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#366 Wednesday, September 24, 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.

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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----- Global Shift Away from Cars: Save $100 trillion, 1,700 Megatons of CO2, 1.4 Lives
----- Toronto (Canada) Candidate Active Transportation Backgrounder & Survey
----- Built Environment & Public Health Clearinghouse Expands
----- Washington State Celebrates First U.S. Bike Route
----- Placefit: FHWA Tool Compares Factors that Make Livable Communities

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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----- Pittsburgh (PA) Mayor Peduto’s Candid Vision
----- Hawaii Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan Earns National Award
----- Seattle (WA) Recognized as Nation's Most Sustainable City
----- VT Bike Care Class Encourages More Women & Female-Identifying People to Ride
----- Chicago (IL) Public Engagement Via Text Polling

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----- Policy Implications of Walking to School in Inner City Los Angeles
----- Built Environment & Physical Activity in Detroit
----- Regional Public Health & Transportation Policies: Impacts on Local Health
----- OR DOT: Performance Measures for Outcome Based System Management and Monitoring
----- Crash Experience Warrant for Traffic Signals

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----- 7 FHWA Pedestrian Safety & Data Resources
----- FHWA Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population
----- Health in Statewide Transportation Planning
----- Evaluation of the 13 Controlling Criteria for Geometric Design

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

GLOBAL SHIFT AWAY FROM CARS: SAVE $100 TRILLION, 1,700 MEGATONS OF CO2, 1.4 LIVES

-> According to a Sept. 17th Science Daily article, "More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending, and 1,700 megatons of annual carbon dioxide (CO2) -- a 40 percent reduction of urban passenger transport emissions -- could be eliminated by 2050 if the world expands public transportation, walking and cycling in cities, according to a new report released by the University of California, Davis, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). Further, an estimated 1.4 million early deaths could be avoided annually by 2050 if governments require the strongest vehicle pollution controls and ultralow-sulfur fuels, according to a related analysis of these urban vehicle activity pathways by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) included in the report...

"The report, 'A Global High Shift Scenario: Impacts And Potential For More Public Transport, Walking, And Cycling With Lower Car Use,’ (bit.ly/1Cfeb6u) is the first study to examine how major changes in transport investments worldwide would affect urban passenger transport emissions as well as the mobility of different income groups... "

Source: bit.ly/1mPzhF5
Title & Author: "Global shift away from cars would save US$100 trillion, eliminate 1,700 megatons of carbon dioxide pollution" by Staff

TORONTO (CANADA) CANDIDATE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION BACKGROUNDER & SURVEY

-> According to a Sept. 19th Toronto Centre for Active Transportation release, "Today, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), in partnership with Toronto Environmental Alliance, Cycle Toronto, Walk Toronto and Canada Walks, releases the results of its 2014 all-candidate municipal election transportation survey.

"In June 2014, Toronto Councillor and Mayoral candidates were invited to respond to a short 12-question survey (bit.ly/1pcu2us) to provide voters with information about their views on active transportation and public transit. The candidates were also provided with Building a Toronto that Moves, (bit.ly/1B5KMJr) a backgrounder developed by active transportation and public transit community leaders that sets out 12 concrete steps that can be taken in the next term of Council to improve cycling, walking and transit in Toronto.

"Here is a snapshot of the survey results:

  • Strong support was expressed for the 12 election priorities for walking, cycling, and transit identified in Building a Toronto that Moves;
  • Highest support (97%) was expressed for establishing School Travel Plans to improve the safety of children walking to school;
  • Strong support (89%) for a Complete Streets policy to ensure our streets are routinely designed to provide the safe travel of all road users..."

Source: bit.ly/1vfuhsM
Title & Author: "Election Candidate Survey Finds Overwhelming Support for Walking, Cycling and Public Transit in Next Term of Council" by Staff

BUILT ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC HEALTH CLEARINGHOUSE EXPANDS

-> According to a Sept. 17th Built Environment & Public Health Clearinghouse release, "Chris [Kochtitzky] and I [Nisha D. Botchwey] wanted to let you know about the exciting launch of a much expanded Built Environment & Public Health Clearinghouse (b.gatech.edu/1iWQOrO) and ask you to help us get the word out to your staff and colleagues.

"The Clearinghouse has been funded by CDC in support of the National Prevention Strategy and was developed in partnership with the American Public Health Association, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and the American Planning Association. It is intended to be an evolving resource for training at the university and professional levels and a source for relevant news at this critical intersection of health and place.

"The expansion of the Clearinghouse is the result of a set of recommendations from an Expert Panel... The full report of the Building Bridges Expert Panel’s deliberations and recommendations is available: Public Health and Community Design Cross-Sectoral Workforce Development... (b.gatech.edu/1Dx9ypW)"

Source: bit.ly/1mPPjyK
Title & Author: "Built Environment & Public Health Clearinghouse" by Staff

WASHINGTON STATE CELEBRATES FIRST U.S. BIKE ROUTE

-> According to a Sept. 19th AASHTO Journal article, "Washington state officials dedicated the state's first U.S. bike route last week during ceremonies in Anacortes. Washington's U.S. Bike Route 10, which spans 416 miles across northern Washington on State Route 20 through Skagit, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, was among six new routes approved in May by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Special Committee on Route Numbering during the AASHTO Spring Meeting...Adventure Cycling coordinates the USBRS by authority from AASHTO by providing technical assistance to states implementing the routes. The system is now comprised of almost 6,800 miles in 15 states and the District of Columbia..."

Source: bit.ly/1rmLeSy
Title & Author: "Washington State Celebrates First U.S. Bike Route" by Staff

PLACEFIT: FHWA TOOL COMPARES FACTORS THAT MAKE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES

-> According to a fall FHWA MAP-21 Research Quarterly article, "Where can you find a community with ample outdoor recreation spaces, quality educational opportunities, and several commuting options? How does your town compare to others in relation to safe bike routes and pedestrian friendly streets? Which regions of the country rank transportation options as the most important? The latest tool from FHWA, called Placefit, (1.usa.gov/1lE3NuA) assembles web information in a central location to help consumers and transportation professionals compare factors to make good transportation investments and achieve more livable communities. FHWA's Office of Human Environment developed the tool to emphasize the connection between transportation, livability, and communities. The web-based tool was launched in April. Visit Placefit (1.usa.gov/1lE3NuA) to find the place that fits best for you."

Source: 1.usa.gov/ZcW9E3
Title & Author: "New Tool Emphasizes Livability Characteristics" by Staff


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

PITTSBURGH (PA) MAYOR PEDUTO’S CANDID VISION

-> According to a Sept. 20th Streetfilms video (5:21) interview with Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto, "Mayor Bill Peduto is putting the rest of the United States on notice. His city is on the rise and he fully intends on implementing bicycling, walking and complete streets policies that enhance and make his city more attractive to young talent and business. For the first time in over half a century, Pittsburgh is expecting an increase in residents as the trend in the number of people moving back to cities grows.

"In September, the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference took place in Pittsburgh and the energy of the city was on display as was Mayor Peduto, who was very active at the event. The hope local advocates have for the mayor is apparent as Pittsburgh has implemented its first true protected bike lanes downtown and is looking to create a more multi-modal city that more fairly balances transportation modes.

"When talking with the Mayor it's immediately obvious how well-versed in urbanism and the history of cities he is. Even so, he went on a study tour with The Green Lane Project to experience some of the best bicycling in Denmark this past summer. And he's pretty hip as you can tell from that photo from Park(ing) Day 2014!

"Our interview with Mayor Peduto touches on quite a few topics of Streetfilms' audiences will love. There is a real momentum: cities across the country have been electing good mayors who understand one of the keys to growing a city is having equitable transportation policies that work for all people."

Source: bit.ly/1xb6L40
Title & Author: "Pittsburgh's Mayor Peduto Wants to 'Leapfrog’ Your City in Bicycling & Livability" by Streetfilms

HAWAII STATEWIDE PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN EARNS NATIONAL AWARD

-> According to a Summer Transportation Planning Update article, "The American Planning Association awarded the Hawaii Department of Transportation the 2014 National Planning Excellence Award for Transportation Planning for the Hawaii Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan. This plan prioritizes pedestrian safety, mobility, and accessibility, and is the first in the nation to have a Statewide, pedestrian-only focus. The plan focuses on four critical transportation elements: improving safety, enhancing mobility and accessibility, improving connectivity, and encouraging priority pedestrian infrastructure. To combat the State’s high number of pedestrian fatalities, the plan identifies ways to improve pedestrian safety through engineering, education, enforcement, and evaluation. The Hawaii Pedestrian Toolbox (1.usa.gov/Y4EJZ4) is a key component of the plan and includes guidelines and best practices for the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of pedestrian facilities."

Source: 1.usa.gov/1Dx2TvO
Title & Author: "Hawaii Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan" by Staff

SEATTLE (WA) RECOGNIZED AS NATION'S MOST SUSTAINABLE CITY

-> According to a Sept. 10th STAR Communities release, "STAR Communities announced today that Seattle has been awarded a 5-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. The City achieved the highest score to date, and is only the second in the nation to achieve the 5-STAR rating for its participation in the STAR Community Rating System (STAR) (bit.ly/1rmNZn1), which evaluates the livability and sustainability of U.S. communities. [Northampton, MA is the other 5-Star city.]...

"Along with local government partners, STAR Communities developed and implemented a robust sustainability rating system for cities, towns and counties. Its national rating program helps communities evaluate themselves in seven sustainability goal areas: Built Environment, Climate & Energy, Economy & Jobs, Education, Arts & Community, Equity & Empowerment, Health & Safety, and Natural Systems. While Seattle performed very well across all goal areas, several efforts stood out among its sustainability initiatives. Seattle is one of only five cities in the nation where less than half of commuters are driving alone to work. Since 2011, Seattle has seen a 59% increase in bicycling and a 27% increase in pedestrian traffic..."

Source: bit.ly/1sXdFmS
Title & Author: "Seattle Recognized as Nation's Most Sustainable City" by Staff

VT BIKE CARE CLASS ENCOURAGES MORE WOMEN & FEMALE-IDENTIFYING PEOPLE TO RIDE

-> According to a September Walk’n Roll News article, "Four bicycles hang from the bike stands at Bike Recycle Vermont...The owners stand in front of their bikes in the stands waiting for the class to begin. For many of the people at BRV tonight, this is the first time they’ve looked at their bicycle in a stand...Thank you for coming to Bike Care 101... the program for the next three Monday evenings; together the participants will learn bicycle anatomy, the systems and components responsible for the bicycle’s functions, and common repairs and adjustments like flat fixes, brake adjustments, cable replacement, and derailleur adjustments...

"The Bike Care 101 series is for women, femme, trans, and all non-male identifying people. Bicycling is traditionally a male dominated environment, as are most trade professions. To help get more women and female-identifying people riding bicycles, making more trips on bicycles, swinging wrenches and learning mechanics, BRV and the Old Spokes Home have partnered to offer clinics that make space for females to learn bicycle mechanics in a safe and supportive environment..."

Source: bit.ly/1sX7M99
Title & Author: "Bike Care 101 Embraces Female Ridership" by Staff

CHICAGO (IL) PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT VIA TEXT POLLING

-> According to a Sept. 5th The Connector blog post, "...While at the American Planning Association National Planning Conference in Atlanta earlier this year, I attended some great sessions that discussed innovative solutions to challenges in public engagement and ways to improve turnout, reduce bias in representation and increase the value community participants take from their input.

"One of these solutions is text polling. Through a partnership with Smart Chicago Collaborative and Textizen, MPC is exploring text polling as a tool to communicate with the community during our workshop process. Participants who opt in receive survey questions and workshop meeting reminders via text. Textizen has been used by thousands of people in dozens of cities to, as their website states, 'bring people to public participation wherever they are.’ The objectives of using the text polling are:

1. Drive people to the workshops
2. Ask for public input on the development site
3. Understand the demographics of the groups that don’t come to meetings
4. Capture anonymous input more widely..."

Source: bit.ly/1vfqyex
Title & Author: "Making public meetings mobile: Bringing text polling to Logan Square" by Yonina Gray


THE RESEARCH BEAT

3 JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH STUDIES:
• POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF WALKING TO SCHOOL IN INNER CITY LOS ANGELES
• BUILT ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN DETROIT
• REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH & TRANSPORTATION POLICIES: IMPACTS ON LOCAL HEALTH

-> According to a Sept. 5th Planetizen article, "[W]e need to start talking about how schools can promote Green Health. Green Health is the practice of place-making at a variety of scales that integrates environmental sustainability with health promotion. The Summer 2014 issue of the Journal of Planning Education and Research (bit.ly/XHrZXJ) is a compilation of conversations and research on this topic.

"Banerjee, Uhm, and Bahl examine student safety and travel as it relates to the built environment and social milieu environmental risks of walking to school. Their piece, Walking to School: The Experience of Children in Inner City Los Angeles and Implications for Policy,' (bit.ly/1B68MMH) provides crucial information about student travel for safe walking trips. Based on their analyses of student and parent perceptions, they present some very useful suggestions for researchers, planners and policymakers to consider in making similar evaluations in other regions. For example, walking to school policies and interventions need to address children’s concerns about crime, aesthetics and destinations, in addition to traffic and infrastructure. Also, policies impacting the trips to and from school need to be considered individually as the impetus behind each differs; time demands dominate the morning commute versus parental perception of youth competence, preference and social support in the afternoon.

"Wineman et al. further the conversation on walkability and physical activity in general in Designing Healthy Neighborhoods: Contributions of the Built Environment to Physical Activity in Detroit' (bit.ly/Y0Zk08). This piece extends the discussion to the perspective of the low-income resident in studying the interrelationships between the built environment, physical activity, and health outcomes. Their findings demonstrate that in neighborhoods with well-connected street networks, residents report higher levels of walking than in less well-connected neighborhoods.

"Several pieces in the Green Health Symposium focus on the policy perspective as it pertains to environmental sustainability and health promotion across various community design sectors including transportation. McAndrews and Marcus consider the integration of public health in transportation policy in Community-Based Advocacy at the Intersection of Public Health and Transportation: The Challenges of Addressing Local Health Impacts within a Regional Policy Process (bit.ly/1uYwv1d). A significant policy implication from their research is that action is required from multiple scales in order to effectively integrate health and transportation issues at the local level. They demonstrate that the issues that pose regional-local conflict require complex solutions, and should include forums, institutions, and advocacy tools for the implementation of health in all policies..."

Source: bit.ly/1qXCOC1
Title & Author: "Green Health Tools for 'Back to School'" by JPER

OR DOT: PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR OUTCOME BASED SYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING

-> According to a Sept. 19th Transportation Research Board blurb, "The Oregon Department of Transportation has released a report (Transportation Performance Measures for Outcome Based System Management and Monitoring) (1.usa.gov/1xckHuH) that inventories its high-level transportation performance measures; compares them to federal, state, and agency goals; and identifies a framework to determine the suitability of the measures."

Source: bit.ly/1Dx3n5j
Title & Author: "Transportation Performance Measures for Outcome Based System Management and Monitoring" by Staff

CRASH EXPERIENCE WARRANT FOR TRAFFIC SIGNALS

-> According to a Sept. 22nd Transportation Research Board blurb, "TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 204: 'Crash Experience Warrant for Traffic Signals’ (bit.ly/1oheeqa) develops a procedure for evaluating and quantifying the safety of stop-controlled and signal-controlled intersections. The findings from this evaluation were used to develop a proposed crash experience warrant. 

"The main products of the research are the proposed crash experience warrant contained in this report, a spreadsheet tool (bit.ly/1uXs5YH) that implements the safety evaluation procedure, and a safety evaluation guidebook (bit.ly/1qsjRkV) and spreadsheet user manual."

Source: bit.ly/1oheeqa
Title & Author: "Crash Experience Warrant for Traffic Signals" by Staff


QUOTES R US

-> "We have started to allow bike parking to be used within our zoning code as well to be able to count the spaces that are provided by bike racks as a component of your transportation needs. What do developers see with that? A more profitable enterprise because a lot of the costs get eaten up by creating underground parking."
-- Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

21 PHOTOS OF WOMEN WHO SHATTER THE STEREOTYPE OF WHAT A REAL BIKER LOOKS LIKE

Clearly, female cyclists face far more barriers when it comes to exercising their right to ride. Still, many fearless women ride anyway. Here's a small sample of New York's intrepid cyclists, each sharing their own personal stories.
http://bit.ly/1rupynY


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS

WEBINAR "Evaluating the Level-of-Service of Protected Bike Lanes"

Date: September 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET
Presenters: Nick Foster (Kittelson & Associates)
Host: Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation, Portland State Univ.
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1rjpOnX

WEBINAR "Emerging Technologies in Travel Surveys"

Date: September 25, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: Ed Hard (TTI), Leta Huntsinger & Kyle Ward (Parsons Brinckerhoff), Mia Zmud (Metropia) & Joan Walker and Andre Carrel (University of California at Berkeley)
Host: FHWA Travel Model Improvement Program
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1yqhglN (No preregistration required, limited to first 100 connections)

WEBINAR "Winning Strategies: Succeeding in FTA's New TOD Planning Grant Program"

Date: September 26, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: Therese McMillan (US Federal Transit Administration); James Corless , Beth Osborne & Sarah Kline (Transportation for America)
Host: Transportation for America
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1sjES2A

WEBINAR "Shared Use: Tools You Can Use!"

Date: September 29, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Jeff Vincent (UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools), Mary Filardo & Sean O'Donnell (21st Century School Fund), Ellie Gladstone & Ben Winig (ChangeLab Solutions), & Mikaela Randolph, (Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership & Active Living by Design
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1uEEX4I

WEBINAR "FHWA's Construction and Maintenance GHG Estimator"

Date: September 30, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET 
Presenters: TBA
Host: Federal Highway Administration
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://1.usa.gov/1soJjiJ [Space Limited]

WEBINAR "Mosaic Value and Cost Informed Planning: Oregon's new tool for least cost planning"

Date: September 30, 2014, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET 
Presenters: Sam Seskin (CH2MHILL) & Robert Maestre (ODOT Transportation)
Host: State Smart Transportation Initiative
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1pEJQtP

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 "How to Create a Bicycle Safety Action Plan: Planning for Safety" Part 1 of 3 (See also October 16 & October 30)

Date: October 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET [Verify actual time; also stated as 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET]
Presenters: Bill Schultheiss & Peter Lagerwey (Toole Design Group)
Host: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1CeOAKN

WEBINAR "The State of Advocacy Organizations in the US: The Scale and Scope of the Walking Movement"

Date: October 9, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Kate Kraft, PhD & Wendy Landman (America Walks)
Host: America Walks
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/YQoEXS

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 "How to Create a Bicycle Safety Action Plan: On-Road Facilities" Part 2 of 3 (See also October 2 & October 30)

Date: October 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET [Verify actual time; also stated as 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET]
Presenters: Bill Schultheiss & Peter Lagerwey (Toole Design Group)
Host: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1xcnNyU

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 "Rewriting the book: Context sensitivity design in roadway design and project development"

Date: October 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Luisa Paiewonsky (Volpe National Transportation Systems Center) & Gary Toth (Project for Public Spaces)
Host: State Smart Transportation Initiative
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1pj2R0c

WEBINAR "How to Create a Bicycle Safety Action Plan: Off-Road Facilities" Part 3 of 3 (See also October 2 & October 16)

Date: October 30, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET [Verify actual time; also stated as 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET]
Presenters: Bill Schultheiss & Peter Lagerwey (Toole Design Group)
Host: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1B5zSTW

WEBINAR "Collective Impact for Community Health: Beyond SMART Goals and Static Logic Models"

Date: November 11, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Insightformation
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1przc59

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 "Collective Impact: From Theory to Practical Action"

Date: November 25, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Insightformation
Cost: Free
Details & Registration: http://bit.ly/1rmKxZp

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

7 FHWA PEDESTRIAN SAFETY & DATA RESOURCES

-> According to a fall FHWA Pedestrian Forum article, "[T]he FHWA Safety Office just printed several materials that will be useful to states and localities. All of these materials can be ordered in limited quantities from the 'Order Copies of Brochures, CD's and Other Resources’ (1.usa.gov/1wLjGGW) web page. The newly available Resources are:

"A Guide For Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety (1.usa.gov/1caNYXs)
"The guide identifies noteworthy practices and barriers for sidewalk/ shared use path maintenance: what works and what does not work based on experience from State and local agencies. The guide also provides examples and experiences from jurisdictions that have developed effective policies for selecting and maintaining pedestrian facilities in terms of responsibilities, allocation of costs, and related issues.

"Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Guide: Recommendations and Case Study (1.usa.gov/1CfZy2P)
To help support the adoption of the pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB), the FHWA Safety Office developed a 12-page document that expands on the FHWA guidance memo: Guidance Memorandum on Promoting the Implementation of Proven Safety Countermeasures (1.usa.gov/1rmUhD8) and offers a case study of Buford Highway in Dekalb County, Georgia—a location that successfully used PHB to solve a safety problem.

"Promotional Postcards for Pedestrian Safer Journey — (FHWA-SA-14-031) and for Bicycle Safer Journey — (FHWA-SA-14-032) (1.usa.gov/1wLjGGW)
Pedestrian Safer Journey (bit.ly/12HNCpv) and Bicycle Safer Journey (bit.ly/1prRJOL) are online resources that help educators, parents and others who care about bicycle and pedestrian safety get the conversation started with children and youth about how to bike safely to their destinations. The revised Safer Journeys are updated to reflect current times and technology. There are English and Spanish versions for kids ages 5-9, 10-14, and 15-18. Both resources feature videos that are accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator's resource library can be used as an introduction to pedestrian and bicycle safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum. Another new feature of the Safer Journey site is that all of the videos can now be downloaded...

"Bicycle Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists (1.usa.gov/1pcefhg)
"Developed 2 years ago, this document provides a detailed road safety audit focused on bicyclists. We now have printed copies...

"Several New Reports and Resources Related to Pedestrian and Bike Data

"Modes Less Traveled: Bicycling and Walking to Work in the United States 2008-2012 (1.usa.gov/1o4eyfP)
The United States Census Bureau released this report which highlights the trends and socio-economic and geographic differences between motorized and non-motorized commutes. This report—the Census Bureau's first focus on biking and walking to work—is one of many that examines specific aspects of commuting.

"National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behavior (Volumes 1, 2, and 3) (1.usa.gov/1umeTxK)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the availability of this report back in February. NHTSA recently announced that the database for this survey is available. To access the database, go to NHTSA's National Telephone Surveys (1.usa.gov/1B6eH48) page and click on the 'box’ that corresponds to 'National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behavior–2012 Survey–Database.’

"Design and Implementation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Specific Data Collection Methods in Oregon and Pilot Study for the Report (1.usa.gov/1zHKJ8O)
A comprehensive review of pedestrian and bicycle data collection methods and counting technologies was conducted as part of this study. Oregon data sources were compiled and estimation techniques applied to Oregon data. A pilot study was conducted to test bicycle and pedestrian counting methods at signalized intersections with 2,070 controllers. The report also provides a summary of recommendations regarding factoring methods and the implementation of a statewide non-motorized data collection system..."

Source: 1.usa.gov/YRmyqO
Title & Author: "Pedestrian Forum" by Staff

FHWA HANDBOOK FOR DESIGNING ROADWAYS FOR THE AGING POPULATION

-> According to a fall FHWA Pedestrian Forum article, "The FHWA just released the revised version of the 13-year old Highway Design Hand-book for Older Drivers and Pedestrians. Now entitled the 2014 Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population' (1.usa.gov/1ohypo2), the latest edition incorporates new research, expands the range of applications covered by the Handbook, and introduces format changes–including a web-based version–that will facilitate access and use by engineering professionals to improve our streets and highways in the years ahead.

"The 2014 Handbook is composed of two parts. Part 1 presents recommendations on treatments and countermeasures to address specific areas of concern for aging road users. The treatments presented in Part 1 are followed by a more lengthy Part II, which presents the rationale, supporting evidence, and previous research results for each treatment. Four supplemental appendices include technical notes, a procedure for measuring the visibility of treatments, a glossary, and an extensive list of references..."

Source: 1.usa.gov/YRmyqO
Title & Author: "2014 Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population" by Staff

HEALTH IN STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

-> According to a Summer Transportation Planning Update article, "The FHWA Office of Planning is pleased to announce availability of a new resource on consideration of health in Statewide transportation planning. "Statewide Planning for Healthy Communities," (1.usa.gov/1v92Lhf) is a companion to the 2012 report, "MPO Planning for Healthy Communities." (1.usa.gov/1pcoQGS) The new report takes a holistic approach to transportation planning for healthy communities at the State DOT level. It includes sections on identifying key actors and roles, the regulatory and programmatic framework, funding and advocacy support. The report highlights five states doing outstanding work incorporating health considerations in the statewide planning process. There are case studies of the California, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Minnesota, and North Carolina DOTs, and their transportation and public health partners. The two reports also provide links to related resources."

Source: 1.usa.gov/1Dx2TvO
Title & Author: "Health in Statewide Planning" by Staff

EVALUATION OF THE 13 CONTROLLING CRITERIA FOR GEOMETRIC DESIGN

-> According to a Sept. 20th Transportation Research Board blurb, "TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 783: Evaluation of the 13 Controlling Criteria for Geometric Design (bit.ly/1qsr8Rz) describes the impact of the controlling roadway design criteria on safety and operations for urban and rural roads."

Source: bit.ly/1mrPSyo
Title & Author: "Evaluation of the 13 Controlling Criteria for Geometric Design" by Staff


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 - 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

-> Call for Abstracts – 2015 TRB’s 5th International Conference on Transportation Systems Performance Measurement and Data, May 31 – June 2, 2015, Denver, CO.
Deadline: October 7, 2014
http://bit.ly/XZfUgT

-> Call for Presentations and Posters – Transportation for Sustainability–An International Conference, May 7-8, 2015, Washington, DC.
Deadline: October 15, 2014
http://bit.ly/1veVFaf

-> Call for Papers – Velo City, June 2-5, 2015, Nantes, France.
Deadline: October 31, 2014
http://bit.ly/1q9QjbE

-> Call for Presentations – CTS Annual Research Conference, May 20-21, 2015, Saint Paul RiverCentre, MN.
Deadline: November 15, 2014
http://bit.ly/1qbYLak

CONFERENCES

-> September 30 – October 2, 2014, Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking, Chicago, IL.
http://bit.ly/1v90Ide

-> October 6, 2014, 2014 Complete Streets Forum, Toronto, Canada.
http://bit.ly/1qKXbSU

-> 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 9-12, 2014, 3rd Annual North Carolina Bike Summit, Greensboro, NC.
http://www.ncbikesummit.org

-> October 10, 2014, Wisconsin Bike Summit, Madison, WI.
http://bit.ly/1vNzmsF

-> 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

-> October 30-31, 2014, Trail Design, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/1tYwrOU

-> November 4-5, 2014, 8-80 Cities Urban Legacy Academy, Toronto, Canada.
http://bit.ly/1CfktD2

-> November 5-8, 2014, National Bicycle Tourism Conference, San Diego, CA.
http://bit.ly/1lepCHa

-> 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, 2015, TRB Specialty Workshop: Crowd and Pedestrian Modeling, Simulation, and Data, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1tCyiIL

-> January 11, 2015, TRB Specialty Workshop: HF-B Look right! Look left! Where? Accommodating Pedestrians at Alternative Intersections, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1C1YYXo

-> January 11, 2015, TRB Specialty Workshop: Integrated Land-use, Travel Demand, Air Quality, and Exposure Modeling: Is This the Future of Regional Transportation Planning? , Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1tCyOqa

-> 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

-> January 29-31, 2015, National Rural Transportation Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
http://bit.ly/Y4tujp

-> 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

-> March 10-12, 2015, 2015 National Bike Summit, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1shH4b1

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

-> May 7-8, 2015, Transportation for Sustainability–An International Conference, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1veVFaf

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

-> May 17-21, 2015, 15th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.
http://bit.ly/1wB4tft

-> May 20-12, 2015, CTS Annual Research Conference, Saint Paul RiverCentre, MN.
http://bit.ly/1o0DfWn

-> May 31- June 2, 2015, 2015 TRB’s 5th International Conference on Transportation Systems Performance Measurement and Data, Denver, CO.
http://bit.ly/XZfUgT

-> June 2-5, 2015, Velo City, Nantes, France.
http://bit.ly/1tZsgju

-> 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 APPLICATIONS: FREE SMART GROWTH AMERICA TA WORKSHOPS

Each year, Smart Growth America makes a limited number of technical assistance workshops available to interested communities for zero cost. This competitive award gives communities a chance to understand the technical aspects of smart growth development through a one- or two-day workshop. Applications are now being accepted for their 2015 workshop series. Communities can apply for one of 12 workshop types as part of the free program. Any unit or subdivision of local government, Indian tribe, or regional government is eligible to apply for these free workshops. Communities may apply for more than one workshop, but must submit separate applications for each.

Deadline: October 23, 2014, 5:00 pm ET
bit.ly/1soGKx6

-> CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRAILS AWARDS AND DEVELOPERS AWARD

American Trails presents the National & International Trails Awards and Developers Award to recognize the tremendous contributions of volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working for the betterment of trails both nationally and internationally. Awards will be presented at the American Trails International Trails Symposium in Portland, OR May 17-20, 2015. The program honors outstanding efforts of agencies, trail professionals, corporations, advocates, and media who are creating healthier communities and getting kids and adults out on trails and into the outdoors. Nominations should be made for actions that took place during the period between August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2014.

Deadline: Extended to September 30, 2014
bit.ly/1soItT9

-> 2 JOBS – CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB, SEATTLE, WA
FIELD PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

The Field Programs Coordinator is a key member of Cascade’s Advocacy Team, working to advocate for better bicycle plans, policies, funding and projects in the Puget Sound Region. The Field Programs Coordinator will work to recruit, train and mobilize Cascade members and the community to advance the goals of the department and organization. Campaign organizing, community building and program management experience are strongly encouraged. An understanding of transportation and land use policy and funding is desirable.

Deadline: October 3, 2014, 5 pm PT
Source: bit.ly/1kUr5MB

PRINCIPAL PLANNER

Cascade Bicycle Club’s Principal Planner will lead the monitoring of plans, policies and transportation projects in communities across the central Puget Sound region to ensure they are designed and implemented in ways supporting people who bicycle and those who want to bicycle but are deterred by current conditions. The Principal Planner will lead pro-bicycling policy development, bicycling planning and design initiatives, and join other Cascade staff in building extensive partnerships with community bicycling interests and stakeholders.

Deadline: October 3, 2014, 5 pm PT
bit.ly/1kUr5MB

-> 2 JOBS – PEOPLE FOR BIKES
<EQUITY WRITER

PeopleForBikes is hiring a part-time equity writer to write and manage all content related to bicycling and equity for PeopleForBikes. The equity writer will research and write about all issues related to bicycling and equity, with a special focus on efforts to increase bike share use in low-income and underserved populations. The majority of the content will be published in the form of blog posts. Responsibility also includes taking or acquiring pictures and simple video to be used alongside blog content. Stories could include remote interviews with bike share users, finding trends in bike share usage by neighborhood or finding an equity-related angle in a news article that mentions bike sharing.

Deadline: September 30, 2014
Source: bit.ly/1rmYmXH

STATE + LOCAL POLICY ANALYST

People for Bikes is seeking a part-time employee to fulfill a state and local policy analyst position. This employee will review bicycle industry-related policy and regulations from all 50 state legislatures to proactively position the bike industry and get ahead of potential threats to the business of bike manufacturing, equipment safety, and sales. This "at will" part-time employee position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Due to the part-time nature of the position, benefits will be limited in scope. A remote office location for this position may be possible.

Deadline: Open until filled
bit.ly/1ruqgS5


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