#441 Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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----- Montréal, Canada to Reduce Speed Limits to 30-40 Km/Hr (19-25 mph)
----- TRB Summary: UTC Ped & Bike Safety Conference
----- Apps Modify Signal Time for Slower Peds, Slower Cyclists
----- Calgary, Alberta Downtown Bike Traffic Up by 40% in 2 Years
----- Who Pays for Roads? A State-by-State Look
----- The Hidden Costs of Parking
----- Video: The High Cost of Free Parking
----- Carless Renters Shoulder $440M in Annual Parking Costs
----- Mexico City to Limit New Parking Spaces
----- Many Boston, MA (& Elsewhere) Ped Walk Buttons Do Nothing
----- First Mile-Last Mile, Intermodalism & Transit
----- All-Ages Transit Access
----- Switzerland Longest Ped Suspension Bridge
----- Executive Summary – What’s Happening In The Bike Share World?
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- New Orleans, LA to Cut Auto Trips by 50% by 2030
----- New York, NY Bike Infrastructure Targets High Deaths & Injuries Areas
----- FL DOT Lowers Speed Limits to Improve Safety
----- Nashville, TN Requires 3-Foot Ped Passing Distance
----- DC Proposes 15 MPH Speed Limit Near Youth Facilities
----- New Orleans, LA Lafitte Greenway: Community Link, Not Barrier
----- Honolulu, HI Bans Crossing the Street While Viewing Mobile Devices
----- More New Yorkers Opting for Life in the Bike Lane
----- MT Vehicle Registration Opt-In Fee for Shared Use Paths
----- MI DOT: Courses Help City Staff Experience Streets by Bike
----- Kansas City, MO Stops Potholes Before They Start
----- San Francisco, CA Considers Car-Free Street
----- Detroit, MI to Buy ROW for Inner Circle Greenway
----- San Francisco, CA Data Updates Map of High-Injury Network
----- Effectiveness of Pedestrian Detection Systems
----- Connecting Sacramento Study: Trip-Making & Accessibility
----- Walking for Transportation or Leisure 2005-2015
----- Walking & Risk of Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Collision
----- Arlington County, VA Senior Citizens Transportation Study
----- Traffic Impacts of Bicycle Facilities
----- Crashes Over First Four Years of Driving & Graduated Licensing
----- Protected Bikeways Practitioners Guide
----- New Tools for Shaping Transportation Behavior
----- Advisory Bike Lanes in North America
----- Regulations & Safety for Electric Bikes/Low-Powered Vehicles
----- FL DOT: Educating Aging Road Users
----- Teaching Kids to Become Responsible Road Users
----- FHWA Environmental Justice Screening Tools Report
----- Learn to Design an Urban Block Cards
----- 2017 Federal Financing Development Toolkit
----- FHWA Health in Transportation Working Group 2016 Annual Report
----- Bipedal Ped Cartoons
----- Physical Activity & Wellness in & Around the Workplace
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
MONTRÉAL, CANADA TO REDUCE SPEED LIMITS TO 30-40 KM/HR (19-25 MPH)
-> CBC News reports as part of a new Vision Zero plan Montréal, Canada wants to impose stricter speed limits across the city as part of an effort to make the roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Under the changes, which would go into effect next spring, vehicles would be limited to 30 or 40 km per hour (19 or 25 mph) on most city streets — includes sections on major arteries near school zones and playgrounds. On some streets in Old Montréal the speed limit would be 20 km per hour (12 mph). http://bit.ly/2vNtQ38
TRB SUMMARY: UTC PED & BIKE SAFETY CONFERENCE
-> The Transportation Research Board hosted a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety conference of university transportation centers in December 2016. The conference focused on the role of policy and guidance, emerging and future technologies, behavior change, equity, children, infrastructure, data, and areas for further research. "Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: Summary of the 10th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference" http://bit.ly/2srs3yV
APPS MODIFY SIGNAL TIME FOR SLOWER PEDS, SLOWER CYCLISTS
-> Springwise reports Crosswalk is a new app that gives pedestrians with restricted mobility more time to cross the road. Currently the system is being trialed with 10 subjects in the Dutch city of Tilburg. The adapted traffic lights house a sensor that scans the pavements on both sides of the road. If it locates someone using the Crosswalk app then it automatically adjusts the time that the lights remain green. The app has four varied time settings, and the light’s sensor will pick the one suitable for the pedestrian’s level of mobility to ensure that they have more than enough time to cross the road, but also that it doesn’t overly delay the traffic. In the Dutch city of Utrecht, CityLab reports cyclists are testing Flo (http://bit.ly/2vNTLrt), a new system that detects their speeds and recommends adjustments to make the green lights. http://bit.ly/2vO8h2g
CALGARY, ALBERTA DOWNTOWN BIKE TRAFFIC UP BY 40% IN 2 YEARS
-> Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates The Squeaky Wheel reports that Calgary's success is a model for downtown Sacramento. Calgary, Alberta increased bicycle traffic into its downtown by 40% in just two years, thanks to a bold vision and a willingness to experiment. As Sacramento develops its Downtown Specific Plan, which will provide high-level environmental review for projects expected to add at least 10,000 housing units to the Central City grid over the next 10 years, Calgary's example offers some valuable lessons. In the summer of 2015, Calgary – which already had one 7-block-long downtown cycle track (also known as a protected bike lane or separated bikeway) — took the unprecedented step of adding an entire network of cycle tracks in a single big project. Three months after the network opened, bike traffic had increased by 95% on the streets with cycle tracks compared to year earlier. Overall, the project increased bicycle traffic into downtown Calgary by 40% in just about a year, including a larger share of women traveling by bike. Better still, the project came in more than $1 million under budget. http://bit.ly/2vOvTnG
WHO PAYS FOR ROADS? A STATE-BY-STATE LOOK
-> State Smart Transportation Initiative reports all roads are subsidized, but to wildly varying degrees in each state. A new state-by-state study from the Tax Foundation found that user fees only cover a fraction of total road costs, ranging from 12% in Alaska to 76% in Hawaii. (How Are Your State’s Roads Funded?: http://bit.ly/2vNU2L9) While the report does not give a national figure, a previous version estimated user fees cover just 50% of road costs. http://bit.ly/2wGpd7l
THE HIDDEN COSTS OF PARKING
-> State Smart Transportation Initiative reports on top of the monetary fees, the cost of finding a parking spot also includes time, wasted fuel, and congestion. A new study by INRIX estimates that Americans spend an average of 17 hours a year searching for parking, costing the U.S. economy more than $72 billion annually. (The Impact of Parking Pain in the US, UK and Germany: http://bit.ly/2wGmtqr) Much as roadway congestion can cost money in the form of fuel and lost time, trying to find a parking spot is among the perils of urban driving. In a famous study, parking guru Donald Shoup tried to estimate how much traffic in a downtown area was caused by people cruising for parking. (Cruising for Parking: http://bit.ly/2wGj8rq) The INRIX study updates this by assigning numbers to the time wasted looking for parking and the additional meter-plugging drivers do to make sure they don’t run out of time and get a ticket. http://bit.ly/2wGpvLz
VIDEO: THE HIGH COST OF FREE PARKING
-> Mobility Lab reports it’s estimated that, in America, there are eight parking spots for every car, covering up to 30 percent of our cities. The more parking we have, the more encouraged we are to drive and to shape our urban landscapes based on that parking. This story and stats are part of a new 6:42-minute video on the price of parking and how we have historically done it all wrong in this country. UCLA professor and parking guru Donald Shoup is interviewed in the film, detailing the two big parking inventions that came to dominate how we think about and manage parking: parking meters and off-street parking requirements/mandatory parking minimums. http://bit.ly/2vOcqDD
CARLESS RENTERS SHOULDER $440M IN ANNUAL PARKING COSTS
-> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reports carless renters shoulder $440 million annually in parking costs. Unused garage parking costs the average carless renter an extra $621 per year, or 13% of a housing unit’s rent, according to a new study from researchers at UCLA. (Hidden Costs and Deadweight Losses: Bundled Parking and Residential Rents in the Metropolitan United States: http://bit.ly/2vOHLFZ) The heaviest burdens often fall on the lowest-income households, who may be paying for parking they do not need or want. SSTI offers useful resources to help developers and cities build and manage parking more efficiently. http://bit.ly/2vOIg2P
MEXICO CITY TO LIMIT NEW PARKING SPACES
-> Wired reports Mexico City, Mexico is either the most, or the 12th most, congested city in the world. However, it just made it easier for real estate developers to avoid building parking. Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa this month announced a new policy that limits how many parking spaces builders can build. He hopes to spur development. Sprawling parking lots and looming garages can actually create more traffic and make housing less affordable and city streets more difficult to navigate. http://bit.ly/2wGk6UQ
MANY BOSTON, MA (& ELSEWHERE) PED WALK BUTTONS DO NOTHING
-> The Boston Globe reports the vast majority of walk buttons that dot downtown neighborhoods, don’t actually do anything. Officials say the city’s core is just too congested — with cars and pedestrians — to allow any one person to manipulate the cycle. Other major cities around the world, including New York, Seattle, and London, follow similar protocols. While pedestrians may be irked to learn they have been pressing what amount to placebo buttons, Boston officials say the setting is actually aimed at making life easier for walkers by eliminating the need to push a button at all. There was a time when pedestrians needed to press the device to ensure they got their turn. Now, traffic lights at many busy intersections are programmed to assume that pedestrians are constantly looking to cross. http://bit.ly/2vNQjgD
FIRST MILE-LAST MILE, INTERMODALISM & TRANSIT
-> Planetizen reports as planners seek to leverage public transit investments with enhanced first mile-last mile connections, it is critical that market analysis guides those initiatives and that impacts and cost effectiveness are part of the performance assessment. Experimentation and a learning curve are to be expected as new technologies, business models, and deployment strategies are deployed and experience accumulates. But it will be important to glean a well-informed sense of the public and user costs, travel impacts, and environmental, safety, and other impacts. http://bit.ly/2vNZkpS
ALL-AGES TRANSIT ACCESS
-> StreetsblogUSA reports a new TransitCenter briefing paper based on extensive surveys, shares recommendations to better serve America’s aging population. (All-Ages Access: Making Transit Work For Everyone in America’s Rapidly Aging Cities http://bit.ly/2vOU0lV) Here are five takeaways for transit agencies and cities to help people age in place by providing transit service that meets their needs: 1) The basics of good service still matter; 2) Comfortable waiting areas and vehicles; 3) Walkability and accessibility; 4) Make paratransit efficient and convenient; and 5) Increase nighttime and weekend service. http://bit.ly/2vOAWV4
SWITZERLAND LONGEST PED SUSPENSION BRIDGE
-> Switzerland opened the world's longest suspension bridge after only 10 weeks of construction. It measures 1,620 feet long (or about a third of a mile), hangs 278 feet in the air, and only measures 25.6 inches wide — just enough for one person, single file. The bridge over the Grabengufer ravine connects Zermatt with nearby Grächen, which is also a popular two-day hike in Switzerland. http://tandl.me/2wfzxDe
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE BIKE SHARE WORLD?
-> The European Cyclists’ Federation reports bike share surely is summer 2017’s hot topic – and not only within cycling media. Because dockless fleets can be set up in a matter of hours and – virtually – without any permission from local authorities, many have been sprouting across Europe, filling newspapers and social media with contradictory opinions. This Executive Summary will create order out of the chaos: http://bit.ly/2vOS3pO
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
NEW ORLEANS, LA TO CUT AUTO TRIPS BY 50% BY 2030
-> Think Progress reports in response to the dire threat posed by climate change, New Orleans, LA released a climate action strategy that includes more than two dozen actions aimed at cutting the city’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, including cutting automobile trips by 50% by boosting walking, biking and transit. (Climate Action for a Resilient New Orleans: http://bit.ly/2wGb3TZ) To improve transportation choices, the city plans to design streets that are safe and useful for all; invest in safe, low-stress, and comprehensive bicycle infrastructure; promote walkable neighborhoods and transit-oriented development in priority areas; and incentivize public transit ridership, biking, and walking among other actions. http://bit.ly/2wGlh6M
NEW YORK, NY BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE TARGETS HIGH DEATHS & INJURIES AREAS
-> According to amNewYork, New York City will focus on building bike infrastructure in 10 newly identified districts with high rates of cycling deaths and injuries as part of a five-pronged action plan with actions ranging from new legislation to improved street engineering. (Safer Cycling: Bicycle Ridership and Safety in New York City: http://on.nyc.gov/2vNO90m) The plan’s objectives address the city’s nearly 150% increase in daily cycling between 2006 and 2015, from 66 million trips per year to 164 million. The de Blasio administration has set a goal to build at least 50 miles of bike lanes per year, and the new action plan will help guide that roll out through 2022 — with 75 of the those bike lane miles to be built in one of 10 priority districts. The districts encompass 14% of the city’s bike lane network and were home to nearly a quarter of all cycling deaths and serious injuries between 2010 and 2014. http://bit.ly/2vO7IFF
FL DOT LOWERS SPEED LIMITS TO IMPROVE SAFETY
-> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reports FL DOT plans to revise road designs to lower speed limits from 40-45 mph to 25 mph in an effort to improve roadway safety. The initiative puts FDOT ahead as one of the first states to tackle head-on the safety impacts of vehicle speeds; a pilot program will kick off in the Tampa Bay Region. Speed is one of the most significant factors in roadway crashes and fatalities in the U.S., and an especially serious problem for pedestrians and bicyclists. http://bit.ly/2vOyyxx
NASHVILLE, TN REQUIRES 3-FOOT PED PASSING DISTANCE
-> WKRN-TV reports the Nashville, TN Metro Council passed a bill last month that gives pedestrians the right-of-way on certain roads. The ordinance (http://bit.ly/2v7fRoB) says pedestrians must walk on a sidewalk or shoulder if there is one available. If not, they can use up to three feet of the roadway. If a driver wishes to pass the pedestrian, he must maintain a three-foot distance. If the driver cannot pass safely, the vehicle must yield to the pedestrian. http://bit.ly/2vNJlYY
DC PROPOSES 15 MPH SPEED LIMIT NEAR YOUTH FACILITIES
-> Safe Routes to School National Partnership reports that the District of Columbia, an early adopter of Vision Zero, proposed rulemaking (http://bit.ly/2wGiLxb) that would reduce speeds to 15mph between 7am and 11pm every day around schools, parks, playgrounds, and other facilities serving youth. (http://wapo.st/2wG3IUb) DC also proposed raising fines for speeding. SRTSNP suggested they consider fine mitigation options to not disproportionately affect low-income residents. http://bit.ly/2wGl9UO
NEW ORLEANS, LA LAFITTE GREENWAY: COMMUNITY LINK, NOT BARRIER
-> StreetsblogUSA reports New Orleans, LA is finding that the 2.6-mile Lafitte Greenway, an off-street path on a converted railway has become a common road for people of many backgrounds. It connects 6 diverse neighborhoods in the heart of New Orleans. This greenway is also an important spine in New Orleans’s developing central-city biking network. http://bit.ly/2vOsTHP
HONOLULU, HI BANS CROSSING THE STREET WHILE VIEWING MOBILE DEVICES
-> The Verge reports Honolulu pedestrians will need to start putting their phones away when they’re crossing the street later this year. The city passed Bill 6 (http://bit.ly/2vNYCsA), an ordinance that enacts fines against anyone crossing "a street or highway while viewing a mobile electronic device." The city becomes the largest in the US to adopt such a measure, which bans pedestrians from crossing a road while looking at a cell phone, text messaging device, pager, PDA, laptop computer, video game, or camera, although audio devices are exempt. The bill also provides exemptions for first responders on the job and anyone making an emergency call to 911. Hawaii already bans the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving. http://bit.ly/2vOn7pI
MORE NEW YORKERS OPTING FOR LIFE IN THE BIKE LANE
-> The New York Times reports that more New Yorkers are opting for life in the bike lane. Biking has become part of New York’s commuting infrastructure as bike routes have been expanded and a fleet of 10,000 Citi Bikes has been deployed to more than 600 locations. Today there are more than 450,000 daily bike trips in the city, up from 170,000 in 2005, an increase that has outpaced population and employment growth, according to city officials. About one in five bike trips is by a commuter. http://nyti.ms/2vOwEgi
MT VEHICLE REGISTRATION OPT-IN FEE FOR SHARED USE PATHS
-> Bike Walk Montana reports the State of Montana now has a $5 opt-in contribution Shared Use Path contribution line on vehicle registration forms. The funds generated will be used for trails and shared use path maintenance and bicycle/pedestrian education in the contributor’s region. http://bit.ly/2wFDod4
MI DOT: COURSES HELP CITY STAFF EXPERIENCE STREETS BY BIKE
-> Alta Planning + Design reports MI DOT sponsors "Training Wheels" courses (http://bit.ly/2wGWFL8) around the state to help communities integrate bike facilities into existing infrastructure. The courses include both classroom and outdoor instruction. The latest training was in Kalamazoo, MI, where City engineers and planners got a firsthand look at bicycling conditions. http://bit.ly/2wGSAq9
KANSAS CITY, MO STOPS POTHOLES BEFORE THEY START
-> Future Structure (from the publishers of GOVERNING) reports Kansas City, MO, has developed "pothole prediction" technology. Using various data streams, work crews are able focus on stopping the pothole before it starts rather than a full-scale street repair after a pothole has occurred. The project uses existing traffic cameras to provide data related to traffic volume and other metrics, such as the age of the pavement, while also considering weather and other anomalies like traffic accidents or department maintenance to anticipate when a section of street will fail. http://bit.ly/2wG6Yie
SAN FRANCISCO, CA CONSIDERS CAR-FREE STREET
-> Next City reports San Francisco, CA officials who skew car-free have been dreaming of transforming Market Street into a bike-and-public transit-only thoroughfare for years. Now, it looks like those dreams may be a step closer to coming true. As part of a $604 million initiative, the city is planning to bring pedestrian, bike and public transportation improvements to 2.2 miles of city street between Octavia Boulevard and the Embarcadero. One part of the proposal — sure to be controversial — involves banning private vehicles, including ride-sharing vehicles, from certain parts of Market Street. Under the initiative, emergency vehicles, public transit, taxis and delivery trucks would still be allowed through, but all other vehicles would have to go around. http://bit.ly/2vOmSuL
DETROIT, MI TO BUY ROW FOR INNER CIRCLE GREENWAY
-> The Detroit, MI Greenways Coalition reports the Inner Circle Greenway, a 26-mile trail around the city, continues to move forward. After many years of discussion and negotiation, the city of Detroit has agreed to terms for the purchase of 7.5 miles of abandoned Conrail railroad property. They will be able to use $4.3 million in grant funding that they helped them get. The city also got a $2 million dollar grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation which will be used to develop a framework plan and construction documents. The city announced that the trail would be completed by 2019. http://bit.ly/2sriJep
THE RESEARCH BEAT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA DATA UPDATES MAP OF HIGH-INJURY NETWORK
-> The Vision Zero Network reports the San Francisco Department of Public Health released an updated map of its high-injury network. (Vision Zero High Injury Network: 2017 Update: http://bit.ly/2vO3VYZ) The data capture is significant because it acknowledges that police data often under reports traffic crashes, including among people walking and bicycling. Getting the discrepancies right is critical in Vision Zero, and San Francisco's multi-departmental data check provides a new model for other Vision Zero cities. This report describes the methodology developed in 2017 by the Department of Public Health to identify corridors with high concentrations of severe traffic injuries and fatalities. San Francisco is the first city in the country to use mapped hospital data along with police injury data to analyze spatial patterns of severe and fatal injuries in support of Vision Zero.
EFFECTIVENESS OF PEDESTRIAN DETECTION SYSTEMS
-> The Volpe Center conducted a study to determine how effective pedestrian detection systems in cars are. (Estimation of Potential Safety Benefits for Pedestrian Crash Avoidance/Mitigation Systems: http://bit.ly/2vPa3Av) One out of three vehicle-pedestrian crashes involves a vehicle going straight as a pedestrian crosses the road. To prevent these crashes, automakers now offer a "pedestrian detection" system in some models. If the system detects that a pedestrian could be in the vehicle’s travel path, it alerts the driver or employs automatic emergency braking, preventing what could be a fatal crash. Researchers found that PCAM systems can potentially reduce up to 5,000 vehicle-pedestrian crashes and 810 fatal vehicle-pedestrian crashes per year. http://bit.ly/2vOPRPc
CONNECTING SACRAMENTO STUDY: TRIP-MAKING & ACCESSIBILITY
-> State Smart Transportation Initiative reports they have worked to advance best practices in the use of accessibility metrics and trip-making data from mobile devices. Their recently completed study, Connecting Sacramento, brings together these technologies and tests their application in identifying and prioritizing first- and last-mile-connections to transit, among other uses. http://bit.ly/2vNcDqJ They have released several related reports:
- Accessibility and Trip-Making: An Introduction for Practitioners, a broad overview of the technologies for high-level practitioners and policymakers: http://bit.ly/2vNANkI
- Connecting Sacramento: A Trip-Making and Accessibility Study, a brief overview and highlights from the study: http://bit.ly/2vNqttc
- Accessibility Analysis and Connections to Transit, an introduction to accessibility metrics: http://bit.ly/2vNA1nH
- Understanding Trip-Making with Big Data (http://bit.ly/2vNqtcG). This brief provides an overview of trip-making data from cell phones, mobile apps, and in-vehicle GPS devices. It shows example applications and offers lessons learned from our recent Connecting Sacramento study and from past studies in Colorado and Virginia. http://bit.ly/2vOryAK
WALKING FOR TRANSPORTATION OR LEISURE 2005-2015
-> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data from 2005 (26,551 respondents), 2010 (23,313), and 2015 (28,877) to evaluate trends in the age-adjusted prevalence of self-reported walking among adults aged ?18 years. The prevalence of walking increased steadily among women, from 57.3% in 2005, to 62.5% in 2010, and to 65.1% in 2015. Among men, a significant linear increase in reported walking was observed, from 54.3% in 2005, to 61.8% in 2010, and to 62.8% in 2015, although the increase stalled between 2010 and 2015. By implementing community and street scale design strategies that encourage pedestrian activity and by supporting walking programs where persons spend their time, communities can improve walkability and make walking a safer and easier option for increasing physical activity. "Walking for Transportation or Leisure Among U.S. Women and Men — National Health Interview Survey, 2005–2015" http://bit.ly/2wGIFB6
WALKING & RISK OF PEDESTRIAN-MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION
-> The American Journal of Epidemiology published "The Relationship Between Objectively Measured Walking and Risk of Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Collision" (http://bit.ly/2vNWpgJ) Safe urban walking environments may improve health by encouraging physical activity, but the relationship between an individual's location and walking pattern and the risk of pedestrian–motor vehicle collision is unknown. Researchers examined associations between individuals’ walking bouts and walking risk, measured as mean exposure to the risk of pedestrian-vehicle collision. Males walked in areas with higher collision risk compared with females, while vehicle owners, residents of single-family homes, and parents of young children walked in areas with lower collision risk.
ARLINGTON COUNTY, VA SENIOR CITIZENS TRANSPORTATION STUDY
-> Mobility Lab reports seniors in Arlington County, VA, have many similar traits to Millennials when it comes to using public transportation: they are active, strategic and use many different transportation options. Though driving is certainly a part of their transportation mix, they also are significant users of Metrorail. This is one of several findings from recent focus groups. (Arlington County Senior Citizens Transportation Study: http://bit.ly/2vOawTm) Seniors are also strategic travelers. Before leaving their homes, they consider a number of factors prior to selecting a transportation mode. These factors include time of day, parking options and availability, destination, mood, time constraints, and planned activities. http://bit.ly/2vOugq7
TRAFFIC IMPACTS OF BICYCLE FACILITIES
-> FHWA’s Human Environment Digest reports the MN DOT published a new report that explores interactions between vehicles and bicyclists to facilitate the safe, efficient design of transportation systems. (Traffic Impacts of Bicycle Facilities: http://bit.ly/2vNmnkN) This study involved a review of design guidelines for bicycle facilities, observation of bicycle-vehicle interactions at 9 roadways with different types of bicycle facilities, analysis of results, and description of design implications. Given an objective of increasing predictability of driver behavior, buffered or striped bicycle lanes offer advantages over other facilities. http://bit.ly/2vOI8Ra
CRASHES OVER FIRST FOUR YEARS OF DRIVING & GRADUATED LICENSING
-> The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a report that examines how crashes over the initial four years of licensure differ for novice drivers licensed at different ages. This research was conducted to determine whether there is epidemiologic evidence to support adoption of extended-age graduated driver licensing policies, particularly passenger and nighttime restrictions. "Older Novice Driver Crashes in New Jersey: Informing the Need for Extending Graduated Driver Licensing Restrictions" http://bit.ly/2wGnlLM
QUOTES R US
"We've seen for the first time, a street not too far from here, Hoyt Street, where in the [evening] rush hour you are seeing more cyclists on the roadway than you're seeing automobiles, which is a real change of pace here in New York."
—Polly Trottenberg, NYC DOT commissioner while introducing Safer Cycling: Bicycle Ridership and Safety in New York City (http://on.nyc.gov/2vNO90m), the city's new five-pronged action plan. http://bit.ly/2vO7IFF
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
WHAT NEW YORK SUBWAY STATIONS ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE
Subway stations' complex tunnel systems are a mystery even to most regular riders. Architect Candy Chan's fascinating new X-ray maps demystify the paths in and around them. http://bit.ly/2wCqb4n
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 "Cycling Equity: Why Do Black and Hispanic Communities Bike Less Often, and How Do We Change it?"
Date: August 15, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Charles Brown
Host: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Details: http://bit.ly/2vLVJsk, free
Webinar "Innovative Statewide Partnerships for Active Transportation Planning"
Date: August 15, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Leesa Freasier (AR Dept .of Health), Jessie Jones, AR State Highway & Transportation Dept.), Ashley Tracy (Whitman, Requardt & Associates), Caitlin Harley (OH Dept. of Health) & Jordan Whisler (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Comm.)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2ugswVx, Some registrants will need to pay a fee to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.
Webinar "Walking and Bicycling in an Automated Future: Part I - The Promise and Challenges of Automated Technologies"
Date: August 16, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Experts from Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, VTTI’s Center for Vulnerable Road User Safety & Charles River Analytics
Host: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2vJLhBw, free
Webinar "Asset Recycling: An Alternative Approach to P3s"
Date: August 16, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Beth Osborne (Transportation for America) & Robert Puentes (Eno Center for Transportation)
Host: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/2wG4ZL9, 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
Talk "Everyone Gains When Youth Join Leadership"
Date: August 17, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Laura Furr (National League of Cities), Blair Rice (City of Cortez, CO), Cat Ingraham (Mahoosuc, ME Heart & Soul)
Host: Orton Family Foundation
Details: http://bit.ly/2wFzlxn, free
Webinar "Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Insights on Equity"
Date: August 22, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Nathan McNeil, Jennifer Dill & John MacArthur (Portland State University)
Host: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
Details: http://bit.ly/2wCF1bb, free
Webinar "Geometric Highway Design Process for the 21st Century"
Date: August 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Timothy Neuman (Bednar Consulting, Inc.) & Richard Coakley (CH2M)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2vYlcL4, fee for some participants
Webinar "Development of Crash Modification Factors for Pedestrian Crossing Treatments"
Date: August 23, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Charles Zegeer (Univ. of NC Highway Safety Research Ctr), Richard Nassi (Pima Association of Govts) & Michael Frederick (City of St. Petersburg, Florida
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2wFWP5d, price varies
Webinar "Community-Based Air Monitoring"
Date: August 24, 2017, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Representatives of CA Dept. of Public Health, Univ. of WA, Comite Civico del Valle, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Fairmount Greenway Task Force
Host: Partnerships for Environmental Public Health
Details: http://bit.ly/2vOnZe2, free
Webinar "Learning About and Using the Research in Progress (RiP) Database"
Date: August 24, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Janet Daly (Transportation Research Board)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2vYrQB4, fee for some participants
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 "Walking and Bicycling in an Automated Future: Part II: Policies to Prepare for an Automated Future"
Date: August 31, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Representatives from National Association of City Transportation Officials, UC-Davis National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Sam Schwartz Engineering & Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative
Host: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2wCnlfJ,, free
Webinar "Understanding Changes in Youth Mobility"
Date: September 6, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Matthew Coogan (Consultant) & Mark Bradley (RSG)
Hosts: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2vZzyLo, fee for some participants
Webinar "4-Part Series: Creating Great Communities Through Transportation; Not Transportation Through Communities: Part I - Starting the Conversation: Transportation as Art & Science"
Date: September 12, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bryan Jones (Alta Planning + Design, Inc.)
Details: http://bit.ly/2wGvUXa, Part 1 free, price varies for remainder of series
Webinar "U.S. Federal Policy Briefing"
Date: September 12, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): 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/2v7uuZ0, free
Webinar "Advancements in measuring bicycle and pedestrian accessibility"
Date: September 12, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jennifer Boldry (People For Bikes), Spencer Gardner (Toole Design Group) & Chris McCahill (SSTI)
Hosts: State Smart Transportation Initiative
Details: http://bit.ly/2sPFecb, free
Webinar "Green Design: Minimizing Environmental Impact in Public Rights of Way"
Date: September 20, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/Y9w4kF, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "4-Part Series: Creating Great Communities Through Transportation; Not Transportation Through Communities: Part II - Street Space — Not just for Moving Cars"
Date: September 26, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bryan Jones (Alta Planning + Design, Inc.)
Details: http://bit.ly/2wGAN2n, price varies
Webinar "4-Part Series: Creating Great Communities Through Transportation; Not Transportation Through Communities: Part III - Moving People — Steady, Slower, Smarter and Safer"
Date: October 3, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bryan Jones (Alta Planning + Design, Inc.)
Details: http://bit.ly/2wGBd99, price varies
Webinar "Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement"
Date: October 11, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0qjoQ, free
Webinar "4-Part Series: Creating Great Communities Through Transportation; Not Transportation Through Communities: Part IV - Transportation Services: New Concepts and Tools"
Date: October 17, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bryan Jones (Alta Planning + Design, Inc.)
Details: http://bit.ly/2wGCNaP, price varies
Webinar "Designing Transit to Support Active Transportation, and Vice Versa"
Date: October 18, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0q64Y, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "Racial Bias in Driver Yielding Behavior at Crosswalks: Understanding the Effects"
Date: October 26, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Kimberly Kahn (Portland State University)
Host: National Insitute for Transportation and Communities
Details: http://bit.ly/2sYJlk7, free
PROTECTED BIKEWAYS PRACTITIONERS GUIDE
-> PeopleForBikes reports If the new 36-page "Protected Bikeways Practitioners Guide" (http://bit.ly/2vOHjYx) from the Institute for Transportation Engineers remixes some of the most useful data, recommendations and perspectives from the latest bikeway design guides, from the 2016 Dutch CROW manual to the "2015 Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design Guide" from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. In addition to including a helpful list and healthy sampling from other guides, it also adds original work in several areas: how to integrate protected bike lanes on suburban-style curving roads, how to clear snow from protected lanes and how to evaluate their performance after installation. http://bit.ly/2vOxCJB
NEW TOOLS FOR SHAPING TRANSPORTATION BEHAVIOR
-> "Measures for Success: New Tools for Shaping Transportation Behavior" (http://bit.ly/2vOFQRY), a new report from Alta Planning + Design, draws on interviews with evaluation experts in a variety of fields beyond transportation to provide insight into new ways to measure the success of TDM, particularly individualized marketing campaigns. This report outlines the use of tools that are new or uncommonly used in the individualized marketing field, such as a Stages of Change model for program design, logic models (typically used in public health campaigns), A/B testing, and more.
ADVISORY BIKE LANES IN NORTH AMERICA
-> Alta Planning + Design released "Advisory Bike Lanes in North America." (http://bit.ly/2vOUUPu) This white paper provides one element of an expanding body of knowledge; however, it should not be the sole resource used for implementation of advisory bike lanes. It is hoped that additional study of this facility type in the US will continue to provide improved guidance. The white paper's appendices provide communities considering the installation of advisory bike lanes with an expanded view into the FHWA request to experiment process by providing an evaluation report, sample striping plans, and international research, among other resources.
REGULATIONS & SAFETY FOR ELECTRIC BIKES/LOW-POWERED VEHICLES
-> The New Zealand Transport Agency released a report that reviews overseas legislation, technology trends, and market and safety analyses for low-powered vehicles: electric bicycles (e-bikes) and other low-powered vehicles (LPVs) such as mobility scooters, self-balancing devices, e-skateboards and e-scooters. These vehicles include electric bicycles, mobility scooters, self-balancing devices, and other personal mobility or wheeled recreational devices. "Regulations and Safety for Electric Bicycles and Other Low-Powered Vehicles" http://bit.ly/2wG1mVg
FL DOT: EDUCATING AGING ROAD USERS
-> FL DOT released a report with guidelines for designing tip cards and other transportation materials to educate aging road users on traffic control devices. This report focuses on three age groups and their actions with flashing yellow arrows, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and right turn on red signs. "Human Factors Guidelines to develop Educational Tip Cards for Aging Road Users" http://bit.ly/2wFXS5p
TEACHING KIDS TO BECOME RESPONSIBLE ROAD USERS
-> A Safe Routes to School National Partnership blog reports on ways of teaching children to become responsible road users. For more than 60 years, the City of Utrecht, Netherlands has operated a traffic garden - a simulated road network where children learn how to navigate city streets and become responsible and safe users of the road. In addition to traffic gardens, primary schools in the Netherlands provide substantial education related to bicycling on city streets from an early age. By the age of 10, primary school students are taught safe walking and biking strategies, traffic regulations, and defensive active transportation skills through written and practical learning activities. http://bit.ly/2vNoG7k
FHWA ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SCREENING TOOLS REPORT
-> FHWA's Environmental Justice (EJ) Tools Peer Network published its EJ Screening Tools Peer Network Summary Report. (http://bit.ly/2vNz4Me) As part of this voluntary effort, users provided information on their experiences using various EJ screening tools, documenting the benefits and challenges of two national data analysis tools, EJSCREEN and American FactFinder, and three regional tools: Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization's Transportation Outreach Planner, North Central Texas Council of Governments' Environmental Justice Index, and Atlanta Regional Commission's Equitable Target Area Index.
LEARN TO DESIGN AN URBAN BLOCK CARDS
-> ArchDaily reports the team at a+t architecture publishers has put together a collection of cards that seek to facilitate the designing of an urban block with 50 design styles. Each card measures 13 x 8 cm and is printed on both sides, with a version in English and Spanish. Also, each design includes its axonometric profile, general layout, shade patterns, use coefficient and total built space in both meters and feet. "Learn to Design an Urban Block With This Set of 50 Cards" http://bit.ly/2wGPK4t
2017 FEDERAL FINANCING DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT
-> Smart Growth America reports as demand for smart growth development rises across the country, real estate developers and investors as well as local elected officials are looking for innovative approaches to finance these complex projects. Dozens of federal programs are designed to help, and a new resource from LOCUS provides an overview of all 90 of those programs in one convenient place. "2017 Federal Financing Toolkit" http://bit.ly/2vORZq0
FHWA HEALTH IN TRANSPORTATION WORKING GROUP ANNUAL REPORT
-> FHWA released the Health in Transportation Working Group 2016 Annual Report which provides an overview of the Working Group's activities and accomplishments in 2016, summarizes other USDOT health-related accomplishments, and documents its progress toward the recommendations laid out in the 2015 Annual Report. The report also offers recommendations based on the Working Group's self-assessment. http://bit.ly/2vOrhxM
BIPEDAL PED CARTOONS
-> Check out Bipedal, a new website with cartoons depicting challenges people walking face: http://bit.ly/2wGwJz8
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & WELLNESS IN & AROUND THE WORKPLACE
-> ChangeLab Solutions released "Workplace Wellness: Walk This Way: A Guide on State and Local Policies that Support Physical Activity and Wellness in and Around the Workplace." (http://bit.ly/2vOGbEg) The report outlines state and local policies that support physical activity and wellness in and around the workplace. Developed for wellness promoters, including decision makers, business leaders, health department staff, and other stakeholders, this resource provides common strategies for supporting workplace wellness. They also offer a companion poster (How to Support Physical Activity and Wellness in and Around the Workplace: http://bit.ly/2vOLQKz) that provides an overview of some state and local strategies supporting wellness, and a comic (The Story of Alex & Riley: http://bit.ly/2vOuBsG), which explains why the policies included in this resource are relevant to us all. http://bit.ly/2vOGbEg
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - 5th Annual AARP Livable Communities National Conference, November 14-16, 2017, Addison, TX
Deadline: August 14, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2vZ0lY3
-> 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
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - CNU 26.Savannah, May 16-19, 2018, Savannah, GA
Deadline: September 25, 2017, http://bit.ly/2vNRsVk
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
-> August 10-27, 2017 - BikeFest, Pittsburgh, PA
-> August 12, 2017 - TransportationCamp Seattle 2017, Seattle, WA
-> 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
-> August 31 - September 1, 2017 - Smart Cities Expo World Forum, Sydney, Australia
-> 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 16-22, 2017 - European Mobility Week
-> 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 - 8th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management, Taipei, Taiwan
-> 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 2-6, 2017 - 54th International Making Cities Livable Conference on Public Places for Community, Democracy, Health & Equity, Santa Fe, NM
-> 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 4-5, 2017 - Cycle Highway Academy, London, England
-> October 5–7, 2017 - CityWorks (X)po 2017, Roanoke, VA
-> October 6-8, 2017 - Youth Bike Summit, Arlington, VA & Washington, DC.
-> October 11-12, 2017 - Sustainable Trails for All Workshop, Greenfield, NH
-> 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 18, 2017 - 2017 Walkable Washington Symposium, Seattle, WA
-> October 20-23, 2017 - American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
-> October 24-27, 2017 - National Charrette Institute, Chicago, IL
-> 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 - 5th Annual AARP Livable Communities National Conference, Addison, TX
-> 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.
-> January 7-11, 2018 - 97th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
-> February 1-3, 2018 - New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, San Francisco, CA.
-> February 11-14, 2018 - Active Living Research Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada
-> February 20-23, 2018 - 2018 International Winter Road Congress, Gdansk, Poland.
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
> May 16-19, 2018 - CNU 26.Savannah, Savannah, GA
-> 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.
-> FELLOWSHIP - APHA PUBLIC HEALTH FELLOWSHIP IN GOVERNMENT, WASHINGTON, DC
The American Public Health Association Public Health Fellowship in Government will begin in January 2018 and continue through December 2018. The Fellowship in Government provides a unique public policy learning experience, demonstrates the value of science-government interaction and enhances public health science and practical knowledge in government. APHA is looking for candidates with strong public health credentials and an interest in serving as a staff person in the U.S. Congress focusing on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, population health or the social determinants of health. The fellowship is based in Washington, D.C. and requires full-time residency in the area for the duration of the fellowship.
Deadline: August 14, 2017, http://bit.ly/2vOCLkI
-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER (TEMPORARY, ONE YEAR POSITION), URBAN SYSTEMS, VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
Urban Systems, one of Canada's leading active transportation planning and design firms, is seeking an experienced and passionate junior to intermediate Active Transportation Planner to join their team to help create vibrant communities where walking and cycling are convenient and attractive mobility choices for people of all ages and abilities. This position is a one-year temporary position to cover a maternity leave with the possibility of an extension depending on needs.
Deadline: August 18, 2017, http://bit.ly/2vJBZW9
-> JOB - DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, CITY OF NEWTON, MA
Under the direction of the Transportation Director, the Deputy Director will assist in managing all aspects of the DOT including: daily operations, long term strategic planning, capital planning, design engineering, and project management. This position will assist in a supervising a staff of 14 individuals. The Deputy Director will be responsible for the day to day supervision, operations and project management of some or all of the following Department of Transportation systems: traffic control devices, temporary traffic control devices, bike and pedestrian projects, traffic calming projects, street lights, city parking systems, pavement markings, signage and select capital projects. The City has a substantial amount of upcoming bike, ped and Complete Streets work and it would be great to have candidates with that experience.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2vOzMsK
-> 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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