#445 Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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----- West Midlands, England: Zero Tolerance for Close Pass Drivers
----- Montreal, Canada 5-Year $150M Cycling Plan
----- European Union Cycling Strategy & ?80B Cost of Physical Inactivity
----- Paris, France Citywide Carfree Sunday
----- Discussion: The Color of Law: Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America
----- US Flunks Community Walkability Measures
----- National Walking Summit Summary
----- Stevenage, England 1960's Barely Used Cycleways Network
----- MobilityScore Tracks All Mobility Modes
----- ReStreet Helps People Redesign Streets in AV Era
----- Ísafjörður, Iceland 3D Crosswalks Slow Drivers
----- Why Walkability is Not a Luxury
----- Why Few People Bike To/From Transit & How We Can Change That
----- Utrecht, The Netherlands: Dafne Schippersbrug Cycle Bridge
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Twin Cities, MN Shared Mobility Plan: Take 50K Cars Off Road in 10 Yrs
----- Zendrive Studies Distracted Driving Around Schools
----- Grand Rapids, MI Cuts Driver-vs.-Cyclist Crashes by 81%
----- Carmel, IN: Model Biking Suburb
----- FL DOT Adopts Context Classifications
----- Dearborn, MI Passing Drivers Must Give Cyclists 5 Ft
----- Lenexa, KS: Cyclists Must Walk Thru Ped-Oriented City Center
----- Philadelphia, PA Vision Zero Action Plan
----- Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance Policy Platform
----- MA Vision Zero Coalition Candidate Questionnaires
----- Fayetteville, AR Encourages Tactical Urbanism
----- Nashville, TN: Integrated Transport & Health Impact Modeling Tool
----- WI Budget Amendment Threatens Future Bike & Ped Facilities
----- NC DOT Receives Award for Reducing Bike & Ped Crashes
----- Analyses of Collisions w/ Peds & Bikes on WA State Main Street Highways
----- WA State Collision Data & Geocoding on Main Street Highways
----- Safety in Numbers & Ped & Cyclist Risks of Being Hit by Drivers
----- Aging in Place in Small Urban and Rural Communities
----- Choice of Transport Mode in 3 Subsets of Emerging Adulthood
----- Ambient Light & Traffic Collisions w/ Peds at Ped Crossings
----- Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress & Reported Injury Severity
----- Survey of Adult Bike Helmet Use in Italy
----- Comparison of Anger Expression Among Danish Cyclists & Drivers
----- Study Framework: Mixed Traffic of Cars, Pedestrians & Trams
----- Analysis Via Driving Simulator of Driver-Ped Interactions
----- Assessing Ped Receptivity re Fully Autonomous Vehicles
----- Prevalence of Complete Streets Policies in US Cities
----- Vision Zero 101 & Mid-Sized Cities, Highlights Fremont, CA
----- Manual on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit
----- Fayetteville, AR Residents' Guide to Tactical Urbanism Projects
----- Analysis of Political Attacks on Transit & How to Respond
----- Arts, Culture and Transportation Placemaking Field Scan
----- Dutch Use Recycled TP to Repave Bike Highway
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
WEST MIDLANDS, ENGLAND: ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CLOSE PASS DRIVERS
-> BikeBiz reports the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on the roads of the West Midlands, England has dropped by 20% since the regional police force last year launched an operation targeting so-called "close-pass" drivers. Motorists who overtook cyclists too closely can "expect prosecution, not education," said a strongly worded statement issued by the West Midlands Police Traffic Unit. The statement added that it was motorists mostly at fault in road crashes involving cyclists and said the force has a "zero tolerance approach for any offence involving a vulnerable road user." http://bit.ly/2fLvQPA
MONTREAL, CANADA 5-YEAR $150M CYCLING PLAN
-> Canadian Cycling reports Montreal, Canada announced a 5-year plan to direct $150 million towards cycling projects to make the city a cycling leader in North America. The goals of the plan are to offer more connectivity for cyclists in the downtown core, increase the availability of bike parking, and promote cycling as an effective, comfortable and safe way to get around. Today, approximately 2.5% of trips are made by bicycle. By 2032 the city hopes that number will rise to 15%. Over the next 15 years, investments of $15 million per year will be added to the amount already committed to the development of Montreal's cycling network brining the total investment dedicated to improving the city's bike system to $150 in the next five-years. http://bit.ly/2fOm0Qx
EUROPEAN UNION CYCLING STRATEGY & ?80B COST OF PHYSICAL INACTIVITY
-> The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) reports the epidemic of physical inactivity was the main topic of discussion at the Sport intergroup conference in the European Parliament (EP) last week. Its ?80 billion (US$ 94 billion) cost was repeated over and over. ECF's response to this public health crisis is the EU Cycling Strategy (EU Cycling Strategy. Recommendations for Delivering Green Growth and an Effective Mobility in 2030: http://bit.ly/2ynfCai), with its 2030 aims to increase cycling by 50%, reduce cycling fatalities by 50%, thereby adding 225,000 jobs and 250 billion euros to the cycling economy. "If every EU citizen did just 15 minutes more of cycling or walking each day, we'd save 100,000 lives from unnecessary early deaths each year," said ECF health policy officer Dr. Randy Rzewnicki. http://bit.ly/2ynOHLR
PARIS, FRANCE CITYWIDE CARFREE SUNDAY
-> Streetsblog USA reports from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, the whole city of Paris, France was free of motor vehicle traffic except buses, taxis, and emergency vehicles. It was the French capital's third and largest "journee sans voiture" (day without cars). The first preceded the Paris climate summit in 2015. Air pollution dropped as much as 40% in some areas - especially significant for European cities choked by smog from diesel engines. Since then, Paris has expanded the event, and Sunday marked the first time it was truly citywide. Paris is trying to make its streets free from the burden of car traffic all year round. The car-free day fits within a comprehensive strategy to improve mobility while reducing motorized traffic. http://bit.ly/2ymohdk
DISCUSSION: THE COLOR OF LAW: FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF HOW GOVERNMENT SEGREGATED AMERICA
-> Streetsblog USA provides a lengthy overview of a recent wide-ranging discussion of Richard Rothstein's important and timely book, "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America" (http://bit.ly/2ymIsYx) The webinar was the first in America Walks' new series, "Walking Toward Justice," developed to provide an open forum for exploration of the intersection of history, race, class, gender, and politics with mobility. The Color of Law addresses the myth that the current forms of segregation we see in our metropolitan areas evolved naturally and therefore cannot be remedied through policy. Instead, Rothstein argues, segregation is the product of explicit federal, state, and local policy designed to both insulate whites from blacks and other non-whites and give whites a leg up in the process. Over the course of the hour-and-a-half-long webinar, however, it became very clear that determining exactly what the full scope of those wrongs were and how we might go about confronting them is complicated. http://bit.ly/2ymIdN7 Listen to the full recording of the webinar here: http://bit.ly/2ynE3Vo
US FLUNKS COMMUNITY WALKABILITY MEASURES
-> Streetsblog USA reports the US gets failing grades on walkability in a withering new report from the National Physical Activity Plan, a coalition that includes public health behemoths like the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Association. (The 2017 United States Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities: http://bit.ly/2ynHv2a) Measures earning an F include children and youth walking behavior, pedestrian infrastructure, safety, institutional policies, and public transportation. http://bit.ly/2ynIbEK
NATIONAL WALKING SUMMIT SUMMARY
-> Resilience summarizes last month's 2017 National Walking Summit organized by America Walks with quotes from keynote speakers; results from research; issues of access, equity, and walkability for people of color; successful programs to encourage walking in Latinx communities and remote counties; overcoming the health impacts of inactivity; and next steps. http://bit.ly/2fQUQIB
STEVENAGE, ENGLAND 1960'S BARELY USED CYCLEWAYS NETWORK
-> The Guardian reports on an extensive 1960s Dutch-style protected cycleway network in Stevenage, a town 30 miles north of London, England, that is now little known or used. It has 23 miles of wide, smooth cycleways next to its main roads, which were separated from cars and pedestrians. There were well-lit, airy underpasses beneath roundabouts, and schools, workplaces and shops were all linked by protected cycleways. Stevenage's 1949 masterplan projected that 40% of the town's residents would cycle each day, and just 16% would drive. The opposite happened. By 1964, cycle use was down to 13%; by 1972, it had dropped to 7%. Today it has less than half that. http://bit.ly/2yl8Wtq
MOBILITYSCORE TRACKS ALL MOBILITY MODES
-> CityLab reports MobilityScore, a map tool, aggregates data on different mobility options available at any given location in the 30 largest U.S. metros, and generates a 0-100 rating. Unlike other transit rating tools, its algorithm emphasize the benefit of having multiple modes. Enter a location, and the MobilityScore will spit out a score that ranges from zero mobility options to a superb array. The scores are broken down across four shared modes of transportation: public transit, car share, ride-hailing, and bike sharing. MobilityScore measures data that reflect how reliable, frequent, and accessible these modes are day and night almost in real time. http://bit.ly/2fMmJSa
RESTREET HELPS PEOPLE REDESIGN STREETS IN AV ERA
-> CityLab reports when autonomous vehicles take over the streets, the streets will change to accommodate them: Expect special priority lanes, curbside pickup "docks," and a massive reconfiguration of superfluous parking spaces once people no longer drive themselves. ReStreet (http://bit.ly/2fMbCZt), a tool developed by planning and design specialists at the University of San Francisco and California Polytechnic State University, offers two template streetscapes, one urban and suburban, for reimagining how to use public rights-of-way. It allows you to recreate streets, share them, and capture the feedback from others. http://bit.ly/2fMuJCz
ÍSAFJÖRÐUR, ICELAND 3D CROSSWALKS SLOW DRIVERS
-> Cycling Weekly reports to make drivers slow down in the town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, a private company, painted 3D zebra crossings on the roads that give the illusion planks across the road. The company had only come up with the idea at the start of the September, and it took only a couple of weeks for the local authorities to give the go-ahead. See the photo at: http://bit.ly/2fMsGhR
WHY WALKABILITY IS NOT A LUXURY
-> Public Square reports that walkability lowers overall household costs while contributing substantially to individual families' needs. In metro areas, the most affordable places to live are walkable neighborhoods. Walkability adds material value to a home that millions of people are willing to pay for, and market demand is growing for walkable neighborhoods. At the same time, walkability also lowers transportation costs and allows for a wider range of housing types, some of which are more affordable. http://bit.ly/2ynODf4
WHY FEW PEOPLE BIKE TO/FROM TRANSIT & HOW WE CAN CHANGE THAT
-> An Alta Planning + Design blog post considers how we can encourage combining bikes and transit to help solve transit's first/last mile problem, bicycling's limited range, and leverage the health and economic benefits associated with fewer single occupant vehicle trips. As part of a project for the Atlanta Regional Commission, Alta proposed several ways to encourage more bike-transit trips. http://bit.ly/2yn7A1p
UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS: DAFNE SCHIPPERSBRUG CYCLE BRIDGE
-> Bicycle Dutch reports it has been 6 very successful months since the Dafne Schippersbrug cycle bridge atop a school opened. The bridge continues to draw a lot of attention all over the world. Of the expected 7,000 people who will use it, already over 4,000 are using the bridge on a daily basis. The city of Utrecht made a very nice video looking back on the entire project from 2014 to 2017 (unfortunately only in Dutch, but most of the images speak for themselves). http://bit.ly/2fPqWoj
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
TWIN CITIES, MN SHARED MOBILITY PLAN: TAKE 50K CARS OFF ROAD IN 10 YRS
-> Transportation leaders from the Metropolitan Council, Nice Ride Minnesota, The McKnight Foundation and more joined the national nonprofit Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) to release a Shared Mobility Action Plan for the Twin Cities. (http://bit.ly/2fOIvEU) At the core of the plan is a mode shift goal that recommends taking advantage of rapidly changing travel behaviors, demand and technology to remove 20,000 private cars from Twin Cities roadways within the next five years and 50,000 within the next decade. According to SUMC's calculations, removing 20,000 cars could help cut annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by more than 200 million, avoid nearly 80,000 metric tons of annual greenhouse gas emissions, and save residents more than $70 million each year in household transportation costs. SUMC estimates the region could remove 20,000 cars from the road by; attracting 30,000 new daily transit riders; sustaining 600 total carshare vehicles; adding 800 bikeshare bikes; adding 1,000 daily vanpool users; and adding 2,000 microtransit and ride-splitting users. http://bit.ly/2fP1YVX
ZENDRIVE STUDIES DISTRACTED DRIVING AROUND SCHOOLS
-> CityLab reports on the driver analytics company Zendrive's new study focusing on the behavior of drivers around schools. (Zendrive School Safety Snapshot: Back to School 2017: http://bit.ly/2ynoTz8) Using sensors in phones, the company measures whether users are texting, making calls, and otherwise fiddling with their phones while the car is moving. It also analyzes rapid acceleration and hard braking. Based on driver behavior in the vicinity of 75,000 public schools in 2,222 counties, Zendrive then ranked the safest schools, counties, and states. (The U.S. has close to 100,000 public schools and a little over 3,000 counties.) http://bit.ly/2yo20vN
GRAND RAPIDS, MI CUTS DRIVER-VS.-CYCLIST CRASHES BY 81%
-> The Livable Communities Newsletter reports in a matter of just one year, from 2015 to 2016, the number of serious driver-vs.-cyclist crashes in Grand Rapids, MI fell 81%. Total crashes fell 40%. Meanwhile, 92% of residents said they were at least somewhat familiar with the rules of the road for bicyclists. Driving such numbers is a community education program, Driving Change (http://bit.ly/2eT5eg1) that focuses on just 4 rules: Bicyclists must be visible and use lights and reflectors; bicyclists must obey all signals and signs; motorists must leave 5 feet when passing bicyclists; and motorists must watch out for bicyclists when turning right. http://bit.ly/2fOAfEV
CARMEL, IN: MODEL BIKING SUBURB
-> Streetsblog USA reports you'll sometimes hear that it's almost impossible to make biking truly desirable in American suburbs. Carmel, Indiana, is proving how wrong that is. The booming city of 90,000, immediately north of Indianapolis but with a distinct and dense downtown of its own, is evidence of the opposite idea: The country's newer, faster-growing cities are where connecting great biking networks has the most potential to transform American life. Carmel currently has 190 miles of off-street bike paths, with 20 more miles on the way in the next two years. http://bit.ly/2ynW06d Watch the 12-minute video on Carmel's cycling infrastructure: http://bit.ly/2ynFZ06.
FL DOT ADOPTS CONTEXT CLASSIFICATIONS
-> State Smart Transportation Initiative reports as part of its Complete Streets Implementation, FL DOT recently adopted eight context classifications to guide road design decisions. (FDOT Context Classification: http://bit.ly/2fP7Rmb) Under this new system, planners and engineers will consider existing and future characteristics such as land uses, building configuration, and street connectivity to ensure that roads are designed for the right vehicle speeds, road users, and trip types. This new approach acknowledges that state roads often serve important local needs, such as when they run through town centers. These classifications help determine whether an arterial roadway might need accommodations for pedestrians, bicycles, and transit users and whether it should have on-street parking, for example. http://bit.ly/2fO5eRv
DEARBORN, MI PASSING DRIVERS MUST GIVE CYCLISTS 5 FT
-> The City of Dearborn, MI City Council passed an ordinance to give bicyclists at least 5 feet between any part of their vehicle and the bicyclist when passing on the street. According to the new ordinance, when a driver is approaching a bicyclist moving in the same direction, the driver shall "exercise due care and may only overtake or pass a bicyclist when there is a safe distance." Drivers also are required to pass on the bicycle's left side. Drivers who violate the ordinance will be charged with a civil infraction. http://bit.ly/2ynJAv9
LENEXA, KS: CYCLISTS MUST WALK THRU PED-ORIENTED CITY CENTER
-> KCTV reports Lenexa, KS leaders say they are trying to make the city more bike friendly, but they ran into a roadblock. A new ordinance says cyclists in the city now have to walk their bike when near the city center, city hall, the parking garage and the rec center. "The ordinance basically says you can ride on the sidewalks, you can ride anywhere in Lenexa City Center, but just right here on our campus we ask that people walk their bikes through," Lenexa Director of Communications Denise Rendina said. "What we are just trying to do it in this little area, we consider a very pedestrian area, we are trying to limit the amount of bikes that are right on here and other wheels, it's not just bikes." http://bit.ly/2ym1pdO
PHILADELPHIA, PA VISION ZERO ACTION PLAN
-> The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia reports the City of Philadelphia released its first-ever Vision Zero Action Plan. (http://bit.ly/2ymUvVL) The 3-year action plan relies on certain fundamental goals to eliminate traffic related deaths by the year 2030. The Philadelphia Health Commissioner noted that Vision Zero is, indeed a health issue - fewer people dying in traffic is good for the overall health of the city, but more people walking and more people on bicycles is good for everyone. The city also released a high-crash map, highlighting the 12 percent of city streets where 50 percent of all high-impact crashes are taking place. http://bit.ly/2ymTH3b
LOS ANGELES VISION ZERO ALLIANCE POLICY PLATFORM
-> The Vision Zero Network commended the Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance - a coalition of 25 community-based organizations working to support and influence Los Angeles' Vision Zero efforts - for developing and sharing their exemplary policy platform that lays out fundamental values that should be prioritized in Vision Zero efforts. The Alliance developed this policy platform to set clear expectations for the City to meet its Vision Zero goals, and to do so in an equitable, community-centered, and transparent manner. Three questions summarize Alliance members' core concerns, from which all key actions stem: 1) How is funding spent and prioritized? 2) How are communities engaged? 3) How do City departments remain accountable and transparent? Los Angles Vision Zero Alliance Policy Platform: http://bit.ly/2fO8BYF
MA VISION ZERO COALITION CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRES
-> The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition has given all official candidates in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Springfield, and Lynn the opportunity to respond to questions about walking, biking and transit in their communities. Candidates were asked if they walk, take transit and rides bikes. They are also asked how they will work to establish funding for the infrastructure changes; improve the reach, frequency, and quality of public transit; and ensure fast-tracked implementation of a city-/town-wide network of off-street paths and protected bike lanes among other questions. See the questions (which are a great model for other communities) and candidate responses: http://bit.ly/2fOMKQC
FAYETTEVILLE, AR ENCOURAGES TACTICAL URBANISM
-> Strong Towns reports this summer, the city of Fayetteville, AR took the remarkable step of actually encouraging its residents to construct and lead tactical urbanism projects. (http://bit.ly/2fNoJJT) While tactical urbanism activities like pop-up bike lanes and homemade curb bump-outs typically face uphill battles in terms of permitting and many are outright illegal, Fayetteville has created a new permit process to encourage residents to experiment with traffic and bike safety theories that could lead to permanent infrastructure improvements. Fayetteville also produced a tactical urbanism guide to community-led placemaking projects. http://bit.ly/2fNiGVE Listen to a Strong Towns podcast interview with Chris Brown, the City of Fayetteville engineer who's been leading this effort. http://bit.ly/2fMONVm
[See Resources section for details about Fayetteville's tactical urbanism guide to their permitting process.]
NASHVILLE, TN: INTEGRATED TRANSPORT & HEALTH IMPACT MODELING TOOL
-> The Integrated Transport and Health Impact Model (ITHIM) is a comprehensive tool that estimates the hypothetical health effects of transportation mode shifts through changes to physical activity, air pollution, and injuries. A paper published in the Journal of Transport & Health describes the implementation of ITHIM in greater Nashville, TN, describes important lessons learned, and serves as an implementation guide for other practitioners and researchers interested in running ITHIM. Across a range of 3 scenarios, results suggested that 24-123 deaths per year could be averted in the region through a 1-5% reduction in the burden of several chronic diseases. This translated into $10-$63 million in estimated direct and indirect cost savings per year. Other jurisdictions interested in ITHIM might find the Nashville example as a useful guide to streamline the effort required to calibrate and run the model. "The Integrated Transport and Health Impact Modeling Tool in Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Implementation Steps and Lessons Learned" http://bit.ly/2fNLcGK
WI BUDGET AMENDMENT THREATENS FUTURE BIKE & PED FACILITIES
-> State Smart Transportation Initiative reports the recently passed WI state budget contains an amendment that removes the ability of local communities and the state DOT to use eminent domain for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. This provision, added anonymously at the last minute and passed by the legislature without discussion, will make it much more difficult to construct or even plan for paths and sidewalks that connect destinations and facilitate active transportation. The amendment, item 17 in the transportation bill (http://bit.ly/2fMLgqb), reads in part: "Prohibit any entity with the power of condemnation from using that power for the purpose of establishing or extending recreational trails, bicycle ways or lanes, or pedestrian ways." The amendment does not restrict the use of eminent domain to construct roadways but may mean that bike lanes and sidewalks would not be included if they cannot be constructed in the existing right of way. However, some have questioned whether the wording is muddy in this respect. http://bit.ly/2fMKxoX
NC DOT RECEIVES AWARD FOR REDUCING BIKE & PED CRASHES
-> Equipment World reports the North Carolina DOT Watch for Me program that reducing car crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians on average by 5% has received an achievement award from the Governor's Highway Safety Association. The program began in 2012 to educate drivers, pedestrians and cyclists on safety laws. It also encourages local police to crack down on traffic safety violations. This year, the program achieved its highest rate of participation, with 32 communities involved. The communities receive NCDOT support, training, educational materials and paid advertising to raise public awareness about bike and pedestrian safety. http://bit.ly/2fLIA9d
THE RESEARCH BEAT
ANALYSES OF COLLISIONS W/ PEDS & BIKES ON WA STATE MAIN STREET HIGHWAYS
-> The WA State DOT released a report that identifies hotspots of pedestrian and bicyclist collisions on main street highways, which are stretches of state routes that also act as main streets for the local populations. This report covers Part II of the study, which (1) identified hotspots of pedestrian and bicyclist collisions, and (2) developed models for estimating socio-economic and environmental predictors of collision locations. Safe Main Street Highways Part II: Analyses of Collisions Involving Pedestrians and Bicyclists in Washington State: http://bit.ly/2fMfR7h
WA STATE COLLISION DATA & GEOCODING ON MAIN STREET HIGHWAYS
-> The WA State DOT released a report that focuses on 2001-2012 collision data from main street highways, which are stretches of state routes that also act as main streets for the local populations. This project and its Part II sister contribute to the WA State Strategic Highway Safety Plan to achieve zero road fatality and serious injury by 2030 and to reduce the number of pedestrians and bicyclists involved in motor-vehicle collisions on state highways. Safe Main Street Highways Part I: Washington State Collision Data and Geocoding: http://bit.ly/2fNKBF6
SAFETY IN NUMBERS & PED & CYCLIST RISKS OF BEING HIT BY DRIVERS
-> The Roadway Safety Institute reports in a recent project in which University of MN researchers evaluated whether a phenomenon known as "safety in numbers" was observable in crash data collected for Minneapolis, MN-one of the few cities that currently has a sufficiently rich dataset of pedestrian and bicyclist counts to allow for meaningful safety analysis. (Safety in Numbers? Accessibility, Traffic, and Safety of Nonmotorized Travelers: http://bit.ly/2fP7bNB) Researchers found that safety in numbers played a positive role: 1) pedestrians were at a lower risk of being hit by a driver at intersections with more pedestrian traffic, and individual drivers were at a lower risk of hitting pedestrians at intersections with more car traffic, and 2) intersections with more vehicles and cyclists exhibited lower crash rates. http://bit.ly/2fPyzeh
AGING IN PLACE IN SMALL URBAN AND RURAL COMMUNITIES
-> A study published by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at ND State University aimed to determine the current state of aging in place in small urban and rural settings throughout the country and quantify the costs for residents to live at home and ride public transportation versus moving to an assisted living facility. Overall, simulation results show that the cost of assisted living is almost always higher compared with other alternatives. Seniors and their families can potentially save thousands of dollars annually by remaining at home and utilizing home health and public transportation services. Policies that increase the availability and accessibility of public transportation should be considered, as these will increase the likelihood of seniors aging in place and utilizing important amenities within their local communities. Without available transportation, many seniors are forced to relocate well before they either want to or have to, due to poor access to services. "Aging in Place in Small Urban and Rural Communities" http://bit.ly/2fPg9KI
CHOICE OF TRANSPORT MODE IN 3 SUBSETS OF EMERGING ADULTHOOD
-> Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice published a study that examined potential differences in walking, cycling, car use and public transport use between three groups of emerging adults (secondary school students (17-18 yrs), studying young adults (18-25 yrs) and working young adults (18-25 yrs), and to investigate differences in choice of transport modes within each of the three groups according to gender, SES and living environment. Researchers concluded future active transport interventions should focus on female emerging adults and on maintaining the habit of cycling after reaching the age at which it is possible to obtain a driver's license. "Choice of Transport Mode in Emerging Adulthood: Differences between Secondary School Students, Studying Young Adults and Working Young Adults and Relations with Gender, SES and Living Environment" http://bit.ly/2fNDX1q
AMBIENT LIGHT & TRAFFIC COLLISIONS W/ PEDS AT PED CROSSINGS
-> Accident Analysis & Prevention published a paper that considered biannual clock changes resulting from transitions to and from daylight saving time were used to compare road traffic collisions (RTCs) in the UK during daylight and darkness but at the same time of day. Results suggested there was a significantly greater risk of a pedestrian RTC at a crossing after-dark than during daylight, and that the risk of an RTC after-dark was greater at a pedestrian crossing than at a location at least 50 m away from a crossing. This increased risk is not due to a lack of lighting at these locations as 98% of RTCs at pedestrian crossings after-dark were lit by road lighting. "The Effect of Ambient Light Condition on Road Traffic Collisions Involving Pedestrians on Pedestrian Crossings" http://bit.ly/2fOlnGo
BICYCLE LEVEL OF TRAFFIC STRESS & REPORTED INJURY SEVERITY
-> A study published in Accident Analysis & Prevention correlated bicycle level of traffic stress (LTS) with reported bicycle crash locations for 4 cities in NH through geospatial mapping. Researchers determined, statistically, that LTS has an effect on the severity level of bicycle crashes and high LTS can have varying effects on severity outcome. Further analyses is needed to better understand the statistical significance and effect of LTS on injury severity. This paper also suggests low-cost countermeasures or treatments that can be implemented to address high-risk areas. "How Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress Correlates with Reported Cyclist Accidents Injury Severities: A Geospatial and Mixed Logit Analysis" http://bit.ly/2fOCF6x
SURVEY OF ADULT BIKE HELMET USE IN ITALY
-> A study published in Accident Analysis & Prevention provided information on helmet usage patterns in Italy and identified factors associated with bicycle helmet use among adult bicycle riders from an Italian friends of cycling association. The results show a higher propensity to use a helmet among males, riders coming from Central and Southern Italy, people who cycle more than 60 kilometers in a week, cyclists who have already had a crash, people who do not cycle daily or almost daily, riders of sport bikes. Researchers also found helmet use increases with age. "Bicycle Helmet Use Patterns in Italy. A Description and Analysis of Survey Data from an Italian Friends of Cycling Association" http://bit.ly/2fOfE3H
COMPARISON OF ANGER EXPRESSION AMONG DANISH CYCLISTS & DRIVERS
-> A study published in Accident Analysis & Prevention reports on the use of a short driving anger expression inventory and cycling anger expression inventory with 2,000 drivers and cyclists in Denmark. Researchers found drivers scored higher in verbal aggressive expression than cyclists, while there was no significant difference in constructive expression. The subscales for drivers and cyclists showed significant relations to age, gender, self-reported aggressive behaviors and traffic fines: Women scored for instance lower in physical expression, while older people scored higher in constructive expression. "Anger Expression among Danish Cyclists and Drivers: A Comparison Based on Mode Specific Anger Expression Inventories" http://bit.ly/2fOhjG8
STUDY FRAMEWORK: MIXED TRAFFIC OF CARS, PEDESTRIANS & TRAMS
-> A study published in Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies reports on the construction of a new framework for simulating mixed traffic consisting of cars, trams, and pedestrians that can be used to support discussions about road management, signal control, and public transit. Researchers created and used a framework to assess the impact of a tramway extension plan for a real city. "Agent-Based Simulation Framework for Mixed Traffic of Cars, Pedestrians and Trams" http://bit.ly/2fOjQ3r
ANALYSIS VIA DRIVING SIMULATOR OF DRIVER-PED INTERACTIONS
-> Accident Analysis & Prevention published a paper presenting the design, analysis and results of a driving simulator experiment conducted to study the interaction between drivers and pedestrians in a mixed-street environment. Five out of the six predictors considered (except for gender) had a statistically significant effect on the yielding behavior, particularly the effects of curb-side parking, number of pedestrians crossing, and approach velocity. "Analyzing Driver-Pedestrian Interaction in a Mixed-Street Environment Using a Driving Simulator" http://bit.ly/2fOdrVZ
ASSESSING PED RECEPTIVITY RE FULLY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
-> Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies published a study that analyzed pedestrian receptivity toward fully autonomous vehicles (FAVs) by developing and validating a pedestrian receptivity questionnaire for FAVs (PRQF). The questionnaire included sixteen survey items based on attitude, social norms, trust, compatibility, and system effectiveness. Researchers found males and younger respondents were more receptive toward FAVs. Similarly, those from urban areas and people with higher personal innovativeness showed higher receptivity. They also found people who show positive behavior believed that the addition of FAVs will improve overall traffic safety. Those who show higher violation, lapse and aggression scores, were found to feel more confident about crossing the road in front of a FAV. "Development and Validation of a Questionnaire to Assess Pedestrian Receptivity toward Fully Autonomous Vehicles" http://bit.ly/2fOnWZn
PREVALENCE OF COMPLETE STREETS POLICIES IN US CITIES
-> The Journal of Transport & Health published a study that (1) estimated the prevalence of Complete Streets policies in the US and by select municipality characteristics using data from the National Survey of Community-Based Policy and Environmental Supports for Healthy Eating and Active Living (CBS HEAL) and (2) examined the agreement between information about local policies reported in CBS HEAL with those found in the National Complete Streets Coalition's database. "Prevalence of Complete Streets Policies in U.S. Municipalities" http://bit.ly/2fMCt7F
QUOTES R US
"But some of the things people propose, that people want to do, make things safer. They make it less comfortable for cars in some situations, but just because you're a little less comfortable doesn't mean you're less safe. You've got to really think about being more open minded, and again, engaging those other groups-your fire and police and operations folks. And, really understanding their perspective and then try to help them understand the other perspective as well."
-Chris Brown, City of Fayetteville, AR Engineer in a podcast interview talking about the life of a city engineer, his community's desire for safer streets, and how that led the city to start a new residents' tactical urbanism permitting program. He also talks about the challenges of the initiative and how to overcome them. http://bit.ly/2fMONVm
[See the Regional and Local Actions section for an item on Fayetteville, AR for more details.]
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
NEW WAY OF MAPPING THE WORLD BY HOW LONG IT TAKES YOU TO GET THERE
Co. Design notes for centuries, people have relied on the same types of maps offering latitude and longitude as the key indexes for getting from point A to point B. But designer and software engineer Peter Liu thinks he's come up with an entirely new way to think about mapping. What if our maps were arranged by time, instead of space? http://bit.ly/2ymHYlo
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 "A Seat at the Table: Environmental Justice and a New Generation of Leaders"
Date: October 5, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Carol E. Ramos-Gerena (Univ. of Puerto Rico), Eriqah R. K. Vincent (National Wildlife Federation) & Jeremy May (Dept. of Interior)
Host: Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice
Details: http://bit.ly/2fN0Lyi, free
Webinar "Smarter Forms, Smarter Field Collection"
Date: October 5, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Details: http://arcg.is/2fPTbD8, free
Webinar "Workplace Wellness: Walk This Way"
Date: October 5, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Greta Aschbacher & Jessica Nguyen (ChangeLab Solutions), Shioban Torres (MA Dept. of Public Health) & Ray Sharp (Western Upper Peninsula, MI Health Dept.)
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2w44A4t, free
Livestream Seminar "Utilizing High-Resolution Archived Transit Data to Study Before-and-After Travel-Speed and Travel-Time Conditions"
Date: October 6, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Travis Glick (Portland State Univ.)
Host: Portland State University
Details: http://bit.ly/2fOpaUs, free
Webinar "Developing Pavement Performance Models"
Date: October 11, 2017, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Sui Tan (Metropolitan Transportation Commission), David Luhr (WA State DOT), Yichang (James) Tsai (GA Institute of Technology) & Aleli Osorio, (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2fOXJtn, $95 for some registrants
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
Presenter(s): Kim Irwin i(Health by Design), Kirin Kumar (WALKSacramento) & Colby Takeda (The Plaza at Waikiki)
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2wuRFgV, free
Webinar "Arts, Culture and Transportation Placemaking Field Scan"
Date: October 13, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Ben Stone (Transportation for America), Jamie Hand (ArtPlace America) & Peter Svarzbein (Artist & El Paso, TX City Council )
Host: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/2fNdCRo, free
Livestream Seminar "Safety Effectiveness of Pedestrian Crossing Treatments"
Date: October 13, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Chris Monsere (Portland State Univ.)
Host: Portland State University
Details: http://bit.ly/2fPr1bg, 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 "Making Traffic Signals Work for Bicyclists and Pedestrians"
Date: October 18, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Peter Koonce
Host: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2yjHnRr, free
Webinar "Don't Sit on Your Assets: Innovative Approaches to Raise Revenue"
Date: October 18, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Michael DeMers (MO DOT), Laura Rogers (MD DOT) & Daniel Schned (Federal Transit Administration)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2ynQGMJ, $55 for some registrants
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
Webinar "Expediting the NEPA Process - What Does it Take?"
Date: October 31, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Gus Bauman (Beveridge & Diamond), Diane Nulton & Andrew Smith (McCormick Taylor)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2fPYum1, $55 for some registrants
Webinar "Creating Vibrant Communities with the Community in Mind: Development and Gentrification"
Date: November 8, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0s0Tn, free
Webinar "U.S. Federal Policy Briefing"
Date: November 14, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Caron Whitaker (League of American Bicyclists)
Host: League of American Bicyclists, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Details: http://bit.ly/2wAh9rB, free
Webinar "eMTB 101 - Who's Riding, Current Policies, and Resources"
Date: November 15, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2wwGvby, free
Webinar "Street lighting - Best Practices and Innovations in Illumination Technology"
Date: November 15, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0uReU, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "eMTB Land Manager Handbook"
Date: December 6, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2wwYO0o, free
Webinar "Turning Data into Action"
Date: December 13, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0qNva, free
Webinar "The Modes They are a-Changing - Changing Landscape of Transportation and Implications for Bicycling"
Date: December 13, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2j0top8, site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
VISION ZERO 101 & MID-SIZED CITIES, HIGHLIGHTS FREMONT, CA
-> The Vision Zero Network shares a video of a recent webinar that reviews core principles of Vision Zero and highlights the city of Fremont, CA where city leaders have re-evaluated projects and programs through a Vision Zero lens and demonstrated success in a short period of time. (Vision Zero 101 - Approach for Mid-Sized Cities: http://bit.ly/2fMMyBx) Go to minute 28 to view the Fremont portion of the video. For more details on Fremont, check out their Q&A with the city's public works director: http://bit.ly/2ymUBJI
MANUAL ON PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE CONNECTIONS TO TRANSIT
-> The Federal Transit Administration released a compendium of best practices to help transportation professionals improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access to transit, including information on evaluating, planning for, and implementing improvements to pedestrian and bicycle access to transit. It includes key concepts such as access sheds, connected networks, and station area comfort, safety, and legibility; the specific needs of pedestrians and the needs of bicyclists; and integrating bike share with transit among other topics and case studies. "Manual on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit" http://bit.ly/2ylbVlu
FAYETTEVILLE, AR RESIDENTS' GUIDE TO TACTICAL URBANISM PROJECTS
-> Fayetteville, AR released its tactical urbanism guide that takes "an approach to neighborhood building using short-term, low-cost, and scalable interventions to catalyze long-term change." To encourage and enable residents to participate in improving their built environment, the City developed a community-led Tactical Urbanism permit application that takes between 10 and 55 days to approve. By working with City staff, using Tactical Urbanism techniques, and gathering information on a project's successes and failures, residents can take an active role in improving the built environment in their own neighborhoods. "Tactical Urbanism Permitting Process, Application, & Materials Guide: A Guide to Community-Led Placemaking Projects" http://bit.ly/2fNiGVE
[See the Regional and Local Actions section for an item on Fayetteville, AR for more details on their program.]
ANALYSIS OF POLITICAL ATTACKS ON TRANSIT & HOW TO RESPOND
-> The Victoria Transport Policy Institute in Canada released a report that evaluates criticism of transit-oriented development (TOD). Critics argue transit service improvements attract few riders, provide few benefits, are not cost effective, and are unfair to low-income residents and motorists. This report systematically evaluates these claims. Many of the critics' arguments are based on inaccurate, incomplete or biased information. This report describes appropriate responses to inaccurate criticisms. "Evaluating Public Transit Criticism: Systematic Analysis of Political Attacks on High Quality Transit, and How Transportation Professionals Can Effectively Respond" http://bit.ly/2fOLxsD
ARTS, CULTURE AND TRANSPORTATION PLACEMAKING FIELD SCAN
-> Transportation for America in partnership with ArtPlace America released "Arts, Culture and Transportation: A Creative Placemaking Field Scan" (http://bit.ly/2fNsNde). This rigorous national examination of creative placemaking in the transportation planning process identifies ways transportation professionals can integrate artists to deliver transportation projects more smoothly, improve safety, and build community support. This field scan explores seven of the most pressing challenges facing the transportation sector today, identifies how arts and culture contribute to solutions, and offers case studies from diverse community contexts. http://bit.ly/2fNcmNY
[See Webinar section for details on an October 13 webinar on this topic.]
DUTCH USE RECYCLED TP TO REPAVE BIKE HIGHWAY
-> CityLab reports the Dutch province of Friesland re-paved a 1-kilometer stretch of bicycle highway with recycled toilet paper. Most roads in the Netherlands are paved with a blacktop called open-graded asphalt friction course (OGFC), which is porous and water permeable. Compared to more run-of-the-mill types of asphalt, OGFC requires higher volumes of bitumen, which binds together the stones and sand that make up the asphalt. Cellulose is added to thicken the mixture and prevent the bitumen from dripping off the aggregate during processing, transportation, and paving. The Dutch flush an estimated 180,000 tons of toilet paper annually. That paper makes its way to wastewater treatment plants, where it's filtered out with the rest of the solids. The bicycle path uses what's called tertiary cellulose, extracted from waste streams. It's been more than a year since the toilet paper asphalt was laid and it's impossible to distinguish between this portion and the rest of the path. http://bit.ly/2fOkmON
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 16th National Tools of the Trade Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities Conference, August 22-24, 2018, Kansas City, MO
Deadline: October 15, 2017, http://bit.ly/2wBR8Is
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Velo-City 2018, June 12-15, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Deadline: October 30, 2017, http://bit.ly/2w4K4k7
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - 2018 National Bike Summit, March 5-7, 2018, Washington, DC
Deadline: October 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm HAST (Hawaiian-Aleutian Time Zone), http://bit.ly/2fO6G6g
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - I-TED 2018: International Transportation Economic Development Conference, June 6-8, 2018, Washington, DC
Deadline: November 15, 2017, http://bit.ly/2wCthZd
-> CALL FOR RESEARCH BRIEFS AND ABSTRACTS - 7th International Conference on Innovations in Travel Modeling, June 24-27, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Deadline: November 30, 2017, http://bit.ly/2ypGOSW
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 2018 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program, April 25-27, 2018, Washington, DC
Deadline: December 1, 2017, http://bit.ly/2gZLYMg
-> Call for Abstracts - 6th National Bus Rapid Transit Conference (BRT), June 18-19, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: December 15, 2017, http://bit.ly/2fOttPA
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - Physical Activity, Cognitive and Motor Performance and the Aging Brain series, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
Deadline: December 31, 2017, http://bit.ly/2xRWT3f
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
-> 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 6-8, 2017 - Open Streets Study Tour, New Brunswick, NJ
-> 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 12-14, 2017 - International Council on Active Aging Conference, Orlando, FL
-> 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 22-24, 2017 - CityLab 2017: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges, Paris, France
-> October 24-27, 2017 - National Charrette Institute, Chicago, IL
-> October 26-27, 2017, 5th Community Resilience Panel, Minneapolis, MN
-> October 29 - November 1, 2017 - ACT Canada Sustainable Mobility Summit 2017, Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada
-> 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 2-5, 2017 - NARP Passenger Rail EXPO And 50th Anniversary Celebration, Chicago, IL
-> November 3-4, 2017 - 2017 Massachusetts Trails Conference, Leominster, MA
-> November 3-4, 2017 - North Carolina Bike Summit, Wilmington, NC.
-> November 4-8, 2017 - American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA
-> 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 13-14, 2017 - Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit, Las Vegas, NV.
-> November 13-15, 2017 - 10th International Urban Design Conference, Queensland, Australia
-> 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.
-> February 28 - March 2, 2018 - Second Annual Vision Zero Advocate Conference, Toronto, Canada
-> March 5-7, 2018, 2018 National Bike Summit, Washington, DC
-> March 13, 2018 - Utah Bike Summit, West Valley City, UT
-> March 20-21, 2018 - 2018 Esri Federal GIS Conference, Washington, DC
-> March 21-23, 2018 - 2018 Montana Bike Walk Summit - Bozeman, MT
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
-> May 6-9, 2018 - APWA North American Snow Conference, Indianapolis, IN
-> June 18-19, 2018 - 6th National Bus Rapid Transit Conference (BRT), Los Angeles, CA
-> August 22-24, 2018 - 16th National Tools of the Trade Transportation Planning Conference, Kansas City, MO
-> September 16-19, 2018 - Walk/Bike/Places Conference (formerly Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place), New Orleans, LA
JOBS, GRANTS, AND RFPS
Please limit job announcements to about 150-250 words and include a web link for the full description. This will reduce the editor's workload! Thanks! See previous issues of CenterLines for Jobs, Grants and RFPs that may still be current at http://bit.ly/ZHi0NE.
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - HEALTHY PLACES FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE, EPA
Healthy Places for Healthy People engages with community leaders and health care partners to create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant downtowns and neighborhoods that can improve health, protect the environment, and support economic growth. These partners include community health centers (including Federally Qualified Health Centers), nonprofit hospitals, and other health care facilities.
Deadline: October 25, 2017 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2fP1qzz
-> RFA - COMMUNITY CHANGE MICRO GRANTS, AMERICA WALKS
America Walks offers its third round of community change micro grants of up to $1,500 to individuals and communities interested in improving the public sphere for walking or otherwise helping to make walking more commonplace. Grants fund or help to catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members.
Deadline: November 10, 2017 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2ykyhnq
-> RFP - TRAFFIC SIGNAL DESIGN AND OPERATIONS STRATEGIES FOR NON-MOTORIZED USERS, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has released a request for proposals to identify and evaluate a broad range of current international and national practices for signal design and operations strategies for non-motorized users including vulnerable road users with disabilities. The objectives of this research are to (1) identify and evaluate a broad range of current international and national practices for signal design and operations strategies for non-motorized users including vulnerable road users with disabilities; (2) identify gaps in the state of practice on signalized intersections with multimodal specific infrastructure and intersections with varied geometric designs (e.g., signalized path crossings, diverging diamond interchanges, continuous flow intersections, etc.); (3) develop guidance for traffic signal design and operations strategies that will address the needs of non-motorized users and increase their respective multimodal connectivity; (4) develop a means to convey how to best incorporate findings to a wide range of stakeholders including those with visual impairments and other disabilities; (5) recommend germane language for inclusion in future updates to guidance documents (e.g., the AASHTO design manual, the Traffic Signal Timing Manual and specifications); and (6) identify opportunities for future research.
Deadline: November 17, 2017, http://bit.ly/2fOjoBU
-> JOB - URBAN PLANNER/PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE COORDINATOR, CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, VA
The City of Alexandria, Virginia's Transportation Planning Division has an opening for an Urban Planner/Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successes with publicly visible safety projects, public outreach, and project management. This candidate will thrive in thinking outside the box, bringing innovative ideas to the table, while working towards the best possible implementable outcome. The position requires a strong balance of people skills and technical know-how.
Deadline: October 6, 2017 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2yjI1hP
-> JOB - CITY PLANNER II, CITY OF BALTIMORE, MD
A City Planner II performs planning projects of a complex, innovative and creative nature independently. Candidates must have a master's degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, sustainability, environmental studies, historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, nutrition, public administration, public health or a closely related field such as transportation; and two years of experience in performing urban, regional, transportation, environmental, sustainability, food access, emergency or historic designation planning work.
Deadline: October 22, 2017, 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2yj5TBW
-> JOB - STATE POLICY ASSOCIATE, CALIFORNIA WALKS, HOME-BASED POSITION IN SACRAMENTO, CA
California Walks seeks a State Policy Associate to support their Sacramento-based policy initiatives. This position will manage Cal Walks' state administrative and legislative policy advocacy efforts, and local technical assistance programs to communities across CA. This position will lead advocacy efforts to maximize state funding and improve state, regional, and local transportation policies that further health, equity, and active transportation throughout CA.
Deadline: October 27, 2017, 5:00 pm PT, applications accepted on a rolling basis, http://bit.ly/2yjLoFw
-> JOB - TRAIL PLANNER COORDINATOR, RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY, WASHINGTON, DC
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is hiring a junior-level trail planner to help grow their trail planning practice. They are ideally looking for someone with a bachelor's or master's degree in planning or a similar field and 1-4 years of experience in active transportation planning. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience working with or for local governments in a trail/bike-ped/complete streets planning capacity.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2yjKuJ8
-> JOB - BIKESHARE PLANNER, METROBIKE, WASHINGTON, DC
MetroBike is hiring a full-time Bikeshare Planner to assist with planning for the Capital Bikeshare system. Responsibilities include analyzing potential bikeshare station sites; working with local government bureaus, federal agencies, private property owners, and civic associations to obtain input on proposed station sites; developing a concept drawing for each station site; and coordinating construction of pads and bulb-outs on top of which stations will be installed among other responsibilities.
Deadline: Position open until filled, http://bit.ly/2aaLuVp
-> 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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