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#411 Wednesday, June 15, 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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----- Vélo Québec Releases Comprehensive Cycling in Quebec Report
----- Use Sec. 402 & 405 Funds to Improve Ped & Bike Safety
----- US Bike Routes: 194 New Miles Approved in 4 States
----- March VMT Increase to Record Highs in First-Quarter 2016
----- Italy: 3-Year, US$107.6 Million Cycle Tourism Masterplan
----- Cities Commit to Vision Zero + Seattle Results
----- New Forms of Car-Free Shopping Streets
----- Livability Challenges & Tools: People w/ Vision/Hearing Impairments
----- Universal Design w/o the Threat of Legal Action
----- Vancouver, BC: Map & List of Dooring Caution Zones
----- New Sprawl Tax Methodology
----- New Ped and Bike Data Collecting Technology

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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----- Ratings of Walkable Urban Places in 30 Largest Metros Areas
----- Video: How NYC’s Streets Became More Pedestrian-Friendly
----- Los Angles, CA: New 67-Mile Backbone Trail
----- MO General Assembly Allocates $20 Million in Multi-Modal Funds
----- Washington DC Region Bike Use Up As Metrorail Service Cut
----- MN: Officers Use New Electronic Crash Report Interface
----- FL DOT: Web-Based System for Police Crash Report Review
----- Portland, OR: Solid Support for Ped, Bike & SRTS Improvements
----- St Paul, MN Stop For Me Ped Crosswalk Safety Campaign
----- NE IL: Call for Residents to Log Bike Use Online
----- WI Bike Fed Online Community Advocacy Training Planning Survey
----- Seattle, WA: Neighborhood Cultural Crosswalk Program

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----- Analytical Framework to Rank Pedestrian and Cyclist Projects
----- NHTSA: 2014 Traffic Safety Facts: Children
----- Canada: Neighborhood Walkability & BMI Trajectories
----- UK: Public Health Benefits of New Walking and Cycling Routes
----- UK: Impact of the Cycle to Work Scheme Evidence Report
----- Estimating Daily Bike Counts from Seasonal & Weather Factors
----- Accuracy of Bicycle Counting with Pneumatic Tubes in OR
----- Methods for Calculating Bike Traffic Daily Adjustment Factors
----- TRB Releases Updated Paper Submission Guide

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----- NHTSA: Advancing Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Primer
----- MassDOT Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design Guide
----- Vision Zero Vs Traditional Approach to Traffic Safety
----- Collaborating Across Departments to Achieve Vision Zero
----- Communications Strategies to Advance Vision Zero
----- Report: Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution
----- FHWA: Bike Network Mapping Idea Book
----- Maine Bicycle Law Enforcement Reference Guide
----- Safe Routes to School National Conference Presentations Online
----- USDOT: Dictionary of Transportation Terms & Acronyms

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

VÉLO QUÉBEC RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE CYCLING IN QUEBEC REPORT
-> Vélo Québec released its 2015 edition of Cycling in Quebec (http://bit.ly/239bRuT), a comprehensive study on bicycle use that has been conducted every five years since 1995. New to this edition is the analysis of the economic benefits of cycling. Annual spending on tourism related cycling and the purchase of bicycles and gear comes to CAD$1.2 billion (US$930 million) which creates the equivalent of 10,000 jobs and generates CAD$150 million (US$116.7 million) in tax revenues for the provincial government and CAD$65 million (US$50.6 million) in federal tax. There are now 600,000 more cyclists in Quebec than in 1995. Of the total 4.2 million, 55% are male, 45% are female, and 1 million are youth. http://bit.ly/235QY3H. See infographics and review previous editions at http://bit.ly/1Q3CPSB.

USE SEC. 402 & 405 FUNDS TO IMPROVE PED & BIKE SAFETY
-> Safe Routes to School National Partnership offers a primer (http://bit.ly/239q0Zb) on two federal funding streams that can help address pedestrian and bicycle safety issues: the 402 and 405 grants administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA has just issued its new rules for how these programs work (http://1.usa.gov/1Q3S2mF), incorporating changes from the FAST Act. Between $2 and $25 million in Section 402 money, called the State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program, is available to every state to improve a range of safety issues, including bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Section 405 funds, called the National Priority Safety Programs, are Congressional set asides for states with safety issues that need special attention. The FAST Act added bicycle and pedestrian safety as one of those priorities, so now there is approximately $14 million available to split up among states where more than 15 percent of traffic fatalities are bicyclists and pedestrians.

Review your state’s most recent Highway Safety Plan (http://1.usa.gov/28DY9nS) to see how it addresses bicycle and pedestrian safety, and follow up with your State Highway Safety Office to learn about opportunities for public input into the 2017 Highway Safety Plan.

US BIKE ROUTES: 194 NEW MILES APPROVED IN 4 STATES
-> Adventure Cycling Association and AASHTO announced that AASHTO has approved 194 miles of new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBRs) in four states. Connecticut and Massachusetts designated USBR 7, which follow the Western New England Greenway. Two new spur routes were also approved in Virginia (USBR 176) and Georgia (USBR 621), and Idaho realigned a small portion of USBR 10 through Sandpoint. The official U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) now encompasses 11,243 miles of routes in twenty-four states and the District of Columbia. See details and the National Corridor Map at http://bit.ly/1UONCP1.

MARCH VMT INCREASE TO RECORD HIGHS IN FIRST-QUARTER 2016
-> Traffic on U.S. roads continues to grow and set new volume records, as the Federal Highway Administration said this year's first-quarter volume was the highest ever to start a year. Its latest monthly "Traffic Volume Trends" (http://1.usa.gov/1sGc1gI) reports vehicle travel on all U.S. roads increased by 5 percent in March from a year earlier, to 273.4 billion vehicle miles. That put the January-March volume at 746 billion vehicle miles traveled, up 4.2 percent from the 2015 period. http://bit.ly/1PNBZcn

ITALY: 3-YEAR, US$107.6 MILLION CYCLE TOURISM MASTERPLAN
-> The Italian Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure introduced a new Cycle Tourism Masterplan to create a national infrastructure network for tourist cycle routes. The masterplan was presented alongside the results of a study on the economic impact of the incoming GRAB (Grande Raccordo Anulare delle Bici di Roma), a project now under construction to build a Great Ring Junction cycle route for bicycles around the city of Rome. According to the study’s results, more than 600,000 tourists are expected to travel on the cycle route in its first year, generating a 3 billon euro (US$3.3 billon) profit for local economies—five times more than the initial amount invested for the construction. The GRAB project is one of the four national cycle routes included in the Cycle Tourism Masterplan, which anticipates an investment of around 96 million euros (US$107.6 million) between 2016 and 2019. http://bit.ly/1UiO6x9

CITIES COMMIT TO VISION ZERO + SEATTLE RESULTS
-> At least 17 American cities have committed to Vision Zero (http://bit.ly/1UbDsv6) to eliminate traffic fatalities. In addition to ramping up education and enforcement, these efforts require road designers to rethink streets and intersections in ways that minimize risks to non-motorized users. This often means correcting issues resulting from a strict, decades-long focus on vehicle movement. Seattle launched its Vision Zero plan early in 2015 and immediately tackled Rainier Avenue South—a road carrying upwards of 28,000 vehicles and experiencing more than one crash per day, including two fatalities since 2011. The street’s $700,000 redesign features a four down to three lane road diet, a speed limit reduction from 30 to 25 mph, transit priority, and leading pedestrian signals. As a result, travel times, vehicle speeds, and the number of severe crashes have all decreased. The Seattle DOT has also worked closely with the Police Department on data-driven enforcement citywide and automated enforcement in 14 school zones, where traffic violations have dropped by 64 percent. Revenues go toward the city’s Safe Routes to School Program.

[See the Resources section for three case studies from the Vision Zero Network.]

NEW FORMS OF CAR-FREE SHOPPING STREETS
-> Retail is an ever-changing industry. To satisfy the evolving tastes and demands of consumers, retailers and retail developers are continually pursuing the latest and greatest shopping experiences. As residents and employers are moving back to walkable neighborhoods, walkability is emerging as a common theme in today’s leading retail shopping. Today, a variety of new forms of pedestrian-oriented shopping streets are emerging as a response. These streets, lanes, and alleys include shared and intermittent car-free streets, as well as both privately owned streets and streets with multiple property owners. Despite the fact that the majority of pedestrian malls failed, today’s new car-free retail streets are succeeding due to new circumstances and development programs. http://bit.ly/1PmaOQk

LIVABILITY CHALLENGES & TOOLS: PEOPLE W/ VISION/HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
-> For a person with diminished or no vision or hearing, the first steps to a livable community are literally safe steps. Being able to securely navigate sidewalks, cross streets and ride public transportation are keys to independence and mobility. AARP identifies some of the challenges people living with vision or hearing impairments tackle: http://bit.ly/239Oi5b. They also describe 6 tools and technologies communities can use to help meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. http://bit.ly/1PTlxaJ

UNIVERSAL DESIGN W/O THE THREAT OF LEGAL ACTION
-> Despite a robust Complete Streets movement and a growing emphasis on accessible design, the surest path to ADA compliance in America is still through legal threat. A generation after the Americans with Disabilities Act, cities across the United States are still broadly inaccessible to many who live in them. Broken sidewalks and steep curbs endanger people who are blind or use wheelchairs. For all the think-tanking and good intentions, when it comes to universal design, the most effective urban planning tool appears to be the threat of legal action. But a close look at what’s happening in two communities investigated and forced to comply points to what city leaders nationwide should be thinking about before they are sued, and before the DOJ comes knocking. http://bit.ly/1PYPl5Q

VANCOUVER, BC: MAP & LIST OF DOORING CAUTION ZONES
-> Through citizen reports BikeMaps.org helps to make cycling safer by providing municipalities, the Province and other stakeholders with a supplementary database on cycling incidents. BikeMaps.org can also provide cyclists with the latest information on safety hot-spots. They compiled collision data from ICBC and BikeMaps.org to develop a map and a list of dooring caution zones in the City of Vancouver. Doorings were the most prevalent type of cycling collision reported through official reports. http://bit.ly/1NND0Ls

NEW SPRAWL TAX METHODOLOGY
-> CityLab reports Daniel Hertz of City Observatory has developed a more targeted approach to index the price of spread-out development, in time and money, for American workers. (Introducing The Sprawl Tax: http://bit.ly/1rpHMtf and Sprawl Tax: How the US Stacks Up Internationally: http://bit.ly/1U4rCTi) Combining the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S., he found, commuters pay more than $107 billion annually, which is about $1,400 per commuter, on average. Those are the dollar costs of the number of additional hours Americans spend traveling to and from work due to sprawling land-use patterns—which, by their methodology, ends up being around 3.9 billion extra hours total, or 50 hours per worker, per year. http://bit.ly/1YgPRh3

NEW PED AND BIKE DATA COLLECTING TECHNOLOGY
-> A new crop of data collecting technology — including bike-counter totems, GPS-enabled smartphone apps and cameras that use machine learning — is enhancing more time-consuming, less accurate ways of counting people riding bikes and walking. Tech startup CTY designed Numina (http://bit.ly/1tqvimy), a camera bike and pedestrian counter because there is not a lot of data that helps justifies complete streets infrastructure. The data counting hardware is essentially a camera mounted 15 feet up on a light pole capturing video. Software is programmed to recognize and count patterns such as a bicyclist or walker crossing the screen. Numina can also track behavior on a given piece of infrastructure — where a cyclist rides on a street, whether they choose the sidewalk over the bike lane, spots pedestrians avoid and more. Some of the most exciting data is coming from companies such as Strava (http://bit.ly/1WNyrcp) and MapMyRide (http://bit.ly/1XWTGcC), which track routes via GPS units and smartphone apps, provide actual behavior, and can provide demographic data about users. http://bit.ly/24x0Fr1

(See the Research section for related reports from two bike counting studies.)


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

RATINGS OF WALKABLE URBAN PLACES IN 30 LARGEST METROS AREAS
-> A new Smart Growth America LOCUS report, "Foot Traffic Ahead 2016" (http://bit.ly/1rpzIZt), reviewed 619 regionally significant, walkable urban places (or "WalkUPs") in the nation's 30 largest metropolitan areas where 46% of the nation’s population lives. The new report ranks these areas based on the amount of commercial and multi-family rental development in WalkUPs, and uses a series of forward-looking metrics to predict how walkable their future development might be. The research also uses social equity metrics like housing costs, transportation costs, and access to jobs to understand the relationship between walkability and social equity. http://bit.ly/28E4ShJ

VIDEO: HOW NYC’S STREETS BECAME MORE PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY
-> Over the past decade, the streets of New York City have undergone a dramatic transformation. Nearly 400 miles of bike lanes were installed, the largest bike share program in North America began and Times Square morphed from a busy thoroughfare into a packed pedestrian plaza. Watch the five-minute PBS News Hour video of Hari Sreenivasan interviewing former Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. http://bit.ly/1sAZlb2

LOS ANGLES, CA: NEW 67-MILE BACKBONE TRAIL
-> The new 67-mile Los Angeles area Backbone Trail connects many of the Santa Monica range’s peaks and opened this week after 40 years in the making. To make the route a reality, about 180 parcels of land worth more than $100 million had to be turned over to the public. Though the trail is technically a wilderness route, it’s never more than a few miles from the 101 Freeway and the eastern trailhead can be accessed by Los Angeles’ 2 bus. The next major step for the trail would be to connect it with over 500 more miles of nearby trails to create a continuous network that would grant millions more Angelenos easy access to the mountain range in their backyards. http://bit.ly/1UD0lo0

MO GENERAL ASSEMBLY ALLOCATES $20 MILLION IN MULTI-MODAL FUNDS
->The Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation reports their General Assembly took a historic step by authorizing $20 million in multi-modal transportation funding. This is, as far as we know, the first time in history that Missouri has allocated state transportation funds that have the flexibility to be used to meet any and all of Missourians' transportation needs--whether those by motorized, walking, bicycling, public transit, or some combination of all of those options. The $20 million in funding in the new Missouri Moves program can be used for roads, bridges, walking, bicycling, or transit. It can be used for projects that focus on any one of those elements, or projects that combine several or all of them. A broad coalition of Missouri transportation stakeholders, including the new Mercury Alliance has been working for many years to move Missouri state transportation funding towards a multi-modal approach. http://bit.ly/1Q3Wn9o

WASHINGTON DC REGION BIKE USE UP AS METRORAIL SERVICE CUT
-> CityLab reports in the first surge of service cuts for a year-long Metrorail maintenance plan in Washington, DC the number of bike commuters went way up throughout the metro area. Monday through Wednesday, automated counters stationed throughout Arlington County showed increases of two-wheeled traffic up to 94 percent compared to June 2015. Although the first surge of service cuts only directly affects Virginia suburban service, in Washington the 15th Street cycle track saw its highest-ever recorded ridership last Thursday, with a 29 percent increase in cyclists compared to June 2015. http://bit.ly/1U75UZK

MN: OFFICERS USE NEW ELECTRONIC CRASH REPORT INTERFACE
-> Researchers at the University of Minnesota are helping to make it faster and easier for law enforcement officers to log the data they collect at the scene of a crash. The project conducted a human factors analysis and obtained extensive input from law enforcement officers to design a system that best met their needs. The new electronic crash report interface now being used by Minnesota law enforcement officers improves the accuracy, reliability, and meaningfulness of crash data. The finished system gives officers three choices for electronically submitting a report: a quick capture, a wizard, and a form. A website interface and a standalone platform can be loaded onto officers’ laptops, allowing them to complete electronic reports even when they have limited Internet access. Later this year, the state plans to launch a public portal that will allow citizens to perform aggregated crash data inquiries and run data reports. In other future work, researchers will evaluate the effectiveness of the new system by examining data accuracy. http://bit.ly/1UbZeia

FL DOT: WEB-BASED SYSTEM FOR POLICE CRASH REPORT REVIEW
-> FL DOT released a report describing its Web-based system to facilitate reviews of police crash reports and to record review results using different data entry formats and a user-friendly interface. (Feasibility of a Web-Based System for Police Crash Report Review and Information Recording: http://bit.ly/1Yqth5S) The system allows users to:

  • Select crashes for specific study locations and time periods by querying the Crash Analysis
  • Reporting (CAR) database.
  • Set up police crash report review questions for review result recording.
  • Display multiple police crash report pages in different layouts.
  • Display police crash reports and study locations on Google Maps side-by-side.
  • Record police crash report review results that are linked directly to crash records.
  • Report potential errors in police crash reports.

PORTLAND, OR: SOLID SUPPORT FOR PED, BIKE & SRTS IMPROVEMENTS
-> The Safe Routes to School National Partnership reports Portland, OR voters passed a 10¢ gas tax to fund street safety improvements, including $8 million for crosswalks and sidewalks around schools. The MPO Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation approved $500,000 per year for Safe Routes to School programming, plus at least $2 million for street improvements near Title 1 (low-income) schools and trails. The vote also preserved more than $25 million for walking and biking street safety projects across the region. http://bit.ly/1Q3UQQH

ST PAUL, MN STOP FOR ME PED CROSSWALK SAFETY CAMPAIGN
-> Through its first month and a half, the St. Paul, MN Stop For Me campaign, hosted 21 events at intersections identified by community members as problematic for crossing, or in high pedestrian traffic areas. At the same time, St. Paul Police have stopped over 700 motorists and issued more than 300 citations for failure to yield to a pedestrian. From the start of the year through May 30, 64 people walking in St. Paul were involved in crashes: 44 of them were injured, and 2 of them died. During the same time, 25 people riding bikes were involved in crashes: 18 of them were injured, none of them died. St. Paul Police regularly update pedestrian and bicyclist crash information on their website: http://bit.ly/1UyWDt9. The Stop For Me campaign will continue throughout 2016 to improve safety for people who use sidewalks and cross streets. http://bit.ly/1RYSexu.

NE IL: CALL FOR RESIDENTS TO LOG BIKE USE ONLINE
-> Residents of northeastern Illinois can provide input on bicycle usage at http://bit.ly/1PlQLSl. CMAP (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning) will use this input to develop an analysis tool to help better determine the relative benefits of implementing different types of bicycle improvements.

WI BIKE FED ONLINE COMMUNITY ADVOCACY TRAINING PLANNING SURVEY
-> The Wisconsin Bike Fed is using an online Community Advocacy Training Planning Survey to shape a civic engagement workshop to train people to become better local bicycle/pedestrian advocates. The Community Advocacy Training will be piloted in Northwest Wisconsin later this summer in partnership with the American Heart Association and plans launch across the state once funding is secured. http://bit.ly/1OoFntV

SEATTLE, WA: NEIGHBORHOOD CULTURAL CROSSWALK PROGRAM
-> The City of Seattle has developed a program for neighborhoods to reflect their own unique cultures in their crosswalks (http://bit.ly/1YqocdO). The 11 original painted crosswalks cost the city $6,000 per crosswalk. A crosswalk at 23rd Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way is striped with black, green and red -- the Pan-African colors. While the original design had colored lines similar to regular crosswalks, the new ones will have solid colors laterally crossing the street. MYNorthwest.com: http://bit.ly/1OnYO6g


THE RESEARCH BEAT

ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK TO RANK PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST PROJECTS
-> Next City reports new research takes a first step toward developing standard ways of measuring effectiveness of how well new or improved roads and other facilities safely accommodate people on foot and riding a bike. (Development of an Analytical Framework to Rank Pedestrian and Cyclist Projects: http://bit.ly/1XOWqah) 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. The researchers examined seven factors: 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

NHTSA: 2014 TRAFFIC SAFETY FACTS: CHILDREN
-> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its 2014 Traffic Safety Facts: Children with details the number of motor vehicle traffic fatalities and injuries involving children 14 and younger. Of the 1,070 child fatalities in 2014, 20% had been walking, and 5% had been riding a bike. http://1.usa.gov/238oTss

CANADA: NEIGHBORHOOD WALKABILITY & BMI TRAJECTORIES
-> A new longitudinal study published in the American Journal of Public Health is the first to study changes in body mass index over a relatively long time period as a function of walkability. The study tracked body mass index for 12 years among 2,943 young and middle-aged adults (18-55 years old) across Canada who lived in urban areas (? 50,000 population). Neighborhoods were divided into walkable quartiles using Walk Score. They found that moving to a more or less walkable environment can affect the BMI of men. During the 12 years, the average BMI among the men increased, but the trajectories of the weight gain were different depending on the walkability of the area. "Neighborhood Walkability and Body Mass Index Trajectories: Longitudinal Study of Canadians" http://bit.ly/1UTrFvD

UK: PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFITS OF NEW WALKING AND CYCLING ROUTES
-> A new report by UK-based Sustrans highlights results from research to measure and evaluate the changes in travel, physical activity and carbon emissions related to new walking and cycling routes. (Fit for Life: Independent Research into the Public Health Benefits of New Walking and Cycling Routes: http://bit.ly/1Zi8HTv) Sustrans completed 84 new high quality walking and cycling routes in over 80 communities in the UK between 2009 and 2013. The project also created over 100 new or renovated bridges and 80 major new road crossings that over busy roads, rivers and railways. Leading experts from a number of top universities formed the iConnect consortium to provide evidence of the impact on people and their communities. The lessons learned from this research, including findings yet to emerge and from ongoing monitoring of the walking and cycling routes, are applicable at individual program level, at local area level, and at the national level. http://bit.ly/1VYnwvC

UK: IMPACT OF THE CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME EVIDENCE REPORT
-> A recent report by the Institute for Employment Studies in the UK for the Cycle to Work Alliance presents an assessment of data around the efficacy of cycle to work programs and the health and economic benefits of cycling to work. It provides an overview of research in this area and identifies key themes and issues in research surrounding cycling. The assessment analyzed responses to a Cycle to Work Alliance survey completed by employers and employees who have taken advantage of the scheme.

Around 180,000 people a year participate in the cycle to work program operated by employers, through which employees can save up to 40 per cent of the cost of a new bicycle to cycle to work from reduced income tax and National Insurance. Using modest assumptions the authors estimate that if the program generates an additional 9,200 cyclists a year, then the social benefit would be £72 million (US$102 million) a year and the cost benefit ratio would be more than 2:1. "Impact of the Cycle to Work Scheme Evidence Report" http://bit.ly/261ElIJ

ESTIMATING DAILY BIKE COUNTS FROM SEASONAL & WEATHER FACTORS
-> A recently published Transportation Research Record article examines the relationship between several seasonal and weather factors and bicycle ridership from 2 years of automated bicycle counts at a location in Seattle, WA. This paper improves on prior work by demonstrating the use of the negative binomial instead of a Poisson model, which is appropriate given the potential for over dispersion, as observed in these data. In addition to validating the significance of factors identified from the literature, this paper contributes methodologically through its intuitive visualization of effect sizes to nonstatistical audiences. The authors believe that the combination of model type and counterfactual simulation and visualization reflects a reasonable compromise between model complexity and interpretability. "Estimating Daily Bicycle Counts in Seattle, Washington, from Seasonal and Weather Factors" http://bit.ly/1PtdrA4

ACCURACY OF BICYCLE COUNTING WITH PNEUMATIC TUBES IN OR
-> A recently published Transportation Research Record article describes findings and recommendations for how to minimize error for bicycle counting from tests with OR DOT. This research studied three types of off-the-shelf pneumatic tube counters for counting bicycles, including equipment from five manufacturers: two bicycle-specific counters, three varieties of motor vehicle classification counters, and one volume-only motor vehicle counter. Accuracy of Bicycle Counting with Pneumatic Tubes in Oregon: http://bit.ly/1tq5x5C

METHODS FOR CALCULATING BIKE TRAFFIC DAILY ADJUSTMENT FACTORS
-> There are several methods to calculate and apply adjustment factors for bicycle traffic. The reported accuracy of these factors differs from one study to another. The objective of a study recently published in the Transportation Research Record was to compare the estimation accuracy of methods used to calculate daily adjustment factors and to quantify the performance of these methods relative to their mathematical intensity. Researchers studied three methods of calculating daily adjustment factors: the AASHTO method, the monthly and weather-specific method, and the day-of-year method. The paper provides insights on the advantages and disadvantages of each calculation method. "Toward a Better Estimation of Annual Average Daily Bicycle Traffic: Comparison of Methods for Calculating Daily Adjustment Factors" http://bit.ly/1tvyQnZ

TRB RELEASES UPDATED PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDE
-> TRB released its updated Preparing Papers for Peer Review and Presentation (http://bit.ly/10kGI6i) for authors planning to submit papers for presentation at the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting and publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. This guide includes changes in the process since the publication of the last guide, critical dates in the paper submission process, general guidelines, manuscript specifications, manuscript submission rules, TRB’s peer review process, the submission of discussions for papers, and other general information. Deadline to submit papers is August 1, 2016.


QUOTES R US

"Cycle routes are even better than motorways in terms of infrastructure for the government. A motorway pays back its cost in 30 years, a cycle route in only 3."
—Italian Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Graziano Delrio in introducing a new 96 million euro Cycle Tourism Masterplan over the next three years. http://bit.ly/1UiO6x9

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

PERFECT URBANIST SUMMER READS
From Next City’s Anna Clark here are six richly imagined genre novels, each capturing the propulsive spirit of the metropolis: "Zoo City" by Lauren Beukes; "Devil in a Blue Dress" by Walter Mosley (also check out his latest: "Charcoal Joe"); "Red Mars" by Kim Stanley Robinson; "The Just City" by Jo Walton; "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells; and "City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit" by Elmore Leonard. http://bit.ly/1VRxmPN

Send us your recommended summer reads (or something you’ve just published): news@bikewalk.org.

AMAZING SENSES ANIMALS & BUGS HAVE THAT WE DON’T
News flash: we’re not the pinnacle of evolution we think we are. The discovery that bumblebees use hair on their legs to detect a flower’s electromagnetic field offers another reminder that human senses don’t always measure up. Some creatures can smell veins, see colors we can’t imagine, and communicate through their feet. Check out animals with senses sharper than ours. http://bit.ly/25PPi3v


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

Online Hotline: "Get real-time support from experts on walking and walkability"
Date: June 16, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: Every Body Walk!
Details: http://bit.ly/1UyNe4A, free

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

Webinar "Learn About Planning for a Healthier Future, a new Resource From T4A"
Date: June 22, 2016, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/1UF2LSZ, free.

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 "#BIKETORIA: How the City of Victoria Aims to Be One of the Best Small Cities in the World for Cycling"
Date: June 29, 2016, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Presenters: Brian Patterson (Urban Systems), Jeremy Loveday (City of Victoria) & Edward Pullman (Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition)
Hosts: Simon Fraser University & partners
Details: http://bit.ly/1UyCza3, 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

Webinar "Another View on Urban Transportation: Scenes and Details, Policy and Action from Cities of Africa, Asia and Australia"
Date: July 7, 2016, 4:00 - 5:30 pm ET
Presenters: Cole Hendrigan (City of Red Deer)
Hosts: Simon Fraser University & partners
Details: http://bit.ly/1UyCza3, free.

Webinar "From Spaces for Cars to Spaces for People: How Shared Space in Auckland Moves Us Towards People-oriented Spaces"
Date: July 12, 2016, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Presenters: Darren Davis (Auckland Transport)
Hosts: Simon Fraser University & partners
Details: http://bit.ly/1UyCza3, free.

Webinar "U.S. Federal Policy Briefing"
Date: July 12, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Caron Whitaker (League of American Bicyclists), Christy Kwan (Alliance for Biking & Walking) & Kit Keller (Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals)
Hosts: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/1rucli3, free.

Webinar "Friends and Allies for the Walking Movement" America Walks Webinar Series
Date: July 14, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/1NwY0pa, free.

Webinar "Performance Measures to Evaluate New and Established Practices"
Date: July 20, 2016, 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Peter Koonce (Portland (OR) Bureau of Transportation)
Hosts: Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/1OtXr0c, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members


RESOURCES

NHTSA: ADVANCING PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY PRIMER
-> NHTSA recently released its "Advancing Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: A Primer for Highway Safety Professionals" (http://bit.ly/1tvsBk9). This primer is a reference for an integrated and comprehensive effort to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and support broader transportation-related goals. It summarizes the most promising infrastructure treatments and behavioral programs for addressing specific safety problems and highlights how these approaches can be combined and implemented. It also identifies opportunities for various agencies to collaborate and combine their respective approaches and funding for a more comprehensive program.

MASSDOT SEPARATED BIKE LANE PLANNING & DESIGN GUIDE
-> The MassDOT "Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design Guide" presents considerations and strategies for the development of separated bike lanes. The Guide provides a framework for determining when separated bike lanes are appropriate and feasible. It presents design guidance for separation strategies, bike lane configuration, and considerations for transit stops, loading zones, utilities, drainage, parking and landscaping. The Guide defines separated bike lane design principles for intersections, introduces intersection design treatments and provides examples of typical intersection configurations. It clarifies when to consider signalization and provides guidance on signal phasing and timing as well as location of signal equipment. The Guide concludes with maintenance strategies, including seasonal operations and maintenance considerations. http://bit.ly/231cMNT

VISION ZERO CASE STUDIES
-> The language of Vision Zero itself -- with the goal to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries -- communicates a more ambitious approach to street safety and rests on the basic understanding that these serious losses are preventable. The Vision Zero Network provides three case studies to describe this approach and how cities are working to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries.

VISION ZERO VS TRADITIONAL APPROACH TO TRAFFIC SAFETY
-> What makes Vision Zero an innovative road safety policy with the potential to make our streets safe? How Does Vision Zero Differ from the Traditional Approach to Traffic Safety? Read this case study to find out: http://bit.ly/1Yr2Qgh

COLLABORATING ACROSS DEPARTMENTS TO ACHIEVE VISION ZERO
-> One of the defining characteristics of Vision Zero is the fundamental focus on breaking down silos and uniting local stakeholders behind common goals. Cross-departmental collaboration is a critical foundation to a successful Vision Zero commitment. In its "Collaborating Across Departments to Achieve Vision Zero" (http://bit.ly/1OoqBU3) case study, the Vision Zero Network examines some of the specific ways Vision Zero cities San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York City are restructuring their collaboration in long-lasting ways to take meaningful action for safe streets.

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIES TO ADVANCE VISION ZERO
-> Vision Zero is bringing greater urgency and critical thinking to communicating effectively. It brings together a wider and more diverse range of stakeholders who recognize the value of well-planned, measureable communication efforts. "Communications Strategies to Advance Vision Zero" (http://bit.ly/1rp98Q9) looks at early-adopter cities New York City and San Francisco’s approaches to communicating about Vision Zero to garner attention and influence behavior at all levels of society.

REPORT: ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF OUTDOOR AIR POLLUTION
-> A new report from OECD Publishing provides a comprehensive assessment of the economic consequences of outdoor air pollution in the coming decades, focusing on the impacts on mortality, morbidity, and changes in crop yields as caused by high concentrations of pollutants. "The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution" http://bit.ly/1WJKqYr

FHWA: BIKE NETWORK MAPPING IDEA BOOK
-> FHWA’s new "Bike Network Mapping Idea Book" (http://1.usa.gov/1sFVjOB) highlights ways different communities map their existing and proposed bicycle networks. It shows examples of maps at different scales, while also demonstrating a range of mapping strategies, techniques, and approaches. The Idea Book is a resource for communities working to identify, plan, and improve their bicycle networks.

MAINE BICYCLE LAW ENFORCEMENT REFERENCE GUIDE
-> The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Law Enforcement Collaborative recently launched its 2016 "Bicycle Law Enforcement Reference Guide" (http://bit.ly/1Uthgeh), and its coordinated bicycle, pedestrian and motorist law enforcement detail dedicated to improving safety for vulnerable users. This committee of law enforcement officers, transportation officials, bicycle commuters, attorneys, and bicycle education experts created the Guide to provide officers on patrol with a convenient reference to the priority violations and pertinent laws that regulate the behavior of motorists and bicyclists. The double-sided resource, endorsed by the Maine Sheriff’s Association, and the Maine Association of Police, lists violations for bicyclists on one side, and violations for motorists on the other. http://bit.ly/1VY2RYn

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS ONLINE
-> Presentations from the April 2016 The Safe Routes to School National Conference are now available online: http://bit.ly/1WNqC6u

USDOT: DICTIONARY OF TRANSPORTATION TERMS & ACRONYMS
-> USDOT released an online dictionary of over 9,000 terms and acronyms related to transportation. http://1.usa.gov/1UbqEol


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> 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 ABSTRACTS - 9th International Urban Design Conference
Deadline: July 25, 2016, http://bit.ly/1UTJHhl

-> 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 ABSTRACTS - Velo-city 2017 Arnhem-Nijmegen, June 13-16, 2017, Arnhem and Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Deadline: September 30, 2016, http://bit.ly/1PsTedH

-> 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 11-18, 2016 - 3rd Annual The Atlanta Cycling Festival, Atlanta, GA.
http://bit.ly/1Uj5BgJ
-> 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 9-11, 2016 - Mississippi Bike Walk Summit, Biloxi, MS.
http://bit.ly/25IOvhh
-> August 11, 2016 - 6th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit, Mountain View, CA.
http://bit.ly/1TIzTXG
-> 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 29-31, 2016 - Indiana Bike & Walk Summit, Indianapolis, IN.
http://bit.ly/1PCti4K
-> 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 19, 2016 - 2016 Illinois Bike Summit, Normal, IL.
http://bit.ly/1TX3IZY
-> 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 6-8, 2016 - CityWorks (X)po, Roanoke, VA.
http://bit.ly/1YqD0J4
-> 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 14-17, 2016 -World Trails Conference 2016, Tottori, Japan.
http://bit.ly/1TDjOTh
-> 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 7-9, 2016 - 9th International Urban Design Conference, Canberra, Australia.
http://bit.ly/1wbKTQG
-> 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
-> December 1-2, 2016 - 10th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference on Bicycles and Pedestrians, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1R6tmU5

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

-> May 19-20, 2017 - 2017 OK Bike Summit, Muskogee, OK.
http://bit.ly/1Yc5B4W
-> June 13-16, 2017 - Velo-city 2017 Arnhem-Nijmegen, Arnhem and Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Call fro abstracts closes September 30, 2016.
http://bit.ly/1XVRoKZ


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 - BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESSES
Through the Bicycle Friendly Business program, employers are recognized for their efforts to encourage a welcoming atmosphere for bicycling employees, customers, and the community. Businesses are evaluated around the 4 E's: Engineering, Encouragement, Education, and Evaluation & Planning. All applicants receive customized feedback and assistance to become more bicycle-friendly, and deserving businesses are awarded at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels.
Deadline: June 30, 2016, http://bit.ly/1UTR5ZT

[Apply for Bicycle Friendly Community status. Deadline: August 9, 2016, http://bit.ly/1UOQGuG. Apply for Bicycle Friendly University status. Deadline: August 11, 2016, http://bit.ly/25XaB3g.]

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - RIVERS, TRAILS AND CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
National Park Service community assistance specialists will provide free assistance to chosen applicants to help:
- Create new nearby parks or greenways;
- Plan trails and greenways, conserve landscapes, build water
- trails, and restore rivers;
- Manage a visioning, planning, and design process to guide a
- community's future;
- Plan and facilitate public engagement;
- Build partnerships that support project success;
- Provide opportunities for youth to enjoy outdoor recreation and
- learn to become conservation stewards; and
- Develop tourism plans.
Deadline: June 30, 2016, http://1.usa.gov/1UORY8X

-> REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - PARTNERS FOR PLACES GRANTS
Partners for Places matching grant program 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. 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 anywhere, http://bit.ly/1xrcZgW

-> CALL FOR ENTRIES: COMMUNICATING THE CONNECTION: TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH
TRB is holding its tenth annual competition to find top methods for communicating transportation and health issue concepts to non-professional audiences. There is no restriction on the form of communication -- graphics, illustrations, photos, software, demonstrations, interactive exercises or games -- used to convey the message. Entries may be examples of successful communications efforts or techniques that can be used to communicate transportation concepts to non-transportation professional audiences.
Deadline: July 25, 2016, http://bit.ly/1WN3chR

-> CALL FOR HOST CITY BIDS - 2019 INTERNATIONAL TRAILS SYMPOSIUM
American Trails plans to hold the 24th American Trails International Trails Symposium in the spring of 2019. All of the details on what is requested of the host community and required in a proposal are outlined in the bid packet: http://bit.ly/1UyON2F. The Board may decide to award both 2019 and 2021 Symposiums, if exceptional bids are received.
Deadline: September 15, 2016, http://bit.ly/1UjaEO5

-> INTERN - NCSU TRANSPORTATION TRANSIT PLANNING INTERN, RALEIGH, NC
North Carolina State University has a paid 5-week transit planning intern position available open to qualified students who are in their junior year or a higher level of study in a professional program related to urban/regional studies, transportation planning, engineering or other closely related areas of study with data analysis as a major component. This position will support a Planning and Operations unit engaged in a variety of tasks including university transit system operations planning, design and management, pedestrian and bicycle planning, traffic and infrastructure studies, transportation demand management and performance data analysis—essentially all issues associated with providing effective and efficient multi-modal transportation mobility for the NC State University students, faculty and staff.
Deadline: June 16, 2016 by 5 pm ET, http://bit.ly/1OoAcKA

-> JOB - ENGINEER TRAFFIC, VDOT, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA
Northern Region Operations Traffic Engineering is seeking a traffic engineer to conduct complex traffic engineering studies including traffic signal studies and modifications, speed studies, roadway and pedestrian safety and capacity analyses, and special studies. Supervise consultants conducting traffic engineering studies. Assist in the identification and development of roadway and pedestrian improvement projects to improve safety, capacity, and traffic operations.
Deadline: June 17, 2016, http://bit.ly/1Q3KAba

-> JOB - FAMILY & SCHOOLS PROGRAM COORDINATOR, WALK SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Walk San Francisco seeks an enthusiastic, experienced Family and Schools Program Coordinator to impact the safety, health, and academic performance thousands of San Francisco’s children. Walk SF’s work promotes safe, green streets, active transportation, transportation equity, and better health for all. The Program Coordinator will work as a member of the SF Safe Routes to Schools Partnership team, managed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Deadline: July 1, 2016, http://bit.ly/15ARVUv

-> 3 JOBS & 1 INTERNSHIP - SMART GROWTH AMERICA, WASHINGTON, DC COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE
Smart Growth America seeks a Communications Associate to assist in the development, writing, design and layout of its numerous publications and reports, particularly on subjects related to transportation and transit-oriented development. The Communications Associate will join a small, dynamic team involved in much of Smart Growth America’s work promoting vibrant, walkable neighborhoods. This is an opportunity that features a great deal of responsibility, direct collaboration with our supporters, and valuable hands-on experience.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/1XoW8b7

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
Smart Growth America seeks an enthusiastic candidate to support our work with State Departments of Transportation, and our transit-oriented development programs. An ideal Program Associate is a great writer and a flexible, adaptable team player who is interested in working on a broad range of issues and tasks related to transportation and transit-oriented development (TOD). This person will assist in delivering technical assistance to State DOTs and TOD communities—managing the logistics of developing, organizing, and executing workshops, taking notes, summarizing outcomes and preparing follow up next steps memos.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/24QeIIq

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Smart Growth America seeks a candidate to provide administrative support to program staff providing support across a variety of issues. The successful candidate will be highly organized, detail-oriented, willing to take responsibility, able to write with proficiency, able to work well with a variety of staff, and comfortable working as part of a diverse team.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/1XoX7bp

TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA POLICY PROGRAM INTERN
Transportation for America, a project of Smart Growth America, seeks a Policy Program Intern to support its emerging Mobility on Demand/Smart City efforts and its 2016 Capital Ideas II Conference. The intern will be a core member of the T4America team and provide direct support for both the Policy and Smart City teams.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/1Yrhg03

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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