#390 Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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----- Celebrating Deb Hubsmith
----- Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2016 Theme Inspired by Vancouver, BC Action Plan
----- FHWA: Misconceptions re Bike/Ped Funding, Design & Environmental Review
----- Paris, France to Go Completely Car-free for One Day
----- The History of the Bike-share Boom
----- World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: 3rd Sunday of November
----- Call for Comment on USDOT Beyond Traffic Report
----- Yelp Public Services & Government App & Webpages
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- LAB: Bicycle Friendly Business Awards
----- Chattanooga-North GA Region MPO Planning Doubles Bike/Ped Spending
----- Philadelphia, PA: Ways to Combine Transit and Cycling
----- NYC Mayor & Police Chief Question Times Square Ped Plazas
----- Former MO Rock Island Railway Becoming 200-Mile Bike/Ped Trail
----- Sonoma City, CA: Bike-Friendlier Road Repair
----- NC DOT Statewide Bike/Ped Plan Recognized
----- Takeaways from Chicago, IL’s Divvy Bikeshare Data Challenge
----- Public Policies that Unintentionally Encourage & Subsidize Sprawl
----- Getting to Work in Cities With the Lowest Car Commute Rates
----- Assessing Multimodal School Travel Safety in NC
----- MIT Project to Measure Quality of Place via Pedestrian Behavior
----- Factors in Urban Transportation Innovation
----- Don't Poke Me I'm Driving: A Simulator Study on Smartphone Use
----- Clear Explanation of How Road Diets Work
----- FHWA Updated Transportation Planning Process Book
----- Before & After Image Gallery Shows Good Urban Design Practice
----- Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer
- The National Scene
- Regional Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
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- Share What You Know
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
CELEBRATING DEB HUBSMITH
by Mark Plotz
-> We, at the National Center for Bicycling & Walking and Project for Public Spaces, are saddened by the recent loss of Deb Hubsmith. You probably can remember the where and when of it if you had the good fortune of meeting her. For me it was at the National Bike Summit, not long after the passage of the Safe Routes to School legislation. I was waiting in an endless line for the buffet, and Deb was trying to locate her vegan plated lunch--except she wasn't having much luck because she was stopping every five feet to talk to someone she knew. After the flurry of energy passed me, I turned to my partner in conversation and asked: 'Who the hell was that?!?' Her reply: That is Deb. No last name was given, because like Cher or Prince, there was/is only one Deb.
There are some fun and touching tributes on website of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership--the organization Deb started, which in turn, started the national movement to (again) normalize the idea that children should be able to safely walk or bike to school. Read about Deb's early outreach efforts in Marin County in 1999, using a solar-powered e-bike (http://bit.ly/1LzZnqX) #awesome. Fellow Safe Routes to School cheerleader Risa Wilkerson (Board Chair, Safe Routes to School National Partnerships) and friends celebrate Deb's life and her contribution to the walking and bicycling movement here: http://bit.ly/1MMzZNo. And finally, you might enjoy listening to an interview Deb gave last fall to Melissa Balmer of Pedal Love: http://bit.ly/1NHHYvW. For more remembrances of Deb, go to http://bit.ly/1Ei0pFm.
A Celebration of Deb’s Life is planned for Saturday, October 10 at the Mill Valley Community Center. Check for details to be announced soon: http://bit.ly/1JvbHBY.
PRO WALK/PRO BIKE/PRO PLACE 2016 THEME INSPIRED BY VANCOUVER, BC ACTION PLAN
-> The theme for Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2016 (http://bit.ly/1JiTYyy) is Moving Towards a Healthier World. Our theme is inspired by the host city--Vancouver, BC--which has launched "A Healthy City for All" action plan (http://bit.ly/1JiU2hX). Vancouver's plan is broad, bold, and far-reaching, addressing physical health, mental health, community health, and environmental health. Vancouver’s plan includes initiatives like "Cultivating Connections," which is a target of all Vancouverites having at least 4 people in their network they can rely on for support in times of need. Another target is at least 60 percent voter turnout in local elections.
FHWA: MISCONCEPTIONS RE BIKE/PED FUNDING, DESIGN & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
-> USDOT has identified 10 common misconceptions about the use of Federal funding, street design, and the Environmental Review process that can cause confusion and result in project delay. An FHWA webpage debunks these misconceptions, distinguishes between Federal standards and State and local practice, and provides links to resources that provide more details. These misconceptions include the false impressions that TAP is the only federal funding for ped/bike; that federal funding cannot be used to enhance local roadway networks, build separated bike lanes, or create road diets; among six others. http://1.usa.gov/1Kj6IJG
PARIS, FRANCE TO GO COMPLETELY CAR-FREE FOR ONE DAY
-> In a big win for sustainable transportation, the streets of Paris will go completely car-free for one entire day. On September 27th, A Day Without Cars will make the French capital a pedestrian and bicycle paradise. The decision to shut down traffic for an entire day was Paris officials’ way of taking a stand against the severity and effects that pollution has on the city. Coinciding with European Mobility Week and the United Nations climate conference COP21, the celebratory day will reach across the most popular areas of the city. http://bit.ly/1MMVVYA
THE HISTORY OF THE BIKE-SHARE BOOM
-> Check out history of the bike-share boom: the story of just how quickly a great idea can spread when combined with the right technology—and a few fateful bumps along the way. By 2015, the number of bike-share systems nears 900 with an estimated 1,000,000 bicycles in circulation. http://bit.ly/1J31Dko
WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS: 3RD SUNDAY OF NOVEMBER
-> The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year - to remember the millions killed and injured on the world's roads, their families and the many others who are also affected. This year marks its 20th anniversary. http://bit.ly/1hdPUbw
CALL FOR COMMENT ON USDOT BEYOND TRAFFIC REPORT
-> USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx notes there is still time to read our Beyond Traffic (http://1.usa.gov/1EihNcZ) – or the "CliffNotes version" (http://1.usa.gov/1NB2Tl6)– and to tell us how you would like to move forward in the future. Our report about the next 30 years in transportation has been downloaded nearly 400,000 times since it was released earlier this year. Provide feedback on our findings in the report. Tell us how you travel. Commenting is easy. http://1.usa.gov/1U64fsf
YELP PUBLIC SERVICES & GOVERNMENT APP & WEBPAGES
-> The federal government is officially encouraging the public to rate their experiences just like they would review the new Thai restaurant down the street. Yelp, the popular Web and mobile service that helps people find local businesses by ratings is now open for official government use. GSA is counting on the federal agencies that interact with the public the most to use the service to get much-needed feedback about customer service. For example, check out the Yelp IRS page: http://bit.ly/1LwcJBL or search for your city’s Yelp Public Services & Government section. http://wapo.st/1Pk4s4q
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
LAB: BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARDS
-> The League of American Bicyclists has awarded 100 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses in 31 states and Washington, D.C (http://bit.ly/1hFUsrP). With this announcement, the program has grown to include 1,050 visionary local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies (http://bit.ly/1K1oYsD) from across the country that are changing the script on what it means to provide a top-notch experience and atmosphere for employees and customers alike. There are now BFBs in 47 states and DC. http://bit.ly/1MTxaM1
CHATTANOOGA-NORTH GA REGION MPO PLANNING DOUBLES BIKE/PED SPENDING
-> Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) won an FHWA-FTA Transportation Planning Excellence Award for its Community-Sensitive Performance-Based Planning. To balance investments in the local community with the need to increase the region's economic competitiveness, the TPO developed a framework for its 2040 Regional Transportation Plan that categorized projects by its local, regional and statewide importance. Plan authors scored potential projects with performance measures - such as reduction in vehicle miles, access to community resources, and closing gaps in bicycle, pedestrian and transit networks - according to the goals of each category as well as travel impacts. By prioritizing the highest-ranking projects in each category, the TPO selected projects that were not only diverse in scale, but also in the modes they benefited. As a result, bicycle and pedestrian investment doubled, transit capacity investment increased 6 percent, and roadway capacity investment decreased 20 percent. http://1.usa.gov/1EhVLXM
PHILADELPHIA, PA: WAYS TO COMBINE TRANSIT AND CYCLING
-> With bicycling rates in Philadelphia more than doubling in the last 20 years and public transportation ridership at a 25-year high, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is looking for ways to bring these two modes of transit together. The agency’s first Cycle-Transit Plan (http://bit.ly/1MTsWnC), released this year, explores policy and infrastructure changes that could make it easier for riders to combine bicycling and public transportation in one commute. It’s one of just a few formal cycle-transit integration plans in the country. http://bit.ly/1NU08IO
NYC MAYOR & POLICE CHIEF QUESTION TIMES SQUARE PED PLAZAS
-> Mayor Bill de Blasio and his police chef, Bill Bratton, are talking about taking New York City’s Times Square plazas out, or at least re-evaluating them. "You could argue that those plazas have had some very positive impacts. You could also argue they come with a lot of problems," de Blasio said, according to The New York Times. Bratton told local radio station 1010 WINS, "I’d prefer to just dig the whole damn thing up and put it back the way it was." The remarks from the mayor and his police chief have met with widespread shock and dismay. What’s chilling about de Blasio’s and Bratton’s treatment of the situation in Times Square is that it betrays a profound lack of understanding of just how important public space is for people in a dense urban environment such as New York.
In Times Square, the DOT reported, pedestrian injuries were down by 35 percent, and there were 80 percent fewer people walking in the roadway. Business for merchants in the area was booming, and travel times for cars actually went down in some parts of Midtown, while remaining steady elsewhere. http://bit.ly/1KIirNW
FORMER MO ROCK ISLAND RAILWAY BECOMING 200-MILE BIKE/PED TRAIL
-> The out-of-use Rock Island Railway is being converted into about a 200-mile long hiking and biking trail in Missouri, from Pleasant Hill, a town half an hour southeast of Kansas City, to Beaufort in the south-central part of the state. It also might loop with the Katy Trail, creating 400 miles of the longest rail-converted trail system in the country. The Rock Island Trail is mostly rural with varied terrain and long tunnels and bridges, including a mile-long bridge 100 feet above the Gasconade River. Business owners along the trail are banking on more visitors, both local recreational trail users and out-of-state tourists. The Katy Trail attracts about 400,000 visitors who spend $18.5 million each year. Supporters of the new trail forecast a similar economic boost for towns along the Rock Island corridor. http://bit.ly/1JxPVlH
SONOMA CITY, CA: BIKE-FRIENDLIER ROAD REPAIR
-> The recently restored road surface on Hall Road west of Santa Rosa used a more bike-friendly "cape seal" repair technique advocated by the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. A polymer binder was sprayed onto the road, then covered with small diameter aggregate, compacted with a rubber-tired roller. A few days later the road was swept and a topcoat binder layer was sprayed on and compacted. For those cyclists using skinny tires it is a superior technique compared to a conventional chip seal job using larger aggregate and relying on passing motorists to do most of the compaction, leaving skid producing gravel bars along the side of the road. http://bit.ly/1JloCtt
NC DOT STATEWIDE BIKE/PED PLAN RECOGNIZED
-> WalkBikeNC, North Carolina's first statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan, recently received an Honorable Mention from FHWA and FTA in their Transportation Planning Excellence Award competition (http://bit.ly/1JxHQ0k). Adopted in 2013 by NCDOT, the plan offers a transformative vision for improving active transportation choices throughout the State. NCDOT worked closely with the North Carolina Departments of Commerce, Environment and Natural Resources, and Health and Human Services to develop the plan and establish a stakeholder network for collecting input. The final plan uses a five-pillar approach centered on mobility, safety, economics, health, and environmental stewardship to recognize the importance of a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary approach to bicycle and pedestrian planning. http://1.usa.gov/1EhVLXM
TAKEAWAYS FROM CHICAGO, IL’S DIVVY BIKESHARE DATA CHALLENGE
-> Chicago’s Divvy bikeshare system hosted a contest earlier this year to encourage designers, developers and scientists to create visualizations that represent the data from Divvy’s 4,760 bikes and 476 stations over the past year in an insightful, beautiful or creative way. The top three takeaways: 1) Annual Divvy members and day-pass users use Divvy in different ways; 2) Divvy day-pass users tend to be "fair weather bikers"; and 3) Divvying can be faster than some forms of public transit. http://bit.ly/1fFeEZd
THE RESEARCH BEAT
PUBLIC POLICIES: UNINTENTIONALLY ENCOURAGE & SUBSIDIZE SPRAWL
-> The rapid urbanization of populations across the world has led to the growth of urban sprawl, which has in turn had many negative social and economic impacts. In new research in partnership with LSE Cities (Analysis of Public Policies that Unintentionally Encourage and Subsidize Sprawl: http://bit.ly/1NHMdYg), Todd Litman, investigates the problems of urban sprawl and explores potential solutions. He finds that this sprawl costs the American economy more than $1 trillion every year, and argues that this may be reduced by encouraging market-based reforms to encourage smart growth strategies. http://bit.ly/1EieJO2
GETTING TO WORK IN CITIES WITH THE LOWEST CAR COMMUTE RATES
-> Check out the list of the 15 U.S. metros with the lowest rates of car commuting, and their residents’ secondary commute to work choice. http://bit.ly/1K56rtZ
ASSESSING MULTIMODAL SCHOOL TRAVEL SAFETY IN NC
-> Few recent studies have thoroughly analyzed the risks and costs associated with different modes of transportation to school. This descriptive study (Assessing Multimodal School Travel Safety in North Carolina) assessed the injury and fatality rates and related safety costs of different modes of school transportation using crash and exposure data from North Carolina from 2005 to 2012. They found that riding with a teen driver is the most dangerous mode on a per trip basis with injury rates 20 times higher and fatality rates 90 times higher than school buses, which had the lowest injury rates. Non-motorized modes had per trip injury rates equivalent to school buses but per trip fatality rates were 15 times higher than for school buses. The economic costs of school travel-related injuries and fatalities for walking, biking, and teen drivers were substantially higher than other modes. This research also quantified the risks of different school travel modes, which allows policymakers to consider how safety investments can reduce risks. http://1.usa.gov/1i0Sxy7
MIT PROJECT TO MEASURE QUALITY OF PLACE VIA PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR
-> MIT Media Lab’s "Placelet" project will measure the quality of a space by tracking how pedestrians move through a particular space. They’re developing a network of sensors that will track the scale and speed of pedestrians, as well as vehicles, over long periods of time. The sensors, which they are currently testing in downtown Boston, will also track the "sensory experience" by recording the noise level and air quality of that space. The general idea is that, the more slowly people are moving through a space, the more likely it is that they’re enjoying it. http://bit.ly/1JhgEm9
FACTORS IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION INNOVATION
-> A new report from TransitCenter (A People’s History of Recent Urban Transportation Innovation: http://bit.ly/1U5LrcE) researchers digs into the hows of transportation change in cities nationwide. The researchers credit the alignment of three distinct groups: local non-profit organizations for leading conversations about policy solutions; elected leaders who mandate change and follow through; and agency staff who navigate bureaucracy to get things done. The main lesson, though? "The biggest catalyst for change is local people advocating for change." http://bit.ly/1WRHZkK
DON'T POKE ME I'M DRIVING: A SIMULATOR STUDY ON SMARTPHONE USE
-> In the absence of reliable crash data, driving simulators and academic research play a vital role in evaluating the risk of using a smartphone while driving. In a British study called "Don't Poke Me I'm Driving: A Simulator Study on Smartphone Use" (http://bit.ly/1MSZnCG), twenty-eight young male and female participants took part in the study; all had previous experience of using Facebook via a smartphone. Participants were asked to send and check messages on Facebook and update their statuses. Researchers monitored their lane position, speed, reaction times, and the amount of time spent looking at the road, as well as the ability to perform the smartphone task. The results of the experiment clearly show that participants' driving performance was impaired by the smartphone task. There was a significant impact on time spent looking at the road, reaction times to stimuli, lane position, and speed. http://bit.ly/1hdQxlo
QUOTES R US
"We need to be both reactive and proactive to really seize the moment to be expert witnesses and show how bicycling is relevant to all of society."
--Deb Hubsmith, founder and former Executive Director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, in a wide-ranging, energetic Pedal Love interview from November 2014. A vibrant, energetic classic Deb gives rapid-fire ideas, examples, advice, and inspiration to advocates, and describes the early history of Safe Routes to School. http://bit.ly/1NHHYvW
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
WHAT DID THE "CITY OF TOMORROW" LOOK LIKE IN 1925?
In the August 1925 issue of Popular Science magazine, then-president of the Architectural League of New York, Harvey W. Corbett, not only made uncannily-accurate forecasts of today’s cities, he had some design ideas which are finally beginning to become real… The best part of Corbett’s plans is their human scale. The surface of the city is reserved for cyclists and pedestrians, without the noise or paranoia caused by high-speed transport hurtling through our living spaces. Instead, streets are for humans, with spiral escalators to take them down into the transport systems. http://bit.ly/1KMxSEJ
5 SPECTACULAR CAR-FREE CAMPING TRIPS NEAR SAN FRANCISCO
WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
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NEW THIS ISSUE
Webinar "Livability and the Connection Between Housing and Transportation"
Date: September 16, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: David Kack (Western Transportation Institute)
Details: http://bit.ly/1K1b8GD, free
WEBINAR "Multimodality in Major Cities: Urban Success Stories"
Date: September 16, 2015, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Chris Pangilinan (New York City Transit), Rob Viola (New York Department of Transportation), Colin Quinn-Hurst (City of Salt Lake) & Katherine Gregor (City of Austin)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/1NHHiqv, free for TRB affiliates, $89 for others
Webinar "Youth Serving Accessibility – A Wonderful and Powerful Combination"
Date: October 8, 2015, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Fred Banks
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/1IfpFqS, $35 American Trails members / $55 non-members
Webinar "How to Plan, Design, Fund, Get Right of Way, and Build a Regional Greenway System in 1,500 Days"
Date: November 5, 2015, details to be announced
Presenters: Bob Searns (The Greenway Team), Jeff Olson (Alta Planning + Design), Chuck Flink (Greenways Incorporated) & Matt Mihalevich (City of Fayetteville, AR)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/1PxQkEU, $35 American Trails members / $55 non-members
WEBINAR "Bike Boxes"
Date: November 18, 2015, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET (1 CM credit)
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/1KMeWpE, $50 APBP members, $85 non-members
SEMINAR/WEBCAST "Pedestrian Safety, Pedestrian Behavior, and Intersection Design and Control" (attend the in person or watch live webcast)
Date: November 19, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET (1 PDH)
Presenters: Per Garder (University of Maine)
Host: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute
Details: http://bit.ly/1i1a0X0, free
Webinar "The Role of Trails in Healthy Community Design"
Date: December 3, 2015, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Bob Searns (The Greenway Team) (Moderator) & Mark Fenton
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/1EVBSkn, $35 American Trails members / $55 non-members
WEBINAR "The Best Guides and Manuals You've Never Heard Of"
Date: December 16, 2015, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET (1 CM credit)
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/1MSRbCj, $50 APBP members, $85 non-members
CLEAR EXPLANATION OF HOW ROAD DIETS WORK
-> A road diet is a great way for cities to reclaim some of the excess street space they’ve dedicated to cars—generally preserving traffic flows while improving safety and expanding mobility to other modes. Road diets come in many flavors. Urban planner and Walkable City author Jeff Speck, in collaboration with graphic artist Spencer Boomhower, takes us on a tour of four types of street diets in a deliciously clear new video series. http://bit.ly/1EigGKi
FHWA UPDATED TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS BOOK
-> An updated version of the Transportation Planning Process Book: "Key Issues A Briefing Notebook for Transportation Decision makers, Officials, and Staff" (http://1.usa.gov/1UcXEXW) reflecting changes in Federal legislation is now available. It provides an overview of transportation planning and will be useful for government officials, transportation decisionmakers, planning board members, transportation service providers, interested stakeholders, and the public. It includes: 1) Overviews of the metropolitan and Statewide transportation planning processes, 2) Descriptions of the key products that are prepared as part of the transportation planning process, and 3) References for additional information.
BEFORE & AFTER IMAGE GALLERY SHOWS GOOD URBAN DESIGN PRACTICE
-> Check out ideas for transforming streets on the ever-growing global Before/After Gallery image collection. Examples of public space transformation from car-oriented to pedestrian friendly as viewed through Google streetview. The site was begun by a group of young urban designers, based in São Paulo, Brazil who want to share knowledge about what good urban design practice means and how it affects our lives in the cities. http://bit.ly/1If5ARn. Share your project: http://bit.ly/1hFzI3H
METROPOLITAN CHICAGO ACCESSIBILITY EXPLORER
-> This site gives you the ability to look at the number of jobs, parks, schools, groceries and other opportunities which can be reached from different neighborhoods in the city of Chicago or broader metro area within certain travel time thresholds by different modes. Use the menu at the top to choose the accessibility type you are interested in, the travel mode, and the travel time threshold by that mode. The map will show accessibilities at the blockgroup level with colors representing the percentage of the chosen activity that one can reach within the chosen travel time. You can turn on the neighborhood layer to make it easier to identify the areas you are interested in. Once the map loads, hover the mouse at the area that interests you to see its accessibility levels. http://bit.ly/1NTXFxY
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> 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 ABSTRACTS – 2016 International Conference & Workshop on Winter Maintenance and Surface Transportation Weather, on-line presentations available in February 2016, conference in April 2016, Denver, CO. (No specific dates provided)
Deadline: September 1, 2015, http://bit.ly/1GjdBnz
-> Call for Presentations - NATMEC: Improving Traffic Data Collection, Analysis, and Use 2016, May 1-4, 2016, Miami, FL.
Deadline: September 17, 2015, http://bit.ly/1Mig9JF
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - Velo-city Global 2016, February 27 - March 1, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan.
Deadline: September 18, 2015, http://bit.ly/1GhHeWl
-> 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 PROPOSALS - National Bike Summit 2016, March 7-9, 2016, Washington, DC.
Deadline: October 1, 2015, http://svy.mk/1Lw6wFX
-> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Every Body Walk! Collaborative Video Competition
Deadline: October 1, 2015, http://bit.ly/1K6hrp3
-> 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
-> August 28, 2015, Mobility 21 Summit Competitive California, Anaheim, CA.
-> October 5-8, 2015, Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
-> October 15-17, 2015, Taking a Stand: Sedentary Behavior and Health Conference, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
-> October 15-17, 2015, 4th Annual NC Bike Summit, Charlotte, NC.
-> March 7-8, 2016, 2016 Health Impact Assessment Practitioner Workshop, Oakland, CA.
-> March 7-9, 2016, National Bike Summit 2016, Washington, DC.
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 - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Project for Public Spaces is accepting applications for the 2016 Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community grant program. This community-driven program has supported the activation of public spaces in cities across the country. These projects have brought new life to vacant or underutilized areas and they have shown Placemaking to be a powerful tool for transforming public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.
Deadline: October 16, 2015, http://bit.ly/1LA38g1
-> CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - SHARON D. BANKS AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN LEADERSHIP IN TRANSPORTATION
The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation. This TRB award, which recognizes excellence in people-oriented initiatives throughout transportation, was inaugurated in 2002 and is presented biennially during the TRB Annual Meeting.
Deadline: August 31, 2015, http://bit.ly/1JZRx9W
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION'S "100 RESILIENT CITIES CHALLENGE"
The Rockefeller Foundation seeks 33 more cities to join its network of resilient cities. The Challenge assists cities in building resilience to social, economic, and physical challenges through eligibility to receive grant funds, technical support, and access to innovative platforms and the "100 Resilient Cities" network.
Deadline: November 24, 2015, http://bit.ly/1JuEXsE
-> JOB – SRTS PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, MN DOT, ST. PAUL, MN
This position exists to develop, coordinate, manage and direct the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant program for the State of Minnesota. Resulting in the establishment of equitable project selection, technical support and performance evaluation that ensure implementation of the strategic plan’s program goals, policies and procedures are maintained and elevated.
Deadline: August 31, 2015, http://bit.ly/1JiuMbs
-> JOB - SENIOR TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER, SANDAG, SAN DIEGO, CA
The Senior Transportation Engineer provides technical guidance and project management expertise for all phases of capital project delivery including design, construction, and quality management. This position will plan, monitor, coordinate various activities to ensure delivery of quality engineering and construction projects including coordinating environmental compliance, tracking project schedules and budgets, and resolving on-site construction and contract issues. This is a Limited-Term employment opportunity. The position is expected to be funded through June 2018.
Deadline: September 4, 2015, http://bit.ly/1PSR1cB
-> JOBS - TOOLE DESIGN GROUP, VARIOUS LOCALES
Toole Design Group has three new positions in Boston to fill with bright, energetic, and motivated professionals and over 10 other open positions throughout the country.
- Boston: Landscape Architect, Senior Civil Engineer & Transportation Engineer
- Denver: Senior Civil Engineer
- Minneapolis: Proposal Coordinator & Senior Civil Engineer
- Spartanburg: Landscape Architect & Transportation Engineer
- Washington D.C.: Accounts Payable Specialist, Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect/Urban Designer, Layout Artist/Marketing Assistant, Marketing and Proposal Coordinator & Transportation Engineer
-> 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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