#442 Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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----- NTSB Releases Full Speeding-Related Crash Report
----- South Australia: Effects of Speed Reduction Countermeasures
----- WHO Draft Global Action Plan Cycling & Walking Priorities
----- Utrecht, The Netherlands: World's Biggest Bike Parking Garage
----- Many Bike Share Age Minimums Prohibit High Schooler Use
----- Walkable Neighborhoods Help Build Family Wealth
----- Time to Think About Decriminalizing Jaywalking
----- Registration Now Open for Oct 4 Walk to School Day
----- Registration Now Open for Sept 30 Bike Your Park Day Events
----- Recycled Cigarette Butt Asphalt Lighterweight & Cooler
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Trying to Pass Laws Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters
----- Los Angeles, CA: "Cool Pavement" Pilots to Cut Urban Street Heat
----- San Francisco, CA: Bike Share Rejected as Part of Gentrification
----- Chicago, IL to Connect Transit Cards & Bike Share Passes
----- Seattle, WA: Per Day Parking Charges Cut Driving Commutes
----- PA Trail System Generated Nearly $1m in Revenue Since 2014
----- America Walks: PA, LA & IL Micro Grantee Actions
----- Fort Worth, TX: $3.2M Over Next 3 Yrs for SRTS Projects
----- San Francisco, CA Market St. to be More People- & Transit-Centric
----- Walk Bike Nashville, TN Walk Bike University Free Adult Ed
----- San Francisco, CA BART Pilots Internet-Connected Bike Racks
----- LAB Recognizes Nearly 1,400 Bike Friendly Businesses
----- 10 Game-Changing Rail-Trail Examples
----- Consensus Recommendations for Pedestrian Injury Surveillance
----- Two Cycling Promotion & Investment Programs Net More Cycling
----- Impact Fees Mitigate Sprawl, Encourage Core Development
----- Chicago, IL: Parks, Greenways & Programming May Cut Crime
----- Two-Lane Roundabouts Safety & Mobility Evaluation
----- NJ Survey of Curbs & Sidewalks on Muni Streets
----- Mineta: Designing Road Diet Evaluations
----- NLC Authentic Youth Civic Engagement Guide
----- EPA Updates Environmental Justice Screening & Mapping Tool
----- Fundamentals of Environmental Justice Web-based Training
----- FHWA Speed Management Training
----- FHWA Transportation Performance Management (TPM) for Safety Training
----- FHWA Traffic Calming ePrimer
----- Alta: Advisory Bikes Lanes in North America
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
NTSB RELEASES FULL SPEEDING-RELATED CRASH REPORT
-> The US National Transportation Safety Board released its full report of its study into the causes of and trends in speeding-related passenger vehicle crashes. It focuses on five safety issues that pertain to effective countermeasures for speeding: speed limits, data-driven approaches for speed enforcement, automated speed enforcement, intelligent speed adaptation, and national leadership. "Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles: Safety Study" http://bit.ly/2w0sLT3
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: EFFECTS OF SPEED REDUCTION COUNTERMEASURES
-> In 2007, South Australia began a systematic and ongoing method of measuring vehicle speeds to assess the effects of speed reduction countermeasures and to monitor the speed behavior of South Australian motorists over time. A report from the Centre for Automotive Safety Research at the University of Adelaide summarizes the data of vehicle speeds from 2015 and compares the speeds to data dating back to 2002. "Vehicle Speeds in South Australia 2015" http://bit.ly/2w0GDwB
WHO DRAFT GLOBAL ACTION PLAN CYCLING & WALKING PRIORITIES
-> Cycling Industry News reports the World Health Organization published a draft of its Global Action Plan (http://bit.ly/2wmX6h6) within which developing cycling and walking is flagged as a priority to best impact deaths related to physical inactivity. Dubbed the "Global Action Plan for the promotion of Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030," the draft cross references a wealth of UN documents in order to draw its conclusions. Topics are wide ranging – detailing everything from sports and education to urban planning – but transport and health are heavily linked themes within which building exercise into our existing behaviors is recommended. http://bit.ly/2wmIvCp
UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS: WORLD’S BIGGEST BIKE PARKING GARAGE
-> Bicycle Dutch reports Utrecht in The Netherlands has opened –what will become– the largest bicycle parking facility in the world. The first 6,000 spaces can be used now, another 1,500 will become available by the end of this year and the full 12,500 spaces can be used by the end of 2018. This bicycle parking garage is so big that the design had to allow cycling inside. It would otherwise take too much time to push your bicycle to the nearest available parking space. That gives the facility a distinct different look and feel compared to most other Dutch bicycle parking garages. What it has in common are the large open spaces and the fact that it is very well lit, making it clean and bright. Apart from ample parking spaces for standard Dutch bicycles in two-tier racks, there is also room to park cargo bikes, bikes with baskets and bicycles with children’s seats. Finally, the facility has a much needed and very large OV-Fiets bike hire station with 720 new Public-Transport-bikes on offer. http://bit.ly/2wlw8pW
MANY BIKE SHARE AGE MINIMUMS PROHIBIT HIGH SCHOOLER USE
-> CNN reports in many municipalities, it would be cheaper for the government to buy a child a new bike each school year, rather than paying for bus service. In 2013, $914 was spent per US student on transportation. A serviceable bike can be bought for half that. And a bikeshare membership could be bought for even less. However, many bike share programs require riders to be 16 or 18 years of age, restricting most high schoolers from riding. Chinese children are welcomed on the country's thriving bikeshare systems at age 12. In Paris, home to Europe's largest bikeshare program, 14-year-olds are allowed. Milan's bikeshare has a set of small bicycles designed to fit children. http://cnnmon.ie/2wloDiZ
WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS HELP BUILD FAMILY WEALTH
-> A Public Square article notes houses appreciate. Cars depreciate. That simple contrast is a key to building wealth over a lifetime, writes Todd Litman, a researcher with the Victoria Transport Policy Institute. Even though housing is more expensive in walkable, transit-rich neighborhoods, vehicle costs are substantially lower. Households in such neighborhoods shift their spending from transportation to housing. Over 40 years, this shift will add a million dollars of net worth to a typical household, Litman calculates. "Urban fringe homes generally offer more space per dollar, and so appear to be better investments, but there are other economic factors to consider. By shifting household spending from transport to real estate, Smart Growth tends to increase household wealth, and by providing more affordable transport options it increases economic resilience," says Litman, in a report called "Selling Smart Growth" (http://bit.ly/282rat1). http://bit.ly/2w11RKr
TIME TO THINK ABOUT DECRIMINALIZING JAYWALKING
-> A Queen Anne & Magnolia News editorial questions the efficacy of jaywalking laws. They note a jaywalking citation in Seattle comes with a $56 ticket, and as a recent report in the Seattle Times found, they are issued to a disproportionate percentage of the city’s African American population. The discussion begins with the simple question of what the purpose of a jaywalking law is. Ideally, you’re discouraging a potentially dangerous action by attaching a negative consequence to it. Supposedly, you discourage it in the first place because not crossing in a crosswalk, or crossing against a light could have deadly consequences if you’re not paying attention. The question then becomes if the law actually helps stem that behavior or makes pedestrians safer. In most cases, it seems unlikely. http://bit.ly/2w4tHZ5
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR OCT 4 WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
-> Registration is now open for International Walk to School Day. On October 4, students, families, school leaders, community partners, and mayors around the country will celebrate the benefits of walking to school. Last year, a record-setting 5,086 schools registered events and over 1,500 mayors nationwide were invited to participate in the celebration. Communities like yours used the day to build visibility for both the benefits of walking and any needed safety improvements. http://bit.ly/15PtJyo
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SEPT 30 BIKE YOUR PARK DAY EVENTS
-> Adventure Cycling association reports over 550 rides with more than 3,000 participants in 48 U.S. states, Washington DC, and several countries are already registered for the second annual Bike Your Park Day on September 30. Thousands more will participate. Register your ride at http://bit.ly/2w26l3K. Bike Your Park Day encourages people to explore parks and public lands by bicycle whether it’s on paved roads or paths or a mountain bike trail, or in an urban or rural setting. Bike Your Park Day is on the same day as National Public Lands Day and many parks will offer free entrance and will organize special activities and service projects. http://bit.ly/2wbOVEq
RECYCLED CIGARETTE BUTT ASPHALT LIGHTERWEIGHT & COOLER
-> Springwise reports cigarette butts are a very common item of trash. Around six trillion cigarette butts are produced every year worldwide. Many of these end up tossed onto the ground where they take years to break down, while they release toxic chemicals into parks, rivers and the ocean. Researchers at Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have been trying for many years to find sustainable and practical solutions to the problem of cigarette butt waste. To prevent the chemicals in the cigarette butts from leaching out, they encased them in bitumen and paraffin wax. The encapsulated cigarettes butts were then mixed with hot asphalt to create a new, lightweight aggregate. The cigarette-enhanced asphalt is capable of handling heavy traffic and also has a lower thermal conductivity than normal asphalt. This means that cigarette asphalt used to pave roads and sidewalks in cities could help reduce the urban heat island effect, which is responsible for rising city temperatures. http://bit.ly/2w9qfww
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
TRYING TO PASS LAWS PROTECTING DRIVERS WHO HIT PROTESTERS
-> CityLab reports Florida State Senator George Gainer wants to make one thing clear: His bill was never a license to assault demonstrators. While the bill he sponsored in February, S.B. 1096 (http://bit.ly/2wmqS5z), would have granted civil immunity to drivers who strike protesters with their vehicles, the fatal assault in Charlottesville on Saturday is not what he had in mind. That bill died in May. But similar bills in four other states (North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas) are still on the table, and the bill in North Carolina even passed the House. While their Republican sponsors are walking back some of these proposals in light of the attack in Charlottesville, others are still insisting that they serve drivers and protesters alike. http://bit.ly/2wmzp8x
LOS ANGELES, CA: "COOL PAVEMENT" PILOTS TO CUT URBAN STREET HEAT
-> The Mercury News reported in May that the morning temperature of the black asphalt in the middle of a Los Angeles, CA intersection was 93 degrees while the new light gray CoolSeal surface on nearby Jordan Avenue was 70. Los Angeles is now at the forefront of developing a "cool pavement" to lower temperatures along its thousands of miles of baking asphalt streets. It is testing a reflective street surface officials say could cut public road temperatures, cool the insides of nearby buildings, lessen air pollution and reduce the threat of deaths linked to increasingly hotter heat waves. [As well as keep people walking and riding their bikes on and beside treated streets cooler.—Ed] The experiment was to have been duplicated in 14 other council districts before the end of June. http://bayareane.ws/2w0FgxE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: BIKE SHARE REJECTED AS PART OF GENTRIFICATION
-> The Guardian reports the Ford-sponsored San Francisco bike-sharing scheme sparked outrage and vandalism from those who see it as designed for affluent, white professionals – not locals. That may be in part due to the fact that in the Bay Area, the corporate-funded cycling system has become an unlikely flashpoint in the war over gentrification, with critics slamming the bright blue bicycles as another sign of wealthy outsiders moving in and transforming communities where they are not welcome. Defenders of bike-sharing – meant to provide a convenient mode of transportation around San Francisco and parts of Silicon Valley – say the program has become a scapegoat for people upset about the region’s housing crisis and rising income inequality. http://bit.ly/2wkV2pP
Next City reports in San Francisco’s Mission District a group of advocates has asked the city to consider a moratorium on bike share expansion into the neighborhood. The group, Calle 24, wants areas near the 16th and 24th Street BART stations to be off limits. They represent San Francisco’s Latino Cultural District, which lies along 24th Street, and also recently declined Ford GoBike’s requests to place bike docks along the street, citing fears of gentrification and loss of parking. Equity concerns remained front-and-center in Calle 24’s calls for the expanded moratorium. http://bit.ly/2wMaqbv
CHICAGO, IL TO CONNECT TRANSIT CARDS & BIKE SHARE PASSES
-> Next City reports Chicago’s popular Divvy bike-sharing system, which claimed bragging rights for sheer volume of riders in 2015, will soon be accessible via the cash-less Ventra cards that residents use to ride the Metra commuter rail system. Riders can rent a Divvy bike with a 24-hour-pass for $9.95 or an annual pass for $99. Allowing Ventra cardholders to use their cards to rent a bike could prompt more CTA riders to hop off the bus or train and onto a bike for the final leg of their trip. "In locating Divvy stations, we placed them close to CTA stations and bus stops where they can provide that crucial last-mile or first-mile access to jobs, schools and other destinations," Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld said. "One-quarter of Divvy stations are within an eighth-of-a-mile of a CTA or Metra station." http://bit.ly/2whLufN
SEATTLE, WA: PER DAY PARKING CHARGES CUT DRIVING COMMUTES
-> The Seattle Times reports that charging for parking by the day, not by the month, is one of the most powerful tools that employers have to spur their employees not to drive alone to work. Spurred by state law, Seattle-area employers have seen big results in keeping cars off the road. When you pay a monthly fee, you’re really paying a big fee for the first day of parking, and then because every day after that is free it’s actually an incentive to continue parking. Read how large employers in Seattle, WA have slashed the number of employees who drive to work in part due to daily parking charges. http://bit.ly/2w12SSO
PA TRAIL SYSTEM GENERATED NEARLY $1M IN REVENUE SINCE 2014
-> American Trails notes the Coalition for Recreational Trails recognized the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area for its outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program funds. Located on 6,500 acres of Pennsylvania forest and reclaimed coal land, the park has generated $982,216 in revenue since it opened in May 2014, selling a total of 38,185 passes. http://bit.ly/2wi0Lx9
AMERICA WALKS: PA, LA & IL MICRO GRANTEE ACTIONS
-> America Walks provides a sampling of how their 2016 Micro Grant recipients are leveraging small grants to make big gains in getting more people to walk. http://bit.ly/2fZsED6
- Grantees in Wilkes-Barre, PA are enticing transit users to walk more via in-bus ads for their free weekly summer walking program. Volunteer experts lead each 90-minute Y Walk Wednesdays walk and share their expertise on historic architecture, native plants or the city’s Jewish heritage among other themes. http://bit.ly/2fZ4g4C
- Opelousas, LA Main Street, Inc. used a grant to bring together artists and area residents to create a large mural to enrich the community’s sense of place, foster community pride, and in drawing more people downtown, encourage more walking and biking for transportation. http://bit.ly/2g0u7ch
- The Rogers Park, IL Business Alliance created print and digital maps of public art to encourage people to explore the community on foot. They also added wayfinding signs to make the public art walk program easier to navigate. http://bit.ly/2g0pm2k
FORT WORTH, TX: $3.2M OVER NEXT 3 YRS FOR SRTS PROJECTS
-> The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has awarded more than $3.2 million through the Safe Routes to School project to the City of Fort Worth in partnership with Fort Worth Independent School District and Blue Zones Project, a community-led well-being improvement initiative. Funding will be used over the next three years to install infrastructure improvements in and around seven Fort Worth elementary schools, identified as some of the most in need of safety upgrades. The City of Fort Worth will implement changes to traffic flow in the fall, and infrastructure improvements — such as sidewalk enhancements, crosswalks, flashing beacons, signage and bicycle-pedestrian trails — will be completed at all seven schools in one to three years. http://bit.ly/2x5tYI3
SAN FRANCISCO, CA MARKET ST TO BE MORE PEOPLE- & TRANSIT-CENTRIC
-> Next City reports San Francisco’s Market Street is getting a major overhaul to turn it into a more people- and transit-centric thoroughfare. The estimated $604 million project will bring protected bike lanes and streetscape improvements. Private vehicles will be banned — including those from ride-hailing companies. Taxis will still be allowed. Critically for San Franciscans with mobility impairments, the project will make the 2.2-mile stretch of road compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) thanks to new curb cuts and crosswalk alignments and the replacing of old brick sidewalks. http://bit.ly/2wltBfy
WALK BIKE NASHVILLE, TN WALK BIKE UNIVERSITY FREE ADULT ED
-> Walk Bike Nashville, TN released its schedule for adult workshops on walking and bicycling in Nashville. Classes are always free and open to the public. They include City Cycling 101 Safe City Riding; City Cycling 201, Learn Skills While Riding; Beginner Greenway Rides in various locations; Bicycle Maintenance; and Adult Learn to Ride. http://bit.ly/2wmvxo5
SAN FRANCISCO, CA BART PILOTS INTERNET-CONNECTED BIKE RACKS
-> CityLab reports bike theft is a huge problem at San Francisco Bay Area BART stations. The new bike racks the agency is rolling out as a pilot have tough, built-in locking mechanisms, alarms that screech if someone tampers with them, and the ability to ping the authorities and make security cameras take photos. BART is the first transit agency in the US to test these racks, which are made by Bikeep (http://bit.ly/2w1CZCD). A cyclist registers for rack access and then taps a Clipper transit card on the device. The rack detects the card’s identification number and matches it to the cyclist, releasing a bar that secures the front wheel as well as the frame. Only the same cardholder can then unlock the rack. http://bit.ly/2wM26s3
LAB RECOGNIZES NEARLY 1,400 BIKE FRIENDLY BUSINESSES
-> The League of American Bicyclists recognized 60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs) joining nearly 1,400 businesses in all 50 states and DC that have earned the BFB designation since 2008. http://bit.ly/1xEja04 To apply for bicycle-friendly recognition for your business, or to learn more about the BFB program go to http://bit.ly/1xEja04. The next application deadline is October 11, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET.
10 GAME-CHANGING RAIL-TRAIL EXAMPLES
-> Spaces to Places provides 10 game-changing rail-trail examples of how a communities have transformed former rail lines into great public spaces that have had an impact as destinations, recreation magnets, economic drivers or transportation connectors in the US. These include the Minuteman Bikeway (MA), the Heritage Rail Trail County Park (PA), and the Katy Trail State Park (MO) among others. http://bit.ly/2wm3y88
THE RESEARCH BEAT
CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PEDESTRIAN INJURY SURVEILLANCE
-> The Safe States Alliance released a report to provide practitioners with recommendations for improving pedestrian injury surveillance, data analysis, and reporting. Three case studies are presented as illustrative examples of how pedestrian injury data can be analyzed, using a range of methodological approaches and key variables to inform injury prevention efforts. "Consensus Recommendations for Pedestrian Injury Surveillance: Report from the Injury Surveillance Workgroup 8" http://bit.ly/2w485fD
TWO CYCLING PROMOTION & INVESTMENT PROGRAMS NET MORE CYCLING
-> Sustrans, an organization working across the United Kingdom to make it easier for people to walk and cycle, reports into the impact of the funded investment in two cycling programs: Cycling Cities and Towns and the Cycling Demonstration Towns. The programs involved a mixture of capital investment (e.g. cycle lanes) and revenue investment (e.g. cycle training), tailored to each town. All 18 of the participating towns experienced an increase in cycling following the program. From automatic count data, there was an overall 29% increase in the six Cycling Demonstration Towns (CDT) in five and a half years, ranging from 6% to 59%; and an overall increase of 24% in the 12 Cycling City and Towns (CCT) over three years, ranging from 9% to 62% across towns. The overall annual rate of growth for the CDT program was 5.3% and for the CCT program 8.0%, comparable to rates of growth seen in international cities which have demonstrated sustained long-term commitment to cycling. "Evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns and the Cycling Demonstration Towns Programmes" http://bit.ly/2wLS5uY
IMPACT FEES MITIGATE SPRAWL, ENCOURAGE CORE DEVELOPMENT
-> A Journal of the American Planning Association article notes local revenue-raising programs that require developers to support the costs of urban infrastructure have the strongest potential to combat urban sprawl and promote investment in core urban areas. Albuquerque, NM designed a new system that charged little or no impact fees to new development in central locations where public infrastructure already existed. Meanwhile, it charged relatively high impact fees in areas where new facilities were needed to mitigate the impact of new development. Researchers looked at 21 years of construction data from before and after the program was implemented. They found that accurately priced fees significantly curtailed development on the fringe of the city while preserving investments in central locations. (Can Development Impact Fees Help Mitigate Urban Sprawl?: http://bit.ly/2ilR4Y2) They concluded local governments understand their own infrastructure needs best, and the federal government should encourage the adoption of location-sensitive development impact fee programs. http://bit.ly/2ilRoX0
CHICAGO, IL: PARKS, GREENWAYS & PROGRAMMING MAY CUT CRIME
-> American Trails and UPI note when scientists analyzed crime statistics from a diverse array of Chicago, IL neighbors both before after the construction of the Bloomingdale Trail, a 2.7-mile elevated greenway, they found a reduction in crime in neighborhoods closest to the trail. (Different Views From The 606: Examining the Impacts of an Urban Greenway on Crime in Chicago: http://bit.ly/2xbVeVh) Rates of violent, property and disorderly crime all fell at a faster rate in neighborhoods along the trail than in similar neighborhoods, and was largest in lower-income neighborhoods along the western part of the trail. Results of the study were published in the journal Environment and Behavior. http://bit.ly/2xc0Ezn
TWO-LANE ROUNDABOUTS SAFETY & MOBILITY EVALUATION
-> A Center for Transportation Studies at the University of MN report relates the frequency of individual behaviors to specific design features of roundabouts. Previous research identified behaviors that are associated with crashes in two-lane roundabouts, with yielding violations and turn violations generally being the largest contributors to crashes. "Evaluation of Safety and Mobility of Two-Lane Roundabouts" http://bit.ly/2w0A4dc
NJ SURVEY OF CURBS & SIDEWALKS ON MUNI STREETS
-> A Transportation Research Board paper describes a 2015 New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers survey to collect data on the prevalence of curb and sidewalk installations on municipal streets and determine who pays for sidewalks and local streets. Researchers found that local streets in New Jersey are heavily funded and managed by localities with little focus on any broader network effects that might accrue outside those localities. "Who Should Pay for Local Streets? Who Does? Survey of New Jersey Municipalities" http://bit.ly/2w0rPxC
MINETA: DESIGNING ROAD DIET EVALUATIONS
-> The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University released a report that analyzes traffic impacts from the 2015 implementation of a pilot "road diet" in San Jose, CA. This report compares data on traffic volumes and speeds from before and after the road diet was implemented. The report includes recommendations for best practices in designing and conducting road diet evaluation studies. "Designing Road Diet Evaluations: Lessons Learned from San Jose’s Lincoln Avenue Road Diet" http://bit.ly/2wmeceT
QUOTES R US
"We can't talk about speeding without talking about people who walk, bike or use transit, younger and older road users, and people with disabilities. The safe system approach, discussed in the report, incorporates the needs of all road users, especially vulnerable ones. Although this report focuses on passenger vehicles, some recommendations apply to all road users by ensuring that appropriate speeds are maintained and enforced."
—T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chair, discussing NTSB's landmark "Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles: Safety Study" (http://bit.ly/2w0sLT3) during a recent interview. http://bit.ly/2w0uGXq
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
MAKE YOUR OWN GAME OF THRONES CAPE USING AN IKEA RUG
Game of Thrones costume designers use IKEA home accessories to dress their actors. Now spoof IKEA-type instructions show how to make your own Game of Thrones cape from a rug. http://bit.ly/2x5AcYh
PRINCE GETS HIS OWN PANTONE COLOR
It's official: Prince and purple are together forever. The Pantone Color Institute has created "a standardized custom color" to honor Prince. The (naturally) purple hue, represented by his "Love Symbol #2" was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, which was originally scheduled to go on tour with the performer before his untimely passing at the age of 57. The color pays tribute to Prince's indelible mark on music, art, fashion and culture. http://bit.ly/2wmyogW
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 "Incorporating Health Into Transportation Decisions"
Date: August 24, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Ann Gravatt (DE DOT), Melissa A. Kraemer Badtke (East Central WI Regional Planning Comm) & Elizabeth Whitton (MetroPlan Orlando)
Host: Environmental Health Program, APHA Center for Public Health Policy
Details: http://bit.ly/2ilaahj, free
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 "Introduction to the American Community Survey"
Date: August 30, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Justin Keller (American Community Survey Office)
Host: US Census Bureau American Community Survey
Details: http://bit.ly/2w1jaeE, details yet to be posted
Webinar "Smart Growth in the Midwest: An Overview of Policies and Practice"
Date: August 31, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jason Valerius & colleagues (MSA Professional Services)
Host: Smart Growth Online
Details: http://bit.ly/2ijQ4nr, free
Webinar "Reducing Crime One Trail at a Time"
Date: August 31, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Brittain Storck (Alta Planning + Design) & Jamie Rae Walker (Texas A&M Extension)
Host: Alta Planning + Design, Texas A&M Extension & American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2whoNrZ, free for American Trails members, $55 for others
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 "EJSCREEN: Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool Stakeholder Webinar"
Date: September 7, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2wmlxLL, free
Webinar "U.S. Access Board Open Question and Answer Session"
Date: September 7, 2017, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Accessibility specialists
Host: U.S. Access Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2iljiT7, free
Webinar "Designing Multimodal Roundabouts: Making Them Safe and Efficient for All"
Date: September 11, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Scott Richie (Roundabouts and Traffic Engineering), Mark Johnson, (MTJ Roundabout Engineering) & Alek Pochowski (Kittelson & Assoc.)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2il7WOZ, free for some groups of registrants, $105 for others
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 "Design Innovation and the MUTCD"
Date: September 13, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bill DeSantis (VHB) & Dave Kirschner (Federal Highway Administration)
Host: Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2il7WOZ, free
Webinar "Modern Roundabouts: Downtown and Suburban Revitalization"
Date: September 18, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Scott Richie (Roundabouts and Traffic Engineering), Shannon Lambert (Reid Middleton) & Joseph Balskus (VHB)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2wlYuAl, price varies
Webinar "Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride"
Date: September 19, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Linda Cherrington & Michael Walk (Texas A&M Transportation Institute), Kathryn Coffel (Kathryn Coffel Consulting) & Paul Ryus (Kittelson & Assoc.)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2w0p1R6, Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.
Webinar "A Watershed Approach to Mitigating Stormwater Impacts"
Date: September 20, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Neil Weinstein & Emily Clifton (The Low Impact Development Center) & Scott Struck (Geosyntec Consultants)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2vZQGBL, Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.
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 "Connecting Communities: Integrating Transportation and Recreation Networks"
Date: September 21, 2017, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Christopher Douwes & Laura Toole (Federal Highway Administration)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2whPFYK, free for American Trails members, $55 for others
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
Online Discussion Series "Walking Towards Justice: The Color of Law"
Date: September 27, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Charles Brown (Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center), Tamika Butler (LA Neighborhood Land Trust), Sonia Jimenez (Ximenes & Associates, Inc.) & Shara Sulaiman (Streetsblog LA)
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2x1RG7G, free
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 "Understanding Local & Regional Economic Development"
Date: October 11, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2wlJVgk, free
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
NLC AUTHENTIC YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT GUIDE
-> The National League of Cities Institute for Children, Youth, and Families published a free guide on getting youth involved in local government. It offers a step-by-step guide to the organization's Authentic Youth Civic Engagement program (AYCE). The AYCE framework includes a setting in which the civic climate of the community is welcoming and inviting to youth; a structure that meets both the needs of the local government and the interests of the young people; a strategy that offers a wide range of activities and meaningful opportunities for participation in local government; and support from adult allies, which enables the young people to have a real impact on issues that concern them. "Authentic Youth Civic Engagement: A Guide for Municipal Leaders" http://bit.ly/2wl7k1h
EPA UPDATES ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SCREENING & MAPPING TOOL
-> The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its annual update of EJSCREEN, the Agency's nationally acclaimed environmental justice screening and mapping tool. The updated version utilizes the most up-to-date demographic and environmental data. The Agency uses these updates as an opportunity to improve the tool based on feedback gleaned from users.
In addition to updating the underlying datasets, the highlights of this year's updates include: a revised water data layer that vastly improves user ability to screen for potential for surface water pollution; the ability to look at municipalities as distinct geographic areas in addition to states, counties and census boundaries; and new map layers including schools and public housing. http://bit.ly/2wmq5Bz
[See Webinar section for webinar on September 7 on how to use the newly updated EJSCREEN.]
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE WEB-BASED TRAINING
-> The US DOT and its partners are committed to integrating the principles of environmental justice (EJ) and nondiscrimination into all Federal programs and activities. Their new 4-hour web-based training, Fundamentals of Environmental Justice, explains how environmental justice applies to each stage of transportation decision making. In this course, participants are presented with a variety of strategies and resources for considering EJ throughout the transportation decision-making process. http://bit.ly/2wmu3u5
FHWA SPEED MANAGEMENT TRAINING
-> FHWA offers a one-day Speed Management training in which participants learn lifesaving countermeasures that shape speed management programs and how these can help communities combat speeding-related injuries and deaths. This Instructor-led training emphasizes how state and local governments can improve community safety by integrating speed management principles into three critical safety focus areas: roadway departures, intersections, and pedestrians and bicyclists. The target audience of the FHWA Speed Management training includes Federal, State, tribal, and local transportation professionals, as well as law enforcement and other public safety advocates who are interested in having safer roadways through the application of speed management principles. Contact FHWA to host this training. http://bit.ly/2wLK7Cc
FHWA TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT FOR SAFETY TRAINING
-> FHWA National Highway Institute (NHI) course Transportation Performance Management (TPM) for Safety is a 2-day course that explains the safety performance measures and noteworthy practices for States to comply with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requirements. The course recommends an evidence-based and data-driven methodology for setting safety targets and provides participants with an understanding of the safety data needed to meet the safety TPM requirements. The course helps improve States' ability to coordinate target setting between the State DOTs and the State Highway Safety Office as well as between the State DOT and the State's MPOs. The course provides hands-on exercises with reviewing crash data trends and establishing safety targets based on planned safety programs, external factors and countermeasure deployment. Throughout the course participants also practice evaluating resource allocation and safety program performance to inform future target setting efforts. Contact FHWA to host this training. http://bit.ly/2wLBTd5
FHWA TRAFFIC CALMING EPRIMER
-> FHWA's free online Traffic Calming ePrimer presents a thorough review of current traffic calming practice. It provides illustrations and photographs of 22 traffic calming measures and considerations for their appropriate application, including effects and design and installation specifics. The ePrimer also describes research on the effects of traffic calming measures on mobility and safety for passenger vehicles; emergency response, public transit, and waste collection vehicles; and pedestrians and bicyclists. The ePrimer's case studies provide examples of comprehensive traffic calming programs; neighborhood-specific traffic calming plans; effective processes to plan and define programs; and assessments of the effects of individual and series of traffic calming measures. http://bit.ly/2vZUIdz
ALTA: ADVISORY BIKES LANES IN NORTH AMERICA
-> Alta Planning + Design released its white paper on Advisory Bike Lanes (also known as advisory shoulders or dashed bikes lanes). These lanes can be an effective tool to provide bicycle lanes on streets that are otherwise too narrow to accommodate them. Alta's white paper explores current US guidance and lessons learned from 10 North American early adopter communities. Its appendices provide an expanded view into FHWA standards and the request to experiment process by providing an evaluation report, sample striping plans, and international research, among other resources. "Lessons Learned: Advisory Bikes Lanes in North America" http://bit.ly/2w0Kfyg
MID-SIZED CITIES, GREEN STREETS, WATER & TRANSPO INFRASTRUCTURE
-> A recent River Network report addresses complementary municipal goals of improved water quality and restored natural hydrology by focusing on the development of a simple and logical methodology to promote street-based stormwater management. (Promoting Green Streets – A Recipe for Integrating Water and Transportation Infrastructure Investment: http://bit.ly/2ijN4aH) Their green streets methodology for mid-sized cities (a) demonstrates a clear connection between stormwater runoff and the road system, (b) involves neighborhood, utility and local official guidance, and (c) connects green streets to established local priorities.
FHWA ENEPA COLLABORATION TOOL 2.0
-> The FHWA Office of Project Development and Environmental Review developed the eNEPA collaboration tool, which enables state DOTs and other transportation agencies to share documents, track comments, schedule tasks with participating agencies, and perform concurrent reviews for Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments. Version 2.0 was released in February with improved customization ability and other enhancements. Enhancements include customizable workflows, restructured and improved document review functions, a dashboard function, and incorporating permitting process reviews for better resource agency coordination. http://bit.ly/2wlc2Mt
STREETFILMS: TRANSFORM YOUR CITY WITH TACTICAL URBANISM
-> Streetfilms released its Transform Your City With Tactical Urbanism video that describes how groups of people are literally taking back their streets by implementing low-cost, temporary solutions to what they see as simple ways of making their streets safer or more livable. The 8-minute video shows many examples of tactical urbanism, describes the power and magic of simple traffic cones, the creation of Transformations Departments, and the power of social media to spread ideas around the world. http://bit.ly/2wTc7E2
RAILS TO TRAILS VIDEOS & SLIDESHOWS
-> Rails to Trails magazine released their 2017 Green Issue, featuring a collection of videos and slideshows highlighting America's trails. In this issue, they explore how trails create, support and inspire healthy, thriving communities—impacting them economically, socially and culturally. http://bit.ly/2wmp50f
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> 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 SPEAKERS - MT Bike Walk Summit, March 21-23, 2018, Bozeman, MT
Deadline: September 15, 2017, http://bit.ly/2v7t94b
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2018), July15-18, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Deadline: September 15, 2017, http://bit.ly/2wlDBFq
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - CNU 26.Savannah, May 16-19, 2018, Savannah, GA
Deadline: September 25, 2017, http://bit.ly/2vNRsVk
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - I-TED 2018: International Transportation Economic Development Conference, June 6-8, 2018, Washington, DC
Deadline: November 15, 2017, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 13-16, 2017 - Annual Council for Canadian Urbanism Summit, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
-> 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
-> September 29-30, 2017 - CNU Climate Summit, Alexandria, VA
-> 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 8-11, 2017 - APTA Annual Meeting & EXPO 2017, Atlanta, GA
-> 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 17-20, 2017 - 2017 AMPO Annual Conference, Savannah, GA
-> October 18, 2017 - 2017 Walkable Washington Symposium, Seattle, WA
-> October 20-23, 2017 - American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
-> October 21, 2017 - TransportationCamp NYC 2017, New York, NY
-> 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, 2017 - NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide Training, Chicago, IL
-> October 30 - NACTO Signal Strategies for Bikes & Transit, Chicago, IL
-> October 30, 2017 - NACTO Global Street Design Guide Training, Chicago, IL
-> October 30, 2017 - NACTO Workshop: Bringing Racial & Social Equity into Transportation Planning, Chicago, IL
-> 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 8-10, 2017 - Trafinz 2017, Nelson City, New Zealand
-> 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.
> April 3-4, 2018 - Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets, Nashville, TN
> May 2-4, 2018 - 8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics: SURF 2018, South Brisbane, Australia
> June 6-8, 2018 - I-TED 2018: International Transportation Economic Development Conference, Washington, DC
> July 15-18, 2018 - ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2018), Pittsburgh, PA
-> 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.
-> RFP - BIKE SHARE OPERATIONS, CITY OF CHATTANOOGA, TN
This RFP is being issued to identify an organization to efficiently and thoughtfully manage the Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System in an innovative and cost-effective manner.
Deadline: September 7, 2017 by 4:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2w0OjP2
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - OUR TOWN GRANTS, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
The NEA Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places – achieving these community goals through strategies that incorporate arts, culture, and/or design. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work - placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create or preserve a distinct sense of place. Through Our Town projects, the National Endowment for the Arts intends to achieve the following objective: Livability: American communities are strengthened through the arts.
Deadline: September 11, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2w3Y4PH
-> ADVISOR - COUNCIL OF ADVISORS, COALITION FOR RECREATIONAL TRAILS
As a member of the Coalition for Recreational Trails, American Trails urges organizations of every size and interest to become a supporter of the Recreational Trails Program. CRT has created a Council of Advisors to help support the continuation and expansion of the Recreational Trails Program and funding for trails of all kinds in upcoming legislation. By joining the Council, the Advisors agree to sign on to letters supporting RTP that will be sent to Members of Congress, the Administration or to relevant State Governors and/or Legislators. In addition, Advisors are asked to recruit other RTP supporters and to help in a variety of ways. To date, over 500 organizations have signed on as members of the CRT's RTP Council of Advisors.
Deadline: Open, http://bit.ly/2whJUdx
-> 3 JOBS - COMPLETE TRIPS TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT (TDM) PROGRAM, CITY OF NASHVILLE, TN
The Metropolitan Nashville Planning Department seeks 3 positions to work within its Complete Trips Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program. The Complete Trips Program supports Mayor Barry's Transportation Action Agenda by bringing MTA's nMotion plan to life; making walking and bicycling safer, attractive, essential options; and encouraging greater efficiency and innovation in transportation.
1. PLANNER 2 – NASHVILLE COMPLETE TRIPS PROGRAM MANAGER
The Planner 2 Program Manager will manage most aspects of the Complete Trips Program while working under guidance of the Planning Department's Chief Transportation Planner. The Program Manager will create the Complete Trips Program based upon the grant's Project Delivery Plan ensuring that substantial relationships are developed with employers and businesses in downtown Nashville and systematically working with the Outreach Coordinator to expand the program to large employers throughout Davidson County and the region. As the program grows, the program's expansion should support multimodal transportation strategies that include a bike rack installation grant program, TDM plans with development proposals, a transportation safety education network, and parking demand management. The Program Manager will have the unique opportunity to create this program based on best practices that will work in Nashville.
Deadline: September 15, 2015, http://bit.ly/2wkzPMU
2. PLANNER 1 – NASHVILLE COMPLETE TRIPS OUTREACH COORDINATOR
The Planner 1 Outreach Coordinator will support work activities of the Complete Trips Program by expanding partnerships with regional stakeholders, employers, and schools in accomplishing the grant's Project Delivery Plan. The Outreach Coordinator will develop working relationships with employers and businesses, assess their potential opportunities for TDM strategies, and market these strategies for implementation.
Deadline: September 15, 2015, http://bit.ly/2wlB5Pu
3. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – NASHVILLE COMPLETE TRIPS
The Administrative Assistant will support work activities of the Complete Trips Program Manager and Outreach Coordinator in accomplishing the grant's Project Delivery Plan. The Administrative Assistant will often be a point-of-contact for commuters for information via phone, e-mail, and social media.
Deadline: September 15, 2015, http://bit.ly/2wlGJRP
-> JOB - ASSISTANT CIVIL ENGINEER, NEW YORK CITY DOT
NYC DOT seeks to hire an ambitious and self-motivated engineer to join its Pedestrian Projects Group to improve safety and accessibility, and to enhance the pedestrian environment through the development of innovative street improvement solutions at some of the city's most complicated intersections in Vision Zero priority geographies. This will involve field work, planning, research, design, data analysis, project management, and implementation coordination. The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for data collection and analysis of complex intersections. Key tasks for this position include performing research and crash analysis to better understand high crash locations; analyzing traffic data and modeling before and after conditions with modeling software such as HCS, SYNCHRO and VISSIM; developing projects to enhance safety for all road users; and designing and implementing street improvement projects.
Deadline: None provided, http://on.nyc.gov/2wlGNRC
-> MULTIPLE JOBS, TOOLE DESIGN GROUP, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Toole Design Group has a many positions open in offices throughout the country, and new positions that will be posted soon in Texas. TDG works to create vibrant, multimodal transportation solutions for people of all ages and abilities. Their staff of 130+ engineering, design and planning professionals are passionate about making a difference in communities large and small. See http://bit.ly/2w0JIMW for details and deadlines.
1. ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:
Accounts Payable Specialist; Contract Billing Specialist, and Executive Assistant in Silver Spring, MD. Proposal Coordinator in any office
2. ENGINEERING POSITIONS:
Engineering Manager in Silver Spring, MD. Civil Engineer in Silver Spring or Baltimore, MD. Senior Civil Engineers and Civil Engineers in Denver, CO and Berkeley, CA. Senior Engineer in Boston, MA.
3. PLANNING POSITION:
Project Planner/Safe Routes to Schools Programs Coordinator in Berkeley, CA.
4. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT POSITION:
Senior Landscape Architect in Silver Spring, MD.
-> JOB - MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, CITY OF DURHAM, NC
The Multi-modal Transportation Planner will be responsible for the development of municipal transportation plans and projects by leading the development of plans, updates, and projects, including work performed by study consultants through a collaborative stakeholder process. Work will entail data collection, field investigations, and performing technical and GIS data analysis. Tasks will also include the administration of federal, state and municipal funding sources; developing, recommending and submitting project funding requests; providing project development coordination with other city departments, approval agencies and the public to ensure projects meet desired outcomes.
Deadline: Continuous, http://bit.ly/2w0LopI
-> JOB - MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST, CITY OF FAIRFAX, VA
This position will help develop, implement and monitor a multimodal transportation program in the City of Fairfax. The position works closely with various City departments, City Administration, and the City Council on matters pertaining to multimodal transportation-related issues and projects. Duties include maintaining information about City multimodal assets, performing analytical research to identify ways to implement best practices, developing and coordinating long range plans to maintain and improve assets, working with the CUE Bus division to implement and manage the Transit Development Plan and driver training, participating on regional transportation committees, assisting with the preparation of funding applications and City operating and capital budgets, and managing Traffic Calming and permit parking programs.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2wmkc7t
-> JOB - SRTS COORDINATOR, CROSS COUNTY CONNECTION, SOUTHERN NJ
Cross County Connection is looking for a full time SRTS Coordinator with 1 -3 years SRTS programming and/or classroom-based program development. The Coordinator will implement its programs in a 7-county region in southern NJ. They have a very well established program and are a long time partner in NJ DOT's statewide SRTS program.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2xbOiHv
-> JOB - SRTS COORDINATOR, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, PA
Safe Routes Philly (SRP) is a program that promotes pedestrian safety to second grade students and bicycle safety to fifth grade students in Philadelphia elementary schools. The Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems recently received a federal grant to expand SRP, prioritizing the program's engagement with elementary in high crash areas. The Safe Routes Philly Coordinator will be responsible for enhancing and expanding SRP under the terms of the federal grant, as well as identifying future funding for SRP and building a strategic plan to inform SRP beyond summer 2019.
Deadline: Continuous, http://bit.ly/2wlpBvq
-> 2 JOBS - KTUA, SANDIEGO, CA
KTUA is a multi-disciplinary firm with markets including transportation and land use planning, federal planning and landscape architecture.
KTUA is seeking a planner with strong GIS and 3D skills to support planning and design projects throughout California. Candidates should have two to five years of planning and technical analysis experience, including active transportation, urban design, design guidelines, community engagement and marketing services.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2w0BEfe
2. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT PROJECT MANAGER
KTUA is seeking an experienced landscape architect to support a variety of public agency and private developer projects in southern California. Candidates should have three to six years of design services, including project management.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2w0maYD
-> JOB - EVENT COORDINATOR, SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION, SAN JOSE, CA
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is a non-profit membership-based organization that seeks to create a healthy community, environment, and economy through bicycling for people who live, work, or play in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Their goal is to have 10% of trips taken by bicycle by 2025. In the past decade, SVBC's staff size has grown from one to ten employees, and their impact can be seen across the two counties they serve. SVBC is hiring a full-time Event Coordinator to manage the implementation of all of their events, including Bike to Work Day, an annual fundraising dinner, and the Silicon Valley Bike Summit (a one-day advocacy conference).
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2w0QRNl
-> 3 JOBS –SEATTLE, WA DOT
1. PRINCIPAL URBAN DESIGNER (SA2 E&PR)
As a Principal Urban Designer in the Policy & Planning Division of the Seattle DOT, this position leads urban design projects within the urban design program. The incumbent will provide urban design and planning expertise on a wide array of transportation and public space projects, with an emphasis on achieving attractive and inviting public spaces. The incumbent will conduct policy analysis, advocate the City's interests to other agencies and private developers, and promote the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative.
Deadline: September 5, 2017 by 4:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2w1clJQ
2. ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER
Work in the Project Development Division of Seattle DOT as a leader in the Project Delivery Unit working with a team of professionals whose vision is to be the most innovative and responsive transportation agency in the region. This position is responsible for designing and project managing crew delivered projects that include Neighborhood Greenways, Safe Routes to School projects, Transit Spot Improvement, and other Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan implementation projects.
Deadline: Continuous, http://bit.ly/2w1bysz
3. ASSOCIATE MULTI-MODAL DESIGN ENGINEER (CE, ASSOC)
Work in the Capital Projects and Roadway Structures Division of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) as a design lead in the Engineering Services group with a team of professionals whose vision is to be the most innovative and responsive transportation agency in the region. The Associate Multi-Modal Design Engineer will play a lead role in the design and construction of capital improvements projects within the City of Seattle, and serve as the technical designer for civil infrastructure projects likely focused on bicycle, transit, and pedestrian safety/mobility projects. Projects may include work related to Neighborhood Greenways, Bicycle Master Plan, Neighborhood Street Fund, Transit Master Plan, and Pedestrian Master Plan pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
Deadline: Continuous, http://bit.ly/2w1CQiq
-> JOB - PLANNER II (LIVABILITY PLANNER), CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
The position will be responsible for performing professional work related to the City's multi-modal transportation planning efforts in the implementation of Complete Streets initiatives with a strong emphasis on sustainability, livability, safety and activation. The employee will coordinate the alignment of transportation projects with livability goals to improve transportation system performance for all users. The employee will oversee and implement programs and projects aimed at activating and encouraging the multimodal use of streets including carpooling, transit, bicycle and pedestrian use. The employee will be responsible for planning, program development, project management and other activities related to creating a more connected community in alignment with the City's Vision Plan Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale 2035 and Vision Zero, our community action plan with a goal of reaching zero fatalities and serious bodily injuries. This position will include significant public engagement such as working with residents toward activating the streets, coordinating encouragement activities such as bike rides and walks, coordinating education events focused on adopting safe behaviors, initiatives to increase carpooling, outreach to increase transit ridership, and facilitating collaborative efforts with a variety of partners.
Deadline: Continuous, http://bit.ly/2wlp64x
-> 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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