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#484 Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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CenterLines is the biweekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, a program of Project for Public Spaces. CenterLines is our way of quickly delivering news and information you can use to create more walkable and bicycle-friendly communities.

T-H-E--N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L-&-I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L--S-C-E-N-E
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----- US EPA Panel Considers Weakening Particulate Guidelines
----- London, UK: Children Wore Backpacks w/ Air Quality Monitors
----- Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Replace 11.2K Parking Spaces w/ Bike & Ped Facilities
----- France: Most Sustainable Parking Policy in Europe
----- Mapping the Curb: New Open-Access Platform
----- CommonSpace App Evaluates How People Use Public Space
----- Stop Trying to Solve Traffic --Start Building Great Places
----- Ilsan, South Korea: Radar & Thermal Cameras Warn Peds & Drivers
----- Asmara, Eritrea: Few Vehicles, Cycling Paradise
----- Walk/Bike/Places 2020 Conference: Indianapolis, ID
----- 2019 National Trails Day, June 1: Event Registration Open

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 Congestion Pricing
----- Los Angeles, CA DOT: Mobility Data Collection Tool
----- Harrisburg, PA: Vision Zero Action Plan
----- Milwaukee, WI Releases Draft Ped Plan
----- New York State Legislature: School Zone Speed Camera Program
----- San Diego, CA: Unbundles Parking, Parking Maximums vs Minimums
----- Portland, OR: Bike Share Report
----- Key to Philadelphia, PA Bike Share Access: Partnership
----- Greater Philadelphia, PA and NJ: Circuit Trails Annual Report

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----- London, UK: Air Pollution Restricting Kids' Lung Development
----- High Air Pollution Tied to Teen Mental Health Issues
----- Aggressive Drivers See Cyclists as 'Less than Human'
----- Modeling Walking Duration and Pedestrian Fatalities
----- Real-Time Crash Prediction Models
----- Children's Independent Trips on Weekdays and Weekends
----- Analysis of E-Bike Sharing Transaction Data

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----- Reducing Motor Vehicle Traffic in Cities: 2 New Guides
----- Two Ways to Document TDM Program Effectiveness
----- Changing Demographics in Environmental Justice Analysis
----- Environmental Justice in Transpo Planning & Programming
----- Using Social Media to Reach Environmental Justice Communities
----- Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy
----- Trying Google's New Visual Position System
----- Helmet Design Advances
----- Tips & Techniques For Using Crusher Fines Surfacing For Trails

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

US EPA PANEL CONSIDERS WEAKENING PARTICULATE GUIDELINES
-> NPR reported that several members of a 7-member Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) science panel expressed doubt at a hearing about the long-established scientific consensus that air pollution can cause premature death. The panel was meeting to consider recommendations that would fundamentally change how the agency analyzes the public health dangers posed by air pollution and could lead to weaker regulation of particulate matter. If the EPA adopts those recommendations, many scientists warn it will lead the agency to underestimate the effects of air pollution on public health. https://n.pr/2I4kLIx

[See Research Beat for research items on air pollution impacts children and teenagers' physical and mental health. See Webinar section for an April 9 webinar "Taking on Air Pollution: The Single Greatest Threat to Human Health."]

LONDON, UK: CHILDREN WORE BACKPACKS W/ AIR QUALITY MONITORS
-> Place reported 250 children at 5 London primary (elementary) schools carried backpacks that monitor air quality for a university-led study tracking pollution levels on their daily journeys. In the weeklong experiment, students wore the specially adapted backpacks containing sensors - developed by Dyson engineers and King's College London - to measure particulate matter and NO2 levels in the air. The backpacks, which weigh just over 1kg, switch on and off automatically - running from 6am to 11am, and 2pm to 8pm - and can be worn like a normal school bag with plenty of room for books and lunch boxes. The data collected will allow researchers to gain a better understanding of the most harmful air pollutants, their origins, and when and where they are highest. A 2017 study found that a quarter of all schools across London were exposed to air pollution levels that exceeded European Union limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The initiative is the latest stage of the Breathe London project (http://bit.ly/2WCNS9K). http://bit.ly/2WruFbi

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: REPLACE 11.2K PARKING SPACES W/ BIKE & PED FACILITIES
-> CityLab reported Amsterdam, The Netherlands is taking its reputation for pro-bike, anti-car polices one step further by announcing that it will systematically strip its inner city of parking spaces. Starting this summer, the city plans to reduce the number of people permitted to park in the city core by around 1,500 per year. These people already require a permit to access a specific space (and the cost for that permit will also rise), and so by reducing these permits steadily in number, the city will also remove up to 11,200 parking spaces from its streets by the end of 2025. As room for cars is removed, it will be replaced by trees, bike parking, and wider sidewalks, allowing people to instantly see and feel the benefits of what will still be a fairly controversial policy among drivers. http://bit.ly/2I6cZ0Y

FRANCE: MOST SUSTAINABLE PARKING POLICY IN EUROPE
-> The European Cycling Federation reported France is one of six countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovenia) that have set minimum requirements for bicycle parking at national level, and is also the only country that has introduced maximum norms for car parking as well. Maximum norms prevent building developers from providing more car parking spots per housing unit than the national law prescribes. In France, this equates to 1 car parking spot per housing unit (typically an apartment) with the norm being reduced to 0.5 when the building is located within 500 meters of public transport. Crucially, this law only applies to developments that are co-financed using State funds. http://bit.ly/2WF8VZq

The ECF reviewed 56 off-street parking regulations for both bicycles and cars in a total of 31 European countries, thereof 28 national regulations and 28 regional regulations in Austria, Belgium, and Germany. "Making Buildings Fit for Sustainable Mobility: Comparing Regulations for Off-Street Bicycle and Car Parking in Europe" http://bit.ly/2WKhsdD

MAPPING THE CURB: NEW OPEN-ACCESS PLATFORM
-> CityLab reported a new open-access platform maps points of interest where the sidewalk meets the street. Open Curbs pins the locations of wheelchair cuts, fire hydrants, bus stops, and other physical assets that define the curb to digital maps, available to anyone who's interested in using them. (http://bit.ly/2uHAqFZ) The hope is that this tool can help curb-curious local officials, mobility companies, and researchers reach a common understanding of the physical environment they're all operating in. That way, rules can be equitably enforced and companies can more easily comply with them. http://bit.ly/2uIbo9q

COMMONSPACE APP EVALUATES HOW PEOPLE USE PUBLIC SPACE
-> SmartCitiesWorld reported that a new prototype open source app aims to make it easier for public space managers and community members to collect reliable, privacy-sensitive data on how people use public spaces. (http://bit.ly/2uHsdRW) With CommonSpace, users can enter information they observe about public life -- such as what areas people tend to eat in, play in, or avoid--into a user-friendly app. The data can be exported into visualization and analysis tools to see patterns, generate insights, and develop evidence-based approaches to advocating for change. A field test measures how increased programming and better cafe seating changed how people used a park. Results showed the park saw a 365% spike in visitors on programming days, and that the activity was far more social, with large increases in people coming in groups, meeting new people, and staying into the evening. http://bit.ly/2uIvcty

STOP TRYING TO SOLVE TRAFFIC -- START BUILDING GREAT PLACES
-> Brookings reported the auto-centric development the LOS (level of service) performance metric makes possible has become one of the greatest obstacles to transportation choice and access, economic agglomeration, and environmental resilience. The country needs new performance measures to prioritize broader community goals around accessibility, economic development, sustainability, and livability. Decreasing reliance on LOS also means introducing measures that don't lead with transportation use, but instead with measures related to economic, social, and environmental outcomes. We also need to get a better handle on transportation demand. LOS pushes us to measure traffic through the lens of transportation supply. https://brook.gs/2HIiOCi

ILSAN, SOUTH KOREA: RADAR & THERMAL CAMERAS WARN PEDS & DRIVERS
-> Reuters reported Ilsan, South Korea, which has the world's highest smart phone penetration rate, installed flickering lights and laser beams at a road crossing to warm "smart phone zombies" to look up and drivers to slow down to prevent crashes. In addition to red, yellow and blue LED lights on the pavement, "smombies" - smart phone zombies - will be warned by laser beam projected from power poles and an alert sent to the phones by an app that they are about to step into traffic. The multi-dimensional warning system is operated by radar sensors and thermal cameras and comes with a price tag of 15 million won ($13,250) per crossing. https://reut.rs/2WC7AT8

ASMARA, ERITREA: FEW VEHICLES, CYCLING PARADISE
-> BBC News reported a combination of factors ranging from conflict to diplomatic isolation have unintentionally turned Asmara, the Eritrean capital into a cycling paradise. Asmara only has about 500,000 inhabitants, which combined with low salaries, high import taxes and fuel shortages means the city has few vehicles. As a result of its circumstances, Asmara offers a very different landscape compared to many African cities congested with traffic. This, combined with the wonderful climate, makes it a dream for cyclists to get around. https://bbc.in/2WHeart, photos

WALK/BIKE/PLACES 2020 CONFERENCE: INDIANAPOLIS, ID
-> The Project for Public Spaces, home to CenterLines and the biannual Walk/Bike/Places conference reported the next conference in Fall 2020 will be in Indianapolis, ID. There's a lot to learn from Indy. Its Cultural Trail is a case study of how access to great bicycling and walking will spur economic development. (http://bit.ly/2WNVBSP) Some call Indianapolis America's most underrated biking city (http://bit.ly/2WEFYg9). There are lots of great places to walk, run and bike (http://bit.ly/2WHwsc5). Check out the rest of this article for follow up and demographics from 2018 Walk/Bike/Places New Orleans. http://bit.ly/2WKRM0D

2019 NATIONAL TRAILS DAY, JUNE 1: EVENT REGISTRATION OPEN
-> The 2019 National Trails Day is June 1. The American Hiking Society opened its National Trails Day event registration. Registration is free. An event can be as simple as leading a hike, ride, or paddle on your favorite trail or you can go all out by organizing a large community trail festival. Taylor your event for your program needs. Check out the 2019 Event Host Guide (http://bit.ly/2WGYdBB) for helpful tips on planning your event. http://bit.ly/2WOnWZd


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

NEW YORK CITY CONGESTION PRICING
-> The New York Times reported now that New York City has adopted congestion pricing in Manhattan, the rest of the country is far more likely to seriously consider embracing such a policy -- even though it was once considered politically toxic. New York City will charge drivers to enter Manhattan's most congested neighborhoods below 60th Street as a way to raise money for public transit and to persuade people to abandon their cars. The tolls are expected to start in 2021. https://nyti.ms/2uF3ii3

LOS ANGELES, CA DOT: MOBILITY DATA COLLECTION TOOL
-> Slate reported the Los Angeles, CA DOT gets detailed anonymized information about scooter trips through a groundbreaking digital tool it recently developed for all kinds of vehicles called the Mobility Data Specification. (http://bit.ly/2uHCSfF) MDS furnishes the city with information it has never before possessed. Patterns of movement derived from MDS can shape policy decisions, like where to put a protected bike lane or how to ensure low-income residents have access to dockless vehicles. But the agency can also use MDS to send instructions back to the mobility companies--so that, for instance, the city could warn Bird if you parked your scooter illegally. http://bit.ly/2uG92rN

HARRISBURG, PA: VISION ZERO ACTION PLAN
-> PennLive reports Harrisburg, PA is one of 3 communities in the state to adopt a Vision Zero action plan. (http://bit.ly/2uHbw9f) The plan is designed to change the culture and decision-making for transportation projects in the city to prioritize safety, particularly for the most vulnerable road users: walkers, bicyclists and motorcyclists. The program also seeks to reduce traffic congestion.

There are a lot of misunderstandings regarding pedestrians and right-of-way. The PA state code allows pedestrians in the street pretty much anywhere, but they must obey illuminated pedestrian crossing signals, yield to vehicles if they're not at an intersection and yield to emergency vehicles. Those are the only scenarios where police could write a ticket to a pedestrian for a violation. The ticket by law carries a $5 fine. A crosswalk is anywhere a sidewalk intersects a street. They don't have to be marked. And if a person steps out into the intersection, that driver has to yield to them. http://bit.ly/2HyP6PX

MILWAUKEE, WI RELEASES DRAFT PED PLAN
-> Next City reported the City of Milwaukee, WI approved a complete streets policy last October, and has now released a draft of its 2019 Pedestrian Plan. (Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan, Draft January 2019: http://bit.ly/2uHXfZX) There are recommendations in each of its four themes -- 1) improving safety, 2) increasing connectivity and accessibility, 3) building for livability and health, and 4) maintenance and operations. For example, one recommendation is to provide ways for people to report access problems. An accompanying action item would have the city urge residents to report snow and ice issues in addition to damaged sidewalks and inaccessible transit stops by phone and online. Another snow-focused action item tied to maintaining sidewalks year-round is about educating property owners on their snow removal responsibilities so that they can be relied upon to stay on top of day-to-day management. http://bit.ly/2I78jYn

NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE: SCHOOL ZONE SPEED CAMERA PROGRAM
-> The New York State Senate reported it passed legislation last month (S.4331: http://bit.ly/2uKe3PS, the State Assembly has also passed this bill) that will save lives by increasing protection of New York City school zones through expanded speed camera use. The bill expands the use of speed cameras to 750 schools zones within the City of New York weekdays between 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. The previous 140 school zone speed camera program had been allowed to lapse. The school zone speed camera program had resulted in a 63% reduction in speeding traffic and a 14% reduction in traffic injuries. The Senate also passed legislation (S.231: http://bit.ly/2uJijPQ) that will create a 20 camera demonstration speed camera program for the City of Buffalo. http://bit.ly/2uITVOo

SAN DIEGO, CA: UNBUNDLES PARKING, PARKING MAXIMUMS VS MINIMUMS
-> Planetizen reported the San Diego, CA City Council voted last month to eliminate parking requirements for new condominium and apartment complexes in neighborhoods near mass transit (Transit Priority Area Multifamily Residential Parking Standards: http://bit.ly/2uQuVVz) In addition to replacing parking minimums with parking maximums of one space per unit in transit corridors, the city council went a step further by requiring unbundling, that is, requiring separate payment for parking from the housing. http://bit.ly/2Wk930m

PORTLAND, OR: BIKE SHARE REPORT
-> Bike Portland reflected on the 2018 Biketown (bike share) Annual Report recently adopted by the Portland, OR City Council. (http://bit.ly/2uHp4BC) It's a (mostly) reliable, well-run, affordable and accessible transportation option for people who need it most. Biketown adds value to our city by servicing small (yet important) niches of unmet mobility needs, and providing bicycle transportation to people who otherwise wouldn't or couldn't access it. http://bit.ly/2uFWz7h

KEY TO PHILADELPHIA, PA BIKE SHARE ACCESS: PARTNERSHIP
-> Meeting of the Minds reported coordination is critical to achieving equity goals when it comes to affordability and community outreach for bike share systems. Chief among these strategies are discount programs, cash payment options, and ambassador cohorts. The article provides a case study on how Philadelphia, PA worked across sectors toward each of these initiatives, as well as suggestions for other cities looking to do the same. It also provides links to resources and tools. http://bit.ly/2uNjaPj

GREATER PHILADELPHIA, PA AND NJ: CIRCUIT TRAILS ANNUAL REPORT
-> The Circuit Trails Coalition, a collaboration of 65+ nonprofit organizations, foundations, and agencies working to advance completion of a connected network of trails in the Greater Philadelphia, PA and NJ region released the Circuit Trails 2018 Annual Report (http://bit.ly/2WFjeg1) Circuit Coalition member organizations mobilized to secure funding for several major projects, and to save millions in federal trails funding from being lost. In addition to some great new trails are coming online in diverse communities all across the Philadelphia region. They also rallied county and municipal support across the region for their 500 miles by 2025 Campaign.


THE RESEARCH BEAT

LONDON, UK: AIR POLLUTION RESTRICTING KIDS' LUNG DEVELOPMENT
-> The Conversation reported air pollution is known to contribute to early deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular disease. There is also mounting evidence to show that breathing polluted air increases the risk of dementia. Children are vulnerable, too: exposure to air pollution has been associated with babies being born underweight, as well as poorer cognitive development and lung function during childhood. London, England has been using low emission zones to improve air quality. In these zones, the most polluting vehicles are restricted from entering, or drivers are penalized to encourage them to take up lower emission technologies. New research, involving more than 2,000 children in four of London's inner-city boroughs, reveals that while these measures are beginning to improve air quality, they do not yet protect children from the harmful effects of air pollution. (Association of Air Pollution Exposure With Psychotic Experiences During Adolescence, published in JAMA Psychiatry: http://bit.ly/2WtE9CK) Researchers confirmed that long-term exposure to urban air pollution is related to smaller lung volumes among children. This was the most detailed assessment of how a low emission zone has performed to date. http://bit.ly/2uHD3aB

[See Webinar section for an April 9 webinar "Taking on Air Pollution: The Single Greatest Threat to Human Health."]

HIGH AIR POLLUTION TIED TO TEEN MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
-> The New York Times reported urban air pollution is associated with an increased risk for psychotic experiences in teenagers. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry included 2,063 British teenagers whose health had been followed from birth through age 18. (Association of Air Pollution Exposure With Psychotic Experiences During Adolescence: http://bit.ly/2WtE9CK) Almost a third of them said they had at least one psychotic experience, ranging from a mild feeling of paranoia to a severe psychotic symptom, since age 12. Compared with teenagers who lived where pollution was lowest, those in the most polluted areas were 27 to 72% more likely to have psychotic experiences, depending on the type of pollutant; exposure to two pollutants, nitrogen dioxide and nitrogen oxides, accounted for 60% of the association. https://nyti.ms/2Wve3PW

AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS SEE CYCLISTS AS 'LESS THAN HUMAN'
-> Streetsblog USA reported a shocking number of people view cyclists as less than human even likening them to insects and that those "dehumanizing" attitudes are connected with aggressive driving targeted at people on bikes. Australian researchers asked participants about their attitudes toward cyclists and 31% rated cyclists as less than human. The dehumanization was even worse among non-cyclists: 49% viewed people who ride a bike as non-human, according to a study published in Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. (Dehumanization of Cyclists Predicts Self-Reported Aggressive Behaviour Toward Them: A Pilot Study: http://bit.ly/2WFEu5l) The study also connected the dehumanization to actual aggressive behavior toward cyclists which was measured by asking respondents if they had ever driven close to a cyclist on purpose, or behaved aggressively in another way. The more dehumanization that a person admitted to, the more likely that that person behaved aggressively towards a person on a bike. http://bit.ly/2WHys4f

MODELING WALKING DURATION AND PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES
-> A study published in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board noted no study to date had attempted to integrate walking exposure and pedestrian safety at the modeling stage. (Transportation Safety Planning Approach for Pedestrians: An Integrated Framework of Modeling Walking Duration and Pedestrian Fatalities: http://bit.ly/2Ibn8ZY) In comparison with walking trips and walking miles, researchers identified walking hours as the best walking exposure variable and developed an integrated modeling structure with walking hours as its exposure variable. The modeling results indicate that climate conditions, population, and car usage patterns affect walking hours, and predicted walking hours, climate conditions, percentage of mid-elderly (64-75 years), proportions of minority race/ethnicity, and percent of tertiary industry occupations have significant effects on pedestrian fatalities.

REAL-TIME CRASH PREDICTION MODELS
-> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reported that with the advancements in artificial intelligence, and multiple studies being focused towards developing real-time crash prediction models, the concept of a proactive safety management system has become very close to reality. A study published in Accident Analysis and Prevention conducted an extensive review of the existing real-time crash prediction models, systematically illustrating the various methodologies being used world-wide. (Real-Time Crash Prediction Models: State-of-the-Art, Design Pathways and Ubiquitous Requirements: http://bit.ly/2WJARv4) It evaluated the universality, design requirements, and associated challenges of various models. The study aimed to be a "one stop knowledge source" for future researchers and practitioners for transitioning from the existing real-time crash prediction conceptual models to a real-world operational proactive traffic safety management system. http://bit.ly/2uJITIt

CHILDREN'S INDEPENDENT TRIPS ON WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS
-> A study published in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board examined 9 to 11 year old children's independent mobility (CIM) on school days (weekdays) and on the weekend. (Children's Independent Trips on Weekdays and Weekends: Case Study of Quebec City: http://bit.ly/2I4jBNf) Researchers found that weekend trips are rarely independent, and that the key explanatory factors for greater CIM are shorter distances, having an older sibling, and more urban environments.

ANALYSIS OF E-BIKE SHARING TRANSACTION DATA
-> In a paper published in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, researchers used 8 months of transaction data from a free-floating e-bike sharing system in Zurich, Switzerland to study the market position of e-bike sharing and drivers of demand. (Electric BicycleSharing: A New Competitor in the Urban Transportation Market? An Empirical Analysis of Transaction Data: http://bit.ly/2I1gt4N) They found that a large proportion of the trips are commuting, and that the distance range of e-bike sharing trips overlaps with the distance ranges of traditional public transportation and taxi services, and intensity of use is sensitive to precipitation. Economic and social activity, public transportation service quality, and the availability of bicycle infrastructure are key drivers of demand for free-floating e-bike sharing.


QUOTES R US

"From this one study, we can't say that air pollution causes psychosis. The study only says that these things commonly occur together."
-- Helen L. Fisher, a research psychologist at King's College London, and lead author of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry that found an association between exposure to higher levels of air pollution and psychotic experiences in teenagers: https://nyti.ms/2Wve3PW.

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

WHERE THE IRS AUDITS MORE PEOPLE
ProPublica published maps of the counties across the US where the IRS audits more taxpayers, and fewer taxpayers. In the study on which these maps are based the author mapped the distribution of audits to illustrate the dramatic regional effects of the IRS' emphasis on EITC (earned income tax credit) audits. (Regional Bias in IRS Audit Selection: http://bit.ly/2uJDrFM, published in Tax Notes) Because more than a third of all audits are of EITC recipients, the number of audits in each county is largely a reflection of how many taxpayers there claimed the credit. In counties with the highest audit rates, there were about 11 audits per 1,000 tax returns filed each year more than 40% above the national average. http://bit.ly/2uE6CtG

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TURNS 150
The Conversation reported the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team and went on to win an unprecedented 81 straight games. Read how the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings turned baseball into a national sensation: http://bit.ly/2uMBUhT.


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
To better help you plan your continuing education activities, we list Webinars scheduled in the next month. Check our searchable master calendar at http://bit.ly/centerlines for opportunities farther in the future. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner. iCal users can subscribe automatically here: http://bit.ly/centerlines_ical.

NEXT UP

Webinar "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 "Taking on Air Pollution: The Single Greatest Threat to Human Health"
Date: April 9, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jane Burston (Clean Air Fund), Christine Appah (New York Lawyers for the Public Interest) & Bakeyah Nelson (Air Alliance Houston)
Host: Apolitical, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Global Ideas Fund at CAF America, the Bernard van Leer Foundation & the Clean Air Fund
Details: http://bit.ly/2Wra1I8, free

[See Research Beat for research items on air pollution impacts children and teenagers' physical and mental health.]

Webinar "Ebrahim Varachia on the Power of a Crowd to Transform Public Spaces"
Date: April 10, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Ebrahim Varachia (Patronicity)
Host: Next City
Details: http://bit.ly/2WpQ5VZ, 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

Live Stream "Spaces & Places 2019: People. Power. Justice" (Issues affecting communities of color)
Date: April 13, 2019 (Saturday), 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Next City
Details: http://bit.ly/2uGuRau, pay what you wish to register

[To register to participate in person in Oakland, CA: http://bit.ly/2uFkiEK.]

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 "Arts, Culture and Transportation Fellowship"
Date: April 22, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Ben Stone (Transportation for America)
Host: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/2WHaLJd, free

[See Jobs, Grants, and RFPs section for a Call for Applications for the Arts, Culture, and Transportation Fellowship.]

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 "Equitable Development: Back to Basics" (Equitable Development Training Part 1. Details on Part 2 on May 20 & Part 3 on June 17 available soon)
Date: April 29, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Adam Kent (DC LISC), Irfana Jetha Noorani & Vaughn Perry (11th Street Bridge Park)
Host: America Walks & 11th St Bridge Park Project
Details: http://bit.ly/2WEIB1v, 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

REDUCING MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC IN CITIES: 2 NEW GUIDES
-> Planetizen reported the World Resources Institute produced 2 new guides that succinctly describe why and how cities can implement transportation demand management policies and programs. They use examples from around the world, including Seattle, WA, which by implementing commute trip reduction policies and improving transportation options reduced downtown automobile mode share from 35% to 25% in just 7 years. http://bit.ly/2WpYWHk

1. REDUCING DEMAND FOR VEHICLE TRIPS IN CITIES: Learning Guide, draft: An alternative to cities building their way out of traffic jams is managing the demand for urban trips (travel demand management).This guide describes why reduce the demand for trips rather than increase the number and size of roads to accommodate more cars; how to reduce congestion and air pollution by managing demand; and how one type of demand management Trip Reduction Ordinance works by altering the way employees commute. http://bit.ly/2uEepYy

2. THE ROLE OF COMPANIES IN IMPROVING URBAN MOBILITY, draft: This guide describes how a government authority can prepare a Trip Reduction Ordinance, and the elements of a Workplace Travel Plan to meet its requirements. http://bit.ly/2uIcW3x

TWO WAYS TO DOCUMENT TDM PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS
-> Mobility Lab reported the Transportation Cost-Savings Calculator (or the TDM Return on Investment Calculator: http://bit.ly/2ASX97M) measures 7 societal benefits: air pollution reduction; climate change mitigation; hours of traffic congestion reduced; new road construction deferred by lane miles; fuel saved; crashes avoided; and vehicle noise pollution reduced. Its development was funded by the Federal Highway Administration. http://bit.ly/2WKey8z

The TRIMMS model 4.0 (Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies: http://bit.ly/2ANk8kF) developed by CUTR incorporated new background data on TDM strategies, making it now easier to perform analyses for your area. TRIMMS estimates the impacts of a broad range of TDM initiatives and provides program cost-effectiveness assessment, such as net program benefit and benefit-to-cost ratio analysis at an area-wide or site-specific level. It evaluates the impact of TDM programs based on default literature-based parameters for 99 metropolitan areas and constant?elasticity demand functions.

CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ANALYSIS
-> The Federal Highway Administration released a report that documents how metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, and other transportation agencies are adapting Environmental Justice (EJ) analysis techniques to understand transportation impacts in communities undergoing rapid demographic change. The report also highlights national demographic trends, showing significant change in the size and location of low-income and minority households. (Addressing Changing Demographics in Environmental Justice Analysis, State of the Practice: http://bit.ly/2WFWInp) The report highlights strategies for addressing changing demographics in EJ analysis and provides five case studies that document best practices from State DOTs and MPOs in areas undergoing rapid demographic change.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN TRANSPO PLANNING & PROGRAMMING
-> The Federal Highway Administration released a report that documents the state of the practice among 52 state departments of transportation and 100 metropolitan planning organizations regarding how they consider and address environmental justice concerns in their transportation planning and programming process. (Environmental Justice Analysis in Transportation Planning and Programming, State of the Practice: http://bit.ly/2WJnF9O) The report chronicles commonly applied techniques and emerging new approaches for conducting EJ assessments. It concludes with a discussion of overarching best practices: integrating EJ analyses with plans and programs, and using EJ analyses to support decision making.

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO REACH ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITIES
-> The Center for Environmental Excellence published a new case study of strategies to effectively use social media to improve outreach and participation of EJ communities in transportation planning and project development. Using Social Media to Reach Environmental Justice Communities: http://bit.ly/2WHePt4

ACHIEVING HEALTH EQUITY THROUGH LAW & POLICY
-> ChangeLab Solutions released a new report that presents legal strategies and best practices to help policymakers, practitioners, and communities improve health outcomes. (A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy: http://bit.ly/2uFjz6F) The report outlines ways to leverage the unique power and efficacy of local policy solutions, incorporate health in all policies, and engage diverse community members in the policy process. At its core, it focuses on comprehensive strategies to address the fundamental drivers of health inequities.

TRYING GOOGLE'S NEW VISUAL POSITION SYSTEM
-> Gizmodo reported Google's new Visual Position System, or VPS is a new augmented reality layer coming to Google Maps. It's designed to overcome the limitations of GPS in heavily built-up areas and remove confusion when you're following walking directions. As yet, there's no word on when it's going to go live for everyone, but the author was able to try it. VPS pulls its data from the buildings and landmarks around you rather than relying on satellite location alone. By combining VPS with Street View data and some machine learning, Google Maps can work out where you are (and where you should be headed) even if your GPS lock has you placed three blocks north. http://bit.ly/2WsOqPI

HELMET DESIGN ADVANCES
-> Dezeen reported US bike brand Bontrager has launched an improved bicycle helmet that they say is 48 times more likely to prevent concussion than standard foam versions. (http://bit.ly/2WsB2Lj) The helmets contain a shock-absorbing material called WaveCel that Trek D Bontrager's parent company D claims makes them "the most advanced helmet technology ever designed." (http://bit.ly/2uKdvtE, also see the 2:32 video) WaveCel has a matrix structure with flexible individual cells that absorb the force of impact and redirect it away from the head. Trek says that in its testing, WaveCel prevented concussions 99 times out of 100. That is 48 times more often than the norm. However, the company behind a rival technology, Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), has challenged Trek's assertions, saying it was unable to replicate the results in its own testing. (http://bit.ly/2uIar1a)

Among other recent helmet innovations are Closca's collapsible style (http://bit.ly/2uKeaeC), the Lumos with integrated indicator lights (http://bit.ly/2uIIMNi), and a folding paper design that could be dispensed at bike hire stations (http://bit.ly/2uIaJoM).

TIPS & TECHNIQUES FOR USING CRUSHER FINES SURFACING FOR TRAILS
-> American Trails reported crusher fines is a finely-crushed stone mix that is often the byproduct of gravel operations. Crushed stone trails provide a user-friendly, all-season surface for all types and ages of visitors, including strollers, wheelchairs, and road bikes. If built properly crushed stone trails can meet the specification for a "firm and stable" surface as defined in current federal guidelines for accessible trails (http://bit.ly/2WLe2rb). http://bit.ly/2WG4qhl


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - 12th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, October 24-25, 2019, Dubuque, IA
Deadline Extended: April 5, 2019, http://bit.ly/2W3sPx6

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 6th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities: Smart Mobility Toward Building Livable Communities (Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities), June 6 - 7, 2019, Kalamazoo, MI
Deadline: April 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2WGzBJe

-> 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

-> 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, 2019 - Spaces & Places 2019: People. Power. Justice (Issues affecting communities of color), Oakland, CA
http://bit.ly/2uFkiEK
[See Webinar section to view a live stream of a portion of this event on April 13, 2019.]
-> 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 15, 2019, 7:00 pm in your time zone - 2019 Ride of Silence (Silent processions around the world to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways)
http://bit.ly/1ikpbHA
-> 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 20-23, 2019 - Social Determinants of Health Summer Institute: Multilevel Thinking and Analysis in the Social Determinants of Health (Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University), Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2Iag28b
-> 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
-> May 28-30, 2019 - Social Determinants of Health Summer Institute: Qualitative Data Analysis (Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University), Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2Iag28b
-> 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 3-6, 2019 - Social Determinants of Health Summer Institute: Group Randomized Trials to Address the Social Determinants of Health Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University), Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2Iag28b
-> 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 6 - 7, 2019 - 6th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities: Smart Mobility Toward Building Livable Communities (Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities), Kalamazoo, MI
http://bit.ly/2WNWDOH
-> 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
-> September 30 - October 3, 2019 - National 2019 Vanguard Conference (Next City), Sacramento, CA (Limited 40 applicants)
http://bit.ly/2uHmn31
-> 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.


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 - ARTS, CULTURE, & TRANSPORTATION FELLOWSHIP, TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
A new, yearlong Arts, Culture, and Transportation (ACT) Fellowship will help those working at the nexus of arts and transportation take their work to the next level. This new fellowship builds upon the deep knowledge and expertise Transportation for America has established integrating arts and culture into transportation. They are accepting applications from interested teams of candidates (at least two but no more than four people per team) from the same locality. They recommend that your team have a mix of unique or shared experiences in the arts & culture, transportation, and community development sectors.
Deadline: May 1, 2019 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2WIb9XT

[See Webinar section for an April 22 informational webinar.]

-> JOB - COMMUNITY OUTREACH SPECIALIST (BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING), ECOLOGY ACTION, SANTA CRUZ, CA
Ecology Action is seeking a part-time (26 hours per week) Community Outreach Specialist to assist with community-based bike and pedestrian planning work in Scotts Valley and school-based bike and pedestrian planning work in Seaside and Marina. This position is currently scheduled to run through December 31, 2019. However, there is potential to extend the assignment and increase hours later in 2019 depending on the outcome of two pending Planning Grant applications. The focus of this position will be on the newly launched effort to develop an Active Transportation Plan to improve biking and walking in Scotts Valley. The Outreach Specialist will assist with this effort by conducting community outreach, organizing public workshops, and compiling relevant data, recommendations, maps and photographs.
Deadline: April 7, 2019, http://bit.ly/2SvVAnQ

-> JOB - PLANNER III, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD
The Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) is seeking a qualified individual to fill a Planner III position. This is a senior level professional position requiring program planning and coordination experience. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing, planning, designing, and oversight of the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.
Deadline: April 12, 2019 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2WLrnQh

-> JOB - EVENT DIRECTOR, BIKEPGH, PITTSBURGH, PA
Bike Pittsburgh, a nonprofit bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization, is seeking a talented individual with leadership experience planning and executing large community events and managing staff. If you are passionate about biking and walking, active transportation, and engaging community through events this is your chance to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Pittsburghers.
Deadline: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis through April 14, 2019, http://bit.ly/2WHrXOM

-> JOB - RESEARCH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, PORTLAND, OR STATE UNIVERSITY
The Transportation Research & Education Center (TREC) is the transportation research and education center for Portland State University. TREC houses 1) the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NTIC), US DOTŐs national center for mobility of people and goods. NITC provides grants for transportation research, education and technology transfer projects; 2) the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation, which shares active transportation insight with professionals and educators through training opportunities, conferences and outreach; and transportation data archives. The Program Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day administrative research programs at TREC.
Deadline: April 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2WGhUJZ

-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR, SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission has an immediate opening for a transportation demand management (TDM) coordinator to advance multimodal transportation options in the seven-county Southeastern Wisconsin Region. This newly created position will be at the forefront of providing tailored mobility solutions by communicating with employers experiencing employment challenges due to transportation issues; researching multimodal options such as transit use, bicycle use, walking, ridesharing, commuter benefit programs, shuttles, vanpools, and partnerships with Uber or Lyft; among other duties.
Deadline: April 22, 2019, http://bit.ly/2uIidYT

-> JOB - SENIOR PLANNER, CITY OF TACOMA, WA
The City of Tacoma Public Works Department is looking for an Active Transportation Coordinator to join the traffic engineering and transportation planning group. The successful applicant will work closely with internal staff (planning, engineering, sustainability), external agencies, and advocacy groups to implement active transportation goals and policies outlined in the Transportation Master Plan.
Deadline: April 30, 2019 by 5:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2uIucFD

-> JOB - PRESIDENT & CEO, PEDESTRIANS EDUCATING DRIVERS ON SAFETY, INC. (PEDS), ATLANTA, GA
The President & CEO (CEO) of PEDS provides overall leadership, strategy and direction for the organization. The CEO oversees advocacy, programs, operations, and fundraising. This executive articulates both internally and externally the vision of PEDS for a walkable future in the metropolitan Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.
Deadline: June 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2WNzY53

-> JOB - BIKESHARE & SCOOTERSHARE PLANNER, METROBIKE, LLC, WASHINGTON, DC
MetroBike is hiring a Bikeshare & Scootershare Planner to assist with planning for the Capital Bikeshare system and coordinating a demonstration scootershare and dockless bikeshare pilot for local government clients.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2WHAOA7

-> JOB - BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR, CITY OF CARSON CITY, NV
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator will serve as initial point of contact regarding active transportation issues. This person will assess bicycle and pedestrian needs by compiling and analyzing data and coordinating active transportation planning activities as described in CAMPO's Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP); among other duties.
Deadline: Continuous, http://bit.ly/2uHBglM

-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CIVIL ENGINEER, NV5, PHILADELPHIA, PA
NV5 provides professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients. They are seeking 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.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2WHoMXl

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PATH~PEOPLES ADVOCACY FOR TRAILS HAWAII, KAILUA-KONA, HI
PATH~Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii is a bike and pedestrian advocacy non-profit 501(c)(3) serving Hawaii Island. Its mission is to safely connect the people and places of Hawaii Island with trails, pathways and bikeways. The Executive Director has overall responsibility for financial and operational management of the organization, and is responsible for carrying out the strategic developmental priorities of PATH as determined by the all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Deadline: None provided, https://indeedhi.re/2uJuKLC

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

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


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