#332 Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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-> According to a May 29th League of American Bicyclists and Sierra Club cross-posted blog, "The 'New Majority' that elected a president is also electing to hop on bicycles as a transportation alternative and tool for health and community development.
"Biking boomed in communities across the country, doubling from 1.7 billion trips in 2001 to more than four billion trips in 2009. That growth is being pedaled forward by youth, women, and people of color--who are playing a key role in shifting transportation demand towards safe, accessible, and equitable bicycling infrastructure.
"A first of its kind report, 'The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity,' (http://bit.ly/11gFsAk) released today by the League and the Sierra Club, features data on demographic ridership, the effect of safe cycling infrastructure on ridership, new immigrant perceptions of bicycling, as well as the economic impact of transportation and health inequity..."
-> According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Traffic Safety Facts projection released in May, "A statistical projection of traffic fatalities shows that an estimated 34,080 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2012. This represents an increase of about 5.3 percent as compared to the 32,367 fatalities that occurred in 2011... If these projections are realized, 2012 will be first year with a year-to-year increase in fatalities since 2005.
"Traffic fatalities have been steadily declining over the previous six years since reaching a near-term peak in 2005, decreasing by about 26 percent from 2005 to 2011...Preliminary data reported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in 2012 increased by about 9.1 billion miles, or about a 0.3-percent increase...The fatality rate, per 100 million VMT, for 2012 is projected to increase to 1.16 fatalities per 100 million VMT, up from 1.10 fatalities per 100 million VMT in 2011. This rate surpasses the rate of 1.15 last reported in 2009..."
-> According to the May Livable Places Update, "The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a membership organization of developers and related professionals, released a report this month that predicts a strong future demand for compact, mixed-use communities with reliable, convenient transit service. The document--America in 2013: A ULI Survey of Views on Housing, Transportation and Community (http://bit.ly/1b2qUKr)--is based on a survey conducted in January and February of this year.
"The majority of the over 1,000 respondents to the ULI study said they would prefer a smaller home with a shorter commute over a larger home with a longer commute (61%). Fifty-three percent want to live close to shopping; 52% would prefer to live in a mixed-income housing community; and 51% want access to public transportation.
"The report takes a very close look at the largest demographic group and the one most likely to have an impact on land use--the 80 million young people born between 1979 and 1995. It is here that the shift away from auto-oriented housing preferences is most profound.
"Sixty-three percent of this group said they plan to move in the next five years. What are they looking for? Seventy-six percent place a high value on walkability; 62% prefer developments offering a mix of shopping, dining and office space; and 59% prefer a diversity of housing choices."
Source: Livable Places Update newsletter is a Local Government Commission member benefit: http://bit.ly/ZN7NUY
-> According to a May 24th Forbes article, "When Jeanne Harrison, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker's Capitol Hill office in Washington, D.C., takes clients shopping for a home, her preference is to do the tour using two wheels, not four.
"Real estate agents usually 'drive fancy cars,' says Harrison, who along with her partner, Phil Guire, prefers to bicycle instead. 'We sell a lot of real estate and we get around by bike a lot.' After all, in the busy, hard-to-park Capitol Hill area, pedal power 'is the fastest way to get around.'
"Ms. Harrison, and her partner, Phil Guire, are among the growing cadre of real estate agents nationwide cycling alongside their clients to see prospective houses. While she rides her own bike, the buyers often use the cruisers for rent at the Capital Bikeshare stations...
"As bike lanes and paths proliferate, making biking on city streets safer, commuters are increasingly interested in biking to work and in living in bike-friendly neighborhoods. 'Proximity to bike shares is a selling point,' Ms. Harrison said, noting a marked interest in the number of cyclists using bike lanes. Clients, particularly those in their twenties and thirties, want 'to be near public transportation and or a bike share spot...'"
-> According to a May 20th, Medium article, "'Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.' - Jane Jacobs
"Cities are at their best when they change with their citizens; when, to quote Rebar principal Matthew Passmore, 'a city's evolution keeps pace with its own cultural evolution.' Unfortunately, cities are often preventing themselves from doing just that--from being responsive enough to their own changing dynamics to continue existing as accurate reflections of and platforms for their own cultures. Outdated permitting processes are keeping a large swath of promising projects in art, design, technology, and other modes of expression from ever becoming part of the urban landscape. Along the way, cities are missing opportunities to add economic and cultural value in a time of constrained resources.
"In other words: cities can be more healthy, engaging, beautiful and productive if they make it easier for citizens to contribute to making them so...
"In speaking with city officials in several San Francisco agencies recently, they all outlined the same five barriers as the root causes of bureaucratic slowness and difficulty. I've listed these below, along with some basic steps toward getting around them:
Via Montana Associated Technology Roundtables newsletter: http://bit.ly/12qB0GM
-> According to a May 27th Clean Technica article, "Reposted from sister site Planetsave, below are 22 of the top bike stories of 2013 so far--the 22 biggest ones I could think of or find..."
Via Linked in APA Transportation Planning Division (free registration required): http://linkd.in/14uPUpS
-> According to a June 4th National Centerfor Safe Routes to School news release, "Registration is now open for the 17th Walk to School Day! This annual event in the United States is a part of an international effort to celebrate the many benefits of walking and bicycling to school. Walk to School Day 2013 will take place on Wednesday, October 9. Walk to School Day participation reached a record high in 2012 with more than 4,200 registered U.S. events, and that number is expected to be even higher in 2013.
"Walk to School Day event registration is free and available to individuals and organizations holding an October event in the United States. Events that register on the Walk to School website, www.walkbiketoschool.org (http://bit.ly/15PtJyo) will be displayed on an interactive U.S. map on the website, where neighboring communities, media and other organizations can identify who is walking in their area..."
-> Interstate 10 extends over 2,400 miles across the southern tier of the United States, from Jacksonville, FL to Santa Monica, CA. It is the southernmost installation of the interstate highway system, with the longest stretch (881 miles) belonging to Texas and the shortest to Alabama (66 miles). Of those 66 miles in Alabama, approximately 8 serve as a critical link across Mobile Bay between Mobile and the Eastern Shore for commerce, tourism, and interstate travel. Unless you are on a bicycle.
The fortunes of cyclists in the Mobile area may soon change, provided such diverse stakeholders as the Baldwin County Medical Society, the Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Press-Register's Editorial Board, whose excellent editorial on the project (http://bit.ly/1b2GUMh) inspired this feature's title, are loud enough and persistent enough to convince the Alabama DOT to build the road the public wants: a new bridge across the Bay with a separated walking/bicycling path. The advocates in Mobile are drawing inspiration from other parts of the country--Charleston SC's Cooper River Bridge and Washington DC's Woodrow Wilson Bridge--where citizens refused to accept the excuses that no one will use it, or that such an accommodation would be too expensive. Having nearly 4/5 of the public standing behind such an idea also doesn't hurt.
Mobile isn't Boulder, the Press-Register isn't the New York Times, and the Jubilee Parkway is the sixth longest bridge in the United States, making this an important test of Complete Streets. Stay tuned!
"Let's Turn our New I-10 Bridge into a Destination," a Mobile Press-Register/AL.com article by Mike Marshall: http://bit.ly/1b2GUMh
-> According to a June 1st Business Insider article, "...The Wall Street Journal has made an epic editorial video blasting NYC's new bike share program (called Citibikes). [Video included in link below] The lead plaintiff is editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz, who calls Bloomberg totalitarian, and says that she speaks for the great majority of New Yorkers who detest the bikes, and that they're a fire hazard.
"Rabinowitz's best lines:
[See the bikeshare cover of the May 27th The New Yorker and read the artist's NYC cycling tips: http://nyr.kr/13kv7rx]
-> According to a May 30th Bikocity blog, "Members of the Capital Bikeshare service drive 4.4 million miles (198 miles on average per person) less annually. Yep, that's the average from 22,200 people. If these members all drove average cars that achieved 25 MPG, they would have saved 176,000 gallons of gasoline. That translates into gasoline savings of $704,000 per year, assuming a cost of $4 per gallon, and the maintenance savings due to reduced automobile wear make that even better! (On average, each person would have saved $31 of gasoline.)
"See how much can be saved even if everyone reduced their annual driving by as little as 198 miles annually? Imagine the savings if it was 1,000 miles annually. That would be $160 per person, $3.55 million combined, or a total of 22 million miles. Five times more..."
Via Linked in APA Transportation Planning Division (free registration required): http://linkd.in/12J3Zlx
-> According to a June 3rd State Smart Transportation Initiative article, "The transportation literature on mode choice is robust, though not complete. One emerging issue is the bike share system, a mode that is not only new to the scene, but one that is purposely designed to work in concert with other modes as a first- or final-mile solution.
"Fortunately, the Capital Bikeshare system, which opened in 2010 in and around Washington, has made a particular effort to gather and analyze travel data. The system gathers bothmechanically-tracked information on usage and survey-generated information on users. Evidence on mode choice comes from the latter. It is intuitive to suspect that the emergence of a new mode would both substitute for other modes and induce new travel. And that is what the Capital Bikeshare survey finds..."
-> According to a May 10th Tri-State Transportation Campaign Mobilizing the Region article, "Ever since the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) adopted its Complete Streets policy in December 2009, New Jersey county and municipalgovernments have adopted similar policies or have been discussing the potential to adopt similar policies... Despite this interest and encouragement, county and municipal officials report that when it comes to implementation of Complete Streets designs, their main concern is liability.
"In response to these concerns, Tri-State is releasing the New Jersey Complete Streets Liability Primer (http://bit.ly/11qWIXY), intended to be used by local officials and employees interested in passing Complete Streets policies or implementing Complete Streets designs. It contains a basic overview of liability issues related to roadway planning and design in New Jersey, highlights the benefits of Complete Streets designs, and provides information about Complete Streets planning resources. Tri-State has included similar liability primers in the 'Complete Streets in a Box Toolkits' released last year in New York (http://bit.ly/13EHuxq) and Connecticut (http://bit.ly/11h1DXm)..."
Via Smart Growth America e-News: http://bit.ly/10PvScn
-> According to a June 3rd The Des Moines Register article, "Patrol cars are fast and convenient, but in some cases pedal power is more discreet and economical, Iowa law enforcement officials say. Bike patrol units increasingly became part of Iowa police departments in the late 1990s. More recently, a broader range of law enforcement agencies have been utilizing bikes, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy officials said. Agencies such as the Iowa State Patrol and county conservation boards now outfit officers with bikes...
"Troopers, rangers and police officers say using bikes means saving gas money, patrolling more discreetly, increasing contact with residents and monitoring areas where motorized vehicles are limited, such as the State Capitol grounds in Des Moines..."
-> According to May 24th release on the Blog of Commissioner Elsaesser, "The Helena Tourism Alliance has launched its new website, BikeHelena.com (http://bit.ly/18OPZf0) this week. Bike Helena is a website and brand to promote all things cycling in Helena, Montana. BikeHelena.com is designed to be a clearinghouse for any and all cycling information in Helena, which is helpful for locals and visitors alike. BikeHelena.com features trail maps, ride suggestions, trail reports, events, bike rentals, bike shops, bike clubs/teams, weather information, blogs, videos, local and statewide cycling advocacy groups, tips on where to eat and drink in Helena, and the ability to book local hotels...
"Helena, Montana is one of the premier Mountain Biking destinations in America and BikeHelena.com is designed to make riding our extensive trail network as user friendly as possible."
-> According to a May 17th Urban Institute summary, "In April 2012, Living Cities asked the Urban Institute to study the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, and the HUD Regional Planning Grants specifically, as a way to understand how the federal government could break down 'silos,' institutional or political barriers to cooperative and collaborative efforts. The research team reviewed key documents and conducted in-person interviews with personnel at federal agencies as well as organizations leading the regional planning grant projects in five case sites. These findings (Can Federal Efforts Advance Federal and Local De-Siloing?: Lessons from the HUD-EPA-DOT Partnership for Sustainable Communities: http://urbn.is/13k0D95) suggest that federal efforts can, in fact, contribute to breaking down silos both within the federal government and at the regional level."
-> According to a May 24th Go article, "Suyun Ma, PhD student in transportation engineering at the University of Iowa... [Her] PhD research is about analyzing how the layout and pattern of built environments, such as street patterns and land use, can reduce car usage in the United States.
"Seeking to minimize driving, Suyun's research identifies features of urban environments that make reduced driving an attractive possibility. Her research analyzes data on the driving habits of individuals from 12 different cities in the U.S. The data covers a period of 10 months. With approximately 200 people at each site, Suyun has data from about 2,000 participants in total! Suyun uses this data to draw correlations, or associations, between participants' built environments and daily driving mileage.
"So far, her research shows that street pattern plays a large role in driving behavior; streets with higher connectivity and density tend to reduce vehicle driving while encouraging biking and walking. Connectivity refers to intersections or places where different roadways intersect and connect. The more intersections there are within the city's road network, the easier it is to get from one road to the next and from one destination to another. Street patterns that have a higher density and connectivity provide plenty of streets to get riders from place to place.
"Suyun's study is unique in its inclusion of participants' entire driving area. Earlier studies have revolved around driving habits only within residential areas, but Suyun expanded the scope to encompass the entire possible driving pattern of the participants..."
-> According to a June 4th Recently Released TRB Publications summary, "TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) has released a project brief that summarizes the results of SHRP 2 Capacity Project C09, Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions into the Collaborative Decision-Making Process (http://bit.ly/ZspRBq).
"The products of this research project include 'Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions into the Collaborative Decision-Making Process' (SHRP 2 Report S2-C09-RR-1), 'Practitioner's Guide to Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions into the Collaborative Decision-Making Process' (SHRP 2 Report S2-C09-RW-2), and the 'Transportation for Communities: Advancing Projects through Partnerships' (TCAPP) website. TCAPP is organized around decision points in the planning, programming, environmental review, and permitting processes."
-> According to the June American Trails newsletter, "How much does the Outdoor Recreation Economy generate in your state? The Outdoor Industry Association says that, 'Every year, Americans spend $646 billion on outdoor recreation--on gear, vehicles, trips, travel-related expenses, and more. This creates jobs, supports communities, generates tax revenue, and helps drive the economy. Throughout America, people recognize that outdoor recreation and open spaces attract and sustain families and businesses, create healthy communities, and foster a high quality of life.'" (Outdoor Recreation Economy data: http://bit.ly/12rQDhb.Hover over your state on the interactive map to learn more, or click to download a PDF of the state's report.)
"Successful community planning efforts are not limited to the use of a collection of participation tools, but are instead ongoing community ownership of the planning process. These tools are important parts of an effective overall effort, but effective public participation is more than the sum of its parts."
- From "Participation Tools for Better Community Planning," a guide with emphasis on public participation with low-income, underserved communities published by the Local Government Commission, Spring 2013. (49 pages)
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A HISTORY LESSON
-> "Britain's first bicycle path--separated and swept to boot--was suggested in 1821.The first cycle paths in the UK were installed (badly) in the 1930s. However, the idea for such dedicated ways--segregated and swept--- was first proposed in 1821. Given that what we would recognize as a bicycle wasn't developed until the 1860s, such a proposal seems rather prescient...
"According to Gompertz, writing in 1821, it was 'chiefly owing to [velocipedes] having been prohibited the use of the footpaths, which, if necessary in some places, should have been accompanied with an Act allowing them three or four feet of the width of the roads for their sole use, and for that to be kept in good repair; this they deserve, and persons while using them would not be exposed to danger where there are many carriages and horses, nor be obliged to wade through mud...'"
WEBINAR "Model Pedestrian Safety Programs"
Date: June 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Creating Positive Change with Temporary Infrastructure Improvements"
Date: June 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Learn about the Federal Lands Access Program"
Date: June 13, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Lobbying and Elections for Biking and Walking Advocacy"
Date: June 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "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 "NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide Webinar Series: Next Generation Bikeway Design: Raised Cycle Tracks" 3rd of 3
Date: June 26, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 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 "From Paint to Preform: Getting the Most from Pavement Markings"
Date: July 17, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 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
WEBINAR "Getting Better Data for Better Decisions: Improving Performance Measures and Outcomes"
Date: August 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Integrating Spatial Data to Develop Community Priorities"
Date: September 18, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
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CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS/ABSTRACTS
-> Call for Proposals: National Walking Summit, October 1 - 3, 2013, Washington, D.C.
-> Call for Convention Session Proposals: The Association of Partners for Public LandsPartnership Convention and Trade Show, February 23-27, 2014, Albuquerque, NM.
-> Call for Susie Stephens Student Scholarship Applications: APBP Professional Development Seminar, September 9-12, 2013, Boulder, CO.
-> Call for Proposals: Second Annual NC Bike Summit, October 18-20, 2013, Carrboro, NC.
-> Late Breaker Call for Abstracts: Injury Control and Emergency Services, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2-6, 2013, Boston, MA.
-> Call for Session Proposals: 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, February 13-15, 2014, Denver, CO.
-> Call for Papers: Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2014, Washington, D.C. (See Information for Authors: A Guide for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Presentation at the TRB Annual Meeting and for Publications in the TRB's Journal: http://bit.ly/10kGI6i)
-> 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 18-19, 2013, Sustainable Trails for All - With Trail Accessibility Guidelines, Greenfield, NH.
-> 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, 2013 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation - Scottsdale, AZ.
-> 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 22-23, 2013, State Smart Transportation Initiative Community of Practice Meeting, Detroit, MI.
-> July 22-23, 2013, Conference and Midyear Meeting of the TRB Policy, and Social and Economic Factors Sections, Washington, DC.
-> July 22-25, 2013, Transportation: Driving a Sustainable Urban Environment, New Brunswick, NJ.
-> 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 9-12, 2013, National Open Streets Training, Minneapolis, MN.
-> August 12, 2013, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA.
-> 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, (firstname.lastname@example.org);
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After a remarkable tenure of 34 years, the Local Government Commission's founder is stepping down this year. Over that span, the LGC has been a pioneer in local government innovation in California and beyond, setting the pace in both policies and successful implementation of smart growth, recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation, climate change response and building healthier communities. The LGC is currently seeking a new Executive Director who is a proven and passionate leader. Among the key qualifications are a "demonstrated commitment to improving local communities through innovative approaches to environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and social equity" and "experience in managing change in a high-performing organization."
Deadline: July 8, 2013
Walk San Francisco seeks a results-driven, experienced nonprofit leader to become our new Executive Director, ready to jump in and guide a small, rapidly growing organization to the next level. This is a great opportunity to have a real impact on the place where you work and live, and make San Francisco a model for the rest of the nation. Our work promotes sustainable transportation and green urbanism, justice for underserved communities, and better health for all. The Executive Director is a champion for safe, sustainable streets in San Francisco, an experienced advocate and a successful fundraiser who can secure support to grow the organization's sustainability, capacity, and impact. He or she will bring policy and political savvy, along with a passion for sustainability, urbanism, health, and social justice, to build on the organization's position as a growing force for positive change in San Francisco. This position offers the opportunity for a leader to bring his/her own vision to chart the course of the organization.
Deadline: Applications reviewed as they are received. Position to begin in early to mid August 2013
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