#432 Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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----- GHSA: Projects 11% Ped Fatalities Increase
----- Streetsblog Objects to Blaming Peds for Fatality Jump
----- T4A: 7 Things to Know re Proposed Transportation Budget
----- The Big Helmet Debate
----- Perceptions of Bicyclist Lawbreaking
----- Potential Racial Bias in Ped Crashes: Walking While Black
----- Toolkit: Canadian HealthCare Pros to Prescribe Active Travel
----- Dutch Cargo Bikes Call for More Space, Less for Cars?
----- European Tax Breaks for Bike Commuters
----- European Cycle Highway Innovation Project
----- ByCycling App Automatically Tracks Commuter Mode
----- Singapore Bus Stop: Solar Powered Wi-Fi, Phone Chargers, Etc
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Chicago, IL Red Light Camera Enforcement
----- Arlington, VA: Crowdsourced Data of Cars Parked in Bike Lanes
----- Celebration, FL: Fire Officials Call for Wider Road
----- Wichita, KS People First Neighborhood Pilot Project
----- Boulder, CO Disabled Young Adult Cycle Career Program
----- Milwaukee, WI: The Last Mile: Connecting Workers to Jobs
----- New Orleans, LA: Biking Boomtown
----- NH DOT Guide to Promoting Walking & Bicycling Accommodations
----- NCCOR Physical Activity Environment Measures Registry
----- Individual Tenacity w/Govt Responsibility in Nonmotorized Planning
----- TRB Journal Bicycles and Motorcycles Issue
----- Cyclists’ Comfort Levels from Crowdsourced Data
----- Estimating Current & Potential Bike Use for Statewide Planning
----- User Behavior of Bikesharing Under Demand–Supply Imbalance
----- Bikesharing Membership, Cycling Levels & Diffusion of Innovation
----- Estimating Walking and Bicycling at the State Level
----- Women Cyclists Not Really Much Less Risk-Averse
----- Girls’ Attitudes about Bicycling Decline as They Get Older
----- Integrated Strategies Accelerate Adoption of Transpo Cycling
----- Chicago Fed Reserve Peer City Identification Tool
----- ASLA Community Infrastructure Design & Development Priorities
----- Bike Nation: How Cycling Can Save the World
----- Crash Modification Factors for Uncontrolled Ped Crossing
----- Ped & Bike Volume Data Collection Methods & Technologies: Phase 2
----- Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
----- The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: New York
----- Rapidly Expanding Mobile Apps for Crowd-Sourcing Bike Data to New Cities
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
GHSA: PROJECTS 11% PED FATALITIES INCREASE
-> The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects an 11% increase in the number of persons on foot killed on U.S. roadways last year, compared to 2015. (Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2016 Preliminary Data: http://bit.ly/2p011sW) This would represent the steepest year-to-year increase since record keeping began, both in terms of number of deaths and percent increase. From 2014 to 2015, the number of pedestrian deaths spiked more than 9%.
GHSA members provided examples of their efforts to reduce pedestrian and motor vehicle collisions. Promising strategies include: high visibility enforcement and public information campaigns aimed at both motorists and pedestrians; identifying high-risk zones and conducting educational outreach in these areas; adoption of Complete Streets policies, which ensure streets are safe for all users regardless of mode, age and ability; and strategic partnerships with local universities and community organizations to advance pedestrian safety. State Highway Safety Offices also collaborate with state DOTs that are tasked with infrastructure improvements. The report provides specific examples of these efforts in 41 states and the District of Columbia. http://bit.ly/2oZYUW7
STREETSBLOG OBJECTS TO BLAMING PEDS FOR FATALITY JUMP
-> Streetsblog objected to the Today Show response to the GHSA report that reported distracted pedestrians who are to blame, a point they illustrated by showing a video clip of a person being struck by a driver while standing on the sidewalk. if you think distracted walking is what’s causing more people being killed, ask yourself what happens when two pedestrians collide. Usually nothing. But that’s not the case when you add cars and trucks to the mix. Motorized vehicles are an "amplifying agent in the coming together of a driver and a pedestrian"; when a pedestrian is struck with a vehicle, there’s a good chance the pedestrian is going to suffer — and the driver is going to walk away unscathed. If the problem of 6,000 lives lost each year boils down to victims’ behavior, the way Today implies, that absolves everyone else of any responsibility. http://bit.ly/2p0dY5J
T4A: 7 THINGS TO KNOW RE PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION BUDGET
-> A Transportation for America explainer post reports 7 things to know about Pres. Trump’s transportation budget proposal. It's a direct assault on smart infrastructure investment that will do damage to cities and towns of all sizes. After months of promises to invest a trillion dollars in infrastructure, the first official action taken by the Trump administration on the issue is a proposal to eliminate the popular TIGER competitive grant program, cut the funding that helps cities of all sizes build new transit lines, and terminate funding for the long-distance passenger rail lines that rural areas depend on. http://bit.ly/2oZ6pw7
THE BIG HELMET DEBATE
-> About the bike helmet debate The Guardian states, "You don’t make cycling safe by obliging every rider to dress up as if for urban warfare. You do it by creating a road system that insulates them from fast-moving and unpredictable road traffic." Check out this edited extract from "Bike Nation – How Cycling Can Save the World" (purchase: http://amzn.to/2o0RSlX, download: http://bit.ly/2oY56O1) for synopses of varying perspectives, research results, and the impacts of mandatory helmet laws, particularly on cycling levels and possible bike share programs. http://bit.ly/2o0OZ4D
PERCEPTIONS OF BICYCLIST LAWBREAKING
-> A State Smart Transportation Initiative article notes recent survey research gathered information about the behaviors of drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians; the reasons for any lawbreaking behavior; and their attitudes toward other road users. (Identifying Behavioral Norms among Bicyclists in Mixed-Traffic Conditions: http://bit.ly/2o1p6Si) Bicyclists break traffic laws at a lower rate than drivers or pedestrians and yet the public perception of lawbreaking behavior by drivers and bicyclists is vastly different. This may be linked to the low mode share for transportation bicycling, and personal reactions may be linked to whether one gets around by bike and whether one is mostly law-abiding in the same situation. Bicyclists’ lawbreaking ways are rational and generally safe whereas drivers’ most common types of illegal behaviors—speeding and running red lights—are two of the top factors in injury and fatal crashes. Even when bicyclists are operating legally, their behavior may be perceived by drivers as unacceptable. Further, bicyclists are often put in a no-win situation by existing infrastructure. http://bit.ly/2o1dGya
POTENTIAL RACIAL BIAS IN PED CRASHES: WALKING WHILE BLACK
-> The Washington Post reports a new study by researchers at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, suggests that drivers may be biased about stopping for black pedestrians compared with white pedestrians, a phenomenon known as "walking while black." (Examining racial bias as a potential factor in pedestrian crashes: http://bit.ly/2o1IK0N) The study also found the disparity is greater depending on whether the pedestrian is in a high- or low-income neighborhood. The average number of drivers who continued moving when the black pedestrian was already in the crosswalk was at least seven times higher than for the white pedestrian in the high-income neighborhood, but there are also several factors in the Las Vegas study that suggest the results should be interpreted with care. http://wapo.st/2o1YQaz
TOOLKIT: CANADIAN HEALTHCARE PROS TO PRESCRIBE ACTIVE TRAVEL
-> The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment released a new toolkit—Prescribing Active Travel for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet: A Toolkit for Health Professionals (http://bit.ly/2o1bxAl). It was developed to increase knowledge, understanding, and capacity among doctors, and other health professionals, so they can become effective advocates for healthy communities that support and foster public transit and active modes of transportation. It has also been developed to encourage health professionals to promote transit use and active modes of transportation to patients who need to be more physically active for their own health and well-being. The toolkit is designed with five stand-alone modules and includes patient factsheets and brochures. http://bit.ly/2o1klpJ
DUTCH CARGO BIKES CALL FOR MORE SPACE, LESS FOR CARS?
-> CityLab reports the increasing volume of cargo bikes in the Netherlands is challenging bike facilities to provide enough capacity for all this and other bike traffic. Last month in Utrecht courier service DHL began using cargo bikes rather than vans to deliver its parcels, shipping them in from a depot on the city’s outskirts. Several local courier services also deliver by cargo bike in Amsterdam. If the Netherlands is going to clean its air and push down its rate of car crashes, then it needs to keep pushing a modal shift from motors to pedals. It may need to start rethinking how much space they allocate to motor vehicles in its road system. http://bit.ly/2mOdG5s
EUROPEAN TAX BREAKS FOR BIKE COMMUTERS
-> The European Cyclists’ Federation reports during the last months, four European countries have introduced tax breaks for cycling to work or extended existing ones: France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy. This shows that the idea of rewarding sustainable commuting behavior through fiscal incentives is gaining ground throughout the continent. http://bit.ly/2p08MPr
Belgium introduced a reimbursement scheme based on the kilometers cycled to and from work in 1999. The amount of the tax-free reimbursement has recently been raised to 23 eurocents per kilometer (US$0.25). The number of employees benefiting from this scheme has increased 30% between 2011 and 2015. Over 400,000 Belgians, or 9% of the country’s workforce, now receive a cycling reimbursement. In Luxembourg taxpayers will be able to deduct 300 € (US$320) from their personal income tax for the purchase of a new bike.
In 2015, France introduced a kilometric reimbursement scheme similar to the Belgian model, however, with severe restrictions concerning the maximum yearly tax-free amount. A decree is currently under preparation to open up for public bodies to pay this cycling reimbursement to their employees. The tax-free payment would also be limited to 200 €/year (US$213) and employee. Several Italian cities are planning to use a national experimental program for sustainable commuting to pay their citizens to cycle to work or to their university.
EUROPEAN CYCLE HIGHWAY INNOVATION PROJECT
-> The European Cyclists’ Federation reports one of the objectives of the European CHIPS (Cycle Highway Innovation Project) is to enable more people to cycle to work. The first step of the project involved a survey of workplaces located near the cycle highways in Northern Ireland (Comber Greenway), Province of Gelderland (Rijnwaalpad), Tilburg (Hart van Brabant), Province of Flemish Brabant and Frankurt to identify the barriers preventing people commuting by bike. The survey’s main target group are those respondents that are not cycling to work but would like to, those who are new to riding a bike or are starting to ride a bike again, or those who bike to work occasionally. http://bit.ly/2oZSaaq
BYCYCLING APP AUTOMATICALLY TRACKS COMMUTER MODE
-> Fast Company reports Acato, a digital agency in the Netherlands, is one of the first to try out a new app designed to track employee commutes and automatically detect when someone is on a bike rather than in a car, and then let the company reward the ones who make the more sustainable choice. ByCycling (http://bit.ly/2o1iQKz) uses an algorithm to detect your speed and identify when you’re biking, without requiring you to push a button to track the ride. As it logs the distance you’ve traveled, it creates a leaderboard to promote competition between workers or departments. http://bit.ly/2oytmap
SINGAPORE BUS STOP: SOLAR POWERED WI-FI, PHONE CHARGERS, ETC
-> Springwise reports in Singapore testing a bus stop with embedded technology to entice residents to use public transport. It features swings, books, a rooftop garden, parking for bikes, artwork and a host of embedded technology including phone chargers, access to Wi-Fi, digital screens that detail information such as arrival times, maps, weather and even local news. Commuters can also download online books from the library by scanning a QR code. The design uses solar panels to power the digital features. http://bit.ly/2nJhwNv
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
CHICAGO, IL RED LIGHT CAMERA ENFORCEMENT
-> An independent academic report released by the Northwestern University Transportation Center found that Chicago’s Red Light Camera (RLC) enforcement program demonstrates "significant safety benefits" and recommends the continuation of the program. The report highlighted safety benefits that included a 19% reduction in serious side-angle and turning crashes, a 10% reduction in injury-producing crashes and a measurable "spillover effect" that improved safety at intersections without cameras. "Chicago Red Light Camera Enforcement: Best Practices & Program Roadmap" http://bit.ly/2o7hDz6.
For information about Chicago’s RLC program: http://bit.ly/2o7h48I
ARLINGTON, VA: CROWDSOURCED DATA OF CARS PARKED IN BIKE LANES
-> Bicyclists encountering a car parked in the bike lane, even briefly, face the dangers of suddenly merging left into fast-moving traffic. Frequently blocked lanes create a stressful biking environment, which ultimately deters riders. Until recently there has been little data to develop a stronger case for better enforcement. Now Parking Dirty.com (http://bit.ly/2o1i00p) asks users to review traffic camera screenshots of bike lanes (1/minute for 3 24-hour periods) for selected blocks in Arlington, VA. The goal is to determine just how safe the lanes are for bicyclists and how often they are blocked by parked cars. For instance, users found one block of Clarendon Boulevard was blocked from 25-47% of the time, depending on the day, and Crystal Drive’s bike lane was consistently above 60% of the time. http://bit.ly/2o1h0ZZ
CELEBRATION, FL: FIRE OFFICIALS CALL FOR WIDER ROADS
-> A State Smart Transportation Initiative article reports fire codes threaten to undo urban street design. A local debate over on-street parking in Florida typifies how codes and standards can obstruct walkable urban street design and, apparently, put those designs in jeopardy even after they have been implemented. Celebration is a traditional-style development, however, local officials are challenging the design of its 20-year old streets. They propose widening streets by removing on-street parking and street trees to provide fire response crews a 20-foot minimum clear width to maneuver. The conflict remains between fire officials who want wider streets for the safety of people who may be caught in fires (faster response time due to easier fire apparatus maneuverability), and others who want narrower streets for the safety of people traveling on foot and people traveling on bicycles (traffic calming, slower motorist speeds, and shorter crossing distances). http://bit.ly/2o1AfCN
WICHITA, KS PEOPLE FIRST NEIGHBORHOOD PILOT PROJECT
-> Wichita Bicycling & Walking reports The City of Wichita, KS is accepting applications until April 21 for a pilot project to calm traffic, improve safety, and improve quality of life at an intersection or along a block in specific neighborhoods. The People First Neighborhood Pilot Project (http://bit.ly/2oYNscY) provides a neighborhood with the opportunity to work with City staff and design professionals to design temporary physical changes such as curb extensions, sidewalk improvements, high visibility crosswalks, bike lanes, mini-roundabouts, public seating, landscaping, etc. This project received funding from the Knight Foundation and the Wichita Community Foundation. http://bit.ly/2oZ1Lyx
BOULDER, CO DISABLED YOUNG ADULT CYCLE CAREER PROGRAM
-> Boulder, CO Community Cycles reports in its newsletter that the "Transitions" Bike Program (http://bit.ly/2oZhZY6) works with at-risk young adults with disabilities. They teach them bike repair skills, provide job training and apprenticeships, get them a bike and helmet of their own, and place them in a job where they can work on bikes. They recently placed two students in jobs at Boulder B-cycle. http://bit.ly/2oZhIo2
MILWAUKEE, WI: THE LAST MILE: CONNECTING WORKERS TO JOBS
-> The Milwaukee, WI-based Public Policy Forum released its report, "The Last Mile: Connecting Workers to Places of Employment." (http://bit.ly/2p0gw3M) The "last mile" problem is created when transit services allow individuals to get relatively close – but not all the way – to their job sites. This report analyzes current and needed options for improving last mile transportation connections for the regional workforce throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area.
NEW ORLEANS, LA: BIKING BOOMTOWN
-> Streetsblog reports some cities work for many years to do what New Orleans has done since 2012. Almost without the rest of the country noticing, the Big Easy has rapidly become one of the nation’s leading cities for bike transportation. About one in 30 local residents now gets to work by bike, double the rate from 2007 and sixth highest rate among large U.S. cities, right between Seattle and Oakland. The city’s new goal is to double its biking rate again over the next three years — in the central neighborhoods where 10 percent or more of residents already bike to work. http://bit.ly/2p0gXLG
NH DOT GUIDE TO PROMOTING WALKING & BICYCLING ACCOMMODATIONS
-> NH DOT published a new guide to help community leaders improve conditions for bicycling and walking. "Your Guide to Promoting Walking and Bicycling Accommodations in New Hampshire" (http://bit.ly/2eS0ur7) can be downloaded from the NHDOT Web site. It is a result of a collaborative effort organized by the NHDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Advisory Committee. It explains the advantages of non-motorized forms of transportation and explains the process for taking a project from concept through construction.
THE RESEARCH BEAT
NCCOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ENVIRONMENT MEASURES REGISTRY
-> The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently released its free, online Physical Activity Environment Measures Registry. It describes the measurement issues that should be considered when selecting and using physical activity environment measures for research and practice purposes. This registry also includes case studies and links to additional resources. http://bit.ly/2o1ieEv
[See Webinar section for April 12 "New NCCOR Measures Registry User Guides: Selecting the Best Measures" webinar]
INDIVIDUAL TENACITY W/ GOVT RESPONSIBILITY IN NONMOTORIZED PLANNING
-> Planning and Practice Research recently published a paper that examines the risks involved in exercising the right to walk and bicycle, and the government’s responsibility to account for the health, safety and well-being of all individuals. The danger of being injured or fatally killed requires responsible government action and a new re-politicization of transportation priorities. The implementation of broadly agreed upon non-motorized transportation planning is critical to the success of public policies. The paper reviews concepts, prior policies and trends, remaining dilemmas and planning implications of US non-motorized transportation planning. Blending Individual Tenacity with Government’s Responsibility in the Implementation of US Non-motorized Transportation Planning (NMT): http://bit.ly/2oZ5ThI (For non-subscribers, contact Carlos Balsas at email@example.com for a free eprint link to the article)
TRB JOURNAL 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. Below are 4 more articles:
1. CYCLISTS’ COMFORT LEVELS FROM CROWDSOURCED DATA
-> OR DOT sponsored the development of ORcycle, a smartphone application that collects cyclist travel, comfort, and safety information. ORcycle data modeled cyclists’ comfort levels as a function of bicycle facility types, sources of stress along the trip, and trip characteristics (e.g., purpose, length, frequency, and day of the week). Facility types such as bicycle boulevards and separated paths had a significant positive impact on cyclists’ comfort levels. Other variables (e.g., sources of stress along the trip, trip purpose, and trip distance) also were found to have significant impacts on comfort levels. "Modeling the Impacts of Facility Type, Trip Characteristics, and Trip Stressors on Cyclists’ Comfort Levels Utilizing Crowdsourced Data" http://bit.ly/2o1crz1
2. ESTIMATING CURRENT & POTENTIAL BIKE USE FOR STATEWIDE PLANNING
-> Estimating Current and Potential Bicycle Use for Statewide Planning (http://bit.ly/2o180UO) describes a geographic information system–based analysis that categorizes state-owned highways across Vermont on the basis of potential bicycle use through the leverage of readily available data. This methodology allows a planning agency to make decisions on the basis of statewide information and avoids the costs of a traditional travel demand model. It informs decision makers about where to invest additional funds to improve on-road bicycle facilities and to prioritize maintenance to maximize value. It also provides the groundwork for bicycle-related performance standards and to identify critical gaps in high-demand bicycle corridors.
3. USER BEHAVIOR OF BIKESHARING UNDER DEMAND–SUPPLY IMBALANCE
-> A recently published study developed a framework for modeling user behavior in response to situations in which no bikes are available to rent or no docks are available for bike return. Particular emphasis was placed on user on-site choice behavior and the behavioral aspect related to wait time if a decision to wait for the next bike or dock was made. Data from a revealed preference–stated preference survey conducted on the YouBike system in Taipei, Taiwan provided insights into user familiarity and uncertainty toward the system, travel situation, or environment and the associated effects on user behavior of a bikesharing system under a demand–supply imbalance. "User Behavior of Bikesharing Systems Under Demand–Supply Imbalance" http://bit.ly/2o1qunV
4. BIKESHARING MEMBERSHIP, CYCLING LEVELS & DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION
-> Another study reports new evidence about the role of bikeshare systems in travel behavior on the basis of diffusion of innovation theory. Researchers found bikeshare membership growth appeared to be driven in small part by a contagion effect of existing bikeshare members nearby, even after controlling for system growth. However, within the general population, a significant relationship was not identified between proximity to bikeshare stations and cycling participation or frequency. "Is Bikesharing Contagious? Modeling Its Effects on System Membership and General Population Cycling" http://bit.ly/2o19Rsu
ESTIMATING WALKING AND BICYCLING AT THE STATE LEVEL
-> The Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University released a report that discusses three approaches to estimating bicycle and pedestrian miles traveled at the state level. (Estimating Walking and Bicycling at the State Level) This paper identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each, and applies them to Washington State. http://bit.ly/2oZp0bL
WOMEN CYCLISTS NOT REALLY MUCH LESS RISK-AVERSE
-> PeopleForBikes reports studies don't confirm that women are actually much less risk-averse than men while biking. A study published by the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium used GPS devices to track the actual behavior of men and women cyclists. (Understanding and Measuring Bicycling Behavior: a Focus on Travel Time and Route Choice: http://bit.ly/2o1jqHY) Researchers measured the difference between the shortest possible path for a trip and the actual path, essentially calculating how far people were willing to go out of their way to use various types of bikeways. There were only slight differences between the genders, but nothing dramatic or even particularly consistent. http://bit.ly/2nIodPy
GIRLS’ ATTITUDES ABOUT BICYCLING DECLINE AS THEY GET OLDER
-> In a recent blog Portland State researcher Jennifer Dill reported on longitudinal survey work she is doing looking at girls’ attitudes towards bicycling. She noticed that girls’ attitudes towards bicycling (measured as agreement with the statement "I like riding a bike") declined over time among the 11-16 year-olds. The same thing didn’t happen among the younger kids, nor among the older boys. http://bit.ly/2oZe9ye
INTEGRATED STRATEGIES ACCELERATE ADOPTION OF TRANSPO CYCLING
-> A study published in Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior synthesizes academic social psychological behavior change literature with reports on the practical, community-based application of cycling programs. Researchers identified the combination of psychological tools demonstrated to lead to changes in behavior in the target population. They compared them with reports demonstrating evidence for success from monitored programs to encourage cycling adoption. They developed an adaptable, evidenced-based strategy for program developers to most effectively accelerate the adoption of cycling for transportation in areas where physical barriers are few. A brief case study affirms the effectiveness of this approach. "Integrated Strategies to Accelerate the Adoption of Cycling for Transportation" http://bit.ly/2o1rY1w
QUOTES R US
"Most of the risk of severe injury while cycling is not intrinsic to the activity; motorists impose it on cyclists. Cycling is a benign activity that often takes place in dangerous environments…Of the three main elements determining serious cycling injuries – the road design and conditions, the motorist, and the cyclist – the cyclist is the most studied… Improving the safety of cyclists should focus on the causes, not the victims, of danger."
— Peter L. Jacobsen and Harry Rutter, in the chapter, Cycling Safety (http://bit.ly/2o0QBLQ) from the book, "City Cycling" (http://bit.ly/2oY00Se).
"Across much of the United States, bicycle-specific infrastructure is lacking, leaving those who choose to bicycle with limited physical cues as to appropriate—or lawful—behavior. On busy arterial streets, for example, a bicyclist may choose to ride on the sidewalk out of safety concerns; yet, this is illegal in many communities in the U.S. Alternately, a bicyclist in mixed-traffic may ' 'take the lane" to avoid the door zone or being passed too closely by a following car; however, this legal behavior may be interpreted as rude or reckless by drivers."
—Daniel P. Piatkowski, Wesley Marshall, and Aaron Johnson from "Identifying Behavioral Norms among Bicyclists in Mixed-Traffic Conditions" http://bit.ly/2o1p6Si as reported by State Smart Transportation Initiative: http://bit.ly/2o1dGya
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
9 EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES TO INCREASE YOUR SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE
Arch Daily offers 9 everyday activities to increase your spatial intelligence. Some require materials to manipulate (chess, Legos, drones, puzzles, video games, and sketches) others use just what you already have on hand (spatial vocabulary, memory palaces, and mental maps). http://bit.ly/2nHeoBA.
COOKING WHILE WASHING CLOTHES OR DRIVING AROUND
Tel Aviv-based design student has created food bags that can be added to the laundry cycle to cook dinner at the same time. This technique takes its inspiration from the tradition of sous-vide cooking, a method in which food is placed in a vacuum-sealed plastic pouch and placed in a water bath to cook food evenly throughout. http://bit.ly/2p0f55p. Or you could try the recipes in "Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!" http://amzn.to/2p0mge1
WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
To better help you plan your continuing education activities, we list Webinars scheduled in the next month. Check our searchable master calendar at http://bit.ly/centerlines for opportunities farther in the future. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner. iCal users can subscribe automatically here: http://bit.ly/centerlines_ical.
Webinar "Part I: Designing for Bicyclist Safety" (Part 2 on April 17, Part 3 on April 27)
Date: April 11, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Host: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2oZU5fb, free
Webinar "New NCCOR Measures Registry User Guides: Selecting the Best Measures"
Date: April 12, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Gregory Welk (Iowa State Univ.), James Morrow (Univ. of North TX), Pedro Saint-Maurice (National Institutes of Health), Jordan Carlson (Children’s Mercy Kansas City) & James Sallis (Univ. of California, San Diego)
Hosts: National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research
Details: http://bit.ly/2o1c2fG, free
[See Research section for details on the Physical Activity Environment Measures Registry.]
Webinar "Exploring the Outdoors: Partners in Outdoor Spaces"
Date: April 12, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0owQw, free
Webinar "Incorporating Context Sensitive Solutions and Environmental Justice to Enhance Livability"
Date: April 12, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Shari Schaftlein (FHWA), Tim Hill (OH DOT), Michael Margut (GA DOT), Harrison Marshall (NC DOT) & Monica Haines Benkhedda (Baltimore Metropolitan Council)
Details: Federal DOT staff: http://bit.ly/2o0fSnr; non-federal DOT staff must request account at http://1.usa.gov/1YHCgxW which takes approx. 1 business day & then register at http://bit.ly/2o0fSnr, free
Webinar "App-Based Solutions for an Integrated Transportation Network"
Date: April 12, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Presenters: Sharon Feigon (Shared-Use Mobility Center), Andy Taylor (Cubic), Regina Clewlow (Swiftly), Adam Mehl (Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Transit) & Bibiana McHugh (TriMet)
Hosts: Shared-Use Mobility Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2o08pGM, free, space is limited
Webinar "Return on Investment in Active Transportation"
Date: April 13, 2017, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Charles Gandy (Livable Communities Inc), Jessica Meaney (Investing in Place) & Matt Norris (Urban Land Institute)
Hosts: Alliance for a Healthy Orange County & Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/2mOcq2k, 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 "Part 2: Designing for Bicyclist Safety Along the Road" (Part 3 on April 27)
Date: April 17, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Hosts: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2oZQ6zt, free
Webinar "Accessibility and Smart Scale: Using Access Scores to Prioritize Projects"
Date: April 18, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Matt Pettit (Citilabs), Chad Tucker (Div. of Transportation and Mobility Planning) & Dan Hardy (Renaissance Planning)
Hosts: State Smart Transportation Initiative
Details: http://bit.ly/2nVBjIb, free
Webinar "The Transit-Walkability Collaborative: An Inter-Modal Strategy for Creating Strong Neighborhoods"
Date: April 18, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Todd Litman (Victoria Transport Policy Institute), Ian Thomas (America Walks), Kirsten Holland (Center for Transportation Excellence), Marnie Primmer (National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates) & Jim Stone (Circulate San Diego)
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2nejxAD, free
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 "Reconstructing Old Traffic Circles into Modern Roundabouts"
Date: April 19, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: William Britnell (CT DOT), Andrew Paul (MassDOT) & Edward Myers (Kittelson & Associates, Inc.)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2nP5zCD, free for TRB sponsors & affiliates, $105/site for others
Webinar "Maintaining Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity in Work Zones"
Date: April 19, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0sicQ, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "Part 3: Designing for Bicyclist Safety at Intersections"
Date: April 27, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Hosts: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2oZBEXW, free
Webinar "Innovative Mobility Webinar Part III Life-Cycle Analysis in Transportation Project Planning"
Date: April 28, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Alissa Kendall (Univ. of CA, Davis) & Mikhail Chester (AZ State Univ.)
Hosts: UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
Details: http://bit.ly/2oZuFhX, free
Webinar "Impact Measurement and Evaluation"
Date: May 1, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET
Presenters: Jay Kassirer (Tools of Change)
Hosts: Tools of Change
Details: http://bit.ly/2k2h727, $70, limited number of free registrations available
Webinar "Best Practices for Communicating and Using Safe Routes to School Data"
Date: May 2, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Sherie Moore (Clark County School District), Seth LaJeunesse (National Center for Safe Routes to School) & Hannah Day-Kapell (Alta Planning + Design)
Hosts: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/2nYNtA2, free
Webinar "U.S. Federal Policy Briefing"
Date: May 2, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Caron Whitaker (League of American Bicyclists)
Hosts: League of American Bicyclists, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/2o1KMxN, free
Webinar "A Look at the Legal Environment for Driverless Vehicles"
Date: May 3, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Dorothy Glancy & Robert Peterson (Santa Clara Univ. School of Law)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2oXgz0u, free for TRB affiliates, $95/site for others
Webinar "Opportunities for Rural Walkability"
Date: May 10, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0odFC, free
Webinar "Prioritizing Accessibility in Major Cities"
Date: May 10, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Andrew Owen (Univ. of MN Accessibility Observatory), Julie Babinard (World Bank Group) & Susan Handy (Univ. of CA at Davis)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2oXv98c, free for TRB affiliates, $55/site for others
Webinar "Making Crossings Safe, Convenient and Inviting"
Date: May 17, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0qvoj, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide to the Highway Capacity Manual: Part 1, Contents" (Part 2, Applications on June 28, 2017)
Date: May 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Tom Creasey (Stantec Consulting) & Paul Ryus (Kittelson & Assoc.)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2oXoJFX, free for TRB affiliates, $95/site for others
Webinar "Tracking the Walking Path"
Date: June 14, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0lbB2, free
Webinar "Beyond Counting - Putting the Data to Work for Better Planning and Evaluation"
Date: June 21, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0pxrS, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide to the Highway Capacity Manual: Part 2, Applications" (Part 1, Contents on May 30, 2017)
Date: June 28, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Tom Creasey (Stantec Consulting) & Paul Ryus (Kittelson & Assoc.)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2oXwvzO, free for TRB affiliates, $95/site for others
CHICAGO FED RESERVE PEER CITY IDENTIFICATION TOOL
-> According to Forbes, The Peer City Identification Tool (http://bit.ly/2nZRJNV) is a powerful online tool that allows policymakers, planners and researchers to truly identify cities facing similar challenges, and in the process find the ones that may have developed appropriate policy responses. It was developed by the Chicago Federal Reserve public data from 300 U.S. cities that had a population of 50,000 or more in 1960. It is organized in four categories, each with several metrics: Equity (racial and socioeconomic composition); Resilience (economic change and labor market characteristics); Outlook (demographic and economic future); and Housing (affordability, tenure and age of housing stock). Enter a city to see a map of the comparable cities in a given category and tables and charts that show exactly how that city compares with the peers identified, and to the median for all 300 cities in the analysis. http://bit.ly/2o00bwz
ASLA COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES
-> The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently released a document outlining critical priorities to update and strengthen all forms of infrastructure. "Landscape Architects Leading Community Infrastructure Design and Development" (http://bit.ly/2oZor1t) centers on less-costly green infrastructure solutions in four areas: fixing our nation’s water management systems; upgrading to a multimodal transportation network; recognizing public lands, parks, and recreation as critical infrastructure; and designing for resiliency. http://bit.ly/2oZ7R1P
BIKE NATION: HOW CYCLING CAN SAVE THE WORLD
-> Guardian news correspondent, Peter Walker, explores varying attitudes toward cycling around the world in a new book due out April 6: "Bike Nation: How Cycling Can Save the World." (See article in National section, The Big Helmet Debate, to link to an edited excerpt). Walker considers Amsterdam and Copenhagen, where cycling culture is an intrinsic part of the approach of politicians and officials who have made provisions for cyclists and reaped extraordinary benefits. He also investigates Great Britain, the US and Australia, where the tragic mistakes being made when planning and developing cities have lead to different outcomes, including aggression towards the cycling community. Purchase: http://amzn.to/2o0RSlX, download: http://bit.ly/2oY56O1
CRASH MODIFICATION FACTORS FOR UNCONTROLLED PED CROSSING
-> The Transportation Research Board released a report that quantifies the safety benefits of four types of pedestrian crossing treatments—rectangular rapid flashing beacons, pedestrian hybrid beacons, pedestrian refuge islands, and advanced YIELD or STOP markings and signs—and presents a crash modification factor (CMF) for each treatment type. This information is suitable for inclusion in the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual, FHWA's CMF Clearinghouse, and other guidance. It will be valuable to transportation agencies in choosing the appropriate crossing treatment for uncontrolled pedestrian crossings. "Development of Crash Modification Factors for Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossing Treatments" http://bit.ly/2oXduO7
PED & BIKE VOLUME DATA COLLECTION METHODS & TECHNOLOGIES: PHASE 2
-> The Transportation Research Board released "Methods and Technologies for Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection: Phase 2." (http://bit.ly/2oZifq5) It presents combined results for a range of technologies tested by both the Phase 1 research and the continuation research (Phase 2). The research evaluated automated nonmotorized count technologies in different settings, including ranges of temperature, varying weather conditions, mixed traffic conditions, mixed travel directions, and facility types (e.g., roadways, multiuse paths), to determine their accuracy and reliability in different contexts. This report documents the research findings on the accuracy and consistency found for the different automated count technologies. It provides an account of the process used to select technologies for testing, identifies test sites, and evaluates the effectiveness of the technologies.
For older technologies, see the "Phase 1 Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection" (http://bit.ly/2oZ2m2U) and "Methods and Technologies for Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection" (http://bit.ly/2oZiGAH).
COMMUNITIES IN ACTION: PATHWAYS TO HEALTH EQUITY
-> The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released "Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity" (http://bit.ly/2oZR3Yn) This report delineates the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the US. It focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.
THE WALKUP WAKE-UP CALL: NEW YORK
-> New York is the most pedestrian-friendly city in the country. Yet for all its reputation as a walker's paradise, just 2.4 percent of the total regional land mass in New York is considered "walkable urban." A new report from the George Washington University School of Business's Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis and Smart Growth America note that despite the demand for walkable urban places in New York, most real estate investment has been in the region’s core rather than in creating new walkable urban places or growing the region’s rail-served town centers. This represents a lost economic opportunity, and presents a real danger of a substantial affordable housing crisis if efforts to balance the region are not taken. "The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: New York" http://bit.ly/2p0gtoY
RAPIDLY EXPANDING MOBILE APPS FOR CROWD-SOURCING BIKE DATA TO NEW CITIES
-> The University of South Florida released a report that identifies barriers to implementing open-source software that collects data of bicycle infrastructure. This report describes a proof-of-concept multi-region software, which can allow multiple cities to share the same set of mobile apps. "Rapidly Expanding Mobile Apps for Crowd-sourcing Bike Data to New Cities" http://bit.ly/2oZCm7S
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Southeast Greenways and Trails Summit, October 1-3, 2017, Durham, NC.
Deadline: April 7, 2017, http://bit.ly/2nQEfnw
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Amsterdam Placemaking Week 2017, October 11-14, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deadline: April 28, 2017 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2o0U2lU
-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - CTS 28th Annual Transportation Research Conference, November 2, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.
Deadline: April 24, 2017, http://bit.ly/1o0DfWn
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
-> April 6, 2017 - World Day for Physical Activity
-> April 8, 2017 - National Opening Day for Trails
-> April 10-12, 2017 - International Congress on Transport Infrastructure and Systems, Rome, Italy.
-> April 14-15, 2017 - Moscow International Cycling Congress, Moscow, Russia
-> April 19-21, 2017 - California Trails & Greenways 2017, Monterey, CA.
-> April 19-23, 2017 - Foro Mundial de la Bicicleta (World Bicycle Forum), Mexico City, Mexico
-> April 20-22, 2017 - Georgia Trails Summit, Columbus, GA.
-> April 21-22, 2017 - Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, Hong Kong, China
-> April 23-25, 2017 - LOCUS Leadership Summit: P3 is for Partnerships, Placemaking, and Policy, Washington, DC
-> April 23-25, 2017 - North American Snow Conference (APWA), Des Moines, IA.
-> May 1-4, 2017 - National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
-> May 2-4, 2017 - Vision Zero Cities Conference, New York, NY.
-> May 3-6, 2017 - CNU 25.Seattle, Seattle, WA.
-> May 4, 2017 - Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit, Dover, DE.
-> May 4–5, 2017 - South Carolina Mayor's Bike and Walk Summit, Columbia, SC.
-> May 5, 2017 - Miami Valley Cycling Summit, Dayton, OH.
-> May 6-9, 2017 - APA 2017 National Planning Conference, New York, NY.
-> May 7-10, 2017 - American Trails International Trails Symposium, Dayton, OH.
-> May 8-10, 2017 - 5th International Conference on Roundabouts, Green Bay, WI.
-> May 8-14, 2017 - Global Campaign to #SlowDown and Save Lives: Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week
-> May 10, 2017 - National Bike to School Day
-> May 10-12, 2017 - Placemaking: Making It Happen, New York, NY.
-> May 10-12, 2017 - Building a Healthier Future Summit, Washington, DC.
-> May 14-18, 2017 - 16th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Raleigh, NC.
-> May 14-18, 2017 - ICOET 2017 International Conference on Ecology & Transportation, Salt Lake City, UT.
-> May 15-17, 2017 - Global Public Transport Summit 2017, Montreal, Canada
-> May 15-19, 2017 - National Bike to Work Week 2017
-> May 16-17, 2017 - 5th World Social Marketing Conference 2017, Washington, DC.
-> May 18-20, 2017 - Tennessee Bike Summit, Memphis, TN
-> May 19, 2017 - National Bike to Work Day
-> May 19, 2017 - Midwest Active Transportation Conference, La Crosse, WI.
-> May 19–20, 2017 - Oklahoma Bike Summit, Muskogee, OK.
-> May 21-24, 2017 - 5th Urban Street Symposium, Raleigh, NC.
-> May 31 - June 3, 2017 - 2017 Next City Vanguard conference, Montréal, Québec. Participants 40 & under only, selected through a competitive application process. Apply by December 12, 2016.
-> June 3, 2017 - National Trails Day
-> June 6, 2017 - Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide Training, Bend, OR
-> June 7-10, 2017 - International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA),Victoria, BC, Canada.
-> June 11-15, 2017 - Mobility Rising CTA Expo, Detroit, MI.
-> June 12, 2017 - Scientists for Cycling Colloquium, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
-> June 13-16, 2017 - Velo-city 2017 Arnhem-Nijmegen, Arnhem and Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
-> June 14-15, 2017 - Vision Zero Conference 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
-> June 17-20, 2017 - Canadian Institute of Planners National Planning Conference, Calgary, Canada
-> June 21-23, 2017 - International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Bethesda, MD.
-> June 26-29, 2017 - APBP Professional Development Seminar, Memphis, TN.
-> June 27-29, 2017 - International Conference on Transport and Health, Barcelona, Spain.
-> June 28-30, 2017 - PlacesForBikes Conference 2017, Madison, WI
-> July 2-15, 2017 - Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands Study Tour
-> July 3-6, 2017 - World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017, Brisbane, Australia.
-> July 8-11, 2017 - 2017 Esri Imaging & Mapping Forum, San Diego, CA.
-> July 10-11, 2017 - 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Brisbane, Australia
-> July 12-13, 2017 - Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses, Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation, Portland, OR State University
-> July 24-26, 2017 - 22nd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT), Chicago, IL.
-> July 27-28, 2017 - 8th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action, Washington, D.C.
-> July 29 - August 2, 2017 - Greater, Greener 2017: Parks Connecting Cities, Cultures and Generations, Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN.
-> July 31 - August 4, 2017 - Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0, Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation, Portland, OR State University
-> August 20-24, 2017 (NOTE NEW DATE) - 1.0 Workshop: Fundamentals of Bikeway Planning & Design, Portland, OR State University
-> September 11-12, 2017 - TREC Transportation & Communities Summit, Portland, OR State University
-> 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.
-> September 13-15, 2017 - National Walking Summit, St. Paul. MN.
-> September 15, 2017 - New York State Bike Summit, Albany, NY.
-> September 16-20, 2017 - Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY
-> September 17-20, 2017 - Rail~Volution 2017, Denver, CO.
-> September 19-21, 2017 - International Cycling Conference 2017, Mannheim, Germany
-> September 19-22, 2017 - Walk21 Calagry 2017, Calgary, Canada
-> September 21-22, 2017 - 6th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC), Davis, CA.
-> September 24–25, 2017 - West Virginia Bike Summit, Morgantown, WV.
-> September 26-29, 2017 - 14th International Conference on Urban Health, Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, Coimbra, Portugal
-> October 1-3, 2017 - Southeast Greenways and Trails Summit, Durham, NC.
-> October 2, 2017 - Colorado Bicycle Summit, Denver, CO.
-> October 3-4, 2017- 10th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA.
-> October 3–6, 2017 - California Bicycle Summit, Sacramento, CA.
-> October 4, 2017 - International Walk to School Day
-> October 6-8, 2017 - Youth Bike Summit, Arlington, VA & Washington, DC.
-> October 11-14, 2017 - Placemaking Week 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
-> October 20-23, 2017 - American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
-> October 29 - November 2, 2017 - ITS World Congress: Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities, Montréal, Canada
-> October 30-November 2, 2017 - NACTO Designing Cities 2017, Chicago, IL.
-> November 2, 2017 - CTS 28th Annual Transportation Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
-> November 3–4, 2017 - North Carolina Bike Summit, Wilmington, NC.
-> November 14-16, 2017 - Using Census Data for Transportation Applications Conference, Kansas City, MO.
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
-> December 5-7, 2017 - Brownfields 2017: Sustainable Communities Start Here, Pittsburgh, PA.
-> February 11-14, 2018 - Active Living Research Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada
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 - LANDMARK DESIGNATION, TOOLS OF CHANGE, CULLBRIDGE MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Nominate your active or sustainable transportation program for Landmark designation. Designation recognizes behavior change or social marketing approaches and programs considered to be among the most successful in the world. The designated programs gain exposure, credibility and free, on-line program case study materials and are featured in a case study webinar.
Deadline: June 5, 2017, http://bit.ly/1EV3HM5
-> JOB - BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PLANNER, HENNEPIN COUNTY, MN COMMUNITY WORKS
The Bicycle and Pedestrian team is seeking a strategic, flexible, and creative thinker to join their team as a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner. Working as part of Hennepin County's Community Works Department, this position will assist with planning activities, technical analysis and implementation of the county's adopted bicycle and pedestrian transportation plans. This is a limited duration (temporary), benefit-earning position expected to last up to 2 years.
Deadline: April 19, 2017 by 5:00 pm CT, http://bit.ly/2oZL7yP
-> 4 JOBS - REGIONAL HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATORS, TN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Between now and mid-April, the TN Department of Health will advertise 4 separate regional Healthy Development Coordinator positions (the deadline date for 3 other regional coordinator positions has already passed). The Coordinators will be housed in seven Regional Health Departments and will be liaisons between public health and local/regional built environment efforts. The positions were created in recognition that the places and spaces in which people live have a larger determination on health than access to healthcare or genetics. The HDCs are part of a broader effort by the Tennessee Department of Health to provide staff and funding to assist communities as they create opportunities for physical activity such as walking and bicycling, access to healthy foods such as grocery stores and farmers markets, healthy school and workplace environments, and housing choices. A variety of backgrounds are eligible including: public health, public administration, community planning, civic engagement, public policy, engineering, law or economics.
Deadline: Not posted yet, search for "Healthy Development Coordinators" at http://bit.ly/2o1bVRD
-> Alliance for Biking and Walking Job Board, http://bit.ly/1IQlOaf
-> American Planning Association Jobs Online, http://bit.ly/1FUbQ3U
-> Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Career Center: http://bit.ly/1DhwE41
-> Alta Planning + Design, http://bit.ly/1jbgjF9
-> Burgess & Niple, http://bit.ly/1DWNrf3
-> NACTO Careers, http://bit.ly/13VnUBl
-> Sam Schwartz Engineering, http://bit.ly/PsktvP
-> Toole Design Group, http://bit.ly/1k7DPRg
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