#425 Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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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.
----- Active Transportation Recommendations for New Administration
----- T4America Guide: Innovations that Save States Money & Attract Talent
----- FHWA Bike-Ped Count Technology Pilot Project Report
----- Performance-Based Practical Design for Complete Streets
----- Proposed Underground Autonomous CarTube System
----- LAB: Bicycle Friendly Business Awards
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Macon, GA Pop-Up Protected Bike Lane: Nearly 10X More Riders
----- New York, NY: 18 Mi of New Protected Bike Lanes in 2016
----- San Francisco, CA: Installs Its 1st Protected Intersection
----- West Pelzer, SC: Bike Lane Domino Effect
----- Kansas City, MO Fails Bike Friendly Audit
----- Best Street Transformations of 2016
----- Using New National Household Travel Survey Data
----- Longevity, BMI & Healthy Lifestyles
----- Socioeconomic Status & Walking Time to Bus Stops
----- Changes in Street Layout & Design for Reducing Walking Barriers
----- Adaptive Walk Intervals
----- Validity of Cycle Path Capacity Assumptions
----- Bike Commuters More Energized, Punctual than Others
----- SWITCH Travel Project: Personalized Support for More Active Travel
----- Applying Ped Crossing Treatments on Streets and Highways
----- Automated ADA Compliance Sidewalk Assessment
----- Dangerous by Design 2016 Ped Death Report Coming Jan. 10
----- What Makes Good Main Streets Work
----- App: Real Time Display of Every Travel Option
----- Street Trees 101
----- Terms Added to Transportation Research Thesaurus
----- Bike Network Mapping Idea Book
----- Interactive Map: New York City Policing of Cyclists
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEW ADMINISTRATION
-> The Partnership for Active Transportation has put together a set of recommendations related to active transportation for the Trump Administration. (Active Transportation Agenda for the Trump Administration: http://bit.ly/2ifVlvb) The Partnership is a unique collaboration of organizations working across the fields of transportation, public health, economic development, community leadership, equity and livability. To build healthy places for healthy people, the Partnership calls for the creation of safe and practical routes for people to walk or roll to get where they need to go. Their recommendations call for increased investment in active transportation, a focus on active transportation networks, improved transportation planning, and prioritizing safety, among others.
[See Webinar section for January 5 webinar on this topic.]
GUIDE: INNOVATIONS THAT SAVE STATES MONEY & ATTRACT TALENT
-> Transportation for America released its "Transportation Innovations that Save States Money and Attract Talent: A Guide to Innovative Policies for Governors and Their Executive Teams." This guidebook demonstrates the many reasons why transportation policy needs to be changed and how administrative action can refocus transportation programs to support broader policy goals. http://bit.ly/2ifmEpq
FHWA BIKE-PED COUNT TECHNOLOGY PILOT PROJECT REPORT
-> A recent FHWA report summarizes their one-year Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Technology Pilot Project. The purpose of the pilot project was to increase the organizational and technical capacity of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to establish and operate effective bicycle and pedestrian count programs, and to provide lessons learned for peer agencies across the country. FHWA selected ten MPOs from across the country to participate in the pilot. This report highlights their experiences with identifying count locations; selecting and installing count technology; and collecting and using the count data. The report concludes with the key benefits and lessons learned identified by the MPOs throughout the course of the project. "FHWA Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Technology Pilot Project: Summary Report" http://bit.ly/2igd71k
PERFORMANCE-BASED PRACTICAL DESIGN FOR COMPLETE STREETS
-> FHWA recently published its Applying Performance-Based Practical Design Methods to Complete Streets: A Primer on Employing Performance-Based Practical Design and Transportation Systems Management and Operations to Enhance the Design of Complete Streets. (http://bit.ly/2igeaOF) The Primer explains how the application of performance-based practical design principles combined with transportation system management and operations strategies can promote the consideration and application of Complete Street design principles to a wider range of contexts.
PROPOSED UNDERGROUND AUTONOMOUS CARTUBE SYSTEM
-> Springwise reports London's PLP Architecture firm unveiled its plan for a city CarTube system that would move traffic off the streets and below the ground. Combining the capabilities of public transport and driverless vehicles, PLP Architecture's CarTube system could revolutionize cities around the world. All the vehicles that currently crowd city streets would be swapped for smart, driverless ones that travel through small, underground tunnels. Because they use artificial intelligence, driverless vehicles are able to drive much closer to each other than cars piloted by humans. And by reducing the space between cars, more vehicles are able to use the transport system and travel at steadier speeds. The accompanying rendering shows the surface right of way converted to a park. http://bit.ly/2idxRE
LAB: BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARDS
-> Last week, the League of American Bicyclists awarded 42 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs): http://bit.ly/2igDsfz. There are now almost 1300 BFBs in 49 states and the District of Columbia ranging from local business to Fortune 500 corporate headquarters. See the list of all BFBs to date: http://bit.ly/2igxUlq.
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
MACON, GA POP-UP PROTECTED BIKE LANE: NEARLY 10X MORE RIDERS
-> Next City reports Macon, GA, population 150,000, increased cyclist counts nearly tenfold during a one-week pop-up bike network, which at 8 miles, may have been the largest such temporary installation ever. Before this pop-up, Macon had three random, unconnected blocks with "some form of bike infrastructure" in its downtown. On an average day, the number of people riding bikes in downtown Macon was 23. In an effort to change that, NewTown, 8 80 Cities and other partners in and outside government decided to test on-street biking at a large scale and won a $150,000 grant from the Knight Cities Challenge to implement the project. Data collected during the week-long bike lane installation showed black residents, who make up 53 percent of the population, were underrepresented on the pop-up's lanes by 21 percent, and the need to ensure bike infrastructure links to different neighborhoods and connects residents of all racial backgrounds. Data also showed few people over age 55 and younger than 17 participated. http://bit.ly/2igg5To
NEW YORK, NY: 18 MI OF NEW PROTECTED BIKE LANES IN 2016
-> The two-way protected bike lane on New York City's Chrystie Street is one of the most anticipated bike network improvements of the year, creating a much safer connection to and from the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge. Cyclists can ride 9 miles on protected bike lanes from downtown Brooklyn over the Manhattan Bridge to the Bronx. NYC DOT installed 18 miles of protected bike lanes in 2016. http://bit.ly/2ip7oTU
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: INSTALLS ITS 1ST PROTECTED INTERSECTION
-> San Francisco, CA installed its first protected intersection at 9th and Division in SoMa, which the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition noted includes "curb-protected bike lanes, raised crosswalks, and new sidewalks to overhaul a confusing intersection with a history of crashes. The project cost roughly $350,000 which also included sidewalk widening and street paving coordinated with the repaving schedule. http://bit.ly/2ipogdx
WEST PELZER, SC: BIKE LANE DOMINO EFFECT
-> PeopleForBikes reports in 2012, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) agreed to paint bike lanes in the tiny Appalachian town of West Pelzer (population: 880) as part of a repaving project. The two miles of striping touched off what can only be called a virtuous cycle. Mayor Blake Sanders says the new bike lane on Main Street quickly encouraged residents to get biking—and more. "With the lane came people using it as a buffer against the sidewalk, so more people were walking to the park and the central business district," he says. Sanders credits the new streetlife with invigorating the town's downtown, which has since seen the arrival of a new restaurant, ice cream shop and food truck. It has also helped increase support for the town's renovation of an old hardware store into a new municipal center. http://bit.ly/2iglMRp
KANSAS CITY, MO FAILS BIKE FRIENDLY AUDIT
-> Kansas City radio station KCUR reports a recent audit showed the city is failing to achieve its goals of becoming more bike friendly. The audit concluded that the city's 2008 on-street bike plan, Bike KC, lacks critical elements to serve the needs of cyclists and the city's multi-modal transportation goals. It found 53% of the city's identified bicycle routes are not suitable for the average cyclist; 91% of built bike facilities do not include separate, dedicated space for cyclists; and Bike KC's routes were not selected or evaluated for transportation purposes. The city plans to seek public input to rives its bike plan over the next year. http://bit.ly/2igquyq
BEST STREET TRANSFORMATIONS OF 2016
-> Although voting will be closed by the time you read this issue of CenterLines, check out the before and after photos and read descriptions of the Streetsblog's Best Street Transformation of 2016 finalists. They are Oakland's Telegraph Avenue; Pittsburgh's Strawberry Way; Atlanta's Portman Boulevard; San Francisco's Mission Street Transit Lanes; Rochester's South Union Street; and Chicago's Randolph Street. http://bit.ly/2ipotNB
THE RESEARCH BEAT
USING NEW NATIONAL HOUSEHOLD TRAVEL SURVEY DATA
-> The Transportation Research Board released its "Exploring New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey: Phase Two Report of Activities" (http://bit.ly/2ipG6Nv) This report summarizes the status, approach, and expected content of the new National Household Travel Survey data for the user community. The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), provided data on personal travel in the United States in 2001 and 2009.
LONGEVITY, BMI & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
-> A new study in the British Medical Journal finds that healthy lifestyle factors may play a larger role in promoting longevity than weight alone. To address the combined effects of body weight and lifestyle factors, the authors analyzed more than 113,000 women and men, and evaluated not only BMI, but quality of diet, physical activity levels, smoking habits, and alcohol intake. The participants were followed for more than 32 years. The authors found that leanness combined with healthy lifestyles, including physical activity, is an optimal way to reduce risk of premature death and promote longevity. "Combined Associations of Body Weight and Lifestyle Factors with all Cause and Cause Specific Mortality in Men and Women: Prospective Cohort Study" http://bit.ly/2ifunUg
SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS & WALKING TIME TO BUS STOPS
-> The International Journal of Sustainable Transportation reported research that explored the variation in walking time to bus stops among individuals with different socioeconomic standings in Brisbane Australia. A comparative analysis revealed that walking time is most sensitive among part-time workers, high-income earners, and elderly travelers. Walking time is least sensitive among postsecondary students who are studying and working at the same time. Findings from this study will contribute to the understanding of people's walking access to public transit, the reasons for substantial variations across individuals, and potential impacts of individuals' socioeconomic characteristics, which will assist transit service planning to tailor different market segments more effectively. "Walking to Public Transit: Exploring Variations by Socioeconomic Status" http://bit.ly/2ipK6xf
CHANGES IN STREET LAYOUT & DESIGN FOR REDUCING WALKING BARRIERS
-> The Transportation Research Board reports on a study that analyzed the effectiveness of two types of interventions to reduce built environment barriers to walking: changing the layout of the local street network (by increasing the density and connectivity of the links available to pedestrians) and redesigning a busy road (by adding crossing facilities, reducing the speed limit, or reallocating road space to pedestrians). The analysis focused on a residential neighborhood in London that was being extensively redeveloped. All types of intervention improved the pedestrian environment, even in the cases of routes chosen to minimize delay or exposure to traffic. "Effectiveness of Changes in Street Layout and Design for Reducing Barriers to Walking" http://bit.ly/2ifIGYU
ADAPTIVE WALK INTERVALS
-> The Transportation Research Board reported on a study of the concept of an adaptive walk interval whose length is based on the predicted length of the concurrent phase's green, which in turn is calculated cycle by cycle with data from recently past cycles. That way, during heavy traffic periods in which the vehicular phase usually goes well beyond its minimum, a longer-than-minimum walk interval can be provided with very little impact on signal operation or vehicular delay. Simulation tests with coordinated-actuated and fully actuated control, with and without pedestrian recall, and with and without permissive windows show that adaptive walk intervals can markedly reduce pedestrian delay with almost no impact on vehicular delay.
Adaptive Walk Intervals: http://bit.ly/2ifTM06
VALIDITY OF CYCLE PATH CAPACITY ASSUMPTIONS
-> An article in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation reports on the development and simulation of a model that indicates a fundamental difference in outcome if cyclists are assumed to have a fixed-speed versus one they can change given their surroundings. This difference in outcomes exists within the range of literature design flow capacities for bicycle infrastructure and also yields emergent outcomes which align closely with those known behaviors of highway vehicles which intuitively transfer to cyclists. These findings reinforce the need for large-scale empirical studies to determine the basic numerical and behavioral parameters for cyclists. "Establishing the Validity of Cycle Path Capacity Assumptions in the Highway Capacity Manual" http://bit.ly/2ipPWPp
BIKE COMMUTERS MORE ENERGIZED, PUNCTUAL THAN OTHERS
-> Next City reports compared to other travel modes, Montreal cyclists have the greatest odds of showing up to work or school energized and punctual -- regardless of weather conditions. This is according to data from a 2013 survey at McGill University (On Time and Ready to Go: An Analysis of Commuters' Punctuality and Energy Levels at Work or School: http://bit.ly/2igqZbJ), which reported the punctuality and energy level at work of students, staff and faculty who commuted by bus, car or bike. http://bit.ly/2igkIgk
QUOTES R US
"A true Vision Zero commitment is not a sign-on letter or a marketing slogan. It is a fundamental systemic shift in philosophy and strategic approach to traffic safety. At its best, Vision Zero in the United States has the potential to galvanize a thorough and lasting re-thinking of how we design and use our streets to place a higher priority on quality and preservation of human life. At worst, Vision Zero runs the risk of becoming a short-lived or watered-down trend that provides only empty lip service toward real, life-saving change."
--from the forthcoming Vision Zero Fundamental Principles and Expectations to be released by the Vision Zero Network in early 2017.
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
SECRET OF TIMES SQUARE NEW YEAR'S CONFETTI
Throughout the year, thousands of people at New York City's Times Square Visitor Center write their wishes and dreams on brightly colored pieces of paper. These wishes then become the confetti that flutters down from rooftops around Times Square on to about a million people who gathered to count down the start of a new year. http://bit.ly/2inNh8L
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 "Moving Forward in 2017: Active Transportation in the New Congress and Trump Administration"
Date: January 5, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Experts in transportation & public health policy, Tom Petri (former Congressman)
Hosts: America Walks & Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Details: http://bit.ly/2gWJ8HR, free
Webinar "Dangerous by Design 2016: A Conversation about the Most Dangerous Places to Walk in the Nation"
Date: January 10, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Hosts: Smart Growth America, National Complete Streets Coalition
Details: http://bit.ly/2ipnYmS, free
Webinar "Beyond the First Step: The Many Benefits of Walking"
Date: January 11, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Representatives of Kaboom, Walk with a Doc & the Walking Classroom
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2ipdcgd, free
Webinar "How to Start a Walking School Bus at Your School"
Date: January 11, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Victoria Custodio (CA Dept. of Public Health) & Kate Moening (Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Hosts: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/2gYoU0k, free
Webinar "Integration of the Driver, Vehicle, and Roadway Data to Support Addressing Research Questions"
Date: January 18, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Host: Federal Highway Administration
Details: http://bit.ly/2eSYazV, free
Webinar "Introduction to Social Marketing"
Date: January 23, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Presenters: Jay Kassier (Tools of Change)
Host: Tools of Change
Details: http://bit.ly/2fVIf2Z, 70 site license, some free registrations available
Webinar "Estimating FAST Act Reliability Measures with the HCM 6"
Date: January 24, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Hosts: Transportation Research Board & Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2fXMs6l, $99 for ITE members, $149 for others, PDH/CE credits at an additional charge
Webinar "Improving Walkability at Signalized Intersections with Signal Control Strategies"
Date: January 26, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Sirisha Kothuri (Portland State Univ.) & Edward Smaglik (Northern Arizona Univ.)
Hosts: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
Details: http://bit.ly/2igFdt5, free
Webinar "Multimodal Performance - How the HCM6 can Support Complete Streets Analyses"
Date: February 7, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Hosts: Transportation Research Board & Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2fXKIK0, $99 for ITE members, $149 for others, PDH/CE credits at an additional charge
Webinar "NDS/RID Research and Outreach Opportunities"
Date: February 8, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Hosts: Federal Highway Administration
Details: http://bit.ly/2eSVWkk, free
Webinar "Incentives and Norm Appeals"
Date: February 20, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET
Presenters: Jay Kassirer (Tools of Change)
Hosts: Tools of Change
Details: http://bit.ly/2gwowpX, $70, some free registrations available
Webinar "Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) Part 1 - Using the HCM 6 for Intersection Performance Evaluation"
Date: February 21, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Hosts: Transportation Research Board & Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2fXOzH4, $99 for ITE members, $149 for others, PDH/CE credits at an additional charge
Webinar "Playa Vista Ability2Change"
Date: February 24, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET
Presenters: Aaron Gaul (Playa Vista Compass)
Hosts: Tools of Change
Details: http://bit.ly/2gwmYfw, $50, some free registrations available
SWITCH TRAVEL: PERSONALIZED SUPPORT FOR MORE ACTIVE TRAVEL
-> Walk21 finalized its two year EU-funded SWITCH Travel project which gave people who wanted to take up active travel opportunities personalized travel plans which enable them to walk and cycle more. The project focused on life-change moments and the use of health arguments to motivate participants. (http://bit.ly/2igvMde)
The SWITCH Campaign Guide can be downloaded in five languages and when combined with the Toolbox is a comprehensive resource for local municipalities. (http://bit.ly/2igBlsg)
APPLYING PED CROSSING TREATMENTS ON STREETS AND HIGHWAYS
-> Transportation Research Board's Application of Pedestrian Crossing Treatments for Streets and Highways compiles information on the state of existing practices regarding application of pedestrian crossing improvements, and does not produce new guidance. The report includes a survey of state departments of transportation (DOTs) and local transportation agencies, a synthesis of current recommended practice and policy guidance, and a literature review of safety evidence for more than 25 pedestrian crossing treatments. http://bit.ly/2ipLSP4
AUTOMATED ADA COMPLIANCE SIDEWALK ASSESSMENT
-> A paper published by the Transportation Research Board reports on an automated ADA sidewalk assessment method using three-dimensional mobile light detection and ranging (lidar) and image processing. A video log image and a lidar point cloud extract the presence of sidewalks and curb ramps. Then, they automatically measure the corresponding key features regulated by the ADA, including the sidewalk width, cross slope, and grade and the curb ramp slope. By comparison with the manual ground truth from a field survey, the experimental tests showed accurate measurement results for the key features of the sidewalk and curb ramps. "Automated Sidewalk Assessment Method for Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Using Three-Dimensional Mobile Lidar" http://bit.ly/2ipL5xm
DANGEROUS BY DESIGN 2016 PED DEATH REPORT COMING JAN. 10
-> On January 10, 2017, Smart Growth America will release its Dangerous by Design 2016 report about the American epidemic of pedestrian deaths. The forthcoming research will identify the most dangerous places in the nation to walk, examine who is most at risk of being struck and killed by a car while walking, and where to focus actions to make conditions safer for people when they walk. The report will include new Pedestrian Danger Index numbers for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and the analysis will expand examination of metro areas from 51 to 104 regions around the country. See the Webinar section above for a January 10 webinar on this report. http://bit.ly/2ipihVS
WHAT MAKES GOOD MAIN STREETS WORK
-> While some Main Streets seem well past their prime, others continue to thrive. A lot of it has to do with the communities in which they are located, but these 5 elements of design and context matter: 1) A superior pedestrian experience with ample sidewalks; convenient, well-highlighted crosswalks; vehicle traffic at calm speeds; entertaining, transparent storefronts abutting or very close to the sidewalk; relatively short block lengths; in particularly hot climates, shading. 2) Density, but at human scale. 3) Viable local businesses. 4) Visible and functional nature. 5) Enough residents living nearby to provide a steady clientele to the businesses. http://bit.ly/2ibZVuQ
See also the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Center description of the 10 most important process elements for a successful Main Street revitalization (National Accreditation Standards of Performance: http://bit.ly/2ifzDHD); and Oregon's handbook on public infrastructure helpful to supporting good Main Streets. (Main Street...When a Highway Runs through it: A Handbook for Oregon Communities: http://bit.ly/2ifvRxY
APP: REAL TIME DISPLAY OF EVERY TRAVEL OPTION
-> CityLab reports TransitScreen (http://bit.ly/2igoQNi), the start-up that builds real-time displays of every travel option at a given location, has upgraded its appearance, with a design that hints at a more seamless, single-platform future of transportation. The service is now available in 30 cities in North America. Costs being equal, the best transit choice is the fastest one. But that's not so straightforward where you've got to factor in walking time, the possibility of scheduling changes, and whether you're ready to hit the road. The new designs pays special attention to those details. http://bit.ly/2ignp1c
STREET TREES 101
-> Street trees are essential for strong walk appeal almost anywhere in the US, which makes them a fundamental part of the public frontage from the property line to the edge of the street. A Congress for the New Urbanism Public Square article provides a detailed primer on the importance of street trees to sustainability and walkability, and considerations in selecting and placing street trees. http://bit.ly/2igiTQg
TERMS ADDED TO TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH THESAURUS
-> 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. Disaster resilience, catchment areas, traffic analysis zones, limit state design, complete streets, load and resistance factor design, and geopolymer concrete were added to the TRT in December. http://bit.ly/1HsySjW
BIKE NETWORK MAPPING IDEA BOOK
-> FHWA's Bike Network Mapping Idea Book highlights a range of approaches and techniques that different communities have used to show their existing and proposed bicycle networks in map form. It shows examples of maps at different scales, while also demonstrating a range of mapping strategies, techniques, and approaches. The book also suggest next steps including identifying a consistent set of bicycle facility types and community destinations for planning across jurisdiction lines; push for national research and application of ways to measure and track bicycle network connectivity; integrate bicycle network data into national infrastructure databases and data management systems, and integrate bicycle network planning into all planning processes at all levels of government. http://1.usa.gov/1sFVjOB
INTERACTIVE MAP: NEW YORK CITY POLICING OF CYCLISTS
-> Intersectional Riding reports a delivery worker told us, "Seeing the police, we should feel safe. Instead we panic," and numerous food delivery cyclists report they feel like they are being unfairly policed. Using NYPD data from 2007-2015 on criminal courts summonses/tickets issued for both commercial and non-commercial cycling infractions check out a map that allows you to toggle between different map layers and see specific data for each NYPD precinct. http://bit.ly/2igp8nq
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - 2018 International Winter Road Congress, February 20-23, 2018, Gdansk, Poland.
Deadline: December 31, 2016, http://bit.ly/2fPMeiv
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - 25th Annual Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU 25.Seattle), May 3-6, 2017, Seattle, WA
Deadline: January 15, 2017 by 4:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2eTU4b0
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Strong Towns Summit, March 30 - April 1, 2017, Tulsa, OK.
Deadline: January 16, 2017, http://bit.ly/2idyBt1
-> CALL FOR PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS - 2nd Transportation Research Board Conference on Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands, September 11-13, 2017, Washington, DC.
Deadline: January 20, 2017, http://bit.ly/2fb2M30
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 8th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action, July 27-28, 2017, Washington, DC.
Deadline: January 20, 2017, http://bit.ly/2gYyaSe
-> Call for Abstracts - International Conference on Transport and Health, June 27-29, 2017, Barcelona, Spain.
Deadline: January 22, 2017, http://bit.ly/1GL4hjH
-> CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Walk21 Calgary 2017, September 19-22, 2017, Calgary, Canada
Deadline: January 27, 2017, http://bit.ly/2gwGMT7
-> CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Walk 21, September 19-22, 2017, Calgary, Canada
Deadline: February 10, 2017 (submissions to open January 6, 2017), http://bit.ly/2igBvQn
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA.
Deadline: February 20-24, 2017 dependent on tAPHA Sponsored, Section, SPIG, Caucus or Forum; http://bit.ly/2i3Tiak
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
-> January 7, 2017 - TransportationCamp DC 2017, Washington, DC.
-> January 8-12, 2017 - 96th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
-> January 20–21, 2017 - Iowa Bike Summit, Des Moines, IA.
-> January 24-26, 2017 - Geodesign Summit, Redlands, CA.
-> February 2-4, 2017 - New Partners for Smart Growth, St. Louis, MO.
-> February 16-18, 2017 -Winters Cities Shake-Up 2017, Edmonton, Canada.
-> February 25, 2017 - New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit, Princeton, NJ.
-> February 26 - March 1, 2017 - Active Living Research Conference 2017, Clearwater Beach, FL.
-> March 14, 2017 - Utah Bike Summit, Ogden, UT.
-> March 20–21, 2017 - Washington Bike Summit, Olympia, WA.
-> March 29-31, 2017 - IPENZ Transportation Group Conference 2017, Hamilton, New Zealand.
-> April 5-7, 2017 - 2017 Children's Environmental Health Network Translational Research Conference: New Challenges, Arlington, VA.
-> April 10-12, 2017 - International Congress on Transport Infrastructure and Systems, Rome, Italy.
-> April 19-23, 2017 - Foro Mundial de la Bicicleta (World Bicycle Forum), Mexico City, Mexico
-> April 23-25, 2017 - North American Snow Conference (APWA), Des Moines, IA.
-> May 1-4, 2017 - National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
-> May 2-4, 2017 - Vision Zero Cities Conference, New York, NY.
-> May 3-6, 2017 - CNU 25.Seattle, Seattle, WA.
-> May 5, 2017 - Miami Valley Cycling Summit, Dayton, OH.
-> May 6-9, 2017 - APA 2017 National Planning Conference, New York, NY.
-> May 8-10, 2017 - 5th International Conference on Roundabouts, Green Bay, WI.
-> May 14-18, 2017 - ICOET 2017 International Conference on Ecology & Transportation, Salt Lake City, UT.
-> May 15-17, 2017 - Global Public Transport Summit 2017, Montreal, Canada
-> May 16-17, 2017 - 5th World Social Marketing Conference 2017, Washington, DC.
-> May 18-20, 2017 - Tennessee Bike Summit, Memphis, TN
-> May 19, 2017 - Midwest Active Transportation Conference, La Crosse, WI.
-> May 21-24, 2017 - 5th Urban Street Symposium, Raleigh, NC.
-> May 31 - June 3, 2017 - 2017 Next City Vanguard conference, Montréal, Québec. Participants 40 & under only, selected through a competitive application process. Apply by December 12, 2016.
-> June 3, 2017 - National Trails Day
-> June 7-10, 2017 - International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA),Victoria, BC, Canada.
-> June 11-15, 2017 - Mobility Rising CTA Expo, Detroit, MI.
-> June 13-16, 2017 - Velo-city 2017 Arnhem-Nijmegen, Arnhem and Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
-> June 17-20, 2017 - Canadian Institute of Planners National Planning Conference, Calgary, Canada
-> June 26-29, 2017 - APBP Professional Development Seminar, Memphis, TN.
-> June 27-29, 2017 - International Conference on Transport and Health, Barcelona, Spain.
-> July 3-6, 2017 - World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017, Brisbane, Australia.
-> July 24-26, 2017 - 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT), Chicago, IL.
-> July 27-28, 2017 - 8th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action, Washington, D.C.
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
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 – SMART GROWTH AMERICA COMPLETE STREETS CONSORTIUM SERIES
Smart Growth America re-launched its Complete Streets Consortium Series. This is an opportunity for three communities from the same state to work closely together to implement Complete Streets—streets that are safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. Any three units or subdivisions of local government, Indian tribe, or regional government in a state that want to work closely together can submit an application.
Deadline: February 2, 2017, http://bit.ly/2ifsbfz
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - ROAD TO ZERO GRANTS, ROAD TO ZERO PARTNERSHIP
The National Safety Council, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, announced the Road to Zero initiative. Its aim: To eliminate traffic fatalities within 30 years. The Road to Zero Grant Program is for nonprofit organizations that can implement innovative highway safety measures.
Deadline: February 3, 2017, http://bit.ly/2igEg4e
-> FUNDED PHD - TRAVEL FORECASTING AND DATA SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF KY, LEXINGTON, KY
The University of KY is recruiting one or more talented individuals for a funded PhD in travel forecasting and data science, starting in Fall 2017. Specific areas of interest include Evaluating and improving travel forecast accuracy; Using passively collected "Big Data" to measure transportation project impacts and model performance; and Advancing reproducibility and interchangeability in regional and statewide transportation models.
Deadline: None provided, for details or the express interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org
-> 3 JOBS - TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS, CITY OF OAKLAND, CA
The City of Oakland, CA is currently recruiting to fill three (3) current Transportation Engineer vacancies within the Department of Transportation. Under general guidance in the Safe Streets Division, the incumbent of this associate-level engineering position develops plans, conducts studies, and performs designs for transportation engineering and related projects such as: Traffic safety and operations analysis; Transportation capital improvement projects design; and Pedestrian and Bicycle Master plans implementation, among others.
Deadline: January 4, 2017, http://bit.ly/2ipFLdG
-> JOB - EDUCATION & EVENT MANAGER, BIKEDENVER, CO
BikeDenver seeks a full-time Education and Events Manager (EEM). The EEM will create education curriculum and materials and deliver education programs to help increase bicycling trips among people who live, work and play in target neighborhoods of BikeDenver's "BikeDenver Ambassador Program" (BDAP). The position is also responsible for managing BikeDenver community events that will function as opportunities to deliver the BDAP.
Deadline: January 6, 2017 by 5 pm MT, http://bit.ly/2ipnTzt
-> INTERN - PEDESTRIAN PROGRAM INTERN, AUSTIN, TX TRANSPORTATION DEPT.
Under direction and guidance of the Active Transportation Pedestrian Coordinator, this position will provide technical assistance and research support to help develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan to improve pedestrian safety through engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, and policy strategies. The intern will also play a key role in developing a comprehensive evaluation program to help ATD staff better evaluate the effectiveness of various pedestrian safety engineering countermeasures. Candidates must be enrolled in a university as a graduate student in a Master's or PhD program in Transportation Engineering, Community and Regional Planning, or related field of study with a GPA of at least 2.
Deadline: January 10, 2017 by 5 pm MT, http://bit.ly/2ifJvBc
-> 3 JOBS, AUSTIN, TX TRANSPORTATION DEPT.
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROJECT COORDINATOR
This position coordinates the engineering and support activities for the Active Transportation and Street Design Division which plans, designs and implements a variety of projects to improve street safety and operations, with a focus on pedestrian, bicycle and transit street design and operations.
Deadline: January 15, 2017 by 5 pm MT, http://bit.ly/2ifQ32z
The City of Austin, Austin Transportation Department is hiring a full time active transportation designer (bikeways and walkways). This Graduate Engineer position will be in the Active Transportation Division of the Austin Transportation Department. The City of Austin's Active Transportation Division seeks to improve quality of life in Austin through the development of a comfortable and connected pedestrian and bicycle network that serves all ages and abilities.
Deadline: January 17, 2017, http://bit.ly/2igg4yY
-> VISION ZERO OUTREACH PROJECT COORDINATOR
The Vision Zero Project Coordinator will provide technical assistance and research support to help implement the Vision Zero Action Plan, with an emphasis on the development of evaluation, education and policy strategies.
Deadline: January 17, 2017, http://bit.ly/2ifJfSC
-> JOB - POLICY & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, VISION ZERO NETWORK, FROM YOUR LOCATION ANYWHERE IN THE US
The Vision Zero Network seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to help advance, measure, and maintain meaningful Vision Zero commitments and actions across the nation. The Policy & Communications Director will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director in the areas of strategy, program management, communications, policy development, research, partnership building, fundraising, and administration.
Deadline: applications reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled, http://bit.ly/2iduldk
-> INTERN - NYC DOT PEDESTRIAN PROJECTS GROUP
The New York City Department of Transportation's Pedestrian Projects Group (PPG) is looking for a paid graduate level intern to start in the spring 2017 semester. PPG implements approximately 15-20 projects per year on the streets of New York City. Development time for these projects can take anywhere from one to three years. The student intern would work as part of a collaborative team of planners, engineers and designers to develop these street improvement projects.
Deadline: None provided, request more details and send resume to email@example.com
-> 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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