#410 Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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----- Final Rule: Statewide & Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning & MPO Planning
----- Europe: Coordinated Local & Regional Cycling Approach
----- Helsinki, Finland Bike Share Integrated in Transportation System
----- The Supply And Demand Of Street Space
----- Call for Active Trans in all New Australian Road & Rail Projects
----- Communicating Direct Benefits of Smart Growth Neighborhoods
----- Portugal Invests in University Bike Lending
----- Function of a Road vs a Street & Skills Needed to Build Each
----- First York Region, Ontario Cycling Yearbook
----- PWPBPP 2016 Application for Financial Assistance
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- MD DOT: $14M for Walking, Biking & Trail Access
----- GA Hwy Safety Plan + $613K for Aligned Bike & Ped Projects
----- FDOT Launches Pilot Crosswalk Program
----- Kansas City, MO: Update on Bike Network Progress
----- Cleveland Hospitals Collaborate to Launch Bike Share Program
----- UCLA Faculty, Staff Bike Exchange Program
----- Seattle, WA: Gates Foundation Cuts Drive Alone Share from 88% to 30%
----- St. Paul. MN: Broader Transportation Options for YWCA Clients
----- Atlanta (GA) Regional Commission Approves Walking & Biking Plan
----- 34 New & Renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities
----- PBIC Announces 6 Renewing Walk Friendly Communities
----- Graphic: Chance of Being Killed by a Driver by Age & Speed
----- Most (and Least) Dangerous States for Peds
----- Deadliest States For Cyclists: Per Capita Fatality Rates
----- Measuring Ped & Cyclist Project Effectiveness
----- Quantifying Benefits & Costs of ADA Ped Infrastructure
----- Bike & Transit Use by Low-Income Latino Immigrants
----- Congestion Charges and Cycling in 4 European Cities
----- Active Transportation and Real Estate
----- Practice of Rumble Strips and Rumble Stripes
----- Now More Detail in National Equity Atlas
----- School-Transportation-Related Crashes: 2005-2014
----- Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook
----- 2015 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
FINAL RULE: STATEWIDE & NONMETROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING & MPO PLANNING
-> The final rule on Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning and Metropolitan
Transportation Planning (http://1.usa.gov/1TPUDlP), published last Friday, implements certain planning and environmental provisions of MAP-21 and the FAST Act changes to the transportation planning process, including:
- Requiring a performance-based approach to planning
- A new emphasis on the nonmetropolitan transportation planning process, by requiring States to have a higher level of involvement with nonmetropolitan local officials and providing a process for the creation of regional transportation planning organizations
- Adding a structural change to the membership of large metropolitan planning organizations to include representation of transit providers
- Adding a framework for voluntary scenario planning
- Implementing new authority for integrating the planning and environmental review processes as well as programmatic mitigation plans. http://1.usa.gov/1sLm2ZO
(See Webinar section below for related webinar on June 14.)
EUROPE: COORDINATED LOCAL & REGIONAL CYCLING APPROACH
-> "Moving Cycling Forward: A Coordinated Approach to Cycling for Local and Regional Authorities in the EU" (http://bit.ly/1TPuVh5) presents an overview of the current state of cycling mobility in the European Union and the benefits stemming from cycling as a means of transport. It examines the challenges linked to making cycling a regular transport mode and looks at what is being done across the EU to address them. After discussing recent EU developments, the analysis concludes that cycling potential could be maximized by coordinated action at all levels of local government administration.
HELSINKI, FINLAND BIKE SHARE INTEGRATED IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
-> Recently Helsinki, Finland launched a new bike-share program wholly integrated with the rest of the city’s public transportation system — including streetcars, a subway, commuter trains, buses and ferries. According to a statement from the city, all modes of transit, including bike-share, are now included in a regional transportation planning app and can be accessed using the Helsinki Travel Card. The app will point users to the optimal route from point A to point B using any and all modes, alerting them to the location of bike-docking stations and sharing how many bikes are currently available. The smartcard serves as payment on all of the cities’ transportation services, and for registered bike-share users, can serve as identification to unlock a bike. http://bit.ly/20RWOUJ
THE SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF STREET SPACE
-> A recent article describes how many people benefit from 6 different street configurations using Seattle metrics. These range from 32,000 people/hour on grade separated light rail lines to 792 people/hour for a parking lane. In addition, it describes how the lower the speed of travel on vehicle travel lanes, the more vehicles, and thus people, can move per hour due to lower following distances, with the added benefit of vastly increased safety. http://bit.ly/1WwccHX
CALL FOR ACTIVE TRANS IN ALL NEW AUSTRALIAN ROAD & RAIL PROJECTS
-> When Australian states seek commonwealth funding for new roads and railway lines, the federal government now requires Infrastructure Australia to review proposals to ensure they represent value for public money. A Member of Parliament running for re-election vows if elected to ask for another criterion– whether it makes sense to incorporate active transport infrastructure like cycling and walking tracks as part of new road and rail projects. When building a new road, it makes sense to consider whether we might include an adjacent bikeway at the same time. When building a new railway line, we should ensure new train stations are accessible via safe walking and cycling tracks and that they offer space for people to safely store their bicycles. http://bit.ly/22x6y8q
COMMUNICATING DIRECT BENEFITS OF SMART GROWTH NEIGHBORHOODS
-> By shifting household spending from transport to real estate, Smart Growth tends to increase household wealth, and by providing more affordable transport options it increases economic resilience. It increases mobility options for non-drivers, which increases their economic opportunities and reduces drivers’ chauffeuring burdens. Smart Growth reduces residents’ traffic risks, and improves their fitness and health. Smart Growth also increases real estate industry profits, local economic development and property tax revenues. This report examines these factors and describes how to communicate them to consumers, real estate professionals and policy makers. "Selling Smart Growth: Communicating The Direct Benefits of More Accessible, Multi-Modal Locations to Households, Businesses and Governments" (http://bit.ly/282rat1)
PORTUGAL INVESTS IN UNIVERSITY BIKE LENDING
-> The Portuguese government has launched a €6.4 million (US$7.12 million) long term bicycle-lending program in 17 universities, covering different parts of the country’s mainland. Conventional and electrically assisted bicycles will be lent to students as part of a program to boost current bicycle use, currently with a mode share below 1%, to 5% by 2020. http://bit.ly/1TIZpMD
FUNCTION OF A ROAD VS A STREET & SKILLS NEEDED TO BUILD EACH
-> A recent Strong Towns article contrasts the function of a road versus a street and the skill sets required to build each. A road connects productive places. You can think of a road as a refinement of the railroad -- a road on rails -- where people board in one place, depart in another and there is a high speed connection between the two. Engineers are well-suited to constructing roads. A street serves as a platform for building wealth. In these environments, people (outside of their automobile) are the indicator species of success. With a street we're trying to create environments where humans, and human interaction, flourish. Engineers are not good at building streets nor, I would argue, can the typical engineer readily become good at it. http://bit.ly/1O4CxtW
FIRST YORK REGION, ONTARIO CYCLING YEARBOOK
-> York Region, Ontario released its first York Region Cycling Yearbook: 2016 State of Cycling (http://bit.ly/1PjgWye). This is a benchmarking report for the current state of cycling and it represents York Region’s vision and commitment to a more bikefriendly future. Highlights include:
- 53% of York Region residents ride a bike and a majority want to ride more than they already do
- There is potential for growth: 47% of all trips in York Region are less than 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) which can be done by bicycle in under 20 minutes
- There is strong support for a better cycling network: 73% of residents agree that York Region should invest in more cycling facilities so more people can get around by bike
- There are over 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) of existing cycling routes in York Region and more infrastructure is being added each year. http://bit.ly/1UdPYUO
PWPBPP 2016 APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
-> The application for financial assistance is now online (http://bit.ly/walkbikeplaces2016scholars) and requests for assistance will be accepted until June 10. There are a number of options for assistance, so please review the form to determine which is right for your circumstance. Awards of financial assistance will be based on need; the number of awards will be determined by the availability of funding. Note: previous Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place scholarship recipients are not eligible.
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
MD DOT: $14 M FOR WALKING, BIKING & TRAIL ACCESS
-> This year Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and its State Highway Administration is making $14 million in reimbursable grant funding available for projects that enhance walking, biking, and recreational trail access statewide. MDOT is making state and federal funding available to support enhancements to Maryland’s bicycle and pedestrian network through its Maryland’s Bikeways, Safe Routes to School, Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails programs. http://bit.ly/1sKxGnH
MDOT also recently updated its Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (http://1.usa.gov/20StrS7), which establishes a 20-year vision to support cycling and walking as modes of transportation.
GA HWY SAFETY PLAN + $613K FOR ALIGNED BIKE & PED PROJECTS
-> Georgia DOT (GDOT) partnered with Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety (PEDS) and Georgia Bikes to develop the state's Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). Over three years, GDOT will invest a total of $613,710—90% federal and 10% state funding—to promote programs that align with the SHSP and specifically make it safer for people to walk and ride bikes in the state:
- Providing training to transportation professionals and law enforcement officials
- Developing updated state Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Action plans
- Inventorying crosswalks that are located at intersections without traffic signals
- Assessing crossing treatments at bus stop locations on corridors with a history of collisions http://1.usa.gov/1sKzcGo
FDOT LAUNCHES PILOT CROSSWALK PROGRAM
-> The Florida DOT wants people walking through crosswalks to pay more attention to signals that are designed to help them get safely across the street. Jacksonville is the first place where DOT officials are attempting a new method: wrapping large traffic control boxes with instructions to help make the crosswalk signals more visible at 10 intersections across town. Officials have wrapped large boxes near the poles with large-print instructions that include visual aids and the slogan, "No regrets when you cross with care." http://bit.ly/1spN09j
KANSAS CITY, MO: UPDATE ON BIKE NETWORK PROGRESS
-> Two-thirds of a 600-mile on-street bicycling system is now identified with signs. Dozens of miles of marked bike lanes have been completed or are in the design phases, and a third of the planned 230-mile, off-road Trails KC system is finished. Over 50 miles of new bikeway projects are planned over the next 3 years, including protected bikeways. In all, some $3 million is set aside for the projects. Some $2.3 million of that is coming from the federal government, which encourages local governments to invest in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. That includes the hardware for bicycle parking. http://bit.ly/1XeYrhz
CLEVELAND HOSPITALS COLLABORATE TO LAUNCH BIKE SHARE PROGRAM
-> University Hospitals has entered a new partnership with Cleveland, OH’s much anticipated BikeShare program, including the right to name the system UHBikes. The BikeShare program is a collaboration between UH and Cuyahoga County’s Department of Sustainability, the City of Cleveland, Bike Cleveland, University Circle, Inc., and vendor CycleHop-SoBi, and is scheduled to launch midsummer 2016. http://bit.ly/1r2D6tb
UCLA FACULTY, STAFF BIKE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
-> UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) staff and faculty can now exchange a parking permit for a free $400 coupon for a bicycle as a part of a new Earn-a-Bike program. The coupon also covers the cost of a bicycle light, lock set, helmet and a Bruin Commuter Club membership. The membership offers discounted parking and 12 hours of free Zipcar usage per quarter. The Earn-a-Bike program will not be available to students as the UCLA Bike Library already offers bike rentals to students for $60 per quarter. http://bit.ly/1sKO4EF
SEATTLE, WA: GATES FOUNDATION CUTS DRIVE ALONE FROM 88% TO 30%
-> When the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation opened its new offices in Seattle, it simultaneously launched a coordinated transportation program to promote carpooling, transit, and biking, while disincentivizing driving alone. The program featured a commute-logging online system that rewards employees for not driving, and allows them to pay for parking on a more flexible basis, as to not commit to driving for a full month at a time. In just five years at the new office location, the Gates Foundation was able to more than halve its drive-alone mode share, from 88 percent to 30 percent of employees. http://bit.ly/22xtdkQ
ST. PAUL. MN: BROADER TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR YWCA CLIENTS
-> Read about an effective collaboration between Transit for Livable Communities and YWCA Saint Paul, MN, and its multiple impacts beyond transportation as a basic need among families transitioning out of homelessness. http://bit.ly/1RuN0JR
ATLANTA REGIONAL COMMISSION APPROVES WALKING & BIKING PLAN
-> The Atlanta (GA) Regional Commission’s board recently unanimously approved their new regional walking and bicycling plan – Walk Bike Thrive! The goal of the plan is to support active communities across metropolitan Atlanta where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, fun, and normal daily activities. The strategies outlined in ARC's plan aim to improve the safety, mobility, and economic growth of the region. http://bit.ly/1Uu5PBk
34 NEW & RENEWING BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES
-> The League of American Bicyclists recently announced 34 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities (http://bit.ly/1Y2oA1Y). There are now 372 BFCs, in all 50 states (http://bit.ly/1Uu58rG). Over 72 million people in the United States now live in a Bicycle Friendly Community.
PBIC ANNOUNCES 6 RENEWING WALK FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES
-> The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announced six communities renewed their Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) status, while Sebastopol, CA earned its first designation. The "Walk Friendly" title means a city or town is being recognized for its success in working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. http://bit.ly/1XPf4i5
THE RESEARCH BEAT
GRAPHIC: CHANCE OF BEING KILLED BY A DRIVER BY AGE & SPEED
-> Check out this interactive graphic "The Chance of Being Killed by a Car." As you roll over the curved lines you see the risk of being killed for all ages, 70 year olds, and 30 year olds by drivers at any speed between 1 to 60 mph. While it might be common sense that people driving faster are deadlier, what’s particularly striking is how much more deadly they are for older folks. A 70-year-old hit by a person going 35 mph is about as likely to be killed as a 30-year-old hit by someone going 45 mph (in both cases it’s about a 50/50 chance). Once people reach a certain speed (just above 20 mph), they rapidly become more deadly. A person walking is about 70 percent more likely to be killed if they’re struck by a person driving 30 mph versus 25 mph. http://bit.ly/24hXBPF
MOST (AND LEAST) DANGEROUS STATES FOR PEDS
-> Being a pedestrian in some states is vastly more dangerous than in others. The safest state is Minnesota, with 0.27 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people. New Mexico is the most dangerous state for pedestrians, with 3.55 killed in traffic accidents per 100,000 residents. http://bit.ly/20SlgoV. The Most (and Least) Dangerous States for Pedestrians list includes pedestrian fatalities per 100,000, total pedestrian fatalities, and total traffic fatalities: http://bit.ly/1sKkRtB.
DEADLIEST STATES FOR CYCLISTS: PER CAPITA FATALITY RATES
-> On a per capita basis, Florida recorded an annual average of about 5.7 cyclist deaths per million residents, by far the most of any state. Maine has the annual average at 0.5 deaths per million. The national bicyclist death rate for 2012 was approximately 2.3 deaths per 1 million. http://bit.ly/1sKWk7K
MEASURING PED & CYCLIST PROJECT EFFECTIVENESS
-> Since the funds available for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure are scarce, developing a uniform way to measure their effectiveness will help local governments determine how best to use those scarce funds. Researchers selected seven factors to create a framework to measure the effectiveness of these types of infrastructure: safety, safety effectiveness, mobility, demand, equity, cost and qualitative factors. A value is calculated for each factor; the safety effectiveness value is scaled to ensure that crash reduction rates are measured proportionally to improvement costs. Then the values are weighted, with the safety and safety effectiveness values given the greatest weight, and all are summed to produce an overall score. http://bit.ly/1P4pGCM "Development of an Analytical Framework to Rank Pedestrian and Cyclist Projects" (http://bit.ly/1XOWqah)
QUANTIFYING BENEFITS & COSTS OF ADA PED INFRASTRUCTURE
-> For a regulation from the U.S. Access Board, Volpe economists analyzed the benefits and costs of proposed mandates for pushbuttons, detectable warning surfaces, and other crosswalk infrastructure for individuals with disabilities, and how those mandates would fiscally affect communities with fewer than 50,000 people. Volpe economists estimated total costs for the requirements, including yearly costs to install or replace pedestrian signals and pushbuttons at more than 13,000 intersections around the country. The analysis qualitatively addressed benefits of improving pedestrian crossings for the roughly 55 million disabled individuals in America, and impacts on small communities. The U.S. Access Board is expected to take final action later this year. (Regulatory Assessment of Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-Of-Way: http://1.usa.gov/1PjmJDS) http://1.usa.gov/1TVCGPJ
BIKE & TRANSIT USE BY LOW-INCOME LATINO IMMIGRANTS
-> A recently published mixed-methods study compares the travel patterns of low-income immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay Area with that of other groups and investigates the barriers and constraints they face when taking transit and bicycling. Low-income immigrants were less likely than those with higher-incomes to have access to a motor vehicle, and were less likely than higher-income immigrants or the U.S.-born of any income to have access to a bicycle or bus pass. Low-income immigrants were much less willing to take public transit when they had the option to drive and less willing to bicycle for any purpose. "Exploring Bicycle and Public Transit Use by Low-Income Latino Immigrants: A Mixed-Methods Study in the San Francisco Bay Area" (http://bit.ly/1Xf9N51)
CONGESTION CHARGES AND CYCLING IN 4 EUROPEAN CITIES
-> The European Cyclists’ Federation studied the implementation of congestion charges in 4 cities over many years: Milan, London, Gothenburg and Stockholm. Its report "Congestion Charges and Cycling" (http://bit.ly/1O46VEO) proves the success of investing revenues from congestion charges into a sustainable mobility plan, and particularly cycling. With different approaches, the 4 cities achieved similar, positive results: introducing a congestion charge scheme created net revenues, reduced congestion, improved air quality and was beneficial for sustainable mobility. http://bit.ly/1Pii84T
QUOTES R US
"AASHTO should provide guidance to state DOTs and other users of the Green Book regarding flexibility in design...This guidance should assist in educating engineers and designers on the flexibility inherent in the Green Book, as well as new and additional guidance on specific design issues... and This guidance should address designing in and for a multi-modal transportation system..."
—AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways May 25, 2016 Direction on Flexibility in Design Standards Resolution: http://bit.ly/1PikhNT
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
BEST INSIDER TIPS FOR EUROPEAN BIKE HOLIDAYS
Get help planning your cycle holiday route with Insider Tips from the EuroVelo network: Baltic Sea Cycle Route, French-German Rhine Route, London - Bristol Capital Route, or Italian Francigena Route. http://bit.ly/1t0onRm
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.
Webinar "How to Leverage a Sustainability Dashboard to Drive Action"
Date: June 2, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Presenters: Jenita McGowan (City of Cleveland) & Kim Lundgren (Kim Lundgren Associates)
Host: Sustainable City Network
Details: http://bit.ly/1TINmyC, 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
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 "Planning Final Rule Webinar"
Date: June 14, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm ET
Presenters: None provided
Hosts: FHWA Office of Transportation Performance Management
Details: http://bit.ly/1UgS06s, 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
Webinar "Leveraging Cross-Sector Partnerships and Technology to Develop a Healthy, Vibrant Trails Community"
Date: June 23, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Nicole Carkner, (Quad City Health Initiative), Lisa Miller (Bi-State Regional Commission) & Joe Taylor (Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau)
Hosts: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/1VkF84t, free for American Trails members, $55 nonmembers
Webinar "Exploring Local Ballot Initiatives"
Date: June 28, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Jason Jordan (Center for Transportation Excellence), Tom Shrout (Avvantt Partners) & Jennifer Kalczuk (The Rapid)
Hosts: America Walks & Center for Transportation Excellence
Details: http://bit.ly/1XfDwec, free
Webinar "500 Cities Webinar" (data analysis of 27 chronic disease measures for the 500 largest American cities)
Date: June 30, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Oktawia P. Wojcik (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), James B. Holt (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) & Judith A. Monroe (CDC Foundation)
Hosts: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Details: http://bit.ly/1TXnfYi, free
Webinar "Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved"
Date: June 30, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Presenters: Laura Fay (Western Transportation Institute), Ken Skorseth (South Dakota State Univ. -SDLTAP) & David Jones (Univ. of California Pavement Research Center)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/1Y2cxBN, free for TRB affiliates, $95 for other sites
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND REAL ESTATE
-> "Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier" (http://bit.ly/1XfmpZU), a new report looks at the rise of residential, office, and mixed-use developments built around active transportation infrastructure and amenities. The report also analyzes the return on investment for cities when they invest in paths, trails, and connections benefiting pedestrians and bicyclists. Although advantages of proximity to trails has been documented in the past, much of the reporting has been anecdotal or limited to individual sites. This report brings together ten development case studies from a variety of cities and settings and includes lessons for developers who might be interested in leveraging city investments in infrastructure.
PRACTICE OF RUMBLE STRIPS AND RUMBLE STRIPES
-> Given the wide use of rumble strips, the objective of a recent TRB synthesis was to capture current practices used by states installing rumble strips and stripes and to explore variations in design, criteria and locations for installation, maintenance, perceived benefits, communication of benefits, and what are considered important issues (including impacts on bicyclists). In contrast to other standardized safety countermeasures, such as signs or pavement markings, there are no national standards of practice for rumble strips, so their lengths, widths, gaps, applicable locations, and general maintenance can vary widely among agencies. Practice of Rumble Strips and Rumble Stripes: http://bit.ly/1P40UTz
NOW MORE DETAIL IN NATIONAL EQUITY ATLAS
-> The National Equity Atlas (http://bit.ly/1HaEaBR) features racial breakdowns of numerous economic and related data, such as median hourly wages, unemployment and educational attainment, so policymakers, researchers and anyone can see clearly who is benefiting from the economy and who is being left behind. The atlas now offers detailed racial subgroup data for Asian, black, Latino, Native American and white racial subgroups (including ancestry and nativity data) for six economic indicators: median wage, unemployment, the percentage of workers making $15 an hour, disconnected youth, homeownership and educational attainment. The atlas currently breaks down data geographically for the 150 largest regions, the 100 largest cities, and all 50 states. http://bit.ly/1Y2efD4
SCHOOL-TRANSPORTATION-RELATED CRASHES: 2005-2014
-> "School-Transportation-Related Crashes: 2005-2014 Traffic Safety Facts" (http://1.usa.gov/1P1DYUO) provides data on crashes that involve, either directly or indirectly, a school bus body vehicle or a non-school bus functioning as a school bus, transporting children (age 18 or younger) to or from school or school-related activities. From 2005 to 2014, there were 111 school-age pedestrians 18 and younger who died in school transportation-related crashes. Sixty-one percent were struck by school buses, 3 percent by vehicles functioning as school buses, and 36 percent by other vehicles (passenger cars, light trucks and vans, large trucks, and motorcycles, etc.) involved in the crashes.
PARKS, TRAILS, AND HEALTH WORKBOOK
-> "Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook: A Tool for Planners, Parks & Recreation Professionals, and Health Practitioners" (http://1.usa.gov/1TM5hIo) outlines and provides a quick guide for incorporating public health considerations in the development of a park or trail. Its uses include:
- Facilitating interagency and stakeholder discussion and collaboration related to parks, trails, and community health issues.
- Finding data and information to engage and enlist new health partners, funding resources and stakeholders.
- Assessing the health and community needs for a new park/trail project or enhancement.
- Preparing for a health impact assessment or for health grant applications.
2015 RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT
-> The 2015 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Annual Report (http://1.usa.gov/1W1WlRd) provides information about the program and the projects funded in Federal fiscal year (FY) 2014. It highlights program funding and administration, the RTP Database, and how States use funds for trail projects. This report illustrates eligible project types and award-winning examples from across the country. It documents the many benefits of the program and national trends and issues affecting trails.
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 SESSION PROPOSALS - New Partners for Smart Growth, February 2-4, 2017, St. Louis, MO.
Deadline: June 30, 2016, http://bit.ly/1Ue1u2y
-> 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
-> June 3-6, 2016 - National Bike travel Weekend
-> June 4 - National Trails Day
-> June 4, 2016 - TransportationCamp Midwest 2016, Kansas City, MO.
-> June 5-8, 2016 - Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers 2016 Conference, Kelowna, BC.
-> 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.
-> June 8-10, 2016 - Placemaking: Making it Happen, New York, NY.
-> June 8-11, 2016 - CNU24 (Congress for the New Urbanism), Detroit, MI.
-> June 13-15, 2016 - International Conference on Transport & Health, San Jose, CA.
-> June 13-15, 2016, National Regional Transportation Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
-> June 13-17, 2016 - 53rd International Making Cities Livable Conference, Rome, Italy.
-> June 20-21, 2016 - 2016 Oregon Safe Routes to School Conference, Eugene, OR.
-> June 22-24, 2016 - Better Bike Share Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
-> June 22-23, 2016, Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses, Portland, OR.
-> June 25, 2016 - TransportationCamp Ithaca 2016, Ithaca, NY.
-> June 26, 2016 - TransportationCamp Texas 2016, Houston, TX.
-> June 26-29, 2016, ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development, Houston, TX.
-> June 27-28, 2016 - The 9th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
-> June 28-July 1, 2016, World Congress on Active Ageing 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
-> 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.
-> July 6-8, 2016 - 2WALKandCYCLE 2016 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
-> July 15-17, 2016 - Montana Bicycle Celebration, Adventure Cycling Association’s 40th Anniversary, Missoula, MT.
-> July 25-29, 2016 - Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0, Portland State University, OR.
-> August 4-5, 2016 - Transportation Planning and Air Quality Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
-> August 11, 2016 - 6th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit, Mountain View, CA.
-> August 14-17, 2016 - Conference on Use of Scenario Planning in Transportation Planning, Portland, OR.
-> August 14-17, 2016 - Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Anaheim, CA.
-> August 16-21, 2016, Comprehensive Bikeway Design 1.0, Portland State University, OR.
-> August 18-21, 2016, 2016, International Open Streets Summit, Portland, OR.
-> August 30 - September 2, 2016 - 5th IENE International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Lyon, France.
-> September 8-9, 2016 - 2016 Transportation and Communities Summit, Portland, OR.
-> September 10, 2016 - 3rd Annual KC Women’s Bike Summit, Kansas City, MO
-> September 11-14, 2016 - American Public Transit Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
-> 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.
-> September 13-21, 2016 - 2016 Physical Activity and Public Health Courses, Columbia, SC.
-> September 16–17, 2016, North Carolina Bike Summit, Asheville, NC.
-> September 21, 2016 - European Day without a Road Death
-> September 24, 2016 - Bike to Your National Park Day
-> September 24, 2016 - TransportationCamp NYC 2016, New York, NY.
-> September 26-29, 2016 - NACTO Designing Cities conference, Seattle, WA.
-> September 26-27, 2016, 2016 Impact Summit GPS for Well-Being: Navigating Data for Equitable, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC.
-> October 1-31, 2017 - EcoMobility World Festival 2017, Kaosiungm Chinese Taipei.
-> October 2-5, 2016 - 22nd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation, Asheville, NC.
-> October 3-7, 2016 - Walk 21, Hong Kong.
-> October 4-5, 2016 - 9th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA.
-> October 5, 2016 - International Walk to School Day
-> October 9-12, 2016 - Rail~Volution 2016, San Francisco, CA.
-> October 14-16, 2016, American Bicycling Education Association I Am Traffic 2, St. Louis, MO.
-> October 14-17, 2016 -World Trails Conference 2016, Tottori, Japan.
-> October 18-19, 2016 - National Shared Mobility Summit, Chicago, IL.
-> October 21-24, 2016, American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
-> October 25-28, 2016, 2016 AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations) Annual Conference, [Venue TBA]
-> October 29 - November 2, 2016 - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
-> November 1-2, 2016 - 2016 GeoDesign Summit Europe, Delft, Netherlands.
-> November 3, 2016 - 27th Annual CTS Transportation Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
-> November 10-12, 2016, International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) World Summit, Bentonville, AR.
-> November 15, 2016 - Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets, Sacramento, CA.
-> November 16-17, 2016, Capital Ideas: Raising Money for Transportation Through Innovative State Legislation, Sacramento, CA.
-> November 16-18, 2016, 2016 Trafinz Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand.
-> November 16 - 19, 2016, 6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand.
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
-> February 2-4, 2017 - New Partners for Smart Growth, St. Louis, MO.
-> April 10-12, 2017 - International Congress on Transport Infrastructure and Systems, Rome, Italy.
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 NOMINATIONS: LANDMARK DESIGNATION
Nominate your active or sustainable transportation program for Landmark designation. Designation as a Landmark case study recognizes behavior change or social marketing approaches and programs considered to be among the most successful in the world. The designated programs gain exposure, credibility and free, on-line program case study materials, which can make it easier for them to maintain or increase program funding. Each designated approach or program is featured in a case study webinar.
Deadline: June 3, 2016, http://bit.ly/1O47ZZo
-> CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2016 ASSOCIATION OF PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE PROFESSIONALS AWARDS
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals is calling for nominations for its 2016 awards:
- APBP Lifetime Achievement Award
- Public Sector Professional of the Year
- Private Sector Professional of the Year
- Nonprofit Professional of the Year
- Young Professional of the Year
Nomination forms may only be submitted by APBP members in good standing. Awards will be presented at Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2016 in Vancouver, BC.
Deadline: June 30, 2016, http://bit.ly/1RMlh7k
-> RFP - PARTNERS FOR PLACES FALL 2016 GRANT CYCLE
The RFP for the next round of Partners for Places grants opens on June 6. Partners for Places creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. National funders invest in local projects to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being of all residents. Through these projects, Partners for Places fosters long-term relationships that make our urban areas more prosperous, livable, and vibrant. The grant program will provide partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000 for one year projects, or $50,000 and $150,000 for two year projects, with a 1:1 match required by one or more local foundations.
Deadline: July 25, 2016 by 11:59 pm in any time zone. http://bit.ly/25AwLbo
-> JOB - MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR, WISCONSIN BIKE FED, MADISON, WI
The Wisconsin Bike Fed seeks a Membership Director to manage and grow the Bike Fed’s membership program to keep the organization the largest statewide bicycle advocacy organization in the country. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated, professional and creative individual to help grow the bicycle advocacy movement.
Deadline: June 3, 2016 by 5:00 pm CT, http://bit.ly/282z1qG
-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMERICAN TRAILS
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of American Trails and works with the Board of Directors, staff, and partners to provide the leadership and direction necessary to fulfill the mission and vision of American Trails and move the organization forward in its development. This position leads a dynamic enterprise of volunteers, staff, partners, and members dedicated to advancing trails and bringing trail enthusiasts of all types together to ensure the future quality and availability of trails for all Americans. The strong preference is continue to have the Executive Director located at the home office in Redding, CA where other staff members work. For the right candidate, the Board would consider having the position located elsewhere.
Deadline: June 14, 2016, http://bit.ly/1spO8tD
-> 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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