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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.

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----- Walk/Bike/Places 2018 Early Registration Discount Thru May 25
----- Preparing Communities for Autonomous Vehicles
----- Renault Unveils AV Uber-style Transport System
----- Active Transpo a Priority for Hispanics & Non-Hispanic Blacks
----- A History of How American Transportation Engineers Resisted Bike Lanes
----- The Design Bible That Changed How Americans Bike in Cities
----- Are Shared Street Spaces the Future of Urban Mobility?
----- Montreal, Canada Cycling Network Expansion Reduces Inequities for Some, Not for Kids
----- Toronto, Canada: Lower Speed Limits Not a "War on Cars"
----- Call for Comments: Physical Activity Guidelines Report + New Physical Activity Benefits
----- Architects Propose Pedestrianizing London, England
----- Freedom to Ride: Women and Cycling

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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----- San Francisco, CA Recipe for Quick, Effective Protected Bike Lane Projects
----- Why Sacramento, CA Removed 23 Crosswalks
----- Ferguson, MO: Often Walking in the Street Remains the Only Option
----- Nashville, TN: Videos Document Fight to Get Mid-Block Crossing
----- US Cities' Progress on Traffic Safety
----- Farmville, NC First Small Town Dockless Bike Share Program
----- More Funding for 750 Mile Hiking Trail Connecting NYC to Canada
----- PennDOT: Bike, Ped, Transit Data & Measures of Effectiveness

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----- Ped Traffic Fatalities by State: 2017 Preliminary Data
----- How to Define and Measure Pedestrian Traffic Deaths?
----- Quantifying the Under Reporting of Cycling Incidents
----- Non-Motorized Accessibility to Transit & Transit Coverage
----- Bicycle Parking Security and Built Environments

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----- Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity
----- Creating Walking Route Maps for Safe Routes to School
----- Shared Mobility Changing Supply & Demand & Travel Behaviors
----- Lessons in Statewide Active Transportation Planning
----- FHWA: Agencies Advance Policies to Enhance Safety for Walkers
----- AARP Livable Communities Walk Audit Tools
----- Antwerp, Belgium: Bike Share System & Local Infrastructure

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

WALK/BIKE/PLACES 2018 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT THRU MAY 25
-> Early Registration is open through Friday, May 25, 8 pm ET for Walk/Bike/Places 2018! (http://bit.ly/2HcwGAq) We hope to see you in New Orleans this September 16-19. We have done our best to keep registration rates in line with our previous conferences and will announce need-based scholarships and volunteer opportunities soon. We also do our best to ensure that Walk/Bike/Places is inclusive and welcoming. This year's conference unfortunately conflicts with Yom Kippur. For our attendees who anticipate needing a registration accommodation for this or other reasons, please alert us on the registration form. Our mobile workshops now include a registration fee to support the Local Host Committee's commitment to equity. Fees collected will be remitted to local nonprofits, charities, and/or conference legacy projects. We already have 20 mobile workshops ready and we will be adding more in the coming weeks: http://bit.ly/2HdK9rw

PREPARING COMMUNITIES FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
-> The American Planning Association released a report summarizing the findings of a 2017 symposium on the implications of autonomous vehicles for cities and regions. Participants discussed racial equity; access for the disabled and older adults; and changes in workforce needs, transportation networks, land use, and the built environment among other topics. This report presents tools, specific language and approaches, and steps planners and local government officials can take to prepare for the potential benefits and negative impacts of autonomous vehicles. "Preparing Communities for Autonomous Vehicles" http://bit.ly/2FxdekH

[See Quotes R Us for more details.]

RENAULT UNVEILS AV UBER-STYLE TRANSPORT SYSTEM
-> An article, photos and a video published by dezeen describe Ez-Go, Renault's driverless Uber-style car transport system that will offer an alternative to public transport or car ownership. Able to accommodate up to six passengers, the vehicle is designed to be used for riding alone, with friends or family, or shared with other ride-hailing users - who would request the vehicle via a smartphone app. When an Ez-Go is requested to a certain station, its floor extends out into a ramp so that passengers can depart easily. The driverless Ez-Go sensors enable it to manage its distance from the vehicle in front, stay in lane, change lanes, and turn at a junction entirely on its own while traveling no more than 30 miles per hour. A light strip at the front of the car shows when the car is in autonomous mode and displays messages to tell pedestrians when they can cross the road. Outside, sounds are also emitted to signal the vehicle's presence to pedestrians and cyclists. "Renault Unveils Driverless Uber-style Transport System" http://bit.ly/2HcbSJk

ACTIVE TRANSPO A PRIORITY FOR HISPANICS & NON-HISPANIC BLACKS
-> A key finding of the recent Healthy Americas Survey, the most extensive and ongoing assessment of Hispanic community attitudes toward health care in the Hispanic community, relates Hispanic priorities for active transportation. (2017 Healthy Americas Survey Key Findings Report: http://bit.ly/2FxNmVR) When asked to cite top priorities for health in their community, Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks were significantly more likely than non-Hispanic whites to cite availability of bike lanes sidewalks, and public transportation (63% and 59% v. 45%). http://bit.ly/2Fzx3ro

A HISTORY OF HOW US TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS RESISTED BIKE LANES
-> Streetsblog USA reports a new paper from the Toole Design Group looks at what led the engineering establishment to delay the development of urban bicycle transportation networks in North America for decades, despite Davis, CA beginning to build protected bike lanes in the early 1970s. (A Historical Perspective on the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities and the Impact of the Vehicular Cycling Movement: http://bit.ly/2FsxtQD) Read about mandatory side path laws, vehicular cycling, John Forester's influence against cycling infrastructure, editions of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities over time, and NACTO's eventual leadership. A long and lively comment section follows the article. "A Brief History of How American Transportation Engineers Resisted Bike Lanes" http://bit.ly/2FytEJB

THE DESIGN BIBLE THAT CHANGED HOW AMERICANS BIKE IN CITIES
-> A long article in The Atlantic considers how the protected bike lane suddenly become common in America. The spread of bike lanes to so many corners of the country couldn't have happened without a set of street-design standards, written down in a book so that less daring engineers didn't have to blaze their own trails anew. NACTO codified emerging protected bike lane practice in New York City and other pioneering cities into the Urban Bikeway Design Guide and later the Urban Street Design Guide. "The Design Bible That Changed How Americans Bike in Cities" http://theatln.tc/2FwiqoI

ARE SHARED STREET SPACES THE FUTURE OF URBAN MOBILITY?
-> The Drive reports a British study found that setting cars, trucks, cyclists, and pedestrians loose in a sign-less free-for-all could be a net positive for communities. (Creating Better Streets: Inclusive and Accessible Places: http://bit.ly/2HfJshl) The idea is that all parties-through the sheer power of self-preservation-will be extra-vigilant in the absence of specific instructions. When you're in a shared space, you proceed cautiously, as does everyone around you. The concept began in the Netherlands in the early 2000s and has spread to urban and suburban centers in Europe, Africa, and Asia, mostly in isolated experiments in specific intersections or neighborhoods. While some areas report double-digit decreases in accident percentages and improved traffic flow, others report confusion about how to navigate the areas and a degree of visual chaos that the removal of signage and lights was itself meant to eliminate. "Are 'Shared Spaces' Where Cars, Bicycles, and Pedestrians Meet the Future of Urban Mobility?" http://bit.ly/2He2aX1

MONTREAL, CANADA CYCLING NETWORK EXPANSION REDUCES INEQUITIES FOR SOME, NOT FOR KIDS
-> The Journal of Transport Geography reports on a study to determine whether the extension of the cycling network in the urban areas of Montreal, Canada and the nearby region over the past 25 years has reduced or reinforced inequities in accessibility for low-income populations, recent immigrants, children, and older people. The results show that, in 25?years, the cycling network has more than doubled in size. Some areas are still very poorly served, and the network lacks connectivity. Low-income individuals have generally enjoyed good accessibility over the entire period. A strong decrease in inaccessibility for recent immigrants and seniors is also observed. The most important result is clearly that there has been little or no improvement for children, who are found to be in a situation of inequity. "A Ride for Whom: Has Cycling Network Expansion Reduced Inequities in Accessibility in Montreal, Canada?" http://bit.ly/2HcXfp4

TORONTO, CANADA: LOWER SPEED LIMITS NOT A "WAR ON CARS"
-> A recent Toronto (Canada) Globe and Mail editorial notes Toronto is in the midst of a "crisis." There is "carnage" on its streets. Those were the words Mayor John Tory used after the 9th pedestrian, an 11-year old child, was killed in Toronto this year. Toronto pedestrians are being killed by vehicles at a rate of more than one a week, setting the city on a course for its worst year ever-at a time when the city is making a concerted effort to reduce road fatalities. The editorial notes the mayor is sending a mixed message when he says he wants to get drivers home more quickly and pedestrians home more safely. It concludes lower posted speed limits are not a "war on cars." They are an acknowledgment of the physical laws that turn two-ton vehicles into engines of death at speeds over 30 kilometers per hour (19 miles per hour), and of the fact that cars share the city with some fragile, and not always predictable, beings. https://tgam.ca/2Fya687

CALL FOR COMMENTS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES REPORT + NEW PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFITS
-> The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee has completed its 19-month review of the science of physical activity and health and released its report. (2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report: http://bit.ly/2HeF1TY) The US Department of Health and Human Services will accept written comments on the report until April 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET: http://bit.ly/2HeFuFI. The federal government will use the report, public comments and input from federal agencies, to develop the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The 2018 Committee identified health benefits of physical activity that had not been previously identified including: Improved bone health and weight status for children ages 3 to 5; Improved cognitive function for children ages 6 to 13; Decreased risk of certain cancers, dementia, and excessive weight gain for adults; Improved quality of life and sleep for adults; Reduced feelings of anxiety and depression in adults; and Additional benefits for specific populations including older adults, women who are pregnant or postpartum, and individuals with pre-existing medical conditions. "2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Submits Scientific Report" http://bit.ly/2HdV3hc

ARCHITECTS PROPOSE PEDESTRIANIZING LONDON, ENGLAND
-> A recent dezeen article reports Zaha Hadid Architects has proposed creating a network of pedestrian routes across London to reintroduce walking as a viable form of transport in the city. The research initiative named Walkable London suggests building on the plans to make Oxford Street a car-free zone, creating a pedestrian network that would become "an integral part of the city's transport infrastructure." The proposal by the British studio envisions connecting and extending the capital's existing and planned pedestrianized zones to create routes that allow people to walk right across the city. "Zaha Hadid Architects Proposes Pedestrianizing London" http://bit.ly/2FyTAos

FREEDOM TO RIDE: WOMEN AND CYCLING
-> The European Cyclists' Federation observes bicycles are an ever more important tool for justice and social change in the Global South. A bike can change a women's life by enabling her to go to school, access health care and ensure more independence. In countries without reliable transport modes, walking is the only option. However, this is often too dangerous and families live too far from clinics or schools. For this reason girls are forced to drop out the school. Cycling cannot only efficiently contribute to save time and provide a safe transport mode, but also to ensure a 'freedom machine' for emancipation. But even in developed Western countries, a cycling gender gap still persists: n average, there are three times more men than women who cycle. "Freedom to Ride: Women and Cycling" http://bit.ly/2Hf6pBz


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA RECIPE FOR QUICK, EFFECTIVE PROTECTED BIKE LANE PROJECTS
-> An ITE Journal case study describes the "recipe" the San Francisco (CA) Municipal Transportation Agency used to cut project time and costs of 3 new protected bike lanes. None of them took more than 10 months from inception to completion. "Delivering Impactful Projects Quickly and Effectively" http://bit.ly/2HcDmyD. (A Streetsblog USA article provides additional insights: http://bit.ly/2Fzi1SQ)

WHY SACRAMENTO, CA REMOVED 23 CROSSWALKS
-> The Sacramento (CA) Bee reports the city traffic department has removed painted crosswalks from 23 intersections in the past 4 years, including an intersection where a 71-year-old woman was recently killed and her 6-year-old grandson seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver as they crossed the street at an intersection. The City traffic chief Ryan Moore said crews have been erasing some crosswalk markings because they believe those crosswalks create extra danger by giving pedestrians a false sense of security. Some of those areas, like Freeport and Oregon, are high-speed, high-volume streets with no traffic signal, stop sign or other pedestrian safety device. City traffic engineers hope that by removing some crosswalks, pedestrians will instinctively choose to cross at a safer, nearby intersection. "Why Sacramento Erased 23 Crosswalks, Including One Where a Grandmother Died after Removal" http://bit.ly/2FuillE

FERGUSON, MO: OFTEN WALKING IN THE STREET REMAINS THE ONLY OPTION
-> Strong Towns reflects that 4 years ago in Ferguson, Michael Brown, and police brutality dominated the news cycle after Brown was killed while walking in the street. A city with a limited budget fails to provide resources and infrastructure its citizens need to prosper. Ferguson put investment in the wrong places - such as strip mall stores with bleak employment levels; and failed to accommodate a public, which uses walking as a means of transportation. Unfortunately, in-street walking is also criminal in Ferguson. "Manner of walking" is a common charge employed by police in Ferguson. It was one of the key charges found to be unconstitutionally applied by the Justice Department in their 2015 investigation. The department found the municipal code was cited to African Americans 95% of the time. "In Much of Ferguson, Walking in the Street Remains the Only Option" http://bit.ly/2HelzqK

NASHVILLE, TN: VIDEOS DOCUMENT FIGHT TO GET MID-BLOCK CROSSING
-> Walk Bike Nashville and Adelicia Company created three brief videos documenting the story of the Nolensville Pike and Welshwood intersection and their fight to add a mid-block crossing: Nolensville and Welshwood: Where do we go from here? (http://bit.ly/2HcU00W); Deadliest Crossing in Nashville: Nolensville and Welshwood (http://bit.ly/2HfUGmh), and A Safe Crossing: Nolesville and Welshwood (http://bit.ly/2Heyw3O). This intersection was proven to be the deadliest intersection for pedestrians in Nashville. Walk Bike Nashville, Conexion Americas and the Salahadeen Center of Nashville have been working with TDOT since January of 2017 to create a safer intersection.

US CITIES' PROGRESS ON TRAFFIC SAFETY
-> Streetsblog USA reports it has used 2017 data to update a chart of annual changes in traffic fatalities in several American cities that have adopted "Vision Zero" goals. In several places, traffic fatalities fell much more sharply last year than in the nation as a whole. Does that mean Vision Zero policies are working? Well, it's still too soon to tell. One thing an exercise like this makes clear is the need for better traffic safety data. Fatalities are obviously the worst possible outcome and it makes sense to track them, but as a gauge of year-to-year traffic safety trends, the sample size is too small to reveal much, especially in smaller cities. A better metric is to combine fatalities and severe injuries, which is less subject to random fluctuations. "Are American Cities Making Progress on Traffic Safety?" http://bit.ly/2Fz2YZ2

FARMVILLE, NC FIRST SMALL TOWN DOCKLESS BIKE SHARE PROGRAM
-> WCTI-TV reports the Rise and Grind coffee shop is part of a first-of-its-kind program in Farmville, NC. LimeBikes has made the Pitt County town the first small town in America to have a dockless bike share program. The coffee shop is where the bicycle is parked currently. But come early March, you won't just see the single lime bike in front of the establishment. For local business owners, it's just good business and a novel idea. http://bit.ly/2FxMWP3

MORE FUNDING FOR 750 MILE HIKING TRAIL CONNECTING NYC TO CANADA
-> TimeOut New York reports a hiking trail connecting NYC to Canada is in the works. During his 2017 State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out an ambitious proposal to develop 350 miles of new biking paths and hiking trails that will connect New York City to both Canada and Buffalo through Albany. Dubbed the Empire State Trail, the whole project will stretch 750 miles and include roughly 400 miles of existing trails. It's scheduled to be completed by 2020. Cuomo doubled down on his support for the trail in his proposed 2019 fiscal year budget, calling out a lack of environmental funding from Washington in the process. His proposal puts up $300 million for the state's Environmental Protection Fund-the most in its history-and also includes funding for a sprawling 407-acre state park on the coast of Jamaica Bay. "Hiking Trail Connecting NYC to Canada is in the Works" http://bit.ly/2Fug2yW

PENNDOT: BIKE, PED, TRANSIT DATA & MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS
-> PennDOT released a report that evaluates the current data collection procedures for bicycle and pedestrian projects that PennDOT, Pennsylvania's Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs) currently use. This report identifies how additional data collection may support measures of effectiveness for planning and design activities. "Evaluating Bicycle, Pedestrian, Transit and Economic Data Collection Needs and Measures of Effectiveness in Pennsylvania" http://bit.ly/2Hgm2sy


THE RESEARCH BEAT

PED TRAFFIC FATALITIES BY STATE: 2017 PRELIMINARY DATA
-> The Governors Highway Safety Association released a report that identifies state and national trends in pedestrian fatalities in 2017. The GHSA estimates nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 and 2017. They note it has been more than 25 years since the U.S. experienced this level of pedestrian fatalities. This report also discusses strategies to reduce pedestrian and motor vehicle crashes through a combination of design, education, and enforcement recommendations. "Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2017 Preliminary Data" http://bit.ly/2FtqE0X

HOW TO DEFINE AND MEASURE PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC DEATHS?
-> A Journal of Transport & Health commentary integrates and expands on two papers it recently published on pedestrian travel deaths recently: one on pedestrian fatality data and the importance of definitions for gathering data (How Good is Pedestrian Fatality Data?: http://bit.ly/2FtkAFQ), and another on the definition of 'traffic crashes' which argues to include pedestrian falls in the public realm or space even without motor vehicle involvement ('Pedestrian Falls' as Necessary Addition to the Current Definition of Traffic Crashes for Improved Public Health Policies: http://bit.ly/2FsOav4). With regard to pedestrian deaths, three concepts need to be defined adequately: 'Pedestrian', 'Public Space' and 'Traffic crash'. An important requirement is that the definition provides a way of operationally measuring a phenomenon in a specific context. Moreover, we need to understand pedestrian falls in the public space to develop transport policy and to be able to evaluate interventions. "How to Define and Measure Pedestrian Traffic Deaths?" http://bit.ly/2FyiTak

QUANTIFYING THE UNDER REPORTING OF CYCLING INCIDENTS
-> A study published in the Journal of Transport & Health noted differences in insurance, hospital, and enforcement cycling incident policies and reporting practices vary by setting and crash circumstances and sought to characterize under reporting rates for cycling incidents in Vancouver, Canada by comparing population survey data to insurance claims. Researchers found only 1 in 8 cycling incidents were reported to insurance claims, the official source of road safety data in British Columbia. "Cycling Safety: Quantifying the Under Reporting of Cycling Incidents in Vancouver, British Columbia" http://bit.ly/2FwrWsg

NON-MOTORIZED ACCESSIBILITY TO TRANSIT & TRANSIT COVERAGE
-> The Journal of Transport Geography published a paper that estimates the coverage of transit service accessible by non-motorized modes. Using data from the Household Travel Survey, this study examined distance thresholds of non-motorized transit access trips and identified the spatial boundary and geographic area of transit catchment areas. The bicycle-transit catchment area is estimated as 1.7 and 2.3 times of the size of pedestrian-transit catchment area at home and activity ends respectively. As a result, more households and employment can reach the transit service via bicycling than walking (52.45% vs. 36.72% for households and 47.82%. vs. 33.07% for employment in the study area). Suburbs, where near half of population and employment situate, are comparatively underserved. "Determining Transit Service Coverage by Non-Motorized Accessibility to Transit: Case Study of Applying GPS Data in Cincinnati Metropolitan Area" http://bit.ly/2H9JLKU

BICYCLE PARKING SECURITY AND BUILT ENVIRONMENTS
-> The July 2018 issue of Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment will include an article that notes the lack of secure bicycle parking is a serious but often neglected issue that discourages bicycling. Classical environment criminology theories try to explain the pattern of bicycle theft but provide limited insights into the relationship between crime and the built environment. This study examined the association between built environment factors and bicycle theft. Researchers report finding bicycle theft is more likely to occur in areas for commercial purposes, areas with a high population or employment density, and areas with more bike lanes or sidewalks; at mid-blocks than at intersections; and in neighborhoods with a greater percentage of socially disadvantaged people and in neighborhoods where residents' median age is lower. Bicycle theft is less likely to occur at sites with more bike racks or bus stops; and in areas with more bicycle trips. "Bicycle Parking Security and Built Environments" http://bit.ly/2HcVqIB


QUOTES R US

"The ongoing (and rapidly increasing) adoption of autonomous vehicle [AV] technology will have a profound impact on the way our communities look and feel. It's clear that a change is coming, but what's less clear is what, precisely, that change will mean...

If people rely on AVs for door-to-door transportation, they may walk less. This may initiate a cycle of reduced local requirements for sidewalks and crosswalks that further discourages the choice to walk, creating negative health and social impacts."
-From an American Planning Association report: Preparing Communities for Autonomous Vehicles http://bit.ly/2FxdekH

[See the International and National Scene for more details.]

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

NEW INTERACTIVE SPY MUSEUM
SPYSCAPE, a new interactive spy museum dedicated to immersing visitors into the world of espionage, has opened in New York City. (http://bit.ly/2Fzvhqg) The 60,000-square-foot museum features a range of interactive exhibitions housed within a moody glowing lights, smoked glass, fiber cement and corten steel. As you enter you are assigned one of 11 spy characters including cryptologist, hacker or intelligence analyst. Interactive exhibits take you through spy-themed challenges, where you are taught to learn how to identify lies, complete a surveillance mission or snake your way through a hallway of laser tripwires. Veterans in the ped and bike fields ought to have lots of transferable skills. http://bit.ly/2FzOlFa


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 "Reimagining Brownfields as Transit Oriented Developments"
Date: March 8, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Council of Development Finance Agencies
Details: http://bit.ly/2He0vk8, 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 "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
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: APBP
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 "Reimagining Brownfields as Transit Oriented Developments"
Date: March 8, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Council of Development Finance Agencies
Details: http://bit.ly/2He0vk8, free

Webinar "Best Complete Streets Initiatives of 2017 Report Launch"
Date: March 22, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: National Complete Streets Coalition
Details: http://bit.ly/2HdxF3d, free

Webinar "Policy: One Step on the Path to Walkable, Healthy Food Access"
Date: March 22, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/2He8eyL, free

Webinar "Pavement Marking Maintenance: Practices and Proposed Standards"
Date: March 29, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Cathy Satterfield (FHWA), Charles Holzschuher (FL DOT) & Mary Bramble (MI DOT)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2GtZKmD, $95 for some registrants

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 "Road Safety and Vulnerable Road Users in Low- and Middle-Income Countries"
Date: April 9, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): John Milton (WA State DOT), Patrick Mallejacq (World Road Association), Per Anderson (Swedish Transport Agency) & Lorenzo Domenichini (Univ. of Florence, Italy)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2FuC4S7, free

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 "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


RESOURCES

MEASURING MULTIMODAL NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
-> FHWA released a guidebook on pedestrian and bicycle network connectivity. It provides information on incorporating connectivity measures into state, metropolitan, and local transportation planning processes. (Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity: http://bit.ly/2FtVO8G) The guide outlines five core components of pedestrian and bicycle network connectivity, including network completeness, network density, route directness, access to destinations, and network quality. The guide provides a step-by-step framework for selecting and applying connectivity measures to help make decisions that are grounded in a comprehensive vision, supported by clearly defined goals and measurable objectives. It includes references and illustrations of current practices, including materials from five case studies conducted as part of the research process. http://bit.ly/2Ftscbo

CREATING WALKING ROUTE MAPS FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
-> Safe Routes to School National Partnership released a guide to help create maps of recommended routes to encourage students to walk to school with their families or in groups. It provides step by step instructions for creating recommended off-campus and on-campus route maps using free tools. The route mapping process can help identify barriers to walking to school and generate ideas on how to address challenges and improve safety and comfort. "Guide to Creating Walking Route Maps for Safe Routes to School" http://bit.ly/2FvNQf7

SHARED MOBILITY CHANGING SUPPLY & DEMAND & TRAVEL BEHAVIORS
-> The National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the University of CA Davis released a report that identifies how shared mobility services (including carsharing, ridehailing and bikesharing) are changing transportation supply and demand in CA and explores the factors that affect the usage of ride-hailing services and travel behaviors. "The Adoption of Shared Mobility in California and Its Relationship with Other Components of Travel Behavior" http://bit.ly/2Fxs0I2

LESSONS IN STATEWIDE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
-> A recent Medium article describes best practices for statewide planning for biking and walking. For statewide analysis, it is imperative to understand at a statewide scale where the demand for bicycling and walking is, as well as who the design user is. In some small towns and rural communities, active transportation is even more common than in urban areas, but the infrastructure to support it is limited or absent. "Statewide Active Transportation Planning: Lessons Learned" http://bit.ly/2FxuUN5

FHWA: AGENCIES ADVANCE POLICIES TO ENHANCE SAFETY FOR WALKERS
-> An FHWA Center for Accelerating Innovation article describes processes to improve uncontrolled crossing locations to reduce, and ultimately, eliminate pedestrian fatalities. Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) includes 5 countermeasures to increase the safety of people walking across uncontrolled locations including enhancing the visibility of crosswalks, raised crosswalks, pedestrian refuge islands, pedestrian hybrid beckons, and road diets. "Agencies Advance Policies to Enhance Safety for Walkers" http://bit.ly/2FyEoHR

AARP LIVABLE COMMUNITIES WALK AUDIT TOOLS
-> AARP Livable Communities is releasing free print copies of its Walk Audit Tool Kit: A Step-by-Step Self-Service Guide for Assessing a Community's Walkability (http://bit.ly/2FuTtu2) and Walk Audit Tool Kit Leader Guide: How to Host a Walkability Workshop and Community Walk Audit (http://bit.ly/2FA9DlY). These guides are also available to download free of charge. The walk audit download provides step-by-step instructions and checklists for examining intersections, sidewalks, driver behavior, public safety and more. Since the survey is user-directed, the walk audit can take as little or as much time as desired by, say, spending 15 minutes at one busy corner or devoting several hours to documenting several roadways in a neighborhood. http://bit.ly/2FATRaB

ANTWERP, BELGIUM: BIKE SHARE SYSTEM & LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE
-> The Bicycle Dutch blog describes a trip in Antwerp, Belgium where the author used Velo, the local completely automated bike share system and assessed the local bike infrastructure. See photos and descriptions. "Using the Antwerp Bike Share System" http://bit.ly/2HdEjXi


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> 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 SYNTHESIS STUDY TOPICS - TRB Annual Transit Cooperative Research Program Synthesis Program
Deadline: March 16, 2018, http://bit.ly/2Fw6svC

-> 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

-> 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 15-16, 2018 - Georgia Walks Summit, Rome, GA
http://bit.ly/2GuHrh2
-> 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 21-22, 2018 - Smart Urban Futures conference, Melbourne, Australia March 2018
http://bit.ly/2GrITke
-> 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 26-29, 2018 - Aging in America Conference, San Francisco, CA
http://bit.ly/2GszdG4
-> 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 4-6, 2018 - Society for Public Health Education 2018 Conference, Columbus, OH
http://bit.ly/2GwEZqa
-> April 5-6, 2018 - US Cargo Bike Summit, Bethesda, MD
http://bit.ly/2iSNG7J
-> April 7, 2018 - Opening (Trails) Day
http://bit.ly/2HdfGtK
-> 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 12-13, 2018 - Cities for All: Placemaking Conference Stockholm, Sweden
http://bit.ly/2H6OtsP
-> 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, 2018 - TransportationCamp NE 2018, Cambridge, MA
http://bit.ly/2BoNYqs
-> April 21-24, 2018 - National Planning Conference - American Planning Association, New Orleans, LA
http://bit.ly/2gFVZC7
-> 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 2-4, 2018 - Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, Austin, TX
http://bit.ly/2Fhn1so
-> 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 7, 2018 - Illinois Bike Summit, Chicago, IL
http://bit.ly/2GxebpV
-> 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 16-18, 2018 - WTS Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
http://bit.ly/UdrsXr
-> 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
-> May 28-29, 2018 - Canadian National Bike Summit, Ottawa, Canada
http://bit.ly/2Hy3rc7
-> May 31 - June 1, 2018 - NACTO Bikeways Roadshow, Columbus, OH
http://bit.ly/2FgupnX
-> June 1-2, 2018 - Michigan Bicycle Conference 2018, Grand Rapids, MI
http://bit.ly/2HtV7dD
-> June 2, 2018 - National Trails Day
http://bit.ly/2HwruZ9
-> June 6-8, 2018 - I-TED 2018: International Transportation Economic Development Conference, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2wCt8oD
-> June 10-13, 2018 - Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Conference, Victoria, Canada
http://bit.ly/2Hwnk3m
-> 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
-> June 24-27, 2018 - International Conference on Transport & Health? 2018, Mackinac Island, MI
http://bit.ly/2FjsJKu
-> July 8-10, 2018 - Imagery Summit @ Esri User Conference, San Diego, CA
http://bit.ly/2HdKoTs
-> July 9-12, 2018 - Automated Vehicles Symposium 2018, San Francisco, CA
http://bit.ly/2FvNQLX
-> July 9 - 13, 2018- Esri User Conference, San Diego, CA
http://bit.ly/2FxNHYp
-> 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 19-22, 2018 - Canadian Institute of Planners and Manitoba Professional Planners Institute National Conference, Winnipeg, Canada
http://bit.ly/2HuoRaa
-> 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
-> August 25-29, 2018 - Governors Highway Safety Association 2018 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2Hve3bI
-> August 26-29, 2018 - Public Works Expo, Kansas City, MO
http://bit.ly/2FhPMFv
-> September 5-7, 2018 - 7th Annual IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) North American Conference, Victoria, Canada
http://bit.ly/2EoT1wF
-> September 11-19, 2018 - Postgraduate Course on Research Directions and Strategies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (Limited to 25 participants, May 15, 2018 application deadline.)
http://bit.ly/2HeLRJ8
-> September 13-19, 2018 - Practitioner's Course on Community Interventions (to Promote Physical Activity), University of South Carolina (Limited to 25 participants, May 15, 2018 application deadline.)
http://bit.ly/2DELEkJ
-> September 16-19, 2018 - Walk/Bike/Places Conference (formerly Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place), New Orleans, LA
http://bit.ly/1mpbcFN
-> 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 24-28, 2018 - 2018 AMPO Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
http://bit.ly/2Fgz3SQ
-> September 30 - October 2, 2018 - 23rd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation, Breckenridge, CO.
http://bit.ly/2kQ10s6
-> September 30 - October 3, 2018 - Transportation Association of Canada, Saskatoon, Canada
http://bit.ly/2HyOF5c
-> 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 10, 2018 - International Walk to School Day
http://bit.ly/2Fh9DEK
-> 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 19-22, 2018 - American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
http://bit.ly/1OrYqwK
-> October 21-23, 2018 - 14th National Light Rail & Streetcar Conference, Jersey City, NJ
http://bit.ly/2A3J7vs
-> October 21-24, 2018 - Rail~Volution 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
http://bit.ly/S0xyxe
-> November 7-8, 2018 - Vision Zero Cities Conference, New York, NY
http://bit.ly/2GxpcYs
-> November 10-14, 2018 - American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
http://bit.ly/1Aaaq2h

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 - 10-MINUTE WALK PLANNING GRANT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Through the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, National Recreation and Park Association with support from JPB Foundation and an Anonymous Funder, is excited to offer grants and technical assistance to support planning efforts that help cities increase access to high-quality parks within a 10-minute walk. In the first round of grants 12-13 cities will receive $40,000 to work alongside NRPA, The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to develop their highest, best, and measurable commitment to the 10-Minute Walk Campaign.
Deadline: March 9, 2018, http://bit.ly/2Hcosbq

-> FELLOWSHIP - 2018-2019 EQUITABLE PUBLIC SPACE FELLOWSHIP, DESIGN TRUST FOR PUBLIC SPACE
The Design Trust for Public Space is accepting submissions for the 2018-2019 Design Trust Equitable Public Space Fellowship Program. 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/2H4gCR8

-> JOB - PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY ENGINEER, MN DOT
This position provides 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. This position also 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, PORTLAND, OR
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 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2HcRcAQ

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BIKE WALK, CONNECTICUT, WEST HARTFORD, CT
The Executive Director works collaboratively with the Board of Directors, with overall operational responsibility for Bike Walk CT programs, resource development and management, membership growth, and execution of its mission. The ED communicates, supports, and reinforces the Bike Walk CT mission.
Deadline: March 14, 2018, http://bit.ly/2FwYXnV

-> JOB - DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, WASHINGTON, DC SUPERVISORY TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT PLANNER (SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS MANAGER), DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, WASHINGTON, DC
This manager will provide leadership and direction for staff with a special emphasis on bicycle sharing, bicycle parking, and transportation demand management programs. Provides technically authoritative advice and guidance to top level management on complex, controversial, and/or sensitive city-wide projects. Develops responses to high-level inquiries for information from the agency, District Government officials or others regarding agency reviews and findings the management of transportation systems and facilities issues. Is also responsible for planning transportation infrastructure and leading staff in program and project planning and implementation.
Deadline: March 19, 2018, http://bit.ly/2HdsEb2

-> JOB - MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNER COORDINATOR, MONTGOMERY COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT, SILVER SPRING, MD
Area 2 Division of the Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking an experienced and motivated planner with strong transportation planning and design experience to join one of the nation's premier planning agencies and help shape Montgomery County for the 21st century. It is an opportunity to have a broad impact on the built environment, advocate for design excellence, and shape future communities that cover urban and suburban parts of Montgomery County.
Deadline: April 18, 2018, http://bit.ly/2HfEGRh

-> JOB - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES, NEW YORK, NY
Project for Public Spaces is the premier center for best practices, information, and resources on placemaking. PPS founder and longtime leader, Fred Kent, is retiring from the day-to-day management of the organization. Its Board of Directors is seeking an exceptional leader with experience in and a passion for building communities as PPS' next Chief Executive Officer. The CEO of Project for Public Spaces is the leader of the organization and is responsible for the overall direction and management of the organization. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and the ability to work closely with and be responsive to the Board is critical. The CEO must be dynamic and entrepreneurial about developing opportunities for PPS, and will have the power and presence to advocate successfully and passionately on behalf of PPS in the public and private sectors. The position is a critical, highly visible one requiring a demonstrated ability to work with other non-profits, local community organizations, city and state governments, regulatory and NGO's, as well private sector entities in the United States and internationally.
Deadline: None provided, background: http://bit.ly/2H5D2Bz, position description: http://bit.ly/2HeetSU

-> JOB - PROJECT MANAGER, LOWER RIO GRANDE, RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY, CAMERON COUNTY, TX
Rails to Trails Conservancy, a national trails, walking and bicycling advocacy organization, is actively recruiting for a multi-year, term-hire, Project Manager (PM) with expertise in urban planning and/or active transportation planning for the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Plan, a blueprint for a 428-mile trail network that will link the rich natural, cultural and historical resources the area is known for.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2Hda0A9 (Detailed job description to be posted on March 9, 2018 at http://bit.ly/2H9R3yb.)

-> JOB - SENIOR PLANNER, SONOMA-MARIN AREA RAIL TRANSIT (SMART), PETALUMA, CA
SMART is a new commuter rail service and bike/pedestrian pathway project linking rail stations in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area. The Senior Planner, under general supervision, performs a variety of duties to carry out the District's transportation planning projects, including transit planning and service delivery studies and analyses, data gathering, data analysis and preparation and presentation of oral and written reports.
Deadline: Until filled or 100 applicants, http://bit.ly/2HeWfAV

-> JOB - COMPLETE STREET DESIGNER/ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, STEER DAVIES GLEAVE, LOS ANGELES, CA
Steer Davies Gleave, an employee-owned international planning and design consultancy specializing in infrastructure, cities and transport, seeks a Complete Street Designer/Active Transportation Planner to support their growing portfolio of planning and design work in North America. They are currently working on a number of complete street projects and TOD plans in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2Hdfbjz

-> JOB - DESIGN SENIOR ENGINEER, NEW YORK CITY, DOT, MANHATTAN, NY
The Division of Sidewalk & Inspection Management (SIM) is responsible for maintaining the city's 12,760 miles of sidewalks and approximately 162,000 pedestrian ramps. SIM is tasked with sustaining a comprehensive pedestrian ramp and sidewalk program that ensures accessibility of pedestrian ramps, streets and sidewalks. SIM has an exciting opportunity for seasoned civil engineers to lead an exceptional team of skilled engineers and project managers to deliver an ambitious ped ramp accessibility program. Within the SIM's Division, the Pedestrian Ramp Program Engineering team is responsible for providing design solutions to address complex pedestrian ramps and all associated accessibility components, the management of consultant engineering services, working with stakeholders and project sponsors to reduce and mitigate project associated risks that would present a roadblock in the expedited completion of pedestrian ramps reconstruction projects, among other duties.
Deadline: None provided, http://on.nyc.gov/2HfOevB

-> 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.
Deadline: , 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

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