#397 Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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----- Cycling Delivers on the Global Sustainable Development Goals
----- Vancouver Safest City to Cycle in Canada
----- Time to Stop Pretending That Roads Pay for Themselves
----- EU Transport Ministers Declare Cycling as Climate Friendly
----- Bad Street Design Kills People
----- Transportation Planning: Too Few Recognize Technology Impact
----- Ped Infrastructure Investment Doesn't Automatically Create Walkability
----- Bike Sharing Changes City Life
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Update Adopted to Dayton, OH Region's Bikeway Plan
----- New York City: Ditch the Subway—Walk & Count Calories Instead
----- UCB's SafeTREC Receives Traffic Safety Grants
----- Sonoma Valley, CA Trail Feasibility Report
----- People of Color Report Barriers to Bicycling
----- Sustainable Tourists Spend More
----- Mortality Impact of Bicycle Paths and Lanes
----- Vehicle Travel Velocity and Pedestrian Injury Risk
----- Impact of Route Type on Cyclists' Exposure to Multiple Air Pollutants
----- Factors Affecting Cycling for Transport and Recreation
----- New Online SHRP2 Planning & Analysis Tools
----- NACTO Global Designing Cities Initiative Launches New Website
----- Walkability Workbook
----- Short Pedestrian Environment Auditing Tool
----- FHWA's Connectivity Evaluation Resources
----- UCB's SafeTREC: Transportation Injury Mapping System
----- Designing Better Places Video Presentations
- The National Scene
- Regional Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Webinars and Seminars
- Share What You Know
- Jobs, Grants & RFPs
- Contact Us
THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
CYCLING DELIVERS ON THE GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
-> A new publication, Cycling Delivers on the Global Goals (http://bit.ly/1lWY0YK), showcases the ambitions of 70 cities from around the world to increase their mode share of cycling, as well as highlighting the link between cycling and 11 of the 17 new UN Sustainable Development Goals. The publication refers explicitly to the recent ITDP study – "A Global High Shift Cycling Scenario" (http://bit.ly/1MS0C4b),– shows, cycling can have a substantial positive impact on the world's future. The scenario highlights how increasing bicycle and e-bike use would help: saving almost $6 trillion over the next 15 years, improving quality of life and a 7% decrease of urban transport CO2 emissions. http://bit.ly/1OwDdGv
VANCOUVER SAFEST CITY TO CYCLE IN CANADA
-> A new report (Cycle Cities Supporting Cycling in Canadian Cities: http://bit.ly/1YGU0d0) suggests Vancouver is the safest of five major cities to cycle in Canada. There is less than one crash reported for every 100,000 cycling trips in Vancouver compared to seven in Montreal and five in Toronto, the most dangerous cities to travel on two wheels, according to a report released by the Pembina Institute. At 106,500, Vancouver had the highest number of daily cycling trips and also boasts the densest cycling network with most cycling infrastructure in the downtown core. http://bit.ly/1QTaSvG
[Come experience bicycling in Vancouver for yourself during the 2016 ProWalk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference September 12-15, 2016: http://www.prowalkprobike.org]
TIME TO STOP PRETENDING THAT ROADS PAY FOR THEMSELVES
-> The current round of federal transportation legislating should end the myth that highways are a uniquely self-sufficient form of infrastructure paid for by "user fees," a.k.a. gas taxes and tolls. With all the general tax revenue that goes toward roads in America, car infrastructure has benefited from hefty subsidies for many years. But at the federal level, some could always argue that the gas tax paid for the Highway Trust Fund. However, the gas tax has stagnated at the same rate since 1993, and the Highway Trust Fund has been bailed out many times over the last decade. If there's a silver lining, it's that a federal transportation program freed from the myth of "user fees" might also find it easier to reform the longstanding policy bias for roads, like the formula that sets aside 80 percent of transportation funds for highway programs and 20 percent for transit. http://bit.ly/1QdfRWk
EU TRANSPORT MINISTERS DECLARE CYCLING AS CLIMATE FRIENDLY
-> The European Union Ministers for Transport Declaration on Cycling as a Climate Friendly Transport Mode calls for the Commission to consider:
- Integrating cycling into multimodal transport policy, including smart mobility, stressing the need to promote physical infrastructure and behavioral change programs.
- Developing an EU level strategic document on cycling. This strategic document should:
- List all the goals within EU competence that would benefit from an increase in cycling's mode share,
- Identify EU policy and funding instruments that are already mobilized or that should be mobilized to increase cycling's mode share and to foster cycling related employment in the EU, and
- Include cycling in the above EU policies and funding instruments.
- Setting up a European focal point for cycling to:
- Serve as a one-stop-shop for cycling related questions,
- Facilitate the exchange of best practices among Member States, notably on cyclists' road safety, and
- Monitor the implementation and the impact of the EU strategy for cycling. http://bit.ly/1YHpX4T
BAD STREET DESIGN KILLS PEOPLE
-> Traffic fatalities are on the rise up again, with an increase of 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (http://1.usa.gov/1lWDhEr). NHTSA officials attribute the problem to driver (or passenger) error — drunk driving, speeding, failure to wear seatbelts — but did promise "new initiatives to protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists." The hazards NHTSA flags are real, but Robert Steuteville at Better Cities & Towns says the agency is also overlooking another major culprit: dangerous street design, propagated by an engineering profession that's still pushing a "bigger is better" agenda... http://bit.ly/1Q037E2
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: TOO FEW RECOGNIZE TECHNOLOGY IMPACT
-> For all we hear about the impact that technology and social changes are having on urban mobility, you'd certainly expect to see their influence reflected in city transportation planning. For the most part, unfortunately, this simply isn't the case. That's the disheartening takeaway from a new report from the National League of Cities (NLC). "City of the Future: Technology & Mobility" (http://bit.ly/1OwjI0Q) details the many challenges city and regional leaders face in adapting their planning efforts to the changes that are on the horizon -- or already upon us. A key finding is that few major cities are taking the impact of technology on mobility into account in their transportation planning. That conclusion emerges from a content analysis of city and regional transportation planning documents for the 50 most populous U.S. cities as well as the largest cities in every state -- 68 communities in all. http://bit.ly/1O2Uumd
PED INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT DOESN'T AUTOMATICALLY CREATE WALKABILITY
-> Investing in pedestrian infrastructure and making a place more walkable are not necessarily the same thing. A recent blog post uses a 3.7 mile stretch of GA-155, also known as Candler Road in South Dekalb County, GA as an example. A $7.2 million project there provided new sidewalks, road striping and repaving, landscaping for medians, decorative hardscape, and street lamps. Using Jeff Speck's 10 steps of walkability (http://amzn.to/1Nq1rkX) to analyze the project, the author concludes it fails to meet even one of them. http://bit.ly/1XxzVbR
BIKE SHARING CHANGES CITY LIFE
-> The world's great metropolises are seeing a shift in the moving patterns of their residents and businesses, prompted by forces such as mounting housing costs and startup clusters that are arising on the outskirts of the urban landscape. New modes of transit that can keep up with this rapid -- and often unpredictable -- change are crucial to sustaining cities' growth. Adding to public transportation's challenges, startups have also bred a work culture that upends the 9-to-5 workday; people are commuting to and from the office outside of normal peak hours. As more cities adopt the bike-share model as a solution to ever-evolving public transit needs, the influence of these programs are also having ripples beyond streamlining users' daily commutes. Check out several bike sharing programs' environmental and health outcomes, safety and infrastructure improvements, and plans for expansion. http://huff.to/1l6QQRD
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
UPDATE ADOPTED TO DAYTON, OH REGION'S BIKEWAY PLAN
-> Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission adopted an update to their Dayton, Ohio region's Bikeway Plan (Miami Valley Bike Plan Update 2015: http://bit.ly/1l7kmGV). The Bike Plan Update 2015 emphasizes projects that put the bike-rider's comfort and safety first, and will encourage more people to bike more often for more reasons. Policies include a focus on active transportation funding, promoting and completing the Nation's Largest Paved Trails Network, creating programs that combine engineering with education, enforcement, and evaluation components (all Es approach), and providing tools from the MPO to local communities.
NEW YORK CITY: DITCH THE SUBWAY—WALK & COUNT CALORIES INSTEAD
-> Rather than taking the subway in New York City, use this map to count calories burned by walking between stations, and this chart of how walking stacks up against jogging and biking on a few common trips. http://bit.ly/1Tuhxe1
UCB'S SAFETREC RECEIVES TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS
-> The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (UCB SafeTREC) announced nine grants totaling $2.6 million for 2015-16 from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to support crucial traffic safety programs. They include support for the PedsCount! Summit (http://bit.ly/1RldIsy), Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Project (http://bit.ly/1lWENX9), TIMS (Transportation Injury Mapping System: http://bit.ly/1Tk3Q0F), and California Active Transportation Safety Information Pages (http://bit.ly/1PucSKz), among others. http://bit.ly/1XG63oj
SONOMA VALLEY, CA TRAIL FEASIBILITY REPORT
-> Sonoma County Regional Parks issued their feasibility study for the Sonoma Valley Trail (SVT) (http://bit.ly/1eOgYrl). This Class 1 trail would extend thirteen miles generally along Highway 12 from the Springs area west of Sonoma to the Santa Rosa City limits, passing near the communities of Glen Ellen and Kenwood. It is an extension of the Central Sonoma Valley Trail and is intended to provide recreational and commuting opportunities to residents and visitors. http://bit.ly/1NH1FWS
THE RESEARCH BEAT
PEOPLE OF COLOR REPORT BARRIERS TO BICYCLING
-> A report released by the Twin Cities (MN) nonprofit Cycles for Change indicates that people of color experience serious barriers to biking, including affordability, access and lack of education on rules of the road. The group held six listening sessions last summer engaging more than 50 people, including those from the African-American, East African, Karen, Eastern European and Asian-American working class communities. The idea was to gauge the perceptions of bicycling — good and bad. http://strib.mn/1OFkcQr
SUSTAINABLE TOURISTS SPEND MORE
-> A study (Are sustainable tourists a higher spending market?: http://bit.ly/1Io7VAy) analyzed spending patterns and length of stay of visitors to Montana to determine if strong geotravelers (higher sustainable behaviors) were different than those with less sustainable behaviors. Results found that total trip spending by strong geotravelers (US $1164) was significantly higher than the overall spending of both moderate (US $866) and minimal geotravelers (US $668). These findings suggest that sustainable travelers are a travel market to be reckoned with in the tourism marketing and business world.
[See also "Economic Impacts: How & Why of Counting the Dollars: MT Bicycle Tourism Study" presented at the 2015 National Bicycle Tourism Conference: http://bit.ly/1RlpB1H]
MORTALITY IMPACT OF BICYCLE PATHS AND LANES
-> Guidelines for bicycle infrastructure design tend to consider safety issues but not wider health issues. This paper (The Mortality Impact of Bicycle Paths and Lanes Related to Physical Activity, Air Pollution Exposure and Road Safety: http://bit.ly/1ID8cKJ) explores the overall health impact of bicycle infrastructure provision, including not just road safety impacts, but also the population health impacts stemming from physical activity as well as cyclists? exposure to air pollution. The outcomes of the study suggest that, based on currently available research, a reduction of all-cause mortality is to be expected from building bicycle lanes and paths along busy roads with mixed traffic. The overall benefits are large enough to achieve a high benefit-cost ratio for bicycle infrastructure.
VEHICLE TRAVEL VELOCITY AND PEDESTRIAN INJURY RISK
-> A new study "Relation between Vehicle Travel Velocity and Pedestrian Injury Risk in Different Age Groups for the Design of a Pedestrian Detection System" (http://bit.ly/1Io9Vc4) clarifies the relation between the vehicle travel velocity and pedestrian injury severity or fatality risk using vehicle-to-pedestrian accident data from a macro database for 2009 in Japan, considering different factors including a vehicle type and pedestrian age. The percentage risk of fatality was consistent between sedans and light passenger cars at every vehicle travel velocity and increased rapidly at a vehicle travel velocity of 40 km/h, which targets pedestrians in all three age groups. The risk of fatality in the elderly age group increased rapidly at 40 km/h in car-to-pedestrian accidents involving sedans and light passenger cars; 4% or less at 30 km/h or lower, but 12% or more at 40 km/h or higher.
IMPACT OF ROUTE ON CYCLISTS' EXPOSURE TO MULTIPLE AIR POLLUTANTS
-> Cycling, for all its health benefits, has a dark side: Bikers inhale more black carbon than pedestrians do. A recent study (The Fort Collins Commuter Study: Impact of Route Type and Transport Mode on Personal Exposure to Multiple Air Pollutants: http://bit.ly/1lvhIKp) followed 45 bicycle and car commuters in Fort Collins and measured their exposure to multiple hazardous air pollutants: black carbon, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter. Compared to drivers, cyclists tended to have higher mean exposure to particulate matter but lower mean exposure to carbon monoxide. They were also able to reduce their mean exposure to black carbon and carbon monoxide by using alternate routes. http://bit.ly/1Q0s02f
FACTORS AFFECTING CYCLING FOR TRANSPORT AND RECREATION
-> The "Cycling for Transport and Recreation: Associations with the Socio-economic, Natural and Built Environment" study (http://bit.ly/1YHi5QV) examined associations between objective environmental attributes and, separately, transport (TC) and recreational cycling (RC). Environmental attributes were more strongly associated with TC than RC. Distances to areas with the best bicycle infrastructure and urban amenities may be key environmental attributes influencing TC but not RC. Government investments in bicycle infrastructure within inner Brisbane (Australia) appear to have resulted in more TC than in outer areas and to appeal to residents of both the most and least disadvantaged neighborhoods. Extending this infrastructure to residents living in disadvantaged and advantaged neighborhoods outside the CBD could expand TC participation. http://bit.ly/1YHi5QV
QUOTES R US
"I appreciate that commuters have a lot of time spent on the road, but that's their decision," Rebecca Engstrom, who lives in the River Market District, said at a town hall meeting on the project earlier this month. "They've made that option to live elsewhere and to drive into Little Rock. I don't believe we should cut up our city and our community to make life easier for commuters."
–One stakeholder's response to a $600M proposal to widen Interstate 30, where it passes through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock, "Arkansas' capital city divided over interstate widening plan," Miami Herald, November 27, 2015. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article46725705.html
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
NEW YORK REGENTS ALGEBRA I EXAM QUESTIONS
How good is your algebra? Here are five sample questions from New York's Regents Algebra I Exam, which people are complaining is too hard. How many do you get right? http://nyti.ms/1l5nqDr
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 "How MPOs Can Save Money and Improve Safety by Adopting Complete Streets Policies"
Date: December 3, 2015, 3:30 - 4:30 pm ET
Host: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/1QdPZtx, free
Webinar "Placemaking: REALTORS® in Action"
Date: December 8, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Host: National Association of REALTORS®
Details: http://bit.ly/1Tka5l6, free
Webinar "Workbook for Building On-Road Bike Networks through Routine Resurfacing Programs"
Date: December 10, 2015, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: December 10, 2015, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Details: http://1.usa.gov/1TkxTW7, free: If you do not have a @dot.gov email address you must request an account to register for the webinar: http://1.usa.gov/1YHCgxW. Instructions on how to request an account: http://bit.ly/1Tkyffb.
Webinar or Live Seminar "A Positioning and Mapping Methodology Using Bluetooth and Smartphone Technologies to Support Situation Awareness and Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired"
Date: December 10, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Presenters: Chen-Fu Liao (Univ. of MN)
Host: Roadway Safety Institute
Details: http://bit.ly/1Io63Ys, free
Webinar "(Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization Kickoff Webinar"
Date: December 14, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Host: Smart Growth America
Details: http://bit.ly/1Q0yFK0, free
NEW ONLINE SHRP2 PLANNING & ANALYSIS TOOLS
-> With one click, the SHRP2 planning tools website provides transportation professionals with three key planning and analysis tools to help transportation planners create better collaborative processes; produce improved modeling and transportation analysis; and introduce economic benefit analysis into early project decision making.
PlanWorks site visitors can find a decision guide, assessments, and a library – just to name a few of the robust resources that were developed to aid collaborative decision making in transportation planning and project development. http://1.usa.gov/1O2RWVc
TravelWorks introduces a new Rapid Policy Assessment Tool – called RPAT, which provides transportation planning agencies improved tools and methods for integrating investment decision making with land use strategies. RPAT bridges the gap between regional visioning and transportation plans. http://bit.ly/1Tk9gJ2
EconWorks offers a collection of tools to help planners incorporate economic analysis into early transportation project planning. These tools include case study search functionality, an "Assess My Project" tool, and downloadable Excel-based Economic Analysis Tools useful for assessing wider economic benefits from transportation. http://bit.ly/1Q09ZRK
NACTO GLOBAL DESIGNING CITIES INITIATIVE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
-> The NACTO Global Designing Cities Initiative recently launched a new website, which includes a sneak peek of the "Global Street Design Guide." The Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) focuses on the critical role of streets within urban environments in cities around the world. The GDCI is committed to raising the state of the practice for street design and transportation by building a common vision, sharing data, peer-to-peer exchanges and regular communication among international cities. http://bit.ly/1LNJYNO
-> The "Walkability Workbook" (http://bit.ly/1NHdg8k) provides targeted technical assistance to help communities improve walkability and raise awareness of the importance of making streets and neighborhoods more walkable to improve health, well-being, sustainability, and quality-of-life. It is also a guide for community residents and leaders to plan a walkability workshop, conduct a walking audit, and document their findings. The workbook includes a facilitator's guide, presentation slides, a collection of walkability tools and concepts, and a walking audit survey tool. It provides step-by-step instructions and necessary tools to help organize a successful workshop and conduct a meaningful audit. http://1.usa.gov/1LrP2qT
SHORT PEDESTRIAN ENVIRONMENT AUDITING TOOL
-> The 15-item MAPS-Mini (Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes-Mini: http://bit.ly/1LNvsWv) tool is an audit, meaning someone walks down the street and completes a short survey for each block and street crossing. The items were chosen because they are modifiable, and most are related to physical activity. A newly released study (Is Your Neighborhood Designed to Support Physical Activity? A Brief Streetscape Audit Tool: http://1.usa.gov/1NpYWPy) shows the MAPS-Mini total score is related to walking or cycling for transportation among children, adolescents, younger adults, and older adults. The environmental features with the strongest evidence are sidewalks, wheelchair ramps at curbs, street lights, planting space between roads and sidewalks, and benches. The tool is short enough to be practical for use by cities, community groups, even families, and is a reasonable substitute for the research instrument that is 8 times longer. Practitioners and community members can use the data collected from the MAPS-Mini tool in a number of ways. See also the MAPS-Mini Training Manual & Picture Guide (http://bit.ly/1LNw3aD), and section coding dictionary (http://bit.ly/1QThSIW). http://bit.ly/1N3fEAI
FHWA'S CONNECTIVITY EVALUATION RESOURCES
-> The items in FHWA's interactive online Connectivity Evaluation Resources collection highlight the concept of connectivity and provide examples of how various researchers and agencies are using connectivity to communicate concerns within their communities and focus strategies to address them. The resources are associated with categories such as Environmental Justice (EJ) analysis, Housing, Population, and Transportation. You can look for resources from a list of federal, national, state and regional sources. You can also filter on three resource types: application, data and practice. http://1.usa.gov/1l6GaSN
CA'S SAFETREC: TRANSPORTATION INJURY MAPPING SYSTEM
-> TIMS (Transportation Injury Mapping System) was established by researchers at the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at the University of California, Berkeley to provide data and mapping analysis tools and information for traffic safety related research, policy and planning. The lack of expertise or capabilities at many agencies did not allow any geographic analysis of traffic collisions and resulted in exorbitant consulting expenses, redundancy of various efforts, technical difficulties, inaccuracy, and other problems. SafeTREC developed a geocoding methodology and applied it to SWITRS (California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System) data statewide using a web-based data query and downloaded application to display pin maps in Google Maps. A second application was designed to provide a more map-centric experience with other types of data layers and spatial analysis capabilities typically seen in a Geographic Information System (GIS). http://bit.ly/1XG5Mlf
DESIGNING BETTER PLACES VIDEO PRESENTATIONS
-> Why do many towns and cities seem to have split personalities? The older areas, built before World War II, feel inviting. It's possible to walk safely, the buildings are interesting to look at, and there are places where you'd like to sit and visit. In contrast, the majority of places built in the past 60 years feel totally different. Newer commercial areas are often accessible only by vehicle, and when you're not inside a building, lingering doesn't seem appealing. This 8-part video strives to answer why this is, how it happened, and what can be done to create more successful and inviting places that people and cars can share. http://bit.ly/1SvWver
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Transforming Transportation, January 14-14, 2016, Washington, DC.
Deadline: December 4, 2015 at midnight, http://bit.ly/1ACYXJj
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibit, August 14-17, 20176, Anaheim, CA.
Deadline: January 4, 2016, http://svy.mk/1RlgaPI
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS- International Conference on Transport & Health, June 13-15, 2016, San Jose, CA.
Deadline: January 17, 2016 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/20tu866
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - 2WALKandCYCLE 2016 Conference, July 6-8, 2016, Aukland, New Zealand.
Deadline: February 1, 2016, http://bit.ly/1Tke8xW
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, November 16 - 19, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand.
Deadline: February 29, 2016, 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
-> January 9, 2016, TransportationCamp DC, Washington, DC.
-> January 14-15, 2016, Transforming Transportation, Washington, DC.
-> January 14-16, 2016, Second Vision Zero for Cities Symposium, New York, NY.
-> January 27-29, 2016, NACO Healthy Counties Initiative Forum, Salt Lake County, UT.
-> April 1-2, 2016, Vermont Walk/Bike Summit, Rutland, VT.
-> April 2-5, 2016, American Planning Association National Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
-> April 3-5, 2016, Lifesavers, Long Beach, CA.
-> April 12-14, 2016, New Jersey TransAction Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.
-> April 20-21, 2016, U.S. Bicycle Route & Scenic Bikeways Regional Summit, Chattanooga, TN.
-> April 22-23, 2016, Tennessee Bike Summit, Chattanooga, TN.
-> April 27-29, 2016, Montana Bike-Walk Summit, Missoula, MT.
-> May 4, 2016, National Bike to School Day
-> May 11-13, 2016, Placemaking: Making it Happen, New York, NY.
-> May 15-18, 2016, APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference, Charlotte, NC.
-> May 16-20, 2016, 2016River Management Symposium and National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Boise, ID.
-> May 21, 2016, First Midwest Active Transportation Conference, La Crosse, WI.
-> May 22-27, 2016, Community Transportation EXPO, Portland, OR.
-> June 4, 2016, National Trails Day
-> June 5-8, 2016, Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers 2016 Conference, Kelowna, BC.
-> June 6-7, 2016, PedsCount! 2016, Long Beach, CA.
-> June 7, 2016, Walkable Washington Symposium & Awards, Bellevue, WA.
-> June 8-11, 2016, CNU24 (Congress for the New Urbanism), Detroit, MI.
-> June 13-17 2016, 53rd International Making Cities Livable Conference, Rome, Italy.
-> July 6-8, 2016, 2WALKandCYCLE 2016 Conference, Aukland, New Zealand.
-> August 14-17, 2016, Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Anaheim, CA.
-> September 11-14, 2016, American Public Transit Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
-> September 26-29, 2016, NACTO Designing Cities conference, Seattle, WA.
-> October 3-7, 2016, Walk 21, Hong Kong.
-> October 5, 2016, International Walk to School Day
-> October 29 - November 2, 2016, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
-> November 16-19, 2016, 6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, 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.
-> RFP - STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SIDEWALKS AND BIKEWAYS PLAN, METRO GOVT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN
The purpose of Nashville's Strategic Plan for Sidewalks and Bikeways is to guide public investment in high quality bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout Davidson County. It is one of four functional transportation plans in Nashville—including the Major and Collector Street Plan, the Motion Transit Master Plan, and the Countywide Parks and Greenways Master Plan—that collectively implement the City's long range transportation plan, Access Nashville 2040. The plan will supersede the existing Strategic Plan for Sidewalks and Bikeways.
Deadline: December 18, 2015, 1 pm ET, http://bit.ly/1Pv4iLC
-> FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR PLACEMAKING PROJECTS
A broad range of philanthropic interests are continuing to integrate placemaking efforts with innovative grant making programs. Check out descriptions of each of these organizations and the programs designed to support multi-sector and community-based placemaking efforts at every scale. All of these organizations are part of the Funders Forum, organized by the Project for Public Spaces, which is a program of the Placemaking Leadership Council. http://bit.ly/1Owha2Q
-> 3 JOBS - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP, FROM HOME OFFICES
Deadline for all 3 jobs: December 4, 2016
SENIOR MANAGER DEVELOPMENT
The Senior Manager Development oversee the fund development efforts of the National Partnership and will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to plan and implement a multi-year development plan for the organization. Annually, the Senior Manager Development will oversee the implementation of all fund development activities, including but not limited to grant requests, sponsorship solicitations, individual appeals and major donor solicitation. The Senior Manager Development will be responsible for the tracking and reporting activities related to fund development and grant partnerships and will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals to support the work of the National Partnership. http://bit.ly/21uLm3A
FIRE UP YOUR FEET SENIOR MANAGER
The Fire Up Your Feet Senior Manager will be the lead staff position for the Fire Up Your Feet program and will work collaboratively with schools, parents and our funder and National Partnership staff to increase recruitment and deepen engagement in this program. The Fire Up Your Feet Senior Manager will be responsible for reaching the goals associated with the program and tracking grant deliverables assigned through the program. The Fire Up Your Feet Senior Manager will work collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications Manager for the National Partnership to develop materials and resources and will also give presentations and provide training to support the goals of the program. http://bit.ly/1OwLxWJ
FIRE UP YOUR FEET PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST
The Fire Up Your Feet Program Support Specialist will provide administrative and operational support to all aspects of the Fire Up Your Feet program. This position will work with many different staff at the National Partnership and directly with the school staff, parents and other champions engaged with the program. Excellent customer service skills are a must and a detail-oriented, enthusiastic person will thrive in this position. http://bit.ly/1QdTGzk
-> JOB - OPERATIONS AND POLICY ANALYST 3 (ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION LIAISON), OR DOT, BEND, OR
As the Active Transportation Liaison, you will serve as the liaison and coordinator for the Active Transportation Program in Region 4. This position plays a key role in the planning, development, consideration, prioritization and selection processes in Region 4 to ensure every active transportation project in Region 4 is a sound investment in the future of our transportation infrastructure.
Deadline: December 9, 2015 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/1IoOzLC
-> INTERN - SMART GROWTH AMERICA, WASHINGTON, DC
Smart Growth America is seeking a ?paid intern to support the Leadership Institute?'s technical assistance program, a workshop program to support state and local governments' planning goals and vision. The Intern will be an integral part of the team and will play a vital role in managing the day-to-day operations of Smart Growth America's technical assistance workshop program for local communities around the country. Core responsibilities include: providing logistical and research support for workshops and policy summits, coordinating with workshop instructors and communities receiving workshops, authoring blogs, and promoting our technical assistance through social networking.
Deadline: None provided, position posted November 23, 2015, http://bit.ly/1lX7BPf
-> JOB - HEALTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON, DC
The Research Associate (RA) in Health shall work in close collaboration with the Manager of the Planning and Community Health Center and others across APA departments to develop and undertake applied research and projects related to planning and public health. Main subject areas of focus include active living, food systems, and cross-sector/policy work. Key skills include research synthesis, writing, and communications.
Deadline: None provided, position posted November 23, 2015, http://bit.ly/1PuBByC
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-> Burgess & Niple, http://bit.ly/1DWNrf3
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-> Sam Schwartz Engineering, http://bit.ly/PsktvP
-> Toole Design Group, http://bit.ly/1k7DPRg
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