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#363 Wednesday, August 13, 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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----- PWPBPP 2014 NEWS – Registration Deadline and More
----- Join Us for a Ride to Pittsburgh
----- Call For Responses: 2014 Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Survey 
----- Bicycle Mode Share in 700 Cities List
----- How Vancouver (BC) Became 1 of N America's Most Family-Friendly Cities
----- Protected Bike Lanes in Denmark Improve Quality of Life for Poor
----- Ped Fatalities Higher in Low Income Neighborhoods
----- Lower Income Neighborhoods: Poorer Built Environment & Safety
----- How can you bring your Vision Zero to life?

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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----- East Multnomah County (OR) Bikes, Helmets & Education for Kids
----- MT Bicycle Tourism Economic Impact: $377 Million
----- BWI Introduces Bikeshare for Airport Trail
----- WI DOT: $13M in Transportation Alternatives Program Grants
----- KS DOT New Bike Map Includes Traffic Counts & Shoulder Information

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----- TRB Guidebook: Estimating Bike/Ped Demand
----- Pedestrian Crossing Laws: 50 State Summary
----- FHWA Report: Role of RPOs in Planning Across Boundaries

R-E-S-O-U-R-C-E-S
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----- Extensive List of Tools for Sustainable Communities
----- Planners & Online Civic Engagement Platforms
----- London: New Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
----- Review of Advancing Transportation and Health Report
----- LAB New Smart Cycling Quick Guides Available

N-E-W-S--S-E-C-T-I-O-N-S
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- The National & International Scene
- Regional and Local Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Stats R Us
- Webinars, Webcasts and Seminars
- Resources
- Calendar
- Jobs, Grants & RFPs
- Housekeeping
- Contact Us

THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

PWPBPP 2014 NEWS - REGISTRATION DEADLINE AND MORE
by Mark Plotz

-> On Friday, August 15, the Standard Registration rate expires for Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place. Register now at: http://bit.ly/1hZtY0z for the best rate. You can preview our conference keynotes at: http://bit.ly/1sSKz9B. Our full breakout program is available at: http://bit.ly/1lz8fdB. Professional development credits for AIA and APA will be available for nearly every breakout session.

As a reminder to those who are registered for the event, our mobile workshop registration is online for this year's conference. To register, find your registration confirmation number and go to: http://bit.ly/1l71XmK. Spots are filling fast! We do have a number of trainings happening before the conference, including the Placemaking Leadership Council. For the latest on those and registration information go to: http://bit.ly/1pWT5Df.

Also filling fast: hotels. We have added rooms at other hotels in Pittsburgh. For the latest information see: http://www.pps.org/pwpb2014/ - venue.

Stay tuned for updates on things to do and see in Pittsburgh. You won't want to miss our Wednesday evening networking event at the Warhol Museum. (It's included in your registration.) Less than four weeks to go!

JOIN US FOR A RIDE TO PITTSBURGH
by Mark Plotz

-> Several people from the mid Atlantic will be heading to Pittsburgh under their own power. If you are one of them, or thinking about it, why not join our friends and Nelson\Nygaard and Adventure Cycling Association for a ride into the city? We will be meeting at 10:30 Monday morning, September 8 in Homestead, 8 miles from downtown, and rolling in together.

If you are interested you can RSVP to: http://bit.ly/1mHDPri. If you aren't able to join the tour, you can follow it on twitter #NN2PGH, #AC2PGH!

For more information about Monday's event or the longer tour, contact Jen Gennari at jgennari@nelsonnygaard.com or 415-281-6934.

CALL FOR RESPONSES: 2014 PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE PROFESSIONALS SURVEY 

-> According to an Aug. 4th email message from Active Living and Transportation Network Director and APBP Board Member Philip Pugliese, "APBP is once again seeking your input on the state of our profession. To benchmark our growing field, APBP surveys professionals every two years and it is time once again to ask you some questions. Please take a few minutes to take this year's survey, which will allow APBP to document your professional progress, needs and challenges.  Your answers will enable APBP to report back to you, your employer, government and the public on the state of our profession. APBP members will receive advance copy of the results.

"The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and confidentiality of individual survey responses will be respected. Non-APBP members whose work involves bicycle and pedestrian issues are invited to complete the survey as well. Please forward as appropriate. Click http://svy.mk/ViRH3Z to begin the survey now. Your response by August 31 is requested.

"If you experience technical difficulties accessing or submitting the survey please contact Philip Pugliese, APBP Professional Development Action Team, at (423) 643-6887 or ppugliese@outdoorchattanooga.com. Thank you for your membership and support of APBP."

[Note you do not need to be an APBP member to provide your input.]

BICYCLE MODE SHARE IN 700 CITIES LIST

-> According to an Aug. 8th City Clock article, "One of the most comprehensive lists of urban cycling mode share data ever prepared is shared below. With just under 700 cities in 40 countries, this table summarizes the percentage of total trips done by bicycle in urban areas across the globe. The list below was generated from numerous online sources. Cities are ordered based on the highest measured bicycle mode share sourced in recent history...Beyond the city name and country, both the low and high measured mode share values are included... Please note, this is an evolving list..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1othYJy
Title & Author: "Cycling Mode Share Data for 700 Cities" by @urban_future

HOW VANCOUVER (BC) BECAME 1 OF N AMERICA'S MOST FAMILY-FRIENDLY CITIES

-> According to an Aug. 8th CityLab article, "...Downtown Vancouver [British Columbia], in particular, has made a concerted effort to improve living conditions for families, starting back in the early 1990s... In 2011, downtown Vancouver was home to 5,100 kids under 15—five times more than downtown Seattle, which itself is doing better in this regard than most American cities... Let's take a closer look at the policies responsible for this change (most of them described in a set of guidelines for ‘high-density housing for families with children’ adopted by the city in 1992: http://bit.ly/1pqOzyZ)...

"Vancouver also realized that not all parts of the city were as family-friendly as others. It instructed developers to choose sites within half a mile of elementary schools, daycare centers, and grocery stores, and within a quarter mile of transit stops. Safe walking routes—ideally separated from high-traffic arterials—were also important..." 

Source: http://bit.ly/1nNZg9x
Title & Author: "How Vancouver Became One of North America's Most Family-Friendly Cities" by Eric Jaffe

PROTECTED BIKE LANES IN DENMARK IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR POOR

-> According to an Aug. 7th People for Bikes article, "We don't have to dream of a country where protected bike lanes and other quality bike infrastructure have dramatically improved life for people in poverty. We can visit it. It's called Denmark, and it's arguably the most egalitarian country in the world. Data published online for the first time suggests that bicycle transportation has been part of that triumph. Not the biggest part, but a very real one...

"Yes, people of all incomes bike in Denmark. But biking delivers its biggest advantages to the neediest Danes. Who are these very low-income Danes? Mostly they're recent immigrants and the long-term unemployed, who don't fully qualify for the cash payments Denmark offers to people in school or between jobs. Because bikes are everywhere in modern Denmark, these poor people can remain mobile in Danish cities without facing pressure to devote a huge share of their money to cars if they don't want to.

"Here's the complete breakdown (previously unavailable online) of how Danes of different incomes get around: [See charts of Share of Trips by Mode and Household Income in Denmark and in the US]..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1rpBlAG
Title & Author: "How Protected Bike Lanes Helped Denmark Win Its War on Inequality" by Michael Andersen

PED FATALITES HIGHER IN LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS

-> According to an August Governing article, "Many cities have made pedestrian safety a priority, but their efforts rarely focus on poorer areas, which have approximately double the fatality rates of wealthier communities...

"Pedestrian deaths are much more common in low-income areas than in better-off parts of a city. Overall, the number of pedestrians killed nationwide has ticked up in recent years, even as vehicular traffic fatalities declined. No published national data assess income or poverty status of those killed in traffic accidents. But according to a Governing analysis of accident location coordinates for the more than 22,000 pedestrians killed nationwide between 2008 and 2012, poorer neighborhoods have disproportionately higher rates of pedestrian deaths. (Pedestrian Deaths in Poorer Neighborhoods Report: http://bit.ly/1pr1uAZ, also see an interactive map of Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities 2008-2012: http://bit.ly/1pNsiKH) In the nation’s metro areas, the bottom third of Census tracts, in terms of per capita income, recorded pedestrian fatality rates twice that of higher income tracts. The same holds true for high-poverty communities. Metro-area Census tracts with poverty rates below the national rate of 15 percent registered 5.3 deaths per 100,000 residents over the five-year period, while in high-poverty areas where more than a quarter of the population lives in poverty, the rate was 12.1..."

Source: http://bit.ly/Y3zbhD
Title & Author: "Pedestrians Dying at Disproportionate Rates in America's Poorer Neighborhoods" by Mike Maciag

[At Pro walk Pro Bike Pro Place check out the Traffic Signal Deserts: Crossing The Street To Active Transportation poster (http://bit.ly/1pNRqkv) and On the Path to a Stronger Movement: Bike/Ped Equity from the Ground Up workshop: (http://bit.ly/1usjpdy)

LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS: POORER BUILT ENVIRONMENT & SAFETY

-> According to an August Safe Routes to School National Partnership e-News article, "Studies show that lower-income and racial and ethnic minority people tend to live in neighborhoods with fewer and poorer quality sidewalks, fewer parks and open spaces, and more crime, social disorder and traffic. The lack of safe space to walk, bicycle, or be outside in a community has a direct impact on physical activity levels, job access, education options and housing quality. That’s why advocates for physical activity and healthy community design are focusing on eradicating violence and crime in underserved neighborhoods as a precursor to improving access to physical activity and improving the quality of life. Read more about the National Partnership’s efforts to break down barriers between community safety and built environment advocacy on our blog: http://bit.ly/1r8pxHx."

Source: http://bit.ly/1uqRf2L
Title & Author: "Place Matters in Combating Violence" by Staff

[At Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place learn how one community is working to improve connectivity in low income neighborhoods: Neighborhood Greenways St. Louis: Low-stress Connections for Underserved Communities; and how another is engaging neighbors: Listening Harder: Bike/Walk Promotion in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: http://bit.ly/1pra3M3.]

HOW CAN YOU BRING YOUR VISION ZERO TO LIFE?

-> According to a recent PTV Group article, "‘Road safety is a key challenge of the 21st century’, says José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum at the OECD. Annually, 1.3 million people are killed in road-related accidents and up to 50 million are injured. And also the economic damages are incredibly high: National estimates have shown that road traffic crashes cost countries 1 to 3 percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...

"Download our free White Paper (How can you bring your Vision Zero to life?: http://bit.ly/1BdA46C, free after registration) to ...

  • Inform yourself about facts and figures regarding road safety,
  • Get to know what moves pioneers when speaking about this issue and
  • Learn why it is important to break out of the institutional silos to bring safety experts and transport planning professionals closer to each other!"

Source: http://bit.ly/1BdA46C
Title & Author: "How can you bring your Vision Zero to life?" by Staff 


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

EAST MULTNOMAH COUNTY (OR) BIKES, HELMETS & EDUCATION FOR KIDS

-> According to a recent Community Cycling Center article, "What a weekend! For the first time ever, the Community Cycling Center offered a Bikes for Kids event in East Multnomah County, an area with a significant lack of bicycling resources. Last Saturday, 94 children went home with bicycles, helmets, safety education, and family resources at the new Rockwood Boys and Girls Club. The event was made possible thanks to the generous donation of 100 bicycles from Portland Fire & Rescue’s Toy N Joy Makers in honor of their 100th anniversary...

"In addition to bicycle resources, parents and guardians of the children had the opportunity to receive information on helpful family resources like food, clothing, transportation, transition services, and more from Rockwood CDC, Multnomah County, SNAP, Girls Inc., 211, and others..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1l2geqd
Title & Author: "Bikes for Kids in East County" Melinda Musser

MT BICYCLE TOURISM ECONOMIC IMPACT: $377 MILLION

-> According to a July 30th Ravalli Republic article, "In June, David Ziccardi of Philadelphia spent eight days riding his bicycle some 470 miles around western Montana. Ziccardi is one of hundreds of thousands of touring cyclists who likely will pass through Montana this year, spending hundreds of millions of dollars in the state. The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research recently published a study estimating that 565,372 cyclists rode through Montana in 2012. On average, those cyclists spent 8.8 nights in the state and spent more than $75 per day, for a total of $377 million spent by touring cyclists in Montana in 2012..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1s8RIWD
Title & Author: "Bicycle tourism has big impact on state economy" by Erin Madison

[Check out the Activating Your Active Tourism Potential panel and the Vision Sonora: Creating a More Vibrant Community poster at Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place: http://bit.ly/1pra3M3.]

BWI INTRODUCES BIKESHARE FOR AIRPORT TRAIL

-> According to an Aug. 7th Baltimore Sun article, "Visitors, employees and neighbors of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport now have a new option for enjoying the 12.5-mile trail that loops around the airport's Anne Arundel County property. The Boston-based bikeshare company Zagster, working with BWI, has installed a dock for 10 of its bicycles outside the airport's international terminal, near the light rail station. They are available for rental for $5 a day. Long-term passes for regular use cost $15 a month or $50 a year.

"Officials envision the bikes being used by airport travelers with time to kill and an urge to get outside, employees looking for a bit of exercise on a break or after work, and neighbors looking to take better advantage of the trail. For now, there is only one docking station, meaning riders are expected to return to the spot where they started. An airport spokesman said officials plan to evaluate other potential docking sites, including in the BWI hotel district, at the MARC rail station and near Fort Meade..."

Source: http://bsun.md/1uNnAhA
Title & Author: "BWI introduces bikeshare pilot program for airport trail" by Kevin Rector

WI DOT: $13M IN TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM GRANTS

-> According to an Aug. 9th Sawyer County Record article, "The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced more than $13 million in awards for the Transportation Alternatives Program. The federally funded program will help pay for 27 school, bike and pedestrian projects across the state. [See list: http://1.usa.gov/1pNgJmI] Program manager Tressie Kamp said budget cuts have meant less money for the program, but that these projects are still important to many communities... Kamp said the demand for funds continues to increase as more communities make plans to implement things like bike share programs."

Source: http://bit.ly/1pNgAjf
Title & Author: "DOT announces $13M in grants for transportation alternatives program" by Sequoia Baker

KS DOT NEW BIKE MAP INCLUDES TRAFFIC COUNTS & SHOULDER INFORMATION

-> According to an Aug. 11th Kansas Cycling News article, "The 2014-2015 Kansas Bicycle Map is available for free from the Kansas Department of Transportation. It shows cross-state bicycle routes, highway shoulder and traffic information, and detailed bike maps for major cities in Kansas... One of the most useful features of the map are the highway traffic counts and shoulder information. The map shows whether roads are two-lane or multi-lane, and whether they include shoulders or not. Roads are also color-coded to denote traffic volume. There are also quite a few unpaved county roads shown on the map, which provide extremely low-traffic routing options...

"Maps are available free of charge and can be requested by emailing bikeped@ksdot.org or calling (785) 296-8593..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1oLDHMb
Title & Author: "2014-2015 Kansas Bicycle Map" by Staff


THE RESEARCH BEAT

TRB GUIDEBOOK: ESTIMATING BIKE/PED DEMAND

-> According to an Aug. 7th Transportation Research Board blurb, "TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 770: Estimating Bicycling and Walking for Planning and Project Development: A Guidebook (http://bit.ly/1nOAqGJ) contains methods and tools for practitioners to estimate bicycling and walking demand as part of regional-, corridor-, or project-level analyses.

"The products of the research include a guidebook for practitioners on a range of methods for estimating bicycling and walking activity and a CD-ROM containing a GIS Walk Accessibility Model, spreadsheets, and the contractor’s final report, which documents the research and tools that operationalize the methods described in the guidebook. The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1pNAElC
Title & Author: "Estimating Bicycling and Walking for Planning and Project Development: A Guidebook" by Staff

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING LAWS: 50 STATE SUMMARY

-> According to a May 30 National Conference of State Legislatures article, "In 2012, pedestrian deaths rose to their highest level since 2006, increasing by 6.4 percent from 2011 to a total of 4,743 pedestrian fatalities. Injuries rose by 10 percent during the same time period. Furthermore, pedestrian deaths now make up 14 percent of the total traffic deaths in the U.S., up from 11 percent in 2011. This is partly the result of decreasing motorist deaths and increasing amounts of Americans walking for transportation and recreation.

"To combat the rise in pedestrian injuries and fatalities and create more walkable communities, state legislatures have been toughening laws regarding the circumstances when a motorist must stop or yield to a pedestrian crossing at an uncontrolled crosswalk. An uncontrolled crosswalk typically means that a traffic control device is either not in place or operation to dictate pedestrian movement..." 

[See the article for a description of each state’s laws and listings of states with Must Stop or Must Yield legislation.]

Source: http://bit.ly/1prhm6y
Title & Author: "Pedestrian Crossing: 50 State Summary" by Staff

FHWA REPORT: ROLE OF RPOS IN PLANNING ACROSS BOUNDARIES

-> According to an Aug. 6th Transportation Research Board blurb, "The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that explores the implications of transportation planning partnerships and projects in megaregions and the role of rural areas in supporting those efforts. (Role of Regional Planning Organizations in Transportation Planning Across Boundaries: http://1.usa.gov/Vl6RFC)"

Source: http://bit.ly/1yv0f4F
Title & Author: "Role of Regional Planning Organizations in Transportation Planning Across Boundaries" by Staff


QUOTES R US

-> "While I am pleased that Congress took action to avoid the immediate insolvency of the Highway Account this summer, I am disappointed that they merely kicked the can down the road again. This is the tenth surface transportation extension-on top of eighteen short term budget measures--in the last 6 years. There is still no long-term certainty. Worse still, this latest band-aid expires right as the next construction season begins, setting up another crisis next spring...I urge you to stand with me in calling on Congress to commit itself to a sound, bipartisan, and long-term solution that will ensure the stability of the surface transportation system of our Nation for the next several years."
-- USDOT Secretary Antony Foxx

http://bit.ly/1Add9ae

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

CYCLING DESKS CHARGE PHONE--AND MUSCLES--WHILE YOU PEDAL

"If you need to charge your phone while you're waiting for a flight at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, or while sitting at the train station in Lyon, you can get a little exercise at the same time. The waiting areas are filled with WeBikes, stationary bikes that power gadgets and a Wi-Fi connection as you pedal. It takes about 30 minutes of easy pedaling to charge an iPhone, the same amount of time it would take while plugged into the wall. "It also happens to be the same number of minutes of exercise that the government prescribes for health," says Katarina Verhaegen, the engineer who developed the bike."
http://bit.ly/1kAC8jZ


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

WEBINAR "Estimating Demand for Non-Motorized Travel"

Date: August 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Rich Kuzmyak & Alex Bell (Renaissance Planning Group), Mark Bradley (Resource Systems Group), Kara Kockelman (University of Texas at Austin)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Cost: Free for employees of TRB Sponsors or TRB Sustaining Affiliates, otherwise $89/site
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1nCMfo1

WEBINAR "First Mile, Last Mile: How Federal Funds Help People Who Walk and Bike Access Transit"

Date: August 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET 
Presenters: TBA
Host: Advocacy Advance
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1kB1Wwq

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

WEBINAR "Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns" Part 1 of 2

Date: August 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (Part 2 on August 28, 2014.)
Presenters: Erica Abbruzzese (Montclair NJ Dept of Health & Human Services), Michael Hodges (Township of Bloomfield NJ Department of Health & Human Services), Tara Spinelli (Nutley, NJ Walks to School program) & Ian Thomas (America Walks)
Host: America Walks
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1oKNbY4

WEBINAR "Don't Let Your Guard Down: Strategies to keep Your School Crossing Guard Program Healthy and Strong"

Date: August 27, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Don Cross, (City of Phoenix, AZ) & Catherine Bull (NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Ctr.)
Host: National Center for Safe Routes to School
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1mXT2DN

WEBINAR "Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns" Part 2 of 2

Date: August 28, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (Part 1 on August 21, 2014)
Presenters: Erica Abbruzzese (Montclair NJ Dept of Health & Human Services), Michael Hodges (Township of Bloomfield NJ Department of Health & Human Services), Tara Spinelli (Nutley, NJ Walks to School program) & Ian Thomas (America Walks)
Host: America Walks
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1yulzae

WEBINAR "Optimize Signals for Pedestrians and Bicyclists"

Date: September 17, 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/VeyH77

WEBINAR "Public-Private Partnerships"

Date: September 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET 
Presenters: TBA
Host: Advocacy Advance
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/Xh3Fg6

WEBINAR "Transit and Protected Bike Lanes"

Date: October 1, 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/1mIOEcu

WEBINAR "Design Treatments to Transition from Trails to Roadways"

Date: October 15, 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/1yWRPFh

WEBINAR "MAP-21 2.0"

Date: October 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET 
Presenters: TBA
Host: Advocacy Advance
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1r8K3YE

WEBINAR "Health Funding"

Date: November 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET 
Presenters: TBA
Host: Advocacy Advance
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1l2zSm9

WEBINAR "E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy"

Date: November 19, 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/1prt9lp

WEBINAR "Using Pilot Projects to Implement Protected Bike Lanes"

Date: December 3, 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/1oJ2nzU

WEBINAR "Maintenance Funding"

Date: December 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET 
Presenters: TBA
Host: Advocacy Advance
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/VlgvYX

WEBINAR "Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement"

Date: December 17, 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/1mIPFRV


RESOURCES

EXTENSIVE LIST OF TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

-> According to an FHWA Livability Initiatives article updated on Aug. 1st, "The Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC) (http://bit.ly/Viia1v) has compiled the following list of tools to help communities assess, plan, and design sustainable communities. These tools cover a broad range of topics, including community design and planning, transportation and housing, and the environment. The list includes tools developed by the PSC partner agencies - the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - as well as other Federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations. For information purposes, it also includes several tools that are under development. The Partnership will evaluate and update the list periodically. Note that inclusion of nongovernmental tools on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities or any of its individual agencies."

[Tools listed under Government and Non-government sections: Community Design and Planning, Transportation, Transportation and Housing, Environment, Health, Food Access, Demographic/Economic Data, and Scenario Planning]

Source: http://1.usa.gov/VihMQO
Title & Author: "Tools for Sustainable Communities" by Staff

PLANNERS & ONLINE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PLATFORMS

-> According to a July 24th Planetizen article, "The increasing use of online civic engagement platforms offers a chance for planners to improve the planning process—that is, if they take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the new technology to showcase their expertise... Over the last 30 years, planners have seen their role as the brokers of facts for implementing new initiatives diminish. Their expertise takes a backseat to time spent organizing and facilitating evening meetings. The growth of civic engagement platforms, where residents weigh in with ideas and opinions about urban development plans, could continue this trend unless planners utilize the benefits of this technology as a platform for their expertise... Here are four practical ways online engagement helps planners drive more informed discussions about projects..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1v7sERU
Title & Author: "How Civic Engagement Platforms Can Bring Back the Expertise of Urban Planners" by Karin Brandt

[Check out the Shareabouts: Using Online Crowdsourcing Maps peer problem solving session at Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place to see a demonstration of one of these civic engagement and input tools: http://bit.ly/1pra3M3.]

LONDON: NEW PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ACTION PLAN

-> According to an August PACTS Newsletter article, "Transport for London has published the final Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (http://bit.ly/1sUIko7) following a public review period. The plan proposes action to cut pedestrian death and serious injury, including

  • A trial of Intelligent Speed Adaptation on London Buses;
  • London Pedestrian Design Guidance and
  • A new ‘gold standard’ for all new and upgraded pedestrian crossings, including Pedestrian Countdown and tactile cones and/or audible guidance..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1p54W3J
Title & Author: "London" by Staff

REVIEW OF ADVANCING TRANSPORTATION AND HEALTH REPORT

-> According to a Spring-Summer Highway Safety Research Center Directions article, "The National Center for Safe Routes to School recently released the report Advancing Transportation and Health: Approaches from the Federal Safe Routes to School Program that Offer Broad Application (http://bit.ly/ViJcpI), which describes how communities are finding innovate ways to embrace the health and safety concepts at the core of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. We spoke with Lauren Marchetti, HSRC senior program manager and director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School, about the report and its important takeaways..."

Source: http://bit.ly/1q88S0m
Title & Author: "Advancing Transportation and Health: Six questions with Lauren Marchetti" by Staff

LAB NEW SMART CYCLING QUICK GUIDES AVAILABLE

-> According to an Aug. 4th American Bicyclist Update sent via email, "Our brand-new, full-color, 24-page Quick Guide (http://bit.ly/1ouapT3) covers just about everything you need to know to ride a bike safely and confidently, providing an easy-to-understand resource that appeals to all demographics: prospective bicyclists, novice riders, and even seasoned pros. With new illustrations and language, this pocket-sized guide will allow education instructors, advocacy organizations and others to share bike education knowledge more easily. How can you use the Quick Guide in your community?"


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

-> Call for Posters - Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2015, Washington DC. Task Force on Understanding New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey. This call is outside the usual TRB website and paper review system. Proposals do not need to be submitted using the on-line system and no paper is required to participate in this poster session. For questions, email saphores@uci.edu
Deadline: September 5, 2014
abj45tposterstrb2015@gmail.com

-> Call for Abstracts - Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground: Opportunities for Accelerating the Assessment of Health Impacts, April 13-14, 2015, Washington, DC.
Deadline: October 1, 2014
http://bit.ly/1oIe9KV

CONFERENCES

-> August 16, 2014, Boston Women’s Bike Ride and Festival, Boston, MA
http://bit.ly/1mI6Gvn

-> August 16-19, 2014, The National Youth Bike Ride, Virtual Event.
http://bit.ly/1uD5cLT

-> 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 7-8, 2014, North American Bikeshare Association Annual Meeting & Vendor Expo, Pittsburgh, PA.
http://bit.ly/VisRBi

-> 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/UyRpFV

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

-> September 10, 2014, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA (during Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place)
http://bit.ly/1rAat1f

-> September 11, 2014, Future Bike: At The Intersection of Mobility and Identity, Pittsburgh, PA. (Immediately following the adjournment of Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place)
http://bit.ly/1rAC3LU

-> September 15, 2014, Oregon Transportation Summit, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/1jxhMaR

-> 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

-> September 24-26, 2014, EcoDistricts Summit, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1rWOqEd

-> 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 8-10, 2014, Placemaking: Making It Happen, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/1pNfnIL

-> October 9-10, 2014, Illinois DOT Fall Planning Conference, Bloomington, IL.
http://1.usa.gov/1r8duKr

-> 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 6-7, 2014, Connecting to Transform Communities: Stakeholders in Health & Wellness 2014, Minneapolis, MN.
http://bit.ly/1tVH4Ai

-> 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 11-15, 2015, Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/RTQEWw

-> January 29-31, 2015, New Partners for Smart Growth, Baltimore, MD.
http://bit.ly/1mjA2VC

-> 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

-> March 3-5, 2015, Minnesota’s Transportation Conference, Bloomington, MN.
http://bit.ly/1mHFa18

-> 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

-> July 6-8, 2014, 1st International Conference on Transport & Health, London, England. Contact Jennifer Mindell, BSc, MB BS, PhD, FFPH, FRCP: j.mindell@ucl.ac.uk


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 NOMINATIONS – SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT AWARDS

The Sustainable Transport Award recognizes profound leadership, vision, and achievement in sustainable transportation and urban livability. Established in 2005, the Sustainable Transport Award has been given annually to a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects in the preceding year. These strategies improve mobility for all residents, reduce transportation greenhouse and air pollution emissions, and improve safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians. Finalists are selected by an international committee of development experts and organizations working on sustainable transport.

Deadline: September 15, 2014
vhttp://bit.ly/1vGIVNK

-> JOB – SENIOR WRITER, PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES, NEW YORK, NY

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design, and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Their pioneering Placemaking approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation, and serve common needs. PPS is seeking a Senior Writer that will assist in developing and lead production of content for a strategic communications campaign for the organization that is centered on building greater awareness of and support for PPS’ four transformational agendas– in particular for promoting changes in the practice of transportation, but also architecture, public markets, and destinations like parks. While a full time writer is preferred, they are open to hiring one or more senior writers/editors on a freelance basis. 

Deadline: None provided
http://bit.ly/1yu8Bcx

-> 2 FALL TRANSPORTATION INTERNSHIPS - PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES, NEW YORK, NY

Project for Public Spaces is seeking an intern to assist with multiple transportation-related projects this fall for approximately 21 hours of paid work per week. The positions will include a number of professional development opportunities. At minimum, interns will get to take part in PPS’s training courses, and will be introduced to a variety of resources, tools, and techniques.

One intern’s primary task will be supporting two PPS projects: our Streets as Places Campaign and our Livability Solutions coalition, which provides technical assistance through the EPA Building Blocks program. The other intern’s primary task will be accumulating and preparing content for the Federal Highway Administration’s Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Clearinghouse.

Deadline: None provided

http://bit.ly/1yu8Bcx

-> JOB – SMART TRIPS PROGRAM COORDINATOR, WI BIKE FED, MADISON, WI

The Wisconsin Bike Fed is searching for a program coordinator for their Smart Trips Neighborhood Program, which that aims to increase the use of walking, biking, transit, and carpooling trips and reduce single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) trips in the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods in Milwaukee, WI. Major job duties include developing, managing, and evaluating community-based travel behavior, changing programming that promotes transportation options to residents with the goal of significantly reducing SOV trips. Elements of this work include marketing/communications/public relations, building relationships with partner organizations and businesses, volunteer management, event planning, tracking progress, analyzing data and measuring results.

Deadline: September 5, 2014
http://bit.ly/1l1Rn62

-> JOB – COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION, SAN JOSÉ, CA

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is hiring a Communications Coordinator to lead their communications and media efforts and assist with other outreach and communications activities that will support their development, advocacy, and programs. This is a newly created position. The Communications Coordinator will create and maintain an active and effective marketing, communications, and public relations program for the organization.

Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews began August 8
http://bit.ly/1uNu1kI

-> JOB - COMMUNITY PLANNING DIRECTOR, CITY OF COEUR D'ALENE, ID 

Coeur d’Alene is seeking a Community Planning Director with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field and five (5) years experience working as a planner, or in a directly related field. Preferred experience includes a Master’s degree in urban planning or related field, AICP Certification and supervisory work experience.  Applications from persons who can demonstrate that they possess any equivalent combination of experience and training necessary to perform the work will also be considered.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to working as part of a team and an interest in creating a thriving, livable and pedestrian/bicycle oriented city in beautiful North Idaho. 

Deadline: August 22, 2014 by 5 pm PT
http://bit.ly/1mHv3t8

-> JOB - SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, FAIRFAX, VA

Fairfax County Government is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Senior Transportation Planner to work on a range of transportation planning issues related to Fairfax County's continued growth and vision. Responsibilities include technical analysis, including traffic impact studies, transit studies, multimodal transportation planning, area studies and monitoring transportation system performance. This is an opportunity to work on a range of transportation issues that are on the cutting edge of the profession.

Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5 pm ET
http://bit.ly/Y2JcM7

-> 5 JOBS, ALTA PLANNING + DESIGN, VARIOUS LOCATIONS

According to an Aug. 5th email message from Alta Planning + Design Principal Jessica Roberts, "We have five new job openings at Alta Planning + Design: 

  • Planning Associate (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Level I Engineer (Oakland, CA)
  • Level II Engineer (Oakland, CA)
  • Level I Engineer (Durham, NC)
  • Accounts Payable Specialist (Portland, OR)

For other open positions, plus details and application instructions, please visit our careers page at http://bit.ly/1jbgjF9."


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