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#454 Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Happy Winter Walk (to School) Day! http://bit.ly/2Es7qou

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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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----- Sweden's Gender-Balanced Snow-Clearing Policies
----- 15 Mobility Companies Sign Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities
----- Australia: 2 out of 3 Kids Driven to School + "Car Potato" Commuters
----- The Popsicle Test of Children's Freedom & Mobility
----- AARP Perspective on E-Bikes
----- Making Space for E-Bikes on the Streets & in the Law
----- Low Cost Leading Pedestrian Intervals Save Lives
----- A Quick-and-Dirty Fix for Sidewalkless Streets
----- Speed Controllers to Cap French Speeders to Speed Limit
----- State Strategies to Reduce Traffic Fatalities & Injuries + Prevention Cost Savings Calculator
----- New Zealand: 15 Interventions to Reduce Traffic Deaths & Serious Injuries
----- Institutionalizing Connected All-Ages Bike Networks
----- Bollards Protect or Threaten Ped & Bike Safety?
----- Maastricht, The Netherlands New 3,000 Bike Underground Parking

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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----- MA Gov Appoints Future of Transportation Commission
----- Providence, RI Launches E-Bike Share Program
----- San Francisco, CA: Uber to Pilot E-Bike Share
----- Chicago, IL Divvy Bike Share Changes Pricing Strategy
----- Sacramento, CA: Proposed Bike Share Parking Restrictions
----- New York, NY Vision Zero Report Card Evaluates Leaders' Performance
----- New York, NY: Post Queens Blvd Redesign 63% Drop in Ped Injuries
----- Bucksport, ME: Downtown Sidewalk Snow Shoveling
----- Ride New Orleans (LA): Setting the Transit Agenda

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----- Shift Responsibility for Traffic Deaths to Planners & Engineers
----- Cycling Infrastructure Safety Evaluation
----- Evaluation of a Walking School Bus Service
----- Ped Safety Evaluated in Relation to Driver Reaction & Braking Time

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----- Guide for Improving Ped Safety at Uncontrolled Crossings
----- Street Story: Self-Reporting Transportation Safety Issues
----- Monthly Podcast: Building Better Communities w/ Transit
----- Fight For Your Ride 2018 Transit Advocacy Guide
----- Report: Shared Mobility and Transportation Equity
----- New Tools of Change Landmark Transportation Case Studies
----- Subscribe to the New AdvisoryBikeLanes Listserve
----- National Transit Map Data v.2 Released
----- Miami, FL Real-Time Public Transit Audit
----- Sidewalk Labs Platform Feeds Real-Time Transit Data to Apps

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

SWEDEN'S GENDER-BALANCED SNOW-CLEARING POLICIES
-> CBC News reports Stockholm and other Swedish municipalities have adopted a "gender equal plowing strategy" that prioritizes sidewalks, bike paths and bus lanes ahead of streets frequented by drivers when snow falls. It's an attempt to spend more public dollars on women, who are more likely to travel by foot, bicycle or public transportation. An interview with the vice-mayor of Stockholm provides more details. When they get 2-4 centimeters of snow (3/4 -1 1/2 inches), Stockholm starts plowing on the pedestrian and cycle lanes. "We know if you sit in a car and if there's 10 centimeters of snow (about 4 inches), it's no problem driving your car," said the vice mayor, "But are you walking in 10 centimeters of snow? It's more difficult. That's why we prioritize those walking, cycling or taking public transportation." http://bit.ly/2Bf5PE3

15 MOBILITY COMPANIES SIGN SHARED MOBILITY PRINCIPLES FOR LIVABLE CITIES
-> SmartCitiesDIVE reports last week 15 of the world's leading mobility companies signed the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities. These 10 principles aim to provide a uniform vision for making cities more livable through aligned mobility priorities. These companies pledge to plan cities and mobility together; prioritize people over vehicles; support the shared and efficient use of vehicles, lanes, curbs and land; engage with stakeholders; promote equity; lead the transition toward a zero-emissions future and renewable energy; support fair user fees across all modes; aim for public benefits via open data; work toward integration and seamless connectivity; and support that autonomous vehicles in dense urban areas should be operated only in shared fleets. http://bit.ly/2sdwnTr

AUSTRALIA: 2 OUT OF 3 KIDS DRIVEN TO SCHOOL + "CAR POTATO" COMMUTERS
-> The Sydney Morning Herald reports a new survey suggests more than 2 out of 3 Australian children and teenagers are being driven to school. The figures showed more than 50% of parents believed it was important that children be able to walk to school without an adult, but fewer than one-third believed it was safe for them to do so. Some 64% of parents reported driving their school-aged children to school most days. The survey also found children whose families had a household income between AUS$55,000 and $100,000 (US$43,348-$78,815) were more likely to cycle to and from school (20%) than those living in households with lower incomes (15%) and those in more affluent families earning over $100,000 (15%). http://bit.ly/2BdnZGm

In reporting the results of its survey, the LiveLighter public health campaign noted "Australians are unhealthily car-bound 'car potato' commuters, with almost three out of four adults usually travelling to work or study by car. Worse, parents are passing on their car dependence to their kids, with almost two in three Australian children (64%) being driven to school most days." http://bit.ly/2BebKcu

THE POPSICLE TEST OF CHILDREN'S FREEDOM & MOBILITY
-> CityLab describes children's everyday freedoms as their ability to travel safely on foot or bike and without an adult in their neighborhood-to school, to a rec center, to a park. The "popsicle test," in which a child can walk from their home to a store, buy a popsicle, and return home before it melts, is one way to measure this ability. Children's infrastructure means the network of spaces and streets that can make a city child-friendly and encourage these everyday freedoms. http://bit.ly/2FJ78Ko

AARP PERSPECTIVE ON E-BIKES
-> AARP Livable Communities reports e-bikes make cycling a more practical option for getting around by providing a boost to get up hills or give older bones and weary muscles a bit of a break. E-bikes allow older adults to continue riding more years and ride longer distances. About 1% of the 17.8 million new bicycles sold in the US in 2016 were electric. By contrast, 6 million e-bikes were sold in Europe, accounting for a quarter of all sales in leading bicycle-using nations such as the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Germany is saving billions of euros by building bicycle highways as a solution to traffic congestion for trips of 5 -15 miles where they expect 10-15% of motorists using e-bikes instead. http://bit.ly/2Bcgz5Y

[See Regional section for Providence, RI's planned e-bike share program.]

MAKING SPACE FOR E-BIKES ON THE STREETS & IN THE LAW
-> Streetsblog USA reports electric bicycles are growing in popularity. But the laws regulating e-bike use have to catch up. In many places there's ambiguity about the types of e-bikes that are allowed, and where people can ride them. In Washington state, advocates are working with state legislators to clarify the rules for e-bike operation on streets and trails. Some e-bikes are more powerful than others, and move too fast for bike lanes shared with slower cyclists. See the chart that classifies access and use by the type of assistance an e-bike provides and the maximum assist speed. http://bit.ly/2ErnbiW

LOW COST LEADING PEDESTRIAN INTERVALS SAVE LIVES
-> CityLab reports a leading pedestrian interval (LPI) is traffic intervention that can save lives, at low cost and takes little time to install. These streetlights give walkers a head start before drivers venture into an intersection-most people wind up at least halfway into the crosswalk where they're more visible to drivers before drivers are allowed to go straight or make turns. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle have all boosted the number of LPIs in busy intersections since adopting "Vision Zero." However, New York City leads with LPIs at nearly 20% of its signalized intersections, a total of 2,483 across the boroughs. The average cost to reconfigure a crosswalk for an LPI is $1,200. They don't require any trench digging, concrete pouring, or lane closures. Sometimes new push buttons and controllers are needed; often engineers simply study local traffic patterns and reprogram existing lights. One paper published by the Transportation Research Board found LPIs could reduce pedestrian-vehicle collisions by as much as 60%. http://bit.ly/2BeexlR

A QUICK-AND-DIRTY FIX FOR SIDEWALKLESS STREETS
-> Streetsblog USA reports the most basic necessity for a walkable street is a sidewalk. But a surprising number of urban streets lack dedicated paths for walking, and cities often struggle with the expense of adding concrete. Seattle, WA has found a way to get a safe walking space on the ground quickly for a fraction of the price: a "protected walking lane." It's a makeshift sidewalk built using just paint and concrete bumpers. Seattle officials report one "protected walking path" cost $26,000 to construct. The full sidewalk construction is estimated at $300,000. http://bit.ly/2En2uVv

SPEED CONTROLLERS TO CAP FRENCH SPEEDERS TO SPEED LIMIT
-> The Local reports speed controllers are among several strategies the French government announced it would implement to make roads safer for drivers and pedestrians. Beginning in 2021, the government will make it possible for speeding drivers who have had their licenses suspended after being caught going 40km/h (24.8 mph) over the speed limit to continue driving as long as they fit an automatic speed control device to their car, which would effectively cap their speeds according to the limit of each road. http://bit.ly/2Er2jbM

STATE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE TRAFFIC FATALITIES & INJURIES + PREVENTION COST SAVINGS CALCULATOR
-> The National Governors Association (NGA) released its "State Strategies to Reduce Highway and Traffic Fatalities and Injuries: A Road Map for States" (http://bit.ly/2ErjgCP) developed with assistance from the Governors Highway Safety Association. This report will help states identify and deploy proven countermeasures to reduce crashes and injuries.

This guide is complemented by the CDC's newly redesigned online calculator, which gives state decision-makers a tool to quantify the injuries prevented, lives saved, and cost savings associated with these countermeasures. MV PICCS 3.0 (Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States: http://bit.ly/2EshcL2), pronounced MV "picks," can help state decision makers prioritize and select from a suite of 14 effective motor vehicle injury prevention interventions.

NEW ZEALAND: 15 INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC DEATHS & SERIOUS INJURIES
-> A recent article in the TRAFINZ Newsletter from New Zealand lists 15 interventions to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries. These include strategies and policies related to safe roads and roadsides, safe speeds, safe vehicles, safe use of the transportation system. http://bit.ly/2senEAm

INSTITUTIONALIZING CONNECTED ALL-AGES BIKE NETWORKS
-> PeopleForBikes reports on the big trends in bike infrastructure in 2017 by highlighting key developments that show connected all-ages biking networks have become institutionalized. These include federal policy recognizing traffic means people not cars; a new system scores bike networks; a national guide offers a formula for which bike lanes need protection; and votes opt for low-stress bike networks. http://bit.ly/2BdyeKB

BOLLARDS PROTECT OR THREATEN PED & BIKE SAFETY?
-> American Trails questions the safety and efficacy of using bollards as protection for pedestrians and cyclists. They state "trails are all about freedom of movement while bollards are a potentially fatal safety hazard. And is it a fair trade to prevent possible deaths by vehicular terrorism while guaranteeing that joggers and cyclists will be seriously injured by running into unexpected obstacles? We do need to evaluate our most used, and exposed urban trails for safety. But it's also a good time to look at how we use bollards and barriers as common management tools." http://bit.ly/2BJ66Qy

A bill in Congress, the "Stopping Threats on Pedestrians (STOP) Act" (H.R. 405: http://bit.ly/2BJ5Vom1). It would create a new USDOT grant program to fund the installation of traffic barriers, including bollards and planters to keep vehicles away from bicycle paths and pedestrian areas.

MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS NEW 3,000 BIKE UNDERGROUND PARKING
-> Bicycle Dutch reports Maastricht, The Netherlands (population 123,000) opened a bike parking garage on the first day of 2018 with room to park 3,000 bicycles. It is guarded, has a repair service and parking your bicycle is free for the first 24 hours. Two 30-meter-long (98.4 feet) travelators (one going down and one going up) give an easy access to the parking garage at 5.5 meters (18 feet) below the surface. In addition to the two-tiered racks, there is room for 80 cargo bikes, tandems, bicycles with baskets or the heavy e-bikes. The Maastricht facility has a completely separated room for 40 mopeds or scooters. Check out photos and a video tour at http://bit.ly/2BIVf9f.


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

MA GOV APPOINTS FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
-> GovTech.com reports the Governor of Massachusetts created a Future of Transportation Commission. Focusing on disruptive technologies, climate change, land use and demographic trends, and various transit services, the 18-member commission is tasked with laying out potential developments in the transportation field between 2020 and 2040. The commission, which will meet monthly, has a December 1, 2018 deadline, to issue its report and recommendations. The governor's office considers the commission exempt from the state's open meeting law. http://bit.ly/2Ep3cl3

PROVIDENCE, RI LAUNCHES E-BIKE SHARE PROGRAM
-> The city of Providence, RI will introduce 400 electric-assist bikes this summer through an agreement with JUMP Bikes. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will partner with the city to provide financial support by administering federal funding through a $400,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant. The bike-share program will rely on a monthly membership of $20 per month, including one hour free per day. However, the city will also offer discounted memberships of $20 a year for low-income households earning less than 80 percent of Providence's median income. Over the next 3 years Providence is investing more than $10,000,000 into improving its bicycle infrastructure by implementing more bike lanes, off-road bike paths and racks. http://bit.ly/2BJV0uI

[See National & International Scene for AARP's perspective on e-bikes.]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: UBER TO PILOT E-BIKE SHARE
-> SmartCitiesDIVE reports Uber will pilot Uber Bike by Jump, a new e-bike-share option, in San Francisco, CA beginning next week. The pilot will enable users to find and book Jump's pedal-assist electric bikes directly from the Uber app. Once the ride is over, the app will navigate the user to a public rack in the bike zone for locking. There are only 250 Jump bikes currently available in the city; with limited supply, Uber is asking interested users to join a wait list for the service. http://bit.ly/2Er0zPM

CHICAGO, IL DIVVY BIKE SHARE CHANGES PRICING STRATEGY
-> The Chicago Tribune reports Divvy, Chicago's bike-share service that saw a dip in income in 2016 after an expansion to more city neighborhoods, is radically changing its pricing strategy in hopes of attracting more riders. As of February 1, riders can pay $3 for a single, 30-minute ride. Divvy is also rolling out a new $15 "Explorer Pass" to allow recreational riders to take longer trips of up to three hours, up from the standard 30-minute ride, over a 24-hour period. Annual Divvy members also will immediately have access to extended 45-minute rides, from the current ride-time cap of 30 minutes. Twelve-month Divvy memberships will remain $99. In its 4 1/2 years of operation, Divvy has grown to more than 37,000 annual members and saw 3.8 million trips last year. http://trib.in/2sdi6WR

SACRAMENTO, CA: PROPOSED BIKE SHARE PARKING RESTRICTIONS
-> Next City expands on a Sacramento (CA) Bee article about a City Council committee recently unanimously approving a stringent ordinance regarding bike share parking. The ordinance, which goes before the full Council in the next couple of months, would ban any cyclist from leaving a bicycle in any position that would block sidewalks or bike paths. (Regulating Bicycle Share Business and Operation: http://bit.ly/2BenWd6) Concerns include dockless bike share bikes not parked in a safe manner or in the way of others, parked bikes becoming a cause of blight, and increasing the demand for limited bike parking. As proposed, bike-share companies would have two hours to retrieve stray bicycles upon notification. If they don't get those offending bikes, they could be fined and their permits could be suspended or revoked. The city would then impound their bicycles. http://bit.ly/2BdFqq9

NEW YORK, NY VISION ZERO REPORT CARD EVALUATES LEADERS' PERFORMANCE
-> New York City-based Transportation Alternatives analyzed the self-reported efforts of the major players on the Mayor's Vision Zero Task Force, as well as their tangible results in serious injury and fatality reduction, and progress on planned initiatives In a recently published report, TA shared their findings, made recommendations to the Mayor, and listed specific actions each major Vision Zero entity could take to improve. While overall traffic fatalities have fallen by nearly 28% since the Mayor set the Vision Zero goal in 2013, this success is lopsided. Significantly fewer pedestrian have been killed, but the number of motorists, motorcyclists, and especially bicyclists killed has grown. "Vision Zero Report Card 2017: An Evaluation of the Leaders Responsible for Preventing Traffic Fatalities and Injuries on New York City Streets" http://bit.ly/2BfCTvN

NEW YORK, NY: POST QUEENS BLVD REDESIGN 63% DROP IN PED INJURIES
-> StreetsblogNYC reports traffic injuries have dropped 35% on the 2.5-mile stretch of Queens Boulevard in New York, NY that its DOT redesigned with more dedicated space for walking and biking. Pedestrian injuries have declined even more - 63%. Data collected before and after DOT's 2015 and 2016 projects show the redesign has significantly reduced crashes and injuries compared to the three-year average prior to the addition of protected bike lanes and safer merges between the central roadway and the service roads. The average number of cyclist injuries increased, but the baseline was relatively low and subject to year-to-year fluctuations. Assuming that more people are biking on the safer Queens Boulevard, the risk of injury per mile of cycling has likely been reduced. http://bit.ly/2BedIcS

BUCKSPORT, ME: DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK SNOW SHOVELING
-> The AARP Livable Communities Newsletter reports in many communities, sidewalk care and snow shoveling is the responsibility of the home or business adjacent to the sidewalk. In downtown Bucksport, ME where many storefronts are empty, the sidewalks are a town duty. A part-time worker shovels downtown sidewalks. Several Bucksport businesses do shovel the sidewalks outside their doors, partly because it's good for business and partly because they could win the annual Ella B. Rayner Golden Shovel Award, named after a longtime Bucksport resident who was a community advocate for pedestrian safety. The full-size, golden-colored snow shovel is presented to a business that does a particularly good job of keeping its sidewalks clear. http://bit.ly/2sbR2qX

RIDE NEW ORLEANS (LA): SETTING THE TRANSIT AGENDA
-> In releasing a new video, StreetFilms reports since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, LA in 2005, the city's transit recovery has been sluggish and asymmetrical. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) prioritized streetcar restoration and expansion at the expense of bus service, limiting economic mobility for residents. As a result, even today the average New Orleanian with a car can reach 86% of the region's jobs in 30 minutes or less, but the average New Orleanian relying on transit can only reach 11% of those jobs in the same time period. The advocacy group Ride New Orleans has organized bus riders into a powerful force, releasing influential State of Transit reports and sparking policy changes at the RTA such as increased bus frequency and overnight service. Check out the 7-minute video. http://bit.ly/2ErI8ug

See for yourself at Walk/Bike/Places New Orleans September 16-19, 2018: http://bit.ly/1mpbcFN


THE RESEARCH BEAT

SHIFT RESPONSIBILITY FOR TRAFFIC DEATHS TO PLANNERS & ENGINEERS
-> The World Resources Institute reports research from WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and the Global Road Safety Facility of the World Bank finds that the most effective way to prevent traffic deaths is a systemic approach that shifts responsibility away from the drivers and pedestrians using roads to the city planners and officials designing them. Analysis in 53 countries found that those that have taken a "Safe System" based approach have achieved both the lowest rates of fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants and the greatest reduction in fatality levels over the past 20 years. "Sustainable and Safe: A Vision and Guidance for Zero Road Deaths" http://bit.ly/2BfYcxh

CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE SAFETY EVALUATION
-> The Journal of Transport & Health reported on a study that explored the application of a combined objective-subjective safety assessment approach in a pre-post analysis of a left-turning bicycle box in Zurich, Switzerland. A computer-based video technology was used to objectively measure passing distance between bicycles turning left and continuing motor vehicles passing on the right. Perceived safety while crossing the intersection was significantly higher after marking the bicycle box. Women expect greater safety gains from the left-turning box (photo based), but its effect on perceived safety when actually crossing the intersection does not differ between genders. "Towards a Comprehensive Safety Evaluation of Cycling Infrastructure Including Objective and Subjective Measures" http://bit.ly/2EsjCZM

EVALUATION OF A WALKING SCHOOL BUS SERVICE
-> Transport Policy repots on a study that investigated a pioneer daily walking school bus service guided by paid staff implemented at a primary school in Córdoba, Spain. During the pilot study, a high recurrence in the children's participation was found and 43.7% of the participants had completely or partially changed transportation modes. The families reported fewer problems in the children's daily school travel organization and an improvement in their pedestrian safety behaviors. Further, 92.1% of the participating families had less concern about their children's autonomous walking. Results indicate that a walking school bus service guided by paid monitors can be an effective way to increase active travel to school, especially for children who live further from it. "Evaluation of a Walking School Bus Service as an Intervention for a Modal Shift at a Primary School in Spain" http://bit.ly/2EsiSUQ

PED SAFETY EVALUATED IN RELATION TO DRIVER REACTION & BRAKING TIME
-> Accident Analysis & Prevention published a paper that proposes a new framework to evaluate pedestrian safety at non-signalized crosswalk locations. It is based on splitting the yielding maneuver of drivers in response to pedestrians into their reactions and their vehicles' braking time. The framework was demonstrated through a case study evaluating pedestrian safety at three different types of non-signalized crossings. "A Novel Framework to Evaluate Pedestrian Safety at Non-Signalized Locations" http://bit.ly/2EsbdWg


QUOTES R US

"We are trying to change the traffic system in Stockholm in a way that [gets] more people to walk, cycle and go by public transportation because we want a nicer city, a cleaner city and we want to reach our climate goals. That's the first point. The second point is that we want to have a gender equal city. And we know that women are more seldom driving cars than men. Men are sitting in the cars and the women walk, cycle and go by public transportation in much higher amounts. So we're trying to change it so women get more of the public spending."
- Daniel Hellden, vice mayor of Stockholm, Sweden in a CBC Radio interview about why his city plows sidewalks before streets. http://bit.ly/2Bf5PE3

[See National & International Scene for Sweden's Gender-Balanced Snow-Clearing Policies.]

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

CYCLIST PROTESTOR 'THROTTLES' TRAFFIC AROUND FCC HEADQUARTERS
Gizmodo reports on how one cyclist illustrated how the net neutrality repeal will affect internet users by 'throttling' traffic around FCC Headquarters and offering drivers the opportunity to pay a $5 fee for unimpeded access. Check out the video interview with the protesting cyclist, the impact of his very slow ride throttling traffic, and the uncertain police response. http://bit.ly/2DZfmBJ


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 "Rethinking Ecological Momentary Assessment Data Collection Strategies for Transportation Research - Leveraging App-based Technologies"
Date: February 8, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Courtney Cronley, Noelle Fields & Stephen Mattingly (Univ. of TX at Arlington)
Host: National Institute for Transportation & Communities
Details: http://bit.ly/2BfD3TZ, free

Webinar "Transportation for America - 2018 Transit Advocacy Guide"
Date: February 08, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Karen Rindge (WakeUP Wake County) & Christof Spieler (Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority)
Host: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/2ElROGH, free

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 "Volunteer Engagement in Safe Routes to School"
Date: February 20, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Lucy Neher (City of Takoma Park, MD), Calley Mersmann (Cleveland Metropolitan School District/City of Cleveland) & Vanessa Cascio (Living Streets Alliance)
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/2DEHh9j, free

Webinar "Trail Towns: Proven Steps to Boost Your Trail Town Growth"
Date: February 20, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): David Kahley (The Progress Fund)
Host: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Details: http://bit.ly/2BL7emI, free

Webinar "Improving mobility access through Complete Streets and mobility management"
Date: February 21, 2018, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Judy Shanley (National Center for Mobility Management), Emiko Atherton (National Complete Streets Coalition), Sheri Bean (Montachusett Regional Planning Commission), Jenna David & Tricia Pistone (Montachusett Opportunity Council) & Carl N. Ringgold (Federal Transit Administration)
Host: National Complete Streets Coalition
Details: http://bit.ly/2ErRx51, free

Webinar "Empowering Youth Leaders for Change: Youth-led Participatory Action Research"
Date: February 21, 2018, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Public Health Institute
Details: http://bit.ly/2ElJmXZ, free

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

Webinar "Planning for Environmental Justice and Healthy Communities"
Date: February 23, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Tiffany Eng (CA Environmental Justice Alliance), Carolina Martínez (Environmental Health Coalition) & Michele Hasson (Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice)
Host: US EPA Office of Environmental Justice
Details: http://bit.ly/2EsxC69, free

Webinar "From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walkable Communities"
Date: February 27, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jason Coates (American Public Health Association), Jamie Chriqui (Univ. of IL at Chicago), Qaiser Mukhtar(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) & Ellen Pillsbury (MN Dept. of Health)
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2Bfe56X, free

Webinar "Traffic Calming: The Lumps and the Bumps"
Date: March 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/2z3DuNU, $99 members, $159 non-members. For groups: http://bit.ly/2z5acP2, $249.00 members, $349 non-members

Webinar "Bike-Ped Portal - National Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Archive"
Date: March 7, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Hau Hagedorn (TREC)
Host: National Institute for Transportation & Communities
Details: http://bit.ly/2Bg1ssy, free

Webinar "Sustainable Trails for All"
Date: March 8, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Janet Zeller (US Forest Service) & Peter Jensen (Peter S. Jensen & Assoc.)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2BK8kiI, $19 members / $39 nonmembers

Webinar "Complete Streets and Pavement Preservation-Linking Planning and Public Works for Better Communities and Better Infrastructure"
Date: March 8, 2018, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Scott Douglas Gibson (Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County)
Host: American Society of Civil Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2z2AGQV, $99 members, $159 non-members. For groups: http://bit.ly/2ynPbhE, $249.00 members, $349 non-members

Webinar "Introduction to Trail Safe! - Online Trail Safety Training Videos"
Date: March 12, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Dan Watson (Ice Age National Scenic Trail)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2znGkM0, free

Webinar "Pushing Boundaries: What Makes a Walkable Community"
Date: March 14, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2l5gYOf, free

Webinar "Managing Freight in Urban Corridors"
Date: March 21, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2DBmoeV, Site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members

Webinar "Walking Towards Justice - Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women"
Date: April 4, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): (Interactive panel of leading scholars, activists, practitioners, America Walks Board members, and policymakers)
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2Be6MMM, free

Webinar "Accessibility: Outdoor Developed Areas Final Rule"
Date: April 5, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bill Botten (US Access Board)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2BJvKop, $19 members / $39 nonmembers

Webinar "Countermeasures for Reducing Collisions at Pedestrian Crossings"
Date: April 6, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Nazir Lalani (Traffex Engineers Inc.)
Host: American Society of Civil Engineers
Details: Individual (http://bit.ly/2Fl3KWN) Member: $99, Non-Member: $159. Group site (http://bit.ly/2Fnx27g) Member: $249, Non-Member $349

Webinar "Redeveloping Roadways for the Urban Core within Constrained Right-of-Ways"
Date: April 9, 2018, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Alfredo Cely (Kisinger Campo and Associates)
Host: American Society of Civil Engineers
Details: Individual (http://bit.ly/2FislLL) Member: $99, Non-Member: $159. Group site (http://bit.ly/2Fn03jm) Member: $249, Non-Member $349

Webinar "Making the Case for Transit"
Date: April 11, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2l2maCe, free

Webinar "Creating Accessible Trails with Universally Designed Interpretation"
Date: April 12, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Lucy Gertz & Stu Weinreb (Mass Audubon)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2BI6DlN, $19 members / $39 nonmembers

Seminar or Live Webcast: "Smart Human-Centered Collision Prevention System for Bicycles"
Date: April 12, 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): Rajesh Rajamani, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of MN)
Host: Roadway Safety Institute, Univ. of MN
Details: http://bit.ly/1i1a0X0, free

Webinar "Got Counts? Now What?"
Date: April 18, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2Epph2V, Site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members

Webinar "Getting the Word Out about Accessibility of Trails and Outdoor Recreation"
Date: April 26, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Peter Axelson, Todd Ackerman & Samuel Schnorbus (Beneficial Designs, Inc.) & Mike Passo (American Trails)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2BJKZhc, $19 members / $39 nonmembers


RESOURCES

GUIDE FOR IMPROVING PED SAFETY AT UNCONTROLLED CROSSINGS
-> FHWA released a report that provides guidance for selecting and installing countermeasures at uncontrolled pedestrian crossing locations. By focusing on uncontrolled crossing locations, local and State agencies can address a significant national safety problem and improve quality of life for pedestrians of all ages and abilities. Five effective and lower-cost countermeasures communities can deploy are crosswalk visibility enhancements; raised crosswalks; pedestrian refuge islands; pedestrian hybrid beacons; and road diets. "Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations" http://bit.ly/2BL87Ml

STREET STORY: SELF-REPORTING TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ISSUES
-> The SafeTREC Newsletter reports low-income groups, people with disabilities, seniors, and communities of color are at higher risk of being injured while walking and biking. Information on the safety needs of all communities is limited. Collecting safety information from the public is one way to supplement traffic safety data and address these challenges. A team from SafeTREC is creating Street Story, an online platform that will allow community residents to report transportation safety issues with the goal of closing the gap between reported and unreported information. The platform will allow the public to enter various types of information, such as photos, voice recordings, near misses and perceptions of dangerous areas for walking and bicycling. This will provide agencies and advocates with data that better encompasses the needs of under-represented groups. http://bit.ly/2EqXhvU

MONTHLY PODCAST: BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES W/ TRANSIT
-> TODresources.org, an initiative of the Federal Transit Administration, launched a monthly podcast series, "Building Better Communities with Transit" (http://bit.ly/2Bfhz9L). Each month transit-oriented development experts will discuss how communities of all sizes can encourage development around transit stations and along transit corridors. Episode 1: Episode 1: Taming Pittsburgh's hostile streets (48:06 minutes)

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIDE 2018 TRANSIT ADVOCACY GUIDE
-> Transportation for America released a new guidebook, "Fight For Your Ride: An Advocate's Guide for Improving & Expanding Transit." It offers local advocates and transit champions practical advice for making real improvements to public transit. Drawing examples from successful campaigns and reform efforts in small, medium, and large cities across the country, the guide illuminates effective ways to speed up transit, expand its reach, and improve service for riders. It offers tactical lessons on building a coalition, developing an effective message, and organizing a campaign for better transit in your community. http://bit.ly/2EpjdY8

[See Webinar section for 2018 Transit Advocacy Guide webinar on February 8, 2018.]

REPORT: SHARED MOBILITY AND TRANSPORTATION EQUITY
-> FHWA published its "Travel Behavior: Shared Mobility and Transportation Equity" (http://bit.ly/2BceAi2) report. Shared mobility-the shared use of a motor vehicle, bicycle, or other low-speed transportation mode that allows users to obtain short-term access to transportation on an as-needed basis-has the potential to help address transportation equity challenges. This report proposes a "STEPS to Transportation Equity" framework, which includes Spatial, Temporal, Economic, Physiological, and Social barriers.

NEW TOOLS OF CHANGE LANDMARK TRANSPORTATION CASE STUDIES
-> Tools of Change reports it has designated two new Landmark Transportation Case Studies that promote sustainable transportation behaviors:

  1. Capitol Hill In Motion, a recent evolution of the individualized marketing approach used by King County, had remarkably high sign-up rates and delivered a solid 16% average reduction in drive-alone trips. http://bit.ly/2BfFA0n
  2. Chicago's Go Program, another Individualized Marketing program, increased use of transit and active modes of transport, successfully engaged racially diverse and traditionally marginalized communities, and has become self-sustaining. http://bit.ly/2Bgvxbs

The Tools of Change peer selection process recognizes behavioral programs and approaches considered to be among the most successful in the world, based on impact, innovation, replicability and adaptability. http://bit.ly/1AqL6nc

SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW ADVISORYBIKELANES LISTSERVE
-> Michael Williams and Peter Furth have begun a lively AdvisoryBikeLanes listserve to provide a forum for people to exchange information on, advocate for, and support the wider adoption of advisory bike lanes. The hope is this listserve supports wider ABL adoption throughout North America. To do that, consider the following goals:

  1. Identify obstacles to wider use (e.g. legal, regulatory, guidance) and strategies to address them,
  2. Distribute accurate, complete information on ABLs, and
  3. Support good research on ABLs.
To subscribe to the AdvisoryBikeLanes listserve, go to http://bit.ly/2savMlq.

NATIONAL TRANSIT MAP DATA V.2 RELEASED
-> USDOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released version two of the National Transit Map (http://bit.ly/2Be73PO), a geospatial database containing information from hundreds of transit agencies. It provides open, machine-readable data about their stops, routes, and schedules. The national, openly available map of fixed-guideway and fixed-route transit service allows users to identify and address gaps in access to public transportation, and supports research, planning and analysis on the benefits of transit.

MIAMI, FL REAL-TIME PUBLIC TRANSIT AUDIT
-> Transit Alliance Miami reports volunteers have created the country's first real-time public transit audit. It tracks the Miami's Metrorail system's performance in real-time, giving riders, politicians even the department itself clear insight into the system's daily performance. Colored dots indicate the on time or increments of lateness for each train at Government Center. http://bit.ly/2sbGCHL Check out additional background in a StreetsBlog USA article: http://bit.ly/2Esg4ag

SIDEWALK LABS PLATFORM FEEDS REAL-TIME TRANSIT DATA TO APPS
-> SmartCitiesDIVE reports Sidewalk Labs announced the launch of Coord, a cloud-based integration platform, to serve as a "coordination layer" between mobility services, navigation tools and urban infrastructure. Coord will enable software developers creating digital navigation tools "to integrate real-time information about new modes of transportation and to facilitate transactions" using Coord's standardized APIs. The platform will not operate as a mobility service, but instead as the "connective tissue" to share mobility data and assist app developers. Coord will focus on several integrations including curbside assets, bike-share and tolling data. http://bit.ly/2Er9VLc


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - APBP Webinar Series The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals is calling for proposals for its monthly webinar series. See the list of topics for each month.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2DDuvaO

-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - 7th Annual IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) North American Conference, September 5-7, 2018, Victoria, Canada
Deadline: February 12, 2018 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2ErEFvy

-> 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 PRESENTATIONS - 11th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, October 2-3, 2018, Dubuque, IA
Deadline: March 9, 2018, http://bit.ly/2sdWQjB

-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Walk21- XIX, October 15-19, 2018, Bogotá, Colombia
Deadline: March 19, 2018, http://bit.ly/2EpyhF2

-> 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

-> February 8-10, 2018 - Winter Cycling Congress, Moscow, Russia
http://bit.ly/2iQ0w6M (Use Google to translate from Russian.)
-> February 9, 2018, International Winter Bike to Work Day
http://bit.ly/2E9NVkN
-> February 11-14, 2018 - Active Living Research Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada
http://bit.ly/2oZcysp
-> February 13, 2018 - Bike Maryland Symposium, Annapolis, MD
http://bit.ly/2Esdt00
-> 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 24, 2018 - TransportationCamp South 2018, Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2BopON6
-> 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 9, 2018 - Mobility Matters: 2018 Transportation and Wayfinding Summit, Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2BbOSdI
-> 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 13-14, 2018 - TRACE-FLOW Final Conference: Decongesting Europe: New approaches to freeing our cities. How walking and cycling can help reduce congestion, Brussels, Belgium
http://bit.ly/2EpocIo
-> 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 21-23, 2018 - Transportation Group Conference 2018, Queenstown, New Zealand
http://bit.ly/2BLGzpS
-> March 23-24, 2018 - Bicycle South Central PA Summit, York, PA
http://bit.ly/2kH8fn9
-> March 24, 2018 - New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit, West Windsor, NJ
http://bit.ly/2n6Zpig
-> 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 7, 2018 - 5th Annual Women & Biking Forum, Pittsburgh, PA
http://bit.ly/2n56K22
-> April 9-13, 2018 - Spain CityBuilders Symposium
http://bit.ly/2yfZ6of
-> April 14, 2018 - TransportationCamp PHL 2018, Philadelphia, PA
http://bit.ly/2BnLo4p
-> April 17-18, 2018 - 10th Annual Ontario Bike Summit, Toronto, Canada
http://bit.ly/2jyj7Fb
-> April 21, 2108 - TransportationCamp NE 2018, Cambridge, MA
http://bit.ly/2BoNYqs
-> 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 2-4, 2018 - Placemaking: Making it Happen - Spring 2018, New York, NY
http://bit.ly/2sfxIsI
-> May 4, 2018 - Vermont Walk/Bike Summit, White River Junction, VT.
http://bit.ly/2n70o1W
-> 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
-> May 17-18, 2018 - Idaho Walk Bike Summit 2018, Boise, ID
http://bit.ly/2Bnj6qB
-> 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
-> September 5-7, 2018 - 7th Annual IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) North American Conference, Victoria, Canada
http://bit.ly/2EoT1wF
-> September 13-19, 2018 - Practitioner's Course on Community Interventions (to Promote Physical Activity), University of South Carolina (Limited to 25 participants)
http://bit.ly/2DELEkJ
-> September 19-21, 2018 - IAOS Conference on Better Statistics for Better Lives, Paris, France
http://bit.ly/2znRqkv
-> September 23-26, 2018 - APTA Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN
http://bit.ly/1LMVNnl
-> September 30 - October 2, 2018 - 23rd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation, Breckenridge, CO.
http://bit.ly/2kQ10s6

-> October 1-4, 2018 - Designing Cities 2018: Los Angeles, CA
http://bit.ly/2yfIxsy
-> October 2-3, 2018 - 11th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA
http://bit.ly/1DfsQyk
-> October 15-17, 2018 - 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress, London, England
http://bit.ly/2AxxAbD
-> October 15-19, 2018 - Walk21- XIX, Bogotá, Colombia
http://bit.ly/2iZPzgc
-> October 21-23, 2018 - 14th National Light Rail & Streetcar Conference, Jersey City, NJ
http://bit.ly/2A3J7vs

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 APPLICATIONS - AMERICA WALKS ONLINE WALKING COLLEGE
Looking for a way to gain the skills and knowledge needed to make your community more walkable? Know someone who would be a great candidate to take their walking advocacy to the next level? America Walks is excited to announce the opening of applications for the fourth year of the Walking College. The Walking College is an interactive, online educational program for walkable community advocates.
Deadline: February 28, 2018, http://bit.ly/2i9Uz3k

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - SCHOLARSHIPS TO PLACESFORBIKES CONFERENCE
Fifteen scholarships are available for the May 1-3, 2018 PlacesForBikes Conference in Indianapolis, INÑfive for the entire registration rate ($450) and 10 scholarships for discounted registration ($300, a $150 savings).
Deadline: Applications reviewed on a first-received, first-considered basis until March 15, 2018, http://bit.ly/2BgNI0E

-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - URBAN INNOVATIVE ACTIONS FOR WORK IN EUROPE
Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to solve their urban challenges. Its call for proposals is aimed at providing urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges.
Deadline: March 30, 2018 by 2:00 pm CET (Europe), http://bit.ly/2shj0kO

-> CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - TRAVEL BEHAVIOR PROGRAMS, LANDMARK CASE STUDIES
Know of anyone working on a particularly effective or innovative approach for changing transportation behaviors? Consider nominating them or yourself for Landmark designation. Designation as a "Landmark" (best practice) case study through this peer selection process recognizes behavior change programs and approaches considered to be among the most successful, innovative, replicable and adaptable in the world. Designated programs gain exposure and credibility. Tools of Change prepares and posts detailed on-line program case study materials, which may help attract customers and investors, and maintain or increase program funding. All nominations must include measured impact results.
Deadline: June 1, 2018, http://bit.ly/2BHVamh

-> FELLOWSHIP - 2018-2019 EQUITABLE PUBLIC SPACE FELLOWSHIP, DESIGN TRUST FOR PUBLIC SPACE, NEW YORK, NY
The Design Trust for Public Space is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the future of public space in New York City. Our projects bring together city agencies, community groups, and private sector experts to make a lasting impact through design on how New Yorkers live, work, and play. The Fellow will join the Design Trust team as a full-time paid staff member for an intensive one-year fellowship to begin in June 2018 and end in July 2019, and will become a part of the Design Trust community, interact with project fellows, partners and collaborators.
Deadline: March 18, 2018, http://bit.ly/2sdGxmK

-> JOB - DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZING, BOSTON (MA) CYCLISTS UNION
The goal of the Director of Organizing position is to identify and promote opportunities that will produce safer, more equitable bicycling conditions in the greater Boston area, and to engage the public in the Boston Cyclist Union's mission, campaigns, and story. The Director of Organizing will work with all parts of the organization (staff, board, members, interns, and volunteers) to further develop and lead the Boston Cyclists Union's Bikeways for Everybody campaign and ongoing reactive campaigns, and to win support for key bicycling infrastructure improvements.
Deadline: Open until filled, preference given to applications received by February 1, 2018 (job posted January 18, 2018), http://bit.ly/2E8uJDQ

-> JOB - ONTARIO ACTIVE SCHOOL TRAVEL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, GREEN COMMUNITIES CANADA, PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO
Green Communities Canada seeks a Communications Coordinator to help meet their goals for Ontario Active School Travel, a new province-wide program funded by the Government of Ontario. The Communications Coordinator will take a leading role in implementing their communications plan, which outlines key messages, target audiences, and tools.
Deadline: February 15, 2018, http://bit.ly/2BewdxK

-> JOB - PROGRAM ASSOCIATE I, PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE, SACRAMENTO, CA
The Public Health Institute is seeking a Program Associate I (FTE 75% - 100%) for the CA Health in All Policies (HiAP) program. The Program Associate works collaboratively with a team of HiAP staff at the Strategic Growth Council, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, to support the HiAP Program. Job duties will be both administrative and programmatic to support cutting-edge healthy planning and equity policy issues. The programmatic focus of this position will be on violence prevention, but the Program Associate may support other efforts related to healthy communities including active transportation, healthy eating, parks and community greening, housing, and a variety of equity issues.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2Esvlb7

-> JOB - RESEARCH ANALYST, MOBILITY LAB, ARLINGTON, VA
Mobility Lab is looking for a professional who will utilize his or her analytical skills to support sustainable transportation. The Research Analyst will be part of Mobility Lab's effort to further integrate program evaluation and measurement research into the day-to-day work of Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), a transportation demand management (TDM) bureau that provides Arlington residents, employees, businesses, and visitors with transportation information and services to support a vibrant and livable community.
Deadline: February 18, 2018, http://bit.ly/2Es1Kya

-> 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:
-> American Planning Association Jobs Online, http://bit.ly/2BmNvFi
-> Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Career Center: http://bit.ly/1DhwE41 (members only)
-> Alta Planning + Design, http://bit.ly/1jbgjF9
-> NACTO Careers, http://bit.ly/13VnUBl
-> Toole Design Group, http://bit.ly/1k7DPRg

[Let us know if your firm or organization has a job or RFP to announce or typically has job openings: news@bikewalk.org.]


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