#375 Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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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-> According to a Jan. 23rd US DOT Fast Lane blog, "...Our ‘Mayors' Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets’ (http://1.usa.gov/1Cx9G8C) invites mayors and local elected officials to take significant action to improve safety for bicycle riders and pedestrians of all ages and abilities over the next year. The Challenge will showcase best local practices to improve safety, share tools for local leaders to take action, and promote partnerships to advance pedestrian and bicycle safety.
"Participants will attend the Mayors' Summit for Safer People, Safer Streets in March, then perform seven activities during the next year to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety in their communities...
[See http://1.usa.gov/1Cx9G8C for more detail on each activity]
-> According to a Jan. 14th Transportation for America article, "Already, 2015 feels like it could be a big year for transportation, at the federal, state and local levels alike. As the year began, we thought it would be fun to identify 15 people, places and trends that seemed to be worth keeping an eye on the next 12 months... We will roll out the list in three posts, starting today with five issues to watch at the federal level. The next two posts will cover ‘places (states and cities)’ and ‘people.’...
"1. The federal gas tax and Congress – will they or won’t they take it on as MAP-21 expires and we face the ‘fiscal cliff’ in early 2015?...
-> According to a recent Smart Growth America article, "...Smart Growth America has partnered with the State Smart Transportation Initiative to develop ‘The Innovative DOT: A Handbook of Policy and Practice’ (http://bit.ly/1CfcQQ3), a resource for state transportation officials. This handbook provides 34 recommendations transportation officials can use as they position their agencies for success in the new economy. Developed with input from top transportation professionals and officials at state agencies around the nation, the handbook documents many of the innovative approaches state leaders are using to make systems more efficient, government more effective and constituents better satisfied..."
-> According to a Jan. 14th Washington Post article, "It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they are being investigated for neglect for the Dec. 20 trek — in a case they say reflects a clash of ideas about how safe the world is and whether parents are free to make their own choices about raising their children...
"She [Danielle Meitiv] said her son and daughter have previously paired up for walks around the block, to a nearby 7-Eleven and to a library about three-quarters of a mile away.’ They have proven they are responsible,’ she said. ‘They’ve developed these skills.’ The Meitivs say they believe in ‘free-range’ parenting, a movement (http://bit.ly/1D7E9bE) that has been a counterpoint to the hyper-vigilance of ‘helicopter’ parenting, with the idea that children learn self-reliance by being allowed to progressively test limits, make choices and venture out in the world..."
[See a video interview of the children and their parents: http://wapo.st/1ADklub]
-> According to a Jan. 14th PeopleForBikes article, "People the in U.S. street design world... regularly say that U.S. development patterns mean that Dutch street designs can't be immediately adopted in the States. That's a lot less true than you probably think. Of course some ideas can't/won't port over wholesale. But especially by European standards, the Netherlands is actually probably one of the most spatially similar places to much of the US... The reality is that only a minority of Dutch people live in the medieval centers of Amsterdam, Gouda and Utrecht..." [See article for photos.]
-> According to a Jan. 11th On the Commons article, "Americans made 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013--the highest number since 1956 when the massive mobilization to build highways and push suburban development began. These numbers represent a 37 percent transit increase since 1995. Meanwhile bike commuting is up 60 percent over the past decade, according to census figures. And people are walking 6 percent more than in 2005, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Significantly, the number of miles Americans travel in cars and trucks per capita has dropped nine percent since 2005.
"It’s good news for everybody because broader transportation choices are linked to a bounty of social and economic benefits, including expanded economic development, revitalized urban and suburban communities, increased social equity, reduced household transportation costs, improved public health, decreased traffic congestion, and improved environmental conditions..." [See article for list of 11 benefits.]
-> According to a Jan. 26th Walk Sitka article, "Winter Walk Day was started in Canada, and is celebrated by school children, office-workers, families and community groups. In recent years events have spread to Vermont, Wisconsin, Minnesota and other cold-weather states. The main focus is to get people up and moving, preferably outdoors, so they stay healthier. The goal is to go for a walk lasting at least 15 minutes.
"[M]any Alaskans say, ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear.’ If we let bad weather keep us from doing things we’d never get anything done. So how can people in Sitka [or anywhere else] celebrate Winter Walk Day on Feb. 4? Parents can walk their kids to school (if you don’t live near your children’s school you can drive to about a mile away from the school and walk from there). Other options are to go for a family walk after dinner, go hike one of Sitka’s trails, or get out and take a lunchtime walk. Just put one foot in front of the other and repeat as necessary.
"For those of you who worry about it might get cold, here are some tips for cold-weather walking..."
-> According to a Jan. 24th Celebrate Sitka Cycling article, "Sitka cyclists are hardy souls, and many of us ride our bikes all year round, not just in the summer. Now Sitka cyclists can ride and win prizes by participating in International Winter Bike To Work Day on Friday, Feb. 13. This is the third year of International Winter Bike To Work Day, which started when several communities in Canada challenged each other to see which one could have the highest number of bike commuters..."
-> According to a January National Complete Streets Coalition Newsletter article, "Newly launched, the National Equity Atlas (http://bit.ly/1HaEaBR) provides data on demographic change, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for the largest 150 regions, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States. Built by PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), the Atlas helps users understand how their communities are changing and inform policies, plans, and strategies to advance equitable growth and investments."
-> According to a Jan. 19th Next City article, "Bicycling in the U.S. has long been seen as a recreational pursuit and transportation mode for mostly affluent white people (and mostly men). There’s truth to the perception. As of the 2009 American Community Survey, white people still accounted for about 77 percent of all trips taken by bike, and men still made up about three-quarters of all riders. But, that’s changing. From 2001-2009, growth in the number African-Americans, Asians and Hispanics who cycle significantly outpaced that among whites. Though there are many factors contributing, it is without a doubt in part thanks to the growing diversity of advocates and increased action around equity in bicycling.
"On December 10th, a coalition of black bike advocates in Chicago presented a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Bicycle Advisory Committee requesting the city and the state of Illinois publicly commit to improving bicycling conditions in underserved, predominately black neighborhoods..."
-> According to a Jan. 16th Urbanful article, "New York City’s Vision Zero’s policies and new laws to improve pedestrian safety had a successful first year in 2014, resulting in the fewest pedestrian deaths in the city since 1910: 131. The new year brings with it new laws in effect that New York’s leaders hope will further reduce the number of deaths and injuries to pedestrians. Within 10 years the goal is to reduce traffic fatalities to zero...
"In 2014, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) held a series of workshops across the city’s boroughs, seeking public input on dangerous intersections and feedback on proposed policy changes. Several intersections known for their high rate of pedestrian injuries and fatalities were redesigned–new crosswalks were added and left turn lanes were removed.
"The year also saw changes to and adoption of new laws that addressed everything from the average speed limit, hit-and-run drivers and consequences for taxicab drivers involved in serious collisions. In all the City Council passed 15 bills and resolutions addressing traffic safety in response to the policy priorities set forth in Vision Zero..."
-> According to a Jan. 15th National League of Cities release, "The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has selected seven cities to participate in a Learning Collaborative on Health Disparities. The purpose of the collaborative process is to develop and frame emerging city-level strategies to reduce critical childhood obesity-related health disparities, commonly defined as poor health outcomes linked to social, economic and physical barriers faced by many low-income communities and communities of color.
"As a result of the Collaborative, NLC and participating cities will gain new insights on how health disparities are perceived in communities and hear ideas from local policymakers and community partners on how to increase access to affordable, healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity at the local level...
"Baton Rouge, LA; Cleveland, OH; Kansas City, KS; Lincoln, NE; Oklahoma City, OK; Savannah, GA; Virginia Beach, VA... will focus their health disparities work on increasing access to high-quality, affordable foods and increasing opportunities for physical activity by improving the built environment in communities with the highest disparities..."
-> According to a Jan. 21st TRB blurb, "The Ohio Department of Transportation has released a report that evaluates potential links between balanced growth policies in urban areas, land use and development patterns, and possible transportation benefits." (The Value of Balanced Growth for Transportation: http://bit.ly/1JXFG6y)
-> According to a Jan. 20th This Week @ APBP article, "Earlier this month, California Walks announced a 2025 Vision for a Walkable California that focuses on four priority issue areas: Mode Share, Investment, Safety, and Equity.
"‘Walking in every California community is safe, convenient, & accessible, and transportation investments prioritize the creation of vibrant, healthy, equitable, sustainable, safe & walkable places with complete streets.’
"The Strategic Framework for Increasing Walkability in California (http://bit.ly/18sZxPm) was developed by participants at the 2014 Best Foot Forward Summit."
-> According to a January Fostering Livable Communities Newsletter article, "It is a priority of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to support bicycle infrastructure throughout the State... FDOT also recognized the need to inventory the bicycle network and began a study of bicycle facilities on or connected to the State Highway System. FDOT intended for this assessment to provide a baseline for developing performance measures and annual reporting to track progress of the bikeway network statewide. The initial study in 2005 used video logs from the Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI), a database of roadway information collected by FDOT, to compile comprehensive statewide data on designated on-road bikeways. This method was far less expensive than sending staff out to collect field data.
"The 2005 study was so successful the agency again used RCI video logs to update the data in 2013. During the 2013 update, FDOT inventoried an additional 4,000 miles of roadway outside of urbanized areas. In addition to data on dedicated bike lanes, FDOT collected data on wide outside lanes and shoulders of at least four feet since they could potentially be used for bicycling. FDOT found that 84 percent of the roadway system featured either a dedicated bicycle lane or a wide shoulder. The 2013 update provided information on the existing off-road bikeway network, which includes about 1,900 miles with another 6,300 miles in planned bicycle facilities. ..."
-> According to a Jan. 26th CityLab article, "...a wide income gap in bike-share membership remains stubbornly real across North America... Arlington County, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., is trying something different to address the problem of allowing the unbanked access to bike-share. Under a new program, the county itself will vouch for residents who want to join and use the multi-jurisdictional Capital Bikeshare program, allowing them to pay cash for monthly memberships by visiting one of the city’s five ‘commuter stores,’ which already sell transit passes. Applicants need only present proof of identification and residency and $16 in cash to get started; after their identity is verified, they are free to use the system..."
-> According to a Jan. 12th WMBF News article, "Construction is underway to bring you a new way to get around and enjoy the outdoors. Two bike trails are being created to give you more freedom and space to ride in Georgetown County.
"The first is part of the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway. It will add three more miles to the current trail, which connects Murrells Inlet to Pawleys Island...The goal is to provide safe travel for the bikers and pedestrians in the area. It will also enhance beach access across Ocean Highway. The additional miles of trails cost $1.5 million. The county, SCDOT, Bike the Neck Contributions and grants are funding the project.
"It's also an addition to the East Coast Greenway, an established nearly 3,000 mile trail system which stretches from Maine all the way to Florida. The Grande Dunes community has also recently announced plans to eventually add trails, as well.
"Georgetown County is also adding four miles of dirt trails at 8 Oaks Park..."
Source: Thomas Dodds
-> According to a Jan. 26th Informed Infrastructure article, "Today at http://1.usa.gov/1zwlk4F, CMAP released a set of interactive maps depicting various aspects of the regional transportation system. These data visualizations demonstrate the importance of infrastructure investments that drive our region’s economy and enhance quality of life.
"The site also shows how CMAP tracks progress toward goals of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan across the following categories:
-> According to a Dec. 29th Star Tribune article, "Minneapolis recorded a slight increase in bike use this year, but officials saw a dramatic surge of usage on the city’s first protected bike lanes...
"The September count found bike traffic up sharply on the Plymouth Avenue Bridge after the city installed bike lanes separated by plastic tubes from traffic lanes. Bike traffic on the bridge is up 81 percent since the city installed the protected lanes during a bridge repair project in 2013. During five years when the bridge offered only shoulders or sidewalks for bikes, the city recorded an average of 350 bikes a day in its annual count. Bike traffic jumped to 720 estimated bikers in its Sept. 11, 2014, count.
"The count recorded almost no bikers using the adjacent Broadway Avenue Bridge, which lacks defined bike lanes..."
-> According to a Jan. 14th BBC News article, "University of Cambridge researchers said about 676,000 deaths each year were down to inactivity, compared with 337,000 from carrying too much weight. They concluded that getting everyone to do at least 20 minutes of brisk walking a day would have substantial benefits. Experts said exercise was beneficial for people of any weight. Obesity and inactivity often go hand in hand. However, it is known that thin people have a higher risk of health problems if they are inactive. And obese people who exercise are in better health than those that do not...
"‘The greatest risk [of an early death] was in those classed inactive, and that was consistent in normal weight, overweight and obese people,’ one of the researchers, Prof Ulf Ekelund told BBC News..."
-> According to a Jan. 26th Safe Routes Matters article, "Two studies released this past year examine the economic influence of Safe Routes to School. The study ‘Cost of School Transportation: Quantifying the Fiscal Impacts of Encouraging Walking and Bicycling for School Travel’ (http://bit.ly/1Cxt7hA) examines the impact of reducing bussing costs for schools in North Carolina, while T’he Cost-effectiveness of New York City’s Safe Routes to School Program’ (http://1.usa.gov/1yv3A2z) studies how child injury prevention leads to injury-related cost savings in New York City.
"’Cost of School Transportation: Quantifying the Fiscal Impacts of Encouraging Walking and Bicycling for School Travel’... demonstrates how schools can reap substantial financial benefits by investing in safe walking and biking and by preserving bus services for longer trips to school... over a 10-year period schools can save a significant amount of money per student by allowing school bus services only for students with a commute over one mile...
"In ‘The Cost-effectiveness of New York City’s Safe Routes to School Program’ study...[Peter] Muenning and his team estimate the cost savings that occur when intersections are modified to improve pedestrian safety related to childhood pedestrian injury, quality adjusted life expectancy, schools’ busing costs, and in burial costs... a total cost reduction of $221 million over a 50-year period..."
-> According to a Jan. 26th TRB blurb, "TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 797: Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection (http://bit.ly/1yZa13d) describes methods and technologies for counting pedestrians and bicyclists, offers guidance on developing a non-motorized count program, gives suggestions on selecting appropriate counting methods and technologies, and provides examples of how organizations have used non-motorized count data to better fulfill their missions."
[See also: TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 205: Methods and Technologies for Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection (http://bit.ly/15JqSLf), documents the research that led to...[the Guidebook].]
-> According to a Jan. 7th McGill article, "...In a study published recently in the journal Transport Policy (Integrating Social Equity into Urban Transportation Planning: A Critical Evaluation of Equity Objectives and Measures in Transportation Plans in North America: http://bit.ly/1H9ulnX), the researchers analyze the transportation plans of 18 metropolitan areas across the U.S. and Canada... and find that many plans focus largely on local environmental and congestion-reduction goals.
"‘Many of the plans talk a lot about social-equity goals, but these goals are not translated into clearly specified objectives – and it’s not at all clear how the goals are incorporated into decision-making,’ says Kevin Manaugh, lead author of the paper and an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Geography and School of Environment.
"The researchers suggest several specific measures or indicators that cities can use to guide social-equity objectives:
-> According to a Jan. 16th IFAS News article, "If three American metro areas are any indication, few people ride their bicycles to a bus or train station to commute to work, and those who do only travel an average of 1 to 2 miles. That suggests to a University of Florida researcher that American cities should make the 2-mile radius around transit hubs more bike-friendly. (Assessment of Bicycle Service Areas around Transit Stations: http://bit.ly/14LcY96)
"Methods to do so could include installing bicycle lanes separated from vehicular traffic, adding off-street multipurpose paths for pedestrians and bicyclists and converting car lanes to bike-only lanes, said UF geomatics Associate Professor Henry Hochmair.
"Hochmair reached his conclusions by studying data collected by transit agencies from passengers who rode trains and buses in three metro areas... those who opted to ride a bike to a transit hub cycled an average of 1 to 2 miles in Atlanta and the Twin Cities and 3 miles in Los Angeles..."
"In the five years from 2009 to 2013, bicyclist deaths were up 15 percent and pedestrian deaths are up 16 percent. In 2013, more than 5,000 pedestrians and bicyclists were killed, and more than 100,000 were injured. As a former mayor, I know that our nation's mayors --with their ground-level view and community-specific resources-- offer us an effective way to make our streets safer. So yesterday, I challenged them to help us do exactly that."
—US DOT Secty. Anthony Foxx on announcing the Mayors' Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streetshttp://bit.ly/1EOrRX1
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Originally a toll-road, the roller-coaster-ish road has now more than paid for itself and is toll-free today with thousands of motorists and motorcyclists basking in its twists, turns, and stunning views... [See article for amazing photos and videos]
WEBINAR "Exploring Pedestrian Responsive Traffic Signal Timing Strategies in Urban Areas"
Date: January 29, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Tools for Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection"
Date: January 29, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (2 PDH for individual registrants)
WEBINAR "Focus on Pedestrians: Sidewalks and Crosswalks Webinar"
Date: February 3, 2015, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Elected Officials Walk the Walk"
Date: February 5, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Top Complete Streets Policies of 2014"
Date: February 10, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking Webinar"
Date: February 10, 2015, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "New Tools for Estimating Walking and Bicycling Demand"
Date: February 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (.1 CEU, 1 AICP CM)
WEBINAR "Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (BIKESAFE)"
Date: February 19, 2015, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "What's Happening in Health Care?"
Date: February 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Lessons from the Experts: 10 First Steps to Walkability"
Date: March 9, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Bicycle Friendly Communities"
Date: March 17, 2015, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
WEBINAR "Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting Programs"
Date: March 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (.1 CEU, 1 AICP CM)
-> According to a recent Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center article, "The Federal Highway Administration just released ‘A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Bicycling’ (http://1.usa.gov/1uYDQkF), a free guide offering step-by-step instructions for residents and community groups looking to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, access, and comfort. This webinar offers an overview of the guide and will review how two communities used the principles outlined within it to make their communities more walkable and bikeable..."
-> According to the abstract of a recently published FHWA report (Performance-Based Planning for Small Metropolitan Areas), "This report provides insights on effective practices in performance based planning by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) that plan for Urbanized Areas with populations less than 200,000. It references existing best practices research on performance based planning for MPOs in general, and presents key themes from interviews with small MPOs and DOT partners across the country that are engaged with metropolitan performance based planning in varying ways. Finally, the report includes two case studies of small MPOs that are currently leaders in implementing performance based planning."
-> According to a January Fostering Livable Communities Newsletter article, "... StreetPlan (http://bit.ly/1z0Ymkn) is a web-based platform designed to foster dialogue between the public and community leaders. It facilitates communication by allowing users to quickly build, display, and compare street cross-section options. StreetPlan 2.0 is scheduled to be available in spring 2015 and will allow users to apply cross-sections to an aerial view in Google Earth. It will also incorporate recommendations from the Institute of Traffic Engineers. ..."
-> According to a January Fostering Livable Communities Newsletter article, "USDOT released BikeSafe, or the Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (http://bit.ly/1EOniw3), which is intended to provide practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who bike. The online tools provide the user with a list of possible engineering, education, or enforcement treatments to improve bicycle safety and/or mobility based on user input about a specific location."
[See Webinar section for related February 19 webinar.]
-> According to a Jan. 22nd Public Health Newswire, "A preventable epidemic. That’s how public health and safety leaders, including APHA, diagnosed the deadly toll of motor vehicle crashes during a news conference today while releasing the 2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. The annual report assesses all 50 states on their progress toward adoption of 15 basic traffic safety laws. The 2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes (http://bit.ly/1Lgyzd0) assesses the progress of states and the District of Columbia in adopting 15 basic highway safety laws..."
-> According to a FlowingData page, "...With estimates from the United States Census Bureau's 2013 American Community Survey, we gain a little bit of an idea of what it's like across the country. The map above shows county-level data on how people get to work. You can look at one mode of transportation at a time, or you can compare multiple ones to see which is most common in your county." [Drive alone, public transportation, carpool, taxi or other, walk, bicycle, work from home]
-> According to a Jan. 23rd Urbanful article, "...Slowly but surely, a system is gaining traction that is creating more transparency in city government spending, while giving everyday people a say in how that money is spent. Founded in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1989, Participatory Budgeting (PB: http://bit.ly/1zwJw79) is a way to allow citizens to decide how a portion of municipal funds are allocated. The process is fairly simple. People brainstorm projects that they’d like to see put in place, a group of volunteers develop proposals on the projects, votes are made on the proposals and the winning projects are implemented with the pre-determined funds.
"Today in Porto Alegre, more than 50,000 residents vote on 20 percent of the municipal budget. The successful model built there was first replicated across Brazil. It then spread throughout Latin America and continued to build momentum worldwide. Currently, PB is being used in more than 1,500 locations, on a variety of scales and for a wide range of projects..."
-> According to a Jan. 22nd City Lab article, "Whether you miss last year's Future of Transportation series or just plain missed it (for shame!), you're in luck. We've compiled a dozen of our favorite pieces into an e-book now available for download. (The Best of CityLab’s The Future of Transportation: http://theatln.tc/1wAktZ1) And thanks to the continued support of the Rockefeller Foundation, it's available for free... While it was impossible to choose every great piece, these pieces reflect both the geographic and multimodal reach of the series, taking readers across the country on roads, rails, and runways..."
-> According to a Jan. 22nd TRB blurb, "The Bureau of Transportation Statistics with in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration has published a reference guide to transportation data that provides key information and highlights major trends in the U.S. transportation system." (Pocket Guide to Transportation 2015 http://1.usa.gov/1DdykK7)
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-> Call for Presentations – American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and Expo, November 6-9, 2015, 2015, Chicago, IL.
-> Call for Posters –Transportation for Sustainability–An International Conference, May 7-8, 2015, Washington, DC.
-> Call for Abstracts- International Conference on Ecology & Transportation, September 20-24, 2015, Raleigh, NC.
-> Call for Abstracts - Walk 21, October 20-23, 2015, Vienna, Austria.
-> Call for Abstracts: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo, October 31 - Nov. 4, 2015, Chicago, IL.
-> Call for Abstracts – ICOET 2015 (International Conference on Ecology & Transportation), September 20-24, 2015, Raleigh, NC.
-> Call for Proposals - 2nd National Walking Summit, October 28-30, 2015, Washington, DC.
-> Call for Presentations - 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference, July 6-7, 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
-> Call for Presentations- 8th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, October 6-7, 2015, Dubuque, IA.
-> Call for Abstracts – Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, November 18-22, 2015, Orlando, FL.
-> Call for Abstracts - 8th International Urban Design Conference, November 16-18, 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
-> January 29-31, 2015, New Partners for Smart Growth, Baltimore, MD.
-> January 29-31, 2015, National Rural Transportation Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
-> February 8-10, 2015, 2015 National Conference of Regions, Washington, DC.
-> February 9-10, 2015, Colorado Bicycle Summit, Denver, CO
-> February 10-12, 2015, Winter Cycling Congress, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
-> February 13-15, 2015, Youth Bike Summit, Seattle, WA.
-> February 22-25, 2015, Active Living Research, San Diego. CA.
-> February 23-24, 2015, National Physical Activity Plan Congress, Washington, DC.
-> February 26-March 1, 2015, 4th World Bicycle Forum "Cities for All," Medellín, Colombia.
-> March 2-3, 2015, Montana Bike Walk Summit, Helena, MT.
-> March 3-5, 2015, Minnesota’s Transportation Conference, Bloomington, MN.
-> March 10, 2015, National Forum on Women & Bicycling, Washington, DC.
-> March 10-12, 2015, 2015 National Bike Summit, Washington, DC.
-> March 30-31, 2015, Oregon Active Transportation Summit, Portland, OR.
-> March 30-April 2, 2015, National Main Streets Conference, Atlanta, GA.
-> April 2, 2015, Walkable Washington Annual Symposium Awards, Redmond, WA.
-> April 13-14, 2015, Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground: Opportunities for Accelerating the Assessment of Health Impacts, Washington, DC.
-> April 18-21, 2015, American Planning Association National Conference, Seattle, WA.
-> April 21-23, 2015, 2015 International Highway Technology Summit, Shanghai, China.
-> April 22, 2015, 2nd Annual OBF Ohio Bicycling Summit, Columbus, OH.
-> April 23-24, 2015, Tennessee Bike Summit, Knoxville, TN.
-> April 29 - May 2: CNU, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.
-> May 4-5, 2015, 2015 PedalMN Bicycle Conference: "Building the Bike Friendly State," Minneapolis, MN.
-> May 6, 2015, National Bike to School Day
-> May 7-8, 2015, Transportation for Sustainability–An International Conference, Washington, DC.
-> May 17-20, 2015, American Trails International Trails Symposium, Portland, OR.
-> May 17-21, 2015, 15th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.
-> May 20-21, 2015, CTS Annual Research Conference, Saint Paul RiverCentre, MN.
-> May 27-31: American Society of Highway Engineers National Conference, Baltimore, MD.
-> May 29, 2015, Miami Valley Cycling Summit, Piqua, OH.
-> May 31- June 2, 2015, 2015 TRB’s 5th International Conference on Transportation Systems Performance Measurement and Data, Denver, CO.
-> May 31 – June 5, 2015, Community Transportation EXPO 2015,Tampa, FL.
-> June 2-5, 2015, Velo City, Nantes, France.
-> June 7-10: National Assn of Regional Councils Annual Conference & Exhibition, Raleigh, NC.
-> June 13-20, 2015, Atlanta Cycling Festival, Atlanta, GA.
-> June 16-18, 2015, National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, Washington, DC.
-> June 22-24, 2015, 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, Vancouver, BC.
-> June 24, 2015, 2015 LOCUS Michigan Leadership Summit: Closing the Next [Smart Growth] Deal, Detroit, MI.
-> July 6-7, 2015, 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
-> July 6-8, 2015, 1st International Conference on Transport & Health, London, England. http://bit.ly/1rSFXRI
-> July 10-13: National Assn of Counties Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
-> July 15-19: National Society of Professional Engineers Annual Meeting, Bellevue, WA.
-> August 9-14, 2015, 2015 TRAFINZ Annual Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.
-> August 10 - Sept. 2: American Public Works Assn Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ.
-> September 16-18, 2015, International Conference on Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events, Washington, DC.
-> September 20-24, 2015, International Conference on Ecology & Transportation, Raleigh, NC.
-> September 28 –October 1, 2015, APBP Professional Development Seminar, St. Louis, MO.
-> October 1-31, 2015, Second EcoMobility World Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa.
-> October 4-7: APTA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
-> October 11-14: ASCE Convention, New York, NY.
-> October 20-23, AMPO Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
-> October 20-23, 2015, Walk 21, Vienna, Austria.
-> October 25-28: Rail~Volution, Dallas, TX.
-> October 28-30: National Walking Summit, Washington, DC.
-> October 31 - Nov. 4, 2015, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo, Chicago, IL.
-> November 6-9, 2015, 2015 American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and Expo, Chicago, IL.
-> November 13-14, 2015, 2015 Oklahoma Bike Summit, Stillwater, OK.
-> November 16-18, 2015, 8th International Urban Design Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
-> November 18-22, 2015, Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL.
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.
-> RFP - CITYBUILDERS NETWORK: TRANSLATING INSPIRATION INTO ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT, PEOPLEFOR BIKES
PeopleForBikes seeks an experienced multi-disciplinary professional to design a framework for understanding, capturing and catalyzing actions taken by city leaders who are inspired during international study tours. The first phase will require research to create a compendium and analysis of actions taken by past study tour participants — both big and small, public and private, individual and collective — that help get bike infrastructure improvements on the ground. The second phase will use phase 1 results to create a tool for inspiring 2015 tour participants — we call them City Builders — and tracking their strategic actions and outcomes once they return home. The project timeframe is February through May 2015, with a maximum budget of $25,000.
Deadline: January 30, 2015
-> RFP - A PUBLIC BIKE SHARING EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE/TECHNOLOGY AND INSTALLATION, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
The Department of Public Works (DPW) is soliciting a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified vendors to provide public bike sharing equipment, related software/technology and installation for the Milwaukee Bike Share Project – Phase 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Deadline: February 3, 2014
-> CALL FOR LETTERS OF INQUIRY: PEOPLEFORBIKES COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM
This program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. PeopleForBikes accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. PeopleForBikes only funds projects in the United States. Requests must support a specific project or program; we do not grant funds for general operating costs.
Deadline: January 30, 2015 (Letter of Inquiry)
-> JOB – BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PLANNER, TUCSON, AZ
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner position assists the Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian Program in meeting the goals of increasing the number of people walking or bicycling for their transportation needs and improving safety. This position develops and administers bicycle and pedestrian safety, education and enforcement programs, and promotes alternate modes of transportation through organizing the annual alternate modes promotional events, coordinating with community bicycle interest groups, maintaining media relations, and providing the public with bicycle and pedestrian specific information.
Deadline: February 2, 2015
-> JOBS & INTERNSHIPS– VARIETY OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE, ALTA PLANNING + DESIGNhttp://bit.ly/1jbgjF9
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