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#328 Wednesday, April 10, 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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----- Call for Response: Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking
----- Surgeon General Announces Walking Campaign
----- Call for Response: Survey on Innovative Urban Bikeway Design
----- Call for Response: LAB's Women & Equity Survey
----- New RE:Streets Web Site Designs Rethink American Streets
----- Saudi Arabia Lifts Public Biking for Women Ban, Keeps Restrictions

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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----- Pascagoula (MS) Pays 20% Match for SRTS Sidewalks
----- Mobile (AL): Poor Safety, Walkability, Cyclability Cause Misery
----- Impact of Trails on Illinois Economies, Health, Environment
----- WV Senate Passes Complete Streets Bill, House to Consider

T-H-E--R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H--B-E-A-T
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----- Best Practice Measurement Indicator Set and Benchmarking
----- Examining Consumer Behavior and Travel Choices
----- Active Transport: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down, Health Up
----- Residents of Walkable Areas Don't Always Walk More

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

THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

CALL FOR RESPONSE: SURGEON GENERAL'S CALL TO ACTION ON WALKING

-> According to an April 1st email from Chris Kochtitzky, "Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services announced the opening of a docket to obtain information from the public on walking as an effective way to be sufficiently active for health. The information obtained will be used to frame an anticipated Surgeon General's call to action on this issue."

"The notice can be found at http://1.usa.gov/10SxuO0 (Walking as a Way for Americans to get the Recommended Amount of Physical Activity for Health, Docket No. CDC-2013-0003). The 30-day public comment period begins today and ends Tuesday, April 30th. The notice requests information on way to increase walking and community walkability on the following topics:

  1. Barriers to walking for youth; adults; seniors; persons with a disability; racial and ethnic minorities; and low-income individuals.
  2. Evidence-based strategies for overcoming those barriers and their reach and impact to increase physical activity at the population level and among the above mentioned subpopulations."

Provide input: http://1.usa.gov/12IMLUy
Deadline: April 30, 2013

-> According to an April 9th email from Scott Bricker of America Walks, "As you know, the Federal Register is open, now through April 30th, to collect comments on the Surgeon General's proposed Call to Action on Walking. We hope that your organization will participate by following through with these three actions:"

  1. "Provide Detailed Comments: America Walks has set up a campaign page (http://bit.ly/ZMuD8c) on the Every Body Walk! website for you to learn more about the process and get inspired.
  2. Endorse our Joint Letter by April 29: America Walks and partners have developed a joint sign on letter (http://bit.ly/ZgMuoP) that lays out high-level goals, framing, principles and actions for the proposed Call To Action on Walking...
  3. Inform Your Constituents: ... spread the information about the proposed Call to Action, far and wide. Here is a template message (http://bit.ly/Yj43sB) that you can send out to your colleagues and networks."

[Ed. Note: See also the April 16th "Taking Action on the (Surgeon General's) Proposed Call to Action on Walking" webinar: http://bit.ly/16Lc2zy]

SURGEON GENERAL ANNOUNCES WALKING CAMPAIGN

-> According to an April 2nd Public Health Newswire article, "As the nation's doctor, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin yesterday prescribed new medicine to keep Americans healthy: walking. In a video address marking the start of National Public Health Week, the surgeon general announced the launch of the "Everybody Walks" campaign. The new national initiative, which will encourage citizens to take steps toward better health, supports her goal of achieving a healthier and fitter nation."

"'I'm asking Americans to just walk,' she said. 'It's a simple form of physical activity and it has enormous health benefits.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Zyv1Hp
Title: "Surgeon general announces walking campaign, kicks off National Public Health Week (video)"
Author: David (No last Name provided)

CALL FOR RESPONSE: SURVEY ON INNOVATIVE URBAN BIKEWAY DESIGN

-> According to an April 9th email from Martha Roskowski of Bikes Belong, "If you work on innovative bike projects at the city level, the Green Lane Project wants your input on the state of current design guidance...This 16-question survey is aimed at project designers, engineers, bike/ped coordinators and others from cities, or consultants working on behalf of a city: http://svy.mk/ZgOfCs. The deadline for responses is April 20."

"Recently, USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood said that national design standards should be up-to-date and responsive to today's transportation needs. The survey is gathering input on the topic from the people doing the ground-level work of designing protected bike lanes and related projects. Cities and towns of all sizes and at all stages of bike accommodation are invited to respond. Responses are confidential. Preliminary results will be shared at the April 29 USDOT Safety Summit in Minneapolis."

"All cities that respond will be invited to apply to be part of the next phase of the Green Lane Project (2014-2015) and will be sent the results of the survey."

Survey: http://svy.mk/ZgOfCs
Deadline: April 20, 2013
More information: info@greenlaneproject.org

CALL FOR RESPONSE: LAB'S WOMEN & EQUITY SURVEY

-> According to an April 8th American Cyclist Update email, "The League [of American Bicyclists] wants your help in advancing equity and women's participation in bike advocacy. We've recently launched the Women Bike program (http://bit.ly/10Lrw2L) and [are] developing an Equity Initiative to start institutionalizing some real change. Both initiatives are off to a great start -- and now its time to make sure we keep the momentum going by highlighting the work you've done and are doing around equity and women in biking. Help us by sharing your stories in this brief online survey."

Survey: http://svy.mk/XpTsKN
Deadline: April 12, 2013

[Ed Note: See related April 11th "Getting More Moms and Families on Bikes" webinar at http://bit.ly/YbYGvk]

SAUDI ARABIA LIFTS PUBLIC BIKING FOR WOMEN BAN, KEEPS RESTRICTIONS

-> According to an April 3rd Streetsblog Network article, "In a bit of news that's bound to add some perspective to your local battles, Saudi Arabia this week lifted the ban on public biking for women, sort of. World Streets' Eric Britton relays the report from Al Jazeera:"

"'On Monday, Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice overturned a previous ban on cycling and motorbiking for women. The ruling stipulates that women must wear a full-body abaya, be accompanied by a male relative, and stay within certain areas. They are allowed to bike for recreational purposes only, not as a primary mode of transportation.'"

"Britton writes that some of the credit may be due to the film 'Wadjda' -- a portrait of a Saudi girl who dreams of owning a bicycle and racing her male peers..." [Film trailer embedded in article]

Source: http://bit.ly/14aep1t
Title: "Why Were Saudi Women Denied the Right to Bike Until This Week?"
Author: Angie Schmitt

[Ed note: See also NBC Nightly News Video: http://nbcnews.to/152SM2y
Title: "Afghan Women Bike Racers Train in Secret"
Author: Mike Taibbi]

NEW RE:STREETS WEB SITE DESIGNS RETHINK AMERICAN STREETS

-> According to an April 1st news release, "A coalition of urban activists has unveiled re:Streets, a new website, (http://bit.ly/XxKXiP), dedicated to improving our city streets. Streets take up as much as one-third of all of America's public open space-they can and should provide more services to the community..."

"Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, re:Streets is a fundamental rethinking of America's streets. It answers the question: What would streets look like if they accommodated people of all ages and abilities, promoted healthy urban living, social interaction and business, and supported regenerating the environment? 'Our objective is to provide clear design ideas for cities to revitalize American streets, so they serve a wide range of community needs, including transportation, commerce, education, recreation and gathering,' said Susan Goltsman, FASLA, a Principal at MIG, and Project Director for re:Streets. Building on the Complete Streets movement, re:Streets has developed a comprehensive design manual for creating streets that promote the expanded functions of the street and turn new design ideas into a series of best practices that can be applied to any community..."

Source: http://bit.ly/12yoOz4
Title: "Bold, New Approach to Revitalizing American Streets: re:Streets Web Portal is Open and Free to Use"
Author: Susan Goltsman


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

PASCAGOULA (MS) PAYS 20% MATCH FOR SRTS SIDEWALKS

-> According to an April 2nd SunHerald article, "The City Council authorized a request for the city to pay its $49,999 share for the Safe Routes to School grant application, which was at first thought to be 100 percent federally funded. The program would fund construction and renovations to sidewalks and paths near some of Pascagoula's schools to make the areas safer for walking. The council previously approved the federal grant application under the impression it would be fully funded. However, the city has been notified there was an error, and it must provide 20 percent, City Manager Joe Huffman said. Huffman said the $49,999 was not budgeted, but said this is a child-safety issue. The school system and the county have both expressed interest in contributing and are discussing the matter with the city attorney, Huffman said..."

Source: http://dmreg.co/10DwChQ
Title: "Pascagoula ponying up 20 percent match for safer sidewalks"
Author: Leighanne Lockhart

MOBILE (AL): POOR SAFETY, WALKABILITY, CYCLABILITY CAUSE MISERY

-> According to an April 2nd AL.com article, "Nobody should be surprised that the Mobile area ranked poorly compared to other cities in terms of well-being, said Dr. Allen Perkins, head of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Alabama. A recent report [America's Most Content (and Miserable) Cities: http://bit.ly/XCnJIz] by 24/7 Wall St., a financial-news website, ranked the Mobile area as the third-most-miserable city in the country. The website based its analysis on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which calculates communities' wellness according to surveys of physical, mental and financial welfare..."

"Mobilians suffer from poor mental and physical health in large part because the city's built environment is not conducive to being active... 'If the city were serious about improving the lives of its residents -- and consequently its image in national studies like this one -- it would put resources into improving the ability of residents to move about without the use of a car,' Perkins said..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Z2hYij
Title: "Doctor: Mobile's 'misery' caused by poor safety, walkability, cyclability"
Author: Robert McClendon

Via Smart Growth News: http://bit.ly/16M2OTG

IMPACT OF TRAILS ON ILLINOIS ECONOMIES, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT

-> According to a recent Trails for Illinois news release, "A new report released March 30 by an Illinois trails advocacy group shows that runners, walkers and cyclists are making hundreds of thousands of visits to six regional trails around the state, spending money daily, spending more time in nature, and likely reducing health care costs and adding high quality years to their lives. The report, Making Trails Count In Illinois (http://bit.ly/14Wl3rg), includes the findings of a nearly 13-week study of trail use by the non-profit Trails for Illinois and its partners..."

"Trail visits, when averaged for annual use, soared above 100,000 at some locations along trails near metro areas... But trail counts on rural trails...still measured on some segments in the tens of thousands. 'To bars and grocery stores and B&Bs in towns like Toulon, and Bureau Junction, and Vienna, numbers like that count,' said Steve Buchtel, executive director at Trails for Illinois..."

Source: http://bit.ly/14WkxJZ
Title: "Report Shows Impact of Trails on Illinois Economies, Health, Environment"
Author: Steve Buchtel

WV SENATE PASSES COMPLETE STREETS BILL, HOUSE TO CONSIDER

-> According to a March 26th State Journal article, "A complete street is one that takes into account the safety, mobility and accessibility of all users, and a bill that unanimously passed the Senate March 26 urges municipalities to create more of them. Senate Bill 158 has been a work in progress throughout interim committee meetings since a similar measure failed during the 2012 Regular Legislative Session."

"One of the hang-ups last year was that some lawmakers thought the bill would mandate projects, but it merely suggests and encourages the West Virginia Division of Highways to adopt an approach to future transportation designs and planning that would take pedestrians, bicyclists and public transportation into account. The bill also would create a 16-member Complete Streets Advisory Board to make recommendations for design guidance and to track Complete Streets implementation for state transportation officials. The bill goes to the House of Delegates for further consideration..."

Source: http://bit.ly/ZjHNk2
Title: "WV Senate adopts suggestions for Complete Streets Program"
Author: Ann Ali


THE RESEARCH BEAT

BEST PRACTICE MEASUREMENT INDICATOR SET AND BENCHMARKING

-> "This report (Blueprint for a Best Practice Measurement Indicator Set and Benchmarking: http://bit.ly/XoemvN) develops an indicator framework for measuring the contribution of land transport to the aggregate wellbeing of New Zealanders. The starting point is viewing transport as an input into the generation of wellbeing, reflecting the role of transport as a technology that enables human interaction, trade and other activities. Transport improves wellbeing if it better facilitates these activities and/or imposes lower costs. This leads to categories of indicators based on observable characteristics of the transport system that are relevant to aggregate wellbeing, ie network performance and capability, safety, health and environmental effects, and cost."

Source: http://bit.ly/YiFKLr
Title: "Blueprint for a best practice measurement indicator set and benchmarking"
Author: Staff

EXAMINING CONSUMER BEHAVIOR AND TRAVEL CHOICES

-> "As cities around the country are making significant investments in pedestrian, bicycling and transit infrastructure, cycling, especially is on the rise...These investments are often met with resistance from the business community because of uncertainty about the benefits and how they might accrue to them. This skepticism is based largely upon the perceptions that investments and policies that encourage cycling, walking and transit may inhibit automobile use and thus, interfere with a business model that depends largely upon an automobile-oriented customer base. There is little evidence from rigorous, objective studies to prove that these fears are unfounded."

"... this study examines the links between consumer behavior and the mode of transportation used to access local destinations, with the greater goal of providing the empirical evidence needed to inform decision making and educate the public. We limit our scope to the examination of the relationships between consumer expenditures and their trip making behavior, including mode of travel and frequency of trips in the Portland metropolitan area...Cities and other public agencies can use this research to better understand how businesses might be affected by changes to the built environment and to transportation infrastructure. Public agencies can use this information to help business owners understand the potential economic benefits of improvements to bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure and to understand what factors limit the potential benefits..."

Source: http://bit.ly/YiJgFE
Title: "Examining Consumer Behavior and Travel Choices"
Author: Kelly Clifton

via TRB Transportation Research E-Newsletter: http://bit.ly/Z6uqgd

ACTIVE TRANSPORT: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS DOWN, HEALTH UP

-> According to an April American Journal of Public Health article, "Objectives. We quanti?ed health bene?ts of transportation strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE)."

"Methods. Statistics on travel patterns and injuries, physical activity, ?ne particulate matter, and GHGE in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, were input to a model that calculated the health impacts of walking and bicycling short distances usually traveled by car or driving low-emission automobiles. We measured the change in disease burden in disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) based on dose-response relationships and the distributions of physical activity, particulate matter, and traffic injuries..."

"Conclusions: Increased physical activity associated with active transport could generate a large net improvement in population health. Measures would be needed to minimize pedestrian and bicyclist injuries. Together, active transport and low-carbon driving could achieve GHGE reductions sufficient for California to meet legislative mandates."

Source: http://bit.ly/14IJDMl (full article)
Title: "Health Cobene?ts and Transportation-Related Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the San Francisco Bay Area"
Authors: Neil Maizlish, PhD, James Woodcock, PhD, Sean Co, MS, Bart Ostro, PhD, Amir Fanai, CEng IMechE, & David Fairley, PhD

RESIDENTS OF WALKABLE AREAS DON'T ALWAYS WALK MORE

-> According to a March 25th KPLU 88.5/NPR news story, "Having a walkable neighborhood has become a hot selling point for real estate. It's also supposed to be better for your health -- if it gets you out moving more. But a study in Seattle suggests people don't necessarily walk more just because they live in a walkable area."

"The neighborhood north of the University of Washington, where the U-District blends into Ravenna, is considered walkable. 'We have sidewalks. It is aesthetically pleasing, and there are destinations you can go to,' said Cindy Perry, a professor at the UW School of Nursing..."

"Perry was curious whether people living in this type of neighborhood really do walk more. She found one answer in a huge study called the Women's Health Initiative (http://1.usa.gov/ZgH7G9). It includes women from around the country... About a thousand women in Seattle had answered questions about how much they walk. She put all of their addresses on a map that shows the walkability of every neighborhood in the city. 'We did not find a clear relationship between the walkability of the neighborhood, those factors, and the women's level of walking,' said Perry, the lead author of the study (Does neighborhood walkability moderate the effects of intrapersonal characteristics on amount of walking in post-menopausal women?: http://1.usa.gov/10LhIG6 [abstract])..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Zy7Znt (Transcript and audio)
Title: "Study: Residents of Walkable Areas Don't Always Walk More"
Author: Keith Seinfeld


QUOTES R US

"We need to build walkable neighborhoods, we need a very, very good, solid public transportation system. And we have to make sure that we're able to attract employers and people don't have to drive a long distance or ride a long distance to get to work... When we talk about smart growth, transportation, economic development -- those things are all connected."
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, http://bit.ly/12FYFSX

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

VIDEO: THE ROMANCE OF TRANSPORTATION IN CANADA

-> "A light-hearted animated short about how Canada's vast distances and great obstacles were overcome by settlers. The story is told with a tongue-in-cheek seriousness and takes us from the intrepid trailblazers of long ago to the aircraft of today and tomorrow. A 1953 Cartoon Short Subject Oscar -nominee." (11:20 min)
http://bit.ly/ZCqgDP


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

WEBINAR "Getting More Moms and Families on Bikes"

Date: April 11, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Presenters: Megan Odett (Kidical Mass DC, National Family Biking Survey), Kit Hodge (San Francisco Bicycle Coalition), & Martina Fahrner (Clever Cycles)
Host: League of American Bicyclists
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/YbYGvk

WEBINAR "Taking Action on the [Surgeon General's] Proposed Call to Action on Walking"

Date: April 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Joan Dorn, PhD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Tyler Norris (Kaiser Permanente) & Scott Bricker (America Walks)
Host: America Walks, EverybodyWalk.org
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/16Lc2zy

WEBINAR "Maximizing the benefits of play and outdoor time in your SRTS program"

Date: April 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Fran Mainella (Children and Nature Network) & Adina Cox (North Carolina State University)
Host: National Center for Safe Routes to School
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/15VXD1i

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 "Maximizing District-Wide Impact of Safe Routes to School: Educating Student Transportation Departments"

Date: April 18, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Dan Pires (Eureka City Schools), Peter Hurst (Boulder Valley School District) & Dave Cowan (Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/YLw0ow

WEBINAR "and Shaping Transportation Performance Measures: Part I: Context and Perspectives from Federal, State and Regional DOTs"

Date: April 23, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Advocacy Alliance
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/10qsmDd

WEBINAR "2012 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards" (1st of 3)

Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: TPEA award winners: Lake Champlain Bridge Project (NY & VT); Toward Universal Access: Leveraging Technology for ADA Compliance (WA); Uptown Circle (IL)
Host: Federal Highway Administration
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://1.usa.gov/14Ntg1l

WEBINAR "Leadership at the Top: Working with State & Local Officials to Prioritize Walking into Transportation Planning"

Date: April 26, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Adetokunbo 'Toks' Omishakin (TN DOT), Jessica Wilson (TN DOT), TBA (Nashville City Official)
Host: America Walks
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/ZBY5xH

WEB CONFERENCE "Rightsizing Streets"

Date: April 30, 2013, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Brian Dougherty (Seattle Dept of Transportation), Dan Gallagher (Charlotte Dept of Transportation), David Nelson (Project for Public Spaces), Rodney Vaughn (FHWA)
Host: Federal Highway Administration, Project for Public Spaces, & INDUS Corporation
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://1.usa.gov/12lSoYo

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 "Transportation Funding Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Legislation"

Date: May 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Presenter: Nathan Macek (Parsons Brinckerhoff), Art Guzetti (American Public Transportation Association), Sarah Puro (Congressional Budget Office), Beth Osborne (U.S. DOT) & Jack Basso (Parsons Brinckerhoff)
Host: Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Cost: Free for TRB-Sponsor employees, otherwise, $49/site
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/YJvICb

ONLINE COURSE "TechniCity"

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

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

WEBINAR "Maximizing District-Wide Impact of Safe Routes to School: Educating Principals and School Boards"

Date: May 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/10AmHcx

WEBINAR "What's in There for Me: Mining National Data for Information on Walking and Bicycling"

Date: June 19, 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/14UTwSK

WEBINAR "Maximizing City Involvement in Safe Routes to School: Educating Municipal Transportation Departments and Practitioners"

Date: June 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/ZfxWMb

WEBINAR "Harnessing the Power of GIS for Safe Routes to School"

Date: July 11, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/17g7DWx

WEBINAR "How Highway Safety Funds Can Boost Safe Routes to School: Tapping into the Highway Safety Improvement Program"

Date: August 1, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/ZbyWtE


RESOURCES

-> "BEST COMPLETE STREETS POLICIES OF 2012,"
National Complete Streets Coalition/Smart Growth America, April 2013. (42 pages)
http://bit.ly/10TTSsT

-> "MEETING CRITICAL DATA NEEDS FOR DECISION MAKING IN..."
"...State and Metropolitan Transportation Agencies," Transportation Research Board, 2013. (114 pages)
http://bit.ly/Ybi7jf

-> "STRATEGIES FOR BALANCING URBAN TRANSPORT TO IMPROVE..."
"...Mobility and Reduce Road Congestion," World Association, 2013. (125 pages) (English & French versions available)
http://bit.ly/12cUYA2

-> "WALKABILITY, TRANSIT ACCESS, AND TRAFFIC EXPOSURE..."
"...for Low Income Residents With Subsidized Housing," Houston, Basolo, & Yang, American Journal of Public Health, Volume 103, Issue 4 (April 2013) (Free abstract, non-subscriber fee for full article)
http://bit.ly/ZA1NI2

-> "2013 NEW PARTNERS FOR SMART GROWTH CONFERENCE..."
"...Presentations," Local Government Commission, 2013. (PDF files of PowerPoint presentations collected from speakers)
http://bit.ly/YKJwMG


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

-> 6th International Urban Design Conference, September 9-11, 2013, Sidney, New South Wales, Australia.
DEADLINE: May 14, 2013
http://bit.ly/17ef3to

-> Call for Presentations: American Public Works Association Click, Listen & Learn Series. Online.
DEADLINE: Open
http://bit.ly/12F6tEt

CONFERENCES

-> April 11-13, 2013, Kentucky Walk Bike Summit, Lexington, KY.
http://bit.ly/YVwIkZ

-> 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 16-17, 2013, Bicicultures Roadshow, Davis, CA.
http://bit.ly/YSIQjK

-> April 23, 2013, Transportation Choices Summit, Sacramento, CA.
http://bit.ly/ZEXwVG

-> April 24-25, 2013, Oregon Active Transportation Summit, Salem, OR.
http://bit.ly/ZI251V

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

-> April 26, 2013, Utah Bike Summit, Salt Lake City, UT.
http://bit.ly/Xb2sFt

-> April 27, 2013, 2013 Connecticut Summit: Creating Bike-Friendly, Walk-Friendly Places, New Haven, CT.
http://bit.ly/YIyRSI

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

-> May 5-9, 2013, 14th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Columbus, OH.
http://bit.ly/10KjNBS

-> 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 13-15, 2013, American Public Works Association Sustainability in Public Works, San Diego, CA.
http://bit.ly/11Q5vCG

-> 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 27, 2013, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation 6th Annual Complete Streets Forum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
http://bit.ly/Zp0883

-> May 28-29, 2013; 2013 Ontario Bike Summit, Toronto (ON)
http://bit.ly/14sZC0W

-> 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, 2013, 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 10-14, 2013, Walk-UPs (Walkable Urban Places): Certificate in Emerging Regionally Significant Walkable Urban Places Executive Education Course, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/14b4OaI

-> 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 21-24, 2013, TRB Annual Workshop on Transportation Law, Nashville, TN.
http://bit.ly/YS2Gf5

-> 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 9-11, 2013, 6th International Urban Design Conference, Sidney, New South Wales, Australia.
http://bit.ly/12hFcro

-> 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 1-3, 2013, Every Body Walk! 2013 Walking Summit, Washington, DC. Questions:
walkingsummit@americawalks.org

-> 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 9-12, 2013, American Society of Civil Engineers 142nd Annual Civil Engineering Conference, Charlotte, NC.
http://bit.ly/17pucZ8

-> 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 15-18, 2013, American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
http://bit.ly/ZlPzTF

-> 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!

See previous issues of CenterLines for Jobs, Grants and RFPs that may still be current at http://bit.ly/ZHi0NE.

-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR, PORTLAND, OR

The City of Portland is seeking an individual to plan, organize, direct and integrate the programs, operations and personnel associated with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). This includes the bureaus of Engineering & Development, Transportation Systems Management, the Maintenance Bureau and the Transportation Planning Division. Portland's Bureau of Transportation is looking for someone who can Improve Transportation Safety, Maintain Transportation Assets, Enhance Public Health and Community Livability, Support Economic Vitality, Operate Efficiently and Effectively...The Portland Bureau of Transportation Director reports to an elected City Commissioner who is the City Council member charged with the oversight of the Bureau's daily operational and administrative functions. The Director is responsible for the achievement of the Bureau's mission, goals and long-term planning objectives.

Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2013, 4:30 PM Pacific Time
http://bit.ly/XoAoh3

-> JOB - SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT MANAGER, FLEXIBLE LOCATION

The School Engagement Manager is responsible for the implementation of a new national initiative, Fire Up Your Feet, a comprehensive, grassroots educational program to provide resources and encouragement to school communities and to support improving built environments and policy change that increase physical activity opportunities for children and families within the school settings. This position will lead programmatic implementation within school communities, assist with developing program resources, train partners and volunteers and will have fundraising goals. Responsibilities also include the supervision and management of contracted field staff, communications with funders and partners, and management of grant requirements and to meet strategic objectives related to parent, student and school engagement.

Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2013 at noon ET.
http://bit.ly/12Geg4N

-> GRANTS - WOMEN BIKE MINI-GRANTS

In celebration of the launch of the Women Bike program, the League is awarding $5,000 in mini-grants. We know that it often takes a modest amount of funding to get the wheels turning on a big idea: getting more women on bikes. Whether it's an innovative outreach strategy or a first-of-its-kind event, we know great ideas and efforts are breaking ground across the country - and we want to make sure the best efforts take root and serve as examples for the rest of the nation. Based on applications, the League will award between three and five mini-grants. Maximum application and award amount is $2,500.

Deadline: April 15, 2013
http://bit.ly/10JtosS

-> JOB - PRINCIPAL PLANNER, CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB, SEATTLE, WA

Cascade Bicycle Club's Principal Planner will lead the monitoring of plans, policies and transportation projects in communities across the central Puget Sound region to ensure they are designed and implemented in ways supporting people who bicycle and those who want to bicycle but are deterred by current conditions.The Principal Planner will lead pro-bicycling policy development, bicycling planning and design initiatives, and join other Cascade staff in building extensive partnerships with community bicycling interests and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be an excellent collaborator, communicator and AICP certified planner.

Deadline: April 22, 2013
http://bit.ly/14arS9D

-> JOB - DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS, WASHINGTON, DC

The League is seeking an ambitious Director of Development to lead the organization's development plan, with a strong emphasis on major donor development. We are looking for an experienced fundraising professional with proven success in building a major donor program and experience in all areas of fundraising. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to implement an aggressive fundraising plan. The ideal candidate will bring passion, fundraising experience, strong communication skills, and, as you may have guessed, a personal connection to bicycling is preferred.

Deadline: Position open until filled
http://bit.ly/11RE7nF

-> JOB -- PROJECT COORDINATOR -- PARKS & TRAILS NEW YORK, ALBANY

Parks & Trails New York, a statewide non-profit seeks a Project Coordinator to work with communities across the state, manage a variety of projects and develop new program directions. The Project Coordinator will help communities design and develop multi-use trails, engage in public outreach, foster trail-related tourism, and promote local trail use; organize Canalway Trail projects and events and assist Canalway Trail communities with marketing to the cycling tourist; and advocate for trails and community infrastructure that supports walking and bicycling at all levels of government.

Deadline: The position is open until filled.
http://bit.ly/YKr1bk

-> JOB - DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, MARIN COUNTY (CA) BICYCLE COALITION

We are seeking an experienced, creative, and energetic fundraiser to join our growing staff of professional bicycle advocates as a key member of Marin County Bicycle Coalition's (MCBC) management team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a multi-year fundraising strategy. Key responsibilities include cultivating and stewarding a donor base, managing gift giving database, indentifying corporate partnerships and building strategic relationships. Growing the portfolio of local business partnerships and major donors will be the immediate priority. Initial emphasis will be on working with the ED to plan and execute a $100k 15th Anniversary fundraising campaign in 2013 with support from the MCBC Staff and Directors. The campaign will primarily focus on major donors and business sponsor fundraising efforts, with secondary efforts to 'step up' long term donors. This is a part-time position with a plan to expand to full-time permanent position.

Deadline: None provided
http://bit.ly/152ZMfQ

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BICYCLE COLLECTIVE, SALT LAKE CITY, UT

The Bicycle Collective is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to provide leadership, vision and sound management to build on the Collective's eleven years of community bicycling initiatives that promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier and safer society. The ED motivates and mentors members, volunteers and staff, and leads the organization and develops its organizational culture. The ED reports directly to the Board of Directors and will work closely with the board and its committees to oversee the organization's sound financial health and programmatic success. The ED will be responsible for elaborating and implementing successful strategies for quality program development, manage staff, oversee fundraising, manage the Collective's relationships with community partners and lead efforts to expand its reach.

Deadline: Resumes will be considered on a rolling basis.
http://bit.ly/17q25ZI


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