#329 Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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-> According to an April 15th email message from Jacky Kennedy on Green Communities Canada's Active School Travel webinar series, "Developers of unique active school travel apps for web and mobile devices will share their latest findings and updates...[in a webinar on April 30]... "
"Eight Year Old Traffic Engineers - An Innovative Approach to Data Collection and Finding the 'De Facto' Routes to Schools. A Bike, Walk, Roll! community project in Winnipeg is the testing ground for an app prototype. The app is meant to help School Travel Planning groups work with both professionals and the public at large and to arm everyone with useful knowledge. Can people of all kinds - from engineers to school kids - come together to find a way to speed up the transformation of their communities? With all the crazy technological tools we have now, what's actually worth collecting, sharing and monitoring?...Presenter: Anders Swanson...(Green Action Centre: http://bit.ly/11dBn1v) will share a short video, explain how the app will work, give a sneak peak, and share its development story."
"iSchoolTravel: An Active Travel Emissions Calculator- Students are able to explore their impacts of travel choices to and from school by entering data into the student-friendly calculator that is able to summarize the impacts for a school week or year. A student and classroom can discover distance travelled, calories burned from walking or biking, cost of car fuel, fuel used, and greenhouse gas emissions generated. This is a project of HASTe, the Hub for Active School Travel http://bit.ly/17d2SfF. Presenter: Ken Martin, Founder, Passion for Action http://bit.ly/ZHklrb will provide an overview of the iSchoolTravel calculator and how teachers and program administrators can configure and access the data collections aspects of this tool to support their active travel initiatives."
-> According to an April 22nd email message from Warren Salomon, "Here's a 15-minute video detailing a recent shared space success story in England: http://bit.ly/10ys8xV. The village of Poynton in the U.K. has undertaken one of the most ambitious experiments to date in this type of street design. 'Shared space is a term that simply describes a shift in thinking away from the regulated highway towards using the natural skills that humans are blessed with to negotiate movement and allow the normal civilities of life to continue,' says road designer Hamilton-Baillie. 'I think what Poynton has demonstrated is that it is possible to create a continuous-flow, low-speed environment, still cope with pedestrian crossing movements, and, most importantly, recreate a space, a place outside the church in Fountain Place, that is part of the town -- and no longer merely an appendage to the highway.'"
"The importance of this scheme is that it clearly demonstrates that shared space can work at intersections as well as straight-street sections. To date most of the shared space schemes implemented in Australia have been on street sections that do not include intersections."
"According to the April 2nd The Atlantic Cities article that contains this video, "No traffic lights. No traffic signs. No painted lines in the roadway. No curbs. And 26,000 vehicles passing every day through a traditional village center with busy pedestrian traffic. It's called 'shared space.'"
-> According to an April 17th EurActiv.com article, "Bicycle highways, a new transport experiment, are spreading fast across the European Union, notably in Denmark, Germany, Sweden and the UK. In the suburbs of Copenhagen, a bicycle highway project launched in April last year has proven a hit with the city's commuters. Authorities plan to open 28 bicycle highways in total."
"According to its promoters, bicycle highways should be rolled out across the EU, especially in a time of crisis as they can help governments save on healthcare costs. The bicycle network is currently saving the Danish state an estimated €40 million [$52 million] per year in health costs, with only a relatively small amount of money going to building and maintaining the highways..."
"...the big difference between a bicycle highway and a bike lane is that highways are maintained and prioritized just like normal roads are. This means the bike paths are as straight as possible, making them faster. Normal bike lanes usually meander where there is space available for them, which may prove cumbersome to cyclists. The paths are also broader and during winter, snow will be removed from them, as with regular roads..."
-> According to an April 9th Project for Public Spaces article, ..."To anyone who's tired of fighting an uphill battle in arguing for increased density in order to make the case for walkability, Julie Campoli's new book, 'Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form' (http://bit.ly/121Dwz9) will seem a god-send. Campoli, one of the co-authors of 'Visualizing Density' (also from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy), has put together a powerful follow-up that brings the reader down into the streets of a dozen walkable neighborhoods that 'represent diverse regions and vary greatly in density, [while still meeting] the minimum density necessary to support transit and retail services.'"
"After the intro, the reader is brought through a succession of twelve case studies, each with extensive panoramic photography of key neighborhood streets stretching across the tops of the corresponding pages. Paging through for the first time, it is hard not to be dazzled by how well these images communicate almost everything that the companion text could hope to say. If a picture is worth a thousand words, these pictures together are worth a million."
-> According to the April 8-80 Cities Newsletter, "While diet and genetics are key contributors to obesity, Richard Louv discusses the role of inactivity. ["'Sitting is the New Smoking' -- What we Can Do About Killer Couches, Sedentary Schools, and the Pandemic of Inactivity" (http://bit.ly/15FU57V)]
"According to an article published by the Harvard Business Review 'Sitting is the Smoking of our Generation,'(http://bit.ly/14OadVk) as we work, we sit more than we do anything else. On average, counting the time we sit at home, we sit 9.3 hours per day. Not only that, but children are educated with these standards by sitting the majority of their time in the classroom and then at home in front of the TV. This is a big problem since physical inactivity causes 5.3 million deaths per year. The article explores the similarities between the risks caused by smoking and the risks and dangers caused by inactivity in our daily lives. The article not only discusses the dangers to this problem, but also explores various solutions, solutions as simple as a 'walk-and-talk' meeting at work, to develop a more healthy and active lifestyle for all ages!"
-> According to the March/April issue of Safe Routes Matters, "...As excitement about National Bike to School Day builds in the second year, participation for the 2013 celebration on Wednesday, May 8, is expected to shoot past 2012's total. Anyone can register a Bike to School Day event now at http://bit.ly/15PtJyo...registration is free and open to all individuals and/or organizations planning a 2013 Bike to School Day event in the United States. Registering...provides organizers access to a variety of downloadable materials, including stickers, certificates, badges and classroom activities. All registrants will also be entered into drawings for Saris bicycle parking racks."
[Ed note: Check out the nearly 1,100 events registered so far: http://bit.ly/ZEXdwy. Use the interactive map to find and support those in your region or make sure something is planned.]
-> According to the April 8-80 Cities Newsletter, "School safety zones that reduce automobile speed to 20mph cover a 300m radius around each school, yet the average distance to school is 1.8 km [1.1 miles]. This article argues that this radius only covers 17% of the journeys that students take if they walk or bike to school. Therefore, school safety zones provide little protection. Instead, the authors suggest that we should ensure that children are given better conditions for walking and cycling for the whole route from their home to school by creating community wide 20mph speed limit zones." [See "Briefing sheet on why 20mph School Safety Zones can have minimum impact on child road safety and will encourage inactive travel to school": http://bit.ly/14JIhSG]
-> According to an April 11th Smart Growth America newsletter, "In a report out last week ["Best Complete Streets Practices of 2012": http://bit.ly/10TTSsT], the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, examined all the Complete Streets policies passed in the last year and highlighted some of the best. Leading the pack is Indianapolis..."
"...In total, 488 Complete Streets policies are now in place nationwide, at all levels of government. Statewide policies are in place in 27 states as well as the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Forty-two regional planning organizations, 38 counties and 379 municipalities in 48 states also have policies that allow everyone to safely use America's roads. The policies passed in 2012 comprise more than one quarter of all policies in place today..."
-> According an April 17th Smart Growth America newsletter item, "The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, a federally-funded research center at the University at Buffalo, is conducting a national survey of municipalities having Complete Streets initiatives. The purpose of this online survey is to summarize Complete Streets implementation practices and identify variations in practice across the country so that other municipalities might benefit. If you are the person responsible for implementing CS in your area, please take 15-20 minutes to complete the online survey at http://svy.mk/12H9HFbby May 31, 2013. This research is funded by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD), through a grant sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)."
-> According to an April 16th NACTO release, "The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board today approved the purchase and installment of the City's first bicycle barometer on the south sidewalk of Market Street between 9th and 10th Streets. Consistent with San Francisco's Transit First Policy and the SFMTA's Strategic Plan, the bicycle barometer will help promote bike riding as an everyday means of transport in San Francisco."
"A bicycle barometer is a digital display of the numbers of people on bicycle in the bike lane, summarizing volumes for the day and the annual cumulative total. The purpose of the barometer is to encourage more people to ride their bikes by showing how many bicycle riders have been counted, and to also capture data on bicycle usage. San Francisco's first bike barometer will measure up to a total of 1 million eastbound bicyclists on Market Street over the course of each year..."
-> According to an April 12th Boston Daily article, "The days of worrying about whether or not your bike will still be where you locked it outside of an MBTA station will soon be gone.As part of a federal grant program to provide access to safer bike-locking options, MBTA officials said they are officially opening new "Pedal and Park" facilities to the public on April 16. The first structure will be unveiled to riders at the Oak Grove station, and allow cyclists to place their two-wheeled modes of transportation inside a caged area that can only be accessed with the use of a registered CharlieCard or Bike CharlieCard."
"The Oak Grove facility will be one of the first of 12 new 'high security' bike parking cages that will be rolled out for public use between April and September of this year..."
-> According to an April 3rd Curbed Los Angeles article, "A recent study of Downtown housing options shows that--surprise, surprise--it's cheaper to provide housing if you don't have to also provide on-site parking for every unit. And because it's cheaper to build, developers are more likely to provide more, less expensive housing. The study comes from Michael Manville at UCLA, who looked at housing units built under LA's Adaptive Reuse Ordinance, which allows developers to adapt old commercial buildings for residential uses. The key thing here is that it also allows them to not provide any additional parking, though they can't remove existing spaces... "
"He explains that there were 'more units built, but these units were constructed in buildings and neighborhoods that had long been stagnant and underused. Further, a number of these buildings unbundled parking from rent, allowing them to target an underserved demographic--people without cars--and offer a lower-priced housing product.'..."
-> According to the April 8-80 Cities e-Newsletter, "This study of Washington neighborhoods [Walk this Way: The Economic Promise of WalkablePlaces in Metropolitan Washington, D.C.: http://bit.ly/11eN7kl] finds that walkable places are more likely to perform better economically. Not only do environmental interventions to encourage walking increase the number of pedestrians, but office, residential, and retail rents, retail revenues, and for-sale residential values also increase. Considering the economic benefits of walkability, the authors argue that it should be a strategic component of growth plans. In addition public policy should favor the development of walkable places."
-> According to an April 11th Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium article, "Flashing-yellow-arrow traffic signals offer convenience for drivers by permitting them to turn left after yielding to oncoming traffic. This convenience, OTREC research has found, can come at the expense of safety, especially where the traffic mix includes pedestrians."
"OTREC researchers David Hurwitz of Oregon State University and Christopher Monsere of Portland State University examined how driver behaviors affect pedestrian safety at flashing yellow arrows. Their findings show that drivers at these intersections often don't even look for pedestrians..."
[Ed note: see May 7 webinar listing for interview with researchers]
-> According to an April 11th The Atlantic article, "This [series of maps between 1985 and 2010] shows the percentages of the U.S. population medically defined as obese, which means a body mass index of 30 or greater. BMI isn't an ideal metric to evaluate obesity, but it's still what the U.S. standardly uses."
"By now everyone knows obesity is a serious issue, but it always helps me to see things moving and in color, and makes the "epidemic" terminology make sense. Meanwhile, through 2012, no state has met the CDC's nationwide goal to reduce obesity to 15 percent..."
via Public Health Newswire: http://bit.ly/124IZWO
-> [In results from the Knight Foundation's Soul of the Community study] "We not only found out that resident attachment was related to solid economic outcomes for places, but that the things that most drove people to love where they live were not the local economy or even their personal civic engagement in the place (as one might expect), but the 'softer sides' of place... their perception of aesthetics, social offerings, and openness of a place. It appears that what people most want out of a neighborhood is a place that is attractive, engaging, friendly, and welcoming... "
"When people love where they live, they spend more time there and invite others to do the same. They may choose to stay-cation versus travel. They are also more productive at work and more satisfied in their jobs. They are more likely to buy a house. There are so many little ways in which a love of place can translate to economic impacts, and these all add up..."
- Dr. Katherine Loflin, keynote speaker at the inaugural meeting of the Placemaking Leadership Council in Detroit, MI speaking on key lessons from the Knight Foundation's Soul of the Community study of 26 U.S. cities
via Placemaking News: http://bit.ly/11u1P8E
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VIDEO:DARK SIDE OF THE LENS
-> Hauntingly beautiful video shot from within and under stormy ocean waves documenting a winter wave rider's passion. (6:05 min.)
WEBINAR "2012 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards" (1st of 3)
Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
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
"Technology Developments in STP and ASRTS [Active & Safe Routes to School]"
Date: April 30, 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
WEB CONFERENCE "Rightsizing Streets"
Date: April 30, 2013, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Stepping It Up: Reversing the Trend in Active Transportation"
Date: May 1, 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET
ONLINE COURSE "TechniCity"
Date: Four weeks beginning May 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Pedestrian Safety and Flashing-Yellow-Arrow Traffic Signals"
Date: May 7, 2013, 12:59 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health"
Date: May 9, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
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
WEBINAR "Bike Signals"
Date: May 15, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
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
"Local Air Quality and Children's Mobility"
Date: June 19, 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
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
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
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
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
-> "THE EFFECT OF SMART GROWTH POLICIES ON TRAVEL DEMAND,"
-> "AHEAD OF THE CURVE: STATE OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING... ...2013,"
-> "METHODS FOR FORECASTING DEMAND AND QUANTIFYING......Need for Rural Passenger Transportation Final Workbook,"
-> "TEEN DISTRACTED DRIVER DATA 2011,"
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CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS/ABSTRACTS
-> 6th International Urban Design Conference, September 9-11, 2013, Sidney, New South Wales, Australia.
-> Call for Presentations: American Public Works Association Click, Listen & Learn Series. Online.
-> April 26, 2013, Utah Bike Summit, Salt Lake City, UT.
-> April 27, 2013, 2013 Connecticut Summit: Creating Bike-Friendly, Walk-Friendly Places, New Haven, CT.
-> May 1, 2013, Walkable Bikeable Delaware2013 Summit, Dover, DE.
-> May 1-3, 2013, Placemaking: Making It Happen, Project for Public Spaces, New York, NY.
-> May 5-9, 2013, 14th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Columbus, OH.
-> May 8, 2013, National Bike to School Day
-> May 8-10, 2013, California Trails and Greenways Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.
-> May 10, 2013, Ohio Women's Bicycling Summit, Columbus. OH.
-> May 13-15, 2013, American Public Works Association Sustainability in Public Works, San Diego, CA.
-> May 13-17, 2013, National Bike to Work Week
-> May 15-17, 2013, WTS Women's Transportation Seminar National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
-> May 17, 2013, National Bike to Work Day
-> May 27, 2013, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation 6th Annual Complete Streets Forum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
-> May 28-29, 2013; 2013 Ontario Bike Summit, Toronto (ON)
-> May 29-June 1, 2013, CNU21, Annual Congress for the New Urbanism, Salt Lake City, UT.
-> May 31-June 1, 2013, How to Create Successful Markets, Project for Public Spaces, New York, NY.
-> June 1, 2013, National Trails Day
-> June 2-7, 2013, CTAA Expo, Community Transportation Association, Albuquerque, NM.
-> June 10-12, 2013, Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
-> June 10-14, 2013, Walk-UPs (Walkable Urban Places): Certificate in Emerging Regionally Significant Walkable Urban Places Executive Education Course, Washington, DC.
-> June 11-14, 2013, "The Sound of Cycling": Velo-city Conference, Vienna, Austria.
-> June 13-14, 2013, Streets as Places, Project for Public Spaces, New York, NY.
-> June 17-19, 2013, The 6th Making Cities Livable Conference & Sustainable Transformation Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
-> June 19-20, 2013, Mobility and Road Safety in an Aging Society, Vienna, Austria
-> June 19-22, 2013, International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, Seattle, WA.
-> June 20-22, 2013, Annual WHO Healthy Cities, Izmir, Turkey.
-> June 23-26, 2013, 2013 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference, Atlanta, GA.
-> June 23-27, 2013, 50th International Making Cities Livable Conference, Portland, OR.
-> June 24-26, 2013, The Future of Places, first of three linked conferences, Stockholm, Sweden.
-> July 6-9, 2013, Canadian Institute of Planners Infuse Vancouver 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
-> July 10 - 12, 2013, National Association of County and City Health Officials Annual 2013, Dallas, TX.
-> July 17 - 19, 2013, 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Info: Delft University of Technology
-> July 21-24, 2013, TRB Annual Workshop on Transportation Law, Nashville, TN.
-> July 27-31, 2013, Association for Commuter Transportation 2013 International Conference, San Antonio, TX.
-> July 30-August 2, 2013, 17th International Conference Intergenerational Pathways for Strengthening Communities, Generations United, Washington, DC.
-> August 2-4, 2013, Alliance for Bicycling and Walking Winning Campaigns Training, White Plains, NY.
-> August 4-7, 2013, ITE 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA.
-> August 13-15, 2013, Safe Routes to School National Conference, Sacramento, CA.
-> August 25-28, 2013, American Public Works Association International Public Works Congress & Exposition, Chicago, IL.
-> August 25-28, 2013, Governors' Highway Safety Association, San Diego, CA.
-> August 25-28, 2013, T2013 International Conference, Bisbane, Queensland, Australia.
-> August 25-29, 2013*, Comprehensive Bicycle Planning & Design Course, Portland, OR. [*New date]
-> September 9-11, 2013, 6th International Urban Design Conference, Sidney, New South Wales, Australia.
-> September 9-13, 2013, APBP Professional Development Seminar, Boulder, CO.
-> September 11-13, 2013 Walk21, Munich, Germany
-> September 13-15, 2013, Alliance for Bicycling and Walking Winning Campaigns Training, Helena, MT.
-> September 22-25, 2013, Transportation Association of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
-> September 24-25, 2013, 6th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference - Midwestern Region, Dubuque, IA.
-> September 24-26, 2013, Second Annual National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, Washington, DC.
-> September 29-October 2, 2013, American Public Transportation Association, Chicago, IL.
-> October 1-3, 2013, Every Body Walk! 2013 Walking Summit, Washington, DC. Questions:
-> October 2, 2013, Mississippi Bike Summit, Jackson, MS.
-> October 2-4, 2013, International Conference on Health Impact Assessment, Geneva, Switzerland.
-> October 4, 2013, New England Bike-Walk Summit, Providence, RI.
-> October 9, 2013, International Walk to School Day
-> October 9-12, 2013, American Society of Civil Engineers 142nd Annual Civil Engineering Conference, Charlotte, NC.
-> October 20-23, 2013, Rail-volution, Seattle, WA.
-> October 22-25, 2013, Association of MPOs, Portland, OR.
-> November 2-6, 2013, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
-> November 15-18, 2013, American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
-> November 25-28, 2013, Building Sustainable Communities, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
-> April 16-18, 2014, 4th International Conference on Roundabouts, Seattle, WA. Info: Gene Russell, TRB ANB75 Committee chair, (email@example.com);
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The $474 million available for TIGER 2013 will help increase mobility--for people and for freight...the Appropriations Act that funds TIGER requires that funds be obligated by October 1, 2014.The deadline for project applications is June 3.The limited amount of time means USDOTwill give priority to projects that are ready to proceed quickly.
In addition to projects that are ready to go, USDOT is looking for surface transportation projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a region or metropolitan area--projects that will:
Eligible projects include highways and bridges; public transit; passenger and freight rail; intermodal facilities; and marine and port investments. Awards in urban areas may range in size from $10 million to $200 million. Grants to rural areas may be for less than $10 million, but must be more than $1 million. No less than $120 million of the $474 million must be awarded to projects in rural areas.
The University of Oregon Eugene Campus is soliciting proposals from qualified proposers for the acquisition and maintenance of a "third generation" or information technology based bike share system designed for the University of Oregon campus. The ideal System would incorporate information technology with a fleet of shared bicycles that may be rented from one bike share station and returned to another in a network of bike share stations, providing a transportation option for University's students, faculty, staff and visitors.Info: Briana Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: May 7, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. PT
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Roadmaps to Health Prize is awarded annually to honor outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country.
Up to six RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize winning communities will be honored in 2014 and each will receive a no-strings-attached $25,000 cash prize. The RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize is a place-based prize that honors whole communities, so community members are strongly encouraged to collaborate with one another on the application. For the purposes of this prize, 'a community' must be defined as one of the following: town, city, county, tribe or tribal community, or region.
View an archived informational webinar for details:
Deadline: May 23, 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET
The Bikes Belong Coalition welcomes grant applications from organizations and agencies within the United States that are committed to putting more people on bicycles more often. Fundable projects include paved bike paths, lanes, and rail-trails as well as mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives. In 2013, Bikes Belong will accept Community Partnership Grant Applications only. These proposals must come from a partnership that is minimally comprised of one government agency or office, one non-profit organization, and one business. Proposals may be for facility or advocacy projects but must be submitted on the Community Partnership Grant Application...
Bikes Belong will accept requests for funding of up to $10,000 for facility and advocacy projects.We do not require a specific percentage match, but we do look at leverage and funding partnerships very carefully. We will not consider grant requests in which our funding would amount to 50% or more of the project budget.
Deadline: May 24, 2013
Nominations for the 2013 Landmark behavior change case studies in sustainable transportation close May 31. If you know of anyone working on a particularly effective or innovative approach for changing transportation behaviors, please consider nominating them -- or yourself. All nominations must include measured impact results.
Designation as a "Landmark" (best practice) case study through this peer selection process recognizes behavior change programs and approaches considered to be among the most successful, innovative, replicable and adaptable in the world. Designated programs gain exposure, credibility and free, on-line program case study materials, which may make it easier for them to maintain or increase program funding.
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Are you interested in urban planning and economic development? Are you looking to gain experience working on federal and state policy to help make great neighborhoods? If so, Smart Growth America is the place for you. Smart Growth America is hiring a Communications Fellow to contribute to our website, online networks, and press efforts. This is an opportunity that features a great deal of responsibility, direct collaboration with our supporters, and valuable hands-on experience. The position is full-time, 40 hours a week. Minimum commitment of six months required. This position is located at Smart Growth America's offices in Washington, DC."
Deadline: Applications now open for an immediate start
Transportation Alternatives, New York City's advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks a Policy Analyst/Advocate to work with elected officials and undertake research and analysis on policies that improve traffic safety and promote bicycling, walking and public transit. The analyst/advocate will work with T.A. staff to increase the importance of safe and complete streets and zero tolerance traffic enforcement to the officials who are elected to represent New Yorkers.
The Policy Analyst/Advocate will work in close coordination with T.A.'s policy, field and communications staff to ensure that the Mayoral administration and City Council are committed to traffic safety and healthy, sustainable transportation choices. The Analyst/Advocate will conduct research, attend public meetings and hearings and draft reports on policy issues.
Deadline: None stated
-> COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COORDINATOR
The Bicycle We seek a Community Affairs Coordinator to help neighborhood groups across the city to win safer streets for walking, biking and play. This is a junior-level position for an articulate and outgoing person who is passionate about helping New Yorkers improve their communities and is eager to learn how to advocate for change on the local level. The Coordinator will conduct outreach and provide technical assistance to groups and individuals seeking street safety and public space improvements in all five boroughs.
Deadline: May 1, 2013
The City of Colorado Springs is offering an excellent career opportunity as a Bike and Pedestrian Planner. This position will perform planning activities associated with the development and evaluation of transportation facilities for Colorado Springs. These activities support the coordination, development, and implementation of sidewalks, bicycle facilities, and connections to transit.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner must possess and demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation planning for bicycles and other modes of travel. The ability to demonstrate an understanding and application of elemental transportation engineering concepts including familiarity with core transportation engineering fundamentals (Highway Capacity, Trip Generation, Parking Generation, Green Book, etc.) are essential for this position. Depending on the qualifications of the person selected, this position may be filled at a Planner I, Planner II, or Senior Planner level.
Deadline: May 12, 2013, 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Greenville Memorial Hospital offers a "Special Project Coordinator, School Health - Bike" position to be "responsible for the implementation of bike programs along with other activities to promote the safe and healthy physical activity of Greenville County children."
Deadline: None provided
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