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#409 Wednesday, May 18, 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.

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----- Early Registration Deadline Friday (5/20) for PWPBPP 2016!
----- England: Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
----- European Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
----- Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning
----- Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Implementation Guidance
----- 2014 Motor Vehicle Crashes Down Except for People Walking
----- NTSB Holds First-Ever Ped Safety Forum
----- Germany & Ireland Consider 30km Speed Limits
----- India: Optical Illusions Slow Drivers Approaching Crosswalks
----- Italian Senate Passes ‘Road Murder’ Law
----- Sept. 21: European Day Without A Road Death Campaign
----- Calgary, Canada: Cycle Track Bike Counts Break Records
----- Vancouver, BC Residents Make More Walkable Neighborhoods
----- Calls for a U.S.-Mexico Border Bike Lane
----- Germany: New Car-Free Neighborhood Redesigns Suburbia
----- Respond to 2017 National Walking Summit Survey

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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----- Updated FDOT Highway Project Prioritization Process
----- Washington, DC: All 2nd Graders Learn to Ride in School
----- Chicago, IL: Divvy Bike Share Mobile Access Passes Via Phone App
----- New York City Considers Barnes Dance Ped Crossings
----- PennDOT: New Bike Route Mapping Tool
----- Chicago, IL: Future Leaders in Planning Program
----- Support & Celebrate Bicycle Friendly Businesses

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----- Technology Assistance for Visually-Impaired Ped
----- User-Based Road Fees & the Future of Road Pricing
----- Transit Performance Measures in California
----- Synergy of Bicycles and Public Transport: A Hybrid Mode
----- Planning for Bike Share Connectivity to Rail Transit
----- Walking & Cycling Benefits Outweigh Air Pollution Effects
----- More Ped Falls Net Hospital Trips than Motor Vehicle Collisions
----- Analysis of Global Obesity Studies

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----- Economic Impact Case Study Tool for Transit
----- New Principles for U.S. Transportation Program
----- Integrating Health into Transportation Decision Making
----- Clean Road Mapper: Picks Cyclists’ Best Air Quality Route
----- TCAT Book: Complete Street Transformations
----- Free Mapzen Multimodal Mapping & Other Tools
----- Ped Behaviors & Traffic Controls at Signalized Crosswalks
----- Traffic Safety Facts: Speeding
----- Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems
----- Examining Technology-Enabled Transportation Services
----- Transportation Air Quality Selected Facts and Figures
----- Cost Effectiveness Tables Summary for CMAQ-Eligible Projects

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY FOR PWPBPP 2016!
-> This Friday, at 8 pm Eastern, we reach the Early Registration deadline for Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2016. Register immediately at http://bit.ly/walkbikeplaces2016 for the best pricing. Special rates are available for Alliance for Biking and Walking and APBP members. We hope to see you in Vancouver this September 12-15!

With breakout program and mobile workshop announcements just around the corner, all the good news out of the host city will need to be your enticement to attend. How’s this: from 2011 to 2015 the city doubled cycling trips and reached a 10 percent bike to work mode share. Or this: the City Council has voted to permanently close to cars 800 Robson Street, the geographic and cultural center of the Vancouver. We also teased several conference sessions in CenterLines #408 http://bit.ly/1TKC8eY in case you missed it.

Important information: 1) Residents of the United States will need a passport to enter Canada; obtaining or updating a passport can require 4-6 weeks so don’t delay (https://www.usa.gov/passport); 2) purchase orders for registrations are being accepted; please contact us immediately if you anticipate a lengthy procurement process (walkbikeplaces@ce.uoregon.edu); and 3) applications for financial aid are now being accepted; the deadline to apply is June 10; to learn more and apply see http://bit.ly/walkbikeplaces2016scholars

ENGLAND: CYCLING AND WALKING INVESTMENT STRATEGY
-> Spending on cycling in England more than doubled between 2010 and 2015 from £2 per person to £6 per person (US$2.89 to $8.67). Officials have committed over £300 million (US$ 433.71 million) to support cycling and walking over this Parliament. England will invest £50 million (US$72.28 million) to provide a further 1.3 million children with cycling proficiency training through the Bikeability scheme (http://bit.ly/1V7TB3E), £100 million (US$144.57 million) for Highways England to make improvements to 200 sections of the road network in England for cyclists and £101 million (US$146.02 million) to deliver the Cycle City Ambition scheme (http://bit.ly/1OD8iu6) in full.

Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (http://bit.ly/25aGJ2X) sets the objectives, the available financial resources, and the strategies for transformative change to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey for all people whatever their background or characteristics. Specifically, this strategy aims to double cycling by 2025, reverse the decline in walking, reduce cyclist injuries and fatalities, and increase the percentage of 5 to 10 year olds walking to school.

EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY PLANS
-> The European Commission has invested time and energy to promote Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). This is a new term for what exists in a number of cities already for a long time. Since 1996, all French cities with more than 100.000 inhabitants are obliged to develop an Urban Mobility Plan. The evaluation of 30 years of transport planning shows the effects are visible in large urban areas: there is a decline in car use, increased use of public transport and cycling is recently making a comeback in towns. The best thing about SUMPs is their focus on quality of urban life and public spaces in the city, changing back the concentration from traffic & vehicles to people. The goal is to bring urban transport back in balance, after years of unbalanced decisions in favour of motorized transport.

http://bit.ly/1V8Qw3o

PURSUING EQUITY IN PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE PLANNING
-> FHWA’s "Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning" (http://1.usa.gov/1swek6q) defines transportation equity-related for bicycle and pedestrian facilities and programs, describes recent research of the travel needs of traditionally underserved populations and the role of pedestrian and bicycle planning in addressing equity, and shares strategies, practices and resources to address bicycle and pedestrian planning inequities.

Equity in transportation seeks fairness in mobility and accessibility to meet the needs of all community members, including: Low Income, Minority, Elderly, Limited English Proficiency, or Persons with Disabilities. Transportation equity does not mean allocating transportation resources in equal amounts to all people—see the link above for an effective illustration that shows the difference between equality and equity. An equitable transportation plan considers the unique circumstances impacting various community members’ mobility and connectivity needs and uses this information to determine appropriate amount of resources to allocate to different people and places so that the transportation network more effectively serves all members.

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES SET-ASIDE IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE
-> FHWA has released its "Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Implementation Guidance" (http://1.usa.gov/27wPUcB) which provides information on funding, eligible activities, and requirements of the TA Set-Aside from the Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Program, including the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

2014 MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES DOWN EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WALKING
-> NHTSA’s "2014 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview" (http://1.usa.gov/1snjHnI) reports the number of motor vehicle crash fatalities on U.S. roadways in 2014 (32,675 people died) continued the general decline that started in 2006 among almost all segments of the population—only pedestrian fatalities increased by 2.2 percent (4,884 people died while walking). This is the highest number of deaths since 2005 and continues a general increase in pedestrian fatalities starting in 2009.

NTSB HOLDS FIRST-EVER PED SAFETY FORUM
-> The National Transportation Safety Board held their first-ever forum to address pedestrian safety (http://1.usa.gov/1XlwJhg). A major topic of discussion was the lack of good, reliable information on the cause of increased pedestrian crashes. As we become a nation that is relying less on cars and more on the ability to walk to our destinations, this could be a contributing factor. Other potential reasons discussed at the forum included increased driving, weather conditions, or increased distraction. However, we don’t have very precise or current national data on this. Representatives from Seattle and New York City, both part of the Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets, talked about how they are bucking the trend of increased pedestrian fatalities. http://1.usa.gov/1Tj4knd

GERMANY & IRELAND CONSIDER 30KM SPEED LIMITS
-> German state transport ministers have approved legal changes that will allow for easier application of 30km/h (18.6 mph) limits near schools and hospitals. (in German: http://bit.ly/1YALtrp) The change, announced one year ago by transport minister Alexander Dobrindt, means local authorities no longer need to show that the road in question is already a hotspot for collisions. Meanwhile, in Ireland, Moyagh Murdock, head of the Road Safety Authority, has said 30km/h should become the default speed limit in Irish towns and cities. http://bit.ly/1sj2YCy

INDIA: OPTICAL ILLUSIONS SLOW DRIVERS APPROACHING CROSSWALKS
-> Ahmedabad, India is experimenting with another approach to the standard zebra crosswalk design: adding some perspective shading to the crosswalk stripes creates an optical illusion that looks a little like a roadblock from a distance. Because of the way the human eye works, the illusion shows up only slightly at a distance—enough to make someone slow down -- but appears two-dimensional up close, so drivers don't suddenly brake. http://bit.ly/1YASWXq

ITALIAN SENATE PASSES ‘ROAD MURDER’ LAW
-> All road collisions that result in death or serious injury will be treated by police as an indictable offence, and those convicted will be subject to much tougher sentencing after a new ‘road murder’ law was passed by the Italian Senate last month. The new law (in Italian: http://bit.ly/22fMQhl), which has taken several years to pass all the necessary legal hurdles, could mean 12 years in prison for drivers found guilty of killing while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. http://bit.ly/1WtwjqC

SEPT. 21: EUROPEAN DAY WITHOUT A ROAD DEATH CAMPAIGN
-> TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, is planning a new road safety campaign day known as Project EDWARD –European Day Without A Road Death. There is already support from all 30 TISPOL member countries, and a growing number of road safety organizations have pledged to work with TISPOL to promote the message. http://bit.ly/27isZSg

CALGARY, CANADA: CYCLE TRACK BIKE COUNTS BREAK RECORDS
-> More cyclists were counted on Fifth Street S.W., Calgary's busiest downtown cycle track, during each of the first few weekdays of May than any previous day since the cycle-track network opened 11 months ago. The first Monday broke the previous record for daily trips, with 4,660 bikes counted by three automated sensors spaced along the 1.4-kilometre route. Tuesday then broke the record again, with 5,369 bikes counted. The city has 11 automated sensors counting bikes all across the downtown cycle track network. http://bit.ly/1Yc7750

VANCOUVER, BC RESIDENTS MAKE MORE WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS
-> In a recent TEDx talk (The Transformative Power of Walking: http://bit.ly/1sx6wBg), Vancouver BC City Planner, Sandra James gives examples of how city residents made their neighborhoods more walkable and changed their social fabric: installing benches; block planting parties to create Blooming Boulevards; public art on street poles; a volunteer one-day "barn raising" to transform a vacant space into a playground, garden and connecting pathway; and a student-led process to create a greenway, gardens, and an outdoor classroom space.

CALLS FOR A U.S.-MEXICO BORDER BIKE LANE
-> The San Ysidro Port of Entry, on the Mexican-US border, is the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere, with approximately 50,000 cars and 25,000 pedestrians coming through daily in the northbound direction alone. Vehicle wait times can stretch to three or four hours, and even pedestrians frequently have to spend more than an hour in line.

To make the crossing less congested, a broad swath of organizations is now calling for the return of a piece of infrastructure that briefly thrived after 9/11 but was later dismantled: the cross-border bike lane. The PedWest Bridge, slated to open this summer, is being constructed with an extra-wide lane to accommodate bikes and people with disabilities. While the U.S. General Services Administration is building the facility, CBP will operate it. So it is up to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to decide if there will be a dedicated bike lane and if riders will need to dismount. http://bit.ly/1WdjBLG

GERMANY: NEW CAR-FREE NEIGHBORHOOD REDESIGNS SUBURBIA
-> It's possible that some people might own a car in a new neighborhood designed for Mannheim, Germany. But they won't be able to drive up to their doors: The entire neighborhood is car-free, with parking hidden underground. Instead of roads, the neighborhood will have sidewalks that connect with paths in a surrounding park. The designers think that the development, which will be built in a former U.S. Army barracks on the outskirts of Mannheim, can help change how people see the suburbs, and serve as a model for other communities. http://bit.ly/1ZjDBuo

[See searchable online Calendar at http://bit.ly/centerlines for August 17 webinar: "Street Design and Planning in Suburban Contexts" and September 21 webinar "Pedestrians and Bicyclists in a Suburban Context".]

RESPOND TO 2017 NATIONAL WALKING SUMMIT SURVEY
-> America Walks invites you complete their survey (http://svy.mk/1YvQYHD) to ensure that the 2017 National Walking Summit is engaging, interesting and relevant. Responses will help them learn what information you would like to learn from panels, what trainings would be most helpful and what activities you would like to experience at the Summit.


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

UPDATED FDOT HIGHWAY PROJECT PRIORITIZATION PROCESS
-> Florida DOT District 1 updated its Congestion Management Process (CMP) system to prioritize low-cost, near-term highway improvements based on seven performance measures: number of excess fatalities, number of excess injuries, volume-to-capacity ratio, average annual daily traffic per lane, truck volume per lane, truck percent, and delay. Its Analytic Network Process (ANP) multi-criteria decision-making technique does not give undue weight to a specific performance measure, and can account for the interdependencies that usually exist in the performance measures. The ANP compares project locations to each of the performance measures. The CMP system now calculates the performance measures and implements the ANP approach to prioritize roadway segments. The system also can create thematic maps of performance measures and other input variables. Updating and Improving Methodology for Prioritizing Highway Project Locations on the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS): http://bit.ly/1rS6a7M

WASHINGTON, DC: ALL 2ND GRADERS LEARN TO RIDE IN SCHOOL
-> In the fall of 2015, D.C. public schools began to offer bike-riding instruction as a curriculum subject for all their second-graders. It was the brainchild of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Director of Health and Physical Education Miriam Kenyon, who had learned that, despite growing up in a city that was undergoing a two-wheeled renaissance, large segments of students couldn’t ride at all. Kenyon chose second grade as the "sweet spot" — the age where some kids already knew how to ride and could be challenged to hone their skills, and others had never learned or were fearful of falling. With $250,000 provided by the District Department of Transportation, DCPS purchased a fleet of 950 sturdy, new Diamondback Viper and Mini Viper BMX bikes, plus helmets, and bike racks, which would rotate through the entire district in the course of the school year. Volunteers assembled the bikes; teachers took a day-long, professional-development seminar to learn how to teach bike riding; and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) stepped in to teach bike safety. http://bit.ly/1TmVabq. ABC News recently featured this program: http://abcn.ws/1WCbnha

CHICAGO, IL: DIVVY BIKE SHARE MOBILE ACCESS PASSES VIA PHONE APP
-> Chicago’s Divvy bike share system announced today that it has partnered with Transit App to make it easier and faster to access Divvy bikes. Transit App will allow riders to purchase 24-hour Divvy passes directly from their iPhone or Android-based device. This option will allow customers seamless access to Divvy’s fleet of 4,760 bikes, bypassing lines at busy stations, such as those on the lakefront and at festivals or concerts. The partnership with Transit App will also allow Divvy members to access a bike even if they forget their Divvy key. http://bit.ly/1OFNIJt

NEW YORK CITY CONSIDERS BARNES DANCE PED CROSSINGS
-> Three New York City council members introduced legislation (Requiring a Study on the Feasibility of Implementing Barnes Dance Pedestrian Crossing Systems in Dangerous Intersections: http://on.nyc.gov/1TH9bho) last week calling on the DOT to study implementing pedestrian scrambles — also know as a "Barnes Dance" — at the city’s 25 most dangerous intersections. The Barnes Dance design is named for traffic engineer Henry Barnes, who popularized them. The Barnes Dance completely stops traffic, including turns, to allow pedestrians to walk unimpeded. Likewise, pedestrians are completely stopped while traffic is in motion. A press release about the proposed legislation cites a 2014 DOT report (Getting to Zero: Tips for Sharing the Street: http://on.nyc.gov/25aVnqP) that found 1 in 4 crashes that kill or injure pedestrians happen to people walking in the crosswalk with the signal. http://bit.ly/1rKuvw1

PENNDOT: NEW BIKE ROUTE MAPPING TOOL
-> PennDOT launched a new interactive mapping tool for BicyclePA routes. The Bike Route Map (http://arcg.is/1qsXPWL) uses layers to provide the user with detailed bike routes, traffic volumes and speed limits and includes DCNR Trails, State Parks and State Forests. http://bit.ly/1OBT1cZ

CHICAGO, IL: FUTURE LEADERS IN PLANNING PROGRAM
-> Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s Future Leaders in Planning program meets for six days over two weeks this July. Local high school student participants learn about the roles that equity and inclusion play in local planning. Application deadline is June 3. http://1.usa.gov/1OyHKqK

SUPPORT & CELEBRATE BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESSES
-> The League of American Bicyclists welcomes 76 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses to the Bicycle Friendly America program (http://bit.ly/1WC9ZuL). Nearly 1,200 visionary businesses in 49 states and the District of Columbia have earned this status (http://bit.ly/1TYAuqm). http://bit.ly/1TXqtXt


THE RESEARCH BEAT

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEDS
-> FHWA is in the early stages of research to develop technology that provides guidance assistance to blind and visually-impaired pedestrians navigating in large, unstructured environments. It recently demonstrated developing research focused on adapting sensor and guidance technology found on luxury passenger vehicles for use by blind and vision-impaired pedestrians. Researchers equipped a visually-impaired woman with ISANA’s tablet-based, wearable technology. Using ISANA, and with additional assistance, she successfully navigated USDOT headquarters. Since GPS is not available to indoor receivers, a fish eye lens and custom software interpreted the visual environment in real time and provided voice guidance to help navigate potential obstacles and provide situational awareness of surroundings. http://1.usa.gov/22ffAGL

USER-BASED ROAD FEES & THE FUTURE OF ROAD PRICING
-> A report from the University of MN (The Transportation Futures Project: Planning for Technology Change: http://bit.ly/1V8cXpe) examines the options for implementing user-based road fees and explores the future of road pricing in the United States—see Chapter 7. Options include mileage-based user fees, toll roads and bridges, truck-only toll lanes, high-occupancy vehicle lanes, and cordon-based toll areas. Eventually, mileage charges could be used instead of a gas tax to establish a much stronger user-fee principle by charging each vehicle by miles traveled, time of day, and the type and weight of a vehicle. This is especially relevant with widespread adoption of electric vehicles and alternative fuels. The price increase for users would reduce per-capita demand for travel (by about 25 percent), reduce peak demand for roads, spur denser land-use development, increase demand for non-auto modes and carpooling, substitute delivery for shopping, and increase telecommuting.

TRANSIT PERFORMANCE MEASURES IN CALIFORNIA
-> Caltrans wanted to understand performance measures and data used by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and transit agencies to help it develop statewide measures. A recent report (Transit Performance Measures in California: http://bit.ly/1TBEyKs) is a summary reference guide to help Caltrans understand the numerous and diverse performance measures used by MPOs and transit agencies in California. It includes a literature review to identify a complete transit performance framework to organize agency measures, metrics, and data sources. The report also reviews the latest transit performance measures documented in planning reports for the four largest MPOs in California because these measures are available for the majority of California’s population. Finally, the report summarizes 231 performance measures used by a total 26 local transit agencies in California.

SYNERGY OF BICYCLES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT: A HYBRID MODE
-> A recent study concludes the combined use of the bicycle and public transport should be understood in a broader perspective, especially where bicycles link to higher speed and higher capacity public transport, such as the train. (Characterisation of and Reflections on the Synergy of Bicycles and Public Transport: http://bit.ly/1X5LYL9) Cycling and public transport can have a symbiotic relationship forming a hybrid, distinct transport mode, which should be reflected in transport planning. The bicycle is a way to soften the rigid nature of public transport and thus accommodate diverse individual travel needs and situations. Public transport can be seen as a means to dramatically extend cycling’s speed and spatial reach. Researchers combined a system perspective with conceptual analysis to explore how, why and when this reconsideration is important. They used the Netherlands as illustrative case because of the relative maturity of its bicycle–train connections.

PLANNING FOR BIKE SHARE CONNECTIVITY TO RAIL TRANSIT
-> A recent study (Planning for Bike Share Connectivity to Rail Transit: http://bit.ly/21YRAHN) evaluates local intermodal plan goals using trip data and associated infrastructure such as transit stops and bike share station locations in Austin, TX, and Chicago, IL. Bike sharing use data from both cities suggest a weak relationship with existing rail stations that could be strengthened through collaborative, intermodal planning. The study suggests a planning framework and example language that could be tailored to help address the linkage between bike sharing and transit. Rather than an exhaustive study of the practice, this study provides evidence from these two cities that identify opportunities to improve intermodal planning. Cities that are planning or expanding a bike sharing system should consider carefully how to leverage this mode with existing modes of transport. Regardless of a city’s status in implementing a bike sharing system, planners can leverage information on existing transport systems for planning at regional and local levels.

WALKING & CYCLING BENEFITS OUTWEIGH AIR POLLUTION EFFECTS
-> The health benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health of air pollution, even in cities with high levels of air pollution, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge. (Can air pollution negate the health benefits of cycling and walking?: http://bit.ly/1TmZKqa) This new evidence strengthens the case for supporting cycling even in polluted cities -- an effort that in turn can help reduce vehicle emissions. Previous studies conducted in Europe, the USA and several other developed countries found that the health benefits of active travel are greater than the risks, but these were undertaken in areas of relatively low air pollution, and the applicability of their results to more polluted cities in emerging economies has been uncertain. http://bit.ly/1Oz6ahB

MORE PED FALLS NET HOSPITAL TRIPS THAN MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS
-> Recently published research, the first of its kind in Australia, looked at hospital presentations and admissions from falls in the street, typically overlooked in the road safety debate. (Fall-Related Injuries While Walking in Victoria: http://bit.ly/1Oz6YTJ) It found that trips and falls in the street send over 5,000 pedestrians to hospital each year – even more than collisions with cars. While collisions with vehicles result in about 1,600 pedestrian casualties in Victoria each year, pedestrian falls account for an average of 1,680 hospital admissions and 3,545 emergency department presentations. http://bit.ly/1TliG9V

ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL OBESITY STUDIES
-> A recently published pooled research study concluded if post-2000 trends continue, the probability of meeting the global obesity target is virtually zero. Rather, if these trends continue, by 2025, global obesity prevalence will reach 18% in men and surpass 21% in women; severe obesity will surpass 6% in men and 9% in women. Nonetheless, underweight remains prevalent in the world's poorest regions, especially in south Asia. Trends in Adult Body-Mass Index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: A Pooled Analysis of 1698 Population-Based Measurement Studies with 19.2 Million Participants: http://bit.ly/1T9ZRsc


QUOTES R US

"If we can increase levels of walking and cycling, the benefits are substantial. For people, it means cheaper travel and better health. For businesses, it means increased productivity and increased footfall in shops. And for society as a whole it means lower congestion, better air quality, and vibrant, attractive places and communities…We will reverse the decline in walking that we have seen over the last few years. For that to happen, cycling and walking should become the natural choice for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey. Cycling and walking should become safer, and, importantly, be perceived to be safe. In short, walking and cycling should be easy, normal and enjoyable."
— Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, England’s Secretary of State for Transport and Robert Goodwill MP, England’s Minister of State with responsibility for cycling and walking on strategies to double cycling in England by 2025 and the over £300 million (US$ 433.71 million) to support cycling and walking over this Parliament. http://bit.ly/25aGJ2X

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

THE IMPOSSIBLE TEXTING & DRIVING TEST
How do you convince new drivers not to text while driving? Prove to them it is a very bad idea: make them text while driving. See how Belgian learner drivers reacted when they were told they had to pass the mobile phone test in order to get their driver's license. http://bit.ly/1NxWEQZ

IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS WITH INSULTS IN GAEILGE
Via video Irish artist Manchan Magan teaches you five Irish insults in his native Gaeilge language. For instance, try Codladh an tsicín sa charn chugat (Culla un tickeen suh kharn khooat) [May you sleep like a chicken on a dunghill.] http://wapo.st/1qmAIgw


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
To better help you plan your continuing education activities, we list Webinars scheduled in the next month. Check our searchable master calendar at http://bit.ly/centerlines for opportunities farther in the future. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner. iCal users can subscribe automatically here: http://bit.ly/centerlines_ical.

NEXT UP

Webinar "International Social Marketing and Behavior Change Course Fair Webinar 2 of 2"
Date: May 19, 2016, 8:00 - 9:30 pm ET
Presenters: Ross Gordon (Macquarie Univ), Kathy Anderson (USF), Timo Dietrich (Griffith Univ), Nedra Weinreich (Social Marketing Univ) & Philip Winters (USF)
Host: International Social Marketing Association
Details: http://bit.ly/1W6HdBO, free for members, $50 for non-members

Webinar "Trails and Towns Together: How Communities Capitalize on Trail Tourism"
Date: May 19, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: William Prince (The Progress Fund), Rita Hennessy (National Park Service) & Amy Camp (Cycle Forward)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/1TKBVsm, $35 members / $55 nonmembers

Webinar "Multimodal Transportation Planning Best Practices and Model Element – A Four Part Web Series" Part II
Date: May 19, 2016, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Presenters: Kristine Williams & Karen Seggerman (Center for Urban Transportation Research) & DeWayne Carver (FL DOT)
Host: Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida
Details: http://bit.ly/24YZZgd, free

Webinar: "From Hair-Raising to Family-Friendly: How Calgary Built its Cycle-Track Network"
Date: May 24, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm ET
Presenters: Ryan Martinson, Stantec (Calgary)
Host: Simon Fraser University
Details: http://bit.ly/1R8vc6S, free

Webinar "Let's All Ride Together - Strategies to Get More Families Bicycling"
Date: May 25, 2016, 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Kari Schlosshauer (Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Nancy Buffum (San Francisco Bicycle Coalition), Waffiyyah Murray (Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition) & Linda Ginenthal (Portland OR Bureau of Transportation)
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/1sqymiz, free

Webinar "Enhancing Active School Travel with Public Transit"
Date: May 26, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Jon Ledeboer (Minneapolis Public Schools) & Kimberly Rice (Boston Public Schools)
Details: http://bit.ly/1pZVIcM, free

Webinar "Proposed Federal Transportation Performance Measures: Opportunities and Challenges for TDM Communities"
Date: May 26, 2016, 2:00-3:15 pm ET
Presenters: Jason Pavluchuk (Pavluchuk & Associates)
Host: Best Workplaces for Commuters & Association for Commuter Transportation
Details: http://bit.ly/1Nvf2Kp, free, webinar will be recorded & available for playback within 48 hours.

Webinar "Multimodal Transportation Planning Best Practices and Model Element – A Four Part Web Series" Part III
Date: May 26, 2016, 4:00-5:00 pm ET
Presenters: Kristine Williams & Karen Seggerman (Center for Urban Transportation Research) & DeWayne Carver (FL DOT)
Host: Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida
Details: http://bit.ly/24YZZgd, free

Webinar "The City is a Gym: How Vancouver Became a Healthier City Through the Design of its Transportation System"
Date: May 27, 2016, 1:00-2:30 PT
Presenters: Gordon Price (Simon Frasier University)
Host: Simon Fraser University
Details: http://bit.ly/1R2nwTR, $20 CAN

Webinar "Introduction of the Rapid Policy Assessment Tool"
Date: June 1, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Eric Pihl (FHWA), Benjamin Gruswitz (DE Valley Regional Planning Commission) & Tara Weidner (OR DOT)
Hosts: Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration
Details: http://bit.ly/1NvgnRc, free

Webinar "Impact of Mega Events on Urban Growth through Sustainable Transportation Solutions"
Date: June 2, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Eva Kassens-Noor (MI State Univ), Jamie Mackey (UT DOT) & Laurel Radow (FHWA)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/21v7sBy, free for TRB affiliates, $95 for others

Webinar "Multimodal Transportation Planning Best Practices and Model Element – A Four Part Web Series" Part IV
Date: June 2, 2016, 4:00-5:00 pm ET
Presenters: Kristine Williams & Karen Seggerman (Center for Urban Transportation Research) & DeWayne Carver (FL DOT)
Host: Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida
Details: http://bit.ly/24YZZgd, free

Webinar "Design Considerations for Separated Bike Lanes Series (Part I - Part II on June 14)"
Date: June 7, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Carl Sundstrom (UNC Highway Safety Research Center) & Ben Rosenblatt (Sam Schwartz Engineering)
Hosts: Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/1TcWkte, free

Webinar "Making the Connection: Changing Climate through Healthy Community Design and Transportation"
Date: June 7, 2016, 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Richard Jackson (UCLA) & James Whitehead (American College of Sports Medicine)
Hosts: American Public Health Association & ecoAmerica
Details: http://bit.ly/1SMOGjB, free

Webinar "Surgeon General’s Call to Action - What’s Next?" America Walks Webinar Series
Date: June 9, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/1NwXpDZ, free

Webinar "Design Considerations for Separated Bike Lanes Series (Part II - Part I on June 7)"
Date: June 14, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Carl Sundstrom (UNC Highway Safety Research Center) & Ben Rosenblatt (Sam Schwartz Engineering)
Hosts: Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/1TcWkte, free

Webinar "Application of Human Factors Guideline for Road Systems"
Date: June 15, 2016, 2:00-4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Samuel Tignor (Virginia Tech), John Campbell (Battelle), John Milton, (WA State DOT), Rebecca Szymkowski (WIsDOT) & Kohinoor Kar (AZ DOT)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/1Tear1h, free for TRB affiliates, $95 for others

[See Resources section for Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems on which this webinar will be based.]

Webinar "Economic Impacts of Street Design Decisions"
Date: June 15, 2016, 3:00-4:00 ET
Presenters: Charles Marohn (Strong Towns)
Hosts: Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/1V4O2Dt, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members


RESOURCES

ECONOMIC IMPACT CASE STUDY TOOL FOR TRANSIT
-> TRB’s new "Economic Impact Case Study Tool for Transit" (http://bit.ly/1V7Hpjq) presents the results of a project to create the prototype for a searchable, web-based database of public transit investment projects and their associated, transit-driven economic and land development outcomes. This information is intended to inform future planning efforts for transit-related projects, and to support better multi-modal planning. The report covers the design and development of the case study database and web tool, and includes a set of seven prototype case studies: (http://bit.ly/1qqWJe7).

NEW PRINCIPLES FOR U.S. TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
-> A new Smart Growth America report concludes the next president will need to create a true and comprehensive vision of America’s transportation infrastructure, a program to pursue that vision, and honest mechanisms to fund it. This report (New Principles for Our Transportation Program: http://bit.ly/1YB9aQ7) addresses the new principles that should serve as a foundation for a future transportation program that will enable America to meet its potential. Four changes should guide a future transportation program: Repair the current system first; Replace a program that moves cars, trucks, and buses with one that moves people and goods. Reward innovation through competition and performance management; and Meet transportation needs with transportation funds.

INTEGRATING HEALTH INTO TRANSPORTATION DECISION MAKING
-> FHWA’s "Framework for Better Integrating Health into Transportation Decision Making" (http://1.usa.gov/1LFVNN7) helps transportation agencies identify when and how to consider public health. It poses questions to practitioners to identify issues to consider, suggests partnership strategies, and identifies data and tools needed to support these decisions. Using examples from current practice, the Framework Case Studies highlight real-world accomplishments of five communities that tested it in their corridor studies. Check out the recording of a webinar on the background research, focus group findings, the steps and content of the Framework and the case studies highlighting lessons learned during the corridor study testing phase: http://bit.ly/1swdDtO.

CLEAN ROAD MAPPER: PICKS CYCLISTS’ BEST AIR QUALITY ROUTE
-> Navigation tools can now help pedestrians find the greenest, best lit or safest route. Now, for Toronto’s cyclists, Clean Road Mapper enables them to avoid the city’s most polluted streets by showing them the route with the best air quality. The platform uses data collected from air monitors fitted onto cars that drove around the city through the summer and winter of 2015. Interestingly, the levels of ultra-fine particles are influenced not only by the traffic density, but also the area’s architecture, since pollution builds up between tall buildings and is unable to dissipate. http://bit.ly/1OoewbX

TCAT BOOK: COMPLETE STREET TRANSFORMATIONS
-> The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation launched its new book, "Complete Street Transformations" (http://bit.ly/1TH7wsl). It profiles nine distinctly different street redesign projects throughout the Toronto region that have been made more "complete" by adding space or infrastructure to benefit people on foot, on bike, or on transit. This event will offer a chance to find out more about how effective these Complete Street designs have been, and engage in a dialogue about how municipalities in the region can build more effective and inclusive streets for all modes, ages, and abilities.

FREE MAPZEN MULTIMODAL MAPPING & OTHER TOOLS
-> Mapzen (http://bit.ly/1ODcES5), a free platform, recently released an open-source routing engine for planning multimodal journeys based on open data from government and community sources. It can be used to create analyses, visualizations, maps, and applications that take into account multiple transportation modes.

  • The new version of Vector Tile service enables outdoor recreation maps and bicycling maps, and reorganizes a few labels. It includes additional information to highlight bike lanes (known as cycleways in OpenStreetMap), bike paths, routes, and junctions. They have revised how they treat bike stores, bike rental shops, and bike rental stations. They indicate nationally and regionally important bike routes out to zoom 11. http://bit.ly/1WBDZHl
  • Tangram is a flexible mapping engine, designed for real-time rendering of 2D and 3D maps.
  • Mapzen Turn-by-Turn is an open-source routing service for client-side routing applications.
  • Mapzen Search is a geographic search engine for places based entirely on open-source tools and powered by entirely open data.

PED BEHAVIORS & TRAFFIC CONTROLS AT SIGNALIZED CROSSWALKS
-> TRB recorded presentations that present pedestrian crossing behaviors at various density levels and turning vehicle maneuver patterns at signalized crosswalks based on video data collected in the US and Japan. The presentations examine how pedestrians behave at crosswalks, where pedestrian-vehicle conflict points are located, and how trajectory paths are defined. The videos and slides are available on-demand at no cost. Understanding Pedestrian Behaviors and Traffic Controls at Signalized Crosswalks for Safety Improvement: http://bit.ly/1OCjdEk

TRAFFIC SAFETY FACTS: SPEEDING
-> NHTSA’s "Traffic Safety Facts: Speeding" (http://1.usa.gov/1TVQ1UQ) provides data from the 28% of fatal crashes that were speed-related in 2014: driver age and gender, alcohol, by roadway function class, and by state (TX, CA, and PA had the most speeding-related fatalities in 2014; DC, RI and VT had the fewest.)

HUMAN FACTORS GUIDELINES FOR ROAD SYSTEMS
-> "Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems: Second Edition" (http://bit.ly/1V7IqYA) provides data and insights of the extent to which road users’ needs, capabilities, and limitations are influenced by the effects of age, visual demands, cognition, and influence of expectancies. It also provides guidance for roadway location elements and traffic engineering elements. The report also provides tutorials on special design topics, an index, and a glossary of technical terms.

[See Webinar section for a webinar on June 15 that will show how the 2-page guideline format and human factor interaction matrix can be used to solve day-to-day safety problems.]

EXAMINING TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
-> "TRB Special Report 319: Between Public and Private Mobility: Examining the Rise of Technology-Enabled Transportation Services" (http://bit.ly/202bGPZ) analyzes how innovative transportation services, including ridesharing, carsharing, bikesharing, and microtransit, are changing mobility. The report offers guidance to state and local officials responsible for policy setting and regulation of for-hire transportation services in each of these areas. It also addresses the need for greater consistency in regulations across jurisdictions and calls for transportation network companies (i.e. Uber, Lyft, etc.) to share more information about the volume, frequency, and types of trips they provide to allow for informed regulation and planning of transportation services.

TRANSPORTATION AIR QUALITY SELECTED FACTS AND FIGURES
-> The updated Transportation Air Quality Selected Facts and Figures brochure provides an overview of facts and figures regarding the linkages between transportation and air quality. The focus is primarily on transportation-related emissions trends, policies, technologies, and standards that effect on-road mobile sources, including automobiles, light-duty trucks, and heavy-duty trucks. http://1.usa.gov/1R73veJ

COST EFFECTIVENESS TABLES SUMMARY FOR CMAQ-ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
-> FHWA’s Cost Effectiveness Tables Summary (http://1.usa.gov/1TiAoHO) provides a broad range of project cost-effectiveness values for CMAQ-eligible project types. The tables are intended to assist states, MPOs, and other project sponsors make the most efficient use of their CMAQ dollars in reducing on-road vehicle emissions and traffic congestion.

These online materials provide information regarding the development of estimates of cost- effectiveness for a range of representative project types previously funded under the CMAQ Program. Topics addressed include: key limitations of the cost –effectiveness analysis process; utilization of MOVES in determining emissions rates by criteria pollutant; and the selection of specific project types for analysis. The results of the relative cost analysis of CMAQ projects is displayed in bar charts by pollutant type in increasing order of project median cost. An aggregate table of summary finding displays a color-coded display for all pollutants and all project types. A companion document (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Cost-Effectiveness Tables Development and Methodology: http://1.usa.gov/1rStWjU) offers additional detailed information.


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> CALL FOR PAPERS - 2016 Trafinz Conference, November 16-18, 2016, Tauranga, New Zealand.
Deadline: June 13, 2016, http://bit.ly/1ru5OE3

-> 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

-> CALL FOR PAPERS - 96th TRB Annual Meeting, January 8-12, 2017, Washington, DC.
Deadline: August 1, 2016 (Paper submission website to open in early June), http://bit.ly/1svbCxW

-> CALL FOR PAPERS - World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017, July 3-6, 2017, Brisbane, Australia.
Deadline: October 31, 2016, http://bit.ly/27x6ut0

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.

ON THE HORIZON

-> May 18-20, 2016, Building a Healthier Future Summit, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1M5UuBC
-> May 19, 2016 - Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
http://bit.ly/27fxwEX
-> May 19, 2016, Michigan State University Bicycle Friendly America Conference, East Lansing, MI.
http://bit.ly/1RxJoXL
-> May 19-20, 2016 - 2016 River Management Symposium and National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Boise, ID.
http://bit.ly/1XwPBfz
-> May 20, 2016 by 8:00pm ET - Early Registration deadline for Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2016. Entering Canada from the US requires a passport. Getting or renewing a US passport can take 4-6 weeks.
http://bit.ly/RegisterPWPBPP
-> May 20, 2016 - 2016 Portland Employers Bike Summit, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/1YGtnDZ
-> May 20 - National Bike to Work Day
http://bit.ly/21rW75g
-> May 21, 2016, 2016 Wisconsin Bike Summit, La Crosse, WI.
http://bit.ly/1WLY9LJ
-> May 22-27, 2016 - Community Transportation EXPO, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/1ICSb7r
-> May 27-29, 2016 - Youth Bike Summit, St. Paul, MN.
http://bit.ly/1JDElIi
-> June 1-3, 2016 - 2016 Urban and Regional Information Systems Association GIS and Health Symposium, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1ST9tX5
-> June 3-6, 2016 - National Bike travel Weekend
http://bit.ly/1Rc41ff
-> June 4 - National Trails Day
http://bit.ly/1PtLgW0
-> June 4, 2016 - TransportationCamp Midwest 2016, Kansas City, MO.
http://bit.ly/1SYLvVn
-> June 5-8, 2016 - Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers 2016 Conference, Kelowna, BC.
http://bit.ly/1Rldstx
-> June 6-7, 2016, Exploring Data and Metrics of Value at the Intersection of Health Care and Transportation, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1VCPVGD
-> June 6-7, 2016 - PedsCount! 2016, Long Beach, CA.
http://bit.ly/1RldIsy
-> June 8-10, 2016 - Placemaking: Making it Happen, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/1TdicBy
-> June 8-11, 2016 - CNU24 (Congress for the New Urbanism), Detroit, MI.
http://bit.ly/1XwQSDl
-> June 13-15, 2016 - International Conference on Transport & Health, San Jose, CA.
http://bit.ly/1NqUalg
-> June 13-15, 2016, National Regional Transportation Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
http://bit.ly/1rg4wMx
-> June 13-17, 2016 - 53rd International Making Cities Livable Conference, Rome, Italy.
http://bit.ly/1TjKmJr
-> June 20-21, 2016 - 2016 Oregon Safe Routes to School Conference, Eugene, OR.
http://bit.ly/1rTA9wm
-> June 22-24, 2016 - Better Bike Share Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
http://bit.ly/1TA4fAo
-> June 22-23, 2016, Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/18aIjWx
-> June 25, 2016 - TransportationCamp Ithaca 2016, Ithaca, NY.
http://bit.ly/1U6C5fz
-> June 26, 2016 - TransportationCamp Texas 2016, Houston, TX.
http://bit.ly/1U6C3Eu
-> June 26-29, 2016, ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development, Houston, TX.
http://bit.ly/1mpbcFN
-> June 27-28, 2016 - The 9th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
http://bit.ly/1goazoz
-> June 28-July 1, 2016, World Congress on Active Ageing 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
http://bit.ly/16QW2Ri
-> July 2-3, 2016 - Symposium on Innovations in Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) 2016 Summer Meeting, Sidney, Australia.
http://bit.ly/1TdXnG1
-> July 6-8, 2016 - 2WALKandCYCLE 2016 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
http://bit.ly/1OFi4rV
-> July 15-17, 2016 - Montana Bicycle Celebration, Adventure Cycling Association’s 40th Anniversary, Missoula, MT.
http://bit.ly/1MU4ygA
-> July 25-29, 2016 - Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0, Portland State University, OR.
http://bit.ly/18zI3jJ
-> August 4-5, 2016 - Transportation Planning and Air Quality Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
http://bit.ly/1WBs503
-> August 14-17, 2016 - Conference on Use of Scenario Planning in Transportation Planning, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/1qs1TGD
-> August 14-17, 2016 - Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Anaheim, CA.
http://bit.ly/1NpzKsx
-> August 16-21, 2016, Comprehensive Bikeway Design 1.0, Portland State University, OR.
http://bit.ly/1GDSWzR
-> August 18-21, 2016, 2016, International Open Streets Summit, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/1RfG1J7
-> August 30 - September 2, 2016 - 5th IENE International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Lyon, France.
http://bit.ly/1OqsDgD
-> September 8-9, 2016 - 2016 Transportation and Communities Summit, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/1OubLnQ
-> September 10, 2016 - 3rd Annual KC Women’s Bike Summit, Kansas City, MO
http://bit.ly/1E4scqe
-> September 11-14, 2016 - American Public Transit Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
http://bit.ly/1LMVNnl
-> September 12-18, 2016 - Placemaking Week: Pro walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place; Future of Places Summit, Placemaking Leadership Forum & Jane Jacobs at 100 Celebration - Vancouver, BC, Canada.
http://bit.ly/1RRdXKT
-> September 13-21, 2016 - 2016 Physical Activity and Public Health Courses, Columbia, SC.
http://bit.ly/1PNkXsW
-> September 16–17, 2016, North Carolina Bike Summit, Asheville, NC.
http://bit.ly/1fgGco2
-> September 21, 2016 - European Day without a Road Death
http://bit.ly/27isZSg
-> September 24, 2016 - Bike to Your National Park Day
http://bit.ly/1OZPrJe
-> September 24, 2016 - TransportationCamp NYC 2016, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/1ViSyOU
-> September 26-29, 2016 - NACTO Designing Cities conference, Seattle, WA.
http://bit.ly/1lvmQyb
-> September 26-27, 2016, 2016 Impact Summit GPS for Well-Being: Navigating Data for Equitable, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1TsjGtR
-> October 1-31, 2017 - EcoMobility World Festival 2017, Kaosiungm Chinese Taipei.
http://bit.ly/1W8lSsd
-> October 2-5, 2016 - 22nd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation, Asheville, NC.
http://bit.ly/1NwXa1L
-> October 3-7, 2016 - Walk 21, Hong Kong.
http://bit.ly/1Qd5bHc
-> October 4-5, 2016 - 9th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA.
http://bit.ly/1DfsQyk
-> October 5, 2016 - International Walk to School Day
http://bit.ly/1HFSofq
-> October 9-12, 2016 - Rail~Volution 2016, San Francisco, CA.
http://bit.ly/1TXOCgL
-> October 14-16, 2016, American Bicycling Education Association I Am Traffic 2, St. Louis, MO.
http://bit.ly/1TB8meC
-> October 18-19, 2016 - National Shared Mobility Summit, Chicago, IL.
http://bit.ly/1VBld28
-> October 21-24, 2016, American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
http://bit.ly/1OrYqwK
-> October 25-28, 2016, 2016 AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations) Annual Conference, [Venue TBA]
http://bit.ly/1T5Whh4
-> October 29 - November 2, 2016 - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
http://bit.ly/1TjMUY1
-> November 1-2, 2016 - 2016 GeoDesign Summit Europe, Delft, Netherlands.
http://bit.ly/1ZbJcCM
-> November 3, 2016 - 27th Annual CTS Transportation Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
http://bit.ly/1WqvHQW
-> November 10-12, 2016, International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) World Summit, Bentonville, AR.
http://bit.ly/203CNyo
-> November 15, 2016 - Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets, Sacramento, CA.
http://bit.ly/1OxRAqy
-> November 16-17, 2016, Capital Ideas: Raising Money for Transportation Through Innovative State Legislation, Sacramento, CA.
http://bit.ly/1qYpzTR
-> November 16-18, 2016, 2016 Trafinz Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand.
http://bit.ly/1Y74KAv
-> November 16 - 19, 2016, 6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand.
http://bit.ly/1N1wEbE

NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.

-> December 1-2, 2016 - 10th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference on Bicycles and Pedestrians, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1R6tmU5
-> January 8-12, 2017 - 96th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/24Xl8r9
-> July 3-6, 2017 - World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017, Brisbane, Australia.
http://bit.ly/1TeCGNp
-> July 24-26, 2017 - 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT), Chicago, IL.
http://bit.ly/24PdyPd
-> September 17-20, 2017 - Rail~Volution 2017, Denver, CO.
http://bit.ly/S0xyxe
-> January 7-11, 2018 - 97th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1OxTYxD
-> May 2018 (dates to be announced) ITED 2018: International Transportation Economic Development Conference, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1T9SlZ4
-> November 11-14, 2018 - Rail~Volution 2018, Charlotte, NC.
http://bit.ly/S0xyxe


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 - EVERY PLACE COUNTS DESIGN CHALLENGE
The Every Place Counts Design Challenge aims to raise awareness about existing transportation infrastructure barriers and identify innovative solutions to reconnect communities to jobs, healthcare, education, and other essential services. The Challenge will bring together mayors and tribal leaders, working with designers, architects, engineering and planning experts to compete to receive on-site technical assistance with transportation planning and conceptual design from experts in the field.
Deadline: Register interest by May 20, 2016, final applications due June 3, 2016 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/1XyHv4f

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - HEALTHIEST CITIES & COUNTIES CHALLENGE
The Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge is a new initiative to provide recognition and awards totaling $1.5 million to communities showing measurable changes in health and wellness. The Challenge will award innovation in just 50 small to mid-size cities, counties and federally recognized tribes making significant positive health impact.
Deadline: May 31, 2016, http://bit.ly/1Wew4iM

-> URBAN DESIGN CERTIFICATE, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC offers an award-winning program that takes an interdisciplinary approach to effective place-making and place-keeping. It includes leading industry experts and courses over 10–18 months with a cohort of peers. Online information session June 27, 3 - 4 pm PT: http://bit.ly/22cL9Bb.
Deadline: July 15, 2016, http://bit.ly/1rO6Vyt

-> NEXT-GENERATION TRANSPORTATION CERTIFICATE, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC offers an online Next-Generation Transportation Certificate for urban planners, engineers, and others. Learn to use next-generation transportation strategies to advance livable and sustainable cities of the future. Online information session June 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm PT: http://bit.ly/1VY3Ybc.
Deadline: July 29, 2016, http://bit.ly/1TEfmTm

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - PLACEMAKING LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
The Placemaking Leadership Council (PLC) is a group of doers and deep thinkers at the forefront of the Placemaking movement. Founded in 2013, the Council was formed by PPS to strengthen Placemaking as an international movement and to establish a cross-disciplinary network for placemakers working in many diverse contexts. More than 1200 people from over 70 countries are members of the PLC. The Project for Public Spaces is still accepting new members.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/1XyB80G

-> JOB - BIKEWAY PEDESTRIAN PROGRAM MANAGER, CITY OF MEMPHIS, TN
The Memphis Bikeway Pedestrian Program Manager works under the direction of the City Traffic Engineer to serve as the Spokesperson/Advocate while promoting bicycle and pedestrian projects, programs, and policies. Coordinates bikeway and pedestrian activities within the City and serves as primary liaison in developing partnerships with various governmental and nongovernmental organizations, among other duties.
Deadline: May 20, 2016 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/27wZ0pV

-> JOB - PROGRAM COORDINATOR, BILLINGS TRAILNET, BILLINGS, MT
Billings TrailNet is seeking an enthusiastic self-starter who can balance the management of our membership, volunteer and event programs. This person will move Billings further along as a premier community for healthy and active lifestyles where biking and walking are safe and an integral part of everyday activity.
Deadline: May 23, 2016 by midnight MT, http://bit.ly/1qsJcTm

-> JOB - PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT: TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT, STEER, DAVIS GLEAVE, LOS ANGELES, CA
The current TDM focus includes new modes of transportation and the future of ridesharing, innovative employer TDM strategies, community based travel planning and online technologies for trip planning and gamification. The Consultant manage relatively complex TDM projects, support with delivery of existing projects for progressive clients including SANDAG, SCAG and the City of Santa Monica and develop relationships and win new work with local and regional government, health, education and private sector clients.
Deadline: May 25, 2016, http://bit.ly/25aSCpI

-> 2 JOBS - CITY OF HOUSTON, TX
Transportation Planner I
The City of Houston seeks a qualified planner with an understanding of multi-modal transportation planning and land development to assist with incorporating principles of complete streets and transportation planning into the development process. The Transportation Planner will support the development, management, and implementation of the Houston Complete Streets & Transportation Plan, the Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan (MTFP), and the Houston Bikeways program.
Deadline: May 31, 2016 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/27xMYfX

Transportation Planner IV
The City of Houston seeks a qualified individual to serve as a subject matter expert on pedestrian-bicycle and multi-modal transportation planning in order to effectively implement the principles of complete streets and multi-modal transportation planning through the planning, design, and development review processes. The Transportation Planner (IV) will supervise and manage the development and implementation of the Houston Complete Streets & Transportation Plan (HCSTP), the Houston Bike Plan, and the Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan (MTFP).
Deadline: May 31, 2016 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/1W1vUek

-> JOB - ASSISTANT MANAGER OF BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN PRACTICE, STEWART BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN PRACTICE, RALEIGH, NC
The ideal candidate has 10+ years of experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning and design. The Deputy Practice Manager will be skilled delivering complex planning and design projects that exceed client expectations. He or she will be an energetic leader who successfully organizes team resources, consistently meets schedule milestones and is an active contributor to the evolving bicycle and pedestrian community. Serve as project manager on larger and more complex projects completed by the team.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/1XxK0Uj

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

[Let us know if your firm or organization has a job or RFP to announce or typically has job openings: news@bikewalk.org.]


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