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

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----- Pittsburgh (PA) to Host Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2014!
----- APBP Announces Excellence Awards at Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2012
----- NACTO Releases Second Edition of Urban Bikeway Design Guide
----- PBIC Announces Latest Round of Walk Friendly Communities
----- New Guide: Steps to a Walkable Community
----- Comprehensive Guide for Implementing Bike Share Programs
----- SRTS Data System Expands Reporting Capabilities
----- An Interview With AASHTO's John Horsley & Jim McDonnell
----- When Building Neighborhoods, Don't Forget the Poor
----- A Chinese City Moves to Limit New Cars

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----- Pedestrian Fatalities Up Sharply in Minnesota
----- KS Cities to receive funds for Safe Routes to School projects
----- Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Planned in Huntington (WVA)

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----- "Walkable urban" places: economic success, social equity challenges
----- Safe Routes to School and Traffic Pollution
----- Parents Remain In Denial About Childhood Obesity Epidemic

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

PITTSBURGH (PA) TO HOST PRO WALK/PRO BIKE 2014!

-> Thursday, at the close of Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2012 in Long Beach, CA, Conference Director, Mark Plotz, announced the selection of Pittsburgh, PA, as host city of Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2014. A Host City delegation representing advocacy, agency, and political leadership were on hand to welcome the 800+ attendees to the crisp fall air of Pittsburgh.

From Pittsburgh, Mayor Ravenstahl welcomed everyone to Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2014:

"Hosting a major conference like Pro Walk/Pro Bike clearly reflects the great work done by our City staff and community advocates," says Mayor Ravenstahl. "It also illustrates the City's commitment to encouraging our residents and visitors to bike and walk to work, school, and play. Since I released my bicycle and pedestrian initiatives in 2008, we have made great strides in expanding our infrastructure and improving bicyclist and pedestrian safety. On behalf of all Pittsburgh residents, City staff, and myself, we are extremely excited to show off our city to America's active transportation professionals."

Over the next 24 months, the staff at the National Center for Bicycling & Walking will work closely with the City of Pittsburgh to ensure Pro Walk/Pro Bike accelerates local and regional walking and bicycling efforts, while retaining the conference's status as the premier professional development conference in North America for advocates, transportation planning professionals, and Placemakers.

We hope to see you Pittsburgh in 2014!

APBP ANNOUNCES EXCELLENCE AWARDS AT PRO WALK/PRO BIKE 2012

-> The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) announced the winners of its annual awards program to honor excellence in the profession of bicycle and pedestrian transportation. The awards were presented at APBP's annual meeting on September 12, held during the Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2012 Conference in Long Beach, CA.

"The Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Charles Zegeer of Chapel Hill, N.C. Kristin Bennett of Colorado Springs, Colo., was honored as the Professional of the Year -- Public Sector and Jean-Francois Rheault of Montreal received the Professional of the Year -- Private Sector award. Recipients of the Young Professional of the Year award included Teresa Greegor of Seattle and Stefanie Seskin of Chicago."

"The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made a substantial commitment to the profession and who have shown excellence in the field of bicycle and pedestrian planning, design, advocacy, or education. The award distinguishes those whose vision and determination have made their communities better places to bicycle and walk and who inspire others. The Professional of the Year Awards recognize the achievements of pedestrian and bicycle professionals made during the 12-month period between the summer of 2011 and the spring of 2012. The Young Professional of the Year Award is given to recognize individuals who are relatively new to the field and who have shown remarkable passion and motivation in advancing nonmotorized transportation in their communities..."

Details on each award recipient: http://bit.ly/TVoA26

NACTO RELEASES SECOND EDITION OF URBAN BIKEWAY DESIGN GUIDE

-> According to a Sept. 6th press release, "Transportation commissioners and directors from America's largest cities have announced the release of the second edition of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, a toolkit for designing safer streets for bicyclists published by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)."

"NACTO, an association that shares transportation best practices and experience among its members and represents cities on national transportation issues, launched a comprehensive update to this groundbreaking manual... which is accompanied by an interactive online guide [which] features a new chapter on Bicycle Boulevards-enhanced, low-stress, low-speed streets parallel to major roads, along with additional information on the best practices for green colored pavement... Users of the guide have access to detailed plan drawings, three-dimensional renderings of the designs and pictures of actual projects built in the United States..."

"The NACTO Guide can be adopted by individual cities, counties or states as either a stand-alone document or as a supplement to other roadway guidance documents."

Free download: http://bit.ly/Oq9vS5
Order the print edition: http://bit.ly/Oq9tJP

PBIC ANNOUNCES LATEST ROUND OF WALK FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES

-> According to a Sept. 6, 2012 release, "The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announced nine new Walk Friendly Communities (WFC). The "Walk Friendly" title means a city or town is being recognized for its success in working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. PBIC recognizes these nine communities for their commitment to improving walkability and pedestrian safety:"

Gold Level: Washington, DC
Silver Level: Long Beach, CA; Redwood City, CA.
Bronze Level: Gainesville, FL; Fort Collins, CO; Northampton, MA; Rochester, MN; Essex Junction, VT; Shorewood, WI...

"At the core of the WFC program is a comprehensive assessment tool that evaluates community walkability and pedestrian safety through questions related to engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation and planning. The assessment tool questions are intended to both evaluate conditions for walking and provide communities with feedback and ideas for promoting pedestrian safety and activity..."

"The program will begin accepting applications for the next round on Nov. 1, 2012, with the deadline for submission on Dec. 15, 2012."

For more information and to review the Walk Friendly Community Assessment Tool: http://bit.ly/cZCmhH

NEW GUIDE: STEPS TO A WALKABLE COMMUNITY

-> During Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2012, "Sam Schwartz Engineering, a transportation engineering consulting firm, and America Walks released 'Steps to a Walkable Community: A Guide for Citizens, Planners and Engineers,' a new book and workshop series that puts innovative, multidisciplinary pro-walking tactics in the hands of citizens, planners, and engineers. "This book and downloadable PDF is a collection of innovative, multidisciplinary tactics that have successfully improved and encouraged walking in communities around the country."

"This resource serves as the basis for a series of webinars, phone discussion groups, trainings, and walking campaign walkshops also launching this month."

Free download: http://bit.ly/QUxfwZ or http://bit.ly/QFK0Rt (32.22 MB pdf)
Order the print edition: http://bit.ly/OizIk6

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR IMPLEMENTING BIKE SHARE PROGRAMS

-> On Sept. 7th, "The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and Toole Design Group released the results from their comprehensive national study of current bike sharing programs in the United States. "Bike Sharing in The United States: State of the Practice and Guide to Implementation" (http://bit.ly/UvcMCQ 1.5 MB pdf) is designed to provide guidance on how to plan, implement and measure the success of bike share programs in communities of all sizes.

"The 68-page Guide has been designed to serve as a resource for a broad audience, including transportation planning professionals, as well as public officials considering implementation of a bike share program... [It] is based on an exhaustive analysis of twelve existing and planned bike share programs from across the U.S., explores the evolution of bike sharing in the U.S., defines success factors, describes the step-by-step approach to implementing a bike share program, documents existing costs, examines the different models of provision and funding, and describes metrics for monitoring and evaluating program success."

Source: bit.ly/HvRC4g

SRTS DATA SYSTEM EXPANDS REPORTING CAPABILITIES

-> According to a Sept. 5th news release, "Understanding changes in walking and bicycling to school just became easier for communities that use the National Center for Safe Routes to School's data system. A new reporting feature makes comparing data on walking and bicycling to school from the beginning of a program to any subsequent time that data were collected an automatic process... The online Data System offers local Safe Routes to School Programs a mechanism for storing, retrieving and creating summary reports of the Student Travel Tally and Parent Survey questionnaire data they collect."

"The Data System, which is free to use, offers communities Parent Surveys in multiple languages, Student Travel Tally questionnaires, and reports that summarize those data. If a local Safe Routes to School program has collected Student Travel Tally questionnaires for the same school more than once, the Data System now offers the option to create a report that directly compares student travel data from two data collection periods."

"The Student Travel Tally and the Parent Survey questionnaires yield information about students' school travel patterns and parents' perceptions of walking and bicycling to school. Local programs at more than 6,350 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have used these resources to gather and study information about student travel modes..."

Source: bit.ly/rDvax3

AN INTERVIEW WITH AASHTO'S JOHN HORSLEY & JIM MCDONNELL

-> According to an Aug. 20th Project for Public Spaces article, "AASHTO's Executive Director, John Horsley, and Program Director for Engineering, Jim McDonnell, joined PPS's Gary Toth and Mina Keyes for a discussion about the state of the bicycling and walking program and how to make better connections between designers in state, county and city DOTs and bike/ped advocates."

"While there are some solid programs out there, in general biking and walking still seem to be on the periphery of a transportation establishment that was groomed to provide high speed travel. Do you see that changing in the 21st Century?"

"John Horsley: 'There is growing support for bicycling and walking at the community level, for instance the Safe Routes to Schools program funded by Congressman Jim Oberstar... there are communities around the country that have learned that if they can get more students to walk and bike to school, they can reduce busing costs. We also see the recreational use of bicycling increasing. The grassroots demand is increasing."

"'The problem I see in addressing bicycling and walking is that since 2008 the bottom has dropped out of the tax base for counties, cities and states. Now they can just barely provide the basics for their existing transportation system with respect to maintenance and preservation, let alone adding facilities.'..."

[Additional questions focus on future bike and pedestrian investments, including Transportation Enhancements; state DOT recognition of bike and pedestrian constituencies; meaningful mode shares; role of land use and placemaking; rural states; use of the AASHTO Bike Guide and Green Book]

Source: http://bit.ly/NfqQLF
Title: "How to Connect Designers & Advocates: An Interview with AASHTO's John Horsley & Jim McDonnell"
Author: Gary Toth

WHEN BUILDING NEIGHBORHOODS, DON'T FORGET THE POOR

-> According to a Sept. 5th Huffington Post article, "Sustainable urban planning, with walkable streets and neighborhoods, with architecturally pleasing buildings that prioritize livability, should not be the property of only the wealthy and the middle class. A series on Toronto architecture for the Toronto Star identified a social housing building as being remarkable for an innovative and architecturally pleasing design, for being a place that residents could take pride in, all done on a low budget. The building's design placed emphasis on community, on being integrated into a walkable neighborhood in the area and of having a design that allowed for private gardens within the building. As well, the more architecturally unique building served to enhance the neighborhood as a whole making it a more desirable place to live."

"With downtowns and city centers becoming more attractive places to live -- especially with more people wanting an alternative to generic and car-oriented suburbs -- the danger has been that neighborhoods with walkable streets and architecturally unique and pleasing buildings become gentrified. That is, those of middle and higher incomes move in, driving up housing costs and thereby property tax rates, in the process driving out the poor. The Richmond Street co-op identified in the Toronto Star article is a welcome contrast to the grey Soviet-style apartment blocks in the city where many of the poor are housed, unfriendly and monolithic buildings that inhibit a sense of community and pride. Overall, having livable neighborhoods and buildings for people of all incomes serves as a source of pride for the city as a whole..."

Source: http://huff.to/P3hKq5
Title: "When Building Neighbourhoods, Don't Forget the Poor"
Author: Hassan Arif

A CHINESE CITY MOVES TO LIMIT NEW CARS

-> According to a Sept. 4th New York Times article, "It is as startling as if Detroit or Los Angeles restricted car ownership."

"The municipal government of Guangzhou, a sprawling metropolis that is one of China's biggest auto manufacturing centers, introduced license plate auctions and lotteries last week that will roughly halve the number of new cars on the streets."

"The crackdown by China's third-largest city is the most restrictive in a series of moves by big Chinese cities that are putting quality-of-life issues ahead of short-term economic growth, something the central government has struggled to do on a national scale."

"The measures have the potential to help clean up China's notoriously dirty air and water, reduce long-term health care costs and improve the long-term quality of Chinese growth. But they are also imposing short-term costs, economists say, at a time when policy makers in Beijing and around the world are already concerned about a sharp economic slowdown in China..."

"There's a recognition finally that growth at all costs is not sustainable," said Ben Simpfendorfer, the managing director of Silk Road Associates, a Hong Kong consulting firm..."

Source: http://nyti.ms/PHjUJ6
Title: "A Chinese City Moves to Limit New Cars"
Author: Keith Bradsher


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES UP SHARPLY IN MINNESOTA

-> According to a Sept. 10th KSTC-TV (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN) story, "Last year at this time, the death toll for pedestrians was 14. This year, it's 23. One Minnesota community hopes new signs will help keep its walkers safer."

"In-street pedestrian crossing signs are being installed around the City of Eden Prairie...'Each year the City receives a number of complaints regarding the failure of drivers to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians,' said City Manger Rick Getschow. 'These new signs will be used to raise awareness and remind the public of state laws.' ...the Police Department will be adding enhanced crosswalk enforcement during the month of September..."

Source: http://bit.ly/O0LyVO

KS CITIES TO RECEIVE FUNDS FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECTS

-> According to a Sept. 7th The Hays (KS) Daily News, "Eleven projects intended to encourage children to walk or bike to school have been selected for funding through the Safe Routes to School program administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation."

"A total of $1.34 million will be allocated for projects including development of a Safe Routes to School plan and infrastructure construction..."

"The following cities will receive $15,000 each in Phase I funding, which covers the costs of developing a Safe Routes to School plan: Beloit, Erie, Hutchinson, Lyndon, Minneola and Stockton."

"Receiving Phase II funding for infrastructure improvement are Chanute, Colby, Hillsboro, Hugoton and Rose Hill. Each city in this phase will receive $250,000 for projects such as sidewalk improvement or construction, pavement markings and signage."

Source: http://bit.ly/OrtXWZ

PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE BRIDGE PLANNED IN HUNTINGTON (WVA)

-> According to a Sept. 10th State Journal article, "Huntington (WVA) City Council has given the green light to a design contract for a new $2.25 million pedestrian/bicycle bridge planned across Hal Greer Boulevard at Cabell Huntington Hospital."

"The bridge is envisioned as part of the Paul Ambrose Trail for Public Health (PATH), a growing bicycle and pedestrian trail system for the city of Huntington and surrounding areas..."

"Officials say the bridge will help link the trail system to Ritter Park, Cabell Huntington and Spring Hill Cemetery. It's also seen easing a safety problem that exists when people try to cross busy Hal Greer Boulevard at the hospital."

"The $2.25 million estimated cost for the bridge is to be paid for with a $1.8 million federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) grant and a $450,000 contribution from the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation. An additional CMAQ grant will cover the costs of the connecting trails..."

Source: http://bit.ly/QNKxB0
Title: "Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Planned in Huntington"
Author: James Casto


THE RESEARCH BEAT

"WALKABLE URBAN" PLACES: ECONOMIC SUCCESS, SOCIAL EQUITY CHALLENGES

-> According to a Sept. 10th Greater Greater Washington article, "After decades of disinvestment and suburban flight, the Washington region's urban neighborhoods are now driving the local economy, says a study from George Washington University professor Christopher Leinberger. However, ensuring that everyone can participate in these communities will be a top challenge for the future."

"The report, titled 'DC: The WalkUP Wake Up Call http://bit.ly/PWJU3k) builds on Leinberger's previous research (http://bit.ly/LMRCQa), drawing a connection between "walkable urban places" and economic success. It vindicates smart growth policies which have made so-called WalkUPs the preferred choice for many residents, shoppers and businesses. "What was perceived as a niche market is becoming the market," Leinberger says."

"Leinberger identifies include 43 WalkUPs in the region, specifically "regionally significant" places with a lot of jobs, that either already have urban characteristics or the "intention" to create them in the future. These places are distinct from "drivable suburban" places, which as their name suggests are built around the car. Leinberger then ranks each of the WalkUPs using indicators of economic activity and social equity..."

"Though they take up less than 1% of the land in Greater Washington, WalkUPs already have a third of the region's jobs... Not surprisingly, WalkUPs tend to contribute more in tax revenues than the amount of land they consume."

"Meanwhile, Leinberger measured social equity performance based on housing and transportation costs, unemployment levels, racial diversity, and transit accessibility. Over three-quarters of the WalkUPs are close to Metro stations, reducing transportation costs, but housing is often far more expensive."

"The study found that many economically successful WalkUPs, like Georgetown, often failed to create or sustain a diverse population... They're far from much of the region's working class, many of whom lack cars and must endure long transit rides to job centers..."

Source: http://bit.ly/PXkxy9
Title: ""Walkable urban" places enjoy economic success, but face social equity challenges"
Author: Dan Reed

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL AND TRAFFIC POLLUTION

-> According to the September Safe Routes to School National Partnership Safe Routes to School E-News, "The National Partnership is pleased to announce the release of a new resource guide, 'Safe Routes to School and Traffic Pollution: Get Children Moving and Reduce Exposure to Unhealthy Air,' (http://bit.ly/PkyDcp) produced with Consulting for Health, Air, Nature, & a Greener Environment, LLC (CHANGE). It is our hope that this guide inspires practitioners around the country to pursue actions that reduce traffic pollution while also encouraging and enabling more children to safely walk and bicycle in cleaner air."

"This publication examines the following: the health impacts on children from exposure to traffic pollution; how Safe Routes to School programs can potentially impact children's exposure to traffic pollution; and strategies and practice approaches that can mitigate exposure to traffic pollution..."

Source: http://bit.ly/SG8KdU

PARENTS REMAIN IN DENIAL ABOUT CHILDHOOD OBESITY EPIDEMIC

-> According to a Sept. 5th PRNewswire release, "A behavioral insights research study commissioned by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta suggests that while the majority of Georgia parents recognized the severity of the childhood obesity epidemic in the state, parents of overweight and obese children still don't believe the issue affects their family. With Georgia having the second highest childhood obesity rate in the country, Children's has kicked off the latest initiative of its Strong4Life movement called "The Talk" to jump-start a personalization of the issue for these parents."

"With childhood obesity reaching epidemic rates in the country, it's not surprising that parents now fear The Talk about weight and body issues with their kids more than the talks about sex and drugs. Released to coincide with Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the launch of the new Strong4Life website, The Talk helps parents realize that before they can talk to their kids, they have to have an honest conversation with themselves about family health risks, habits and the kind of role models they want to be for their children. Additionally, The Talk helps parents learn that the eventual dreaded conversation with their children is actually not about their weight, but their health, making it less intimidating. The website walks parents through this self-reflection while building their confidence and providing the necessary tools and resources to take their first simple steps toward a healthier family..."

"The behavioral insights research study completed in February 2012 included surveys with 1,043 families with children 0 - 11 years old, representing a true cross-section of Georgia, including children classified as normal weight, overweight and obese (according to the CDC's BMI classifications). From those families, 42 percent of families were identified with overweight or obese kids. Of those 42 percent of families' surveyed with overweight or obese children, 76 percent misclassified their children as either underweight or normal weight..."

Source: http://prn.to/Q6Ag2z


QUOTES R US

LOS ANGELES 20% BIKE MODE SHARE...

-> "...I found a reference to cycling in Los Angeles the other day: "There is no part of the world where cycling is in greater favor than in Southern California, and nowhere on the American continent are conditions so favorable the year round for wheeling."

It's from a 1897 newspaper article, back during Bicycle Culture 1.0 and back when 20% of all trips were made by bike in Los Angeles..."

-- Mikael Colville-Andersen, Copenhagenize.com, and Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place 2012 September 12 Breakfast Plenary Speaker

Source: http://bit.ly/XUWkB

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

FOR SOME, CAT WALKS MAY NOT BE A STRETCH

-> According to a Sept. 11th Associated Press article, "Karen Nichols wanted a life unchained to the monotony of twice-daily dog walks, so she got herself three cats. But she still strolls the neighborhood on nice days-with her cat Skeezix."

"Nichols took part in a program recently that encouraged finding ways to bring out the wild nature in her cat. Some cat behavior problems stem from boredom, which can be stymied by enriching their environment and involving them in activities, experts told the class..."

Source: http://bit.ly/QdeM2y
Title: "For Some, Cat Walks May Not be a Stretch"
Author: Sue Manning


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

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 "Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Using Walking and Bicycling as Ways to Promote Public Health"

Date: September 19, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Mary Balluff, Douglas County (NV) Health Department; Kerri Peterson, Live Well Omaha; Alisa Haushalter, Nashville Communities Putting Prevention to Work Campaign

Host: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) and American Public Health Association (APHA)

Cost: Free

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/Ql5TkP

WEBINAR "Liability: Understanding and Managing Risk"

Date: September 19, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Rebecca Boatright, City of Seattle; Michael Ronkin, Designing Streets for People; Benjamin Winig, ChangeLab Solutions

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 "Open Streets Project: Opening Streets to People, Sharing Resources, Transforming Communities"

Date: October 10, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: TBA

Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) and Open Streets Project

Cost: Free

Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>

Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/Ql6MKj

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

WEBINAR "Maps that Guide, Encourage and Inform"

Date: November 14, 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/U8ByXx


RESOURCES

-> "ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE: BUILDING A NETWORK OF SOLUTIONS;"
a magazine issue with multiple articles, TR News, Transportation Research Board. July-August 2012.
http://bit.ly/SiyoVH

-> "ANNUAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS OF ENFORCED DRIVER BEHAVIOURS IN"
"...South Australia, 2010;" a report by Doecke & Grigo, Centre for Automotive Safety Research, Adelaide (AU). 2012.
http://bit.ly/PjzR7C

-> "INJURY IN REVIEW: 2012 EDITION - SPOTLIGHT IN ROAD AND TRANSPORT"
"...Safety;" a report by the Public Health Agency of Canada (highlights unintentional road- and transport-related injuries among children, youth, and young adults up to 24 years of age in Canada). 2012
http://bit.ly/SGnSrD


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

-> "The Sound of Cycling:" Velo-city Conference June 11-14, 2013, Vienna, Austria
DEADLINE: October 22, 2012
http://bit.ly/QicDUQ

CONFERENCES

-> 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 4 - 7, 2013, "Bicycling Means Business!," League of American Bicyclists National Bike Summit, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/QVduFr

-> 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

-> August 4 - 7, 2013, ITE 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA.
http://bit.ly/OrDBZJ

-> August 13 - 15, 2013, Safe Routes to School National Conference, Sacramento, CA.
http://bit.ly/a9HNPO


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 -- 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
--- Education Program Intern

Details: http://bit.ly/AmvNwm


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