#413 Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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----- PWPBPP 2016 – Early Summer Reg Ends Friday!
----- Google Self Driving Cars: Cyclist Road Sharing Provisions
----- New Zealand: 9 Urban Cycleways Completed in 1 Year
----- Paris: 28-Mi Bike Highway System Planned
----- Berlin, Germany: Bicycle Bill Referendum
----- New Zealand: Speed Management Guide in Final Stage
----- NHTSA Bicyclist Traffic Safety Fact Sheet 2014
----- Great Britain: 2015 Road Casualties
----- CDC: Vehicle Crash Deaths & Prioritizing Interventions & Costs
----- Book: America’s Walking Renaissance
----- 3 Ways to Make Streets Safer for People Walking
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- New York State 5-Yr $110M Multi-Agency Ped Safety Plan
----- Austin, Miami-Dade County & Santa Monica Report Mayors' Challenge Progress
----- East Coast Greenway Progress & Process
----- Boston, MA: Age-Friendly Walking Project
----- Spokane, WA: Crash Zones Around Parks Identified
----- Boston, MA: Sidewalk-Mounted Wayfaring Signs Pilot
----- Portland, ME: Bike Classes For Refugees
----- Louisville, KY: 1,500 Bikes Collected, Given to Refugees
----- MT: Adaptive Trikes Prompt Rural Physical Activity
----- Fort Collins (CO) High School: 1st Bike-Friendly Business School
----- Kansas City, MO Grant for Active Living Policy Council
----- Look Up NYC Anti Ped-Distraction App
----- AL: 1st 3-foot Bike Law Signs to be Installed
----- SRTS: Using Data to Foster Walking and Biking to School
----- TRB Report: Multimobility and Sharing Economy
----- Improving Safety for People who Cycle on Rural Roads
----- Economic Concerns Dampen Sales to Young Car Buyers
----- TRB Transportation Research Thesaurus Adds Terms
----- Opportunity Score: Jobs Accessible by Transit & Walking
----- FHWA PlanWorks Bike/Ped Enhancements
----- AARP: Mayors’ 100 Inspiring Ideas for Communities for All Ages
----- FHWA: Shared Mobility: Current Practices and Guiding Principles
----- Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit
----- New TOD Technical Assistance Initiative Website
----- Ontario: Free Online Public Health and Planning 101 Intro Course
----- Livable Communities for People w/ Vision or Hearing Impairments
----- 10 Ways the Bicycle Moved Us Forward
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
PWPBPP 2016 – EARLY SUMMER REG ENDS FRIDAY!
-> On Friday, July 15 at 8pm Eastern, Early Summer registration closes for Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2016. If you haven’t already registered, what are you waiting for? Go to http://bit.ly/walkbikeplaces2016.
The conference program is now online (http://bit.ly/29XJJdd) and we are beginning to announce our keynote speakers (Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City). Another reason not to delay registering: Mobile Workshop registration opens on Tuesday, July 19. For the complete list of Mobile Workshops see our conference blog (http://bit.ly/2a9xA1c). We will see you in Vancouver this September 12-15!
GOOGLE SELF DRIVING CARS: CYCLIST ROAD SHARING PROVISIONS
-> Google’s self-driving car may be able to share the road with cyclists better than you could. With a 360-degree view of its surroundings, the vehicle can recognize cyclists’ hand signals, provide them with the perfect amount of buffer room when driving alongside them or passing them, and can even identify bikes of all different shapes and sizes, Google said in its June report on its self-driving car project (http://bit.ly/29VY7mq). The Christian Science Monitor: http://bit.ly/29PUJq9
NEW ZEALAND: 9 URBAN CYCLEWAYS COMPLETED IN 1 YEAR
-> Nine of the New Zealand’s Government’s Urban Cycleways are complete one year on since the program was launched. Through the Urban Cycleways Programme, central and local government are working together to deliver NZ$333 million (US$242 million) of new cycleway projects throughout the country over the next three years - the single biggest investment in cycling in New Zealand’s history. Scoop Independent News http://bit.ly/29CkQiw
PARIS: 28-MI BIKE HIGHWAY SYSTEM PLANNED
-> Paris inaugurated its first bike highway last May. The 0.5-mile stretch of freshly paved road alongside the Bassin de l’Arsenal is part of the Réseau express vélo ("REVe"), an initiative to build fast-track bike lanes free of motorized vehicles. It’s only the first section of the soon-to-be 28-mile network of bike highways that will cross the city by 2020. In 2015, the city voted unanimously to spend €150 million (US$164.5 million) on expanding and improving its biking infrastructure, including REVe (which translates to "dream" in French). Cyclists will benefit from more bike-friendly rules—including the freedom to turn without waiting for a green light at every intersection—as well as new bike stands and two-way bike lanes on one-way streets. With these new bike lanes, the city hopes to see daily bike trips increase from 5 to 15 percent by 2020. CityLab: http://bit.ly/29vXE6a
BERLIN, GERMANY: BICYCLE BILL REFERENDUM
-> The Volksentscheid Fahrrad (Bicycle Referendum) is an example of how regular citizens can take responsibility and respond to the inactivity of the city administration by offering concrete, best practices alternatives for cycling infrastructure. In November, 30 people participated in a workshop meant to find the 10 most important objectives to improve cycling conditions in Berlin—see article for the list. Since they presented their project to the media in December of last year, the issue was at the center of the public debate, and it will likely be one of the hot topics of the agenda of the Berlin state election of this September. In January, a team of 30 lawyers and cycling experts collaborated to draft the points of what is now Berlin’s and Germany’s first draft of a cycling strategy bill. In less than a month, they collected 105,425 signatures supporting the bicycle referendum, and presented them to Berlin’s Parliament, well exceeding the 20,000 needed to have the Senate examine the admissibility of the request for a referendum. European Cyclists’ Federation: http://bit.ly/29D9Pin
NEW ZEALAND: SPEED MANAGEMENT GUIDE IN FINAL STAGE
-> The New Zealand Transport Agency’s Speed Management Guide, which is currently being finalized, will contain a new framework for speed management using technology and national data sets to enable best-practice speed management across the network. It shows New Zealand is moving to a new approach to speed management which is based around the road and risk. It is not all about making wholesale changes to speed limits. http://bit.ly/29HnAhs
NHTSA BICYCLIST TRAFFIC SAFETY FACT SHEET 2014
-> NHTSA released a fact sheet that details the 50,000 bicyclists injured in crashes involving motor vehicles and the 726 killed in 2014—a 3% decrease from 2013. Over the past 10 years there has been a steady increase in the average age of pedalcyclists* both killed and injured in incidents involving motor vehicles. The average age in 2014 was 45. (*pedalcyclists = bicyclists and other riders of two wheel, nonmotorized vehicles; tricycles; and unicycles powered solely by pedals) "Bicyclists and Other Cyclists Traffic Safety Fact Sheet 2014" http://bit.ly/29NySQx
GREAT BRITAIN: 2015 ROAD CASUALTIES
-> The Great Britain Department for Transport released a report that provides the number of personal-injury road traffic accidents in Great Britain that were reported to the police in 2015, and includes the number of people killed or injured in these accidents (409 pedestrians killed and 24,073 injured; 100 pedal cyclists killed and 18,845 injured). There is no obligation for people to report all personal injury accidents to the police, therefore, figures do not represent the full range of all accidents or casualties in the country. (Casualty = A person killed or injured in an accident.)
The Department for Transport has two key ways of looking at casualty numbers. The first is in terms of absolute counts. The second approach is to look at casualty rates in terms of the number of casualties per mile travelled. Vulnerable road users (pedestrians, pedal cyclists, and motorcyclists) have much higher casualty rates per mile travelled in comparison with the other road user groups. Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: Main Results 2015: http://bit.ly/29wNaCG
CDC: VEHICLE CRASH DEATHS & PRIORITIZING INTERVENTIONS & COSTS
-> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents motor vehicle crash death risk factors, data, comparisons to other high-income countries, and strategies different individuals, organizations and levels of government can follow to reduce crashes and deaths: http://bit.ly/29s5l23. For instance, states can consult the CDC’s "Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States" (MV PICCS) to find out the cost of implementing up to 14 interventions and the number of injuries prevented and lives saved: http://bit.ly/29DmyS1
BOOK: AMERICA’S WALKING RENAISSANCE
-> America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative recently released a new book, "America’s Walking Renaissance: How Cities, Suburbs & Towns are Getting Back on Their Feet" (free download: http://bit.ly/29PbYIn). It examines how nine cities, suburbs and towns across the US of all shapes and sizes are getting back on their feet to embrace walking and become more walkable. It also provides resources and information on the growing walking movement. America Walks: http://bit.ly/29DXPOT. Check out an Utne Reader article with a more detailed description of this book and its context. http://bit.ly/29WTLvl
3 WAYS TO MAKE STREETS SAFER FOR PEOPLE WALKING
-> In a Strong Town article Adam Porr suggests 3 strategies to help bridge the dangerous gap between the current culture and one in which people while walking feel safe to be in the street and people while driving are attentive and courteous enough to allow this to happen: encourage pedestrian strength in numbers, force drivers to wake up, and preserve and expand pedestrian protections. http://bit.ly/29CMbGM
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
NEW YORK STATE 5-YR $110M MULTI-AGENCY PED SAFETY PLAN
-> New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the state’s first-ever, comprehensive pedestrian safety plan, a proactive, multi-agency initiative that provides $110 million for pedestrian safety improvements across upstate New York and Long Island during the next five years. The program will utilize an engineering, education and enforcement campaign to enhance safety and launched a new pedestrian safety web site (http://on.ny.gov/2a8f5tY).
The New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will run through State Fiscal Year 2020. It is being implemented cooperatively by the New York State DOT focusing on engineering improvements, the State Department of Health conducting public education and awareness campaigns, and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee coordinating increased law enforcement. http://on.ny.gov/29CPybo
AUSTIN, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY & SANTA MONICA REPORT MAYORS' CHALLENGE PROGRESS
-> Many communities participating in the US DOT Mayors' Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets (http://1.usa.gov/1RyYSkr) are actively measuring and reporting on their progress during the Challenge:
- Austin, TX compiled an interim progress report (http://bit.ly/29ONsas) measuring advancement on initiatives in seven areas including progress on implementing a bike master plan, complete streets metrics reporting, and a multi-pronged public outreach campaign on traffic safety.
- Miami-Dade County, FL launched a Safer People, Safer Streets Local Action Team. The Team’s Action Plan (http://bit.ly/29DwMmB) presents specific actions to reduce pedestrian and bicycle crashes, while also encouraging more biking, walking, and transit use. This comprehensive Action Plan includes complete streets projects, road diet pilots, a bicycle/pedestrian counting program, before/after evaluations, as well as educational and encouragement programs.
- Santa Monica, CA adopted its Pedestrian Action Plan (http://bit.ly/29Wo2u2) in February. The city cited the Mayors' Challenge as an added impetus for adopting the Plan and for prioritizing safety in its transportation planning and design efforts. The city gathered community input on locations of safety concern, analyzed pedestrian count data, and developed eight goals including Vision Zero and creating a barrier-free network.
EAST COAST GREENWAY PROGRESS & PROCESS
-> The East Coast Greenway Alliance (http://bit.ly/1jFdWaX) has been working since 1991 to connect the whole geography of the Atlantic seaboard with protected bike paths. So far, 850 miles of trail have been designated as Greenway. The project is about 31 percent complete. As it winds down the coast, the East Coast Greenway passes through 450 communities in 15 states. It mostly follows the rivers and old train tracks connecting the cities and towns along the coast... http://bit.ly/293qhXx
BOSTON, MA: AGE-FRIENDLY WALKING PROJECT
-> As part of the Age-Friendly Boston initiative, WalkBoston, the Boston Elderly Commission and many additional city agencies are collaborating on Age-Friendly Walking, a new project to develop a long-term, multi-agency approach to safe walking for seniors in Boston. The work is being supported by a three-year grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Age-Friendly Walking will initially work in three pilot neighborhoods: Mattapan Square, the South End – Mass Ave corridor, and East Boston – Border and Meridian Street corridors. Initially they will work with seniors and local organizations in each neighborhood to identify key issues and concerns, and to implement street and sidewalk improvements that create safe and pleasant walking conditions for seniors. The lessons learned from the pilot neighborhoods will be used to create guidelines for a long-term citywide approach to senior walking. http://bit.ly/29CZO3j
SPOKANE, WA: CRASH ZONES AROUND PARKS IDENTIFIED
-> KHQ-TV broke down the most recent crash data and Spokane's pedestrian master plan, to identify Spokane's most dangerous, high crash corridors that are within easy walking distance of the city’s green spaces and parks. A review of city data shows only about half of Spokane's arterials have sidewalks on both sides of the road, leaving more than 75 miles of streets without a guaranteed safe way to walk. See full article for detailed "High Pedestrian Collision Corridors and Citywide Walkability Map Pedestrian Deficiency Score" maps. http://bit.ly/29DssDX
BOSTON, MA: SIDEWALK-MOUNTED WAYFARING SIGNS PILOT
-> Recently WalkBoston and the City of Boston installed 3 signs on the sidewalk near Old City Hall as a pilot to test sign durability & usefulness. They are taking photos every other week to document wear and tear. Each sign gives a few nearby destinations and also includes a message: "Useful? #WBSignTest firstname.lastname@example.org" to encourage feedback via social media and email: http://bit.ly/29xCuUf
PORTLAND, ME: BIKE CLASSES FOR REFUGEES
-> NPR’s Marketplace reported in Portland, ME, there’s a class called Bikes for All Mainers where recent immigrants are learning mechanics, maintenance and traffic safety. Even for recent immigrants who may have ridden bikes in other countries, the traffic signs and rules may be different. "When you get here, you don’t have a car. You still have to go for a driving license and it [can] take much longer than having a bike. Within a month you can have a bike and you can start moving around," Class participant Sam Kaking from the Congo said. At the end of the program, participants earn the bike they have fixed up and learned to ride. http://bit.ly/29CsChx
LOUISVILLE, KY: 1,500 BIKES COLLECTED, GIVEN TO REFUGEES
-> Louisville, KY’s Pedal Power Project has been delivering bikes to Louisville’s refugees through Kentucky Refugee Ministries since January 2013, when several members of the Beargrass Christian Church congregation were inspired by a furniture drive. Over 1,500 refugees from Iraq, Cuba, Bhutan, Burma, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria have received bikes. WFPL Radio: http://bit.ly/29xlqgV
MT: ADAPTIVE TRIKES PROMPT RURAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
-> Montanans living with disabilities will soon have access to adaptive cycles through a new statewide initiative spearheaded by the University of Montana. The "Wheels Across Montana" program received a $75,000 High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology grant from the Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation. Adaptive trikes will begin to arrive in Missoula, Dillon, Billings and Fort Peck this month, and each community will host events to deliver adaptive recreation equipment to encourage physical activity among people of all ages with paralysis, disabilities and chronic diseases who face additional health and social barriers due to living in rural areas. http://bit.ly/29BdGR4
FORT COLLINS (CO) HIGH SCHOOL: 1ST BIKE-FRIENDLY BUSINESS SCHOOL
-> Bicycling Magazine reports Fort Collins High School in platinum-ranked bike-friendly city Fort Collins, CO became the first and only high school in the US to achieve the League of American Bicyclist’s coveted Bike-Friendly Business status. The high school’s path to bike friendliness began in 2015 when a teacher and cyclist launched a bike club to encourage more students to ride to class. Of the 1600 students, about 80 commute by bike. Check out how this high school developed its bike culture. http://bit.ly/29VZzF8
KANSAS CITY, MO GRANT FOR ACTIVE LIVING POLICY COUNCIL
-> BikeWalkKC reports it has been awarded a $171,344 grant for its Active Living Policy Council. The grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, will provide more leadership in the underserved areas of Kansas City, and create the ability for these neighborhoods to advocate for themselves for active transportation opportunities such as better sidewalks, safe routes to schools and accessible bikeshare stations. http://bit.ly/29CYrBQ
LOOK UP NYC ANTI PED-DISTRACTION APP
-> Look Up (http://bit.ly/29NUxLh) is a Live Wallpaper app, which allows it to constantly run in the background without affecting other apps. It incorporates New York City intersection data and geo-sensing. When users reach an intersection, a pair of graphic eyeballs pops up on the screen and the phone vibrates, imploring them to pay attention to their surroundings. Users can decide if they want to be alerted at every intersection, every third intersection or randomly. The app also draws on Vision Zero data to rank a given intersection. The number of rings in the iris of the eyeballs and the number of times the phone vibrates indicates how dangerous the intersection is. Next City: http://bit.ly/29PQgnu
AL: 1ST 3-FOOT BIKE LAW SIGNS TO BE INSTALLED
-> Mobile, AL isn't known for its bike-friendliness, but local bicyclists have reason to hope that motorists in the city, and statewide, will learn to share the road now that Alabama has a "3-foot law," which went into effect in August of 2015. Delta Bike Project and the AL DOT will celebrate the design and installation of the first official "State Law: 3 Feet Minimum" signs at a "reveal rally" Wednesday night. The League of American Bicyclists had ranked Alabama 50th in the nation in bicycle-friendliness. AL.com: http://bit.ly/29AFi2x
THE RESEARCH BEAT
SRTS: USING DATA TO FOSTER WALKING AND BIKING TO SCHOOL
-> A new report from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, "Safe Routes to School By the Numbers: Using Data to Foster Walking and Biking to School" (http://bit.ly/29GjGpN), provides a primer for Safe Routes to School professionals on how to access and use data to create, improve, and expand walking and biking programs. The report is also intended to assist government agencies, universities and researchers, private corporations, and other organizations in understanding how they can better support safe walking and bicycling and active communities by making their data usable and accessible.
[See Webinar section for related webinar on July 27.]
TRB REPORT: MULTIMOBILITY AND SHARING ECONOMY
-> A new TRB report explores the results of a workshop on new developments in shared-mobility, the use of smartphones in pushing shared mobility, and on rural and suburban mobility problems. It also raised the issue of equity for paratransit options in relation to innovative transportation modes and touched on strategies that could foster an environment of increased inclusion. Automated vehicles also were considered at the workshop, namely their benefits and challenges for policy makers in ensuring that their safety standards match existing ones. Multimobility and "Sharing Economy: Shaping the Future Market Through Policy and Research" http://bit.ly/29Fle3y
IMPROVING SAFETY FOR PEOPLE WHO CYCLE ON RURAL ROADS
-> A recent NZ Transport Agency study aimed to determine how to cost-effectively improve safety for people who cycle on low-volume rural roads. Researchers conducted a literature review and consulted the Crash Analysis System to identify two treatments for on-road trial: 1) advisory signs on passing distance and 2) and an adapted 2-1 layout which was later replaced by a shared space arrow treatment for safety reasons. Recommendations for future work on cyclist safety on low-volume rural roads include the development of standardized share the road signage, the further adaptation of the 2-1 design to the New Zealand context, the implementation of a robust communication and engagement strategy for innovative research, and baseline data collection to better inform countermeasures. "Improving Safety for People who Cycle on Rural Roads" http://bit.ly/29Q4C7k
ECONOMIC CONCERNS DAMPEN SALES TO YOUNG CAR BUYERS
-> A new study by Federal Reserve economists (The Young and the Carless? The Demographics of New Vehicle Purchases: http://bit.ly/2a8ArYa) suggests that most potential young car buyers couldn’t afford a new vehicle or didn’t want to incur the debt and operating expenses of doing so. Economic considerations dominated. The study confirmed that new vehicle sales to younger consumers (16 to 34) weakened after the Great Recession. From 2000 to 2010, their share of sales fell from 28.6 percent to 19.8 percent. By 2015, it had recovered slightly to 22.6 percent. But declines for some other age groups were larger. Among 35-to-49-year-olds, the share of sales slid from 39.2 percent in 2000 to 29.9 percent in 2015. The only age group with big increases were those 55 or higher. http://wapo.st/29trgB2
TRB TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH THESAURUS ADDS TERMS
-> The Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT) is a tool to improve the indexing and retrieval of transportation information. New terms are added to the TRT quarterly to reflect current and common transportation-related concepts. http://bit.ly/1U4HG4R
QUOTES R US
"Every crash with serious injuries or fatalities is something you need to carefully look at and say, ‘What was wrong here?, What should I have done?’ Not the citizen. ‘What should I have done as the professional and responsible person in the system?’ That's the real demand we need to put on ourselves as professionals out there."
--Claes Tingvall, Director of Traffic Safety, Swedish National Road Administration in Vision Zero-Safety at Every Turn video (3:51 minutes, in English) commenting on the Vision Zero principle: In every situation a person might fail. The road should not. http://bit.ly/29nO31a
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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 "Proposed Alternatives to Improve USDOT's Congestion Performance Measure"
Date: July 13, 2016, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Hosts: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/29HP7Q5, free.
Webinar "Friends and Allies for the Walking Movement" America Walks Webinar Series
Date: July 14, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/1NwY0pa, free.
Webinar "Falling Forward: A Guide To the FAST Act"
Date: July 14, 2016, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Presenters: Mayor Koos (City of Normal, IL) & T4A staff
Hosts: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/29C9Cju, 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
Webinar "PeopleForBikes Big Jump Project - Program Summary and Application Review"
Date: July 21, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/29Jbc0I, free.
See Jobs section for Call for Applications
Webinar "Use of Geothermal Energy in Snow Melting and Deicing of Transportation Infrastructures"
Date: July 21, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Guney Olgun (Virginia Tech Univ.) & Allen Bowers (Schnabel Engineering)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/29w1Xxc, free forTRB affiliates, $95 for others
Webinar "Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning"
Date: July 26, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Shari Schaftlein (FHWA), Emily Sinkhorn (Natural Resources Services), Joyce Newland (FHWA-Indiana) & Cara Ferrentino & Carniesha Kwashie (City of Philadelphia)
Hosts: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/29J5gFb, free.
Webinar "Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization" First in series of 3—others on October 25 and December 14, 2016
Date: July 26, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Patricia Overmeyer (US EPA), Teri Goodmann & Maurice Jones (City of Dubuque, IA)
Hosts: US EPA
Details: http://bit.ly/29AEQDx, free.
Webinar "Harnessing the Power of Data to Support Kids Walking and Biking"
Date: July 27, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Erin Barbaro (Institute for People, Place and Possibility), Michelle Lieberman (Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Paul Mackie (Mobility Lab) & Nick Sims (United Way of Central Alabama)
Hosts: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/29W9wCy, free.
Webinar "Designing Places for People"
Date: August 1, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Dan Burden & Samantha Thomas (Blue Zones)
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/29AxqkJ, free.
Webinar "PeopleForBikes Big Jump Project - Local Funding Partnerships"
Date: August 4, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/29Sxb71, free.
See Jobs section for Call for Applications
Webinar "Street Design and Planning in Suburban Contexts"
Date: August 17, 2016, 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Hosts: Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/23Ry7It, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
OPPORTUNITY SCORE: JOBS ACCESSIBLE BY TRANSIT & WALKING
-> Via a rating from 0 to 100, Opportunity Score (http://redf.in/29CAPlV) ranks easy walking and transit access from a specific address to jobs paying at least $40,000. Opportunity Score is powered by data from Walk Score, Redfin, The U.S. Department of Commerce, and The U.S. Census. Enter an address to get a score and the number of jobs within a 30-minute commute: http://redf.in/29AFthL
FHWA PLANWORKS BIKE/PED ENHANCEMENTS
-> FHWA has added new bicycle and pedestrian enhancements to the PlanWorks: Better Planning, Better Projects tool (http://bit.ly/29CmGoK). The enhancements include a new Bicycles and Pedestrians Application as well as updated links to their latest references and tools that support collaboration related to bicycle and pedestrian planning and project development.
AARP: MAYORS’ 100 INSPIRING IDEAS FOR COMMUNITIES FOR ALL AGES
-> AARP released a new book, "Where We Live: Communities for All Ages," that highlights more than 100 initiatives that mayors nationwide have launched to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships. http://bit.ly/29QuDTO (free with registration)
FHWA: SHARED MOBILITY: CURRENT PRACTICES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
-> A new FHWA report provides an introduction and background to shared mobility; discusses the government’s role; reviews success stories; examines challenges, lessons learned, and proposed solutions; and concludes with guiding principles for public agencies. It also provides an overview of current practices and looks toward the future in the evolution and development of shared mobility. "Shared Mobility: Current Practices and Guiding Principles" http://bit.ly/29Bj3j0
SHARED MOBILITY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBLIC TRANSIT
-> A recent TRB report examines the relationship of public transportation (including paratransit and demand-responsive services) to shared modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, microtransit, and ridesourcing services provided by companies such as Uber and Lyft. The report examines issues and explores opportunities and challenges as they relate to technology-enabled mobility services, including suggesting ways that transit can learn from, build upon, and interface with these new modes. "Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit" http://bit.ly/29FkECY
NEW TOD TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE WEBSITE
-> Smart Growth America unveiled a new online home for the TOD Technical Assistance Initiative, a collaboration between the Federal Transit Administration and Smart Growth America to help communities build equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) projects: http://bit.ly/29D9DOL. A trove of guidebooks, research papers, fact sheets, interactive tools, and videos have been created in recent years about TOD and how to do it well. A tool on the website helps users find the resources best-suited for their work.
ONTARIO: FREE ONLINE PUBLIC HEALTH AND PLANNING 101 INTRO COURSE
-> The Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Public Health Agency of Canada among others developed a free introductory online course for public health and planning professionals in Ontario to create healthier built environments. Public Health and Planning 101 has both shared and tailored sections for public health staff and planners. It is comprised of four sub-modules: Introduction to Health and the Built Environment; Policy, Legislation and Standards; Roles and Responsibilities; and Public Health and Planning Professionals Working Together. After signing up you will be able to access the course on the first Monday of the coming month. http://bit.ly/29uOv1c
LIVABLE COMMUNITIES FOR PEOPLE W/ VISION OR HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
-> AARP published 7 Ways to Make Communities More Livable for People with Vision or Hearing Impairments, which includes innovative roadway design, accessible pedestrian traffic signals, obstacle-free and wide sidewalks, detectable warnings, and wheelchair-friendly street cars. http://bit.ly/29OSp31
10 WAYS THE BICYCLE MOVED US FORWARD
-> A recent Mental Floss article provides 10 varied ways the bicycle has spun a revolution in dating, fashion, medicine, and space travel. Check out the details related to expanded gene pools, breaking color barriers, helping Jews escape the holocaust, bicimáquinas—pedal-powered machines for pumping water, and more. http://bit.ly/29PSDGE
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> CALL FOR CONFERENCE TOPIC/SPEAKER SUGGESTIONS - North American Bikeshare Association, 2016 Annual Conference, November 9-11, 2016, Austin, TX.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/29nMiBb
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 9th International Urban Design Conference
Deadline: July 25, 2016, http://bit.ly/1UTJHhl
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS- Women in Transportation Seminar: The Future of Transportation, August 31 - September 1, 2016, Blacksburg, VA.
Deadline: July 29, 2016, http://bit.ly/29ue0j3
-> 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, http://bit.ly/1svbCxW
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 10th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference: Bicycles and Pedestrians, December 1-2, 2016, Washington, DC.
Deadline: August 9, 2016, http://bit.ly/29OEklK
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - 5th World Social Marketing Conference 2017, May 16-17, 2017, Washington, DC.
Deadline: September 16, 2016, http://bit.ly/29Ka9zv
-> 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 ABSTRACTS - 5th Urban Street Symposium, May 21-24, 2017, Raleigh, NC.
Deadline: October 31, 2016, http://bit.ly/297g67i
-> 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
-> 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 9-11, 2016 - Mississippi Bike Walk Summit, Biloxi, MS.
-> 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 15-19, 2016 - International Summer School 2016 "Sustainable Mobility – Made in Leipzig", Leipzig, Germany. (No charge for program)
-> 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 29-31, 2016 - Indiana Bike & Walk Summit, Indianapolis, IN.
-> August 30 - September 2, 2016 - 5th IENE International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Lyon, France.
-> August 31 - September 1, 2016 - Women in Transportation Seminar: The Future of Transportation, Blacksburg, VA.
-> 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, 2016 - Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Social Justice Toolkit Training, Vancouver, BC. (Half-day session: offered morning or afternoon)
-> 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 19, 2016 - 2016 Illinois Bike Summit, Normal, IL.
-> 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 6-8, 2016 - CityWorks (X)po, Roanoke, VA.
-> 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.
-> October 31-November 1, 2016 - TRB Partners in Research Symposium: Transformational Technologies, Detroit, MI.
-> November 1-2, 2016 - 2016 GeoDesign Summit Europe, Delft, Netherlands.
-> November 3, 2016 - 27th Annual CTS Transportation Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
-> November 7-9, 2016 - 9th International Urban Design Conference, Canberra, Australia.
-> November 9-11, 2016 - North American Bikeshare Association 2016 Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
-> 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.
-> December 1-2, 2016 - 10th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference on Bicycles and Pedestrians, Washington, DC.
-> January 8-12, 2017 - 96th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
-> February 2-4, 2017 - New Partners for Smart Growth, St. Louis, MO.
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
-> May 16-17, 2017 - 5th World Social Marketing Conference 2017, Washington, DC.
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 ENTRIES - JOHN AND JANE PUBLIC COMPETITION: COMMUNICATING THE CONNECTION TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH
To stimulate creative thinking and share innovative approaches, the Planning and Environment Group of the Transportation Research Board is searching for best practices in communicating the connection between transportation and public health in "kitchen-table" terms that John and Jane Q. Public can understand. Contest entries can include, but are not limited to: studies, publications, multi-media communications campaigns, websites, graphics, illustrations, social media strategies, photos, videos, software, interactive exercises and presentations.
Deadline: July 25, 2016, http://bit.ly/1WN3chR
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - THE BIG JUMP, 10 US CITIES TO 2-3X BICYCLING
People ForBikes announced The Big Jump program to help 10 US cities achieve a big jump in biking – a doubling or tripling of people riding – by building a network of safe and comfortable places to ride and engaging the community. Through a mix of on-the-ground infrastructure, smart outreach and community engagement, The Big Jump will partner with community leaders over three years to identify opportunities for improvements specifically tailored to each community's needs. Check the Webinar section for an applicants’ informational webinar on July 21 and a funders’ webinar on August 4.
Deadline: Letter of Interest due August 18, Application due October 28, http://bit.ly/29tGQwA
-> JOB - SENIOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER, CITY OF VANCOUVER, BC
The Senior Active Transportation Engineer is the senior team lead for citywide active transportation planning, overseeing a small team of staff and working collaboratively with transportation planning and design peers, other Engineering branches, and other City departments to develop long-term plans, development requirements, and planning and public realm design guidelines pertinent to active transportation. The successful applicant will provide strategic leadership and technical expertise on long-term citywide, community and corridor level planning for active transportation (walking, cycling, and other non-motorized modes), including assisting in public consultation and stakeholder engagement processes, to help meet the City’s Transportation 2040 mobility and safety goals. This full-time position is temporary until July 4, 2018.
Deadline: July 20, 2016, http://bit.ly/29B3n9i
-> JOB - TECH AND CITY TRANSPORTATION FELLOW, NACTO, WASHINGTON, DC
Join the dynamic Policy team at the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). NACTO, a non-profit association that represents large cities on transportation issues of local and national importance, seeks a recent graduate in the field of city planning, sustainable transportation, architecture, urban design, or public policy for a five-month paid fellowship beginning in August.
Deadline: July 20, 2016, http://bit.ly/29MxpcR
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - 2017 APHA PUBLIC HEALTH FELLOWSHIP IN GOVERNMENT, AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Public Health Fellowship candidates must have strong public health credentials and be able to spend one year in Washington, D.C. The fellow will have the option of working for a year in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health. Training for the fellowship will begin in January 2017 so the Fellow must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area in January.
Deadline: August 15, 2016, http://bit.ly/29QHu8R
-> JOB - NATIONAL SALES MANAGER, YUBA BICYCLES, LOCATION FLEXIBLE
Yuba Bicycles, one of the best known names in cargo bikes, seeks a National Sales Manager to have overall responsibility for leading the sales organization to achieve the company’s aggressive growth and revenue goals. They are looking for someone who is passionate about the bike commuting culture. The selected candidate will be able to work from a virtual office in his or her location if outside of the company’s geographic area (Petaluma, CA). Travel is expected to be about 50%, mostly within the United States. Request full job description and application instructions from Terry Malouf: email@example.com.
Deadline: None provided, firstname.lastname@example.org
-> 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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