#481 Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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----- Attracting & Retaining Women in the Transportation Industry
----- Sidewalk Snow Clearance is a Human Rights Issue
----- Bikes Must be Added to Green New Deal
----- Tools to Visualize Rising Sea Levels
----- Bike-Friendly Cities, Not Just for Wealthy White Cyclists
----- Ped Obstacle: Electric Vehicle Charging Points
----- US Hospitals Treat at Least 1,500 Scooter Injuries Last Year
----- Why Not Mid-Block Crosswalks?
----- Parking Minimums a Thing of the Past?
----- Weekly Round-Up of Dockless Bike and Scooter-Share News
----- Placemaking Week 2019 Call for Proposals
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Cultural Humility & Social Justice Framework & Goals
----- Miami, FL Area: 10-Mile Underline Linear Park
----- Providence, RI Strategies to Expand Ped & Bike Networks
----- Modesto, CA Neighborhood Gets $6.1M in Sidewalks & Bike Paths
----- Lyft Donates $700k to Bring Bikes, Free Rides to East Oakland, CA
----- OR DOT Awards $15M for Safe Routes to School Projects
----- Ways Bike Share Can Counteract Washington, DC Disparities
----- How Minneapolis, MN & Seattle, WA Reduced VMT
----- Philadelphia, PA Tickets 5,440 Drivers Parked in Bike Lanes in 2018
----- Akron (OH) Zoo Provides Covered Bike Parking for Visitors
----- San Diego, CA Revises Law to Allow More Placemaking
----- Live Well Omaha (NE) Kids Safe Routes to School Case Study
----- Why are Bike-Friendly Cities Safer for All Road Users?
----- Multivariate Ped & Bike Crash Analysis
----- Bike Backlash: Aggressive Driver-Bicyclist Interactions
----- Europe's Most Deprived Areas 'Hit Hardest by Air Pollution'
----- Modeling to Estimate Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure
----- Single-Bicycle Crashes at Skewed Railroad Grade Crossings
----- Bike Share Affects Transit Ridership
----- Equity Analysis Data, Measures, & Methods
----- LAB 2018 Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking
----- LAB: Bike New Deal
----- From Concept to Construction: What Engineers Do
----- Comprehensive Multi-Modal Trip Planner
----- Infographic: Millennials' Changing Travel Patterns
----- Street-Level Solutions for Safer Cycling
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
ATTRACTING & RETAINING WOMEN IN THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY
-> The AASHTO Journal reported a new report released by the Mineta Transportation Institute examines ways to recruit and retain more women in transportation, offering 11 recommendations to help improve both female- and minority-focused hiring practices. (Attracting and Retaining Women in the Transportation Industry: http://bit.ly/2triAGw) Researchers found that while the proportion of women aged 16 and older in the U.S. workforce has grown steadily from 29.6% in 1950 to 47.5% in 2017, women accounted for less than 15% of the transportation industry's workforce in 2017. This study synthesized previously conducted research and identified additional research needed to attract, promote, and retain women in the transportation industry. http://bit.ly/2tsuW0W
SIDEWALK SNOW CLEARANCE IS A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE
-> An article in Medium observed people who are against city-sponsored sidewalk snow clearance think that we can solve this problem through "neighborliness." The reality is that many people just won't shovel their sidewalks. Even if 99% of residents shoveled their sidewalks, the community would still be inaccessible. Sidewalk snow clearance is like cycling infrastructure. Small pieces of infrastructure here and there is useless. We need a dependable network of clear sidewalks to allow people to move safely and freely through their communities. The issue isn't about our ability to solve the problem of sidewalk snow clearance; it's about our willingness to pay for a solution. The ability to move safely and freely through a city is a fundamental human right. Cities should take responsibility for sidewalk snow clearance and make the accessibility of all residents a top priority. http://bit.ly/2IpY43s
BIKES MUST BE ADDED TO GREEN NEW DEAL
-> Mobility Lab reported the first draft of the Green New Deal (GND) omitted biking as a solution. The surprisingly lackluster transportation goals in the GND are listed as the last item in the clean and renewable energy section, even though transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the US. Reducing vehicle miles traveled is the only way to reduce transportation emissions. So why doesn't the GND prioritize transportation policies that are proven to do this? According to the 2017 National Household Travel Survey, over 45% of daily vehicle trips are less than 3 miles -- trips that easily could be made by biking if we have high-quality bicycle infrastructure and increased access to electric bikes. http://bit.ly/2IqBPud
TOOLS TO VISUALIZE RISING SEA LEVELS
-> The Verge compiled a list of tools that visually project the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels (http://bit.ly/2tpuNLE) Below are 3 of them. See the article for the full list.
- Information Is Beautiful used NASA data and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to create the aptly named "When Sea Levels Attack" (http://bit.ly/2tp0uF1), which shows how many years are left until major cities are underwater.
- A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tool helps visualize "community-level impacts from coastal flooding or sea level rise" up to 10 feet above average high tides. (http://bit.ly/2tojKCy) You can zoom in to a particular area, run different scenarios, and see what happens when the water goes 1 feet, 2 feet, 10 feet higher than normal.
- For many cities across the US, an interactive map from the University of MD Center for Environmental Sciences shows how projected high emissions in each city by 2080 will change its climate to be like that of another city today. (http://bit.ly/2tsk7fs) For instance, for high emissions, New York's climate in 2080 will feel most like today's climate near Jonesboro, Arkansas. The typical winter in Jonesboro, Arkansas is 8°F (4.4°C) warmer and 10.8% wetter than winter in New York. See also an article in The Atlantic on climate-change twin cities for more details: http://bit.ly/2ItgnVk.
BIKE-FRIENDLY CITIES, NOT JUST FOR WEALTHY WHITE CYCLISTS
-> An article in The Conversation observes urban cycling investments tend to focus on the needs of wealthy riders and neglect lower-income residents and people of color. This happens even though the single biggest group of Americans who bike to work live in households that earn less than US$10,000 yearly, and studies in lower-income neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Boston have found that the majority of bicyclists were non-white. A recently published study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health focused on health and families to learn from residents of several such neighborhoods what kinds of bike infrastructure they believed best met their needs. (Bicycle Facilities Safest from Crime and Crashes: Perceptions of Residents Familiar with Higher Crime/Lower Income Neighborhoods in Boston: http://bit.ly/2Ip9dBu) Some of their preferences were notably different from those of cyclists in wealthier neighborhoods. http://bit.ly/2Iqm1Yr
PED OBSTACLE: ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS
-> Living Streets (The Pedestrians' Association) in the United Kingdom published a guide to how to tackle badly sited electric vehicle (EV) charging points, which often create unnecessary sidewalk obstructions for people using wheelchairs or child strollers, or people with vision loss. It notes pavements (known as sidewalks in North America) should be the last resort for EV charging points and should only be considered suitable if 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) of space is left for people to walk and pass each other safely and easily. Charging points should be located off-street, for example in car parks at leisure centers, community facilities, shopping centers, train stations, or housing estates. If this is not feasible, charging points should be located on the road in well designed build-outs (bulb outs) that do not obstruct bike lanes. These build outs could also provide space to install a parklet, urban greening, e-bike charging, cycle stands, and seating. "Tackling Poor Placement of Electric Vehicle Charging Points" http://bit.ly/2T61Ra7
US HOSPITALS TREAT AT LEAST 1,500 SCOOTER INJURIES LAST YEAR
-> Smart Cities Dive reported an investigation by Consumer Reports (CR) found hospitals around the country have treated at least 1,545 patients for scooter-related injuries in the past year, corresponding to the growing spread of dockless networks. That includes 4 scooter rider fatalities. Of 60 facilities and entities approached, only 23 reported treating injuries; the others either said they had no incidents on file or did not track them. A vast majority of users, including those injured, are not wearing helmets. Both Bird and Lime have safety messages on their apps or scooters, and have distributed thousands of helmets worldwide. http://bit.ly/2IpM4im
WHY NOT MID-BLOCK CROSSWALKS?
-> An article in The Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) asks what if we turned the hierarchy on its head and made it easy for people to cross in the middle by installing mid-block crosswalks? More than a half dozen of these crossings are actually in place, mainly in Center City and West Philadelphia. But, so far, most have been paid for by private building owners. That means the rest of the city, particularly its reviving commercial corridors, remains a danger zone. Ever since the automobile lobby demonized "jaywalking" in the 1920s in an effort to clear the roads for motorists, the city has acted as a surrogate parent, installing crosswalks exclusively at the corners of intersections and punishing scofflaws who dared violate the rigid system that prioritizes cars. But with the renewed interest in creating walkable cities, Philadelphia's Streets Department has been promising to rebalance the relationships among people, cars, and bikes. http://bit.ly/2IsQrcq
PARKING MINIMUMS A THING OF THE PAST?
-> The February 2019 edition of the ITE Journal focuses on parking. (http://bit.ly/2Ipf9dK) In a commentary the President of ITE recommends that cities should charge demand-based prices for on-street parking; remove off-street minimum parking requirements; help developers and city staff better understand parking demand; and promote alternative modes to curb parking demand. An article within the issue asks "Are Parking Minimums a Thing of the Past?" (pages 46-49)
WEEKLY ROUND-UP OF DOCKLESS BIKE AND SCOOTER-SHARE NEWS
-> Smart Cities Dive published an update of its weekly round up of dockless bike and scooter-share news. Its interactive map reflects the cities that are welcoming (or opposing) the growing shared mobility phenomenon, and highlights the top dockless headlines from across the country. For example: Lime pulled its bikes out of Hartford, CT, its scooters out of Tempe, AZ; and Santa Barbara, CA banned electric scooters. http://bit.ly/2Dh0kq4
PLACEMAKING WEEK 2019 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
-> The 3rd International Placemaking Week, October 1-4 in Chattanooga, TN (http://bit.ly/2Gndd2U) calls for you to share your expertise. The Project for Public Spaces and the Enterprise Center plan an inspiring and engaging week mixing general sessions, breakouts, mobile workshops, hands-on sessions, and fun offsite networking events. Continuing in the tradition of past Placemaking Weeks in Vancouver, Canada (http://bit.ly/2T9qdzE) and Amsterdam, The Netherlands (http://bit.ly/2T32ily), the 2019 week will feature the most influential, innovative and inspiring people from around the world. Propose a panel presentation, hands-on workshop, or a short talk. Consider how your proposal advances the practice of Placemaking, and what impact your work has on inequality.
Deadline: March 20, 2019 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2SZ8n2x
Registration will open in a few weeks. Keep an eye on CenterLines for that announcement and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/WalkBikePlaces
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION CULTURAL HUMILITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK & GOALS
-> The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition reported for the past 3 years it has been assessing itself and working to more deliberately center equity in its work. They have embarked on a full scale effort to be more aware of how the organization shows up from a diversity, equity and inclusion, (DEI), perspective. They see a moral imperative in shifting what they prioritize and how they advocate. Racism, sexism, ableism, and more all remain prevalent in today's society. Depending upon skin color, gender, sexual orientation, we are impacted both positively and negatively by a system that we did not create yet live in and perpetuate. Given that, if SVBC is not using its organizational power to rectify societal wrongs, is not working to change the system to be more fair and just, then we will fail to achieve our goals and worse, we will fail to be decent human beings. (http://bit.ly/2T5wsEG) The staff, Board and membership developed a values and goals statement and implementation plan to elicit their membership's ideas, better root the organization, and refine SVBC's style and systems going forward. "Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Cultural Humility and Social Justice Framework and Goals" http://bit.ly/2T7lEpC
MIAMI, FL AREA: 10-MILE UNDERLINE LINEAR PARK
-> Next City reported the Underline, a 10-mile, 120-acre linear park with a walking and biking path will be built under Miami, FL's Metrorail tracks. It plans to connect South Miami, Coral Gables and downtown Miami. The first half-mile segment is now under construction. The management, maintenance and programming of the Underline will be run by the Underline Management Organization, a nonprofit represented by Friends of The Underline, Miami-Dade County, the Florida DOT, the Federal Transit Administration and three municipalities. Like other trails, the Underline grapples with affordability, gentrification issues, as well as the threat of sea level rise. http://bit.ly/2Gw5r6V
[See National & International Scene for sea level rise visualization tools.]
PROVIDENCE, RI STRATEGIES TO EXPAND PED & BIKE NETWORKS
-> FHWA's Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter reports Providence, RI implemented a number of projects to expand its pedestrian and bicycle networks. Its citywide Urban Trail initiative vision seeks to connect every neighborhood to a shared-use path network to access employment, services, arts and culture, neighborhoods, and other trails by walking, running, biking, skating, and scooting. (http://bit.ly/2T1mrbI) The city is also examining small gaps in the network to improve conditions for all road users and has launched a citywide electric pedal-assisted bike share system. A street ambassador program hired community residents to inform other community members about projects, and collect feedback from passersby. Ambassadors connected with many more corridor users than are typically reached through traditional outreach methods. http://bit.ly/2FTiIG4, pages 7-10.
MODESTO, CA NEIGHBORHOOD GETS $6.1M IN SIDEWALKS & BIKE PATHS
-> The Modesto (CA) Bee reported the Modesto airport neighborhood will get $6.1 million worth of sidewalks and bicycle paths between now and 2022. The airport neighborhood is one of Modesto's poorest. It dates to the 1930s, when Dust Bowl migrants from the Great Plains built small homes out of mostly scavenged materials. They didn't bother with sidewalks amid the Depression. Today, the place is home mostly to low-income Latino people. The southern half, within the Modesto city limit, got sidewalks over the years. The northern part, which the county government serves, has them in only some places. The project will take care of about half of the remaining sidewalk need, focusing on the high-traffic streets that the kids use to get to school. http://bit.ly/2SZDUkQ
LYFT DONATES $700K TO BRING BIKES, FREE RIDES TO EAST OAKLAND, CA
-> Mass Transit reported Lyft is donating $700,000 to bring more transportation options to East Oakland, CA, including a free bike lending library, bike share stations and community parklets. The money is going to TransForm, an Oakland-based organization that focuses on improving transportation and walkability in underserved neighborhoods, as part of a $1 million partnership also involving the city of Oakland. Residents who qualify for SNAP or equivalent federal benefits can apply for a pass for bikes and scooters and the free rides shares go to clients of the East Oakland Collective. The donation will pay for free Lyft rides, discounted AC Transit passes and a $5 a month pass for bikes and scooters. TransForm and the East Oakland Collective, a community organization promoting racial and economic equity, is running the community-driven program. http://bit.ly/2In5m81
OR DOT AWARDS $15M FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECTS
-> OR DOT reported more Oregon children will soon be able to safely bike or walk to school, thanks to new sidewalks, added bike lanes and improved crossings made possible by funding from the Safe Routes to School program. The Oregon Transportation Commission approved awarding funds for 24 projects - investing more than $15 million to create safer ways for students to get to and from schools. The SRTS Infrastructure Program was established by Keep Oregon Moving (HB 2017) and receives $10 million state highway dollars annually increasing to $15 million annually in 2023. The higher rate for this first round is due to the accumulation of a partial year's revenue. http://bit.ly/2In95m1
WAYS BIKE SHARE CAN COUNTERACT WASHINGTON, DC DISPARITIES
-> The Urban Institute analyzed Capital Bikeshare user and station data to identify 3 ways bike share can counteract, not reinforce, Washington, DC's disparities. Researchers found station placement is not equitable: less diverse, higher income neighborhoods have more bike share stations, and station use differs by neighborhood. Bikeshare service could improve mobility and connectivity across DC's racial and socioeconomic boundaries. But their analysis showed that people don't use bikeshares more just because they are available. Here are some ideas policymakers should consider: 1) Promote transparent decision making and access to data; 2) Develop infrastructure equitably; and 3) Ease barriers to access for disadvantaged communities. https://urbn.is/2Is0Dlr
HOW MINNEAPOLIS, MN & SEATTLE, WA REDUCED VMT
-> Streetsblog USA reported 2 US cities have finally cracked one of the hardest codes in city planning: Even with low gas prices, even with population growth, even with Uber and Lyft circling 24/7, Minneapolis, MN and Seattle, WA have reduced the amount of driving in their cities. Vehicle miles traveled are down 2% in Minneapolis at the same time the city gained roughly 30,000 residents. Average daily traffic declined 5% in Seattle. Read how Minneapolis and Seattle did it through important investments in bus and rail transit, bike infrastructure, walkable development, and discouraging solo car commuting. http://bit.ly/2Ioc39H
PHILADELPHIA, PA TICKETS 5,440 DRIVERS PARKED IN BIKE LANES IN 2018
-> The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) reported the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) and Philadelphia Police Department issued 5,440 parking tickets for drivers illegally parked in bike lanes through 2018 -- a 17% increase over 2017, and a more than 173% increase since the PPA and BCGP began meeting in 2013 to discuss bike lane infractions. Many businesses, like FedEx and UPS, have built the ticketing into their business model, making the tickets their drivers receive, essentially, meaningless. The increase in ticketing, to be clear, is welcome. The fear of a $40 ticket is likely keeping some motorists from pulling over in the bike lane and putting a cyclist's life at risk. But it's not enough of a deterrent. Ticketing does not stop all motorists from breaking the law, and it only takes one illegally parked vehicle, stopped in someone else's right of way, to injure someone. http://bit.ly/2T5QDT8
AKRON (OH) ZOO PROVIDES COVERED BIKE PARKING FOR VISITORS
-> Duo-Gard reported the Akron (OH) Zoo wanted to accommodate and encourage more of its 416,900 annual visitors to arrive by bike and has provided covered bike parking adjacent to its entrance. The zoo also added lockers and a station for fixing the inevitable flat tires. The nearby Ohio-Erie Towpath runs by the zoo, the city's buses have bike racks. http://bit.ly/2IqBJ5R
SAN DIEGO, CA REVISES LAW TO ALLOW MORE PLACEMAKING
-> Next City reported more parklets are going to be popping up in San Diego, CA after the city streamlined its "notoriously complicated" permitting process last year. The updated placemaking law, approved unanimously by the city council in April 2018, gives projects like pedestrian plazas or murals in vacant lots automatic approval with no public hearings as long as they comply with city codes. In 2016, a study of placemaking in San Diego by the grassroots group Circulate SD argued that the "emerging field of creative placemaking offers San Diego a collaborative process to tap into the talents of its thriving arts community and achieve multiple city-wide goals," but argued that the city has often thwarted placemaking efforts. http://bit.ly/2IosFOA
LIVE WELL OMAHA (NE) KIDS SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL CASE STUDY
-> Live Well Omaha (NE) Kids released its Safe Routes to School Case Study. It provides a detailed look at the entire Safe Routes process and includes findings and lessons learned. Overall findings suggest that parent's buy-in for active transportation as a healthy and fun activity increased, and after the program more parents/caregivers indicated that if issues such as speed and amount of traffic and safety of crossing and intersections improved, they would change their decision to allow their child to walk or bike to/from school. While slight increases in walking and other active modes, such as skateboarding or using a scooter, were observed, especially after school, there was no increase in biking. In other words, the mode and timing matter. http://bit.ly/2IzbV7I
THE RESEARCH BEAT
WHY ARE BIKE-FRIENDLY CITIES SAFER FOR ALL ROAD USERS?
-> A report from the Mountain-Plains Consortium described why high-bicycling-mode-share cities are safer for all road users. It analyzed differences in travel behaviors, built environments, and socio-demographic and socio-economic factors in 12 large US cities. The results suggest that more bicyclists on the road is not the underlying reason these cities are safer for all road users. Better safety outcomes are instead associated with a greater prevalence of bike facilities - particularly protected and separated bike facilities. Higher intersection density, which typically corresponds to a more compact and lower-speed built environment, was strongly associated with better road safety outcomes for all road users. The variables representing gentrification also accounted for much of their explainable variation in safety outcomes. "Why are Bike-Friendly Cities Safer for All Road Users?" http://bit.ly/2T1NHHa
-> The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board made the full text of some of its articles published in 2016 and 2017 available without charge. http://bit.ly/2T40clo
MULTIVARIATE PED & BIKE CRASH ANALYSIS
-> Researchers developed a multivariate model by adopting a copula-based bivariate negative binomial model for pedestrian and bicycle crash frequency analysis. They included exposure measures, socioeconomic characteristics, road network characteristics, and land use attributes. Their policy analysis--along with a representation of hot spot identification--illustrated the applicability of the proposed model for planning purposes. Developing spatial profiles allows planners to identify high-risk zones for screening and subsequent treatment identification. "Joint Modeling of Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes: Copula-Based Approach (First Published January 1, 2016)" http://bit.ly/2Iyl1RM
BIKE BACKLASH: AGGRESSIVE DRIVER-BICYCLIST INTERACTIONS
-> This paper argues that aggressive driving behavior directed at bicyclists in the sample population could be characterized with two general themes: "teaching them a lesson" and "they had it coming." In both cases, individuals deflected the blame for their aggressive behavior away from themselves. Instead, they cast themselves as serving a social good by teaching bicyclists how they should behave or by punishing bicyclists for behaving in ways with which the drivers disagreed. "Bicycle Backlash: Qualitative Examination of Aggressive Driver-Bicyclist Interactions (First Published January 1, 2017" http://bit.ly/2T1MkIp
EUROPE'S MOST DEPRIVED AREAS 'HIT HARDEST BY AIR POLLUTION'
-> The Guardian reported Europe's poorest, least educated and most jobless regions are bearing the brunt of the air pollution crisis, according to the first official stocktake of its kind. (Unequal Exposure and Unequal Impacts: Social Vulnerability to Air Pollution, Noise and Extreme Temperatures in Europe: http://bit.ly/2T7zYhK, published by the European Environment Agency (EEA)) Nearly half of London's most deprived neighborhoods exceeded EU nitrogen dioxide (NO2) limits in 2017 compared with 2% of its wealthiest areas. Similar findings were reported in France, Germany, Malta, the Netherlands, Wales and Wallonia. Data in the EEA report shows that heart attacks and strokes account for 80% of early deaths from pollution, followed by lung diseases and cancers. Polluted air is also being increasingly linked to new-onset type 2 diabetes in adults, obesity in children, systemic inflammation, Alzheimer's disease and IQ deficiency. Older people and children in working-class urban areas are most likely to suffer from its impacts. http://bit.ly/2T2DZnH
MODELING TO ESTIMATE TRAFFIC-RELATED AIR POLLUTION EXPOSURE
-> An article to be published this spring in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems describes an integrated agent-based transportation and air pollution modeling framework developed for Tampa, FL, which estimated human activity, roadway emissions, NOx concentrations, and individual exposures. Researchers found people who live in poverty, travel longer, are of working age, or are a minority had disproportionately high exposures. "Agent-Based Modeling to Estimate Exposures to Urban Air Pollution from Transportation: Exposure Disparities and Impacts of High-Resolution Data" http://bit.ly/2T1FEdk
SINGLE-BICYCLE CRASHES AT SKEWED RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS
-> The UTC Spotlight reported a recent study published in the Journal of Transport & Health found that most cyclists who crashed when crossing railroad tracks did so at an angle that caused a bike tire to become stuck in the gap between the rails. (Factors Influencing Single-Bicycle Crashes at Skewed Railroad Grade Crossings: http://bit.ly/2InSjmU) Researchers found that crash rates are dramatically reduced at approach angles greater than 30°, and (in their dataset), non-existent at angles greater than 60°. http://bit.ly/2IrmQ2Y
BIKE SHARE AFFECTS TRANSIT RIDERSHIP
-> Smart Cities Dive reported introducing bike-share to a city correlates with an increase in light and heavy rail ridership, but a drop in bus ridership, according to a study from researchers at the University of Kentucky. (Understanding the Recent Transit Ridership Decline in Major US Cities: Service Cuts or Emerging Modes?: http://bit.ly/2IpHy3m) The study found a 1.8% decrease in bus ridership. In addition, heavy rail ridership experienced a decrease of 1.3% per year after ride-hailing services entered a market, while bus ridership saw a decrease of 1.7% per year. But the data found that bike-share had a positive effect on subway ridership, increasing it by 6.9%, and light rail ridership saw an uptick of 4.2%. Biking could compete with transit ridership, or it could add first-mile/last-mile transportation options. The study says "it would be reasonable to expect a similar effect from the introduction of electric scooters or similar new modes." http://bit.ly/2IzidnQ
QUOTES R US
"Many times, it is perception that drives women away from the transportation industry, as communal goals are not emphasized in transportation. Men tend to be attracted to agentic goals, whereas women tend to be more attracted to communal goals. While this misalignment of goal congruity has been found to be one reason that women tend to avoid or leave the transportation industry, there are ways to highlight the goal congruity processes that contribute to transportation engineering decisions, thus attracting the most talented individuals, regardless of gender."
-- Jodi Godfrey and Robert Bertini, co-authors of Attracting and Retaining Women in the Transportation Industry published by the Mineta Transportation Institute: http://bit.ly/2triAGw
[See the National & International Scene for more details.]
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
ROBOTIC DOG MAKES HOME DELIVERY
Watch video unveiled at CES 2019 of a conceptual robotic dog making a home delivery (and stepping over a scooter left blocking the sidewalk). http://bit.ly/2FXdtpS
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 "Rethinking Speed Management for Safety: A Fresh Look, Proven Strategies"
Date: February 20, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Host: Vision Zero Network and the Governors Highway Safety Association
Details: http://bit.ly/2SBwNPv, free
[See the National & International Scene section for the Speeding: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge item that will be discussed in this webinar.]
Webinar "Viewing Low-Stress Networks Through an Equity Lens"
Date: February 20, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2PW4LbL, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members
Webinar "Now That e-Bikes Are On Trails, What Do We Know?"
Date: February 21, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Morgan Lommele (PeopleForBikes), Chris Bernhardt (C2 Recreation Consulting) & Mary Ann Bonnell (Jefferson County Open Space, CO)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2Jpvj3w, $19 for members, $39 for nonmembers
Webinar "Focused Safety Priorities and Strategies" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: February 27, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free
Webinar "Practical Design Principles for Affordable Roundabouts: Case Studies"
Date: February 27, 2019, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Aaron Call (Ohm-Advisors, Inc.), Nick Shultz & Brian Morehead (City of Newark, OH), Scott Zehngraff (GA DOT) & Glenn Wagemann (WA State DOT)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2GpJcPV, some registrants will pay $105
Webinar "Proactive Communication and Conflict Resolution for Redevelopment"
Date: February 27, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm ET
Presenter(s): Joan Isaacson (Kearns and West) & Michael Fortunato (CICD)
Host: Center for Creative Land Recycling
Details: http://bit.ly/2IssmT1, free
Webinar "Measuring school travel using BikeWalkRoll"
Date: February 28, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Host: Ontario Active School Travel, a program of Green Communities Canada
Details: http://bit.ly/2GrwqQI, free
Webinar "Exploring the Human-Centered Mobility Principles"
Date: February 28, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Rose M.Z. Gowen (Brownsville, TX City Commission), Kevin Mills (Rails-to-Trails Conservancy), Barkha Patel (Jersey City, NJ) & Laura Torchio (Project for Public Spaces)
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2SrhatP, free
Webinar "GARE-BBSP: Inside-Outside Organizing and Community Engagement" (Part 3 of 3)
Date: February 28, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Host: Better Bike Share Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/2C7VQR7, free
Webinar "Now That e-Bikes Are On Trails, What Do We Know?"
Date: February 28, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Morgan Lommele (PeopleForBikes), Chris Bernhardt (C2 Recreation Consulting) & Mary Ann Bonnell (Jefferson County (CO) Open Space)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2Jpvj3w, $19 for members, $39 for nonmembers; closed captioning available
Webinar "Leading Future Improvements in Transportation Safety"
Date: March 5, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bruce Landsberg (National Transportation Safety Board) & Neil Pedersen (Transportation Research Board)
Host: Transportation Research Board and the National Transportation Safety Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2GpZYOK, free
Webinar "Funding and Evaluating Systemic Pedestrian Safety Improvements"
Date: March 5, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Karen Scurry (FHWA), Elissa Goughnour (VHB) & Tracy Turpin (VA DOT)
Host: FHWA, VHB & UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2T9ovyA, free
Webinar "Supporting Program Structure" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: March 13, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free
Webinar "Stronger Together: Partnering with the Disability Rights Movement"
Date: March 13, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2S9s5oq, free
Webinar "Navigating Without Curbs: Accessibility on Shared Streets"
Date: March 20, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2PZclCB, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members
Webinar "Trail Towns - Leveraging Trails for Community and Economic Development"
Date: March 21, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Harry Burkholder (Land Information Access Assn.), Russell Clark (National Park Service), Helen Siewers (Cave Country Trails) & Seth Wheat (State of KY)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2FfyzPN, $19 for members, $39 for nonmembers; closed captioning available
Webinar "Four Databases with a Common Goal: Promoting Transportation Research"
Date: March 21, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Janet Daly & Bill McLeod (Transportation Research Board), Mary Moulton & Beyan Johnson (USDOT)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2Ip6wQq, free
Webinar "Smart Communities - How 5G, Mobility, Vision Zero and Multi-Modal Approaches are Converging"
Date: March 27, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Sean Harrington (Verizon) & Brenna Berman (City Tech Collaborative & City of Chicago, IL)
Host: Meeting of the Minds
Details: http://bit.ly/2Taxcst, free
Webinar "Technical Assistance and Training" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: March 27, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free
Webinar "Key Partner/Stakeholder Engagement and Communication" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: April 10, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free
Webinar "Designing Streets for the Speeds You Want"
Date: April 17, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2PYyWit, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members
Webinar "Leadership and Safety Culture" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: April 24, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free
EQUITY ANALYSIS DATA, MEASURES, & METHODS
-> The FHWA Travel Model Improvement Program (TMIP) recently presented its Equity Analysis Data, Measures, and Methods for MPOs and Transit Agencies webinar, which is now available to view online. (https://bit.ly/2SFNM3D Adobe Connect required) Dr. Alex Karner (University of TX at Austin) presented the implications of different data sources, performance measures, and methods on outcomes, and his work to systemize and standardize equity analysis by identifying best practices and performing comparative assessments. The presentation slides are available at https://bit.ly/2yIKlPE.
LAB 2018 BENCHMARKING REPORT ON BICYCLING AND WALKING
-> American Bicyclist News reported a new League of American Bicyclists report shows bicyclist and pedestrians deaths reached a 25-year high in 2016. (2018 Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking in the United States: http://bit.ly/2T25D4s). Cyclist and pedestrian deaths are an acute public health crisis. At the same time, the cost of physical inactivity is a public health crisis in slow motion. Urgency at the federal and state level is required to address both by making biking and walking safer and more common. Local advocates and future-forward city leaders are making the most progress. The report offers the most comprehensive look at national and regional statistics on bicycling and walking alongside an examination of the policies and plans, or lack thereof, to improve infrastructure for people biking and walking. http://bit.ly/2T2GFld
LAB: BIKE NEW DEAL
-> The League of American Bicyclists Bike New Deal lays out 5 policy principles and investments that would position the US as a leader on vehicle and road safety, create a connected interstate system for bicycles, build locally connected bike networks, prioritize bicycle education at a young age, and promote biking and walking as transportation. http://bit.ly/2T4oWdg
FROM CONCEPT TO CONSTRUCTION: WHAT ENGINEERS DO
-> To celebrate Engineers Week 2019, Toole Design Group is posting a series throughout the week on its website that shows the process of taking a multimodal transportation project from concept to construction. The first describes how to develop design guidance. As the week progresses, they plan to add installments focused on creating a concept, designing for every user, finalizing the details, and coordinating construction. http://bit.ly/2T9HTeR
COMPREHENSIVE MULTI-MODAL TRIP PLANNER
-> SmartCitiesWorld reported Moovit (http://bit.ly/2IolYwb) and TomTom have joined forces with the Microsoft to create a comprehensive multi-modal trip planner that identifies all of the driving, parking, public transit, bike share, scooter and walking options in a single package. The partners claim no other urban mobility solution offers real-time drive, park, and transit information within one trip plan. http://bit.ly/2IzYjsu
INFOGRAPHIC: MILLENNIALS' CHANGING TRAVEL PATTERNS
-> Mobility Lab published a 4-page infographic that provides an outline of millennials' changing travel patterns. One key finding: vehicle miles traveled has not kept up with population growth, which might be a hopeful sign for reducing car use. http://bit.ly/2Iqj7Tx
STREET-LEVEL SOLUTIONS FOR SAFER CYCLING
-> AARP Livable Communities provided a list and descriptions of creative street-level solutions for safer cycling noting small changes can make big differences. The list includes bicycle ramps to maneuver bikes up or down sets of stairs; contraflow bike lanes; safer intersections with bike signals, colored bike lanes and design changes; neighborhood bikeways; protected bike lanes; bicycle repair kiosks; climbing lanes; sharrows; and bike playgrounds/traffic gardens. http://bit.ly/2Io6dW8
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia, PA, November 2-6, 2019.
Deadlines: Between February 19 and 23, 2019, dependent on the Section, SPIG or Caucus, http://bit.ly/2SfJeg6
-> CALL FOR PROGRAM PROPOSALS - 2019 Safe Routes to School Conference, November 12-14, 2019, Tampa, FL
Deadline: February 22, 2019, http://bit.ly/2ReHZlc
-> CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Walk21- XX, October 7-11, 2019, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Deadline: February 22, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Fhg2T7
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - International Cycling Safety Conference (International Cycling Safety Community), November 18-20, 2019, Brisbane, Australia
Deadline: February 22, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Iosumz
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Bike 2019, May 7, 2019 in Edmonton, Canada and May 8, 2019 in Calgary, Canada
Deadline: February 22, 2019, http://bit.ly/2IzipDc
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 2019 National Conference on Health Communications, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA, August 13 - 15, 2019
Deadline: February 28, 2019, http://bit.ly/2GnPWxL
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Tennessee Bike Walk Summit (Bike Walk TN), Knoxville, TN, May 9-10, 2019
Deadline: March 1, 2019, http://bit.ly/2GoYrZo
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Conference on Data and Performance Driven Project Prioritization (Transportation Research Board), September 15-18, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Deadline: March 1, 2019, http://bit.ly/2GqdmTd
-> CALL FOR WEBINAR PROPOSALS FOR THE LAST HALF OF 2019 - Transportation Research Board
Deadline: March 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2IoqXwF
-> CALL FOR MINI-SYMPOSIA & SPECIAL SESSIONS - 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, June 28-July 2, 2020, Sapporo, Japan
Deadline: March 15, 2019 (Extended), http://bit.ly/2IBOaMj
-> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - 12th Liveable Cities Conference, Adelaide, Australia, August 12-13, 2019
Deadline: April 26, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Dc9btb
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 23, 2019 - 2019 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit (New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition), West Windsor, NJ
-> February 25-26, 2019 - Safe Streets Summit, Miami, FL
-> February 28, 2019 - Minnesota Bike Summit on Capital Hill 2019 (Bicycle MN), St. Paul, MN
-> March 1, 2019 - Cycle Tourism Conference, Toronto, Canada
-> March 5-7, 2019 - National Shared Mobility Summit, Chicago, IL
-> March 5, 2019 - Utah Bike Summit (Bike Utah), Lehi, UT
-> March 7-8, 2019 - Georgia Walks Summit, Peachtree Corners, GA
-> March 9-12, 2019 - 20th Annual National Bike Summit, Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
-> March 10-12, 2019 - CityLaunch, San Diego, CA
-> March 10-13, 2019 - 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Greenville, SC
-> March 14, 2019 - Washington, DC Region Vision Zero Summit, Washington, DC
-> March 16, 2019 - Vision Zero for Philadelphia (PA) Conference
-> March 30, 2019 - TransportationCamp PHL 2019, Philadelphia, PA
-> March 31-April 2, 2019 - Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Louisville, KY
-> April 1-2, 2019 - Australian 2019 National Sustainability Conference, Brisbane, Australia
-> April 1-2, 2019 - SOPHIA's 2019 HIA Practitioner Workshop, St. Paul, MN
-> April 1-4, 2019 - Smart Cities Connect Conference, Denver, CO
-> April 4-6, 2019 - Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit, Philadelphia, PA
-> April 6, 2019 - BikePGH's 6th Annual Women & Non-Binary Forum, Pittsburgh, PA
-> April 6, 2019 (Rescheduled) - TransportationCamp Ithaca 2019, Ithaca, NY
-> April 7-9, 2019 - 14th National Light Rail and Streetcar Conference, Jersey City, NJ
-> April 9-13, 2019 - Society of Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) National Convention & Expo, Tampa, FL
-> April 10-11, 2019 - Safer City Streets Network: 5th meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
-> April 13-16, 2019 - 2019 APA National Planning Conference San Francisco, CA
-> April 15-16, 2019 - Governors Highway Safety Association & Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Speeding Forum, Rucversville, VA
-> April 15-18 , 2019 - Aging In America, New Orleans, LA
-> April 23-24, 2019 - Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety (Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety), Durham, NC
-> April 25, 2019 - Change Your Visitors' Behavior (How cycling tourism can benefit cultural heritage, UNESCO Workshop) Jelling, Denmark
-> April 25-26, 2019 - Active Transportation Summit (The Street Trust & partners), Portland, OR
-> April 27, 2019 - TransportationCamp NE 2019, Cambridge, MA
-> April 28 - May 1, 2019 - American Trails 24th International Trails Symposium, Syracuse, NY
-> May 6-9, 2019 - 2019 National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Rapid City, SD
-> May 7, 2019 - Bike 2019, Edmonton, Canada (University of Alberta)
-> May 8, 2019 - Bike 2019, Calgary, Canada (University of Alberta)
-> May 8, 2019 - National Bike To School Day
-> May 8-10, 2019 - Placemaking: Making it Happen - Spring 2019 (Project for Public Spaces), New York, NY
-> May 9-10, 2019 - Tennessee Bike Walk Summit (Bike Walk TN), Knoxville, TN
-> May 9-10, 2019 - Transportation Camp Florida (#SmartMiami), Miami, FL
-> May 17-19, 2019 - 2019 ASLA Diversity Summit, Washington, DC
-> May 18, 2019 - TransportationCamp Baltimore 2019, Baltimore, MD
-> May 19-22, 2019 - APWA North American Snow Conference; Salt Lake City, UT
-> May 20-24, 2019 - Cycling Embassy of Denmark - 5th Bikeable City Masterclass, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline: February 1, 2019; http://bit.ly/2FJOMgv
-> May 22-24, 2019 - International Transport Forum Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration, Leipzig, Germany
-> May 26-29, 2019 - CARSP Conference (Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals) Calgary, Canada
-> May 26-31, 2019 - 15th World Conference on Transport Research, Mumbai, India
-> June 1, 2019 - National Trails Day
-> June 2-5, 2019 - 17th National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Portland, OR
-> June 3-6, 2019 - 13th ITS European Congress, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
-> June 4-7, 2019 - Alaska Walk and Bike Conference, Sitka, AK
-> June 4-7, 2019 - International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
-> June 5-7, 2019 - Chicago Forum on Global Cities, Chicago, IL
-> June 9-12, 2019 - Global Public Transport Summit, Stockholm, Sweden
-> June 9-12, 2019 - International Conference on Transportation and Development, Alexandria, VA
-> June 12-15, 2019 - CNU 27 (Congress for New Urbanism), Louisville, KY
-> June 12-15, 2019 - Placemaking Week Europe (STIPO / European Placemaking Network/La Marina de Valencia), Valencia, Spain
-> June 16-19 , 2019 - National ADA Symposium, Dallas, TX
-> June 19-21, 2019 - Sustainable Transport Study Tour in the Netherlands (Florida Atlantic University in coordination with the International Sustainable Transportation Exchange Program)
-> June 24-26, 2019 - Mobilize Fortaleza: 2019Reclaiming Streets for Access and Mobility (Institute for Transportation and Development), Fortaleza, Brazil
-> June 25-27, 2019 - 25th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, Aveiro, Portugal
-> June 25-28, 2019 - Velo-City; Dublin, Ireland
-> June 26-27, 2019 - PraxisConference Pedestrian Protection; Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
-> June 26-28, 2019 - ICLEI Resilient Cities 2019: 10th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, Bonn, Germany
-> July 3-6, 2019 - Canadian Institute of Planners Nation al Conference, Ottawa, Canada
-> July 8 - 12, 2019 - Esri User Conference, San Diego, CA
-> July 12-16, 2019 - Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Tampa, FL
-> July 21-24, 2019 - Joint ITE International and Texas District Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Austin, TX
-> August 4-7, 2019 - 2019 ACT International Conference, New York, NY
-> August 13-15, 2019 - 2019 National Conference on Health Communications, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA
-> August 24-28, 2019 - IMAGINE THE FUTURE: Advancing Traffic Safety through Technology and Innovation (Governors Highway Safety Association 2019 Annual Meeting), Anaheim, CA
-> August 25-28, 2019 - Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Conference Portland, OR
-> September 9 - 12, 2019 - NACTO Designing Cities 2019: Toronto, Canada
-> September 10-13, 2019 - 6th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation (WIiT 2019), Irvine, CA
-> September 15-18, 2019 - 12th TRB International Conference on Low-Volume Roads, Kalispell, MT
-> September 15-18, 2019 - Conference on Data and Performance Driven Project Prioritization (Transportation Research Board), Atlanta, GA
-> October 1-4, 2019 - 3rd International Placemaking Week (Project for Public Spaces), Chattanooga, TN
-> October 7-11, 2019 - Walk21- XX: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
-> October 15-17, 2019 - California Bike Summit, Los Angeles, CA
-> October 23-24, 2019 - MN Statewide Toward Zero Deaths Conference, St. Cloud, MN
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
-> November 18-20, 2019 - International Cycling Safety Conference, (International Cycling Safety Community), Brisbane, Australia
-> June 28-July 2, 2020 - 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Sapporo, Japan (International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety)
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 - 2019 INNOVATION BY DESIGN AWARDS, FAST COMPANY
The 2019 Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, now in its eighth year, has featured a cross section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry. There are 21 categories you can enter, and the judges include renowned designers from a variety of disciplines, business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, and Fast Company's own editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, depth of user insight, cultural impact, and business impact. Among the award categories are Spaces, Places, and Cities; Social Good; Health; User Experience; and Mobility.
Deadline: March 22, 2019, http://bit.ly/2IqFrwj
-> 2 JOBS - DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, CITY OF TUCSON, AZ
- LEAD PLANNER
The Lead Planner position, for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, within the Department of Transportation assists the Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian Program in meeting the goals of increasing the number of people walking or bicycling for their transportation needs and improving safety. This position develops and administers bicycle and pedestrian safety, education, encouragement, and enforcement programs, and promotes alternate modes of transportation through organizing annual alternate modes promotional events, coordinating with community bicycle and pedestrian interest groups, maintaining media relations, and providing the public with bicycle and pedestrian specific information.
Deadline: February 20, 2019 by 4:00 pm MT, http://bit.ly/2T2Vhkz
- PROJECT MANAGER
The City of Tucson is looking for an experienced Project Manager with demonstrated success in urban design and/or bicycle & pedestrian infrastructure projects. The Project Manager will oversee the design and construction of numerous bicycling and walking projects, including the implementation of voter-approved walking and bicycling projects totaling $92 million within the following categories: Greenways and Shared Use Paths; Pedestrian Safety and Walkability; and Bicycle Safety and Mobility. The projects include funding for green infrastructure.
Deadline: February 24, 2019 by 11:59 pm MT, http://bit.ly/2T7oNpm
-> JOB - PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM GRANT SPECIALIST, STATE OF WISCONSIN
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Grant Specialist performs professional grant management as well as all program management, planning, monitoring and evaluation for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program and several additional program areas including speed, seat belt, and impaired driving. This will include review and management of grant applications, analysis and review of reimbursement reports, frequent communication with grantees and Regional Program Managers. This position serves as the primary pedestrian and bicycle resource on a variety of advisory bodies including the Governor's Bicycle Coordinating Council, Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Safety Patrols, and the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. This position also provides training and educational programs to planners, engineers, law enforcement officials and the general public to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Deadline: February 24, 2019 (Extended), http://bit.ly/2IrHFeH
-> JOB - ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, WALK BIKE NASHVILLE, TN
Walk Bike Nashville seeks an Advocacy and Communications Manager to organize, plan and lead advocacy plans for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure; form policy opinions; manage the organization's communications efforts; and develop and maintain community partnerships among other responsibilities.
Deadline: February 25, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Iqd0OP
-> JOB - NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY & MISSING LINKS COORDINATOR (COORDINATOR II), CITY OF PORTLAND, OR
The City of Portland is seeking a Neighborhood Greenway & Missing Links Coordinator within the Portland Bureau of Transportation to plan and organize programs, including budgeting and work plan development. Program success will depend on streamlined coordination of activities among several PBOT teams including Planning, Engineering Services, and Capital Project Delivery.
Deadline: February 25, 2019 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2Iobahx
-> JOB - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, KENNESAW (GA) STATE UNIVERSITY
This position will serve to plan, direct, support and increase participation in sustainable transportation options at Kennesaw State University's two primary campuses. Manage, educate, and market transportation programs to students, faculty and staff. Oversee the daily transit and bike share operations.
Deadline: February 28, 2019, http://bit.ly/2T5KDK6
-> 2 JOBS - 2 SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS, CITY OF OAKLAND, CA
OakDOT is currently accepting applications to fill 2 Senior Transportation Planner vacancies leading the following sections:
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Program - The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program makes active transportation safe, accessible, and equitable through data-driven decisions, quality design, professionalism, and respect for the Oakland communities they serve. Scope includes implementing the Pedestrian Plan; implementing the Bicycle Plan; and managing OakDOT's data.
- Planning and Project Development - Planning and Project Development is a mission-driven team deeply committed to advancing progressive transportation projects that intersect with other pressing issues Oaklanders face. Some examples of work include: Paint the Town!, Let's Bike Oakland, and Harrison and 23rd Crash Response. Scope includes managing planning efforts, developing project concepts for grant funding and program implementation, and providing leadership on departmental initiatives.
Deadline for both jobs: March 3, 2019 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2IpsTFq
-> JOB - ENGINEER (TRANSPORTATION), MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY, CITY & COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Under general direction, the engineer is responsible for managing a team within the Livable Streets Subdivision of Sustainable Streets, with a focus on traffic signal design and implementation that supports high quality and often innovative bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic calming projects. The engineer will have the following core responsibilities: 1) Oversees and manages a team of 3-5 Livable Streets staff responsible for the development of signal designs and timing plans, particularly for protected bikeway designs. 2) Provides guidance on the development of local traffic signal design guidelines, particularly for innovative and experimental designs that are not included in existing national manuals or guidance. 3) Leads a team that designs and delivers high-priority bicycle and pedestrian safety projects that support San Francisco's Transit First and Vision Zero goals.
Deadline: March 4, 2019 by 5:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2InvCPK
-> 2 JOBS , EAST COAST GREENWAY ALLIANCE
- VIRGINIA & NORTH CAROLINA COORDINATOR, DURHAM, NC OR OTHER REMOTE LOCATION POSSIBLE
The Virginia & North Carolina Greenway Coordinator is a full-time position that carries region-wide responsibilities for all aspects of greenway development, State Committee/volunteer engagement, and some fundraising tasks in both states. The VA & NC Coordinator works under the direction of the Deputy Director in coordination with other ECGA staff. This position will implement programs that support the ECGA Strategic Plan and specific strategies and goals in each state. The right candidate will grow, support and empower our volunteers in the region and must be able to travel frequently within the region for meetings and events. Work will entail data collection, field investigations, and performing technical and GIS data analysis.
Deadline: March 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2IrMhkY
- FLORIDA COORDINATOR, EAST SIDE OF FL REMOTE LOCATION
The Florida Greenway Coordinator is a full-time position that carries statewide responsibilities for all aspects of greenway development, State Committee/volunteer engagement, and some fundraising tasks in Florida. The Florida Coordinator works under the direction of the Deputy Director in coordination with other ECGA staff. This position will implement programs that support the ECGA Strategic Plan and specific strategies and goals in the state. The right candidate will grow, support and empower our volunteers in the state and must be able to travel frequently within the state for meetings and events. Work will entail data collection, field investigations, and performing technical and GIS data analysis.
Deadline: March 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2IqYdU2
-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES, NEW YORK, NY
With an unwavering determination, the Executive Director must share a firm conviction and a sense of urgency in transforming public space to make streets safe and accessible. Moved to combat the socio-economic and racial injustice prevalent in the allocation of resources for neighborhoods, the Executive Director will have the executive presence and level of influence to represent effectively the clarion voice for equity for all New Yorkers. He/she will advocate for the organization's focus areas with a diverse constituency of community partners, donors, and city and state officials.
Deadline: None listed, http://bit.ly/2T1E4rX
-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS, MN
This position will manage the delivery of pedestrian, bikeway, and street reconstruction projects, which will require significant coordination with other divisions within Public Works and across other City departments. This position will work directly with elected officials, residents, property owners, businesses, members of the community, and other regional agencies.
Deadline: None listed, http://bit.ly/2T5GUMC
-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, RK&K, BALTIMORE, MD
The Healthy Communities Team at RK&K is looking for a motivated, dedicated individual experienced with bicycle and pedestrian planning, trail feasibility studies, and complete streets planning. As a member of the team, you will be integrated into projects across the region geared toward encouraging healthy transportation choices, closing critical gaps in bicycle and pedestrian networks, developing a vision for trail plans, providing action items to implement equitable environments, and revitalizing communities large and small. They seek experience writing planning documents, researching funding mechanisms, developing project goals, preparing for client and public meetings, using GIS for both analysis and recording recommendations, supporting project managers in developing network recommendations, crafting action items, contributing to concept development, and taking projects to the finish line.
Deadline: None listed, http://bit.ly/2T4E9Lo
-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CIVIL ENGINEER, NV5, PHILADELPHIA, PA
NV5, a professional and technical engineering and consulting firm, seeks a Civil Engineer with 4 to 8 years of experience designing transportation and/or site development projects. The position is ideally suited for a candidate with experience in both design and project management of civil design involving urban streets, multi-use trails, and other bicycle and pedestrian facilities, but also with experience in PennDOT and/or NJDOT roads and highways or site development. The position will focus mainly on multi-modal transportation design projects, but the ideal candidate should also have an interest and willingness to assist our team with projects involving site design, green stormwater infrastructure, parks, and other neighborhood improvements for various public and private clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding region.
Deadline: None listed, http://bit.ly/2Ir0n6p
-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION ANALYST, CITY OF BOCA RATON, FL
Performs difficult professional work analyzing transportation and traffic related issues; manages the City's traffic calming, bicycle/pedestrian, transportation demand management & transit programs; reviews and comments on site plans, engineering and construction plans; approves and supervises all maintenance of traffic operations within the City; participates in developing various elements of the Comprehensive Plan; prepares grant applications; does related work as required.
Deadline: None listed, http://bit.ly/2T7ezFy
-> JOB - BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN SAFETY MANAGER, RIDEWISE, BRIDGEWATER, NJ
RideWise seeks an individual who is highly motivated by their mission and who demonstrates a passion for teaching and promoting cycling and pedestrian safety. This person will plan and implement a wide range of marketing, educational and outreach initiatives aimed at expanding the agency's bicycle/pedestrian programming and participation within schools and in the community.
Deadline: None listed, http://bit.ly/2IrIq7x
-> 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
-> Lime, http://bit.ly/2Iptxmk
-> Toole Design Group, http://bit.ly/1k7DPRg
-> TRB Careers in Motion Job Center, http://bit.ly/2A5sQWQ
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