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#386 Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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CenterLines is the bi-weekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, a program of Project for Public Spaces. CenterLines is our way of quickly delivering news and information you can use to create more walkable and bicycle-friendly communities.

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----- Thank you, Andy Clarke
----- EPA: Environmental Justice Mapping & Screening Tool
----- Bike Infrastructure Lowers Congestion & Stretches Transportation $
----- Calgary, Alberta: Connected Protected Bike Lane Network
----- Dublin, Ireland to Ban Cars from Downtown Streets
----- VMT Up 14 Months in a Row
----- Plan Now for International PARK(ing) Day
----- Second National Walking Summit

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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----- Fort Worth, TX: New Blue Zone, Commits to Bike/Ped Improvements
----- Chattanooga, TN: Measure & Record Distance between Bikes & Cars
----- San Francisco, CA to Restrict Turns onto Market Street
----- Montana Building Active Communities Initiative
----- Seattle, WA: Positive Reinforcement to Increase Ped/Bike Safety
----- Ukiah & Pasadena, CA: Pedestrian Safety Action Plans
----- PeopleForBikes Announces 7 Community Grants
----- Los Angeles, CA to Launch Bikeshare
----- New Bicycle Friendly Business App: Next Deadline July 15

T-H-E--R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H--B-E-A-T
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----- Journal of Physical Activity and Health: Special Walking Supplement
----- American Journal of Preventive Medicine: Built Environment, Obesity
----- SRTSNP: Safety for Walking and Bicycling Research Compilation
----- Impact of Safe Routes to School Programs on Walking and Biking
----- Opinion Poll Results re Levels of Support Federal Tax $ for Transit
----- Making Walking and Cycling on Europe’s Roads Safer
----- Walking in Nature Can Prevent Depression

R-E-S-O-U-R-C-E-S
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----- 13 "Short-range," Relatively Low-cost Livability Improvements
----- FHWA Guide: Public Involvement Techniques for Decisionmaking
----- Recent TRB Papers on Low-Volume Roads
----- Report: Amtrak’s Effect on Passengers and U.S. Economy
----- Civil Engineering Under-grad & Grad Transportation Safety Course
----- Urban Courses & Programs
----- Rural Communities: Safe Routes to School Factsheets
----- New NACTO Website
----- New Terms in Transportation Research Thesaurus

N-E-W-S--S-E-C-T-I-O-N-S
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- The National Scene
- Regional Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Webinars and Seminars
- Resources
- Share What You Know
- Conferences
- Jobs, Grants & RFPs
- Housekeeping
- Contact Us

THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

THANK YOU, ANDY CLARKE
by Mark Plotz
-> Yesterday President Andy Clarke informed the League of American Bicyclists' Board of Directors that it was time for him to move on. He will be missed. I have been in the world of national bike advocacy since 2003, and among the things I've learned during that time is even though we're all on the same side we don't always get along: our various constituencies don't always agree; sometimes our platforms clash; sometimes we compete for funds; and sometimes our programs are so similar even we can't tell them apart. Andy seemed the exception who always put the collective good first, while (somehow) still managing to look after his organization and staff. For that and for many other reasons, you will be missed Andy.

The official announcement: http://bikeleague.org/content/president-andy-clarke-depart-after-12-years

EPA: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MAPPING & SCREENING TOOL
-> EPA’s new environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool called EJSCREEN provides a nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators. EJSCREEN users choose a geographic area; the tool then provides publicly available demographic and environmental information for that area (12 environmental indicators, 6 demographic indicators, and 12 EJ indexes). EJSCREEN simply provides a way to display this information and includes a method for combining environmental and demographic indicators into EJ indexes. [http://1.usa.gov/1CDgGOX]

BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE LOWERS CONGESTION & STRETCHES TRANSPORTATION $
-> USDOT: Many communities across the U.S. have embraced an approach that reduces roadway congestion and stretches our transportation dollars: bicycle infrastructure. Even better, improving bicycle infrastructure boosts economic growth.

In Texas, for example, the City of Austin estimates that a planned protected bike lane network will increase the city’s traffic capacity by 25,000 trips a day (http://bit.ly/1GKk38q). And, a report from the New York City DOT shows that installation of protected bike lanes on Columbus Avenue actually led to a 35 percent decrease in vehicle travel time (http://bit.ly/1yeUe19)...

Bicycle infrastructure can be a significant contributor to economic growth... a Furman University study “reported increases in commerce ranging from 30 percent to 80 percent for businesses within 250 yards of a greenway, and linked more than 75 percent of Saturday business and 40 percent of weekday business to greenway use.”... [http://1.usa.gov/1dyqZh5]

CALGARY, ALBERTA: CONNECTED PROTECTED BIKE LANE NETWORK
-> Calgary, the arid Alberta prairie town and natural gas capital, agreed last year on a novel strategy: instead of upgrading one street for biking at a time, as most cities do, it would pilot a connected protected bike lane network on four downtown streets at once... For Calgary, the question will be whether a connected downtown sequence of comfortable bikeways will lead to meaningful change in just one year, especially in the absence of the bike sharing system that would make the bike network useful to users of Calgary's above-average public transit system. But if this spring's early ridership numbers hold up, cities everywhere should be looking to Calgary as an example of how to get results by going big. [http://bit.ly/1LDj0xJ]

DUBLIN, IRELAND TO BAN CARS FROM DOWNTOWN STREETS
-> Dublin ranks just under Los Angeles for having some of the worst traffic jams in the world. The problem is predicted to get worse as the city quickly grows—somehow, it will have to squeeze in 20% more commuters over the next decade. That's why the city is now deciding to make a radical shift: It wants to ban cars from several major downtown streets. In the proposed plan, the city wants to route cars around the city center, and turn major streets into car-free plazas and passages for buses, bikes, pedestrians, and a new tram line. [http://bit.ly/1IggFqg]

VMT UP 14 MONTHS IN A ROW
-> The latest FHWA "Traffic Volume Trends" report (http://1.usa.gov/1k6iaJz), a monthly estimate of U.S. road travel, shows Americans drove 987.8 billion miles for the first four months of the year, topping the previous record – 965.5 billion – the highest mileage for the first quarter of any year. [http://1.usa.gov/1eRdt9i]

PLAN NOW FOR INTERNATIONAL PARK(ING) DAY
-> Although PARK(ing) Day isn’t until September 18th, now is the perfect time to start the planning for your project. PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks, sometimes referred to as parklets. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat. Download the free PARK(ing) Day Manual for step-by-step “how-to” information, as well as global resources to inspire you to create lasting change in your local urban landscape. [http://bit.ly/1BY9Jx1]

SECOND NATIONAL WALKING SUMMIT
-> Check out plans for the Second National Walking Summit October 28-30 in Washington, DC. Its expanded focus is to make sure walking is accessible for everyone, especially vulnerable populations in lower socioeconomic communities where infrastructure has not been invested in and pedestrian and public safety are significant issues. [http://bit.ly/1Lxf8NC]


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

FORT WORTH, TX: NEW BLUE ZONE, COMMITS TO BIKE/PED IMPROVEMENTS
-> Fort Worth, the fifth-largest Texas city, with a population of almost 800,000, signed on to be a part of the Blue Zones Project, which aims to “reverse-engineer longevity” into a community by promoting a number of principles gleaned from National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner’s observations of healthy and long-lived communities around the globe... The city has introduced WalkFW, a pedestrian transportation plan, and a new bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee is working on improvements to a 2010 cycling plan. (One early result: over $11 million for bike and sidewalk infrastructure in the 2014 bond program.) The city is also working on a complete streets program. [http://bit.ly/1Is7ymy]

CHATTANOOGA, TN: MEASURE & RECORD DISTANCE BETWEEN BIKES & CARS
-> A Chattanooga, TN police officer came up with an idea for a device that can measure and record the distance between a bike and a car to help enforce their three-foot passing law—a provision that requires drivers to give people on bikes at least that much clearance when passing them on the road.

Chattanooga calls the result BSMART (its technical name is the C3FT Device). Developed by Codaxus, an engineering firm in Austin, Texas, the handlebar-mounted device measures the distance of passing vehicles with ultrasonic waves. The bike-car gap is then shown on a large digital display, and when a car comes closer than 36 inches, BSMART beeps—alerting an officer to a violation. Paired with a GoPro camera, the device both detects and records a car’s proximity to a bike. [http://bit.ly/1Kql0ZR]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO RESTRICT TURNS ONTO MARKET STREET
-> As part of its Vision Zero initiative and Safer Market Street plan, San Francisco plans to restrict turns to increase safety by reducing the number of conflict points between drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists on this busy corridor. Under the new rules, private cars will have 14 fewer chances to turn onto Market Street for a mile-long stretch to reduce the number of conflict points between drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists on the busy corridor. [http://bit.ly/1KjuJQ6]

MONTANA BUILDING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE
-> Check out the Montana Building Active Communities Initiative (BACI) website for Bike Walk Montana factsheets (Parklets, Reverse-Angle Parking, Bike Camps to welcome bicycle tourists, and Road Diets) and newsletters documenting BACI progress. (http://bit.ly/1Jv1VCN) BACI communities Belgrade, Dawson County, Polson and Glendale have recently adopted “complete streets” policies (some called Safe and Accessible Streets). See their policies, and the Action Institute resources that helped get these communities adopt them. [http://bit.ly/1GNXobi]

SEATTLE, WA: POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TO INCREASE PED/BIKE SAFETY
-> For a few days last week, Seattle DOT staffers, police officers, and local street-safety advocates used positive reinforcement to reward drivers (and bicyclists) who did the right thing and stopped to let people on foot cross the street. They handed out $5 Starbucks gift cards at an elementary school, a busy bridge crossing, and a protected bike lane downtown. The giveaways were part of Seattle’s Vision Zero initiative to reach zero traffic fatalities by 2030. They were funded by a state grant aimed at increasing safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. [http://bit.ly/1dcBjuH]

UKIAH & PASADENA, CA: PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ACTION PLANS
-> Review Pedestrian Safety Action Plans with recommendations for safety projects, policies and programs for the Cities of Ukiah (http://bit.ly/1IruYsd) and Pasadena, CA (http://bit.ly/1GLm2II)

PEOPLEFORBIKES ANNOUNCES 7 COMMUNITY GRANTS
-> PeopleForBikes announced their latest round of Community Grants, totaling nearly $50,000 (ranging from $800 to $10,000) to support infrastructure and advocacy initiatives in seven communities across the country. These grants leverage $609,000. For example, a $10,000 grant for BIKE SHIFT Youth Leadership Program (Chicago, IL) will help develop a teen leadership, advocacy, community organizing and bicycle planning program. Nearby youth will work to create safe bicycle access to the new Big Marsh Bike Park on the Southeast Side of Chicago. [http://bit.ly/1R3zuCU]

LOS ANGELES, CA TO LAUNCH BIKESHARE
-> The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to launch an $11 million bike-sharing program in downtown L.A. They’ve awarded a contract to Bicycle Transit Systems, Inc., a company that has launched similar programs in Philadelphia, PA and Oklahoma City, OK. A second company, BCycle, will supply more than 1,000 bikes and 65 bike share stations to the area when the program launches next spring. [http://bit.ly/1LQyMSX]

NEW BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS APP: NEXT DEADLINE JULY 15
-> The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Business program has redesigned its application for a faster and easier time completing it. There are 4 deadlines per year: the next one is July 15, 2015. [http://bit.ly/1xEja04]


THE RESEARCH BEAT

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH: SPECIAL WALKING SUPPLEMENT
-> The Special Supplement to the Journal of Physical Activity and Health: “Walking and Walkability: Approaches to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Health” (http://bit.ly/1BWvJbm) highlights approaches to increase population levels of physical activity through walking and improved walkability. The articles focus on 1) improving the physical environment to support walking, such as having safe streets with sidewalks and crosswalks or attractive areas to walk, including nearby trails or parks; and 2) the role of personal motivation for walking which may include walking the dog or walking to nearby destinations, such as public transit, stores, or schools.

The entire supplement is available open access: all 18 articles are available free to read and download. For example: “Walking for Transportation: What do U.S. Adults Think is a Reasonable Distance and Time?” (http://bit.ly/1dw019g) and “Active Transportation in Kingston, Ontario: An Analysis of Mode, Destination, Duration, and Season Among Walkers and Cyclists” [http://bit.ly/1ei1wZu]

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: BUILT ENVIRONMENT, OBESITY
-> “Built Environment Assessment and Interventions for Obesity Prevention: Moving the Field Forward” is the theme for 5 articles in the May 2015 American Journal of Preventive Medicine. They are the result of the 2013 Built Environment Assessment Training Institute (BEAT) Think Tank, which brought together thought leaders in obesity, built environment, nutrition and physical activity and related fields, to discuss the state of the science and practice and identify areas for future research, intervention development and training. (http://bit.ly/1CIms1H)

SRTSNP: SAFETY FOR WALKING AND BICYCLING RESEARCH COMPILATION
-> The Safe Routes to School National Partnership Safety for Walking and Bicycling research compilation page identifies patterns of active transportation, injury, environmental attributes associated with pedestrian safety, as well as successful strategies to increase safety implemented by Safe Routes to School projects. Implications of this research suggest infrastructure improvements, traffic education for students, and driver enforcement can provide positive impacts on overall pedestrian and bicyclist safety. [http://bit.ly/1NuuHEY]

IMPACT OF SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS ON WALKING AND BIKING
-> Active Living Research’s “Impact of Safe Routes to School Programs on Walking and Biking” research review highlights findings from studies conducted in several states and cities that have examined walking or biking rates, safety, and economic issues associated with Safe Routes to School. (http://bit.ly/1QowtHw) See also slides summarizing this review. (http://bit.ly/1IrWXbj)

OPINION POLL RESULTS RE LEVELS OF SUPPORT FEDERAL TAX $ FOR TRANSIT
-> The report entitled, “What Do Americans Think About Federal Tax Options to Support Public Transit, Highways, and Local Streets and Roads? Results from Year Six of a National Survey,” summarizes the results of a national random digit-dial public opinion poll asking respondents if they would support various tax options for raising federal transportation revenues, with a special focus on public transit. Questions probed perceptions related to public transit, knowledge and opinions about federal taxes to support transit, public transit usage, annual miles driven, and priorities for government spending on transportation in their state, among others. Most people want good public transit service and 2/3 of respondents supported spending gas tax revenues on transit. However, questions exploring different methods to raise new revenues found relatively low levels of support for raising gas tax or transit fare rates. [http://bit.ly/1GX2EvG]

MAKING WALKING AND CYCLING ON EUROPE’S ROADS SAFER
-> The European Transport and Safety Council has released a report (Making Walking and Cycling on Europe’s Roads Safer) that details data and information about deaths of pedestrians and cyclists on European Union roads between 2001 and 2013 and describes recommended countermeasures. [http://bit.ly/1IKzzBA]

WALKING IN NATURE CAN PREVENT DEPRESSION
-> For a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Nature Experience Reduces Rumination and Subgenual Prefrontal Cortex Activation: http://bit.ly/1dvcjyN), Stanford scientists examined whether a nature walk could reduce rumination* in 38 mentally healthy city dwellers. They found natural environments are more restorative, and thus confer greater psychological benefits.

(Rumination is what happens when you get really sad, and you can’t stop thinking about your glumness and what’s causing it. It shows up as increased activity in a part of the brain that regulates negative emotions. If rumination continues for too long unabated, depression can set in.) [http://bit.ly/1U4TX9h]


QUOTES R US

“The quality of life in cities has much to do with systems of transport, which are often a source of much suffering for those who use them. Many cars, used by one or more people, circulate in cities, causing traffic congestion, raising the level of pollution, and consuming enormous quantities of non-renewable energy. This makes it necessary to build more roads and parking areas which spoil the urban landscape. Many specialists agree on the need to give priority to public transportation. Yet some measures needed will not prove easily acceptable to society unless substantial improvements are made in the systems themselves, which in many cities force people to put up with undignified conditions due to crowding, inconvenience, infrequent service and lack of safety.”
—Pope Francis in Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ of the Holy Father Francis on the Care for Our Common Home (http://bit.ly/1HpdzQ4)
[http://wapo.st/1CDlDr0]

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

INCREDIBLE PLACES TO BIKE AROUND THE WORLD
Check out Maipú, Mendoza Province, Argentina; White Mesa, New Mexico; Hanoi Night Market, Viet Nam; Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia...[http://bit.ly/1LHnZxe]


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
For a searchable calendar of webinars, webcasts and seminars in the bicycle, pedestrian, or livable community fields, go to: http://bit.ly/centerlines. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner. iCal users can subscribe automatically here: http://bit.ly/centerlines_ical. We will continue to list the new items here since the last issue.

NEW THIS ISSUE

WEBINAR "Safety Benefits of Complete Streets"
Date: July 9, 2015, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET (1.5 PDH/1.5 CM)
Presenters: Geoff Anderson (Smart Growth America) & Dean Ledbetter, (NC DOT)
Host: Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/1BiuAuK, $125

WEBINAR "Sustainability in the City of Dubuque"
Date: July 16, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Cori Burbach (City of Dubuque)
Host: Sustainable City Network
Details: http://bit.ly/1NuzR3U, free

WEBINAR "Active Transportation and Equity: Key Challenges and Opportunities from the Field"
Date: July 21, 2015,1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/1KpRgLb, free

WEBINAR "Using Winter Severity Indices for Winter Maintenance Performance Management"
Date: July 29, 20165, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET, 1.5 PDH
Presenters: Michael Adams (WI DOT), Jakin Koll (MN DOT) & Steve Otto (Alberta (Canada) Transportation Dept.)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/1Nv9vy4, free for TRB sponsors & affiliates, $89 for other sites

WEBINAR "Out of the Box Ways to Boost Public Engagement"
Date: August 13, 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Meagan Picard (Orton Family Foundation), Meaghan Carlson (Heart & Soul Project: Gardiner, ME) & Robby Henes (Heart & Soul Project: Cortez, CO)
Host: Orton Family Foundation
Details: http://bit.ly/1f06jj8, free

WEBINAR "Streetscape Design to Improve Walking and Cycling"
Date: August 19, 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/1NicXfR, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members

WEBINAR "Shared Streets, Slow Streets"
Date: September 16, 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/1R3LGUj, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members

WEBINAR "Heart & Soul for Planners: Discover a New Way to Better Planning"
Date: October 8, 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Eric Blair (Orton Family Foundation), Rick Muriby (Golden, CO) & Jane Lafleur (Friends of Midcoast Maine)
Host: Orton Family Foundation
Details: http://bit.ly/1f06jj8, free

WEBINAR "The Essentials of Bike Law"
Date: October 27, 2015, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Presenters: Peter Wilborn (BikeLaw.com)
Host: League of American Bicyclists
Details: http://bit.ly/1Kq8LLl, free


RESOURCES

13 "SHORT-RANGE," RELATIVELY LOW-COST LIVABILITY IMPROVEMENTS
-> Local leaders, planners, engineers and visionaries of all kinds use a range of innovative and tested techniques to make a community more livable and walkable. See a list of 13 "short-range," relatively low-cost livability improvements can typically be implemented in less than a year — sometimes as quickly as a few weeks — and cost anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars (http://bit.ly/1Hwu7ro). The "tools" presented here are among those discussed in The Imagining Livability Design Collection, "visual portfolio of tools and transformations.” [http://bit.ly/1LUbzPG]

FHWA GUIDE: PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR DECISIONMAKING
-> FHWA’s “Public Involvement Techniques for Transportation Decisionmaking” guide describes a variety of tools to secure meaningful input from the public on transportation plans, programs, and projects and can help agencies improve their overall public involvement techniques. For each technique, the Guide describes what it is, why it is useful, any special uses, target participants, how to use the output, costs, possible use with other techniques, any drawbacks, and when each is used most effectively. [http://1.usa.gov/1JhfMN2]

RECENT TRB PAPERS ON LOW-VOLUME ROADS
-> TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2471 publishes 26 papers relating to low volume roads, including “Decision Tree–Based Method for Safety Treatment Selection at Intersections Involving Shared-Use Low-Volume Roads.” [http://bit.ly/1CHaQMr]

REPORT: AMTRAK’S EFFECT ON PASSENGERS AND U.S. ECONOMY
-> The Center for American Progress has released a report (Understanding Amtrak and the Importance of Passenger Rail in the United States) that explains the context of passenger rail in the United States and its effect on passengers and the U.S. economy. [http://ampr.gs/1RQy1Lf]

CIVIL ENGINEERING UNDER-GRAD & GRAD TRANSPORTATION SAFETY COURSE
-> The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has released a report (Development of a Highway Safety Fundamental Course) that describes their civil engineering university-level undergraduate and graduate transportation safety course. It covers seven topics: introduction to highway safety, basic safety concepts, safety-related data, fundamental statistics, development of safety models, safety predictive models in HSM, and safety evaluation. Its lecture notes with homework assignments, quizzes, and exams can also be used in roadway safety training and engineering continuing education. [http://bit.ly/1LG1d91]

URBAN COURSES & PROGRAMS
-> Urbanicity’s City Matters Education Special Issue lists 8 urban courses and programs from around the world including Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture BA Honours - University of Westminster; Master of Sustainable Transportation - University of Washington...[http://bit.ly/1SWiqMC]

RURAL COMMUNITIES: SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL FACTSHEETS
-> “Rural Communities: Making Safe Routes Work” provides an overview of why Safe Routes to School initiatives are important in rural communities, approaches to explore, and how to get started. (http://bit.ly/1LBYzQE) “Rural Communities: Best Practices and Promising Approaches for Safe Routes” describes the needs for and benefits of Safe Routes to School in rural areas, explores the challenges that may arise, spells out specific approaches that show promise, and showcases successful rural examples. (http://bit.ly/1Hwkk4D) See also “Rural Communities: A Two Pronged Approach for Improving Walking and Bicycling.” [http://bit.ly/1IM7FoI]

NEW NACTO WEBSITE
-> Check out NACTO’s new website. It includes all Urban Bikeway Design Guide and Urban Street Design Guide content, as well as a case study finder, searchable references, information about NACTO design trainings, and information about past and future conferences and events. [http://bit.ly/1GItZ1p]

NEW TERMS IN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH THESAURUS
-> The Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT) indexes and retrieves transportation information. New terms are added to the TRT quarterly to reflect current and common transportation-related concepts. Data Management, Data Management Plans, and Cloud Computing were added to the TRT in May. See the "Newest Terms" box at: http://bit.ly/1U4HG4R. [http://bit.ly/1HsySjW]


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> Call for Proposals - 2015 Complete Streets Forum, October 1, 2015, Toronto, Canada.
Deadline: July 10, 2015, http://bit.ly/1HSzK1P

-> Call for Presentations, 2015 NC Bike Summit, October 15 to 17, 2015, Charlotte, NC.
Deadline: July 17, 2015, via email:ncbikesummit2015@gmail.com

-> CALL FOR COMPETITION ENTRIES - Communicating Transportation Needs and Issues to Targeted Populations, TRB Committee ADA 60
Deadline: July 28, 2015, http://bit.ly/1GjJ3Za

-> CALL FOR PAPERS – TRB 95th Annual Meeting, January 10–14, 2016, Washington, D.C., & for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
Deadline: August 1, 2015, http://bit.ly/1ddiTu5

-> Call FOR ABSTRACTS - 8th International Urban Design Conference, November 16-18, 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
Deadline: August 7, 2015, http://bit.ly/17ef3to

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Active Living Research 2016, January 31 - February 3, 2016, Clearwater Beach, FL.
Deadline: August 28, 2015, 24:00 GMT, http://bit.ly/1FSW3BQ

-> CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Winter Cycling Congress 2016, February 2-4, 2016, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Deadline: September 30, 2015, http://bit.ly/1HtDZl2

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, November 16 - 19, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand.
Deadline: Call opens September 1, 2015, closes February 29, 2016 (Details and criteria available now), http://bit.ly/1KXYS8h

CONFERENCES, TRAINING, & EVENTS
For a searchable calendar of conferences, training and events in the bicycle, pedestrian, or livable community fields, go to: http://bit.ly/centerlines. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner. iCal users can subscribe automatically here: http://bit.ly/centerlines_ical. We will continue to list the new items here since the last issue.

NEW THIS ISSUE

-> July 13, 2015, 2015 White House Conference on Aging, Washington, DC & live streaming online.
http://bit.ly/1C07Tfk
-> July 15-19, 2015, 2015 National Brotherhood of Cyclists Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
http://bit.ly/1HtOt2A
-> September 20-23, 2015, 2015 Environmental Analysis in Transportation Summer Workshop, San Diego, CA.
http://bit.ly/1GKkkbD
-> September 24, 2015, New England Bike-Walk Summit, Worcester, MA.
http://bit.ly/1GdTAiv
-> October 1-3, 2015, CityWorks(X)po, Roanoke, VA.
http://bit.ly/1LCkkRq
-> October 28, 2015, Illinois Bike Summit, Champaign, IL.
http://bit.ly/1iLadwh
-> November 6-8, 2015, Georgia Bike Summit, Milledegville, GA.
http://bit.ly/1C8693v
-> November 11-15, 2015, WHEELS Bike/Walk/Transit/Trails Green Mobility Event, South Miami, FL.
http://bit.ly/1galOp1
-> February 2-4, 2016, Winter Cycling Congress, Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN.
http://bit.ly/1NweVJ4


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.

-> RFP FOR BIKE DOC - A MOBILE BICYCLE SERVICE STATION, SACRAMENTO, CA
The North Natomas Transportation Management Association is seeking an experienced third party vendor to provide the services for the Bike Doc program: mechanic pool management (recruit, hire, and maintain), inventory and supply purchases, Bike Doc vehicle maintenance, event day management, monthly statistics (# of bikes serviced per event) and handling all waiver paperwork and customer service – including check-in system. The NNTMA’s established and well-known Bike Doc Program started in fall 2011, and each year attends 20+ events servicing 700+ bikes. Questions? Contact Abbey Harding at abbey@nntma.org.
Deadline: July 17, 2015, 3:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/1GM4n3N

-> FELLOWSHIP - 8-80 VITALITY FELLOW, ST. PAUL, MN
Saint Paul’s 8-80 Vitality Initiative promotes economic development through investments that enliven the public realm by promoting walking and bicycling and creating great public spaces where people from age 8 to age 80 are safe, invigorated, and welcomed by their environment. Over 18 months, the Fellow will work across departments including Planning and Economic Development, Parks and Recreation, Public Works and the City Artists, as well as additional partners, to ensure that 8-80 principles are integrated into City projects - from new street crossings, to bike paths in parks, to major redevelopment investments.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/1TYVi1w

-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT (TDM) PROGRAM MANAGER, SANDAG, SAN DIEGO, CA
The TDM Program Manager will provide strategic leadership for the development, implementation, and communication of programs and projects that expand TDM beyond its traditional boundaries. This opportunity is ideal for an experienced senior manager; someone who can provide vision and strategic leadership for a team of dedicated professionals as well as oversee the administrative, operational, and marketing aspects of the agency’s TDM Program.
Deadline: July 10, 2015, 5:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/1IF7Kuo

-> JOB - SENIOR SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER (BIKE SHARE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR), SAN ANTONIO, TX
Under administrative direction, is responsible for overseeing all business operations related to San Antonio’s Bike Share program. This position will work to create a long-term vision for the success of B-Cycle in San Antonio while ensuring the program’s financial sustainability. The Executive Director, while a City of San Antonio employee, will report both to the City of San Antonio’s Chief Sustainability Officer, as well as to the San Antonio Bike Share Board of Directors. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.
Deadline: July 10, 2015, 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/1BPwMK4

-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, WASHINGTON, DC
Transportation Planner (Transportation Demand Management/TDM) is the senior level position within the Transportation Planning Coordinator job progression. Develops and manages the transportation demand management program for the District of Columbia, with emphasis on a multi-modal approach to reduce travel demand.
Deadline: July 25, 2015, http://1.usa.gov/1GUGquc

-> JOB - SPECIALIZED FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Specialized Foundation, a newly formed non-profit of Specialized Bicycle Components, is seeking an Executive Director to develop and lead this major initiative dedicated to transforming kids lives through youth cycling programs. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for The Foundation’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. Initial emphasis will be to develop and establish priorities with the Board of Directors, as well as to develop strong measures of success.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/1KoNlQi

-> 2 JOBS - TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES, NEW YORK, NY
Transportation Alternatives seeks two self-motivated and energetic people familiar with current local politics, experience in political and/or community organizing and with strong affinities for the mission of Transportation Alternatives.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/1H7J032

  1. BROOKLYN COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
    To support the Brooklyn Transportation Alternatives Activist Committee and coordinate campaigns that will make Brooklyn’s streets safer and more accessible for people to walk, ride bikes and take public transportation.
  2. MANHATTAN COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
    To support the Transportation Alternatives Activist Committees and coordinate campaigns that will make Manhattan’s streets safer and more accessible for people to walk, ride bikes and take public transportation.

-> MULTIPLE JOBS, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, ALTA PLANNING + DESIGN
http://bit.ly/1jbgjF9

See also:
-> Alliance for Biking and Walking Job Board, http://bit.ly/1IQlOaf
-> American Planning Association Jobs Online, http://bit.ly/1FUbQ3U
-> Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Career Center: http://bit.ly/1DhwE41
-> Alta Planning + Design, http://bit.ly/1jbgjF9
-> Burgess & Niple, http://bit.ly/1DWNrf3
-> NACTO Careers, http://bit.ly/13VnUBl
-> Sam Schwartz Engineering, http://bit.ly/PsktvP
-> Toole Design Group, http://bit.ly/1k7DPRg

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