#399 Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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----- GAO Report: Actions to Improve Ped & Cyclist Safety
----- Vancouver North American Cycling Leadership
----- Stockholm, Sweden: Fund Cycling Via Congestion Zone Fees
----- London, England Requires Truck Upgrades to Protect Cyclists
----- Global Observatory for Physical Activity Country Report Cards
----- America Walks Walking Track at Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Cambridge, MA Leads 10 Best New US Bike Lanes of 2015
----- Boston, MA: Vision Zero Action Plans & Resources
----- NC DOT: Proposes New Cycling-Related Laws
----- Seattle DOT Limits Construction-Related Sidewalk Closures
----- Columbia Heights, MN: Bans Car Businesses to Spark Walkability
----- New Marysville, KS to Lincoln, NE Rail-trail
----- St. Paul, MN: Pop Up Meetings Public Engagement
----- Call for New Complete Streets Policies
----- Tracking Global Bicycle Ownership Patter
----- Downtown Vibrancy Influences Public Health & Safety
----- Evaluating Active Transport Benefits & Costs
----- Heat Exposure, Non-motorized Travel, Climate Change & Policy
----- Open Streets Initiatives Impact on Local Businesses
----- Driver & Ped Comprehension of Flashing Pedestrian Indicator
----- Review of Walking Speeds & Time Needed to Cross the Road
----- Interactive Map of Health Impact Assessments
----- Three Health in All Policies Resources
----- WHO Speed Infographic
----- National Transit Map & Methodology Report
----- (Re)Building Downtown Guidebook
----- Cost Estimates: Transit Facilities in Rural & Small Urban Areas
----- Japanese Bike Parking Towers Licensed for Use in UK
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
GAO REPORT: ACTIONS TO IMPROVE PED & CYCLIST SAFETY
-> The GAO (U.S. Government Accountability Office) reviewed pedestrian and cyclist safety data and challenges in addressing pedestrian and cyclist fatalities and injuries as a growing percentage of all traffic fatalities and injuries. This report (Pedestrians and Cyclists: Cities, States, and DOT Are Implementing Actions to Improve Safety: http://1.usa.gov/1QYPvcz) examines: (1) trends in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities and injuries from 2004 through 2013 and characteristics of these fatalities and injuries; (2) safety initiatives selected states and cities have implemented and their views on challenges in addressing this issue; and (3) actions taken by DOT to help improve safety. http://1.usa.gov/1T0OLRL
VANCOUVER NORTH AMERICAN CYCLING LEADERSHIP
-> In 2015 The City of Vancouver reported an unprecedented 1.4 million bike trips over its Burrard Bridge, and 50% of all trips being made by foot, bike, or transit (five years ahead of its 2020 goal). The AAA (all ages and abilities) bike network, established between 2009 and 2014, helped the City achieve these successes. In 2016 the City will begin implementing its five-year plan that lays out a dozen new AAA routes, roll out its public bike share program in late spring/early summer, and complete safety upgrades at key intersections. http://bit.ly/1OY6Oo0
[Share your Mobility, Governance, Health or Resilience plans and successes at Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place, September 12-15, 2016 in Vancouver, BC. Submit a proposal by 8:00 pm ET on January 29, 2016: http://bit.ly/1RQSVNJ]
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: FUND CYCLING VIA CONGESTION ZONE FEES
-> A new report from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology recommends Stockholm’s existing congestion charge zone be adapted to benefit people commuting by bike. Some money earned through the congestion charge (which covers most of the inner city) could be funneled back into cycling benefits—as credits towards bike repairs or upgrades to studded tires for winter riding. The cycling benefits would be funded by drivers paying a fee to enter the congestion zone, so the incentive to bike would be matched more explicitly with a disincentive to drive. http://bit.ly/1Pu0idt
LONDON, ENGLAND REQUIRES TRUCK UPGRADES TO PROTECT CYCLISTS
-> Since September, the City of London has banned HGVs (heavy goods vehicles) without safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians. Vehicles of more than 3.5 tons entering London must now be fitted with sideguards to protect cyclists from being dragged under the wheels in the event of a collision, along with Class V and Class VI mirrors to give the driver a better view of cyclists and pedestrians. Transport for London (TfL) is also planning to require HGVs to be fitted with larger windows to improve direct vision, and may also extend the scheme in the future to include sensors to detect cyclists. HGVs are disproportionately represented in cyclist deaths in the capital. Of the eight deaths so far this year, seven have involved HGVs. http://bit.ly/1Pwle3v
GLOBAL OBSERVATORY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COUNTRY REPORT CARDS
-> The Global Observatory for Physical Activity recently published an unprecedented overview of physical activity and public health around the world (http://bit.ly/1Tpfd82). With information from 131 countries available in English and with translations into 26 languages for specific countries the publication presents country cards with detailed information on physical activity research, policy and surveillance worldwide. See the country card for the US at http://bit.ly/1Tpfk3d, for Canada at http://bit.ly/1QXVTBe (in English & French) http://bit.ly/1OZgxun
AMERICA WALKS WALKING TRACK AT PRO WALK/PRO BIKE/PRO PLACE
-> America Walks, in partnership with the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Conference (September 12-15, 2016 in Vancouver BC) will develop a specialized walking track to continue the conversations critical to building and moving the walking movement forward. This track will focus on the role walking plays in creating a safe, healthy and equitable America. The topic areas within the Walking Track are:
Submit your proposal by 8:00 pm ET on January 29, 2016: http://bit.ly/1RQSVNJ
- Step it Up with the Call to Action
- Vision Zero: A Path to Safer Streets
- A Million Miles of Sidewalks: Walkable Communities for Everyone
- Unusual Bedfellows: Creative Projects and Partnerships to Promote Walking
- Lessons from On the Ground: Examples of Local Projects, Investments and Assessments (http://bit.ly/1IDtjC6)
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
CAMBRIDGE, MA LEADS 10 BEST NEW US BIKE LANES OF 2015
-> In its third annual list of best new bike lanes, PeopleForBikes, found that almost every new lane they considered separated bike and auto traffic with some sort of permanent physical curb. They ranked Western Avenue in Cambridge, MA number 1, saying "American bike lanes hit a new standard of excellence in August in one of the country's most underrated biking capitals. This beautiful half-mile project out of the heart of Boston's next-door neighbor has it all: clear separation from both sidewalk and auto traffic; a direct route from a major commercial node and transit hub to a regional network of bike paths; bike signals at the intersections with leading intervals that give people biking and walking a head start to cross." Joining the top 10 are projects in Salt Lake City; New York City; Lincoln, NE; Chicago; Washington, DC; Denver & Pueblo, CO; and Redondo Beach, CA. http://bit.ly/1OYkSxS
BOSTON, MA: VISION ZERO ACTION PLANS & RESOURCES
-> City of Boston calls itself America’s Walking City—most trips are made by people on foot, bike, or transit. Its recently released "Vision Zero Boston Action Plans" (http://bit.ly/1OxhIH2) focus on specific steps that will make Boston’s streets more walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly, as well as safer for drivers: tackling speeds and redesigning roadways, reducing distracted and impaired driving, creating a culture of empathy, and holding themselves accountable for achieving the Vision Zero goal. Check out the City of Boston’s Vision Zero website: http://bit.ly/1QZ323N
NC DOT: PROPOSES NEW CYCLING-RELATED LAWS
-> The North Carolina Department of Transportation released proposals for new laws (http://bit.ly/1R7BpUG) for new laws that would encourage motorists to take more care when they pass bicycle riders, and create new restrictions for cyclists. Drivers would be given more leeway to cross the double-yellow line that marks a no-passing zone – where they can do so safely – in order to pass slower-moving cyclists. They also would be required to give cyclists a wide berth, maintaining a passing clearance of four feet. Cyclists would not be allowed to ride more than two abreast, would be required to get local permits for large informal group rides, and would be directed to stay in the right half of the travel lane. http://bit.ly/1OYSw6S
SEATTLE DOT LIMITS CONSTRUCTION-RELATED SIDEWALK CLOSURES
-> The new Seattle DOT Director’s Rule (DR) highlighting construction-related sidewalk closures as a last resort (http://bit.ly/1MGo8MJ) is now official. The rule introduces new standards and best practices for pedestrian mobility around work zones. The requirements kick in next month, for projects in 2016 and beyond. New content addresses open walkways; scaffolding; corner work; reroutes; and detours. It also clarifies the difference between a reroute and a detour, with the latter being a last resort when no other option is safely feasible. See photo examples: http://bit.ly/1YSkmqp
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, MN: BANS CAR BUSINESSES TO SPARK WALKABILITY
-> Columbia Heights, MN City Council voted to impose a six-month "emergency" moratorium on car-related retail throughout this Minneapolis suburb to give planners a chance to study potential zoning changes that offer more control. They hope to turn at least the main part of town into a place that’s much more friendly to pedestrians. http://bit.ly/1NMLhRu
NEW MARYSVILLE, KS TO LINCOLN, NE RAIL-TRAIL
-> The recently completed 19.5-mile Chief Standing Bear Trail links Beatrice, NE to the Kansas-Nebraska state line creating a continuous rail-trail from Marysville, KS to Lincoln, NE. The other trail sections are the 30-mile Homestead Trail stretching between Beatrice and Lincoln and the new Blue River Rail Trail running 11.5 miles north from Marysville, KS to the state line. http://bit.ly/1NPFhra
ST. PAUL, MN: POP UP MEETINGS PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
-> The City of St. Paul, MN’s Pop Up Meetings (http://bit.ly/1TpatPH) uses a decorated Ford Transit van to visit parks, busy intersections and festivals bringing public meetings to people, particularly those whose voices many not typically be heard at a traditional public hearing. The pitch: Take a short survey, get a free ice pop—even in November. During Summer 2015, more than 1,000 people filled out a survey at one of the pop-ups. About 70 percent had never been to a city meeting before. http://bit.ly/1M1pr8w
CALL FOR NEW COMPLETE STREETS POLICIES
-> Did you pass a Complete Streets policy in 2015? The National Complete Streets Coalition (http://bit.ly/1mhxVUM) is collecting Complete Streets policies passed this year for their online Policy Atlas (http://bit.ly/1FufyDO) and ranking in next year’s "Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015" report. Email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE RESEARCH BEAT
TRACKING GLOBAL BICYCLE OWNERSHIP PATTERNS
-> New research shows that the proportion of households that own bikes has declined globally, with the average over 148 countries falling by half in the last few decades (Tracking Global Bicycle Ownership Patterns: http://bit.ly/1krS4FL). Researchers analyzed data from 1.25 billion households in the first global study of bicycle ownership over time, revealing the patterns of ownership in four groups of countries. Although ownership has increased in some countries and plateaued in others, it is decreasing rapidly in some. (The data is freely accessible online: http://bit.ly/1Pwe0fN.) http://bit.ly/22xTn8p
DOWNTOWN VIBRANCY INFLUENCES PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY
-> A recent study (Downtown Vibrancy Influences Public Health and Safety Outcomes in Urban Counties: http://bit.ly/1krT38L) explored the relationship between downtown vibrancy and county-level public health and safety outcomes in 48 large U.S. cities. Researchers found urban counties with more vibrant downtowns may have more favorable population-level health and safety outcomes. Both composite and individual measures of vibrancy offer useful insights when considering mobility-related health and safety outcomes. Investments in vibrant centers that improve walkability and accessibility may encourage active transportation.
EVALUATING ACTIVE TRANSPORT BENEFITS & COSTS
-> "Evaluating Active Transport Benefits and Costs; Guide to Valuing Walking and Cycling Improvements and Encouragement Programs" (http://bit.ly/18TNjbm) describes methods for evaluating the benefits and costs of active transport. Benefits include improved personal health for users and decreased environmental impacts for society. The report also discusses ways to increase walking and cycling activity, and concludes that many active transport benefits tend to be overlooked or undervalued in conventional transport economic evaluation.
HEAT EXPOSURE, NON-MOTORIZED TRAVEL, CLIMATE CHANGE & POLICY
-> Under future scenarios that will see increasing global mean temperatures, trips that entail physical exertion outdoors are likely to account for substantial portions of some individual’s overall exposure to potentially dangerous air temperatures. This study (Heat Exposure During Non-motorized Travel: Implications for Transportation Policy under Climate Change: http://bit.ly/1Ug0IDw) reports on a new method to assess outdoor heat exposure during non-motorized travel, and demonstrate its utility through application to several real-world planning issues. Researchers found that socially disadvantaged (low-income people and zero-vehicle households) groups are disproportionately exposed to transport-related heat and efforts to mitigate heat exposure can be of disproportionate benefit to these groups.
OPEN STREETS INITIATIVES IMPACT ON LOCAL BUSINESSES
-> Researchers collected survey data from businesses located along Sunday Streets routes in San Francisco, California. They found overall there was a modest increase in business activity along Sunday Streets routes with increases in revenue, customer activity and sales as well as employment, demonstrating an unintended outcome for a program originally intended for improving health behaviors. (Do Open Streets Initiatives Impact Local Businesses? The Case of Sunday Streets in San Francisco, California: http://bit.ly/1PwEc8g)
DRIVER & PED COMPREHENSION OF FLASHING PEDESTRIAN INDICATOR
-> The Florida Department of Transportation released a report that assesses drivers’ abilities to comprehend the intended message of the flashing pedestrian indicator (FPI), which indicates the potential presence of pedestrians in the roadway. Results suggested that the FPI is a promising signal with respect to comprehension, but additional research is needed to 1) further explore the source of, and potential solutions to, driver confusion, 2) evaluate driving behavior in response to the FPI, and 3) understand pedestrian response to the FPI. (The Flashing Right Turn Signal with Pedestrian Indication: Human Factors Studies to Understand the Potential of a New Signal to Increase Awareness of and Attention to Crossing Pedestrians: http://bit.ly/1JIIntl)
REVIEW OF WALKING SPEEDS & TIME NEEDED TO CROSS THE ROAD
-> The Transport Research Laboratory in the United Kingdom has released a report that reviews the appropriateness of the current method of calculating the time needed for pedestrians to cross a road at signal controlled pedestrian crossings. (A Review of Pedestrian Walking Speeds and Time Needed to Cross the Road: http://bit.ly/1QXkFRX, report available free after login.)
QUOTES R US
"Through stakeholder workshops – where we consider the location of the existing bike network, businesses, community centres, schools, and other factors – we recommend streets as cycling routes, and in what order they should be built. It’s also encouraging to see the City (of Vancouver, Canada) streamline construction work by combining utility and active transportation route upgrades more often."
—Tanya Paz, Vancouver Active Transportation Policy Council Chair in describing the bottom-up approach to developing recommendations for new bike routes. http://bit.ly/1OY6Oo0
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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 "The New Federal Transportation Bill: What’s the Impact on Safe Routes to School?"
Date: January 14, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Margo Pedroso (Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/1JfiyGm, free
Webinar "All About Guidance #2 – Using Guidance Effectively"
Date: January 20, 2016, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Michael Moule (County of Kauai, HI),
Host: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/1J2qhY2, site license fee $50 for APBP members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "King County in Motion"
Date: February 24, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Presenters: Sunny Knott (King County)
Host: Tools of Change
Details: http://bit.ly/1Tp5dvr, $50. (limited number of free registrations available)
Webinar "A Sampling of Winter Maintenance Best Practices in Europe"
Date: February 29, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Stewart Leggett (Transport Scotland), Kai Rune Lysbakken & Dagfin Gryteselv (Norwegian Public Roads Administration)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/1OwZVjj, free for TRB affiliates, $89 for others
INTERACTIVE MAP OF HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
-> Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA (Health Impact Assessments) to take health into account when making decisions. Check out a map of transportation HIAs. Use filters (organization type, level of government, sector and grant type) to customize the map of HIAs that interest you. http://bit.ly/1Vp2T8X
THREE HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES RESOURCES
-> Three resources help build healthier communities through Health in All Policies approaches (http://bit.ly/1MH7mDQ):
- From Start to Finish: How to Permanently Improve Government through Health in All Policies (http://bit.ly/1NVpMvV) is an introduction to Health in All Policies. It outlines five key strategies for effectively adopting and implementing a model policy: Engage & Envision, Convene & Collaborate, Make a Plan, Invest in Change, and Track Progress.
- See model language for Health in All Policies ordinances, resolutions, and General Plans: http://bit.ly/1JflgLZ
- Make the case for Health in All Policies and build support for an initiative with a customizable presentation that illustrates the connection between health, public policy, and the environments where live, learn, work, play, and age:
WHO SPEED INFOGRAPHIC
-> A new World Health Organization infographic on Speed notes when motorized traffic mixes with pedestrians and cyclists, the speed limit should be under 30km/h (18.64 mph). http://bit.ly/1Ugc62k
NATIONAL TRANSIT MAP & METHODOLOGY REPORT
-> The "National Transit Map - United States: Methodology Report" (http://bit.ly/1RQUpbH) describes the availability and performance of transit services in each of the U.S. Census-defined urbanized areas, using 2013 data from the U.S. National Transit Database. Three types of indicators are visualized in the map: (1) Presence of various transit modes in each UZA; (2) Amount of transit facilities in each UZA (both in total and by mode), including number of transit vehicles operated at maximum service, number of transit stations, and transitway mileage; (3) Annual performance of transit services in each UZA (both in total and by mode), including annual fare revenue earned, annual vehicle revenue miles, and annual unlinked passenger trips. The map series show geographic patterns and disparities in mode-specific transit availability and performance across the UZAs: http://bit.ly/1RQUMmA
(RE)BUILDING DOWNTOWN GUIDEBOOK
-> "(Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization" (http://bit.ly/1MGu7Ry) is a resource for local elected officials who want to re-invigorate and strengthen neighborhood centers of economy, culture, and history through a smart growth approach to development. The guide lays out in straightforward language seven main steps to take: Understand your community; Create an attractive, walkable place; Diversify economic uses; Plan for equity; Improve government regulations and processes; Finance projects; Establish on-going place management. http://bit.ly/1mQxbG3
COST ESTIMATES: TRANSIT FACILITIES IN RURAL & SMALL URBAN AREAS
-> "Independent Cost Estimates for Design and Construction of Transit Facilities in Rural and Small Urban Areas" (http://bit.ly/1mQiEKx) explores the distinct characteristics of rural and small urban area transit facilities and historical cost data. The report includes a prototype tool (http://bit.ly/1Tp1q1b) that may assist agencies with preparing conceptual estimates.
JAPANESE BIKE PARKING TOWERS LICENSED FOR USE IN UK
-> UK-based Eco Cycle has received licensing for parking towers originating from Japan, which are capable of storing up to 204 bikes. Users can dock their bikes at the entrance, and a robotic arm will grab hold of the front wheel and deposit it in a designated space inside the tower. Bikes are stored securely with constant remote monitoring, and the retrieval takes only 13 seconds. The towers can be used by businesses to offer staff bike storage, or by public bodies for use in city centers. In Japan, users sign up via monthly subscriptions, and obtain a validation card to operate the towers. http://bit.ly/1QseaWA
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> 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 PRESENTATIONS - American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, October 21-24, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
Deadline: January 28, 2016 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/1Vp1pf5
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place, September 12-15, 2016, Vancouver, BC.
Deadline: January 29, 2016 by 8:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/1RQSVNJ
-> CALL FOR CASE STUDIES - 2016 Walkable Washington Symposium & Innovation Awards, June 7, 2016, Bellevue, WA.
Deadline: January 31, 2016, http://bit.ly/22ybOK7
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - 2WALKandCYCLE 2016 Conference, July 6-8, 2016, Aukland, New Zealand.
Deadline: February 1, 2016, http://bit.ly/1Tke8xW
-> CALL FOR SPEAKERS - California Walks PedsCount! Summit, June 6-7, 2016, Long Beach, CA.
Deadline: February 8, 2016, http://bit.ly/1QYUPwA
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo, October 29 - November 2, 2016, Denver, CO.
Deadline: February 22-26, 2016—dependent on section, http://bit.ly/1JIMsh0
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - Walk 21, October 3-7, 2016, Hong Kong.
Deadline: February 29, 2016, http://bit.ly/1YO1Q87
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - Special issue of Journal of Transport and Health: Walking and Walkability: A Review of the Evidence on Health
Deadline: February 29, 2016, http://bit.ly/1PwcbQ4
-> 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
-> March 4, 2016, Cycle Tourism Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
-> April 25-27, 2016, 2016 International Conference & Workshop on Winter Maintenance and Surface Transportation Weather, Fort Collins, CO & presentations available for online on-demand viewing.
-> June 26-29, 2016, ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development, Houston, TX.
-> October 21-24, 2016, American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
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: GUIDANCE TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY AT INTERSECTIONS, NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM
The objective of this research is to develop guidance for transportation practitioners to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety at intersections through design and operational treatments that (1) identifies and evaluates current practices, and emerging technologies and trends, in the U.S. and internationally; (2) describes current best practices for measuring the effectiveness of such intersection treatments; (3) evaluates safety outcomes of specific intersection treatments using quantitative measures; and (4) identifies and ranks strategies, processes, and relationships that could accelerate the adoption of improved pedestrian and bicycle intersection design and operational treatments.
Deadline: January 20, 2016 by 4:30 pm ET, http://bit.ly/1QYQvxm
-> CALL FOR NOMINEES - 2018 U.S. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services intends to establish a Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee in 2016. The inaugural Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG), issued in 2008, was the first major federal review of the benefits of physical activity. The PAG provided science-based advice on how physical activity can help promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. The Advisory Committee will examine the current PAG, consider new scientific evidence and current resource documents, and develop a scientific advisory report that outlines its science-based recommendations and rationale to help develop the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Deadline: February 5, 2016 by 6:00 pm ET, http://1.usa.gov/1NucHvs
-> JOB - PROJECT MANAGER, ACTIVE LIVING BY DESIGN, CHAPEL HILL, NC
The Project Manager will work with the entire ALBD team to strengthen ALBD’s position as a trusted thought leader in the healthy communities movement. This is a dynamic position, with a range of responsibilities and opportunities to contribute throughout the organization. More specifically, the Project Manager will contribute to the development and delivery of training, consultation, technical assistance and evaluation services for ALBD’s grant-funded, contracted and fee-for-service initiatives. Related responsibilities include project management, practical research, assessment and evaluation, events planning, writing and communications support.
Deadline: None provided (Job posted on 12/2/15), http://bit.ly/1QYMYzc
-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BIKE ROSEWELL!, ROSWELL, GA
Bike Roswell! seeks a part-time Executive Director to provide services for an average of 15 hours per week. The Executive Director will work independently with minimal direction from the Board of Directors and will be responsible for managing the organization. The ideal candidate will be able to advocate for cycling while growing the organization and will work cooperatively with the Board of Directors and the community to help achieve the purpose of the organization through cycling education, rides and events, advocacy, organizational and membership development, and public relations.
Deadline: January 20, 2016, http://bit.ly/1MGh3vx
-> 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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