#455 Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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----- Get Rid of Sidewalks, Let Peds Reclaim the Streets
----- Pedestrians First: Tools for a Walkable City
----- USDOT Safety for All Users Report
----- Updated Guidance on Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons
----- March 5 Federal Register Automated Driving Systems Comment Deadline
----- Improving Travel for People with Mental Impairments
----- US Bike Helmet Fixation: a Culture of "Unfettered Automobility"
----- Dutch Intersections Separate Each Mode For Smooth Flow
----- Evolution of Cycle Superhighways in London, England
----- Canadian Bilingual Co-Design Planning Web Resources
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Seattle, WA Massive Job Growth But SOV Trips Plummet
----- OR DOT: 97% of Curb Ramps Along State Hwys Not ADA-Compliant
----- Baltimore, MD: Lyft-Sponsored Ride Share & Bike Share Hubs
----- Baltimore, MD Bike Network Building Challenges
----- Q&A w/ Firefighter About Vision Zero, Response Times
----- Nashville, TN Tests People Space ROW Reallocations
----- Los Angles, CA Parking Lots into Housing w/o Loss of Parking
----- Bike Helmets - A Dangerous Fixation?
----- When a Helmet is Useless & When It Might Save Your Life
----- Impacts of Cycling Skills Training on Adolescent Girls
----- Impacts of Cycling Skills Training on Children
----- Gender Gap Generators for Bike Choice on College Campuses
----- Older Adults, Active Travel, Transit & Built Environment
----- Equity of Bike Share Systems Research: Insights from Users
----- HIAs & Public Health Influence in Transpo Decision-Making
----- Environmental Concern & Mode Choice Habits
----- Ped Wristbands Vibrate When Vehicles Approach
----- Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Bicycle Route Planning
----- Automated Enforcement Systems Impacts on Ped & Bike Safety
----- Data Visualization Mapping Tools
----- Uncontrolled Intersection Ped Safety Guide & Countermeasures
----- Leading Pedestrian Interval A Proven Safety Countermeasure
----- Statewide Guidelines for Implementing LPIs in FL
----- Self-Recharging E-Bikes - the Next Frontier of Shared Mobility
----- Safe Routes to School Walk Audit & Walking Route Maps Tools
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
GET RID OF SIDEWALKS, LET PEDS RECLAIM THE STREETS
-> With extensive links to reports, resources and research, a recent Curbed article offers a comprehensive view of walking, sidewalks, their need for repair, and the needs of changing and growing transportation options. It posits repairing sidewalks is an expensive and antiquated solution that perpetuates a driver-first mentality. Streets will no longer be planned around this binary use of cars versus everyone else. And the place for new modes to mix is not a narrow broken sidewalk: It's the safe, shared, slow, well-maintained street that has walking at its core. http://bit.ly/2GykXMh
PEDESTRIANS FIRST: TOOLS FOR A WALKABLE CITY
-> The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy released a new tool, Pedestrians First: Tools for a Walkable City (http://bit.ly/2GwPkCD). This tool facilitates the understanding and the measurement of the features that promote walkability in urban environments around the world at multiple levels. With a better global understanding of walkability, and more consistent and frequent measurement of the walkability of urban environments, decision-makers will be empowered to enact policies that create more walkable urban areas. The tool includes 11 indicators for measuring walkability including walkways, crosswalks, visually active frontage, and physically permeable frontage among others. http://bit.ly/2Gt7sxh
USDOT SAFETY FOR ALL USERS REPORT
-> The Human Environment Digest reports USDOT recently released a report that identifies 8 multimodal policy and program areas that state DOTs can implement to help improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and others. While the report considers the safety needs of all users of the surface transportation network, it focuses on the most vulnerable users - pedestrians and bicyclists - and infrastructure approaches that can provide for their safety. "Safety for All Users Report: A Report Developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation Under Section 1442 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://bit.ly/2GwAufu
UPDATED GUIDANCE ON RECTANGULAR RAPID FLASHING BEACONS
-> Toole Design Group released its updated guidance on the FHWA rescission of interim approval for Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB). It provides an overview of the FHWA action, contested elements of RRFB design, implications for existing devices an impacts on agencies, and alternatives to RRFBs. Information for our Staff and Clients Regarding the Federal Highway Administration's Recent Rescission of Interim Approval for Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (Updated Guidance as of 2/14/18): http://bit.ly/2GwqbIi. Also see FHWA's Frequently Asked Questions Related to the Termination of Interim Approval No. 11, Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons (RRFB): http://bit.ly/2n565xC and Informational Brief: Treatments for Uncontrolled Marked Crosswalks: http://bit.ly/2GxY1N7
MARCH 5 FEDERAL REGISTER AUTOMATED DRIVING SYSTEMS COMMENT DEADLINE
-> The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center notes Automated Driving Systems (ADS) are being increasingly tested and introduced onto public roadways and has created a resource page on its website: http://bit.ly/2sF5R5C. FHWA issued a Federal Register notice to hear more about impacts of ADS on motorized and nonmotorized users. PBIC released its Discussion Guide for Automated and Connected Vehicles, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists (http://bit.ly/2wA29tE). The guide describes 10 problems autonomous vehicles may pose for pedestrians and bicyclists. The deadline for sharing comments on the Federal Register is March 5, 2018. http://bit.ly/2GvX3Rl
IMPROVING TRAVEL FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS
-> The Human Environment Digest reports the Centre for Transport Studies at University College London, England has released a new report that outlines interventions for making travel easier for people with mental impairments. The report assesses the ease of various modes of travel for people with disabilities, including walking, taking the bus, ride hailing, and rail. It also includes specific interventions to address issues people experience. "Building Confidence: Improving Travel for People with Mental Impairments" http://bit.ly/2ElGni
US BIKE HELMET FIXATION: A CULTURE OF "UNFETTERED AUTOMOBILITY"
-> Streetsblog USA observes by almost any quantifiable safety metric, the bike helmet fixation has failed. People bike at low rates in the US compared to international peers, and suffer higher injury and fatality rates per mile of cycling. A recent article in the journal Applied Mobilities describes a qualitative analysis of online bike-related text posted by 25 US cities' planning departments. It concludes and illustrates theses cities have an "exaggerated and arguably misplaced fixation with helmets." (Bike Helmets - A Dangerous Fixation? On the Bike Helmet's Place in the Cycling Safety Discourse in the United States: http://bit.ly/2Gwda1f) Emphasizing helmets as a singular solution to bike safety - rather than designing streets for safer car speeds or better bike infrastructure - upholds a political structure that favors "unfettered automobility." The focus on helmets directs attention away form vehicular violence and redistributes blame back on to the victim. http://bit.ly/2Gu7kha
[See the Research Beat for more detail on this Applied Mobilities article and another on When a Helmet is Useless & When It Might Save Your Life.]
DUTCH INTERSECTIONS SEPARATE EACH MODE FOR SMOOTH FLOW
-> A Bicycle Dutch blog post asks can urban intersections be designed so motor traffic, cycling and walking flow smoothly and that the potential conflicts of these very different types of traffic crossing each other's paths are made less complicated and less dangerous? This post uses a common intersection between a distributor road with protected cycleways and a smaller neighborhood access street to show how the Dutch design an intersection to make everything work. These intersections are perfectly clear for all road users-mainly because all the moments and locations where you have to negotiate the right of way with different types of other road users, are separated. Check out the street and aerial view photos and detailed description: http://bit.ly/2HyWojA
EVOLUTION OF CYCLE SUPERHIGHWAYS IN LONDON, ENGLAND
-> The European Cyclists' Federation describes the evolution of cycle superhighways in London including the challenge of retrofitting them in areas not planned for bicycles where there is stiff competition for public space. The first paint-only cycle highways opened in 2010. The second generation of cycle highways were built physically separated from car traffic. In many cases this required a complete redesign of the street, reducing number of car lanes, narrowing them, or removing median strips. Now in peak hours central sections of cycle highways are used by thousands of cyclists. For instance, 70% of all traffic on Blackfriars Bridge are cyclists. Shortly after the routes were opened they were moving 46% of the road users in only 30% of the road space. http://bit.ly/2HyqIL7
CANADIAN BILINGUAL CO-DESIGN PLANNING WEB RESOURCES
-> Active Neighbourhoods Canada Network, a partnership between the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre, Sustainable Calgary and the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, launched its bilingual web platform Bâtir Ensemble La Ville Active (http://bit.ly/2GxzLuo) and Co-Designing the Active City (http://bit.ly/2GwHU2b). Canadians are increasingly recognizing the importance of co-design, which meaningfully involves citizens in the planning of their communities. These innovative practices are transforming the way cities are developed and designed. Responding to growing demand, the new web platform offers tools, publications, studies, and resources to help new participatory planning and co-design projects succeed. (English: http://bit.ly/2GzEAnb; Français: http://bit.ly/2Gygnxg)
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
SEATTLE, WA MASSIVE JOB GROWTH BUT SOV TRIPS PLUMMET
-> CityLab reports despite massive job growth in Seattle, WA, just 25% of workers drove themselves in 2017. There are approximately 4,500 fewer single-occupancy vehicles as new workers are choosing transit. The share of commuters headed downtown by bus or train rocketed from 42 to 48% from 2010 to 2017. Walking, biking and carpooling also picked up by thousands of trips per day. In addition to significant investments in transit, Commute Seattle works with 270 large companies around the region to promote commuter incentive programs and strategic relocations. The Gates Foundation went from an 88% "drive-alone" rate to 34% by distributing a suite of transit incentives and parking disincentives. Weyerhauser decreased its employee drive-alone rates from 82% to 9% largely by relocating from the suburbs to downtown helped by construction of new housing options. http://bit.ly/2GtSl6U
OR DOT: 97% OF CURB RAMPS ALONG STATE HWYS NOT ADA-COMPLIANT
-> The Oregonian reports an OR DOT audit of sidewalk ramps along state highways found 97% of the 26,000 curb ramps inspected weren't ADA-compliant, and 10 Oregon counties didn't have a single compliant ramp. They conducted the audit as part of a settlement with Disability Rights Oregon, which sued the state last year over inadequate curb ramps and crossings. The DOT hired an accessibility consultant to review its practices, and note that many of the curb ramps rated as non-compliant are still "functional, accessible and being used as intended." Under the settlement, DOT agreed to put $23 million toward upgrading curb ramps in 2017 and 2018, and upgrade all of the inadequate ramps by the end of 2032. http://bit.ly/2FicwoR
BALTIMORE, MD: LYFT-SPONSORED RIDE SHARE & BIKE SHARE HUBS
-> SmartCitiesDIVE reports Lyft will invest $270,000 to sponsor "transportation hubs" at 5 Baltimore Bike Share locations across the city. The hubs, which will be branded with Lyft's signature pink color, will serve as both bike-share stations and pick-up/drop-off locations for Lyft. Potential expansion of the Baltimore Bike Share program had been halted due to mistreatment of the bikes - including theft. By adding a branded, private sector-supported system to the city, Baltimore will have the opportunity to reclaim its bike-share service and better monitor the usage of the bikes across the city. Establishing designated passenger loading zones will help alleviate congestion on busy roads and tourist-heavy locations and promote increased safety and visibility for ride-share. http://bit.ly/2Gwcs4k
BALTIMORE, MD BIKE NETWORK BUILDING CHALLENGES
-> Streetsblog USA reports Baltimore, MD was to have a 10-mile downtown bike lane network by now: 6 miles of protected bike lanes and 4 of unprotected lanes. The $2.8 million plan was developed after extensive public feedback. They have completed just 2.5 miles. The project is almost 100% over budget. Now city officials have decided to delay work by nearly another year, due to concerns about fire safety. The Fire Department says its vehicles need 20 feet of street to meet international fire code, which conflicts with the bike lane. This story isn't just about inflexible bureaucracy run amok. It's about how car owners disingenuously steered the bureaucracy to block the conversion of on-street motor vehicle storage into bike infrastructure. http://bit.ly/2GvRfr5
Q&A W/ FIREFIGHTER ABOUT VISION ZERO, RESPONSE TIMES
-> Streetsblog USA interviewed Michael Crehan, a San Francisco firefighter who bikes to work and is a long-time member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. He can't speak for the department, but strictly as a bike rider who "happens to also be a firefighter." He has some strong views on Vision Zero, response times, and the windshield perspective of many in the department. Mr. Crehan drives a ladder truck and states that bulb-outs and bike lanes are "not in any way slowing us down. In fact, bike lanes speed us up, because it makes space for cars to get out of the way. The perception is that because they're taking lanes they're slowing us down, but it's in no way doing that from my perspective, from the perspective of someone who drives a truck," he said. http://bit.ly/2GwyzHZ
NASHVILLE, TN TESTS PEOPLE SPACE ROW REALLOCATIONS
-> Public Square reports the Nashville, TN Envision Broadway Demonstration Project tests playful and colorful streetscape features that take space away from vehicles and share it with people outside of cars-all while gauging public interest in permanent improvements to the public realm. The first 6-week demonstration, between First and Second Avenues, expanded the "people space" on both sides of the street, including a 17-foot-deep plaza on the south side of the block with colorful café tables, picnic benches, Adirondack chairs, benches, bike racks, and umbrellas. The dingy gray asphalt was painted bright blue. The transformed block still has 4 lanes of traffic, so adequate vehicle space was maintained-but the allocation of the public realm was more balanced, reflecting the abundance of pedestrians on Lower Broadway. A two-foot strip of landscaping with heavy planters and tubular markers protected the diners, loungers, and pedestrians, all while maintaining a sense of openness to the street. http://bit.ly/2GsO8jy
LOS ANGLES, CA PARKING LOTS INTO HOUSING W/O LOSS OF PARKING
-> The Los Angeles Times reports Los Angles, CA plans to transform some city-owned parking lots into 3 to 5 story apartment buildings to house chronically homeless people. Plans are already underway to develop housing on large public lots in Venice and Hollywood. The Venice project includes 140 housing units and a parking structure to preserve all the spaces there now plus add 143 more for tenants and retail. The new parking lot review grew out of an urgency to implement Proposition HHH, the $1.2-billion bond measure approved by the voters to help fund the construction of 1,000 permanent supportive housing units each year. http://lat.ms/2GvdSMf
THE RESEARCH BEAT
BIKE HELMETS - A DANGEROUS FIXATION?
-> An article published in Applied Mobilities observes the US continues to struggle with high cyclist fatality and severe injury rates, and comparatively low levels of cycling. Most bicycle-friendly countries achieved high rates of safe cycling through bicycle-friendly infrastructure and policy without widespread use of bike helmets. This paper examines whether there is evidence of a helmet fixation in the US. Using a qualitative analysis of the official online presence of 25 US city planning departments relating to bicycling and bicycle safety, the author provides evidence that the helmet does take a central place in the US urban bike safety discourse, and characterizes 4 rhetorical strategies used to encourage helmet use. This helmet fixation is ultimately tied to the (re)production of unfettered automobility that arguably hampers efforts to actually improve bicycle safety. "Bike Helmets - A Dangerous Fixation? On the Bike Helmet's Place in the Cycling Safety Discourse in the United States" http://bit.ly/2Gwda1f
[See National & International Scene for more discussion of this topic in a Streetsblog USA article.]
WHEN A HELMET IS USELESS & WHEN IT MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE
-> A study to be published in Safety Science reports pathologists analyzed autopsy reports of cyclists who died in traffic crashes to determine whether a helmet could have helped the cyclists survive the crash or not. Researchers then evaluated the crash circumstances from police reports. While helmets would have helped 37% of these cyclists survive under specific condition, they would not have helped cyclists in most high-energetic crashes, especially when motor-vehicles or trains were involved. This study concludes that cyclists should wear helmets, but they should also be aware that it cannot protect them in particular situations. "Cycling Fatalities: When a Helmet is Useless and When it Might Save Your Life" http://bit.ly/2FfsG29
IMPACTS OF CYCLING SKILLS TRAINING ON ADOLESCENT GIRLS
-> An article in the Journal of Transport & Health reports cycle skills training (CST) with or without on-road training improved cycling-related knowledge among adolescent girls, but did not change their cycling habits. CST with on-road training improved adolescent girls' confidence to cycle on the road, but not to school. Future CST programs should be tailored to the adolescent girls' needs and preferences. "Effects of Cycle Skills Training on Cycling-Related Knowledge, Confidence and Behaviour in Adolescent Girls" http://bit.ly/2FhdmCe
IMPACTS OF CYCLING SKILLS TRAINING ON CHILDREN
-> A study reported by the Journal of Transport & Health examined the effects of short-term cycle skills training (CST) on children's cycling-related knowledge, confidence and behaviours. Researchers concluded CST with or without on-road training improved children's cycling-related knowledge, and self-perceived confidence to cycle on playgrounds and on the road, but not to school. Traffic-Free + OnRoad CST had positive but small effects on increasing cycling to school. Additional interventions targeting parents, schools and built environment changes may be necessary for behavioural change. "Effects of Cycle Skills Training on Children's Cycling-Related Knowledge, Confidence and Behaviours" http://bit.ly/2HwuLaM
GENDER GAP GENERATORS FOR BIKE CHOICE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
-> This spring Travel Behaviour and Society will publish a study that explored gender equity in bicycle mode choice and obstacles preventing women from bicycling on major college campuses in the Baltimore metro area. Researchers found females are about 30% less likely to bicycle from home to campus and are significantly more sensitive to environmental and infrastructural conditions. They also found that distant trips, longer travel times, not having access to a bicycle, and an unsafe environment avert females from bicycling. The findings highlight that the integration of bicycle and transit services, advancing infrastructure to separate bicycle from motorized traffic, improving safety in bicycle facilities, and enhancing public knowledge about local bicycle routes promote bicycling among females. "Gender Gap Generators for Bicycle Mode Choice in Baltimore College Campuses" http://bit.ly/2Hznp6y
OLDER ADULTS, ACTIVE TRAVEL, TRANSIT & BUILT ENVIRONMENT
-> A study reported by the Journal of Transport & Health used 2009 National Household Travel Survey data to examine active travel and public transportation use among US older adults and the built environment characteristics associated with them. Researchers found active travel and daily transport trips declined from younger to older age groups. The association of built environment on older adults' transport differed by specific environmental characteristics and travel modes. "Active Travel, Public Transportation Use, and Daily Transport Among Older Adults: The Association of Built Environment" http://bit.ly/2GxGIfg
EQUITY OF BIKE SHARE SYSTEMS RESEARCH: INSIGHTS FROM USERS
-> The Transportation Research and Education Center reports it has published the third and final phase of their bike share equity research project with new findings from a survey of bike share users. (Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Insights from Bike Share Users: http://bit.ly/2GwpRcu) Riders targeted for equity-focused outreach efforts-lower-income individuals and people of color-were most likely to cite cost savings or discounted membership as reasons why they joined, while higher-income and white users were more likely to cite the convenience of using bike share. Lower-income riders were also more likely to have heard about bike share from targeted outreach, rather than from friends or family. This indicates that the equity outreach and discount programs are likely reaching people who would not otherwise join bike share.
The three-phase Evaluating Efforts to Improve the Equity of Bike Share Systems (http://bit.ly/2qDocK2) project also includes "Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Insights on Equity from a Survey of Bike Share System Owners and Operators" and "Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Insights from Residents of Traditionally Underserved Neighborhoods" http://bit.ly/2GwpRcu
HIAS & PUBLIC HEALTH INFLUENCE IN TRANSPO DECISION-MAKING
-> A study reported in Case Studies and Transport Policy used the Health Impact Project archive to analyze 59 US health impact assessments (HIAs) on transportation issues. They critically created a typology of HIAs according to the transportation decisions they sought to influence, the partnerships it created, and the types of participation it used. They found that HIA has predominantly been a point of entry for the public health profession to be active in transportation, rather than a learning process originating with transportation professionals or grassroots initiatives. "Public Health Sector Influence in Transportation Decision-Making: The Case of Health Impact Assessment" http://bit.ly/2Hwk7kx
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN & MODE CHOICE HABITS
-> In a study to be published in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, researchers constructed a theoretical model in which the effect of environmental concern on mode choice habits is mediated by the indirect utility of travel. They concluded that environmental concern influences mode choice habits and that the effect is partially mediated by perceptions and feelings towards public transport but not significantly by affective and symbolic motives for car use. How Does Environmental Concern Influence Mode Choice Habits? A Mediation Analysis: http://bit.ly/2FgbI3L
PED WRISTBANDS VIBRATE WHEN VEHICLES APPROACH
-> A recent Price Tags blog post reports French researchers created and tested wristbands that vibrated on pedestrians' arms when vehicles were approaching. While the researchers found that the percentage of pedestrians being crashed into by simulated cars decreased, "collisions did not fall to zero, and responses that were in accordance with the wristband advice went up to only 51.6% on average, for all participants." http://bit.ly/2GyOBkt
QUOTES R US
"As we move toward cities with quiet, clean, safe, shared vehicles, all those factors together will allow for a much more seamless connection between sidewalks and buildings. That buffer between pedestrians and the dangerous space of the street starts to disappear. So a road doesn't have to be this big wide expanse that cuts through the city; it's integrated with retail, cafes, office space, park space."
- Mark Prommel, Design Director at Pensa, who has been envisioning how cities can reclaim their sidewalks once electric autonomous vehicles are widespread, as reported in a Curbed article. http://bit.ly/2GykXMh
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
GAME: YOU ARE JEFF BEZOS AND YOU GET TO PICK WHERE HQ2 GOES
CityLab reports the You are Jeff Bezos and You Get to Pick Where HQ2 Goes game (http://bit.ly/2Hy0SH6) asks you to balance the key interests outlined in Amazon's Request for Proposal and takes your temperature on hot questions like rent, commuting, or just good food. Take all the economic incentives you want... or not... and find out which of the 20 city finalists best suits your needs.
PROPOSED BRIDGE OR TUNNEL BETWEEN ALASKA & RUSSIA
Roadtrippers reports on a future ultimate road trip: the proposed 12,519-mile "Trans-Eurasian Belt Developmen" (http://read.bi/2sKb5Ne) route from New York City, traveling through Moscow on its way to London. It would cross the US and Canada, travel on 520 yet-to-be-built miles of road in Alaska plus a 55-mile tunnel or bridge to Russia. After traveling through Europe and a hop across the English Channel you could be in London in 9 straight days. http://bit.ly/2sKecF0
WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
To better help you plan your continuing education activities, we list Webinars scheduled in the next month. Check our searchable master calendar at http://bit.ly/centerlines for opportunities farther in the future. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner. iCal users can subscribe automatically here: http://bit.ly/centerlines_ical.
Webinar "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 "Conversations about Counting: FHWA's Travel Monitoring Analysis System (TMAS) - How to Input Bicycle and Pedestrian Data"
Date: February 27, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Steven Jessberger (FHWA Office of Highway Policy Information) & Scott Brady (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
Details: http://bit.ly/2GuC8OQ, free
Webinar "Residents in Motion: Fostering Harmony and Flow within Dynamic Transportation Demands"
Date: February 28, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Paul Mackie, (Arlington County, VA) & Randall Rutsch (City of Boulder, CO)
Host: Alliance for Innovation
Details: http://bit.ly/2GxjZ2E, $49 members/$100 non-members
Webinar "What to Know Before You Go: Lobbying at the National Bike Summit"
Date: February 28, 2018, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET
Host: League of American Bicyclists
Details: http://bit.ly/2FhRSoR, free
Webinar "US Access Board Open Question and Answer Session"
Date: March 1, 2018, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bill Botten & Marsha Mazz (US Access Board)
Host: US Access Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2GuPOZV, 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 "Green Alleys: An Innovative Approach to Stormwater Management"
Date: March 7, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): John Dienst (City of Dubuque, IA) & Todd Henderson (Cartegraph)
Host: Sustainable Cities Network & Cartegraph
Details: http://bit.ly/2Gx8V5I, 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
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2l5gYOf, free
Webinar "Permeable Concrete Pavements: State-of-the-Practice"
Date: March 15, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): David Hein (Applied Research Assoc., Inc.) & Todd Hill (City of Atlanta)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2Gto4oD, $95 for some registrants
Webinar "Intersection Control Evaluation for Roundabouts and Alternative Intersections"
Date: March 20, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Alan El-Urfali (FL DOT), Christina Barry (GA DOT) & Daniel Farley (PA DOT)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2GtZKmD, $105 for some registrants
Webinar "Managing Freight in Urban Corridors"
Date: March 21, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2DBmoeV, Site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "Supporting Great Places and Thriving Downtowns Through Strategic Parking" (Session 2 of 3-part Parking Series see April 25 webinar for session 3)
Date: March 22, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Leslie Bethel (Glenwood Springs DDA) & Jim Charlier (Charlier Assoc., Inc.)
Host: Community Builders
Details: http://bit.ly/2GsIpdN, free
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 "Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision"
Date: April 5, 2018, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Daniel Goodman (Federal Highway Administration) & Scott Windley (Office of Technical and Information Services)
Host: US Access Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2GvJGAX, 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
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
Details: http://bit.ly/2Epph2V, Site license $50 for members, $85 for non-members
Webinar "How Transportation Technology Trends are Reshaping the Parking Landscape" (Session 3 of 3-part Parking Series)
Date: April 25, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Kenzie Coulson (Parking & Fleet) & Jim Charlier (Charlier Assoc., Inc.)
Host: Community Builders
Details: http://bit.ly/2GwFa4S, free
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
TRAFFIC-RELATED AIR POLLUTION IN BICYCLE ROUTE PLANNING
-> The National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) recently hosted a webinar on how exposure to traffic-related air pollution can be included as a consideration when conducting bicycle route planning. The webinar discussed traditional considerations in bicycle route planning, provided insights on the air quality monitoring and air pollution modeling completed in the research, and demonstrated the bicycle route planning tool developed by the NCST researchers. (Riverside Bicycle Route Planning Tool: http://bit.ly/2Gw678P) Watch a recording of the webinar: http://bit.ly/2GxqpyK
AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS IMPACTS ON PED & BIKE SAFETY
-> The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center released a research brief that explores the impact of red-light and speed cameras on pedestrian and bicyclist safety. This overview also considers how automated enforcement complements a comprehensive traffic safety approach to contribute to a decrease in the number of crashes, serious injuries, and fatalities. "An Overview of Automated Enforcement Systems and Their Potential for Improving Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety" http://bit.ly/2oe79j7
DATA VISUALIZATION MAPPING TOOLS
-> SmartCitiesDIVE describes 6 mapping tools that cities are using for data visualization. Data visualization through mapping has become a primary way for cities to leverage the data gathered from various smart technologies or applications. Geographic information system (GIS) maps provide easily digestible visuals that can help cities determine areas in need of certain amenities or services, and the best plans for resource distribution. http://bit.ly/2GvVl2F
UNCONTROLLED INTERSECTION PED SAFETY GUIDE & COUNTERMEASURES
-> The PBIC Messenger reports the FHWA Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program released its "Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations" (http://bit.ly/2BL87Ml). The guide describes a six-step process and provides new tools that help agencies identify countermeasure options based on roadway characteristics and pedestrian safety issues. The STEP program also released a series of tech sheets (http://bit.ly/2sGNmgZ) that provide conceptual visualizations, best practices for installation, and cost considerations for each of the STEP countermeasures: Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB); Crosswalk Visibility Enhancements; Pedestrian Refuge Island; Raised Crosswalk; and Road Diet.
LEADING PEDESTRIAN INTERVAL A PROVEN SAFETY COUNTERMEASURE
-> The PBIC Messenger reports last fall FHWA added 6 new countermeasures and strategies to its Proven Safety Countermeasures initiative (PSCi: http://bit.ly/2sLuXjf), including leading pedestrian intervals (LPI: http://bit.ly/2sITqpo). A LPI gives pedestrians a three to seven second head start before the signal turns green for vehicle traffic and before vehicles have priority to turn left. A LPI is an inexpensive countermeasure and is particularly helpful for pedestrians who may be slower to start at crosswalks.
STATEWIDE GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTING LPIS IN FL
-> FL DOT released a report that explores the suitability and effectiveness of Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) implementation at signalized intersections. LPI has been implemented as a low-cost countermeasure for pedestrian safety, but LPI is not universally applied at all intersections since it is dependent on intersection geometry, vehicle and pedestrian traffic conditions, and traffic signal timing. "Development of Statewide Guidelines for Implementing Leading Pedestrian Intervals in Florida" http://bit.ly/2GyyvHz
SELF-RECHARGING E-BIKES - THE NEXT FRONTIER OF SHARED MOBILITY
-> The European Cyclists' Federation reports on Bitride, the first hybrid free floating bike sharing project which begins this month in Milan, Italy. Its power, sensing, and tracking give the user 5 benefits. For example, the system can optimize the rider's energy while riding, reducing the pedaling effort up to 40%. The Bitride bike can even monitor and provide data on the quality of roads and of air pollution to help municipalities improve the experience for cyclists. http://bit.ly/2Fl3tDq
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL WALK AUDIT & WALKING ROUTE MAPS TOOLS
-> The Safe Routes to School National Partnership announced new resources including tools for conducting walk audits or making a walking route. Want to grow your existing Safe Routes to School program? Use the Walk Audit Toolkit (http://bit.ly/2GwKvZZ) to evaluate your current walking environment or use the Guide to Creating Walking Route Maps for Safe Routes to School (http://bit.ly/2GxguJB) to engage more students and staff.
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> 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 - Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, May 2-4, 2018, Austin, TX
Deadline: March 9, 2018, http://bit.ly/2FjhQIJ
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Canadian National Bike Summit, May 28-29, 2018, Ottawa, Canada
Deadline: March 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2HzKXrY
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Walk21- XIX, October 15-19, 2018, Bogotá, Colombia
Deadline: March 19, 2018, http://bit.ly/2EpyhF2
-> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - RECx: Great Ideas for the Great Outdoors, May 30, 2018, Washington, DC
Deadline: March 23, 2018, http://bit.ly/2HzaW2w
-> 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 22-26, 2018 - World Bicycle Forum/El Foro Mundial de la Bicicleta, Lima, Peru
-> September 30 - October 3, 2018 - Transportation Association of Canada, Saskatoon, Canada
http://bit.ly/2iOnACS (Use Google to translate from Spanish.)
-> February 24, 2018 - TransportationCamp South 2018, Atlanta, GA
-> February 28 - March 2, 2018 - Second Annual Vision Zero Advocate Conference, Toronto, Canada
-> March 2-3, 2018 - Nebraska Bike/Walk Summit, Kearney, NE
-> March 5-7, 2018, 2018 National Bike Summit, Washington, DC
-> March 5-7, 2018 - Urbanism Next Conference, Portland, OR
-> March 9, 2018 - Mobility Matters: 2018 Transportation and Wayfinding Summit, Portland, OR
-> March 12-14, 2018 - National Shared Mobility Summit, Chicago, IL
-> March 13, 2018 - Utah Bike Summit, West Valley City, UT
-> 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
-> March 15-16, 2018 - 2018 Oregon Active Transportation Summit, Portland, OR
-> March 15-16, 2018 - Georgia Walks Summit, Rome, GA
-> March 17, 2018 - 2018 Vision Zero for Philadelphia Conference, Philadelphia, PA
-> March 20-21, 2018 - 2018 Esri Federal GIS Conference, Washington, DC
-> March 21-22, 2018 - Smart Urban Futures conference, Melbourne, Australia March 2018
-> March 21-23, 2018 - 2018 Montana Bike Walk Summit - Bozeman, MT
-> March 21-23, 2018 - Transportation Group Conference 2018, Queenstown, New Zealand
-> March 23-24, 2018 - Bicycle South Central PA Summit, York, PA
-> March 24, 2018 - New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit, West Windsor, NJ
-> March 26-29, 2018 - Aging in America Conference, San Francisco, CA
-> March 28-29, 2018 - Walk-Bike New York A Liveable Communities Symposium, Schenectady, NY
-> April 3-4, 2018 - Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets, Nashville, TN
-> April 4-5, 2018 - Esri Public Sector CIO Summit, Redlands, CA
-> April 4-6, 2018 - Society for Public Health Education 2018 Conference, Columbus, OH
-> April 5-6, 2018 - US Cargo Bike Summit, Bethesda, MD
-> April 7, 2018 - 5th Annual Women & Biking Forum, Pittsburgh, PA
-> April 9-13, 2018 - Spain CityBuilders Symposium
-> April 14, 2018 - TransportationCamp PHL 2018, Philadelphia, PA
-> April 17-18, 2018 - 10th Annual Ontario Bike Summit, Toronto, Canada
-> April 21, 2018 - TransportationCamp NE 2018, Cambridge, MA
-> April 21-24, 2018 - National Planning Conference - American Planning Association, New Orleans, LA
-> April 22-24, 2018 - Lifesavers Conference, San Antonio, TX
-> April 23-26, 2018 - 2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Burlington, VT
-> April 25-27, 2018 - 2018 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program, Washington, DC
-> April 26-27, 2018 - 5th New England Bike-Walk Summit, Boston, MA
-> April 29-30, 2018 -Washington Bike Summit, Spokane, WA
-> May 1-3, 2018 - PlacesForBikes Conference, Indianapolis, IN
-> May 2-4, 2018 - 8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics: SURF 2018, South Brisbane, Australia
-> May 2-4, 2018 - Placemaking: Making it Happen - Spring 2018, New York, NY
-> May 2-4, 2018 - Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, Austin, TX
-> May 4, 2018 - Vermont Walk/Bike Summit, White River Junction, VT.
-> May 6-9, 2018 - APWA North American Snow Conference, Indianapolis, IN
-> May 7, 2018 - Illinois Bike Summit, Chicago, IL
-> May 9, 2018 - National Bike to School Day
-> May 13-16, 2018 - Mid-America Trails & Greenways Conference, Columbus, OH
-> May 14-18, 2018 - International Making Cities Livable Conference, Ottawa, Canada
-> May 15-16, 2018 - National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) Data for Transportation Applications Workshop, Washington, DC
-> May 16-18, 2018 - Road Safety on Five Continents, Jeju Island, South Korea
-> May 16-18, 2018 - WTS Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
-> May 16-19, 2018 - CNU 26.Savannah, Savannah, GA
-> May 17-18, 2018 - Idaho Walk Bike Summit 2018, Boise, ID
-> May 28-29, 2018 - Canadian National Bike Summit, Ottawa, Canada
-> May 31 - June 1, 2018 - NACTO Bikeways Roadshow, Columbus, OH
-> June 1-2, 2018 - Michigan Bicycle Conference 2018, Grand Rapids, MI
-> June 2, 2018 - National Trails Day
-> June 6-8, 2018 - I-TED 2018: International Transportation Economic Development Conference, Washington, DC
-> June 10-13, 2018 - Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Conference, Victoria, Canada
-> June 11-15, 2018 - PlacesForBikes Tape Measure Tour in the Netherlands
-> June 12-15, 2018 - Velo-city 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-> June 18-19, 2018 - 6th National Bus Rapid Transit Conference (BRT), Los Angeles, CA
-> June 18-21, 2018 - 2018 World Transport Convention, Beijing, China
-> June 19-23, 2018 - ICLEI World Congress 2018, Montréal, Canada
-> June 24-27, 2018 - 7th International Conference on Innovations in Travel Modeling, Atlanta, GA
-> June 24-27, 2018 - International Conference on Transport & Health? 2018, Mackinac Island, MI
-> July 15-18, 2018 - ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2018), Pittsburgh, PA
-> July 15-18, 2018 - 57th Annual Workshop on Transportation Law, Cambridge, MA
-> 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.
-> July 19-22, 2018 - Canadian Institute of Planners and Manitoba Professional Planners Institute National Conference, Winnipeg, Canada
-> July 29 - August 1, 2018 - International Association for Commuter Transportation Conference, Anaheim, CA
-> July 30 - August 1, 2018 - 2WALKandCYCLE 2018, Palmerston North, New Zealand
-> August 8-9, 2018 - National Household Travel Survey Data for Transportation Applications Workshop, Washington, DC
-> August 20-23, 2018 - Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Minneapolis, MN
-> August 22-24, 2018 - 16th National Tools of the Trade Transportation Planning Conference, Kansas City, MO
-> August 25-29, 2018 - Governors Highway Safety Association 2018 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
-> August 26-29, 2018 - Public Works Expo, Kansas City, MO
-> September 5-7, 2018 - 7th Annual IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) North American Conference, Victoria, Canada
-> September 13-19, 2018 - Practitioner's Course on Community Interventions (to Promote Physical Activity), University of South Carolina (Limited to 25 participants)
-> September 19-21, 2018 - IAOS Conference on Better Statistics for Better Lives, Paris, France
-> September 23-26, 2018 - APTA Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN
-> September 24-28, 2018 - 2018 AMPO Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
-> September 30 - October 2, 2018 - 23rd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation, Breckenridge, CO.
-> October 1-4, 2018 - Designing Cities 2018: Los Angeles, CA
-> October 2-3, 2018 - 11th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA
-> October 10, 2018 - International Walk to School Day
-> October 15-17, 2018 - 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress, London, England
-> October 15-19, 2018 - Walk21- XIX, Bogotá, Colombia
-> October 19-22, 2018 - American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
-> October 21-23, 2018 - 14th National Light Rail & Streetcar Conference, Jersey City, NJ
-> October 21-24, 2018 - Rail~Volution 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
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
-> November 7-8, 2018 - Vision Zero Cities Conference, New York, NY
-> November 10-14, 2018 - American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
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 - SAFE ROUTES TO PARKS ACTION PROGRAM
With generous funding from the JPB Foundation, the Safe Routes to Parks Action Program is currently accepting applications for awards for ten grantee communities in 2018. An additional ten awards will be made in 2019. As part of the awards, funding and technical assistance will be provided to support the development of action plans and implementation steps to improve safe and equitable park access. Grantee communities will receive grants of $12,000 each, and will receive training, coaching and technical assistance. Technical assistance will include resources, webinars, site visits, peer support, and feedback on plans and projects over the grant period.
Deadline: February 23, 2018 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2Gxzl7B
-> CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION AWARDS
The Association for Commuter Transportation recognizes and honors outstanding achievements in the field of transportation demand management. The 2018 awards in 7 categories will be presented at the ACT International Conference in Anaheim on August 1, 2018. Those eligible for the awards include individuals, public and private sector agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, business associations, transportation management associations, and transportation providers. Nominations must be submitted by an ACT member in good standing. Nominees do not need to be an ACT member. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
Deadline: March 30, 2018, http://bit.ly/2GwwDil
-> CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) will be presenting its 20th annual Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Achievement Awards in Washington, DC in June. The awards showcase excellent projects made possible by RTP funding and enhancing awareness and appreciation of the RTP among Members of Congress and other key officials. They encourage those nominating RTP projects to solicit support for the nomination from their Congressional delegation. American Trails makes a web page for each winning project. See the over 100 award pages created since 2003: http://bit.ly/2FjuuY9.
Deadline: April 6, 2018, http://bit.ly/1fvIEB6
-> SUMMER INTERNSHIPS - TOOLE DESIGN GROUP, 3 LOCATIONS
Are you interested in using your planning or engineering degree to make places better for walking and biking? Are you curious as to why a city decides where to put its bike lanes? How about identifying new pedestrian crossings? Summer interns spend 8 to 12 weeks working alongside our staff of 130+ landscape architects, planners, and engineers in our 13 offices across the country. A typical day might have you analyzing survey data for a pedestrian master plan, preparing materials for a public meeting, or helping to develop graphics for a client's new design manual. Interns in the Boston, MA office focus on planning, and the Denver, CO and Portland, OR offices offer a planning or design focus.
Deadline: March 1, 2018, http://bit.ly/2HwTr2U
-> JOB - PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY ENGINEER, MN DOT
This position exists to provide engineering expertise to MnDOT and its partners on pedestrian and bicycle design and safety for facilities developed within the state highway right of way. This will be accomplished by providing project-specific input via field reviews, construction plan reviews and working with MnDOT staff and partners to develop and implement policy, standards, research, and engineering guidance for pedestrian and bicycle facilities. This position is a point of contact for the public and other interests to assist them in addressing a wide variety of issues related to pedestrian and bicycle facility design and safety. Additionally, this position serves as a statewide and nationwide resource expert on bicycle and pedestrian safety and facility design.
Deadline: March 8, 2018, http://bit.ly/2HzDR6T
-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OREGON WALKS
Oregon Walks is a nonprofit, membership-based advocacy organization dedicated to promoting walking and making the conditions for walking in Oregon safe, convenient and attractive. Oregon Walks is seeking an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, dynamic leader with a passion for pedestrian advocacy to serve as our next Executive Director. Our new Executive Director will collaborate with our Board of Directors, staff, members, and volunteers to lead successful programs and advocacy campaigns. The Executive Director will develop and implement new initiatives to further Oregon Walks' mission. They will serve as our lead ambassador, fundraiser, and strategist - ensuring organizational stability and success.
Deadline: March 13, 2018 by 11:59 PT, http://bit.ly/2FiIIZ5
-> 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
-> 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
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