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#483 Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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----- Bill Proposes to Reinstate Bicycle Commuter Tax Benefit
----- Bill Proposes USDOT Provide Jobs Accessibility Data by All Modes
----- McKinsey: 3 Scenarios on the Future of Mobility
----- European Parliament: Updated Bike & Ped Safety Tech on Vehicles
----- Streets for All Coalition for Improved Mobility & Equity
----- Carfree Central Madrid, Spain: Retail Spending Up + Air Cleaner
----- Walkable Streets More Economically Productive
----- We Must Change How We Talk about Pedestrian Deaths
----- Google Doodle Celebrates Raised Dot Blocks
----- Watch Advocates Vent Bike Lane Opposition Tales
----- Few E-Scooter Injuries at Night or in Crashes w/ Drivers
----- Dockless Bike Share Doesn't Threaten Docked Bikes
----- Cycling Underwater: Kennedy Tunnel in Antwerp, Belgium
----- Call for Safe Routes to School Programs to Take Survey

R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
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----- New York City: Settlement Improves Sidewalk Accessibility
----- Charging Drivers by Distance Driven vs. Fuel Consumed
----- San Francisco, CA: Inspiring New Vision Zero Strategy
----- Macon-Bibb County, GA Interactive Map to Report Ped Issues
----- Port Washington, WI: Neighbors Petition for Ped Lane vs Sidewalk
----- Washington State Did Vision Zero First
----- Atlanta, GA: Drivers in Bike Lanes to Get Stiffer Fines
----- Chicago, IL: Lyft May Spend $50M to Bring Bike Share to All Wards
----- Philadelphia, PA: Underground Subway Station Bike Parking
----- Baltimore, MD Apartment Developer to Give Tenants Bikes
----- New York City Walkable Vessel Sculpture w/ 154 Staircases

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----- Ped & Bicyclist Data Analysis
----- Commuting by Bike Make People Happy, Transit Not so Much
----- Racial Gap between Who Causes Air Pollution & Who Breathes It
----- Cardiovascular Disease from Ambient Air Pollution in Europe
----- Equitable Approach to Paying for Roads
----- Transit Raises Property Values, Lowers Poverty
----- Bike Sharing History, Impacts, Models & Future
----- Call for Input on Senior Mobility Taxonomy Update
----- FHWA Ped & Bike Research & Program Activities
----- NHTSA Summary: New & Ongoing Ped & Bike Safety Research

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----- Bikeway Selection Guide
----- Unblock the Bike Lane Campaign Report
----- Virtual Public Involvement
----- Community Connections Innovations Handbook
----- Model State Legislation Establishing Complete Streets
----- Infographic: Driver & Ped Crash Liability by State

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

BILL PROPOSES TO REINSTATE BICYCLE COMMUTER TAX BENEFIT
-> Smart Cities Dive reported a bill introduced in the US House of Representatives by Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-OR, Vern Buchanan, R-FL, and Ayanna Pressley, D-MA, would reinstate and modify the bicycle commuter tax benefit. (Bicycle Commuter Act of 2019: http://bit.ly/2HsjHPj) It would change the benefit's structure to make it pre-tax, like for parking and transit benefits; would clarify that bike-share and electric bike-share options are eligible for the benefit; and would permit the bicycle benefit to be used with parking and transit benefits. The benefit was repealed in 2017 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. http://bit.ly/2HqqcC8

BILL PROPOSES USDOT PROVIDE JOBS ACCESSIBILITY DATA BY ALL MODES
-> The T4America Blog reported a bill was reintroduced in Congress that will provide transportation agencies with robust data to support smarter transportation planning that can better connect residents to jobs and services by all modes of travel. The Connecting Opportunities through Mobility Metrics and Unlocking Transportation Efficiencies (COMMUTE) Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Baldwin (D-WI) and Ernst (R-IA) and in the House by Congressman DeSaulnier (D-CA) along with Reps. Curtis (R-UT) and McAdams (D-UT). (S. 3491: http://bit.ly/2F4kKRC) It requires USDOT to create a competitive pilot program to provide 5 states, 10 MPOs, and 5 rural planning organizations with data sets to calculate how many jobs and services (such as schools, medical facilities, banks, and groceries) are accessible by all modes of travel. These data sets will also be made available to local governments and researchers. http://bit.ly/2FcUiFy

MCKINSEY: 3 SCENARIOS ON THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY
-> A McKinsey Quarterly article described 3 potential future mobility scenarios and details how public- and private-sector leaders can forge a strategy to make seamless mobility happen. (See full report: An Integrated Perspective on the Future of Mobility, Part 3: Setting the Direction Toward Seamless Mobility: https://mck.co/2JnCrBe) McKinsey modeled a set of short (fewer than two kilometers - 1.2 miles), medium (two to ten kilometers - 1.2 to 6.2 miles), and long (more than ten kilometers - 6.2 miles) trips. They differentiated between trips within the city business district and trips to and from the city and the suburbs. They also simulated the trade-offs that people make--for instance, deciding between a more convenient, but pricier autonomous shuttle, and a less convenient, but cheaper bus--and estimated how these decisions could affect congestion in 2030. They accounted for "induced travel"--the concept that when it is easier or cheaper to travel, demand tends to rise. [In each scenario and the 2018 baseline, McKinsey projects just 5% of passenger kilometers traveled per year via walking and biking.] https://mck.co/2JnugVB

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: UPDATED BIKE & PED SAFETY TECH ON VEHICLES
-> Bike Europe reported the European Parliament decided to drastically improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in Europe by equipping motor vehicles with up to date technical solutions. The European Cyclists' Federation reported that the European Parliament Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee has supported a raft of vehicle safety measures in the motor vehicle General Safety Regulations; many having a direct impact on cyclist and pedestrian safety. (To be able to sell into the European Union single market vehicle manufacturers have to submit their new vehicles to rigorous testing procedures and the General Safety Regulations lays down mandatory safety measures to be included.) These technologies include an intervening Intelligent Speed Assistance; autonomous emergency braking; improved Direct Vision regulations for trucks; and a cyclists/pedestrian detection system for trucks. It has been estimated that these technologies could save 25,000 lives over the next 15 years. http://bit.ly/2U0NaFG

STREETS FOR ALL COALITION FOR IMPROVED MOBILITY & EQUITY
-> Smart Cities Dive reported during a featured SXSW session, panelists unveiled the Streets for All Coalition, a group intended to advocate for "improved mobility, equitable access and reduced car dependence in communities everywhere." (http://bit.ly/2U2jb0o) The coalition will share expertise and best practices to execute on a number of principles, such as supporting access to sustainable modes of transportation; advancing Vision Zero principles; protecting pedestrian rights-of-way and sharing data. It has not yet detailed the concrete ways it will execute on these goals. Founding coalition members include Bikemore, Bird, the California Bicycle Coalition, Circulate San Diego, the Climate Action Campaign, Forth Mobility, Monday Motorbike, New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, Razor, Spin and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. http://bit.ly/2TZDSK8

CARFREE CENTRAL MADRID, SPAIN: RETAIL SPENDING UP + AIR CLEANER
-> Forbes and BBVA reported cities that want to boost sales in shops and restaurants should restrict access for motorists according to a new study. (Efectos Gasto Navidad 2018/19 Gran Via Y Madrid Central: http://bit.ly/2FeeOpc, en espanol. Brief description in English: http://bit.ly/2FbaU0s) Madrid, Spain closed its central business district to cars for the first time during the 2018 Christmas period and an analysis informed by Spain's second largest bank found that, transactions were significantly boosted by the measure. The closure also had another benefit: cleaner air. The bank and the Madrid City Council analyzed 20 million anonymized transactions and discovered that the decision to limit road access to the city center by motorists led to a 9.5% increase in retail sales on Madrid's main shopping street, the Gran Via. Emissions of nitrogen oxide fell by 38% in Madrid's center the first month the program was implemented, while carbon dioxide emissions dropped by 14.2%. http://bit.ly/2F5MtRW

WALKABLE STREETS MORE ECONOMICALLY PRODUCTIVE
-> Strong Towns reported we've got data unequivocally showing that people-oriented streets are more economically productive than auto-oriented streets -- from big cities to small towns, from the heartland to the South. Urban3 (http://bit.ly/2HsLeAa) spends much of their time visiting cities and towns across the nation to analyze their tax productivity, comparing how much tax revenue is produced per acre in different areas. What they've consistently found is that compact, walkable places produce far more tax value per acre than auto-oriented places--and that holds true in communities across America. Check out images created by Urban3 that visually illustrate the tax value per acre of every plot of land in 4 geographically diverse communities and this pattern is evident in all of them: De Moines, IA; Layfaette, LA; Redlands, CA and Traverse City, MI. http://bit.ly/2HvN4jv

WE MUST CHANGE HOW WE TALK ABOUT PEDESTRIAN DEATHS
-> In considering the case of driver who killed 2 pedestrians, StreetsBlog USA asks what is the appropriate punishment for someone who unintentionally causes great harm with a car? People who kill someone with a car -- as long as they're not drunk -- are unlikely to ever face charges in the first place, much less be convicted or serve jail time. A 2015 Transportation Alternatives investigation found that less than 7% of drivers who caused a death in New York City were charged with vehicular homicide. (Justice Denied: Denied: New York City's District Attorneys Plead Out of Vision Zero: http://bit.ly/2HwXJKW) There is very little accountability for drivers. Meanwhile, pedestrians are faulted for not doing things that go above and beyond their legal requirements: like wearing bright clothing, or walking after dark. Furthermore, presumptions about the driver's behavior reflect a false dichotomy between intentional violence with a car and innocent mistakes, an "unavoidable accident." http://bit.ly/2HzVN4z

GOOGLE DOODLE CELEBRATES RAISED DOT BLOCKS
-> A recent Google animated Doodle celebrated Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake, whose desire to help a close friend turned into an innovation that drastically improved the way those who are visually impaired navigate public spaces around the globe. In 1965, Miyake spent his own money to invent tactile blocks (or Tenji blocks as they were originally known) to help a friend whose vision was becoming impaired. The blocks come in two predominant types: one with dots, and the other with bars. The dotted blocks alert the visually impaired when they are approaching danger, and can often be found at the edges of crosswalks and railway platforms. The barred blocks provide directional cues, letting users know that they are following a safe path. http://bit.ly/2TPSPyz

WATCH ADVOCATES VENT BIKE LANE OPPOSITION TALES
-> CityLab reported bike-lane foes say the darnedest things. Advocates of enhanced bicycle infrastructure know this all too well. The latest short film by Streetsfilms' Clarence Eckerson asks advocates at this year's National Bike Summit outside Washington, D.C., to recount their most ridiculous tales of bike-lane opposition. Enjoy some of these head-scratchers -- including the classic, "If you build a bike lane, the terrorists will win." http://bit.ly/2TI13cJ, 5:01 minutes.

FEW E-SCOOTER INJURIES AT NIGHT OR IN CRASHES W/ DRIVERS
-> Mashable reported e-scooter injuries are on the rise and now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to better understand how riders are hurting themselves as well as the severity of their injuries while scooting around town. Contrary to popular belief, most e-scooter-related injuries don't happen at night and don't involve collision with a car. The CDC's study, which will be released in the spring, showed fewer than 1% of e-scooter riders wore helmets. Similarly, the University of San Diego Medical Center's tracking of e-scooter-related injuries showed 98% of patients who got into accidents didn't wear a helmet, 48% of them were drunk, and 52% tested for substance abuse. http://bit.ly/2HusmRg

DOCKLESS BIKE SHARE DOESN'T THREATEN DOCKED BIKES
-> Forbes reported dockless bikes are complementing their docking elders in some cities, instead of--as some had feared--driving them to extinction. To serve the demand for bicycling you really have to have both of these modes working together. Dockless companies have discovered that electric-assist bikes are much more popular than pedal bikes, and charging can happen conveniently at docks. Hybrid systems seem to be emerging that allow users to leave bikes anywhere but find a more reliable supply of fully charged bikes at docks. http://bit.ly/2TWCGHj

CYCLING UNDERWATER: KENNEDY TUNNEL IN ANTWERP, BELGIUM
-> The European Cyclists' Federation reported the Kennedy Tunnel is a road and cycling tunnel under the river Scheldt in the south of Antwerp, Belgium. For drivers, it is a part of Antwerp ring-road. In the trans-European road network (TEN-T), it is a part of the North Sea - Mediterranean core corridor. For cyclists, it is the cycle highway FR10, connecting routes from Brussels, Gent and Boom. Car drivers traveling on the ring road usually do not even know there is a cycle tunnel next to the car tunnels. The entry for cyclists is difficult to notice from the motorway and better visible from city streets on both sides of the river. The cycle tunnel was built in the 1960s, so some of its features are clearly outdated. (http://bit.ly/2TUo7nT, photos)

CALL FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO TAKE SURVEY
-> The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is calling for Safe Routes to School programs to complete a 15-20 minute survey. By compiling this information, they will develop a better understanding of Safe Routes to School programs, identify areas that need additional support, and provide better resources and information related to Safe Routes to School in the US. They invite any local, regional, or state initiative, by whatever name, that takes action focused on getting more kids walking and biking safely to and from school to take the survey. http://bit.ly/2Hv7dGD
Deadline: April 19, 2019


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

NEW YORK CITY: SETTLEMENT IMPROVES SIDEWALK ACCESSIBILITY
-> Disability Rights Advocates reported the Southern District Court of New York issued preliminary approval of a historic class action settlement that establishes a comprehensive remedial plan for drastically improving sidewalk accessibility for all members of New York City's disability community. For years, the disability community - as well as all New Yorkers - has had to deal with deteriorated curb cuts, missing detectable warnings and excessively sloped ramps throughout the City. The core provisions of the agreement mandate a citywide survey to assess which corners require installations and upgrades and a comprehensive schedule for completing the work necessary to ensure every corner in the City becomes accessible. An outside monitor will oversee the agreement. http://bit.ly/2JqAyne

CHARGING DRIVERS BY DISTANCE DRIVEN VS. FUEL CONSUMED
-> The Chicago, IL area Metropolitan Planning Council reported while fuel-efficient vehicles are great for the planet, the subsequent decrease in fuel tax revenue diminishes Illinois' funding for transportation. Last month, MPC convened a panel of experts to talk about a future alternative funding source: mileage-based user fees (also known as road usage charges or vehicle miles traveled fees), which charge drivers by distance driven rather than fuel consumed. One panelist was from OR DOT, who manages the state's OReGO program, the country's first fully implemented mileage-based user fee program. (Oregon's Road Usage Charge: The OReGO Program Final Report: http://bit.ly/2F9DS0D) Another was from Azuga, a vehicle tracking company that manufactures the software and hardware that make mileage-based user fees programs possible. http://bit.ly/2Femac

[See Research Beat for the Equitable Approach to Paying for Roads item that provides a model that may produce a better distribution of cost burdens than the VMT model.]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: INSPIRING NEW VISION ZERO STRATEGY
-> Vision Zero Network reported San Francisco raises the notch for Vision Zero in its updated Vision Zero strategy. (Vision Zero Action Strategy: Eliminating Traffic Deaths in San Francisco: http://bit.ly/2HA2mTM) It thinks big by promoting an ambitious transformative policy agenda that prioritizes the strategies that make the biggest difference in safety. It also advances the goal of shifting modes, or trips from driving to walking, biking, and transit as a core Vision Zero strategy. San Francisco aims to shift 80% of trips to sustainable travel choices by 2030 as a way to improve safety, healthy activity and air quality, while also lessening traffic noise. Check out Vision Zero Network's top 7 takeaways from this new strategy: http://bit.ly/2HDKzuO

MACON-BIBB COUNTY, GA INTERACTIVE MAP TO REPORT PED ISSUES
-> Macon-Bibb County, GA reported their Pedestrian Safety Review Board launched an interactive map on March 18 to ask people to identify the needs and issues related to pedestrian safety in their neighborhoods. (Vision Zero Action Plan Interactive Map: http://bit.ly/2TIUjLw) They are seeking information about missing sidewalk links or sidewalks in disrepair; deficient or missing curb ramps; difficult or dangerous intersections; areas needing improved street lighting; difficult-to-reach bus stops; obstacles and overgrown sidewalks; and missing crosswalks. The map is part of developing a Vision Zero Action Plan and will be active until March 31, 2019. http://bit.ly/2TPgCPV

PORT WASHINGTON, WI: NEIGHBORS PETITION FOR PED LANE VS SIDEWALK
-> Ozaukee Press reported 19 homeowners living along Hales Trail in the City of Port Washington, WI asked the Board of Public Works to consider installing a pedestrian lane on the west side of their street rather than sidewalks as they wish to retain the character of their neighborhood. The pedestrian lane around Upper Lake Park should be improved and linked to the Hales Trail path, creating a loop from downtown along the bike path to Hales Trail, the park and back downtown. Property owners argue that sidewalks would be unsightly in an area designed without them while others argue they are a needed amenity for pedestrians walking to Upper Lake Park. Although the council approved sidewalks on Hales Trail last year, they have not yet been designed. http://bit.ly/2JnH0vm

WASHINGTON STATE DID VISION ZERO FIRST
-> Mobility Labs reported in 2000, Washington was the first U.S. state -- or jurisdiction of any kind -- to adopt a Vision Zero policy, which they called Target Zero. It targeted protecting people walking and bicycling as well as eliminating fatalities of people in cars. Target Zero's initial success is explained in several ways. The most important tool is using engineering to slow down cars. While traffic enforcement, including cameras, can help, the most effective means to reduce fatalities is to narrow lanes to slow down traffic and install traffic circles and bulb-outs. In Washington State, the many miles of roads without sidewalks constitute a special hazard. Physical separation, such as raised sidewalks is best remedy. For people riding bicycles, the best protection similarly comes from physically separated lanes, especially on high-speed roads. Intersections are also critical--bike boxes can be designed to let left-turning bikes get physically ahead of cars, rather than jostling with the uncertainty of who's free to turn. At busy intersections, a separate bicycle turn arrow will ensure everyone's safety. http://bit.ly/2TQWflu

ATLANTA, GA: DRIVERS IN BIKE LANES TO GET STIFFER FINES
-> Atlanta, GA's AJC reported the Atlanta City Council unanimously approved a new law this week that would give drivers who park, stop or drive in a bike lane a $100 fine, and those driving tractor-trailers a $1,000 fine. Part of the new law would include a ticket diversion program through the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and city solicitor's office. The one-time, annual program would educate drivers on existing bicycle safety and traffic laws. Once violators complete the program, their ticket would be waived. https://on-ajc.com/2TRn8Vu

[See Resources section for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition report on its Unblock the Lane campaign.]

CHICAGO, IL: LYFT MAY SPEND $50M TO BRING BIKE SHARE TO ALL WARDS
-> StreetsBlog Chicago reported in a deal, which will require City Council approval, Lyft may become the sponsor of the Divvy network, and would spend $50 million on stations and bikes to bring the bike-share service to neighborhoods that currently lack docks. The city says it would also receive at least $77 million in sponsorship money from Lyft over nine years. The deal could be good news for making the system more equitable. There is currently a higher density of stations downtown and in more affluent neighborhoods, and many outlying communities don't have docks at all. Under the proposed amendment, Lyft would expand the system to all 50 wards by 2021, adding 10,500 bikes and 175 stations. That would bring the total to about 16,500 bikes and 800 stations. All of the new Chicago bikes would be electric pedal-assist cycles and have hybrid locking capabilities, so they can be locked at a station or to a regular bike rack. http://bit.ly/2HudnXC

PHILADELPHIA, PA: UNDERGROUND SUBWAY STATION BIKE PARKING
-> Cyclegram reported the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia worked with Temple Planning students on their report on Center City bike parking. They then met with SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) to discuss the findings of the report. SEPTA responded that they are committed to improving bike parking at many of its stations. One near-term commitment was to pilot a bike corral inside the paid area of the Walnut-Locust Broad St. Subway Station. On-street bike parking in the Broad and Walnut area is beyond capacity and the racks offer protection from the weather and monitored by video surveillance as well as requiring bike thieves to have a SEPTA key card. http://bit.ly/2FePqQb, photos

BALTIMORE, MD APARTMENT DEVELOPER TO GIVE TENANTS BIKES
-> The Baltimore Sun reported that when tenants begin signing leases for apartments in the Wheelhouse in Federal Hill this July, the landlord plans to give them a bike along with the keys. The developer of the 28-unit, five-story complex on South Charles Street, 28 Walker, hopes to discourage tenants from even owning cars and needing a place to park. The developer ordered a fleet of 92 low-maintenance Priority brand bikes "for the cost of building a parking space or two," which can exceed $25,000. http://bit.ly/2TJ1IKN

NEW YORK CITY WALKABLE VESSEL SCULPTURE W/ 154 STAIRCASES
-> Curbed New York reported that Vessel, a 150-foot-tall, shiny sculptural spiral staircase in New York's Hudson Yards neighborhood is made from 154 interconnected staircases, and is intended to be used by the public. Those wishing to climb the beehive-esque structure would need a free ticket, which can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance. (http://bit.ly/2Jq82lL) Vessel provides a nearly one-mile vertical climb. There is also an elevator to make Vessel accessible to those in wheelchairs or with other mobility challenges). http://bit.ly/2Jnu0F


THE RESEARCH BEAT

PED & BICYCLIST DATA ANALYSIS
-> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a research note that presents fatality and injury data regarding both pedestrians and bicyclists, and identifies similarities and differences between them. The first section (Fatality Trend Data From 1980 to 2015) examines long-term trends for both types of fatalities over a period of 35 years, from 1980 to 2015. The second section (Fatalities in 2010 to 2015 combined) examines selected characteristics of both types of fatalities, based on a recent "snapshot." The third section (Analysis of Speed Based on Fatalities and Injuries in 2010 to 2015 combined) focuses on pedestrian and bicyclist safety issues not previously included in NHTSA Traffic Safety Fact Sheets that are relevant to Vision Zero goals: posted speed limits on roadways where fatal and non-fatal injury crashes took place, and the involvement of speeding (driving over the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions). "Pedestrian and Bicyclist Data Analysis" http://bit.ly/2CfsXEq

COMMUTING BY BIKE MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY, TRANSIT NOT SO MUCH
-> Mobility Lab reported research has confirmed yet again that biking for transportation makes people happy. (Daily Travel Behavior and Emotional Well-Being: Effects of Trip Mode, Duration, Purpose, and Companionship: http://bit.ly/2TIlp5q) This study, published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, also notes that of all transportation modes, public transit makes people the least happy. Researchers analyzed data from the American Time Use Survey (http://bit.ly/2TK7wnf) to find out how people across the United States felt during daily trips and what factors influenced their emotions. http://bit.ly/2TKxQOg

RACIAL GAP BETWEEN WHO CAUSES AIR POLLUTION & WHO BREATHES IT
-> NPR reported pollution, much like wealth, is not distributed equally in the US. Scientists and policymakers have long known that black and Hispanic Americans tend to live in neighborhoods with more pollution of all kinds, than white Americans. And because pollution exposure can cause a range of health problems, this inequity could be a driver of unequal health outcomes across the US. A study published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) adds a new twist to the pollution problem by looking at consumption. (Inequity in Consumption of Goods and Services Adds to Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Air Pollution Exposure: http://bit.ly/2TKVnP6) While we tend to think of factories or power plants as the source of pollution, those polluters wouldn't exist without consumer demand for their products. https://n.pr/2TL5Kma

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE FROM AMBIENT AIR POLLUTION IN EUROPE
-> The European Heart Journal published a study in which researchers estimated excess cardiovascular mortality attributed to air pollution in Europe. Their results provide new data based on novel hazard ratio functions suggesting that the health impacts attributable to ambient air pollution in Europe are substantially higher than previously assumed, though subject to considerable uncertainty. The annual excess mortality rate from ambient air pollution in Europe is 790 000 [95% confidence interval (95% CI) 645 000-934 000], and 659 000 (95% CI 537 000-775 000) in the 29 countries in the European Union. "Cardiovascular Disease Burden from Ambient Air Pollution in Europe Reassessed Using Novel Hazard Ratio Functions" http://bit.ly/2FfufgV

EQUITABLE APPROACH TO PAYING FOR ROADS
-> The Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Berkeley released a report that provides an overview of transportation user fees to develop pricing mechanisms that move closer to the user-pays principle. (An Equitable and Integrated Approach to Paying for Roads in a Time of Rapid Change: http://bit.ly/2Cs4uJL) This report segments travel into three categories -long haul, the last mile, and at the curb-to create a new typology for transportation pricing and access mechanisms. The report investigates distributional cost burdens through a case study in CA that used a parametric mileage-based user fee. Compared to a gas tax and flat mileage-based fee, a parametric structure may produce a better distribution of cost burdens.

[See Regional and Local Actions section for the Charging Drivers by Distance Driven vs. Fuel Consumed item that reports on a panel discussion of mileage-based user fees and the OR DOT pilot program.]

TRANSIT RAISES PROPERTY VALUES, LOWERS POVERTY
-> Streetsblog USA reported neighborhoods with transit access enjoy higher property values and lower poverty rates, according to a new study in Urban Publications. (GCRTA Economic Impact and Contributions to Local Economy: Main Findings: http://bit.ly/2TN80t2) Researchers found that neighborhoods that gained access to transit saw property values rise by 3.5% and poverty rates fall by almost 13% after 10 years. Those neighborhoods saw overall employment climb 3.5%. http://bit.ly/2TMHYpy

BIKE SHARING HISTORY, IMPACTS, MODELS & FUTURE
-> The Journal of Public Transportation published a paper that discusses the history of bike sharing from the early 1st generation program to present day 3rd generation programs. Included are a detailed examination of models of provision, with benefits and detriments of each, and a description of capital and operating costs. The paper concludes with a look into the future through discussion about what a 4th generation bike-sharing program could be. "Bike-Sharing: History, Impacts, Models of Provision, and Future" http://bit.ly/2Jy0LQK

CALL FOR INPUT ON SENIOR MOBILITY TAXONOMY UPDATE
-> The Transportation Research Board ANB60 Committee for Safe Mobility of Older Persons is calling for input as they update the July 2016 Taxonomy and Terms for Stakeholders in Senior Mobility (http://bit.ly/2W0biFS). Review the taxonomy and offer your comments/edits about any of the current terms or add suggestions for additional terms or potential revision of how the circular is structured.
Deadline: May 10,2019 https://bit.ly/2VWtH6y

FHWA PED & BIKE RESEARCH & PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
-> FHWA published a report of recent and ongoing pedestrian and bicycle research efforts and related activities, organized by four goals from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022: Safety, Infrastructure, Innovation, and Accountability. (Federal Highway Administration Pedestrian and Bicycle Research and Program Activities: http://bit.ly/2THlXZy) These tools and resources support multimodal transportation projects that improve connectivity, accessibility, safety, and convenience for all users.

NHTSA SUMMARY: NEW & ONGOING PED & BIKE SAFETY RESEARCH
-> The Human Environment Digest reported that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a summary of their new and ongoing research programs for pedestrian and bicycle safety. It includes a list of resources and information about upcoming projects and reports from the Office of Safety Programs. Pedestrian and Bicycle - TRB 2019: http://bit.ly/2SMJOSf


QUOTES R US

"The researchers found that air pollution is disproportionately caused by white Americans' consumption of goods and services, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic Americans."
-- Jonathan Lambert in an NPR article on a study that found a racial gap between who causes air pollution and who breathes it: https://n.pr/2TL5Kma

[See Research Beat for more details.]

"Let's abandon this disastrous experiment, recognize that this 19th-century technology is now doing more harm than good, and plan our way out of it.Yes, the car is still useful - for a few people it's essential. It would make a good servant. But it has become our master, and it spoils everything it touches. It now presents us with a series of emergencies that demand an emergency response."
-- George Monbiot, in an article in The Guardian, "Cars are killing us. Within 10 years, we must phase them out" http://bit.ly/2Hp3PwR

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

MOSQUITOES NORTHWARD HO!
CityLab reported over the next 60 years, climate change will allow mosquitoes to move even farther north in larger numbers, to places that have in the past been unfavorable to them. By 2050, if current rates of emissions continue, roughly half of the world's people will live in places where the Aedes aegypti mosquito one of the most serious threats to global health, given its resilience in urban spaces and preference for things like stagnant water around homes flourishes. http://bit.ly/2TGUZBc


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
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NEXT UP

Webinar "Bicycle bills and your business: The good, the bad and the ugly"
Date: March 20, 2019, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: PeopleForBikes
Details: http://bit.ly/2IUtpvd, free

Webinar "Navigating Without Curbs: Accessibility on Shared Streets"
Date: March 20, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: APBP
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 "Creating and Sustaining a Successful Vision Zero Task Force"
Date: March 21, 2019, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Vision Zero Network & New York City Vision Zero Task Force
Host: Vision Zero Network
Details: http://bit.ly/2HA0OJk, free

Webinar "FHWA Bikeway Selection Guide Webinar"
Date: March 26, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Tamara Redmon (FHWA), Bill Schultheiss & Dan Goodman (Toole Design) & Lauren Blackburn (VHB)
Host: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2HAAheR, free

See Resources section for more details on the Bikeway Selection Guide.

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
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free

Webinar "One Federal Decision: Requirements and Tips for Achieving This Goal" [expediting infrastructure projects, NEPA decisions]
Date: March 27, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Fred Wagner (Venable LLP), Diane Nulton (HDR, Inc.) & Ted Boling, (Council on Environmental Quality)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2IzLa2D, $95 for some registrants

Webinar "Starting from the Bottom: Building a Culture of Opportunity within Disadvantaged Communities"
Date: March 27, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Derrick Braziel (MORTAR)
Host: Next City
Details: http://bit.ly/2FbAItn, pay what you wish to register

Webinar "Civics, Civility, and Circles - How to Restore & Create Community, Now!"
Date: March 28, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Emma Humphries (iCivics), Carolyn Lukensmeyer (National Institute for Civil Discourse) & Julie Mashack (Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact)
Host: Orton Family Foundation, International City/County Management Association & The Daily Yonder
Details: http://bit.ly/2JlMNBy, free

Webinar "Differences Between the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards"
Date: April 4, 2019, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Paul Beatty (US Access Board Webinar)
Host: US Access Board Webinar
Details: http://bit.ly/2Hzx3II, free

Webinar "What's Next for Walkable Communities"
Date: April 10, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jean Crowther (Alta Planning + Design) & Ryan Westrom (Greenfield Labs)
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2TPd93F, 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
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free

Webinar "Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act: Update on Case Law"
Date: April 11, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Kelly Fanizzo (Advisory Council on Historic Preservation), Elizabeth Merritt (National Trust for Historic Preservation) & Laura Schick (Federal Railroad Administration)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2HxbVTm, some registrants pay $95

Webinar "Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities"
Date: April 16, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Alan Walts (US EPA), Yana Garcia & John Faust (CA EPA) & Ned Brooks (MN Pollution Control Agency)
Host: US Environmental Protection Agency
Details: http://bit.ly/2Fg45dX, free

Webinar "Bikes by the numbers: A closer look at ridership and safety data"
Date: April 17, 2019, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s):
Host: PeopleForBikes
Details: http://bit.ly/2IQ9ldC, free

Webinar "Designing Streets for the Speeds You Want"
Date: April 17, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: APBP
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
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free

Webinar "Implementation and Progress Monitoring" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: May 8, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free

Webinar "Maintaining Green Infrastructure: Hints for Success"
Date: May 15, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2PZuG2e, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members

Webinar "Engaging with Elected Officials" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: May 22, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free


RESOURCES

BIKEWAY SELECTION GUIDE
-> FHWA released a resource to help transportation practitioners make informed decisions and consider trade-offs to accelerate the delivery of bicycle networks. This guide highlights linkages between the bikeway selection process and the transportation planning process. It presents these factors and considerations in a practical process oriented way. It draws on research where available and emphasizes engineering judgment, design flexibility, documentation, and experimentation. "Bikeway Selection Guide" http://bit.ly/2HzuQNq

[See the Webinar section for a March 26 webinar on this guide.]

UNBLOCK THE BIKE LANE CAMPAIGN REPORT
-> In 2016, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition launched a crowd-sourcing campaign to track the number of vehicles blocking bike lanes. Through the campaign, people uploaded photos to a map, which showed the date, time and location of offenders. In just over a year, users reported 692 such incidents; 82% from streets in downtown Atlanta. (Unblock the Lane: Reporting on Illegal Parking in the Bike Lane and Clearing the Way for Better Biking in Atlanta: http://bit.ly/2TU9QaN) Each car and delivery truck in a bike lane is a strike against bikeway network safety, represents a spike in the level of user stress, and negatively impacts Atlanta's entire bicycle network.

[See Regional and Local Actions for Atlanta, GA: Drivers in Bike Lanes to Get Stiffer Fines item.]

VIRTUAL PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT
-> EDC News reported virtual public involvement tools and strategies use digital technology to engage stakeholders for transportation planning and project development. (http://bit.ly/2NVSdVP) Virtual strategies enhance face-to-face information sharing by engaging wider, more diverse audiences and addressing barriers such as potential participants' busy schedules. Tools such as mobile applications, project visualizations, and virtual town halls offer convenient, low-cost methods to inform the public, boost participation, illustrate projects and plans, and get feedback. View an Innovation Spotlight video for a quick look at the benefits of virtual public involvement. (http://bit.ly/2HpW9dV, 3:18) Watch the EDC-5 virtual public involvement orientation webinar for an overview and examples of how agencies use the innovation to enhance transportation planning and project development. (requires Adobe Connect: https://bit.ly/2Y4zo4j) http://bit.ly/2HxaxkH

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS INNOVATIONS HANDBOOK
-> FHWA released a report that provides strategies for advancing Community Connections in transportation planning, development, and design. (Community Connections Innovations Handbook: http://bit.ly/2TIXmU3) It includes a description of the existing analytical tools, public involvement strategies, planning and design techniques, and operational improvements. The report also includes 16 case studies featuring projects in urban, suburban, and rural communities that have successfully applied the Community Connections strategies.

MODEL STATE LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING COMPLETE STREETS
-> ChangeLab Solutions released model legislation that states can use to adopt an equity-forward complete streets policy, or to update their existing policy. (Model State Legislation Establishing Complete Streets: http://bit.ly/2VXM8HO, download from report cover) It includes a focus on areas of high need for complete streets; an outline for engaging communities as part of the implementation process; performance metrics for tracking successful outcomes; and how to establish a complete streets advisory board. This document also includes details and citations about the ways complete streets contribute to improvements in health, economic, environmental, and equity outcomes.

INFOGRAPHIC: DRIVER & PED CRASH LIABILITY BY STATE
-> Mobility Labs reported in the United States, determining who is at fault in a crash - and who has to pay the damages - depends on state laws. In most states, people pay damages proportional to the damages they cause. This is called comparative negligence. But in 4 states, people walking and biking are often held responsible for causing crashes with cars: MD, VA, NC and AL. See the infographic: http://bit.ly/2JyyFVU


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - 3rd International Placemaking Week conference (Project for Public Spaces), October 1-4, 2019, Chattanooga, TN
Deadline: March 20, 2019 by 5:00pm ET, http://bit.ly/2TtyOgV

-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - 12th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, October 24-25, 2019, Dubuque, IA
Deadline: March 29, 2019, http://bit.ly/2W3sPx6

-> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - 12th Liveable Cities Conference, Adelaide, Australia, August 12-13, 2019
Deadline: April 26, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Dc9btb

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 6th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design (Transportation Research Board, Association INFRA Design, Arcadis), June 28 - July 1, 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deadline: April 30, 2019, http://bit.ly/2IzyEAi

-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - 2nd International Conference on Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events: Transportation Resilience 2019 (Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration & American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials), November 13-15, 2019, Washington, DC
Deadline: April 30, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Jo43WI

-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Safer Roads 2020 International Conference, May 12-14, 2020, Richmond, VA
Deadline: June 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2HrXoJk

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 30, 2019 - TransportationCamp PHL 2019, Philadelphia, PA
http://bit.ly/2GsN8iY
-> March 31-April 2, 2019 - Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Louisville, KY
http://bit.ly/2iQsnno
-> April 1-2, 2019 - Australian 2019 National Sustainability Conference, Brisbane, Australia
http://bit.ly/2DfSdKL
-> April 1-2, 2019 - SOPHIA's 2019 HIA Practitioner Workshop, St. Paul, MN
http://bit.ly/2Ndt73H
-> April 1-4, 2019 - Smart Cities Connect Conference, Denver, CO
http://bit.ly/2SuvcuA
-> April 1-7, 2019 - National Public Health Week
http://bit.ly/2Euwsok
-> April 4-6, 2019 - Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit, Philadelphia, PA
http://bit.ly/2vs52vB
-> April 6, 2019 - BikePGH's 6th Annual Women & Non-Binary Forum, Pittsburgh, PA
http://bit.ly/2GqboSO
-> April 6, 2019 (Rescheduled) - TransportationCamp Ithaca 2019, Ithaca, NY
http://bit.ly/2GskiyV
-> April 7-9, 2019 - 14th National Light Rail and Streetcar Conference, Jersey City, NJ
http://bit.ly/2Av8GcN
-> April 9-13, 2019 - Society of Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) National Convention & Expo, Tampa, FL
http://bit.ly/2Q0u10F
-> April 10-11, 2019 - Safer City Streets Network: 5th meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://bit.ly/2Q0xSe9
-> April 13, 2019 - Opening Day for Trails
http://bit.ly/2UlTRPD
-> April 13-16, 2019 - 2019 APA National Planning Conference San Francisco, CA
http://bit.ly/2gFVZC7
-> April 15-16, 2019 - Governors Highway Safety Association & Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Speeding Forum, Rucversville, VA
http://bit.ly/2SsJVX4
-> April 15-18 , 2019 - Aging In America, New Orleans, LA
http://bit.ly/2PVtm0x
-> April 22-26, 2019 - GIS-T Symposium ( AASHTO), Kissimmee, FL
http://bit.ly/2Hp14M5
-> April 23-24, 2019 - Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety (Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety), Durham, NC
https://unc.live/2wgqx2d
-> April 25, 2019 - Change Your Visitors' Behavior (How cycling tourism can benefit cultural heritage, UNESCO Workshop) Jelling, Denmark
http://bit.ly/2IDbM39
-> April 25-26, 2019 - Active Transportation Summit (The Street Trust & partners), Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2znJOy4
-> April 25-28, 2019 - 8th World Bike Forum - FMB8, Quito, Ecuador
http://bit.ly/2TS6xAZ
-> April 27, 2019 - TransportationCamp NE 2019, Cambridge, MA
http://bit.ly/2GpgFK6
-> April 28 - May 1, 2019 - American Trails 24th International Trails Symposium, Syracuse, NY
http://bit.ly/2t13SVa
-> May 6-9, 2019 - 2019 National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Rapid City, SD
http://bit.ly/2Q4mTk4
-> May 7, 2019 - Bike 2019, Edmonton, Canada (University of Alberta)
http://bit.ly/2T3twZi
-> May 8, 2019 - Bike 2019, Calgary, Canada (University of Alberta)
http://bit.ly/2T3twZi
-> May 8, 2019 - National Bike To School Day
http://bit.ly/2iRdmBV
-> May 8-10, 2019 - Placemaking: Making it Happen - Spring 2019 (Project for Public Spaces), New York, NY
http://bit.ly/2Gkpc13
-> May 9-10, 2019 - Tennessee Bike Walk Summit (Bike Walk TN), Knoxville, TN
http://bit.ly/2Gw60O5
-> May 9-10, 2019 - Transportation Camp Florida (#SmartMiami), Miami, FL
http://bit.ly/2GsL0I0
-> May 14-15, 2019 - Safe Mobility of Older Persons Committee Midyear Meeting, Woods Hole, MA
http://bit.ly/2W1dVXZ
-> May 17-19, 2019 - 2019 ASLA Diversity Summit, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2TlTfJ1
-> May 18, 2019 - TransportationCamp Baltimore 2019, Baltimore, MD
http://bit.ly/2GqyUPn
-> May 19-22, 2019 - APWA North American Snow Conference; Salt Lake City, UT
http://bit.ly/2Q1od6Y
-> 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
http://bit.ly/2PYUnjB
-> May 26-29, 2019 - CARSP Conference (Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals) Calgary, Canada
http://bit.ly/2PXuxMU
-> May 26-31, 2019 - 15th World Conference on Transport Research, Mumbai, India
http://bit.ly/2PZRY89
-> June 1, 2019 - National Trails Day
http://bit.ly/2HwruZ9
-> June 2-5, 2019 - 17th National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2NNVYsm
-> June 3-6, 2019 - 13th ITS European Congress, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
http://bit.ly/2Q1qE9C
-> June 4-5, 2019 - '2019 World Cycling Forum: Putting the Bicycle Industry at the Core of Sustainable Development (World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry), Rotterdam, the Netherlands
http://bit.ly/2TTJrdg
-> June 4-7, 2019 - Alaska Walk and Bike Conference, Sitka, AK
http://bit.ly/2FToBDq
-> June 4-7, 2019 - International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
http://bit.ly/2DAng45
-> June 5-7, 2019 - Chicago Forum on Global Cities, Chicago, IL
http://bit.ly/2V9r6q3
-> June 9-12, 2019 - Global Public Transport Summit, Stockholm, Sweden
http://bit.ly/2Q1qE9C
-> June 9-12, 2019 - International Conference on Transportation and Development, Alexandria, VA
http://bit.ly/2PXotnv
-> June 12-15, 2019 - CNU 27 (Congress for New Urbanism), Louisville, KY
http://bit.ly/2zsdVK6
-> June 12-15, 2019 - Placemaking Week Europe (STIPO / European Placemaking Network/La Marina de Valencia), Valencia, Spain
http://bit.ly/2GmzX2S
-> June 16-19 , 2019 - National ADA Symposium, Dallas, TX
http://bit.ly/2Q2bzVk
-> June 19-21, 2019 - Sustainable Transport Study Tour in the Netherlands (Florida Atlantic University in coordination with the International Sustainable Transportation Exchange Program)
http://bit.ly/2GqwNeo
-> June 20-21, 2019 - IBPI Faculty Workshop: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (Transportation Research and Education Research Center, Portland State University), Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2SIksEY
-> June 23-30, 2019 - Professional Study Abroad 2019: Active Transportation in the Netherlands (Transportation Research and Education Research Center, Portland State University) Registration closes March 31, 2019
http://bit.ly/2SN9cHw
-> June 24-26, 2019 - Mobilize Fortaleza: 2019Reclaiming Streets for Access and Mobility (Institute for Transportation and Development), Fortaleza, Brazil
http://bit.ly/2GsRGWf
-> June 25-27, 2019 - 25th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, Aveiro, Portugal
http://bit.ly/2Q0fgL6
-> June 25-28, 2019 - Velo-City; Dublin, Ireland
http://bit.ly/2PABMKQ
-> June 26-27, 2019 - PraxisConference Pedestrian Protection; Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
http://bit.ly/2PXnhAI
-> June 26-28, 2019 - ICLEI Resilient Cities 2019: 10th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, Bonn, Germany
http://bit.ly/2Go6V2Q
-> June 26-29, 2019 - Vanguard Conference (Next City), Newark, NJ
http://bit.ly/2Ez9Cw8
-> July 3-6, 2019 - Canadian Institute of Planners Nation al Conference, Ottawa, Canada
http://bit.ly/2V8b6EX
-> July 8 - 12, 2019 - Esri User Conference, San Diego, CA
http://bit.ly/2FxNHYp
-> July 12-16, 2019 - Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Tampa, FL
http://bit.ly/2V8BdvB
-> July 15-19, 2019 - IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design (Transportation Research and Education Research Center, Portland State University), Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2SI70B3
-> July 18, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Columbus, OH
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> July 21-23, 2019 - IBPI Workshop: Planning for Active Transportation: If You Build It, Will They Come? (Transportation Research and Education Research Center, Portland State University), Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2SKmhRW
-> July 21-24, 2019 - Joint ITE International and Texas District Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Austin, TX
http://bit.ly/2V6NIrs
-> July 21-26, 2019 - AASHTO Committee on Design Annual Meeting (AASHTO Technical Committee on Roadside Safety to meet with TRB Committee on Roadside Safety Design: http://bit.ly/2CtchqH), Reno, NV

-> August 1, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Bentonville, AR
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> August 4-7, 2019 - 2019 ACT International Conference, New York, NY
http://bit.ly/2BJC2US
-> August 13, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> August 13-15, 2019 - 2019 National Conference on Health Communications, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2GssoYl
-> August 24-28, 2019 - IMAGINE THE FUTURE: Advancing Traffic Safety through Technology and Innovation (Governors Highway Safety Association 2019 Annual Meeting), Anaheim, CA
http://bit.ly/2Ilicn8
-> August 25-28, 2019 - Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Conference Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2NhS3ae
-> August 25-28 - PlacesForBikes Workshop (in conjunction with the APBP Conference), Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> September 9 - 12, 2019 - NACTO Designing Cities 2019: Toronto, Canada
http://bit.ly/2FILNoq
-> September 10-13, 2019 - 6th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation (WIiT 2019), Irvine, CA
http://bit.ly/2DoKJF6
-> September 15-18, 2019 - 12th TRB International Conference on Low-Volume Roads, Kalispell, MT
http://bit.ly/2JrYVNJ
-> September 15-18, 2019 - Conference on Data and Performance Driven Project Prioritization (Transportation Research Board), Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2GqdmTd
-> October 1-4, 2019 - 3rd International Placemaking Week (Project for Public Spaces), Chattanooga, TN
http://bit.ly/2Gndd2U
-> October 7-11, 2019 - Walk21- XX: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
http://bit.ly/2FfeYiM
-> October 15-17, 2019 - California Bike Summit, Los Angeles, CA
http://bit.ly/2FQuDod
-> October 23-24, 2019 - MN Statewide Toward Zero Deaths Conference, St. Cloud, MN
http://bit.ly/2SyBzNq
-> October 24-25, 2019 - 32nd ICTCT Conference, Warsaw, Poland
http://bit.ly/2Ho8Zco
-> October 24-25, 2019 - 12th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA
http://bit.ly/2W2SJRj
-> October 31, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> November 2-6, 2019 - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia, PA
http://bit.ly/2w0SHw7
-> November 5-6, 2019 - 9th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action (Transportation Research Board), Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2IFZE15
-> November 7, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Providence, RI
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> November 10-13, 2019 - Trafinz Conference 2019 (New Zealand Traffic Institute) Hamilton, New Zealand
http://bit.ly/2F9GNqc
-> November 12-14, 2019 - 2019 Safe Routes to School National Conference, Tampa, FL
http://bit.ly/2LhxRAb
-> November 13-15, 2019 - 2nd International Conference on Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events: Transportation Resilience 2019 (Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration & American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials), Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2Jqymw0
-> November 14-16, 2019 - LA CoMotion, Los Angeles, CA
http://bit.ly/2VfCCAy
-> November 18-20, 2019 - International Cycling Safety Conference, (International Cycling Safety Community), Brisbane, Australia
http://bit.ly/2Io3uvN
-> November 20-23, 2019 - City Summit, San Antonio, TX
http://bit.ly/2V8d3Bh

NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.

-> May 12-14, 2020 - Safer Roads 2020 International Conference, Richmond, VA
http://bit.ly/2Hp1jGZ


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: AARP 2019 COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANTS PROGRAM
AARP is accepting applications through for its 2019 Community Challenge Grants Program, which provides grants to selected community-based, "quick-action" projects related to transportation, smart cities, public spaces, and housing. The program is open to nonprofits and government entities, and other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Community Challenge grants may support permanent physical improvements in the community, temporary demonstrations that will spur long-term change, and new, innovative programs or services. All activities must be completed by November 4, 2019.
Deadline: April 17, 2019, http://bit.ly/2THlQgA

-> CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - HUBSMITH SAFE ROUTES CHAMPION AWARD
In 2019, the Hubsmith Safe Routes Champion Award will be presented to an individual who has made extraordinary efforts and contributions to advancing equity and inclusion through Safe Routes to School and active transportation. The Hubsmith Safe Routes Champion awardee will receive conference registration, travel, hotel accommodations, and recognition during the 2019 Safe Routes to School National Conference.
Deadline: April 30, 2019, http://bit.ly/2W5x5MC

-> CALL FOR PLACESFORBIKES WORKSHOP PARTNERS
Host A 2020 PlacesForBikes Workshop (http://bit.ly/2TVsG11) in your city/region. PlacesForBikes is looking for partners working to make biking better and would love to organize one of these events near you. These helpful, inspirational single-day training events are for city leaders working to improve bicycling in their communities. Each workshop will feature inspiring speakers, panel discussions, group conversations, and peer-to-peer networking. Their goal is to help develop local action plans that accelerate progress for biking. Send an email to placesforbikes@peopleforbikes.org to request a PlacesForBikes Workshop in your area. (Six workshops are already planned for 2019)

-> JOB - PROGRAM SPECIALIST II - VULNERABLE ROADWAY USERS PROGRAM, STATE OF UTAH, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
This position serves as a specialist with responsibility for planning an implementing specific areas of the statewide pedestrian, motorcycle and bicycle safety program, as well as other traffic safety areas, under the direction of the State's Occupant Protection Program Manager. This incumbent represents the Highway Safety Office at the local and State levels, and serves as an expert and technical advisor on matters that affect vulnerable roadway users. This position also manages and evaluates select grants with State and local agencies.
Deadline: March 24, 2019 by 11:59 pm MT, http://bit.ly/2TXTyh2

-> JOB - ASSOCIATE PLANNER, CITY OF SEATTLE, WA
The Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) Project Development division is seeking qualified candidates for the Associate Transportation Planner position. This position identifies transportation patterns and problems, creates models, collects and analyzes crash and safety data, identifies and evaluates solution alternatives, develops recommendations, and writes reports to present findings. This position is housed within the Vision Zero program and staff will be responsible for assisting and delivering Seattle's Speed Limit Evaluation and Implementation program. This position is long-term temporary employment.
Deadline: March 26, 2019 by 4:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2TWhGjZ

-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION PLANNER - COMPLETE STREETS, CITY OF PENSACOLA, FL
This is a highly responsible, professional design and implementation position will provide oversight and facilitate development of the Complete Streets Program. This employee will function as the City's expert in Complete Streets Transportation planning and implementation for assets such as multi-modal transportation, street safety, lighting, parking, streetscapes, urban design and special programs.
Deadline: March 29, 2019 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/2Jnr6Rz

-> JOB - RIDESHARE/TDM PROGRAM COORDINATOR, CITY OF MADISON, WI
The Rideshare/TDM Program Coordinator is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day management of the Rideshare Etc. Program, which promotes alternatives to driving alone. The program serves commuters in a 48-county area of central and southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The goal of the program is to reduce congestion and pollution and to help provide commuters travel options and personal transportation cost savings. This position also supports the urban and regional transportation planning work of the Regional Transportation Planning Services Section of the City's Planning Division, which staffs the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board (MATPB) - A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The work involves direct contacts with potential program participants and working with regional employers and state and local agency staff involved in transportation demand management (TDM)/ridesharing promotion activities and programs. The work also involves development and implementation of marketing and public outreach activities to promote commute options. Other responsibilities include providing assistance to other MPO staff in the preparation of regional transportation plans and studies.
Deadline: April 1, 2019 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/2TUxl3A

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, BIKE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA
Bike Santa Cruz County seeks a visionary Executive Director with the ability to increase their impact and expand their reach as they strive to make Santa Cruz an even better county for bicycling. The ED will help Bike Santa Cruz County achieve its goals and administer its programs; inspire, support, and oversee staff; and further develop its membership base and its relationships within the broader community.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2U2NBzg

-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION/VISION ZERO PLANNER, CITY OF BOSTON, MA
The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is seeking a highly motivated Vision Zero/Active Transportation Planner to work on projects that will realize the City's vision to create streets and public spaces that are vibrant, multi-modal, resilient, and technologically advanced. The selected individual will work to lower the number of fatal and serious crashes on Boston's roadways and increase the number of people bicycling and walking in the City.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2JllxDc

-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTEREY BAY, CA
Under the general supervision of the Parking Services Manager, the Transportation Program Coordinator facilitates and implements campus transportation goals, develops and oversees alternate transportation programs and services in a manner that supports sustainability goals, and provides oversight for the related practices, processes, planning and service administration. The incumbent will work closely with other campus departments, student organizations, community partners, and contractors to develop and promote transportation programs; and also facilitate grant writing related to alternate transportation programs and sustainable transportation, manage on-going marketing and promotions, and participate in the President's Sustainability Committee.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2U2MGPk

-> JOB - COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB - SEATTLE, WA
The Cascade Bicycle Club seeks an energetic, strategic, and experienced organizer to recruit, train, mobilize, and steward Cascade's diverse community of volunteer activists. We seek someone with interpersonal skills that help volunteers feel respected and appreciated as well as an understanding of the power of contact data management in community engagement. The Community Organizer leads outreach and engagement activities to further the statewide advocacy efforts for Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes. Approximately 70% of this job is responsible to Cascade and 30% is responsible to Washington Bikes.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2U37A16

-> 2 JOBS, MARIN COUNTY, CA BICYCLE COALITION

- PEDESTRIAN & BICYCLE SAFETY EDUCATION LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Marin's nationally-acclaimed Safe Routes to Schools' (SR2S) Lead Instructor is responsible for teaching 10,000 1st - 8th grade students across 50 schools each year. The Lead Instructor is central to the program's continued success and innovation. This position calls for a seasoned educational professional who is passionate about improving children's health and quality of life through walking and biking to school. To do that, the Lead Instructor must exude personal enthusiasm, instill confidence in students and teach the skills necessary to walk and bike safely, toward preparing them for a lifetime of healthy transportation choices.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2xvytgF

- BICYCLE SAFETY EDUCATION ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR
Marin County Safe Routes to Schools is seeking a dynamic and passionate instructor to teach elementary and middle school students bicycle & pedestrian safety education in schools throughout Marin County. Events are generally scheduled between October through May, with the busiest times in October and April. This position is perfect for someone looking for supplementary work/income, as hours are not consistent or guaranteed. Bilingual in English and Spanish is desired. The majority of time will be spent working in the field at school sites.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2TXDPyq

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
-> 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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