#438 Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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.
----- Cycling Towards a More Sustainable Transport Future
----- The Positive Power of Walking
----- Autonomous Vehicles Challenged to Perceive Cyclists & Peds
----- Bucharest, Romania: Considers Subsidizing bike Purchases
----- How American Riot Police Embraced the Bike
----- $1 Tactical Urbanism Plungers Net Permanent Protected Bike Lanes
----- Indonesia: Bamboo Walking Bridge
----- App Pays for Videos of Drivers Who Text
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Baltimore, MD: Bike Lane Controversy Continues
----- Portland, OR: Thief-Proof Bike Racks
----- Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (CA) Protected Bike Lanes
----- Getting Your City to Notice a Pothole
----- Google's Street View Cars Measure & Map Air Pollution
----- Synthetic Household Travel Data Using Passive Consumer Data
----- Ped Crash Stats Alone Doesn't Tell Whole Story
----- Four Things about Air Quality & Exercising Outdoors
----- Cycling Bell Transmits to Nearby Cars, Plays Over Their Radios
----- Old Tires Make Stronger Concrete
----- Woonerf 101
----- How to Use Google Earth and Street View to Explore the Planet
- The National Scene
- Regional Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Webinars and Seminars
- Share What You Know
- Jobs, Grants & RFPs
- Contact Us
THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
CYCLING TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT FUTURE
-> Transport Reviews recently published an editorial, "Cycling Towards a More Sustainable Transport Future" (http://bit.ly/2sQqR8x) that reviews and comments on key aspects of cycling research. It notes that the largest (and quickest) increases in cycling levels are where cities installed integrated networks of protected cycle tracks, and that cycling will increase even more in the coming years due to the extraordinary growth in bike sharing systems and in the rapid adoption of electric-assist bikes (E-bikes).
THE POSITIVE POWER OF WALKING
-> An America Walks article notes the positive power of walking. It reviews and comments on key aspects of walking research related to walking’s roles in health and happiness; social justice, expanded economic opportunities; connecting people an strengthening communities; and protecting the environment. http://bit.ly/2sPDHma
(The National Walking Summit (September 13-15, St. Paul, MN: http://bit.ly/2cQQITD) will showcase health, economic and social justice benefits of walkable communities.)
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES CHALLENGED TO PERCEIVE CYCLISTS & PEDS
-> A recent State Smart Transportation Initiative article reviews several articles related to autonomous vehicles and their potential impact on people who walk torrid bikes. In one, an author reports on Tesla’s autopilot functioning during a test drive that found the vehicle only recognized 1% of bicycles and around 30% of cars—likely even more dangerous as drivers may become complacent and forget (or not realize) that the car is actually not seeing everything. http://bit.ly/2sPOPzG
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA: CONSIDERS SUBSIDIZING BIKE PURCHASES
-> Last week, the Mayor of Bucharest, Romania, floated the idea that local government could give the equivalent of about 110 euros (US$123) to a person wanting to purchase a bike. The proposal is slated for further discussion by the Bucharest General Council. He also announced plans for a campaign to help educate drivers about cyclist safety. Its 2016-2030 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan provides the construction of 250 kilometers of bike lanes, estimated to coast 50 million euros. http://bit.ly/2sliEVo
HOW AMERICAN RIOT POLICE EMBRACED THE BIKE
-> In a recent article, The Guardian describes how American riot police embraced the bicycle and provides examples of how they have used bikes in Seattle to respond to protests. A critic of cops on bikes complains it gives them tactical advantages, they’re more mobile, they can more easily create physical barriers – and the bikes can be used as weapons. http://bit.ly/2taNMZ1
$1 PLUNGERS NET PERMANENT PROTECTED BIKE LANES
-> Streetsblog reports two of 2017’s three cheekiest guerrilla bike lanes have now been made permanent. The Providence Journal reported that the city of Providence, RI, has taken a local group’s civic action to heart and started installing flexible plastic posts where a row of plungers had been set up, separating a "floating" parking lane from a curbside bike lane on downtown’s Fountain Street. Similar plunger-bike-lane installations this year came in Wichita and Omaha. Wichita, too, made its short stretch of plunger protection permanent two weeks later. Plunger pilot organizer spent $72 on the Providence demonstration: $1 per plunger. http://bit.ly/2tlrJ2d
INDONESIA: BAMBOO WALKING BRIDGE
-> ArchDaily reports a bamboo bridge in Indonesia demonstrates sustainable alternatives for infrastructure. As part of the second Bamboo Biennale, the city of Solo in Central Java received a public Bamboo Bridge courtesy of Indonesian Architects Without Borders (ASF-ID). Connecting the Pasar Gede market and colonial Dutch Vastenburg Fort, the 18-meter bamboo structure offers a revitalization of river life in the historic Indonesian city. Spanning across the Kali Pepe river, residents of Java can traverse the pedestrian bridge on its track that varies in width from 1.8 to 2.3 meters. http://bit.ly/2tlfH8Z
APP PAYS FOR VIDEOS OF DRIVERS WHO TEXT
-> Spring wise reports a San Francisco, CA startup has launched a software, which aims to crack down on drivers texting behind the wheel by offering citizens money for their video evidence. The Text to Ticket app (http://bit.ly/2slCiAD), available in both iOS and Android, allows users to shoot a brief video of the offending drivers, which can then be uploaded to the company’s servers. Providing the user’s video clearly shows the offense and the car’s license plate, after the video’s been reviewed and approved they’ll get US$5 for the submission. The software geotags the video so it knows where and when it took place. Text to Ticket will then send it to the local law authorities who will proceed with punishing the driver. http://bit.ly/2srosko
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
BALTIMORE, MD: BIKE LANE CONTROVERSY CONTINUES
-> Next City reports controversy over bikes lanes in Baltimore now has the city re-evaluating its overall bike lane expansion plans. The Baltimore Sun reports another neighborhood in North Baltimore now has similar concerns about fire safety and design, and Mayor Catherine Pugh has ordered a review of the city’s bike lanes and parking spaces citywide. http://bit.ly/2sPGyNa
PORTLAND, OR: THIEF-PROOF BIKE RACKS
-> CityLab reports that Portland, OR recently rolled out cleverly designed bike racks to repel all but the most determined thieves. Lately a determined contingent of thieves have cut the bike rack to remove the lock and the bike, creating headaches for both bikeless victims and the city for bearing the cost of rack replacements. The new racks’ tubular arches with flat bars running along the bottom and free-floating hidden cables inside to provide a secondary layer of security against rack-sawing. The bar on the bottom, mounted about 10 inches above the pavement, prevents a potential thief from unscrewing the bolts and slipping a U-lock off the bottom of the rack. http://bit.ly/2smzy9Z
SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION (CA) PROTECTED BIKE LANES
-> In its protected bike lanes report, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition collects and examines information on local and national protected bikeways projects. (Protected Bike Lanes on El Camino Real: http://bit.ly/2sPUTbw) The case studies in the report show that projects that install protected bikeways see a significant increase in the number of people biking, a drop in the number of collisions, and an increase in local business with no negative impacts on travel time. In addition, protected bikeways can lead to health benefits in our region. Finally, the report looks at a few implementation challenges to protected bike lanes. http://bit.ly/2sQ5EdG
GETTING YOUR CITY TO NOTICE A POTHOLE
-> CityLab published a compilation of inventive, and at times effective, ways people are using around the country to bring attention to potholes that have languished: turning on into an impromptu Jacuzzi, spray painting male genitalia around them, planting a garden in them, and throwing particularly old ones a party among others. http://bit.ly/2tlezSN
THE RESEARCH BEAT
GOOGLE'S STREET VIEW CARS MEASURE & MAP AIR POLLUTION
-> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reports Google and the Environmental Defense Fund published the first in a series of maps with data on pollution levels collected using Google Street View vehicles. The initiative, a partnership between EDF, Google Earth Outreach, and San Francisco-based company Aclima, will make it possible to assess air pollution at a level of detail that was nearly impossible previously. The project team hopes the body of data created will help regulators and local and state officials develop a greater understanding of pollution levels on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis, making it possible to target investments and other interventions to the populations facing the greatest health risks. http://bit.ly/2sPRhWN
SYNTHETIC HOUSEHOLD TRAVEL DATA USING PASSIVE CONSUMER DATA
-> The Transportation Research Board released a report, Synthetic Household Travel Data Using Consumer and Mobile Phone Data (http://bit.ly/2sQlQM2) that explores the development of a method to fuse consumer data with anonymous, passive location data to create synthetic populations with individual-level synthetic travel diaries. The travel diaries detail each person’s travel and activities at locations in a timeline format. This low cost synthetic data could have broad impacts on policy and funding decisions at the federal, state, regional, and local levels because they could give entities up-to-date, detailed data that match the population’s short-term and long-term movements. By making reliable, noninvasive, statistically representative household travel data available inexpensively as frequently as desired, performance of infrastructure projects or policies could be tracked in real-time and travel demand models and forecasts could be updated systematically on demand. http://bit.ly/2ttY1rO
PED CRASH STATS ALONE DOESN'T TELL WHOLE STORY
-> A recent Streetsblog USA article considers why looking at crash statistics alone doesn’t tell the whole story about pedestrian safety. A new study combines crash data with pedestrian counts to deliver a more nuanced picture of traffic dangers for people on foot. (Evaluating the Safety In Numbers Effect for Pedestrians at Urban Intersections: http://bit.ly/2sQcFvh) Among the findings: There’s safety in numbers for pedestrians. Using data from the city government, a researcher looked at 448 intersections where both pedestrian counts and automobile counts were available, then cross-referenced that data with the city’s crash reports. They found a strong negative correlation between the number of pedestrians and the risk of being hit by a car. http://bit.ly/2tu4q64
QUOTES R US
"Perhaps most promising for the future of cycling is the documented shift in cultural attitudes and preferences towards less reliance on the automobile and increased demand for living in mixed-use, compact developments in or near the city centre (Goodwin & van Dender, 2013). Many city centres in Europe and North America have experienced a revival and, in particular, the influx of new residents in their 20s and 30s who are more willing than their parents to walk, bike, and ride public transport. That cultural shift in locational and travel preferences is likely to facilitate further growth in cycling."
-Authors John Pucher and Ralph Buehler concluding in an editorial recently published in Transport Reviews: http://bit.ly/2sQqR8x
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
THE 25 BEST FILMS OF THE 21ST CENTURY SO FAR
The New York Times ranked their top 25 movies that are destined to be the classics of the future just in case you're home sick and can't get out to ride or walk. http://nyti.ms/2sl2dYT.
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 "Rethinking First & Last Mile: Transit-Driven Complete Streets"
Date: June 29, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Speakers from Michael Baker International & the American Public Transportation Association
Hosts: National Complete Streets Coalition
Details: http://bit.ly/2sPF8kx, free
Webinar “NACTO Urban Street Stormwater Guide”
Date: June 29, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: NACTO, River Network & Island Press representatives
Details: http://bit.ly/2t0sQUN, free
Webinar "Parking Counts – Understanding Demand in Cities"
Date: July 12, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: Kasia Hart (Metropolitan Area Planning Council) & Chris McCahill (SSTI)
Hosts: State Smart Transportation Initiative
Details: http://bit.ly/2sQ5tzb, free
Webinar "A City in Transformation: A Look at St. Paul, MN"
Date: July 12, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0nW5o, free
Webinar "Restoring Public Access to Waterfronts"
Date: July 19, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0hZp7, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies"
Date: July 19, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Lisa Staes & Jodi Godfrey (Center for Urban Transportation Research)
Hosts: National Transit Institute
Details: http://bit.ly/2sZcKKT, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "2017 Shared Use Ambassadors: Best Practices in Shared Use"
Date: July 20, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Erika Hood (Case Western Reserve), Ruth Bell, (Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health) & Kate Moening, (Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Hosts: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/2sPJBnk, free
Webinar "National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for communities: Designations" Part 2 of 3 (Part 3 on August 30)
Date: July 20, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Hosts: U.S. Environmental Protection agency
Details: http://bit.ly/2sPDqQb, free
Webinar "Getting to "Yes" on Greenway Trails in Your Community"
Date: July 20, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Casey Kempenaar (City of Citrus Heights, Planning Department), Mike Dour (City of Roseville), Jim Konopka (Trails, Folsom) & Kate Kirsh (Foothill Associates)
Hosts: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2t0CvdQ, fee or free depends on type of membership or non-member status
Webinar "Safety Fundamentals: Safety for All Road Users"
Date: July 20, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2qAQowY, $99.00 Members/ $149 Non-members
Webinar "Land Use Mix and Pedestrian Travel Behavior: Advancements in Conceptualization and Measurement"
Date: July 25, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Steven Gehrke (Portland State University)
Hosts: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
Details: http://bit.ly/2sZ7EP4, free
Webinar "Celebrating 20 Years of Making America a Great Place to Walk"
Date: July 26, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenters: 4 panels
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2sPEOlP, free
Webinar “Accessibility Guidance for Roundabouts and Channelized Turn Lanes”
Date: July 26, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Bastian Schroeder & Lee Rodegerdts (Kittelson & Associates, Inc.) & Janet Barlow (Accessible Design for the Blind)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2t0zs5g, $105
Webinar "Bike Share Equity"
Date: August 1, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET **Date may change**
Presenters: Nathan McNeil (Portland State University)
Hosts: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
Details: http://bit.ly/2sZazHw, free
Webinar "2017 National Walking Summit Preview"
Date: August 9, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Hosts: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0oJmY, free
Webinar "Incorporating Public Art into Transportation Corridors"
Date: August 16, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0qIaL, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for communities: Implementation" Part 3 of 3 (Part 2 on July 20)
Date: August 30, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Hosts: U.S. Environmental Protection agency
Details: http://bit.ly/2sPOCMJ, free
Webinar "Advancements in measuring bicycle and pedestrian accessibility"
Date: September 12, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Jennifer Boldry (People For Bikes), Spencer Gardner (Toole Design Group) & Chris McCahill (SSTI)
Hosts: State Smart Transportation Initiative
Details: http://bit.ly/2sPFecb, free
FOUR THINGS ABOUT AIR QUALITY & EXERCISING OUTDOORS
-> The American Lung Association published "Four Things to Know about Air Quality and Exercising Outdoors" They recommend you learn about the air quality in your area and provide a links tolerant how. They suggest you be flexible and make adjustments in your workout, note sensitive groups should take caution, and call for readers to become clean up the air advocates. http://bit.ly/2tawQ4U
CYCLING BELL TRANSMITS TO NEARBY CARS, PLAYS OVER THEIR RADIOS
-> Springwise reports on a cycling bell that emits a regular bell warning, and using RDS it travels into the radio systems of nearby cars so the driver can hear it over their speakers. (Smart Bell: http://bit.ly/2sQdNiv) It doesn’t matter if they’re listening to the radio, playing a CD or using Auxiliary to play MP3s – the ring will play over it. In Poland, insurance outfit AXA has come up with this new solution – the Smart Bell. It doesn’t actually exist. Yet. http://bit.ly/2srqukS
OLD TIRES MAKE STRONGER CONCRETE
-> New Atlas reports researchers from the University of British Columbia are taking things in a different direction, however, by using polymer fibers obtained from old tires to make concrete stronger. Added to existing concrete (which is a mixture of cement, sand and water), the stretchy fibers bridge tiny cracks as they form, keeping them from becoming bigger. In lab tests, concrete with the added fibers was found to be over 90 percent more resistant to problematic cracks, as compared to conventional concrete. Not only could the technology help keep tires from ending up in landfills, but it should also reduce the number of times that concrete structures have to be replaced. http://bit.ly/2taFqRo
-> A recent LinkedIn post describes what a classic woonerf is, their history and the four most important principles of a woonerf. These shared, paved spaces meant for all users have been used in The Netherlands since the 17th century. http://bit.ly/2tupWYw
HOW TO USE GOOGLE EARTH AND STREET VIEW TO EXPLORE THE PLANET
-> Popular Science describes how to use Google Earth and Street View to explore the planet. Google recently revamped and relaunched Google Earth as a web application. It gives you a three dimensional, interactive twist on the foundations laid by Google Maps, which makes Google Earth perfect for touring any location you like. Once you go to the website, you have two options: You can either click the Launch Google Earth button to tool around yourself, or scroll down further to select one of Google's pre-made packages. The latter will send you to specific places on the globe, where you can explore the area, check out photos, and read explanatory notes. When you zoom into the highest level of detail, you can see just how comprehensive Google Earth's 3D modeling has become, especially in urban areas. http://bit.ly/2srWkh4
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> CALL FOR PRESENTATION IDEAS - 2018 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, February 1-3, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Deadline: June 30, 2017, http://bit.ly/2sqHqbd
-> CALL FOR COMMUNICATIONS CONCEPTS WITH JOHN AND JANE Q. PUBLIC - Communicating the Value of Long-Term Transportation Planning. (The winner will be announced at the TRB 97th Annual Meeting, January 7-11, 2018, in Washington, D.C.)
Deadline: July 24, 2017, http://bit.ly/2ttVMVv
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 10th International Urban Design Conference, November 13-15, 2017, Queensland, Australia
Deadline: July 31, 2017, http://bit.ly/2p7vs0B
-> CALL FOR PAPERS -The History of Bicycle Transportation and Planning for lectern or poster presentation at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting January 7-11, 2018, Washington DC.
Deadline: August 1, 2017 (Call opens June 1), http://bit.ly/2r8k7AZ
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Applying Census Data for Transportation, November 14-16, 2017, Kansas City, MO
Deadline: August 1, 2017, http://bit.ly/2oWI6Ui
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 2018 Active Living Research Annual Conference, February 11-14, 2018, Banff, Canada
Deadline: August 24, 2017, http://bit.ly/1FSW3BQ
-> INVITATION FOR CONSULTANT LETTERS OF INTEREST - The Transportation Research Board Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)
Deadline: August 25, 2017, http://bit.ly/2sYQgdf
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 12th Access Management Conference, July 17-19, 2018, Madison, WI.
Deadline: September 1, 2017, http://bit.ly/2p7sNUC
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
-> June 28-30, 2017 - PlacesForBikes Conference 2017, Madison, WI
-> June 28-30, 2017 - National Regional Transportation Conference, Denver, CO
-> 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 14-18, 2017 - Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Detroit, MI
-> 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 8, 2017 - 7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit, Mountain View, CA
-> August 20-24, 2017 (NOTE NEW DATE) - 1.0 Workshop: Fundamentals of Bikeway Planning & Design, Portland, OR State University
-> August 22-30, 2017 - Making the Metropolis, Summer School 2017 Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands & workshops and fieldwork in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
-> 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, 2017 - KC Regional Safe Routes to School Summit, Kansas City, KS
-> September 13-15, 2017 - National Walking Summit, St. Paul. MN.
-> September 14-15, 2017 - NACTO Sister Cities Roadshow—New Haven, CT
-> 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 26-27, 2017 - 11th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference: Rebuilding and Retrofitting the Transportation Infrastructure, Washington, DC
-> September 26-28, 2017 - National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
-> 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 2-3, 2017 - SOPHIA’s 2017 Practitioner Workshop, Washington, DC
-> October 2-4, 2017, EcoMobility World Congress, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
-> 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 14-16, 2017 - I AM Traffic 2, St. Louis, MO
-> October 17-20, 2017 - Asia Pacific Cycling Congress, Christchurch, New Zealand
-> 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 6-10, 2017 - Next City’s Vanguard Conference, Newcastle, Australia. Applications due August 1, 2017
-> November 14-16, 2017 - Using Census Data for Transportation Applications Conference, Kansas City, MO.
-> November 15-19, 2017 - LA CoMotion, Los Angeles, CA
-> December 5-7, 2017 - Brownfields 2017: Sustainable Communities Start Here, Pittsburgh, PA.
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
> June 19-23, 2018 - ICLEI World Congress 2018, Montréal, Canada
-> September 16-19, 2018 - Walk/Bike/Places Conference (formerly Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place), New Orleans, LA
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: SAFE STREETS ACADEMY, NATIONAL COMPLETE STREETS COALITION
The National Complete Streets Coalition is now accepting applications for its free Safe Streets Academy, a program designed to help jurisdictions of 100K or more transform their commitment to traffic safety into practice. The yearlong Academy will bring together engineers, planners, and related professionals from three jurisdictions for an intensive, hands-on training on interventions to address traffic safety. The Academy will include three in-person workshops, one in each of the recipient jurisdictions. All members of the Academy will receive travel stipends to attend all of the trainings, with real-world examples based in each community. Between the in-person trainings, our staff will host distance-learning sessions with the Academy members to help them make steady progress toward their goals.
Deadline: July 16, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2tn36Ci
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - NEXT CITY'S VANGUARD CONFERENCE, NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA
The next Vanguard conference will be held in Newcastle, Australia, November 6-10, 2017. The conference welcomes entrepreneurs, community developers, activists, artists, designers, urban planners and sustainability experts - anyone committed to improving cities. Vanguard Australia is a unique opportunity to meet the best and brightest urban thinkers and innovators from the across the world. The conference and accommodations are free, but you must apply to attend. All participants must pay for their own travel. Organizers will select 25 applicants from Australia and New Zealand, and 25 applicants from the rest of the world.
Deadline: August 1, 2017, http://bit.ly/2sl9qZ6
-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, OR
TREC is the transportation research and education center for Portland State University. The Transportation Research and Education Center Communications Director defines and oversees the communications program for TREC and its affiliate programs, including supervision of the Communications Coordinator. The position is responsible for all communications, print and digital, and stewardship of the TREC and affiliate brands, including the NITC program, develops and maintains partnership within the PSU community and with partner campuses and represents TREC to the broader transportation community and partners.
Deadline: June 28, 2017, http://bit.ly/2tayQKu
-> 2 JOBS - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL ORGANIZERS, WALK SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Walk San Francisco seeks two (2) enthusiastic, experienced Safe Routes to School Organizers to grow the impact of a small, dynamic organization. This is a great opportunity to have a real impact on the safety, health, and academic performance thousands of San Francisco's children. Walk SF's work promotes safe, green streets, active transportation, transportation equity, and better health for all. The Program Organizers will work as members of the SF Safe Routes to Schools Partnership team, managed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Phone interviews began this week, http://bit.ly/15ARVUv
(Walk San Francisco is still also advertising its executive director position at the link above.)
-> JOB - SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER III, FAIRFAX COUNTY GOVERNMENT, VA
Responsible for all aspects of project management, outreach and presentation, and coordination for complex multi-modal transportation projects. Work assignments focused on long-range transportation planning for corridors, subareas, and sites, providing exposure to a variety of transportation disciplines including bicycles, pedestrians, transit, automobiles, traffic operations, and transportation demand management (TDM). Conducts and reviews transportation studies and analyses, coordinates collection of, and manages, data and information, and develops mitigation plans. Prepares technical reports, correspondence and other written documents.
Deadline: July 7, 2017 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2sl43cj
-> JOB - COMMUNITY PROGRAMS ADVOCATE, SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION, SAN JOSE, CA
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is hiring a Community Programs Advocate to oversee four programs intended to create lasting behavioral change that results in more people riding bikes for every day use. Overseeing SVBC's San José Protected Bike Lanes campaign, Bikepool, Bike Share Equity Outreach in San José, and a new Vision Zero + Bikes program, the right candidate will be highly skilled in communicating, organizing, and motivating others. Multi-lingual applicants and those with strong cultural ties to one or more of San José's diverse communities are strongly preferred.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2skRXA1
-> JOB - HEALTH PROMOTION & EDUCATION PUBLIC SERVICE AIDE, CITY & COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Department of Public Health's Community Health Equity and Promotion Branch is accepting applications for one (1) as-needed, non-benefited position in class 9924 Public Health Aide. This position will work on activities related to the San Francisco Safe Routes to School Program, an initiative to promote safe and active walking and biking to and from school for schoolchildren and their families.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2skOZeW
-> 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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