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#429 Wednesday, February 22, 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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----- US Traffic Deaths Up Again in 2016
----- Health Equity Vision Zero Road Map
----- London, England: Healthy Streets Put Ped, Bike & Transit 1st
----- Incentives, Subsidies & the Full Cost of Driving
----- Stockholm, Sweden: Kids Much Healthier w/ Congestion Pricing
----- Support Grows for More Walking & Biking Infrastructure
----- Respond to PeopleForBikes Survey & City Snapshot
----- Garcia & Lydon on Tactical Urbanism
----- Plater-Zyberk & Speck on the 5-Minute Walk
----- British Grey Graffiti Artists Spray Paint Hazards to Prompt Fixes
----- Dutch Sidewalk-Embedded LEDs for Distracted Peds
----- Ped Beg Button Frustration in Edmonton, Canada
----- Emergency Bike Medic Teams More Nimble

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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----- Draft Caltrans State Bike & Ped Plan Review
----- Washington DC: Mobility Project Report
----- Washington, DC Considers 20 & 15 MPH Speed Limits
----- Cycling Trends in New York City, NY
----- MN DOT: Institutionalizing Bike & Ped Counting Report
----- MA: Sidewalk Snow & Ice Removal Recommendations
----- Texas A&M: Protected Intersection Glows in the Dark
----- New York, NY: Users Redistribute Bike Share Bikes
----- WI: Online Bike Walk Civics Workshop
----- Empire State Trail: NYC - Canada, Albany - Buffalo Trail

T-H-E--R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H--B-E-A-T
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----- TRB 2016 Bicycles and Motorcycles Issue
----- Revealed Bicyclist Route Preferences & Street Conditions
----- Evaluation of Children's Bike Ed Program in Montreal, Canada
----- Network Connectivity for Low-Stress Bicycling
----- Bicycling to Rail Stations in New Jersey
----- Survey: MPOs' Use of Transportation Performance Measures
----- NYS DOT: Measuring Impact of Complete Streets Projects
----- Economic Impact & Health Effects of Biking in MN
----- Equity of Bikeway Distribution in Minneapolis, MN
----- Immediate Effects of Lunchtime Walking

R-E-S-O-U-R-C-E-S
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----- Infographic: True Full Cost of Car Commuting
----- Interactive Air Quality Map
----- App Tracks Pollution from Each Journey
----- Free Online Course on HIA & the Built Environment
----- Advancing Equity through Health Impact Assessments
----- EPA: Comprehensive HIA Tools & Resources
----- TEDx: General Theory of Walkability
----- US Walk to Work Interactive Map
----- Community Engagement & Building Public Trust
----- Best Workplaces for Commuters Resources
----- Infographic: Modal Impacts of Bikeshare
----- Children's Intro to Urban Planning

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

US TRAFFIC DEATHS UP AGAIN IN 2016
-> A New York Times article reports US traffic deaths have increased for the second straight year and the sudden and sharp increase has alarmed safety advocates. According to National Safety Council estimates (http://bit.ly/2m6NZfC, http://bit.ly/2m701WB), 40,200 people died in crashes involving motor vehicles in 2016, a 6 percent rise from the year before. This comes after a 7 percent rise in 2015 and means the two-year increase — 14 percent — is the largest in more than a half a century. http://nyti.ms/2lTFxAx

HEALTH EQUITY VISION ZERO ROAD MAP
-> Next City reports a new brief from the Prevention Institute lays out a Vision Zero road map rooted in health equity, a framework that calls for identifying and eliminating the underlying causes of traffic fatality inequities. (Vision Zero: A Health Equity Road Map for Getting to Zero in Every Community: http://bit.ly/2m6Sh6Z) In low-income neighborhoods and communities of color inadequate public investment correlates with disproportionate rates of both traffic collisions and preventable diseases like diabetes.

The authors suggest starting a Vision Zero initiative with an honest assessment: How are resources currently distributed among neighborhoods? What land use patterns are contributing to traffic deaths? Who is most impacted by traffic violence? Who are the most valuable potential partners within neighborhoods to work on reduction? http://bit.ly/2kC850Z

LONDON, ENGLAND: HEALTHY STREETS PUT PED, BIKE & TRANSIT 1ST
-> Transport for London (England) released "Healthy Streets for London: Prioritising Walking, Cycling and Public Transport to Create a Healthy City" (http://bit.ly/2m6N2UG). This report introduces their new approach to get more Londoners physically active. It sets out how we will help everyone to use cars less and walk, cycle and use public transport more. Adopting the Healthy Streets Approach will help us to improve air quality, reduce congestion and make London's diverse communities become greener, healthier and more attractive places in which to live, play and do business. http://bit.ly/2kV7l3k

INCENTIVES, SUBSIDIES & THE FULL COST OF DRIVING
-> A CityLab article notes the problem is not that cars (or the people who drive them) are evil, but that we use them too much, and in dangerous ways. And that's because we've put in place incentives and infrastructure that encourage, or even require, us to do so. When we subsidize roads, socialize the costs of pollution, crashes and parking, and even legally require that our communities be built in ways that make it impossible to live without a car, we send people strong signals to buy and own cars and to drive—a lot. As a result, we drive too much, and frequently at unsafe speeds given the urban environment. http://bit.ly/2kS0iIJ

(See Resources section for infographic on the true personal cost of car commuting.)

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: KIDS MUCH HEALTHIER W/ CONGESTION PRICING
-> Inside Science reports Stockholm is one of several cities around the world to institute congestion pricing. The program uses automated technology to scan vehicles' license plates as they enter the "congestion pricing zone," then sends drivers a bill of up to the equivalent of US$2.60/trip. Researchers found that without congestion pricing, Stockholm's air would have been 5-10% more polluted between 2006 and 2010, and young children would have suffered 45% more asthma attacks. http://bit.ly/2k8pd9E

(See Resources section for an interactive air quality map, and an app that tracks pollution a user generates from each trip.)

SUPPORT GROWS FOR MORE WALKING & BIKING INFRASTRUCTURE
-> The League of American Bicyclists reports the majority of respondents to a recent survey supported increasing federal funding for biking and walking infrastructure (58%). This support has increased across all demographics since the previous survey was conducted in 2012. Princeton Survey Research Associates International asked respondents to estimate what percentage of federal transportation funding is currently spent on sidewalks, bike lanes and paths and then asked to say what percentage of transportation funds should be spent on biking and walking infrastructure. http://bit.ly/2lt0L4V

RESPOND TO PEOPLEFORBIKES SURVEY & CITY SNAPSHOT
-> CityLab reports on two PeopleForBikes initiatives (http://bit.ly/2lTytna) PeopleForBikes has launched an 8-week community survey asking Americans to sound-off on the cycling infrastructure and culture in their cities. The survey will generate a city ranking called PlacesForBikes. The survey asks questions about the safety, convenience, and civic support cyclists enjoy in their towns. It is available in English or Español. Respondents have a chance to win a $1,500 bike from Trek Bikes. Deadline: April 15, 2017,

City Snapshot is PeopleForBikes' corollary initiative. It asks city staffers or professionals with detailed knowledge of local biking conditions to submit information about existing and planned bike infrastructure, events that get people out on bikes, and safety. If a city submits a GIS shaped file of the city boundaries, the project offers to use their network connectivity tool to generate a map of a city's low-stress bike network, checking in this summer to evaluate the accuracy of the new map. Deadline: April 15, 2017, http://bit.ly/2ltUzK0

GARCIA & LYDON ON TACTICAL URBANISM
-> Temporary bicycle lanes and public spaces, traffic calming for a day or a month, colorful crosswalks, turning parking lots into pop-up parks—such testing ideas in the real world activities are formalized by techniques and strategies called tactical urbanism. Public Square interviewed Anthony Garcia and Mike Lydon, co-authors of the book "Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action for Long-Term Change" (http://bit.ly/2m6TLOr). http://bit.ly/2kSfm9d

PLATER-ZYBERK & SPECK ON THE 5-MINUTE WALK
-> A "pedestrian shed" is a distance that can be covered in five minutes at a normal walking pace—typically shown on a plan as a circle with a quarter-mile radius. If the built environment is appealing and human scale, the theory is that most people will walk at least five minutes rather than get in a car. Public Square interviewed urban planner and architect Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and urban planner Jeff Speck on the subject of the 5-minute walk and what that means to cities and towns across America. http://bit.ly/2kCjSwt

BRITISH GREY GRAFFITI ARTISTS SPRAY PAINT HAZARDS TO PROMPT FIXES
-> The Manchester (England) Evening News reports an army of ‘grey graffiti' artists between 50 and 80 years old have hit local streets to spray paint wonky pavements and potholes pensioners could hurt themselves on. Using special biodegradable paint, the group has been spotted marking slanted and cracked pavements and roads they hope the town hall will fix. http://bit.ly/2kCz4JV

DUTCH SIDEWALK-EMBEDDED LEDS FOR DISTRACTED PEDS
-> Popular Mechanics reports the town of Bodegraven, Netherlands is embedding LEDs in the sidewalk at intersections. When a green light is about to change, a line of LEDs flashes to warn distracted pedestrians of the change, and then turns red. Someone with their head buried in a smartphone will be more likely see the lights in their peripheral vision. Check out the brief video. http://bit.ly/2kCAyUg

PED BEG BUTTON FRUSTRATION IN EDMONTON, CANADA
-> An Edmonton (Canada) Journal article reports on the disconnect between the walkable culture Edmonton says it celebrates and "beg buttons" — the pedestrian signal lights that never give a walk sign until a person hits the button and waits. They are especially frustrating on popular bus routes where people may wait up to two minutes for the walk signal while watching their bus pull up, stop and drive off.

Edmonton now has official guidelines calling for these beg buttons to be eliminated in high-pedestrian locations. The first was The Way We Move Complete Streets Guidelines (http://bit.ly/2m6WgA7). The more recently adopted Winter Design Guidelines (http://bit.ly/2m6WwPS) echoed the call. A third set of guidelines, the Edmonton Main Streets Guideline (http://bit.ly/2m6MMVB), says lights on walkable shopping strips should put pedestrians first. http://bit.ly/2m6V5AH

EMERGENCY BIKE MEDIC TEAMS MORE NIMBLE
-> The Washington Post reports at least 500 agencies across the country have emergency bicycle medic teams who patrol airports, sports arenas, downtown entertainment areas and special events such as festivals, concerts and marathons. They deliver quick emergency care by darting in and out of heavy traffic, maneuvering through large crowds or cutting across parkland more nimbly than a crew in an ambulance. http://wapo.st/2k8NnAZ


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

DRAFT CALTRANS STATE BIKE & PED PLAN REVIEW
-> Caltrans released for public review its draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which lays out the policies and actions Caltrans and its partner agencies should take to achieve the department's ambitious statewide goals to double walking and triple bicycling trips by 2020. The draft 88-page plan, Toward an Active California, State Bicycle + Pedestrian Plan (http://bit.ly/2mleKsR), describes four objectives—safety, mobility, preservation and social equity—with corresponding strategies to bring the plan to reality. The Plan also highlights best practices from places around the world where active networks are increasingly popular. See http://bit.ly/2ml5dSx for a list of public review meetings and webinars around the state between February 23 and March 1. The comment period will close on March 10, 2017. http://bit.ly/2mldQMZ

WASHINGTON DC: MOBILITY PROJECT REPORT
-> The Government of the District of Columbia released a report on its District Mobility Project. It presents the state of multimodal congestion in the Washington DC using measures that matter for each travel mode (e.g. walking, transit, driving, bicycling) and at geographies (e.g., Ward-level or street-level) that are comparable between modes. From this baseline, this project proposes near-term strategies to help address congestion issues and defines a more permanent monitoring program to identify and respond to ongoing or future issues. http://bit.ly/2lt8qQX

WASHINGTON, DC CONSIDERS 20 & 15 MPH SPEED LIMITS
-> According to the Washington Post, a proposal by the D.C. Department of Transportation would lower the default 25 mph speed limit to 20 mph on some neighborhood streets and create 15 mph zones 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on roadways around schools, parks, senior and youth centers. The city had originally proposed making the zones 24/7. But after getting feedback, including criticism from drivers and advocates about the proposed measures, DDOT spent a year revising the plan. The "neighborhood slow zones" are part of the city's "Vision Zero" plan that aims to end traffic-related deaths by 2024. http://wapo.st/2kCiYQs

CYCLING TRENDS IN NEW YORK CITY, NY
-> Over the past two decades, New York City has seen tremendous growth in cycling, reflecting broad efforts to expand the city's bicycle infrastructure. A recent report from the city considers how frequently New Yorkers are using cycling as a mode of transportation, and how that frequency is changing over time. "Cycling in the City: Cycling Trends in NYC" http://on.nyc.gov/2kQcdd5

MN DOT: INSTITUTIONALIZING BIKE & PED COUNTING REPORT
-> A recent report summarizes institutionalizing bicycle and pedestrian monitoring in MN, which includes a statewide bicycle and pedestrian traffic monitoring network with 25 permanent monitoring locations; a district-based portable counting equipment loan program; a Bicycle and Pedestrian Annual Traffic Monitoring Report, a website for reporting annual and short-duration counts, and a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection Manual (http://bit.ly/1SzoqZk). "The Minnesota Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Initiative: Institutionalizing Bicycle and Pedestrian Monitoring" http://bit.ly/2kQ43k9

MA: SIDEWALK SNOW & ICE REMOVAL RECOMMENDATIONS
-> WalkBoston developed basic recommendations to improve sidewalk snow and ice clearance, as well as comprehensive sidewalk snow clearance recommendations. (Keep It Clear: Recommendations for Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal in Massachusetts: http://bit.ly/2lYsEVU) A comprehensive program following these recommendations would make a noticeable difference in sidewalk conditions including making uncleared sidewalks and curb ramps as unacceptable as litter. http://bit.ly/1E6mFwW

TEXAS A&M: PROTECTED INTERSECTION GLOWS IN THE DARK
-> Bicycling magazine reports Texas A&M University recently completed installation of the United States' first-ever illuminated protected intersection, or 'Dutch Junction.' The intersection keeps cyclists separate from four-way traffic, and with help from solar-reactive paint, its bike lanes glow in the dark. The glow-in-the-dark bike lanes illuminate commuters by combining post-consumer recycled glass and green paint infused with a luminescent mineral. The mineral stores solar energy during the day, and by night, gives off a bright glow by reflecting off of the glass. http://bit.ly/2lkaM4k

NEW YORK, NY: USERS REDISTRIBUTE BIKE SHARE BIKES
-> According to Slate's MoneyBox blog, New York City's Citi Bike has added another solution to the common bike share problem of a full dock at the end of a trip, or an empty dock at the start. They are paying members to redistribute bikes themselves. Now 2,000 people, called Bike Angels, account for more than 10 percent of rebalancing on busy days—between 350 and 600 of the 3,500 bikes that must be moved to make the system function smoothly. Bike Angels receive email messages asking them to drop their bikes off a block that way and get points toward prizes. Stations that need daily rebalancing are allotted between one and three points, and classified as either pick-ups or drop-offs. http://slate.me/2lYsDBl

WI: ONLINE BIKE WALK CIVICS WORKSHOP
-> The Wisconsin Bike Fed is offering a 5-session free online Bike Walk Civics workshop that teaches participants how to become powerful bike and walk advocates in their community. The session take place from 12:00 to 1:00 pm each Thursday in March. http://bit.ly/2lt1rri

EMPIRE STATE TRAIL: NYC - CANADA, ALBANY - BUFFALO TRAIL
-> Travel + Leisure reports by 2020 you could walk from New York City to Canada on a new trail connecting existing nature trails. New York State plans to invest $200 million to complete the 750-mile Empire State Trail that would run from Manhattan to the North Country and from Albany to Buffalo, with the goal of increasing tourism to those areas of the state. http://tandl.me/2lkj786


THE RESEARCH BEAT

TRB 2016 BICYCLES AND MOTORCYCLES ISSUE
-> The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board published its 2016 Bicycles and Motorcycles issue (http://bit.ly/2kCwP9j) containing 16 articles related to bicycling. We will highlight several in each of the next issues of CenterLines.

REVEALED BICYCLIST ROUTE PREFERENCES & STREET CONDITIONS
-> In this study, the route choices of cyclists in an urban Chinese environment were related to nine variables on street design and dynamics: tree shade, car parking, traffic speed, traffic volume, mixed or segregated traffic, dedicated bicycle facility, number of car lanes, number of restaurants, and number of retail stores. "Revealed Bicyclist Route Preferences and Street Conditions" http://bit.ly/2m7fohJ

EVALUATION OF CHILDREN'S BIKE ED PROGRAM IN MONTREAL, CANADA
-> "Bicycle Education for Children: Evaluation of a Program in Montreal, Quebec, Canada" (http://bit.ly/2m7cglM) evaluated an on- and off-bicycle education program for school-aged children to understand how education influences the cycling behavior and attitudes of children and parents. Results showed that children's confidence and knowledge of bicycle safety increased. The parents of the participants also reported improvements in their children's cycling abilities. Half of the parents included in the postprogram survey stated that their behavior, attitudes, or both, toward cycling had become more positive as a result of their child's involvement in the bicycle education program.

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY FOR LOW-STRESS BICYCLING
-> "Network Connectivity for Low-Stress Bicycling" describes the development of methods to visualize and to analyze the lack of connectivity in a low-stress bicycling network. (http://bit.ly/2m7t9Nt) Researchers classified levels of traffic stress on every street in San Jose , CA. In their analysis, they found a city divided into islands within which low-stress bicycling was possible, but these islands were separated from one another by barriers that could be crossed only with the use of high-stress links.

BICYCLING TO RAIL STATIONS IN NEW JERSEY
-> "Bicycling to Rail Stations in New Jersey" documented the conditions of the built environment and the characteristics of bicycle commuters to these locations. (http://bit.ly/2m7ue7Z) Researchers found bicycling to rail stations was an important yet underserved part of the commuter network in New Jersey. They also found improvements to bicycling infrastructure at and around stations were vital to increase the rate of bicycle-to-rail commuters. Those who bicycled to stations typically were male, white, and between the ages of 25 and 44 years. Most of these riders had earned college or postgraduate degrees and were members of a high-earning household.

SURVEY: MPOS' USE OF TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE MEASURES
-> Transportation for America conducted a national survey of 104 MPOs from 42 states in 2016. (Transportation Performance Measures: 2017 Survey: http://bit.ly/2lo8UaT) They discovered 75% of the MPOs surveyed are using performance measures in some fashion. However, only 30% of all MPOs use performance measures to evaluate specific projects for inclusion in the fiscally constrained five-year plans that govern all short-term spending. http://bit.ly/2locG3Z

NYS DOT: MEASURING IMPACT OF COMPLETE STREETS PROJECTS
-> New York State DOT released a report that describes a field study assessing the impact of Complete Streets projects in Buffalo, NY. The study team used multiple data collection tools to assess the impacts of the Complete Streets projects, including surveys, vehicle counts, and crash analyses. The authors suggest that ongoing Complete Streets data collection needs to become a shared priority among MPOs, Departments of Public Works, and Complete Streets groups. "Measuring the Impact of Complete Streets Projects: Preliminary Field Testing" http://on.ny.gov/2k8eGQL

ECONOMIC IMPACT & HEALTH EFFECTS OF BIKING IN MN
-> CTS Catalyst reports the results of a new MN DOT - University of MN study that found bicycle commuting in the (MN) Twin Cities metropolitan area reduces chronic illness and preventable deaths, saving millions of dollars annually in medical costs. (Assessing the Economic Impact and Health Effects of Bicycling in Minnesota: http://bit.ly/2mkWTlQ) The researchers measured the amount of bicycle commuting among Twin Cities adults. They then estimated the number of deaths prevented from that amount of bicycling using the Health Economic Assessment Tool developed by the World Health Organization (http://bit.ly/1HDgBfi). Their analysis found that bicycle commuting in the metro area prevents 12 to 61 deaths per year, saving $100 million to $500 million annually. "At current levels, roughly 1 death per year is prevented for every 10,000 cyclists. http://bit.ly/2kVc6K4

EQUITY OF BIKEWAY DISTRIBUTION IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN
-> The Transportation Research Board published a study that used two measures, the Gini coefficient and the loss of accessibility to jobs via bikeways, to assess both the horizontal and the vertical equity of the bicycling infrastructure's distribution in Minneapolis, MN. Determination of accessibility to jobs via lower-stress bikeway and street networks allows the levels of connectivity via bikeways to be compared for different groups. Systemwide analyses of the distribution of bikeways relative to the locations of the population and total employment revealed increases in equity from 2010 to 2014. "Equity of Bikeway Distribution in Minneapolis, Minnesota" http://bit.ly/2kQ5xuE

IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF LUNCHTIME WALKING
-> Mother Nature Network reports a new study, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, finds that lunchtime strolls can immediately improve your mood, increase relaxation, and make you more enthusiastic about your work. (Changes in Work Affect in response to Lunchtime Walking in Previously Physically Inactive Employees: A Randomized Trial: http://bit.ly/2m7gnOK) While other fitness studies typically looked at the long-term effects of exercise plans, this study looks at changes that happen more quickly, from one day to the next or even hour to hour. http://bit.ly/2kCmuKB


QUOTES R US

"As cities across the country have shown again and again, the best way to ensure that speeds are compatible with city life is by redesigning streets to better, safer standards, and by enforcing speed limits with automated technology. Too often, outdated state and federal policies incentivize the opposite approach: creating wide spaces for fast-moving vehicles, ignoring people walking, biking, and crossing our streets. Humans are distractible. People will make mistakes, and some crashes are inevitable. Safer street designs can ensure that human errors do not result in needless deaths."
—Linda Bailey, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) in responding to an estimate of 2016 traffic deaths by the National Safety Council. http://bit.ly/2m6LZEi

"In our downtown we're at capacity. We just don't have the physical ability to expand for people who are driving alone. Our strategy is rethinking the best use of the existing lanes in our downtown. Whether that's transit lanes when we need the capacity, that gives priority and the advantage for those buses. We're also really thinking about pedestrians— they need to get off the bus and get were they need to go. So improving the conditions on the street. We've instituted lower operating speeds for our downtown, wider crosswalks, more time for people to cross, better bike facilities, better predictability."
—Dongho Chang, Seattle City Traffic Engineer, commenting on only 30% of downtown commuters driving alone. http://bit.ly/2kSgZ6A

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WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
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NEXT UP

Webinar "Creative Reassembling of Former Railroad Corridor"
Date: February 23, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Craig Della Tenna (Northeast Greenway Solutions)
Hosts: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2lsPVMu, free for members, $55 for nonmembers

Webinar "Preparing for the Threat to Federal Transit Funding"
Date: February 23, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: James Corless & Geoff Anderson (Transportation for America) & Jeffrey Boothe (Boothe Transit Consulting)
Hosts: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/2kZFbEi, 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 "Learn About T4America's New Technical Assistance Program on Performance Measurement for Metropolitan Planning Organizations"
Date: March 1, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Beth Osborne (Transportation for America) & Rayla Bellis (Smart Growth America)
Hosts: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/2lnUVBQ, 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 "Preparing for Successful Safety Education and Enforcement Efforts"
Date: March 16, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2lsh7e9, free

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 "Advancing Neighborhood Change Through Equity and Inclusion"
Date: March 21, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Adam Kent (Local Initiatives Support Corp), Kate Kraft (America Walks), Lauren E. Nolan (Univ of IL) & Vaughn Perry (11th St. Bridge Project)
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2ltDgbZ, free

Webinar "Mini-Roundabouts: Is the US Ready to Take Advantage of Their Benefits?"
Date: March 21, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Wei Zhang (FHWA), Mark McCulloch (Washtenaw County Road Comm), Dan Dovey (King County Road Svcs), Jeff Stratmeyer (Harford County, MD) & Tony Winiecki (Scott County, MN)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2m60okb, free for TRB affiliates, $105/site for others

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

Webinar "Operationalizing Accessibility: Tools and Practices"
Date: March 30, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Chris McCahill (SSTI) & Matt Pettit (Citilabs)
Hosts: State Smart Transportation Initiative
Details: http://bit.ly/2ltmWb9, free

Webinar "Exploring the Outdoors: Partners in Outdoor Spaces"
Date: April 12, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0owQw, free

Webinar "Impact Measurement and Evaluation"
Date: April 17, 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 "Maintaining Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity in Work Zones"
Date: April 19, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0sicQ, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members


RESOURCES

INFOGRAPHIC: TRUE FULL COST OF CAR COMMUTING
-> Investmentzen published an intrographic, The True Cost Of Car Commuting To Work (Hint: It's A Lot More Than You Think). It calculates the costs/ mile of driving to work and time lost in wages. Over a 30-year career, an 11-mile car commute can mean these expenses otherwise invested could have generated over $1,000,000 in retirement savings. http://bit.ly/2ltlFRs

INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
-> Mashable reports on API, a new interactive map from BreezoMeter that delivers real-time information on air pollution along with hourly forecasts and helpful weather-related health and fitness recommendations. Its data is drawn from "official air quality sensors" placed across cities that monitor airborne particles and combined with information on wind, weather and traffic conditions. The map can help users choose the cleanest park for a picnic or a running route, or review pollen levels. http://on.mash.to/2ltivgw

APP TRACKS POLLUTION FROM EACH JOURNEY
-> IFP Energies Nouvelles developed the Geco air app. This app is a "clean mobility" barometer designed to make users more aware of the environmental impact of their journeys. It shows them how they can make an individual difference and reduce their own emissions by improving their driving styles, or using bicycle or transit modes. The app gives users a "mobility score" every day and after every journey via an objective measurement tool expressed in Pollutant Points (POP). http://bit.ly/2kUdf7h

FREE ONLINE COURSE ON HIA & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
-> MIT Open Courseware offers its free Healthy Cities: Assessing Health Impacts of Policies and Plans class. (http://bit.ly/2kSVDso) This class examines the built, psychosocial, economic, and natural environment factors that affect health behaviors and outcomes. Students will be introduced to tools designed to integrate public health considerations into policy making and planning, and will be given hands-on training on the application of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) methodology. This class is designed to prepare graduate students from planning and policy fields to interface with public health organizations, agencies, or advocacy groups in professional contexts.

ADVANCING EQUITY THROUGH HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
-> The SOPHIA (Society of Practioners of Health Impact Assessment) Equity Working Group created a planning and evaluation framework entitled, How to Advance Equity through Health Impact Assessments. (http://bit.ly/2m7pTl7) This tool describes equity as a core value of HIA, and includes a 6-step HIA Equity Planning Tool, and an HIA Equity Evaluation Tool.

EPA: COMPREHENSIVE HIA TOOLS & RESOURCES
-> The US EPA offers an extensive list of tools and resources to help guide HIA practitioners at all levels of experience. The list will eventually become part of the agency's HIA roadmap, which is one component of an even larger risk-assessment and decision-making tool currently under development. http://bit.ly/2kSL0G2

TEDX: GENERAL THEORY OF WALKABILITY
-> In a 2013 TEDx MidAtlantic presentation, Jeff Speck described 4 things that have to happen simultaneously to make a city walkable: a proper reason to walk; the walk has to be safe and feel safe; the walk has to be comfortable and the walk has to be interesting. http://bit.ly/2lYxORo

US WALK TO WORK INTERACTIVE MAP
-> Using 2011 American Community Survey data, Governing created Walk to Work: Commuting Statistics, Metro Area Map for more than 300 US metro areas. http://bit.ly/2m61dZZ

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & BUILDING PUBLIC TRUST
-> ICMA (International City/County Management Association) released an e-book describing the tools needed to tackle wicked problems by helping to build and maintain public trust, plan for bumps in the road, and develop relationships with residents to mitigate alienation, anger, and a lack of trust (Community Engagement and Building Public Trust: http://bit.ly/2m60J6j, free download after registration) It includes case examples from cities and counties that have met the challenges of change, along with advice and lessons learned from experts in the field.

BEST WORKPLACES FOR COMMUTERS RESOURCES
-> Best Workplaces for Commuters named 231 U.S.-based companies to receive 2017 Best Workplaces for Commuters national recognition. To be designated among the nation's Best Workplaces for Commuters, employers must provide benefits that result in at least 14% of their employees no longer driving alone to and from work within a 12-month period. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research with support from the National Center for Transit Research and Florida DOT. The program offers workplaces of all sizes access to a range of support services to promote non-driving commuting, including online organizational assessment , webinars, staff trainings and an online business calculator (http://bit.ly/2luijha). http://bit.ly/2lulkhj

INFOGRAPHIC: MODAL IMPACTS OF BIKESHARE
-> The UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies published "The Modal Impacts of Bikeshare." This infographic considers bikeshare users are more likely to also use other forms of public transit and compares the context and bikeshare programs in Washington, DC and Minneapolis, MN. http://bit.ly/2lYjbxt

CHILDREN'S INTRO TO URBAN PLANNING
-> Planetizen offers a children's book to introduce them to urban planning (Where Things Are From Near to Far: http://bit.ly/2lsXp1T). The 22-page illustrated book is based on the urban-to-rural transect, which divides cities into six different zones ranging from rural countryside to dense skyscrapers.


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Deadline Extended - Walk 21, September 19-22, 2017, Calgary, Canada
Deadline: February 24, 2017, http://bit.ly/2igBvQn

-> CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS - 5th Urban Streets Symposium, May 21-24 2017, Raleigh, NC.
Deadline: March 1, 2017, http://bit.ly/2ltkYaR

-> 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 PRESENTATIONS - 10th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, October 3-4, 2017, Dubuque, IA.
Deadline: March 19, 2017, http://bit.ly/2ltnez6

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

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference, July 10-11, 2017, Brisbane, Australia
Deadline: March 24, 2017, http://bit.ly/1ShOKf5

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 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 6, 2017 - World Day for Physical Activity
http://bit.ly/2kCjLRr
-> 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 21-22, 2017 - Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, Hong Kong, China
http://bit.ly/2ltAxzr
-> 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 4–5, 2017 - South Carolina Mayor's Bike and Walk Summit, Columbia, SC.
http://bit.ly/2lt3OtR
-> 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 21-23, 2017 - International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Bethesda, MD.
http://bit.ly/2ltByYp
-> 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 10-11, 2017 - 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Brisbane, Australia
http://bit.ly/1goazoz
-> 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 20-24, 2017 (NOTE NEW DATE) - 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 15, 2017 - New York State Bike Summit, Albany, NY.
http://bit.ly/2ltfj4K
-> 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 24–25, 2017 - West Virginia Bike Summit, Morgantown, WV.
http://bit.ly/2lt6w2s
-> 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
-> October 2, 2017 - Colorado Bicycle Summit, Boulder, CO.
http://bit.ly/2kHfGdZ
-> October 3-4, 2017- 10th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA.
http://bit.ly/2ltAOSZ
-> 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

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

-> November 3–4, 2017 - North Carolina Bike Summit, Wilmington, NC.
http://bit.ly/1fgGco2
-> September 30 - October 2, 2018 - 23rd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation, Breckenridge, CO.
http://bit.ly/2kQ10s6


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 NOMINATIONS - RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The Coalition for Recreational Trails will be presenting its 19th annual Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Achievement Awards in Washington, D.C. on June 14th during Great Outdoors Month. This awards program has been increasingly successful in showcasing excellent projects made possible by RTP funding and enhancing awareness and appreciation of the RTP among Members of Congress and other key officials.
Deadline: April 13, 2017, http://bit.ly/2m6sHPg

-> JOB - TRANSIT AND ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM MANAGER, HEALTH BY DESIGN, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
The Transit and Accessibility Program Manager will be responsible for the ongoing development, management, administration and evaluation of Health by Design's transit and accessibility initiatives, including the Indiana Citizens' Alliance for Transit.
Deadline: February 28, 2017 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/2lsUaYw

-> JOB - EDUCATION COORDINATOR, WALK BIKE NASHVILLE, TN
Walk Bike Nashville is hiring a 20 hours/week Education Coordinator to coordinate and execute their Walk Bike University program. The position will assist the Program Manager in overseeing and executing classes for Walk Bike University, and marketing and promoting classes through print, social media and other outlets, among other duties.
Deadline: March 1, 2017, http://bit.ly/2m6BEbj

-> JOB - DOWNTOWN REGENERATION COORDINATOR, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
The Cape Breton Regional Municipality, in partnership with the Sydney Waterfront District Association and the National Trust for Canada, is embarking on an exciting multi- faceted initiative to regenerate Sydney's downtown core and waterfront area. The anticipated start date for the project is March 2017, with a completion date of June 30, 2019. To assist with this initiative, the partners are seeking a qualified individual with a strong background in urban design and downtown regeneration to work as an independent contractor on the project.
Deadline: March 2, 2017 by 4:00 pm AT, http://bit.ly/2m6yKU5

-> JOB - BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR, CITY OF MILWAUKEE, WI
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator is responsible for administering the City of Milwaukee bicycle and pedestrian plan, serving as project manager for bicycle and pedestrian grant and city funded programs and overseeing the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.
Deadline: March 9, 2017 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/2kSfCoH

-> 2 JOBS, ARLINGTON COUNTY, VA
Both positions will be responsible for assisting in developing, evaluating or maintaining transportation-related polices and standards pertaining to managing urban street operations for pedestrians, transit users, bicyclists, and vehicles; designing and/or reviewing urban safety improvement projects with consideration for ADA and multi-modal transportation requirements; communicating with the public by gathering transportation-related data to investigate and respond to citizen concerns; and developing and delivering presentations to citizen groups, consultants, in-house staff or other agency groups about project recommendations.

DESIGN ENGINEER
The Design Engineer is responsible for using AutoCAD to develop design plans that include transportation and geometric elements, signage and pavement markings, and maintenance of transportation.
Deadline: March 9, 2017 12:00 am ET, http://bit.ly/2lYfEj4

OPERATIONS DESIGN ENGINEER
Operations Design Engineer is responsible for assessing operational concerns at intersections, along corridors, at schools and with curb spaces to implement safety enhancements.
Deadline: March 9, 2017 12:00 am ET, http://bit.ly/2lYfEj4

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WALK SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Walk San Francisco seeks a results-driven, collaborative and experienced leader to lead a dynamic and effective non-profit organization working to make walking in San Francisco safe and enjoyable. This is a great opportunity to guide a rapidly growing organization to the next level, have an impact on the City of San Francisco, and continue to serve as a model of pedestrian safety advocacy for the rest of the nation.
Deadline: March 10, 2017, applications received after this date may be accepted on a continuous basis, http://bit.ly/15ARVUv

-> JOB - EQUITABLE PUBLIC SPACE FELLOW, THE DESIGN TRUST FOR PUBLIC SPACE, NEW YORK, NY
The Design Trust for Public Space is now accepting submissions for the 2017-2018 Design Trust Equitable Public Space Fellowship Program. The Fellow will join the Design Trust team as a staff member for an intensive one-year fellowship to begin in June 2017 and end in July 2018, and will become a part of the Design Trust community, interact with project fellows, partners and collaborators.
Deadline: March 20, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2lYn7i5

-> JOB - MULTIMODAL DIVISION INTERN, BOULDER COUNTY, CO
The Boulder County Transportation Department is currently seeking a Multimodal Division Intern to coordinate a variety of projects within the Multimodal Division of the Boulder County Transportation Department, focused on encouraging the usage of alternative transportation. The Multimodal Division Intern position will assist with implementation of a combination of projects (primarily grant funded) aimed at promoting alternative modes, including: walking, biking, bus, carpooling, and vanpooling.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2lY8zPd

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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