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#428 Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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CenterLines is the bi-weekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, a program of Project for Public Spaces. CenterLines is our way of quickly delivering news and information you can use to create more walkable and bicycle-friendly communities.

T-H-E--N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L-&-I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L--S-C-E-N-E
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----- Video Analytics towards Vision Zero
----- Cameras & Computers Track Near Misses, Inform Countermeasures
----- FHWA-FTA Report $926 Billion Needed in Infrastructure Investment
----- Injustice of Subsidized Jobs Only Reachable by Car
----- Dublin, Ireland Plans to Cut Speed to 30 KMH
----- Toronto, Canada School Walk Whatever the Weather Campaign
----- London, England: Undercover Bike Cops to Enforce Safe Passing
----- Bordeaux, France: €70 Million to Increase Cycling to 15% in 3 Yrs
----- Oslo, Norway Offers Citizens $1,200 to Buy E-Bike
----- European Bike Sharing Businesses Coordinate
----- US DOT Releases 5-Year Strategic Plan
----- Trail-Oriented Development Good for Rural Communities

R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
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----- Seattle, WA DOT: Truck Side Guards to Protect Peds & Cyclists
----- APA Funds Planner-Public Health Coordination in 28 States
----- Oakland CA; Impact of Protected Bike Lanes
----- San Francisco, CA Steps Back from Raised Bike Lanes
----- Grand Rapids, MI Adopts Street Design Plan
----- Boston, MA: Neighborhood Slow Streets Call for Applications
----- Arlington County, VA Permanent Bike/Ped Counters Detailed Data
----- Tempe, AZ Adopts Ordinance Regulating Electric Bikes
----- Santa Monica, CA: CitySwipe Opinion Gathering App
----- Keota, IA Builds $100K Trailhead
----- Bicycle Tourism in Rural Oregon
----- NH DOT Selects 12 Transportation Alternatives Projects
----- Differences in Philadelphia & Seattle Bike Share Systems
----- Map & List of 119 US Bike Share Systems

T-H-E--R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H--B-E-A-T
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----- Multimodal Trip Generation Methods
----- Development of a Pedestrian Demand Estimation Tool
----- Ped Environment in Travel Demand Models
----- Contextual Influences on Trip Generation
----- Slower Speed Limits Move More Traffic, Cut Ped Crashes
----- 3 Ontario, Canada Cycle Tourism Regional Research Reports
----- Economic Impact Analysis of Orange County Trails
----- Washington, DC Bike Share Impact on Congestion
----- Transportation Safety Risks on Tribal Lands
----- School Bus Safety Crash Data & Govt Requirements
----- Survey of TRB Committees: Environmental in Transportation
----- Working with Statistics on OECD iLibrary
----- Innovation in Ped & Bike Transportation Pooled Fund Study

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----- Cambridge, MA Safer Truck Strategies to Protect Peds & Cyclists
----- Truck Side Guard Standard Specifications
----- San Francisco, CA Truck Side Guard Initiative
----- New Edition: CROW Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic
----- Streetsmart Prototype
----- Small Town & Rural Multimodal Networks
----- Access to Opportunity Performance Measures Guide
----- Crossing Solutions for Peds w/ Vision Disabilities
----- 10 Tips for Bike Commuting while Pregnant
----- Simplified Bike Infrastructure Maps
----- Liability of State DOTs for Design Errors
----- Guide to Benefits of Bicycling
----- Walkable Housing Is Making a Comeback Infographic

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

VIDEO ANALYTICS TOWARDS VISION ZERO
-> "Video Analytics towards Vision Zero" report describes how Microsoft, the City of Bellevue, WA, and the University of Washington are using video analytics and machine learning to make roads safer without waiting until there are enough crash reports filed to trigger a "High Accident Corridor" designation. This new technology offers unprecedented ways to map, manage, and analyze near-miss data in real time to predict where collisions could happen, and provide essential information so that governments can evaluate the effectiveness of current safety programs and pinpoint interventions. http://bit.ly/2kqWUap

CAMERAS & COMPUTERS TRACK NEAR MISSES, INFORM COUNTERMEASURES
-> Next City reports the traditional way to attack traffic safety is to identify places with a high number of crashes, then make changes at those places and wait a few years to see if the changes reduce crashes. Traffic engineers agree that you need a baseline of around three years of crashes to have statistically significant results. Now "computer vision and automated safety analysis" uses off-the-shelf cameras, or cameras that are already installed in an area, to film a given intersection. Computer algorithms track cars, bikes, people that move through the intersection and knows whether the moving blip is a person or a car, how fast they're going, how close they got to hitting another road user. This system has already helped Edmonton, Canada reduce collisions by 92 percent at one intersection. http://bit.ly/2jVcbw4

FHWA-FTA REPORT $926 BILLION NEEDED IN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
-> Recently FHWA and FTA jointly released the "2015 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance" report to Congress. The report provides decision makers with an objective appraisal of the physical conditions, operational performance, and financing mechanisms of highways, bridges, and transit systems based on both their current state and their projected future state under a set of alternative future investment scenarios. A chapter of the report is devoted to pedestrian and bicycle transportation. The report estimates that the backlog of needed highway and transit infrastructure projects has reached $926 billion. http://bit.ly/2kkp0nS

INJUSTICE OF SUBSIDIZED JOBS ONLY REACHABLE BY CAR
-> Streetsblog reports the more far-flung the jobs in a region, the fewer are accessible via transit, biking, and walking -- or even a short, inexpensive car commute. And yet, in many states, economic development policies still contribute to long, burdensome commutes, especially for people who can't afford cars. The Green City Blue Lake blog has been examining how economic development spending undermines transit access to major job centers in Northeast Ohio. Using WalkScore data shows how the Cuyahoga County Port Authority is contributing to this problem in the Cleveland area. The Port Authority subsidizes loans to selected businesses, and these loans often pay for relocations, office parks, or parking structure. http://bit.ly/2j4rve2

DUBLIN, IRELAND PLANS TO CUT SPEED TO 30 KMH
-> The European Transport Safety Council reports plans to cut speed limits to 30 km/hr (18.6 mph) on residential streets throughout Dublin, Ireland were approved in December. The lower limits will be introduced on a step-by-step basis from March 2017 and will apply on almost all roads in Dublin and its surrounding suburbs. http://bit.ly/2jUTl8d

TORONTO, CANADA SCHOOL WALK WHATEVER THE WEATHER CAMPAIGN
-> A Toronto, Canada school launched a schoolwide campaign last fall dubbed "Walk Whatever the Weather." The campaign includes walking cards to record each child's journeys, stickers, draws with prizes and friendly competitions between classrooms. Fewer than 100 of the school' students are bused. The goal is to change the habits of the other 500, most of whom are close enough to walk, but are accustomed to getting a lift. http://on.thestar.com/2knZ1fg

LONDON, ENGLAND: UNDERCOVER BIKE COPS TO ENFORCE SAFE PASSING
-> CityLab reports this spring, London, England's Metropolitan Police are sending undercover officers out on bikes to monitor and enforce more careful driving around bikes, and reprimand drivers' behavior. The main goal is to crack down on so-called close passing—that is, drivers overtaking bikes at a distance of less than 1.5 meters (just under 5 feet). Motorists caught engaging in driving that compromises cyclists' safety will be given the choice between prosecution or a 15-minute roadside safety training session. http://bit.ly/2jyGf3J

BORDEAUX, FRANCE: €70 MILLION TO INCREASE CYCLING TO 15% IN 3 YRS
-> The City Council of Bordeaux, France adopted its new Cycling Plan 2017-2020 which foresees €70 million (US$74.8 million) in cycling-related spending to raise cycling mode share from 4% to 15% by 2020. Most of the spending is dedicated to cycling infrastructure: €26 million (US$ 27.8 million) to improve the quality and continuity of cycle lanes, including connections from suburbs to the city centre and between suburbs, and extension of contraflow cycling lanes. An additional €18.5 million (US$19.8 million) will extend the public bike share system, and €1 million (US$1.1 million) will be spent on bicycle parking. The plan also calls for 2 new bike rent and information centers to provide cycling classes, cargo bikes, e-bikes and foldable bikes for up to 1 month test rides, and ‘ordinary bikes' for rent up to 10 months. The City is also planning €90,000 (US$96,110)/year to subsidize bike purchases by citizens with lower income, and to encourage business to buy cargo, electric and foldable bicycles. Finally, €50,000 (US$53,390) will be spent annually for various campaigns to promote cycling. http://bit.ly/2kKK3jM

OSLO, NORWAY OFFERS CITIZENS $1,200 TO BUY E-BIKE
-> The City of Oslo, Norway will offer up to $1,200 to citizens to buy electric cargo bikes. They won't need to be on a low income to apply for the funds, or even to promise to cut down on driving to qualify. The city will pay up to 25% of the bike's cost, capping the grant at 10,000 kroner. Electric cargo bikes currently cost between 20,000 and 50,000 kroner ($2,400 to $6,000), meaning that buyers will still have to rustle up between $1,800 and $4,800 from their own funds. Poor air quality prompts Oslo to initiate this program. In a bid to push a general modal shift away from cars, the country is investing a phenomenal $1 billion in new bike infrastructure. http://bit.ly/2jDCtTi

EUROPEAN BIKE SHARING BUSINESSES COORDINATE
-> The European Cyclists' Federation launched its Platform for Bicycle Sharing and Systems in Europe (PEBSS). PEBSS will gather all stakeholders working in the wide bike sharing business to coordinate and make sure this revolutionary sector receives all the attention it deserves. http://bit.ly/2jZR7o9

US DOT RELEASES 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN
-> Last month USDOT released its collaborative Research, Development, and Technology (RD&T) Strategic Plan with its priorities through fiscal year 2021. The release of this plan comes after a period of public comment and stakeholder input. The plan highlights four critical transportation topic areas to be addressed over the next 5 years: promoting safety, improving mobility, improving infrastructure, and preserving the environment. http://bit.ly/2kkqEWE

TRAIL-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT GOOD FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES
-> The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design reports a major challenge facing many rural American communities is strengthening and diversifying the economy. Creating access to high quality multi-modal recreation trails is one tool that has been shown to be a powerful economic engine for small towns and rural communities. The benefits of trails extend beyond just fitness and leisure—trail-based economic development, also known as Trail-Oriented Development (TrOD: http://bit.ly/2kMLcqO), is a tool which capitalizes on trails as community amenities and leverages the placemaking and development potential adjacent to trails. TrOD invests in cycling and pedestrian infrastructure to provide high quality transportation and recreation options, create desirable destinations, and ultimately contribute to a livable community. http://bit.ly/2jztum6


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

SEATTLE, WA DOT: TRUCK SIDE GUARDS TO PROTECT PEDS & CYCLISTS
-> City Lab reports The City of Seattle DOT will put side guards on its trucks to protect cyclists and pedestrians. Side guards, or panels on both sides of a truck reduce the risk of serious injury or death by preventing pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycles from being caught underneath a large truck in a side collision. Of all vulnerable road users killed by large trucks, nearly half of bicyclists and more than one-quarter of pedestrians first impact the side of a truck. These guards also improve fuel economy by up to 7 percent. The Cities of New York, Boston, Cambridge, and San Francisco have taken steps to make truck side guards standard equipment on city vehicles. http://bit.ly/2k11x6V http://bit.ly/2k12ufJ

(See Resources section for 3 papers related to truck side guards and bicyclist and pedestrian safety published by Volpe in 2016.)

APA FUNDS PLANNER-PUBLIC HEALTH COORDINATION IN 28 STATES
-> The American Planning Association (APA) is providing $1.5 million in funding to 28 of its chapters through the Planners4Health initiative (http://bit.ly/2kMqk34) to continue to create stronger, healthier communities. The initiative will focus on greater coordination between planners and public health professionals at the state level. The six-month initiative will ensure planners and public health professionals have access to information and resources to help their communities more easily support and implement healthy living choices. http://bit.ly/2kkCO1L

OAKLAND CA; IMPACT OF PROTECTED BIKE LANES
-> PeopleForBikes reports along nine blocks of Oakland, CA's Telegraph Avenue, biking is up 78 percent since protected bike lanes were installed. Walking is up 100 percent -- maybe because, thanks to the single lane of through traffic in each direction, the pedestrian yield rate doubled in the mornings and tripled in the afternoons. Meanwhile, the number of traffic collisions fell 40 percent. Retail sales in a district that has sometimes struggled are up 9 percent, thanks in part to five new businesses. And the median car speed is now the speed limit: 25 mph. http://bit.ly/2jVfljp

SAN FRANCISCO, CA STEPS BACK FROM RAISED BIKE LANES
-> CityLab reports San Francisco, CA had planned to install a two-inch raised, mountable bike lane on a section of Polk Street, where, on average, cars hit one cyclist and one pedestrian every month. But now it's scrapped that plan in favor of a more traditional lane, which will be protected with soft-hit posts. The switch comes after evaluating its first, experimental raised lane, which was challenging to some cyclists when they tried to roll up onto the path. But the main issue was the raised lane just wasn't keeping cars from blocking cyclists' right of way. http://bit.ly/2jUSrbP

GRAND RAPIDS, MI ADOPTS STREET DESIGN PLAN
-> Grand Rapids, MI adopted its Vital Streets Plan (http://bit.ly/2kLrtaZ), an ambitious plan that classifies every street in the city according to its use and surrounding context. The plan defines best practices and design goals in building a network of accessible, inviting and safe streets and rights-of-way that serve all people in Grand Rapids while protecting the quality of surrounding waterways and contributing to the livability and vitality of the community. http://bit.ly/2kLCF7J

BOSTON, MA: NEIGHBORHOOD SLOW STREETS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
-> The Boston Cyclists Union reports the City of Boston has opened its Neighborhood Slow Streets (NSS: http://bit.ly/2kkc4hG) application process. The NSS program "aim[s] to reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets, lessen the impacts of cutthrough traffic, and add to the quality of life in our neighborhoods." The Stonybrook neighborhood in Jamaica Plain and the Talbot-Norfolk Triangle neighborhood in Dorchester are the first neighborhoods to be included in the program.

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VA PERMANENT BIKE/PED COUNTERS DETAILED DATA
-> Mobility Lab Express reports Arlington County has strategically placed 30 permanent EcoCounters, bike- and pedestrian-counting sensors over the past several years to determine how many people are riding bicycles and walking on major trails and routes. Data show how special events, weather, and even the day of the week affect ridership. http://bit.ly/2ksamLc

TEMPE, AZ ADOPTS ORDINANCE REGULATING ELECTRIC BIKES
-> Tempe, AZ City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance last month that implements safety rules and procedures for electric bicycles (http://bit.ly/2kMAfWx). The ordinance defines electric bicycles and electric personal assistance mobility devices; grants electric bicycles all rights and duties applicable to bicycle riders, including yielding the right of way to pedestrians; limits electric bicycles to speeds of 28 mph or posted speed limit on roads and bike lanes, and 20 mph on shared or multiuse paths; and prohibits anyone under 16 from riding an electric bicycle, and requires any rider or passenger under 18 to wear a helmet. http://bit.ly/2kMyIja

SANTA MONICA, CA: CITYSWIPE OPINION GATHERING APP
-> Santa Monica, CA citizens are swiping left or right in the CitySwipe app (http://bit.ly/2k0gK8g) to give their opinions on the city's proposals for its 20-year downtown development plan which includes strategies for increased accessibility and affordable housing and improved public spaces. http://bit.ly/2kshxDp

KEOTA, IA BUILDS $100K TRAILHEAD
-> The Daily Yonder reports Keota, IA, population 1,000, recently received over $100,000 in grants to build a new community trailhead for the 14-mile Kewash Trail (http://bit.ly/2kMor6y) that ends in the town. http://bit.ly/2kr9WVt

BICYCLE TOURISM IN RURAL OREGON
-> Bicycle-related activities contribute a growing share of total travel expenditures in rural regions in Oregon. From overnight trips to organized bicycle tours, bicycle tourism accounted for over $400 million in 2012, representing 4.4% of the direct travel spending in the state. This market has seen significant development over the last 15 years both at the state level and in local communities. This macro and micro approach creates a strong bicycle tourism market in Oregon. Bicycle tourism requires more than paths and cyclists. Physical infrastructure needs to be coupled with strong partnerships, quality bicycle-friendly accommodations and thorough promotion and marketing campaigns for bicycle tourism to be successful. http://bit.ly/2jzw9fG

NH DOT SELECTS 12 TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROJECTS
-> Projects submitted by 11 New Hampshire cities and towns and the University of New Hampshire were selected to receive a total of $6.9 million in funding from the NHDOT's 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program. Criteria for scoring by the 46 applications received included safety, potential for success, connectivity, and socioeconomic benefits. http://bit.ly/2jyBUNG

DIFFERENCES IN PHILADELPHIA & SEATTLE BIKE SHARE SYSTEMS
-> The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia released a podcast that discusses the differences between the Philadelphia and Seattle bike share systems. Check out this and other topics at: http://apple.co/2kuUwQi

MAP & LIST OF 119 US BIKE SHARE SYSTEMS
-> Greater Greater Washington published a map and list of 119 systems nationwide with a bike share system that has at least two stations and note the number of stations or hubs each has. http://bit.ly/2jycYWZ


THE RESEARCH BEAT

The National Institute for Transportation and Communities published a series of four articles related to modeling multimodal trip generation.

NITC: MULTIMODAL TRIP GENERATION METHODS
-> "Improving Trip Generation Methods for Livable Communities" reports on research that examined establishment multimodal trip generation more closely from a finer-grained scale; identified site-level attributes of the built environment that help explain multimodal trip generation; and developed a framework for trip generation analysis that considers findings from this study. Researchers focused on sites in their previous study with a discord between the expected travel patterns, based upon the larger urban context and built environment of the site, and the observed. http://bit.ly/2jZnxzc

NITC: DEVELOPMENT OF A PEDESTRIAN DEMAND ESTIMATION TOOL
-> "Development of a Pedestrian Demand Estimation Tool" attempts to use a new availability of data to develop robust pedestrian planning tools for use in regional travel demand modeling. Researchers collaborated regionally to develop a pedestrian modeling framework for use in four-step travel demand models and construct models to predict the number of walk trips generated with spatial acuity, utilizing a new measure of the pedestrian environment and a micro-level unit of analysis. This project builds off of the successes of previous work to extend the pedestrian demand estimation tool's functionality to encompass pedestrian destination choice. It developed statistical models of pedestrian choice behavior, predicting the distribution of walk trips generated (from the previous project) to destinations also at a small spatial scale. http://bit.ly/2jZQYBj

NITC: PED ENVIRONMENT IN TRAVEL DEMAND MODELS
-> "Better Representation of the Pedestrian Environment in Travel Demand Models" describes an innovative, spatially disaggregate method to integrate walking activity into trip-based travel models. The method applies trip generation at a new micro-scale spatial unit: a 264-foot-by-264-foot pedestrian analysis zone (PAZ). Next, a binary logit walk mode split model—using a new pedestrian environment measure—estimates the number of walk trips generated. Non-walk trips are then aggregated up to larger transportation analysis zones (TAZs) for destination choice, mode choice, and traffic assignment. Finally, there are opportunities for choosing destinations and for routing of the PAZ pedestrian trips. This method improves travel models' sensitivity to policy- and investment-related walking influences, and it could operate as a standalone tool for rapid scenario analysis. http://bit.ly/2k03xMF

NITC: CONTEXTUAL INFLUENCES ON TRIP GENERATION
-> "Contextual Influences on Trip Generation" examines the ways in which urban context affects vehicle trip-generation rates across a variety of land uses. Researchers combined an establishment intercept travel survey, person-trip counts, vehicle-trip counts and built- environment data; and adjusted Institute of Transportation Engineers vehicle-trip rates to reflect a local community's context. http://bit.ly/2jZKGBq

SLOWER SPEED LIMITS MOVE MORE TRAFFIC, CUT PED CRASHES
-> The Urban Reality blog reports on a study conducted by the Helsinki, Finland City Planning Department. (Speed Management in Helsinki: http://bit.ly/2kLJzKd) The 2004 study noted since the early 1970s, the number of traffic fatalities per year has dropped dramatically in spite of doubling of car mileage. Speed management has been the most important single factor behind this development. Helsinki originally reduced speed limits on their highways in 1973 and cut the number of pedestrian crashes in half. After a series of interim speed reductions on various types of roads, the city reduced all its 50 & 40 km/hr speed limits to 40 & 30 km/hr (25 - 18.6 mph) in 2004.

The study notes slowing down cars can actually move more people who are driving as the capacity of a lane depends on the intervals between successive vehicles. The slower the leading car drives in front of a queue, the closer the next car can follow. It looks like the optimal speed in urban street network for capacity is somewhere between 30 and 40 kilometers per hour. http://bit.ly/2kHfmMt

3 ONTARIO, CANADA CYCLE TOURISM REGIONAL RESEARCH REPORTS
-> Ontario By Bike/Transportation Options, initiated a multi regional cycle tourism research study in 2016 to study cycle tourism impacts, enhance the competitiveness of the cycle tourism sector, and build regional capacity and support rationale for further cycle tourism product development and related economic development. The study also created a regional research template as a benchmark for longitudinal and comparable regional studies.

Researchers studied 3 Ontario, Canada regions: the City of Windsor/Essex County (http://bit.ly/2kkaoER), Halton Region (http://bit.ly/2kkiaPe) and Prince Edward County (http://bit.ly/2k0KuSC). See each area's specific report about the use of bicycle counters and intercept surveys, surveys of businesses' experiences, cycling events and surveys of tourism impact, the impact of marketing and promotions, and other cycling indicators. Each report also includes a cross regional overview of all 3 areas.

ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS OF ORANGE COUNTY TRAILS
-> American Trails published "Economic Impact Analysis of Orange County Trails, Florida." This project studied the Little Econ Greenway, West Orange, and Cady Way Trails in Orange County and Winter Garden, Florida. The survey found trail users spend an average of $20 per visit. With 1.7 million visitors each year the trail system supported 516 jobs and had an estimated positive economic impact of $42.6 million. http://bit.ly/2jqW643

WASHINGTON, DC BIKESHARE IMPACT ON CONGESTION
-> Resources for the Future published "Bicycle Infrastructure, and Traffic Congestion: Evidence from DC's Capital Bikeshare" (http://bit.ly/2k1swzq). This study explored the impact of bicycle-sharing infrastructure on urban transportation. Researchers estimate a causal effect of the Capital Bikeshare on traffic congestion in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area. Their approach examined within-city commuting decisions as opposed to traffic patterns on major thruways. Results suggest that the availability of a bikeshare reduces traffic congestion upwards of 4% within a neighborhood. Results indicate that the congestion-reducing impact of bikeshares is concentrated in highly congested areas. http://bit.ly/2k1swzq

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RISKS ON TRIBAL LANDS
-> FHWA's UTC Spotlight article "Exploring Transportation Safety Risks on Tribal Lands" notes the motor vehicle crash fatality rate is higher for American Indians than for any other ethnic or racial group in the US. Preliminary findings from a University of Minnesota study suggest that tribal transportation safety problems may not be so different from rural safety problems, except for a much greater concern for pedestrian safety and the complexities of coordinating between the tribal governments and other jurisdictions. http://bit.ly/2kJZubU

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY CRASH DATA & GOVT REQUIREMENTS
-> The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report that examines fatal crashes involving school buses for 2000 to 2014 and federal and state school bus-related laws and regulations. "School Bus Safety: Crash Data Trends and Federal and State Requirements" http://bit.ly/2kKj1ZB

SURVEY OF TRB COMMITTEES: ENVIRONMENTAL IN TRANSPORTATION
-> The Transportation Research Board Environmental Analysis in Transportation Committee ADC10 reported results of its broad sampling of TRB's 200+ standing committees to get a "snapshot" indication of environmental issues and perspectives. This survey updated a similar survey conducted in 2010. They found rethinking project funding and delivery and relationship to environmental outcomes seems to be permeating thinking. Risk assessment is taking on an emphasis. Alternatives will need to aggressively account for almost unpredictable technology, lifestyle, operations and travel demand shifts. Survey of TRB Committees: Environmental in Transportation (pp. 6-10): http://bit.ly/2jZg03o

WORKING WITH STATISTICS ON OECD ILIBRARY
-> A four-minute video, Working with Statistics on OECD iLibrary, gives a comprehensive overview of how to work with statistics on OECD iLibrary through a concrete example from search to citation. Discover how to access this data through the 'Statistics' page of OECD iLibrary as 'Indicators', 'Databases', archived data in CSV format, 'Statlinks', and within 'Book Series' publications as pre-defined tables. http://bit.ly/2jzFaVV

INNOVATION IN PED & BIKE TRANSPORTATION POOLED FUND STUDY
-> FHWA published a new solicitation for the Fostering Innovation in Pedestrian and Transportation Pooled Fund Study to supplement existing research venues and fill an important gap by emphasizing practical research on issues immediately relevant to practitioners. It will address National goals and priorities identified through input from local, State, and National partners in FHWA's Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation. It will focus on bicycle and pedestrian network planning, safety, design issues (e.g. design flexibility, developing crash modification factors, network connectivity), traffic control devices (e.g., experimenting on innovative markings, signals, and signs), and other relevant issues as designed by TPF participants (e.g., equity, trip data).
Deadline: Initial Call: May 31, 2017, http://bit.ly/2kkvqUd


QUOTES R US

"We are challenged to define land use in a way that considers the nature of human activities and interactions on the site, has a strong theoretical link to travel behavior, places the end-user at the center, does not over-prescribe, and allows for flexibility and re-classification over time. This is a tall order, and more research will be needed to frame and develop such a methodology."
—Kelly Clifton of Portland State University commenting on research showing seemingly similar land uses can have very different travel outcomes. http://bit.ly/2jZAwRc. (See Research section item Improving Trip Generation Methods for Livable Communities for more details)

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

Check out a very brief video showing how our streets would look if bicycles and cars switched places: http://bit.ly/2jZAwRc. (See Research section item Improving Trip Generation Methods for Livable Communities for more details)


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
To better help you plan your continuing education activities, we list Webinars scheduled in the next month. Check our searchable master calendar at http://bit.ly/centerlines for opportunities farther in the future. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner. iCal users can subscribe automatically here: http://bit.ly/centerlines_ical.

NEXT UP

Webinar "A Proactive Approach to Road Safety Analysis"
Date: February 9, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Speakers from the City of Bellevue, Miovision, and Brisk Synergies
Hosts: ITS America
Details: http://bit.ly/2kr6bPK, free

Webinar "Intersection Design & Operations" 4 of 6 in Protected Bikeway Design: An ITE Practitioners Guide & Lecture Series
Date: February 9, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2jVks3f, ITE members $149 or $499 for the series, non-members $199 or $799 for the series, PDH/CM credits available

Webcast "Individual Decision Making in Online Public-Participation Transportation Planning"
Date: February 10, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Martin Swobodzinski (Portland State Univ.)
Hosts: TREC
Details: http://bit.ly/2jvlMtV, or go to Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at Portland (OR) State University, free

Webinar "U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge and FTA's MOD Sandbox: Advancing Multimodal Mobility and Practices"
Date: February 13, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Aparna Dial (City of Columbus), Mark Dowd (Office of Management & Budget) & Gwo-Wei Torng (US FTA)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2icF4Yt, free for TRB affiliates, $55 for others

Webinar "How to apply to the Walking College/Walking College Orientation" (Walking College applications due February 28, 2017 by 8:00 pm ET: http://bit.ly/2i9Uz3k)
Date: February 14, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2kGzkXy, free

Webinar "Optimizing Online Community Engagement with MetroQuest"
Date: February 14, 2017, 2:00 - 2:45 pm ET (Repeats February 15, 2017)
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: MetroQuest
Details: http://bit.ly/2kGsO3a, free

Webinar "Optimizing Online Community Engagement with MetroQuest"
Date: February 15, 2017, 1:00 - 1:45 pm ET (Repeated from February 14, 2017)
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: MetroQuest
Details: http://bit.ly/2kGsO3a, free

Webinar "The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets" Implementation & Equity 201: The Path Forward to Complete Streets series
Date: February 15, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Emiko Atherton (National Completes Streets), Kate Robb (American Public Health Association) & Tim Vaske (American Heart Association)
Hosts: National Complete Streets Coalition
Details: http://bit.ly/2kGtq8S, free

Webinar "Growing the Movement - University Curriculum for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals"
Date: February 15, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0vRQo, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members

Webinar "National Bike Summit: What to Know Before You Go: Process"
Date: February 15, 2017, 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: League of American Bicyclists
Details: http://bit.ly/2kGBSVm, free

Webcast "Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to Model Policy Issues in the face of Uncertainty and Limited Data"
Date: February 17, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Brian Gregor (OR Systems Analytics)
Hosts: TREC
Details: http://bit.ly/2kKLoan, or go to Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at Portland (OR) State University, 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 "Integrating Explicit and Implicit Methods in Travel Behavior Research: A Study of Driver Attitudes and Bias"
Date: February 21, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Tara Goddard (Portland State Univ.)
Hosts: National Institute for Transportation & Communities
Details: http://bit.ly/2jVizUa, free, AICP credit available

Webinar "Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Data -- Part 1: Programs, Data and Metrics" 1 of 2 in Collecting and Using Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Data series
Date: February 21, 2017, 2:30 - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Krista Nordback (UNC Highway Safety Research Ctr), Scott Brady (DE Valley Regional Planning Comm), Jeremy Raw (FHWA) & Kelly Laustsen (Kittelson & Assoc)
Hosts: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2jVk4le, free

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
Presenters: TBA
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 "National Bike Summit: What to Know Before You Go: Policy"
Date: February 22, 2017, 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: League of American Bicyclists
Details: http://bit.ly/2kGDgYp, free

Webinar "Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Data -- Part 2: Equipment" 2 of 2 in Collecting and Using Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Data series
Date: February 23, 2017, 2:30 - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Frank Proulx (Alta Planning + Design) & Sarah O'Brien (NCSU Institute for Transportation Research & Education)
Hosts: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2jVhifJ, free

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

Webcast "Student Presentations from TRB, Week 3: Exploring the Positive Utility of Travel and Mode Choice & Impact of Bike Facilities on Residential Property Prices"
Date: February 24, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET (Rescheduled from February 3)
Presenters: Patrick Singleton & Wei Shi (Portland State Univ.)
Hosts: TREC
Details: http://bit.ly/2jvqlEC, or go to Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at Portland (OR) State University, free

Webinar "The HEAT Tool and its Usage in Promoting Cycling’" (WHO’s Health Economic Assessment Tool)
Date: February 27, 2017, 7:30 am to 8:30 am ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: European Cyclists’ Federation and World Health Organization
Details: http://bit.ly/2ks07qD, free

Webinar "Physical Fitness in Young Children (Preschool Years): Importance, Measurement, and Intervention"
Date: February 28, 2017, 3:00 - 4:15 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: ISBNPA (International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity) Early Care & Education SIG
Details: http://bit.ly/2kGGISH, free

Webinar "Urban Informatics: Studying How Urban Design Influences Health in New York City"
Date: March 2, 2017, 3:00 - 4:15 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: ISBNPA (International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity) Policies and Environments SIG
Details: http://bit.ly/2kGKJ9F, free

Webcast Big Data and the Future of Travel Modeling"
Date: March 3, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Greg Macfarlane (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)
Hosts: TREC
Details: http://bit.ly/2kKM3IT, or go to Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at Portland (OR) State University, free

Webinar "Maintenance" 5 of 6 in Protected Bikeway Design: An ITE Practitioners Guide & Lecture Series
Date: March 3, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2jVsEQH, ITE members $149 or $499 for the series, non-members $199 or $799 for the series, PDH/CM credits available

Webinar "Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) Part 2- Evaluating and Pre-screening Alternative Intersection and Interchange concepts using HCM6"
Date: March 7, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: Transportation Research Board & Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2fXNUpk, $99 for ITE members, $149 for others, PDH/CE credits at an additional charge

Webinar "The Right to Walk"
Date: March 8, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0e8so, free

Webinar "Permeable Concrete Pavements"
Date: March 9, 2017, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: David Hein & Shreenath Rao (Applied Research Assoc)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2kJQFyB, free for TRB affiliates, $95/site for others

Webinar "Implementation" 6 of 6 in Protected Bikeway Design: An ITE Practitioners Guide & Lecture Series
Date: March 9, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2jVsEQH, ITE members $149 or $499 for the series, non-members $199 or $799 for the series, PDH/CM credits available

Webinar "Active Transportation in Rural Settings"
Date: March 15, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0iO1h, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members

Webinar "Livable Transit Corridors"
Date: March 16, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Christopher Ferrell & Bruce Appleyard (CFA Consultants) & Matthew Taecker (Taecker Planning & Design)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2kHg24t, free, AICP credits available

Webinar "Corridor Planning Powered by HCM6"
Date: March 21, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: Transportation Research Board & Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2fXM47F, $99 for ITE members, $149 for others, PDH/CE credits at an additional charge

Webinar "Performance-Based Design and Improving the Geometric Design Process"
Date: March 29, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Brian Ray, Julia Knudsen & Hermanus Steyn (Kittelson & Assoc) & Richard Coakley (CH2M)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2kHlpQR, free for TRB affiliates, $95/site for others


RESOURCES

In 2016 Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, published 3 papers related to truck side guards and bicyclist and pedestrian safety:

CAMBRIDGE, MA SAFER TRUCK STRATEGIES TO PROTECT PEDS & CYCLISTS
-> "Cambridge Safer Truck Initiative: Vehicle-Based Strategies to Protect Pedestrians" and Bicyclists summarizes Volpe's research and recommendations for the City of Cambridge, MA for implementing a number of proven vehicle safety strategies to increase vulnerable road user safety on the city-owned truck fleet. Cambridge is examining – and has begun to implement – two types of truck enhancements: 1) Truck side guards, designed to mitigate the outcome of truck-VRU crashes by preventing pedestrians and bicyclists from falling into the space between the axles of passing trucks and being run over by the rear wheels, and 2) Blind-spot mirrors, placed strategically to help prevent truck-VRU crashes by reducing or eliminating driver blind spots and improving the situational awareness of truck drivers to VRUs in their vicinity. http://bit.ly/2kLoSxY

TRUCK SIDE GUARD STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS
-> "Truck Side Guard Specifications: Recommended Standard" is intended for (1) public or private medium/heavy-duty truck fleets considering adding side guards; (2) jurisdictions or customers that require side guards through policy or procurement; (3) manufacturers of side guards; and (4) truck manufacturers and dealers. http://bit.ly/2kLwOiI

SAN FRANCISCO, CA TRUCK SIDE GUARD INITIATIVE
-> "Vision Zero San Francisco, CA Truck Side Guard Initiative: Technical Assessment and Recommendations" summarizes Volpe's research and recommendations supporting San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) efforts to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety through side guards, vehicle-based safety devices designed to prevent pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists from being run over by a large truck's rear wheels in a side-impact collision. http://bit.ly/2kLmO90

NEW EDITION: CROW DESIGN MANUAL FOR BICYCLE TRAFFIC
-> The new edition of the "CROW Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic" (http://bit.ly/2k0cHZw) integrates a decade of updates to the Netherlands' best practices in bikeways, including new suggestions for bike-friendly roundabouts and top-quality off-street paths. Dutch know-how about lane widths, curb heights, turning radii and other details are useful to US street engineers working to make their projects as bike-friendly as possible. http://bit.ly/2jyyhr6

STREETSMART PROTOTYPE
-> The web-based Streetsmart prototype tool gives users the evidence and insight to prioritize, defend, and decide what transportation solutions work best to meet their communities' goals. Their proof-of-concept prototype is ready for feedback and they're building partnerships and pursuing research projects to build the beta version of Streetsmart. They are also looking for academic and practitioner collaborators to build and refine Streetsmart. They have an adaptable curriculum for those who want to index the evidence; opportunities for transportation internships or master's projects; and are interested in partnering on research opportunities. http://bit.ly/2jqNQ4n

SMALL TOWN & RURAL MULTIMODAL NETWORKS
-> FHWA released "Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks" as a resource and idea book to help small towns and rural communities support safe, accessible, comfortable, and active travel for people of all ages and abilities. It provides a bridge between existing guidance on bicycle and pedestrian design and rural practice, encourage innovation in the development of safe and appealing networks for bicycling and walking in small towns and rural areas, and shows examples of peer communities and project implementation that is appropriate for rural communities. http://bit.ly/2kkvSl3

ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITY PERFORMANCE MEASURES GUIDE
-> The Governors' Institute on Community Design, a program of Smart Growth America released "The How and Why of Measuring Access to Opportunity: A Guide to Performance Management." This guide is written to help transportation agencies integrate measurements of "access to opportunity" into their planning and investment decisions. http://bit.ly/2krZL3k

CROSSING SOLUTIONS FOR PEDS W/ VISION DISABILITIES
-> "Crossing Solutions at Roundabouts and Channelized Turn Lanes for Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities: A Guidebook" presents guidance on the application of crossing solutions at roundabouts and channelized turn lanes at signalized intersections for pedestrians with vision disabilities. http://bit.ly/2jzzFGH

10 TIPS FOR BIKE COMMUTING WHILE PREGNANT
-> The Boston Cyclists Union published 10 tips to help women become more confident riders during their pregnancies and make the most of their bicycle commutes. http://bit.ly/2kkhMAq

SIMPLIFIED BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE MAPS
-> CityLab reports on a concept of intuitive spider maps for bike infrastructure as if the lanes, trails, and paths constituted a connected transit system. These simplified, accessible maps more resemble subway maps. http://bit.ly/2k0gE0h

LIABILITY OF STATE DOTS FOR DESIGN ERRORS
-> The Transportation Research Board has published its "Liability of State Departments of Transportation for Design Errors." It covers liability insurance for design errors and omissions, and examines public construction law, professional liability, and product warranties. This study demonstrates that litigation has defined the parameters of a transportation department's liability for design errors or omissions. http://bit.ly/2kK4o8V

GUIDE TO BENEFITS OF BICYCLING
-> A recent Biking Expert blog, Ultimate Guide To The Benefits Of Biking, includes health, environmental, financial and social benefits. http://bit.ly/2krRlZU

WALKABLE HOUSING IS MAKING A COMEBACK INFOGRAPHIC
-> Check out the Urban Sprawl to Urban Stay: Walkable Housing Is Making a Comeback infographic that identifies contributing factors to urban sprawl, what makes a neighborhood walkable, walkable urban Places, urban dweller survey results, worth of walkability when buying and selling a home, among other topics. http://bit.ly/2jr5KAL


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> 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 PROPOSALS - Youth Bike Summit, October 6-8, 2017, Arlington, VA & Washington, DC.
Deadline: February 15, 2017, http://bit.ly/2k1ebD3

-> CALL FOR SESSIONS AND PAPERS - ITS World Congress: Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities, October 29 - November 2, 2017, Montréal, Canada
Deadline: February 17, 2017, http://bit.ly/2knI1Wv

-> CALL FOR OPEN INNOVATION IDEAS - CNU 25.Seattle, May 3-6, 2017, Seattle, WA.
Deadline: February 17, 2017 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2jqUlnB

-> 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

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Physical Activity, APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo
Deadline: February 22, 2017, http://bit.ly/2j02g9G

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 6th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC), September 21-22, 2017, Davis, CA.
Deadline: March 1, 2017, http://bit.ly/2jUyW35

-> CALL FOR LATE-BREAKING ABSTRACTS - International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), June 7-10, 2017, Victoria, BC, Canada.
Deadline: March 3, 2017, http://bit.ly/2kkcx3I

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 14th International Conference on Urban Health, Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, September 26-29, 2017, Coimbra, Portugal
Deadline: March 17, 2017, http://bit.ly/2jyL5xT

-> CALL FOR IDEAS - Brownfields 2017 Sustainable Communities Start Here, December 5-7, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA.
Deadline: March 17, 2017, http://bit.ly/2kkMh9f

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS - Transportation Research Arena 2018, April 16-19, 2018, Vienna, Austria
Deadline: March 21, 2017, http://bit.ly/2j4AfAW

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

-> February 13-14, 2017 - Esri FedGIS Conference, Washington, DC.
http://arcg.is/2iZZO2Y
-> February 16-18, 2017 -Winters Cities Shake-Up 2017, Edmonton, Canada.
http://bit.ly/2cQXrj8
-> February 25, 2017 - New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit, Princeton, NJ.
http://bit.ly/2gwLeRP
-> February 26 - March 1, 2017 - Active Living Research Conference 2017, Clearwater Beach, FL.
http://bit.ly/2b7TrKP
-> March 1, 2017 - 2017 Philadelphia Vision Zero Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
http://bit.ly/2kuS5x6
-> March 6-9, 2017 – National Bike Summit, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1shH4b1
-> March 14, 2017 - Utah Bike Summit, Ogden, UT.
http://bit.ly/2gwJEPV
-> March 16-17, 2017 - 2017 Western Places/Western Spaces Conference: Creating Inclusive Communities, Denver, CO.
http://bit.ly/2jzhXDs
-> March 18, 2017 - Bicycle South Central PA Summit, Harrisburg, PA.
http://bit.ly/2kH8fn9
-> March 20–21, 2017 - Oregon Active Transportation Summit, Portland, OR.
http://bit.ly/2kHcBus
-> March 20–21, 2017 - Washington Bike Summit, Olympia, WA.
http://bit.ly/2cfNY4Q
-> March 20-21, 2017 - European Cycle Logistics Conference, Vienna, Austria
http://bit.ly/2jZOx1t
-> March 23–24, 2017 - Nebraska Bike Summit, Lincoln, NE.
http://bit.ly/2kH9FxQ
-> March 23–25, 2017 - Southeast Biking Symposium, Hilton Head Island, SC.
http://bit.ly/2kH3n13
-> March 24-26, 2017 - Alabama Hiking Trail Society Annual Meeting & Conference, Camp McDowell, AL.
http://bit.ly/2k15M2n
-> March 26-28, 2017 - Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Charlotte, NC.
http://bit.ly/2gY0OCK
-> March 29-31, 2017 - IPENZ Transportation Group Conference 2017, Hamilton, New Zealand.
http://bit.ly/2dgoq4C
-> April 1, 2017 - 4th Annual Pittsburgh Women & Biking Forum, Pittsburgh, PA
http://bit.ly/2jyEAZj
-> April 1, 2017 - 2nd Annual St. Louis Women's Bike Summit, St. Louis, MO.
http://bit.ly/2jyDzRe
-> April 5-7, 2017 - 2017 Children's Environmental Health Network Translational Research Conference: New Challenges, Arlington, VA.
http://bit.ly/2dIvgPm
-> April 10-12, 2017 - International Congress on Transport Infrastructure and Systems, Rome, Italy.
http://bit.ly/22x9ySa
-> April 19-21, 2017 - California Trails & Greenways 2017, Monterey, CA.
http://bit.ly/2jyzRab
-> April 19-23, 2017 - Foro Mundial de la Bicicleta (World Bicycle Forum), Mexico City, Mexico
http://bit.ly/2gY0Udx
-> April 20-22, 2017 - Georgia Trails Summit, Columbus, GA.
http://bit.ly/2jysNdt
-> April 23-25, 2017 - North American Snow Conference (APWA), Des Moines, IA.
http://bit.ly/1bGsJTc
-> May 1-4, 2017 - National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
http://bit.ly/2gY4STD
-> May 2-4, 2017 - Vision Zero Cities Conference, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/2gY4IeN
-> May 3-6, 2017 - CNU 25.Seattle, Seattle, WA.
http://bit.ly/2d17WxU
-> May 5, 2017 - Miami Valley Cycling Summit, Dayton, OH.
http://bit.ly/1CU0j01
-> May 6-9, 2017 - APA 2017 National Planning Conference, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/2gFVZC7
-> May 8-10, 2017 - 5th International Conference on Roundabouts, Green Bay, WI.
http://bit.ly/2byMAW8
-> May 10, 2017 - National Bike to School Day
http://bit.ly/X7UOex
-> May 10-12, 2017 - Placemaking: Making It Happen, New York, NY.
http://bit.ly/2j0Bcaq
-> May 10-12, 2017 - Building a Healthier Future Summit, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/1M5UuBC
-> May 14-18, 2017 - ICOET 2017 International Conference on Ecology & Transportation, Salt Lake City, UT.
http://bit.ly/2dIJmAh
-> May 15-17, 2017 - Global Public Transport Summit 2017, Montreal, Canada
http://bit.ly/2gG5LUB
-> May 15-19, 2017 - National Bike to Work Week 2017
http://bit.ly/1aR3jCS
-> May 16-17, 2017 - 5th World Social Marketing Conference 2017, Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/29Mj93E
-> May 18-20, 2017 - Tennessee Bike Summit, Memphis, TN
http://bit.ly/1gsBez5
-> May 19, 2017 - National Bike to Work Day
http://bit.ly/1aR3jCS
-> May 19, 2017 - Midwest Active Transportation Conference, La Crosse, WI.
http://bit.ly/2gG1KQc
-> May 19–20, 2017 - Oklahoma Bike Summit, Muskogee, OK.
http://bit.ly/2kHiGa5
-> May 21-24, 2017 - 5th Urban Street Symposium, Raleigh, NC.
http://bit.ly/297g67i
-> 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.
http://bit.ly/2dZdZpo
-> June 3, 2017 - National Trails Day
http://bit.ly/1PtLgW0
-> June 7-10, 2017 - International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA),Victoria, BC, Canada.
http://bit.ly/2ddUm8N
-> June 11-15, 2017 - Mobility Rising CTA Expo, Detroit, MI.
http://bit.ly/2gFUEuZ
-> June 13-16, 2017 - Velo-city 2017 Arnhem-Nijmegen, Arnhem and Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
http://bit.ly/1XVRoKZ
-> June 17-20, 2017 - Canadian Institute of Planners National Planning Conference, Calgary, Canada
http://bit.ly/2gG9amn
-> June 26-29, 2017 - APBP Professional Development Seminar, Memphis, TN.
http://bit.ly/2cuj8CD
-> June 27-29, 2017 - International Conference on Transport and Health, Barcelona, Spain.
http://bit.ly/2gwlBxA
-> June 28-30, 2017 - PlacesForBikes Conference 2017, Madison, WI
http://bit.ly/2jo6oC1
-> July 2-15, 2017 - Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands Study Tour
http://bit.ly/2k1cd5y
-> July 3-6, 2017 - World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017, Brisbane, Australia.
http://bit.ly/1TeCGNp
-> July 12-13, 2017 - Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses, Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation, Portland, OR State University
http://bit.ly/2k1pYRD
-> July 24-26, 2017 - 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT), Chicago, IL.
http://bit.ly/24PdyPd
-> July 27-28, 2017 - 8th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action, Washington, D.C.
http://bit.ly/2gwlBxA
-> July 31 - August 4, 2017 - Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0, Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation, Portland, OR State University
http://bit.ly/2k1qyPj
-> August 14-18, 2017 - Comprehensive Bikeway Design 1.0, Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation, Portland, OR State University
http://bit.ly/2k1fPoj
-> September 11-13, 2017 - 2nd Transportation Research Board Conference on Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands: Partnerships for Enhancing Stewardship and Mobility, Washington, D.C.
http://bit.ly/2fb3YUg
-> September 13-15, 2017 - National Walking Summit, St. Paul. MN.
http://bit.ly/2a7hk08
-> September 17-20, 2017 - Rail~Volution 2017, Denver, CO.
http://bit.ly/S0xyxe
-> September 19-22, 2017 - Walk21 Calagry 2017, Calgary, Canada
http://bit.ly/2gwJJ6c
-> September 21-22, 2017 - 6th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC), Davis, CA.
http://bit.ly/2jUmGQa
-> September 26-29, 2017 - 14th International Conference on Urban Health, Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, Coimbra, Portugal
http://bit.ly/2jyEdAu

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

-> October 2, 2017 - Colorado Bicycle Summit, Boulder, CO.
http://bit.ly/2kHfGdZ
-> October 4, 2017 - International Walk to School Day
http://bit.ly/1HFSofq
-> October 6-8, 2017 - Youth Bike Summit, Arlington, VA & Washington, DC.
http://bit.ly/2jyEG3b
-> October 29 - November 2, 2017 - ITS World Congress: Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities, Montréal, Canada
http://bit.ly/2k1c563
-> November 14-16, 2017 - Using Census Data for Transportation Applications Conference, Kansas City, MO.
http://bit.ly/2kJRvf2
-> December 5-7, 2017 - Brownfields 2017: Sustainable Communities Start Here, Pittsburgh, PA.
http://bit.ly/2kkICs9


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 - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN CALIFORNIA, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership can assist your efforts to make your community a place where kids can easily be active and healthy. We are offering long-term, free technical assistance to disadvantaged communities in California that are working to obtain funding to support walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School. We are specifically interested in helping communities seeking funding from the State's Active Transportation Program or other regional and state funding sources that fund Safe Routes to School projects, including both infrastructure and non-infrastructure activities. If your community is selected, you will receive technical assistance over several months valued at more than $20,000 to help you achieve your goals.
Deadline: February 27, 2017, http://bit.ly/2kr5xSu

-> RFP - ASSESSING ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO TRAFFIC-RELATED AIR POLLUTION, NOISE, AND THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, HEALTH EFFECTS INSTITUTE
Health Effects Institute (HEI) is seeking to fund health studies to assess adverse health effects of short and/or long term exposure to traffic-related air pollution. The studies should consider spatially correlated factors that may either confound or modify the health effects of traffic-related air pollution, most notably, traffic noise, socioeconomic status, and factors related to the built environment, such as presence of green space. Up to 4 years of funding are available for up to 5 studies with a funding cap of $1,000,000 each.
Deadline: March 1, 2017, http://bit.ly/2k0d7z9

-> JOB - FACILITIES PLANNER, TOWN OF CARY, NC
The Town of Cary is recruiting for an experienced and collaborative Facilities Planner to perform complex professional work in development review and in the planning, design and project management of a variety of multi-modal transportation projects.
Deadline: February 19, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2jWhA68

-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION PLANNER - BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FOCUS, ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD GOVERNMENT
The Transportation Planner (Planner II) in the Transportation Division of the Office of Planning and Zoning must be able to apply transportation planning and traffic engineering methods to duties related to the identification of current and future needs for all transportation modes, but with a focus on bicycles and pedestrians.
Deadline: February 27, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2jyN2Yu

-> JOB - DIRECTOR OF ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS, RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY, WASHINGTON, DC
The Director of Active Transportation Programs will lead a new and growing team of staff within RTC's Trail Development Department dedicated to transforming cutting edge research into practice. This position is ideal for an experienced transportation-planning professional with a background and strong interest in active transportation, product development, project management and staff management.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2jW1ppo

-> JOB - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER, PORTLAND, OR
The Chief Executive Officer is primarily responsible for ensuring the strategic direction and financial health of a multi-faceted, community-based nonprofit organization and storefront business operation. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and maintains overarching leadership and accountability for distilling, communicating and advancing a clear, consensus-driven vision, while also achieving tangible outcomes in the areas of planning, budget development, resource development, staff management, program administration, and profitable storefront operations.
Deadline: Open until filled, applications considered on a rolling basis, http://bit.ly/2jyzr6a

-> JOB - GENERAL MANAGER, EUGENE (OR) BIKE SHARE SYSTEM OPERATED BY SOCIAL BICYCLES
The General Manager of Eugene Bike Share will oversee all aspects of day to day operations. Working closely with the SoBi Launch Director prior to launch, assisting in station planning, staff recruitment, marketing, property and vehicle acquisition and other aspects of project implementation. Post launch the GM will oversee all aspects of day to day operations and staff. Ideal candidates will have experience managing multifaced operations within a diverse setting.
Deadline: None provided, request the job description & apply at jobs@socialbicycles.com

See also:
-> Alliance for Biking and Walking Job Board, http://bit.ly/1IQlOaf
-> American Planning Association Jobs Online, http://bit.ly/1FUbQ3U
-> Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Career Center: http://bit.ly/1DhwE41
-> Alta Planning + Design, http://bit.ly/1jbgjF9
-> Burgess & Niple, http://bit.ly/1DWNrf3
-> NACTO Careers, http://bit.ly/13VnUBl
-> Sam Schwartz Engineering, http://bit.ly/PsktvP
-> Toole Design Group, http://bit.ly/1k7DPRg

[Let us know if your firm or organization has a job or RFP to announce or typically has job openings: news@bikewalk.org.]


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