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#401 Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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

T-H-E--N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L-&-I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L--S-C-E-N-E
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----- Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place -- Last Call for Proposals!!!
----- Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2018: Request for Letters of Interest
----- 2015 Likely Set VMT Record
----- Traffic Volume Trends
----- How the FAST Act Impacts Complete Streets
----- European Lessons for Keeping Cyclists Riding Thru Winter
----- Sneak Peek: NACTO Transit Guide Protected Bike Lane
----- Actions to Create Great Streets
----- Health Benefits of Active Travel & Encouragement Policies
----- The History of Walking

R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
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----- Survey Identifies Mayors’ Biking Infrastructure Priorities
----- Pioneering Vision Zero Focus Cities
----- King County, WA Social Marketing Nets Less Seattle-Area Driving
----- Bellingham, WA New Online Bike Map
----- Cincinnati, OH: 42-mile Cincinnati Connects Urban Loop Trail
----- Bike Share Expands in Berkeley, CA
----- Adaptive Mountain Bike Trails in Broward County, FL

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----- TRB Nonmotorized Research List
----- Evidence Bike/Ped Facilities Have Measurable Impacts
----- Urban Sprawl as a Fatality Risk Factor
----- Barriers to Walking to Transit
----- Built & Social Environment Impact on Kids Walking
----- Safe Routes to Transit Program Evaluation
----- Train Riders’ Bike Access Increases Bike-Rail Users & Shifts Modes
----- Bike Sharing Affects on Public Transit

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----- Winter Walking & Biking Tips
----- Community Participation in HIAs: A National Evaluation
----- Detailed Map of How Londoners Commute
----- Arlington, VA Bicycle Parking Standards 2016 Update
----- Safe Routes Learning Center
----- Sample Trail Speed Limit Signs
----- How Millennials are Changing Commuting

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

THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

PRO WALK/PRO BIKE/PRO PLACE -- LAST CALL FOR PROPOSALS!!!
-> Only three days remain to submit your proposal to present in Vancouver BC, September 12-15. We seek proposals for the conference focus areas of Mobility, Governance, Health and Resilience. Proposals for Breakout Panels, Pecha Kuchas and Poster Displays will be accepted until Friday, January 29, 8:00 pm Eastern Time.

Planning to feed your homework to your dog? Prepare your appeal and send it to mark@bikewalk.org. New for 2016: the opening plenary will feature a dramatic reading of the best (worst) excuse. Put another way: consider this a real deadline.

Start or complete your proposal here: http://bit.ly/walkbikesplaces2016-cfp.
For more information about the conference focus areas and formats: http://bit.ly/1RQSVNJ.
For the latest conference news follow us on Twitter @WalkBikePlaces

PRO WALK/PRO BIKE/PRO PLACE 2018: REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST
-> Philadelphia, St. Paul, Victoria, Madison, Seattle, Chattanooga, Long Beach, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, and . We are pleased to announce the search has started for our next host city. We will be accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) until Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time.

The LOI is a statement of your interest in hosting, why your location would be a great host, how the conference will help further local walk/bike/place goals, and who is backing your effort. The search for host city is a competitive process; once we receive LOIs we will evaluate them and invite select cities to a second round of evaluation. We will announce the 2018 host city on the final day of the 2016 conference.

Download complete guidelines for the LOI at: http://bit.ly/1nmY5p3.

For questions contact Mark Plotz, Conference Director, at (424) 666-1912 or mark@bikewalk.org.

2015 LIKELY SET VMT RECORD
-> Last week, the Federal Highway Administration reported that, with the data from November now in, it looks pretty clear that 2015 was a record year for Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT). By the end of November, U.S. drivers had racked up about 2.88 trillion vehicle miles traveled; even if the December 2015 data show no gain from December 2014, which is unlikely, that would put the 2015 total over 3.1 trillion. As Secretary Foxx observed on his Facebook page last Friday, that's 2.88 trillion good reasons for America to get Beyond Traffic... http://bit.ly/1QCpr6o

TRAFFIC VOLUME TRENDS
-> Traffic Volume Trends is a monthly report based on hourly traffic count data reported by the States—the latest report is November 2015. These data are collected at approximately 4,000 continuous traffic counting locations nationwide and are used to estimate the percent change in traffic for the current month compared with the same month in the previous year. Estimates are re-adjusted annually to match the vehicle miles of travel from the Highway Performance Monitoring System and are continually updated with additional data. http://1.usa.gov/1k6iaJz

HOW THE FAST ACT IMPACTS COMPLETE STREETS
-> The FAST Act is the first federal transportation bill to ever include Complete Streets. Its Complete Streets provisions represent a great step forward in making streets across the country safer for everyone. Check out the National Complete Streets Coalition 2-page overview of the ways the FAST Act impacts Complete Streets, plus some helpful resources. http://bit.ly/1JCFQq8

EUROPEAN LESSONS FOR KEEPING CYCLISTS RIDING THRU WINTER
-> Umea, Sweden preserves a 24 percent bike commute share even with 130 snow days a year while Copenhagen sees just a slight mode-share decline in winter. The main factors influencing winter cycling rates are the strength of a city’s bike network (ideally made up of protected bike lanes) and how well it maintains this network during the cold and snowy months (ideally as a top priority). Linköping, Sweden has more than 60 miles of prioritized bike routes that get plowed if there’s one centimeter of snow. Copenhagen salts bike lanes before it snows then makes clearing them afterward a priority—even ahead of clearing the general roadways for car traffic. http://bit.ly/1Sim04J

SNEAK PEEK: NACTO TRANSIT GUIDE PROTECTED BIKE LANES
-> The new guide for transit-oriented streets that's due out this spring from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) draws on examples in North America to show how streets can fit walking, biking, driving and efficient mass transit all in harmony. See annotated illustrations: http://bit.ly/1RCFuSM

Developed over the past year through the work of a new peer network of city and transit agency experts, the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide empowers practitioners to design transit streets as linear public spaces. Sections highlight transit as the centerpiece of transformative street projects, integrating transit- walk- and bike-friendly design elements like boarding islands with best-practice strategies, and multi-door boarding and transit-friendly signals - that can speed up an entire system. http://bit.ly/1OYbBGP. Pre-order a copy: http://bit.ly/1Ka0spA

ACTIONS TO CREATE GREAT STREETS
-> Individuals, communities, and governments across the world are undertaking innovative efforts to create great streets that work as shared public spaces and play an important role in the social and economic fabric of the areas they serve. Here are several everyday sites that present an opportunity for creating Streets as Places:

  • The façade and edge of a building, when well-designed, can provide comfort, beauty, and interest for those experiencing a street.
  • Front yards of a house or building can offer sites for retail displays, outdoor dining, public art, socialization, and children’s play.
  • Sidewalks are a natural venue for street vending, performances, public art, wayfinding signage, and amenities that help create a comfortable, unique place for people...

http://bit.ly/1KEULe4

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ACTIVE TRAVEL & ENCOURAGEMENT POLICIES
-> A research review summarizes evidence on the health benefits and safety of active travel, and examines policies and programs that can help increase walking and biking rates. While there remains considerable uncertainty about the precise effects of specific measures on levels of walking or cycling, the evidence is strong to support the conclusion that in general such efforts are warranted in light of the substantial health benefits to be gained from increasing active travel. For active travel to contribute to public health, it is crucial to understand how it can be promoted in subgroups of the population least likely to engage in physical activity. This implies considering the equity distribution of policy, program, and infrastructure interventions to promote active travel. (Moving Toward Active Transportation: How Policies Can Encourage Walking and Bicycling: http://bit.ly/1QrFzp9)

MDS NOW PRESCRIBE WALKING TO BOOST HEALTH
-> Health data shows that as little as 30 minutes of walking a day cuts the incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease in half, lowers the likelihood of diabetes by 60 percent, limits colon cancer by 31 percent for women and reduces risk of dementia, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, glaucoma and catching a cold. This kind of evidence prompted US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to issue a call for Americans to walk more. "Physical activity – such as brisk walking – can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes," Murthy explains. "Even a small first effort can make a big difference in improving the personal health of an individual and the public health of the nation." http://bit.ly/1nOMvU2

THE HISTORY OF WALKING
-> Take a break to check out Susana Lay’s "The Importance of Taking a Walk: A History of Walking, from Philosophers to Everyday Strollers." Develop your understanding of the words peripatetic and flâneur. http://bit.ly/1PoCrXQ

[Editor’s Note: Add my favorite W. Somerset Maugham’s short story, "The Verger," to Lay’s list of literary walking references. Among other reasons to read it, the main character’s flâneur skills change his life and become an effective business expansion strategy: http://bit.ly/1hS3wS5]


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

SURVEY IDENTIFIES MAYORS’ BIKING INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES
-> Among the key findings in the recently released "2015 Menino Survey of Mayors" (http://bit.ly/1nxr8Xu), Mayors cited the need to fix crumbling roads, grow mass transit, and repair water infrastructure, as well as a desire to improve pedestrian and bike infrastructure: "Mayors express strong support for improved accessibility for cyclists even if it means sacrificing parking or driving lanes, in addition to naming bike infrastructure as key funding priority. More than 70% of mayors supported the tradeoff favoring improved bike accessibility in their city, even if it comes at the expense of parking and driving lanes. Democratic and Republican mayors differ in their level of support for street designs that favor cyclists over drivers, with 44% of Republican mayors and 81% of Democratic ones endorsing improved bike accessibility. http://bit.ly/1PRXlza

PIONEERING VISION ZERO FOCUS CITIES
-> Ten U.S. cities announced plans to step up efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users by joining the new Vision Zero Focus Cities program, launched by the Vision Zero Network: Austin; Boston; Chicago; Fort Lauderdale; Los Angeles; New York City; Portland, OR; San Francisco; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.

The Vision Zero Network will facilitate cooperation among the Focus Cities, including peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and strategies, sharing data, and regular communication to not only advance the cities’ individual efforts but also advance the state of the practice of traffic safety in cities across the nation. http://bit.ly/1nOtfWF

KING COUNTY, WA SOCIAL MARKETING NETS LESS SEATTLE-AREA DRIVING
-> King County In Motion has earned Tools of Change Landmark Designation (http://bit.ly/1EV3HM5). Since creating In Motion in 2004, King County Metro Transit has applied a growing toolkit of community-based social marketing techniques to persuade nearly 20,000 Seattle area travelers to drive less. In Motion employs motivational messaging, commitments, rewards, engaging materials and norming tailored to the target community. Participants pledge to shift two drive-alone trips per week to transit, ridesharing, biking or walking. The program has been called into action during or in anticipation of major construction, transit restructures or new tolls. In Motion program managers will provide more details during a webinar on February 24, 2016: http://bit.ly/1Tp5dvr

[Each issue of CenterLines adds recently announced webinars and adds events from previous issues to our extensive online calendar. Search http://bit.ly/centerlines for webinars, webcasts, seminars, conferences, training and events in the bicycle, pedestrian, or livable community fields. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner.]

BELLINGHAM, WA NEW ONLINE BIKE MAP
-> Check out the City of Bellingham’s new online Bike Map. On the recommended network map ("City of Bellingham Bicycle Master Plan" tab), click on a network segment to identify the street/trail, recommended/existing facility type, vehicle presence, and whether parking removal is required. http://arcg.is/1SJsCdF

CINCINNATI, OH: 42-MILE CINCINNATI CONNECTS URBAN LOOP TRAIL
-> The 42-mile Cincinnati Connects Urban Loop Trail will pass through at least 32 neighborhoods and create two smaller loops within its major loop. http://bit.ly/1Qrl8c7. See the full report: http://bit.ly/1SiugBC, and map: http://bit.ly/1Siu2dE

BIKE SHARE EXPANDS IN BERKELEY, CA
-> Bay Area Bike Share began in 2013 with 70 stations and 700 bikes spread across San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose. After a two-year pilot, Motivate –which operates the program in a partnership with transportation authorities and Bay Area cities –entered into an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to increase the number of bikes to 7,000 and expand into Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville. On January 19 the Berkeley City Council approved a five-year bike share program. Over the next two years, Berkeley will receive 400 bikes and 37 stations. The annual bike share pass will be $15 per month or $149 per year and includes unlimited 30-minute trips. Reduced bike passes are also available for low-income residents at $5 a month. http://bit.ly/1PQrZc6

ADAPTIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS IN BROWARD COUNTY, FL
-> Watch as volunteer trail builders and users celebrate the opening of the first adaptive mountain bike trails in Broward County, FL’s Markham Park last year. Trail builders created signs with orange triangles to indicate trails wide enough for adaptive bicycles. http://bit.ly/1OYfsDG


THE RESEARCH BEAT

TRB NONMOTORIZED RESEARCH LIST
-> Check out TRB’s Cooperative Research Program’s Report to the AASHTO Technical Committee on Nonmotorized Transportation listing dozens of recent publications and ongoing nonmotoried-related research: http://bit.ly/1Tnk4Zx

EVIDENCE BIKE/PED FACILITIES HAVE MEASURABLE IMPACTS
-> A new report on a study by the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), provides empirical evidence that constructing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, particularly those that fill a critical link in non-motorized transportation network, will result in measurable positive impacts. (Behavioral Effects of Completing a Critical Link in the American Tobacco Trail: A Look at Impacts on Health, Transportation, and the Economy: http://bit.ly/1NzopS4, see summary: http://bit.ly/1OXZ7Pt) The construction of the bridge over Interstate 40 and corresponding paved connections joined the two unconnected trail segments forming a continuous 22-mile shared use path corridor. Data collected before and after the addition of the bridge segment were compared to determine changes. The researchers found that use of the trail increased 133% and additional $3.7 million is spent annually on goods and services by those using the trail. The research also portrayed exceptional gains in the amount of physical activity and economic impact measured by people using the trail, occurring just three short months after the opening of the bridge. http://bit.ly/1nmPgLW

URBAN SPRAWL AS A FATALITY RISK FACTOR
-> A decade ago, compactness–sprawl indexes were developed for metropolitan areas and counties. In the current study, the original county index was updated and revised. These indexes were validated against county commuting data and related to county traffic fatality rates through multilevel modeling. When covariates were controlled for, sprawl was found to be associated with significantly higher traffic fatality rates and significantly higher pedestrian fatality rates when adjusted for exposure. Recognition of this relationship is important because it adds traffic safety to other health risks associated with urban sprawl in the literature. (Urban Sprawl as a Risk Factor in Motor Vehicle Occupant and Pedestrian Fatalities Update and Refinement: http://bit.ly/1SapWGm)

BARRIERS TO WALKING TO TRANSIT
-> A recent study in Chicago identified contributing factors that reduced people’s propensity to walk and take transit: access time, safety from crime, and sidewalk availability were important factors that influenced people’s choice to walk to transit. In addition to suburban areas that were not well suited for walking to transit, the results identified areas that were well served by transit but had other barriers that inhibited walking access to transit. (Walking Access to Transit Stations: Evaluating Barriers with Stated Preference: http://bit.ly/1PoOQew)

BUILT & SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ON KIDS WALKING
-> A recent Canadian study examined how social and environmental barriers related to the mode of travel and children’s independent mobility. Distance was related to the mode of travel: students who lived farther from school were less likely to walk. Children who lived in a residential development constructed before 1960 were more likely to walk to school; this finding suggested that certain features within these older neighborhoods promoted walking. The density of intersections was related to walking, but living in an area with a higher population density discouraged unescorted walking to school. Finally, the age of the child influenced the odds of walking independently, but the relationship varied by environment. Children were able to undertake independent travel at a younger age when living in an older neighborhood. (School Travel: How the Built and Social Environment Relate to Children’s Walking and Independent Mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Ontario, Canada: http://bit.ly/1OOMPev)

SAFE ROUTES TO TRANSIT PROGRAM EVALUATION
-> The "Evaluation of the Safe Routes to Transit Program in California" reports on enhancements to increase walking and cycling to regional transit stations and how they influenced travel choices, behavior, and perceptions of safety and local air quality. Data from the treatment and control stations suggested that the streetscape and roadway improvements made through the SR2T program positively influenced the propensity to walk, bicycle, and take the bus to transit stations; and pedestrians and bicyclists were overrepresented in those who stopped en route to transit for food and drink. http://bit.ly/1VqdDDv

BIKE SHARING AFFECTS ON PUBLIC TRANSIT
-> A recent study examined the impact of the Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) program on Metrorail’s ridership in Washington, D.C. When CaBi trips were mapped, it was observed that Metrorail stations had been important origins and destinations for CaBi trips. Six of seven CaBi stations producing more than 500 trips were located close to Metrorail stations. This study found that public transit ridership was positively associated with CaBi ridership at the station level. A 10% increase in annual CaBi ridership contributed to a 2.8% increase in average daily Metrorail ridership. (Bicycle Sharing and Public Transit: Does Capital Bikeshare Affect Metrorail Ridership in Washington, D.C.?: http://bit.ly/1SiTf7T)

TRAIN RIDERS’ BIKE ACCESS INCREASES BIKE-RAIL USERS & SHIFTS MODES
-> To increase the number of train riders, the Dutch implemented a system that offered commuters access to bicycles for travel from the train station to their final destination. As a result train users were willing to trade a trip by vehicle for a train–bike trip and there was an increase in bicycle–transit users. (Case Study of Transit–Bicycle Integration Openbaar Vervoerfiets (Public Transport–Bike) (OVFiets): http://bit.ly/1JWT5BE


QUOTES R US

"For too long, communities have accepted traffic fatalities and injuries as normal. The Vision Zero Focus Cities are standing up to challenge ‘business as usual’ and to show cities around the world that these tragedies are unacceptable and preventable."
—Leah Shahum, Director of the Vision Zero Network announcing 10 pioneer cities joining the new Vision Zero Focus Cities program http://bit.ly/1nOtfWF

[See Regional section for details]

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Google recently launched a new virtual reality tour of Buckingham Palace via 360-degree photos. http://bit.ly/1PiMemN

EXPLORE SALVADOR DALÍ PAINTING VIA VIRTUAL REALITY
In an exhibition open through June, The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL (http://bit.ly/1PRvgbl) uses virtual reality to bring Salvador Dalí’s 1935 painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's "Angelus" to life. Visitors use virtual reality to move around inside and explore the elements in the painting. http://bit.ly/1JnnmJX


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 "Community Participation in Health Impact Assessments: A National Evaluation"
Date: January 28, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Human Impact Partners
Details: http://bit.ly/1Pjf1HT, free

Webinar "Planning for Facility Maintenance and Management Costs"
Date: February 17, 2016, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/1Zkqbx9, $50/site members, $85/site non-members

Webinar "Understanding the Funding Process"
Date: March 16, 2016, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/20r4det, $50/site members, $85/site non-members


RESOURCES

WINTER WALKING & BIKING TIPS

[Canadians and Vermonters note the limits of even having the right clothes: they consider below -25º C (-13º F) too cold for walking...]

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN HIAS: A NATIONAL EVALUATION
-> The first of its kind study describes the impact of community participation on civic agency – a community’s capacity to act in its own self-interest – and the success of an HIA, along with how well the field of HIA is doing at encouraging community participation. The evaluation intends to inform the work of HIA practitioners, and is relevant to researchers and organizations intending to authentically engage community members in addressing policy, program, or planning solutions. http://bit.ly/1ZSBDQQ

[See Webinar section for January 28 webinar on this topic.]

DETAILED MAP OF HOW LONDONERS COMMUTE
-> A researcher for the Consumer Data Research Centre in London used data from the U.K.’s 2011 national census to provide an almost street-by-street breakdown of where Londoners ride, drive, bike, or walk to work. http://bit.ly/1Upv0nK

ARLINGTON, VA BICYCLE PARKING STANDARDS 2016 UPDATE
-> This updated guide gives architects, property managers, construction professionals, County staff and others involved in special exemption projects within Arlington County the knowledge to design, install and maintain adequate bicycle parking facilities. (Arlington Virginia Bicycle Parking Standards 2016 Update: http://bit.ly/1PANihq)

SAFE ROUTES LEARNING CENTER
-> The 2016 Safe Routes Learning Center through its Workshop and Training Catalog offers more than 40 workshops and training covering topics including Safe Routes to School, shared use, active transportation, transportation finance, and community engagement. http://bit.ly/1NA4ulS

SAMPLE TRAIL SPEED LIMIT SIGNS
-> Speed limit signs on trails remind bicyclists to limit their speed, especially when passing other trail users. The signs can range from a standard highway speed limit sign to stencils on walls and trail pavement, and make it possible for law enforcement personnel to enforce trail safety on multi-use trails. http://bit.ly/1SJgtp5. See examples: http://bit.ly/1KEd2s8

HOW MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING COMMUTING
-> Check out the dynamic infographic: Next-Gen Workforce: How Millennials are Changing Commuting in America: http://bit.ly/1OEkiWv


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> 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 Proposals - Idaho Walk Bike Summit, May 12-13, 2016, Boise, ID.
Deadline: January 29, 2016, by 4:00 pm MT, http://bit.ly/2000XX6

-> 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 PROPOSALS - Youth Bike Summit, May 27-29, 2016, St. Paul, MN.
Deadline: February 12, 2016, http://bit.ly/1SisW1v

-> 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

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - The 9th Making Cities Liveable Conference, June 27-28, 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
Deadline: February 29, 2016, http://bit.ly/1ShOKf5

-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - RECx Partners Outdoors 2016, June 1, 2016, Washington, DC.
Deadline: March 15, 2016, http://bit.ly/1SaKP4h

-> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - American Recreation Coalition Great Outdoors Month Video Competition
Deadline: April 23, 2016, http://bit.ly/1lRLw3M

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 29, 2016 - Broward County Safe Streets Summit, Deerfield Beach, FL.
http://bit.ly/20rOFXR
-> April 6-8, 2016 - California Trails & Greenways Conference, Riverside, CA.
http://bit.ly/K7ovr9
-> April 14-16, 2016 - Georgia Trail Summit, Carrollton, GA.
http://bit.ly/1Sa3Rrx
-> April 15-17, 2016 - 2016 Building Healthy Communities Statewide Convening, Los Angeles, CA.
http://bit.ly/1Nzvou5
-> May 27-29, 2016 - Youth Bike Summit, St. Paul, MN.
http://bit.ly/1JDElIi
-> November 16-20, 2016 - International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit, Bentonville, AR.
http://bit.ly/203CNyo


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 GRANT APPLICATIONS - ACTIVE PLACES DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS IN MN
Active Places demonstration projects are temporary, low-cost projects that aim to build momentum for future, long-term changes within a community. They must contribute to a long-term goal of making a community more amenable to walking, biking or other forms of physical activity. Active Places demonstration projects could include popup parks, temporary "bumpouts" at busy intersections and temporary plaza/gathering spaces. Funding will be provided only to Minnesota-based organizations.
Deadline: March 4, 2016 by 1:00 pm CT, http://bit.ly/138W45I

-> RFP FOR SPEAKERS - APBP MONTHLY WEBINAR SERIES
Since 2008, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals has presented monthly webinars on bicycle and pedestrian topics and issues. These one-hour sessions reach a wide audience of agency staff, consultants and advocates to help build and strengthen teams while delivering expertise for active transportation. APBP invites proposals for topics scheduled in the 2016 monthly series, as well as for unscheduled topics.
Deadline: Proposals reviewed on a rolling basis, http://bit.ly/1PiNAOk

-> CALL FOR PRESENTERS - AMERICAN TRAILS WEBINAR SERIES
American Trails seeks presenters for its 2016 Advancing Trails Webinar Series. They are looking for great success stories and lessons to share from them as well as topic experts.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/1OY12DC

-> SUMMER STUDENT INTERNSHIP, SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY, CA.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is looking for undergraduate and graduate student interns who are interested in transportation planning and engineering.
Deadline: February 10, 2016, http://bit.ly/1PAq0IL

-> SCHOLARSHIP & INTERNSHIP - IBPI, PORTLAND, OR
IBPI (Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation at Portland State University) is awarding a $2,500 scholarship and paid internship to a student who is highly motivated to focus their studies at Portland State University on bicycling and walking as mainstream forms of transportation. The successful applicant will be seeking to better understand how communities integrate bicycling and walking through their planning and design processes. The student also will receive a paid internship at Alta Planning + Design to obtain hands-on experience in the field.
Deadline: February 26, 2016 by 4:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/1RMOvJ7

-> JOB - DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH & EDUCATION, RALEIGH, NC.
The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University is seeking an innovative and progressive leader to serve as Director. The Director will formulate and guide the strategic direction of the Institute and is responsible for all aspects of the Institute’s operation, including the administration of ITRE’s research and education programs. The successful candidate will be nationally recognized as a leader in transportation research and exhibit in-depth knowledge of emerging research needs, have a strong track record of developing and implementing innovative research and education programs, and have experience building partnerships with government and industry stakeholders.
Deadline: Application review begins January 25, position open until filled—position begins August 2016, http://bit.ly/1ZS37Ge

-> JOB - BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN PROGRAM SPECIALIST (SRTS COORDINATOR), WASHINGTON, DC.
This position with the District Department of Transportation; Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration plans, designs and implements programs and projects to make it easier for children walk and bike to school in the District of Columbia. Duties include managing sustainable transportation studies, plans, and projects; reviewing transportation and real estate development projects; and overseeing the planning, design, construction, implementation and maintenance of bicycle, pedestrian, and other transportation facilities supporting sustainable transportation near schools.
Deadline: January 28, 2016, http://1.usa.gov/1NzFhrM

-> JOB - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL ORGANIZER, PORTLAND, OR.
The Bureau of Transportation seeks to hire a Safe Routes to School Organizer within the bureau's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. This position will work in schools throughout Portland with parents, students, school staff, and partner organizations to develop and implement encouragement activities, education programs, and events that promote safe, active transportation to school.
Deadline: February 1, 2016, by 4:30 pm PT, http://bit.ly/1UpxDpC

-> JOB - PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, NACTO, NEW YORK, NY
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), a non-profit association representing large cities on transportation issues of local and national importance, seeks a Program Associate with a degree in the field of city planning, sustainable transportation, architecture, urban design, or public policy. The Program Associate will liaise with a network of visionary transportation practitioners and leaders on pressing issues in the field, such as Vision Zero, bicycle infrastructure, public transit, technological advances such as e-hailing and self-driving vehicles, and local transportation policy. The Program Associate will also play a major role in developing and coordinating the leading national transportation conference, Designing Cities.
Deadline: February 7, 2016, http://bit.ly/1nn1aFt

-> JOB - BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR, JACKSONVILLE, FL
This professional urban planning, coordinating and regulatory work includes data collection, analysis, studying infrastructure, and developing and implementing policies. The work includes coordinating with the Traffic Engineering Division regarding bicycle and pedestrian use of right-of-ways; and with the Planning and Development Department on the implementation and ongoing review of the Mobility Plan, managing short and long term bicycle/pedestrian issues to address and improve the transportation system.
Deadline: February 12, 2016 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/1SJj2aL

-> JOB - BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PROGRAM SPECIALIST, TRANSOPTIONS, CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ
The successful candidate will assist in the delivery of bike and pedestrian safety programs through TransOptions' Bike Right and Safe Routes to School efforts. The candidate will work closely with the Safe Routes to School Coordinator to develop and deliver a variety of programs related to safe bicycling and walking.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/1lQKG7C

-> JOB - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT MANAGER, RIDEWISE, BRIDGEWATER, NJ.
RideWise, a non-profit agency located in Bridgewater, NJ that promotes the use of sustainable travel alternatives is seeking a full-time Safe Routes to School Project Manager to plan and implement projects and activities that improve bicycle/pedestrian access and safety for school-age students.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/1OY6Lcy

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

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