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#430 Wednesday, March 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.

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----- US Vision Zero Fundamental Principles, Policies & Practices
----- Vision Zero: US Jurisdictions Lower Speed Limits
----- Hopeman, Scotland: Residents Point Hairdryers at Speeders
----- Driverless Vehicles Give Power Back to Peds
----- European Fiscal Incentives & Recommendations for E-cycling
----- Berlin, Germany to Build 13 New Bike Superhighways
----- Case Studies: Active Transpo Funding, SRTS, Complete Streets, Etc.
----- Best & Worst of City Bike Share Around the World
----- Public Bike Sharing: Analyzing the Usage Data in US Cities
----- Bridge Between Canada & US to Have Separated Bike/Ped Access
----- How Neighborhoods Affects How We Age

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----- Philadelphia, PA: Triple % of Bike Commuters in 5-7 Years
----- Austin, TX Plans to Double Bike Commuters in Next 3 Years
----- La Crosse, WI: More Active Transpo Instead of Highway Project
----- Boston, MA Releases Automated Bike Count Data
----- Baltimore, MD: Bikes & Buses to Reconnect a Car-Lite City
----- WalkBoston: Info & Support for Slow Streets
----- Houston, TX: "Near-Miss" Motorist-Cyclist, Motorist-Ped Study
----- Washington, DC Crowdsourced Sidewalk Accessibility Map
----- Portland, OR: Bike Share to Rent Adaptive Bikes
----- Milwaukee, WI Winter Bike Share Record Use
----- Washington, DC: District Mobility Web Tool
----- Wichita, KS: Toilet Plungers Define Separated Bike Lane
----- Call for Complete Streets Policies Passed in 2016

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----- Impact of a Road Diet on Bicycling in Davis, California
----- Modeling Bicycling to Elementary & Junior Highs w/ Bike Rack Counts
----- How Representative Are Smartphone Surveys?
----- Revisiting 4 Types of Cyclists: Findings from a National Survey
----- Change in Commute Mode and Body-Mass Index
----- Study: E-Bikes Increase Cycling
----- Forbes: 25 Best Places To Retire Without A Car
----- Benefits of Group Travel Instruction for Older Adults
----- Study: Bike & Ped Make Better Customers
----- Bike/Ped Route Choice Relationships to Mode Choice
----- Volpe: 5 Motorist-Pedestrian Priority Pre-Crash Scenarios

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----- How to Create Accessible Bike Shares
----- CUTR: Multimodal Transportation Planning Curriculum
----- NE University Ped & Bike Crossing Delay Calculator
----- HUD Guide: Creating Walkable and Bikeable Communities
----- Changing Land Use & Transpo Decision Making for Safer Streets
----- Pedestrian-Friendly Traffic Signal Timing Policy Recommendations
----- Guidelines for Preservation Treatments for Bicycle Routes
----- Fact Sheets: Role of Transit in Safe Routes to Healthy Food

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

US VISION ZERO FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES, POLICIES & PRACTICES
-> The Vision Zero Network released a report to help policymakers, transportation professionals, community members, law enforcement, and public health professionals develop, implement, measure, and communicate clear, meaningful expectations for Vision Zero. Vision Zero is a traffic safety policy that seeks to achieve safety for all road users, setting the goal of zero traffic fatalities or severe injuries. This report defines the core principles and the corresponding, high-level policies and practices to implement and sustain a successful Vision Zero program. "Moving from Vision to Action: Fundamental Principles, Policies & Practices to Advance Vision Zero in the U.S." http://bit.ly/2mIm4iq

VISION ZERO: US JURISDICTIONS LOWER SPEED LIMITS
-> The Washington Post reports jurisdictions across the United States, including those in the Washington region, are embracing lower speed limits as the key to reversing the recent rise in traffic fatalities. Their efforts include lowering default speed limits and those in major corridors, and creating slow-driving zones in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.

The District has committed to end traffic-related deaths by 2024, with a plan that lowers the default speed limit to 20 mph from 25 on some neighborhood streets and creating 15 mph zones from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on roadways around schools, parks, and senior and youth centers. http://wapo.st/2n44QwR

HOPEMAN, SCOTLAND: RESIDENTS POINT HAIRDRYERS AT SPEEDERS
-> BBC News reported that villagers, including children, in Hopeman, Scotland are wearing fluorescent vests and pointing hairdryers at cars to mimic police using speed cameras to deter fast drivers. Some drivers are reaching speeds of up to 60mph as they travel through the area. http://bbc.in/2lJWk7x

DRIVERLESS VEHICLES GIVE POWER BACK TO PEDS
-> In an article entitled "Giving Power back to Pedestrians," The Globe and Mail considers the impact of driverless cars that have the potential to change the way people live and walk in a city, especially as people walking rely on autonomous vehicles to stop for them. As cities ponder how to protect the most vulnerable road users, autonomous vehicles are offering the prospect of re-empowering pedestrians. https://tgam.ca/2mAFzwy

EUROPEAN FISCAL INCENTIVES & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR E-CYCLING
-> The European Cyclists’ Federation launched a new report called "Electromobility for All: Fiscal Incentives for E-cycling" (http://bit.ly/2n4s46g). The report provides key policy recommendations and best practice examples, with the goal of promoting e-cycling throughout Europe. In addition to the economic, environmental, health and other benefits that cycling has to offer, e-bikes are the perfect solution for longer distance trips. In studies, they proved to be faster than cars in trips up to 10 km (twice longer than the ones with conventional bikes). Moreover, they make it easier to overcome natural obstacles (like hills or headwinds), thus they are suitable for commuters wanting to arrive at work in their professional attire, less physically trained cyclists, elderly people and other groups that did not cycle before. Besides, e-bikes make it possible to transport heavier goods, thus providing a great solution for individual shoppers and companies relying on fast urban logistics. Therefore, e-bikes are seen as a potential alternative to cars, especially for trips in urban areas. http://bit.ly/2n4GQtt

BERLIN, GERMANY TO BUILD 13 NEW BIKE SUPERHIGHWAYS
-> CityLab reports that Berlin, Germany approved 13 new bike superhighways last month, the first two should begin construction by the end of 2017. They will be completely segregated, unbroken longer-distance routes that will allow Berliners to get in and out of the city center much faster and more safely—without ever having to mix with cars. http://bit.ly/2murCAh

CASE STUDIES: ACTIVE TRANSPO FUNDING, SRTS, COMPLETE STREETS, ETC.
-> The Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Voices for Healthy Kids released 7 case studies on successful campaigns to increase physical activity. (Case Studies on Active Transportation Funding, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, Shared Use, and Environmental Justice: http://bit.ly/2lVhoWx) They describe state-level and local-level campaign wins for active transportation funding, SRTS, Complete Streets, shared use, and environmental justice policies, and provide examples of how communities and organizations can advance policies and programs that institutionalize support for walking, biking, physical activity, and healthy communities.

BEST & WORST OF CITY BIKE SHARE AROUND THE WORLD
-> This year is the 10th anniversary of the world’s first large-scale bike-sharing scheme, the Velib in Paris, whose immediate success -- 20 million users in its first year -- prompted 1,000 cities across the world to wheel out their own copies. An article in The Guardian describes the best and the worst of bike share programs and compares daily and annual fees of bike shares in several cities around the world. http://bit.ly/2n4m2CG

PUBLIC BIKE SHARING: ANALYZING THE USAGE DATA IN US CITIES
-> Priceonomics reports it compiled a year’s worth of bike sharing ride data (October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016) from six major cities: New York City; Washington, DC; Boston; Seattle; Chicago; and San Francisco. They compared the number of bicycles and stations per city, in relation to each city’s population; stations per square mile; average daily trips per bike share bicycle per day; and the average time per ride. http://bit.ly/2mA6KYi

BRIDGE BETWEEN CANADA & US TO HAVE SEPARATED BIKE/PED ACCESS
-> In a rdnewsNOW article, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority announced pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use the new cross-border Gordie Howe International Bridge that will connect Windsor, Ont., with Detroit, MI. The multi-use path will be on the east side and will include barriers to separate pedestrians and cyclists from vehicles. The path will also feature one lane with two-way traffic and users will be required to carry the same identification as any other person crossing the border. The bridge is expected to be completed in 2020. http://bit.ly/2mAkbHQ

HOW NEIGHBORHOODS AFFECTS HOW WE AGE
-> CityLab interviewed a co-author of the Population Reference Bureau’s recently published "Today's Research on Aging: How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans" http://bit.ly/2m8rGpS. Because neighborhood features that play a role in health and aging, such as income level, crime rates, and walkability, are often closely related, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about a neighborhood that is leading to older adults’ health problems. As a result, the studies make a case for association rather than causality. http://bit.ly/2m8rGpS


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

PHILADELPHIA, PA: TRIPLE % OF BIKE COMMUTERS IN 5-7 YEARS
-> The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia reports on the Hub and Spoke campaign (http://bit.ly/2mzWfEz) to articulate the need for implementing high quality bicycle infrastructure on a series of roads and corridors over the next 5-7 years to triple the percentage of people who use their bicycle to commute (up to 6 percent, citywide) and improve safety in key neighborhoods that disproportionally suffer from crashes that lead to fatalities and severe injuries. Every street on this network should separate bicyclists from motor vehicles either by a buffer, physical barrier, a parking lane or be an off-road trail. That should not only decrease the number of crashes that lead to traffic deaths and injuries, but also encourage more bicycle ridership overall. http://bit.ly/2mzSTBn

AUSTIN, TX PLANS TO DOUBLE BIKE COMMUTERS IN NEXT 3 YEARS
-> Streetsblog reports in the 25-square-mile area surrounding the Austin, TX city center, the city estimates, only about one in 20 working residents currently commutes by bike. In the next three years, they plan to double that rate and convert 7% of central-city trips from car to bike, adding as much new capacity to the city’s road system as a freeway expansion while also reducing transportation costs for thousands of lower-income households.

They plan to simultaneously close the gaps in the city’s biking network and to add simple physical barriers to more clearly separate bike and car traffic. Last year, the city bought two narrow Tennant Sentinel bike-lane sweepers to regularly clear debris from protected bike lanes. And in November, voters gave the city a huge influx of cash: a $720 million bond measure that included $70 million for bike-related projects. http://bit.ly/2n3TZmz

LA CROSSE, WI: MORE ACTIVE TRANSPO INSTEAD OF HIGHWAY PROJECT
-> The Beloit Daily News reports nearly 2% of La Crosse County, WI workers ride bikes to work and close to 5% walk to work. In some neighborhoods of La Crosse, almost 40% of all workers walk or bike to their jobs, thanks largely to the city's compact downtown and two university campuses. Now city leaders are looking for ways to get even more people out of their cars as they seek to avoid a controversial and expensive highway project.

This year, La Crosse will install its first neighborhood greenway — sometimes known as a bike boulevard — with the resurfacing of 17th Street. There are plans to install signs marking bike routes. The reconstruction of Interstate 90's Exit 3 and Rose Street will include a walking and biking footpath that will provide a new connection from the city's North Side to Onalaska. http://bit.ly/2n466Ae

BOSTON, MA RELEASES AUTOMATED BIKE COUNT DATA
-> The City of Boston released data from its 2016 automated bike count system. (http://bit.ly/2mAF5X6) In late September, BTD counted an average of nearly 30,000 bike trips per day at over 60 locations across the City. In some locations, bike traffic accounted for more than 15% of vehicles during peak commute times. http://bit.ly/2la9CeR

BALTIMORE, MD: BIKES & BUSES TO RECONNECT A CAR-LITE CITY
-> In part to support its new frequent-service modified bus grid and a federally funded rapid bus arriving in 2021, Baltimore, MD is hoping to spend the next three years installing a low-stress biking network in six neighborhoods to add to existing bikeways. It’ll open new possibilities for neighborhoods first built as "streetcar suburbs" of downtown Baltimore but now difficult to travel between without a car despite being less than a half mile apart. Streetsblog: http://bit.ly/2mzsOT0

WALKBOSTON: INFO & SUPPORT FOR SLOW STREETS
-> WalkBoston recently hosted an info session on the City of Boston's Neighborhood Slow Streets Program. (See the PowerPoint slides, Learn More about Neighborhood Slow Streets with WalkBoston, at http://bit.ly/2n4D6sf) The aim of the program is to reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets, lessen the impacts of cut-through traffic, and add to the quality of life in neighborhoods. WalkBoston has offered to help residents across Boston with their applications that are due March 24, 2017. http://bit.ly/2n4uG3K

HOUSTON, TX: "NEAR-MISS" MOTORIST-CYCLIST, MOTORIST-PED STUDY
-> Houston Public Media reports Rice University’s Kinder Institute is working on a "near miss" study to see how often near-misses between motorists and cyclists, and motorists and pedestrians actually happen in Houston, TX. (http://bit.ly/2n3thdZ) Volunteers record their daily travels by foot or by bike using a cellphone app and provide information about their close calls with motorists. Researchers will look for recurring themes -- not just where those incidents happened, but how the person felt afterward. http://bit.ly/2n3zl6c

WASHINGTON, DC CROWDSOURCED SIDEWALK ACCESSIBILITY MAP
-> Mobility Lab reported a team at the University of Maryland is crowdsourcing a map of sidewalk impediments within the District of Columbia called Project Sidewalk to provide a better understanding of the District’s walking accessibility, especially for people who depend on assistive aids.

The web tool, deployed publicly last fall, currently depends on public participation to evaluate D.C. sidewalks. Users mark problem spots with one of four tags: missing curb ramp, obstacles like fire hydrants, surface problems like crumbling pavement, and overall missing sidewalks. Using Google Maps’ Street View, the tool drops participants into random locations throughout the city and prompts them to audit up to 1000 feet of that neighborhood. So far, the 475-person Project Sidewalk community has covered 463 miles of D.C. roads with 64,000 labels. This data is will be available for specific routing instructions, and also informs a WalkScore-esque neighborhood rating system. http://bit.ly/2mABUPd

PORTLAND, OR: BIKE SHARE TO RENT ADAPTIVE BIKES
-> According to Bike Portland, the City of Portland plans to make the Biketown bike share program more accessible to people who are unable to ride conventional bicycles by this summer. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will make adaptive bicycle rentals available through existing bike rental businesses that located near popular bike paths. Just weeks before the scheduled launch of the Biketown program a local advocate for people with disabilities began to question the equity of a bike share system that wasn’t accessible by all of Portland’s bicycle riders. http://bit.ly/2mAsqng

[See the Resources section for How to Create Accessible Bike Shares.]

MILWAUKEE, WI WINTER BIKE SHARE RECORD USE
-> According to Urban Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes, Milwaukee’s bike-sharing system, saw record usage by riders eager to bike during the city’s recent unusual spring like weather. Over just four days in February, Bublr saw a total of 1,379 trips -- more than the 1,326 trips taken in all of February last year. http://bit.ly/2mACL2E

WASHINGTON, DC: DISTRICT MOBILITY WEB TOOL
-> The District of Columbia Department of Transportation released District Mobility, a powerful web tool that offers insights into a number of transportation questions and issues in D.C. Transit access, comfortably bikeable streets, congestion and other issues are clearly mapped, and the findings highlight interesting conflicts. http://bit.ly/2mAgWAc

WICHITA, KS: TOILET PLUNGERS DEFINE SEPARATED BIKE LANE
-> According to ksn.com, the mystery of who installed toilet plungers to create a separated bike lane in Wichita, KS is yet to be solved. Watch the local TV news coverage. http://bit.ly/2lKuckV

CALL FOR COMPLETE STREETS POLICIES PASSED IN 2016
-> So far the National Complete Streets Coalition has collected these 130 complete streets policies passed in 2016: http://bit.ly/2n2QGMv. If you know of other complete streets policies, ordinances, resolutions, or executive orders passed in 2016, send a copy to info@completestreets.org by Friday, March 10. They will score each policy and later this year name the best policies of 2016.


THE RESEARCH BEAT

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.

- WHEN A DIET PROMPTS A GAIN IMPACT OF A ROAD DIET ON BICYCLING IN DAVIS, CALIFORNIA (http://bit.ly/2mAGZXM): Studies show that road diets can improve safety without slowing automobile traffic, but benefits for pedestrians and bicyclists have not been widely documented. To address this gap, this study examined the effects of a road diet project in Davis, California. On average across all intersections studied, the number of bicyclists who used Fifth Street increased by 243%, but the change in pedestrian volume was not statistically significant. Contrary to common fears about road diets, automobile travel times decreased a statistically significant amount during the evening peak.

- MODELING BICYCLING TO ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS WITH BIKE RACK COUNTS (http://bit.ly/2mAEB3m): This study developed a model with aggregated school-level data of the factors associated with bicycling to elementary and junior high schools and examined its effectiveness in predicting bicycling to school. The results indicated that models based on aggregated school-level data were not sufficient to predict the amount of bicycling to a given school on a given day but were sufficient to predict mean bicycling to a given school over a period of time.

- HOW REPRESENTATIVE OF BICYCLING POPULATIONS ARE SMARTPHONE APPLICATION SURVEYS OF TRAVEL BEHAVIOR? (http://bit.ly/2mASD5c): This study examined the characteristics of several user samples from bicycle smartphone surveys. Compared with travel surveys, smartphone applications tended to undersample females, older adults, and lower-income populations and to oversample some minority ethnicity populations. The analysis also revealed that, for cities in which travel survey sample sizes were small, smartphone applications could provide higher-resolution data and larger sample sizes of bicyclists.

- REVISITING THE FOUR TYPES OF CYCLISTS: FINDINGS FROM A NATIONAL SURVEY (http://bit.ly/2mANZnP): Roger Geller, bicycle coordinator for the City of Portland, OR, proposed a typology that characterized people as one of four types with respect to their attitudes toward bicycling. Researchers sought to find out how applicable the typology was nationally and explored motivating factors, barriers, and the appeal of various bicycle facility types for each type of cyclist or potential cyclist. This study followed up on an earlier study that tested Geller’s typology with Portland data.

CHANGE IN COMMUTE MODE AND BODY-MASS INDEX
-> GlobalPANet reports on a study published in the Lancet Journal that examined the effects of commuting to work type (active or passive) on body mass index (BMI) over a four year period. The study also examined whether socioeconomic and demographic characteristics predicted switching to or from active commuting and whether switching independently predicts change in BMI and the effects of socioeconomic, demographic, or behavioral factors on any evident changes. "Change in Commute Mode and Body-Mass Index: Prospective, Longitudinal Evidence from UK Biobank" http://bit.ly/2n5yGRR

STUDY: E-BIKES INCREASE CYCLING
-> TREC reports on a study in Portland, OR that provided 150 Kaiser Permanente employees with electric-assist bicycles (e-bikes) to use for ten weeks to see if e-bikes might help overcome some commonly cited barriers to cycling. (Evaluation of Electric Bike Use at Three Kaiser Permanente NW Employment Centers in Portland Metro Region: http://bit.ly/2mAhUfG) Fewer than 10 percent of participants had ever ridden an e-bike as an adult, and 50 percent of them said that they normally never rode a bike at all. Before beginning the program, 38% were categorized as "strong and fearless" or "enthused and confident." After using an e-bike, 52% were categorized as such. The study found people will use a bike more if it is an e-bike. The number of people commuting to work by bicycle at least once a week, and the number of people biking at least once a month for shopping or other errands each more than doubled during the study. http://bit.ly/2mAps1W

FORBES: 25 BEST PLACES TO RETIRE WITHOUT A CAR
-> A Forbes article lists The 25 Best Places To Retire Without A Car. To pick the top 25, Forbes first collected data on hundreds of cities. They screened for city-wide ratings on public transit availability; walkability and ease of biking. Their data came from Walkscore.com, Bicycling Magazine and other sources. They also took into account newer services for getting around. These include the availability of cheaper ride-share services like Uber and Lyft (no, not all cities have them), and by-the-hour car rental services like ZipCar and Car2Go. http://bit.ly/2m8hzBw

BENEFITS OF GROUP TRAVEL INSTRUCTION FOR OLDER ADULTS
-> The Transportation Research Board published Achieving Mobility Access for Older Adults Through Group Travel Instruction. Researchers piloted a group travel instruction program with older adults that encompassed classroom training and a field trip. A survey evaluation found the important role of transportation to older adult quality of life; high participant program satisfaction; evidence of participant knowledge and skills gained after program completion; and participant interest, willingness, and actual usage of public transit after the program. http://bit.ly/2mIpPVd

STUDY: BIKE & PED MAKE BETTER CUSTOMERS
-> Fast Company reports removing cars from downtown streets actually increases trade by attracting pedestrians and cyclists according to a new study from Toronto. (Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business: A Study of Queen Street West in Toronto’s Parkade Neighborhood: http://bit.ly/2mAjFJH) At the end of 2015, the study was commissioned to see just how many people arrived at the street by car, and how many got there by "active" transportation like walking or biking. Researchers found most business owners overestimated how many of their customers arrived by car (25% vs actually on 4%) Most customers, 72%, arrived on foot or by bike. Cyclists and pedestrians were also better customers, spending more time in the area, and spending more money per month than the folks who engaged in drive-by-shopping. http://bit.ly/2mAm8no

BIKE/PED ROUTE CHOICE RELATIONSHIPS TO MODE CHOICE
-> A study recently published by the Transportation Research Board found that available off-street paths and low-traffic on-street routes not only draw cyclists from other facilities but also make prospective riders more likely to cycle on a given trip. Researchers also found women showed a lower propensity than men to cycle on a similar trip and also stronger sensitivity to the availability of routes with lower traffic stress. "Using Predicted Bicyclist and Pedestrian Route Choice to Enhance Mode Choice Models" http://bit.ly/2myu7BG

VOLPE: 5 MOTORIST-PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY PRE-CRASH SCENARIOS
-> Volpe researchers analyzed data from national crash databases that code hundreds of thousands of real crashes to help the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration understand the scenarios that lead up to vehicle-pedestrian crashes and how V2P (vehicle-to-pedestrian) technology can help avoid them. Researchers identified 5 priority pre-crash scenarios that make up 91% of fatal crashes between light vehicle drivers and pedestrians, where the first event in the crash is the driver striking a pedestrian:

- Vehicle going straight and the pedestrian crossing the road
- Vehicle going straight and the pedestrian in the road
- Vehicle going straight and the pedestrian adjacent to the road
- Vehicle turning left and the pedestrian crossing the road
- Vehicle turning right and the pedestrian crossing the road.
http://bit.ly/2mAruiP


QUOTES R US

"As a traffic engineer, I know where terrible designs… come from: not from "bad" engineers, but from the rules and incentives that traffic engineers follow and the software they use. Synchro, the standard software they use, is based on minimizing auto delay, and it doesn’t even calculate pedestrian delay. "Level of Service" criteria give engineers an incentive to minimize auto delay, often at the expense of pedestrian service (which isn’t measured)."
—Peter Furth in Pedestrian-Friendly Traffic Signal Timing Policy Recommendations he presented at a Policy Briefing hosted by Boston City Council’s Committee on Parks, Recreation, and Transportation, http://bit.ly/2n3I9Ja

"As a kid I had a dream – I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I got the bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bike in the backyard at night. Not me. I insisted on taking mine indoors and the first night I even kept it in my bed."
—John Lennon, http://bit.ly/2n4kf0q

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

VIDEO: BIKETOWN YYJ CELEBRATES CYCLING IN VICTORIA, BC
Biketown YYJ is a celebration of cycling in Victoria, BC. Via a parody of Downtown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Biketown features the people and places that make Victoria the cycling capital of Canada. http://bit.ly/2n4tHAF.

VIDEO: NEW ROLLING, LEAPING ROBOT IS AN EVOLUTIONARY MARVEL
Check out amazing footage from Boston Dynamics of its newest bot, Handle, a wheeled biped. This robot tears around a building, leaps four feet high, and does pirouettes. http://bit.ly/2mMGQO3.


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 "Green Infrastructure in Parks: Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement"
Date: March 9, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Representatives from municipal stormwater management agencies & urban park systems
Hosts: National Recreation and Park Association
Details: http://bit.ly/2n3soC3, 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

Live Stream or In-Person Seminar "Addressing Data Challenges for Bicycle Crash Analysis"
Date: March 10, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Eleni Christofa (Univ of MA-Amherst)
Hosts: TREC
Details: http://bit.ly/2n59hrh, free

Webinar "Preparing for Successful Safety Education and Enforcement Activities"
Date: March 14, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Laura Sandt (PBIC), Kara Macek (GHSA), Shannon Purdy (NHTSA), Lt. Joe Raulerson (Gainesville, FL Police Dept) & Sgt. Michael Montanye (Greenville, NC, Police Dept).
Hosts: PBIC & Governors Highway Safety Association
Details: http://bit.ly/2lsh7e9, free

Webinar "Using Active Transportation and CSS to Enhance Livability in Rural Communities and Small Towns"
Date: March 14, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Shari Schaftlein & Dan Goodman (FHWA), Brian Hare (PennDot), Logan Ward (Cheyenne Urban Planning Office) & Gary Toth (Project for Public Spaces)
Hosts: FHWA, Project for Public Spaces & Sevatec.
Details: http://bit.ly/2myMxSO, free (Participants outside USDOT need to request an account before registering for webinar. It may take one business day to establish an account: http://bit.ly/2myJDx8)

Webinar "Get Moving – Enhancing Infrastructure to Increase Physical Activity"
Date: March 15, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Emiko Atherton (National Complete Streets Coalition), Barb Clint (YMCA of Greater Cleveland) & Ange Hwang (Asian Media Access)
Hosts: Training and Technical Assistance Center for Transformation in Communities
Details: http://bit.ly/2n4rrJO, free

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 "Entering Your Projects into the AASHTO 10th Annual America's Transportation Awards"
Date: March 21, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: TransComm Webinar Series
Details: http://bit.ly/2n4AnPu, free

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 "Creating Value: Assessing the Return on Investment in Complete Streets"
Date: March 23, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Scott Lane (Stantec) & Debra Alvarez (National Complete Streets Coalition)
Hosts: National Complete Streets Coalition & Stantec
Details: http://bit.ly/2n3hk84, free

Webinar "Innovative Bicycling Programs for Youth"
Date: March 29, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Michelle Kiefer (Bicycle Alliance of MN), Shannon Koller (Cascade Bicycle Club), Colby Henley & Vanessa Cascio (Living Streets Alliance)
Hosts: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/2n2f80u, free

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

Online Training Course "Introduction to Sustainable Remediation"
Date: April 18 & 19, 2017 (both days), 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: John Simon (Gnarus Advisors) & Members of the Sustainable Remediation Forum
Hosts: Sustainable City Network & Northwest Environmental Training Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2mA5bK2, $149 until March 31, 2017, then $199

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

HOW TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE BIKE SHARES
-> A Resilence article describes how cities can create accessible bike shares via an interview with staff from Zagster (http://bit.ly/2n5FJdl), a bike share provider. Zagster, offers six forms of adaptive bikes: handcycles, side-by-side tandems, heavy-duty cruisers, tricycles, recumbent tricycles, and cargo tricycles. Determining which variety to implement depends on the needs of each specific community. In general, handcycles and side-by-side tandems are the most common. Since the traditional bike share model does not allow direct integration with adaptive bikes, most people are not even aware adaptive bikes are possible in bike sharing. http://bit.ly/2m8wrQn

[See the Regional section for article about plans in Portland, OR to begin renting adaptive bikes.]

CUTR: MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING CURRICULUM
-> The University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research developed a set of graduate multimodal transportation planning modules that can be used in university settings and also to help planners in the field stay on top of the latest developments. The NITC project had two phases. The first phase provided an overview of multimodal planning and its role in advancing livability and related objectives. (Multimodal Transportation Planning Curriculum for Urban Planning Programs: http://bit.ly/2mzSNJW) The second phase built on the first with advanced applications to provide practical experience. (Phase 2 Multimodal Transportation Planning Applications Curriculum for Urban Planning Programs: http://bit.ly/2mzT0Nm) The included modules guide students through the process of developing a multimodal transportation plan, beginning with doing the initial data collection and inventory and continuing through analysis, visioning and priority setting. http://bit.ly/2mAewkV

NE UNIVERSITY PED & BIKE CROSSING DELAY CALCULATOR
-> Peter Furth shared the Northeastern University Ped and Bike Crossing Delay Calculator (http://bit.ly/2n3B9Mr) to help transportation engineers calculate average delay for multistage crossings, two-stage diagonal crossings, and bicyclist two-stage left turns at signalized intersections.

HUD GUIDE: CREATING WALKABLE AND BIKEABLE COMMUNITIES
-> The US Department of Housing and Urban Development published Creating Walkable and Bikeable Communities to focus on integrated planning practices for increasing walking, cycling, universal access, complete streets, "first mile, last mile" solutions, and sustainable urban design. http://bit.ly/2n2VZM5

CHANGING LAND USE & TRANSPO DECISION MAKING FOR SAFER STREETS
-> Smart Growth America reports it and the Winter Park Health Foundation worked with municipalities and agencies in Central Florida on a series of workshops to implement Complete Streets. From this work, Smart Growth America compiled a series of recommendations about how to change land use and transportation decision-making practices and culture to make the region’s streets safer. Central Florida Complete Streets Report: http://bit.ly/2n3cMyz) While the recommendations are specific to Central Florida, they can apply to any community. http://bit.ly/2n3a4sF

PED-FRIENDLY TRAFFIC SIGNAL TIMING POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
-> Northeastern University’s Peter Furth made 3 Pedestrian-Friendly Traffic Signal Timing Policy Recommendations to the City of Boston that may also benefit other communities.

  1. Require that any study that reports vehicle delay must also report pedestrian delay.
  2. Favor short cycle lengths that give designers an incentive to make cycles as short as possible. The policy should not allow cycles longer than 90 seconds without approval, and only in those situations where designers can show the public interest is served by a longer cycle that outweighs the loss to pedestrian convenience and safety.
  3. Forbid pedestrian timings that require multi-stage crossings without approval and only allow if the timing of the WALK intervals requires pedestrians to only have a short wait between stages, or if some other strong and countervailing public interest is served, such as substantially reducing the cycle length. Such a policy would not forbid the provision of median islands physically dividing a crossing into multiple stages, but would require that pedestrians beginning at one side of the street within the first 7 seconds of the WALK interval be able to cross the entire street in one continuous movement, rather than being forced to wait at a median island.
http://bit.ly/2n3I9Ja

GUIDELINES FOR PRESERVATION TREATMENTS FOR BICYCLE ROUTES
-> The University of California Pavement Research Center released a report that used a wide range of bicycle riders and bicycle types to rate pavement roughness, distresses and macrotexture in a variety of roadway contexts. This project was a continuation of a previous study on the effects of pavement macrotexture on bicycle ride quality. Development of Recommended Guidelines for Preservation Treatments for Bicycle Routes: http://bit.ly/2myGvl6

FACT SHEETS: ROLE OF TRANSIT IN SAFE ROUTES TO HEALTHY FOOD
-> The Safe Routes to School National Partnership released two new fact sheets. The Wheels on the Bus Go to the Grocery Store (http://bit.ly/2mA4Zue) outlines the role of transit agencies in improving food access, offers examples from transit agencies across the country, and shares solutions that will allow transit agencies to create or strengthen the connection between neighborhoods and grocery stores. Mind the Gap: Using Public Transportation to Connect Neighborhoods and Grocery Stores (http://bit.ly/2mzUY04) notes traveling outside the neighborhood for food access can be complicated without a car. This two-page fact sheet describes why public transit matters for food access and strategies for improving healthy food access.


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> 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

-> 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, 2017 - American Society on Aging-American Planning Association Summit on Livable Communities , Chicago, IL
http://bit.ly/2mmth7J
-> 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 29-30, 2017 - 4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, Dubrovnik, Croatia
http://bit.ly/2n4rntx
-> 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 4-5, 2017 - Smart & Healthy Transport in Cities Conference, Czech Republic
http://bit.ly/2n4nZPv
-> 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 14-15, 2017 - Moscow International Cycling Congress, Moscow, Russia
http://bit.ly/2n4gU18
-> 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 - LOCUS Leadership Summit: P3 is for Partnerships, Placemaking, and Policy, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2n3JsYI
-> 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 16-20, 2017 - Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY
http://bit.ly/2mu32MO
-> 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
-> October 11-14, 2017 - Placemaking Week 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
http://bit.ly/2lVa6ly
-> October 20-23, 2017 - American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
http://bit.ly/1OrYqwK
-> October 29 - November 2, 2017 - ITS World Congress: Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities, Montréal, Canada
http://bit.ly/2k1c563
-> October 30-November 2, 2017 - NACTO Designing Cities 2017, Chicago, IL.
http://bit.ly/2fwJOG1

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


JOBS, GRANTS, AND RFPS
Please limit job announcements to about 150-250 words and include a web link for the full description. This will reduce the editor's workload! Thanks! See previous issues of CenterLines for Jobs, Grants and RFPs that may still be current at http://bit.ly/ZHi0NE.

-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - ACTIVE PLACES, MINNESOTA ONLY
The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announced a new funding initiative to support the planning and completion of Active Places projects. Active Places projects are temporary, low-cost projects that help community members influence long-term community changes. They must contribute to a long-term goal of making a community more accessible to all types of physical activity, including walking and biking. There are two distinct types of Active Places projects – community engagement projects and demonstration projects.
Deadline: April 4, 2017 by 1:00 pm CT, http://bit.ly/138W45I

-> CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2017 AASHTO AMERICA'S TRANSPORTATION AWARDS
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials said state departments of transportation may begin nominating their best projects from last year for the 2017 America's Transportation Awards competition for outstanding DOT projects or programs. This year's competition categories will judge the projects or programs that state DOTs submit for Operations Excellence, Best Use of Technology & Innovation, and Quality of Life/Community Development. See the Webinar section for a March 21 webinar on how to nominate a state DOT project.
Deadline: April 14, 2017, http://bit.ly/2n4F77D

-> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - ASLA PROFESSIONAL & STUDENT AWARDS
The annual American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe and the ASLA Student Awards gives a glimpse into the future of the profession.
Deadline for Professionals: April 17, 2017 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2n3mPDH
Deadline for Students: May 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2n3mPDH

-> JOB - RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, UNC HIGHWAY SAFETY RESEARCH CENTER, RALEIGH, NC
The Research Associate will work with other senior HSRC leadership and the pedestrian and bicycle research staff to sustain and grow existing research programs and develop new programs of research and training to address emerging issues and technology. The individual selected will be responsible for developing research ideas, designing studies, managing projects, delivering trainings, and developing proposals to secure funding for future work.
Deadline: March 12, 2017, http://bit.ly/2mAr383

-> INTERNSHIP - THE STREET TRUST, PORTLAND, OR
The Street Trust, formerly the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, seeks interns (current students or recent graduates) interested in gaining hands-on experience working for a non-profit. Class credit may be available to qualified interns who can commit 15 to 40 hours per week. They can create semester-long or summer internships.
Deadline: None, http://bit.ly/2mMSLeq

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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