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#433 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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

T-H-E--N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L-&-I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L--S-C-E-N-E
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----- Most People Use Phones While Driving
----- NACTO: Rogue Bike Share Providers Raise Concerns For Cities
----- Phone Data Helps w/ Road Design, Tracking Outcomes
----- Blaming Traffic Violence Victims for "Drunk Walking"
----- The Invention of Jaywalking
----- Treepedia Green View Index Online Tool
----- Oslo, Norway Downtown to be Carfree by 2019
----- Why Copenhagen & Amsterdam Streets Look So Different From US
----- Mexico City to Drop Parking Minimums
----- Walkability Impact on Transit’s 1st & Last Mile
----- Data & AI Help Bikeshare Efficiency

R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
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----- Denver, CO & Philadelphia, PA: Crowdsourced Vision Zero Maps
----- Ithaca, NY: SmartTrips Personalized Sustainable Transpo Campaign
----- Sacramento, CA District 5X More Jaywalking Tickets to Black Peds
----- San Francisco, CA: Fair Value Commuting
----- Providence, RI: $4.3M Infrastructure for Latino Neighborhood
----- The WalkUP Wake UP Call: Metro New York City
----- Seattle, WA Bikeshare Post-Mortem
----- Memphis, TN Bike Share: Private, Nonprofit & Community-Led
----- CA Approves $84M in Trails Projects
----- Boulder County, CO Offers Free Bike Racks

T-H-E--R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H--B-E-A-T
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----- Evaluating the Economic Impacts and Benefits of Transit
----- Improving Trip Generation Methods
----- TRB 2016 Bicycles and Motorcycles Issue
----- 1. GPS Modeling of Bikeshare User Route Choice
----- 2. Nighttime Visibility of Cyclists Approaching Left-Turning Motorists
----- Perspectives in Deploying Automated Speed Enforcement

R-E-S-O-U-R-C-E-S
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----- Virtual-Reality Vision of Future Projects Via Phone
----- Transportation Field Guide for City Leaders
----- Intro to HIAs for Community Development
----- Download High Resolution World City Maps for CAD
----- A Performance-Based Highway Geometric Design Process
----- MI DOT Gateway Pedestrian Treatment Guide
----- Guidebook to Planning & Managing Transit Park-and-Ride Facilities
----- Nashville, TN Bicycle Parking Guide
----- Preparing for Aging Populations in Cities
----- How to Create a Parklet
----- Island Press e-Book Sale Thru Monday

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

MOST PEOPLE USE PHONES WHILE DRIVING
-> Wired reports a new study indicates that nearly everybody uses their phone while behind the wheel, nearly all the time. Using sensor data from more than 3 million drivers and 5.6 billion miles of trips, driving analytics company Zendrive found drivers are using their phones on 88 percent of their journeys. (Largest Distracted Driving Behavior Study: http://bit.ly/2pz3bU1) The average driver spends 3.5 minutes on the phone per one hour trip, a stat that sounds worse when you realize just a two-second distraction increases your risk of crashing by 20 percent. The Zendrive study does indicate that anti-distracted driving laws are working, to a degree. Of the six states with the lowest levels of distracted driving, four ban hand-held phone use while driving. Only one of the six states where distraction is most deadly (Vermont) has a similar law. http://bit.ly/2pzaWcM

NACTO: ROGUE BIKE SHARE PROVIDERS RAISE CONCERNS FOR CITIES
-> NACTO reports in recent weeks, "rogue" bike share companies have launched, uninvited, in U.S. cities with flimsy equipment and limited or no public notification, posing significant safety risks to the public, and fully divorced from larger transportation planning and municipal needs. Photos from cities in China, where rogue systems are already in place, show junk heaps of broken bikes. People who have used the bikes in the U.S. report that they are of poor quality and often unsafe.

Bike share systems have a strong role to play in a city’s transportation network. But, by starting up without invitation or coordination, these companies have shown that they are not serious about providing bikes as a real mobility option for people. Instead, their actions suggest that they are more interested in media attention and a quick buyout. Such fly-by-night operations put the public at risk. http://bit.ly/2pAKAHw

PHONE DATA HELPS W/ ROAD DESIGN, TRACKING OUTCOMES
-> Government Technology reports traditionally, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency would rely on collision data and count the amount of vehicles that would pass through intersections to judge how traffic and safety has improved. Through Zendrive software, which works in the background and measures rapid acceleration, hard braking, phone usage and excessive speeding, the company can measure the behavior of specific drivers and understand where problem areas are. The "combination of the gyroscope, GPS and accelerometer in all our phones turns these phones into really powerful sensors." The company analyzed more than 1 million miles of driver data on the Mission Street corridor before, during and after the construction and found a 16% average reduction in risky events per 1,000 trips. http://bit.ly/2oMtK5r

BLAMING TRAFFIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS FOR "DRUNK WALKING"
-> StreetsBlog reports the alarming increase in pedestrian deaths should be a wake up call for transportation officials — the status quo approach to traffic safety is failing the most vulnerable people on our streets. Instead we’re getting warmed over versions of the same old victim-blaming messages. This week, the Governors Highway Safety Association issued a press release (http://bit.ly/2oMMykW) telling state DOTs that instead of telling people not to drink and drive, they should tell everyone, including pedestrians and cyclists, not to drink and go anywhere. Being drunk, just like being a sober pedestrian or cyclist, is only a hazard when you’re on streets with motor vehicle traffic traveling at lethal speeds. Victim-blaming messages like this won’t make people safer. http://bit.ly/2oMP378

THE INVENTION OF JAYWALKING
-> A CityLab article presents the forgotten history of how the auto industry won the right of way for cars. Browse through New York Times accounts of pedestrians dying after being struck by automobiles prior to 1930, and you’ll see that in nearly every case, the driver is charged with something like "technical manslaughter." And it wasn’t just New York. Across the country, drivers were held criminally responsible when they killed or injured people with their vehicles. In the automobile’s earliest years, the principles of common law applied to crashes. In the case of a collision, the larger, heavier vehicle was deemed to be at fault. The responsibility for crashes always lay with the driver. The auto industry lobbied to change the law, promoting the adoption of traffic statutes to supplant common law. The statutes were designed to restrict pedestrian use of the street and give primacy to cars. The idea of "jaywalking" – a concept that had not really existed prior to 1920 – was enshrined in law. http://bit.ly/2pz6gUr

TREEPEDIA GREEN VIEW INDEX ONLINE TOOL
-> The Wall Street Journal reports on Treepedia (http://bit.ly/2oM0SdP), an online tool that analyzes millions of neighborhood photos from Google Street View to create block-by-block maps of cities around the world showing where there are trees and where streets are bare. Treepedia, launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable City Lab in December, so far has created tree maps of 19 cities across five continents. The MIT team used Google photos instead of satellite imagery to "really measure how much greenery people might see" as they move around a city’s streets, and did not take city parks into account. http://on.wsj.com/2oM27JW

OSLO, NORWAY DOWNTOWN TO BE CARFREE BY 2019
-> CityLab reports Oslo is growing faster than just about any other city in Europe, which means cramped sidewalks, heavier traffic, and worse pollution in a region where air quality can already be deadly. To stanch emissions and smooth mobility for residents, all cars will be banned downtown by 2019. If delivered, the plan would be the first comprehensive and permanent four-wheel prohibition in any major European city. Check out the new STREETFILMS Oslo: The Journey to Car-Free video (11:25 minutes) http://bit.ly/2pAlTLb

WHY COPENHAGEN & AMSTERDAM STREETS LOOK SO DIFFERENT FROM US
-> A CityLab article explores the reasons Copenhagen and Amsterdam streets evolved to become more livable than those in the US. The energy crisis in the 1970s that hit Denmark hard prompted people to return to riding bicycles and demand safety. In The Netherlands, cycle paths were removed in the 1950s and 1960s to make more space for cars. Increasing children’s deaths on the road in the 1970s sparked mass demonstrations that with oil crisis influenced the Dutch government to re-emphasize the construction of safer streets and segregated cycle paths. Check out a brief video, How the Dutch Got Their Cycle Paths. http://bit.ly/2oMAe4p

MEXICO CITY TO DROP PARKING MINIMUMS
-> Mexico City is pursuing a sweeping overhaul of the city’s parking policy that’s expected to do away with minimum parking requirements and generate revenue for transit and affordable housing. If enacted, the reforms could set an important precedent for cities in North and South America. Currently, Mexico City’s building code tips the scales toward driving with strict parking minimums throughout the city for both housing and commercial development, even though cars only account for about 30% of all trips. By reforming the parking requirements, they aim to lower construction costs, make housing more affordable, and subsidize transit through a fee on parking that does get built. http://bit.ly/2pzHiUH

WALKABILITY IMPACT ON TRANSIT’S 1ST & LAST MILE
-> Walkability is one of the keys to high transit ridership, and yet much of the nation’s transit is located in low density, unwalkable places. As a result, the U.S. transit industry faces the need to create "first and last mile" connections to and from transit. The easier it is for people to walk to public transportation, the more likely they are to use it. However, Transit’s first and last miles generally happen outside of transit agencies’ traditional sphere of concern — operating buses or trains — and thus demand sustained coordination with other governmental actors, especially at the municipal level. http://bit.ly/2pzGm2P

DATA & AI HELP BIKESHARE EFFICIENCY
-> The European Cyclists’ Federation notes how bikeshare schemes are managed depends on how well the data is collected, stored and analyzed for operators. Often, the unstandardized and ‘dirty’ data can make it very overwhelming for operators to organize and understand critical intel related to their own Bike Share Schemes. Fortunately, we are at a stage where technology is advanced enough to not only collect, store and present data but also analyze and predict issues and challenges. Advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning help to sort and organize vast amounts of information into clean and standardized data, while using real-time intelligence to predict demand and optimize performance for operators. http://bit.ly/2pzNA70


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

DENVER, CO & PHILADELPHIA, PA: CROWDSOURCED VISION ZERO MAPS
-> NextCity reports Vision Zero planning in Denver and Philadelphia is using crowdsourcing to capture community concerns about dangerous streets and intersections that their traditional data sources might miss. http://bit.ly/2pzH67T

Denver’s online Vision Zero Map (http://bit.ly/2pznQYi) asks people through the end of April to highlight a section of street they like or dangerous problem areas. For good areas, respondents are asked to explain why they like it. For bad, they’re asked for further details about why it makes them feel unsafe — accessibility problems, blocked crosswalks, unsafe speeds, failures to yield, etc. They must also say whether they were walking, biking, using a wheelchair or driving. Finally, they can add time of day and type of trip regarding a specific incident, and there’s an open-ended box for more comments.

Philadelphia’s crowdsourcing Vision Zero Safety Map (http://arcg.is/2pzozbY) only lets users report problems, instead of allowing highlights of both good and bad streets. Respondents must pick a spot on the map, select a problem such as red light running or speeding and say what transportation mode they were using. They also have the option to elaborate in a comments area. Unlike Denver, the Philly tool allows you to submit photos of the problem area. It also displays all the data points from other users on the map, allowing anyone to see the kind of problems being reported and where they’re happening.

ITHACA, NY: SMARTTRIPS PERSONALIZED SUSTAINABLE TRANSPO CAMPAIGN
-> The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has released its final report of SmartTrips Ithaca, a neighborhood-based personalized educational campaign that encouraged downtown residents to try sustainable modes of transportation such as walking, biking, transit, and carsharing. The report offers a case study in how the SmartTrips model was adjusted to the unique context of a small college town, and summarizes the positive results in trip reduction and mode shift that occurred in a before-and-after survey of program participants. "SmartTrips Ithaca: Encouraging Sustainable Transportation Options through a Personalized Educational Campaign" http://bit.ly/2oLHTzU

SACRAMENTO, CA DISTRICT 5X MORE JAYWALKING TICKETS TO BLACKS
-> According to the The Sacramento Bee Sacramento police issued 233 tickets for jaywalking last year in the police district that includes North Sacramento and Del Paso Heights – nearly triple the number handed out in the entire rest of the city. Black people received 111 of those citations, nearly 50 percent, but account for about 15 percent of the area’s residents. The equivalent of 12 citations were issued to every 1,000 black residents in District 2 last year, more than 5 times the issuance rate for non-blacks, city and census figures show. http://bit.ly/2oMGTeW

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: FAIR VALUE COMMUTING
-> Fair Value Commuting (FVC) is a five-part plan that combines technology, policy and will to eventually reduce the share of San Francisco Bay Area commutes made by single-occupancy vehicles (SOV) from around 75% to 50% (around 1 million trips). To do so, it’ll have to get local transportation providers, companies like Google and Facebook, and politicians on board. To implement the strategy, FVC’s creators have authored a bill that could be introduced by local city councils with a simple-majority vote. The bill would enact a city-wide "trip cap" to limit the number of car trips through the region; companies within the city would be permitted a certain number of commuter vehicles depending on their size, and companies that exceed that number would have to adopt the commute-reducing strategies outlined in the FVC plan. The way FVC works is by encouraging companies to increase the penalty on SOV commuting for employees, while offering a streamlined alternative. http://bit.ly/2pbUfnD

PROVIDENCE, RI: $4.3M INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LATINO NEIGHBORHOOD
-> PeopleForBikes reports a main corridor through southern Providence, RI is getting recognition for its local Latino culture, and $4.3 million investment in creative placemaking, and walking and biking infrastructure to improve life for the existing community and enhance its draw for people from elsewhere. This investment on Broad Street is part of south Providence's participation in the Big Jump Project, and City Walk, a larger multi-year initiative to link parks and neighborhoods with continuous biking and walking routes. The planned investment in high-quality bike infrastructure is notable for Providence, which has almost no existing bike lanes. http://bit.ly/2prmqMt

THE WALKUP WAKE UP CALL: METRO NEW YORK CITY
-> Smart Growth America reports New York City 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." 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. This is according to "The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: New York" (http://bit.ly/2p0gtoY), released today by the George Washington University School of Business’s Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis. http://bit.ly/2pz3qid

MEMPHIS, TN BIKE SHARE: PRIVATE, NONPROFIT & COMMUNITY-LED
-> The bike share model in Memphis is a new one for the United States: It’s driven by an advertising firm and a cadre of multi-sector stakeholders, rather than the government itself. When local companies, organizations, and community-members in Memphis found out that getting a publicly-driven bike share system would be a no-go, they didn’t give up. In fact, they decided to take matters into their own hands. The result of the collaboration is Explore Bike Share, which is setting up for its big launch later this year with 60 stations and 600 bikes. http://bit.ly/2pzEqah

SEATTLE, WA BIKESHARE POST-MORTEM
-> The Guardian reports fundamentally, low ridership killed Seattle’s Pronto bikeshare system. The system had 500 bikes at 54 stations. In its first year of operations, there were 142,832 trips or an average of just 0.78 rides per bike per day. According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials, the national average for US bike share systems is 1.8 rides per bike per day. New York City’s CitiBike system gets nearly 3.8. Some say Seattle’s helmet law discouraged use. Others say the system was too spread out and never got the expansion it needed. Some say it lost its political support both inside and out of city hall. More still think would-be riders were discouraged by the lack of bike infrastructure in downtown Seattle or the city’s notorious rain and hills. http://bit.ly/2oMuozZ

CA APPROVES $84M IN TRAILS PROJECTS
-> Rails-to-Trails Conservancy eNews reports California transportation officials recently announced more than $84 million in funding for trail projects (http://bit.ly/2pA9lTS) as part of the state's Active Transportation Program (ATP). And this month, the state Legislature approved an additional investment of $1 billion over the next decade in ATP for walking and biking programs across the state. http://bit.ly/2pzVoW1

BOULDER COUNTY, CO OFFERS FREE BIKE RACKS
-> Community Cycles reports Boulder County, CO is providing free bike racks and installation assistance to businesses and organizations throughout Boulder County. The goal: employees and customers have safe places to lock their bicycles, so that it’s easier to bike to work and support healthy, active lifestyles. http://bit.ly/2oMsgYR


THE RESEARCH BEAT

EVALUATING THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS AND BENEFITS OF TRANSIT
-> A new report from the Transportation Research Board identifies ways to most effectively incorporate transit economic impacts and benefits into public discussion and decision making, and appropriately convey the business case for transit. It describes the methods used for assessing transit economic impacts and benefits, the types of effects that are covered by these methods, and the ways that agencies are using the information obtained for planning, prioritizing, funding, and stakeholder support. "Practices for Evaluating the Economic Impacts and Benefits of Transit" http://bit.ly/2oLBZyS

IMPROVING TRIP GENERATION METHODS
-> The National Institute for Transportation and Communities reports on a recent study to help planners accurately forecast travel demand for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders. The most important outcome of this research is a framework for sustainable multimodal planning. The flexible, transparent approach to data collection and analysis is helping to create a system where land use planning and transportation impact analysis are inextricably linked -- thus giving agencies more autonomy to decide what the character of a place should be based on the needs of the people who live there. "Improving Trip Generation Methods for Livable Communities" http://bit.ly/2jZnxzc

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

1. GPS MODELING OF BIKESHARE USER ROUTE CHOICE
-> This study used GPS data obtained from 9,101 trips made by 1,866 users of Grid Bikeshare, Phoenix, Arizona. Bikeshare, with instrumented bikes, allows for better assessment of revealed route preference of a large subpopulation of cyclists. The trips studied included only direct utilitarian trips. The results were compared between registered bikeshare users and casual users. Registered users made shorter trips on roads with low volume and preferred bike-specific infrastructure. "Modeling Route Choice of Utilitarian Bikeshare Users with GPS Data" http://bit.ly/2pyV4qP

2. NIGHTTIME VISIBILITY OF CYCLISTS APPROACHING LEFT-TURNING MOTORISTS
-> This study evaluated the visibility of bicyclists encountered by left-turning motorists at urban intersections under nighttime conditions, and compared them with other hazards. A low-fidelity simulator presented a series of videos from a motorist’s perspective, while a passenger vehicle was positioned in the permitted left-turn lane at a signalized intersection. The observed response times to a bicyclist were not different from the response times to a passenger vehicle with two headlights. However, the response times were significantly shorter than the times to recognize no hazard or a bicyclist with no headlight. "Visibility of Two-Wheelers Approaching Left-Turning Vehicles Compared with Other Hazards Under Nighttime Conditions at Urban Signalized Intersections" http://bit.ly/2pz08LI

PERSPECTIVES IN DEPLOYING AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT
-> A Roadway Safety Institute article observes in the US, speeding is by far the leading factor in fatal crashes—equivalent to the use of drugs, alcohol, medication, and distracted driving combined. Although automated speed enforcement (ASE) is a promising countermeasure shown to reduce speeding and crashes, several states have enacted restrictions or even banned its use. A new study published by the University of MN charts a possible path to ASE use. (Identifying and Reconciling Stakeholder Perspectives in Deploying Automated Speed Enforcement: http://bit.ly/2oMqKGj) Researchers’ interviews with influential Minnesota stakeholders more clearly defined the arguments for and against ASE. Researchers also compared the rates of motor vehicle fatalities in states using ASE to Minnesota’s rates. Finally, they evaluated public concerns about ASE to better understand the causes for continued conflict regarding ASE deployment among the general Minnesota population and to potentially identify avenues for reconciling this conflict. http://bit.ly/2oMqvLp


QUOTES R US

"If you ask people today what a street is for, they will say cars. That’s practically the opposite of what they would have said 100 years ago… There was a lot of anger in the early years. A lot of resentment against cars for endangering streets."
—Peter Norton, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia and the author of "Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City" commenting in a CityLab article: http://bit.ly/2pz6gUr

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

HISTORIC LONDON BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Go on a virtual stroll through century-old London, with this new interactive map produced by Expedia. Named "Historic London" (http://bit.ly/2oLPLBt), the app takes you through 14 notable sites throughout the British capital, from Buckingham Palace to a view of St. Paul’s Cathedral from Fleet Street. Archival images of the sites from the late 1800s and early 1900s are overlayed onto the streetview of today, so you can easily compare what has and hasn’t changed over the last 100 years. http://bit.ly/2pbJFNn.

MELTING GLACIERS BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Check out a set of before-and-after photos published in the Geological Society of America’s GSA Today journal that document some of the changes in glaciers that are melting at remarkable rates. http://bit.ly/2oLTHlR


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 "The Built Environment as a Social Determinant of Health: The Role of Laws and Policies"
Date: April 20, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Kim Weidenaar (Network for Public Health Law), Sarah Stewart (Minneapolis Health Dept.) & Kelly Rodgers (Streetsmart)
Hosts: Network for Public Health Law
Details: http://bit.ly/2pA5ma9, free

Webinar "Promoting Active Communities: Finding Data that Tells Your Story"
Date: April 25, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Ken McLeod (League of American Bicyclists), Steven M. Lavrenz (Institute of Transportation Engineers) & Peter Barclay (Taoti Creative)
Hosts: American Public Health Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Details: http://bit.ly/2pAnEbp, free

Webinar "Economic Impacts from Bicycle and Pedestrian Street Improvements"
Date: April 25, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Jenny Lui (Portland State Univ.)
Hosts: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
Details: http://bit.ly/2pzLHak, free

Webinar "Behind the Numbers: Exploring Transportation Statistics - Bike Statistics"
Date: April 25, 2017, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Jeremy Raw, (FHWA), Theresa Firestine (Bureau of Transportation Statistics) & Jonathan Ferullo (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
Hosts: USDOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Details: http://bit.ly/2oLXDTx, free

FHWA’s Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy Analysis Tool (EERPAT)
Date: April 27, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: FHWA
Details: http://bit.ly/2oMi9na, free

Webinar "Part 3: Designing for Bicyclist Safety at Intersections"
Date: April 27, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
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 "Fostering Smart Growth in Rural Communities"
Date: May 4, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: May 4, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Hosts: Smart Growth Online
Details: http://bit.ly/2pAKjEl, free

Webinar "Walking and Walkability in Rural Communities and Small Towns"
Date: May 10, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
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 the Most of Main Street: Complete Streets & Walkable Communities"
Date: May 17, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Representatives from City of Langley, WA & Langley Main Street Association, plus hosts
Hosts: National Complete Streets Coalition & America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2pAXJQD, free

Webinar "Making Crossings Safe, Convenient and Inviting"
Date: May 17, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: APBP
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
Presenters: TBA
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
Presenters: TBA
Hosts: APBP
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


RESOURCES

VIRTUAL-REALITY VISION OF FUTURE PROJECTS VIA PHONE
-> According to PeopleForBikes, Los Angeles is testing a new tool that helps residents see what a proposed changes may look like. To see the outcome of a possible left-side protected bike lane at 6th and Spring, stand on that corner, call up a website, hold up your smartphone and turn left or any direction. The 360-degree 3D rendering (http://bit.ly/2pABavE) of Los Angeles's Spring and Main protected bike lane project (which, of course, doesn't work the same way on a desktop browser) resembles services used in the architecture world for years. But in this case, the building is a street and the client is the public -- so the service is being opened to anyone who can pull up the website. http://bit.ly/2pAnOzl

TRANSPORTATION FIELD GUIDE FOR CITY LEADERS
-> TransitCenter has released its "All Transportation is Local: A Field Guide for City Leaders" (http://bit.ly/2pAxdaj). This handbook outlines practical steps that local elected officials can take right away to improve their transportation systems and make their cities better places to live, work, and visit. This how-to guide has four sections. "How to Make the Most of Your Time in Office" and "Alliances That Get Results" deal with the human dimensions of leadership, and "Make the Most of Your Infrastructure" and "Rewrite the Rules to Boost Growth, Not Traffic" deal with the physical and policy dimensions.

INTRO TO HIAS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
-> The PEW Charitable Trusts notes in an online briefing that conducting health impact assessments (HIAs) can help build collaboration across different organizations within the same community in order to improve public health. They provide case studies about three HIAs and draws from a review conducted by the Georgia Health Policy Center that summarized the HIA process and findings. They also provide an introduction to HIA for community developers and policymakers and explain how developers can incorporate health considerations into their decisions. "Health Impact Assessment Can Inform Community Development Decisions" http://bit.ly/2pAJw6g

DOWNLOAD HIGH RESOLUTION WORLD CITY MAPS FOR CAD
-> Mapacad (http://bit.ly/2pz7Vcg) is a website that offers downloads of .dwgs of 200 metropolises in their database. The founders have shared a set of their most-downloaded cities. The files contain closed polyline layers for buildings, streets, highways, city limits, and geographical data--all ready for use in CAD programs like Autocad, Rhino, BricsCad and SketchUp. See this Arch Daily article for instructions for free downloads: http://bit.ly/2pbHpWk

A PERFORMANCE-BASED HIGHWAY GEOMETRIC DESIGN PROCESS
-> The Transportation Research Board has released a report reviews the evolution of highway design, presents several key principles for today’s design challenges, provides suggestions for a new highway geometric design process, and demonstrates the value of the process through six case studies. The new process focuses on the transportation performance of the design rather than the selection of values from tables of dimensions applied across the range of facility types. http://bit.ly/2oLB2GA

MI DOT GATEWAY PEDESTRIAN TREATMENT GUIDE
-> MI DOT released its "User Guide for R1-6 Gateway Treatment for Pedestrian Crossings." The R1-6 Gateway Treatment consists of In-Street Pedestrians signs used across an entire roadway – lane lines, center lines, bike lane lines, medians, etc. to highlight a marked pedestrian crosswalk. The perceived narrowing of the road is one factor influencing the treatments efficacy. Research data show that when appropriately used, the gateway treatment increases driver yielding compliance from 0-10% to 60-100%. Data also show that driving speeds are reduced around these devices, regardless of pedestrian presence. These results have been sustained over time and suggestions are included in the guide to increase survivability for maintenance. http://bit.ly/2oLVjfb

GUIDEBOOK TO PLANNING & MANAGING TRANSIT PARK-AND-RIDE FACILITIES
-> The Transportation Research Board has released "Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride." It provides approaches to managing park-and-ride facilities, from developing the park-and-ride concept for a community to day-to-day management. Key themes include design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of these facilities. http://bit.ly/2oLDLA2

NASHVILLE, TN BICYCLE PARKING GUIDE
-> Walk Bike Nashville and Dero have released the "Nashville Bicycle Parking Guide" (http://bit.ly/2pAoPHS). It includes sections on basic bike parking guidance, installation, and bike parking requirements in Nashville.

PREPARING FOR AGING POPULATIONS IN CITIES
-> AARP and the U.S. Conference of Mayors released a report on how cities are preparing for their aging populations. The report summarizes the results of a survey of city leaders that tried to identify the resources, infrastructure, and policy changes that are needed to make cities more livable so that residents can choose to age in place. "Preparing for Aging Populations in America’s Cities: A report on Priorities for America’s Mayors:" http://bit.ly/2pzSRvd

HOW TO CREATE A PARKLET
-> AARP Livable Communities Newsletter article provides guidance on how to create a parklet. Just like any other park, a parklet is a public space for sitting, reading and relaxing in a parking spot. AARP and Alta Planning + Design teamed up to build a temporary, sample parklet for older adults. It included a bench for sitting and several low-impact exercise stations such as a step, resistance bands and yoga mats. A trainer popped by to lead a few fitness sessions. They added a fragrance garden to stimulate the senses and a little library stocked with books that were free for the taking. http://bit.ly/2pAvu4M

ISLAND PRESS E-BOOK SALE THRU MONDAY
-> From now until Monday, April 24 all 1,300+ Island Press e-books are $4.99. This includes the Global Street Design Guide, Transit Street Design Guide, Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Cities for People, Tactical Urbanism, among scores of others. http://bit.ly/2pzAir5


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - CTS 28th Annual Transportation Research Conference, November 2, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.
Deadline: April 24, 2017, http://bit.ly/1o0DfWn

-> 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 Abstracts - Road Safety on Five Continents, May 16-18, 2018, Jeju Island, South Korea
Deadline: April 30, 2017, http://bit.ly/2oLhBxE

-> Call for Abstracts - Asia Pacific Cycling Congress, October 17-20, 2017, Christchurch, New Zealand
Deadline: May 1, 2017, http://bit.ly/2oLTgI2

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 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, 2017 - Ohio Bicycling Summit, Columbus, OH.
http://bit.ly/2pzyNcc
-> 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, 2017 - Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit, Dover, DE.
http://bit.ly/2nQQReg
-> May 4, 2017 - 2017 Wisconsin Bike Summit, Milwaukee, WI.
http://bit.ly/2pz4BOm
-> 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 7-10, 2017 - American Trails International Trails Symposium, Dayton, OH.
http://bit.ly/2nhQDPO
-> May 8-10, 2017 - 5th International Conference on Roundabouts, Green Bay, WI.
http://bit.ly/2byMAW8
-> May 8-14, 2017 - Global Campaign to #SlowDown and Save Lives: Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week
http://bit.ly/2nRg7Ru
-> 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 - 16th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Raleigh, NC.
http://bit.ly/2nQz5YC
-> 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 16-18, 2018 - Road Safety on Five Continents, Jeju Island, South Korea
http://bit.ly/2oLhBxE
-> 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 6, 2017 - Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide Training, Bend, OR
http://bit.ly/2oZOKVa
-> 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 12, 2017 - Scientists for Cycling Colloquium, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
http://bit.ly/2p06MGX
-> June 13-16, 2017 - Velo-city 2017 Arnhem-Nijmegen, Arnhem and Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
http://bit.ly/1XVRoKZ
-> June 14-15, 2017 - Vision Zero Conference 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
http://bit.ly/2p08uIi
-> June 17-20, 2017 - Canadian Institute of Planners National Planning Conference, Calgary, Canada
http://bit.ly/2gG9amn
-> June 19-22, 2017 - 12th ITS European Congress, Strasbourg, France
http://bit.ly/2pzxFW7
-> 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 8-11, 2017 - 2017 Esri Imaging & Mapping Forum, San Diego, CA.
http://arcg.is/2nLau7H
-> 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/2dlh6Io
-> July 29 - August 2, 2017 - Greater, Greener 2017: Parks Connecting Cities, Cultures and Generations, Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN.
http://bit.ly/2nQO44G
-> 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) - 1.0 Workshop: Fundamentals of Bikeway Planning & Design, Portland, OR State University
http://bit.ly/2k1fPoj
-> September 11-12, 2017 - TREC Transportation & Communities Summit, Portland, OR State University
http://bit.ly/2oZTk5V
-> 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 19-21, 2017 - International Cycling Conference 2017, Mannheim, Germany
http://bit.ly/2oYZ00b
-> 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 1-3, 2017 - Southeast Greenways and Trails Summit, Durham, NC.
http://bit.ly/2nQH2x5
-> October 2, 2017 - Colorado Bicycle Summit, Denver, CO.
http://bit.ly/2kHfGdZ
-> October 3-4, 2017- 10th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA.
http://bit.ly/2ltAOSZ
-> October 3–6, 2017 - California Bicycle Summit, Sacramento, CA.
http://bit.ly/2p0dcG1
-> 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 17-20, 2017 - Asia Pacific Cycling Congress, Christchurch, New Zealand
http://bit.ly/2oM5lgp
-> 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
-> November 2, 2017 - CTS 28th Annual Transportation Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
http://bit.ly/1o0DfWn
-> November 3–4, 2017 - North Carolina Bike Summit, Wilmington, NC.
http://bit.ly/1fgGco2
-> November 14-16, 2017 - Using Census Data for Transportation Applications Conference, Kansas City, MO.
http://bit.ly/2kJRvf2

NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
-> February 1-3, 2018 - New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, San Francisco, CA.
http://bit.ly/2pADDGc
-> May 16-18, 2018 - Road Safety on Five Continents, Jeju Island, South Korea
http://bit.ly/2oLhBxE


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

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - BICYCLE FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY
The League of American Bicyclists 2017 Bicycle Friendly University application is now open. A Microsoft Word version of the updated application can be downloaded (http://bit.ly/2oMNq9p), which highlights any questions that have been changed or added. There is now a $100 application fee and discounts are available.
Deadline: August 10, 2017, http://bit.ly/25XaB3g

-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SPECIALIST, WA DOT, OLYMPIA, WA
The Multimodal Planning Division's Systems Analysis & Planning Branch is currently seeking a skilled, collaborative transportation-planning professional to develop, lead, and coordinate the review for corridor planning studies statewide. Seated in our state capital Olympia, WA, this position will allow you to lead diverse teams, develop long-term plans, and dive head first into our Strategic Planning and Research Work Program.
Deadline: April 30, 2017 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2pz0kKN

-> JOB - CALIFORNIA SENIOR POLICY MANAGER, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP, WORK FROM OWN OFFICE IN CA
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented professional with strong knowledge of California state policy and active transportation technical assistance skills to ensure that state funding and policies are supportive of Safe Routes to School and active transportation, and to help equip low-income communities to apply for funding and implement effective Safe Routes to School and active transportation initiatives.
Deadline: May 1, 2017, http://bit.ly/2oLg0If

-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ENGINEER, CARY, NC
The Town of Cary is seeking a highly motivated Transportation Planning Engineer to perform difficult professional work participating in the planning, design, construction and project management of a variety of multi-modal transportation projects.
Deadline: May 10, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2pzfAHE

-> JOB - MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE ENGINEER, WA DOT, SEATTLE OR OLYMPIA, WA
The Washington State Department of Transportation seeks a statewide multimodal transportation performance expert to lead teams that gather and use data and analysis to evaluate transportation system and project performance and quantify transportation needs. You will collaborate with a wide variety of people and organizations throughout the state, including those working to improve human services transportation, public transportation, transportation demand management, sustainability, commute trip reduction, construction traffic planning, equity and more. You will lead the agency efforts to quantify multimodal and people-focused transportation system performance.
Deadline: May 10, 2017 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2pz1kyy

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LOCAL MOTION, BURLINGTON, VT
Local Motion is looking for a dynamic leader to guide Local Motion as they continue to grow in their role as Vermont's premier biking and walking advocacy organization. Local Motion is working to build on assets to strengthen communities and Vermont's economy by making biking and walking more accessible for all. Together, their year-round staff of twelve, team of seasonal employees, an incredible group of 200 volunteers, and more than 1,500 members are building a culture of bicycling and walking throughout Vermont.
Deadline: May 12, 2017, http://bit.ly/2pAudus

-> JOB - COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, ST. PAUL SMART TRIPS, MN
The Community Organizer will be responsible for supporting TLC/Smart Trips to build and maintain relationships with targeted neighborhoods and corridors in the metro region. The organizer position will coordinate and implement grassroots outreach activities. Current programs include: St. Paul Women on Bikes, which works to make it safer and easier to ride a bike in St. Paul through advocacy, education, and fun; Smart Trips Neighborhoods, which aims to increase walking and biking rates in a targeted neighborhood currently working in District 1 on the East Side of St. Paul; Riverview Corridor, which connects with local residents, community organizations, and business owners along West 7th Street and Highland, encouraging them to get involved and speak out about what they want to see as the planning process moves forward.
Deadline: Position open until filled, http://bit.ly/2pzDWB6

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

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