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#315 Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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

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----- NCHRP Project: Methods & Technologies to Collect Ped/Bike Data
----- Public Health Professionals Vital to Safe Transportation
----- Report: Complete Communities for 21st Century America
----- Car-Oriented Drug Stores: Scourge of the Urban Corner
----- Mexico City Inaugurates Ecobici Bike Share Program Expansion
----- Free Online Course to Assess Built Environment & Activity
----- Seeing the Back of the Car

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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----- Kansas to Spend $2M in Federal Funding for Recreational Trails
----- Stamford (CT) Project Prioritizes T.O.D., Improvements for All
----- Laguna Beach (CA) May Convert Car Lanes for Bicyclists, Pedestrians
----- Dallas' Knox Street "Road Diet" Calms Traffic, Improves Safety
----- Safe Routes to School Benefits Vienna (VA) Kids & Community
----- Making Minneapolis' Franklin Avenue Work Better for Everyone
----- Promoting Chicago's Active Neighborhoods through Playstreets
----- Richland (SC) to Fund Greenway Improvements w/Local Sales Tax

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----- Study: Strong Link Between Diabetes & Lack of Walkability

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

NCHRP PROJECT: METHODS & TECHNOLOGIES TO COLLECT PED/BIKE DATA

-> According to an Oct. 4th Paul Ryus email message, "The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), is conducting a project on 'Methods and Technologies for Collecting Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data' (<http://bit.ly/q127aR>) NCHRP Project 7-19), which will ultimately produce a practical guidebook on collecting, using, and managing pedestrian and bicycle counts."

"Your help is needed in (1) establishing the state of the practice regarding pedestrian and bicycle counting and (2) identifying areas of need that the project's guidance should address. To that end, the research team has developed a short survey on pedestrian and bicycle counting at your organization, and we would appreciate it if you could take 10-15 minutes of your time to complete it. Even if your organization does not currently conduct pedestrian and bicycle counts, but has considered doing so, your input will be valuable. To access the survey, use this link: http://bit.ly/QRoqIc"

"You can save your survey in progress and return to it later, if necessary. If you think someone else at your organization is better suited to respond to the survey, please forward this request to him or her. Please note that all responses will be kept confidential, unless you give us permission to identify your organization in the project's guidebook and final report. Finally, if you have any questions about this survey, please direct them to Paul Ryus, <pryus@kittelson.com> (phone: 503/535-741.) Please respond as soon as possible, but no later than October 17, 2012."

PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS VITAL TO SAFE TRANSPORTATION

-> According to an Oct. 3rd Public Health Newswire entry, "Transportation influences the well-being of Americans every day. However, many don't know the impact they can have in making commuting safer, cleaner and healthier."

"Citing the growing rate of obesity, the high cost of gas and climate change, APHA and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership co-authored a primer to help transform the way Americans travel -- and in doing so, grow stronger communities. "Promoting Active Transportation: An Opportunity for Public Health" (http://bit.ly/TfqgQe 16.4 MB pdf) explains how public health practitioners can:

  • affect how transportation is built in communities, regions and states;
  • understand how transportation programs are organized and funded; and
  • engage stakeholders to find effective calls for action...

Source: http://bit.ly/UQG8tC

REPORT: COMPLETE COMMUNITIES FOR 21ST CENTURY AMERICA

-> According to an Oct. 1st release, "Reconnecting America today released 'Are We There Yet? Creating Complete Communities for 21st Century America,' (http://bit.ly/Qg1Pmm, 3.8 MB pdf) an ambitious report that tracks progress in America's regions toward a vision of complete communities."

"The report highlights the benefits that complete communities offer all Americans, tells stories about the work being done across the country to create complete communities, and measures progress in every region with a population above 55,000."

"' Reconnecting America is all about people, places and possibility,' said President and CEO John Robert Smith. ''Are We There Yet?' clearly illustrates that no matter where you live - big city, small town, Northeast, Southwest -- it is possible to live in what we call a complete community. It is a vision that should be a reality for all Americans.'..."

Further details: http://bit.ly/QTOrVN
Source: http://bit.ly/OSDR4v

CAR-ORIENTED DRUG STORES: SCOURGE OF THE URBAN CORNER

-> According to an Oct. 4th StreetsBlog Network blog entry, "We've all seen this happen. A community gets a good, walkable street going and then who swoops in? Walgreens, or Rite Aid, or CVS. And they want a big old corner lot, with a bunch of parking and a drive-through -- and they tend to get it. 'There's a lot of discussion, led generally by planning commissioner Lucia Griffith, an architect, about the proposed drive-through window the Walgreens would build. An aside: The property is in a pedestrian overlay district, a zoning category intended to make a more pedestrian-friendly area. Drive-throughs, with driveways and vehicles going in and out, are generally accepted as not pedestrian-friendly. Yet they are allowed in this pedestrian district. Whatever."

"'But here's the larger issue that I don't hear anyone discussing. The property is now zoned for O-2, for office development. That zoning would allow an office building, and if it was larger than 30,000 square feet it could include a small bit of retail, but it would take approximately 80,000 square feet of office space to allow as much retail space as the Walgreens wants -- 16,000 square feet. So in order to have a stand-alone, one-story Walgreens with a drive-through lane, the developers are asking for -- wait for it -- a more urban zoning category...'"

Source: http://bit.ly/QRm6B6
Title: "Car-Oriented Drug Stores: Scourge of the Urban Corner"
Author: Angie Schmitt

MEXICO CITY INAUGURATES ECOBICI BIKE SHARE PROGRAM EXPANSION

-> According to an Oct. 1st ITDP News article, "Expansion of the popular bike sharing system in Mexico City, Ecobici, was officiated on September 12th by Mayor Ebrard. Implementation of Phase 2 included 78 new stations and 1,180 new bikes that stretch over four districts in two municipalities..."

"Phase 3, which is currently in the planning process, will launch in mid-November. This step will bring public bikes to the iconic Reforma Avenue and the surrounding area...To date, Ecobici has 31,000 active users, amounting to 9,000 trips daily. The goal with phase 2 and the upcoming phase 3 is to reach 73,000 users and 27,500 daily trips. Once all phases are complete, the system will have 4,000 bikes and 275 stations. Ecobici remains the second largest bike sharing system in the western hemisphere, surpassed only by the Bixi system in Montreal..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Rdorne
Title: "Mayor Ebrard Inaugurates Expansion of Ecobici in Mexico City"
Author: Staff

FREE ONLINE COURSE TO ASSESS BUILT ENVIRONMENT & ACTIVITY

-> According to a Sept. 26th entry on MOVE!, a blog of Active Living Research, "The Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute has launched a free online training course to learn how to assess the built environment for physical activity. Participants in the introductory course will learn how to assess streetscapes, parks, and trails for physical activity. The 4-hour course is geared towards anyone with an interest in learning how to conduct audits of the built environment."

"Participants will learn about the main variables found in most physical activity-focused built environment audit tools. Participants will also learn how to customize the tools and train others to conduct assessments. The training course provides an in-depth look at a few specific Active Living Research funded tools..."

Source: http://bit.ly/TaXZzi

Via MN Active Living Network News: http://bit.ly/T694fM

SEEING THE BACK OF THE CAR

-> According to a Sept. 22nd Economist article, "... There are now more than 1 billion cars in the world, and the number is likely to roughly double by 2020. They are cheaper, faster, safer and more comfortable than ever before."

"Cars are integral to modern life. They account for 70% of all journeys not made on foot in the OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development], which includes most developed countries. In the European Union more than 12m people work in manufacturing and services related to cars and other vehicles, around 6% of the total employed population; the equivalent figure for America is 4.5% of private-sector employment, or 8m jobs. They dominate household economies too: aside from rent or mortgage payments, transport costs are the single biggest weekly outlay, and most of those costs normally come from cars. Nearly 60m new cars were added to the world's stock in 2011. People in Asia, Latin America and Africa are buying cars pretty much as fast as they can afford to, and as more can afford to, more will buy. But in the rich world the car's previously inexorable rise is stalling. A growing body of academics cite the possibility that both car ownership and vehicle-kilometres driven may be reaching saturation in developed countries -- or even be on the wane, a notion known as 'peak car.'..."

Source: http://econ.st/Rzf5H9
Title: "Seeing the back of the car"
Author: Staff


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

KANSAS TO SPEND $2M IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR RECREATIONAL TRAILS

-> According to an Oct. 8th Kansas Cyclist blog entry, "After opting out of the federal Recreational Trails Program, which would have provided $1.3 million in dedicated funding for trails in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced that Kansas will instead devote $2 million to trails in Kansas: 'Kansas' recreational trails program will receive $2 million under the federal transportation bill passed by Congress this summer. "One of our highest priorities is to enhance ecotourism in Kansas, which includes developing a good trail system," said Robin Jennison, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), which manages the trails program."

"'This level of funding will allow us to make great strides in the number and quality of trails across our state.' Federal transportation dollars go to the Kansas Department of Transportation, which then transfers an allocation to KDWPT for the trails program. The federal transportation bill -- Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21stCentury, or MAP-21 -- had specified $1.3 million for the trails program, but a decision was made to increase the allocation in accordance with new flexibility provisions in MAP-21. 'KDOT and KDWPT worked to come up with a way to prioritize the amount of money that should be applied to recreational trails and determined that $2 million is the appropriate level,' said Transportation Secretary Mike King..."

Source: http://bit.ly/SKmjXt

STAMFORD (CT) PROJECT PRIORITIZES T.O.D., IMPROVEMENTS FOR ALL

-> According to an Oct. 4th Mobilizing the Region article, "Last week, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced his intention to create an advisory panel to counsel ConnDOT on plans to bring transit-oriented development to the Stamford Transportation Center, while also expanding parking at the site. The agency has sought private proposals to redevelop state-owned properties near the transit hub, as well as demolish an existing 727-space parking garage and provide 1,000 new spaces within 1/4 mile of the station. Final bids are due on October 9. The public-private partnership approach, intended to reduce the cost of the project, initially raised concerns because the bids must be kept confidential. The panel is a good step to increase transparency and should help keep the project on track."

"The public process should continue to focus on the project's most compelling goals: Bringing in quality transit-oriented development that will benefit the city and the state, and improving the commuting experience for everyone who uses the station. At a public hearing last month, Tri-State Senior Planner Steven Higashide pointed this out, saying that 'It's smart for ConnDOT to be exploring transit-oriented development because TOD is a strategy that works...It's why Stamford has performed so strongly over the past thirty years.' Tri-State and the Business Council of Fairfield County, Connecticut Fund for the Environment, and Regional Plan Association also noted that 'Repurposing the current dilapidated garage into a well-planned, mixed-use development can boost local jobs and the economy, as well as improve the station's current circulation problems for all types of commuters -- car, bus, pedestrian, and bicycle.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/SC0MQF
Title: "Stamford Project Must Prioritize TOD, Improvements for All Commuters"
Author: Steven Higashide

LAGUNA BEACH (CA) MAY CONVERT CAR LANES FOR BICYCLISTS, PEDESTRIANS

-> According to an Oct. 5th Orange County Register article, "Traffic lanes on Glenneyre Street could be converted into space for bicyclists, pedestrians and parking as the city looks at ways to improve pedestrian and bike mobility through town. So far, the City Council has approved improving crosswalk markings on the thoroughfare, which runs parallel to South Coast Highway. Other changes, outlined as options in a report by transportation consulting firm Fehr & Peers, will go to the Planning Commission for analysis and a vote before returning to the City Council for consideration."

"The report came from $5,000 set aside in this year's budget to look at complete streets options for Glenneyre. Under the state Complete Streets Act, cities and counties must take the needs of all residents -- including cyclists, parents with strollers and people in wheelchairs -- into account when creating local transportation plans. Chris Prelitz, chairman of Laguna Beach's Complete Streets Task Force, encouraged the council to pursue the recommendations, the result of four years of local interest in the subject. 'Glenneyre has the opportunity to be a real complete street,' he said..."

Source: http://bit.ly/QMjnat
Title: "Laguna considers converting car lanes for bicyclists, pedestrians"
Author: Claudia Koerner

DALLAS' KNOX STREET "ROAD DIET" CALMS TRAFFIC, IMPROVES SAFETY

-> According to a Oct. 8th PegasusNews article, "As you may know, Knox Street was identified on the Dallas Complete Streets plan as a road suitable for being, ahem, 'completed.' The gist of a complete street is that it isn't just for cars, but the infrastructure is essentially balanced for all forms of transportation. Though Knox is not well-served by mass transit, to complete it without significant changes to the public transportation system, means a road diet. In this case, the road diet took a four lane road and reduced it to two travel lanes in each direction and a shared center turn lane. The leftover space from the removal of the fourth lane became a two-way cycle track, effectively extending the Katy Trail onto Knox as 'an urban detour.'"

"During the 'road diet,' traffic predictably slowed all along Knox where it was installed. Throughout the country, similar road diets such as this one have proved to effectively calm traffic, improve safety, and actually move MORE vehicles with no evidence of any negative economic impact. (Usually there is economic improvement, but these numbers are harder to come by. This is why I often point out that traffic isn't necessarily a bad thing. Places need energy. But to create a center of gravity that energy must be "condensed into a slow vibration,' to paraphrase from physics.)..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Q94CyB
Title: "Knox Street 'road diet' effectively calms traffic, improves safety"
Author: Patrick Kennedy

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL BENEFITS VIENNA (VA) KIDS & COMMUNITY

-> According to an Oct. 3rd Greater Greater Washington article, "On a recent Thursday, Vienna Elementary School had only 25 cars in the kiss-and-ride when there are usually 70. This dramatic decrease reduced congestion around the school and improved the morning commute for the entire community. The students attended class but did not arrive in cars. Today is International Walk and Bike to School Day, and more than 100 schools throughout the region are hosting events to encourage students to walk and bike to school."

"Parents driving their kids to school account for 10-14 percent of morning traffic. This one day event makes a big splash and hopes that the school, students and parents will learn how easy it is to change transportation mode even a few days a week. Reduced congestion is not the only benefit. Reports like F as in Fat have raised alarm about the growing obesity rate. Students who walk or bike to school are more physically active and have lower obesity than students who are bused or driven. Students who are physically active also enjoy better academic performance."

"Safe Routes to School programs encourage students to increase their physical activity through walking and bicycling to school. In October of 2011, Vienna Elementary School started Walking Wednesdays. Three parent coordinators send home flyers with the students encouraging them to walk or bike to school every Wednesday. The parent coordinators give students who walk or bike a foot token or special reflector for key chains that attach to their backpacks. Parents who walk or bike with their students drink free coffee..."

Source: http://bit.ly/QMxaOv
Title: "Safe Routes to School benefits kids and the community"
Author: Christine Green

MAKING MINNEAPOLIS' FRANKLIN AVENUE WORK BETTER FOR EVERYONE

-> According to an Oct. 9th Bike Walk Twin Cities Update article, "Franklin Avenue, from Hennepin Avenue on the west to Minnehaha Avenue/20th Avenue on the east where existing bike lanes begin, is ripe for retooling as a critical cross-city corridor. The need is documented on every major city and county comprehensive plan and evidenced by high crash rates. The challenge is to rebalance existing right-of-way while recognizing funding realities and user tradeoffs. The goal is a complete street to better serve bicycling, walking, transit, and motor vehicle users. Bike Walk Twin Cities funded an engineering study of this segment of Franklin as one of twelve plan sets, dubbed Bike Walk 2012 Street Solutions. These preliminary plan sets can build public and jurisdictional support to more quickly implement projects as funding becomes available."

"The planning work underway involves the tough job of applying principals established in the Hennepin County Complete Streets Policy to a county road, city street, or/hard-working corridor designed for motor vehicles (daily traffic volumes: motor vehicle -- 6,300 to 19,500; pedestrian -- 163 to 3400; bicycle - 120 to 1066). Good minds are at the table. The City of Minneapolis Public Works, Hennepin County engineers, city council members, county commissioners, Native American Community Development Institute, Sierra Club, Hope Community, Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee, neighborhood groups from East Isles to Seward, many residents, and numerous other stakeholders have participated in a planning process over the past several months..."

Source: http://bit.ly/QRsBCz
Title: "Making Franklin Avenue Work Better for Everyone"
Author: Joan Pasiuk

PROMOTING CHICAGO'S ACTIVE NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGH PLAYSTREETS

-> According to a Sept. 26th Write of Way article, "In many Chicago neighborhoods, a shortage of parks and playgrounds contributes to a lack of physical activity. To help foster more physical activity for children in underserved neighborhoods, Active Trans has been working with LISC Chicago and World Sport Chicago to help city residents reclaim their streets."

"The streets are reclaimed with events called PlayStreets, which are reoccurring community events that close a street to car traffic and open it up for games and activities for local families. They take place at the same location at a regularly scheduled time. In addition to encouraging physical activity, the events aim to support community groups as they work to make their streets safe and their neighborhoods more vibrant..."

Source: http://bit.ly/VRGXpu
Title: "Promoting active neighborhoods through PlayStreets"
Author: aalvear

RICHLAND (SC) TO FUND GREENWAY IMPROVEMENTS W/LOCAL SALES TAX

-> According to an Oct. 7th State article, "Nearly 14 years ago, construction began on the first leg of walking trails along Columbia's wooded, largely hidden riverfront. Since then, the Three Rivers Greenway has opened the river to businesses that rent inner tubes, created cachet for State Street coffee shops and attracted mansions with sunrise views. The River Alliance, which has pushed ahead with the two-county project since breaking ground in January 1998, has found most of its success on the Cayce and West Columbia side of the Congaree River. Altogether, it claims 8 miles of trails."

"Now, a proposed penny sales tax promises to finish 5 miles of walkways along Richland County's riverfront, also pushing into neighborhoods along tributaries to add a total of 31 miles of nature trails. Among those trails would be the 3-mile Saluda Riverwalk, which supporters say would provide the most beautiful access yet to the riverfront for walkers, runners and cyclists. The trail would pass Riverbanks Zoo, allowing pedestrians to cross an elevated footbridge over a rocky set of islands that drivers only glimpse now as they cross the I-126 bridge into downtown..."

Source: http://bit.ly/TlHTD4
Title: "How Richland County's local sales tax would address recreation, safety"
Author: Dawn Hinshaw


THE RESEARCH BEAT

STUDY: STRONG LINK BETWEEN DIABETES & LACK OF WALKABILITY

-> According to Sept. 19th Atlantic Cities article, "Many urban planners and activists subscribe to the central belief that a walkable neighborhood is a healthier one, quite literally... Science, however, has been a bit slower to prove this point with hard data, particularly as researchers have been making the fairly massive shift in philosophy toward recognizing the places where we live as a key determinant in our health. Now, a new study out of Toronto just published online in the journal Diabetes Care, adds yet more compelling evidence."

"Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences examined data from more than one million residents of Toronto and concluded that people who lived in less walkable neighborhoods were significantly more likely over time to develop diabetes. The effect was particularly strong for immigrants to the city, many of whom live with a high-risk combination of genetic predisposition to diabetes, poverty and poor walkability. In the most startling finding, the study found that a new immigrant in a less walkable neighborhood was more than 50 percent more likely to develop diabetes than a long-term resident of Toronto living in one of the most walkable areas, regardless of neighborhood income..."

Source: http://bit.ly/SICCWH
Title: "An Alarmingly Strong Link Between Lack of Walkability and Diabetes"
Author: Emily Badger


QUOTES R US

-> "I feel better when I'm on my wheels..."

-- Emily Weidner, an 84-year old who has spent her lifetime on two wheels, touring states from New York to Virginia. In the October issue of Berks County Living

Source: http://bit.ly/SHSWVQ

-> "For those of us who have had the privilege of learning about the potential for car-free cities, it quickly becomes obvious that our cities would be much better places without cars. If we didn't spend so much money on personal vehicles and the infrastructure and fuel they require, we would have that much more money to spend on creating great systems for walking, cycling, and public transit. Plus all the space that cars occupy could instead go to parks, plazas, and whatever else we dream of..."

-- Debra Efroymson, "Carfree Now and Again," Sustainable City News

Source: http://bit.ly/QQPYh0

AND NOW, FOR SEVERAL THINGS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

TOY & STORY KIT TO ENCOURAGE GIRLS TO DEVELOP ENGINEERING INTEREST

-> "GoldieBlox is a startup using building blocks and story books to engage girls with the practice of constructing spaces and objects."

http://bit.ly/QepiUM

Via Montana Associated Technolgy Roundtables: http://bit.ly/z1NijF

NEW "ROLL PLAY" VIDEOS: "Concert-Liberty," "Right Of Way," "Park, More!
by Rich Collier

http://bit.ly/RcS08x


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

WEBINAR "New Urban Streets Methodology- Bicycle, Pedestrian, Transit Modes"

Date: October 11, 2012, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Presenters: Aaron Elias (Kittleson & Associates), Kamala Parks (Kittleson & Associates)

Host: Institute of Transportation Engineers & Transportation Research Board

Cost: $125

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/RduR5U

WEBINAR "FHWA: Experimentation for Advancing Best Practices"

Date: October 17, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Bruce Friedman (FHWA), Nadia Barrera (City of Austin, TX)

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 "Application of the Unsignalized Pedestrian Crossing and Off-Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities"

Date: November 1, 2012, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Aaron Elias (Kittelson & Associates), Kamala Parks (Kittelson & Associates) & Jamie Parks (City of Oakland, CA)

Host: ITE

Cost: No, except for non-TRB Sponsor employees

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

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 "Innovative Intersection Design"

Date: November 13, 2012, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Presenters: Keith Strickland (HNTB Corporation), Bastian J. Schroeder (ITRE), Jonathan D. Reid (Parson Brinckerhoff), & William M. Ruhsam, Jr. (Moreland Altobelli Associates, Inc.)

Host: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Cost: $25

Details & registration: http://bit.ly/SOa1z5

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

WEBINAR "Wayfinding Options for Cyclists"

Date: December 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/UFCuZg


RESOURCES

-> VIDEO: "Things parents say...when you ask why they won't let their kids walk to school"
By the New Jersey Safe Routes to School organization
Source: http://bit.ly/Q8E13Q

-> "TOWARD MORE COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING OF TRAFFIC..."
"...Congestion;" article by Todd Litman (Victoria Transport Policy Institute); for Planetizen.Com. September 13th, 2012 (136KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/Ph5aBc

Via 8-80 Cities e-News: http://bit.ly/UMqmTs

-> "BEST PRACTICES FOR BICYCLE TRAIL PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION AND..."
"...Maintenance In Illinois;" report by Simpson, Buttlar & Dempsey (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); for Illinois Center for Transportation; Research Report FHWA-ICT-12-009; report of the findings of ICT-R27-SP18 Developing Best Practices for Bicycle Trail Pavement Construction and Maintenance in Illinois. June 2012 (general info & link to 6.4MB pdf)
http://1.usa.gov/OJZBiB

-> "CYCLING DEATH REVIEW -- A REVIEW OF ALL ACCIDENTAL CYCLING..."
"...Deaths In Ontario from January 1st, 2006 to December 31st, 2010;" report by Cass, Lauwers, Persaud, Zwolakowski & Coleman; for the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario. 2012 (1.0MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/QCkAQz

-> "POINT-TO-POINT SPEED ENFORCEMENT"
Austroads research report; report by Walker, Soole, Fleiter & Watson (Centre of Accident Research and Road Safety, Queensland) ISBN 978-1-921991-42-4; Austroads Publication No. AP-R415-12. September 2012 (free access to 11.8MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/OM2pvC


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

-> "2013 Sustainability in Public Works," APWA Conference, May 13 - 15, 2013, San Diego, CA.
DEADLINE: October 30, 2012
http://bit.ly/QThRDq

-> "50th International Making Cities Livable," conference, June 23 - 27, 2013, Portland, OR.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2012
http://bit.ly/VZf52Q

CONFERENCES

-> 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 13 - 17, 2013, American Planning Association National Planning Conference, Chicago, IL.
http://bit.ly/fx4E39

-> 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

-> June 2 - 7, 2013, CTAA Expo, Community Transportation Association, Albuquerque, NM.
http://bit.ly/RvEa1A

-> June 11 - 14, 2013, "The Sound of Cycling": Velo-city Conference, Vienna, Austria.
http://bit.ly/sr8wKR

-> June 23 - 27, 2013, 50th International Making Cities Livable Conference, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/Ondbrg

-> 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

-> August 25 - 28, 2013, International Public Works Congress & Exposition, Chicago, IL.
http://bit.ly/ROxP3l


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 -- PEDNET COALITION OF COLUMBIA (MO)

The PedNet Coalition of Columbia, Missouri is conducting a national search for an experienced and visionary Executive Director. The successful candidate will lead a dynamic team of walking, bicycling, and access advocates implementing PedNet's local programs and policy campaigns, its nationwide training and consulting business, and its participation in the active transportation movement. The deadline for initial applications, consisting of a letter of interest and resume, is Friday, October 19th.

For more info, go to: http://bit.ly/PEFU6F or contact Ian Thomas at <ian@pednet.org>

-> JOB -- SPECIAL PROJECTS ASSISTANT --ADVENTURE CYCLING ASSOCIATION

Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented project assistant to help achieve our objectives to implement U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBR) and improve bicycle travel conditions in North America. This is an opportunity for a team player to combine their administrative skills with a passion for bicycling and bike travel, while working in an open, friendly environment. The position is based at Adventure Cycling's headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position is open until filled. They will start reviewing applications and arranging for interviews as early as October 22, 2012.

For detailed job announcement, go to: http://bit.ly/aKCmW

-> JOB -- MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR --ADVENTURE CYCLING ASSOCIATION

Adventure Cycling Association seeks a detail-oriented individual to join its Membership Services team. This is a great opportunity to help promote bicycling and bicycle travel for North America's largest bicycle membership non-profit organization. We seek a team member who enjoys interacting with people, has experience managing programs, and has a customer service background. The position is based at Adventure Cycling's headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position is open until filled. They will start reviewing applications and arranging for interviews on October 15, 2012.

For detailed job announcement, go to: http://bit.ly/aKCmW

-> 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

Details: http://bit.ly/AmvNwm


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