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#324 Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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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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----- PPS Announces Spring Trainings
----- Hunting for the Worst Intersection in America
----- 'Find It, Fund It' Charts Federal Bike & Ped Funding Sources
----- Kids Who Walk or Bike to School Concentrate Better
----- Disturbing & Sometimes Tragic Challenge of Walking in America
----- Women Pedal to Forefront of Bicycle Movement
----- League Welcomes New Equity Advisory Council

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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----- Bay Area (CA) GreenTRIP Developments Reduce Driving & Parking
----- Black Hawk (CO) Bike Ban Overturned
----- CA Governor Proposes End to Dedicated SRTS Funding
----- NYSDOT to Improve Hempstead Turnpike Pedestrian Safety
----- 3 OF 6 Philadelphia (PA) CMAQ Awards for Bike & Ped Projects
----- MO Katy Trail State Park to Join KS Flint Hills Trail

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----- BIXI Bike Share Program Impact Evaluation
----- New Orleans (LA) Study: Bike Lanes Increase Ridership
----- Shared Bike/Bus Lane Design, Policies & Characteristics

N-E-W-S--S-E-C-T-I-O-N-S
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- Regional and Local Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Stats R Us
- Webinars, Webcasts and Seminars
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- Calendar
- Jobs, Grants & RFPs
- Housekeeping
- Contact Us

THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

PPS ANNOUNCES SPRING TRAININGS
by Mark Plotz

-> This week Project for Public Spaces announced its slate of trainings for Spring 2013. Trainings will be offered on the topics of Placemaking, revitalizing public spaces, creating successful public markets, and right-sizing streets. All trainings will take place in New York City, a city where PPS has inspired and helped guide a livability renaissance. Attendees of Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2012 may be especially interested in the Streets as Places training in which participants will practice developing street typologies under the guidance of Gary Toth.

Space is limited; group tuition discounts are available; and each registration includes a packet of Placemaking fairy dust that will instantly create a destination when sprinkled on barren ground in your community!

How to Turn a Place Around
April 4-5, 2013
http://www.pps.org/training/httapa/

Placemaking: Making It Happen
May 1-3, 2013
http://www.pps.org/training/making-it-happen/

How to Create Successful Markets
May 31-June 1, 2013
http://www.pps.org/training/htcsm/

Streets as Places
June 13-14, 2013
http://www.pps.org/training/streets-as-places/

If you are interested in the concept of Streets as Places, visit the PPS Street Design Resource Center to learn more:
http://www.pps.org/blog/rightsizing-streets-to-create-great-public-spaces/

HUNTING FOR THE WORST INTERSECTION IN AMERICA

-> According to a January 31st dc.streetsblog.org article, "Earlier this week we looked at the intersection of Route 355 and Shady Grove Road near Rockville, Maryland, flagged by Ben Ross at Greater Greater Washington for being especially hostile to pedestrians, even though it's the site of a bus stop. We asked if it might be the worst intersection in the country and put out a call for readers to send their nominations for the title."

"As some readers pointed out, the Rockville intersection at least has sidewalks on all four corners and some refuges for pedestrians caught mid-crossing, so it certainly can't be nation's worst. Several other submissions landed in our inbox where the engineers let the sheer car-centricity of the roads overwhelm the meager provisions for pedestrians even more..."

"One reader sent us this stunner: State Route 7 and Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington, Florida. From this satellite picture, it looks like a walk around this intersection would cross 45 lanes, plus - is that a bike lane? Wouldn't want to be in the middle of that on a Cannondale..." [See article for descriptions and aerial photographs of candidate intersections]

Source: http://bit.ly/TKxzFb
Title: "Poll: The Hunt for the Worst Intersection in America Continues"
Author: Angie Schmitt

[Ed. Note: Don't miss this late entry http://bit.ly/12fQwDO for the antithesis of "rightsizing" streets.]

'FIND IT, FUND IT' CHARTS FEDERAL BIKE & PED FUNDING SOURCES

-> A Feb.11th American Bicyclist Update email asks, "Are you looking for public funding for a bicycle project in your community? The Find It, Fund It chart shows you the federal funding sources for which your project is eligible and it's probably more than you think! The table has been updated for the new transportation law, MAP-21. And look out for an interactive version coming soon."

"The Find It, Fund It chart (http://bit.ly/157kRUt) indicates potential eligibility for pedestrian and bicycle projects under federal highway and transit programs. In each case there are specific requirements that must be met within eligibility criteria and eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis."

Source: http://bit.ly/X7AMM0
Title: "'Find It, Fund It' With the New Advocacy Advance Chart"
Author: Staff

[Ed. Note: For details on many of the federal funding sources listed on the chart, see Bicycle and Pedestrian Federal Funding Resources at http://bit.ly/XzGObn]

KIDS WHO WALK OR BIKE TO SCHOOL CONCENTRATE BETTER

-> According to a Feb. 5th The Atlantic Cities post, "Every day outside my son's Brooklyn school, no matter what the weather, you will see a distinctive pale blue bicycle locked to the rack. It belongs to a 7th grade girl from a Dutch family whose members have stuck with their traditional practice of riding to school each day, despite finding themselves in the not so bike friendly United States for a few years..."

"According to the results of a Danish study released late last year (in Danish http://bit.ly/11G9a8x), my Dutch friends are giving their daughter a less tangible but more lasting gift along with that bicycle: the ability to concentrate better. The survey looked at nearly 20,000 Danish kids between the ages of 5 and 19. It found that kids who cycled or walked to school, rather than traveling by car or public transportation, performed measurably better on tasks demanding concentration, such as solving puzzles, and that the effects lasted for up to four hours after they got to school."

"The study was part of "Mass Experiment 2012," a Danish project that looked at the links between concentration, diet, and exercise. Niels Egelund of Aarhus University in Denmark, who conducted the research, told AFP that he was surprised that the effect of exercise was greater than that of diet: "The results showed that having breakfast and lunch has an impact, but not very much compared to having exercised," Egelund told AFP..."

Source: http://bit.ly/WSdf1H
Title: "The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration"
Author: Sarah Goodyear

Via Smart growth News http://bit.ly/Y8sRh0

DISTURBING & SOMETIMES TRAGIC CHALLENGE OF WALKING IN AMERICA

-> According to a Jan. 16th Switchboard article, "In much of America, walking -- that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health -- is all but impossible. Maybe not literally impossible, but inconvenient at best, and tragically dangerous way too often."

"Chances are that, no matter where we are from, the stretches of road shown in the photos accompanying this article look somewhat familiar. They might as well be labeled Anywhere, USA..."

Source: http://bit.ly/VppZhL
Title: "The disturbing and sometimes tragic challenge of walking in America"
Author: Kaid Benfield

WOMEN PEDAL TO FOREFRONT OF BICYCLE MOVEMENT

-> According to a Feb. 7th League of American Bicyclists news release, "When it comes to biking, women mean business. The popularity of bicycling is skyrocketing nationwide -- and women are leading the charge in this revolution. According to a recent national poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, more than 80 percent of American women have a positive view of bicyclists and two-thirds think their community would be a better place to live if riding a bike were safer and more comfortable."

"On March 4 in Washington D.C., the National Women's Bicycling Forum will unite hundreds of leaders to showcase and build on that energy and momentum. Hosted by the League of American Bicyclists' Women Bike campaign, this unique event will highlight the central role of women in one of the most exciting trends in America today: the power of bicycles to bring better health, economic benefit, and travel convenience to millions of Americans. The Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on March 4 at the Renaissance Washington hotel (999 9th St NW, Washington, D.C.). Tickets are $85, which includes lunch and free childcare..."

Source: http://bit.ly/YHWKHy
Title: "Women Pedal to Forefront of the Bicycle Movement "
Author: Carolyn Szczepanski

LEAGUE WELCOMES NEW EQUITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

-> According to a recent League of American Bicyclists web posting, "The League aims to be the voice for everyone who rides a bike in the U.S., but we recognize that many important voices are still missing from our membership and leadership. Not only are women, youth and people of color underrepresented in policy discussions that impact their neighborhood health and economic development; they are also missing in many bicycle advocacy discussions -- particularly at the national level. One of the League's priorities in 2013 -- and beyond -- is to change the face of bicycling and work toward true equity and inclusion in the movement..."

"We're excited to announce the launch of a strategic process engaging diverse leaders and advocates to assist in addressing equity and inclusion within our organization, its programs and external efforts. This work will be informed, developed and led by the newly convened Equity Advisory Council, comprised of 10 diverse leaders from different backgrounds working in their communities to get more people on bikes..." [See the article for the list of members and their brief bios]

Source: http://bit.ly/159ezny
Title: "League Welcomes New Equity Advisory Council"
Author: Hamzat Sani


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

BAY AREA (CA) GREENTRIP DEVELOPMENTS REDUCE DRIVING & PARKING

-> According to an article on the Oakland (CA)-based TransForm website, "GreenTRIP is an innovative certification program that rewards multi-family, mixed-use projects that apply comprehensive strategies to reduce traffic and greenhouse gas emissions. Projects meeting GreenTRIP certification criteria (http://bit.ly/X7imv3) provide appropriate amounts of parking and incentives for new residents to drive less and own fewer vehicles. By creating less driving and using less land for parking spaces, there's space freed up for services, shops and more affordable homes... GreenTRIP is now available on an ongoing basis for the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties..."

"As people move into GreenTRIP-certified developments, we are predicting impressive environmental and social outcomes (http://bit.ly/Yctw2B) including dramatically fewer miles of driving per day than the regional average, lower car ownership rates, and a new definition of affordable living that bring families savings on car ownership, free transit and carshare memberships. The first five GreenTRIP projects led to developers voluntarily offering to provide of 80,000 years of free transit passes and 24,000 years of CarShare for residents of GreenTRIP buildings."

[See also GreenTRIP videos at http://bit.ly/V8dASM]

Source: http://bit.ly/XjwgeA
Title: "GreenTRIP"
Author: Staff

BLACK HAWK (CO) BIKE BAN OVERTURNED

-> According to the Feb. 5th edition of Kansas Cyclist News, "The Colorado Supreme Court has overturned the bicycle ban in Black Hawk, Colorado. In 2009, the mountain gambling town of Black Hawk enacted an ordinance that prohibited bicyclists from using many streets in the community (citing, naturally, vague "safety" concerns). The bike ban cut off not only the only route through town, but also a segment of the popular Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway, providing no alternative route for bicycle traffic."

"In 2010, three bicyclists were ticketed for violating the city ordinance. The three took the issue to the courts, where they lost in both municipal and district court. The case was heard by the Colorado Supreme Court late last year. In their ruling, the high court ruled that bicycle laws are a matter of both state and local concern, and while a city may regulate traffic, their laws must be consistent with state law. In Colorado, state law requires that if municipalities prohibit bicycles from a roadway, they must provide a suitable alternate route within 450 feet..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Xrsr5k
Title: "Black Hawk Colorado Bike Ban Overturned"
Author: Randy Rasa

CA GOVERNOR PROPOSES END TO DEDICATED SRTS

-> According to a Feb. 7th BicycleNewswire article, "At a time of high rates of childhood obesity, and when research shows that California's Safe Routes to School program is achieving its goals of improving safety and increasing walking and bicycling, the Administration for California Governor Jerry Brown is proposing to end dedicated funding for the popular program which has benefitted more than 1,400 schools since 1999."

"Research on the California National Household Travel Survey data shows that rates of walking to school in California increased 10 percent in the decade since Safe Routes to School has been active. Nearly one-third of school-aged children in California walk or bicycle to school, while the national average is only 13 percent..."

Source: http://bit.ly/XYgfZw
Title: "State Budget Alert: Governor Brown's Administration Proposes to End Dedicated Funding For Popular Safe Routes to School Program Advocates Fight Back"
Author: Staff

NYSDOT TO IMPROVE HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

-> According to an article in the Feb. 7th Mobilizing the Region article, "After years of consistently being named the most deadly road for pedestrians in the region, Hempstead Turnpike [in Nassau County, NY] has finally been getting the treatment it deserves from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Last year, NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald announced both short and long-term solutions to make the lethal roadway safer for all users, and implementation of some safety measures began in September. And while there have been some Sandy-related delays, many of the safety improvements are close to implementation, including: installation of raised medians at eight locations, relocation of six NICE bus stops closer to crosswalks, addition of five new crosswalks, and altering traffic signals to calm traffic..."

Source: http://bit.ly/14GzbCv
Title: "NYSDOT Making Pedestrian Safety Progress Along Hempstead Turnpike"
Author: Joseph Cutrufo

3 OF 6 PHILADELPHIA (PA) CMAQ AWARDS FOR BIKE & PED PROJECTS

-> According to a Jan. 21st PlanPhilly article, "The grant cycle awarded $400,000 for the creation of a separated two-way bike lane on the Grays Ferry Bridge and nearby streets, which connect the Grays Ferry Crescent section of the Schuylkill River Trail to the entrance of Bartram's Garden. The Schuylkill River Development Corporation received $250,000 for an additional 1,200 feet of trail along the Schuylkill River as part of the effort to connect South Street and the Grays Ferry Crescent segment. A third bike and pedestrian improvement award went to the Manayunk Bridge Trial project -- a joint venture between Montgomery County and Philadelphia. That award of $204,246 will help transform the unused rail bridge into a bicycle and pedestrian connection between the two counties and several regional trails. "

"Sarah Clark Stuart, policy director at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, said..., 'What's terrific about the awards is that all three projects are Circuit projects and really confirm The Circuit is a key transportation amenity for the region [that] will help with congestion.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/XY91VA
Title: "Federal highway funding provides boost for regional transit projects"
Author: Christine Fisher

Via Smart Growth Online Newsletter: http://bit.ly/XY97wi

MO KATY TRAIL STATE PARK TO JOIN KS FLINT HILLS TRAIL

-> According to the Feb. 5th BikeWalkKC newsletter, "Connecting Missouri's Katy Trail State Park with Kansas' Flint Hills Nature Trail is a key part of BikeWalkKC's long-term vision for the region, and momentum is building on the Missouri side. Plans are moving swiftly, and Jackson County voters could have the chance to decide [on] a multi-modal transportation plan later this year."

"The State of Missouri is working on a Katy Trail extension from Windsor to Pleasant Hill in the southeast corner of the KC metro, and plans for final connection into the heart of the city are moving quickly. Jackson County is preparing a regional transit plan that includes commuter rail, streetcars, new bus routes, multi-use trails, and bike lanes. BikeWalkKC is working closely with the county and local cities to ensure that bike/ped is tightly integrated into the new transit plan. The new Rock Island Trail would be one of the first projects built if voters approve a 1 cent sales tax later this year..."

Source: http://bit.ly/14CuAB9
Title: "Katy Trail to KC update"
Author: Staff


THE RESEARCH BEAT

BIXI BIKE SHARE PROGRAM IMPACT EVALUATION

-> According to an article in the March 2013 American Journal of Public Health, "...We examined associations between residential exposure to BIXI (BIcycle-taXI) -- a public bicycle share program implemented in Montreal, Quebec, in 2009, which increases accessibility to cycling by making available 5050 bicycles at 405 bicycle docking stations-and likelihood of cycling (BIXI and non-BIXI) in Montreal over the first 2 years of implementation... Three population-based samples of adults participated in telephone surveys..."

"We observed a greater likelihood of cycling for those exposed to the public bicycle share program after the second season of implementation (odds ratio?=?2.86; 95% confidence interval?=?1.85, 4.42) after we controlled for weather, built environment, and individual variables..."

Source: http://bit.ly/XzsXhD
Title: "Impact Evaluation of a Public Bicycle Share Program on Cycling: A Case Example of BIXI in Montreal, Quebec"
Author: Daniel Fuller, PhD; Lise Gauvin, PhD; Yan Kestens, PhD; et al.

Via the APHA Transportation and Health eNewsletter http://bit.ly/VRVNzy

[Ed. Note: See the February 27, 2013 "Bixi Bike Sharing System" webinar listed later in this issue.]

NEW ORLEANS (LA) STUDY: BIKE LANES INCREASE RIDERSHIP

-> According to an abstract in the February 2013 Annals of Behavioral Medicine, "...This study examined the impact of building new bike lanes in New Orleans to determine whether more people were cycling on the street and with the flow of traffic after bike lanes were built."

"Methods: Through direct observation of one intervention and two adjacent streets, observers counted cyclists riding on the street and sidewalk, with and against traffic, before and after installation of the lanes. Data were tallied separately for adults, children, males, females, and by race for each location."

"Results: There was an increase in cyclists on all three streets after the installation of the bike lanes, with the largest increase on the street with the new lane. Additionally, the proportion of riders cycling with traffic increased after the lanes were striped..."

Source: http://bit.ly/XyDeyf
Title: "Effect of Bike Lane Infrastructure Improvements on Ridership in One New Orleans Neighborhood"
Author: Kathryn M. Parker M.P.H.; Janet Rice Ph.D.; Jeanette Gustat Ph.D.; et al.

SHARED BIKE/BUS LANE DESIGN, POLICIES & CHARACTERISTICS

-> According to a July 31st National Center for Transit Research article, "This report (A summary of Design, Policies and Operational Characteristics for Shared Bicycle/Bus Lanes, http://bit.ly/XzwufH) contains the results of an investigation of the design and operation of shared bicycle/bus lanes in municipalities in the United States and other countries. These lanes are designated for use by public transit buses, bicycles, and usually also for right-turning vehicles..."

"However, this combined use raises many issues of compatibility of bicycles and buses sharing the same road space... Investigators compiled a list of shared bicycle/bus lanes in cities in the United States and Canada, including facility attributes that are presented in an appendix. Researchers found very few examples of state-level guidance on shared bicycle/bus lanes but more examples at the local and regional levels. These are provided in the report. Through surveys and interviews, the shared bicycle/bus lanes from four cities in the United States were selected for in-depth examination and were developed into case studies: Ocean City, MD; Minneapolis, MN; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, DC. As a result of this investigation, an identification and discussion of the contextual factors, design variables, and tools for planning and implementing shared bicycle/bus lanes is presented..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Z9v2HM
Title: "A Summary of Design, Policies and Operational Characteristics for Shared Bicycle/Bus Lanes"
Author: Edward L Hillsman, Sara J Hendricks, AICP, JoAnne Fiebe


QUOTES R US

-> "Lots of polling shows that Americans are good and ready for somebody to do something about climate change. But when it comes to specific policy measures, attitudes aren't always so clear cut -- especially if the policy solution features the word 'tax.' However, several recent surveys give insights into Americans' current attitudes about carbon taxes. And support seems to be steady -- and in some cases, quite high."

-- Anna Fahey, "American Support for a Carbon Tax," Sightline Institute

Source: http://bit.ly/VerwrY

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

STUDENTS MAKE FIRST SKATEBOARDS IN AFGHANISTAN

-> "Skateistan began as a Kabul-based NGO... [that] focuses on reaching out to girls and working children, using skateboarding as a tool for developing leadership opportunities, and building friendship, trust, and social capital among its students. While skateboarding is the initial way to get students involved, Skateistan is then able to provide access to education and platforms for self-expression that help break the cycles of poverty and exclusion."

"We are excited to announce that the students here at Skateistan have just created the first skateboards ever made in Afghanistan. They were designed, created, and painted by young Afghan skateboarders. The ten skateboards were the result of our recent cultural exchange program ...[that] linked the young Lakota (Native American) skateboarders from the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota with the Skateistan students in Kabul..."

Source: http://bit.ly/14R4Xga
Title: "Students of DIY Workshop Make First Skateboards in Afghanistan"
Author: Staff


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

WEBINAR "Follow the Leader-Successful Community Initiatives"

Date: February 14, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Presenter: Vanessa Garrison (Girl Trek), Risa Olinsky (Health & Wellness Professional Network), Stephanie Routh (Oregon Walks) & Monica Vinluan (YMCA)
Host: America Walks
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/11bG8ri

WEBINAR "Child and Age-friendly Communities: Fostering Communities as if All People Mattered"

Date: February 15, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
Presenter: Mildred Warner , Lydia Morken , Dorian Block
Host: American Planning Association, Ohio Chapter
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/WeoZ20

WEBINAR "Driving Deaths Down: Proven Countermeasures that Work"

Date: February 20, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)
Cost: $50 APBP members/$85 non-APBP members, or multi-webinar discounts
Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/WfpHrE

WEBINAR "Signs of the Times: Making the Most of Wayfinding Systems in Your Municipality"

Date: February 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Laura Carstens (City of Dubuque, IA) and Grant Hayzlett, (National Sign Plazas, Inc.)
Host: Sustainable City Network
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/VFq9zG

WEBINAR "What to Know Before You Go: Policy"

Date: February 21, 2013, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: TBA
Host: League of American Bicyclists
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/ZWcohw

WEBINAR "Bike and pedestrian street improvements and economic activity in NYC"

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Presenter: Eric Lee & Ben Galeota-Sprung (Bennett Midland LLC)
Host: State Smart Transportation Initiative
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/ZQeCiE

WEBINAR "Women Mean Business: The Economic Impact of Women Bicyclists"

Date: February 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Elliot Gluskin and Jay Townley
Host: League of American Bicyclists
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/WFsq1U

WEBINAR "Bixi Bike Sharing System"

Date: February 27, 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Gian-Carlo Crivello (BIXI)
Host: Cullbridge Marketing and Communications
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/12eagaR

WEBINAR "Dynamics of Effective Advisory Committees"

Date: March 20, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)
Cost: $50 APBP members/$85 non-APBP members, or multi-webinar discounts
Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/VvDwXS

WEBINAR "Smart Trips Welcome"

Date: March 27, 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Linda Ginenthal and Andrew Pelsma (Portland (OR)
Host: Cullbridge Marketing and Communications Bureau of Transportation
Cost: $50; free for the first 25 connecting locations that tell our registrar how they have used information from past Tools of Change webinars or from the Tools of Change website.
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/YjcHH4

WEBINAR "Haliburton Communities in Action"

Date: April 10, 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Sue Shikaze and Kate Hall (Haliburton Communities in Action)
Host: Cullbridge Marketing and Communications
Cost: $50; free for the first 25 connecting locations that tell our registrar how they have used information from past Tools of Change webinars or from the Tools of Change website.
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/ZMTZbw

WEBINAR "Economic Benefits of Walkable and Bike Friendly Communities"

Date: April 17, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)
Cost: $50 APBP members/$85 non-APBP members, or multi-webinar discounts
Contact: Debra Goeks <info@apbp.org>
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/10BMGni

WEBINAR "Stepping It Up: Reversing the Trend in Active Transportation"

Date: May 1, 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET
Presenter: Jennifer Lay (Metrolinx)
Host: Cullbridge Marketing and Communications
Cost: $50; free for the first 25 connecting locations that tell our registrar how they have used information from past Tools of Change webinars or from the Tools of Change website.
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/13CrIoq

ONLINE COURSE "TechniCity"

Date: Four weeks beginning May 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Jennifer Evans-Cowley, PhD, AICP (The Ohio State University), Tom Sanchez, PhD (Virginia Tech University)
Host: The Ohio State University
Cost: Free [Massive Online Open Course (MOOC)]
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/YNKGYi [See introductory video]


RESOURCES

-> "GUIDE TO INFORMATION FOR PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES"
by O'Keefe (Roads & Maritime Services NSW), Croft, Elazar, Levasseur (ARRB Group); Austroads Publication No. AP-R423-13. February 2013. (1.0MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/Y7Nxra

-> "GOOD, BETTER, BEST: THE CITY OF COPENHAGEN'S BICYCLE..."
"...Strategy 2011 - 2025," The City of Copenhagen Technical and Environmental Administration Traffic Department. December 2011. (31 pages)
http://bit.ly/UcPhSd

-> "REVIEW OF HIGHWAY TRUST FUND OBLIGATIONS, FY 2009 TO 2011"
Report by Sen. Rockefeller, Rep. Boxer, Sen. Vitter & Rep. Rahall; for the US Govt. Accountability Office. January 16, 2013. (general info & link to 294KB pdf)
http://bit.ly/UVZnpw

-> "GIVING CITIES LEGS: IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS FROM WALK..."
Friendly Communities, January 2011 - August 2012," Pedestrian Bicycle Information Center.
http://bit.ly/V8dIhl

-> "FOSTERING LIVABLE COMMUNITIES THROUGH RESOURCES..."
"...Training, and Research: Summary Report," Pedestrian Bicycle Information Center. 2013. (19 pages)
http://bit.ly/XGXZGt

-> "DEFYING POVERTY WITH BICYCLES: HOW TO SUCCEED WITH..."
"...Your Own Social Bike Business Program," book by Sue Knaup of OneStreet.org. February 2013. (general info & link to purchase)
http://bit.ly/11EGpcn


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

-> Safe Routes to School National Conference, August 13 - 15, 2013, Sacramento, CA.
DEADLINE: Call for Session Proposals opens January 7, closes February 15, 2013
http://bit.ly/YE6ocN

-> 2013 Walk21, September 11 - 13, Munich, Germany
DEADLINE: Call for Contributions, February 15, 2013
http://bit.ly/TAdyP7

-> ICSUTE 2013 (International Conference on Sustainable Urban Transport and Environment), March 28 - 29, 2013, Madrid, Spain
DEADLINE: February 20, 2013
http://bit.ly/UKOyTH

-> The 6th Making Cities Livable Conference & Sustainable Transformation Conference, June 17-19, 2013, Melbourne, Australia.
DEADLINE: February 28, 2013
http://bit.ly/R70XW5

-> 6th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference - Midwestern Region, September 24-25, 2013, Dubuque, IA.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2013
http://bit.ly/X741Pi

-> National Rural Transportation Conference, April 24 - 26, 2013, Greenville, SC.
DEADLINE: Call for Presentation Abstracts, March 1, 2013
http://bit.ly/Trs1xY

-> WTS Women's Transportation Seminar National Conference, May 15 - 17, 2013, Philadelphia, PA.
DEADLINE: Call for Poster Presentations, March 4, 2013
http://bit.ly/12Rr6L7

CONFERENCES

-> February 15 - 17, 2013, Youth Bike Summit, New York, NY
http://bit.ly/V5WVfU

-> February 23, 2013, New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit, New Brunswick, NJ.
http://bit.ly/WutMLP

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

-> February 27, 2013, Maryland Bicycle Symposium, Annapolis, MD.
http://bit.ly/XIZIc1

-> March 1, 2013, Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum 2013: Bikes Mean Business, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
http://bit.ly/XcpB4j

-> March 3 - 6, 2013, 2013 ITE Technical Conference and Exhibit, San Diego, CA.
http://bit.ly/ZN5GPt

-> March 4 - 6, 2013, "Bicycling Means Business!" League of American Bicyclists National Bike Summit and Women Mean Business Event, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/QVduFr

-> March 6 - 8, 2013, Building a Healthier Future Summit, Partnership for a Healthier America, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/QmYqGO

-> March 7 - 9, 2013, From the Outside in: Sustainable Futures for Global Cities and Suburbs, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
http://bit.ly/UBF8NC

-> March 10 - 12, 2013, American Public Transportation Association Legislative Conference, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/SQHkT1

-> 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

-> March 14 - 15, 2013, Montana Bike Walk Summit 2013, Helena, MT
http://bit.ly/X15pVg

-> March 15 - 17, 2013, Alliance for Bicycling and Walking Winning Campaigns Training, Cleveland, OH.
http://bit.ly/ofmNfM

-> March 21 - 23, 2013, Transportation Research Forum, Annapolis, MD.
http://bit.ly/T71DcO

-> March 28 - 29, 2013, ICSUTE 2013 (International Conference on Sustainable Urban Transport and Environment), Madrid, Spain
http://bit.ly/UKOyTH

-> April 4 - 5, 2013, How to Turn a Place Around, Project for Public Spaces, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/14r80vl

-> April 5 - 7, 2013, Alliance for Bicycling and Walking Winning Campaigns Training, Athens, GA.
http://bit.ly/ofmNfM

-> April 7 - 10, 2013, APWA North American Snow Conference, Charlotte, NC.
http://bit.ly/VpkXSh

-> 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

-> April 24 - 26, 2013, National Rural Transportation Conference Greenville, SC.
http://bit.ly/Trs1xY

-> May 1 - 3, 2013, Placemaking: Making It Happen, Project for Public Spaces, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/T88wvv

-> May 8, 2013, National Bike to School Day
http://bit.ly/X7UOex

-> May 8 - 10, 2013, California Trails and Greenways Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.
http://bit.ly/YCIK0m

-> May 10, 2013, Ohio Women's Bicycling Summit, Columbus. OH.
http://bit.ly/14RsEVw

-> May 13 - 17, 2013, National Bike to Work Week
http://bit.ly/Ug1iBN

-> May 15 - 17, 2013, WTS Women's Transportation Seminar National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
http://bit.ly/UdrsXr

-> May 17, 2013, National Bike to Work Day
http://bit.ly/Ug1iBN

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

-> May 31 - June 1, 2013, How to Create Successful Markets, Project for Public Spaces, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/XIXpWq

-> June 1, 2012, National Trails Day
http://bit.ly/10C0XAx

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

-> June 10 - 12, 2013, Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
http://bit.ly/Vk3TLR

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

-> June 13 - 14, 2013, Streets as Places, Project for Public Spaces, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/128oycA

-> June 17 - 19, 2013, The 6th Making Cities Livable Conference & Sustainable Transformation Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
http://bit.ly/R70XW5

-> June 19 - 20, 2013, Mobility and Road Safety in an Aging Society, Vienna, Austria
http://bit.ly/UdtaIw

-> June 19 - 22, 2013, International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, Seattle, WA.
http://bit.ly/12Rsopz

-> June 20 - 22, 2013, Annual WHO Healthy Cities, Izmir, Turkey.
http://bit.ly/WenlZK

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

-> June 24 - 26, 2013, The Future of Places, first of three linked conferences, Stockholm, Sweden.
http://bit.ly/VSkv2M

-> July 6 - 9, 2013, Canadian Institute of Planners Infuse Vancouver 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
http://bit.ly/128tePZ

-> July 10 - 12, 2013, National Association of County and City Health Officials Annual 2013, Dallas, TX.
http://bit.ly/116BVLi

-> July 17 - 19, 2013, 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Info: Delft University of Technology
http://bit.ly/oHrzAE

-> July 27 - 31, 2013, Association for Commuter Transportation 2013 International Conference, San Antonio, TX.
http://bit.ly/VuWmyS

-> July 30 - August 2, 2013, 17th International Conference Intergenerational Pathways for Strengthening Communities, Generations United, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/xK8wLe

-> August 2 - 4, 2013, Alliance for Bicycling and Walking Winning Campaigns Training, White Plains, NY.
http://bit.ly/ofmNfM

-> 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

-> August 25 - 28, 2013, Governors' Highway Safety Association, San Diego, CA.
http://bit.ly/YCV2FK

-> September 9 - 13, 2013, APBP Professional Development Seminar, Boulder, CO.
http://bit.ly/VdB97X

-> September 11 - 13, 2013 Walk21, Munich, Germany
http://bit.ly/Rp5TEQ

-> September 13 - 15, 2013, Alliance for Bicycling and Walking Winning Campaigns Training, Helena, MT.
http://bit.ly/ofmNfM

-> September 22 - 25, 2013, Transportation Association of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
http://bit.ly/12YHGrw

-> September 24-25, 2013, 6th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference - Midwestern Region, Dubuque, IA.
http://bit.ly/X741Pi

-> September 24 - 26, 2013, Second Annual National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/Ug4VI1

-> September 29 - October 2, 2013, American Public Transportation Association, Chicago, IL.
http://bit.ly/WwPXkK

-> October 2, 2013, Mississippi Bike Summit, Jackson, MS.
http://bit.ly/Yq15gE

-> October 2 - 4, 2013, International Conference on Health Impact Assessment, Geneva, Switzerland.
http://bit.ly/VkbJFm

-> October 4, 2013, New England Bike-Walk Summit, Providence, RI.
http://bit.ly/12e6SwB

-> October 9, 2013, International Walk to School Day
http://bit.ly/Vs5ij8

-> October 20 -23, 2013, Rail-volution, Seattle, WA.
http://bit.ly/S0xyxe

-> October 22 - 25, 2013, Association of MPOs, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/KMiif6

-> November 2 - 6, 2013, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
http://bit.ly/TOX8k3

-> November 25 - 28, 2013, Building Sustainable Communities, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
http://bit.ly/10CaIhZ

-> April 16-18, 2014, 4th International Conference on Roundabouts, Seattle, WA. Info: Gene Russell, TRB ANB75 Committee chair, (geno@ksu.edu);
http://bit.ly/VVsDMh


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!

Note: Beginning with this issue of CenterLines we will maintain an archive of previously published Jobs, Grants and RFPs that are still current at http://bit.ly/10Sgrld.

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAVANNAH (GA) BICYCLE CAMPAIGN

This dynamic, fun-loving organization seeks a full time Executive Director to build on five strong years of growth. The position offers the opportunity to develop innovative programs for bicycling education and encouragement and to engage local and state government to promote sustainable transportation in one of America's most beautiful, quirky and diverse cities. The Executive Director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign (SBC) is responsible for working with the engaged SBC board of directors to implement the vision of a better Savannah through bicycles.

Deadline: February 15, 2013
http://bit.ly/14RnUiz

-> CALL FOR APPLICANTS - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL COURSE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the Safe Routes to School National Course Instructor Training, to be held April 29 - May 2, 2013 in Ontario, CA. Up to 12 individuals may be selected...Training participants receive all Course materials including PowerPoint presentations, detailed speaker notes, handouts and planning resources. Registration fee is $2,500, which includes expenses for training delivery, materials and travel between the hotel and offsite locations. No profit is earned from the registration fee. For those who would otherwise be unable to attend, the National Center for Safe Routes to School has designated funds for up to three $1,000 subsidies (registration cost of $1,500) and up to two registrations for no charge.

Deadline: COB Eastern Time, February 22, 2013
http://bit.ly/Udkncf

-> JOB - BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR, DAVIS, CA

Coordinate the development and implementation of a City?wide pedestrian and bicycle program; promotes bicycle/pedestrian mobility and safety. Review projects for compliance with City plans for non?motorized transportation. Plan, design, and assess facilities; review and recommend policies and programs. Compile and analyze planning and design data. Prepare and distribute educational information and promotional activities to the public. Require knowledge of the principles and practices of planning and design related to bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Deadline: None provided
http://bit.ly/Xynqf0

-> JOB - BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN PROGRAM SPECIALIST, CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ

TransOptions is looking to fill a position for a full-time Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Specialist. This position entails conducting an education campaign to increase safety among pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers throughout northwestern New Jersey. The successful candidate will... have intimate familiarity with Safe Routes to School (SRTS) operations as well as programs and opportunities in the service area. This includes hands-on technical assistance with educational events, completing travel plans, and coordinating programs.

Deadline: None provided
http://bit.ly/12dWzsu

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GREATER GRAND RAPIDS (MI) BICYCLE COALITION

This leadership position requires a visionary mindset, creativity, an eye for identifying opportunities, and the interpersonal skills and savvy necessary for building and maintaining positive relationships with a wide range of organizational and community stakeholders and constituencies. The Executive Director plays a vital role in moving an emergent organization into a sustainable position by providing leadership and initiative on a variety of internal and external initiatives. The Executive Director is accountable and reports to the full GGRBC Board of Directors.

Deadline: Resumes accepted until position is filled
http://bit.ly/15aV6Ti

-> JOB - ALTA BIKE SHARE GENERAL MANAGERS, VARIOUS CITIES

Alta Bicycle Share lists job opportunities in seven cities including Bike Share General Manager positions in the Bay Area (CA), Chicago (IL), and Columbus (OH) to oversee staffs of over 50 people and all aspects of launch and ongoing operations. Core program functions include: program marketing; bicycle and station assembly and installation, programming and deployment; bicycle and station maintenance, repair and cleaning; bicycle redistribution; shipping/receiving and inventory control; client and customer service; and budget management. General Managers are accountable for the overall success of these bike share programs as measured by program P & L, performance in core program functions, and client and customer satisfaction.

Deadline: None provided
http://bit.ly/V6SBQi


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