#405 Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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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.
----- Registration Opens for PWPBPP 2016!
----- New Safety Performance Measures & Accountability
----- European Tool Identifies Bike Funding Options
----- Are American Fire Trucks too Big?
----- Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act
----- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: Happy 30th Birthday. Bravo!
----- Taipei, Taiwan: Infrastructure & Programs Spur Bike Use
----- Odense, Denmark 5-Yrs Olds Bike to School on Their Own
----- Thailand Adopts Standards for Bikeway Design & Construction
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Plan to Nominate Your City for a Mayors’ Challenge Award
----- Raleigh, NC Guide to Accommodating Peds in Work Zones
----- Los Angeles, CA: Mobility Management
----- Philadelphia, PA: Reaching the Poor w/ Bike Share
----- MN Mayoral Active Transportation Caucus
----- Orange County, CA $20M Call for Bike & Ped Projects
----- Seattle, WA: Bike Batman Returns Stolen Bikes
----- Case Studies: Integrating Health into Corridor Planning
----- Communicating Bikes Belong in Travel Lane Center
----- Research: Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety
----- Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit
----- Replace Traffic Lights w/ Slot-Based Systems
----- Crime Stat Impact on Mode Choice
----- Ped Traffic Flow & People w/ Impairments
----- Over Supply of Parking in Mixed-Use US Districts
----- Health Impacts of Active Transportation in Europe
----- 2016 TRB Annual Meeting Papers Now Available Online
----- Speed Reduction Treatments for High-speed Environments
----- Before-and-After Pro-Ped City Block Transformation Photos
----- National Transit Map
- The National Scene
- Regional Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Webinars and Seminars
- Share What You Know
- Jobs, Grants & RFPs
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
REGISTRATION OPENS FOR PWPBPP 2016!
-> Join us in Vancouver BC, September 12-15, for North America's largest conference on walking, biking and placemaking: Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place 2016. During the 3.5 day conference you can choose from over 100 presentations, poster displays and mobile workshops related to Mobility, Governance, Health and Resilience. Look for sessions on tactical urbanism, Safe Routes to School, low stress networks, innovative public engagement, bike share, affordable housing, travel demand management, and, of course, all things walk, bike and place-related.
Full conference registration rates are: Presenters ($530 USD); members of APBP or Alliance for Biking and Walking ($560 USD); and Conference Delegates ($635 USD). See our registration page https://center.uoregon.edu/NCBW/2016/registration/ for additional options. The Early Registration discount ends Friday, May 20 at 8 pm Eastern Time.
Program announcements are just around the corner. We had an overwhelming response to our Call for Proposals, and we are nearing the end of the scoring and selection process. For the latest news about the conference follow us on Twitter @WalkBikePlaces. Check our new conference blog often https://medium.com/@WalkBikePlaces for more details.
We will see you in Vancouver!
[Check out the Susie Stephens Scholarships for emerging advocate leaders to attend Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place. The Alliance for Biking and Walking will award 5 full registration scholarships. Deadline: March 28, 2016, noon ET, http://bit.ly/1WH9qMF]
NEW SAFETY PERFORMANCE MEASURES & ACCOUNTABILITY
-> FHWA published new safety performance measures as part of its national safety program (http://1.usa.gov/1RxHAOi), calling for state and regional targets to help reduce highway deaths and injuries, including for the first time, those among people walking and bicycling. The new regulations call for improved data on roadway features and a consistent definition of serious injuries. States and regional targets and progress will be available through a public reporting system and will be aggregated at the national level. State departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations will be required to use the information in their investment programming and will be accountable to achieving annual their targets. http://1.usa.gov/1WHxwa0
EUROPEAN TOOL IDENTIFIES BIKE FUNDING OPTIONS
-> The European Cycling Federation launched its new EU Funds Monitoring Observatory. This tool provides an overview and analysis of more than 200 programming documents to estimate how much could potentially be spent on cycling related projects. ECF estimates between 1,325 and 2,041billion Euros (US$1,484.66 - 2,286.94 billion) are available for cycling-related projects between 2014-2020. The Observatory can help people find opportunities for using EU funds to invest in cycling related-projects in their region, and allows them to search all relevant EU programs and identify where funds are available. http://bit.ly/1o5FAWe
ARE AMERICAN FIRE TRUCKS TOO BIG?
-> As fire apparatus has become super-sized in the United States it has also has become more expensive. The average price of a Type I engine costs $400,000 to $600,000 and a 100-foot aerial ladder is over $1 million. With traffic congestion and rush-hour gridlock plaguing many of large metropolitan areas and winding streets littered with parked cars common in suburbia, there is now another aspect for public discussion regarding super-sized fire apparatus: how wide should the streets be in our cities? Do we need big and expensive trucks on the road for mostly medical calls and car wrecks? Fire apparatus used in Western Europe are highly maneuverable on the narrow, winding streets, and have a much smaller apparatus footprint than American rigs. Fire departments in Europe and Asia are using smaller rapid response vehicles as primary tools in their urban firefighting deployment strategies. http://bit.ly/1LxFbHv
PERSONAL HEALTH INVESTMENT TODAY (PHIT) ACT
-> The Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act (http://1.usa.gov/1py1WR7) now before Congress would allow individuals or families to use pre-tax dollars for physical fitness activities and equipment such as bicycles, confident cycling and other classes as well as school sports fees and gym memberships with dollars from pre-tax accounts like flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). This could help families who put money into an HSA and then don't need it for health care - use it for preventative care like fitness. http://bit.ly/1MlrD1H
RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY: HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY. BRAVO!
-> Concerned about the potential permanent loss of the country’s rail corridors, the U.S. Congress amended the National Trails System Act in 1983 to create “railbanking,” a process by which inactive corridors could be preserved for future rail use through their transformation into trails. A year later, a group of conservation and outdoor professionals, biking and walking advocates, and railroad history buffs started meeting in Washington, D.C., to explore ways mobilize the rail-trail movement. In the three decades since, the U.S. rail-trail movement has grown from 250 miles of known rail-trails to more than 22,000 miles of completed projects and 8,000 miles of projects in progress. Read about Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s remarkable history: http://bit.ly/21GBXmJ
TAIPEI, TAIWAN: INFRASTRUCTURE & PROGRAMS SPUR BIKE USE
-> In Taipei, the capital of Taiwan – an island once known as “the Bicycle Kingdom” – authorities have legalized bicycling on 240 miles of city center sidewalks. Taipei is also tripling its network of cycle lanes to cover 120 miles over the next three years – although these too are strips of painted sidewalk taken from pedestrians. “There are too many scooters and motorbikes at the moment and it is too dangerous to ride on the road with them, so the pavement is safer for cyclists.” Six or seven years ago few cyclists were seen in the city, now around 5% of journeys are taken by bike. The YouBike bike share program has grown to 7,000 bikes and plans to nearly double by 2018. Each bike is used an average of 8.6 times a day – the highest turnover rate in the world. http://bit.ly/1RjpIK6
ODENSE, DENMARK 5-YRS OLDS BIKE TO SCHOOL ON THEIR OWN
-> In the city of Odense, Denmark, population around 200,000 people, four out of five children bike, walk, or skateboard to school. Odense has pushed hard to encourage cycling and built a network that makes it safe to ride. They have 545 kilometers of separated cycle paths, 1,000 kilometers of streets. http://bit.ly/21lo8tR
THAILAND ADOPTS STANDARDS FOR BIKEWAY DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
-> In January the Thai government officially approved its "Standards for Bikeway Design and Construction in Thailand 2016" (http://bit.ly/1RyBO5r). All governmental agencies will have to refer to these Standards for the implementation of bikeways in the country and allocate funds to implement measures to promote and support cycling. These standards were developed from the AASHTO bikeway standards and the MUTCD. http://bit.ly/1PqFDly
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
PLAN TO NOMINATE YOUR CITY FOR A MAYORS’ CHALLENGE AWARD
-> In January of last year, US DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx issued a challenge to elected officials to make America’s streets safer for people walking and biking. Since then, 243 cities and other local jurisdictions have signed up to the Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets (http://1.usa.gov/1RyYSkr), with more signing up all the time. He has now announced a call for self-nominations for the Mayors’ Challenge Awards to highlight the great work cities are doing, and stimulate further action on improving bicycle and pedestrian safety (http://1.usa.gov/1WHWS7G).
US DOT will consider awards for work relating to the seven Challenge Activities, as well as for Ladders of Opportunity, and for active engagement in Challenge events. Applications will open June 1 and be due by July, 15, 2016. http://1.usa.gov/1UMqula
RALEIGH, NC GUIDE TO ACCOMMODATING PEDS IN WORK ZONES
-> The city of Raleigh, NC, has developed a 36-page guidebook to help developers and construction crews comply with regulations and best practices for accommodating pedestrians in work zones. (Making Great Strides: A Guide to Accommodating Pedestrians in Active Work Zones: http://bit.ly/1o61SqO) The guide is a compilation of best practices for pedestrian accommodations in work zones. It translates the technical "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices" (MUTCD) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to real world applications for engineers, contractors, and citizens. It also lays out the planning and approval process, provides design examples and resources, and provides examples for the safety and convenience of pedestrians. http://bit.ly/25lTcON
LOS ANGELES, CA: MOBILITY MANAGEMENT
-> Forward-focused urban transportation departments are shifting their attention to "mobility management," a modern approach that takes advantage of improvements in transportation technology and the explosion of available data. Managing mobility deals with the reality of how people move through urban space. Los Angeles has partnered with Google's Waze, to extract data on where people using the popular navigation app are encountering congestion. GeoHub, the city's new geospatial data visualization platform showcases several traffic projects. One of these, the "High Injury Network" (http://bit.ly/22vzDoc), uses data from the city's police and technology departments and maps the city's pedestrian and cyclist fatalities related to traffic events to identify risk factors and potential prevention strategies. http://bit.ly/1RyUvWL
PHILADELPHIA, PA: REACHING THE POOR W/ BIKE SHARE
-> Philadelphia, PA’s Indego bike-share program, launched last year, and was designed for accessibility in underserved communities. Report after report has shown that the demographics of users do not reflect the cities overall. Members are disproportionately white and affluent. Unlike bike-share programs in other cities, Indego offered a cash payment option and placed stations in low-income neighborhoods. http://bit.ly/1RjUIcZ
MN MAYORAL ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CAUCUS
-> The Minnesota Mayoral Active Transportation Caucus highlights the importance of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure to the communities of Minnesota. The Caucus consists of Greater Minnesota and suburban-based mayors who understand the need for and importance of investing in quality pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. It will serve as a resource for legislators from both political parties who represent constituencies throughout Minnesota. This Caucus is organized in part by the Minnesota Safe Routes to School Coalition, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, and the Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition. http://bit.ly/1R628OG
ORANGE COUNTY, CA $20M CALL FOR BIKE & PED PROJECTS
-> The Orange County Transportation Authority has launched its latest effort to steer the region away from car dependency: a call for bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly projects. Up to $20 million in grants will be awarded through a competitive process to cities that apply to build bikeways and pedestrian paths. Each project is eligible for up to $3 million. The transit agency’s board awarded $10 million total to 28 projects in 2012 and 2014. Funding comes from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program for transit projects that help meet the Clean Air Act requirements.
Submissions must be received by 4pm PT, May 9, 2016. For more details see http://bit.ly/1RjQWhq. http://bit.ly/1PqyxNQ
SEATTLE, WA: BIKE BATMAN RETURNS STOLEN BIKES
-> For the past year, Bike Batman has waged a one-man battle against bike theft in Seattle. The unidentified cyclist has become a hero by returning 22 bicycles to their rightful owners, and in at least a dozen cases, the police also have arrested the alleged culprit. Like his namesake, Bike Batman lives a double life. By day, he is a married engineer in his 30s. In his free time, however, he is precisely what this city of fixies and fast-fingered thieves so desperately needs. http://wapo.st/1Rmw9cg
THE RESEARCH BEAT
CASE STUDIES: INTEGRATING HEALTH INTO CORRIDOR PLANNING
-> Five transportation agencies across the country tested the "Framework for Better Integrating Health into Transportation Corridor Planning" (a step-by-step tool to incorporate health into corridor planning processes: http://1.usa.gov/1LFVNN7) in a corridor study. Case studies of their experiences highlight how each applied the Framework to incorporate health into their corridor planning processes, and the resulting outcomes. The Akron Metro Regional Transit Authority tested the Framework based largely on the surrounding community of low income, minority, and elderly residents. The outcome was better pedestrian connectivity and an interest in consolidating the paratransit and fixed-route service. The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority’s Bus Rapid Transit and bicycle and pedestrian study focused on needs and interests in a corridor with three major hospitals and Oklahoma City University, along with a mix of employment and housing types. http://1.usa.gov/1MlyIzw
COMMUNICATING BIKES BELONG IN TRAVEL LANE CENTER
-> A recent study ("Bicycles May Use Full Lane" Signage Communicates U.S. Roadway Rules and Increases Perception of Safety: http://bit.ly/1RxE4DN) examined how well three U.S. traffic control devices communicate that bicyclists are permitted in the center of the travel lane and do not have to "get out of the way" to allow motorists to pass without changing lanes: "Bicycles May Use Full Lane" signage, "Share the Road" signage, and Shared Lane Markings, or "sharrows," painted on the pavement. The study included a web-based survey that recruited responses via Twitter and each traffic control device was compared to an unsigned roadway. In addition, survey respondents were asked whether it was safe for a bicyclist to occupy the center of the travel lane. The survey results suggest that transportation agencies consider replacing "Share the Road" with "Bicycles May Use Full Lane" signage, possibly combined with Shared Lane Markings. http://1.usa.gov/21Gzcll.
RESEARCH: BIKESHARING AND BICYCLE SAFETY
-> When bike sharing first began, many commentators and critics expressed concern that shared bicycle systems would lead to high crash and injury rates. Yet the injury and overall crash rate for bike share use has been extremely low. The researchers at the Mineta Transportation Institute examined why this is so. (Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety: http://bit.ly/22EBGTH) Experts and focus group participants independently pointed to bikesharing rider behavior and bikesharing bicycle design as possible factors. Data analysis also explored whether there was evidence of a "safety in numbers benefit" that resulted from bikesharing activity. http://bit.ly/1RjvTOu
SHARED MOBILITY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBLIC TRANSIT
-> A recent American Public Transportation Association research analysis report examined the relationship of public transportation to bikesharing, carsharing, and ridesourcing services provided by different companies in 7 US cities. They found "Supersharers"—people who routinely use several shared modes, such as bikesharing, carsharing, and ridesourcing—save the most money and own half as many cars as people who use public transit alone. "Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit" http://bit.ly/1RyApM0
REPLACE TRAFFIC LIGHTS W/ SLOT-BASED SYSTEMS
-> Some urban planners and scientists say the stoplight is nearing the end of its useful life as urban infrastructure. A team from MIT published a study examining getting rid of stoplights completely. (Revisiting Street Intersections Using Slot-based Systems: http://bit.ly/1q1mlOU) The paper proposes something called a "slot-based" intersection, or SI, where cars and infrastructure communicate through an algorithm that choreographs vehicle platoons through an intersection. The basic idea is that vehicles in a system are grouped into batches, and the speed of their movement is carefully controlled to move them more efficiently through a space. http://bit.ly/1RfnjkR
CRIME STATS IMPACT ON MODE CHOICE
-> A recent study explored individual travel behavior by using discrete choice models applied to reported home-based work trips. Results suggest that both walk score and the crime index at the destination can be considered meaningful predictors of individuals’ mode usage. The crime index at origin, however, does not show a significant and meaningful effect. "Impact of Crime Statistics on Travel Mode Choice: Case Study of the City of Chicago, Illinois" http://bit.ly/1py5wdZ
PED TRAFFIC FLOW & PEOPLE W/ IMPAIRMENTS
-> A recently published study investigated characteristics of heterogeneous pedestrian streams involving individuals with visual and mobility impairments in various walking environments, and analyzed the walking speeds of different pedestrian groups considering congestion. Speed analyses showed similarities and differences between the behaviors of pedestrian groups. Exploring traffic flow characteristics of a heterogeneous pedestrian stream in various walking facilities may improve the planning and design of such facilities. "Traffic Flow Characteristics of Heterogeneous Pedestrian Stream Involving Individuals with Disabilities" http://bit.ly/1ZqY69b
OVER SUPPLY OF PARKING IN MIXED-USE US DISTRICTS
-> A recent research study considered parking supply and usage in 27 mixed-use districts around the country. Sufficient parking supply would leave 15% of spaces open. Parking is oversupplied by 65% on average. Oversupply in places that have identified parking shortages averages 45%. That finding suggests that parking is often oversupplied to such an extent that it is nonbinding on travel decisions and has become unmoored from the typical relationship between supply and demand. Given the perception of shortage even where there is a documented oversupply suggests that better parking management rather than an increase in supply could be a more effective tool for mitigating perceived shortages. "Parking in Mixed-Use U.S. Districts Oversupplied No Matter How You Slice the Pie" http://bit.ly/22vbPko
HEALTH IMPACTS OF ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION IN EUROPE
-> A recent study assessed the potential health risks and benefits of promoting active transportation for commuting populations (age groups 16–64) in six European cities. Researchers conducted a health impact assessment using two scenarios: increased cycling and increased walking. All scenarios produced health benefits in the six cities. "Health Impacts of Active Transportation in Europe" http://bit.ly/1PqHA1h
2016 TRB ANNUAL MEETING PAPERS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
-> TRB Annual Meeting Online (AMOnline) portal includes thousands of papers, presentation slides, and posters from the 2011-2016 TRB Annual Meetings. The technical papers from the 2016 Annual Meeting just became available. http://bit.ly/1RjRPXs
QUOTES R US
"Our ultimate goal is to improve the economic and environmental health of Americans communities and the personal health of the people who live there. To achieve this, we will reconnect America with trails in the same way that railroads once connected people and places."
-Keith Laughlin, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy President, http://bit.ly/21GBXmJ
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
BIKE LOVERS’ ULTIMATE OFFICE
Check out SRAM’s ultimate office for bike lovers: an indoor track, desk-side bike racks, locker room, and more: http://bit.ly/1SRGBhj
BETA VERSION OF BLOCK’HOOD GAME RELEASED
The new "Block’hood" game envisions the player as more of a community-engaged city dweller or neighborhood association. Rather than just using piles of money to incentivize growth, players get different but vital resources to spend as they choose: money plus electricity, water, labor, beer, wheat, and vegetables, to name a few. They are urged to keep in mind that the city is a system, a complex and more-than-concrete living space, one that needs more than just the brute force of funds to exist. Because each player’s neighborhood is made up of a series of blocks, the game emphasizes the interconnectedness of a urban place: how the pollution created by the industry on one block, for example, can sicken people on even the most recycling-friendly, tree-lined street nearby. The game is meant to demonstrate how cities balance on a knife’s edge. http://bit.ly/1U6gHYM
Get inspired by women taking risks simply by riding bicycles in Afghanistan. http://bit.ly/1U7tg5R
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 "What the U.S. Can Learn from International Efforts to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety"
Date: March 24, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Hana Maier (Federal Highway Administration), Libby Thomas (UNC Highway Safety Research Center) & Conor Semler (Kittelson and Associates)
Host: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/1U7ZIoH, free
Webinar "Submitting a Great TIGER Grant Application"
Date: March 24, 2016, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Presenters: Beth Osborne (Transportation for America) & Michael Rodriguez (Smart Growth America)
Host: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/1RxM9s5, free
Webinar "Transportation Alternatives Program Performance Management Guidebook Webinar"
Date: March 31, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Details: http://1.usa.gov/22EzLOV, free, two-step registration process, participation limited
SPEED REDUCTION TREATMENTS FOR HIGH-SPEED ENVIRONMENTS
-> An Australian report examined the performance of different types of speed-reducing treatments (or combinations of treatments) in high-speed environments. The project also considered how desired speed can be aligned with a safe, anticipated operating speed with the goal of making high-speed roads more self-explanatory. Treatments reviewed included: treatments to support development of road hierarchies in line with the concept of self?explaining roads; perceptual countermeasures; transverse rumble strips; vehicle activated signs; gateway treatments; route-based curve treatments; wide median centerlines; and sight distance adjustments on intersection approaches. "Speed Reduction Treatments for High-speed Environments" http://bit.ly/1T5TFjg
BEFORE-AND-AFTER PRO-PED CITY BLOCK TRANSFORMATION PHOTOS
-> A remarkable new photo archive of urban transformations shows, making city streets more user-friendly doesn’t have to be complicated. The archive put together by Brazilian urban design collective Urb-i houses a collection of more than 350 before-and-after shots showing city blocks across the world that have been transformed by pro-pedestrian makeovers. http://bit.ly/1LXXB3S
NATIONAL TRANSIT MAP
-> A new U.S. DOT initiative will help pinpoint "transit deserts"—areas that lack sufficient services. Then, planners say, urban and suburban pockets with substandard train and bus service — or those lacking any transit — could be better connected to a city’s grid. This initiative provides an opportunity to map out where and how the transit service is compared to other things. The National Transit Map is a nationwide effort to cull data from transit agencies into a comprehensive feed for anyone to use. The first National Transit Map is due out this summer. http://wapo.st/1pwz0sG
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> Call for Speakers - Rail~Volution 2016, October 9-12, 2016, the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
Deadline: March 24, 2016, http://bit.ly/1KJrswL
-> CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS - 2016 AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations) Annual Conference, October 25-28, 2016, [Venue TBA]
Deadline: April 1, 2016, http://bit.ly/25ls9Dl
-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - 2016 International Open Streets Summit, August 18-21, 2016, 2016, Portland, OR.
Deadline: April 15, 2016 by 6 pm PT, http://bit.ly/1RjrDOM
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - A Workshop on Exploring Data and Metrics of Value at the Intersection of Health and Transportation, June 6-7, 2016, Washington, DC.
Deadline: April 17, 2016, http://bit.ly/1LQbyRs
-> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - American Recreation Coalition Great Outdoors Month Video Competition
Deadline: April 23, 2016, http://bit.ly/1lRLw3M
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - Journal of Case Studies in Transportation Policy Special Issue: Understanding Governance at the Nexus of Transportation and Environmental Health
Deadline: August 1, 2016, http://bit.ly/1PqQT17
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
-> April 11-15, 2016, Active Transportation & Safety Summit, Wichita, KS.
-> April 16, 2016, Opening Day for Trails!
-> May 10, 2016, NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) Pedestrian Safety Forum, Washington, DC.
http://1.usa.gov/1pHHrSJ & firstname.lastname@example.org
-> May 16, 2016, CA Transportation Equity Summit 2016, Sacramento, CA.
-> May 19, 2016, Michigan State University Bicycle Friendly America Conference, East Lansing, MI.
-> June 6-7, 2016, Exploring Data and Metrics of Value at the Intersection of Health Care and Transportation, Washington, DC.
-> June 6-7, 2016, PedsCount! 2016, Long Beach, CA.
-> August 18-21, 2016, 2016, International Open Streets Summit, Portland, OR.
-> October 25-28, 2016, 2016 AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations) Annual Conference, [Venue TBA]
-> November 10-12, 2016, International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) World Summit, Bentonville, AR.
JOBS, GRANTS, AND RFPS
Please limit job announcements to about 150-250 words and include a web link for the full description. This will reduce the editor's workload! Thanks! See previous issues of CenterLines for Jobs, Grants and RFPs that may still be current at http://bit.ly/ZHi0NE.
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - WALKING COLLEGE FELLOWS, AMERICA WALKS
The Walking College is an interactive, online educational program for walkable community advocates. This spring, 25 Walking College Fellowships will be awarded to community change agents working alone, in organizations, or in professions such as public health, planning, transportation, or education.
Deadline: April 15, 2016 by 8 pm ET, http://bit.ly/1RQJxIO
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is calling for applications in 4 leadership programs. Each program will provide a high-level curriculum as well as the opportunity to work with some of our nation’s best thinkers on solutions to real, complex problems and apply them in local communities. Participants will receive funding through stipends and grants. Across the four programs, they seek participants who represent diverse backgrounds, perspectives and specialties.
Deadline: April 19, 2016, http://bit.ly/1RjAMXz
-> JOB -TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS COORDINATOR (PUBLIC INFO REPRESENTATIVE 2), OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, CORVALLIS, OR.
This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and promoting Oregon State University’s Transportation Options (TO) program. Transportation Services provides a variety of programs and services that help students, faculty, staff and visitors use all available modes of travel to access the university and to academic and research mission. The Public Information Representative 2 – Transportation Options Coordinator will design, lead, and implement diverse activities aimed at reducing single occupancy vehicle trips and associated parking requirements by promoting use of options such as transit, carpool, bicycle, walking, car-share, and flextime work schedules.
Deadline: March 29, 2016, http://bit.ly/1UF4wlg
-> JOB - BICYCLE PROGRAM COORDINATOR, UC DAVIS, DAVIS, CA.
Under supervision of the Director, the Bicycle Program Coordinator maintains and encourages the popular and beneficial use of bicycles and walking as important transportation modes to, from, and on campus by providing the campus community with a safe, secure and efficient cycling and pedestrian environment in response to customer needs and expectations.
Deadline: April 4, 2016, http://bit.ly/1MlGitS
-> JOB - OUTREACH COORDINATOR, WALK SAN FRANCISCO (CA)
Walk San Francisco seeks an enthusiastic, experienced Outreach Coordinator to grow the impact of a small, dynamic organization. This is a great opportunity to have a real impact on San Francisco. Walk SF’s work promotes safe, green streets, active transportation, transportation equity, and better health for all.
Deadline: April 8, 2016, http://bit.ly/22vsMv4
-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, SANDAG, SAN DIEGO, CA
Long range plans for the San Diego region include increasing mobility, reducing greenhouse gases, and improving public health by making bicycling and walking viable options for everyday travel. The Active Transportation Planner will work with a broad cross-section of disciplines within SANDAG to coordinate projects, programs, and studies related to the development and implementation of active transportation projects identified in the Bike EAP and San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan.
Deadline: April 8, 2016 5pm PT, http://bit.ly/25l8uDv
-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAN FRANCISCO (CA) BICYCLE COALITION
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for implementing the strategic plan of the organization (sfbike.org/about) and reporting progress to the Board of Directors at its monthly meetings. The ED will work with staff, board members, community partners, government agencies, and an active membership to update our five-year strategic plan in 2016. The ED manages, develops, and empowers a staff of ~20 people to conduct effective bicycle advocacy. The ED is responsible for managing a $2 million budget and fundraising through cultivating individual donor and business partner relationships.
Deadline: April 15, 2016, http://bit.ly/1T60YaQ
-> JOB - ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, FHWA, WASHINGTON, DC.
The Associate Administrator for Infrastructure is responsible for overseeing the development and administration of national highway programs, technical and program assistance for improving highway infrastructure, and Federal highway program performance. The Associate Administrator (AA) for Infrastructure serves as the principal advisor to the FHWA Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and Executive Director on matters as they relate to FHWA program performance, the national highway system, pavements, bridges, and other engineering missions, strategic goals, program, and objectives.
Deadline: April 18, 2016, http://1.usa.gov/25lhyrY
-> JOB - ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR SAFETY, FHWA, WASHINGTON, DC.
The Associate Administrator (AA) for Safety leads and directs the delivery of FHWA’s annual $2.4 billion highway safety program to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on the Nation’s roadways. The Associate Administrator (AA) for Safety serves as the top advisor to the FHWA Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and Executive Director on all matters relating to improving safety on the Nation’s 4 million miles of public roads.
Deadline: April 19, 2016, http://1.usa.gov/1UEBS3S
-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMERICA WALKS, FROM YOUR HOME OFFICE
America Walks is seeking a dynamic Executive Director who is committed to making America a great place to walk and to guide America Walks to its next stage of development. The ideal candidate has an understanding of the growing walking movement and the importance of ensuring safe, walkable communities that support physical health, economic opportunities, and engaged citizens.
Deadline: April 22, 2016 by 5 pm ET, http://bit.ly/1MlHsWg
-> 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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