#335 Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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-> Only days remain to take advantage of the Early Bird rate for the APBP Professional Development Seminar in Boulder, CO. The theme of this year's seminar, held September 9-12, is Dollars and Sense: Economic, Health and Social Benefits of Walking and Bicycling.
The conference promises lively and longer sessions--three hours for each breakout--allowing participants to explore subjects in depth. Seminars will be presented across three tracks, the first of which is "The Return on Investment for Active Transportation" which includes the following breakout sessions:
That last session, to be led by Brett Hondorp, will cover the panoply of local funding sources available for active transportation projects. For example: impact fees, developer agreements, bond initiatives, sales tax, TIF, and state/local aid. The opportunity to brush up on that knowledge should alone justify your trip to Boulder. The other two seminar tracks are "Guidelines, Standards and Decision-Making" and Integrated Corridor Planning and Design."
Upcoming issues of CenterLines will review other PDS tracks and plenary speakers. Early Bird rates end July 19.Register here: http://bit.ly/15LSrjK.
-> Boulder, CO, was an early adopter of complete streets. Its budget and policies reflect a commitment to active mobility. The network of greenway paths offers continuity and separation from cars. Children learn to ride bikes, buses and walk in their city from an early age. Boulder is a Platinum level Bicycle Friendly Community (see video: http://bit.ly/13O3E5x). Boulder's transit system features Hop, Skip, Jump and Dash buses (see video: http://bit.ly/15kZa1K).The Boulder Creek Path attracts families and entrepreneurs alike. Bike-through banking features a water cooler in summer. If it's innovative, it's a good bet it began in Boulder.
Recognized as one of the happiest cities in America, this walkable, bicycle-friendly, transit-oriented city offers a premier learning laboratory for the biennial conference of the Association and Pedestrian Professionals (APBP). Bike, pedestrian, and safe routes to school professionals will explore Boulder on bike, foot and transit. The conference theme is "Dollars and Sense: Economic, Health and Social Benefits of Walking and Bicycling". APBP offers both a one-day training option on Monday, September 9th (intensive half-day and full-day classroom and mobile sessions) followed by a 2.5-day conference with 3-hour deep-learning sessions on Tuesday, September 10th through Thursday, September 12th. APBP's Big 15th Birthday Bash is on September 10th and features the return of the picnic accompanied by a jazz trio and spectacular mountain scenery. See the APBP Professional Development Seminar website for more details: http://bit.ly/10DDwDZ.
-> According to a July 5th Kansas City Star article, "...Neighbor.ly (http://bit.ly/13umJSH) is partly an outgrowth of [Jase] Wilson's love for the structure, both physical and social, of cities. After working on city design as an entrepreneur and student, Wilson has turned to their finances in a time of contracting municipal spending and political clashes over taxes and budgets. Through Neighbor.ly, city and county governments, neighborhood associations, nonprofits and other civic organizations can raise money from individual contributors. For their money, contributors can get charitable tax deductions and other perks brokered by the organization promoting the project.
"So far, Neighbor.ly has raised $100,000 for civic projects, such as helping to finance a bicycle sharing program in Kansas City, a playground on Cherry Street, an effort to sign up Kansas City neighborhoods to the Google Fiber network and a skate park in Portland, Ore..."
-> According to a July 11th email from Ryan Whitney, "The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) is pleased to release a video that explores the evolution of cycling infrastructure in Toronto and Montreal. (On-street cycling infrastructure in Toronto and Montreal: http://bit.ly/1bI6kSw), 5:42.)
"Available on YouTube in English, French and Spanish, the video showcases bicycle infrastructure in Canada's two largest cities and features on-street interviews. Both cities have made progress in creating a network of bike lanes, yet each has taken a different approach. Much of Montreal's cycling network is physically separated from motorized traffic, whereas Toronto's consists primarily of on-street painted bike lanes. The goal of the video is to inspire cities to create more dedicated space for cyclists and inform viewers ondifferences in the cycling planning process between Toronto and Montreal."
-> According to a July 8th Urban Speakeasy article, "Author and publisher James Bacon was editor-in-chief of Virginia Business magazine before launching his own publication, Bacon's Rebellion.Bacon's Rebellion covers a wide range of public policy issues in Virginia...
"Smart growth: that's government imposed population control, right?We use a special vocabulary when we talk about planning and design. Terms like placemaking, sprawl, urbanism, density, and multimodal networks. One of the terms that has become extraordinarily political is smart growth. The term has political baggage, which means half of America's population tunes it out as white noise. If you walk into a Republican-sponsored function and boast about supporting "smart growth" people will assume you hate liberty, you promote centralized planning, you oppose family values, and you think trees are more important than humans. Here's the heart of Jim's argument:smart growth should be supported by conservatives. Counter-intuitive, if you follow mainstream media politicos..."
-> According to a July 10th Bloomberg News article, "China, the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, plans to widen the number of cities curbing auto purchases to fight pollution and congestion, threatening vehicle sales, the government-backed car association said.
"Eight cities -- Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin and Wuhan -- will probably introduce measures limiting auto purchases, Shi Jianhua, deputy secretary general of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said in a briefing in Beijing today, without being more specific about the timing.
"Such limitations could cut vehicle deliveries by 400,000 units, or 2 percent of nationwide sales, and undermine economic growth, Shi said. If introduced, the measures may triple the number of Chinese cities -- Beijing and Shanghai have vehicle quotas -- imposing curbs on automobiles as public anger grows over worsening congestion and air pollution..."
-> According to a June 28th League of Illinois Bicyclists news release, "'Education and awareness are key factors when it comes to the safety on our roads. The online bike safety website sponsored by the League of Illinois Bicyclists offers an additional tool to help ensure safe and enjoyable rides by bicyclists and by motorists,' Secretary of State Jesse White announced Thursday morning. White was one of several state dignitaries, including Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and IDOT Secretary Ann Schneider, which helped launch the new online 'Illinois bicycle safety quiz challenge'(http://bit.ly/192uV4Z) outside of the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago.
"More than 700 people have already taken the quiz at bikesafetyquiz.com, a resource for bicyclists and motorists on how to properly share the road with each other. The tool is meant to help close an education gap -- and reduce resentment -- for both road user types.The free, first-of-its-kind website teaches users key safety techniques and relevant Illinois state laws in an interactive quiz-based format for various audiences: 'Adult Bicyclists,''Motorists' and 'Child Bicyclists.' While the quiz is easy to use, that does not mean that all of the questions are easy..."
-> According to a July 10th Planetizen article, "If Gov. John Kitzhaber signs SB 810, as expected, Oregon will create a voluntary program for up to 5,000 motorists who will pay 1.5-cents for every mile they drive instead of the 30-cent state fuel excise tax.
"Oregon was the first state to introduce a gas tax in 1919. Continuing in that leadership role in road user fees, they started a mileage-based user fees program as early as 2001 under the direction of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) that initiated two pilot programs, limited to about 44, selected participants. Now they appear ready to take it the next step by opening it up to the public as they develop the technology to take it state-wide.
"Key to SB 810's passage was that it was voluntary, according to Queenie Wong of the Statesman Journal. It received bi-partisan support in both the Senate, where it was carried by Republican Senator Bruce Starr, passing 24-6 on Saturday, July 06, and in the House, by 47-13 on Sunday. Starr was quoted by Governing on Dec. 27, 2012: 'The bottom line is it's about fairness, and people who use the system ought to pay for the use of the system,' says Oregon state Sen. Bruce Starr, one of the leading advocates for VMT in his state. He says his state legislature will consider a bill in next year's session that would institute a VMT fee for any vehicle rated at more than 55 miles-per-gallon.'..."
-> According to a July 11th Global Site Plans article, "Sonoma County... has gained notoriety for its commitments to climate protection, alternative transportation andsustainable communities. This is evident in the planning efforts of the Sonoma County TransportationAuthority (SCTA) and the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan helps local city governmentsintegrate their bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure into regional networks, and incorporates urban design principles thatenhance connectivity...
"Specifically, the Master Plan seeks to accomplish ten county-wide objectives:
-> According to a July 11th PennDOT news release, "PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today announced that the department has produced four new videos aimed at educating children, motorists and parents about pedestrian safety (http://bit.ly/14cezEQ).
-> According to a July 6th Delaware online article, "Delaware has joined the zombie bandwagon. The state's newest traffic-safety campaign has this message for pedestrians: 'Don't Join the Walking Dead: Cross at Marked Crosswalks.'
"Officials want to stem an uptick in pedestrian deaths, which rose by 6.4 percent last year to 30 fatalities... Inspired by the AMC television drama of the same name, 'The Walking Dead' ads (http://1.usa.gov/15kWAcg) are popping up on bus shelters and sidewalks, reminding pedestrians not to 'walk around mindlessly.' Ads will soon be running on and inside buses, and on TV messages playing inside Delaware's four DMV locations, said Alison Kirk of the state Office of Highway Safety..."
-> According to a June 25th Project for Public Spaces Article, "PPS often says, 'We have to stop building transportation through communities and instead build communities through transportation.' Unfortunately, as logical as this may sound, Departments of Transportation and Public Works don't often follow this path. Virtually every week, PPS learns of yet another project around the US where a community is facing significant impacts from a DOT project that will create a barrier to biking, walking and Placemaking in pursuit of automobile mobility. The culprits behind this thinking are policies present in virtually every DOT in the country, guiding them to design and build projects that can move vehicles freely through our communities during the one peak hour of each day, and to do so for volumes estimated to be present 20 to 25 years into the future.
"The unanimous vote of the Idaho Transportation Board on June 19, 2013, to accept the recommendation of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to defund a capacity increase project called "The Curve" demonstrates that this doesn't have to be the case. ITD had the courage to take a second look at how it sought to address moving traffic through downtown Sandpoint, and to do so in a way that balanced the needs of the motoring public with the desires of Sandpoint to enhance walking and biking to, from, and within its downtown..."
-> According to a July 14th Miami Herald article, "The planned Centro Lofts tower may well set a new template for residential development in Miami's downtown core: compact units, 10-foot ceilings, interiors by top-drawer celebrity designer Yves Behar, a signature restaurant and rooftop pool, and a two-story private lounge.But no parking garage.
"In its stead: a valet, a five-spot Car2Go auto-share hub, covered bicycle parking and, possibly, also a station for Miami's upcoming bike-share program. Residents who need parking can get a spot at a nearby city garage. If you think this sort of thing won't fly in auto-centric Miami, guess again. Half of Centro's 352 units are sold even though the building hasn't broken ground. Prices start at $220,000 and top out in the mid-$400,000s..."
-> According to a July 15th Letter to the Editor published in the Missoulian, "This is an invitation to participate in a more sustainable Missoula. I am offering free bike racks to owners of any duplex, triplex, four-plex rentals or commercial properties. The property needs to be in the following areas: the Northside, McCormick Park, university and downtown.
"This idea is a joint effort between myself, owner of Banana Belt Realty, and the Missoula city bike program. They have some money and the ordering power. I am piggybacking onto their order and picking up the owners' portion of the cost of the rack and the cost of placing the rack. There will be a small tab on the rack stating the bike rack is sponsored by Banana Belt Realty, but only on the racks I am sponsoring...
"I am doing all my errands around town this week by bike so I can talk to people about getting a bike rack. I've talked to my dentist, a title company, a property management company -- none of which have a bike rack, surprisingly enough. So far I have signed up three landlords..."
-> According to a recently released National Safety Council report, "Through its efforts to reduce distracted driving, the National Safety Council works with people who lost loved ones in crashes that involved driver cell phone use. During conversations with the families about the crashes, a disconcerting pattern emerged: For many, the crash reports did not reflect drivers' cell phone use although cell phone involvement was apparent... There is strong evidence to support that underreporting of driver cell phone use in crashes is resulting in a substantial under-estimation of the magnitude of this public safety threat...
"There are wide-ranging, negative ramifications to safety if a fatal crash factor is substantially underreported, as appears to be the case with cell phone use in crashes. FARS data have widespread influence. They influence national prevention priorities, funding decisions, media attention, legislation, and even vehicle and roadway engineering..."
-> According to a July/August FHWA Innovator newsletter article, "Marketing research can help a transportation agency better manage its resource spending by revealing what areas are most important to customers. That's especially crucial as agencies adopt and mainstream innovative technologies and practices to satisfy motorists' desire for a good driving experience.
"A Guide to Developing Marketing Research for Highway Innovations (FHWA-HIF-13-035, http://1.usa.gov/18mOxS2), a new Federal Highway Administration publication, helps transportation agencies understand the needs, wants and values of customers. It's designed to arm agency staff --managers, marketing professionals, planners and others -- with information on conducting marketing research to drive decision-making and develop more positive customer relationships.
"The guide covers more than simply how to use marketing research to deploy innovation," said Kathleen Bergeron, marketing/communication coordinator at FHWA's Center for Accelerating Innovation and an author of the guide. "It shows how organizations have used marketing research to better understand how their customers perceive them and what their priorities are..."
"The nation has a huge quantity of "Leave it to Beaver" neighborhoods from the postwar housing boom that are ripe for changes that will make them more walkable and appealing to new generations of residents...
"The postwar suburbs have assets that will make for more revitalization opportunities in the next decade or two. These assets include connected, narrower streets and houses on smaller lots - often with one-car garages or carports, in place of the intrusive two-or-three-car garages common in later suburbs. Their commercial strips can be redeveloped with smaller increments of capital. Their inner-ring location is likewise attractive. The scale of the postwar suburbs, housing a fifth or more of US population, is impressive. Making these neighborhoods more sustainable could keep urbanists busy for a couple of decades..."
- Robert Steuteville, in "Postwar neighborhoods are key to suburban revitalization," published in the June 2013 issue of Better! Cities & Towns
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
VIDEO - TED TALK: DAN PALLOTTA: THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT CHARITY IS DEAD WRONG (18:51)
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.Everything the donating public has been taught about giving is dysfunctional, says AIDS Ride founder Dan Pallotta. He aims to transform the way society thinks about charity and giving and change.
WEBINAR "Healthy Communities: Neighborhood Planning through a Health Equity Lens"
Date: July 18, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Building Your Trail Right the First Time!"
Date: July 18, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "One Year Later: Where We Are on Transportation Alternatives"
Date: July 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "How to Host a Successful Women's Bicycling Forum"
Date: July 23, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Our Built and Natural Environments" (Overview of "Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions among Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality" report)
Date: July 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Federal Involvement in Real Estate: A Call for Action"
Date: July 25, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Roundabout Signing and Marking: State Perspectives and Case Studies"
Date: July 29, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET (1.5 PDH)
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
WEBINAR "Using Photo-enforcement to Improve Pedestrian Safety"
Date: October 16, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (.1 CEU, 1 AICP CM)
WEBINAR "Is there Safety in Numbers for Cyclists and Pedestrians"
Date: November 20, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (.1 CEU, 1 AICP CM)
-> "INTEGRATING TRANSIT WITH ROAD PRICING PROJECTS," National Center for Transit Research for Florida DOT, June 2013. (55 pages)
-> "TRANSIT BOARDINGS ESTIMATION AND SIMULATION TOOL CALIBRATION FOR GUIDEWAY AND BUS RAPID TRANSIT MODES," National Center for Transit Research for Florida DOT, June 2013. (38 pages)
-> "EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE SNOWPLOWABLE MARKERS AND SNOWPLOWING PROCEDURES," by Kenneth R. Agent and Jerry G. Pigman, Kentucky Transportation Center, June 2013. (19 pages)
-> "EVALUATION OF WET-NIGHTTIME DELINEATION," by Kenneth R. Agent, Kentucky Transportation Center, June 2013. (15 pages)
-> "INCREASING THE SHARE OF BICYCLING: THE CHALLENGE OF PROFESSIONAL PATH DEPENDENCY IN LOCAL TRANSPORT PLANNING," VTI, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, 2013. (A report in Swedish with a summary in English that explores reasons why the Swedish policy objective of reducing the proportion of car travel and increasing travel by walking, cycling and public transport has not yet been reached) (50 pages)
-> "RESULTS FROM THE ACTIVE HEALTHY KIDS CANADA 2012 REPORT CARD ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH," JDBarnes, RC Colley, et al., The Journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society, June/July 2013. (Access to abstract is free. Charge to view full report)
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:
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CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS/ABSTRACTS
-> Call for Research Papers on Health and Transportation: The Health and Transportation Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board seeks research papers about using transportation and travel analysis/models in coordination with public health analysis/models to understand how transportation and land use systems affect public health outcomes: http://bit.ly/10vSGj2)
-> Call for Abstracts: 14th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities: Tools of the Trade, July 21-23, 2014, Burlington, VT.
-> 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.
-> 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 25-26, 2013, ITS America Complete Streets Symposium, Chicago, IL.
-> 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.
-> July 31 - August 4, 2013, National Brotherhood of Cyclists 4th Annual Major Taylor Cycling Conference, Columbus, OH.
-> August 2-4, 2013, Alliance for Bicycling and Walking Winning Campaigns Training, White Plains, NY.
-> August 4, 2013, Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals Half-day Workshop, Boston, MA.
-> August 4-7, 2013, ITE 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA.
-> August 9-11, 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 20-21, 2013, Roadway Safety Culture Summit, Washington, DC.
-> 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, 2013, Urban Mountain Bicycle Parks full-day workshop, Boulder, CO.
-> September 9, 2013, Fort Collins on Foot and by Bike full-day workshop, Fort Collins, CO.
-> September 9, 2013, Denver on Foot and By Bike full-day workshop, Denver, CO.
-> September 9, 2013, Boulder by Bike half-day workshop, Boulder, CO.
-> September 9, 2013, APBP Bike Parking half-day workshop, Boulder, CO.
-> September 9, 2013, Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals Half-day Workshop, Boulder, CO.
-> SSeptember 9, 2013, Bicycle Counting half-day workshop, Boulder, CO.
-> 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 16, 2013, 5th Annual Oregon Transportation Summit, Portland, OR.
-> 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 3-6, 2013, Bike!Bike!2013, New Orleans, LA.
-> 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.
-> October 25, 2013, Wisconsin Bike Summit, Madison, WI.
-> October 25-27, 2013, Share the Road Celebration of Cycling, DeLand, FL.
-> 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);
-> July 21-23, 2014, 14th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium–Sized Communities: Tools of the Trade, Burlington, VT.
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) intends to conduct a research effort entitled "Air Quality and Congestion Mitigation Measure Outcomes Assessment Study." The objective of this study is to better understand the outcomes of actions funded under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) since the enactment of Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Public Law 109-59). Outcomes of interest include the emissions reduction potential and air quality and human health impacts of such actions. Additionally, the study shall serve to increase the empirical evidence of the causal relationship between such transportation actions and these outcomes, both intended and unintentional. The validity of methods used to make these types of outcome assessments will also be explored and assessed.
Deadline: August 9, 2013
The City of Madison is seeking a qualified consultant to work with the City of Madison to conduct a study of bicycle and moped parking in the Madison downtown. The Consultant will provide a comprehensive bicycle and moped parking demand and supply study to respond to issues and opportunities related to (a) long term bicycle and moped parking for residents, (b) mid-term bicycle and moped parking for employees, and (c) short term bicycle and moped parking for shoppers, diners, theater goers and other downtown visitors. The study will include recommendations for the development and siting of addition bicycle and moped parking in the downtown study area, and review opportunities to manage bicycle and moped parking including ways to encourage turnover to ensure short term bicycle and moped parking availability.
Deadline: 2:00 P.M. CDT, August 16, 2013
The American Heart Association (AHA) together with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are working to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States by 2015 and to decrease racial, ethnic, and income disparities in prevalence. Through our Voices for Healthy Kids' Strategic Campaign Fund, the AHA is targeting six state, local and tribal advocacy priorities including:
Voices for Healthy Kids' Strategic Campaign Fund is awarding six awards up to a maximum of $90,000 per award for a period of one year with potential renewal to support strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns aligned with the Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. In addition to this base level of funding, grantees will be supported by a robust technical assistance initiative and also have priority access to supplemental additional potential resources.
As part of the Voices for Healthy Kidsinitiative, the AHA is still accepting applications on a rolling basis for rapid response advocacy needs(formerly operated as the separate Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Fund). These are short-term supplemental non-lobbying advocacy grants for emerging/rapid response advocacy needs. These awards do not allow indirect or operations funding within awards and require applicants to demonstrate a strong existing "base" capacity as well as an urgent supplemental need within the policy change environment. Applications must meet their policy priorities.
Deadline: Rolling, a pre-application consultation is required prior to applying
The planner serves as the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) liaison to bicycle and pedestrian interests and is responsible for implementing the state bicycle and pedestrian program by conducting planning activities with federal, state and local government agencies and community groups, involved in developing land-use and multimodal transportation planning efforts. Through these planning activity efforts, the coordinator recommends specific implementation strategies to meet the needs of the community or constituent group based on Departmental policies and Federal Highway Administration criteria related to the development of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The position is also responsible for assisting the MDT Engineering Division with bicycle/pedestrian related behavioral projects and programs and performing a variety of other duties as assigned.
Deadline: July 22, 2013
The technical assistance director is a senior-level leadership position within the Safe Routes to School National Partnership reporting to the director of the organization. The technical assistance director manages the technical assistance department and has primary responsibility for generating fee for service work and providing technical assistance to share our deep knowledge with advocates, agencies and schools throughout the country, particularly in underserved communities, for:
Deadline: Rolling until August 7, 2013 at 5 PM PT
The League of American Bicyclists seeks a creative, community building and experienced organizer to serve and lead as Equity Initiative Manager.The goal of the League is to make bicycling safe and comfortable for all people in all communities, but we recognize that women, youth and people of color are underrepresented in advocacy efforts. There is an important opportunity to understand the culturally relevant engagement, outreach, programming and advocacy activities that have the potential to bring needed resources and opportunities to underserved communities, engage currently active communities of color, and form new collaborations with community health, urban planning and economic development fields.Through its Equity Initiative, the League seeks to engage and be led by women, youth and leaders of color - and bridge the current gap between diverse communities and bicycle advocates. A new staff position, the Equity Initiative Manager will lead the League's efforts to work with, engage and advance diverse participation and leadership in the bicycle movement, including women, youth and communities of color. This staff member will work closely with the League's Equity Advisory Council; cultivate effective local and national partnerships; partner internally to incorporate equity into the League's operations and programming; and produce reports and resources to advance bicycle equity nationwide.
Deadline: August 2, 2013
Smart Growth America seeks an experienced individual to conduct analyses and deliver technical assistance on local government fiscal and economic development issues related to smart growth and land use. This employee conducts research, writes policy and media reports, and works directly with local governments on fiscal and economic development issues. Primary duties include:
Deadline: None provided (Position announcement dated July 8, 2013)
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