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#452 Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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

T-H-E--N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L-&-I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L--S-C-E-N-E
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----- Call for Proposals: Walk/Bike/Places 2018
----- Canadian Census Finds 1.2% Drop in Ped & Bike Commuters
----- Top 15 Cycling Neighborhoods in Canada
----- Decarbonizing Transport & Mitigating Climate Change
----- Blog Posts Explain State of Bike Share Equity
----- Dutch Cycling Figures
----- Winter Walk to School Day - February 7
----- Nairobi, Kenya: Non-Motorized Transport Policy
----- Beirut, Lebanon Working to Become More Bike-Friendly
----- Google Fleet Bikes Keep Getting Stolen
----- Video Celebrates New Cycling Montreal, Canada Mayor

R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
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----- New York, NY: 2017 Ped Deaths Lowest Since 1910
----- New York, NY to Protect Peds w/ 1,500 New Metal Bollards
----- How Washington, DC Built a Bike Boom
----- Washington, DC: Dockless Bike Share, More Diversity
----- Kansas City, KS: Family Earn-A-Bike Program
----- Silicon Valley, CA: Low-Income Housing Residents Pedal2Health
----- Texas: Big Data to Show Some Cyclists' Routes
----- Fort Worth, TX-Strava Metro Data Partnership
----- City Comp Plans Address Aging Populations
----- New Bicycle Friendly Businesses Recognized
----- America Walks Community Change Grantees
----- Spokane, WA: History of a Never-Built Freeway

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----- Motorists, Dangerous Street Design Put Cyclists At Risk
----- Developing an Inclusive Transport System
----- Ped Crossing Environment Safety Assessments
----- Bike Share & Automobile-Involved Bicycle Crashes
----- Applying Behavioral Insights to TDM
----- Carsharing vs Bikesharing Mobility Behaviors
----- TRB Topic Summaries
----- Call for Papers - CNU New Urban Research Program
----- Call for Behavioral Traffic Safety Research Problem Statements

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----- Transportation Injury Mapping System Tools & Update
----- Benchmarking Road Safety in Latin America
----- Vision Zero Overview News Segment
----- School Travel Planning Toolkit
----- Building Better Communities with Transit Podcast
----- Cement 100X More Fracture-Resistant

N-E-W-S--S-E-C-T-I-O-N-S
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- Regional Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Webinars and Seminars
- Resources
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- Jobs, Grants & RFPs
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: WALK/BIKE/PLACES 2018
-> Hard work (may) payoff (eventually) but laziness pays off immediately. We bring up the procrastinators' oath to get their attention: The Call for Proposals will close - yup, no extensions - at 8 pm Eastern on February 2, 2018. Details on presentation formats, themes, and proposals rules can be found at http://www.walkbikeplaces.org/proposals.

The advent of self-driving cars has been the most notable transportation news since we last met in Vancouver, BC, in fall 2016. It is an important topic worthy of one of our Super Sessions, which are 3 hour deeper dives into subject matter we think are either critical to the future of our practice or foundational knowledge for those who have recently joined our community. If you think you have some knowledge to contribute to this topic please visit our longer exploration of this topic and then proceed to our CFP portal. (When prompted choose 'Breakout Panelist' as your format.)

Walk/Bike/Places (formerly known as 'Pro Bike,' 'ProBike/ProWalk,' 'Pro Walk/Pro Bike,' 'Pro Walk/Pro Bike: Pro Place,' and 'Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place') will meet in New Orleans, September 16-19, 2018. We hope to see you there!

And, in the near term, the discounted early registration deadline for the National Bike Summit is today, January 10, 2018. (http://bit.ly/2EupAWF) If you haven't been before, the National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao will be headlining the opening session. The National Bike Summit will be held March 5-7, 2018 in Washington, DC.

CANADIAN CENSUS FINDS 1.2% DROP IN PED & BIKE COMMUTERS
-> In reporting its 2016 Journey to Work Census data, Statistics Canada reports the percentage of employed people walking or bicycling to work declined by 1.2% compared with 20 years earlier. (8.1% in 1996 to 6.9% in 2016) All of the decline was among commuters walking to work (from 7.0% in 1996 to 5.5% in 2016). Despite the lower proportion of people walking to work, the number of walking commuters increased by 3.2% over this 20-year period. However, this was at a much slower pace than the overall growth in the number of people commuting (+30.3%). The number of people cycling to work has risen by 61.6% since 1996, more than twice the pace of overall commuter growth. The measurements of commuting in the Canadian census (2016) and the American Community Survey (2016) are very similar, allowing for some comparisons. In 2016, 12.4% of Canadian workers commuted by public transit-over double the proportion in the US (5.4%). As well, 5.5% of commuters in Canada walked to work, compared with 2.9% of US commuters. http://bit.ly/2EtjBBn

TOP 15 CYCLING NEIGHBORHOODS IN CANADA
-> City Clock Magazine reports on the top 15 cycling neighborhoods in Canada according to Census 2016. Each neighborhood has a minimum of 15% of commuting trips done by bike. The list of top Canadian cycling neighborhoods was based on equal weighting of key qualities such as cycling mode share; proximity to useful things; cycling network quality; and backup transportation. Check out what makes each neighborhood work for cyclists. http://bit.ly/2Fljc5b

DECARBONIZING TRANSPORT & MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE
-> A summary report of a 2017 symposium includes discussion of policies, programs, and innovative approaches for decarbonizing the transport sector and mitigating climate change. The goals of the European Commission and the Transportation Research Board hosted symposium were to promote common understanding, efficiencies, and trans-Atlantic cooperation within the international transportation research community while accelerating transport-sector innovation in the European Union and the US. "Decarbonizing Transport for a Sustainable Future: Mitigating Impacts of the Changing Climate" (Summary of the Fifth EU-U.S. Transportation Research Symposium): http://bit.ly/2Fkgblx

BLOG POSTS EXPLAIN STATE OF BIKE SHARE EQUITY
-> The Better Bike Share Partnership recently published an article with 10 blog posts explaining the state of bike share equity in 2017. It was a big year for bike share, especially among the efforts to make it accessible to low-income individuals and people of color throughout the US. From system expansions and an industry conference, to groundbreaking research and new dockless systems, they compiled 10 posts from 2017 that show the current state of bike share equity. http://bit.ly/2EsUiPJ

DUTCH CYCLING FIGURES
-> Bicycle Dutch reports the Dutch cycle more. They cycle more often and they cycle longer distances. But the modal share of cycling has been more or less stable for the last three decades at 27% of all trips. The Netherlands has a growing population of 17 million people. All together the Dutch own 22.5 million bicycles. This means that on average they own 1.3 bicycles per capita. The bicycles are owned by 84% of the Dutch. In the cities cycling has increased a lot. The cycleways became noticeably busier after cycling increased by 12% since 2005. At the same time cycling decreased in the country side. The growing population and the increased use of motor vehicles are some other factors, which make the final modal share figure deceptively stable. http://bit.ly/2Fo8vyC

WINTER WALK TO SCHOOL DAY - FEBRUARY 7
-> Active & Safe Routes to School in Canada reports Winter Walk Day is celebrated by schools across Canada on the first Wednesday of February each year. (February 7, 2018) Check out their resources to help in planning and promoting Winter Walk Day events, and register your event for a Certificate of Participation. http://bit.ly/2Es7qou

NAIROBI, KENYA: NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORT POLICY
-> TheCityFix reports in 2015, 447 pedestrians were killed in Nairobi, Kenya's capital of more than 3 million people. Amidst cars and minibuses, pedestrians are forced onto the street when sidewalks end or are missing or damaged. Poor markings, signage and traffic management make crossing the road a gamble with death. In 2017, Nairobi took the first steps to redress this problem, passing the Non-Motorized Transport Policy for Nairobi. (http://bit.ly/2EtIL2J) The new policy puts the city on the path toward more inclusive design. http://bit.ly/2Est4bY

BEIRUT, LEBANON WORKING TO BECOME MORE BIKE-FRIENDLY
-> CityLab reports the wildly car-centric Lebanese capital of Beirut is trying to be more bicycle friendly, but traffic, politics, and the city's own tangled history make for an uphill battle. Beirut isn't used to bicycles. Thanks to its aggressive drivers, pockmarked pavement, buzzing scooters, and a general disregard for rules of the road, cycling around the Lebanese capital requires the focus and agility of a martial-arts master. Now, a growing community of cycling advocates is trying to widen the appeal of biking in this car-choked city. http://bit.ly/2FnRiWg

GOOGLE FLEET BIKES KEEP GETTING STOLEN
-> The Drive reports Google gives its employees access to the company-purchased bicycles, but they just keep getting stolen. In 2007 Google began to provide its employees bicycles to use to ride across it 26-acre campus. The bikes are distinctively painted in the various colors of the company's logo. Every week, the company estimates that between 100 and 250 of its 1,000 "Gbikes" go missing. Google hired 30 new contractors provided with five vans from which they scour the community to locate any bicycles and bring them back to campus one-by-one. http://bit.ly/2EqdAoT

VIDEO CELEBRATES NEW CYCLING MONTREAL, CANADA MAYOR
-> Watch a short, spunky video celebrating Valérie Plante, the new Mayor of Montréal, Canada. (http://bit.ly/2E2aPdb) In an animated segment she throws stardust as she rides her bike across the sky and suddenly transportation networks expand exponentially. You do not need to understand French to get the point that she brings fresh energy to her position. (During the campaign, Plante vowed to build a 140-kilometre network of bike paths on busy streets over the course of a four-year mandate. http://bit.ly/2FjWCdj)


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

NEW YORK, NY: 2017 PED DEATHS LOWEST SINCE 1910
-> The New York Times reports New York City's 101 pedestrian deaths in 2017 hit the lowest level since 1910 and fell by nearly a third from 2016. (The fourth consecutive year of declining traffic deaths under Vision Zero.) The data show the most dramatic results yet from Vision Zero, Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious plan to sharply curtail the number of people killed on the city's streets. But the good news was tempered somewhat by a slight rise in the number of bicyclists, motorcycle riders and people in vehicles who were killed last year. The city's initiative has included steps such as reducing the speed limit to 25 miles an hour, more stringent enforcement of moving violations, revamping hundreds of street corners to slow down turning cars and rejiggering crossing signals to give pedestrians a head start. http://nyti.ms/2ErCqon

[See Quotes R Us section for a quote from Mayor de Blasio.]

NEW YORK, NY TO PROTECT PEDS W/ 1,500 NEW METAL BOLLARDS
-> Next City reports New York City is spending $50 million to protect its most high-profile public spaces from car attacks with roughly 1,500 metal bollards and large planters. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Tuesday that the bollards would replace the concrete cubes and barriers that have gone up around areas vulnerable to attack. Several local officials and advocates are pushing for the city to go further and declare Times Square a car-free area. http://bit.ly/2Et28Jr

HOW WASHINGTON, DC BUILT A BIKE BOOM
-> CityLab considers what shaped Washington, DC's bike boom and how it can maintain its progress. Its pioneering bike-share program and growing network of lanes was key and so is "human infrastructure." Nearly 17,000 people regularly rode their bikes to work in DC in 2016, according to Census estimates, about 5% of the city's commuters and nearly triple the "mode share" cycling had in 2006. http://bit.ly/2EsgI3C

WASHINGTON, DC: DOCKLESS BIKE SHARE, MORE DIVERSITY
-> CityLab reports in Washington, D.C., a slew of private bike share companies are shaking up the bike scene's status quo and drawing riders from the city's African-American community. One common explanation is that dockless bikes reach more people because they are dispersed more widely instead of being tethered to docking stations that tend to be concentrated in whiter, higher-density, better-off neighborhoods west of the Anacostia River. At this point, only 32 out of Capital Bikeshare's 265 stations in D.C. sit in Wards 7 and 8, the largely African-American neighborhoods east of the river. http://bit.ly/2Fmcagw

KANSAS CITY, KS: FAMILY EARN-A-BIKE PROGRAM
-> BikeWalk KC reports nearly 200 students earned bikes in 2017! During a week-long Family Earn-A-Bike program at Emerson Elementary in Kansas City, KS, students and guardians worked together learning basic maintenance techniques, practicing their bike handling skills and riding together. Typically, the program is delivered over a 6-8 week period, however, this condensed format was easier for parents to commit to and held the attention spans of the youth. In all, 16 students and 14 parents earned bikes. http://bit.ly/2Foiq7t

SILICON VALLEY, CA: LOW-INCOME HOUSING RESIDENTS PEDAL2HEALTH
-> The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition reports it is working in with several partners to improve public health through bicycling. The Pedal2Health program aims to create healthy and safe communities through bike safety education classes and bike rides for residents of low-income housing communities located in and around Vision Zero safety corridors. The program works to create lasting bike riding habits that improve health; reduce bicycling crashes and injuries by increasing safe bicycle riding practices; and build relationships and trust between residents and police officers. http://bit.ly/2FmuGp2

TEXAS: BIG DATA TO SHOW SOME CYCLISTS' ROUTES
-> Marketplace reports to help planners in Texas learn more about which routes cyclists are traveling, they have purchased 2 years worth of data from the popular cycling app Strava, which has 84,000 Texas users. Strava Metro has been aggregating the data and selling it since 2014 to 100 cities globally. The data tracks at most 20% of the biking community, and tends to over represent wealthier middle-class white males and under represent minorities and women. http://bit.ly/2Esr6IS

FORT WORTH, TX-STRAVA METRO DATA PARTNERSHIP
-> The City of Fort Worth has partnered with Strava Metro, allowing users to record their human-powered travels and then have the routes compiled anonymously with millions of other Strava members. Metro aggregates that data and then works with city planners and advocates to improve commuting in Fort Worth. By uploading commutes to Strava, transportation planners can determine what infrastructure is effective and what is problematic, providing a powerful tool for making improvements and creating better bike lanes, multi-use paths and car-free streets. http://bit.ly/2EtQ7U7

CITY COMP PLANS ADDRESS AGING POPULATIONS
-> SmartCitiesDIVE reports attention to equity in city planning and in the distribution of municipal services is booming, especially in relation to creating smart cities. The focus also is shifting toward inclusivity for a variety of underserved populations. The aging population is one of those groups whose needs are being increasingly addressed by some of the nation's leading cities. A tide of cities drew up new or updated existing comprehensive plans in 2017 to address their aging populations. The leading concept behind cities' age-friendly comprehensive plans is "aging in place." http://bit.ly/2Er99uc

NEW BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESSES RECOGNIZED
-> The League of American Bicyclists recognized 58 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB). Currently there are 1,118 businesses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that hold a BFB designation. http://bit.ly/2EsjzJV. The next Bicycle Friendly Business application deadline is February 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm PT: http://bit.ly/1xEja04

AMERICA WALKS COMMUNITY CHANGE GRANTEES
-> America Walks announced the latest 27 grantees in its Community Change Micro Grant program. This program provides funds to support grassroots efforts aimed at empowering communities to create more safe, accessible and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. Now in its third year, this program has supported everything from new art to improved way-finding, local events to school engagement projects. http://bit.ly/2Esj9Dm

SPOKANE, WA: HISTORY OF A NEVER-BUILT FREEWAY
-> The Spokesman-Review reports if something that never happened could be named after someone, the never-built north-south freeway in Spokane, WA would surely carry the name of Margaret Hurley. She almost single-handedly stopped it from being built in the1970s. Hurley served in the WA state legislature from 1952 to 1984. When the state highway department released the Spokane Metropolitan Area Transportation Study in 1970, which included the "Corridor Study for North Spokane and North Suburban Area Freeway," Hurley had been introducing bills against such a plan for 15 years. http://bit.ly/2FoFnaD and http://bit.ly/2FlYqlR


THE RESEARCH BEAT

MOTORISTS, DANGEROUS STREET DESIGN PUT CYCLISTS AT RISK
-> Streetsblog USA reports a study commissioned by FL DOT found that motorists and dangerous street design - not cyclist behavior - are the primary factors that put cyclists at risk. (Naturalistic Bicycling Behavior Pilot Study: http://bit.ly/2BMQ3kB) Researchers from the University of South Florida gathered data from 100 bike riders in and around Tampa. Participants' bikes were mounted with sensors, cameras, and GPS to record their movements for a total of 2,000 hours. Though they found that nearly nine out of 10 cyclists obeyed traffic laws, researchers' suggestions were heavy on cyclist "education," which does nothing to protect people on bikes from dangerous drivers on roads that force them to ride with motor vehicle traffic. The more pertinent recommendations were for more and better bike infrastructure. http://bit.ly/2Esqhj0

DEVELOPING AN INCLUSIVE TRANSPORT SYSTEM
-> Transport Policy will publish a paper this spring about developing a basic framework that can be helpful to set priorities towards the development of an inclusive transport system. The framework distinguishes 2 principles for priority setting, one derived from the principle of welfare maximization and one conceptualizing the notion of hardship. It identifies (1) measures that live up to the principle of efficiency or welfare maximization; (2) measures that reduce transport-related hardship through adaptation or extension of the mainstream transport system; and (3) measures that reduce transport-related hardship through dedicated services for persons with travel impairments. The proposed framework requires changes in the practice of cost-benefit analysis, as well as a clear delineation of a hardship threshold. The latter is considered essential to make the transport problems experienced by persons with travel impairments visible to the public. "Ageing (sic), Impairments and Travel: Priority Setting for an Inclusive Transport System" http://bit.ly/2Foi0y7

[See Quotes R Us for a quote from this study describing the difference between universally accessible transport systems and inclusive transport systems.]

PED CROSSING ENVIRONMENT SAFETY ASSESSMENTS
-> A paper to be published next month by Accident [sic] Analysis & Prevention presents a methodology for the evaluation of several safety indicators on pedestrian crossing environments. The methodology analyzes the accessibility of the crossing area, the presence of traffic lights and traffic signs, and the visibility between a driver and a pedestrian on the proximities of a pedestrian crossing. Results show the methodologies are a valid mean to assess the safety of a specific urban environment, regarding its geometric conditions. "Safety Assessment on Pedestrian Crossing Environments Using MLS Data" http://bit.ly/2FkSuto

BIKE SHARE & AUTOMOBILE-INVOLVED BICYCLE CRASHES
-> A study to be published this spring in Accident [sic] Analysis & Prevention evaluated impacts of Mobike (free-floating bicycle-sharing) on automobile-involved bicycle crashes on shared roadways at a macro level, the network level. Results suggested the Mobike attracted more walkers than auto-users in travel mode choices, which caused the volume increase of bicycles but few volume decline of automobiles and resulted in more crashes. "Evaluating the Impact of Mobike on Automobile-Involved Bicycle Crashes at the Road Network Level" http://bit.ly/2FlmQw0

APPLYING BEHAVIORAL INSIGHTS TO TDM
-> Alta Planning + Design reports it partnered with Behavioural Insights Team (from the UK) to apply findings from behavioral economics research to the challenge of increasing transit ridership. The project culminated in a report that segmented the Vancouver, BC, transit market into three key categories and proposed research-backed innovative program elements that could "move the dial" on each group's use of transit. "Applying Behavioral Insights to Transportation Demand Management" http://bit.ly/2ykIbRD

CARSHARING VS BIKESHARING MOBILITY BEHAVIORS
-> The Transportation Research Board reports in 2013, two origin-destination web surveys were carried out on carsharing and bikesharing members in Montreal, Canada. These data were used to analyze the typical travel behaviors of members of one or both services. Person and household characteristics showed that bikesharing users differed by being younger, more often male, and more connected (smartphones), and having a higher income. Carsharing users possessed more transit passes, had driving licenses in a higher proportion, and belonged to households with more children and fewer cars. "Carsharing Versus Bikesharing: Comparing Mobility Behaviors" http://bit.ly/2FoXRb1

TRB TOPIC SUMMARIES
-> The Transportation Research Board created Snap Searches to provide a succinct summary of activities in TRB on a given topic including: upcoming events such as conferences and webinars; names of Committees working on relevant issues; and a list of recent reports from TRB and The National Academies. (http://bit.ly/2FjJ8hG) See the Pedestrian & Bicycle Snap Search: http://bit.ly/2mlzN0L

CALL FOR PAPERS - CNU NEW URBAN RESEARCH PROGRAM
-> CNU continues to welcome submissions to its New Urban Research program. Through the New Urban Research program, they recognize the work of researchers who provide the critical data that New Urbanists use in our work every day. CNU's Call for New Urban Research offers select academics and professionals the chance to present original research that investigates the impact and effectiveness of New Urbanist principles-in design, development, land use, transportation, law, or elsewhere.
Deadline: January 17, 2018 by 7:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2eTU4b0.

CALL FOR BEHAVIORAL TRAFFIC SAFETY RESEARCH PROBLEM STATEMENTS
-> The Transportation Research Board Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) is soliciting problem statements identifying research needs for its Fiscal Year 2019 program. These are not proposals to conduct the research, but are used to identify potential research needs and form the basis for selection of the annual BTSCRP research program. The BTSCRP is a forum for coordinated and collaborative research to address issues integral to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and traffic safety professionals at all levels of government and the private sector. BTSCRP provides practical, ready-to-implement solutions to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce costs of road traffic crashes associated with unsafe behaviors.
Deadline: February 16, 2018, http://bit.ly/2Fjk8ad


QUOTES R US

"The challenge is to move beyond the notion of universally accessible transport systems towards an inclusive transport system. Where the former focuses on adapting existing transport systems to the needs of persons with the widest possible range of abilities, the latter refers to the goal to provide all persons with access to a range of key destinations. This challenge requires not only the adaption of existing transport systems, but also the extension of those systems to provide travel-impaired persons and others with access to destinations."
- From a study to be published in the Transport Policy, Ageing (sic), Impairments and Travel: Priority Setting for an Inclusive Transport System: http://bit.ly/2Foi0y7

[See Research Beat for more details.]

"Vision Zero is working. The lower speed limit, increased enforcement and safer street designs are all building on each other to keep New Yorkers safe. Now we must deepen this work. Not even a single tragedy on our streets is acceptable, and we'll keep fighting every day to protect our people"
- Bill de Blasio, New Your City Mayor commenting on the lowest number of pedestrian deaths in the City since 1910 after implementing Vision Zero strategies. http://nyti.ms/2ErCqon

[See National and International News for more details.]

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

PHOTOS: BURNING MAN'S AWESOME & BIZARRE ARCHITECTURE
Burning Man happens every August in the middle of the Black Rock Desert in northwest NV. It's not a pleasant place, with triple-digit temperatures, 30-mile-an-hour winds and blinding sand storms. Yet that doesn't stop some 70,000 burners pouring in for a good time. And erecting an entire city in the process. http://bit.ly/2pUBSVA


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
To better help you plan your continuing education activities, we list Webinars scheduled in the next month. Check our searchable master calendar at http://bit.ly/centerlines for opportunities farther in the future. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner. iCal users can subscribe automatically here: http://bit.ly/centerlines_ical.

NEXT UP

Webinar "Creating Safe Spaces for All Community Members"
Date: January 10, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Todd Hanson & Anne Weidman (Access Portsmouth), Emily May (Hollaback!) & Colin O'Brien (T. Cooper, Inc.)
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2zixkI9, free

Webinar "Communicating the Benefits of Trails"
Date: January 11, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Megan Lawson & Kelly Pohl (Headwaters Economics)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2zofsf5, $19 members / $39 nonmembers

Webinar "Linking Bike Share & Transit"
Date: January 16, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): [Representatives] (Bublr Bikes, Milwaukee County Transit System & PGH Bike Share)
Host: NACTO & Better Bike Share Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/2FoB531, free

Webinar "Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: Report Release"
Date: January 17, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2Fmt7rp, free

Webinar "Trails Transform America: Leveraging the Power of Connected Trail Infrastructure"
Date: January 17, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jenny Selin (Morgantown, WV City Council), Husein Cumber (FL East Coast Industries) & Greg Cox (San Diego County, CA)
Host: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Details: http://bit.ly/2FlYWQQ, free

Webinar "Why Don't We do it in the Road - Implementing Open Streets"
Date: January 17, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): [Representative] (8 80 Cities), Rachel Hollar (Walk Bike Macon) & Jeff Chong (Open Streets Toronto)
Host: APBP & 8 80 Cities
Details: http://bit.ly/2FpxSjW, Site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members

Seminar or Live Broadcast: "Designing In-Vehicle Systems for High-Risk Drivers: Bridging the Gap Between Teens and Older Drivers"
Date: January 18, 2018, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET in Room 102 of the Mechanical Engineering Building on the east bank campus of the Univ. of MN, Minneapolis
Presenter(s): Nichole Morris (HumanFIRST Laboratory, Univ. of MN)
Host: Roadway Safety Institute, Univ. of MN
Details: http://bit.ly/1i1a0X0, free

Webinar "Walking Towards Justice Online Discussion - The Criminal Justice System's Impact on Walking and Walkability in Low-Income and Communities of Color"
Date: January 18, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s):
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2ibdNXJ, free

Webinar "Enhancing Social Engagement to Achieve Sustainability in Transportation Planning"
Date: January 19, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Mehri Mohebbi (Mehrsa) (Planning Communities), Jana Lynott (AARP), Angela Van der Kloof (Mobycon) & Nader Afzalan (APA)
Host: American Planning Association
Details: http://bit.ly/2BWr8Y4, free

Webinar "Complete Streets in Canada"
Date: January 23, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Nancy Smith Lea (Toronto Centre for Active Transportation), Peter Murphy (Quebec City) & Ryan Martinson (Stantec)
Host: National Complete Streets Coalition
Details: http://bit.ly/2zhr03w, free

Webinar "Vizguide: Data Visualization for Transportation Agencies"
Date: January 23, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Nate Higgins & Joe Zissman (Cambridge Systematics)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2BQHO76, fee varies up to $95

Webinar "eMTBs: Current Issues and Partnership Opportunities"
Date: January 24, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: People for Bikes
Details: http://bit.ly/2wuF65r, free

Webinar "LED Streetlights in the City of Anchorage"
Date: January 25, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Gary Agron (Municipal Light & Power) & Mark Wilbur (GE Wireless Control Systems)
Host: Sustainable City Network
Details: http://bit.ly/2AwQGyG, free

Webinar "U.S. Federal Policy Briefing"
Date: January 31, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Caron Whitaker (CLW Consulting)
Host: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2Fm3FlP, free

Seminar or Live Broadcast: "Toward Greater Understanding of the Relationship between Public Perceptions of Speed, Speed Laws, and Safety"
Date: February 1, 2018, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET in Room 102 of the Mechanical Engineering Building on the east bank campus of the Univ. of MN, Minneapolis
Presenter(s): Frank Douma (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Univ. of MN)
Host: Roadway Safety Institute, Univ. of MN
Details: http://bit.ly/1i1a0X0, free

Webinar "Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Assessment Studies"
Date: February 2, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Nazir Lalani (Traffex Engineers Inc.)
Host: American Society of Civil Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2z4yf0z, $99 members, $159 non-members. For groups: http://bit.ly/2z4huCu, $249.00 members, $349 non-members

Webinar "A New Functional Classification System to Aid Contextual Design"
Date: February 5, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Nikiforos Stamatiadis (Univ. of KY), John Donahue (WA State DOT) & Brian Shunk (Penn DOT)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2Fkizcj, fee varies up to $95

Webinar "Multimodal Performance - How the HCM6 can Support Complete Streets Analyses"
Date: February 7, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Transportation Research Board & Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2fXKIK0, $99 for ITE members, $149 for others, PDH/CE credits at an additional charge

Webinar "Orientation to the Walking College"
Date: February 8, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2AO4x0r, free

Webinar "The What, Why, and How of Walking Organizations"
Date: February 14, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2l23uTa, free

Webinar "How to Ask the Right Questions to Achieve Win-Win Results"
Date: February 14, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Stuart G. Walesh (Author)
Host: Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: Individual (http://bit.ly/2Fl6ROt) Member: $99, Non-Member: $129. Group site (http://bit.ly/2FkAjnE) Member: $199, Non-Member $299

Webinar "Leveraging Transportation Mode Expertise for Community Resiliency"
Date: February 15, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): David Fletcher (Geographic Paradigm Computing), Anne Strauss-Wieder (NJ Transportation Planning Authority), Jon Carnegie (Rutgers Univ.) & Beth Rodehorst (ICF)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2FlkOvY, fee varies up to $95

Webinar "Advancing Health Equity Webinar Series Part 4: Championing Transformative Change to Advance Health Equity"
Date: February 15, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Government Alliance on Race and Equity, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and the National Association of County and City Health Officers Health Equity and Social Justice Committee
Details: http://bit.ly/2zobGSJ, free, limited to first 1,000 attendees

Webinar "Incentives and Norm Appeals"
Date: February 20, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jay Kassirer (Tools of Change)
Host: Tools of Change
Details: http://bit.ly/2gwowpX, $70, some free registrations available

Webinar "Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) Part 1 - Using the HCM 6 for Intersection Performance Evaluation"
Date: February 21, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Transportation Research Board & Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2fXOzH4, $99 for ITE members, $149 for others, PDH/CE credits at an additional charge

Webinar "School Zones: A Comprehensive Look at Signs, Markings and Safety Programs"
Date: February 21, 2018, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Kevin Chang (Univ. of ID)
Host: American Society of Civil Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2z4zTiL, $99 members, $159 non-members. For groups: http://bit.ly/2z2dxy7, $249.00 members, $349 non-members

Webinar "Be Creative! Art, Placemaking and Funding"
Date: February 21, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Courtney Spearman (National Endowment for the Arts)
Host: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2Fl3fMe, Site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members

Webinar "TRID Searching" (TRID is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information.)
Date: February 22, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bill McLeod (Transportation Research Board)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2EteEbK, free

Seminar or Live Broadcast "Exposure to Risk, the Built Environment, and Bicycle Crashes in Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota"
Date: February 22, 2018, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET in Room 102 of the Mechanical Engineering Building on the east bank campus of the Univ. of MN, Minneapolis
Presenter(s): Greg Lindsey (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Univ. of MN)
Host: Roadway Safety Institute, Univ. of MN
Details: http://bit.ly/1i1a0X0, free

Webinar "Trail Construction Cost Realities"
Date: February 22, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Margie Tatro (Reineke Construction)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2zpavTq, $19 members / $39 nonmembers


RESOURCES

TRANSPORTATION INJURY MAPPING SYSTEM TOOLS & UPDATE
-> Berkeley SafeTREC reports the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) has updated the provisional set of 2015 and 2016 collisions and added 2 new tools. The Teen Safety Heat Map (http://bit.ly/2Fn6WRy) is a GIS resource that enables users to identify areas where a high number or rate of teen vehicle crashes have occurred throughout the state by county, as well as display locations where Driver Education and teen safety courses are taught in schools within a county.

The California Active Transportation (ATP) Pedestrian & Bicycle Collision Maps and Project Data tool (http://bit.ly/2FomR2i) uses interactive collision maps to allow users to track and document pedestrian and bicycle collisions, and generate data summaries within specified project and/or community limits. http://bit.ly/2FlS5ag

BENCHMARKING ROAD SAFETY IN LATIN AMERICA
-> The International Transport Forum has released a report that benchmarks road safety management and performance in several Latin American countries. This report focuses on motorcyclist and pedestrian safety, drinking and driving behavior, seat belt and child restraint use, speed management, and post-crash care. The comparisons in this report may help determine the factors that influence the risk of crashes and the severity of their outcomes. Benchmarking Road Safety in Latin America: http://bit.ly/2Fkb3hv

VISION ZERO OVERVIEW NEWS SEGMENT
-> NBC Nightly News provides a 2-minute Vision Zero overview segment. It highlights what Vision Zero is, what cities have done to implement its strategies, their impacts, and challenges. http://nbcnews.to/2FmtBxq

SCHOOL TRAVEL PLANNING TOOLKIT
-> Canada Walks' School Travel Planning Toolkit is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the School Travel Planning process. Designed for elementary and middle schools, it may be adapted for use in secondary schools. The toolkit also has resources specifically for older students, and resources in French. http://bit.ly/2EtR3rd

BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES WITH TRANSIT PODCAST
-> Smart Growth America announced the launch of Building Better Communities with Transit, a monthly podcast series about transit-oriented development and how it improves communities across America. For the first episode, Jeff Wood speaks with Breen Masciotra, transit-oriented development manager for the Port Authority of Allegheny County, PA, and Karina Ricks, director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure for the City of Pittsburgh. We discuss the challenges they face in Pittsburgh, including topography, new technologies, and hostile streets. http://bit.ly/2EtStSK

CEMENT 100X MORE FRACTURE-RESISTANT
-> Springwise reports research team from the University of Konstanz and the University of Stuttgart have developed a fracture-resistant cement using lessons learned from sea urchins. Sea urchin spines are made mostly of calcite, a mineral that is usually very brittle. However, the urchin spines are interspersed at the nano level with softer disordered layers. When force is applied to the brittle calcite, the energy is transferred to the soft layer, which prevents cracking. When tested, the new material was found to be more than one hundred times more fracture resistant than the concrete commonly used. http://bit.ly/2q0JE0h


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - 2018 PlacesForBikes Conference, May 1-3, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Deadline: January 12, 2018, http://bit.ly/2BOxOep

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Scientists for Cycling (S4C) Sessions at Velo-city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 12-15, 2018
Deadline: January 14, 2018, http://bit.ly/2ykBRt7

-> CALL FOR GIS MAPS - 2018 Esri Federal GIS (FedGIS) Conference, March 20-21, 2018, Washington, DC
Deadline: January 19, 2018, http://arcg.is/2zoFqPq

-> CALL FOR PAPERS - 2018 World Transport Convention, June 18-21, 2018 in Beijing, China
Deadline: January 31, 2018, http://bit.ly/2FjkzRP

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - - 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress, October 15-17, 2018, London, England
Deadline: February 1, 2018, http://bit.ly/2x8JSSn

-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Walk/Bike/Places (nee Pro Walk Pro Bike ProPlaces), September 16-19, 2018, New Orleans, LA
Deadline: February 2, 2018, by 8pm ET, http://bit.ly/2zgoM4t

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - - 2WALKandCYCLE 2018, July 30 - August 1, 2018, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Deadline: February 2, 2018, http://bit.ly/2Etaukf

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting, November 10-14, 2018, San Diego, CA
Deadline: Varies between February 19-24, or March 3, 2018 - see the various section, topic, and special interest group deadlines, http://bit.ly/2BFg0mG

-> CALL FOR IMAGES OF USES OF GIS TECHNOLOGY - 2018 Esri Federal GIS (FedGIS) Conference, March 20-21, 2018, Washington, DC
Deadline: February 23, 2018, http://arcg.is/2znI4VS

-> CALL FOR PAPERS - IAOS Conference on Better Statistics for Better Lives, September 19-21, 2018, Paris, France
Deadline: February 28, 2018, http://bit.ly/2zoM9ZQ

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 11th Making Cities Liveable Conference and the 4th Safe Cities Conference, July 16-18, 2018, Melbourne, Australia
Deadline: April 6, 2018, http://bit.ly/2AlthA9 & http://bit.ly/2AltkMl

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 14th National Light Rail and Streetcar Conference, April 7-9, 2019, Jersey City, NJ
Deadline: April 13, 2018, http://bit.ly/2Av8GcN

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

-> January 16, 2018 - National Day of Racial Healing
http://bit.ly/2zidSLv
-> January 23-25, 2018 - Geodesign Summit, Redlands, CA
http://arcg.is/2xp29Ll
-> February 1-3, 2018 - New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, San Francisco, CA.
http://bit.ly/2vNPh4f
-> February 7, 2018 - Training: How to Design Multimodal Streets for All Users, Ottawa, Canada
http://bit.ly/2yfwCuX
-> February 7, 2018 - Winter Walk (to School) Day
http://bit.ly/2Es7qou
-> February 8-10, 2018 - Winter Cycling Congress, Moscow, Russia
http://bit.ly/2iQ0w6M (Use Google to translate from Russian.)
-> February 11-14, 2018 - Active Living Research Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada
http://bit.ly/2oZcysp
-> February 20-23, 2018 - 2018 International Winter Road Congress, Gdansk, Poland.
http://bit.ly/2fPI7Dp
-> February 22-26, 2018 - World Bicycle Forum/El Foro Mundial de la Bicicleta, Lima, Peru
http://bit.ly/2iOnACS (Use Google to translate from Spanish.)
-> February 28 - March 2, 2018 - Second Annual Vision Zero Advocate Conference, Toronto, Canada
http://bit.ly/2fNY4fW
-> March 2-3, 2018 - Nebraska Bike/Walk Summit, Kearney, NE
http://bit.ly/2EuGQuC
-> March 5-7, 2018, 2018 National Bike Summit, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/1shH4b1
-> March 12-14, 2018 - National Shared Mobility Summit, Chicago, IL
http://bit.ly/1VBld28
-> March 13, 2018 - Utah Bike Summit, West Valley City, UT
http://bit.ly/2gwJEPV
-> March 15-16, 2018 - 2018 Oregon Active Transportation Summit, Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2znJOy4
-> March 17, 2018 - 2018 Vision Zero for Philadelphia Conference, Philadelphia, PA
http://bit.ly/2EsWh6H
-> March 20-21, 2018 - 2018 Esri Federal GIS Conference, Washington, DC
http://arcg.is/2fPwDm9
-> March 21-23, 2018 - 2018 Montana Bike Walk Summit - Bozeman, MT
http://bit.ly/2v7t94b -> March 28-29, 2018 - Walk-Bike New York A Liveable Communities Symposium, Schenectady, NY
http://bit.ly/2FmlssQ
-> April 3-4, 2018 - Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets, Nashville, TN
http://bit.ly/2w1ky0P
-> April 4-5, 2018 - Esri Public Sector CIO Summit, Redlands, CA
http://arcg.is/2xpU7BP
-> April 5-6, 2018 - US Cargo Bike Summit, Bethesda, MD
http://bit.ly/2iSNG7J
-> April 9-13, 2018 - Spain CityBuilders Symposium
http://bit.ly/2yfZ6of
-> April 17-18, 2018 - 10th Annual Ontario Bike Summit, Toronto, Canada
http://bit.ly/2jyj7Fb
-> April 22-24, 2018 - Lifesavers Conference, San Antonio, TX
http://bit.ly/2iQsnno
-> April 23-26, 2018 - 2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Burlington, VT
http://bit.ly/2iReky3
-> April 25-27, 2018 - 2018 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2wsqEe4
-> April 26-27, 2018 - 5th New England Bike-Walk Summit, Boston, MA
http://bit.ly/2z2n5ZZ
-> April 29-30, 2018 -Washington Bike Summit, Spokane, WA
http://bit.ly/2Et5fkn
-> May 1-3, 2018 - PlacesForBikes Conference, Indianapolis, IN
http://bit.ly/2yE4mpP
-> May 2-4, 2018 - 8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics: SURF 2018, South Brisbane, Australia
http://bit.ly/2w0g4Y7
-> May 6-9, 2018 - APWA North American Snow Conference, Indianapolis, IN
http://bit.ly/2fNymbl
-> May 9, 2018 - National Bike to School Day
http://bit.ly/2iRdmBV
-> May 13-16, 2018 - Mid-America Trails & Greenways Conference, Columbus, OH
http://bit.ly/2FlGzM1
-> May 14-18, 2018 - International Making Cities Livable Conference, Ottawa, Canada
http://bit.ly/2xAelIV
-> May 15-16, 2018 - National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) Data for Transportation Applications Workshop, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2FkfHw3
-> May 16-18, 2018 - Road Safety on Five Continents, Jeju Island, South Korea
http://bit.ly/2oLhBxE
-> May 16-19, 2018 - CNU 26.Savannah, Savannah, GA
http://bit.ly/2vO92Zq
-> June 6-8, 2018 - I-TED 2018: International Transportation Economic Development Conference, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2wCt8oD
-> June 11-15, 2018 - PlacesForBikes Tape Measure Tour in the Netherlands
http://bit.ly/2yfZ6of
-> June 12-15, 2018 - Velo-city 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
http://bit.ly/2w4xnWt
-> June 18-19, 2018 - 6th National Bus Rapid Transit Conference (BRT), Los Angeles, CA
http://bit.ly/2fO3A2r
-> June 18-21, 2018 - 2018 World Transport Convention, Beijing, China
http://bit.ly/2FjkzRP
-> June 19-23, 2018 - ICLEI World Congress 2018, Montréal, Canada
http://bit.ly/2tmgxSF
-> June 24-27, 2018 - 7th International Conference on Innovations in Travel Modeling, Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2ypusdo
-> July 15-18, 2018 - ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2018), Pittsburgh, PA
http://bit.ly/1mpbcFN
-> July 15-18, 2018 - 57th Annual Workshop on Transportation Law, Cambridge, MA
http://bit.ly/2A4VuY6
-> July 16-18, 2018 - 11th Making Cities Liveable Conference and the 4th Safe Cities Conference, Melbourne, Australia
http://bit.ly/2AjZlnZ & http://bit.ly/2AkMwKr
-> July 17-19, 2018 - 12th Access Management Conference, Madison, WI.
http://bit.ly/2p7sNUC
-> July 29 - August 1, 2018 - International Association for Commuter Transportation Conference, Anaheim, CA
http://bit.ly/2yfAXyd
-> July 30 - August 1, 2018 - 2WALKandCYCLE 2018, Palmerston North, New Zealand
http://bit.ly/1OFi4rV
-> August 8-9, 2018 - National Household Travel Survey Data for Transportation Applications Workshop, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2yicXu6
-> August 20-23, 2018 - Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Minneapolis, MN
http://bit.ly/2A4CQ2A
-> August 22-24, 2018 - 16th National Tools of the Trade Transportation Planning Conference, Kansas City, MO
http://bit.ly/2bibBFT

NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
-> September 16-19, 2018 - Walk/Bike/Places Conference (formerly Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place), New Orleans, LA
http://bit.ly/1mpbcFN


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 PROPOSALS - 2018 ROAD TO ZERO SAFE SYSTEM INNOVATION GRANTS
The Road to Zero Coalition calls for proposals for one-year grants of $50,000 to $200,000 to support the implementation of innovative evidence-based highway safety countermeasures. The National Safety Council, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collaborate on the Road to Zero initiative to eliminate roadway fatalities by 2050.
Deadline: January 26, 2018 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/2Esz44K

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - DOPPELT FAMILY TRAIL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy launched the Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund to support organizations and municipalities that are working to improve, build and connect multi-use trails across the country. This year, RTC will award $95,000 of the Doppelt Fund to several qualifying projects in the categories of Community Support ($5,000 - $10,000) and Project Transformation ($15,000 - $50,000). Preference will be given to projects that support RTC's mission of transforming unused rail corridors into vibrant public places, but all multi-use trail projects are eligible.
Deadline: January 31, 2018 by 11 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2Et3O5q

-> INTERNSHIP - SAN FRANCISCO, CA MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The City and County of San Francisco seek student interns for various engineering and architecture disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Surveying, GIS and IT staff. The City Departments that employ interns are the Airport Commission, Department of Building Inspection, Department of Technology, Municipal Transportation Agency, Port of San Francisco, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Public Works, and Recreation and Park Department. Interns are paid and will gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of experienced professional engineers, architects, planners and surveyors.
Deadline: February 14, 2018 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/1SCD9DY

-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY MANAGER, UT DOT, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is looking for a motivated person who takes charge to oversee several UDOT active transportation safety programs. The Active Transportation Safety Manager will oversee and improve the Student Neighborhood Access Program and the Safe Routes to School Program; and focus on pedestrian, active transportation, and vulnerable population operational and safety concerns.
Deadline: January 11, 2018 by 9:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2FmYhi7

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FRIENDS OF THE RAIL PARK, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Friends of the Rail Park is seeking its first Executive Director to work closely with an active Board of Directors, city government, other civic groups, and other interested individuals to advance Friends of the Rail Park's vision and mission. Their ideal candidate will be a dynamic and experienced professional with a history of accomplishment in the nonprofit or public sectors that combines financial and operational management, board development and relations, fundraising, community engagement, public advocacy, and external relationship advancement and/or government relations. Being adept at navigating the political and philanthropic landscape of Philadelphia is a must.
Deadline: January 17, 2018, http://bit.ly/2FoeuDA

-> JOB - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR PROGRESSIVE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, DISTRICT DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION, WASHINGTON, DC
Leads investment in the District's public transit infrastructure. Plans, directs and manages program operations of four branches that provide day-to-day support, monitoring, oversight, and management of the following transit systems, stations and facilities, and assets: DC Streetcar, DC Circulator, WMATA, Union Station, freight rail, and commuter rail. Provides human, fiscal and other resources for the overall operations of the Transit Development Division.
Deadline: January 19, 2018, http://bit.ly/2ErAMmI

-> JOB - PEDESTRIAN SAFETY COORDINATOR, VT DEPT. OF HEALTH, BURLINGTON, VT
The Department of Health's Vermont Injury Prevention program is looking for a Public Health professional to head up and develop their new Pedestrian Safety Education program. This position requires knowledge of public health best practices, assessment, planning, program implementation, and evaluation. Preferred candidates will also have experience in communications and social marketing/media.
Deadline: January 23, 2018, http://bit.ly/2julIuz

-> 4 JOBS, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
All Jobs' Deadline: January 23, 2018 by 11:59 pm PT

- HEALTHY PARKS AND PLACES MANAGER, FROM YOUR OWN OFFICE ANYWHERE IN THE US
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership seeks an engaging and proactive community champion experienced in advancing equity and committed to supporting communities in achieving increased safe and equitable access to parks and healthy, active places. The Healthy Parks and Places Manager is responsible for advancing the Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program at the local and national level through technical assistance, resource development, program management, outreach and communications. http://bit.ly/2EqNcvh

- COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING MANAGER, FROM YOUR OWN OFFICE ANYWHERE IN THE US
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership seeks a detail-oriented communications professional with advanced writing skills who has graphic design and social media expertise in addition to experience developing and implementing communications plans. The Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the communications and marketing objectives of the National Partnership. http://bit.ly/2Esopqx

- CALIFORNIA FIELD SERVICES MANAGER, FROM YOUR OWN OFFICE ANYWHERE IN CA
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership seeks an energetic and detail-oriented professional with strong active transportation technical assistance skills and a commitment to equity to join the National Partnership as our California Field Services Manager. The Field Services Manager is part of the Program and Policy Department's consulting team, providing technical assistance to communities through contracts and grants. http://bit.ly/2EsqNh0

- DC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER, FROM YOUR OWN OFFICE IN WASHINGTON, DC
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership seeks an energetic and community-oriented professional with a strong commitment to building health through community-centered engagement and deep knowledge of DC's Wards 7 and 8 to join the National Partnership as our DC Community Engagement Manager. The DC Community Engagement Manager will be responsible for implementing a one-year community safety and engagement project in Wards 7 and 8 of Washington, DC. The project will leverage five school communities as hubs for community-focused traffic safety education and activities. http://bit.ly/2EsxzDC

-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND STREET DESIGN PROJECT COORDINATOR, CITY OF AUSTIN, TX
The City of Austin's Active Transportation and Street Design Division is embarking on an exciting era of growth for improving conditions for walking, bicycling and taking transit. The group seeks a talented Project Coordinator to assist in the implementation of a large pipeline of projects to include protected and conventional bike lanes, pedestrian crossings and transit priority infrastructure. This position will coordinate the implementation of active transportation projects that are scoped and publically vetted by the Division's Street Design team. Duties will include coordinating before and after reporting and evaluation, maintaining project databases and managing contract capacity needs. The ideal candidate will have strong familiarity in NACTO's street design guidance, strong project management skills and the ability to work well with others in a deadline driven environment.
Deadline: January 28, 2018, http://bit.ly/2ErJr8Q

-> JOB - SANTA CLARA COUNTY ADVOCATE, SILICON VALLEY, CA BICYCLE COALITION
The Santa Clara County Advocate will serve as Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's primary policy expert and community organizer in Santa Clara County. This is a demanding but rewarding full-time position that requires an outgoing personality; the ability to develop positive relationships with elected officials, agency staff, and advocates; strong organizational skills; and grace under fire.
Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis, http://bit.ly/2EucJUh

-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER II, PASCO COUNTY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
Planning, development and implementation of a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian system/plan, an element of the MPO's Long Range Transportation Plan, is focused on supporting, alternative modes of travel, promoting bicycle/pedestrian mobility, safety, security, education, bicycle and pedestrian design applications and facilitating awareness of laws pertaining to both bicyclists and pedestrians, and generally promoting ways to make Pasco County a safer and more pleasurable place to bicycle and walk.
Deadline: Continuous, http://bit.ly/2EtHbOb

-> JOB - MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, CITY OF COLUMBIA, SC
This position performs professional and technical work in current and long-range programs related to the development and implementation of transportation plans and policies, capital improvements, infrastructure development and other City projects and programs; and implementation of the community's pedestrian and bicycle master plan and the active transportation system for the City.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2EsxDTD

-> JOB - TRAFFIC ENGINEER (BIKE/PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR), CITY OF ST. LOUIS, MO
Incumbents in this position are responsible for studying traffic patterns and volume, designing traffic control systems and programs and maintaining traffic control devices. Duties include coordinating bicycle and pedestrian projects such as: planning and projecting for conformity with bike and pedestrian design standards; serving as primary point of contact for bike and pedestrian related grants, awards and the Bike Share Program and implementing bike lanes, shared lane markings, signage, bike racks, bike corrals and better crosswalks and pedestrian signals.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2EssUl9

-> 3 JOBS - TOOLE DESIGN
- SENIOR PLANNER, BERKELEY, CA

As a Senior Planner in one of our fastest growing offices, you'll be in a leadership position, mentoring others and leading exciting and challenging projects throughout the state. As California makes a historic investment in active transportation over the next decade, your work will have a lasting impact on communities across the Golden State. You'll be at the table with clients and colleagues from a variety of disciplines; integrating input from a broad range of stakeholders to create award-winning plans that lead directly to implementation.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2ErTU4e

- SENIOR PLANNER, SILVER SPRING, MD, http://bit.ly/2ErFdxV, and
- SENIOR PLANNER, BOSTON, MA, http://bit.ly/2ErOI08

As a Senior Planner, you'll be part of our Planning Group, integrating state-of-the-art transportation practices into the fabric of the community and making the travel experience better for everyone. You'll be at the table with our clients, landscape architects, urban designers, and engineers on projects from start to finish, with a focus on local and regional projects including pedestrian and/or bicycle plans, Safe Routes to School plans and Vision Zero documents. TDG Senior Planners lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects and oversee teams in identifying non-motorized transportation networks, conducting stakeholder outreach and charrettes, developing educational tools and strategies for implementation.
Deadline: None provided

-> JOB - EDUCATION & OUTREACH COORDINATOR, TOPEKA (KS) COMMUNITY CYCLE PROJECT
The part-time Education, Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all the activities happening at or near the Topeka Community Cycle Project, including BLAST support and enhancement, bicycle safety educator, public outreach coordinator and local advocate for bicycling access and infrastructure.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2Fha5Cy

-> TRB CAREERS IN MOTION JOB CENTER
The Transportation Research Board offers an online Careers in Motion Job Center to support the broader transportation industry's impending challenges around attracting and retaining its professional workforce. Create an account to view professional transportation jobs from multiple employers and disciplines around the world or post a resume. http://bit.ly/2A5sQWQ

See also:
-> Alliance for Biking and Walking Job Board, http://bit.ly/1IQlOaf
-> American Planning Association Jobs Online, http://bit.ly/1FUbQ3U
-> Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Career Center: http://bit.ly/1DhwE41
-> Alta Planning + Design, http://bit.ly/1jbgjF9
-> Burgess & Niple, http://bit.ly/1DWNrf3
-> NACTO Careers, http://bit.ly/13VnUBl
-> Sam Schwartz Engineering, http://bit.ly/PsktvP
-> Toole Design Group, http://bit.ly/1k7DPRg

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