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#325 Wednesday, February 27, 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.

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----- PPS Announces Placemaking Leadership Council
----- Report: Equitable, Healthy & Sustainable Smart Growth
----- World's Most Bike-friendly Winter City: Oulu, Finland
----- Register National Bike to School Day Events
----- Walkonomics: New Way to Measure Walkability
----- Cyclists' Upload Route Videos onto Google Map
----- Bike Maps Give Riders Info They Actually Need
----- US Access Board: Supplement to Shared Use Path Access Rule
----- Complete Streets State Legislation Toolkit Released

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----- WSDOT Favors Health Goal in Transportation Policy
----- Boston Serious about Keeping Winter Sidewalks Clear
----- Penn Laird (VA) On-Bike Drivers Ed
----- MPOs: An Abbreviated History of the First 50 Years
----- Video: Newark (NJ) Red Light Photo Enforcement Reduces Crashes
----- NYC Program Outreach to Aging Pedestrians
----- Mapping 3 Cities' Bikeshare Users' Coming and Going Patterns
----- Bike Maps Give Riders Info They Actually Need

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----- Understanding Bicyclist-Motorist Crashes
----- Share the Road Signs & Passing Motorist Behavior
----- Dublin (Ireland) Survey: Huge Increase in Cyclists and Pedestrians

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

PPS ANNOUNCES PLACEMAKING LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

-> Detroit will host the first meeting of the PPS Placemaking Leadership Council, on April 11-12, 2013. The Leadership Council (http://bit.ly/12GMPH5) is intended to knit together Placemakers from the public and private sector to network and to create a shared agenda for change in the following the following focus areas: Place Governance; Place Capital; Healthy Communities; Building Community Through Transportation; Architecture of Place; Public Markets and Local Economies; and Creating Public Multi-Use Destinations. Those interested in following this project, or becoming active participants, can click the above URL for more information.

REPORT: EQUITABLE, HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE SMART GROWTH

-> According to a recent announcement on the US EPA website, "Communities across the country are integrating smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development approaches to design and build healthy, sustainable, and inclusive neighborhoods..."

"Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities: Strategies for Advancing Smart Growth, Environmental Justice, and Equitable Development [http://1.usa.gov/XFslbe(3.6 MB)] aims to build on past successes and offer low-income, minority, tribal, and overburdened communities approaches to shape development that responds to their needs and reflects their values. It provides a menu of land use and community design strategies that bring together smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development principles and that community-based organizations, local and regional decision-makers, developers, and others can use to revitalize their communities. The publication provides a brief introduction to each strategy and examples of how it has been used."

Source: http://1.usa.gov/YY6CN1
Title: "Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities: Strategies for Advancing Smart Growth, Environmental Justice, and Equitable Development"
Author: Staff

WORLD'S MOST BIKE-FRIENDLY WINTER CITY: OULU, FINLAND

-> According to a Feb. 13th Calgary Herald article, "...I'm in northern Finland right now at the world's only winter bike conference [Winter Cycling Congress 2013: http://bit.ly/Xa0inR]... Oulu, a city of about 200,000 that sits at a latitude slightly north of Iqaluit(just north of the southern tip of Greenland), has given me plenty to think about. Here's a few things I picked up today, not necessarily from the conference itself, but from the city, which was declared, half in self-promotional jest by the host, as the world's best winter bike city."

"The first thing I noticed as I left the Oulu airport on a bike (other than the fact you can actually leave the Oulu airport on a bike), is that the city's great network of pathways were white. Not black. Not dirty brown and gravelly like Calgary's. They were ski-hill white. Rather than scraping the pathways down to the asphalt, as city crews in many other cities do, work crews here build up a layer of packed snow that lasts all winter long..."

Source: http://bit.ly/XBsXSq
Title: "Never mind the plows: Five things we can learn from the world's most bike friendly winter city"
Author: Tom Babin

Winter Cycling Congress 2013 presentations: http://bit.ly/YCTEWU
Winter Cycling Magazine and conference program: http://bit.ly/YXW0O6

REGISTER NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY EVENTS

-> According to a National Center for Safe Routes to School Feb. 14th release, "Let the bike bells ring! The National Center for Safe Routes to School announces National Bike to School Day registration is now open. Nearly 950 schools across the county participated in the inaugural national event in 2012. As excitement for the event builds, participation is expected to increase for the 2013 event on Wednesday, May 8. Schools, community members, and parents can register a Bike to School event now at http://bit.ly/15PtJyo."

"Bike to School Day is a national event that gives communities across the country the opportunity to join together in bicycling to school on the same day. The event, an exciting celebration for both those new to the experience and those who have been two-wheeling to school for years, is part of the movement for year-round safe routes to school and encourages bicycling to school as a healthy way for kids and families to make their school commute..."

Source: http://bit.ly/15Pudog
Title: "National Bike to School Day Registration Now Open: Wheels are in motion for second annual event to be bigger, better"
Author: Staff

WALKONOMICS: NEW WAY TO MEASURE WALKABILITY

-> According to a Feb. 19th DC.Streetsblog.org article, "Looks like Walk Score has some competition in the business of rating walkability.A new app from Walkonomics [http://www.walkonomics.com] seeks to rate streets for walking according to their physical characteristics."

"The U.K.-based startup Walkonomics recently unveiled an app that aims to measure the walkability of streets based on physical characteristics. The new Walkonomics app -- currently available only for Manhattan, San Francisco and the United Kingdom -- uses open source data to rank streets on a scale of one to five. Whereas Walk Score [http://bit.ly/YyZXJ8] bases its rankings largely on the accessibility of nearby amenities, Walkonomics looks at sidewalk-level measurements such as street widths, traffic levels, 311 cleanliness reports, crime statistics, and pedestrian injuries. So you could say that Walk Score, which has been a valuable tool in the real estate industry, is geared toward measuring the walkability of neighborhoods, while Walkonomics tells you about the pedestrian-friendliness of specific blocks..."

Source: http://bit.ly/YUcmpM
Title: "Walkonomics Sets Out to Create a New Way to Measure Walkability"
Author: Angie Schmitt

CYCLISTS' UPLOAD ROUTE VIDEOS ONTO GOOGLE MAP

-> According to a Feb. 18th Springwise.com post, "The bicycle revolution has been frequently chronicled on Springwise's virtual pages over the past few years, but it wasn't until just recently that we came across Netherlands-based Cyclodeo [http://bit.ly/13VnVjc], an effort to provide video documentation of the many routes available to cyclists today."

"Cyclodeo lets cyclists around the globe upload videos of their rides onto a Google Map, so others can see exactly what street conditions they might encounter on a particular ride. For each route statistics listed include duration, average speed, elevation and distance. Video captures of Copenhagen are already available along with routes in the Netherlands and New York, among other locations..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Xc116q
Title: "Bike paths around the world visualized through user-uploaded videos: Cyclodeo is an effort to provide video documentation of the many routes available to cyclists today"
Author: Murray Orange

Via Montana Associated Technology Roundtables: http://bit.ly/VJY7pS

BIKE MAPS GIVE RIDERS INFO THEY ACTUALLY NEED

-> According to a Feb. 15th Atlantic Cities article, "Anyone who has ever used a bike map in an unfamiliar city knows that the colored lines showing the bike lane network can be hard to assess. Each municipality has its own system, and many of these are fairly crude, failing to give you any real clue as to what type of experience you'll have when you're on the ground riding."

"Will the bike path marked on the map provide a pleasant pedal on a neighborhood street? Or a harrowing odyssey along a major arterial, with cars whizzing by at high speed? Even the more nuanced maps rarely take the cyclist's level of comfort as the basis for their markings, using instead a classification approach based on the somewhat obscure terminology used by planners and engineers."

"The city of Austin is doing its best to remove the mystery by using a mapping system that gives riders a quick, color-coded visual overview of its bike network, all keyed to the real-world experience a person can expect when cycling on any given street..."

Source: http://bit.ly/13jGAcJ
Title: "Bike Maps That Give Riders the Info They Actually Need"
Author: Sarah Goodyear

US ACCESS BOARD: SUPPLEMENT TO SHARED USE PATH ACCESS RULE

-> According to the January/February 2013 Access Currents, "The [US Access] Board has released for public comment proposed requirements foraccessible shared use paths used by pedestrians, bicyclists, and others fortransportation or recreation. These requirements would supplementguidelines the Board is developing for public rights-of-way that werepreviously made available for comment."

"The proposed rights-of-way guidelines, which cover access to sidewalks,streets, and other pedestrian facilities, provide requirements for pedestrianaccess routes, including specifications for route width, grade, cross slope,surfaces, and other features. The Board's proposal would apply these and other relevantrequirements to shared use paths as well. It also would add new provisions tailored to shared usepaths that address grade, cross slope, surfaces, and protruding objects. One provision, for example,specifies that the grade of shared use paths not exceed 5% or, if contained within a street orhighway right-of-way, the general grade of adjacent street or highway but includes an exceptionwhere constraints imposed by terrain, infrastructure, or other factors make compliance impracticable..."

"The proposed supplemental provisions on shared use paths are further described in a published notice [http://1.usa.gov/VMUXSe] which includes instructions for submitting comment. The deadline for comments is May 14,2013."

Source: http://1.usa.gov/ZIjBHj
Title: "Board Issues Supplemental Rule to Address Access to Shared Use Paths"
Author: Staff

COMPLETE STREETS STATE LEGISLATION TOOLKIT RELEASED

-> According to the February 2013 Complete Streets News, "Steering Committee member AARP, in collaboration with Coalition staff, released a new Complete Streets advocacy toolkit this month: Complete Streets in the States: A Guide to Legislative Action [http://bit.ly/ZFumKp]. This resource was developed to assist state AARP offices and other stakeholders in successful efforts to enact state-level Complete Streets policies. Model legislation, strategic guidance and short implementation-focused case studies are included."

Source: http://bit.ly/YTYBbI
Title: "State Legislation Toolkit Available"
Author: Staff


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

WSDOT FAVORS HEALTH GOAL IN TRANSPORTATION POLICY

-> According to a Feb.25th State Smart Transportation Initiative posting, "The Washington State DOT currently has six statutory goals: economic vitality, preservation, safety, mobility, environment, and stewardship. H.B. 1233, introduced by a Tacoma legislator whose day job is with the county health department, would add health as a seventh goal."

"Specifically, WSDOT would be required 'to improve the health of Washington's citizens and reduce health care costs by considering health implications when designing, building, and maintaining Washington's transportation system.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/X9XO8P
Title: "WSDOT weighs in on bill to make health a goal in transportation policy"
Author: Eric Sundquist

Via SSTI e-newsletter: http://bit.ly/15PfycX

BOSTON SERIOUS ABOUT KEEPING WINTER SIDEWALKS CLEAR

-> According to a Feb. 12th Boston.com article, "About 6,900 parking tickets have been issued and more than 650 vehicles towed in Boston since the past weekend's snowstorm hit. And, city officials have issued more than 500 to property owners who failed to adequately clear sidewalks or who put snow on city streets and sidewalks..."

"The snow removal-related citations, which cost between $50 and $300 each depending on the violation, represent at least $25,650 in fines handed out between Saturday and Tuesday morning... Property and business owners are also required to clear paths that are at least 42 inches wide along any adjacent sidewalk or handicap ramp within three hours after a snowstorm ends. If a storm ends overnight, paths must be cleared within three hours from sunrise..."

Source: http://bo.st/WhccO1
Title: "Boston issues 6,900 parking tickets, tows 650 cars, hands out at least $25,650 in snow removal fines"
Author: Matt Rocheleau

Via Street Headlines: http://bit.ly/12a04ks

PENN LAIRD (VA) ON-BIKE DRIVERS ED

-> According to a Feb. 7th Daily News Record article reposted by the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, "Standing in front of Spotswood High School Wednesday, as students and faculty zipped past on 31 new mountain bikes, Turner Ashby High School physical education teacher CindyFerek looked around with slight disbelief. 'This is incredible,' said Ferek, whose innovative program incorporating bikes into driver's educationis spreading to SHS. The expansion of the program was made possible by a bike and helmetdonation from DR100, a local cycling fundraiser..."

"Rockingham County Schools agreed late last year to accept $10,000 in funding from DR100 topurchase the bikes that will be used in driver's education and physical education classes.DR100 organizers hoped the funding would help buy enough bikes for East Rockingham HighSchool as well as SHS. But Rockingham County Superintendent Carol Fenn said the money was only enough to pay for the 31 bikes and 35 helmets at Spotswood..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Y0spBr
Title: "Driver's Ed Class Picks Up Speed: DR100 Donates 31 Bikes for Bike SmartProgram"
Author: Emily Sharrer

MPOS: AN ABBREVIATED HISTORY OF THE FIRST 50 YEARS

-> As reported in an article in the November-December 2013 issue of the TR News, "In April 1962, President John F. Kennedy delivered his first message to the U.S. Congress on the subject of transportation. The message emphasized coordination and cooperation and set the stage for enactment of the 1962 Federal-Aid Highway Act with its Section 134 planning provisions and of the 1964 Urban Mass Transportation Act that began federal assistance for transit."

"Without significant debate, Congress passed the highway legislation, requiring the establishment of a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (3C) planning process in every urbanized area with a population of more than 50,000. Normally planning is the first step in the development of infrastructure proposals. In this case, a planning process was enacted after construction of the Interstate Highway System had begun and as controversy over the system was reaching fever pitch in urban areas..."

Source: http://bit.ly/XFnOW4
Title: "Metropolitan Transportation Planning: An Abbreviated History of the First 50 Years"
Author: Kevin E. Heanue and Edward Weiner

VIDEO: NEWARK (NJ) RED LIGHT PHOTO ENFORCEMENT REDUCES CRASHES

-> A video posted on YouTube on Feb. 20th by the City of Newark, NJ states, "Learn more about the success of the City of Newark's red light photo enforcement program to change driver behavior, serve as a police force multiplier, reduce crashes and save lives. The video features Julien X. Neals, Esq., City of Newark Business Administrator, Jack Nata, City of Newark Manager, Division of Traffic and Signals, Janna Chernetz, Tri-State Transportation Campaign New Jersey Advocate, David H. Livingston, MD, New Jersey Trauma Center at University Hospital Chief of Trauma Surgery and Officer Michael Costeira, Newark Police Department."

Source: http://bit.ly/XXBJWL
Title: "Making Newark Intersections Safer"
Author: Staff

[See also NJDOT's Report on Red-Light Traffic Control Monitoring Systems, Second Annual Report: http://bit.ly/Wqvhbo]

NYC PROGRAM OUTREACH TO AGING PEDESTRIANS

-> According to the Feb 12th DOT Safety Education News, "...Complete streets address many issues facing our aging population. They help seniors to stay active, independent and social, and help achieve healthier lifestyles through walking and biking. Complete streets are not only beneficial to the aging population -- they also serve parents, children, busy commuters and out of town visitors..."

"In New York City, seniors make up only 12% of the population yet account for 38% of pedestrian fatalities.To address these statistics, DOT's Safety Education and Outreach division has developed a special program for senior centers in cooperation withPlays for Living. In the first of three sessions, participants discuss common traffic risks and strategies pedestrians can use to stay safe with a Safety Educator. Seniors are then treated to a performance of "The First Step" by professional actors from Plays for Living. The program culminates with neighborhood observations and suggestions for improvements. A select number of senior centers have even had the opportunity to develop their own short plays with a teaching artist and showcased their talent at the New York Public Library."

Source: http://bit.ly/13MPs6q
Title: "Complete Streets & Aging New Yorkers"
Author: Staff

Via Complete Streets News: http://bit.ly/YTYBbI

MAPPING 3 CITIES' BIKESHARE USERS' COMING AND GOING PATTERNS

-> According to a Feb. 13th Mobility Lab article, "After building the CaBi Trip Visualizer [http://bit.ly/YyId0G] for the Capital Bikeshare system in Washington D.C. and Virginia, I looked for other cities I could do similar analyses with. I found two other systems that posted the open data that would allow me to create maps showing where their riders are coming and going."

"I got the trip history data from Hubway in Boston and Nice Ride in the Twin Cities. Neither was part of a regularly-scheduled release of data, but it's a good start. Wikipedia lists 375 systems worldwide in their list of bicycle sharing systems, so I am hoping others will follow suit. Most systems do provide a list of station information, and a few more also provide real-time dock-status information. That's great for helping riders navigate the system. But having access to historical usage helps us study patterns and make better-informed decisions about how to plan for the future..."

Source: http://bit.ly/12a6f8q
Title: "Boston and Minneapolis-Saint Paul Maps Show Bikeshare's Transportation Impact"
Author: Michael Schade


THE RESEARCH BEAT

UNDERSTANDING BICYCLIST-MOTORIST CRASHES

-> According to an article in the Feb. 22nd issue of Kansas Cycling News, "The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota recently released a report, Understanding Bicyclist-Motorist Crashes [http://bit.ly/Y1oqYp] that offers 'A Comprehensive Look at Crash Data From 2000-2010 and Recommendations for Improved Bicyclist Safety.' As you might expect, there is a lot of data to digest, but a few points jumped out: 'Approximately one out of five crashes are hit-and-runs. Bicyclists sustained an injury in 87.0 percent of crashes. It is estimated that motorists sustained an injury in no crashes. Forty-one percent of crashes occur at intersections and another 40 percent occur within 50 feet of intersections. There is a clear correlation between the number of bicyclists and the crash rate. As the number of bicyclists has increased over the past decade, the crash rate has decreased. On streets and corridors with higher volumes of bicycle traffic, the crash rate tends to be lower than on streets with lower volumes of bicycle traffic. It appears that bicyclists and motorists are equally contributing to the causes of crashes."

"Most crashes are occurring at intersections along major arterials. Motorists are not seeing or yielding to bicyclists. Bicyclists are not riding in a predictable manner. Some of this is familiar stuff, if you've been paying attention. The 'Safety in Numbers' phenomenon -- the more bicyclists there are, the safer each of them is -- has been widely reported around the nation. A study in California, for instance, concluded that 'a motorist is less likely to collide with a person walking and bicycling when there are more people walking or bicycling' [Safety in numbers: more walkers and bicyclists, safer walking and bicycling: http://1.usa.gov/15PwBvh]..."

Source: http://bit.ly/YhMabE
Title: "Stunning Numbers from Minnesota"
Author: Randy Rasa

SHARE THE ROAD SIGNS & PASSING MOTORIST BEHAVIOR

-> According to a paper presented at the 2013 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, "The interaction of motorists and bicyclists, particularly during passing maneuvers, is an area of concern to the bicycle safety community as there is a general perception that motor vehicle drivers often do not share the road effectively with bicyclists. One potential countermeasure to address this concern is the use of a bicycle warning sign with a "Share the Road" plaque. This paper presents the results of a controlled field evaluation of this treatment, which involved an examination of driver behavior while passing bicyclists. A series of field studies were conducted concurrently on two segments of a high-speed, rural two-lane highway. These segments were similar in terms of roadway geometry, traffic volumes, and other relevant factors, except that one segment included centerline rumble strips while the other did not. A before-and-after study design was utilized to examine changes in motor vehicle lateral placement as they relate to the presence of the sign treatment."

"The signs were found to reduce the proportion of motor vehicles that passed bicyclists in the central lane position, providing evidence that the sign is effective in shifting motor vehicles away from the right edge of the travel lane. However, the sign treatment did not significantly affect the physical buffer distance between the bicyclists and passing motorists or the proportion of motor vehicles that crowded bicyclists as they passed. Vehicle type, bicyclist position, and the presence of centerline rumble strips or opposing traffic were also found to affect lateral placement during passing maneuvers..."

Source: http://bit.ly/15PwKPm
Title: "An Evaluation of the Impacts of a Share the Road Sign on Driver Behavior Near Bicyclists"
Author: Jonathan Kay, Peter T. Savolainen, and Timothy J. Gates

DUBLIN (IRELAND) SURVEY: HUGE INCREASE IN CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS

-> According to a Feb. 6th Irish Times article, "The number of cyclists in Dublin has doubled in just eight years, a survey has found. Nearly one in every 10 (8.8 percent) journeys taken in the capital now is on a bike, the latest figures show. Andrew Montague, a councilor who chairs the transport and traffic committee on Dublin City Council (DCC), said the findings show initiatives to get more people cycling are working. 'I'm pleased to see more people getting around the city the easiest and quickest way--on their bikes,' he said. 'Dublin City Council's efforts to promote cycling are paying off and we have to encourage even more people to get on their bikes in 2013.' The figures were revealed in the DCC's Canal Cordon Count, which tallies the number of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians entering the city between the Grand Canal on the southside and the Royal Canal on the northside. The survey was carried out at 32 locations between 7am and 10am in November."

"It found:

  • There was an almost 16 percent rise in the number of cyclists last year alone, with the total having doubled between 2004 and 2012.
  • More people are choosing to walk into the city, with pedestrian figures up more than 17 percent last year.
  • The number of goods vehicles traveling into the centre was down 6.5 percent last year, but decreased 61 percent between 2002 and 2012.
  • While private car journeys dropped by just 0.2 percent last year, they were down nearly 8 per cent over the 10-year period.
  • People driving their own car into the city still account for more than two thirds (67.5 percent) of all commuter trips."

"The study also showed bus journeys increased by 2.5 percent over the 10-year period between 2002 and 2012..."

Source: http://bit.ly/YwcK0S
Title: "Cyclists in Dublin double - survey"
Author: Staff


QUOTES R US

-> "To say it has been a good ride would be understating it. During the past four years, it has been a series of many, many rides...by plane, train, car, boat, streetcar--you name it--and all of them good...from coast to coast, I've seen hundreds of communities where people are coming together, putting aside their differences, and working to achieve their transportation needs. Cities, towns, and counties are forging more efficient transportation regions. State and local governments are creating alliances with private organizations and businesses. And this DOT is happy to partner with them."

-- USDOT Secty. Ray LaHood, "Visit to Montana makes it nifty fifty United States" in Fast Lane
http://1.usa.gov/YyqTZB

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

SNOW BICYCLING ALONGSIDE X-COUNTRY SKIERS

-> According to a Feb. 12th The Wenatchee (WA) World article, "First dogs, then kids, now bicycles. The organization that operates a vast web of cross country ski trails in the Methow Valley has once again expanded use on some of its groomed trails. This time, to bicycles... We're talking winter riding. Right beside skiers..."

"A relatively new form of snow bicycles, called fat bikes...from their fat tires, which must be at least 3.7 inches wide and pumped to just 10 pounds per square inch of pressure...so they don't dig into the snow and ruin it for skiers...They basically float right over the snow..."

Source: http://bit.ly/ZzCDMk
Title: "Hey, These Bicycles Flat Across the Snow!"
Author: K.C. Mehaffey

VIDEOS: KIDS' CARTOONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

-> According to a Feb. 19th NFB.ca Blog post, "...Created for children aged 5 to 9, the Talespinners cartoons use vibrant animation to bring popular stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen. Usually 7 or 8 minutes in length, these animation films tackle a vast array of issues--from asthma to immigration and literacy to cultural traditions--in fun, colorful ways."

Source: http://bit.ly/YsR2cm
Title: "Watch Kids' Cartoons From Around the World"
Author: Carolyne Weldon


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

WEBINAR "MAP-21 Safety Webinar"

Date: February 28, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Vincent Valdes (Federal Transit Administration Office of Transit Safety and Oversight)
Host: Federal Transit Administration
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/13i09lX

WEBINAR "How and Why to Be a Safe Routes to School Policy Advocate"

Date: March 7, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Rebecca Lakowske(La Crosse County Health Department), Jeff Anderson (Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling) &Dave Cowan (Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/YyXJHC

WEBINAR "Building the Walking Movement - New Strategies & Coalitions"

Date: March 19, 2013, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Tyler Norris (Kaiser Permanente), Scott Bricker (America Walks), Deb Hubsmith, (Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership) & Andy Hamilton (WALKSanDiego)
Host: America Walks
Cost: Free
Contact: Yolanda Savage-Narva <ysavage-narva@americawalks.org>
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/120mVz9

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

WEBINAR "Bike Signals"

Date: May 15, 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/129ORAv

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

-> "MADE FOR WALKING: DENSITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD FORM,"
Book by Julie Campoli, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, December 2012, 208 pages.
http://bit.ly/Sg1bLa

-> "CONCEPTUAL MODEL TO EXPLAIN TURNING POINTS IN TRAVEL..."
"...Behavior," by Chatterjee, Sherwin,Jain, et al. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Volume 2322/2012, pages 82-90 (online date: January 31, 2013). (3.2 MG pdf)
http://bit.ly/XZMIPJ

-> "INTEGRATING WALKABILITY INTO PLANNING PRACTICE,"
Report by Weinberger and Sweet. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Volume 2322/2012, pages 20-30 (online date: January 31, 2013). (1MG pdf)
http://bit.ly/12a1RX0

-> "WHAT CAN BE LEARNED FROM ANALYZING UNIVERSITY..."
"...Student Travel Demand?," report by Wang, Khattak, and Son, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Volume 2322/2012, pages 129-137 (online date: January 31, 2013). (1.7 MB pdf)
http://bit.ly/Y18Go2

-> "A DISTANCE-BASED METHOD TO ESTIMATE ANNUAL..."
"... Pedestrian and Bicyclist Exposure in an Urban Environment;" by Molino, Kennedy, Inge, et al. (Science Applications Int'l Corp.); for FHWA office of Safety Research and Development; FHWA-HRt-11-043. December 2012 (2.8MB pdf)
http://1.usa.gov/15f2qMM

Via CMAP Weekly Update http://1.usa.gov/ZF0zSh


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

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CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS/ABSTRACTS

-> 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

-> 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 11-12, 2013, Kentucky Walk Bike Summit, Lexington, KY.
http://bit.ly/129QpdY

-> 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 23-26, 2013, 2013 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference, Atlanta, GA.
http://bit.ly/15Pruvb

-> 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, American Public Works Association 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

-> August 25 - 28, 2013, T2013 International Conference, Bisbane, Queensland, Australia.
http://bit.ly/YyYG2C

-> 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.

-> CALL FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST - EPA SMART GROWTH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR COMMUNITIES

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is inviting applications from tribal, local, regional, and state governments, and nonprofit organizations partnering with governmental entities interested in exploring barriers to smart growth and testing innovative strategies that can create healthier, more sustainable places to live, work, and play. EPA's Smart Growth Implementation Assistance program provides technical assistance to help communities grow in ways that improve the local economy, the environment, and people's health. The program aims to help applicants develop solutions to local challenges, such as managing stormwater, increasing transit-oriented development, and adapting to climate change, and to share those solutions with other communities. The EPA will provide assistance to three to four communities selected from this round of applications.

Deadline for Letters of Interest: March 1, 2013, by 11:59 p.m. ET
http://1.usa.gov/XZst4H

-> 4 JOBS -WISCONSIN BIKE FED DIRECTOR POSITIONS

The Wisconsin Bike Fed educates, encourages, and advocates for better bicycling in every corner of the state. They have several director positions open to help make Wisconsin communities more bicycle friendly. Directors provide vital safety education, work with civic and business leaders, and implement fun encouragement events to move bicycling forward in her/his region.

Madison Area Director, full-time position
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/XZuTQE
Northern Regional Director, part-time position
Deadline: March 4, http://bit.ly/Y0uRL6
Central Regional Director, part-time position
Deadline: March 4, http://bit.ly/XF2bFu
Northeast Regional Director, part-time position
Deadline: March 4, http://bit.ly/XfXUdB

-> 3JOBS-AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, VARIOUS LOCATIONS

The American Heart Association is seeking highly-motivated, talented staff for its new Childhood Obesity Advocacy collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation! The new initiative, beginning in February 2013, is focused on pursuing state and local policy that directly impacts childhood obesity.

Manager, Campaign Research, Flexible Location
TheManager, Campaign Research will be responsible for the overall coordination of tactical resources. These resources will be brought together from various sources, including current AHA expertise, existing RWJF-funded programs, Hubs, and external organizations such as CDC and other public health partners. This position supervises the Media Advocacy Manager, Grassroots Advocacy Manager, Policy Research Manager, and Project Coordinator for Campaign Research.

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

Manager, National Partnerships, Flexible Location
The Manager, National Partnerships is responsible for the overall management of national partnerships and ensuring strong relationships between the Advocacy Organization and the Hubs, as well as the Advocacy Organization and other RWJF Grantees. This work will include identifying roles that need to be filled and coalition members that might fill those roles, facilitating communication between coalition members, and setting up an appropriate structure for disseminating key information to coalition members. The National Partnerships Manager will also oversee efforts to strategically engage organizations not already involved in reducing childhood obesity.

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

Priority Populations Manager, Dallas, TX
The Priority Populations Manager will ensure that those populations most impacted by obesity are well represented in our national coalition, and are tied into the work of Hubs as well as state and local coalitions, and will work to diminish the influence of our opponents within the priority populations. This position will collaborate with the Directors of Field Consultation and Field Technical Support, under the direction of the National Partnerships Senior Manager, to support focusing direct resources into tailored policy efforts in high-disparity and low socioeconomic status communities and populations. The Priority Populations Manager will work to identify and strategically engage other organizations and coalitions working in this specific space with the capacity to support and enhance the goals of the Advocacy Organization.

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

-> JOB - STATE NETWORK MANAGER, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP, WORK FROM HOME

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented professional with strong policy campaign experience and advocacy skills to join the National Partnership as our State Network Manager. The State Network Manager will work with the Network Director and State Advocacy Organizers to lead advocacy campaigns within the seven State Network Project states, to leverage funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects, and to advance street-scale improvements (Complete Streets) and shared-use agreements with a focus on serving lower-income communities.

Deadline: March 19, 2013 by 9:00 a.m. ET. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
http://bit.ly/Wq2lQS

-> TRAINING - BICYCLE SAFETY INSTRUCTORS, CHARLOTTE, NC

With support from a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) has created a fun, effective, instructionally sound bicycle safety curriculum that can be used by teachers and recreation specialists. This curriculum will help reduce bicycle crashes due to rider behavior, increase physical fitness, promote an energy-efficient means of transportation, and increase the numbers of children and, eventually, adults, who safely and enjoyably ride bicycles. AAPAR is seeking grade 6 - 9 physical education teachers and recreation specialists for the April 23 bicycle training workshop in Charlotte, NC. Instructors' schools must have access to bikes and a safe place to teach kids how to ride them.

Deadline: March 15, 12:00 p.m. ET
http://bit.ly/Wq5MH5


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