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#312 Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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CenterLines is the bi-weekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, a program of Project for Public Spaces. CenterLines is our way of quickly delivering news and information you can use to create more walkable and bicycle-friendly communities.

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
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----- Countdown to Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2012: Pro Place!
----- National Complete Streets Coalition Releases Policy Analysis and Local Policy Workbook
----- Check Out "Getting in the Race: An Advocate's Guide to Elections"
----- Guadalajara Creates an Affordable, New Style of Bike Share
----- September 1: Deadline to Opt Out of Recreational Trail Funding

R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
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----- Chagrin Falls (OH) Receives 2012 Oberstar SRTS Award
----- Partnerships Make Moscow (ID), SRTS Program Long-Lasting
----- South Burlington (VT) Council Approves 1.5 Mile Complete Street Project
----- Corpus Christi (TX) a Walkable Community (Texas-Style)
----- Kansas DUI Offenders Can Now Legally Drive Motorized Bicycles
----- Why Are Champaign-Urbana (IL) Jaywalking Arrests Almost All Black?
----- Pedestrians Keep Dying on Georgia Roads

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----- Census Bureau: Nearly 1 in 5 Have Disability in U.S.
----- Smartphone Research at Univ of MN to Help Visually Impaired Pedestrians
----- Trails for Illinois to Study Economic Benefit of Trails

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

COUNTDOWN TO PRO WALK/PRO BIKE 2012: PRO PLACE!
by Mark Plotz

-> The next time you hear from us, John Williams will be putting together CenterLines in sunny Long Beach. We have twelve days to go until the conference opens, and special deals remain for people needing to pick up AICP CM credits (120+ available), and for those of you who travel in packs of 6 or more. To learn more, contact mark@bikewalk.org using either 'PWPB AICP' or 'PWPB Groups' in the subject line. Register here https://center.uoregon.edu/conferences/NCBW/2012/registration/ before August 31.

Program News:

  • Mobile workshop registration will happen onsite in Long Beach. There are two exceptions: the Bicycle Road Safety Audit, Monday, 2-5 pm (RSVP to mobile@prowalkprobike.org); and the Bike & Park tour to Santa Monica, Monday, 1-5 pm (RSVP to info@bikeandpark.org). For all other mobile workshops, registration will occur in the Grand Ballroom, Level 2 of the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802.
  • For our complete listing of mobile workshops see http://bit.ly/PQmb4Y
  • The Registration Desk opens at 3 pm, Monday, September 10, and will remain open until the end of the Bikes Belong Opening Reception (8 pm).
  • You won't want to miss the Opening Reception, which will featured Charlie Gandy as Master of Ceremonies. We will cap the evening with a storytelling of our movement's history by Dan Burden.
  • Be ready to go on Tuesday at 7:30 am when we start serving continental breakfast. Our Opening Plenary begins at 8 am and features: Charlie Gandy, Dr. Suja Lowenthal, Tedson Meyers, Fred Kent, Ryan Snyder, and Dan Burden.
  • Our complete program is available at http://www.pps.org/pwpb2012/program/

If you happen to arrive early in Long Beach, or find yourself with some extra time on your hands, check out our Local Host Committee's tips on what to see and do in Long Beach: http://www.pps.org/pwpb2012/travel/. Scroll down the page for our interactive maps of the city, which includes bike-friendly business, bike shops, and bike rentals (see Bike Station http://home.bikestation.com/longbeach). You can also download the free Where to Bike Long Beach app for your smartphone: http://bit.ly/NksPQe

See you in two weeks!

NATIONAL COMPLETE STREETS COALITION RELEASES POLICY ANALYSIS AND LOCAL POLICY WORKBOOK

-> According to an Aug. 15th crossposted National Complete Streets Coalition - Smart Growth America blog, "Communities across the United States adopted 146 Complete Streets policies in 2011, and over 350 policies are now in place across the country. A new report looks at some of the best of these policies, and a new resource can help community leaders bring these practices to their town or city."

"The National Complete Streets Coalition's 2011 Policy Analysis (http://bit.ly/RW9MC2 6.3 MB pdf) analyzes the over 350 Complete Streets policies that have been approved by communities across the country. These policies are working to make streets safer, more livable and more welcoming for everyone, and the 2011 Policy Analysis surveys the most successful and robust..."

"Accompanying the new report is the latest edition of the Complete Streets Local Policy Workbook (http://bit.ly/SRiyyL 4.9 MB pdf). This introductory guide serves as a starting point for transportation experts and interested local leaders to begin mapping out their own Complete Streets policies..."

Source: http://bit.ly/PrGU2S

[PWPB2012 note: Don't miss Barbara McCann and Gary Toth debating the whether (or not) complete streets policies go far enough. Wednesday, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Room 203B.]

CHECK OUT "GETTING IN THE RACE: AN ADVOCATE'S GUIDE TO ELECTIONS"

-> According to a recent League of American Bicyclists' blog entry, "There's a reason hundreds of bicycle advocates flock to Washington, D.C., each year for the National Bike Summit. Regardless of political persuasion, we all recognize that we need bicycle-friendly elected leaders to build a bicycle-friendly America. Still, there's often the misconception that, as members or leaders of bicycle clubs and nonprofits, advocates are limited in how they can get engaged in local, state and federal elections."

"Yes, there are rules to follow, but there are many effective ways bicyclists can educate and engage candidates on important transportation issues. To make sure you know how to make bicycling a part of the political dialogue in your community during this important election season, Darren Flusche, the League's Policy Director, compiled 'An Advocate's Guide to Elections: Making Campaigns Work for Bicycling & Walking.' (http://bit.ly/RrF2q8 916 KB)..."

Source: http://bit.ly/NAtnQT

[PWPB2012 note: Don't miss the presentation by Darren and staff from America Bikes, SRTS National Partnership, and the League of American Bicyclists: Navigating MAP-21, Tuesday, 10:15 to 11:45 am, and Wednesday, 1:45 to 3:15 pm, Room 102ABC.]

GUADALAJARA CREATES AN AFFORDABLE, NEW STYLE OF BIKE SHARE

-> According to a January 19th Global Greenways article, "In Guadalajara, a group of bicycle activists called Bicipublica have created a completely new form of bike sharing system. They were inspired by Velib in Paris and Bixi in Montreal, but in Guadalajara, there was little political support for creating a municipal bike share system. Instead they funded their own system by selling bike racks called 'Cycle Ports' to local businesses."

"Their system is much more affordable and easier to implement than existing bike share models. The cycle activists use the resources of existing businesses to check bikes in and out to bike share members. This economical and innovative approach to bike sharing is a model that these Guadalajara cycle activists believe can be copied all over the world. The Guadalajara system is called Bikla and is different from all other common modern bike sharing systems. The Bikla system does not rely on government subsidies, advertising contracts, or GPS & SIM card tracking devices. Bikla relies on members & existing businesses that want to promote cycling and their location..."

Source: http://bit.ly/PMYgWL
Archive search: use "Search" window
Archive cost: No
Title: "Guadalajara Creates an Affordable, New Style of Bike Share"
Author: Staff

SEPTEMBER 1: DEADLINE TO OPT OUT OF RECREATIONAL TRAIL FUNDING

-> According to an Aug. 24th DC.StreetsBlog entry, "The MAP-21 transportation bill in many ways made it tougher for cities and towns to provide safer streets for walking and biking. Projects to build bike lanes and sidewalks now have to compete harder for the tiny bit of funding they're eligible for. And right now, states are deciding whether or not to 'opt out' of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). Instead of spending RTP money on bicycle and pedestrian trails -- both urban and rural -- states can 'opt' to spend it on something else. But the fact is that RTP made it out of the conference process more intact than some of its sister bike/ped programs. It kept its 'dedicated' funding, although that dedication is awfully porous. Then again, it always has been."

"MAP-21 put the Recreational Trails Program under the umbrella of the larger Transportation Alternatives program, but RTP retained $85 million of its own funding, with each state getting the same amount they were apportioned in 2009. While Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School lost their dedicated funds, RTP kept its money because it comes from a different source: a gas tax on off-road vehicles. That unique funding source has more or less safeguarded a program that's focused on recreation -- albeit with many important urban connectors under its belt -- while throwing more transportation-oriented programs under the proverbial bus..."

Source: http://bit.ly/PPf5h3
Archive search: use "Search" window
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Title: "September 1: Deadline for States to Opt Out of Recreational Trails Funding"
Author: Tanya Snyder


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

CHAGRIN FALLS (OH) RECEIVES 2012 OBERSTAR SRTS AWARD

-> According to an Aug. 22nd NCSRTS news release, "A Safe Routes to School program in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, has been awarded the annual James L. Oberstar Safe Routes to School Award, the highest honor a Safe Routes to School program can receive. Each year, the National Center for Safe Routes to School bestows the Award to a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in the United States for its outstanding achievement in promoting safe walking and bicycling to school."

"'The selection committee was very impressed with the breadth and depth of Chagrin Falls' program,' said Lauren Marchetti, director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School. "They really did it all. Their creative approach spanned the '5 E's" that are ideal for any SRTS program: engineering and infrastructure, enforcement, safety education, encouragement and evaluation.' Although 66 percent of students in Chagrin Falls live within 2 miles of school, less than 17 percent of students walked or biked to school in 2009. Now, 26 percent of students regularly walk or bike to school, equivalent to an extra 70 students every day..."

Source: http://bit.ly/PMvKod

PARTNERSHIPS MAKE MOSCOW (ID), SRTS PROGRAM LONG-LASTING

-> According to an article in the July/Aug. Safe Routes Matters, "Consistency, collaboration and a creative partnership with the University of Idaho have enabled the rural community of Moscow, Idaho, to sustain its Safe Routes to School program over the past five years. 'As we've grown our reputation, we have received more and more community and business support as well as school and parent support,' said Brooke Lowry, Moscow Safe Routes to School Coordinator. The city of 22,000 faced some basic safety concerns due to a lack of sidewalks. School parking lots were designed for car traffic rather than pedestrian and cyclist traffic, and a major state highway bisects the town."

"SRTS funding helped build sidewalks and increased awareness of the need for sidewalks, leading the City to direct other transportation funding toward pedestrian infrastructure, said SRTS program director Helen Brown, an instructor in the Department of Movement Sciences within the College of Education at the University of Idaho. Moscow SRTS holds three annual encouragement events: International Walk to School Day; Polar Walk, an event that began as a way to encourage students to walk to school in the winter but grew into an event focused on climate change and making environmentally sustainable decisions; Fill the Racks, an annual bike to school event..."

Source: http://bit.ly/OmMDC7

SOUTH BURLINGTON (VT) COUNCIL APPROVES 1.5 MILE COMPLETE STREET PROJECT

-> According to an Aug. 23rd Local Motion announcement, "On August 20, the South Burlington City Council took the courageous step of unanimously approving the complete street design for a 1.5 mile stretch of Williston Road! Former SB City Councilor Meaghan Emery, who had previously expressed concern about the complete street demonstration, said it well: "[Williston Road] feels more residential now. It doesn't feel like a highway anymore. My fears have been put to rest..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Pp92j1

CORPUS CHRISTI (TX) A WALKABLE COMMUNITY (TEXAS-STYLE)

-> According to an Aug. 26th Caller article, "A local builder brought up some interesting, convincing counter-arguments to my comments last week about sprawl. For one, what I called sprawl, he calls growth. Whatever it is, a lot of it has occurred in my lifetime..."

"I just think there are smarter ways to grow. Some new subdivisions have yards big enough to farm. The homeowners are city folks, not farmers. It makes more sense to scrunch city folks a bit closer together, since most of them don't like yard work anyway. The builder sees this approach as an unwanted solution to a nonexistent problem. He says Texans have demonstrated that walkable, population-dense subdivisions like in the Northeast aren't how they want to live. I'll agree, up to a point. We don't want to do much of anything like the Northeasterners do."

"But I've seen walkable living in Texas firsthand -- in Houston, the sprawling antithesis of Northeastern density. Overlooking Houston's downtown, in a section of what is being branded as an "arts" district, is a new, inner-city subdivision of closely stacked but free-standing white stucco three-story houses. My brother and his wife just bought one. They moved out of a nice, typical Houston subdivision where walking is safe, pleasant exercise but isn't sensible transportation. These days, my brother's only driving is to work and back. He and his wife walk to their favorite restaurants and watering holes. They have plenty of options without having to work up a sweat. A quaint, old Catholic Church (they're Catholic) is nearer than the restaurants and bars..."

Source: http://bit.ly/MYAM0A
Archive search: use "Search" window
Archive cost: No
Title: "A walkable community -- Texas-style"
Author: Tom Whitehurst Jr.

KANSAS DUI OFFENDERS CAN NOW LEGALLY DRIVE MOTORIZED BICYCLES

-> According to an article in the Aug. 27th Kansas Cycling News, "A new Kansas law will allow drivers with a suspended license (due to DUI, multiple unpaid tickets, or other issues) to obtain a special license that would allow them to operate a motorized bicycle. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed into law Kansas Senate Bill 60, which would, among other provisions, allow 'the issuance of class C licenses for the operation of a motorized bicycle to certain persons with suspended or revoked drivers' licenses'...Are Motorized Bicycles Street-Legal in Kansas? Certainly, a motorized bicycle is capable of causing less harm than an automobile. But is it really a good idea to give someone a license to drive any motorized vehicle after they've been convicted of a DUI and their regular driver's license has been suspended?..."

Source: http://bit.ly/RSyzXH

WHY ARE CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (IL) JAYWALKING ARRESTS ALMOST ALL BLACK?

-> According to an Aug. 24th Atlantic Cities article, ..."The results of a [Freedom of Information Act] request from VíveloHoy, a Spanish-language Chicago-based news site, show just how powerful government data can be. Recently, VíveloHoy submitted FOIA requests to the police departments of Champaign and Urbana, Illinois, looking for five years of arrest data broken down by race. Champaign and Urbana are two different municipalities that, straddled by the University of Illinois, function as one metro area. The request has now been fulfilled, and, VíveloHoy says, 'We found major disparities in the number of arrests of black people in both communities.' The two towns are 16 percent black, according to the 2010 census, but, in each of the years the data covered, more than 40 percent of the arrests were of black people. The disparities were not equal across crimes, and one in particular stood out: jaywalking."

"Yes, jaywalking. VíveloHoy breaks down the numbers: In Champaign from 2007 to 2011, 658, or 88 percent, of the 744 jaywalking arrests were of black people. In Urbana, the percentage of black arrestees for the same crime was even higher during those same years. From 2007 to 2011, 110, or 91 percent, of the people cited for jaywalking in Urbana were black. VíveloHoy went to the site of many of the arrests, in search of an explanation. Was it possible that black people living there were jaywalking that much more than white people? Its reporters found that there may be a reason so many arrests took place in certain neighborhoods: no sidewalks, which pushes people into the street..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Ny0apt
Archive search: use "Search" window
Archive cost: No
Title: "Why Are Champaign-Urbana's Jaywalking Arrests Almost All Black?"
Author: Rebecca J. Rosen

PEDESTRIANS KEEP DYING ON GEORGIA ROADS

-> According to an Aug. 23rd Atlantic Cities article, "The sad state of pedestrian infrastructure in the United States doesn't usually make the headlines. An exception came last year, when an Atlanta-area woman named Raquel Nelson was convicted of vehicular homicide in the death of her four-year-old son, A.J., because she had been crossing the street illegally with him when he was hit and killed by a car. She could have been sentenced to three years in prison."

"The man behind the wheel was Jerry Guy, who pleaded guilty to hit-and-run in the case. He admitted to drinking earlier in the day and said he had been prescribed pain medication as well. He's blind in one eye. In 1997, Guy had been convicted of two other hit-and-runs that occurred on the same day, one of them on the very same road where A.J. died. But prosecutors still decided to go after Nelson a month after her son died, and she could have ended up doing more time than the driver. Hers is not the only such case. After a huge public outcry and an appearance on the Today show, the nation's feel-good forum for 15 minutes of sympathetic fame, Nelson was sentenced to a year's probation and 40 hours of community service, and offered the chance at a new trial, which she has said she plans to take."

"The case brought unusual national attention to the way so many American streets and high-speed suburban arterials are designed to make pedestrian-car conflicts nearly inevitable. In the Nelson case, a bus stop was positioned directly across the street from an apartment complex, but there was no light or crosswalk to protect people who might be crossing there. Nelson and her kids did what everyone else getting off the bus did: they crossed there anyway. In order to get to the other side of the street legally, or with any hope of safety, in a sanctioned crosswalk, they would have had to walk a third of a mile in each direction. Transit officials and road engineers know quite well that in practice, people simply will not do this. Yet all over the country, they persist in locating bus stops this way..."

Source: http://bit.ly/PomXV0
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Title: "Pedestrians Keep Dying on Georgia Roads"
Author: Sarah Goodyear


THE RESEARCH BEAT

CENSUS BUREAU: NEARLY 1 IN 5 HAVE DISABILITY IN U.S.

-> According to a July 25th Census Bureau news release, "About 56.7 million people -- 19 percent of the population -- had a disability in 2010, according to a broad definition of disability, with more than half of them reporting the disability was severe, according to a comprehensive report on this population released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The report, Americans with Disabilities: 2010, presents estimates of disability status and type and is the first such report with analysis since the Census Bureau published statistics in a similar report about the 2005 population of people with disabilities. According to the report, the total number of people with a disability increased by 2.2 million over the period, but the percentage remained statistically unchanged. Both the number and percentage with a severe disability rose, however. Likewise, the number and percentage needing assistance also both increased."

"'This week, we observe the 22nd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, a milestone law that guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities,' said Census Bureau demographer Matthew Brault. 'On this important anniversary, this report presents a barometer of the well-being of this population in areas such as employment, income and poverty status.' The statistics come from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, which contains supplemental questions on whether respondents had difficulty performing a specific set of functional and participatory activities. For many activities, if a respondent reported difficulty, a follow-up question was asked to determine the severity of the limitation, hence, the distinction between a 'severe' and 'nonsevere' disability..."

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

Via U.S. Access Board Access Currents-July/August 2012 http://1.usa.gov/OpzzgN

SMARTPHONE RESEARCH AT UNIV OF MN TO HELP VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEDESTRIANS

-> According to the August issue of the CTS Catalyst, "Crossing a street isn't risk-free for any pedestrian, but it's especially challenging for the blind or visually impaired. Chen-Fu Liao, senior systems engineer in [the University of Minnesota's] Minnesota Traffic Observatory, led a research team that developed a prototype Mobile Accessible Pedestrian Signal (MAPS) system using a smartphone, GPS, and other technologies to help people with limited or no eyesight cross signalized intersections safely."

"For their work, funded by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute (a part of CTS), the researchers interviewed 10 blind and low-vision people to better understand what types of information they use at intersection crossings and to identify what could help them. 'I think the whole system and the whole concept is so beautiful,' says Ken Rodgers, president of the American Council for the Blind of Minnesota. 'It just works well.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/OHJdvK

TRAILS FOR ILLINOIS TO STUDY ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF TRAILS

-> According to an Aug. 22nd Soles and Spokes article, "Trails for Illinois, a non-profit trails advocacy group working to increase the number and use of the multi-use trails in Illinois, is planning to study six different trails around the state this summer in order to measure their impact on local economies and quality of life. According to Trails for Illinois executive director, Steve Buchtel, trail development and promotion are relatively low priorities in Illinois because of an under appreciation of the number of jobs that trails and trails-related businesses may generate, as well as the number of strokes and heart attacks that may be prevented by regular exercise."

"The project, called 'Making Trails Count in Illinois,' seeks to provide reasons for communities to work to advance trail development and usage. Trails for Illinois plans to count trail users on the Tunnel Hill Trail in southern Illinois; the Goshen Trail in the St. Louis area; the Hennepin Canal Trail in northwest Illinois; the Fox River Trail in north central Illinois; the Rock Island Trail in central Illinois; and the Old Plank Road Trail in northeastern Illinois..."

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


QUOTES R US

-> "In general, the whole transportation and community planning, community operation business started to separate at the beginning of the 20th century when cars came into being. Before then the streets were a very important public space and all sorts of exchanges were done on the streets, not just markets. Over time, as the cars came in, it offered the freedom for people to go find another space for your market, for your lawyer, for the pharmacy. They could put it two miles away. Before the car you couldn't do that because you had to walk everywhere..."
-- Gary Toth, Director of Transportation Initiatives at the Project for Public Spaces
Source: http://bit.ly/QvtdA6

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

YOUTUBE: "Internet! Cats! Kids of 1995 Star in an Oddly Prophetic PSA"
http://bit.ly/NvSSse


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

WEBINAR "AASHTO Bike Guide: Road Facilities Part 1: Bike Lanes"

Date: September 4, 2012, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT

Presenters: William Schultheiss & Nick Jackson (Toole Design Group)

Host: The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center & Toole Design Group

Cost: Free

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/MZsRx7

WEBINAR "SRTS in Indian Country Part Two: Success Stories and Lessons Learned"

Date: September 4, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Katherine Campbell (U.S. Department of the Interior) & Michia Casebier (ADOT SRTS Program)

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

Cost: Free

Michelle Gulley <mgulley@americawalks.org>

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

WEBINAR "2nd Edition: NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide"

Date: September 5, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET (Rescheduled from July 11, 2012)

Presenters: Roger Geller, Portland Bureau of Transportation; Joe Gilpin, Alta Planning + Design; David Vega-Barachowitz, National Association of City Transportation Officials

Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Cost: Free

Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>

Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/Mfoorn

WEBINAR "Engaging Policymakers: How Site Visits and Events Can Inspire Policy Change to Support Your Program"

Date: September 6, 2012, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

Presenters: TBD

Host: The Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Cost: Free

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/QsV4AH

WEBINAR "The Third Mode: Connecting Greenways, Trails and Active Mobility"

Date: September 12, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Jeff Olson (Alta Planning + Design), Andy Clarke (League of American Bicyclists) and Bob Searns (American Trails)

Host: American Trails

Cost: Free

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/N9yzLn

WEBINAR "AASHTO Bike Guide: On-Road Facilities Part 2: Shared Lanes, Paved Shoulders, Bicycle Boulevards and Traffic Signals"

Date: September 18, 2012, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT

Presenters: William Schultheiss & Christina Fink (Toole Design Group)

Host: The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center & Toole Design Group

Cost: Free

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/QgIJO5

WEBINAR "Liability: Understanding and Managing Risk"

Date: September 19, 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, or multi-webinar discounts

Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>

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

WEBINAR "AASHTO Bike Guide: Off Road Facilities: Shared Use Path Design"

Date: October, 9, 2012, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Eric Mongelli & Tom Huber (Toole Design Group)

Host: The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center & Toole Design Group

Cost: Free

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/R4kS68

WEBINAR "FHWA: Experimentation for Advancing Best Practices"

Date: October 17, 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, or multi-webinar discounts

Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>

Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/LAdkWZ

WEBINAR "AASHTO Bike Guide: Off Road Facilities: Shared Use Path - Roadway Intersection Design"

Date: October 23, 2012, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Eric Mongelli & William Schultheiss (Toole Design Group)

Host: The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center & Toole Design Group

Cost: Free

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/MZxk2R

WEBINAR "AASHTO Bike Guide: Maintenance and Operations"

Date: November 6, 2012

Presenters: Tom Huber & Peter Lagerwey (Toole Design Group)

Host: The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center & Toole Design Group

Cost: Free

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/PlwmN0


RESOURCES

-> "MAP-21: MOVING AHEAD FOR PROGRESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY -- TRANSFORMING..."
"...the Way we Build, Manage, and Maintain our Nation's Transit Systems;" collection of resources by the Federal Transit Administration. 2012
http://bit.ly/R0ehd2

-> "MOBILITY AND AGING: NEW DIRECTIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION"
Report by Satariano, Guralnik, Jackson, Marottoli, Phelan, & Prohaska; in American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 102, No. 8, pp. 1508-1515. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300631. August 2012 (abstract & link to full article ($))
http://bit.ly/Op6p34

-> "2010 TRAFFIC SAFETY FACTS: PEDESTRIANS"
Report by NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis; DOT HS 811 394. August 15, 2012 (general info & link to 655KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/U8ALI0

-> "USING SMARTPHONES TO COLLECT BICYCLE TRAVEL DATA IN TEXAS"
Report by Hudson, Duthie, Rathod, Larsen & Meyer; Texas Transportation Institute; sponsoring agency: DOT Research & Innovative Technology Administration; UTCM Project #11-35-69. August 2012 (general info & link to 5.7MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/Ppj4AD

-> "BEST PRACTICES FOR BICYCLE TRAIL PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE..."
"...in Illinois;" report by Simpson, Buttlar & Dempsey; Illinois Center for Transportation; Research Report FHWA-ICT-12-009. August 27, 2012 (general info & link to 6.4MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/OHltIb

-> "POPULATION SHIFTS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR WALKING IN THE UNITED STATES"
Article by Tuckel & Milczarski (Hunter College); for America Walks. July 2012 (306KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/PpYQGV

Via CMAP Updates: http://1.usa.gov/OowHAE


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!

CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS/ABSTRACTS

-> Active Living Research Conference, February 26-28, 2013, San Diego, CA. Theme:
"Achieving Change Across Sectors: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice." Call for Abstracts opens July 23, 2012.
DEADLINE: August 31, 2012.
http://bit.ly/NU9dSZ

-> International Trails Symposium, April 14-17, 2013, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Resort, AZ (near Scottsdale). Theme: "Trails Lead Everywhere."
DEADLINE: September 1, 2012
http://bit.ly/MHM7N5

-> Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, March 10-13, 2013, Gold Coast, Australia. Themes: Cycle planning, safety and innovation; education, health and behavior change; community, industry and tourism
DEADLINE: September 14, 2012
http://bit.ly/MZ7FKL

-> National Strategic Summit: Roadmap for Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Comparative Effectiveness Research, November 17, 2012, Phoenix, AZ.
DEADLINE: September 19, 2012
http://bit.ly/KiUcK8

-> Texas Obesity Research Center Biennial Conference, November 5-6, 2012, Houston, TX. Theme: "Time for a Transcultural, Transdisciplinary, Transformational Approach to End Obesity!"
DEADLINE: before 3:00 pm Central Time, October 1, 2012
http://bit.ly/O2bVGh

CONFERENCES

-> September 7, 2012, Delaware Bike Summit, Dover, DE. Info: Randi Novakoff, email: <rnovakoff@wilmapco.org>
http://bit.ly/MPlWYW

-> 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; phone: (202) 223-3621.
http://bit.ly/xXgelQ

-> September 11-14, 2012, AMPO Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY. Info: Assn. of Metro Planning Organizations, Maria Staunton; phone: (202) 296-7051 x4; email: <mstaunton@ampo.org>
http://bit.ly/MPlWYW

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

-> September 13, 2013, National Women's Cycling Summit, Long Beach, CA.
http://conta.cc/M8FzNH

-> September 14-15, 2012, Project for Public Spaces, "How to Turn a Place Around," Long Beach, CA.
http://bit.ly/N3bqvT

-> September 20-21, 2012, Healthy Communities Summit, Atlanta, GA.
http://bit.ly/NsHWMe

-> 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 12-13, North Carolina Bicycle Summit, Raleigh, NC. Info: Jennifer Baldwin, email: <jennifer.baldwin@raleighnc.gov>, phone: (919) 516-2155.
http://bit.ly/HuE5We

-> October 17, 2012, Moving Together 2012, Boston, MA. Info: Baystate Roads Program, email: <mt@baystateroads.org>, phone: (413) 577-2762.
http://bit.ly/o4Thtj

-> 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 24-26, 2012, The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Conference, "Designing Cities: Leading the Way to World-Class Streets," New York City, NY. http://bit.ly/NoKqe0

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

-> November 1-2, 2012, 2012, Project for Public Spaces, "How to Turn a Place Around," New York City, NY. http://bit.ly/gOalGM

-> November 5-6, 2012, Texas Obesity Research Center Biennial Conference, Houston, TX. Info: Texas Obesity Research Center, email: <texasobesityresearchcenter@yahoo.com>.
http://bit.ly/OdBkyB

-> November 7-8, 2012, International Cycling Safety Conference, Helmond. The Netherlands.
http://bit.ly/Oe8gr3

-> November 7-9, 2012, Project for Public Spaces, "Placemaking: Making it Happen," New York City, NY.
http://bit.ly/mTHqqU

-> November 17, 2012, National Strategic Summit: Roadmap for Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Comparative Effectiveness Research, Phoenix, Arizona. Info: American College of Sports Medicine, phone: (317) 637-9200
http://bit.ly/KiUcK8

-> January 13-17, 2013, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/NkDM2k

-> February 7-9, 2013, New Partners for Smart Growth, Kansas City, MO.
http://bit.ly/nakwtz

-> February 26-28, 2013, Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, CA.
http://bit.ly/MjDAnN

-> March 10-13, 2013, Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Gold Coast, Australia. Host: arinex pty limited, e-mail: <apcc2013@arinex.com.au>.
http://bit.ly/S5DVZZ

-> April 14-16, 2013, Main Streets Conference, New Orleans (LA). Info: National Trust Main Street Center, phone: (202) 588-6219; email: <mainstreet@nthp.org>
http://bit.ly/LPFnAp

-> April 14-17, 2013, International Trails Symposium, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Resort. AZ (near Scottsdale).
http://bit.ly/MHM7N5

-> May 29 - June 1, 2013, CNU21, Annual Congress for the New Urbanism, Salt Lake City, UT.
http://bit.ly/M8qaIN

-> 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 -- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- PUGET SOUND BIKE SHARE

Puget Sound Bike Share is a non-profit 501(c)3 status pending organization in the Seattle metropolitan area responsible for bringing bike share to the Puget Sound region. The organization seeks a highly motivated Executive Director to provide leadership for the fundraising, planning and implementation of tasks necessary to launch the bike share system in 2014.

Candidates should possess at minimum:
-- Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Communications, Marketing, or related field; MBA, MPA, or related higher degree preferred
-- 5 years of progressive experience managing complex organizations, including positions that display success in internal and external leadership, and experience in a start-up environment; or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job

This is a .75 FTE position and salary will be commensurate with experience.

For a complete position description, please visit: http://bit.ly/QO9479

-> JOB -- BICYCLE PLANNER -- METROBIKE, LLC

MetroBike, LLC is an internationally known bike-sharing consultancy and the first of its kind in North America. Established in 2004, MetroBike has a client list which includes local and federal governments, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and universities.

MetroBike is looking to hire a full-time Bicycle Planner position for its Washington, D.C. office. Individuals with bike-sharing, bicycle transportation planning, and/or car-sharing experience are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
-- College degree in planning, engineering, transportation, or related field required; advanced degree a plus;
-- 3-5 years experience;
-- Excellent communication and organizational skills;
-- Strong analytical and problem solving skills; and
-- GIS, graphical editing, and CAD skills are a plus.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

For more info, go to http://bit.ly/OJl1Xf

-> 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:
--- Graphic Design Internship
--- Event Marketing Internship
--- Technology Manager
--- Education Program Intern

Details: http://bit.ly/AmvNwm


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