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#360 Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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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.

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----- Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014 – Full Program Announced
----- Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program Results
----- Report: Integrating Equity in Bike Advocacy
----- Paris (France) Launches Short-Term Bike Rentals for Kids
----- European B-Track-B Campaigns Get Adults & Children Riding
----- Addiction Therapy for Urban Motorists
----- Adventure Cycling Campaign Raises $160K for US Bike Route System
----- Amtrak to Welcome Bike Passengers Year's End
----- In Bid for Millennials, Cities and States Promote Cycling

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----- Transportation Alternatives Program Case Studies
----- San Francisco (CA) Considers Lower Speed Limits to Cut Ped Deaths
----- Iowa City (IA) Support for Women Cycling
----- 20,000th Recreational Trails Program Project: WI Wild Goose State Trail

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----- International Review: Bike Share Impact on Car Use
----- 2012 International Road Safety Performance
----- NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts 2012
----- Trail Modeling & Assessment Platform
----- Estimating Biking & Walking in WA State

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----- New Online HIA Tool Kit
----- Report: Highlights of FHWA Sustainability Activities
----- Walt Disney: A Placemaker Podcast
----- Report: Activity-Based Travel Demand Models
----- Guide: Transit-Supportive Development

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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

PRO WALK/PRO BIKE/PRO PLACE 2014 – FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
by Mark Plotz

-> The full program for Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014 is now available! It is searchable by day, track, format, presenter, and keyword (http://bit.ly/TCJMxn). Our schedule at-a-glance is available too (http://bit.ly/1lz8fdB). Just over a week remains until Early Summer registration ends on Friday, July 11, so take a look at our program and register now for the best rates (http://bit.ly/1kih90L). Note: Registration discounts are available for members of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, APBP, and other groups.

The week in Pittsburgh will start off with the second meeting of the Placemaking Leadership Council on Sunday, September 7, and run through Tuesday morning's opening plenary for Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place. The League of American Bicyclists' Women Bike Program brings the week to a close with the Future Bike forum on Thursday, September 11, from 1-6 pm, immediately following the closing plenary (http://bit.ly/1qQsZDa). For a comprehensive list of all pre and post conference meetings see our latest conference blog (http://bit.ly/1pWT5Df).

See you in Pittsburgh, September 8-11. And drop us a line if you plan to arrive or depart by bicycle (mark@bikewalk.org).

NONMOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION PILOT PROGRAM RESULTS

-> According to a June 25th Volpe article, "If you build integrated walking and bicycling networks into a community's transportation system, will people use it? That's what Congress wanted to know nearly a decade ago when it established the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP). Through NTPP, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provided over $25 million each to four pilot communities [Columbia, Missouri; Marin County, California; Minneapolis area, Minnesota; and Sheboygan County, Wisconsin] to construct pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects and programs. FHWA and the pilot communities drew on Volpe's expertise in evaluation design methods and multimodal planning to evaluate the results of NTPP and report this assessment to Congress (Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program: Continued Progress in Developing Walking and Bicycling Networks: http://1.usa.gov/TCbytL).

"Each pilot program resulted in permanent transportation additions in the four communities, and the results are striking. These pilots show that integrated, active transportation systems are successful and beneficial when they are conscientiously designed and implemented. According to estimates, over the course of the program, the communities:

  • Experienced a 22.8 percent increase in walking trips and 48.3 percent increase in bicycling trips.
  • Avoided 85.1 million vehicle miles traveled, saving an estimated 3.6 million gallons of gasoline and avoiding approximately 34,629 tons of CO2 emissions.
  • Expanded 1/4-mile access to the bicycle network for approximately 240,000 people, 106,000 housing units, and 102,000 jobs.
  • Observed a 20 percent decline in the number of pedestrian fatalities and a 28.6 percent decline in the number of bicycle fatalities despite increases in walking and bicycling.
  • Experienced improved public health according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including a reduced economic cost of mortality (death) of $46.3 million from bicycling in 2013.

"Perhaps more significantly, NTPP helped expand the body of knowledge for nonmotorized transportation data collection and evaluation. These tools, methods, and reporting techniques are now available for other communities to adopt..."

Source: http://1.usa.gov/1rWJ4am
Title & Author: "Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program Yields Striking Results" by Staff

REPORT: INTEGRATING EQUITY IN BIKE ADVOCACY

-> According to a June 30th League of American Bicyclists article, "...Here at the League, we've been working on defining what bike equity means for an organization like ours. Today we are releasing a report, 'Integrating Equity in Bike Advocacy' (http://bit.ly/1pIhTDc), that shares the process we've been developing. This report includes a timeline tracing the evolution of our Equity Initiative, our framework for integrating equity into each League program, and some lessons we have learned...We will host a webinar on the report in the upcoming weeks; stay tuned for details."

Source: http://bit.ly/1xenRvn
Title & Author: "New: Integrating Equity in Bike Advocacy" by Adonia Lugo

PARIS (FRANCE) LAUNCHES SHORT-TERM BIKE RENTALS FOR KIDS

-> According to a July 1st Streetsblog USA article, "While in the U.S., bike-share systems are issuing threatening letters to parents who invent ways to tote their kids along, Paris is pioneering bike-share for the under-10 set. As far as we know, P'tit Vélib' is the first of its kind in the world.

"In June, Velib' made 300 kids' bikes available in five locations near parks and paths throughout Paris. More locations will open later this summer. Kids can choose among four different sizes for ages 2 to 10. The smallest ones are balance bikes without pedals, for toddlers just getting the hang of it, or with training wheels. P'tit Velib' isn't bike-share so much as a convenient system for short-term rentals. The kids have to return the bikes to the same dock where they got them. Each dock with kids' bikes will be staffed and will mostly only be open on weekends, holidays, and during school vacations.

"Another key difference: The kids' bikes will come with helmets..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1jIhOaA
Title & Author: "Paris Velib' Launches Bike-Share for Kids" by Tanya Snyder

EUROPEAN B-TRACK-B CAMPAIGNS GET ADULTS & CHILDREN RIDING

-> According to 2 June European Cyclists Federation articles, "The B-Track-B campaign is continuing to gain momentum with a number of inspiring projects taking place across Europe. B-Track-B uses tracking technology (RFID chips and an App for I-Phone and Android: http://bit.ly/1vv6aoG) to incentivize citizens to get on their bikes. Personal 'Bike Trackers' enable cyclists to see just how many kilometers they're clocking up and to compare results with their peers.

"There are some very inspiring stories of how B-Track-B campaigns have been reaching out to their communities and especially to their schools to spread the message of cycling."

Source: http://bit.ly/1jICkYw
Title & Author: "B-Track-B: The best marketing tool for stimulating cycling cities!" and "Successful B-Track-B campaigns get students cycling" by Staff

ADDICTION THERAPY FOR URBAN MOTORISTS

-> According to a June 23 CityLab article, "Clinical psychologist William R. Miller stumbled upon 'motivational interviewing' while working with heavy drinkers in the early 1980s. The therapy is based on the idea that telling people they need to change is a terrible way to get them to change; in contrast, motivational interviewing helps people identify their own reasons for change; it's often described as 'non-judgmental.' Over the years, motivational interviewing has proven effective in treating a range of behavioral challenges, from alcohol abuse to dietary change to gambling. And, most recently, car reliance in cities.

"This latest application comes courtesy of the U.K.-based transportation consultancy Steer Davies Gleave. A few years ago, the firm incorporated motivational interviewing into its door-to-door personal travel planning program. Instead of bullying people into using the bus or train for ideological or social reasons, SDG travel advisors help metro area residents recognize situations in their own lives when it makes more sense to travel without a car...

"So far the program has been quite effective. Harlan says that last year SDG found an 11 percent reduction in car driving trips among nearly 25,000 households across 9 cities. (SDG measures results with either before-and-after trip diaries in a sample population, or self-report surveys.) In the West Midlands program, which began in May 2011, SDG found a 24 percent reported reduction in car trips more than a year later..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1z79A5G
Title & Author: "A Therapy Created to Treat Addiction Is Being Used to Reduce Car Reliance" by Eric Jaffe

ADVENTURE CYCLING CAMPAIGN RAISES $160K FOR US BIKE ROUTE SYSTEM

-> According to a June 24th Adventure Cycling Association release, "...Adventure Cycling Association's fifth annual 'Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It.' campaign raised more than $160,000 for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) during National Bike Month (May 2014)...To date, 6,790 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes have been designated in 15 states and the District of Columbia, helped in part by funds raised during Adventure Cycling's annual spring campaign. The campaign has brought in more than a quarter of a million dollars for the project since 2010...Adventure Cycling Association coordinates the U.S. Bicycle Route System under the auspices of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), providing technical assistance to states implementing routes."

Source: http://bit.ly/1xfgTGB
Title & Author: "Adventure Cycling Campaign Raises Over $160,000 for U.S. Bicycle Route System" by Jim Sayer

AMTRAK TO WELCOME BIKE PASSENGERS YEAR'S END

-> According to a June 24th Pittsburgh Post Gazette article, "Amtrak said it will begin to introduce new baggage cars equipped with bicycle racks on all of its long-distance trains, including the Capitol Limited serving Pittsburgh, by the end of the year...The railroad has ordered 55 new baggage cars with bike racks, and the cars will be placed on all 15 long-distance routes, including the Capitol Limited, which operates between Chicago and Washington, D.C., through Pittsburgh...Amtrak offers roll-on service on a few [routes], but for now, those who want to travel with bicycles on the Capitol Limited must box them as checked baggage. They can't get off the train anywhere but Pittsburgh and Washington, because the other stations on the way aren't staffed with baggage handlers.

Source: http://bit.ly/1m7T13C
Title & Author: "Amtrak to welcome bicycling passengers by end of the year" by Jon Schmidtz

IN BID FOR MILLENNIALS, CITIES AND STATES PROMOTE CYCLING

-> According to a June 25th Pew Charitable Trusts Stateline article, "...Until a recent job change, 40-year-old Peter Schneider made that daily trip, biking 22 miles from his home in Brooklyn to his marketing job in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey...Cycling to work wouldn't have been possible, Schneider said, without the protected bike lanes of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, a 32-mile route that circumnavigates the island of Manhattan. Communities across the country are weighing similar routes, believing that a cycling-friendly reputation will help them attract millennials and the creative and economic energy that comes with them.

"'States and cities are competing for the most mobile generation ever and so the job creators and the innovators are really pushing for these amenities,' said Bill Nesper, who heads the 'Bicycle Friendly America' program at the League of American Bicyclists. 'Baby boomers want to live near millennial children and their grandchildren, so we're really seeing Washington and most major cities seeing this as a way to attract and keep talented people.'... "

Source: http://bit.ly/1kcTZaF
Title & Author: "In Bid for Millennials, Cities and States Promote Cycling" by Tim Henderson


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM CASE STUDIES

-> According to a May 23rd FHWA article, "The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) commissioned five case studies on early implementation of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). These case studies provide a variety of examples of how States and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) have set up their TAP competitive processes. The case studies have overall program descriptions, TAP Implementation, Challenges and Lessons Learned, Critical Factors for Success, and contact information.

- Del DOT (http://1.usa.gov/1pIChnG)
- FL DOT (http://1.usa.gov/1vv1gIk)
- Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (http://1.usa.gov/1jIznY7)
- MI DOT & Southeast MI COG (http://1.usa.gov/1pICtmU)
- North Central Texas COG (http://1.usa.gov/VElRiZ)"

Source: http://1.usa.gov/1qPEHxZ
Title & Author: "Case Studies" by Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (CA) CONSIDERS LOWER SPEED LIMITS TO CUT PED DEATHS

-> According to a June 25th KPIX article, "San Francisco will consider lowering speed limits on city streets to as low as 20 miles an hour in some cases to achieve its goal of ending pedestrian fatalities. In 2013, 21 pedestrians were killed on the city's streets, but according to City Supervisor Eric Mar, many of them would have survived had those motorists who hit them been driving slower.

"'Pedestrians being struck by a car travelling 20 miles an hour have a 95 percent chance of survival. At just 40 miles an hour, only 15 percent of the people hit by cars survive,' Mar said. Mar introduced a resolution asking the budget analyst to examine the effects of fast driving on fatal accidents with an eye toward dropping speeds five to 10 miles per hour, or even down to 20 miles an hour, which is already being done in New York, Paris and elsewhere.

"'In Switzerland, reduction in speed limits has lead to savings of $120 million to $130 million as a result of fewer accidents,' Mar said..."

Source: http://cbsloc.al/1lylZoU
Title & Author: "San Francisco Examines Potential Speed Limit Reductions To Achieve Ending Pedestrian Fatalities" by Barbara Taylor

IOWA CITY (IA) SUPPORTS FOR WOMEN CYCLING

-> According to a June 27th The Gazette article, "Women's cycling in Iowa City is gaining momentum, cycling advocates say, and they point to a wide range of female-only biking activities as part of the reason. One of the women leading the charge is Andrea Cohen, who works at World of Bikes in Iowa City. Cohen, who said she is one of only a handful of female employees across several bike shops in the area, wants to expand the female cycling scene by creating a welcoming environment for all levels of riders and a network where women can learn from each other... Cohen and Jamie Isherwood, who also works at World of Bikes, lead monthly bike repair clinics and rides...'We make it more of a fun social event with food and drinks,' Cohen said 'It is something where you walk in and you are not feeling like you are going to a class. You come to hang out but get to learn, too.' It's a similar feeling on the bike rides, she said. They travel at a leisurely pace, they don't leave people behind, and they stop to socialize.

"Cohen and Isherwood also started an active online women's cycling community through Meetup.com called Iowa City Area — Women on Wheels (http://bit.ly/1rWzp3v), which has helped in building the network. On the website, some of the 47 members discuss barriers to cycling such as being new to the area or preferring not to ride alone. Others haven't ridden since childhood and want a support system while they get up to speed. Some said they feel uncomfortable walking into bike shops because they don't know the terminology to ask for what they need..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1mjyA5n
Title & Author: "Women's cycling picking up steam in Iowa City" by B.A. Morelli

20,000TH RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM PROJECT: WI WILD GOOSE STATE TRAIL

-> According to the June American Trails Trail Tracks newsletter, "We are excited to share that Wisconsin's Wild Goose State Trail was the 20,000th trail to be entered into the Recreational Trails Program Database (http://bit.ly/TO0nP3)! Wisconsin's first 'cooperative' trail is owned by the Wisconsin DNR while Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties develop, maintain, and operate the trail. The State provided RTP funding with a match by local sources...This 34-mile multi-use trail is used in the summer by hikers and bikers, with an adjacent pathway for horseback riders. In the winter the trail is used for riding snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, as well as for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing... In FY 2014, this project was awarded $31,000 in RTP funds and $31,000 was provided as a match. Since the inception of the Recreational Trails Program in 1993, this project has been awarded five RTP grants totaling $114,000 and $114,000 through other support for a grand total of $228,000."

Source: http://bit.ly/1jIwtCG
Title & Author: "20,000th Recreational Trails Program Project: Wild Goose State Trail" by Staff


THE RESEARCH BEAT

INTERNATIONAL REVIEW: BIKE SHARE IMPACT ON CAR USE

-> According to a June 26th Institute for Sensible Transport article, "We are pleased to announce the world's first international review of bike share's impact on car use has been published in Transportation Research Part D: Transport & Environment. Bike share's impact on car use: evidence from the United States, Great Britain, and Australia (http://bit.ly/1mTcV36) details how bike share programs in Washington, D.C, Minneapolis/St. Paul, London, Melbourne and Brisbane impact on car use - with some surprising findings. There are currently more than 700 cities operating bike share programs. Purported benefits of bike share programs include flexible mobility, physical activity, reduced congestion, emissions and fuel use. Implicit or explicit in the calculation of program benefits are assumptions regarding the modes of travel replaced by bike share journeys. This paper examines the degree to which car trips are replaced by bike share, through an examination of survey and trip data from bike share programs in Melbourne, Brisbane, Washington, D.C., London, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

"A secondary and unique component of this analysis examines motor vehicle support services required for bike share fleet rebalancing and maintenance. These two components are then combined to estimate bike share's overall contribution to changes in vehicle kilometers traveled..."

Source: http://bit.ly/VEwWAG
Title & Author: "Does bike share reduce car use?"

2012 INTERNATIONAL ROAD SAFETY PERFORMANCE

-> According to a June 28th Transportation Research Board blurb, "The International Transport Forum has released a report (Road Safety Annual Report 2014: http://bit.ly/1iU1wR1) that summarizes 37 countries' road safety performance in 2012 and provides preliminary data for those countries in 2013. It also describes crash data collection processes, road safety strategies and targets, and trends in driving behavior."

Source: http://bit.ly/VEiIzH
Title & Author: "Road Safety Annual Report 2014" by Staff

NHTSA TRAFFIC SAFETY FACTS 2012

-> According to the introduction of a recently released NHTSA report, "In this annual report, Traffic Safety Facts 2012: A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the General Estimates System, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) presents descriptive statistics about traffic crashes of all severities, from those that result in property damage to those that result in the loss of human life.

"Information from two of NHTSA's primary data systems has been combined to create a single source for motor vehicle crash statistics. The first data system, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), is probably the better known of the two sources. Established in 1975, FARS contains data on the most severe traffic crashes, those in which someone was killed. The second source is the National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System (GES), which began operation in 1988. GES contains data from a nationally representative sample of police-reported crashes of all severities, including those that result in death, injury, or property damage. The next two sections provide a brief description of FARS and GES..."

Source: http://1.usa.gov/1jIqqOs
Title & Author: "Traffic Safety Facts 2012: A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the General Estimates System" by NHTSA

TRAIL MODELING & ASSESSMENT PLATFORM

-> According to a Rails to Trails Conservancy article, "The Trail Modeling and Assessment Platform (T-MAP) is a recently launched, $1.2 million, three-year initiative to create the next generation of urban trail planning tools. Through T-MAP, RTC is leading a nationwide effort to create a set of data collection instruments, methodologies and analysis tools that will transform the way America thinks about—and develops—trails and trail networks.

"The core of the platform is a suite of general analytical models that can be used independently for a specific purpose, or in concert, depending on a community's needs and goals.
There are three core models:

  • A GIS-based method for measuring trail system connectivity
  • A trail-use demand factoring and forecasting model
  • A set of impact assessment tools that translate trail use into dollars related to health and transportation impacts...

"The ultimate goal of the T-MAP project is to create communication tools for understanding, explaining and persuading—with regard to trails and trail development..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1mJnssM
Title & Author: "The Trail Modeling & Assessment Platform (T-MAP)" by Staff

ESTIMATING BIKING & WALKING IN WA STATE

-> According to the abstract of May WA State DOT report, "This report (Methods for Estimating Bicycling and Walking in Washington State) presents the work performed in the first and second phases in the process of creating a method to calculate Bicycle and Pedestrian Miles Traveled (BMT/PMT) for the state of Washington. First, we recommend improvements to the existing Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Program to provide data for BMT/PMT estimates, including expanding the program geographically and installing permanent automated bicycle and pedestrian counters to complement the short duration count program. The method to estimate BMT/PMT relies on the assumption of a stratified random sample drawn from the set of all roads and paths divided into 16 groups...This report outlines a sample-based method that could be used to compute BMT/PMT for the state and identifies both the data available for such a computation as well as the data gaps. It also suggests other methods that could also be used to estimate BMT/PMT to compare to the count based method."

Source: http://1.usa.gov/1pIy7Mp
Title & Author: "Methods for Estimating Bicycling and Walking in Washington State" by Krista Nordback, Michael Sellinger


QUOTES R US

"A city government has a variety of tools it can use to promote bike- and walk-ability: It can give incentives for infill development, relax height limitations in downtown areas to encourage density, and change zoning rules to allow for more mixed-use neighborhoods. But the most powerful tool is the way it uses its roads: streets, highways, bike paths, sidewalks, light rail and the like. Just as roads can influence where and how development happens, they can also change the shape of a community."

--Jonathan Thompson in "Want a walkable community? Start with the main drag" High County News
http://1.usa.gov/1niUAK6

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

VIDEO: DISNEY'S 1950 VIEW OF MOTORIST & PED EXPERIENCE

"This is a link to a 6:38 minute YouTube video of a Walt Disney Clip from 1950 that is super relevant to current transportation planning challenges. It touches on 'road rage', signal timing, parking craziness and then perhaps most importantly at minute 4:15 it goes into pedestrian safety. Amazing to think these issues were already prevalent enough that Walt Disney could make people laugh about it over 60 years ago."

-- Ann Chanecka, Tucson Bike-Ped Coordinator, in a June 20th APBP Member Listserve post
http://bit.ly/1qiB983

[See also Resources section for a podcast on Walt Disney as a placemaker.]


WEBINARS, CONFERENCE CALLS AND SEMINARS

WEBINAR "Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Transportation Planning: What to Expect From Planning and Public Health Stakeholders"

Date: July 16, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET
Presenters: Nicole Iroz-Elardo (Oregon Health Authority)
Host: Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1peOmMM

WEBINAR "From Fast to Safer: Best Practices Where Road Speeds Change"

Date: July 16, 2014, 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 (Site Fee)
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1g2sbcD

WEBINAR "Active Transportation and Complete Streets Evaluation"

Date: July 16, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Swati Pande (SafeTREC)
Host: TransForm and Safe Routes to School National Partnership Northern California
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1pQURpv

WEBINAR "Buses, Boots, and Bicycles: Getting Safe Routes to School and Student Transportation Departments to Work Together"

Date: July 17, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:0 0 p.m. ET 
Presenters: Michael Martin (National Association for Pupil Transportation), Bob Young (Boulder Valley School District) & Sara Zimmerman (Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/VaSl3X

WEBINAR "Building Urban Trails in Difficult Places"

Date: July 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET (Extra charge for .10 CEU)
Presenters: Chuck Flink, FASLA (Greenways Incorporated), Bill Neumann, ASLA, (DHM Design) & Bob Searns
Host: American Trails
Cost: $35 American Trails members / $55 nonmembers
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1kMRLOQ

WEBINAR "Improving Pedestrian Crossing Safety at Uncontrolled Locations"

Date: July 17, 2014, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: Nazir Lalani
Host: American Society of Civil Engineers
Cost: Member $299, Non-Member $349 (Site Fee)
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/Sh6VW6

WEBINAR "Where Health Meets Sustainability: The Intersection of the STAR Community Rating System and Public Health"

Date: July 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET 
Presenters: John Balbus (National Institutes of Health), Vickie Boothe (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), Eric Faisst, (Madison County, NY), Evonda Thomas-Smith & Catherine Hurley (City of Evanston, IL)
Host: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1jJ5oiI

WEBINAR "Livability and Level of Service: Making the Connection"

Date: July 22, 2014, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: National Highway Institute
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://1.usa.gov/1ncsAcR

WEBINAR "Performance Measurement for Asset Management - MAP-21 and Beyond"

Date: July 30, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET 
Presenters: Mark Nelson (MN DOT), David Nicol (Del DOT), Liane Welch (Tillamook County Public Works)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Cost: Free for TRB Sponsors & sustaining Affilates, $89 /site for others
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1kcCQ0O

WEBINAR "Accessible Routes-Advanced Session"

Date: August 7, 2014, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: US Access Board staff Jim Pecht & David Yanchulis
Host: Accessibility Online
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1bGyEYp

WEBINAR "Transform Bicycling and Walking Outside the Urban Context"

Date: August 20, 2014, 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 (Site Fee)
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1lDSimN


RESOURCES

NEW ONLINE HIA TOOL KIT

-> According to a June 24th Health Impact Project newsletter, "The Michigan State University School of Planning, Design, and Construction and the Ingham County Health Department have created an HIA tool kit (Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment: http://bit.ly/1onkoHj). The free, online mapping tool allows local, state, and national leaders, community planners, landowners, developers, and the public to locate a construction or development project on an interactive map and assess its impact on public health. The tool kit includes an HIA checklist and links to best practices from around the country on integrating HIAs into local planning and decision-making..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1iUwkkB
Title & Author: "Mid-Michigan HIA Tool Kit Introduced" by Aaron Wernham

Report: Highlights of FHWA Sustainability Activities

-> According to the Spring FHWA Transportation and Climate Change Newsletter, "FHWA is committed to improving the sustainability triple bottom line-social, economic, and environmental outcomes-of FHWA activities. FHWA has spearheaded numerous efforts to address and advance sustainability ranging from projects to mitigate climate change impacts, to initiatives that promote sustainable pavements and improve safety, to tools to better assess the benefits and costs of transportation investments. Advancing a Sustainable Highway System: Highlights of FHWA Sustainability Activities (http://1.usa.gov/VaJAa5) illustrates how sustainability has been incorporated into a wide variety of FHWA programs, projects, policies, processes, and partnerships."

Source: http://1.usa.gov/1lxXMiy
Title & Author: "FHWA releases Sustainability Report." by Staff 

WALT DISNEY: A PLACEMAKER PODCAST

-> According to a July 1st Streetsblog USA article, "While most people know Walt Disney as the creator of lovable characters like Mickey Mouse and movies like 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and 'Fantasia,' Disney doesn't get as much credit for his design of Disneyland. Turns out Disney made himself an expert on the subject. This podcast isn't a typical Talking Headways conversation. It's a 45-minute special feature episode, produced by Jeff for the Overhead Wire, on one topic: the history and ideas of Walt Disney the planner. Guests Sam Gennawey, an urban planner and author of three books on Walt Disney, and Tim Halbur, director of communications for the Congress for the New Urbanism, discuss in detail Walt's focus on planning places for people in Disneyland, Disney World, and even Celebration, Florida."

Source: http://bit.ly/1pVs9np
Title & Author: "Talking Headways Special Episode: Walt Disney, City Planner" by Tanya Snyder

REPORT: ACTIVITY-BASED TRAVEL DEMAND MODELS

-> According to a June 28th Transportation Research Board blurb, "TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Capacity Project C46 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled 'Activity-Based Travel Demand Models: A Primer' (http://bit.ly/1o6swu4) that explores ways to inform policymakers' decisions about developing and using activity-based travel demand models to better understand how people plan and schedule their daily travel. The document is comprised of two parts. The first part provides an overview of activity-based model development and application. The second part discusses issues in linking activity-based models to dynamic network assignment models."

Source: http://bit.ly/1o6sG4u
Title & Author: "Activity-Based Travel Demand Models: A Primer" by Staff

GUIDE: TRANSIT-SUPPORTIVE DEVELOPMENT

-> According to the abstract of a June Federal Transit Administration report, "'Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner's Guide' is a toolkit of practical and innovative measures to help Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO's), regional planners, transit agencies, and local government elected officials, staff, land use planners, and transit planners integrate transit planning with local land use planning. This guide includes best practices, guidance, success stories, useful techniques, transferable examples, and lessons learned, aimed at providing planners at the regional, corridor, and local levels with ideas on how to integrate, accommodate, and assess transit-supportive development and transit investment. Included are numerous success stories for integrating transit planning and land use planning. This guide seeks to go beyond just highlighting case studies by providing a link between the regional, corridor, and local planning processes for integrating land use and transit and examining regions that have successfully developed and integrated plans. The guide is meant to be a resource for planners to assist them in the development and implementation of strategies to integrate transit and land use planning in an effort to encourage transit supportive development."

Source: http://1.usa.gov/1qwQzXX
Title & Author: "Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner's Guide, Executive Report" by FTA


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!

-> CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS – New Partners for Smart Growth, January 29-31, 2014, Baltimore, MD.
Deadline: July 11, 2014
http://bit.ly/1mjA2VC

-> CALL FOR PAPERS – Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2015, Washington, DC.
Deadline: August 1, 2014 (Verify deadline for individual topics)
http://bit.ly/SsqyKs

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Active Living Research, February 22 - 25, 2015, San Diego, CA.
Deadline: August 18, 2014 by 4 :00 pm PT
http://bit.ly/1mJ91Fm

CONFERENCES

-> July 9-11, 2014, TRB 5th International Conference on Surface Transportation Financing: Innovation, Experimentation, and Exploration, Irvine, CA.
http://bit.ly/IrsSg8

-> July 10-11, 2014, 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia.
http://bit.ly/1goazoz

-> July 11-12. 2014, Canadian Institute of Planners and Atlantic Planners Institute Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
http://bit.ly/NBHhIF

-> July 14-17, 2014, Health Impact Assessment Practitioners' Training, Oakland, CA.
http://bit.ly/1nG2lKV

-> July 20-23, 2014, 2014 Alternative Intersection & Interchange Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
http://bit.ly/1890ECt

-> 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

-> July 25-27, 2014, Winning Campaign Training, Indianapolis, IN.
http://bit.ly/1gDfSjf

-> July 27-31, 2014, Comprehensive Bicycle Design & Engineering 1.0, Portland State University, OR.
http://bit.ly/1l358xf

-> August 10, 2014, National Complete Streets Coalition Design Implementation for Professionals Workshop, Seattle, WA.
http://bit.ly/ZN5GPt

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

-> August 17-20, 2014, American Public Works Association Public Works Congress & Exposition, Toronto, Ontario. 
http://bit.ly/1rKMgcJ

-> August 19-20, 2014, California Adaptation Forum, Sacramento, CA.
http://bit.ly/1goBvED

-> August 25-29, 2014, Comprehensive Bicycle Design and Engineering 2.0, Portland State University, OR.
http://bit.ly/1duyODO

-> September 1-3, 2014, Future of Places International, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
http://bit.ly/1lr07yX

-> September 5-8, 2014, Alliance for Biking and Walking Leadership Retreat, Bolivar, PA.
http://bit.ly/1hwDGUQ

-> September 7-10, 2014, Governors Highway Safety Association, Grand Rapids, MI.
http://bit.ly/1gJDlir

-> September 8, 2014, Complete Streets Design Implementation for Professionals, Pittsburgh, PA.
http://bit.ly/1bcYxs9

-> September 8-11, 2014, Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014, Pittsburgh, PA.
http://bit.ly/1bcYxs9

-> September 15-17, 2014, Transportation and Federal Land Partnership Enhancing Access, Mobility, Sustainability, and Connections to the American Great Outdoors, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/18l5es5

-> September 16-19, 2014, IENE 2014 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Malmo, Sweden.
http://bit.ly/1bLdPLB

-> September 21-24, 2014, Rail~Volution, Minneapolis, MN.
http://bit.ly/1dvfJA1

-> October 7-8, 2014, 7th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA.
http://bit.ly/1bU4HCh

-> October 8, 2014, Walk to School Day
http://bit.ly/15PtJyo

-> October 14-17, 2014, National Recreation and Park Association and Exposition, Charlotte, NC.
http://bit.ly/1cDd73b

-> October 16-17, 2014, Sustainable Trails for All Conference, Greenfield, NH.
http://bit.ly/Y0dpYK

-> October 16-18, 2014, 2014 Washington State Trails Conference, Bellingham, WA.
http://bit.ly/1cOmMCf

-> October 17-19, 2014, Winning Campaigns Training, Santa Barbara, CA.
http://bit.ly/1gDfSjf

-> October 21-23, 2014, Walk 21, Sydney, Australia.
http://bit.ly/1anKBfO

-> October 21-24, 2014, Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
http://bit.ly/1lhQtSb

-> October 22-25, 2014, NACTO Designing Cities 2014, San Francisco, CA.
http://bit.ly/1l3t57z

-> November 6-8, 2014, ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2014, Long Beach, CA.
http://bit.ly/1gEhrAV

-> November 15-19, 2014, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA.
http://bit.ly/1bVOE6N

-> November 18-20, 2014, Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona, Spain.
http://bit.ly/1mucsVC

-> November 27-28, 2014, Ageing and Safe Mobility, Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany.
http://bit.ly/1iLF7Ax

-> January 11-5, 2015, Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/RTQEWw

-> February 10-12, 2015, Winter Cycling Congress, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
http://bit.ly/1pIZA0E

-> February 22-25, 2015, Active Living Research, San Diego. CA.
http://bit.ly/1mJ91Fm

-> May 17-20, 2015, American Trails International Trails Symposium, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/1lD37qJ

-> June 16-18, 2015, National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1kd8hbx

-> June 22-24, 2015, 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, Vancouver, BC.
http://bit.ly/1niIq5O


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.

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS BICYCLE FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY

Deadline: August 6, 2014
http://bit.ly/15tnkZq

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

Deadline: August 14, 2014
http://bit.ly/1rg322k

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 2015 NATIONAL AWARD FOR SMART GROWTH ACHIEVEMENT

Deadline: September 5, 2014

http://1.usa.gov/1qx7mu4

-> CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRAILS AWARDS PROGRAM

Deadline: September 15, 2014

http://bit.ly/1mBZbvj

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – NEW MOBILITY WEST COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE (LIMITED TO CO, WY, ID & MT)

Deadline: September 27, 2014

http://bit.ly/1mIVqOi

-> REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – WI STATEWIDE BIKEWAYS PLAN

The Bike Fed's vision to make Wisconsin "America's Best Ride" includes the creation of a statewide network of interconnected bikeways. Using a numbered or named wayfinding system, these state routes will utilize both our existing state trail system and excellent roadway system. We are delighted to announce that we are much closer to making this statewide bikeway system a reality! The Bike Fed, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation have partnered together to oversee the funding and generation of a Statewide Bikeways Plan. Currently in the solicitation for services phase, the plan will contain recommendations, standards, methodology, and guidelines for identifying, designating and signing regional, intrastate and interstate bikeways.

Deadline: NOI due July 10, 2014, 12 noon CST 
WI Bike Fed Description: http://bit.ly/1kcyHdk
Download WisDOT Details: http://1.usa.gov/1pVuK0m

-> JOB – OFFICE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES, U.S. EPA, WASHINGTON, DC

This position is located in the Office of the Administrator, Office of Policy, Office of Sustainable Communities, Immediate Office in Washington, DC. Duties include overseeing creation and implementation of EPA development, growth, and land use policy initiatives, such as: smart growth; and leading the Agency's efforts to strengthen the impact and visibility of EPA's work in communities, and its strategy to support communities through smart growth, as well as other approaches that help them grow in environmentally sustainable ways.

Deadline: July 7, 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1pW4yCX

-> JOB - REGIONAL POLICY MANAGER, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The Southern California regional policy manager maintains the regional network in Southern California (including the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura, as well as San Diego County). The goal is to increase funding and improve policies that result in more infrastructure and programs to support safe walking and bicycling for children and families, especially in lower-income communities. This position is responsible for interacting with Southern California metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) including the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) as well as with the six County Transportation Commissions (CTCs) within the SCAG region. This position will be primarily focused on policy work in San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties. The ideal applicant will be based locally and be willing to travel between these regions. The regional policy manager will also provide Safe Routes to School program and policy technical assistance.

Deadline: July 10, 2014 by 5 :00 pm PT
http://bit.ly/TOjNU9

-> JOB - PROGRAM CONSULTANT, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PROGRAM (TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER), CITY OF AUSTIN, TX

This position will lead the City of Austin's integrated bicycle and pedestrian program on behalf of the Austin Transportation Department. The preferred candidate should demonstrate experience in creating and leading significant bicycle and pedestrian programs, including setting the vision and developing strategic programs. The preferred candidate will also demonstrate experience in leading multidisciplinary technical teams of professionals including engineers, planners and public education professionals in the development of corridor and sub-regional multimodal plans, and associated development process negotiations specific to adherence with bicycle and pedestrian related plans, policies, and best practices.

Deadline: July 27, 2014 (Re-advertised from an earlier deadline)
http://bit.ly/1miMYLp

-> JOB - DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, ADVENTURE CYCLING ASSN, MISSOULA, MT

Adventure Cycling Association seeks an energetic, well-organized, and goal-oriented person to serve as our leader on development and fundraising. This is a unique opportunity to grow the resource base for North America's largest bicycling membership group, at a time when our members and donors are becoming more supportive than ever of Adventure Cycling's mission and project work. We seek a team player who loves to raise (and help others raise) financial resources for good causes – in our case, bicycling and bicycle travel.

Deadline: Open until filled. Application review begins July 31, 2014.
http://bit.ly/1xexjPt

-> JOB – COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE, PORTLAND, OR

The BTA is seeking an energetic and effective individual who will help the organization build a bicycling movement in Oregon through effective marketing, communications and public relations. The position is responsible for developing and executing strong campaigns in collaboration with all of our departments. To be successful, these campaigns will also engage business, government, and media partners. The position will supervise interns and a full-time communications assistant.

Deadline: None provided.
http://bit.ly/1m888tQ


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