#391 Wednesday, September 9, 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.
----- Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking & Walkable Communities
----- The Economist: Active Transport & Health
----- Federal Bike & Ped Funding Opportunities
----- FHWA Memo: Flexible Excess TAP Funds Authority
----- Case Study: Mexico City's Path to ‘Pedestrianization'
----- GIS Tool: Assessing Equity of Access to Bike Infrastructure
----- TRB Report: Legal Problems Related to Pedestrian Facilities
----- Urban Mobility Scorecard Congestion Report Controversial
----- 5 Key Trends in Open Streets, incl. Evaluation Resources
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Washington, DC: Universal How to Ride a Bike Program
----- Portland, OR: New Multi-Modal Non-Motor Vehicle Bridge
----- Provo, UT: First Protected Bike Lanes Planned
----- Bicyclists Banned from Popular Manatee Cty, FL Road
----- Saint Paul, MN Pedestrian Assessment Report
----- Rider-friendly San Francisco, CA Muni Transit Map
----- Atlanta, GA: Unused Parking to Become Walkable Villages
----- MN Statewide Pedestrian System Plan Community Event Toolkit + Survey
----- Chicago, IL Developer Pays for 2 Bike-Share Stations
----- 81% of Utahans Favor Denser Development
----- Artists in City Planning Depts Enhance Civic Engagement
----- St. Louis, MO: Prevent Animal Abuse & Educate via Bike Patrol
----- Journal of Physical Activity and Health: Walking/Walkability Issue
----- Accessibility, Centrality & Pedestrian Activity
----- Increase in Adult Bike Injuries: Biggest Spike Among Men over 45
----- Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Technology Pilot Project + Resources
----- Perceptions Affect Physical Activity
----- African American Perceptions & Bicycle Use
----- Public Road Data Can Make Roads Safer
----- Survey: "Share the Road" Signs Ineffective
----- Urban Design Quality and Real Estate Value
----- Safe Routes to School Resources
----- FHWA: International Ped & Bike Networks Practices Report
----- Bikeway User Guide for People on Bikes and in Cars
----- Sustainable Communities: Better Plans for Better Places
----- Transportation Demand Management: Case Studies & Regulations
----- Case Study: Right-Sizing Transforms a Neighborhood Street
----- Crowdsourcing Pedestrian and Cyclist Activity Data
----- Bicycle and Pedestrian Forecasting Tools
----- Tools to Replicate Youth Spokeswomen Mentorship Program
----- Onkaparinga Cliffs 3d Digital Model in Urban Engine
----- TRB Report: Signal Timing Manual - Second Edition
----- A Traffic Engineer's View of What's Wrong w/ Traffic Studies
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
SURGEON GENERAL'S CALL TO ACTION TO PROMOTE WALKING & WALKABLE COMMUNITIES
-> Only half of American adults get enough physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Walking is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. aims to increase walking across the nation by calling for access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll and offering strategies for increasing walking and walkable communities for people of all ages and abilities. See "Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities" (http://1.usa.gov/1KDGraR) and other resources: http://1.usa.gov/1O0E965.
THE ECONOMIST: ACTIVE TRANSPORT & HEALTH
-> In noting trends in cycling and urban transportation, The Economist highlights the relationship between active transportation and public health: "In 2014 Britain's transport ministry looked at recently built cycling and walking infrastructure in eight cities. Standard cost-benefit analyses for planned transport infrastructure include a value for the lives saved (or lost) through changes in the number of accidents. Using the same figures for the lives prolonged by increased activity, it found that the cost of the schemes was repaid three-fold—and again in reduced congestion. London's authorities calculate that if every Londoner switched to walking for trips under 2km (1.2 mi.), and to cycling for trips of 2-8km (1.2 - 5 mi.), the share who got enough exercise to remain healthy simply by getting around would rise from 25% to 60%. That would amount to 61,500 years of healthy life gained each year.
Even once-a-week exercise fiestas can boost health. A 2009 survey of participants in Bogotá's Sunday ciclovías found that 42% of adults did as much exercise during the event as the World Health Organization recommends for a week. (It ranks Colombia the world's most sedentary country: see article.) Only 12% would have done so otherwise. Yet the health gains from walking and cycling rarely feature in transport plans—partly because the benefits are reaped by national health ministries (and the people who get fitter, of course), rather than the cities that build the infrastructure.... http://econ.st/1L0HVdN
FEDERAL BIKE & PED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
-> FHWA has revised its table listing potential eligibility for pedestrian and bicycle projects under Federal Transit and Federal Highway programs (Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding Opportunities: US Department of Transportation, Federal Transit, and Federal Highway Funds: http://1.usa.gov/1pQWubk).
Specific program requirements must be met, and eligibility must be determined, on a case-by-case basis. For example: transit funds must provide access to transit; CMAQ must benefit air quality; HSIP projects must be consistent with the State Strategic Highway Safety Plan and address a highway safety problem; NHPP must benefit National Highway System (NHS) corridors; RTP must benefit trails; the Federal Lands and Tribal Transportation Programs (FLTTP) must provide access to or within Federal or tribal lands. See more information about Bikes and Transit (http://1.usa.gov/1E8Jhgd) and Eligibility of Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements under Federal Transit Law (http://1.usa.gov/1z8xLNx).
FHWA MEMO: FLEXIBLE EXCESS TAP FUNDS AUTHORITY
-> FHWA's recent memo notifies states of their Flexible Excess Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds authority for August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 and outlines the steps necessary to use this flexibility. Each State's Flexible Excess TAP funds authority is calculated as that State's unobligated balance of available TAP funds minus the amount reserved for that State for TAP for that fiscal year. States can to elect to use excess TAP funds for any activity for which the Secretary has approved the obligation of funds for any State under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ). See the table that provides each State's current Flexible Excess TAP funds authority. For example, TX: $70.2 million; CA: $57.4 million; NY: $51 million, FL, NE & WA: $0. http://1.usa.gov/1XEqpB7
CASE STUDY: MEXICO CITY'S PATH TO ‘PEDESTRIANIZATION'
-> An architect has spearheaded the creation of a secure pedestrian zone for the 100,000 pedestrians each day who travel between the nearest subway station and the university. It will also link a variety of urban spaces together, thus creating a new sequence of public spaces. In this project the economic aspect includes giving economic opportunity to the local community, such a street vendors; the social – creating attractive public spaces for all users; and the environmental – greening the area, cleaning up the air and reducing traffic. The plan would provide prime locations for local vendors to cater to the large flow of pedestrian traffic. New squares and a community centre would provide public spaces. Transport-wise, the plan would offer better access to the Metrobus station for passengers, therefore increasing its use, and gives Ecobici, Mexico City's bike-share network, a launch-pad to expand to the south of the city. Because of the size of the project, and the breadth of stakeholders involved, the project has been divided into several manageable phases. http://bit.ly/1QnEsX3
GIS TOOL: ASSESSING EQUITY OF ACCESS TO BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE
-> Everybody should have the option to bike comfortably around his or her city. But inequalities in race, language, age and wealth get in the way. A new tool developed by the League of American Bicyclists uses a formula for looking at how well a bike network serves the people who often need it most: youth, seniors, people who don't own cars, low-income households and members of racial or ethnic groups other than white people. A report (Equity of Access to Bicycle Infrastructure: GIS Methods for Investigating the Equity of Access to Bike Infrastructure: http://bit.ly/1LWQkh8) includes a step-by-step guide on how to use GIS software to create the tool. http://bit.ly/1K8wUq7
TRB REPORT: LEGAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES
-> Legal Problems Arising Out of Highway Programs (http://bit.ly/1Kgu3IU) is a digest that addresses legal claims that relate to pedestrian facilities, such as sidewalks and crosswalks, and focuses on allegations of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and lawsuits alleging that a government agency has been negligent in maintaining its facilities. This publication is written for state and local transportation agencies that construct and maintain sidewalks and other pedestrian facilities. It includes landmark ADA cases outlined to explain the basis of today's legal issues, analysis of caselaw relating to the definition of "alteration", settlements and verdicts to illustrate the costs of failure to construct improvements in a timely manner, DOJ investigations and settlement agreements, practical advice, a review of tort claims among other resources.
URBAN MOBILITY SCORECARD CONGESTION REPORT CONTROVERSIAL
-> The latest congestion report from the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) (2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard: http://bit.ly/XzRpzj) ranks a city's congestion based on controversial and misleading metrics, comparing the delay experienced in peak rush hour traffic to empty roads in the middle of the night. The result is an uneven picture of congestion and commuting that ignores people opting out of congestion; rewards cities with much longer average commute times; punishes cities with a large number of jobs accessible by transit; and fails to acknowledge the 80 percent of trips taken each day outside of rush hour. See more details from T4America's analysis: http://bit.ly/1Fxtnw2. http://bit.ly/1QnDjPa
5 KEY TRENDS IN OPEN STREETS, INCL. EVALUATION RESOURCES
-> Since 2007, more than 120 similar open streets initiatives have been jumpstarted across North America. There are five trends that are currently impacting open streets:
- Test before you invest: Cities and citizens test out new types of infrastructure, open streets as participatory and experiential planning tools
- Small cities can do it too
- Bring the data: Open streets data collection and evaluation efforts have become more robust: retail sales, participation numbers, or levels of increased physical activity. See "Open Streets Initiatives: Measuring Success Toolkit" (http://bit.ly/1epSbHl), the "Evaluation section of the Open Streets Healthiest Practice Toolkit" (http://bit.ly/1LjkEzI), and the Evaluation & Benefits Resources page on The Open Streets Project website (http://bit.ly/1IXJ2oB).
- Money: In the United States, the largest portion of any given open streets budget goes towards paying for police presence.
- Frequency: Holding open streets events monthly or weekly (in warmer months at higher latitudes) would ensure long-term benefits accrue for as many people as possible.
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
WASHINGTON, DC: UNIVERSAL HOW TO RIDE A BIKE PROGRAM
-> Starting this fall, all second graders in Washington, D.C. public schools will learn to ride in PE class. Bike safety instruction is fairly common in schools around the United States, but that's not the same thing as teaching kids how to ride, which typically doesn't happen at school. The District Department of Transportation agreed to fund the purchase of 475 bikes to rotate among schools, and a universal bike-riding program—the first of its kind in a U.S. school district—was born.
PORTLAND, OR: NEW MULTI-MODAL NON-MOTOR VEHICLE BRIDGE
-> Later this week Portland, OR will open Tilikum Crossing, the nation's longest multi-modal non-motor vehicle bridge. The $135 million, 1,720-foot-long cable-stayed structure is owned by TriMet, the region's public transit agency. TriMet needed a new way to connect its $1.49 billion Orange Line light rail extension across the river, but the area just south of many of Portland's Willamette crossings lacked the existing road infrastructure to accommodate a new vehicle-heavy bridge. http://bit.ly/1i5XDZT
PROVO, UT: FIRST PROTECTED BIKE LANES PLANNED
-> Provo, UT Transportation and Mobility Committee unanimously approved the design for the city's first protected bike lanes. There's still a while to go in terms of getting public feedback and nailing down the minor design details. http://bit.ly/1i96Jpd
BICYCLISTS BANNED FROM POPULAR MANATEE CTY, FL ROAD
-> A 1.9-mile road popular with cyclists in Manatee County, FL now has signs saying the road is closed to cyclists and they are directed to ride on a wide sidewalk running alongside it. Hidden River Trail in Manatee County, FL is one of just three east-west roads connecting Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and Lorraine Road. It intersects only two Lakewood Ranch neighborhoods, has relatively little traffic and features a 25-mph speed limit, though cyclists note some drivers travel at much higher speeds. The only other two options are a road with a posted 60 mph speed limit or another posted at 45 mph.
For a County Commissioner, the underlying concern with the road is the lack of room for motorized vehicles passing bicyclists. The two-lane road lacks bike lanes or paved shoulders and is divided in several places by boulevards. At 22 feet wide, it is 2 feet narrower than the county standard. Citing state statute 316.008, the County Attorney wrote to a concerned cyclist "bicyclists do not enjoy the same rights" as motorists on roads where cycling is prohibited. Under the statute, he said, the county has the authority to restrict the use of streets and "regulating the operation of bicycles." The county traffic management department has offered to review engineering plans to change the prohibition, but has yet to receive a call from the community or the cyclists' group. http://bit.ly/1IXrXLs
SAINT PAUL, MN PEDESTRIAN ASSESSMENT REPORT
-> The "Saint Paul Pedestrian Assessment Report" and accompanying PowerPoint presentation (http://bit.ly/1LjD4QV) aims to help the City become a more pedestrian-friendly city through a high-level examination of existing conditions and processes affecting pedestrians throughout Saint Paul. The goal of the Assessment Report is to identify the strengths of the pedestrian environment and processes in Saint Paul, as well as the obstacles, so that the City can better focus efforts on improvements to the pedestrian realm that will have the greatest impact.
RIDER-FRIENDLY SAN FRANCISCO, CA MUNI TRANSIT MAP
-> The newly redesigned San Francisco Muni transit map is one of the most rider-friendly transit maps you'll ever see. It clearly indicates frequency through a route line's thickness. Muni officials adopted it system-wide this April and will update it later this month to reflect a service upgrade. Thin blue lines run every 20 to 30 minutes; medium ones run every 10 to 20; thick dark ones run every 10 minutes or less...It's also a pedestrian map: it is kept at an accurate scale (unlike other transit maps that famously distort geography) and shows all streets (labeling 95 percent, in a faint grey). "I think it's one of the most important dimensions in decisions about how people travel—how long they're going to have to wait for the bus," says Julie Kirschbaum, head of service planning and scheduling at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni's official name). http://bit.ly/1Liks3B
ATLANTA, GA: UNUSED PARKING TO BECOME WALKABLE VILLAGES
-> Atlanta, GA's MARTA transit agency has selected partners to transform 15 acres of unused parking space near its Brookhaven station (900 out of 1,500 spaces are not being used) into a huge development boasting a park, a hotel, shopping, office space, apartments, condos, and senior independent living, among other amenities. A partnership to build a mixture of offices and retail on a smaller, 2.14-acre parcel at Chamblee station also was approved. These two newest transit-oriented developments are part of an aggressive plan by MARTA to capitalize on underused parking areas beside its stations, allowing them to be developed into walkable villages that put potential customers at its doorstep. http://bit.ly/1K6BiS5
MN STATEWIDE PEDESTRIAN SYSTEM PLAN COMMUNITY EVENT TOOLKIT + SURVEY
-> Check out the "Minnesota Statewide Pedestrian System Plan Community Event Toolkit" for collecting public feedback. It includes a variety of exercises and support materials—including a detailed visual preference and characteristics survey. http://bit.ly/1IXYKA1. See also their online survey: "What makes your community walkable?" http://bit.ly/1O0zUHQ
CHICAGO, IL DEVELOPER PAYS FOR 2 BIKE-SHARE STATIONS
-> A Chicago real estate developer paid the city $56,000 to install a Divvy bicycle-sharing station outside two of its apartment buildings. The agreement with AMLI Residential marks the first private purchase of a Divvy station since the bike-sharing program was launched in mid-2013, officials said. City officials called the deal a "private donation." AMLI covered the cost of installing the 15-dock station at Clark and Ninth streets and provided 10 bikes. AMLI sponsored the station because its two rental buildings have a large number of residents who do not own cars and rely on cycling and public transit for their transportation. http://trib.in/1hqzKvt
81% OF UTAHNS FAVOR DENSER DEVELOPMENT
-> A pair of newly released polls suggests a majority of Utahans favors denser development as the state's population is predicted to double within 35 years to 5.4 million residents. More than three of every four residents support having a mix of housing options in their communities, and they want neighborhood designs that encourage walking, public-transit use and shorter daily drive times, according to one Envision Utah poll. The poll results come from a massive online survey effort dubbed "Your Utah, Your Future" that reached 52,845 state residents. http://bit.ly/1ibYZTf
ARTISTS IN CITY PLANNING DEPTS ENHANCE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
-> In the city of Minneapolis, an experiment in civic engagement that "embeds" community artists in city planning departments is bearing fruit. Artists, it appears, have a knack for breaking down barriers and drawing residents into conversations about community assets and needs. What began as a one-year demonstration project between the city and Intermedia Arts, funded by ArtPlace America, is now a "multi-year arts-based innovation initiative" known as Creative CityMaking Minneapolis, supported by the Kresge Foundation as well as federal and city funds. See article for details from other cities' artist residencies. http://bit.ly/1Uzf9Hr
ST. LOUIS, MO: PREVENT ANIMAL ABUSE & EDUCATE VIA BIKE PATROL
-> The Humane Society of Missouri has taken a proactive approach to preventing animal abuse and educating the community about proper animal care by offering one-on-one interactions via its new bike patrols. http://bit.ly/1UFMAmk
THE RESEARCH BEAT
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH: WALKING/WALKABILITY ISSUE
-> The Journal of Physical Activity and Health has released an open access special supplement of 18 articles (http://bit.ly/1BWvJbm) themed "Walking and Walkability: Approaches to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Health" highlighting approaches to increase population levels of physical activity through walking and improved walkability.
ACCESSIBILITY, CENTRALITY & PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY
-> "Accessibility and Centrality Based Estimation of Urban Pedestrian Activity" (http://bit.ly/1NXyJWv) attempts to predict pedestrian activity at 1123 intersections in the Midwestern, US city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, using scalable and transferable predictive variables such as economic accessibility by sector, betweenness network centrality, and automobile traffic levels. Accessibility to jobs by walking and transit, automobile traffic, and accessibility to certain economic job categories (Education, Finance) were found to be significant predictors of increased pedestrian traffic, while accessibility to other economic job categories (Management, Utilities) were found to be significant predictors of decreased pedestrian traffic.
INCREASE IN ADULT BIKE INJURIES: BIGGEST SPIKE AMONG MEN OVER 45
-> More U.S. adults are getting hurt on bikes – probably because more of them, especially middle-aged and older men, are riding bikes, a new study shows. The study (Bicycle Trauma Injuries and Hospital Admissions in the United States, 1998-2013: http://bit.ly/1QnuK6R), suggests some recent high-profile bike accidents are part of a bigger trend. Overall injuries and hospitalizations have increased since the late 1990s, but the biggest spike is an increase in the proportion of injured riders over age 45. http://usat.ly/1NYy5Kw
BICYCLE-PEDESTRIAN COUNT TECHNOLOGY PILOT PROJECT + RESOURCES
-> FHWA's Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Technology Pilot Project will use research and technology to identify organizational and technical capacity needs at MPOs, develop resources for addressing these needs, and transfer lessons learned across the country. The end result will increase the capacity of MPOs to establish and operate bicycle and pedestrian counting programs. The project will fund the purchase and use of automatic counters to count bicyclists and pedestrians at various locations over one year within each of 10 MPOs, and the analysis of the results. The project will develop new materials to support bicycle and pedestrian counting including recorded webinars, training materials, and lessons learned on how to establish an effective regional bicycle and pedestrian counting program. http://1.usa.gov/1QlhCPL
See links to existing resources on which new resources will be based:
- NCHRP Report 797 on bicycle and pedestrian counting: http://bit.ly/1i9d6sD
- FHWA's peer exchange report on setting up a regional bicycle and pedestrian count program: http://1.usa.gov/1FuPJOU
- Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI, Portland State University) Guide to Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Programs: http://bit.ly/1O9DXR1
- "Conducting Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts" Manual, Los Angeles Bike Count Data Clearinghouse: http://bit.ly/1XEzbiL
PERCEPTIONS AFFECT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
-> The design and maintenance of neighborhoods, streets, and parks, and people's perceptions of those places based on qualities such as aesthetic appeal and perceived safety, can affect physical activity in youth and adults. A new Active Living Research review (Creating Places That Promote Physical Activity: Perceiving is Believing: http://bit.ly/1iw9XTi) highlights evidence on the relationship of rates of physical activity to the perceived aesthetics, safety and comfort of public places, such as streets and parks. It also provides research that improving appearances can make a place more appealing - both in general, and specifically as a place for physical activity for adults and youth.
AFRICAN AMERICAN PERCEPTIONS & BICYCLE USE
-> The Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin has released a report that considers perceptions in the African American community that inhibit bicycle use as a form of transportation and exercise. (Changing Perceptions of Cycling in the African American Community to Encourage Participation in a Sport that Promotes Health in Adults: http://bit.ly/1EUcTmJ)
PUBLIC ROAD DATA CAN MAKE ROADS SAFER
-> When governments make road data public, anyone can help make roads safer. This open data can allow residents to identify traffic patterns and safety problems (http://bit.ly/1Q06MxQ). Apart from Montgomery County, MD, no jurisdiction posts violation data or sidewalk closure data and few post crash data. Montgomery County does publish detailed traffic violation data, which goes online daily (http://bit.ly/1QnglaM). The Washington, DC DOT (DDOT) recently kicked off the public portion of its Vision Zero initiative which includes an innovative crowdsourcing effort to map dangerous streets and intersections. (Go to http://1.usa.gov/1ivUK4T to contribute.) DDOT has posted this data in an open data format online that anyone can download and manipulate to understand what people have said about transportation safety throughout the District.
More data from Montgomery County, for example, could enable someone to compare citations to speed gun surveys and collision data, to see if speeding enforcement is matching the location of speeding and crashes. More data could also be used to help identify places where design changes or automated enforcement could be considered to alleviate the number of police officers required to enforce speeding laws. http://1.usa.gov/1g8zJvd
SURVEY: "SHARE THE ROAD" SIGNS INEFFECTIVE
-> Delaware got rid of its "Share the Road" signs about two years ago. They were widely misinterpreted — by both motorists and cyclists — as an exhortation to cyclists to stop "hogging" the road, or as a recommendation that drivers and cyclists share a lane (leading to tight squeezes and close passes). The state dumped the confusing message in favor of a less ambiguous one asserting that bicycles "may use full lane." A new survey (Bicycles May Use Full Lane" Signage Communicates U.S. Roadway Rules and Increases Perception of Safety: http://bit.ly/1ivTM8x) confirms that Delaware had the right idea. In all 50 states, cyclists have a right to the road — including the center of the lane, if that's the safest place for them to be. Turns out "Share the Road" had no effect whatsoever in leading people to respect cyclists' right to occupy a full lane of traffic. A sharrow helped a little. In the survey, by far the clearest indication that cyclists have an equal right to the road was a sign stating unequivocally that cyclists "may use full lane." http://bit.ly/1O0b4YA
URBAN DESIGN QUALITY AND REAL ESTATE VALUE
-> "Urban Design Quality and Real Estate Value: In Search of a Methodological Framework" (http://bit.ly/1Lja3EL) presents a critical interdisciplinary examination of the interface between the urban design and real estate disciplines and provides a modus operandi for estimating different aspects of quality design. The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for further developing hedonic modelling of real estate markets to value urban design quality. It achieves this by investigating in detail the concepts of urban design quality and real estate value, and by advocating the need for an overarching conceptual approach through the application of utility theory that provides the theoretical underpinnings of the framework.
QUOTES R US
"With the right mix of transportation infrastructure, freight and non-motorized can coexist...and coexist safely.
"In all, the day-long assessment held last May brought together more than 100 diverse stakeholders. While there were many lessons learned, a few stood out, including these three key observations:
- Non-motorized users –bicyclists and pedestrians– need to be separated from traffic wherever possible.
- High-quality road surfaces, intersections that promote high-visibility, ways to bypass railroad tracks, and logical "way-finding" signage for both bicycle riders and commercial vehicle drivers to follow would significantly enhance safety.
- Infrastructure needs to be designed in a way that improves predictability by all road-users."
—Daphne Y. Jefferson, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on the conclusions of a day-long multi-modal large vehicle safety assessment in Seattle's So-Do neighborhood, one of the nation's busiest intermodal transportation hubs,
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
CHILD VOICE NAVIGATION
One of the most powerful ways to remind motorists to drive safely in areas where there are kids, is to let them know who is at risk. That's the reasoning behind If Insurance's new Slow Down GPS (http://bit.ly/1IXOvvQ), which switches to a child's voice anytime the vehicle is near a school, day care centre or other area that is heavily populated with children. http://bit.ly/1Nhrn1z
GOOGLE STREET VIEW BACKPACK FOR COLLECTING OFF-ROAD IMAGES
Check out how Google captures its Street View images off-road in places such as the Grand Canyon, on a dromedary in the desert, dog sleds, kayaks... If you'd like to apply to borrow the Trekker (aka the Google Street View backpack) to map a place you care about: http://bit.ly/1IXOS9A
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 "Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities: What Does It Mean for You and Your Organization?"
Date: September 15, 2015, 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/1g8x6cI, free
Webinar "U.S. Federal Policy Briefing"
Date: September 15, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Caron Whitaker (League of American Bicyclists)
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/1h1SZvN, free
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 or Seminar "Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation Series: The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Transportation"
Date: September 18, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Presenters: Anthony Foxx & Gregory D. Winfree (US DOT) &Andrew McAfee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Host: Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
Details: http://1.usa.gov/1Ocjnj5, free
Webinar "Ten years of Safe Routes to School – Celebrating Successes and Looking Toward the Future"
Date: September 23, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Wesley Blount (Federal Highway Administration), Seth LaJeunesse (National Center for Safe Routes to School), Rachele Solomon (Univ. of Miami), David Henderson (Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization), Vivian G. Villaamil (Miami-Dade County Public Schools), et al.
Host: National Center for Safe Routes to School
Details: http://bit.ly/1Ocis25, free
Webinar "Tactical Urbanism"
Date: October 21, 2015, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/1ecB8jw, $50 site fee for APBP members, $85 for non-members
WEBINAR "Signal Timing Manual, Second Edition"
Date: November 4, 2015, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET (1.5 PDH)
Presenters: Tom Urbanik (Kittelson & Associates) & Peter Koonce (City of Portland)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/1KDudPr, free for TRB affiliates & sponsors, $89 site fee for others
[See Resources section for link to the Signal Timing Manual.]
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL RESOURCES
- For school districts: This Build-Your-Own Safe Routes to School District Policy tool (http://bit.ly/1LjBJta) can help school board members, administrators, families of students, and community members create and implement policies that support active transportation and Safe Routes to School programs at the school district level.
- For rural communities: As you head back to school this fall, check out our resources on walking and bicycling in rural communities (http://bit.ly/1Q0CN97) for strategies and best practices.
- For student transportation departments: Our report, "Buses, Boots, and Bicycles: Exploring Collaboration Between Safe Routes to School and School Busing Professionals to Get Students to School Safely and Healthily" (http://bit.ly/1QnwqgL), presents a comprehensive look at student transportation in the United States and proposes ways that Safe Routes to School professionals and transportation directors could collaborate more effectively to ensure that all children safely access their local schools.
FHWA: INTERNATIONAL PED & BIKE NETWORKS PRACTICES REPORT
-> "Delivering Safe, Comfortable, and Connected Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks: A Review of International Practices" (http://1.usa.gov/1O9xdCL) identifies noteworthy and innovative international designs, treatments, and other practices that have potential to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and access and increase walking and bicycling in the United States. This report covers treatments and practices from a total of 11 countries, covering six thematic areas: (1) network infrastructure, (2) limited auto traffic areas, (3) signalization, traffic control, and intelligent transport systems, (4) policy change, (5) criteria or methods for prioritizing improvements, and (6) goals and network performance measures.
BIKEWAY USER GUIDE FOR PEOPLE ON BIKES AND IN CARS
-> To help educate Richmond region residents on what more bikeways mean – both for people who ride bicycles and for people who drive cars, Bike Walk RVA released its new "RVA Bikeways: A User Guide for People on Bikes and in Cars" that "names and describes the facility type, as well as provides a short explanation on the preferred and legal behavior for people who need to travel on or around these bikeways." http://bit.ly/1g8DQrg
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES: BETTER PLANS FOR BETTER PLACES
-> A recently release report describes the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) and its outcomes. (Better Plans for Better Places: How the Sustainable Communities Initiative Changed the Way the Country Plans for a Prosperous Future http://bit.ly/1hS8Ht9) The SCI involved a $250 million investment from a partnership between US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, US EPA and US DOT. The 143 SCI communities integrated equity, inclusivity, and collaboration into their planning processes. The outcomes of their resulting plans had to improve housing, transportation, environmental protection, and economic development; and be shared by all residents and stakeholders. This work did not just transform individual communities and broader planning practice. It embodies a realignment of federal priorities to a focus on place-based initiatives, and for the Partnership agencies and these communities changed the way levels of government communicate and collaborate for the better.
TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT: CASE STUDIES & REGULATIONS
-> "Transportation Demand Management - Case Studies and Regulations" (http://bit.ly/1OclnI3) is a guide for municipalities looking to amend existing or adopt new bylaws or zoning ordinances that advance Transportation Demand Management (TDM) measures as part of the review and approval of development projects. Case studies highlighting TDM measures already implemented by municipalities, both in Massachusetts and nationwide, are identified in this report. The examples include a variety of approaches ranging from setting specific trip reduction targets, providing a menu of TDM alternatives to consider for implementation, and to applying various parking measures. The bylaw or zoning ordinance language of each identified case study and measure is available in the appendices for further reference.
CASE STUDY: RIGHT-SIZING TRANSFORMS A NEIGHBORHOOD STREET
-> Through a case study released by Smart Growth America, learn how a road diet, bicycle lanes, and a profusion of pedestrian improvements have subtly transformed Ravenswood, a low-key Chicago neighborhood. Until recently, Lawrence Avenue, an east-west arterial that spans Ravenswood, didn't fit the low-key character of the community. A one-mile stretch of the road had four travel lanes and parking, but was bookended by a two-lane configuration. Between 2005 and 2012, Lawrence Avenue had 11 times higher rate of pedestrian-car crashes than the average Chicago street and 72 people were injured... http://bit.ly/1OcgEGd
CROWDSOURCING PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST ACTIVITY DATA
-> "Crowdsourcing Pedestrian and Cyclist Activity Data" (http://bit.ly/1g8KygG) explores how crowdsourced pedestrian and bicyclist activity data can be captured to supporting research and planning activities.
BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FORECASTING TOOLS
-> "Bicycle and Pedestrian Forecasting Tools: State of the Practice" (http://bit.ly/1L0CmMv) summarizes the state of the practice of bicycle and pedestrian forecasting tools, and suggests potential next steps to improve them.
TOOLS TO REPLICATE YOUTH SPOKESWOMEN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
-> Last year, the League of American Bicyclists awarded $3,000 in mini-grants to support new and growing programs that engage young women in bicycling. Check out a webinar recap video (http://bit.ly/1FxhnLf) and step-by-step toolkit (http://bit.ly/1XJT7AS) to learn more about grant recipients Bike Easy and NOLA Women on Bikes' successful Youth Spokeswomen Mentorship Program and how you can replicate it in your community.
ONKAPARINGA CLIFFS 3D DIGITAL MODEL IN URBAN ENGINE
-> Onkaparinga Cliffs (Australia) brought to life with great photomesh data, uploaded to the streaming online Urban Engine platform, buildings, cars and people inserted, then videos captured. Gorgeous. Urban Engine is an interactive 3D visualization software developed by Urban Circus. It has been designed specifically for urban planning applications by giving users the tools to create concepts, test proposals and generate high quality videos including very convincing atmospheric effects. http://bit.ly/1NZBfhR. See also Virtual 3D model of City of Fremantle: http://bit.ly/1KZB5Wa
TRB REPORT: SIGNAL TIMING MANUAL - SECOND EDITION
-> TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 812: "Signal Timing Manual - Second Edition" (http://bit.ly/1iaTJzo), covers fundamentals and advanced concepts related to signal timing. The report addresses ways to develop a signal timing program based on the operating environment, users, user priorities by movement, and local operational objectives. Advanced concepts covered in the report include the systems engineering process, adaptive signal control, preferential vehicle treatments, and timing strategies for over-saturated conditions, special events, and inclement weather. Download the overview PowerPoint presentation that accompanies the report: http://bit.ly/1K6uCrC.
[See Webinar section for related webinar on November 4, 2015.]
A TRAFFIC ENGINEER'S VIEW OF WHAT'S WRONG W/ TRAFFIC STUDIES
-> Check out how a traffic engineer describes the traffic studies, or traffic impact assessments, that are a big part of the job of a traffic engineer. They are an oft-forgotten part of how urban developments occur, but they should not be forgotten, because they are one of the worst obstacles there are against denser, less car-centric developments. I've seen first hand how they worked. The idea is that before any development occurs, a traffic study must be made to predict the impacts of this new development on the current road network. The traffic study generally goes down this way... http://bit.ly/1UAjlGT.
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> 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 PROPOSALS - 5th SRTS National Conference, April 5-7, 2016, Columbus, OH.
Deadline: October 31, 2015 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/1MavpKn
-> 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
-> September 15-17, 2015, Smart Cities Week, Washington, DC.
-> October 14-15, 2015, Sustainable Trails for All Workshop, Greenfield, NH.
-> October 26-29, 2015, VERGE, San Jose, CA.
-> October 28-31, 2015, NACTO Designing Cities 2015, Austin, TX.
-> May 1-4, 2016, NATMEC: Improving Traffic Data Collection, Analysis, and Use 2016, Miami, FL
-> November 16-19, 2016, 6th biennial congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), Bangkok, Thailand.
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: LOCAL FOODS, LOCAL PLACES GRANTS, US EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting applications for a new round of the Local Foods, Local Places grants program which helps communities create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant neighborhoods through the development of local food systems. The program is supported by EPA, US Dept. of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US DOT, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Delta Regional Authority, and the White House Rural Council.
Deadline: September 15, 2015 by 11:59 pm, http://1.usa.gov/1KB7wLI
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - 2016 RWJF CULTURE OF HEALTH PRIZE
An annual award presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the RWJF Culture of Health Prize recognizes and celebrates up to 10 communities that are bringing partners together to improve health for all residents. Communities can compete to receive a $25,000 cash prize and the chance to share their accomplishments with the nation.
Deadline: November 12, 2015, http://bit.ly/1Q0kVv5
-> CALL FOR APPLICANTS - PLACES FELLOWSHIP, FUNDERS' NETWORK FOR SMART GROWTH AND LIVABLE COMMUNITIES
The Funders' Network is accepting applications for the PLACES Fellowship. PLACES is a leadership development program that offers tools, knowledge, and best practices to enhance funder grantmaking decisions in ways that are responsive to the needs and assets of low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. Register for a September 23 briefing call for potential applicants: http://bit.ly/1hVTNlN
Deadline: October 30, 2015 by midnight ET, http://bit.ly/1NoUD80
-> REQUEST FOR HOST COMMUNITY BIDS - 2017 AMERICAN TRAILS INTERNATIONAL TRAILS SYMPOSIUM
American Trails sponsors the biennial conferences for trail advocates, managers, builders, planners, and users— as well as tourism and business interests— to come together to communicate and experience an inspirational and educational conference. For geographic balance and to better serve the trails community, proposals from communities in the northeastern "quadrant" of the United States are especially encouraged to bid and will be given priority consideration. If you are not a northeastern State and are still interested in hosting 2017, we highly encourage you to go ahead and submit a bid. Request bid packet.
Deadline: October 15, 2015, http://bit.ly/1MabxqJ
-> 2 RFPS - PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVICES, COUNTY OF KAUAI, HI
The County of Kauai is seeking Professional Engineering Consulting Services for two projects: 1) survey, design, permitting, and preparation of complete construction plans, specifications, and estimates package to convert Poipu Road into a Complete Street; and 2) survey, design, permitting, and preparation of a complete construction plans, specifications, and estimates package for Kawaihau, Hau‘a‘ala, and Mailihuna roads to improve the safety and operation of the 5-way intersection of these three streets, and to provide safe routes for students. Registration is required to view solicitations.
Deadline: September 25 and September 29, 2015, http://bit.ly/1KXQIxd
-> JOB - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR, CITY OF DAVIS, CA
The City of Davis is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to help develop, administer and coordinate a variety of school-based programs supporting its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) goals. The Program Coordinator will work approximately 20 hours per week to plan, organize and implement SRTS programs at local elementary and middle schools; support school sites' SRTS efforts; collaborate with the school district to develop sequential classroom-based lessons supporting the SRTS program; communicate and coordinate with community organizations, law enforcement, advocacy groups and city/county officials, and support a variety of SRTS City initiatives.
Deadline: September 10, 2015 by 5:30 pm PT, http://bit.ly/1K6EDk2
-> JOB - GRADUATE ENGINEER, CITY OF AUSTIN, TX
The City of Austin's Active Transportation Program is hiring a full time active transportation designer (bikeways and walkways). This Graduate Engineer position (includes related fields: i.e. planning, landscape architecture, etc.) will be in the Active Transportation Division of the Austin Transportation Department. The City of Austin's Active Transportation Division seeks to improve quality of life in Austin through the development of a comfortable and connected pedestrian and bicycle network that serves all ages and abilities. The Division focuses on the planning, design and implementation of pedestrian and bicycle facilities as well as education and encouragement programs that promote walking and bicycling. This position will work with a small team of designers that focus on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure design and implementation.
Deadline: September 27, 2015, http://bit.ly/1VMKP9j
-> 6 JOBS – SMART GROWTH AMERICA
OUTREACH ASSOCIATE, TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
Transportation for America (T4A) – a program of Smart Growth America (SGA) — seeks a personable, detail-oriented and sales-oriented individual to serve as an Outreach Associate, assist with growing & executing the organization's key projects, as well as communicate with members, non-members and others in an outreach and relationship building role. This is an entry to mid-level position and reports to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, and works closely with the T4A Director, as well as other T4A and SGA staff.
Deadline: Position available immediately, http://bit.ly/1i56T0p
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Smart Growth America is hiring an Economic Development/Community Development Specialist to provide direct assistance on triple-bottom line community revitalization in urban and rural communities around the country, and to work on the associated local, state and federal policy issues surrounding revitalization. The Specialist will principally work with Smart Growth America's Vice President for Economic Development, as well as across a number of programs including LOCUS, the Governors' Institute on Community Design, and others. This is an opportunity to work at the intersection of policy and hands-on community level practice.
Deadline: Applications accepted on rolling basis until position filled, http://bit.ly/1O0jsY0
TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM MANAGER
Smart Growth America is seeking a Transportation Program Manager to help communities across the country better coordinate land use and transportation policies. This person will deliver technical assistance to state agency staff, work with town and city leaders across the country, and advocate on transportation policy and program issues with members of Congress. This person will be a transportation engineer by training with an in-depth knowledge of the integration of transportation and land use policy and practice; performance measures; project selection, development, design and delivery standards and procedures within a DOT; and the funding, rules, and policies governing DOT planning, project development, and project delivery. They will also have specific knowledge of Complete Streets, and experience designing and delivering multimodal transportation projects.
Deadline: Applications accepted on rolling basis until position filled, http://bit.ly/1K83SH3
Smart Growth America seeks a skilled and versatile Research Analyst to support and conduct technical and quantitative analyses regarding a wide variety of issues associated with the built environment and transportation, including economics, real estate, social equity, and the environment. An ideal Research Analyst will be someone with a passion for data and quantitative analysis—and the ability to translate that into compelling, persuasive research. We are looking for someone to work with Smart Growth America's staff to develop and execute research on smart growth development, and to communicate the results with our target audiences. Ultimately, this person's work will provide evidence-based advice to governments about the impact of building sustainable communities.
Deadline: Applications accepted on rolling basis until position filled, http://bit.ly/1MafsUv
Smart Growth America is seeking an enthusiastic candidate to support the work of many of our programs, including the Local Leaders Council, the National Complete Streets Coalition, LOCUS, our economic development practice, transportation programs, and community technical assistance programs. An ideal Program Associate is a flexible, adaptable team player who is interested in working on a broad range of issues and tasks. This person will run short-term research and analysis projects, help to organize workshops, write grant proposals, and coordinate the work of our member coalitions. This position is a unique opportunity to work across Smart Growth America's programs, and to learn about a wide array of smart growth topic areas and constituencies.
Deadline: Applications accepted on rolling basis until position filled, http://bit.ly/1K6Iaz1>
Smart Growth America is hiring a Communications Associate to contribute to our blog, social media channels, and press efforts. The Communications Associate will join a small, dynamic team involved in much of Smart Growth America's work promoting vibrant, walkable neighborhoods. This is an opportunity that features a great deal of responsibility, direct collaboration with our supporters, and valuable hands-on experience.
Deadline: Applications accept on rolling basis until position filled, http://bit.ly/1K83SH3
-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WALKSACRAMENTO, CA
WALKSacramento is seeking an Executive Director who is a walkable city visionary and advocate ready to transform a region already making bold moves in urban planning and active transportation initiatives.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/1hVPrLm
-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BOSTON CYCLISTS UNION, MA
The Bike Union is looking for an Executive Director to serve as a committed, passionate leader who can help take their young and dynamic organization to the next level. The ideal person is a tenacious advocate, an effective leader, a clear communicator, a proven fundraiser, and a creative problem solver with a passion for their mission.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/1DOc1KL
-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, QUEEN CITY BIKE, GREATER CINCINNATI REGION
Queen City Bike, the bicycle advocacy organization for Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana, is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director represents QCB to the public, local businesses and government agencies in many ways: leading presentations, setting up events, hands-on instruction for children and adults, participating with other groups, gathering success stories from bike advocacy groups around the country, and managing established programs like Bike Month. The ED for Queen City Bike is the champion for a healthy, active, environmentally responsible lifestyle as a direct benefit tied to Greater Cincinnati's bicycling movement.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/1ETF8Su
-> JOB - BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PLANNER (COMPLETE STREETS COORDINATOR), HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ
HART Commuter Information Services, a 501c4 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation in Hunterdon County, NJ, seeks an individual to coordinate an existing Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Assistance program. Candidates should have interest/experience in community planning, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and land use.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/1KQZwoF
-> 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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