#414 Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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.
We are sad to report CenterLines creator and Editor Emeritus John Williams died on July 20, 2016. He lived for many years with the increasing challenges of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. John was an early bicycle and pedestrian planning, and education pioneer, an effective teacher, and generous mentor to many. His family and friends plan to celebrate him on August 26 in his hometown of Missoula, MT. For details contact: CelebrateJohnWilliams@gmail.com. A full obituary will be published in the Missoulian newspaper later this week: http://bit.ly/2adA3cL.
----- PWPBPP 2016 News: Mobile Workshop Registration is Open!
----- Early Estimate: Ped & Bike Fatalities Significantly Up in 2015
----- ITE Launches Vision Zero Initiative
----- What Humans Would Look Like if We Could Withstand Car Crashes
----- Pokemon Go Instantly Makes Cities Walkable
----- Youth Bring New Perspectives to Planning
----- Dublin, Ireland: Inner City Hub to Go Motor Vehicle Free
----- London, England: Oxford Street to go Motor Vehicle-Free by 2020
----- Cyclists’ Assessments Select Most Cycle Friendly Czech City
----- Netherlands: Flashing LEDs Warn Drivers Cyclists Approaching
----- Call for Experience Using Transportation and Health Tool
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- New York City: Vision Zero Priority Research & Evaluation Topics
----- Pittsburgh, PA: Welcoming Bike Ride for Immigrants & Latinos
----- Wichita, KS: Match Homeless Riders with Homeless Bikes
----- CA Tests Pay-by-Mile in Lieu of Fuel Tax
----- Walk Friendly Communities Renewals + New Community
----- Walkable Cities Have More College Grads
----- Analysis of Walking and Travel Behavior in California
----- NACTO: High-Quality Bike Facilities Increase Ridership & Safety
----- Residents’ Crime Perceptions Impact on Recreational Walking
----- Rapid-Flashing Beacon Placement Effect on Drivers
----- Cycling and Diabetes Prevention
----- Vision Zero Resource Library
----- List of 70 Inventive Ideas to Encourage People to Bike
----- Report: Equity in Ped & Bike Planning
----- Orton Family Foundation Outreach and Communications Guide
- The National Scene
- Regional Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Webinars and Seminars
- Share What You Know
- Jobs, Grants & RFPs
- Contact Us
THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
PWPBPP 2016 NEWS: MOBILE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
-> The countdown to Vancouver is now 47 days! We are now in our Standard Registration period until August 19. Discounts are still available for members of APBP, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, members of the British Columbia Cycling Coalition, and students. Register today at http://bit.ly/walkbikeplaces2016. Remember: if you are entering Canada from another country – including the United States – you will need a passport. Check that expiration date!
Mobile Workshop registration is now open and there are over 20 ways for you to get out into the host city to experience its world-class active transportation infrastructure. For the complete listing of Mobile Workshops go to http://bit.ly/2aeP5yJ. The full conference program can be found at http://bit.ly/29XJJdd. We will see you in Vancouver this September 12-15!
EARLY ESTIMATE: PED & BIKE FATALITIES SIGNIFICANTLY UP IN 2015
-> A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2015 shows an estimated 35,200 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes— an increase of about 7.7 percent over 2014 fatalities. Estimates based on the data coded thus far for 2015 reveals that most of the Nation saw significant increases in pedestrian (10% increase) and pedalcyclist fatalities (13% increase). http://bit.ly/2a8r7UG
ITE LAUNCHES VISION ZERO INITIATIVE
-> The Institute of Transportation Engineers has launched its Vision Zero Initiative that will initially focus on large and medium-size cities. They are establishing a task force to enhance its relationships with other entities working toward Vision Zero goals, and will develop a Vision Zero Toolbox of urban-focused resources and best practices for traffic engineers to help implement next generation road designs for modern, multi-modal cities. http://bit.ly/29YE4TD
Check out an ITE Transportation Talks podcast features Matts Belin with the Swedish Road Authority talking about the successes and challenges of adapting Sweden’s Vision Zero to U.S. cities: http://bit.ly/2adJbhi
WHAT HUMANS WOULD LOOK LIKE IF WE COULD WITHSTAND CAR CRASHES
-> Graham, a silicone sculpture by an Australian artist highlights how ill-equipped humans are to survive a low-speed car crash. Consultations with a trauma surgeon and a road safety engineer helped create a body that is not so vulnerable inside a vehicle or outside of one during a crash. For instance, when Graham is a pedestrian, strong, many-jointed legs allow him to leap to safety. If a car does hit Graham, his knees are secured by extra tendons that allow them to bend in all directions and avoid fractures. Popular Science: http://bit.ly/2awIWNL
POKEMON GO INSTANTLY MAKES CITIES WALKABLE
-> What urban planners and forward-thinking mayors have struggled to accomplish with development or pedestrian-safety infrastructure, Pokemon Go seems to have done for thousands of places and millions of people in just a few days. Players wander around neighborhoods to search for the cartoon creatures, meeting other players by chance in public parks and gathering “Poke balls” at local historic and cultural landmarks. They’re going on long walks they’d never take otherwise, and adventuring into new parts of their cities. http://huff.to/2awjpXQ
YOUTH BRING NEW PERSPECTIVES TO PLANNING
-> A recent Planning Magazine article considers how youth bring new perspectives to planning. Involving them makes sense because they are often the ones who, over time, will be most affected by decisions planners make. In Edina, Minnesota, youth planning commissioners have suggested more sidewalks, better pedestrian connections, and provisions for bike facilities. They tend to be more open to mixed use and higher-density development, and offer unique perspectives on architecture. http://bit.ly/2aayNty
DUBLIN, IRELAND: INNER CITY HUB TO GO MOTOR VEHICLE FREE
-> Dublin, Ireland plans to make College Green and some surrounding streets, one of the main hubs in its inner city, car, bus and taxi free. College Green is an important junction in the bicycle network for local and through traffic. The new “car free” design of the square meets some interesting challenges as around 10,000 cyclists daily will have to cross the flows of 100,000 pedestrians each day. http://bit.ly/2atqkjg
LONDON, ENGLAND: OXFORD STREET TO GO MOTOR VEHICLE-FREE BY 2020
-> London, England’s Oxford Street that some scientists have called "the most polluted in the world" is set to be entirely free of vehicles by 2020. Cars are already banned during peak hours and on weekends. The ban would eliminate cars, buses and taxis at all times. http://bit.ly/29WGD9V
CYCLISTS’ ASSESSMENTS SELECT MOST CYCLE FRIENDLY CZECH CITY
-> More than thirteen hundred cyclists voted in the first Czech Cycle Barometer of cities and towns and selected Hradec Králové as the most cycle friendly. They evaluated the cycling infrastructure, safety of cyclists, comfort on cycle lanes and current state of infrastructure in a 30-question survey. http://bit.ly/2awoP2m
NETHERLANDS: FLASHING LEDS WARN DRIVERS CYCLISTS APPROACHING
-> BikeScout (http://bit.ly/2ad3BDW) is a smart detection system that uses flashing LED lights to warn cars about approaching bikes being piloted at a busy intersection in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The road safety system, designed by Heijmans, uses detection technology to continuously measure and analyze the changing position of individual cyclists up to 50 metres away. It then calculates the time of their approach based on their speed and distance. When a cyclist is imminent, but not necessarily visible, drivers get a warning via flashing LED lights embedded in the road deck. http://bit.ly/2awx5Q0
CALL FOR EXPERIENCE USING TRANSPORTATION AND HEALTH TOOL
-> In October of 2015 the Centers for Disease Control and USDOT launched the Transportation and Health Tool (THT). Now that the THT has been in use for a while, the American Public Health Association (APHA) is evaluating and documenting case studies of its use and application. If you would like to tell us about your use of the THT, please contact Kate Robb at Katherine.Robb@apha.org.
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
NEW YORK CITY: VISION ZERO PRIORITY RESEARCH & EVALUATION TOPICS
-> A New York, NY Vision Zero Task Force document describes current projects and future research and evaluation questions that are most crucial to moving their efforts forward. These include questions related to collaborating internally and externally, and better understanding the problem. http://on.nyc.gov/2akPzEN
PITTSBURGH, PA: WELCOMING BIKE RIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS & LATINOS
-> Thirty community members turned out for an inaugural Welcoming Bike Ride, hosted by Mayor William Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative, BikePGH, and Healthy Ride, in collaboration with 412 Flock. Participants included immigrants hailing from Bhutan, Somalia, China, Morocco, Sudan, Nepal, and Central African Republic, as well as Pittsburghers born and raised in the city, and transplants from Boston to Miami. Partners will build on the success of the Welcoming Bike Ride to provide future tailored bike trips and programming to the broader immigrant and Latino communities. The City of Pittsburgh was recognized by The White House Task Force on New Americans in their Bright Spots in Welcoming and Integration report (http://bit.ly/2ad0EDC) for its innovative approaches to building a more welcoming city, including the ride. http://bit.ly/2ala701
WICHITA, KS: MATCH HOMELESS RIDERS WITH HOMELESS BIKES
-> The Wichita, KS City Council recently voted to give first pick of 200-300 abandoned and recovered bikes each year to the police Homeless Outreach Team, which works to help homeless people find jobs, places to live and increased stability in their lives. http://bit.ly/2atwOyy
CA TESTS PAY-BY-MILE IN LIEU OF FUEL TAX
-> Earlier this month Caltrans launched its pay-by-mile Road Charge Pilot Program with 5,000 volunteers who will provide information that could help lawmakers decide whether to pay for infrastructure through mileage-based user fees instead of traditional motor fuel taxes. Volunteers will "make simulated payments based on how far they drive" and test various mileage reporting systems over the next nine months, including some that use satellite-linked location tracking and systems that do not track vehicles. http://bit.ly/29K66Rb
WALK FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES RENEWALS + NEW COMMUNITY
-> Six communities renewed their Walk Friendly Communities status Seattle, WA - Platinum; Ann Arbor, MI and Arlington, VA - Gold; and Charlotte, NC; Flagstaff, AZ and Wilsonville, OR - Bronze. Sebastopol, CA earned its first designation at the Bronze level. The "Walk Friendly" title means a city or town is being recognized for its success in working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. http://bit.ly/2avI3Yy. See the full list of 58 Walk Friendly Communities: http://bit.ly/2aJaIFY.
THE RESEARCH BEAT
WALKABLE CITIES HAVE MORE COLLEGE GRADS
-> According to a new study published by Smart Growth America (Foot Traffic Ahead: 2016: http://bit.ly/2awi1ob), cities that are more walkable tend to contain a higher proportion of college grads than cities that are built for cars over pedestrians, and New York City was voted the most walkable metro area in the US. The findings back up what a lot of urban planning research has found — that walkable cities correlate highly with other positive factors, such as overall health and happiness. On top of walkable cities' intrinsic benefits, SGA's study demonstrates that they attract a greater number of smart, well-educated people. http://read.bi/2ad9cdk
ANALYSIS OF WALKING AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR IN CALIFORNIA
-> A recently released University of California report describes a study that used data from the last two California Household Travel Surveys to examine walking behavior in four major California regions. The study analyzed the change in walking over time; the relationship between walking and the built environment; the determinants of change in walking over time; and the relationship between changes in neighborhood characteristics and changes in walking. Researchers found that, although walking remains a relatively small share (9%) of trips within the study area, walking rates grew almost from 5 percent to 9 percent since 2001. "Heightening Walking above its Pedestrian Status: Walking and Travel Behavior in California" http://bit.ly/2autzsr
NACTO: HIGH-QUALITY BIKE FACILITIES INCREASE RIDERSHIP & SAFETY
-> A NACTO report, "Equitable Bike Share Means Building Better Places for People to Ride" (http://bit.ly/2agasxk), combined in-house research with other analysis to find:
- Riding a bike is getting safer as cities build better bike lane networks.
- Gains in bike safety are especially important for low-income riders and riders of color
- More people ride when cities build protected bike lanes...
RESIDENTS’ CRIME PERCEPTIONS IMPACT ON RECREATIONAL WALKING
-> A recently published article in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity reports on a study that used longitudinal data to provide evidence of a potential causal relationship between residents’ perceptions of safety from crime and recreational walking in a Perth, Australia neighborhood. Safety perceptions appeared to influence recreational walking, rather than transport-related walking. "Safe RESIDential Environments? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Influence of Crime-Related Safety on Walking" http://bit.ly/2audiDW
RAPID-FLASHING BEACON PLACEMENT EFFECT ON DRIVERS
-> FHWA describes the methodology and results from an open-road study on driver yielding behavior at crosswalks with rectangular rapid-flashing beacons both above and below the pedestrian crossing sign. "Comparison of Driver Yielding for Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons Used Above and Below Pedestrian Crossing Signs" http://bit.ly/2asZIin
CYCLING AND DIABETES PREVENTION
-> A recent PLoS Medicine article examines the impact of cycling for commuting and recreation on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In this cohort study of Danish adults recruited between the ages of 50 and 65, those who reported higher weekly quantities of cycling were less likely to develop diabetes, particularly in respect to cycling to and from work. "Cycling and Diabetes Prevention: Practice-Based Evidence for Public Health Action" http://bit.ly/29TY0EY
QUOTES R US
"Young people feel a lot of issues very viscerally, because some issues directly impact their everyday lives. I recall one situation where some high school students became very interested in zoning once they realized that it determined whether they could get somewhere without their parents. They were interested in making sure that there were things of interest to them that would be within walking distance."
—Susan Santone, founder and executive director of Creative Change Educational Solutions on the value of engaging youth in planning processes. Planning Magazine: http://bit.ly/2aayNty
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
Check out an epic Danish transit commercial sequel that needs no translation: http://bit.ly/2aJtixW. See the original ad again: http://bit.ly/2adWzCm.
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 "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 "Integrating Art, Culture and Imagination into Walkability"
Date: August 10, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Hosts: Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
Details: http://bit.ly/2apknTp, free.
Webinar "Assembling a Metropolitan Transportation Model, from MSA to TAZ"
Date: August 10, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET (Limited to 100 participants)
Presenters: Jonathan Lupton (Metroplan)
Details: http://bit.ly/2ad1YpU, free.
Webinar "Rail-Trails, Smart-Growth, and...Realtors? Engaging Your Local Real Estate Professionals into the Debate"
Date: August 11, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Craig Della Penna (Realtor)
Hosts: America Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2acRLJU, free for members, $55 for others
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
Webinar "Design and Preservation of Low Volume Roads"
Date: September 6, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: John Haddock (Purdue Univ.), Chris Williams (IA State Univ.) & Michael Pinard (African Community Access Program)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/29YxdtF, free to TRB affiliates, $55 for others
Webinar "Guide to 21st Century Planning at State Departments of Transportation"
Date: September 7, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Janet D'Ignazio (ICF International), Tim Henkel (MN DOT) & Patricia Hendren (I-95 Corridor Coalition)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2a3EkMX, free to TRB affiliates, $95 for others.
Webinar "The First and Last Mile: Partnering with Public Transportation" America Walks Webinar Series
Date: September 8, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/1mnHBfZ, free.
VISION ZERO RESOURCE LIBRARY
-> The Vision Zero Network launched its Resource Library with sample Vision Zero resolutions, action plans, case studies, communications campaigns and more from cities in the U.S. and around the world. Send them your resources: http://bit.ly/2aapKbZ
LIST OF 70 INVENTIVE IDEAS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BIKE
-> The Harvard Chan School Update reports on new compilation of 70 inventive ideas to encourage people to bike. Examples include solar-powered bike paths that can melt snow and ice; pollution-eating vacuum towers near bicycle paths; bicycle parking stations with lockers, rest rooms, and showers; and bicycle wheels with rechargeable batteries that help propel riders up hills. http://bit.ly/29AOrwW. "Promoting Bicycling Through Creative Design: Innovations for Bicycles and Cycling Facilities" http://bit.ly/2aJmksH
REPORT: EQUITY IN PED & BIKE PLANNING
-> FHWA and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center released a white paper exploring ways transportation professionals can achieve more equitable processes and outcomes when planning and developing multimodal transportation systems. "Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning" (http://bit.ly/2ap8I6Z) offers an overview of how equity plays a role in our transportation system, how equity is defined by FHWA in transportation planning, research on the transportation needs of underserved populations, strategies to address pedestrian and bicycle inequities, and many applied examples and additional resources.
ORTON FAMILY FOUNDATION OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS GUIDE
-> The Orton Family Foundation has released a guide to creating a communications plan for its Heart & Soul projects to reach out to a broad cross-section of a community effectively and efficiently. "Outreach and Communications: How to Spread the Heart & Soul Word" http://bit.ly/2a7wfrc.
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> 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
-> August 2, 2016 - Integrating Health into Comprehensive Planning Workshop, Philadelphia, PA.
-> 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.
-> January 24-26, 2017 - Geodesign Summit, Redlands, CA.
-> September 13-15, 2017 - National Walking Summit, St. Paul. MN.
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.
-> RFP: QUANTIFYING THE BENEFITS OF BICYCLING IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
To support an ongoing focus on developing great places for bicycling in Northwest Arkansas, PeopleForBikes and the Walton Family Foundation seek to better understand the benefits associated with all types of bicycling in Northwest Arkansas. The research team should explicitly address how it will account for existing conditions relative to the economic development, health outcomes, and social/business benefits associated with bicycling.
Deadline: September 16, 2016 by 5:00 pm MT, request RFP from firstname.lastname@example.org
-> JOB - COMMUNITY ADVOCACY COORDINATOR, BICYCLE COALITION OF MAINE, PORTLAND, ME
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is seeking a dynamic, self-directed individual to provide assistance coordinating and expanding work with local bicycle and pedestrian advocates around the state. The Community Advocacy Coordinator will manage their nationally recognized Community Spokes Program, mobilizing, training, and supporting local champions who want to become community leaders for bicycle, pedestrian, and active transportation issues.
Deadline: July 29, 2016, http://bit.ly/2aul9RL
-> JOB - BIKE-SHARE PLANNER; METROBIKE, LLC; WASHINGTON, DC AREA
MetroBike, LLC is hiring a full-time bike-share planner to assist with planning for the municipal owners of Capital Bikeshare -- the D.C. region's bike-share service. This planner will be responsible for researching bike-share station sites, obtaining input from the public and agencies, construction coordination, and implementing stations. MetroBike, North America's first bike-share consultancy, was founded in 2004.
Deadline: August 2, 2016, http://bit.ly/2aaLuVp
-> JOB - PROGRAM ANALYST 3 (RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM GRANT COORDINATOR), OR PARKS & RECREATION DEPT., SALEM, OR
The Program Analyst 3 (Recreational Trails Program Grant Coordinator) provides grant project technical assistance, program administration and coordination for the Recreation Trail Program (RTP). This position is guided by the Recreation Grants Unit Team Leader and reports directly to the Grants and Community Programs Division Manager.
Deadline: August 3, 2016 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2agrAGd
-> JOB - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS COORDINATOR, CITY OF PALO ALTO, CA
The City's Safe Routes to School program includes active partnership with the Palo Alto Unified School District and the local PTAs. The coordinator will be responsible for coordinating school-focused projects, transportation studies and community events aimed at encouraging alternative transportation modes for school commuting. The position also includes assisting with a strong in-class education program and parent outreach to promote safe bicycle and pedestrian travel, requiring direct interaction with students of all ages, as well as parents and school administrators.
Deadline: August 8, 2016, http://bit.ly/2aJ6NJe
-> JOB - DIRECTOR - OFFICE OF MOBILITY PLANNING, CITY OF ATLANTA, GA
The Director of the Office of Mobility Planning directs the staff and activities focused on creating transportation plans and policies to foster effective movement and commerce throughout the City. Areas of focus include implementation of complete street policies, bicycle programs, furtherance of the City’s transportation goals, and coordination with regional planning partners, municipalities, and transit authorities to support transportation improvements.
Deadline: August 8, 2016, http://bit.ly/2avblE5
-> JOBS - MULTIPLE JOBS, LAS VEGAS, NV, BICYCLE TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Bicycle Transit Systems (Bike Transit) is a national leader in urban bike share implementation & operations. They bring a data-driven approach to the planning, implementation, and operation of bike share programs and create close partnerships with their municipal partners. In partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Bike Transit will launch RTC Bike Share in downtown Las Vegas in Fall 2016 with approximately 20 stations and 200 bikes. System expansion is anticipated in 2017 and beyond. Bicycle Transit has openings for its Las Vegas General Manager, an Operations Associate, Marketing and Customer Service Manager, and an Administrative Assistant.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2a5x4AY
-> 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
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