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#341 Wednesday, October 9, 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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----- US Access Board Releases Federal Outdoor Recreation Sites Guidelines
----- Kaiser Study: We Know Walking is Healthy, But Donít Walk Enough
----- DIY Walkability Street Signs via Walk [Your City] Website
----- Transportation Sessions at American Public Health Assn. Annual Meeting
----- McCann Book Released: Completing Our Streets
----- Adapting Land and Water Conservation Fund Act for Next 50 Yrs
----- Take Development of TDM Professional Credential Survey
----- Toronto Youth Bike Summit Presents Vision to Officials
----- Happy International Walk to School Day!

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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----- MassDOT Policy Requires Bike, Walk & Transit Options
----- $3.2 Million in MD Bikeway Project Grants Announced
----- Bike Share Finds Success in Smaller Cities
----- San Jose (CA) Trail Count Tracks Increased Use
----- Docs Prescribe Walking on Missoula (MT) Prescription Trail

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----- Millennials Want a Multi-Modal Transportation System
----- 4 Collaborative Transportation Decision-Making Tool Evaluations
----- Portland State University to Conduct Transportation Studies

R-E-S-O-U-R-C-E-S
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----- FHWA TAP Webinar Recordings & Presentations
----- New APHA Health in All Polices Guide
----- New Report: Winning Bicycle and Pedestrian Ballot Measures
----- League Tracks 70 Largest Cities for Bike Commuting
----- Film: Winter Cycling for Everyone

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- Regional and Local Actions
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

US ACCESS BOARD RELEASES FEDERAL OUTDOOR RECREATION SITES GUIDELINES

-> According to a Sept. 26th U.S. Access Board release, "On September 26th the U.S. Access Board issued new accessibility guidelines for outdoor areas developed by the federal government (http://1.usa.gov/15UHkrC). The guidelines provide detailed specifications for accessible trails, picnic and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes and other components of outdoor developed areas when newly built or altered. They also provide exceptions for situations where terrain and other factors make compliance impracticable.

"'The Board is eager to release these guidelines, which were long in the making, to explain how access to the great outdoors can be achieved,' states Access Board Chair Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA. 'The greatest challenge in developing these guidelines was balancing what's needed for accessibility against what's possible in natural environments with limited development.'...

"The rule applies to federal agencies that develop outdoor areas for recreational purposes, including the National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation. The new requirements will become mandatory on November 25, 2013 as part of the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards, which apply to facilities that are built, altered, or leased with federal funds..."

Source: http://1.usa.gov/GNcJjP
Title & Author: "Board Issues Final Guidelines for Federal Outdoor Recreation Sites" by Staff

[Editor's Notes: See related October 17 webinar below. For the creation and 40-year history of the US Access Board: http://1.usa.gov/19yR8rZ]

KAISER STUDY: WE KNOW WALKING IS HEALTHY, BUT DON'T WALK ENOUGH

-> According to an Oct. 2nd Every Body Walk! article, "Americans know that walking is good for their overall health, but many are not walking enough to meet recommended guidelines for health benefits, according to a recent survey (See Walking... Poll Among Americans infographic: http://bit.ly/1e7SOYT) conducted by GfK Research.

"Nationwide, 94 percent of those surveyed said they view walking as good for their health and 79 percent acknowledge they should walk more. At least nine in 10 respondents agreed that walking is a good way to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight and can help prevent heart disease. In addition, 73 percent said they believe their children should walk more...

"The survey revealed that while Americans are aware of the health benefits of walking, they aren't necessarily walking more. Overall, the country is split in the amount they walk compared to five years ago. According to the survey, 30 percent of Americans said they walk more than they did five years ago, 35 percent are walking less and 32 percent are walking about the same amount. One third of those surveyed said they don't walk for 10 minutes at a time over the course of a week. In addition, 31 percent of those who walk do so for less than 150 minutes per week, which is the minimal threshold for physical activity established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

"'These survey results show that walkable environments are key to encouraging people to walk more," said Raymond J. Baxter, PhD, Kaiser Permanente's senior vice president for Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy..."

Source: http://bit.ly/15UL9wM
Title & Author: "Americans View Walking as Good for Health But Many Aren't Walking Enough to Realize Health Benefits: Survey" by PR Newswire

DIY WALKABILITY STREET SIGNS VIA WALK [YOUR CITY] WEBSITE

-> According to a Sept. 26th Pop Up City article, "Urban designer Matt Tomasulo has launched Walk [Your City] (http://bit.ly/1cuE209), a website that enables users to generate custom street signs in order to improve walkability of their neighborhood. [The] Main objectives of the platform are building a local sense of community and helping citizens becoming more engaged.

"Another important reason for Tomasulo to build Walk [Your City] is to stimulate people to exercise more, for instance by taking a simple walk. 'In 1960, 1:4 citizens took one useful, 10-minute walk each day. Now that number is 1:10', he explains. The website is built around a handy tool that allows everyone to create custom street signs based on walkability. Users draw a route between two points and the tool automatically calculates the walk or cycle minutes from A to B, as well as generates a good-looking sign. A QR code in the bottom corner links to a mobile website that displays the entire walking route..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1hBCj7g
Title & Author: "DIY Wayfinding Helps Growing Community Sense" by Stijn Hupkes

TRANSPORTATION SESSIONS AT AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSN. ANNUAL MEETING

-> According to an Oct. Transportation and Public Health E-newsletter article, "The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition (http://bit.ly/GMCmSF) attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists and specialists. The Annual Meeting will include numerous sessions on transportation, health and equity issues, on topics ranging from safety to food access to walking interventions to speeding and more...

"A list of 35 sessions and papers on transportation topics is listed (at http://bit.ly/1fZ5V2J)... as a 'cheat sheet' on health and transportation sessions at the Annual Meeting. Many more may be found through the online program (http://bit.ly/16wMqsp)..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1fZ5V2J
Title & Author: "APHA's Annual Meeting: Transportation-related sessions listed online" by Staff

MCCANN BOOK RELEASED: COMPLETING OUR STREETS

-> According to a Sept. 22nd FABB Blog post, "In 2004 the Virginia Department of Transportation adopted a policy to routinely accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists in all road construction and reconstruction projects. More than 500 other state and local governments as well as regional planning organizations have adopted similar 'Complete Streets' policies...

"But adopting a policy and implementing one are two different things. A new book by Barbara McCann examines in detail how different communities are tackling the challenges of putting Complete Streets policies into practice. McCann is the founder of the National Complete Streets Coalition and a long-time bicycle advocate in Washington DC and Atlanta. Her book, Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks (http://bit.ly/1bGjJxj), will be enlightening reading for anyone interested in creating a more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly transportation network...

"McCann explains that the Complete Streets movement is not about street design. Instead, practitioners and activists have changed the way projects are built by focusing on three strategies: reframe the conversation; build a broad base of political support; and provide a clear path to a multi-modal process. McCann shares stories of practitioners in cities and towns from Charlotte, North Carolina to Colorado Springs, Colorado who have embraced these strategies to effect fundamental change..."

Source: http://bit.ly/16wrNMV
Title & Author: "Completing Our Streets: A review by Douglas Stewart" by Douglas Stewart

See excerpts of the book: http://bit.ly/16wtpX0, http://bit.ly/17lMGpO, and http://bit.ly/17lMOpg.

ADAPTING LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND ACT FOR NEXT 50 YRS

-> According to an Oct. 1st email message from Brenda Adams-Weyant, "The 1965 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act is one of the most significant environmental laws in the history of the United States. The original legislation has had a profound effect on the provision of quality outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as the conservation of natural, cultural, and historic resources. It is set to expire in 2015...

"SORP (Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals)... is proud to present The 2015 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act--Adapting the Landmark 1965 LWCF to Meet the Outdoor Recreation Needs of Americans for the Next 50 Years (http://bit.ly/19hqWjN). The paper presents the historical context for the 1965 Land and Water Conservation Act, the SORP platform of core values central to strengthening LWCF, and a proposed 2015 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act..."

Title & Author: "Adapting the 1965 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act for the next 50 years" by Brenda Adams-Weyant

TAKE DEVELOPMENT OF TDM PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL SURVEY

-> According to an Oct. 1st email message from Alex Stokman, "The Board of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) has created a task force to investigate and develop a professional certification/credential for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Professionals. Please complete this brief (5 minute) survey about certification to help guide the workplan of this committee: http://svy.mk/1gpvgRj.

"For more information about this committee, please contact Aaron Fodge at 970-491-2823."

TORONTO YOUTH BIKE SUMMIT PRESENTS VISION TO OFFICIALS

-> According to an Oct. 7th Share the Road Cycling Coalition release, "The inaugural Youth Bike Summit, hosted by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition (The Coalition)--Ontario's cycling policy, research and advocacy organization--took place in Toronto on Sunday, October 6 and Monday, October 7 in Toronto... Youth from across Ontario gathered to learn from cycling experts, discuss effective advocacy strategies, and outline a bicycle friendly Ontario agenda to present to Members of Provincial Parliament...

"At an event at Queen's Park with MPPs and government Ministers, delegates from the Youth Bike Summit presented their vision for a more bicycle friendly Ontario, which includes:
*Implementation of #CycleON -- Ontario's first Cycling Strategy update in 21 years
* A provincial strategy for Active School Travel that will facilitate access to safe and active routes for traveling to school. In addition, each school in Ontario should be required to file a School Travel Plan with the province, thus providing students with a variety of options -- other than traveling by bus or by car, to get to school2
* More cycling routes to take people places they want to go. Connected cycling networks will give youth the ability to choose cycling more often when they visit friends, travel to heir work, or spend time with their families
* Investments in cycling education programs in communities across Ontario, programs that will empower cyclists, enhance their confidence and encourage them to ride more often.
* Stronger laws to protect cyclists, such as a one meter passing law, and legislation to toughen penalties for issues such as 'dooring'..."

Source: http://bit.ly/17msVP3
Title & Author: "Youth Leaders Table Bicycle Friendly Ontario Agenda with MPPs at Queen's Park" by Kaitlynn Dodge

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY!

-> According to an Oct. 8th National Center for Safe Routes to School release, "On Wednesday, Oct. 9, thousands of students, parents and community members representing more than 3,800 schools across the United States will walk and bicycle to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day. This one-day event is part of an international effort to encourage more families to enjoy the many benefits of safely walking and bicycling to school..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1bYFTaJ
Title & Author: "2013 Walk to School Day Celebrates Walkable, Active Local Communities" by Staff


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

MASSDOT POLICY REQUIRES BIKE, WALK & TRANSIT OPTIONS

-> According to an Oct. 8th AASHTO Journal article, "The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced this week the development and implementation of a new policy directive (http://bit.ly/1ctKSTw) that requires all state transportation projects to increase bicycling, transit, and walking options for the public. The directive builds on MassDOT's GreenDOT plan (http://bit.ly/GKvzsu)which envisions tripling the share of travel in the state for bicycling, transit, and walking by 2030...

"Under the directive, all MassDOT facilities will consider adjacent land uses and will be designed to include wider sidewalks, landscaping, crossing opportunities, and other features to enhance healthy transportation options.

MassDOT will develop a guide to assist communities proposing shared-use paths on or along rail beds in order to accelerate the path design process. MassDOT also said that projects currently being designed will now be reviewed to ensure they are consistent with the new directive and its goals..."

Source: http://bit.ly/19hmly3
Title & Author: "Massachusetts DOT Institutes New Policy Directive to Increase Multimodal Transportation Options" by Staff

$3.2 MILLION IN MD BIKEWAY PROJECT GRANTS ANNOUNCED

-> According to an Oct. 8th AASHTO Journal article, "The Maryland Department of Transportation and Governor Martin O'Malley announced this week... $3.2 million in bicycle grants will help to fund 23 projects in four counties and 12 municipalities (see list: http://1.usa.gov/1ctIJHB). The funding comes from the Maryland Bikeways Program, which is administered by MDOT to create and improve bike access for citizens to work, school, and recreational destinations. This latest round of grants are helping communities install bike lanes, allow for bike racks and signage on bike routes, and begin to construct trails, among other projects..."

Source: http://bit.ly/17f1wzl
Title & Author: "Maryland DOT Announces Millions in Bikeway Project Grants" by Staff

BIKE SHARE FINDS SUCCESS IN SMALLER CITIES

-> According to a Sept. 23rd Momentum Mag article, "While many of the United States' largest cities have just started to adopt bike share, several of the country's smaller cities have been at it for years. These nimble cities were among America's bike share pioneers, and they've proven that bike share can succeed with little more than community support, good leadership, and effective partnerships.

"Take, for instance, Madison, WI. Its population is under 250,000 and has a modest density with just over 3,000 people per square mile (New York City has nearly ten times that density), yet it boasts a thriving B-cycle bike share program that launched in 2011. The program, which was initially funded through a donation by Trek, recovers about 60 percent of its revenue through its membership and user fees--25 percent higher than the national average for transit systems--and receives the rest of its money through sponsorships and donations.

"We jumped from 470 members to over 2,000 between 2011 and 2012 - over a 300 percent increase in membership," said Claire Hurley, the program's manager. Hurley attributes the growth primarily to a partnership made with the University of Wisconsin--a partnership that has been integral to the program's success.

"Similarly, in Chattanooga, TN, the Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System (CBTS), operated by Alta Bicycle Share, has taken full advantage of its proximity to the University of Tennessee. According to Philip Pugliese, Chattanooga's bicycle coordinator and project director for CBTS, "the University is host to five stations in and around the campus and offers subsidized memberships to students." Pugliese added that they have taken it a step further by partnering with the University to conduct bike and pedestrian related research and analysis in the area..."

Source: http://bit.ly/GN9jgU
Title & Author: "Bike Share Finds Success in Small Cities" by Matt Christensen

SAN JOSE (CA) TRAIL COUNT TRACKS INCREASED USE

-> According to a Sept. 25th email message from Yves Zsutty, "San Jose has completed its 7th annual Trail Count and we saw some amazing increases at our count stations... The Fact Sheet of survey findings (http://bit.ly/1bYbbyF) provides a high level summary of our count statistics. Development of a 6.7-mile extension to the Guadalupe River Trail is seen as a primary factor in our 17.3% increase along that trail system..."

DOCS PRESCRIBE WALKING ON MISSOULA (MT) PRESCRIPTION TRAIL

-> According to a Sept. 24th Missoulian (MT) article, "Getting patients to increase their physical activity could soon be a walk in the park for Missoula physicians, with the opening of Missoula's first Prescription Trail at Fort Missoula Regional Park. Community Medical Center medical professionals can now prescribe a walking regimen along the trail, which is a partnership between Missoula Parks and Recreation and Community. Increased physical activity along the trail can help treat or prevent chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity and hypertension...

"The trail is part of the statewide Montana Trails Rx network, which is part of the Montana State Parks and Bike Walk Montana. The network seeks to connect local medical providers and their patients with parks and trails throughout the state..."

Source: http://bit.ly/18OsBML
Title & Author: "Fort Missoula's Prescription Trail joins statewide Montana Trails Rx network" by Staff


THE RESEARCH BEAT

MILLENNIALS WANT A MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

-> According to an Oct. 1st American Public Transit Association article, "The largest generation in U.S. history and the most multi-modal could be a game changer for public transportation and America's transportation network as a whole. The millennial generation chooses the most practical transportation mode (driving, public transit, biking or walking) for each trip, and this flexible concept of mobility is spreading. According to the study Millennials and Mobility (http://bit.ly/1b9XBag), nearly 70 percent of millennials, people 18 to 34, use multiple travel options several times or more per week.

"The study, which was released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), shows that while car-sharing, bike-sharing, walking and car ownership will all play a part in the multi-modal network, public transportation is ranked highest as the best mode to connect to all other modes, according to 54 percent of millennials polled. APTA officials note that the recent trend of smartphone applications allow public transit users to be increasingly spontaneous and flexible with their travel decisions. This is a game changing element because it closes the gap with the perceived benefit of auto use...

"Millennials and Mobility was conducted in two phases. Phase one was in-depth qualitative 30 minute phone interviews with Americans age 18 to 34 across six cities. Phase two was a quantitative online survey of 1,000 participants in five additional cities that explored attitudes toward mobility and factors that play a role in mobility decision making. Those 11 cities tend to be amongst the most popular places millennials choose to live."

Source: http://bit.ly/1a9LFD0
Title & Author: "Millennial Generation Desires Multi-Modal Transportation System" by Mantill Williams

4 COLLABORATIVE TRANSPORTATION DECISION-MAKING TOOL EVALUATIONS

-> Four reports recently released by TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program describe pilot tests of a collaborative transportation decision-making tool called Transportation for Communities -- Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP), and propose enhancements for this tool.

* According to the executive summary of a pilot test conducted by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (CO) "Whether you are a practitioner, resource specialist or stakeholder -- using Transportation for Communities -- Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) can improve how you develop, prioritize, and inform transportation plans and projects. TCAPP is a decision support tool, built from the experiences of transportation partners and stakeholders, which provides how-to information when it is most needed..."

Source: http://bit.ly/16wxbzM
Title & Author: "Assessment of Pikes Peak Area Council of Government's Use of TCAPP in Developing a Long-Range Transportation Plan: Technical Evaluation" by Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments with The Colorado Natural Heritage Program & NatureServe and Placeways

* "The Puget Sound Regional Council (WA) designed its pilot test to demonstrate the utility of the TCAPP tool in facilitating consensus-building among PSRC stakeholders on key decisions during the development of this new process for updating how projects are evaluated in the long-range plan, and developing a new process to prioritize those investments..."

Source: http://bit.ly/16QMu8R
Title & Author: "Long Range Transportation Planning Process Puget Sound TCAPP Pilot Test" by Puget Sound Regional Council

* "The Minnesota project involved using TCAPP to guide planning activities that would result in a collaboratively developed Complete Streets plan in the City of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. This was an important project because the final Complete Streets plan will be incorporated into the city's comprehensive plan update. The final planning process would be deemed a success if it was found to be both acceptable to stakeholders and fiscally possible... the very nature of Complete Streets planning requires the active participation of a broad and disparate variety of partners and stakeholders..."

Source: http://bit.ly/19hMCMw
Title & Author: "A New Route to Complete Streets? Using the TCAPP Model in Grand Rapids, Minnesota" by MN DOT, and Humphrey School of Public Affairs

* "The Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) selected the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) I-5/SR 509 Corridor Completion and Freight Improvement Project for pilot testing the (TCAPP) collaborative decision-making tool...The WSDOT project team has worked collaboratively with the stakeholders using the tools and techniques provided under the TCAPP corridor planning protocol. We have successfully defined Phase 1 of the project. The resulting design reduced the initial project implementation cost by approximately $400 million while preserving most of the project benefits..."

Source: http://bit.ly/GG6MFy
Title & Author: "Pilot Test of the TCAPP Collaborative Decision-Making Framework Including a Self-Assessment Methodology: Washington State's SR 509 Project" by WA State DOT

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY TO CONDUCT TRANSPORTATION STUDIES

-> According to a Sept. 24th Portland Tribune article, "...The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded... a $2.83 million grant to the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (ORTEC), which is based at Portland State University... for a number of transportation studies.

"ORTEC's mission is to foster a vision of transportation that builds livable communities. The studies will be conducted by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) based there. They include:
* A project evaluating how transit-oriented developments (TODs) affect jobs, housing choice and affordability.
* A project examining their equity effects of TODs in immigrant communities.
* A study providing designers and engineers the safety effects of splitting scarce right-of-way among various modes.
* A project looking at whether a fuel-cell drive can reduce emissions from large commercial vehicles such as garbage trucks..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1bGwpEo
Title & Author: "PSU awarded $2.83 million transportation study grant" by Jim Redden


QUOTES R US

"To build a modern transportation system that supports all Marylanders, we must seek a balanced approach and invest in alternative forms of travel like bicycling. These ($3.2 million in bicycle project) grants will help local jurisdictions enhance their bicycle networks, which encourage healthy lifestyles and play a role in improving our air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change in Maryland."

--Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley announcing funding for 23 bicycle projects:
http://bit.ly/17f1wzl

"One of the challenges with Placemaking is that some of the immediate tangibility of it is not so apparent. I've found that Knight Foundation's Soul of the Community study (http://kng.ht/16QP7rd) has been helpful, in explaining that when people actually thought about what mattered to them and made them feel connected to a place, it wasn't the local economy, it wasn't crime, it wasn't even education; it's that people want a way to feel connected to other people in the place that they share."

--Marisa Novara, Program Director, Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago, IL) on Making the Case for Placemaking:
http://bit.ly/16wAZ43

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

10 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPIER, BACKED BY SCIENCE

"...1. Exercise more -- 7 minutes might be enough. You might have seen some talk recently about the scientific 7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. So if you thought exercise was something you didn't have time for, maybe you can fit it in after all..."

Source: http://bit.ly/GNztAb
Title & Author: "10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science", by Belle Beth Cooper


WEBINARS, CONFERENCE CALLS AND SEMINARS

WEBINAR "Giving cycling the green light: An overview of transportation in Ireland and the design of the National Cycle Network"

Date: October 11, 2013, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Presenters: Richard Manton (National University of Ireland)
Host: Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC)
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/17UqkA1

WEBINAR "Highway Capacity Manual 2010: New Signalized Intersection Methodology Applications"

Date: October 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET (1.5 PDH)
Presenters: Dennis Strong (Strong Concepts)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Cost: $99, no fee for employees of TRB sponsors
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1an4dS8

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)
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/14at0cB

WEBINAR "FINAL RULE - Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards for Trails, Picnic and Camping Facilities, and Beach Access Routes"

Date: October 17, 2013, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Bill R. Botten (US Access Board) & Peggy H. Greenwell (US Access Board)
Host: US Access Board
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1bGyEYp

WEBINAR "Making the Case for Active Communities"

Date: October 23, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: Roger Millar (Smart Growth America)
Host: Building Active Communities Initiative
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/GNoczV

WEBINAR "Highway Capacity Manual 2010: New Urban Streets Methodology - Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Modes"

Date: October 31 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: Kamala Parks (Kittelson & Associates, Inc.) & Aaron Elias (Kittelson & Associates, Inc. )
Host: Transportation Research Board
Cost: $99, no fee for employees of TRB sponsors
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1al37pp

WEBINAR "2014 TRB 93rd Annual Meeting -- How to Survive and Thrive"

Date: November 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (to be repeated live December 17, 2013)
Presenters: TBA
Host: Transportation Research Board
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/16Cl1Cq

WEBINAR "When Main Street is a State Highway"

Date: November 20, 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/1fkzKus

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)
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/17j6b4y

WEBINAR "Integrating Equity in Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning"

Date: December 18, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (.1 CEU, 1 AICP CM)
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/15scOFc


RESOURCES

FHWA TAP WEBINAR RECORDINGS & PRESENTATIONS

-> FHWA held a series of 4 Transportation Alternatives Program webinars in August and has made the recordings and presentations from them available.

* Outreach and Discussion on Program Performance Information
* MAP-21 Final TAP Guidance and Qs & As
* MAP-21 Panel Discussion of Agencies that Have Implemented Transportation Alternatives Program
* MAP-21: Final TAP Guidance and Q&As

Source: http://1.usa.gov/15Zhld9
Title & Author: "Transportation Alternatives Program Webinar Recordings & Presentations" by Staff

NEW APHA HEALTH IN ALL POLICES GUIDE

-> According to an Oct. 1st Public Health Newswire article, "Because where we live, work and play have a significant impact on health, a new guide released today offers practical strategies for making health a top priority in education, transportation, planning, nutrition and other policies.

"'Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments' (full guide: http://bit.ly/1fhX5fc; 4-page summary: http://bit.ly/1a9Iawv) is designed to help improve the public's health and safety by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across all sectors and policy areas. Written by public health practitioners, the guide was developed in collaboration with the American Public Health Association, California Department of Public Health and Public Health Institute...

"The guide features strategies for achieving good health and sustainability across the community and tips for engaging stakeholders, building relationships and making joint decisions across sectors. The publication also includes guidance on developing messages around the health in all policies concept as well as examples of co-benefits that can be attained through strong public health policy..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1bakwCl
Title & Author: "New guide for decision-makers encourages health in all policies" by Kim S.

NEW REPORT: WINNING BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN BALLOT MEASURES

-> According to a Sept. 18th Alliance for Bike & Walking article, "Ballot measures have become an integral part of transportation finance, particularly to provide a local match for federal dollars. Bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations around the countries are looking towards ballot measures in improving transportation choices and investments. With a 79 percent victory rate in 2012, voters are telling their governments that transportation matters - and they're willing to pay for it.

"Advocacy Advance's new report, "Success at the Ballot Box: Winning Bicycle and Pedestrian Ballot Measures" (http://bit.ly/1bau9AU) explores winning ballot measure campaigns and trends that include active transportation components..."

Source: http://bit.ly/15ZIjRS
Title & Author: "New Report: Winning Bicycle and Pedestrian Ballot Measures" by Brighid O'Keane

LEAGUE TRACKS 70 LARGEST CITIES FOR BIKE COMMUTING

-> According to a Sept. 25th League of American Bicyclists article, "... We've updated our data list for the 70 largest U.S. cities, including share of bicycle commuters and percent change. (http://bit.ly/1e7ANJY)..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1fAP57Q
Title & Author: "ACS: Bike Commuting Continues to Rise" by Ken

FILM: WINTER CYCLING FOR EVERYONE

-> "Filmed during a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Oulu, Finland to attend the first ever International Winter Cycling congress. This is a film (21:29 min) about a place and a people that embraces winter. Its about how to create a city where getting anywhere under your own power, 'even in winter' is not just possible, but likely. It's about breaking down the myths and biases that many people (reasonably) bring to the idea of winter cycling and helps makes the case that, with a little effort and vision, it can, in fact, be 'for everyone.' More importantly, its meant to inspire us all by simply showing how beautiful and wonderful it can be when it's winter cycling for everyone."

Source: http://bit.ly/19f6iyW
Title & Author: "Winter Cycling For Everyone" posted by Anders Swanson


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

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CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS/ABSTRACTS

-> CALLS FOR STUDENT POSTERS & CAPSTONE PROJECTS -- American Planning Association 2014 National Planning Conference, April 26-30, 2014, Atlanta, GA.
DEADLINE: October 10, 2013
http://bit.ly/11tDWzm

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS--For TRB Operational Effects of Geometrics and Geometric Design Committees for the Alternative Intersections and Interchange Symposium, July 20-23, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT.
DEADLINE: October 31, 2013
http://bit.ly/12JwMaZ

CONFERENCES

-> October 17, 2013, Navigating MAP-21, Omaha, NE
http://bit.ly/16rUsjm

-> October 17-18, 2013, How to Turn a Place Around, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/14r80vl

-> October 18-20, 2013, North Carolina Bicycle Summit, Carrboro, NC.
http://bit.ly/1a3L9eL

-> October 18-20, 2013, Georgia Bike summit, Roswell, GA.
http://bit.ly/1a3L9eL

-> 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 23, 2013, Moving Together 2013, Boston, MA.
http://bit.ly/16yNFCQ

-> October 23-25, 2013, Placemaking: Making It Happen, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/T88wvv

-> October 23-25, 2013, 7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data, Irvine, CA.
http://bit.ly/15fWAzk

-> October 25, 2013, Wisconsin Bike Summit, Madison, WI.
http://bit.ly/15FgChy

-> October 25-27, 2013, Share the Road Celebration of Cycling, DeLand, FL.
http://bit.ly/15D4Bcu

-> October 27-29, 2013, NACTO Designing Cities Workshop, Phoenix, AZ. Info: nacto@nacto.org
http://bit.ly/10b7Wea

-> October 27-30, 2013, Mid America Trails and Greenways Conference, Matteson, IL.
http://bit.ly/1c5AT7v

-> November 2-6, 2013, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
http://bit.ly/TOX8k3

-> November 6-9, 2013, National Bicycle Tourism Conference, Iowa City/Coralville, IA.
http://bit.ly/15rQXhe

-> November 7 -11, 2013, California by Bike Summit, Oakland, CA.
http://bit.ly/18XO3LY

-> November 11-13, 2013, NACTO Cities for Cycling Road Show, Austin, TX.
http://bit.ly/16wLyUH

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

-> November 20-21, 2013, International Cycling Safety Conference, Helmond, The Netherlands.
http://bit.ly/18oWxNW

-> November 25-28, 2013, Building Sustainable Communities, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
http://bit.ly/10CaIhZ

-> January 17-18, 2014, Oklahoma Bike Summit, Tulsa, OK.
http://bit.ly/1b4kSLm

-> February 13-15, 2014, New Partners for Smart Growth, Denver, CO
http://bit.ly/17MHVGv

-> March 3-4, 2014, 2014 Transportation, Land Use and Air Quality Conference, Charlotte, NC.
http://bit.ly/16hZH9a

-> March 9-12, ITE Technical Conference, Miami, FL.
http://bit.ly/ZN5GPt

-> March 9-12, 2014, Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
http://bit.ly/157jNCo

-> 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 14-16, 2013, 5th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation - Bridging the Gap, Paris, France.
http://bit.ly/GMkSWu

-> 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

-> April 26-30, 2014, American Planning Association 2014 National Planning Conference, Atlanta, GA.
http://bit.ly/17SD20j

-> May 4-7, 2014, 2014 North American Snow Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
http://bit.ly/1bGsJTc

-> July 21-23, 2014, 14th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities: Tools of the Trade, Burlington, VT.
http://bit.ly/11YmmnR

-> August 10-13, 2014, ITE Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
http://bit.ly/ZN5GPt


JOBS, GRANTS, AND RFPS

Please limit job announcements to about 150-250 words and include a web link for the full description. This will reduce the editor's workload! Thanks!

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

-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR, SAN MATEO COUNTY, CA

The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) is seeking an Active Transportation (Pedestrian and Bicycle) Coordinator to perform a variety of administrative and technical support functions related to C/CAG pedestrian and bicycle programs, assist in planning, developing and implementing plans, programs, policies, and projects; attend meetings with external and partner agencies regarding pedestrian and bicycle related issues; maintain program documentation such as project lists, invoices, and contract documents; and perform other duties related to pedestrian and bicycle transportation.

Deadline: October 17, 2013
http://bit.ly/GMK8Mr

-> JOB - PEDESTRIAN PLANNING COORDINATOR, PORTLAND BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION, PORTLAND, OR

The Pedestrian Planning Coordinator, which is part of the Projects and Funding section of the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Active Transportation Division, is responsible for the administration of the City's pedestrian transportation planning program. Pedestrian Planning Coordinator provides leadership and works with staff to create a service-oriented atmosphere that supports the City's and Office's mission and objectives. Pedestrian Planning Coordinator serves as the primary staff to the City's Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC); provides expertise for the City regarding pedestrian transportation planning, funding programs for pedestrian projects, and relevant laws, regulations and policies concerning pedestrian transportation; participates in the development and implementation of programs designed to realize transportation planning and community involvement goals that are intended to improve public acceptance of infrastructure improvements and utilization of transportation alternatives, particularly pedestrian related investments; and acts as an agency spokesperson and advocate advancing the City's pedestrian transportation agenda.

Deadline: Recruitment closes once 75 complete applications have been received or, no later than 4:30 pm PT October 21, 2013
http://bit.ly/1alE71n

-> JOB - MPO PROGRAM MANAGER, GRAND ISLAND, NE

Perform a variety of professional transportation and administrative activities as required of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) as per its contract with the Policy Board of the Grand Island Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (GIAMPO) for the provision of transportation planning activities in the study area in order to comply with the planning provisions of the current Federal Transportation Bill.

Deadline: October 25, 2013
http://bit.ly/15ZKuVx

-> JOB - DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PLANNING, FHWA, WASHINGTON, DC

The Director, Office of Planning is responsible for serving as FHWA's principal advocate for metropolitan and statewide planning and programs and is responsible for directing a professional planning staff in the development of policies, regulations, directives, and techniques to advance the surface transportation planning process. Among other duties, the Director directs the development and implementation of strategic action plans to advance DOT and FHWA national goals, objectives, and strategies related to multistate, national, and international transportation planning functions; and provides leadership and strategic direction in developing and implementing performance and outcome-based transportation planning approaches and standards for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the annual $40 billion Federal-aid Highway program.

Deadline: November 6, 2013
http://1.usa.gov/1e81E8I

-> JOB - EQUITY INITIATIVE MANAGER, LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS, WASHINGTON, DC

The League has reopened its search process for the Equity Initiative Manager position. The League 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. The Equity Initiative Manager plans, directs, and coordinates all aspects of the League's Equity Initiative.

Deadline: None provided, applications considered on a rolling basis
http://bit.ly/1aJCEXn

-> JOB - DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION LEADERSHIP, WASHINGTON, DC

The Director of the Eno Center for Transportation Leadership (CTL) has primary responsibility for the direction and management of CTL. This includes management and oversight of multiple Eno contractors who design and deliver leadership courses for Eno on a variety of topics including public transit, aviation, public-private partnerships (P3s), as well as Eno's signature Leadership Development Conference (LDC). The Director will also be responsible for expanding CTL programs by working with industry associations and other stakeholders to develop new markets and courses for Eno, targeting both the public and private sectors. As part of the leadership team at the Eno Center for Transportation, the Director will play a substantial role in the management of approximately half of the organization's business. This will mean regular interactions with Eno's Board and Board of Advisors, management of junior staff, and larger organizational direction issues. There may also be opportunities for this individual to teach components of specific courses and contribute to Eno's policy work.

Deadline: None provided
http://bit.ly/1akKxhl


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