley, CA)

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

VIDEO "Is it Safe?"
by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

"This film visits trails in three cities that addressed trail safety head-on--and have succeeded in creating trails that are well-used community assets."

Source: http://bit.ly/GMEDYe


RESOURCES

-> "EFFECT OF INTENSITY AND TYPE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON MORTALITY..."
"...Results From the Whitehall II Cohort Study;" article by Sabia, Dugravot, Kivimaki, Brunner, Shipley & Singh-Manoux; American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 102, No. 4, pp. 698-704. April 2012 (Abstract & link to pdf ($))
http://bit.ly/H8zPiV

-> "LIVING IN INTENSIFIED URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: RESIDENTIAL..."
"...Self-Selection and Travel behaviour;" report by O'Fallon (Pinnacle Research & Policy Ltd) & Wallis (Ian Wallis Associates); for NZ Transport Agency, Research Report 468. January 2012 (general info & link to 2.3MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/GUay9k

-> "SURVEY OF THE STATES: SPEEDING AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING"
Report by Sprattler (Sprattler Group); for the Governors Highway Safety Association. March 1, 2012 (general info & link to 3.1MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/HayPd0

-> "THE EMERGENCE OF THE 'SUPER-COMMUTER'"
Report by Moss & Qing, Rudin Center for Transportation, New York University. February, 2012 (general info & link to 1.9MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/GWCsyN

-> "DEPLOYMENT OF PRACTICAL METHODS FOR COUNTING BICYCLE..."
"... and Pedestrian Use of a Transportation Facility;" final report by Somasundaram, Morellas & Papanikolopoulos (University of Minnesota); for the Center for Transportation Studies; CTS 12-01. January 2012 (564KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/H4UjEO

-> "THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTERISTICS..."
"...and Body Size and Physical Activity in the California Teachers Study Cohort;" article by Keegan, Hurley, Goldberg, Nelson, Reynolds, Bernstein, Horn-Ross, & Gomez; American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 102, No. 4, pp. 689-697. April 2012 (Abstract & link to pdf ($))
http://bit.ly/GSboSC

-> "CARS VS. PEDESTRIANS INFOGRAPHIC"
By California Car Accident Lawyer. March 19, 2012 (online)
http://bit.ly/H8BK4O

-> "THE LIFE AND DEATH OF URBAN HIGHWAYS"
Report by Bocarejo, LeCompte, Zhou, et al, ITDP & EMBARQ. March 13, 2012 (23.8MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/GNVBtV


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!

-> 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

-> May 17, 2012, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PT), Massachusetts Bike/Walk Summit, Boston, MA. http://bit.ly/GQifSs

-> 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 -- MOBILITY PROGRAMS SR TRANS PLANNER -- CITY OF SEATTLE (WA)
Posted on: March 16, 2012
Category: Transportation
Experience: 3-5 years

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is hiring a Mobility Programs Senior Transportation Planner within the Policy & Planning Division's Mobility Programs group responsible for developing policies and implementing programs related to travel options, transportation demand management strategies, parking management and freight mobility.

Salary: $37.25-$43.31 Hourly
Job Type: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Department: Seattle Department of Transportation
Closing: Tue. 04/03/12 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Source: http://bit.ly/GTXDY4

-> JOB -- SRTS PROJECT ASSISTANT -- WALKSACRAMENTO

WALKSacramento is a nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving safe, walkable communities for health, traffic safety, recreation and clean air.

Summary: Project Assistant is a new position to help implement WALKSacramento's SRTS projects in Citrus Heights and W. Sacramento. Assistant may help with projects in walkability assessment, community engagement, land use project review, pedestrian advocacy. Assistant will report to SRTS Project Manager.

Desired Qualifications:
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Proficiency in MS Office. Knowledge of mapping programs/applications and social media a plus.
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- Ability to keep accurate and timely records of activities
- Attention to detail
- Support of walking/biking as modes of transportation and basic bike/ped knowledge, land use and transportation planning

Salary: $19.89/hr (full time: 37.5 hrs/wk)
Submit resume & cover letter to <TDuarte@walksacramento.org> by 4/13/12.
Questions: Teri Duarte, Exec Director at (916) 446-9255. Application Deadline: 4/13/12; Projected Start Date: 5/8/12

-> 3 JOBS -- SECTION DIRECTORS -- MTC, OAKLAND, CA

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, has two Section Director positions.

All resumes must be submitted through MTC's website. For a full job description and to apply for each position, please go to http://bit.ly/GIju1a

1) Section Director, Internal Operations: This position will primarily oversee Information Technology, Facilities and Office Management, Contracting and Procurement, Risk Management, and Human Resources. The Director will oversee the Administrative and Technology Services Section and will work as a member of MTC's senior management team to anticipate, identify, initiate, implement and carry to completion results of planning and analytical processes necessary to the Section's successful operations. Submissions should be completed as soon as possible.

2) Section Director, Electronic Fare Programs: MTC is working with outside recruiting Ralph Andersen & Associates on the search for a Section Director, Electronic Fare Programs. We are working with outside consultants because this unique position requires specific knowledge of electronic and smart card business operations. Follow link to the Section Director, Electronic Fare Programs listing to be redirected to the Ralph Andersen & Associates website. This position will remain open until filled.

-> 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


HOUSEKEEPING

TO SUBSCRIBE OR UNSUBSCRIBE TO CENTERLINES:
http://www.bikewalk.org/newslettersubscribe.php

MISS AN ISSUE? Find it here:
http://www.bikewalk.org/newsletterarchives.php

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND CALENDAR ITEMS: We want to hear what you're up to! Contact <john@bikewalk.org> today!

List your local, statewide, and regional training events on NCBW's National Training Calendar:
http://www.bikewalk.org/calendar.php

COPYING: We encourage you to copy our content as long as you identify the source in this way: "from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking."

Editor: John Williams
Assistant Editor: Linda Tracy
Send news items to: <john@bikewalk.org>
Executive Editor and Program Director: Mark Plotz, MPA
Web/Systems Administrator: Jimmy Johnston
Send news items to: <john@bikewalk.org>

Contributors: Russell Houston, Harrison Marshall, Christopher Douwes, Charles Bingham, Ken Wuschke, Bob Laurie, John Cinatl, Bill Wilkinson, Rick Risemberg, Peter Jacobsen, Charlie Holbert, Shawn Turner, William Hanson, Zach Brooks, Bob Chauncey, Eric Fredericks, Peter Jacobsen, Charlie Holbert, Shawn Turner, William Hanson, Peter Jacobsen, Charlie Holbert, Shawn Turner, William Hanson, Ann Sutphin & Peter Green.


CONTACT US

©2012 - NCBW | The National Center for Bicycling & Walking is a program of Project for Public Spaces, Inc. http://www.bikewalk.org/contact.php