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#333 Wednesday, June 19, 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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----- Highway Sponsors Must Study Transit, Suburban Sprawl Impacts
----- 27-Country European Cycling Benchmark Report
----- Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets
----- FHWA Transportation Alternatives Program Final Guidance
----- Find It, Fund It! Interactive Search Tool
----- State-by-State SRTS Spending Chart
----- TRB Health and Transportation Subcommittee

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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----- Stormwater & Sewer Projects Create Jobs & Infrastructure: Martin County, FL
----- MD: Bike-Ped Plan Update May Change Funding Priorities
----- NC: Bike, Pedestrian Funding from State at Risk
----- Chicago, IL Pilots All-Way Pedestrian Crossing

T-H-E--R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H--B-E-A-T
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----- Performance Specifications Implementation Guides
----- America's Support For Public Transportation
----- Feasibility of Movable Boarding & Alighting Pads

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

HIGHWAY SPONSORS MUST STUDY TRANSIT, SUBURBAN SPRAWL IMPACTS

-> According to a June 5th Switchboard article, "It is just an interim ruling, but it is potentially an important one: In a suit brought by inner-city, minority plaintiffs, the US District Court in Milwaukee has indicated that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) cannot enlarge a major urban freeway connection without further study of the project's impacts on transit-dependent populations and on regional suburban sprawl. For now, the case is headed to mediation; but the court's ruling on legal issues in the case, as articulated in an opinion signed by federal judge Lynn Adelman, is potentially significant to other highway-expansion controversies with similar circumstances.

"First, the court found that, before going forward with plans for construction, the agencies must first study the impact of 'continuing to expand highway capacity in the region while transit capacity declines.' Second, the agencies also must examine the potential regional effects of highway expansion on suburban sprawl. The court rejected the agencies' argument that they need only study the impacts in the specific area where the highway expansion was taking place, finding that it would defeat the 'action-forcing' intent of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) if a piecemeal approach to highway projects and analysis allowed cumulative regional impacts to escape scrutiny..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1ak28Yo
Title: "Federal Court Says Highway Sponsors Must First Study Transit, Impacts on Suburban Sprawl"
Author: Ken Benefield

27-COUNTRY EUROPEAN CYCLING BENCHMARK REPORT

-> According to a June 6th European Cyclists' Federation article, "The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) is using the run up to next week's Velo-city 2013, its international cycling conference in Vienna, to launch a groundbreaking new benchmarking report which provides a multi-dimensional view on cycling in all 27 EU countries.

"Remarkably Netherlands and Denmark were inseparable at the top of the table after assessing daily cycling levels, cycle tourism, advocacy activity, bicycle sales and cyclists' safety. Countries in the south and east of Europe showed they have a lot of potential for improvement. ECF Cycling Barometer Project Manager Chloe Mispelon said 'The main purpose of launching the ECF Cycling Barometer today is to get people talking about international comparisons in cycling... The ECF Cycling Barometer is our way of prompting a debate around five dimensions of cycling we are prioritizing (modal share, road safety, cycling tourism, volume of the cycling tourism market, and size of the recognized cycling advocacy organizations)...The barometer shows that we really need reliable statistics on cycling in the EU to enable governments and advocates to assess progress on cycling and to allow collaborative working between countries to improve cycling for European citizens.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/11KIgpF
Title: "The First EU wide ECF Cycling Barometer Launched"
Author: Chloe Mispelon

NEXT BIG INFRASTRUCTURE CRISIS? AGE-PROOFING OUR STREETS

-> According to a June 11th The Atlantic Cities article, "We often talk colloquially about the 'fast pace of city living,' and that pace actually has a default speed: We've long assumed that people cross the street walking at about 4 feet per second.Crosswalks are timed with this number in mind, so you don't get clipped by a creeping car when the red hand starts flashing at you midway through an intersection. But the older we get, the more likely we are to slow down. Most 80-year-olds just don't move at 4 feet per second.

"This bit of infrastructure trivia wasn't all that relevant just a few decades ago. 'In the '60s, a majority of people weren't living past 70, or 75,' says Hilde Waerstad, a physical therapist and research associate with the MIT AgeLab. As the vast baby boom generation now prepares to age well beyond 75, the demographics of entire cities will effectively age, too... And in most places, we're woefully unprepared..."

Source: http://bit.ly/12Je849
Title: "The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets"
Author: Emily Badger

(Ed. Note: See related article, "Why No City Can Afford to Forget About Seniors":http://bit.ly/14JjnjD)

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

FHWA TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM FINAL GUIDANCE

-> According to a recent League of American Bicyclists bog post, "On Monday, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released its final guidance on the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)(http://1.usa.gov/14JmsjG) and--like the interim guidance released last fall--it's really a mixed result.

"FHWA releases guidance to help State Departments of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) interpret the federal transportation law, MAP-21, and let them know what U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) expects. In many cases, states have been reluctant to move forward on TAP because they wanted to make sure their interpretation of the bill was consistent with FHWA's interpretation.Overall, we had hoped that the final guidance would be more in-depth and answer more questions than it does..."

Source: http://bit.ly/17mGFzu
Title: "Final Guidance on TAP program: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly"
Author: Caron Whitaker

(Ed. Note: See also Interim Guidance on CMAQ Operating Assistance under MAP-21 also released on June 10, 2013: http://1.usa.gov/17m2peP)

FIND IT, FUND IT! INTERACTIVE SEARCH TOOL

-> According to a June 10th email post on the APBP member listserve, "Advocacy Advance--the partnership between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the League of American Bicyclists--has a new MAP-21 resource for you this week: Find It, Fund It! Our new interactive search tool (http://bit.ly/11xhEtr) centralizes and simplifies information about funding eligibility in MAP-21 to help you find federal funding sources for 24 types of projects.

"Here is how it works:

  1. Go to http://bit.ly/11xhEtr
  2. Select your project type from the 'Select a Project Below' drop-down menu.
  3. Two categories of funding programs will show up. Next to the green bar are programs that are continued or new within the new transportation bill, MAP-21. Next to the yellow bar are programs that are not continued in MAP-21. However, these programs are available until your state fully spends the remaining dollars: http://bit.ly/11xhJ0r.
  4. Click on any program listed next to the green bar. A box will appear that lets you know what the program is, how much money is available, who makes the funding decisions, how much has been spent on bicycle and pedestrian projects in the past, and Advocacy Advance resources that will give you additional information..."

Title: "MAP-21 Resources: Webinar and Find it Fund it!" (June 13 webinar, Learn about the Federal Lands Access Program, archive: http://bit.ly/17X9Cl0)
Author: BrighidO'Keane

Via Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals listserve (posting & access requires membership): http://bit.ly/11TDXiS

STATE-BY-STATE SRTS SPENDING CHART

-> According to a Safe Routes to School National Partnership recently release, "This chart (Safe Routes to School Federal Program--State of the States As of March 31, 2013) details each state's progress on implementing the federal Safe Routes to School program. All dollar figures cited are as of March 31, 2013...Announced columns measure the amount of funding each state has announced for local grants and statewide spending--not including administrative expenses. Obligated columns reflect the amount that the state has expended or contracted to expend on Safe Routes to School, including local grants, statewide spending, and administrative expenses. Obligation is important as it demonstrates what level of funding has been or will soon be spent to date to build infrastructure projects, support non-infrastructure activities, and implement the program.These are the funds that will ultimately help local communities create safer routes to school..."

Source: http://bit.ly/101YYof
Title: "Safe Routes to School Federal Program - State of the States As of March 31, 2013"
Author: Staff

Via Safe Routes to School National Partnership E-news: http://bit.ly/15iGa2k

TRB HEALTH AND TRANSPORTATION SUBCOMMITTEE

-> According to the Health and Transportation Subcommittee 2013 flyer, "The mission of the Health and Transportation Subcommittee is to identify, advance and publish research and information to expand and improve current understanding and evaluation of the health impacts of federal, state, regional and local transportation policies, procedures and actions.

"The scope of this Subcommittee includes a wide array of topics designed to cover diverse impacts and issues related to health, with attention given to vulnerable populations. Topics include, but are not limited to: sustainable and active transportation modes (e.g., walking, biking, transit), mobility, accessibility, safety, freight and aviation impacts to health, transportation-related air pollution and noise impacts, social cohesion, other social, physical and mental health impacts, the distribution of those health impacts in the population (based on factors including income, race and ethnicity, sex, age and English proficiency), and the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) and other health metrics and indicators to advance the consideration of health impacts in transportation decision-making. The subcommittee will consider approaches to maximizing health benefits and addressing potential adverse impacts of transportation planning and policy decisions through engineering and design solutions..."

Source: http://bit.ly/140x1ft
Title: "TRB Health and Transportation Subcommittee Mission and Scope"
Author: Staff

(Ed. Note: See flyer for a variety of social media connections. Join the Friends List: http://bit.ly/140xzC8. See call for papers and posters in the Calendar section below.)

Via Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals listserve (posting & access requires membership): http://bit.ly/11TDXiS


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

STORMWATER & SEWER PROJECTS CREATE JOBS & INFRASTRUCTURE: MARTIN COUNTY, FL

-> According to a June 13th Smart Growth America article, "When envisioning ways to create jobs and revitalize business in a community, stormwater and sewer projects might not typically be at the top of the list. But one county in Florida showed that with some creative thinking and a resourceful application of funds, projects that might otherwise seem one-dimensional can go a long way toward building stronger communities.

"Planners in Martin County, Florida realized that a stormwater and sewer project on a neglected commercial corridor in the Golden Gate neighborhood of Stuart, FL, was an opportunity not just to provide vital infrastructure, but to spur private investment that would create jobs and help revitalize the neighborhood..."

Source: http://bit.ly/16HJ2cg
Title: "Smart Growth Stories: Resourceful Development in Martin County, FL"
Author: Craig Chester

MD: BIKE-PED PLAN UPDATE MAY CHANGE FUNDING PRIORITIES

-> According to a June 13th Gazette.net article, "The state (Maryland) is updating its Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, which could influence how easy it is to get around by bike or by walking in communities across Maryland. The plan, adopted in 2002 and now midway through a substantial update process, sets policy goals that affect funding for things like capital improvement projects.

"Kate Sylvester, a community planner with the Maryland Department of Transportation, said the department is required by law to update the plan along with the Maryland Transportation Plan, which is also being updated. Over the past decade, however, people have prioritized improvements to make bicycling and walking easier in their communities. 'Ten years have passed, and an awful lot has changed for bike and pedestrian priorities,' Sylvester said. Since 2002, more data has testified to the economic value and public health benefits of bicycling and walking, Sylvester said, and Maryland residents have made it known that they want infrastructure that supports biking and walking..."

Source: http://bit.ly/17Xuk4d
Title: "State's update of bike and pedestrian plan could change funding priorities: State is halfway through re-evaluation process"
Author: Elizabeth Waibel

NC: BIKE, PEDESTRIAN FUNDING FROM STATE AT RISK

-> According to a June 6th Raleigh Public Record article, "A bill making its way through the House could cut state support for bicycle and pedestrian projects and lessen funding for public transportation. HB 817 replaces the equity formula, which has been in place since the 1980s, said Raleigh's Transportation Manager Eric Lamb. The original formula distributed money in equal parts across the state--regardless of traffic or population.

"Instead, if approved, HB 817 would allow the state government to distribute money, the bill's authors say, to better reflect how the population has grown.While that sounds good in theory, Lamb said it leaves bicycle and pedestrian updates pitted against larger projects, such as roads and transit.

"'The key premise is to update the funding formulas and how different regions receive money,' Lamb said. 'Part of that is changing the geography of the distribution and changing what types of projects are eligible for what types of money. One of the concerns is how projects of different modes will compete against each other.' While sidewalks and curb cuts would be covered as part of road projects, state money would no longer be available to fund independent sidewalk and greenway projects..."

Source: http://bit.ly/14JtNje
Title: "Bike, Pedestrian Funding from State at Risk"
Author: Jacqueline Kantor

CHICAGO, IL PILOTS ALL-WAY PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

-> According to a June 3rd Sustainable City Network article, "The Chicago Department of Transportation launched a test of an 'all-way' pedestrian crossing at the downtown intersection of State Street and Jackson Boulevard, which allows pedestrians to cross to any corner, including through the intersection, during a special traffic signal phase that stops all vehicular traffic.

"'This new all-way crossing will improve the pedestrian environment and vehicular timing at this very busy downtown intersection,' said CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein. 'Chicagoans and visitors will be able to cross on foot more quickly and safely while all vehicular traffic is stopped. This is part of our strategy to eliminate as many conflicts as possible for everyone's safety and enhanced vehicle throughput as well; a win-win.'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/14JkmjB
Title: "City to Pilot All-Way Pedestrian Crossing"
Author: Staff


THE RESEARCH BEAT

PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS IMPLEMENTATION GUIDES

-> According to a June 13th TRB summary, "TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Renewal Project R07 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled 'Implementation Guidelines: Volume I: Strategies for Implementing Performance Specifications: A Guide for Executives and Project Managers' that is designed to provide a broad overview of the benefits and challenges associated with implementing performance specifications. Recommendations are provided regarding the various cultural, organizational, and legal considerations that can affect the successful implementation of performance specifications. Project selection criteria and procurement and project delivery options are also addressed.

"SHRP 2 Renewal Project RO7 also produced 'Implementation Guidelines: Volume II: Developing and Drafting Effective Performance Specifications: A Guide for Specification Writers'(http://bit.ly/12U7Cc9) that presents a flexible framework that specifiers may use to assess whether performance specifying represents a viable option for a particular project or project element, and if so, how performance specifications may then be developed and used to achieve project-specific goals and satisfy user needs..."

Source: http://bit.ly/15i3GwA
Title: "Implementation Guidelines: Volume I: Strategies for Implementing Performance Specifications: A Guide for Executives and Project Managers"
Author: Staff

AMERICA'S SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

-> According to a recent summary of an American Public Transportation Association study, "The survey 'America's Support For Public Transportation' was conducted for The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) by the MinetaTransportation Institute (MTI)...The Institute was interested in assessing the attitudes and opinions of US residents towards public transportation in their own communities and around the country. More specifically, MTI was interested in respondents' feelings toward current and potential future approaches to funding transportation projects..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1are76P
Title: "America's Support For Public Transportation"
Author: Staff

FEASIBILITY OF MOVABLE BOARDING & ALIGHTING PADS

-> According to an abstract of a Florida DOT study, "This study (Analysis of Movable Bus Stop Boarding and Alighting Areas: http://bit.ly/10vGyP0) explored the feasibility of using movable and reusable boarding and alighting (B&A) pads at bus stops. Potential design alternatives in terms of materials and structural support for these pads were evaluated. The review focused on the existing and alternative design materials, especially in applications other than for transit purposes, which could potentially replace the existing conventional cast-in-place concrete slab.

"An online national survey of bus transit agencies was conducted to determine how transit agencies are meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bus stop accessibility requirements and to get feedback and related information on the potential use of movable B&A pads at bus stops...The potential benefits for using movable B&A pads were identified to be lower installation and maintenance cost, ease of installation and use, quicker installation, flexibility, portability, and passenger accessibility. Some potential concerns included lower durability, strength, and stability; greater risk of theft; space limitations; safety; and aesthetics..."

Source: http://bit.ly/10vGyP0
Title: "Analysis of Movable Bus Stop Boarding and Alighting Areas"
Author: NakinSuksawang, Ph.D., P.E.; Albert Gan, Ph.D.; PriyankaAlluri, Ph.D, et al

Via TRB News: http://bit.ly/Z6uqgd


QUOTES R US

"They (FHWA and WIS DOT) must examine the potential social and economic impact on the transit-dependent of continuing to expand highway capacity in the region while transit capacity declines. If after conducting this examination the agencies determine that their continuing to expand highway capacity while transit capacity declines will have negative effects, the agencies must consider identifying and assessing an alternative to the project that might avoid, minimize, or mitigate those negative effects."

"They (FHWA and WIS DOT) must examine the potential social and economic impact on the transit-dependent of continuing to expand highway capacity in the region while transit capacity declines. If after conducting this examination the agencies determine that their continuing to expand highway capacity while transit capacity declines will have negative effects, the agencies must consider identifying and assessing an alternative to the project that might avoid, minimize, or mitigate those negative effects."
http://bit.ly/1ak28Yo

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

VIDEO - UNDERGROUND BIKE PARKING SYSTEMS IN JAPAN

-> A demonstration of an automated 200-bike valet system that conserves surface space and uses robotic arms to place and retrieve bicycles in underground slots. (4:16 minutes)

http://bit.ly/18Zr21z


WEBINARS, CONFERENCE CALLS AND SEMINARS

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 "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
Presenters: Wendy Cawley (City of Portland) & Karen Haley (Indianapolis Cultural Trail)
Host: NACTO & Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)
Cost: Complete series: $100 APBP members / $170 non-APBP members or individual webinar: $50 APBP members / $85 non-APBP members
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/13D2anN

WEBINAR "Creating Positive Change with Temporary Infrastructure Improvements"

Date: June 27, 2013*, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET (*Rescheduled from June 12)
Presenters: Joan Horton (Clawson, MI Development Authority) &Jeanne Marsala (Safe Kids Clark County Coalition, Las Vegas, NV)
Host: National Center for Safe Routes to School
Cost: free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/19PIDs4

WEBINAR "Incorporating Environmental Public Health Tracking into Health Impact Assessments" (Part 2, see http://bit.ly/125L0hg for archived Part 1)

Date: June 27, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET
Presenters: James S. Blumenstock (Assn. of State and Territorial Health Officials), Lisa Hines (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Arthur Wendel (Centers for Disease Prevention and Control), Chuck Stroebel (MN Dept. of Health) & Kelly Muellman (MN Dept. of Health)
Host: American Public Health Association, et al
Cost: free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1ak57QC

WEBINAR "Right-of-Way Procedures, Tools and Techniques for Local Public Agencies"

Date: July 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Carolyn James (FHWA's Office of Real Estate Services)
Host: FHWA
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://1.usa.gov/19PTTVo

WEBINAR "Adopting CSS: the Florida Greenbook"

Date: July 10, 2013, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Billy Hattaway (Florida DOT)
Host: FHWA, Project for Public Spaces & Sevatec
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://1.usa.gov/11wW7kK

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 "Transportation Performance Measures"

Date: July 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: : Jim Charlier (Charlier Associates)
Host: Community Builders
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/15i0GAg

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
Presenters: TBA
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)
Cost: $50 APBP members/$85 non-APBP members, or multi-webinar discounts
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/142m7Xi

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

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
Presenters: TBA
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)
Cost: $50 APBP members/$85 non-APBP members, or multi-webinar discounts
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/YE59Af

WEBINAR "Integrating Spatial Data to Develop Community Priorities"

Date: September 18, 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
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/142mIIz


RESOURCES

-> "MOVING HEALTHY: LINKING FHWA PROGRAMS AND HEALTH,"
web pages, also available in pdf format, Federal Highway Administration, June 2013. (3.4 MB)
http://1.usa.gov/19hYcGa

-> "GLOSSARY OF TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION QUALITY
"... Assurance Terms: Sixth Edition," Transportation Research Circular E-C173, Transportation Research Board, 2013. (41 pages)
http://bit.ly/19hhM5n

-> "FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS: IMPROVED GUIDANCE COULD
"...Enhance States' Use of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Selection," United States Accountability Office Report to Congressional Committees, June 2013. (30 pages)
http://bit.ly/17lc4lR

-> "KEY TRANSPORT STATISTICS 2012 DATA,"
International Transport Forum, 2013. (2 pages)
http://bit.ly/11NgKsD

-> "INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC SAFETY DATA AND ANALYSIS GROUP
"...Road SafetyAnnual Report 2013," International Transport Forum, 2013. (457 pages)
http://bit.ly/18YZE3u

-> "SPENDING ON TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE 1995-2011"
"...Trends, Policies, Data," International Transport Forum, 2013. (55 pages)
http://bit.ly/14JcAWY


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

-> Call for Proposals: Second Annual NC Bike Summit, October 18-20, 2013, Carrboro, NC.
DEADLINE: June 21, 2013, 5 p.m. ET
http://bit.ly/18Nd0fX

-> Late Breaker Call for Abstracts: Injury Control and Emergency Services, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2-6, 2013, Boston, MA.
DEADLINE: July 6, 2013, 11:50 p.m. PST
http://bit.ly/ZHeOq7

-> Call for Session Proposals: 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, February 13-15, 2014, Denver, CO.
DEADLINE: July 8, 2013
http://bit.ly/10UOHYj

-> 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)
DEADLINE: August 1, 2013
http://bit.ly/12Le5lU

-> Call for Posters on the Creative Use of Data in Transportation and Public Health Planning, Transportation Research Board 93rd AnnualMeeting, January 12-16, 2014, Washington, D.C.
DEADLINE: September 6, 2013
http://bit.ly/11Yo7km

CONFERENCES

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

-> June 23-27, 2013, 2013 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation - Scottsdale, AZ.
http://bit.ly/12LmLJ3

-> 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 22-23, 2013, State Smart Transportation Initiative Community of Practice Meeting, Detroit, MI.
http://bit.ly/16W2AvS

-> July 22-23, 2013, Conference and Midyear Meeting of the TRB Policy, and Social and Economic Factors Sections, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/ZOA5wi

-> July 22-25, 2013, Transportation: Driving a Sustainable Urban Environment, New Brunswick, NJ.
http://bit.ly/11DPrQe

-> 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, 2013, Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals Half-day Workshop, Boston, MA.
http://bit.ly/14JkmjB page 4

-> August 4-7, 2013, ITE 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA.
http://bit.ly/OrDBZJ

-> August 9-11, 2013, National Open Streets Training, Minneapolis, MN.
http://bit.ly/16IQ7Na

-> August 12, 2013, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA.
http://bit.ly/a9HNPO

-> 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

-> August 25-29, 2013*, Comprehensive Bicycle Planning & Design Course, Portland, OR. [*New date]
http://bit.ly/ZxQrJ8

-> September 9, 2013, APBP Bike Parking Workshop, Boulder, CO.
http://bit.ly/17lSypf

-> September 9, 2013, Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals Half-day Workshop, Boulder, CO.
http://bit.ly/17lSjun

-> 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

-> October 28-29, 2013, NACTO Designing Cities Workshop, Phoenix, AZ. Info: nacto@nacto.org
http://bit.ly/10b7Wea

-> 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 9-11, 2014, Fifth International Transportation and Economic Development Conference, Dallas, TX. Info: Martine Micozzi at MMicozzi@nas.edu.
http://bit.ly/13mMFSK

-> 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.

-> RFP - ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TRAILS STUDY, MID-OHIO REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION (MORPC)

MORPC requests proposals from experienced individuals, organizations or teams to provide professional services to conduct an Economic Impact of Trails Study.This project is envisioned to encompass four main activities in the following order of importance:1. Estimate the economic value of trails in Central Ohio; 2. Conduct a cost/benefit analysis of investments in trails; 3. Identify trail user profiles; and 4. Create summary reports of each activity, a final report of the entire study, and factsheets.

Deadline: June 28, 2013, 5 pm ET
http://bit.ly/10Qh5y5

-> RFP - IN MOTION MULTIFAMILY PILOT PROJECT PROGRAM REVIEW CONSULTANT, KING COUNTY, WA

King County Metro seeks to hire a consultant to work with King County Metro (KCM) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to develop and implement a pilot project to improve travel efficiency in multifamily residential markets. KCM and SDOT have a shared interest in promoting transit use and pedestrian/bike trips in multifamily residential markets, including apartment, condominium and mixed-use developments. This partnership will strengthen the existing In Motion program, and assist SDOT in developing more targeted multi-family travel options materials that support changes in parking requirements for new developments and Seattle's modal plan implementation efforts.

Deadline: July 2, 2013, 2:00 p.m. PT
http://1.usa.gov/15iSiQZ

-> CALL FOR APPLICANTS - BICYCLE PARKING WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS, APBP

Are you a recognized expert in bicycle parking? Are you interested in working with government and transit agencies, business improvement districts, employment centers and developers to make bicycle parking functional, attractive and responsive to community needs? Can you commit to presenting at least two workshops a year? APBP is recruiting 8 instructor trainees for the new APBP Bicycle Parking Workshop program. This on-site workshop builds on the success of our Bicycle Parking Guidelines, 2ndEdition (http://bit.ly/12aBHwv) and the 2013 Bicycle Parking webinar series (http://bit.ly/1bUuzu1).

Deadline: July 9, 2013
E-mail questions to Phil Miller at phil@apbp.org.http://bit.ly/15iI2rY

-> VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - LAB NCUTCD REPRESENTATIVE

The League of American Bicyclists is a voting member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD). We are currently looking for a person to serve as our representative to the National Committee; we are looking for a progressive bicycle professional with extensive knowledge of bicycle traffic signs, signals and markings and a commitment to improving the range of engineering solutions available to increase cycling and improve cycling safety. The position requires attendance at two meetings per year (one in January the week before TRB in the DC area; the second moves around the country in the late June time-frame) and committee work in between meetings. We are able to cover meeting expenses but not time.

Deadline: None provided
Send a letter of interest and relevant CV to Andy Clarke: andy@bikeleague.org.

-> COMPETITION - COMMUNICATING TECHNICAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES WITH "JOHN AND JANE Q. PUBLIC"

Why don't they understand? Transportation professionals often find it challenging to communicate critical transportation concepts to a non-technical audience. While some have found tools, graphics, or just the right words to convey their message, research tells us that transportation professionals still face a largely uninformed public.In 2007, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Planning and Environment Group launched a new competition looking for fresh and creative methods for communicating technical transportation issues with "John and Jane Q. Public" to share with others within the profession. This year's competition theme is transportation modeling.

Deadline: August 5, 2013
http://bit.ly/14csLtT

-> JOB - BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN SPECIALIZED ANALYST, DENVER, CO

The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise that enables Colorado DOT to fulfill its role in increasing usage and safety of bicycling and walking in Colorado. This position will provide technical assistance to CDOT regions and stakeholders, and analyze bicycle and pedestrian data for use in CDOT planning, program, and project evaluation.

Deadline: June 26, 2013, 11:59 PM Mountain Time (Position open only to Colorado residents)
http://bit.ly/17fmHqt

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LOCAL MOTION, BURLINGTON, VT

Local Motion, a Greater Burlington VT non-profit promoting people-powered transportation and recreation for healthy and sustainable Vermont communities, is recruiting a new executive director. Their member-supported organization continues to flourish as they expand popular initiatives such as Bicycle Recycle Vermont, complete streets & trails advocacy, Bike Ferry service, Trailside Center, the Safe Streets Collaborative and a myriad of outreach activities. They are looking for a dynamic, passionate Executive Director to lead their 12 year-round and many seasonal employees, 12-member Board, 1,000 area members and 300 annual volunteers. The Local Motion staff is a tight-knit and fast-paced team. They value everyone's opinion and this is reflected in their decision-making processes. They are active transportation and recreation enthusiasts, and they are exploring creative ways to welcome and include culturally diverse communities in their outreach strategies. Their ideal candidate is someone who shares these values and who's ready to join an evolving and highly collaborative group.

Deadline: Review of applications begins by July 15, 2013
http://bit.ly/141mD7j

-> JOB - PROGRAM MANAGER DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION, BAYOU GREENWAYS 2020, HOUSTON, TX

The Bayou Greenways 2020 Program Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and the Houston Parks Board Projects Team, and be responsible for both managing the segments of Bayou Greenways 2020 currently funded and underway, as well as building the "project delivery machine" to handle the completion of all segments, in budget and on time by 2020. Building the "machine" will entail completing the project management systems for the Project, and working with the Executive Director to add project managers and construction managers to the team as needed. The Program Manager will be responsible for the delivery of the full Project by 2020.

Deadline: none provided
http://linkd.in/10wshBL


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